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    Lumba Lumba Restoration
    by Cargoman πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    πŸ“ Home Run
    26 days ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Time to wrap this up apart from a couple of minor details I can now Lumba Lumba to the waters edge, the radar is a problem as its 1960s vintage and the kit details are quite vague so the internet search goes on, all lights are now working but require the internal connections and switches so rather than wait until I get round to the boring bits I thought I would conclude the blog and thank all for their input and help.
    The site has been a gift in the lockdown as has the project which began with e bay and a drive to South Shields to collect, a day by the seaside and lunch in the car so a day out.

    Thanks to all
    Cargoman
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    12 days ago by Brightwork ( Midshipman)
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    Very nice job!! have not been here in a couple weeks. I have a radar on mine...it is old and I will replace it with a servo. Just take the bottom off of the servo and remove the stops so it runs continuously. Put it on a three or 4.5 volt battery as you think fit.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Home Run
    26 days ago by Newby7 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Lunch sea side and a boat.Job well done.
    Rick
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    26 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    You have done an excellent job of the restoration. She looks so much better.
    Peter.πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Home Run
    26 days ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Excellent job on the restoration, CM, hope we get to see a vid on the water.

    JB
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Home Run
    26 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Cargoman,
    It is hard to believe it is the same boat.
    You have done an excellent job.
    I like the way you made some of the fittings and the use of the lip balm tube.

    Do you plan on doing another refurbishment or maybe a new build.?

    Martin555.
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    πŸ“ Progress
    1 month ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Well the end of the lockdown is in sight and my building time may go with the regulations shopping days out etc so that's why there havnt been any updates until now.
    Lots of bits to finish electrical and fittings being the main. First job was to complete the cabin interior along with other bits it all goes towards closing up the roof of same. I did a basic interior just a suggesting that there is an interior as you cant see much through the windows. A 1/24 scale pit crew figure a handmade wheel and some plasticard fitments.
    Next is the afore mentioned searchlight built and rebuilt 3 times to get it right finally with the wires through the base and into the cabin.
    The mast then pressed to be made constructed from brass and fitted with 3mm LEDs with the live through the center and the brass acting as an earth it now awaits paint and the lamp covers to be fitted. I was blessed to have a load of info sent to me from Brightwork a copy of the plans but the text is a little blurred so lighting is generic taken from other sources.
    As with all of the fittings nothing is available off the shelf so another piece is the anchor made from brass awaiting paint and the construction of the anchor winch there I rest for now.
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    πŸ“ Searchlight
    2 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    One last little job before I fasten the cabin down at last the searchlight the wiring is threaded inside the cabin, could not find a commercial unit so hunted for a piece of tube the right size settled on a lip balm tube right size and with a lip inside to seat the glass.
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    πŸ“ Motor Problems
    2 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    As I said at the start of the blog I found these two motors in the bits box obviously a pair bought at the same time probably at a show you know how it goes Ive travelled all this way I should buy something.
    Well fitted to the boat with loads of work to line them up correctly I now find that they draw a large amount of amps draining batteries after tests in the purpose built test tank in the bathroom and on the bench.
    These have now been replaced by a branded name motor namely MFA 4.5 TO 15 volt leaving room to up from 6 volts if needed, which under load only draws around 2 - 3 amps.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Motor Problems
    2 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Bang on ianh I tried to be cheap and look what happened because I already owned them, going to follow your advice in future. πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Motor Problems
    2 months ago by Ianh ( Commander)
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    Hi Cargoman,
    I will only use MFA or Graupner Motors as these give a steady amperage.
    Some motors that are for sale come from China and are all over the place!
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    πŸ“ Liferafts
    2 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Sometimes things fall just right 😊 and the liferafts were just right to be made from plastic plumbing pipe.
    After being cut to size the ends were capped with plasticard shaped with Milliput and marked out for the plasticard strips, which were added with superglue.
    After priming with plastic primer they were sprayed white, (this is all starting to sound a bit obvious) but stay with me!😁
    The transfers were downloaded from the web and printed on waterslide transfer, varnish applied and varnished again. I find that for everything that is fitted to boats the manufacturer has a great website with sizes and photos as was the case with these.
    Well that was time you could have spent doing something useful😁
    With thanks for reading.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Liferafts
    2 months ago by Newby7 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Nice job .Thinking outside the box.
    Rick
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Liferafts
    2 months ago by robbob ( Admiral)
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    Hi Cargoman.
    Thanks for the pictures, they'll be very helpful.
    Cheers.
    Rob.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Liferafts
    2 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I got these from the web I just put in Liferaft container photos and got a selection some good some blurred Ive put some up for you they may need resizing for use hope this helps.

