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>> Home > Boat Building Blogs > 1/12th scale Cygnus GM32 Fishing Boat "EXUBERENT DH142"
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1/12th scale Cygnus GM32 Fishing Boat "EXUBERENT DH142" Print Booklet
Author: Ballast   Posts: 12   Photos: 31   Subscribers: 2   Views: 2839   Responses: 17   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)

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It's the detail that takes the time !!! - Posted: 20th Jun 2017
Things are moving on although a late summer launch looks on the cards as I missed the intended spring launch but I am as happy as a pig in ......... !!!😊😊😊

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Response by GrahamP74 on the 21st Jun 2017
Looking really good!

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Soldering practice ahead of making railings ! - Posted: 11th Apr 2017
My first attempt at soldering didn't come out too bad me thinks !!! Just a dry run with scraps of brass rod.😊

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Response by figtree7nts on the 11th Apr 2017
Nice solder joint, Did you use a soldering iron or a small torch and solder?
Response by Ballast on the 12th Apr 2017
I used an old soldering iron like the one pictured and old solder purchased from an elderly member of our club and I found it so easy to use !!!😉
Response by Dave M on the 20th Jun 2017
You should get good results with that iron. Not sure what type of solder you used but the resin cored works well. My local pound shop sells a paste flux in a small tub and this will help the solder run into and around the joint. If you are making adjacent joints with that iron you may need to use damp cloths to stop the heat breaking the already soldered joints. I sometimes use a big piece of copper that I clamp over the parts needing protection.
You clearly have mastered the process right from the start and are to be congratulated
Dave

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"The Crew" - Posted: 27th Mar 2017
Here are the "Crew" all members of Star Trek and their Oil Skins are made from Marigold Gloves! ("when they're finished!!!)

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Response by Midlife306 on the 27th Mar 2017
Well done, I spent ages trying to find a 12/1 pilot for my Bluebird, I ended up buying a Breaking Bad "action figure"
He was made out of solid vinyl & weighed a ton, well er 150 grams
Cheers
Wayne

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Navigation and Deck Lighting - Posted: 23rd Jan 2017
Hi all ! Thing are moving slowly at the detailing stage. I wonder if anyone would be kind enough to tell me the best way to secure the LED bulbs for my Navigation Lights etc. There isn't much room for fittings and I have seen lights secured and sealed with a clear gel that goes off hard. Can someone tell me what this is called and where I can get some of same please, it looks like clear sealant but is much harder when cured.
Response by jarvo on the 23rd Jan 2017
Hi Mate, in small spaces, i have used gel type cyno, a small blob to secure the LED and using the LED lens/body as the "glass" works well, you have to look close to see the difference. Using a varnish is ok but it does tend to go yellowish over time

Mark
Response by Ballast on the 23rd Jan 2017
Thanks for your input Mark !👍😉
Response by Dave M on the 11th Apr 2017
Hi Wayne
Just seen your post. The clear resin is casting resin and it is used for encapsulating ornamental and wildlife specimens. The model train boys use it for making rivers/lakes etc. Problem is its usually sold in 1 litre tins with about a 6 month shelf life so not that cheap for our purposes. If you have a railway socy or scale model society near you could try asking if they have any?
My local supplier is http://www.resin-supplies.co.uk/ and look for GLASS CLEAR CASTING RESIN. Its about £11 per kilo.
I do agree with Mark's solution but you may need to use UV safe cyano or it will yellow as does the varnish. The LED lens doesn't need to be covered so if you keep the cyano off the face it will be fine.
Dave

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Progress is being made !!! - Posted: 29th Oct 2016
Deck in, hatches in, bulwarks and deck undercoated !!! Wheelhouse repainted original. Onward !!!

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Response by figtree7nts on the 29th Oct 2016
Hi Ballast

Are you going to be getting ships flag for the EXUBERENT as well? I think that would be a great detail to add since the original is all flagged out. It must have been a special occasion for her to be flying so many flags!
Response by Ballast on the 29th Oct 2016
Hi figtree7nts !!! Yes that was a special occasion ! It was Plymouth (UK) Trawler Race Day and the boat was in the crabber section. I was on the wheel when this photo was taken. We came second in our class and 14th overall !!! That was in July 1982 !!! I intend to "Dress Ship" when I finally launch her next Spring 2017 ! 👍

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The story so far !!! - Posted: 10th Oct 2016
Electrics in, shaft and prop in, rudder in, battery hold in, ballast in. Now for wheelhouse, deck equipment and deck clutter ! Herewith a few photos of one of three crewmen modelling his new wet weather gear made from a Marigold Glove !!! Also the framework of an "inkwell" crab pot made from a champagne cork wire !!! It's amazing what you can utilise with a bit of imagination !!!

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Response by figtree7nts on the 10th Oct 2016
Your Exuberent is coming out nicely, nothing make a model boat if it weren't for it's crew!
Response by Ballast on the 10th Oct 2016
Thanks for your interest figtree !!! 😊

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Exuberent GM32 DH142 - Posted: 25th May 2016
Deck shelf and beams in !

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Exuberent GM32 DH142 - Posted: 3rd May 2016
Well! We're making progress. No the wheelhouse is not floating in mid air it's balancing on a transparent ruler ! Deck shelf in, motor and shaft in, mocked up ready to ascertain where deck beams are to go. Not bad considering I started her in 1982 !!!

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Response by figtree7nts on the 3rd May 2016
She's coming along nicely, can't wait to see her finished! 👍
Response by Ballast on the 4th May 2016
Thanks figtree7nts. I'll keep you updated, full ahead now!!!

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Antifoul lookalike paint - Posted: 4th Dec 2015
The RC model of the Cygnus 32 I am building needs to have sky blue coloured antifoul lookalike paint applied to the hull. Has anybody got any ideas where I can get this matt paint or how I can achieve the effect please !
Response by figtree7nts on the 24th May 2016
Hope this doesn't come to late Krylon (PRIMER) ruby brown is what I would suggest. for me it gives a scaled antifoul appearance!
Response by Ballast on the 24th May 2016
Hi figtree 7nts

Thanks for the advice I fixed myself up with Humbrol matt French Blue. The boat I am building the model of had blue antifoul so it was important to replicate that.

Thanks anyway 👍
Response by figtree7nts on the 25th May 2016
Great choice of color for the autifoul, cant wait to see the finished model!

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Exuberent DH142 - Posted: 14th Nov 2015
Rudder box and post/tube installed ! Now to clad brass rudder in timber (faux steel !). Onward !

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