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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #650 on: February 03, 2020, 07:25:52 PM »

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #651 on: February 03, 2020, 08:23:01 PM »

Ahh!!! Apologies.  :D :D


Need time off from this work Melarky to re-read all the posts


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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #652 on: February 03, 2020, 08:25:03 PM »

It pleases me that you thought they might be plated  :-))
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #653 on: February 03, 2020, 10:52:23 PM »

A picture of the hatches having carefully drilled the 6 lock handles to accept the 5mm x .05mm magnets.
These can be fitted after finish paintwork so won't need masking up.




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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #654 on: February 04, 2020, 02:57:13 PM »

           Alan,
                        Which colour did you use for the anti slip on
                        the rear hatch cover.

                                       Bryan.                                 
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #655 on: February 04, 2020, 09:47:29 PM »

Best if you message him Bryan I don't think he looks in very often.


I had a brainwave to make a jig for drilling stanchions and railings. I'm not replicating like the real ones with tabs and holes but using brass hoops. It's usually fraught with slip offs trying to start a hole on round bar so I've used a piece of tub with a pair of holes then ground off the back to make it a C section.
Now the plan is too hold it where I want holes and start them off.





I've also drilled and fitted the fourth searchlight fitting point.



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That works a treat  :-))


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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #656 on: February 04, 2020, 09:50:40 PM »

   Bryan,
       
I used Tamiya TS-48 gunship grey,  I tried others but it looked a reasonable match to me.


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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #657 on: February 04, 2020, 10:02:43 PM »

I'm doing different this time Alan. TS66 with gloss clearcoat for deck margins and TS67 for top cover on Halfords texture.

I'm making the final cleat tonight, feels like ages so the stanchions might be weeks n weeks
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #658 on: February 04, 2020, 10:45:26 PM »

So this time I'm avoiding soldering wherever possible. 1mm holes and 1mm rod, drilling clean through dry fitting to check then slow CA using a piece of rod as a depth stop so they all protrude the same amount.



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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #659 on: February 05, 2020, 09:07:30 PM »

So having fitted the shackle attachment points I cleaned up and got some Tamiya FINE primer on.



The construction of my Gobeye always left me with needing a solution of disguising the tube and rod so it looks like one.
I've decided to use car body filler and shape it which seems to have worked but needs more fettling yet.









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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #660 on: February 06, 2020, 10:09:39 AM »

The drilling jig works so well apart from it being brass. The holes will all too quickly ovalise as the drill bit tries to run off the crown of the rod being drilled.
So I have ordered 6mm stainless steel tube with 3mm wall to make some more durable ones.

Centre punch I hear you say?
This is so very difficult to position accurately enough and even slightly out is a disaster on round brass.


For drilling speed slower is better by far, I guess about 100rpm and dip the bit in water frequently. The right speed and pressure will see a continuous length of swarf produced.
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #661 on: February 06, 2020, 11:54:28 AM »

All done apart for some minor blemishes  :-)  The missing bolts are the ones that will fix them to the deck.
Tamiya Bare metal Silver tomorrow. Going to theatre in Bradford now to see Joseph.







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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #662 on: February 07, 2020, 05:37:12 PM »

It's not every day you get a chance to do something twice  {-)


I wasn't happy with the corner braces in the last post so set about removing and remodelling.


Port side is done here and starboard in progress






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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #663 on: February 08, 2020, 10:46:56 AM »

Well worth doing it again or it would have niggled me forever more.


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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #664 on: February 08, 2020, 06:05:11 PM »

I think the final cleat means that apart from hinges all my deck fittings are now finished [party]


I guess I must start the stanchions  {:-{









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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #665 on: February 08, 2020, 08:35:16 PM »

As you have said Andy you live in a flat how on earth do you manage to get parts sprayed without your good lady killing you




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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #666 on: February 08, 2020, 11:24:34 PM »

Confused dot com
I have never said I live in a flat? however that's not really relevant as I cannot spray indoors regardless. For small parts I use the wheelie bin as a stand. Large parts are sprayed on my deck (covered up) in warm dry wind free weather hence nothing happening in Winter.
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #667 on: February 09, 2020, 04:06:47 PM »

Beautiful job.......And an inspiring build  :-))
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #668 on: February 09, 2020, 04:09:53 PM »

Thank you Mark
As much as Iím enjoying it I feel itís still a long way off.
Iím clearing space as I feel desperate to either build another lobster boat or the Maggie M


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Or I may start that build stand on wheels when I get the dimensions  :-))
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #669 on: February 09, 2020, 05:43:35 PM »

They are all finished and they will be with you a bit later on this evening!
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #670 on: February 09, 2020, 11:24:27 PM »

Hi Andy.


Just curious. Do you build all you models up in grey primer then final paint?


If so, how do you go about masking off etc?


Declan


P.s. Apologies if you have explained this elsewhere  {-) :embarrassed:
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #671 on: February 10, 2020, 07:46:43 AM »

Everything is either dry/push fit or fixed with screws so I just dismantle it.
The majority of fittings are finish painted already so I just reassemble once the major structures are done.
To me the model must be built and anything that is not quite right can be altered easily right up until you add colour but then it becomes a headache.
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #672 on: February 10, 2020, 08:53:04 AM »

I can't over emphasise how important it is to have every detail crisp and precise in grey before adding gloss colour


A lashing of colour will soon highlight horrible bits and a thicker coat won't help  {-)  All that is shiny is not gold  %%
 
Also painting when there is still a lot of work to do increases the chances of scratches and other nasty damage.
I cannot paint the deck until I've soldered all the stanchion bases to the correct angles.
The hull is ready for paint now but its too cold and I need to sail her again before fixing the deck.
The cabin is nearly there once I've drilled the rest of the holes. The upper helm controls can be added after the orange.
There is still a lot of work to do to the upper helm but this can still be removed from the cabin to work on yet. This will be painted separately to the cabin as I designed it deliberately this way to make painting relatively easy.
You would have to go way back in the blog to see how this is fixed in place with screws.
https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,61758.msg672609.html#msg672609


The corridor side wall will eventually be glued to the back wall and made to look like one part where the corner grab rail is.



Even with everything removed there is plenty of masking to do.
My other build ready for texture coating last year
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #673 on: February 10, 2020, 09:31:42 AM »

Cheers Andy.


I'm glad I have a brother who works in the car repair business to help me out when it comes to the major paint work  ok2


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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #674 on: February 10, 2020, 05:58:52 PM »

The stainless steel pipe arrived today for the stanchion drilling jig/template. This will be durable enough for this build at least.
Should take all the frustration out of drilling brass round.


I ran a 3.2mm bit up the bore before starting.












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