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Re: New Projects ....
« Reply #125 on: November 28, 2021, 10:26:20 pm »


OK, must get past my growing apathy for this kit... 'must try harder'!

This is where we're at .... these hull plates were made to size shrunk when they dried out, spliced, add more matches to rebuild to size .... and  same a second time!

 .... this is the third time!










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Re: New Projects ....
« Reply #126 on: November 28, 2021, 10:34:21 pm »


As it had dried out very well, splitting the end off wasn't easy and needed a couple of cuts and sanding flat....






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Re: New Projects ....
« Reply #127 on: November 28, 2021, 10:39:16 pm »


Using Wickes external PVA, undiluted this time, let's see if it's any good.   

... still trying to get my MoJo back,  so if it shrinks again.... it's  "going for a Burton!" {:-{


 







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Re: New Projects ....
« Reply #128 on: December 23, 2021, 12:52:16 pm »


Found this video on Facebook ....


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Re: New Projects ....
« Reply #129 on: December 29, 2021, 04:39:22 pm »


Today's observations ....

1. BLACK+DECKER Detail Mouse sanders are loud... very loud .... especially in a bath tub!   O0

2. There's no speed control on a BLACK+DECKER Mouse sanders, well not on my one anyway

3. Well it stopped raining so let sand outdoors ....

4. BLACK+DECKER Mouse sanders are Exceptionally Loud, even outside, on top of an empty Sulo / wheelie bin!


                                           
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Re: New Projects ....
« Reply #130 on: January 04, 2022, 04:10:29 pm »


Jan 4 - Had another go with a Multi-tool  sander, oscillating type, a bit better because it speed controllable but was still taking ages.

           Looked up 'sanders' on Utube, decided that a Random Orbit Sander was probably the next step.

           That arrived yesterday via Amazon ... cheapest one I could find!  ;D

           Had a go with that today, not bad with 60 grit disk!

           1. Snapped two sheets (again) through bad handling
           2. Flipping FREEZING outside today (UK) in a thin polo shirt!
           3. Just what wood are matchsticks made from... marble?


         
                         
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Re: New Projects ....
« Reply #131 on: January 04, 2022, 07:40:34 pm »


Jan 4 - Had another go with a Multi-tool  sander, oscillating type, a bit better because it speed controllable but was still taking ages.

         
           3. Just what wood are matchsticks made from... marble?
                   

The amount of glue you soaked them with may be having an effect.
Jim
 
 
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Re: New Projects ....
« Reply #132 on: January 05, 2022, 09:44:13 am »


Saw this on eBay, this morning, seller says his is made from balsa ....
It's a bit bigger than mine,  58.5cm. x Width 15cm. x Depth 18cm ( mine is 48 x 14cm ) but same shape and everything! 


                
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255313629638?hash=item3b71e0d1c6:g:~EkAAOSwMhJh1HWH







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Re: New Projects ....
« Reply #133 on: May 08, 2022, 11:35:06 pm »


Well it been a  .... 'a couple of days' ....   since I've added to this build,
 but what with cellulitis, infections, hospital stays, reinfections, dermatitis,  I've just not felt building stupid model boats!  <:(

So those of you that know me, my aphorism seems to be, 'Cum depressus impetus emptio on eBay'


An easy & fast build is what I need .... not actually this ship .... but very similar in appearance!

      
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Re: New Projects ....
« Reply #134 on: May 09, 2022, 08:55:00 pm »


Finished it !  -
  https://youtu.be/vcAqEmvkZME

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Re: New Projects ....
« Reply #135 on: May 09, 2022, 11:07:59 pm »

Well done Martin!
Looking forward to the pictures of her first sea trials!!
Hopefully she's been suitably therapeutic and you're now fully recovered.
Regards,Mike
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Re: New Projects .... MECCANO Pirate Ship
« Reply #136 on: May 20, 2022, 07:50:41 pm »


MECCANO A1505604 Pirate Ship 'Special Edition.'


Mum bought me my first Meccano kit when i was about 8  I think... loved it straight away.
( Glad I was a boy before computers, smartphones, Internet were a thing! )

I first saw these Meccano 'Ships' at the Warwick model boat show a couple of years ago and thought, "Now that looks interesting!
There were a lot of strange parts in this kit, but I suppose it's over 50 years since I touched Meccano.


