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    Model-Tech FINNMARKEN
    by bombero ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    ๐Ÿ“ General Construction 2
    1 month ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Firstly I put a big eze cote over all areas that will be unacessable later in the build, whilst waiting cut out another 150 chair backs ( still 50+tables to go)!
    located a brass tube in kit for the rudder shaft and put in (but not final height till later).
    Still having trouble with the front to the upper deck (the curved one) It did not like its connection to the deck due to no shaping of it as it is curved with a slight sloping back, tried several options without success so will fit later on in the build when upper decks are completed.
    I am still a novice boat builder so unsure of when do I paint and when do I fix the deck planking, the supplied building plans show both?
    the top side deck panels are set level using supports fitted into precut frames which are a tight fit as I will have to remove them later and 120 top panel supports of which 74 (which block the views from the deck openings )have there tops removed later!
    The questions above were then answered as when I put the outer frame of deck 2 was placed in position, it blocked the access to the external corridors was restricted to a single door and external openings! so now working on decking and internal painting, also are reducing the thickness of the mainframes so they do not project any further than the panel supports to make the decking easier
    just to finish ,a question, how does a 7cm board block a 9cm gap, this is the current problem for making safe the access to the main hull via the midway entrance?
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    ๐Ÿ“ General Construction
    3 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Latest Update
    Having got bored building and painting doors chairs, settees and various tables( about 150 and at least another 300 to go) decided to have a change and have assembled the remaining decks and started fitting them together( can now get some idea of its finished size).This also reduces the amount of wood bits so less to look through if I need something! Not yet painted as I have to see if modifications are necessary !
    I am a bit disappointed with the quality of some of the ply as although it is laser cut some tags tended to shatter rather than cut when cutting using a sharp modelling knife.
    As the front of the upper deck is curved, I soaked in water (as advised in notes) before bending and not happy with the result (see photo)and repeated with a second shaped former and supporting the side edges (To keep them straight) by stripping one layer of ply back a little on some offcuts, it worked a treat.
    Started assembling the rudder and found the shaft is a lot smaller than the wooden hole so will have to find some tubing for the shaft.
    Not yet started on the hull, but there are sockets for supports for the upper outer panels which they say fit before working on the lower part of the hull
    enclosed a picture of the door handles and our sky at night1!
    Enjoy,
    ๐Ÿ™„Bombero
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: General Construction
    3 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Peter,
    In answer to your question YES. All decks are removable except lowest front deck cabins!
    they supply 12 5mm square magnets to keep it together ,and it also answers the question re fixing the chairs etc( otherwise I would be spending a lot of time putting them in deck by deck)!๐Ÿค‘
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    3 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Wow. That is an incredible amount of small details to make. Do the decks detach so that you can see all of this detail Len.
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    ๐Ÿ“ LOWEST DECK
    5 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!
    Slowly progressing, nearly finished painting the bottom deck rear cabins after fitting to the removable part of the rear deck and refitting so it slots in properly back into the fixed part of the deck (I am sure somebody alters things after I have shut up for the night).
    I have fitted windows in front cabin section and this is the next move for the rear cabins and sorting the doors(plans show them half open but as I hope to use in water will fix them shut)some of the single doors are made up of 8 bits, photo shows how I located the two blanks with a chippies pencil which have line up so the windows fit, which the have to be painted before fitting. Then have to make the furniture for rear cabins, see box of bits(32chairs,4 settees 6 tables) paint and install, they may have to be fixed but will decide later.
    when the above is to my satisfaction the next stage is sorting the top of the sides(see photo and is step 10). the construction plans are available online
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    5 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    That's one helluva complex build, looking forward to the next part.๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers, Pete
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    5 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    Quite the project!!
    Looking Good !!
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    5 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Coming along nicely. My my those parts look small maybe its that my eyes don't work as well as they once did. LOL
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ“ LOWEST DECK
    6 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have fitted and glued the foredeck in place(had to do it twice as one side lifted)and cut some of the frames to allow batteries to fit according to the plans but unable to put batteries in(hands to big),wife gave me some ribbons to make cradles for batteries!
    After dry fitting the cabins position( see picture showing locating slots) tacked with superglue removed the cabins, final glued and painted(want to keep deck brown)white, now got to fit to the deck but have gremlins who have moved some the locating slots! I have dry fitted cabins on rear deck, tacked and removed for painting, the cabins and part of the deck is removable give access to storage so batteries may go there, had to cut some of the ribs but as per the building plans!
    A bit strange building a wooden boat as I have to make the staircases but I am enjoying it very much and using my fitting skills (apprenticed fitter and turner prior to fire service)
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: LOWEST DECK
    6 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    looking at the plans( which are available on line)half and half. looks like panels above the decks shown on the photos(before fitting cabins) and then thin planks below! but will have to angle the edges of the ribs to the shape of the hull before fitting any and they recommend fitting panels but not all the planks until all decks are fitted
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    6 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Looking good Len.
    Is the hull completed with ply skins or do you have to plank it all.
    Peter.
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    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Great work Bombero,
    Keep it up.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ“ framework
    6 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well,
    The frames and keel plates have been fitted and glued without problems
    Tried fitting small bits to bow so that hull shaping can be achieved (not reached that part yet should be about step 20) only to find the anchor guides do not line up and will have to be modified and will deal with prior to step 20.
    Started to dry fit decks to frame only to find frame work to be fitted to underside of rear deck 1-B do not line up so will have to modify, and some of the top of the rear of centre keel have to be remove to allow a cross support can be fitted and also gives access to the rudder mechanism (see picture)as is some more bits have to be removed for a space and access for recommended batteries(also a picture)
    Next job is to glue decks but am dry fitting cabins etc to decks so any problems can be sorted prior to gluing!
    Question?
    As most of the construction is ply has anyone have advice as what I can use to protect the internal framework that is not painted!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: framework
    4 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    With the quality of your workmanship shown on your blogs I am not surprised, wish my workmanship was as good as yours, but I am trying!
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    6 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Moving along at quite a pace. This slow build wold be hyper speed if I were doing it. I am rather slow though. Great start.๐Ÿ‘
    Peter.
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    6 months ago by Gt108 ( Leading Seaman)
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    First principle for RV is to build as light as possible above the water line. This kit uses quite thick ply so very heavy. After hull planked and internally coated with a strengthening resin like polyester I I cut away much of the internal ply structure to reduce weight and give better access to internals
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: framework
    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Bonbero,
    Great start to this project.
    I like the forward planning, it always pays off.
    Good luck with the rest of the build.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: framework
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    I use two part finishing resin epoxy to protect the inside and fiberglass cloth along with the finishing epoxy. This gives good protection both in and outside of the boat.
    Another bonus of this is it strengthens along with protection.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ“ Model-Tech FINNMARKEN
    7 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Friends who have helped ,and am helping me on this forum have shown interest in this project so am starting this Blog.

