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Invictus of Allington...sort of
« on: November 03, 2020, 04:51:50 pm »

Hi all,

The build has begun. It's not a kit so it will probably take a while to build. I have said in the subject heading that it's "...sort of". The reason I've said that is because although the build is taken from the plan I have extended the length by 140mm to make it near enough 900mm when it's completed.

Here are the first photos.



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Re: Invictus of Allington...sort of
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2020, 06:09:51 pm »

Hi Dave, should be an interesting build is this to be a static or sailing model, and is there a reason for 140mm extension, enjoy your build  :-))




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Re: Invictus of Allington...sort of
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2020, 06:42:42 pm »

Hi Dave, should be an interesting build is this to be a static or sailing model, and is there a reason for 140mm extension, enjoy your build  :-))
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Hi Joe,

Thanks for the comments.

It will be for sailing. As I have been on a narrowboat holiday last year I wanted the build to resemble the boat we were on. It was a 60ft and had more windows. That's about it really.
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Re: Invictus of Allington...sort of
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2020, 06:57:23 pm »

Sounds a good enough reason to me, the boat you had on holiday has obviously inspired this model, I look forward to seeing it come together. :-))




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Re: Invictus of Allington...sort of
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2020, 04:03:31 pm »

I have now cut out the bulkheads, as you can see below, but now I have a problem.

On the plan it looks like bulkhead '4' is meant to be cut shorter than the others and I cannot see any reason why. Could someone cast there eyes over the plans please and tell me if they think it would be OK to leave it so it's like 1,2,3?

It has just occurred to me that maybe all the bulk heads should be cut that size and in photo 1 and the section at the bottom is actually the base; if that is true why doesn't it show the cut line on bulkheads 1,2,3?

I know when you look at the photos you'll see that I have 5 bulkheads that's because I've made the model longer, but as the plan says '4' we'll stick to '4' for the purposes of this question.

None of the parts are glued yet they're just sitting on the base at the moment.

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Re: Invictus of Allington...sort of
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2020, 04:42:03 pm »

The way I read the side view is no 4 is not actually cut short, it's a centre line view and there is a vertical slot for the shaft you have done a hole instead so no problem.




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Re: Invictus of Allington...sort of
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2020, 07:31:24 pm »

Bulkhead 4 is the same depth as the rest, the drawing doesn't show the cut lines on the others but the bottom rectangle is the hull bottom. It is drawn with lines through it to represent wood grain. 4 probably has the edge markings as it is not the full width at the bottom as it has to be narrower to allow for the hull sides curving in to the stern. There is only a hole for the shaft, not a slot.
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Re: Invictus of Allington...sort of
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2020, 07:10:08 am »

Thanks everyone for your help.

By your answers looks like by pure accident I've so far done it the right way, except my bulkheads go to the bottom of those drawings which should not make any difference other than the boats will be taller.
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Re: Invictus of Allington...sort of
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2020, 09:20:10 am »

more works been done.

Stringers and prop support now fixed



initial bow work bottom layers - this was 2 laminations of 1/32" ply



start of the stern build, this wasn't very clear in the plans and also the photos I have of the original build are not a lot of help either, so the build is my interpretation of how it should be.



cabin stringers and more bow work done


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Re: Invictus of Allington...sort of
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2020, 11:34:05 am »

Sometimes it's more fun to do what you think, and as far as I can see you're doing OK Dave   :-))


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Re: Invictus of Allington...sort of
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2020, 12:33:05 pm »

Sometimes it's more fun to do what you think, and as far as I can see you're doing OK Dave   :-))


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Re: Invictus of Allington...sort of
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2020, 09:34:50 am »

I decided to put of a bit of artistic license into the build so I'm adding wooden decking effect at the bow







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Re: Invictus of Allington...sort of
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2020, 10:20:04 am »

More work done over the last week.

I've completed the hull. Created the cabin structure ready for covering. Planked the stern deck to match the front. The stern deck is removeable to get to the rudder linkage from the servo. I made the tiller from 2.5mm solid brass. To bend it I used an old piece of flat wood cut and drilled some 10mm dowel and cold bent it round the dowel to shape. It was suggested that the brass is heated first but I tried it out cold and it seems to have worked OK.











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Re: Invictus of Allington...sort of
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2020, 02:05:25 pm »

Coming along nicely Dave.

At some point I can see me building a narrowboat. My sister and husband have a full-sized one and she has dropped hints as she is interested in dolls houses as well and wants one to fit out. My brother and his wife have one as well.

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Re: Invictus of Allington...sort of
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2020, 05:42:21 pm »

Thanks Chris. I've made a few dollshouses mainly so the wife can raffle them for the school or good causes.
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Re: Invictus of Allington...sort of
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2020, 09:17:39 am »

Progress is now slower as golf has returned and I'm having to drive Miss Daisy around Kent for shopping.

But I have now cut the sides and the windows and portholes



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« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2020, 10:10:42 am »

Interesting build Dave, coming along nicely  :-))


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« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2020, 10:13:17 am »

Interesting build Dave, coming along nicely  :-))


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Re: Invictus of Allington...sort of
« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2020, 10:43:19 am »

I've cut out and fixed the sides to the cabin and cut out the windows and port holes. Next is fix the roof and then painting.





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Re: Invictus of Allington...sort of
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2021, 02:23:41 pm »

I've now given it the second primer coat after initial filling. The filler has reacted with the primer or visa versa. The primer is oil based and the filler was an acrylic one from Halfords 'Holts Cataloy Knifing Putty 100g' which I thought would be great for it. I'm guessing I should have used a standard fine filler. Oh well you live and learn.





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