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Beyno1968

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Re: My Mersey lifeboat build
« Reply #50 on: March 26, 2020, 04:16:27 PM »

Thanks Kim
That hull and superstructure look good.
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Re: My Mersey lifeboat build
« Reply #51 on: April 02, 2020, 05:52:54 PM »

The fuel fillers and boat hooks have been made ready to fit to the boat


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Re: My Mersey lifeboat build
« Reply #52 on: April 03, 2020, 01:27:36 AM »

One of the fuel fillers in situ.

It can just about be seen behind the grille. It will stand out more when the cabin is painted orange and the filler cap will be chrome.
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Re: My Mersey lifeboat build
« Reply #53 on: April 06, 2020, 04:24:57 PM »

I have been working on the catches that hold the rope locker watertight doors open over the weekend.
I started by making the brackets out of plasticard and added the bolt details using 1mm rhinestones ( which will be painted silver later ).


I then used some OO gauge model railway coupling hooks for the latches. These were shortened and using plasticard and brass wire were made into the complete latching mechanism .


They were then glued to the brackets to make the complete unit. Then fixed to the deck.


A loop made from .5mm wire was added to the locker door. The doors were refitted and tested all seem to work ok.







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Re: My Mersey lifeboat build
« Reply #54 on: April 09, 2020, 04:48:37 PM »

The handles for the watertight doors have been made. I had to make 6 of these in all ( 2 for each door ). The reason for the long brass pin is I am planning to adding so sort of locking mechanisms so they can be locked when the boat is on the water and open so you can see inside the rope lockers when not in use.


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Re: My Mersey lifeboat build
« Reply #55 on: April 18, 2020, 12:45:50 AM »

The trim tabs that I made a while ago have been bonded to the hull. The rams for the trim tabs have been made (including hydraulic fittings and hoses).







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Re: My Mersey lifeboat build
« Reply #56 on: May 03, 2020, 01:04:55 AM »

Work has started on detailing the cabin interior. Firstly the cabin was painted it's 3 main colours.

Then the front window bars which protect the crew from any flying objects in bad weather were added.

The seats and footlockers which were made a while ago have been assembled , painted and details like catches , hinges and handles added ( I have just got to make some decals for the doors ).



And finally for now the main instrument panel has been made and painted ready to fit to their console.
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Re: My Mersey lifeboat build
« Reply #57 on: May 08, 2020, 02:11:03 AM »

A little bit more detailing work on the cabin has been done. Firstly the bench, steps and cup holder have been fitted.


The seats have had their final bits of detailing, in the way of seatbelts and decals on the locker doors, added.



And finally for now the upper control panels have been made, painted and installed.

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Re: My Mersey lifeboat build
« Reply #58 on: May 09, 2020, 10:19:33 AM »

Beyno,
For some reason my contact 'notify' has not been letting me know your progress for a few months. You have certainly cracked on with lots of good detailed scratch work. The seats and their containers look really good. I've enjoyed seeing this and hope the system will tell me the next stage.
For me in 'lockdown' I have finished a the stern railings for the Shannon, but at the moment I am doing some military modelling of 1/9th scale resin busts - a Teutonic 14th century knight and Boudica [queen of the Icene tribe], just for something different and to use the airbrushes.
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Kim
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Re: My Mersey lifeboat build
« Reply #59 on: May 09, 2020, 07:33:18 PM »

The details you guys do on these models is for me unbelievable, you are are to be congratulated.....wish I had the patience and the skill....me back to metal bashing into something that looks like a steam engine  {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
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Re: My Mersey lifeboat build
« Reply #60 on: May 11, 2020, 01:56:35 AM »

Thanks for you kind comments. I haven't got as far as I would have liked as I am a delivery driver, so have been working longer hours since the lockdown started, and only been able to get an hour or two building here and there.
You certainly are a multi talented man Kim . I haven't got an artistic bone in my body . I do own an airbrush but it only gets used now and then on the smaller bits where a paint brush is not enough but a spray can is too much. I would be interested in seeing the busts when they are finished.
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Re: My Mersey lifeboat build
« Reply #61 on: May 16, 2020, 03:38:19 PM »

Only managed a few hours on the boat in the last few days.
Firstly 5 of the most important pieces of equipment on the boat were made.

The mug holders. :}


And finally the coxswains control panel was finished (mug holder top right).




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Re: My Mersey lifeboat build
« Reply #62 on: May 23, 2020, 10:15:06 PM »

The fit out of the cabin interior has continued over the past few days.
The torches and flares were made.

The first 2 sets of seats and foot locker were fixed in place. The hot water boiler and mugs were added as well as the flares, torches and hand held radio which were made earlier. Lastly the first bit of ' wood ' was added complete with the crews coffee mugs and holders.


A couple more smaller items, the breaker board and the fire extinguishers, have been made the extinguishers just require decals adding.



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Re: My Mersey lifeboat build
« Reply #63 on: May 23, 2020, 11:05:14 PM »

Chris,
Really good......and I think the penultimate photo of the interior shows what a wonderful build this is. Your attention to detail does show your artistic side too!!  :-))


Kim [C.C.]
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Re: My Mersey lifeboat build
« Reply #64 on: May 24, 2020, 10:17:47 AM »

Wonderful model building, simply superb.  :-)) :-))
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