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GOGSAMWE

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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2006, 10:50:34 PM »

Some crew members, have also been in the "operating theatre"

Trust me.... I am a doctor.......  you need no anaesthetic I told em  ;D

Looking a bit "grey" from their ordeal, hopefully they will get some colour soon.

The one bending down has discovered I had broken a wooden stanchion support.... "Mama Mia" he crys...... you will have to get that fixed !



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« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2006, 11:27:27 PM »

Gogsamwe, what is the glazing made of and how did you fit it without it clouding? Love the little maps on the windows and the newspaper. Strange, I would not have looked twice if I'd seen this kind of kit in a shop but following your progress makes me realize what an interesting and detailed subject it can be.
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GOGSAMWE

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« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2006, 06:31:30 AM »

Gogsamwe, what is the glazing made of and how did you fit it without it clouding? Love the little maps on the windows and the newspaper. Strange, I would not have looked twice if I'd seen this kind of kit in a shop but following your progress makes me realize what an interesting and detailed subject it can be.

Thanks Pointy  :D

The Glazing material, is as supplied in the kit, I reckon its similar to photocopy acetate sheeting, its certainly very flexible, and easily cut with scissors.....unlike the harder plasti-card stuff one usually gets in a kit.

As for adhesive, I use a product called "weldbond"..... its a sort of strong PVA, but dries clear, and has good  initial tack quality.

Obtainable at most good model shops tis about 3 a small bottle.

(There is also a specialist glazing glue that one can use, the plastic  model aircraft guys use it, I cannot recall the name at the moment. When I remember, I shall post it here for you ! )
   

The kit ? well, as stated in my initial post  of this thread, as experienced as I am.... I have always fancied a POF model ( note some elitists....as I have found out will try and correct this and call it POB =plank on bulkhead, But I prefer POF ......so there ! ;D )

Wood is not my favourite material, ( specially when after all the effort, you are supposed to disguise  that it IS wood! ) and believe me, getting a working 3d hull out of a flat pack kit, is a bit daunting...... but as I found, there are a lot of helpful people on the web, who are willing to advise at the parts one struggles with  ;)

Once you have a few models under your belt, I'd recommend the experience to anyone,watching it take shape does really give you a kick   :D

The detailing, additions, come purely from research using the web, to death ! Just "adds" a little something extra to any model  I feel, makes it personal, and elevates it above the normal out of the kit box look.

Hope this all helps, Pointy, and thanks to all for the encouragement ;D

Cheers

Steve
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GOGSAMWE

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« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2006, 06:58:05 AM »

Hi Pointy..

This is the stuff the plastic aero modellers use  ;D

Micro Kristal Klear

Microscale Kristal Klear [1 (US) fl Oz / 29.56 ml)

 Clear liquid plastic adhesive for gluing windows into models and creating small windows. It joins most dissimilar materials and is especially useful on clear plastic parts for nearly invisible joints. WILL NOT CAUSE CRAZING OF CLEAR PARTS."

You can get it here > http://www.themodelcatalogue.com/acatalog/Microscale_Glue.html

Enjoy.........

Steve ;)
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GOGSAMWE

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« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2006, 09:05:28 PM »

Both crew members are recovering from their "operations" and getting some colour back  ;D

Luigi the Captain, looks a bit cross.....  probably still sore.... he hee

Marco..... well...... he is just forever shouting Mama Mia !

The seating in the p_a_s_s_enger  cabin has now been installed.

Steve
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GOGSAMWE

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« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2006, 09:06:53 PM »

And this weekend, the electrical contractors have started to install the lighting circuits.

More this weekend, with luck !

Steve ;D
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« Reply #31 on: July 28, 2006, 09:24:53 PM »

Your wiring contractors are making a much neater job than the lot that did my house! Bet there's no broken floorboards either.

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ambernblu

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« Reply #32 on: July 28, 2006, 09:37:19 PM »


... haven't looked for a little while, but must say its looking pretty damn good....  ;)
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« Reply #33 on: July 28, 2006, 11:08:28 PM »

looks good :) whens the maiden?
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GOGSAMWE

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« Reply #34 on: July 29, 2006, 08:41:28 AM »

Thanks for the comments guys, much appreciated. ;)

I am hopeful of maiden in next fortnight.....this flippin going to WORK stuff  kinda buggers it up ! pah !

