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    Morston - H A Kits (small version)
    by Seanympth πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    πŸ“ Ready for painting
    6 days ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Well, sandpaper and filler, done the wood is smooth and I can now start the undercoating.
    I have had enormous pleasure in building my first boat in 52 years.
    Its not perfect, it has many little faults these are my mistakes but I am very pleased with it.
    I think that the painting will take a while and having seen Geoffs photo's he has inspired me to be more creative than I would have been.
    Thank you everyone for your kind comments and support
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Ready for painting
    1 day ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Many thanks for your kind comments, it has been a pleasure to build this kit, it has challenged me and thanks to this website and Geoff I am pleased with the result and looking forward to painting her and finally sail her soon.
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    2 days ago by mturpin013 ( Commodore)
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    That's a great piece of work after 52 years, however there are skills you never forget. I look forward to the next build
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Ready for painting
    6 days ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Many thanks for your advice, I would have gone straight to undercoat. Thank you for taking the time. Best wishes Treve
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Ready for painting
    6 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I agree with Ron πŸ‘
    At least seal and strengthen the wood with a couple of coats of EzeKote water based resin.
    First coat diluted with ca 15% water to soak in. Then two coats neat.
    You'll then have a strong water tight hull and a good base for painting πŸ˜€
    "Don't spoil the ship for a ha'p'orth of resin!"
    Cheers, Doug 😎
    Agopolies if instructing your Mum's Mum to extract yokes from eggs! πŸ˜‰
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Ready for painting
    6 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Hang on before painting. Will you be applying a fiberglass layer ? that should be done before painting.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Ready for painting
    6 days ago by Newby7 ( Commodore)
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    52 Years that's a long time between builds.Good to hear you had fun with the build
    Paint away and have fun doing it. How creative can you be. LOL
    Rick
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    πŸ“ Window and roof
    10 days ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    This has been challenging but satisfying thank goodness for modern fillers and fine sandpaper.

    I am pleased to say that the roof is now drying and the front windows in place, final filling and sanding and then the first undercoat to go on, Geoff's outstanding model has inspired me to try for some cabin furniture and an attempt at a crab pot but I'll see how it goes.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Window and roof
    10 days ago by mistyoptic ( Warrant Officer)
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    Coming along nicely Treve, keep at it.

    Geoff
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    πŸ“ Morston - H A Kits (small version) Cabin fun
    13 days ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Well the last three weeks have flown by with little work on the slipway, Geoff was right the cabin roof and cockpit are a challenge, I have muddled through and whilst the result is not perfect I am hoping a bit of filler will help me out.

    I struggled to figure out how to fit the roof to the cabin as despite my effort the cabin was not square but in the end, it seems to fit, can anyone suggest fitting a catch to keep it on when it is finally afloat? The front windscreen is another challenge to shape the edges for a neet fit but what is life without a challenge.

    Just the Cabin roof to fit and its on to painting, I am thinking of a couple of shades of blue for the hull at the moment. I am planning to leave the roof off until I have finished painting the cockpit.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Morston - H A Kits (small version) Cabin fun
    1 day ago by Scamp ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have used very small magnets or velcro to hold hatch lockers in place on my RAF fire tender.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Morston - H A Kits (small version) Cabin fun
    13 days ago by mistyoptic ( Warrant Officer)
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    Treve, I think you will probably find that the hatch will sir comfortably in place during sailing, unless you reach considerable speed!
    Keep up the good work.
    Geoff
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    πŸ“ Morston update
    1 month ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Well after a struggle I finished glueing the sides and have started the cabin. Once again thanks Geoff for the tip to drill a small screw to hold the bits that cannot be clamped, I would never have thought it would work but it did.
    I filled and sanded the hull before starting the cabin, thank goodness for pegs, clamps etc. One point, as this is the small kit of Morston, the space under the rear hatch is tight for the rudder and servo, there is only 5mm from the top of the servo arm to the bottom of the hatch, once again Geoff came to my help with piano wire to join the servo and rudder, I am using a micro servo as the regular was too tall.
    This has been a great kit to build, the timber, cutting of the parts has made it a pleasure to build, any mistakes are mine for not reading the instructions but thanks to Geoff I have been able to correct them.
    I would have no hesitation in recommending a kit from HA Kits based on this one. It also has very pleasing lines to my eye as a bonus.
    Geoff will probably be messaged as he said the cabin roof was the hard part! Any way that's the next task
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Morston update
    1 month ago by mistyoptic ( Warrant Officer)
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    Well Done Treve for showing your work to date and thanks for sharing my affection for this design. It is a lovely kit to build and I endorse your recommendation of this company. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing.
    Geoff
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Morston update
    1 month ago by Newby7 ( Commodore)
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    The boat is coming nicely. Your comments on recommending this kit and seller will help others if looking for something to build.
    Rick
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    πŸ“ Morston - H A Kits (small version)
    1 month ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    First, big thanks to Geoff, aka Mistyopoc, without his build blog to inspire/instruct me and his very helpful messages I would have made some basic mistakes.
    I have not built a model for over 50 years and I do not think that my skill level has improved since I was 14. However this kit has been a pleasure, it is well cut on what to me feels like quality wood, the instructions are clear and well written.
    I have been building it slowly and have just glued the bottom and side skins to the frame, I struggled with this and whilst it is not the best job I think it will look OK after I have sanded it.
    The only small criticism of Kit is that you have to figure out the motor mounting, battery holder etc yourself, but thanks to Geoff's blog and pictures all good.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Morston - H A Kits (small version)
    1 month ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    That is a nice looking build - good effort!πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Morston - H A Kits (small version)
    1 month ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    Great start shipmate, it looks a very good starter /return to the hobby model.
    Keep it up and thanks for sharing, Colin.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Morston - H A Kits (small version)
    1 month ago by Newby7 ( Commodore)
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    Good job for 50 years between builds.Keep up the good work.
    Rick
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Morston - H A Kits (small version)
    1 month ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Seanympth.
    A great start.
    Keep up the good work.

    Martin555.
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