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Re: BOSTON TYPHOON ........ my build
« Reply #50 on: January 14, 2008, 04:31:58 PM »


Thanks guys. I shall think about planking. The simulated sheets look allright when laid on top.  Don't know if it's worth the time needed. There's a thousand fittings to be assembled.  ;D     Watch this space, as they say.

Today I committed to glueing down the rear deck. The pictures show the frame system, ready for a 'Lorry'.   Will have to work like a surgeon through the opening now.  ;)  The motor brackets are yet to be made when the motor arrives.

I couldn't resist putting all the loose bits on to see what she looks like. I particularly like the Brass propeller. ( thanks to Westbourne for the speedy delivery).   It sets it off nicely.



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« Reply #51 on: January 14, 2008, 05:01:44 PM »

Ken,

She is looking so good now so please plank the deck. It does look alot better. I like all those "loose bits" and cant wait to see more of her.

Barry
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« Reply #52 on: January 14, 2008, 06:59:58 PM »

Keep up the good work, its made me get the finger out with my Boston Fury build  which ran aground late summer.   
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Re: BOSTON TYPHOON ........ my build
« Reply #53 on: January 20, 2008, 05:33:37 PM »


 The Bulwarks are all sanded nice and flat. Two days work here to thin out the P38.

 
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« Reply #54 on: January 20, 2008, 05:35:33 PM »


Getting ready for the afternoon concerts.   ;D

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Re: BOSTON TYPHOON ........ my build
« Reply #55 on: January 20, 2008, 05:37:36 PM »


The Kit sailors have gone to pieces.  ::)

A bit of filing and gluing and all is well.

 
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« Reply #56 on: January 20, 2008, 05:38:56 PM »


I love  Red Oxide,  it covers anything.  (in my case, just as well eh !!)

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« Reply #57 on: January 22, 2008, 10:21:35 AM »

Here's a photo showing how the trawl wire fair leads are laid out
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« Reply #58 on: January 22, 2008, 11:43:24 AM »


Thanks Davie.  Keep em coming.

One question for everyone please.  What level do you draw the 'Boot Line'

Is this the water level as per the drawings, or is it where she floats at, or where you would like her to float at   ? ? ?

I notice my 'line' is only 36cm from the capping rail (at it's lowest point) and only 8cm from the lowest drain hole on deck.

Don't want to to be filling up with water again do we !!!

People are talking about a lump of lead in the keel of around 30 pounds, (my poor back !!), so I figure to make her ride higher. Just second coated her in Red Oxide and ready for the Black top section in a few days.

What's you views on this ?

Cheers...Ken

   

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« Reply #59 on: January 22, 2008, 12:08:01 PM »


Isn't old age a nuisance.   :embarrassed:          For  'Centimeters'  read  'Millimeters' .  Sorry bout that

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« Reply #60 on: January 22, 2008, 04:05:08 PM »

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« Reply #61 on: January 22, 2008, 08:04:30 PM »


Hi David

The Phantom FD252 looks to be sitting great.  This is higher than my plans and was what I was aiming for. Just right.

Allthough the ship at sea looks low, it is actually higher up than I had my marks.

What I've noticed is that the bow rises higher than the middle, and this is where the fish wash drain hole is situated. This would make it as high as the mid section cut outs so all would be well. 

Thank you for putting my mind at rest.  A marking we will go.

Spent the day making a Toilet room at the stern. I fitted the 'Pan' and embellished it with a loo roll and holder. Also made the coal house with a dividing wall and fitted it all on a base plate. The rear moulding can then be fitted over the top and it's ready to go.  If I can find some dolls house hinges then I could have opening doors.

Cheers...Ken
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« Reply #62 on: January 22, 2008, 08:42:57 PM »

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« Reply #63 on: January 23, 2008, 07:37:00 PM »


Thanks Dicky. I'm having a look round their pages to see if they have anything small enough. I want about 5mm width.

