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That is very true Ed it was a sad day when my tug's left , they were built to tug as well and had a few trips to balne Moore for the tugging it's what I loved doing. But I'm enjoying this build and looking forward to sailing her for the first time
Nice job there Doug nice detailing , I've not got the fingers for that scale (I have no feeling in end of my fingers ) the smallest scale I've worked on is 1/32 an MMM eurogirl tug and eldergarth tug but had to sell them last year because I couldn't lift them anymore. This Bristol pilot cutter is 1/16 and finding fittings in this scale is getting harder so no choice but to make the fittings my self. But it keeps me busy and some what active
Thank you Doug much appreciated this is the build fully caught up now so everything from now on will be as happens. i was advised by frank nylet of nylet sails that robin used to make the hulls for his yacht kits but was told would no longer supply them as no replacement had been found to take over the moulds and as you say is a very sad loss to the modeling would i have always found his hulls to be outstanding quality. would be nice to see those hinges if you get round to making them , i have tried in the past but failed badly but no doubt i will try again one day.
he we have the hatch covers that were made earlier the forward hatch covers the power switch and battery charging points. the mid-ships hatch houses the receiver and the main cabin houses the sail and rudder servos. the last picture is just to show with the hatch covers on
here is some of the deck furniture i have made the chimney stack and storage brackets, these are not in the folder and found these after researching the mascotte and finding detailed pictures of the vessel.
Thanks Doug it took about 4 weeks in total to complete the planking. The varnish is Wilko's own brand clear gloss yacht varnish which was sanded with fine wet and dry sand paper between each coat to get that smooth finish on the final coat. I will show all the hand made fittings next which I have already started making Ron
Nothing much was done for a while after this stage due to my health halting the build for about 6 months. But I have started the build again and decided to post it on here for you all. The next stage was planking the decking and in whales , the deck is planned in walnut and beech which was glued and pinned to the sub deck using titebond 2 .the in whales were lined with mahogany on the inside and walnut on the outside topped with a walnut top rail made using 5mm square section bent and glued together again with titebond 2.
After fitting the 2 lead gel batteries in place (6v 4mah) either side of the mast support and fitting the electrics the sub hull 4mm ply was fitted and glued in place using gorilla glue. If you hadn't guessed I decided to try using the brown gorilla glue on this build to see how it fairs compared to the usual resin and normal wood glue's and I must admit I have been impressed with the results so far . Sorry no pics of this stage as I forgot to take them at the time. This picture shows the area were most of the electrics will be situated for easy access.
The strengtheners for where the main mast will be fixed in place through the deck were glued in place with gorilla glue and fibreglassed in once the glue had gone of again this timber was an of cut that was to hand but this needed to be substantial as I would be using 12mm dowel for the main mast.
The next job was to fit the bulk heads and the deck shelf strips around the edges. I had some scrap pieces of 8mm OSB board so I used this for the bulk heads which were glued in place using gorilla glue then fibreglassed in once the glue had gone of. The shelf strips are 10mm square oak that were fixed 6mm below final deck hieght as I will be using 4mm ply for the sub deck followed by 2mm planking strips in walnut and beech.
Hello all this is my latest build of the Kingston mouldings Bristol pilot cutter 'mascotte' was purchased from a forum friend who no longer had time to build it. Sadly Kingston mouldings has now closed down. The first job was to glue the lead ballast into the bottom of the hull, this was done by using fibreglass resin then a couple of layers of fibreglass to seal the lead shot into the built in keel
Does anyone know if 1/16 scale figures are available and or who makes them have been searching the internet with little success. If my maths are correct it works out to be a figure around 4inch high. Thanks
Yes that is correct you only need power supply from one feed . But I would recommend just removing the + pin from the plugs and taping it up rather than cutting the wires as you never know that they could be used in the future