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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #75 on: May 29, 2020, 09:35:39 am »

Thank you for your nice comments. I hope she will look good wearing paint when I get to it  :-)


This is my idea for easy mounting and removal if repairs needed for the gallows. I have doubled the deck thickness at the locating holes too.  The 4mm UJ insert is just the ideal size and shape to turn without tools. I had one in my bits drawer so only had to order one more from SHG


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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #76 on: May 29, 2020, 02:47:51 pm »

Sanded ready for gunwales






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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #77 on: May 29, 2020, 02:57:38 pm »

Having fettled the Gunwales this morning it seemed only right to make the bow railings. Rather than use the feeble supplied stanchions I've gone my own route with 1.7mm brass rod.

















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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #78 on: May 29, 2020, 03:01:22 pm »

A change of plan with the propeller, I've used a 35mmRH Raboesch





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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #79 on: May 29, 2020, 10:56:22 pm »

The pulley blocks I believe give some modellers a headache but simply making cuts half way through enables the required shape. The wood is very absorbent to CA so take advantage, when set it is so much stronger then finish with abrasives 














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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #80 on: May 29, 2020, 11:03:19 pm »

A late night inspiration to support the bow railing much better by integrating with the cable guide.








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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #81 on: May 30, 2020, 01:55:26 pm »

So the rails are now awaiting a Tamiya paint delivery.


Focus on the wheel house and windows etc now. Building on experience gained from the lobster boat, going one step up I am making internal frames and external surrounds.














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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #82 on: May 30, 2020, 03:55:39 pm »

That's is lovely and interesting work Andy! The idea to combine the stanchion and guide is excellent  :-))
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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #83 on: May 30, 2020, 04:18:16 pm »

Yea I have to agree lovely work there Andy the rails are so hard to get just right - and they are definitely right  :-))

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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #84 on: May 30, 2020, 04:43:43 pm »

Thank you both for the votes  :-) 


I'm struggling for paint just now  :((  Halfords next Wednesday to complete my click and collect.


However I must give a shout out and recommendation for Time Tunnel Models. Very definitely keenest price on Tamiya sprays but the bonus is FREE delivery on over 30. Royal Mail will not carry paint and most outlets want anything up to 6.45 for courier delivery.


Believe me when I say 30 is very quickly gobbled up by Tamiya  {-) {-) {-)


I've not yet imagined a colour scheme but the roof will definitely be white  O0  and work down from there.


I have however chosen a name! easy really considering Lobster boat is my eldest daughter Shelley Ann


Boulogne will be Rebecca Alice my youngest.


EDIT When I build MaggieM she will be Yorkshire Freckles after my wife  O0

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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #85 on: May 30, 2020, 04:51:15 pm »

That's is lovely and interesting work Andy! The idea to combine the stanchion and guide is excellent  :-))
Thank you Ian. There is actually no stanchion at all there on the plan but it seemed ridiculous to not support the rail with such an extension. However I confess I have made the rail extend further because I feel it looks more appropriate. This model in the Billings range really lends itself to upgrades and very enjoyable for a modestly priced kit at Cornwall MB

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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #86 on: May 30, 2020, 05:09:18 pm »

Three frames complete in primer. When everything has finished paint there will be no need for adhesive for sure.
Roof is Tamiya pure white

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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #87 on: May 30, 2020, 09:45:47 pm »

Tedious but worth it. Window outer frames made and primed.



Some assembled shots for flavour









I'm going to use a life raft canister as I have one in stock of a smaller scale to the one I fitted on my 1:12 Lobster






Easier to paint than a life ring {-)


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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #88 on: May 30, 2020, 09:58:38 pm »

Favourite photo full size. Click to go large

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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #89 on: May 31, 2020, 04:29:22 pm »

I started the day looking at possible embellishments. I made a wooden backing for solar panel print.



These have no sticky backing so I used 3M spray mount



I then continued with the Wheelhouse detailing


















Slowly running out of details to finish so painting will be the order of proceedings very soon.


I think Tamiya racing green is going to be the main colour featured.

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« Reply #90 on: May 31, 2020, 04:37:11 pm »

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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #91 on: June 01, 2020, 05:47:25 pm »

No idea if this will be up to the job but a 50mm speaker arrived today from RS just over 4 delivered.



It will fit in the wheelhouse firing down into the hull but all subject to variation.

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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #92 on: June 01, 2020, 05:52:07 pm »

Soldering the trawl board. Parts fitted with CA then heat sinks to protect.












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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #93 on: June 01, 2020, 05:56:56 pm »

Approaching the end of construction now and two paint deliveries tomorrow  :-)











A sample of Tamiya racing green on grey with wood grain. Should look vibrant on white primer with no grain


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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #94 on: June 02, 2020, 07:35:54 pm »

Made a start today after two paint deliveries.
It's only when primed that any flaws show up but its not bad. I will fettle it before a final coat.
Then I will mask off the red and prime the rest in white. Then mask off the waterline to paint the upper hull racing green.
The whole hull will then be overcoated in satin lacquer.

















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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #95 on: June 02, 2020, 10:26:30 pm »

Opinions please

Wheelhouse Green top half or bottom half? I am thinking top half. Bulwarks will also be white




This is the green

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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #96 on: June 02, 2020, 10:50:51 pm »

I notice you mask and spray bottom half of hull first rather than the whole lot.  Why, I may ask please if you don't mind?
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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #97 on: June 02, 2020, 10:55:42 pm »

Good question
My answer would be that it depends on the colours involved and I want to minimise the number of coats and masking.
Firstly by not priming the whole hull I have preserved my waterline.
I will mask off the red next and spray the rest white primer then mask the white for the waterline and spray the green.
Finally lacquer over all three saving using top coats on the primers.


Boulogne does not have a parallel water line but is quite unusual

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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #98 on: June 02, 2020, 11:22:57 pm »

Fair enough! I find waterline more challenging, do it once. Get everything sorted below, then mark up and mask-off once.  Each to their own I guess! Looks like you do your cutting back on the hull before paint rather than after, or with a primer "guide coat".


Looks like you had a "good" batch of cap Maquette's liferaft cannisters. I ordered 2 for my last build.  One was like yours, the other came with more crude stickers and red tape that fell off after about 5 seconds, wasn't even same colour.  I do like Cap Maquette's fittings though!
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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #99 on: June 02, 2020, 11:25:29 pm »

Yes because it is glassed, the shape has to be near perfect prior to resin.


easy




She's sweet for tomorrow now. Top half is already fine. I've only had to fettle around the fairing I did to the prop tube
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