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Re: Dean's Marine HMS Manxman upgrade lasercut plastic
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2020, 08:28:02 PM »

Thank you for your kind words lol..


I was looking at the turned ones, but my pockets are not that deep !!  still back to you sir.. How did you get on with your build??  did you get much done??


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Re: Dean's Marine HMS Manxman upgrade lasercut plastic
« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2020, 09:38:42 PM »

Hi Ian


Yes not cheap but they do look good on certain models.
I haven’t done anything on Manxman as it’s on my work address bench which gives me something to build in the evening. I used to transport my models between work and home but I stopped a few years back after a disastrous accident where the model I was building got caught between two double doors in my barrack block at Marham and the upper works were ripped off. So I tend to keep one at work (Manxman) and more at home (Invincible and Tiger with the occasional bit of work on MV Norland).
More updates coming tomorrow night and Wednesday night providing I don’t get called in off Standby.
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Re: Dean's Marine HMS Manxman upgrade lasercut plastic
« Reply #27 on: June 15, 2020, 07:37:51 PM »


TIGER?  :o You dark horse you! And a cruiser as well? Blimey, what a fleet!!


Oh, Post war Tiger IIRC.
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Re: Dean's Marine HMS Manxman upgrade lasercut plastic
« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2020, 07:35:16 AM »

I was really hoping for some updated photos of this build lol.. where are you ???  :} :}
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Re: Dean's Marine HMS Manxman upgrade lasercut plastic
« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2020, 09:54:20 AM »

Yeah, I kind of hoped I’d get some work done on Manxman last week but the C-130J Hercules fleet had other plans- more bird strikes, recovery from lightning strikes, and a mysterious fault as to why the engines wouldn’t start on one of them meant I was working 12 hour shifts swapping from line work to rectification work and back again! So inconsiderate of the great green flying skips! {-)


Hopefully this week will be quieter and the Manxman will be worked upon. :-))
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Re: Dean's Marine HMS Manxman upgrade lasercut plastic
« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2020, 10:25:39 AM »

Was the battery flat on the Herc that wouldn't start?
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Re: Dean's Marine HMS Manxman upgrade lasercut plastic
« Reply #31 on: June 30, 2020, 10:31:17 AM »

If only it was that simple! :}
It turned out to be the mission control computers not talking to each other! At least it turned in to a Avionics snag instead of a mechanical one!
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Re: Dean's Marine HMS Manxman upgrade lasercut plastic
« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2020, 11:03:36 AM »

Hm, not something for a multimeter and a battery fluid test pipette then  {:-{
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Re: Dean's Marine HMS Manxman upgrade lasercut plastic
« Reply #33 on: June 30, 2020, 02:40:46 PM »

More like black square box out, replacement black square box in... followed by hours of functional testing! You certainly wouldn’t want to mess around with two aircraft batteries (28v and probably four times larger than a car battery!) :-)
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Re: Dean's Marine HMS Manxman upgrade lasercut plastic
« Reply #34 on: June 30, 2020, 04:08:28 PM »

sounds like you have had your hands full then lol...


Ive been trying to rebuild the kitchen for the last 2 weeks
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Re: Dean's Marine HMS Manxman upgrade lasercut plastic
« Reply #35 on: June 30, 2020, 08:46:20 PM »

sounds like you have had your hands full then lol...


Iv'e been trying to rebuild the kitchen for the last 2 weeks


I hope it doesn't involve black boxes pokherman?


Yup, I think those batteries might tip my car sideways if installed.
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Re: Dean's Marine HMS Manxman upgrade lasercut plastic
« Reply #36 on: July 10, 2020, 08:39:06 PM »

Good work Guys , I built mine  [ Pun intended ]  2009 as my return to modelling and it took a while but after overcoming several er errors in detail you might say or misinformation , it turns out fine
Like you I had two areas which were very tiresome i.e. railings and etch brass work but got around those problems as you do ....
 
Mine was also RC and sailed very well and added Action units which included sound units , L e d's as signal lamps and a smoke unit under a section of gutter linked to the three funnels which whilst being a shoe horn job turned out well .


Bad side was the etch brass which I found a pain in the **** but a great model that looked brilliant and ran well on two 380 motors ......good luck and most say your railings are better than mine were  :-))
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Re: Dean's Marine HMS Manxman upgrade lasercut plastic
« Reply #37 on: July 11, 2020, 09:30:44 AM »

Thanks for the input on the railings.. I have done more to them, although not as much as I wanted, been having kitchen renovated so only had an hour or so here and there.. I won't post My more pics here as I don't want to act like a topic stealer..I'm going to get a program that will make a picture story of my progress and share that some how..
And I must agree with you the etchings are a real pain in the #£_& lol..
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Re: Dean's Marine HMS Manxman upgrade lasercut plastic
« Reply #38 on: July 11, 2020, 10:07:28 AM »

Hi pokherman


No worries mate, I’ve given all the feedback to Ron regarding the new lasercut plastic but whilst work is getting in the way of modelling again (I might be on the cusp of getting my third stripe so I have to play ball!) and I am currently finishing off a model I was building for Model Boats magazine before it was put on hold which I need to finish off for the new editor. Fingers crossed that I’ll be re-starting the Manxman build in less than 2 weeks time. The LCM is almost done writing and building. :-))
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Re: Dean's Marine HMS Manxman upgrade lasercut plastic
« Reply #39 on: August 12, 2020, 09:18:12 AM »

Has there been any more progress on the Manxman?
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Re: Dean's Marine HMS Manxman upgrade lasercut plastic
« Reply #40 on: August 13, 2020, 03:14:38 PM »

Hi everyone


But if work carried out on the Manxman over the last two days after this numbskull forgot this superglue! I had intended to finish off a build for Model Boats Magazine but the superglue forgetfulness has meant I could stick a few bits together on Manxman. The 0.5inch machine gun wings on the forward superstructure were added to each side. A bit of filler was added to blend the edges of the all the superstructures together and the range finder and 0.5inch machine guns were fetched out of the fittings tray and given some basic tidying up with a file.
The rear emergency conning position was constructed together- I had to refer to some pictures to understand how it went together but it made sense in the end!
Hopefully I’ll be on Manxman full time by the end of next week. :-))
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« Reply #41 on: August 20, 2020, 10:28:23 AM »

Looking really good there chap!!!


