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Re: My HMS Brave Borderer 1:16 Scale Build
« Reply #375 on: July 13, 2012, 10:13:43 am »

HELLO ok2

Must post some pics - no excuse for not doing so - think its gonna rain for 40 nights and 40 days down ere'

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nice to see you  back  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

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Re: My HMS Brave Borderer 1:16 Scale Build
« Reply #376 on: July 15, 2012, 12:28:04 pm »

Strange this website - this is my second post - pretty clever I got all those pics on my first post :D

Just before I busted my leg, I took BB out to the waterhole for another sail - not much changed, still cannot get to plane, then all of a sudden she went very slow indeed.
After sometime my model eventually floated back to the shore and I lifted BB out of the water to notice that I spun off 2 props and broke the third {:-{ >>:-( >>:-(

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Re: My HMS Brave Borderer 1:16 Scale Build
« Reply #377 on: July 15, 2012, 12:52:19 pm »

Located just below the 3 exhaust outlets on the transom, a shelf with 2 vertical panels either side is fitted. From the top of the transom down to this shelf are 2 pieces of brass 2mm thick. I had to cut these off and relocate them as they were fitted inboard of the vertical fins instead of outboard.

Can you see where they were once fitted? The holes are still visible  ;)

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Re: My HMS Brave Borderer 1:16 Scale Build
« Reply #378 on: July 15, 2012, 01:19:13 pm »

Before the deck gets its paint job, the torpedo's and fuel tank supports need to be fitted to the deck. After I marked out the location according to the plan the torpedo and fuel tanks mounting plates were fitted using 6.3mm x 1.5mm Evergreen Strip. On these strips I then drilled 2mm holes evenly spaced (most times) for mounting plugs.

Although the tanks and torpedo's will not be fitted, this detail is essential on a large model otherwise the deck will look bare.

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Re: My HMS Brave Borderer 1:16 Scale Build
« Reply #379 on: July 16, 2012, 09:46:10 am »

Next task was to fit the Brass Handrails to the forward superstructure.
Here I used 2mm Brass Rod and some fittings I purchased from Cornwall's.

Must admit, I am pleased with the results. O0 O0

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Re: My HMS Brave Borderer 1:16 Scale Build
« Reply #380 on: July 16, 2012, 10:53:30 am »

I decided it was time to put some paint down on the deck seeing the weather was nice a sunny. I took my time in masking the deck surroundings and pleased with the results - now for paint :-))

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Re: My HMS Brave Borderer 1:16 Scale Build
« Reply #381 on: July 16, 2012, 11:57:38 am »

Remove the tape and masking paper, then fit superstructure - looks not bad O0

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Re: My HMS Brave Borderer 1:16 Scale Build
« Reply #382 on: July 16, 2012, 12:01:27 pm »

Now to locate and glue down those lockers that took forever to build...

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Re: My HMS Brave Borderer 1:16 Scale Build
« Reply #383 on: July 16, 2012, 12:57:14 pm »

Looks fantastic,  :-))

you must of hit something substantial in the dam to do that sort of damage  :o I maglles a prop like that once, it was a steel frame(boat stand) that the prop hit when I inadvertently bumped the throttle.

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Re: My HMS Brave Borderer 1:16 Scale Build
« Reply #384 on: July 25, 2012, 05:08:51 am »

Hi Martin, looking good, pity about the underwater damage  :((

Just wondering how you get those nice even bends in the 2mm brass rods that you use for handrails and the like?

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Re: My HMS Brave Borderer 1:16 Scale Build
« Reply #385 on: December 28, 2012, 08:47:03 pm »

Andy  - good to hear from you once more.

Bending Brass rod - I actually used various sizes of PVC tubing or metal lids from glass jars. Find the correct radius required from collection of tubes and lids then clamp one end of brass and slowly bend to the required length etc. Tweak by hand till correct shape is achieved.

Hope this helps.

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Re: My HMS Brave Borderer 1:16 Scale Build
« Reply #386 on: December 28, 2012, 08:54:30 pm »

 In the past number of months, I had some emails/pm's sent re this build and HMS Vanguard.

Sorry for not following up but since the Mayhem meltdown and my own computer problems - ALL correspondence has disappeared - please try again.

This build has been on hold whilst I completed my Tug build. Next will be finishing off Vanguard and then back to this model - don't worry "I'll be Back".

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Re: My HMS Brave Borderer 1:16 Scale Build
« Reply #387 on: December 28, 2012, 09:06:37 pm »

It's good to hear from you again, Martin O0  Don't forget the photos of whatever you are currently building.


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Re: My HMS Brave Borderer 1:16 Scale Build
« Reply #388 on: August 31, 2013, 02:30:17 pm »

Just stumbled across this thread. Fantastic project and one that I am sharing as far as the build. 4 years in the making so far and no-where as detailed, my version based on records of P153.

Commissioned 17th October 1967 in the Royal Malaysian Navy as P153 KD Pendekar (Swordsman).
Converted to training vessel May 1976, renamed PT107 KD Ikan Pari (Stingray).
De commissioned 10th March 1984 and later sunk whilst being used as a Naval gunnery target.

Some photos, a lot has been added or modified since these were taken.
http://www.modelboats.co.uk/albums/member_album.asp?a=13148
1st sea trials. Disaster ! 3 x 850 motors running at 12 volt 55mm 4 bladed prop. Turning circle awful. Next trial going to be on 3 x 900 motors at 22.2 volt 45mm 2 blade racing prop. Bigger rudders fitted !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT1kkoAVyy0
My 1/24 scale Precedent kit which inspired me to go bigger.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8X10GLj7dE
Smoke generator installed and testing. Needs tinkering so it doesn't look like an engine fire !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=v8qhUu-5bY0&gl=GB
 
 
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Re: My HMS Brave Borderer 1:16 Scale Build
« Reply #389 on: August 31, 2013, 02:44:35 pm »

Forgot to ask on my last post.......erm.....would someone lend me 300,000 euros ?
http://www.bmpt.org.uk/boats%20for%20sale/Ex%20british%20Fast%20Vessel.pdf
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Re: My HMS Brave Borderer 1:16 Scale Build
« Reply #390 on: August 31, 2013, 10:31:15 pm »

Forgot to ask on my last post.......erm.....would someone lend me 300,000 euros ?
http://www.bmpt.org.uk/boats%20for%20sale/Ex%20british%20Fast%20Vessel.pdf

That will be collection only O0 O0 {-) {-)
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