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    Deans Marine Wacht AM Rehin
    by Fred ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Warrant Officer)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Deck Housing
    5 days ago by Fred ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thank you for your comments.

    I have done the top in Mahogany and the rest in cedar, I will be fitting porthole rod's and grab rails as well.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Deck Fittings
    5 days ago by Fred ( Warrant Officer)
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    Over the last ten days I have only been able to get out to the garage for a short time to work on the boat, I have done most of the cladding on the deck housings and I think that it is an improvement.

    I have enclosed a before and after, looking forward to your comments so don't hold back.

    SWMBO has said the the Ensuite bathroom needs a new coat of paint so that will be next weeks job. ( maybe Battle Ship Grey)

    Fred
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck Fittings
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Well Fred,
    That is a massive improvement.
    It will look really nice on your boat.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck Fittings
    5 days ago by Colin H ( Commodore)
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    Looks great, and colours are good for age and type of boat.
    Keep going shipmate, cheers Colin.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck Fittings
    5 days ago by mturpin013 ( Captain)
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    Very nice Fred I always like a bit of real wood
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck Fittings
    5 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "bathroom needs a new coat of paint so that will be next weeks job. ( maybe Battle Ship Grey)"
    RAL 9001 Fred๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‰

    Very nice woodwork Fred๐Ÿ‘ Sure looks a whole heap better 'mahogged'!
    Some useful tips for my fish cutter restoration as well๐Ÿ˜€
    Carry on Fred, Steady as you go.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck Fittings
    4 days ago by Fred ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thank you Doug for the RAL number, the one DIY store that I will not get paint from is my local B&Q.

    Fred
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hull Painted
    15 days ago by Fred ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi
    Just a quick update, as the weather has been fine for the last few day's I took opportunity to paint the hull, now these are not the colures that are recommend by Dean's, but they are going to be my new tug fleet colures๐Ÿ‘.

    Fred
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hull Painted
    15 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice work Fred,
    As it is your model you can paint it exactly how you want.
    I think it looks good.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hull Painted
    15 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very smart Fred๐Ÿ‘
    Excellent job all round.
    Never mind what Deans say, you can do her sky-blue-pink with purple spots if you feel like it๐Ÿ˜‰
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hull Painted
    15 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Very nice model Fred. I like your colour scheme. Forget all about the rivet counters. I think it is all about what you think. Would look nice in Sky Blue Pink though but I think purple dots might be a little over the top.๐Ÿ˜
    Peter.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hull Painted
    14 days ago by Fred ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks' Guys

    Yes I got fed up with just black - grey & red oxide, and as the old eyes are not as good as they were๐Ÿค“ I went with the Post Office Red and Satin Black for the hull and Humbrol 105 Marine Green Matt for the decks.

    I am still working on cladding the deck housings, one thing that I am not happy with it that the starring housing has a vac form canopy and it does not look right to me, as we had a garden canopy that came down in one of the storms I may use some of that or an old hanky to make a new canopy.

    Back in the day when I was deep into Submarines I had an ideaโšก of doing a Gato in pink as in the film Operation Petticoat, but at the time the only gato on the market was made by 32nd parallel and the cost was just to much, I now have the 1/72 gato from Revell that I got when it first came out so I just may use that.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hull Painted
    14 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Fred,
    So will we soon see a pink Gato build log ?LOL!!

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hull Painted
    14 days ago by Fred ( Warrant Officer)
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    Could be๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hull Painted
    14 days ago by Newby7 ( Captain)
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    Your the skipper and paint coordinator for color good choice .
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hull Painted
    6 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Fred, sheโ€™s coming along nicely. Iโ€™m thinking I might have to start working on mine as my winter project. I think mines an older kit too, but I donโ€™t know how old. The plans were so faded I ordered a new set from Deans.
    Iโ€™ll need to post some pics of what I have, Iโ€™m not real happy with a couple things that have already been done to her, especially the rudder horn/tiller. Might be okay, but it gives me the heebie-jeebies when I look at it.๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hull Painted
    5 days ago by Fred ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Cash
    Ron informed me that if I looked at the Check list under Code number the last two numbers are the year of packing, mine is WR20096 and I got her in Sept 96.

    Do you have the wright up from Model Boats?

    Fred
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    ๐Ÿ“ Deck Steam Winch
    25 days ago by Fred ( Warrant Officer)
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    As yesterday (02/10/2020) was a wet and windy day I moved in doors,
    I turned my hand to the deck winch, now this all white metal, the one thing I did was to replace one of the rods for a brass one just to make it a bit more rigid, when finished it was back out to the garage were I sprayed it satin black.

    Fred
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck Steam Winch
    25 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice work Fred,
    Do you plan on doing any weathering at a later date ?

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck Steam Winch
    25 days ago by Newby7 ( Captain)
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    Nice job on the steam winch.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck Steam Winch
    25 days ago by Fred ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thank you Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck Steam Winch
    25 days ago by Fred ( Warrant Officer)
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    I think I may do some at a later date, Martin.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck Steam Winch
    25 days ago by Scratchbuilder ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Fred.
    Steam winch looks really good.
    Well done.
    Bill ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck Steam Winch
    25 days ago by Fred ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thank you Bill
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck Steam Winch
    23 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Fred,

    That looks great!

