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    Shannon class lifeboat The morell. (99% completed)
    by alan44 πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    πŸ“ Rear railing/ life belts and detailing
    15 hours ago by alan44 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I was so involved with the brain scrambler of a rear railing that few pictures were taken. It was a sod to do!! The lifebelt holders are bolted on with machine screws and acorn nuts… not to be dropped. The yellow parts were turned from brass to aid paint definition.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Rear railing/ life belts and detailing
    3 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Really great work Allan.

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    πŸ“ Remaking some parts
    5 days ago by alan44 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I decided to improve some parts of the kit they include:-
    Cabin door detail
    Rear deck access door
    Mob crane
    Ladder section of mast
    Aerial bases
    Mast top
    Bolt details
    Anchor shoe
    Anchor chain ( made from solder wire)
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Remaking some parts
    2 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Inspiring work Alan πŸ‘
    Inspires me to aspire!
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Remaking some parts
    2 days ago by alan44 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Austin πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Remaking some parts
    2 days ago by AustinG ( Leading Seaman)
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    fantastic attention to detail especially the reworked parts.
    Only wish I had that skill.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Remaking some parts
    2 days ago by alan44 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you mouldbuilder. πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Remaking some parts
    4 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Superb workmanship Alan. You really have made a perfect model.πŸ‘
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    4 days ago by Newby7 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Truly great work.
    Rick
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Remaking some parts
    5 days ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Wow! very tasty workπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ Re: Replacing some parts.
    5 days ago by T33CNO ( Midshipman)
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    Wonderful upgrades Alan. Might as well have bought the MBD 😊
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    πŸ“ Rear of superstructure and more brass.
    6 days ago by alan44 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The main moulding of the superstructure glues in to a moulded slot in the deck. The rear is a set of cast resin, highly detailed mouldings. Once assembled it’s a case of cutting the main moulding to suit.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Rear of superstructure and more brass.
    6 days ago by Newby7 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Well done Alan great looking boat.
    Rick
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    πŸ“ P38... the modellers friend.
    6 days ago by alan44 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Quite a way in to my build I noticed a problem with the superstructure moulding. There was an error in the roof panel lines. Some filler and a bit of sanding sorted it out.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: P38... the modellers friend.
    6 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Well done, you took care that the panel seams matched to the upper point as it should be.
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    πŸ“ Window fitment and fettling.
    7 days ago by alan44 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The windows of the Shannon are a main feature of the superstructure. They have to sit flush, and unlike other lifeboats there is no overlapping outer frame to conceal any small gaps. Each window has an inner and outer black surround. Hopefully my pictures will show how I solved 2 problems.
    1. Gaps between windows and openings.
    2. The supplied windows being of the wrong thickness material. The recess being 1.5mm material supplied 2mm.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Window fitment and fettling.
    7 days ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Superb workmanship Alan, you should be really proud.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    Cheers, Pete😊
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Window fitment and fettling.
    7 days ago by alan44 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I drive myself nuts 🀣🀣 and my wife.....
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Window fitment and fettling.
    7 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Alan,
    Awesome work and very time consuming.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Window fitment and fettling.
    7 days ago by T33CNO ( Midshipman)
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    Way beyond the average modellers ability.
    😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Window fitment and fettling.
    7 days ago by Skydive130 ( Rear Admiral)
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    They look superb πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ The start of the brass work.
    9 days ago by alan44 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The brass work on the Shannon is not easy ( not for me anyway) many other builders will know how difficult the rear railing is πŸ€”πŸ€”
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The start of the brass work.
    7 days ago by T33CNO ( Midshipman)
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    Alternatively if making from scratch I buy miniature bolts from Knupfer in Germany
    https://photos.smugmug.com/Shannon/n-MfgVDR/MBD-Shannon-buil...
    https://photos.smugmug.com/Shannon/n-MfgVDR/MBD-Shannon-build/i-6ZW9fSt/0/085df3e1/X5/B882470C-B8B1-4F5B-8D94-6206675A4C0D-X5.jpg
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The start of the brass work.
    7 days ago by alan44 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Those are brass etched parts that came with the kit. πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The start of the brass work.
    7 days ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Alan looking at pics 9&10 I see the bolt heads on the foot plates are a raised hexagon to scale, how are these achieved?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The start of the brass work.
    8 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice indeed Alan.
    I find the secret to doing handrails is plenty of thinking plenty of patiences and of course plenty of tea followed by quite a bit of luck LOL!!