    Cheers
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Liferafts
    2 months ago by robbob ( Admiral)
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    Hi Cargoman.
    They look really good πŸ˜€πŸ‘
    I've been looking for some authentic looking graphics for a life raft container, where did you find them ?
    Rob.
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    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice one Cyril πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Cabin Wheelhouse update
    2 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Completed the main structure and made a few detail bits, the cabin is made from a double skin of 40 thou plasticard with a spacer to allow the clear acetate to slot in after painting. Got to the stage of scraping the last bit of filler from the tube and delving deep into the scrap box for plasticard after this thankfully my local model shop does click and collect and after ordering at 11 am collected at 1 .30 great service and everything is on the website to order.
    Going to be making a few more fittings next life rafts hatches etc.
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    πŸ“ Paint paint paint
    3 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    After completion of the hull and fitting the running gear I painted the underside so that the model could have the running gear fitted, the upper part was given a grey primer coating to be able to fix any imperfections. Now its the big one final colour white being the main one so on top of the grey primer I undercoated with a rattlecan white car primer and then airbrushed Tamiya matt white followed by a coat of Humbrol satin cote. I was left with an ocean of white so to tone it down I added a black boot topping which also gives an impression on stretching the boat. The lower half then being sprayed with Humbrol matt cote and transfers made from waterslide paper added, all together on one day due to minor problems with masking tape it took from 9 am to 9 pm for paint transfers and varnish.
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    3 months ago by robbob ( Admiral)
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    Wow....you did have a busy day!
    The end result is really excellent, I had to scroll back through your blog to remind myself what it started from.
    You should post a few 'before and after' photos to show the transformation. πŸ˜πŸ‘
    Rob.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Paint paint paint
    3 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Nice job,- huge change since you started the projectπŸ‘πŸ‘

    JB
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    πŸ“ Bits and pieces
    3 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Been making a few bits to add after painting, vents funnel and the rear doors, sent off for some waterslide transfer paper and downloaded the logo from the net. After printing the logo the paper is varnished and then after application is varnished with the airbrush again. Next update might include the boat with some paint on always find I paint with clenched teeth as well as other parts! like the results but hate the process.
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    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Welcome to the club Rob LOL!!!
    As you know i tinker a bit with the plastic.

    Martin555.
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    3 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks for that a lot of people worry that you cant sand or file plasticard but its not true, its a great material and cheap as you don't need sanding sealer etc.
    Ive added a link to a good book on the subject.
    https://evergreenscalemodels.com/products/14-how-to-book
    Cheers
    https://evergreenscalemodels.com/products/14-how-to-book
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    3 months ago by robbob ( Admiral)
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    Hi Cargoman.
    That's some very nice styrene work there πŸ˜€πŸ‘
    I'm a recent convert to the use of plastics on my Pilots boat and I'm getting some good results now😁
    Rob.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Bits and pieces
    3 months ago by Newby7 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Parts and funnel turned out well.
    Rick
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    3 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Hi Cm, Nice job on the parts, funnel looks goodπŸ‘

    JB
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    πŸ“ The whole boat
    3 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    No longer bits, but the sum of the parts now all the major pieces either restored or built, the main cabin and funnel from plasticard and the hull with its ply inserts for the cabin windows and the wavy rubbing strips straightened out.
    Getting the hull etc to this state seems to have cost as much as a small boat kit plasticard glue, sanding sealer, white glue, fibreglass resin, primer paint and wet and dry paper don't get me wrong its been a pleasure so far but oh for the unwary beginner who needs a trolley for all the bits after he buys the boat. Many of the stuff has been ordered online so the couriers also have their cut.
    Ordered now is white paint and some waterslide decal paper for the funnel emblem and the name boards and then onto all the fittings which as the plans are a little blurred will be made with a little bit of licence.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The whole boat
    3 months ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Your starting to see the end results of your perseverance. The water awaitsβ›΅
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The whole boat
    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi cargoman,
    Looking good.
    Your hard work is paying off.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ“ Cabin/ Wheelhouse
    3 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Well I have to be honest and say that I built a cabin from 3 mm ply right up to priming it for paint, and after long and anguished thought I put it to one side and started to use some 40 thou plasticard I had just received from an internet site. 3 Sheets with outlines drawn on and then the windows were cut out 12 X 2 layers 24 windows seeing them in dreams next.
    Thought no grain to fill no sanding no priming no contest, the photos show my attempt at woodwork the problem being getting the windows true and having to really fit any glazing into the openings not looking forward to that bit. as sticking them on the inside didnt seem right Other shots show the new version which is 40 thou plasticard doubled to create a gap to slot in 10 thou clear card after painting and then fit a roof which is to be constructed. The moral being dont be afraid to show a failure and its not just what you build its what you discard
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