    Cheers, Ed
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck Steam Winch
    15 days ago by Nerys ( Vice Admiral)
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    That winch looks good, is it the one supplied as part of the kit?

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck Steam Winch
    15 days ago by Fred ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Nerys

    Yes it was in my kit, I would think that Ron has done an upgrade on the kit's of today so it could even be better.

    Fred
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    ๐Ÿ“ Cladding of Deck Housing
    27 days ago by Fred ( Warrant Officer)
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    As I said in an earlier post I was not happy with the way they looked painted, so I spent some time trying out how they would look cladded, this is how it turned out.

    Fred .
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cladding of Deck Housing
    27 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I think the cladding will look right on your model.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cladding of Deck Housing
    27 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Fred,

    I like the way it looks!
    Being Cladded looks fine!

    It shows great details!

    Cheers, Ed
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cladding of Deck Housing
    27 days ago by Newby7 ( Captain)
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    Good job.Try not to be to critical of the job.I think sometimes we all do that.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ“ Deck
    29 days ago by Fred ( Warrant Officer)
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    I should have put this before "Got fed up"

    One thing that I did was to mark out the hatch openings from the plan so that I would have all the deck beams in place before fixing the decks,

    Deck fitted, I cut out the hatch opening's in the stern deck, now in the instructions it mentioned a hatch opening in the fore deck, but there are no markings for were to cut out the opening, so I decided to leave it as is.

    With all the deck beams fitted and deck fitted I found out that the shaft was short by a few inches which put the motor under the deck, also the rudder servo was also in the wrong place. (not a good thing)

    (Think that this is now back on track๐Ÿคž)
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck
    28 days ago by Newby7 ( Captain)
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    Things in the wrong place in my mind I believe most of us have put items in the wrong place .Then had to move them or figure a way to get at the item if access is needed.It won't be the first or last time it happens.I think it is what it is.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ“ Got Fed-up
    29 days ago by Fred ( Warrant Officer)
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    I got fed-up with trying to get the decks to fit with out filler but in the end I got them to fit, I then moved on to the deck housings, as they are just a series of box's.
    I painted a few of them but just did not like the out come, now as I had some strip left over from another boat I decided to use that to clad them.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Got Fed-up
    29 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Fred,
    I think adding the wood cladding will look really good.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Motor Mount and Battery tray
    30 days ago by Fred ( Warrant Officer)
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    I must mention that before I fitted the deck beams I fitted the motor mount.
    I used the one that is supplied in the kit, I fixed some of the 1/4 x1/4 timber to the underside of the mount, as I am not a fan of the hook and rubber band method for fixing of the motor, I like to fix my motor's with a strip of brass over the motor and then bolted to the motor mount, (sorry I do not have any photos) the motor is a 385 from dean's. I lined up the motor with an alignment tool that a mate made for me.

    I then moved onto the battery box I glued some ply into the hull and again I used the good old 1/4 x1/4 to make the box you can see that I used an old eight cell battery just for sizing this will be replaced with a six volt when the time comes.
    I also used spring lever connectors as a temp fix, these will be replaced at a later date.

    Next time fixing the Deck.๐Ÿคž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Deck Beams
    30 days ago by Fred ( Warrant Officer)
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    O.K just a quick one this time,
    After filling any low points on the inner face of the bulwark I used an engineering depth gauge to mark out were the deck beams were to go, I used some 1/4 x 1/4 inch timber from my local DIY store for the beams, as for sticking then to the hull I used clear gorilla glue you have to wet the hull side then stick and clamp the timber to the hull, after 48hrs I started to make up the deck support frame again using the 1/4 x 1/4 timber.

    So far the gorilla glue is doing its job, all the deck beams are still in place.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck Beams
    27 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Good tip with the depth gauge Fred๐Ÿ‘
    Got one somewhere, so must dig it out to do my Deans Marines HMS Manxman hull ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS Good call on the cladding๐Ÿ‘ much more interesting than 'bathroom walls' everywhere!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Rudder and Prop Shaft
    1 month ago by Fred ( Warrant Officer)
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    I now moved on to the Rudder, in my kit this was made from casting resin with the rudder shaft all built in, now this is were I run into a bit of a problem, as my kit is so old it is in imperial and not metric like today's, and when it came to fitting the rudder tube I only had metric, so I had to find a way of packing out the rudder shaft to fit the rudder tube, as I was making brew for the wife I had to open a new bottle of milk, and the top of the bottle is covered with an aluminium cap under the coloured cap, so I just wrapped it around the rudder shaft and low and behold it worked.
    As for the rudder horn the kit one is made of white metal so that went in to the lead box, I made a replacement out of an old three pin plug,
    I now moved onto the shaft, this was supplied in my kit, after drilling out a piolet hole I enlarged it wit a rat tail file until the shaft was a tight fit, I fitted the shaft 1mm out from the hull as per instruction and flared it in with filler, I used some filler to fix the shaft on the inside of the hull, later on in the build I found that the shaft was short by a few inches so keep an eye on this.

    I then added the rudder foot for some reason this is set with a gap of 3mm from the rudder.

    More to come
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