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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #125 on: April 15, 2020, 09:01:15 am »

Enjoyed watching your progress so far, very impressive and thanks for the advice about waterproofing the “Fifie”. Still have some glass fibre from the puffer build so will give that a try.
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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #126 on: April 15, 2020, 11:39:59 am »

A bit nit picking but the wood you are using looks to be too light. Looking at you tube videos showing American Trawler yachts they seem to be very high gloss dark wood internally. Makes them look rather old fashioned and dark inside compared to modern designs.
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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #127 on: April 15, 2020, 11:48:00 am »

HI JIm G I can assure that I have spoken to Grand Banks Europe and they have sent loads of pictures showing the interior and my model uses teak veneer for the cabin internals not the mahogany supplied with the kit.  I am trying my best to reproduce something like the real thing not a product of someones imagination. I have no control  over the colour of the teak veneer supplied but you can be assured when this model is finished it will be one to be proud of. Please see below reply from Grand Banks.


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Yes all our decks are teak so you right the walnut or mahogany would be too dark. You should be able to buy a teak veneer ( as used on plywood to make it look like a teak board) if not then iroko – similar in colour to teak or at worse a stained obeshi or pine.
 
AS for the interiors of our yachts they were all teak with some variations on layout to suit the clients requirements.
 
The 46 Heritage ceased production in 2007 and was replace by the 47 Heritage, this model is also  ceased back in 2014 and we are working on a new mid-range model for around 2021/2
 
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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #128 on: April 15, 2020, 05:44:21 pm »

After careful  thought I have decided to make the fly bridge removable. I have fitted three 2mm brass bolts which will be under the seats. In turn the seats will be held in place with magnets. Pictures show the bolts in position  also some pictures showing the fly bridge brass work primed ready for final point job.


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #129 on: April 15, 2020, 07:47:11 pm »

After careful  thought I have decided to make the fly bridge removable. I have fitted three 2mm brass bolts which will be under the seats. In turn the seats will be held in place with magnets.

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That's a good idea Stan, never know when you might need access.


I like the sliding doors on the flying bridge as well by the way  :-))


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #130 on: April 16, 2020, 05:58:02 pm »

Drastic action today not happy with the colour of then internal roof. Removed the plastic light covers masked of the entire area the roof is now in white primer. New colour will be a light grey. I have also stated to make supports for the windshield pictures to follow later this week.


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #131 on: April 16, 2020, 07:16:08 pm »

Looking good Stan look forward to seeing her at the lake
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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #132 on: April 17, 2020, 08:53:44 pm »

HI  Internal roof now has a blue grey finish more work to be done tomorrow will post picture when finished.


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #133 on: April 21, 2020, 11:03:07 am »

Looking very good Stan  :-))
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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #134 on: April 22, 2020, 11:48:34 am »

HI all update on the build. Disaster struck the other day I spayed the hand rails with Humbrol metal cote polished aluminium but it would not polish to a high shine. This meant I had to strip all the rails back to the bare metal now awaiting a new chrome paint .


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #135 on: April 22, 2020, 05:27:54 pm »

HI all update on the build. Disaster struck the other day I spayed the hand rails with Humbrol metal cote polished aluminium but it would not polish to a high shine. This meant I had to strip all the rails back to the bare metal now awaiting a new chrome paint .


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Its so annoying when you buy a product and it doesn't work like you hoped it would.  Good luck Stan it'll be worth the work in the end.

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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #136 on: April 23, 2020, 09:10:57 pm »

HI  The metal hand rails are primed once again and the chrome paint is on its way.  Just a few [pictures showing the internal roof in its new blue grey finish and the external cabin sides with the mouldings around the window openings. Finally windscreen supports these are proving to be a problem but we will overcome.


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #137 on: April 23, 2020, 09:21:58 pm »

Lovely work again there Stan. Your 'can do' attitude won't allow this model to defeat you!


She's coming along nicely now.  :-))


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #138 on: April 24, 2020, 09:17:58 pm »

 The sun was beating down today too hot for me so into the garage. I have managed to get a lot done today on various parts of the build hopefully some pictures later.


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #139 on: April 25, 2020, 09:25:38 pm »

Still waiting for my chrome paint. Windshield supports still a problem must get these sorted before the fly bridge can be painted and finished.




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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #140 on: April 28, 2020, 09:15:34 pm »

MY Chrome paint  arrived but still waiting for the black base These paints tend to be used by plastic model builders will let you all know how they perform. I have to say the brass effect looks top dollar. Bottle size is 30 ml and is pre thinned for air brush use only


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #141 on: April 30, 2020, 03:28:09 pm »

Just two pictures today still, on the dreaded windshield supports but things are looking up. The cardboard will be used to make the final templates for the clear plastic glazing.


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #142 on: May 01, 2020, 07:54:23 am »

Morning Stan


I'm following your building with interest, seems we're both taking Amati kits then tweaking. I do envy the room that you have to play with in the Grand Banks, my Aquarama is a bit cramped...


Can I ask where you found the fuse board that sits between the motors..?


Best regards
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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #143 on: May 01, 2020, 11:32:33 am »

Lovely attention to detail Stan - as usual  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #144 on: May 01, 2020, 03:10:32 pm »

Templates for the windshield cut from cardboard fitted in place. I do like the purple finish the second picture shows the windshield with the frame also fitted. The next job is to make the side supports then it is paint time. Some of the templates will have to be fine tuned to suite various angles


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #145 on: May 02, 2020, 11:23:44 pm »

A small box arrived today with more items add more detail when the model is finished.  Small box big cost.


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #146 on: May 03, 2020, 03:24:51 pm »

Hi Stan I am eagerly following your build process by Grand Bank I am going to start with this kit, I am very excited about how you will paste the hull lists.
That's great what you make a very fine finish
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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #147 on: May 03, 2020, 09:21:06 pm »

HI all not much done today out this morning then some urgent electrical work on the den. Just A few pictures showing some detail added to the furniture. The hairdryer will be moved to a better location


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #148 on: May 03, 2020, 09:32:23 pm »

Some great little personal touches to add character to the model. I like the idea Stan, kind of brings the boat to life.  :-)


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #149 on: May 04, 2020, 04:59:47 pm »

I know you said that those parts were expensive...........but wow they look great  :-))
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