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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2008, 02:53:39 PM »

Yeah, but mine was scale!  ;)
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2008, 04:44:48 PM »

So whats wrong with mine ?   :-\
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2008, 05:47:49 PM »

I spins the wrong way!  ;D
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2008, 07:20:22 PM »

Now now you two, if you don't behave there will be no pond on Sunday for either of you. :(
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #29 on: June 10, 2008, 09:01:08 PM »

And it always rains on Sunday's when I turn up.   :(
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #30 on: June 10, 2008, 09:13:12 PM »

So take an umbrella (I promise not to laugh)  :angel:
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #31 on: June 10, 2008, 09:28:22 PM »

I spins the wrong way!  ;D
I'll have you know it spins both ways thankyou. >>:-(
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #32 on: June 10, 2008, 09:46:41 PM »

Hi Robert just a thought. I have just changed all my stanchions to brass and the handrails to tinned copper wire as my plastic ones kept getting broken with handling and travelling.

Have you thought about doing yours now during construction as it is easier. O0
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #33 on: June 10, 2008, 10:54:05 PM »

Now there is a good thought. I'll look into it, I've seen the photo etch and resin kits you can get to go on the kit. I'm kinda thinking to leave this one simple, for now, and possibly do another down the road, once I master a few more techniques.
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #34 on: June 10, 2008, 11:11:44 PM »

There are brass etching kits and option s available for the Revell / Matchbox Corvette:

http://www.loyalhannadockyard.com/GLSFCC.htm

http://www.cbrnp.com/RNP/Flower/REVIEWS/GLS_Sirmar/GLS_Sirmar.htm
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #35 on: June 11, 2008, 12:03:36 AM »

Sounds like 10 on 3 packs of stanchions would save me alot of breakage. Do they come with the holes for running wire/rope?
Rudder finished and waiting for propeller and shaft.
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #36 on: June 11, 2008, 08:56:51 AM »

I got my etched brass stanchions from  http://www.johnrhaynes.com/ 9.00 for sheet of 200

Tinned copper wire 0.56mm 50g 4.35 from http://wires.co.uk/acatalog/cu_tinned.html

Any queries just ask. O0
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #37 on: June 11, 2008, 09:39:00 AM »

You bet, thanks Richard just getting on the phone to Cornwall Boats for some running gear, their very economical and much closer to me. Warm isn't! O0
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #38 on: June 14, 2008, 02:38:51 PM »

Here's a quick question. What adhesive do people use for bits that have already been painted? As there is loads of painting and assembling in this kit, I going for the painting first and assembling, then touching up, so what have others used to put the bits together? Any advise greatly appreciated. O0
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #39 on: June 14, 2008, 03:06:57 PM »

Rem

It would be best to remove paint from the contact points of the parts to glue, I used superglue.

For the stansions I use brass rod and fishing line. its easy, cheep looks good and is strong and if ever dammaged easy to repair or replace.
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #40 on: June 14, 2008, 03:23:35 PM »

stantions finished
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #41 on: June 14, 2008, 03:45:57 PM »

Hi Robert the strongest way is to scrape the paint off where the part is to be glued and use Plastic Weld.

Failing that the Plastic weld will work through the paint if you use enough, not to much though or you will melt your plastic.

Dont use super glue as this will stick paint to paint and if you knock the part afterwards it will come off complete with the paint from the bit it was stuck to, O0

If you are gluing metal to plastic use superglue but scrape the paint off first. O0
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #42 on: June 15, 2008, 01:11:23 AM »

Hi Robert the strongest way is to scrape the paint off where the part is to be glued and use Plastic Weld.
I second that. When gluing plastic to plastic, ALWAYS use a solvent like Plastic Weld, having first scraped off any paint in the contact area.
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #43 on: June 15, 2008, 07:21:50 PM »

 O0Oh yeah, another Mayhem tip works a charm!
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #44 on: June 15, 2008, 08:17:18 PM »

That wasn't sarcasm I hope Robert ? :-\
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #45 on: June 15, 2008, 10:26:17 PM »

That wasn't sarcasm I hope Robert ? :-\
:o, I'm still a tadpole in this business and would not stoop so low as to use sarcasm. Besides, we Canucks are never sarcastic, in fact we dont have much of a sense of humour at all. That's why we invented ice hockey.
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #46 on: June 17, 2008, 12:29:49 PM »

I'll tell you what, customer satisfaction and speed of service for Cornwall Models just went up. I placed an order Sunday evening on-line for my running gear an received it in this morning's post. Great job mates!  O0
Hopefully, should have it installed soon and off for some basin trials.
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #47 on: June 17, 2008, 10:33:40 PM »

Well here is the start...I've also sealed all the seems in the hull with Araldite epoxy. Bilge keels fitted as well.
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #48 on: June 17, 2008, 11:10:43 PM »

Prop shaft next?
Show us a picture of your selected running gear.   O0
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #49 on: June 18, 2008, 10:39:52 AM »

Any thoughts on oil filler tubes soldered onto prop shafts? Or should I stick with the install the prop shaft and remove if necessary to fill method?
Hang on Martin I have to find the camera again.
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