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    MV Sarinda
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    ๐Ÿ“ Upper Deck and Flybridge
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    Easily the most difficult part of the build so far. Built from 0.5 & 1mm plasticard. Lots of CAD (Cardboard Aided Design) for all the curved pieces

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    ๐Ÿ“ Wheelhouse
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    Progress on the wheelhouse which will be fitted to the foredeck as the main cabin and deckhead will be removable and will simply sit down on top of it as can be seen in the last photo.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wheelhouse
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Great looking wheelhouse. Keep up the good work.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    I generally donโ€™t detail interiors, I agree with the other fella. I head to the local office supply store and buy file folders in appropriate colors of transparent plastic.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wheelhouse
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LewZ ( Captain)
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    Hi Steve...

    I am currently working on the wheelhouse for my latest Springer. I created the parts and 3D printed them in ABS (which weld cements to styrene). Attached are the latest photos.

    I plan on using the same method as the previous Springer. This involves a step around the window openings for the "glass" to fit into. Also plan to use a tinted plastic food container cut to the various sizes. The interior will be detailed.

    Lew
    Florida โ›ฑ๏ธ, USA
    ๐Ÿ“ Windows question
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    So this model is about 36" long which makes these windows about an inch square. the cabin side windows will be even larger. I don't plan to do any interior so don't want the windows and portholes to be see through.

    So the question is what to use to blank these off?

    I have to hand some semi matt plasticard or some car window tint material.

    Any other suggestions?

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Windows question
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LewZ ( Captain)
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    Steve,

    What I did for the windows on my Springer (#3) tug might help. I searched many stores looking for plastic storage bins, the type you could put food (or anything) in. Finally found some at a "Dollar Tree" (here in the US). Had just the right tint! This Springer has a fully detailed interior which can be better seen with the door open.

    I know about having empty interiors but in many cases opaque windows spoils the model. Better off with a semi-transparent tinted window. If you can see through that you can add a false interior with minimum details.

    Lew
    Florida ๐Ÿ˜‰, USA
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Windows question
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dibdawg ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Well done Sir!
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Windows question
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dibdawg ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I used auto window tint on my Graupner Sea Commander, it worked very well for 10 plus years, but it eventually started to peal away, not bad for a model close to 30years old! The window tint I used was just dark enough to not see inside, but would allow enough light to shine from the inside at night.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Windows question
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Captain)
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    Steve... I had that with my Fishing boat and Victory Tug build. I just went to Staples and purchased an opaque colour document sleeve or folder (Green tint one for the Tug). Cut it to length to span all the windows and put it in. The span is better as it is easier to hold in place.
    ๐Ÿ“ Wheelhouse Windows
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    Balsa blocks to help form the window shapes and angles. The windows lean forward at the top so each window is a different shape.
    Had to build a mini router table with my Dremel type tool plus break out the magnifier as the window jambs are only 2.5mm.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wheelhouse Windows
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    Very inventive way of cutting out the windows, I did exactly the same when cutting my window frames for the Marlin only using a mini pedestal drill
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wheelhouse Windows
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Well done, that's some job especially with the improvisation ๐Ÿ‘
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wheelhouse Windows
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Excellent improvisation in the toolery dpt. Steve๐Ÿ‘Neat.
    Hope you can remember which frame goes where๐Ÿค•
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž
    ๐Ÿ“ Cabin and Deckhead
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    Coming together. trying to find the balance between strength and not adding too much weight up top. The forward part of the Deckhead gets progressively thicker in an upwards curve plus the front is rounded so not an easy task.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cabin and Deckhead
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง flaxbybuck ( Captain)
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    Really enjoying seeing your build Steve. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    ๐Ÿ“ Deckhead issues
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    As you will see from the previous photos the deckhead/upper deck is wider than the cabin and extends right out to the full beam width forming a covered passageway alongside the cabin which is all well and good but makes it very difficult/impossible to access the inner workings of the model. The real Sarinda has 3 supports down each side attaching upper deck to the bulwarks.
    To resolve this I am attaching the upper decks to the cabin but not attaching them to the supports. I plan for the supports to have pegs in the top which will register into the deckhead. We will see how that pans out.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deckhead issues
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Captain)
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    I had that problem with my Chris Craft I am building. I made it so the entire cabin lifts off including the deck. All one piece.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deckhead issues
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง roycv ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi, I have an HDML built before the Model Boats free plan came out with diagonal planking. I bought it from a friend's estate and re-worked the inside and used 2 Pitman motors (ex computer magnetic tape decks).
    Just small props and she goes very nicely with a bow wave. With both motors going (they are 12 volt ones but I use 8 cells), the motors run at less than 1 amp each under load.

    A mixer in the Tx can spin the model either way and my model is painted for the Mediteranean so mainly blue, grey and white.
    So you can run on quite modest motors and give a good realistic turn of speed.
    All the best with the build.
    Roy
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deckhead issues
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Looking good ๐Ÿ‘
    ๐Ÿ“ MV Sarinda
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    Sarinda is a WWII 72 foot HDML (Harbour Defence Motor Launch ML1392) that saw action as a Channel Marker at Gold Beach for the D-Day landings in Normandy. In later years she served many other rolls. In the 80's she was converted as a motor yacht but soon fell into disrepair due, IMHO, to the conversion not being particularly well done and the use of poor quality materials. The current owners are doing a sterling job bringing here back to life. (see YouTube Ship Happens). They are finding that most of the 80 year old woodwork is in great condition and any rot they are repairing was caused by the 80's deck leaking.
    My model is for the most part scratch built with the exception of the moulded plastic HDML hull.
    I'm quite a long way into the build so will just throw in a load of photos for now.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: MV Sarinda
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    Some great pictures as they say-
    "A picture paints a thousand words", however some words would be good to explain your building techniques, that would help others in their quest to improve their building skills.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: MV Sarinda
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง flaxbybuck ( Captain)
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    An interesting project Steve, and thanks for the portfolio of photos - really interesting.
    Please tell us where you got the hull from.
    Thanks ๐Ÿ˜‰
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: MV Sarinda
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง PeteJev ( Master Seaman)
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    Looking forward to the rest of the build. Great to see a historic boat being recognised. What scale are you building? All the best Pete๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: MV Sarinda
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง PeterL3 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Great to see a model of D Day small ships built best of luck with the rest of your build you,re doing a great job so far ๐Ÿคž
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: MV Sarinda
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dibdawg ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Look forward to following your progress as well as Gemma and Simon's progress!
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: MV Sarinda
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง PeterL3 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Great build great to see your pictures keep going merry xmas pete l
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: MV Sarinda
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ jumpugly ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Now this looks like an awesome project Steve! Keep those pix coming! ๐Ÿ˜‰


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