|||
Current Website Support
258
Contributors
12
Subscribers
You are Not Registered
Donate for your silver medal πŸ…
Β£10
Β£15
Β£25
Β£50
Subscribe for your gold medal πŸ…
Β£5
Β£10
Β£15
Β£20
You Will Be Helping Towards:

  • Domain Fees
  • Security Certificates
  • iOS & Android App Fees
  • Website Hosting
  • Fast Servers
  • Data Backups
  • Upkeep & Maintenance
  • Administration Costs

    Without your support the website wouldn't be what it is today.

    Please consider donating towards these fees to help keep us afloat.

    Read more

    All donations are securely managed through PayPal. Amounts donated are not published online.

    Many thanks for your kind support
  • Join Us On Social Media!
    Save £50 when you join Bulb
    Model Boats Website
    Model Boats Website
    Home
    Forum
    Build Blogs
    Media Gallery
    Boat Clubs & Lakes
    Events
    Boat Harbour
    How-To Articles
    Plans & Docs
    Useful Links
    2

















    Followers
    Elizabeth
    by muddy πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
    πŸ“£










    Click To
    Follow
    6 Posts 3 Comments 45 Photos 19 Likes
    Most recent posts shown first   (Show Oldest First) (Print Booklet)
    πŸ“ Elizabeth Cabin/superstructure
    9 months ago by muddy ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    View All
    The cabin has now been finished off with a well deck, the well deck is made of balsa mostly, and the floor is oly, the well deck floor is lined as planks ( urghh ), firstly scored with a blunt Stanley type knife blade the the plank lines infilled with pencil, the floorboard nail marks are just scored with a sharp pin with a little cyno rubbed in the hole to colour the pin prick, decided to make this as an all in one removal unit, it still has to be glazed and fittings plus furniture, as in windscreen , door's consul etc: .. The deck and all other woodwork has been varnished and the cabin roof painted white, awaiting suitable weather to paint the hull, as this is done outdoors.. Muddy....

    cabin
    fittings
    deck fittings
    paint
    hull
    woodwork
    wood
    roof
    superstructure
    deck
    balsa wood
    wind
    cabin roof
    weather
    planks
    varnish
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comments
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    5
    2
    πŸ’¬ Re: Elizabeth Cabin/superstructure
    5 months ago by Inkoust ( Warrant Officer)
    Flag
    Moc pΔ›knΓ‘ prΓ‘ce, jen tak dΓ‘l aΕ₯ vidΓ­m dokončenΓ½ model. ZdenΔ›k πŸ‘
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    πŸ’¬ Re: Elizabeth Cabin/superstructure
    5 months ago by muddy ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    Thank you.. Unfortunately health has been a problem here for about 10 months.. But things are looking good as the weather improves and gets warmer, but not to hot, we hope..
    Thank you again Muddy....
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    πŸ“ Cabin
    1 year ago by muddy ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    View All
    Continuing with the cabin, trying to keep it light in weight.
    The sides and inner former's made up, started on the front windscreen's. Forgot the procedure about cutting the windows and then fitting the veneer, fitted the veneer and had to cut out the windows veneer and 3mm ply all glued up. Once the apertures were marked out, purposely drilled though from the veneer side just trying to avoid any splitting of the veneer, it worked. Fitted the front screens and reinforced the framework with 5 min epoxy, a quick sand down and all was well. Next item was the roof, as i wanted a light as possible upper works decided on .8mm ply, it looked and felt a little fragile, but once the Titebond glue was applyed all held down with elastic bands, also using 3 strips of 3/8" x 1/8" Obechie longitudinally down the top of the cabin roof to help stop ant edge "Barrelling" at formers.
    Regards Muddy.

