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Capt Podge

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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #200 on: June 30, 2020, 10:53:49 PM »

Just done a catch up on your build Joe and Wow, that has to be the neatest windscreen I've seen so far.
The pulpit seems to cause problems for a lot of people but you'll find a way that looks right  O0 .


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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #201 on: July 01, 2020, 08:03:47 AM »

The pulpit's already done Ray on the previous page,, do keep up that man.  {-) O0 {-)


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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #202 on: July 01, 2020, 02:06:41 PM »

I liked the look of the shiny silver pulpit but I don't think the steel would have faired too well in the wet stuff especially in the salt lagoons of Walpole Park, I did think of clear lacquer but it only needs a scratch for rust to set in,  so I've given it a couple of undercoats and I found a half empty met silver spray in the garage that was enough for four coats, I'll give it a couple of coats of lacquer for good measure, the ferrules on the feet are the ones that come with servos just big enough to cover the mounting holes, it will be permanently bonded to boat if she's pounding the waves there's a good chance it'll jump off if left removable.


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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #203 on: July 01, 2020, 04:14:51 PM »

That's a good idea ref the ferrules - duly noted for future reference.  ;)


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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #204 on: July 01, 2020, 08:11:30 PM »

Sometimes we can over complicate things and do the things we are trying to prevent by accident!


Lovely work as ever Joe  :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #205 on: July 01, 2020, 10:56:40 PM »

Thanks Ian, 
well I've drawn a blank searching for deck fittings to suit a Huntsman, so it looks like I've no option but to try and make masters and cast some, my stock of mould and casting materials have long past there shelf life I binned what was left of the resin months ago and the catalyst for the mould rubber has dried up, so I've ordered some more materials, a bit costly for a few fittings but heck it's fun to do and who knows what I'll do next.  ok2


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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #206 on: July 02, 2020, 04:15:26 PM »

I've been having a bit of fun today making the master deck fittings ready for when the casting materials get here, they were very fiddly but enjoyable to see what I could come up with, the good thing about the masters is they can be made out of anything, wood, plastic, metal or a combination of them,  as you can imagine these are quite fragile so I'll probably make a mould of the cleat and crucifix bollard and take a casting then refine the detail on the casting,  then make another mould using the casting as the master, these two moulds will have to be semi split moulds to help extraction of the casting, the fairlead master is one I made quite a while ago for another model I'm going to take a casting of it to see if it can be used, this one dose not have to be split as it can be extracted easily.


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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #207 on: July 02, 2020, 06:55:14 PM »

Lovely work Joe this is such a nice build to follow  :-))

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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #208 on: July 03, 2020, 03:14:37 PM »

Thank you Mark,    my casting materials come this morning, great service from Easy Composites, so I've got the cleat and bollard curing in the silicone rubber 24 hour cure time so I'll see how they turn out tomorrow, and I took a casting of the fairlead that was made for my 1:48 MCMV Brocklesby to see if it could be used, it's around 2 feet long at 1:48 and will be around 6 to 7 inches on this boat, It didn't look too bad for length but I thought I would reduce the width a bit so it didn't look too heavy, possibly a little high but I think it will do, it was fiddly enough making this one let alone a lower one, I've got some chrome paint ordered for the deck fittings that I hope will look ok, I'm using Zencast P6 toughened polyurethane resin that sets to a translucent white, it is a vast improvement on the last resin I used that was yellow and quite brittle when set.


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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #209 on: July 04, 2020, 02:11:39 PM »

Coming along nicely Joe.  Regarding the fairlead being too high, could you simply file off the top/horns and a little of the sides and add a new, lower top?  Easy for me to say, a bit trickier in practice I guess.  Still, it will look great whatever you do.  :-)) :-))

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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #210 on: July 04, 2020, 03:31:27 PM »

Hi Greg. Thanks for your suggestion,  I looked again at the fairlead, the top of the "hooks" were quite thick so I sanded a bit off to make them thinner the difference in the height is subtle but definitely better, the new toughened resin I'm using is a lot stronger than the old stuff and these little fittings are actually quite strong, 


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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #211 on: July 04, 2020, 04:08:03 PM »

Joe, nice to see your still making and casting fittings. I must say not had any issue with the resin I use, it can be sanded quick after de moulding and is very hard after a day. Yes it is not cheap but works well. Nice non grey build Junior  %%
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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #212 on: Yesterday at 08:41:42 PM »

Thanks Dave,  Yes I find casting quite fascinating to see what I can do, the old resin I used was fine but this zencast P6 has more tensile strength.




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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #213 on: Today at 04:42:29 PM »

In between making the deck fittings I challenged myself to make one of those ubiquitous s/s roof vents, we used to call them Force4 vents where I used to work, so anyway here it is, made up but laminating various thicknesses of styrene the main body is three pieces of 1.5mm styrene 22mm diameter glued together with a hole though the center with a nut and bolt in it and spun in a Dremel and shaped with the edge of a craft blade and obviously holes drilled round the edge, the rest is made up of 0.5mm styrene and a lot of fiddly sanding, the inside of the holes will be painted black and the rest silver.




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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #214 on: Today at 05:13:03 PM »

Thats nice Joe - A nice little side line would be selling these mouldings to other Huntsman builders  ok2

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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #215 on: Today at 08:17:58 PM »

Smart work as always Joe. The new reinforced resin sounds like a good product.
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