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    πŸ“ Named and numbered!
    3 days ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have named the boat after my daughter and son. I got the letters from vinylletteringonline.co.uk for a very good price.
    The number is just the next in the sequence based on size! I have FE72 which is a small DS25 and FE74 which is a GM33. FE is Folkestone, my nearest register mark.
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    πŸ“ Wheelhouse (part 2)
    3 days ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Some additional detail
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    πŸ“ Wheelhouse
    4 days ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have started work on the wheel house.
    Firstly I have put a false floor in to raise and level.
    Using the foam board I have made the internal fit out as per the drawings. I have used wooden coffee sticks (thanks Cafe Nero) to edge the units.
    Then I made the sink, job and grill.
    The door has again been made using the wooden sticks backed with thin plastic card.
    Windows have been added. These were supplied by Debbie and Andy at modelsbydesign who I would thoroughly recommend.
    A kettle is on order for the stove and more details will be made including a seat pad, skippers chair, first aid kit, fire blanket, fire extinguisher, mugs, newspapers and more electronic devices.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Wheelhouse
    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Graham,
    Very good,I like it.
    The beauty of making a model in this scale is that when you get to doing the detail work you can loos yourself in your own little world.
    And I also think that it is the detail work that gives the onlooker that little wow factor.
    And to make the wheelhouse look as if it is being used makes all the difference.
    Excellent work, keep up the good work.

    Martin.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Wheelhouse
    4 days ago by retirement-hobby ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Awesome, love your interior detail!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Wheelhouse
    4 days ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks. Did a bit more tonight so will update again tomorrow
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Wheelhouse
    4 days ago by figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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    Hi Graham,

    The wheelhouse is coming along nicely!πŸ‘
    Does the wheelhouse door slide open?

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Wheelhouse
    3 days ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Yes it does!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Wheelhouse
    3 days ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I tried to do a video but it won’t upload. Pics instead!
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    πŸ“ Forward handrail
    11 days ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have used brass wire to bend the shape and then soldered together. The thinner rail is made from brass picture hanging wire. I will spray the whole thing silver to give the impression of stainless steel. Holes have been bored through the deck and it will be glued in place with resin.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Forward handrail
    11 days ago by Martin555 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    She is coming together nicely.
    Keep up the good work.

    Martin.
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    πŸ“ Aft gantry
    16 days ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Fixed in position. You can see how I have hidden the wires. Also managed to make and fit the net drum. Now need to make the hanging blocks and light fittings.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aft gantry
    16 days ago by Martin555 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Graham,
    I like the way you have hidden the wiring.
    I know very little about this type of boat but that winch certainly looks bomb proof!
    I keep forgetting the scale of your boat so maybe every now and then when you take some photos could you include something for scale comparison?

    Martin.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aft gantry
    16 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Don't forget the seagull Graham πŸ˜‰πŸ˜
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aft gantry
    16 days ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Will do. It’s 1:12 scale.
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    πŸ“ Aft gantry underway
    21 days ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I am building this from wood and have used the drawings to get measurements plus have spoken to a local skipper to check the setup and construction. You will see on one of the legs I have cut out a groove. I did this with a previous model and it is to contain the wires for the lights. Once the wires are in I will apply a filler over the top and rub down. The wires will go though a hole in the deck under the leg where it will be rigged up to a battery.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aft gantry underway
    21 days ago by Martin555 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi,
    I cannot see any photos.

    Martin.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aft gantry underway
    21 days ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Not sure what happened there! Here they are!!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aft gantry underway
    21 days ago by Martin555 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Nice.
    Yes we had a few problems with this site yesterday.

    Martin.
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    πŸ“ Aft gantry underway
    21 days ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I am building this from wood and have used the drawings to get measurements plus have spoken to a local skipper to check the setup and construction. You will see on one of the legs I have cut out a groove. I did this with a previous model and it is to contain the wires for the lights. Once the wires are in I will apply a filler over the top and rub down. The wires will go though a hole in the deck under the leg where it will be rigged up to a battery.
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    πŸ“ Hull coat 2
    22 days ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Before anything else is fitted I have painted the hull below the waterline. I have used a Hammerite metal paint. A nice small tin which was more than enough! Work has also started on the gantry!

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    πŸ“ Capping
    29 days ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Finished the capping today and given a quick coat of primer. Really pleased with the effect and the strength.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Capping
    29 days ago by Martin555 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Graham,
    Looking great.
    How do you intend to hold down the hatches?

    Martin.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Capping
    28 days ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    The main hatch is held down currently by the weight of the winch, it seems to be ding the job mainly due the the steel washers being used as brake drums! I intend to put a raised hatch in the large hatch for access to the switches. Previously I have put a screw through the deck into a cross beam and then hidden by painting the same colour as the deck and covering with fish boxes as an example...

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    πŸ“ Deck on!
    1 month ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    So the deck has now been fitted and glued and I have also fitted and glued in the whaleback.
    Started on the bullworks which have gone well using more of the recycled plasticard.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Deck on!
    1 month ago by Martin555 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Keep up the good work.

    Martin.
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