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    ๐Ÿ“ 3D printer choice?
    1 day ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Lew. I think I was ahead of you having started in ME10 then ME30. Left the drawing office into an engineering role just as Pro-Engineer was coming in. Not played with 3D design since so I have a learning curve ahead.
    Yes, my very brief research shows that I likely need to go resin if possible.

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    ๐Ÿ“ 3D printer choice?
    1 day ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    So my post on vinyl cutters prompted thinking about 3D printing so again your thoughts.
    I'm not expecting to do anything large more like deck fittings etc.
    I've been looking at the LCVP Mk.5 landing craft which will require a whole host of bits that would best be created in 3D print.

    Which do you use and what software.
    Cheers

    ๐Ÿ“ Vinyl cutting machine choice
    1 day ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    So that didn't take long......just bought a cricut 3.
    So what software are people using to drive it?

    ๐Ÿ“ Vinyl cutting machine choice
    2 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    On one of my builds I'm thinking that some details, such as portholes, could be produced as cut vinyl in much the same way as etched brass is used.
    There are many machines out there so has anyone used them and have any tips/suggestions on which machine is best.
    Cheers
    Steve

    ๐Ÿ“ Convention for displaying a model Boat
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    Is there a norm for displaying a boat?
    Should she be heading Port to Starboard or Starboard to Port.
    Much the same as titles on book spines.

    ๐Ÿ“ Upper Deck and Flybridge
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    Easily the most difficult part of the build so far. Built from 0.5 & 1mm plasticard. Lots of CAD (Cardboard Aided Design) for all the curved pieces

    ๐Ÿ“ Wheelhouse
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    Progress on the wheelhouse which will be fitted to the foredeck as the main cabin and deckhead will be removable and will simply sit down on top of it as can be seen in the last photo.

    ๐Ÿ“ Glue for wood to Plastruct?
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    The material is listed as styrene.
    Will give the alcohol cleaning a try.

    ๐Ÿ“ Glue for wood to Plastruct?
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    As per subject trying to find a suitable glue to join plastic card to wood.
    Tried the liquid plastic glue and the gel type used in plumbing both don't hold on the wood. Tried wood glue, CA & epoxy and even tried sanding sealer on the wood first.
    Picture is the structure of cabin and upper deckhead which I plan to skin with plasticard.
    Job stopped until I find a solution.

    ๐Ÿ“ Windows question
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    So this model is about 36" long which makes these windows about an inch square. the cabin side windows will be even larger. I don't plan to do any interior so don't want the windows and portholes to be see through.

    So the question is what to use to blank these off?

    I have to hand some semi matt plasticard or some car window tint material.

    Any other suggestions?

    ๐Ÿ“ Wheelhouse Windows
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    Balsa blocks to help form the window shapes and angles. The windows lean forward at the top so each window is a different shape.
    Had to build a mini router table with my Dremel type tool plus break out the magnifier as the window jambs are only 2.5mm.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Cabin and Deckhead
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    Coming together. trying to find the balance between strength and not adding too much weight up top. The forward part of the Deckhead gets progressively thicker in an upwards curve plus the front is rounded so not an easy task.

    ๐Ÿ“ Deckhead issues
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    As you will see from the previous photos the deckhead/upper deck is wider than the cabin and extends right out to the full beam width forming a covered passageway alongside the cabin which is all well and good but makes it very difficult/impossible to access the inner workings of the model. The real Sarinda has 3 supports down each side attaching upper deck to the bulwarks.
    To resolve this I am attaching the upper decks to the cabin but not attaching them to the supports. I plan for the supports to have pegs in the top which will register into the deckhead. We will see how that pans out.

    ๐Ÿ“ MV Sarinda
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    Sarinda is a WWII 72 foot HDML (Harbour Defence Motor Launch ML1392) that saw action as a Channel Marker at Gold Beach for the D-Day landings in Normandy. In later years she served many other rolls. In the 80's she was converted as a motor yacht but soon fell into disrepair due, IMHO, to the conversion not being particularly well done and the use of poor quality materials. The current owners are doing a sterling job bringing here back to life. (see YouTube Ship Happens). They are finding that most of the 80 year old woodwork is in great condition and any rot they are repairing was caused by the 80's deck leaking.
    My model is for the most part scratch built with the exception of the moulded plastic HDML hull.
    I'm quite a long way into the build so will just throw in a load of photos for now.

    ๐Ÿ“ Which motors for my next boat?
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks Roy
    All now purchased.

    ๐Ÿ“ Which motors for my next boat?
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    Question for Roy.
    In an earlier post you suggested the Kingmodel ESC/mixer which I have now bought. Have to say it looks really nice.