    I received the kit on Wednesday, which was the first mystery as it was in an Amazon box, I had ordered it from G:K:Modellbau and only realised what it was when I saw the delivery instructions attached.

    I had ordered other bits for this build from Krick`s (was going to get the boat kit as well but they did not have one in stock) fortunately it was โ‚ฌ50 cheaper so postage was covered only to find the kit box marked Krick as was the build instructions and a catalogue!

    I started today and have completed step1(as the instructions are in picture format)and after gluing spent the rest of the day cutting out the 26 frames and two deckh and now will have to clean and adjust them before fitting:

    This is the third Model I have attempted(see my Harbour)and the members are go great help with the electronics on the second boat "Dusseldorf" which was a nightmare for me,So "NEWBYS and OLDIES"" please note HELP IS HERE IN THIS WEBSITE!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Model-Tech FINNMARKEN
    6 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    This looks an interesting model Len. I bet we canโ€™t get 16 channels working on this one. Might have to add a crane and some monitors.๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿคฃ
    Good start.
    Peter.
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    6 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Looks like a really nice boat, quite fancy one myself as there are not a lot of liners about, checked CMB
    but out of stock, but it does state that it can be r/c controlled, check link below.

    https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/Modell-Tec-Jea...

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
    https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/Modell-Tec-Jeanett-Nordic-Fishing-Boat-1-25-TM601_0500.html
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    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Bombero,
    This looks like a nice kit to make.
    I have never seen this kit before so i will be following with great interest.

    Good luck with the build.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Model-Tech FINNMARKEN
    6 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Gt108
    Any advice is appreciated as I have got the recommended extras to make it a RC model as well as a static when not in water, I intend to go slowly to try to make this a quality boat!
    Bombero๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Model-Tech FINNMARKEN
    7 months ago by Gt108 ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have built this kit but had to do much modification to arrive at a good sailing rc model with good access to internals. if you want I can send pics of my model and construction details. This is really a static display model so if you want it as a good sailing rc model much modification is necessary.
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    7 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Looks to be a fine looking boat. Should keep you busy for a few hours LOL over the next while. Good that you will be doing a blog. Look to follow your build.
    Rick
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