    glue
    cabin
    epoxy
    drill
    roof
    weight
    former
    wind
    cabin roof
    windows
    wanted
    fitting led
    window
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    4
    πŸ“ Cabin/Superstructure
    1 year ago by muddy ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    View All
    Upperworks, this launch has a long cabin and a well deck ( Gin Parlour ).. Sides were traced out and cut from 1.5mm ply, internal formers are 3mm ply, spacers and struts Obechie, the cabin front is formed with Balsa which will be covered in 1.5mm ply, all the external faces have been veneered in Mahogany, except the roof which will be probable a piece of ply. The old favourite 1 inch ring saw came into play again for the cutting out of the windows. Applied the veneer after cutting out the windows, have found this easier and it tends not to split and crack the veneer, so one has to recut the window openings but its a very quick and easy job if you use a 1/2 inch drum sander in something like a Dremel hobby type drill.
    I,m afraid we have the oposite of Rain stopped play , its Sun stopped play at the moment.. You may notice the "Old Batteries" and cans, used as weights to hold down / compress the veneer, also the Jig saw, bolted to a piece of ply and then clamped into the B&D Workmate, I aint got room for a bandsaw which i would love, so this lash up has done me proud for a few years.
    Regards Muddy....

    cabin
    dremel
    drill
    roof
    superstructure
    deck
    weight
    former
    batteries
    wind
    cabin roof
    hobby
    windows
    mahogany
    cover
    bandsaw
    window
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comments
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    5
    1
    πŸ’¬ Cabin/Superstructure
    1 year ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
    Flag
    It will be a lovely boat.I like your planking of the deck.

    cabin
    superstructure
    deck
    planking
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    πŸ“ Deck planks
    1 year ago by muddy ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    View All
    Deck Planks, 5 x 3mm Walnut, not a good choice perhaps up a size would have been better Every fixing pin ( .7 x 10 mm Brass Flat head ) had to be pilot drilled. it does sand to a mirror glass type finish but very hard wood, so again a time swallowe'r.
    Regards muddy

    wood
    drill
    deck
    glass
    planks
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    2
    πŸ“ Hull + Deck
    1 year ago by muddy ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    View All
    Once the hull was finished, with planking on the base and ply skins on the sides, made a start on the deck.. Decided to go for Walnut 5 x 3mm with pear .5mm as caulking. Quickly found out it was bad choice, as each pin/nail hole had to be pilot drilled.
    Using a bradawl just split the Walnut planks. it may have been better using 6 x 3mm for planks.. And what with this weather, not at all helpful in the quickness of construction. The spray strips were added next to the chine and at deck level, plus a couple of reinforcement strips along the sides, i refer to em' as bumper bars. The next thing was the hatch combing, this is .8mm ply with a 3mm square top edging, hoping to improve water ingress improvement.
    Regards Muddy

    hull
    spray
    drill
    deck
    planking
    chine
    weather
    planks
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    3
    πŸ“ Elizabeth
    1 year ago by muddy ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    View All
    After a long lay-off, not requested or wanted. The call of the sawdust was here again.. Looking back at the Gentlemans Cruiser, i decided to start afresh with its sister ship, Elizabeth.
    She is a hard chine construction so was hoping to get her to water in record time. But the gremlins set in when the hull had to be skinned.. The bottom skins did not want to play ball, or maybe it was me on a not so good day, but persevered and then planked the bottom in Obechie 6mm x 3mm, and then fitted the side skins vertical grained, and i must admit they fell on, no grunting and moaning with the hull frame in a half nelson trying to bash home a few pins, it was like hanging wallpaper..
    The basic hiull is not as drawing with built up bulkheads but the keel and bulkheads are 5mm ply. Chines are 3/8" x 1/8" spruce and Obechie, obechie to the outer edges, easier to work.

    chines
    hull
    bulkheads
    bulkhead
    ship
    chine
    planked
    keel
    wanted
    cruiser
    built
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share


    About This Website
    Terms of Service
    Privacy Policy
    Cookies used in this website are gluten free, wheat free and dairy free. By using this website you agree to our use of cookies. More Info