Some thoughts...
1. Many of the parts, even the 'standard parts' seem paper thin ....
2. Instruction books have changed a lot over the years, they now seem to be drafted by graphic artist these days not engineers,
    they look great but, in many places, they are not practical construction drawings.
3. Several times I had to take sections apart because there are brown parts and slightly darker brown parts!
4. The rod coupler (tubes) are, literally, just heavy foil!
5. Some parts look exactly the same, but some are plastic, some are metal!
6. The golden rule as a kid was;  "Never bend the parts!" ..... There are several parts to be bent in this kit.
7. I appreciate this is a 'visual' project, so not much (any!) engineering in this build at all.
8. I knew the 'sails' were going to be tedious... and they were ....  very tedious!
9. Not any "clever" design aspects I could find at all in the whole build.
10. I did not enjoy this build at all. I found the whole thing a real chore in the end and glad to be done of it.   {:-{

Marks out of Ten:  5/10   ..... But at least I now have a lot of spare nuts, bolts, metal bits and pieces for other projects!  :}
 
 
 


                     

               
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Re: New Projects .... MECCANO Pirate Ship
« Reply #137 on: May 21, 2022, 09:12:51 am »

 
Meccano Pirate Ship Build:  https://youtu.be/_4w9Cu6ldj8


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« Reply #138 on: May 21, 2022, 01:10:54 pm »

I still have the Plastic meccano - which you could bend a little, made a few off plan things like a Wessex like helicopter and strange caravells using the red bridge trapiziums
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Re: New Projects .... (Lego) De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #139 on: May 21, 2022, 01:14:59 pm »

 
Another home arrest project ...... COBI ( Lego ) - De Havilland Mosquito FB.VI

 The De Havilland Mosquito  is still one of my all-time favourite aircraft:
https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,10985.msg102839.html#msg102839
.... such a pleasing curves on the eye....

 I love the ethos of the "Mossie",  'The Spitfire is proving really successful ...... let's nail TWO of them together!'   %)


 Some thoughts...
1. Kit OK really, it as good as Lego.
2. No parts missing.
3. Few complaints about the kit / final product... only gripes from over expectation on my part!
4. Many parts hard to identify from build manual.
5. Didn't like the way fitted parts are greyed after each stage, difficult to cross-check fitted pieces.
6. Lots of bespoke parts just for this kit (guessing).
7. Some assemblies do not hold together well, eg. rear of the engine nacelles, canopy.
8. It's quite fragile once built, easy to knock parts off.
9. All smaller bags not numbered ... and no rhyme or reason why those parts are bagged together,
    ie. you HAVE to open all the bags at the same time!    >:-o
10. Last and most important, the propellers do not resemble the original huge 'boat oar' props in any way!     >>:-(


Marks out of Ten:  7/10   ..... Done & dusted, all bagged up, (properly!) ... make me a reasonable offer and it's yours  :}
 


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Re: New Projects ....
« Reply #140 on: May 21, 2022, 01:16:37 pm »


Another home arrest project ...... COBI ( Lego ) - De Havilland Mosquito FB.VI

  https://youtu.be/jfaWBSNxpqs

 
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Re: New Projects .... De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #141 on: June 01, 2022, 01:55:00 pm »


Found this on Facebook .... nearly as good as my Cobi brick one .... almost!
   :o



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Re: Martin's Latest Projects .... fad / whimsy / distraction!
« Reply #142 on: June 01, 2022, 05:09:58 pm »

Thats just showing off.
I bet his wife still calls it a dust collector😁
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Re: Martin's Latest Projects .... fad / whimsy / distraction!
« Reply #143 on: June 01, 2022, 05:47:04 pm »

I bet his wife still calls it a dust collector😁

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Re: New Projects ....
« Reply #144 on: August 05, 2022, 10:23:44 pm »


Using Wickes external PVA, undiluted this time, let's see if it's any good.   

... still trying to get my MoJo back,  so if it shrinks again.... it's  "going for a Burton!" {:-{


 






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Re: Martin's Latest Projects .... fad / whimsy / distraction!
« Reply #145 on: August 14, 2022, 05:59:24 pm »


Good point, bad leg a lot better now, plus very hot / humid here in UK at the moment, unusual but it won't last much longer ....

 Once a bit cooler, we can make a new start!   :-)
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