    I think you were saying you bought the matching connectors/wire for the battery and motors. I have searched through the Kingmodel listing but cannot find them.
    Could you please suggest a link?

    ๐Ÿ“ Brushed motor capacitors
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    Right so capacitors on order. Only a few pence each so why not.

    ๐Ÿ“ Brushed motor capacitors
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    Do I need them?
    Or are they a throw-back to glitchy R/C gear of old?

    ๐Ÿ“ FRIDAY'S CHILD
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    This is a Fairy Huntsman 31
    I first built the model too many years ago to remember and she has resided in the loft of at least 3 houses.
    I've pulled her up onto the bench for a refit.
    I plan to finish her in the fitout and colour scheme of FRIDAY'S CHILD a boat that lives or lived down here on the Solent.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mark me out of 10
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    Now the hull.
    The frames are just a jig and get removed. Later strategic frames/bulkheads get fitted.
    One close-up shows where the keel fixings come through carbon tubes.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mark me out of 10
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    Sorry life got in the way so no update. I will try and catch up.
    This is the keel. Made a plug out of MDF rings. Spun it up with electric drill and blended its shape with a flap disc in my angle grinder.
    Made a box to cast silicon in and then with the plug removed I cast the lead.
    Keel fin is marine ply.
    Fixings into hull are 2 M6 studs and an 8mm diameter carbon rod.
    It weighs in at 8.5kg.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: MV Sarinda
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    Some progress. Sarinda has quite high bulwarks forward which is going to make the deck difficult to do. Also covered walkways down the side of the cabin so I think I will need to make the cabin roof removable rather than the whole cabin.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: MV Sarinda
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    Many thanks that will help me allot.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: MV Sarinda
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Al
    Thanks for adding the pictures. I have seen the HDML version before but not seen the SARINDA version. You have captured far more detail than I have from the available photos, well done.
    Could I be cheeky and ask if you have a high res version of SARINDA you could let me have as it will greatly improve my model build?

    ๐Ÿ“ Which motors for my next boat?
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    Many thanks Roy.
    They were that cheap I bought 3.
    I'll experiment with the batteries I have before investing further so now all I have to do is wait until the bits arrive.
    Back to the building board.

    ๐Ÿ“ Which motors for my next boat?
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks guys for the response.
    Roy's choice of 385 looks to be pretty good when compared to the list Terry added so, again, thanks.

    I've bought the 385s and mounts.
    Next is ESC. Most of my searches take me to the Mtronics versions which are rather expensive. I said before cost was not an issue but if there is a valid cheaper version then let me know.
    I had thought I would run an ESC for each motor but there has been mention of mixers and I don't know how they work or what to ask for.

    ๐Ÿ“ Which motors for my next boat?
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    Not much to show just yet as just a plastic hull with the prop shafts going in. Some pics of how she is now and one of her in better condition.
    Also not in one picture the plan suggesting Monoperm motors.

    ๐Ÿ“ MV Sarinda
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    Sarinda is an unusual subject having been converted to a luxury yacht from one of the few remaining HDML (Harbour Defence Motor Launch) built at the latter end of WWII. As ML1392 she was one of the first boats at D-Day performing a navigation role guiding the rest of the fleet into the beach.
    She was converted in the late 80s but fell into disrepair but remains afloat. The current owners bought her on Ebay (completely on a whim) and are doing a splendid job of rebuilding her. They are documenting the progress on YouTube (Ship Happens) which is where I came across her.

    ๐Ÿ“ Which motors for my next boat?
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    Iโ€™ve started my next boat.
    Sarinda is an unusual subject having been converted to a luxury yacht from one of the few remaining HDML (Harbour Defence Motor Launch) built at the latter end of WWII. So a hull shape not dis-similar from an MTB but nowhere near as fast.

    My model is 900mm (36โ€) long, twin screws of 1.5โ€ (38mm) Diameter X 1.7โ€ (43mm) Pitch.
    I am not after a fast model just something scale. I am not constrained by cost. I suspect they would be brushless.

    Do I need water cooling and any suggestions for speed controllers? I think I may run separate control for each motor to do a bit of manoeuvring.

    Thanks Steve

    ๐Ÿ“ Folding Bulwark????!
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง steve-d ( Warrant Officer)
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    The strap hinge could also have had a fixed pin on one half and a loop on the other in the same way farm gates are hinged. When the bulwark was folded down it could be slid sideways and off the hinge pins to remove it. When in its upright position it could not move sideways so could not come off of the pins.

    Steve



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