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    RNXS Exploit
    Scratch built, fibreglass hull, ply superstructure. Refurbished last year new brushless gear.
    Tenby Lifeboat.
    Based on a Speedline 1/12 kit, this was my 1st big build, took 3 years ish πŸ‘
    The Morrell, Shannon class Lifeboat.
    Based on a 1/12 Speedline kit. I’ve been building her on and off for a couple of years, not far off now 😁
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    πŸ“ Painting superstructure.
    4 months ago by alan44 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The Speedline rear superstructure wall is a detailed multi part item. There are many hard to spray areas so pre painting before final fitting was decided upon. The rear wall was then fully fitted and the entire superstructure sprayed. Some sections were individually painted then final fixed after the full superstructure was painted VW brilliant orange.
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    πŸ“ Retirement
    5 months ago by alan44 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Need a beer after that drive πŸ‘πŸ˜‰
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    πŸ“ Rear railing/ life belts and detailing
    5 months ago by alan44 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd 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“ A mini steam engine, a dabble in lathe work
    5 months ago by alan44 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The S50 may well be my winter project, pictures warts and all will be posted πŸ˜‰ yes I learnt a lot with the little engine. Cheers Gary
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    πŸ“ A mini steam engine, a dabble in lathe work
    5 months ago by alan44 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks Rick will doπŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Remaking some parts
    5 months ago by alan44 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks Austin πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: More hull work .....
    5 months ago by alan44 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Looking like a stress free build Sy πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Maiden voyage
    5 months ago by alan44 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Absolutely beautiful, a fantastic build, top quality everything!!!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Remaking some parts
    5 months ago by alan44 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thank you mouldbuilder. πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ A mini steam engine, a dabble in lathe work
    5 months ago by alan44 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks Gary, yes the piston is machined for a supplied o ring. I have the Standard to paint up then final assembly. πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ A mini steam engine, a dabble in lathe work
    5 months ago by alan44 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks mturpin013. At the moment its compressed air, I have a Stuart S50 lined up next. Then maybe a boiler is in the offing. Model engineering is a polar opposite to my day to day as a wood machinist πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ A mini steam engine, a dabble in lathe work
    5 months ago by alan44 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    This is a simple wobbler engine. It’s from a Stuart Turner kit. You get a drawing a body casting and various rod and sheet to produce the parts req.
    I struggled, mainly with everything πŸ€”, but it works and I learnt a lot.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: RNXS Exploit
    5 months ago by alan44 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Some internal pictures as requested. A pair of tornado thumper brushless. Perspex mounts. It was old and tatty internally so it’s been tarted up πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Remaking some parts
    5 months ago by alan44 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd 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: Cautious
    5 months ago by alan44 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Just fantastic to see her on the water Andy sounds great too. A very pleased builder I would imagine πŸ‘πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Rear of superstructure and more brass.
    5 months ago by alan44 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd 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“ P38... the modellers friend.
    5 months ago by alan44 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd 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: Window fitment and fettling.
    5 months ago by alan44 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I drive myself nuts 🀣🀣 and my wife.....
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The start of the brass work.
    5 months ago by alan44 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Those are brass etched parts that came with the kit. πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Window fitment and fettling.
    5 months ago by alan44 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd 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: Ballast check
    5 months ago by alan44 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I know which would win a towing contest πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Ballast check
    5 months ago by alan44 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    She looks a powerful boat, you must be really pleased with her πŸ‘πŸ‘ can’t work out if it’s a small bath or a big model πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The start of the brass work.
    5 months ago by alan44 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    1st class scratch building Andy πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ The start of the brass work.
    5 months ago by alan44 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd 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“ Superstructure openings, removing moulded deck detail and re making.
    5 months ago by alan44 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd 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’¬ Re: Shannon class lifeboat The morell. (99% completed)
    5 months ago by alan44 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd 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: So far today
    5 months ago by alan44 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Superb workmanship Andy !!!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Jet drives
    5 months ago by alan44 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I’m literally stuck with them. I will keep an open mind πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Jet drives
    5 months ago by alan44 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I have fitted the as supplied Speedline water jet drives.
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    πŸ“ Shannon class lifeboat The morell. (99% completed)
    5 months ago by alan44 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd 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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