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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #600 on: January 21, 2020, 04:20:51 pm »

For the deck parts that are galvanised I'm taking the easy route as before and using galv spray.






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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #601 on: January 22, 2020, 01:43:39 pm »

I'm not sure I posted this previously but for small slotted CSK Stainless I use this seller. VERY cheap for 100 delivered. M1 &  M1.4 I use frequently

I also use bolt world for larger size CSK socket screws and button heads https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111753772101

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #603 on: January 23, 2020, 05:22:51 pm »

At huge expense I bought some parts from America but with £8 post office charge and £4.59 VAT on top of $16 shipping I guess they're about £7 each  {-)


The wing nut. I also found I had fitted the lid hinge at the other side in the wrong place but managed to remove it and relocate without damage. The hinge should be square on to the direction of travel. The chain entry should point at the bend in the hydraulic pipe and the wingnut part almost point at the stanchion.

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #604 on: January 23, 2020, 05:26:23 pm »

All four staghorns are finished and screwed in place creating extra deck fixings to boot.





For those like me who intend to not use any adhesive to fix the deck! This at the stern is the only part of the joint that is visible and as I don't want to use filler this is as clean a joint as I can manage. When it is Balliol Blue it will barely be obvious.

Four 1.4mm bolts of each gob eye foot secure the railings to the deck and so secure the deck to the hull.



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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #605 on: January 23, 2020, 05:33:29 pm »

Still have 5 cleats to make  {-)  but I'll do when I'm motivated.
Taking a look at the liferafts and being weight conscious I decided to drill out most of the front one where it is out of sight. 20mm hole saw.





Mounting shoes from 1.5 styrene


This will be Halfords Appliance white tomorrow.









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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #606 on: January 23, 2020, 10:35:00 pm »

I dismantled the capstan switch to paint it without painting the stainless screws.
I used TS 83 on Matt black
I worried about getting the now very very short screws back in as I fitted long ones and cut them off.
Not the first time Iíve struggled with short screws and I just had a brainwave to use a tiny dab of slow CA on the screwdriver tip
Worked a treat

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #607 on: January 23, 2020, 10:51:25 pm »

Did you see the post on modelboats forum recently ? Also offering a suggestion for metallic paints. Perfect chrome/shiny if desired!
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #608 on: January 23, 2020, 10:52:38 pm »

No I rarely read there


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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #609 on: January 24, 2020, 12:02:50 am »

Can't seem how to post links when am on android but Graham Ashby's sea breeze build. Page 6 of 7 or summit.  I'm not a forum member any more but modelboats mag website and buying a copy whenever I can is an absolute must for me. So much info!!!!
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #610 on: January 24, 2020, 06:12:25 am »

Hi Andy as for the joint at the stern there is a L shaped piece that covers this joint cant you do some thing similar. Sorry cant find a photo at present.
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #611 on: January 24, 2020, 08:33:18 am »

Hi John
I got your picture, I never realised it was like that so it gives me possibilities  :-))


Iíll have another look thanks Rich

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #612 on: January 24, 2020, 01:16:22 pm »

The raft is now coated in appliance white. I'll leave 24hrs before adding the decal, strappings and securing strap.



It will be secured in the locker by a 3mm screw from below.
Here the shoes are fixed with 1.4mm bolts that also act as a spacer as the shoes do not sit flat to the locker base.





I made one more cleat this morning, yipee just four to do


P.S. Dave Hubble pointed out that we could actually make the raft locker less in depth in the first place and reduce the raft from the rear

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #613 on: January 24, 2020, 03:01:58 pm »

I don't think we broached the securing of the deck hatches? I know John was looking at it but I've come up with this.


An old Xacto chisel blade and 5 min epoxy . Masking tape for something to hold to position it.





This is not in the way of anything as I only need those two screws out to remove the whole servo tray.



Fit whatever magnet works, no need for contact as long as there's enough pull.





This sucker is for removing display spot light lamps and is ideal to take the covers off.





I'm going to do the other two the same but with the blade at 90 degrees to the centre one

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #614 on: January 24, 2020, 06:06:02 pm »

Decided I will do one cleat each morning so no more today. While the life raft is waiting I turned my head to the exhaust outlets.
Like the chain locker I'm using washers and brass tube but this time soldering.


I used a weight after placing the parts centrally by eye and covered in flux paste. Once one side is soldered I allow to cool and rotate it 180








Drilled and tapped for 8 x 1.4mm bolts







Angled downwards and ready for hinge and flap



To be continued......

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #615 on: January 24, 2020, 06:31:55 pm »

I meant to recommend Time Tunnel Models for those who use Tamiya paints
Best price and free courier delivery on £30 plus

TS-83 has gone up to £14.99 at Leeds Model shop  >>:-(

£9.99 at TTM

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #616 on: January 24, 2020, 10:42:00 pm »

Paint felt dry so ...





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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon weight warning
« Reply #617 on: January 25, 2020, 02:14:20 pm »

A bath test today concluded four batteries is out of the question
Iím very close to the waterline with just 2  %%
I need to seriously look at where else I can shave weight off, the fenders alone are quite heavy!
Still have to consider weight of paint

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon Big reveal
« Reply #618 on: January 25, 2020, 05:54:07 pm »

Todays waterline test








All the stanchions from my other Shannon. Still many small details to make and add


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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #619 on: January 25, 2020, 05:57:38 pm »

Start of weight shaving. I've got the new battery tray down to a third of the original and settled on two batteries





Still holds the Bilge pipe




Still many places that I can reiieve of weight

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #620 on: January 26, 2020, 06:57:36 am »

The Back Hatches this is how I done mine I am just going to put a line of grease around the edges should be more than enough to stop any water from getting in. I know deck and hatches are different from the MBD ones if any body whats more info ask.
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #621 on: January 26, 2020, 07:02:54 am »

Checking for water leaks and cabin going of to be sprayed.
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #622 on: January 26, 2020, 10:32:03 am »

Hi John
I have found neodymium magnets 6mm diameter that will be perfect to imitate the hatch securing thingies. Available from 0.5mm thickness upwards so I may drill the recessed circles through on the plastic parts and fit these after painting.


Re weight reduction, I've managed to shave another 240grams off plus the weight of 2 batteries so far.

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #623 on: January 26, 2020, 11:09:02 am »

REVISION
I've ordered more magnets but 5mm diameter. .5, 1 & 2 mm thick are on the way.
It will be more realistic with a 5mm shiny disc in the 6mm recess so I am using a 5mm drill to accommodate.


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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #624 on: January 26, 2020, 04:53:12 pm »

I was given an escape hatch lid from another model. The handle needs to be further towards the edge as it clashes with the opening lever in its current position. However that can be altered anytime. Meanwhile I made the hinges today and cut the hole which is handy for lifting the cabin off as a welcome bonus. I fitted magnets to hold the hatch closed.