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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2021, 06:23:25 pm »

 This was in late November. I put the hull to one side and carried on with the decks, as posted and in the new year started to look at hull again,
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2021, 04:14:16 pm »

 I decided to concentrate on the white top sides and to see if I could use a fine filler on top of the paint.
Throughout the paint process I had tested each stage on a sample piece of ply to be sure there were no reaction problems. This had some grain showing so I used it to try fillers.
My son had some car body filler but if you tried to apply it very thin it set immediately.
I then spoke to Halfords and bought a 2- 30ml tube pack of Isopon Scratch &Stone Chip Filler. (Very expensive). When I first tried it, it also dried quickly the thinner it was applied but I found if I did a small area and sanded it with fine wet and dry immediately it had the desired effect. Pic 43
  After a light sand I then applied it to all the topsides Pic 44/45 and put it aside with tube heaters to slowly dry.
 
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2021, 04:19:38 pm »

  A couple of weeks ago we had a slightly warmer less humid spell, so I decided to go for a white respray, still using Halfords Appliance White.
The first coat gave me some concern over coverage Pic 45a, but 4 coats latter it was looking good Pic 46.
When I got it back in good daylight there was no sign of the grain Pic 47/48.
  Whilst preparing the topsides I also rubbed down the bottom with fine wet and dry which has improved it slightly so for now I consider the hull PAINTED. %%

 
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2021, 04:23:33 pm »

 This now brings me pretty much up to date with the build so far, so going forward I won’t be able to produce the posts with hindsight and the build will be in real time i.e. slower.
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2021, 07:47:47 am »

Hi I have been following this build with interest.  As far as crew on board I do approve of Gary's choice of teddy bears! 

I have used lengths of ply and a pre-bending with hot water treatment, my version of steaming, then use a hair dryer can be helpful. 

Before attachment to frames an initial treatment of the ply sealing the surface and ready for an undercoat.

We all have our methods I had looked at the plans and had a build going in my head the boat achieves excellent character with so few lines, all very nicely observed.  But I have enough going on so will just observe.
Carry on the good work.
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2021, 10:18:17 am »

Hi Peter,

I echo Roy's sentiments Gary's models are really interesting, great 'fun' builds !
One to watch with Halfraud's paints - I disastrously discovered around 10 years ago (formula's may have since changed),
their White Primer will pickle off Appliance White gloss, should you need to re -prime !
acts like paint stripper !

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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2021, 11:23:00 am »

 Hi Paul
During a filler primer respray of topsides I had left a tiny bit of the red bottom paint not masked off and the primer turned it into liquid paint.
I picked it up on my finger and I thought I had cut myself so it look like the problem is still there.
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2021, 11:26:38 am »

 Moving back to the deck. Next job was to build hatch covers and cabin /hold tops.
At this point I decided I would eventually permanently fix the deck into the hull so decided to enlarge forward hatch to give more access to RC pullies. Pics 49/50/51/52
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #33 on: March 02, 2021, 11:29:52 am »

 
The hatch covers are built inside the frame to ensure a perfect fit using cling film to stop them getting glued in and using tape as a spacer. Pic 53/54/55
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #34 on: March 02, 2021, 11:32:12 am »

 
Hatch frame is then glued in place and cover glued on Pic 56/57/58
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2021, 11:32:27 am »

H Peter P. where did you get those deep grip but small screw clamps from?  Clamps give a much better joint than just spring loaded ones.  Nice job by the way!

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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2021, 11:34:26 am »

 Frame then removed trimmed and sanded 59/60/61
 
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2021, 11:57:50 am »

 Hi Roy.
I’ve had the little G clamps for ages. I used them here because the deck has a slight camber.
I usually buy this sort of thing on eBay. I could do with some more so if I find them I will post a link

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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2021, 12:10:34 pm »

 
Because the hatch is bigger I added some stiffeners.Pics 62/63
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #39 on: March 02, 2021, 12:17:39 pm »

 
Same method of construction for aft hatch. Pic 64
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #40 on: March 03, 2021, 05:33:37 am »

Very interesting and helpful. Am currently building an “Emma”, so your experiences are of great assistance
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2021, 04:32:15 pm »

 
Thanks Andy.
I am enjoying the build and its nice to know the posts are useful.
With “Emma” being smaller were you able to get the thin ply recommended on the plans ?
Having to use the thicker ply sheets has caused me some issues.
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2021, 04:36:15 pm »

 
For the cabin roof and cargo hatch the build process is essentially the same in that the frames are built in the openings, but the larger size and shapes needs a more detailed frame, and the tops are added after the frame is removed.
The cabin roof is curved, and the cabin sides have a slight slope so extra care is needed applying the spacing tape and spacers to make sure the frame is upright and can be removed. Pic 65/66
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #43 on: March 12, 2021, 04:39:26 pm »

 
The frame is then built in situ and then removed. Note the curved cross beams and cut-outs to clear portholes. Pic 67/68/69
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #44 on: March 12, 2021, 04:41:42 pm »

 
The curved roof top is then fixed Pic 70/71
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #45 on: March 12, 2021, 04:43:28 pm »

Good to see your progress


I got the ply from B&Q, they say it’s 3.6 mm thick, but my micrometer says it’s 3mm !


Not had any problems. Currently trying to make mould for casting the lead.
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #46 on: March 12, 2021, 04:56:35 pm »

 
I then trimmed the edges Pic 72/73/74. I may shape them a bit more when I add the final cabin fittings.
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #47 on: March 12, 2021, 05:21:47 pm »

 Hi Andy
Was that an 8 x 4 sheet ?
Sounds like you are well into the build.
Casting the keel is the one thing I am not looking forward too
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #48 on: March 12, 2021, 05:34:19 pm »

Bought 2 smaller sheets, 6’x2’. Also downloaded the Flyer plans, so will use the left over pieces to start that, at some time in the future. We all have good intentions !


Agree about the lead casting, am going to try using a camping cooler outside with an old saucepan.
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #49 on: March 13, 2021, 04:10:24 pm »

 
Before and after 2 coats epoxy sealer Pic 79/80
 

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