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#41 Posted : 05 April 2017 22:25:46

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Another great update Graeme, looking good ... Well done....Cool Cool

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#42 Posted : 05 April 2017 23:19:42

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Nice work Graeme. Doing a great job.

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#43 Posted : 06 April 2017 09:13:49

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Excellent work Graeme.
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#44 Posted : 13 April 2017 11:18:41

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Thanks for looking in guys and for the comments.

I decided to first carry on with the cabin build. The instructions show veneering the roof edges with full width strips of veneer but I decided to cut the strips in half length ways to make the process more manageable. I made a very simple jig by gluing a piece of scrap plank to a piece of mdf then marking a line half the width of a strip alongside it, Pic 1. It was then a simple matter to butt the strip up to the plank, place a steel rule along the line and then gently make several light passes along the strip with a scalpel, Pics 2 & 3.

These half width strips were then cut to length and glued to the roof edges. The only problematic areas were the corners as these are rounded and the strips would split even after soaking, so I cut short lengths of veneer from a full width strip, turned it through 90 degrees, so it would bend with the grain, and glued these to the corners, Pics 4 & 5.

Pic 6 shows the completed roof after trimming, sanding and a coat of matt varnish.

The next task was to make the sliding hatch to go over the cabin companion way. First I made the rails on which the hatch slides. These were made from two angled pre-cut ply pieces onto which the instructions said to glue lengths of 1.5x3mm strip. However, the angled pieces are cut from 3mm ply so there would be no overhang for the rails so I used 1.5x5mm planking for the rails. These were then painted brown, Pics 7 & 8.

Two similar rails were made from lengths of 1.5x3mm strip and glued to the underside of the hatch, Pic 9. The underside of the hatch was stained walnut and the upper side and edges veneered in the same way as the roof. A handle was made from brass wire and fixed to the hatch, Pic 10.

Two doors were then made by gluing bits of half width veneer onto the ply parts, the backs of which were first stained walnut, Pics 11 & 12.

Hinges were made from bent brass wire for the pins and etch brass hinges bent around them, Pic 13, and these were then fitted to the doors, Pic 14.

The previously made rails were glued to the cabin roof and the doors clamped in position so the hinges could be attached to the cabin, pic 15.

The cowls for both cabins are cast metal parts and these were first filed to remove ant casting seams then cleaned with a brass wire brush on a rotary tool, Pic 16. Both cowls were then sprayed black, Pic 17.

The hatch was slid into place then a piece of masking tape was applied to the cabin roof and the position of the cowl marked on to it, Pic 18. A 2mm hole was then drilled, the masking tape removed and the cowl glued in place.

Pic 19 shows the completed cabin.

That’s it for now

Graeme
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#45 Posted : 13 April 2017 12:57:53

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Really like the detail you are doing GraemeDrool Drool looks very fiddly and realistic well doneBigGrin regards Phil
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#46 Posted : 13 April 2017 18:45:01

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#47 Posted : 15 April 2017 14:17:02

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Thanks guys.

Just a brief update, I have now built the second cabin/companion way in exactly the same way as previously. Pic 1 shows both together.

Back to the hull and I put a slight bend in the two bow reinforcement pices to conform to the shape of the hull. Pic 2 shows these clamped in place to be marked up for trimming to shape. These were then trimmed and glued in place.

The deck was then masked off, Pic 3, in preparation for priming the hull. Pic 4 shows the bow area after drilling out the anchor hawsers and hole for the bowsprit. Still need to apply filler.

Filler was applied where necessary and the hull sanded and then primed - which showed up all the bits that still needed filling LOL .

Pic 5 shows the hull after the second fill, prime and re-sand. I reckon a couple more attempts should see it ready for painting Laugh .

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#48 Posted : 15 April 2017 15:37:46

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Graeme

That all looks very nice i must say.

Very neat work with the cabin planking.

Hope it all continues well.
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#49 Posted : 15 April 2017 18:09:03

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Very nice work Graeme, love the cabin.

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#50 Posted : 15 April 2017 18:23:05

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BigGrin Looking good in primer, nice workCool
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#51 Posted : 16 April 2017 22:36:38

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Very neat a precise work there Graeme, very well done.... She's looking great.....Cool Cool

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#52 Posted : 17 April 2017 07:34:12

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BigGrin Lovely work Graeme Cool

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#53 Posted : 17 April 2017 08:55:03

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Very nice Graeme. Your doing a real nice job building this one. It's a great looking model.

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#54 Posted : 17 April 2017 13:34:02

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looks nice and smooth and ready for paint GraemeBigGrin great workBigGrinDrool regards PhilCool
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#55 Posted : 17 April 2017 15:41:07

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Thanks for the comments guys. I plan to give it another coat of primer (hopefully the last) tomorrow and then get started on the top coats.

Graeme
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#56 Posted : 20 April 2017 09:45:37

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Looking good Graeme. Very neat.

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#57 Posted : 24 April 2017 11:32:10

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Hi

I gave the hull another coat of primer and then gave the inner bulwarks and rubbing strakes a coat of matt white. These areas were then masked off and the lower hull was given a coat of matt red. For this I used Tamiya matt red dulled down with a few drops of Tamiya hull red, Pic 1.

The hull was then clamped in a stand with the front of the keel slightly higher than the stern, Pic 2, – all measurements as per the instructions – and the waterline marked onto the hull, Pic 3.

The lower hull was then masked off at the waterline and the masking tape above this removed except for that covering the rubbing strake, the inner bulwarks and deck. The rest of the hull was then sprayed matt black.

Pic 4 shows the hull after removal of all the external masking tape.

The hull has now been left for the paint to fully harden at which time I will give it a coat of gloss varnish to finish it off.

That’s it for now

Graeme
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#58 Posted : 24 April 2017 20:53:32

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#59 Posted : 24 April 2017 22:09:49

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Looks fab Graeme, you're doing a great job on this one.....Cool Cool Cool

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Thanks for the comments.

The varnish will make a difference but not decided exactly what varnish to use - I did think think of giving it a few coats of Klear but not sure if this will yellow over time.

Any thoughts would be welcome.

Graeme
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