Today I painted the Toilet compartment and Coal bunker. Thought I'd have a go at the 'little people'.  Do you like my colour scheme ?. While this is drying I am working on the top cabin. (the one with the steering wheel !!). I plan to have a removeable roof so that I can populate the insides.

I have ordered brass stanchions from Westbourne's in place of the moulded ones supplied, and plan to leave the brass exposed. Should look quiet pretty when finished. 38 for something so small. No comment.

I'm still waiting for SWMBO to go out so that I can fill the bath and apply talcum powder to the water. NO, not that, this is a water line test to find out how much lead to add for buoyancy, etc.



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« Reply #64 on: January 23, 2008, 08:27:05 PM »

Kenny,

Is the toilet roll industrial sized. Whats wrong with yesterdays newspaper ;D
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« Reply #65 on: January 23, 2008, 08:37:01 PM »

Have you seen the size of the print on yesterday's paper my mate  {-) {-) {-) {-)
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« Reply #66 on: January 23, 2008, 08:44:44 PM »


They'll be at sea a long time !!!!

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« Reply #67 on: January 25, 2008, 07:04:04 PM »


Today I fitted the Bow thruster motor. All greased and set up and runs lovely. The speaker is fitted . The well deck bulwark has a set in entrance way and proved too deep. This was re cut and glued, so as not to foul the speaker.

I've been busy cutting the new well deck hatches (not on drawings). This will enable easy access to the insides, should the need arise. I might fit other extras here.

Couldn't resist fitting the completed modules to line up the fit and get a general view of the final layout.  The toilet is plumbed in but wont flush.  :embarrassed:  My wife also says the paper is rather a big roll, but it's too late now as it's all glued in.

I've found the correct colour for the little people's faces. It's tinlet number 61 and looks quite real.





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« Reply #68 on: January 25, 2008, 07:51:45 PM »

Coming on a treat Ken. Any way you cant really see the toilet roll very well so who cares...Keep them coming.

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« Reply #69 on: January 31, 2008, 08:05:37 PM »

Hi Ken,

Just found your build thread and reading with interest as I also have this kit.
The power 1000 motors seem good, I have 2 going into my Pacific Light and intend fitting them to Boston & the Imara (low drain and loads of power)
As she's a fishing boat - are you going to fill any boxes with fish ? - I've bought a bag of long grain rice ! - at about 40p will provide about 17,ooo,ooo fish ! (OK you count how many grains in a bag) paint some silver and others aluminium and when the crates are filled (only the top ones need painting) look the business.

Cheers - Ken ( its like talking to yourself!  :D )


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« Reply #70 on: January 31, 2008, 08:29:55 PM »

Looking at the size of that loo roll, the Boston Typhoon crew have obviously been talking to the crew of the Red Pelican!!! {-) {-) O0

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« Reply #71 on: January 31, 2008, 08:40:44 PM »


Oh yes.  Fish are all part of the build.  I've even collected the little bags of fishnets which used to contain fruit from the local store. I'll have to wait and see if the scale is allright before I cut them to shape.

My main concern was to construct a sound footing on which to lavish the detail. If I wasn't using up so much of my time in this club, I could get on a bit quicker.   8)

Your right Mark. News travels fast in the boating community. Half the roll has been used up, so it's looking better these days.    (Pop round and see the yacht)

Ken



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« Reply #72 on: January 31, 2008, 11:24:43 PM »

Kenny give me a few days and I can scan in an original trawl design that these ships used so you could make it if you want.
Oh and these boats DIDN'T carry boxes for fish , all of the fish were in the ponds when they came aboard and kept in bulk in the fish ponds in the hold in ice
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« Reply #73 on: February 01, 2008, 11:08:24 AM »


Here is the photo supplied for the boat. I thought I'd do something similar.

Ken

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« Reply #74 on: February 01, 2008, 07:39:50 PM »


Update on the toilet situation.

Today I had to do a re paint and I noticed the 'Roll' had been used.   ;D


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