I have now arrived back home from our uk holiday so I too will be trying to make some progress on my Manxman build.. Im still searching for a program that will do a slide show of my build.. I dont really want to spend hours typing out what i have done process wise, as it has been what seems an age building this thing lol.. if anyone wants to ask questions they can lol..


I do have a question for you though..


do you know or trust what the instructions say on the motorboat and whaler etc for size wise??  the reason im asking is . I want to try and buy 3d printed versions, they look a lot better than what would be produced by the vac forms in the kit. ( this is not to knock the kit in anyway ) I just want to tidy some of the look up on the finished result.. the instructions say the motor boat is 25 foot, but gives no sizes for the other two, would you know any more details about them? or where i could find out?[size=78%]  [/size]


I have tried the website shapeways but to no result. they do a 26ft motor boat in 1/96. do you think i could use this and get away with it??   


I appreciate any input you give, and im enjoying seeing another Manxman kit coming to light.. you dont see many build logs an this kit for some reason lol  shes a pretty ship..
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Re: Dean's Marine HMS Manxman upgrade lasercut plastic
« Reply #42 on: August 20, 2020, 09:46:14 PM »

Hi Ian


It’s great to be back on Manxman too, my other project for Model Boats magazine is now finished so Manxman will take my full attention at work now.


The information on the ships boats are correct- a 25ft motor boat can be obtained from Quaycraft (usually via Model Dockyard in Truro or Cornwall Model Boats websites) and are made from resin. Very nice sets available in quite a few different scales. The whaler would be 27ft and are a standard Royal Navy ships boat and are available from Quaycraft too or on Shapeways from a designer called MicroMaster. Not cheap but look very good when painted up. I have yet to find a 3D printed 25ft motor boat.
Hope this helps and next update to my build will start next week. :-))
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« Reply #43 on: August 20, 2020, 11:38:48 PM »

Excellent !


Thanks for the info.. i will be looking at the sites you have sugested


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« Reply #44 on: August 21, 2020, 12:48:25 AM »

forgot to ask..


Have you any pics of this other build you did for the mag??


You have my email


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« Reply #45 on: August 21, 2020, 05:16:14 AM »

that a Boy Nick...  getting the priorities correct… back on to the Manxman, and Maybe just a Little work..  {-) {-)

i was contemplating whether to put this comment in this thread or put it in my Enchantress thread

Deansmarine also have resin ships boats… there just not advertised..
on the left the Whaler, at the top the Dingy, and on the Right two different Version of the 25ft Motor boat, as a Little kit..
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« Reply #46 on: August 21, 2020, 08:51:42 AM »

Lovely Colin!


Hows the stripe hunting going Nick? What rank would that give you and does it come with a payrise? (Both well deserved by the way) Ignore the last question if it is being too nosey.
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Re: Dean's Marine HMS Manxman upgrade lasercut plastic
« Reply #47 on: August 21, 2020, 09:07:54 AM »

Hit and miss at the moment Ian!
My assessment (SJAR) is due next month regarding promotion prospects so I’ll find out in November or December if I’m in for a chance of getting that elusive third stripe. I’m doing most jobs of a Sergeant at the moment so it wouldn’t be a big jump in responsibilities and unfortunately the pay is held for two years as technically I’d be on probation until my SNCO courses are completed. It’s a strange system at times!


I’ve bought some Prop Shop props and some shafts so they will be exposed. Got some nice A frames to go with them too. Pictures to come next week.



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Re: Dean's Marine HMS Manxman upgrade lasercut plastic
« Reply #48 on: August 21, 2020, 09:10:22 AM »

that a Boy Nick...  getting the priorities correct… back on to the Manxman, and Maybe just a Little work..  {-) {-)

i was contemplating whether to put this comment in this thread or put it in my Enchantress thread

Deansmarine also have resin ships boats… there just not advertised..
on the left the Whaler, at the top the Dingy, and on the Right two different Version of the 25ft Motor boat, as a Little kit..





I’m getting my priorities correct, the model boating of course!
I remember now that Ron has some resin boats too, I’m always short of the 27ft whaler for some reason! :D
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« Reply #49 on: August 21, 2020, 09:42:50 AM »

O dear  {:-{


Ive now ordered the whaler from shapeways and the 16ft dingy from dock yard,


Bummer lol


looks like i will be ordering the 25ft motor boat from Deans then  %)   
i wish they would get their website up together lol  o well,
Still, I should be able to do some more to the boat today. does anyone know where i can buy some search lights that are 1.96th that will work on the Manxman kit?? I dearly i want them to work, my trouble is I know nothing about Navy things, I just like the boats and the building of them.. so in other words, as to what size the lights are in real terms and what sort they would be, Im at a dead end..  same as the green and blue light units either side of the bridge, ( if i have the colours right that is lol )
I could just put a bulb there but that would nt look right would it..


cant wait to see more pics..
Ian


o. ps,  congrats on the semi promotion !!
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