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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #725 on: February 22, 2020, 01:50:28 PM »

Drill bit feedback
These particular ones are absolute crap and Iíll be leaving appropriate feedback  >:-o


I'm not surprised Andy - how can they supply cobalt tipped jobber drills?  Jobber drills are the HSS ones that come in big packs because they just are not designed to last long at all.


I use Heller cobalt tipped drills.  They are not cheap but I've never had one break and they go through the hardest brass castings and stainless steel with ease.
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #726 on: February 22, 2020, 03:13:11 PM »

Thanks Mark do you want to WhatsApp a link to me?


Short video to demonstrate stanchion strength
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« Reply #727 on: February 22, 2020, 08:45:06 PM »

This one really did take all day due to the buggeration factor sometimes encountered. Thats 25% complete only 9 more to make  {:-{



Yes the safety line on the cabin side is meant to slope on this side its not a mistake.
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« Reply #728 on: February 23, 2020, 04:29:52 PM »

OK so after the Amazon drill bits waste of money.....


I'm taking these for a ride. Seller has great prices for Heller and the suitability chart puts these Titanium as the most suitable for brass/non ferrous.
So at £7.98 for 10  delivered I will let you know
 
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10x-GERMAN-QUALITY-HELLER-HSS-DRILL-BITS-Titanium-Ground-Rolled-Long-For-Metal/192457789277?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=492481983613&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649


Taking a break now as todays stanchion was completed an hour ago
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« Reply #729 on: February 24, 2020, 06:50:53 PM »

Five days straight and I'm on stanchion 6 of 12  I'm bound to crack soon  %% 
I've also been sure to check that port and starboard line through vertically when the cabin is removed.









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« Reply #730 on: February 24, 2020, 08:57:54 PM »

That's top quality work though Andy it might be taking time but it will be worth it in the end, keep it up your on the home straight with them now
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #731 on: February 25, 2020, 05:57:50 PM »

Thank you Paul. Once all the stanchions are done I can't start painting the deck.


Decided on a lazy day after looking out the window this morning I went back to bed.
Then awoke to bright Sun in my eyes so spent 2hrs cropping my olive tree  %%


I'm always struggling for enough work space to leave a mess and came up with this double decker idea from IKEA
£25 for this table that takes 75kg load.









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« Reply #732 on: February 25, 2020, 06:09:52 PM »

Just to reinforce my reason for not rushing into painting.


Whilst doing the Port side I realised that my boat hook was running down slightly towards the stern.



Very easy to rectify without tears.
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« Reply #733 on: February 25, 2020, 06:15:05 PM »

Cracking attention to detail their Andy  O0  can you just satisfy my curiosity because I'm noisy why did you stop building the other Shannon to build another or are they different sizes? they both look 1/16 but maybe wrong
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #734 on: February 25, 2020, 06:22:45 PM »

It's a very long story. One is a Speedline "airfix" I put it on hold as winter happened at a time I needed to be spray painting, by the time Spring came other interests and builds took over so I have at the moment no interest in it for now.
My current build as per title is MBD which is very largely built from scratch and far more interesting.




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« Reply #735 on: February 25, 2020, 06:26:43 PM »

 :-))  thank you  :}  I did wonder and had to ask but thank you I am enjoying your build though, I must say you obviously love the building aspect of it
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« Reply #736 on: February 25, 2020, 06:29:17 PM »

I like making things in ones and two's, 4's 8's and 12's NOT  <*< {-)


I love my folding mast my radar and many other parts I've made  :-))
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« Reply #737 on: February 25, 2020, 06:37:25 PM »

Martin filmed this in slow mo at Wicksteed 2019


<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Llumyx-vWnA" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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« Reply #738 on: February 26, 2020, 10:03:10 PM »

I've had a couple of easy days before continuing with stanchions.
I decided I'm never going to replicate the mast speaker to my satisfaction despite being overjoyed with all the other parts I've managed to make from scratch.
So I've pillaged the part and given it a fresh paint job and a new brass bracket. Just the cable to fit.
I've used the same paint as used on the Jet drive escape hatch. AS-20 Insignia White



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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #739 on: February 27, 2020, 06:00:23 PM »

Moving forwards as the deck rises I need to apply a bend to the stanchion otherwise it will attempt to stay at 90 degrees to the under deck fixing plates when the nut is tightened.











To break monotony I'm fitting the six legs first then the embellishments







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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #740 on: February 29, 2020, 11:31:10 AM »

Steve has been busy. Crews ready for deployment


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« Reply #741 on: February 29, 2020, 05:16:56 PM »

Er not being a lifeboat Guru and knowing how much perfection you need on your Shannon, I am curious to know why, are you putting model lifeboat men that are not wearing the up to date gear, those figures you are promoting are of the old style preceding the Helly Hansen new gear.


These are the new style figures that I found for sale on a famous auction site


88097633_176691800444680_4104787024601415680_n by David jones, on Flickr

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« Reply #742 on: February 29, 2020, 05:19:50 PM »

Pays yer money takes your pick.  O0  The Speedline figures are better detail if you don't mind the previous kit.

Also consider what year did Helly Hansen kit come in and what year was Shannon introduced


Personally I prefer helmets that look like helmets







This is one of two I bought with my Shannon from Speedline


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« Reply #743 on: February 29, 2020, 05:35:58 PM »

Fair comment but that type of life preserver was Phased out by the RNLI 3 years ago and are not current issue for crews on the shannons....ok your choice i Suppose ....only found this out today whilst researching crew figures for a Mersey as I want mine correct for the period.....Oh i got my info straight from the horses mouth at a RNLI station.






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« Reply #744 on: February 29, 2020, 05:53:28 PM »

Yes its personal choice.
My Shannon was delivered to Scarborough Nov 2016 so no problem for me. Helly kit came in during 2018 for crew.


These are the current PLP's used and it goes right around the neck. Those you posted look quite different ?

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« Reply #745 on: February 29, 2020, 06:41:51 PM »

Iíve had a good search and I cannot actually find any images of RNLI crew wearing a plp like the Speedline figure has. So it must be going back beyond a decade possibly? Still I prefer it overall for better detail
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« Reply #747 on: February 29, 2020, 09:10:11 PM »

Ah ha those lifejackets were issued actually in 1993 now i understand why they didnt look quite right i thought there was something not quite right when i saw the crew of the LLandudno Shannon going out.Not a problem really as it is only a representation of the real thing and not a reflection on the cracking work that is being carried out....only the ones in the know would know the difference.




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« Reply #748 on: February 29, 2020, 09:13:19 PM »

Very succinct  :-))  indeed Dave and opened my eyes wider to the differences  O0 . Good link Alan at least we have a picture and the era now.


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Steve needed 30 orders to break even on the materials and the vacuum unit. This does not include any of his time spent (maybe a little) nor the purchase cost of the masters. He has to make new moulds after several castings to maintain quality.


So this as stated is not a business but a generous labour of love
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« Reply #749 on: March 01, 2020, 09:22:47 AM »

I hope to replicate this buckle today. This is no push over as the overall width is appx 2.5mm





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