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Re: Amati Grand Banks
« Reply #50 on: December 06, 2019, 03:17:34 PM »

HI all now back building once again. I have enclosed some pictures of the basic frame work for the superstructure. Most of these parts are having to be made from 2mm and 3mm light ply laminated.  Then using the kit formers new ones are cut from light ply I am having to do this to cut down on weight. Cutting new formers makes me want to  <:( <:( <:( <:( <:( <:( <:( <:(

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Re: Amati Grand Banks
« Reply #51 on: December 06, 2019, 03:23:39 PM »

More pictures.

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« Reply #52 on: December 09, 2019, 05:55:13 PM »

More picture showing construction of basic cabin shape.The weight without the roofs is only 12 oz a big  saving from using 3mm ply.

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« Reply #53 on: December 12, 2019, 02:00:25 PM »

Just a few pictures showing the 10mm timber supporting the cabin floor. Magnets are been fitted  to hold the superstructure in place finally the first piece of cabin sides.

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« Reply #54 on: December 12, 2019, 02:11:18 PM »

Great to watch Stan  :-))
Youíll be having me building this too  {-)
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Re: Amati Grand Banks
« Reply #55 on: December 12, 2019, 06:03:13 PM »


Such fine and yet very complicated work in a build you are doing there Stan. I am both amazed and very impressed with your skills.


what does an Amati Grand Banks vessel look like, please.


do you have any photographs of an actual ship.


it is a very interesting build, and I look forward to following this build especially to fruition.


thank you, Herbie
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Re: Amati Grand Banks
« Reply #56 on: December 12, 2019, 09:04:31 PM »

HI Guys just a few pictures from this afternoon. Front roof section now fitted new window section and rear roof cut from plastic card.

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Re: Amati Grand Banks
« Reply #57 on: December 14, 2019, 05:23:55 PM »

Hi guys after a disaster with the front roof section this has now been removed and refitted using 0.75 mm plastic card.  The rear steps from the fly bridge are now been made using plastic card the  wood ones will end up in the bin. Plastic card is so easy to work with no sealing of wood. I have enclosed pictures from the build instructions showing these steps using ply for construction.

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Re: Amati Grand Banks
« Reply #58 on: December 14, 2019, 09:28:47 PM »


what does an Amati Grand Banks vessel look like, please.


do you have any photographs of an actual ship.



Amati is a brand of model kits, the real boat is made by Grand Banks Yachts. A photo of a full size one below.


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« Reply #59 on: December 15, 2019, 08:13:19 PM »

You're making a good job of that Stan  :-)) BUT its taking too long - I thought it would be well finished before Christmas. get thah finger oot.  {-)
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« Reply #60 on: December 16, 2019, 07:54:50 PM »

Thatís gonna be an amazing boat when itís finished Stan.
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« Reply #61 on: December 20, 2019, 03:43:53 PM »

HI All my last post before the big day on this build. The rear window section is now glued in place.  the steps from the fly bridge have been rebuilt.  Just a few pictures showing the steps made from plastic card the treads still need to be fixed. Final pictures show the curved former clamped to fly bridge floor (third attempt) before fixing the remaining parts this proved to be a right ######. Evo Stick resin W used for this operation. Sorry about some of the pictures  hopefully Santa may
have a new camera for me.

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« Reply #62 on: December 22, 2019, 05:03:33 PM »

Construction now started on the fly bridge. I found the base for this piece to be to long it overhung the steps checking the plan and build pictures this is not the case. I  do not like  the timber used on the fly bridge so once again some parts will go in the bin to be replaced by plastic card.  Just to give some idea on the weight saving using other materials. Totally building the fly bridge using 1 mm and 3mm plastic card  5.2 ounces built from ply and some p/card 2.4 ounces . The planking on the fly bridge according to the build book is 2mm but the plan it shows 4mm  {:-{ {:-{ {:-{ {:-{ The total weight of the superstructure so far is 1lb 1 ounce.

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Re: Amati Grand Banks
« Reply #63 on: December 23, 2019, 04:36:47 PM »

Hi I am just going to fit some items to fly bridge before closing down for Christmas.  I have weighted the seating that is fitted on the fly bridge and it comes in at 6.9 oz,. A small sheet of 1 mm plastic card weights only 2.4 oz so it looks like the seating will be going in the bin and they will be made from p/ card.


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« Reply #64 on: December 24, 2019, 05:57:12 PM »

HI All just a few pictures showing the first angled parts fitted to the fly bridge. Also seen the plastic card sheet fitted to one of the bulkheads on the fly bridge. Note the brace on the angled parts can also be seen. Final picture shows the seat profiles marked out on 1mm plastic card the total weight of all the resin seating is 10.1oz
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« Reply #65 on: December 24, 2019, 06:07:58 PM »

Thats dedication that is Stan - Do you know if you'll come in under weight yet or is it too soon in the build - happy Xmas  :-)
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« Reply #66 on: December 24, 2019, 06:28:26 PM »

Hi MarkT  so far the total weight of the superstructure is 1lb 1oz. Keeping my fingers crossed and making new items were needed. Some areas of the construction the ply parts are lighter then using P/card.

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« Reply #67 on: December 28, 2019, 06:00:28 PM »

Jus a few pictures showing fly bridge parts fitted also the first seat made from P/Card. This   kit has some very hard angles to clamp while waiting for the glue to set.

Stan. These parts have been driving me. %% %% %% %% %% %%
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« Reply #68 on: December 30, 2019, 05:33:05 PM »

Hi all had a stroke luck this morning I had a fabulous link sent from a uk marina. Lots of pictures showing external internal detail. I now need to find teak timber cut in 2 and 3mm  sizes.




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« Reply #69 on: December 30, 2019, 06:50:47 PM »

Teak - thats a big ask Stan.  I've just had a look at all of my wood suppliers and none of them have any teak in small planks let alone strip wood that we use.  I hope you find some - If not I would swap it out for either walnut which would be my preferred choice or mahogany.  Cornwall Model Boats have strips of both  :-))
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Re: Amati Grand Banks
« Reply #70 on: December 31, 2019, 08:48:08 PM »

Hi all had a stroke luck this morning I had a fabulous link sent from a uk marina. Lots of pictures showing external internal detail. I now need to find teak timber cut in 2 and 3mm  sizes.




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Hi Stan.
Any chance of passing on the UK marina link to which you refer?
It might come in useful for the GB cruiser I'm currently building from Jim Pottinger's plan.


Happy New Year and best wishes,


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« Reply #71 on: January 01, 2020, 11:20:47 AM »

Hi popeye will do but out of courtesy I will need to contact them to make sure this is ok. Hopefully should have it before the week end.




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« Reply #72 on: January 02, 2020, 05:05:17 PM »

HI Popeye details sent. Information for any future builders of this model  the interior wood work is teak and the deck planks are 1.75 inches. The heritage 46 model went out of production in 2007.I have found a company that will supply 0.6 teak veneer and the deck planks will be stained teak more to follow.

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« Reply #73 on: January 03, 2020, 05:12:24 PM »

...................................I have found a company that will supply 0.6 teak veneer and the deck planks will be stained teak more to follow.

Stan.
"Seek and you shall find". A quote I seem to remember from somewhere, can't remember where or by whom though.  {:-{
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« Reply #74 on: January 03, 2020, 10:02:55 PM »

HI all not a great deal done due to the festive season. Just a few pictures showing the curved seat being made from plastic card and the copper wiring fitted for the navigation lamps (first fixing). Last two pictures show a template made to allow a sub roof to be fitted this will enable cabin lights to be installed. And the best place for glued plastic to dry the boiler cupboard.

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