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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #50 on: May 22, 2020, 08:49:10 pm »

Thank you Ralf  :-)


Started today by applying far TOO MUCH filler to spend hours sanding, I love sanding  {-)  NOT



So a few beers later



I've used 1 oz cloth and only 1 coat is sufficient.
Tacked in place with dots of CA



Another day final sanding tomorrow. Then I can add all the rubbing strakes



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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #51 on: May 22, 2020, 09:25:17 pm »

After a lot of elbow work tomorrow the finish will be like this

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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #52 on: May 23, 2020, 10:29:37 pm »

After a couple of hours sanding I was most of the way there.
I decided to fair around the prop tube and make a demountable rudder shoe.
I'm waiting for 1.6mm SS csk screws















undersized screws for picture only

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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #53 on: May 23, 2020, 11:34:26 pm »

In my opinion I don't like this gunwale. In my mind if you're hauling nets up a stern ramp why would you use a gunwale that stuck out impeding smooth transition?


I intend to make from scratch and use a servo rod across the width of the slope as a smooth crossing


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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #54 on: May 24, 2020, 04:36:48 pm »

My solution to the above is 2.5mm brass rod.
My Danish counterpart also agrees the laser part is unsuitable and likes my solution  :-)




So on with strakes












Finding the waterline using the window frame edges



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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #56 on: May 24, 2020, 10:10:33 pm »

You certainly put some hours into the model, puts me to shame.
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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #57 on: May 25, 2020, 02:24:13 pm »

As many hours as it remains enjoyable  O0








I've seen other modellers getting this area wrong, clearly not studied the plan view drawing.






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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #58 on: May 25, 2020, 02:30:23 pm »

Guess the weight ?? for sailing


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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #59 on: May 25, 2020, 07:34:00 pm »

10kg?

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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #60 on: May 25, 2020, 09:26:24 pm »

3 to 4kg at a pure guess -based on it being more blocky than I thought.
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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #62 on: May 25, 2020, 10:10:14 pm »

Drat, I was going to say 2.5 to 3kg but it looked a bigger kit on the pics!!
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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #63 on: May 25, 2020, 10:13:35 pm »

I can't believe how quick you put this together though. Mojo is strong with this one! (Yoda type voice!).
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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #64 on: May 25, 2020, 10:30:54 pm »

  {-) {-)


Just about 2 weeks today? I figured about four to complete but finishing is always harder than anticipated.


No idea of colours yet , not even putting primer on. I'm swaying towards an Emerald green or Proxxon


Just made one of the trawl boards?? Bill  %%


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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #65 on: May 27, 2020, 09:32:25 pm »

Firstly some billings failures


Pre drilled plinth  {-)





At great personal expense  :-))



Supplied brass fittings and dowel considerably different diameter for top section. Solution 2mm carbon rod



Spot light recess is 6mm and does not fit the lense, drilled out to 6.5mm



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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #66 on: May 27, 2020, 09:42:45 pm »

A series of solutions


Firstly the ventilation grill to engine room
Made from styrene lapboard



Funnel cut and soldered



Locating stud



Rope guides drilled and tapped 2mm



Fixed from below with self tappers into pilot holes









Front bollards. Will require a shim at the base to allow for slope of deck






A bit of dry fitting



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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #67 on: May 27, 2020, 10:03:14 pm »

I've ordered a Diesel sound unit from Leeds model shop  :-))  So I need to fit a speaker. It will be set to 6 cylinders


Any tips or pictures of yours on this "baffle board" ?

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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #68 on: May 27, 2020, 11:02:50 pm »

Hi,

I just sent you a message re the sound board.

I'm still impressed how quickly you can churn things out!  If it helps re: colours heres a shot from visiting friends at La Tremblade last summer when I took my mum over to my place in france.  Thought I'd taken more pictures of the fishing boats but aparently not -anyhow, they like their bright colours (this is an oyster boat though, but same idea -No rust!)...
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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #69 on: May 27, 2020, 11:07:25 pm »

Info very helpful indeed thanks.
I'm not any faster than the average I just spend more hours per day (all day LOL) I am retired  :-)



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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #70 on: May 27, 2020, 11:37:03 pm »

I don't think I showed the removable rudder shoe? 1.6mm ss machine screws. This time I've left a gap (subtle) to allow for paint on top of the resin coat.


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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #71 on: May 27, 2020, 11:38:54 pm »

Rudder linkage sorted. CLICK to play   Servo about 1 China
 

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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #72 on: May 28, 2020, 08:51:16 am »

Your hull finish in and out looks marvelous.

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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #73 on: May 28, 2020, 09:40:26 am »

Looking very good. I'll be glassing the inside of my restoration soon, the glass & resin has arrived, but I have another project on the bench for the next few days.
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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #74 on: May 28, 2020, 09:56:28 am »

Hi,

The finish boat in the photo shown in reply #66 is absolutely cracking ~ it's a shame it has to be painted. Excellent work.
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