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#181 Posted : 27 February 2021 22:42:12

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Excellent work, Alan.
Keep it coming. I'm loving this build.
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#182 Posted : 28 February 2021 23:46:04

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Thanks for all the kind comments guys, appreciated....Cool Cool

Regards

Alan
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#183 Posted : 16 March 2021 00:23:37

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Moved this one forward a little more by first conducting a lighting test on the hull, primarily to identify any major light bleed areas that need taking care of. I found that the thickness of the hull meant that there was no light bleed to be seen apart from where I drilled the position of the new forward sonar array and the plastic around the propeller shaft housings proved to be a lot thinner. Resolved these areas by gluing some thick black card over the areas and the retest proved the problem to be solved.

For now, I'm happy with the hull prep but am not ready to prime. Can only spray outside so will wait until the weather improves before carrying out this task.

Moved onto assembling the two hangers, first by following the kit instructions and attaching all the necessary plastic fittings. Then started fitting the etch, some of which were really delicate to handle, namely the railings. These are now ready for priming.....

Until next time, happy modelling all.....Cool Cool

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Alan
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#184 Posted : 16 March 2021 01:06:04

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This is coming along beautifully Alan,
Well done and keep the updates coming.
Chris
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#185 Posted : 16 March 2021 05:09:36
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Just stunning Alan! If I didn't have other projects going that I am unable to work on, I'd uncork mine! there is nothing quite like seeing someone else's amazing build to make you itch to work on your own.

(I normally sign off Stay Well, but you're footloose and fancy free with your jab!)

Mark



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#186 Posted : 16 March 2021 07:51:09

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Clean and tidy Alan, looking good and not a spot of glue can be seen.

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Trev
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#187 Posted : 16 March 2021 10:04:14

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Outstanding work Alan. The level of detailing is superb, but takes a master to achieve that finish.Love Love

Mark
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#188 Posted : 16 March 2021 10:30:19

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Absolutely mind-boggling Alan. Incredible work.Love
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#189 Posted : 16 March 2021 10:51:57

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Lovely detail work there Andy. That PE railing and walkway looks fantastic.
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#190 Posted : 16 March 2021 11:34:42

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Incredible work there! Awesome!

May i ask which glue you use to attach all that PE? Everything Looks so tidy!
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#191 Posted : 16 March 2021 23:14:56

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Outstanding, truly remarkable work with all that etch.

Cool Cool Cool

Keep it coming as I`m hooked with this build.


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#192 Posted : 17 March 2021 23:33:41

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Fantastic work as usual Alan. Eyes of a hawk and patience of a saint.
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#193 Posted : 18 March 2021 15:07:20

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Absolute stunning work Alan. Doing a smashing job.

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#194 Posted : 18 March 2021 15:25:59

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Most impressive work on some extremely small and delicate parts, Alan.
As DaDokta mentioned earlier, we would love to know which glue you are using?
Also, what do you use for "cleaning up"? Surely cotton buds, even wetted, would be ineffective or too cumbersome given the size of the parts
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#195 Posted : 19 March 2021 00:04:04

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Thanks guys for all the kind supportive comments, appreciated at always....Cool Cool

@ Walter/Chris...I mainly use three different glues when working with etch. ZAP CA Medium and Thin. Also use Gator Grip Thin Blend, a PVA based glue that is pretty hard to obtain here in the UK. I actually got some sent over to me from the US. I also use various home made applicators such as various needles of different sizes, cocktail sticks sharpened with a modelling knife. I never apply CA straight from the bottle, tend to decant some into a plastic bottle top and dip applicators into it, this way there is less chance over applying glue to the part.

When attaching etch to etch then this is where I use the CA Medium. If its a long edge then I'll spot fix with CA Medium, let it dry then apply a little CA Thin to the join and let capillary action do the rest. When it comes to attaching etch to plastic then again I will spot fix with CA Medium, let it dry then using a small brush and some watered down Gator Grip, apply round the edge of the part and again let capillary action do its thing. You'd be surprised how strong the fixing becomes and it dries totally transparent. I'm not a keen user of Q Tips to mop up, tend to end up with stray fibres being left behind. I prefer to simply use a paper tissue but find I don't have to use it too often.

Last thing I'll say is when using needle tips to apply CA I'll always burn off residue CA from the tip before dipping the tip back into the glue, that way there is no chance of CA build up occurring.

Hope this answers your query, come back to me if you need any further clarity....

Regards

Alan
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Gandale wrote:
Thanks guys for all the kind supportive comments, appreciated at always....Cool Cool

@ Walter/Chris...I mainly use three different glues when working with etch. ZAP CA Medium and Thin. Also use Gator Grip Thin Blend, a PVA based glue that is pretty hard to obtain here in the UK. I actually got some sent over to me from the US. I also use various home made applicators such as various needles of different sizes, cocktail sticks sharpened with a modelling knife. I never apply CA straight from the bottle, tend to decant some into a plastic bottle top and dip applicators into it, this way there is less chance over applying glue to the part.

When attaching etch to etch then this is where I use the CA Medium. If its a long edge then I'll spot fix with CA Medium, let it dry then apply a little CA Thin to the join and let capillary action do the rest. When it comes to attaching etch to plastic then again I will spot fix with CA Medium, let it dry then using a small brush and some watered down Gator Grip, apply round the edge of the part and again let capillary action do its thing. You'd be surprised how strong the fixing becomes and it dries totally transparent. I'm not a keen user of Q Tips to mop up, tend to end up with stray fibres being left behind. I prefer to simply use a paper tissue but find I don't have to use it too often.

Last thing I'll say is when using needle tips to apply CA I'll always burn off residue CA from the tip before dipping the tip back into the glue, that way there is no chance of CA build up occurring.

Hope this answers your query, come back to me if you need any further clarity....

Regards

Alan

Thanks for the feedback Alan,
Some really useful tips in there as well.
I think I'll stick to a big hammer and some 4" nails. It looks so professional......BigGrin BigGrin
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#197 Posted : 19 March 2021 12:50:27

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Thanks Alan for taking your time and answer my question in such detail!

It helped a lot!!
Greetings,
Walter



Present builds:
Solar-powered paddle Steamer (little project with my son)
HMS Victory X-section

Builds started but currently on a hold:


On the shelf:
Italeri "Fiat Mefistofele", Italeri "Moto Guzzi California", Fokker "Red Baron", Revell Bismarck, Revell Tirpitz, Arab Dow, Stage Coach, .....

Completed builds:
McLaren MP4/4, D-51, HMS Victory, GWH F-15D, St. Stephen`s Cathedral (cardboard)
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#198 Posted : 19 March 2021 17:44:10

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Had a think to see what to do next. Noticed that this build has a total of 11 small boats, all very detailed so decided to make a start in putting them together. There a four transportation boats so thought I'd do these first.

Started with the hull section, cleaned up a little flash then drilled out the portholes using a 0.8mm drill bit. That's the easy bit, this was soon followed by lots of etch work and again, some of it is very tiny. This one is now ready for priming and painting, the final assembly will be done once painted. Now got another three to do in exactly the same way so until then, happy modelling.....Cool Cool

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Alan
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#199 Posted : 19 March 2021 17:52:12

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Amazing. Blink

Don`t think I`ve ever seen so much detail in a ships boats.

Well done. Cool Cool Cool


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#200 Posted : 19 March 2021 22:32:03

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Blink Are you sure this is your first non-wooden build Alan, because the level of detail and eye for detail you are showing is just outstanding! Sholdn't be surprised though considering all your previous ship builds Love

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