    Martin555.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The start of the brass work.
    8 days ago by Newby7 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Not sure I'd agree Andy your brass work looks great.
    Rick
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The start of the brass work.
    9 days ago by T33CNO ( Midshipman)
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    Thanks Alan
    All waiting for re fitting one day πŸ€ͺ
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The start of the brass work.
    9 days ago by alan44 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    1st class scratch building Andy πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The start of the brass work.
    9 days ago by T33CNO ( Midshipman)
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    Yes indeed Alan.
    Mine is entirely scratch made the gob eye included. All of my stanchions too and I’ve made these twice over 😱
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The start of the brass work.
    9 days ago by Skydive130 ( Rear Admiral)
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    The rear railing was a pig! Yours is outstanding πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Superstructure openings, removing moulded deck detail and re making.
    9 days ago by alan44 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The deck of the Shannon had raised areas pre moulded in for cleats, anchor, areas around the rear deck access doors. I decided to remove most of this and make my own.
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    πŸ“ Jet drives
    10 days ago by alan44 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have fitted the as supplied Speedline water jet drives.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Jet drives
    9 days ago by Skydive130 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi there, I’ve just finished this kit in 1:16 scale (you may have seen my build blog on this forum). I hope you have success with the included Speedline drives, they were the first thing I junked in favour of the Oceanworks drives, although I believe they are out of stock now.

    It’s a great kit if you remain patient, I note you say yours is almost finished and I look forward to seeing the final results

    Kind regards simon
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Jet drives
    9 days ago by Newby7 ( Rear Admiral)
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    The part layout pictures a great way to show the kit. Well done. Great looking build.
    Rick
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Jet drives
    10 days ago by alan44 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I’m literally stuck with them. I will keep an open mind πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Jet drives
    10 days ago by T33CNO ( Midshipman)
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    As you know I just cannot bring myself to like them πŸ™ˆ

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    πŸ“ Shannon class lifeboat The morell. (99% completed)
    11 days ago by alan44 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I’m almost at the end of this build, but I thought I would share some pictures of my journey through the Speedline 1/12 kit. I’m presently finishing the painting of the hull. All work above the fenders is done. Not an easy build but a good model is achievable.

    The kit.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Shannon class lifeboat The morell. (99% completed)
    9 days ago by Skydive130 ( Rear Admiral)
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    You’ll find the parts are resin. Please ensure your wearing a mask when sanding especially if using a dremel as the dust is not good for your health
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Shannon class lifeboat The morell. (99% completed)
    9 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Vacuum formed is a different process. Yours in an injection molded model. I was just surprised that it had so much flash left on the parts requiring the builder to spend lots of time, cutting, scrapping and filing to get a clean fit. Not fun!!

    Has anyone else experienced this with kits from this manufacturer?

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Shannon class lifeboat The morell. (99% completed)
    9 days ago by alan44 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Ron the supplied parts are in a type of hard plastic. It must be a liquid then poured in to moulds. I am guessing a vacuum would be used to remove air bubbles?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Shannon class lifeboat The morell. (99% completed)
    9 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Good Grief look at all that molding flash to be removed before assembly! It would be very frustrating to me. Is this a vacuum formed kit?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Shannon class lifeboat The morell. (99% completed)
    10 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Alan,
    It is good to see a kit laid out prior to making it.
    I look forward to the next step in your journey.

    Martin555.
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