Keep you posted with progress,

Steve 
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« Reply #35 on: July 29, 2006, 09:05:48 AM »


.... tell me about it....!! (Need work to pay for the model boats tho'!)  ;D
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« Reply #36 on: July 30, 2006, 07:05:59 PM »

Ahh, Sundays are great  ;D

S_o_d the gardening, the household chores...... get modelling..... he hee  ;D
and so I did  just that.

Just as well  She ( the missus ) didnt need her pegs......cos I used loads of em to clamp me walls  ;D   
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GOGSAMWE

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« Reply #37 on: July 30, 2006, 07:08:09 PM »

with the roof loosely placed on, she's starting to look like the real thing now  ;D

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GOGSAMWE

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« Reply #38 on: July 30, 2006, 07:11:20 PM »


However, no matter how hard I try, I have one crew member "Marco" who ,just cannot be pleased !

I have repaired the broken stanchion, and he still cries Mama Mia  ;D

and he's even inspecting the battery and R/C bay.....and he's still NOT happy

Praps he will lighten up, on the maiden voyage  ??? 

Steve
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« Reply #39 on: July 30, 2006, 07:19:24 PM »

Just pour a couple of grappas down him and he will cheer up immensly.

It's looking good - how did you hide the grain of the wood?

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GOGSAMWE

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« Reply #40 on: July 30, 2006, 07:28:31 PM »

Thanks Tim ;)

Sanding sealer is the answer,  coat, let dry, sand back, coat , let dry and sand back.....until you are happy with the finish, then primer then top coat.

To be honest, trying to "disguise" that wood is not wood is a real pain in the a**, much easier if wood is to look like wood,

see my other other build here....to see what I mean,

But , none the less, I am enjoying the build..... its not without its problems.....or my c_o_c_k ups... but  keeps me sane......  I think......

( ignoring the fact that I talk to my little plastic crew members)   
 ;D Steve
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« Reply #41 on: July 31, 2006, 10:44:32 AM »

( ignoring the fact that I talk to my little plastic crew members)   

It's when they talk back that you should worry ;D ;D


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GOGSAMWE

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« Reply #42 on: July 31, 2006, 05:23:43 PM »

 
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It's when they talk back that you should worry ;D ;D
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Shhh, we are  already communicating  ;D

Am I mad ? ...... yep model boat mad... ha
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« Reply #43 on: July 31, 2006, 06:47:42 PM »

Steve,

You could always see what Marco has to say about the problems. If he feels part of the process he might be a bit happier.

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« Reply #44 on: July 31, 2006, 09:03:15 PM »

Tim, I think I shall rename Marco as Martini.....

Any time any place anywhere...... he seems to be everywhere...... he hee ;D
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« Reply #45 on: August 01, 2006, 12:45:43 PM »

Steve,

You could always see what Marco has to say about the problems. If he feels part of the process he might be a bit happier.

Tim the Wombat

Not a management consultant are we ??? ??? ;D ;D
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« Reply #46 on: August 01, 2006, 02:30:18 PM »

Management Consultant!!!!  >:( >:( >:( >:(

I'm insulted.

Management Consultant - someone to whom you pay a great deal of money to tell you the time using your watch and who then will not take responsibility when you are late for an important meeting.

Closest I get is being a PHB. It is important to keep the workforce happy - a happy workforce is an exploitable workforce  ;D ;D

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« Reply #47 on: August 02, 2006, 10:22:12 AM »

Wombat,

When it comes to consultants I'm with Alan Sugar (see Money Programme about 5 yeasr ago).

PHB ? new one on me

Cheers

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« Reply #48 on: August 02, 2006, 11:14:11 AM »

Pointy Haired Boss - see Dilbert

http://www.dilbert.com/comics/dilbert/archive/dilbert-20060730.html

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« Reply #49 on: August 02, 2006, 09:21:05 PM »

More progress on my Italian Job, however, there is no pleasing my Inspector Marco  ::)

For full update go here http://www.modelshipworld.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=2697#2697

Heres a few pics of the recent build progress. I had a devil of a job getting a wopping piece of ply to fit around the bow and stern bulwarks, I managed in the end, however, have decided to clad the outside of this ply with 0.75 plasticard.. which has given it a nice finish  ;D

Steve
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