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    Member of Cygnets MBC, Maidstone, Kent. Been a model maker for about 40 of my 51 years. Aeromodeller turned model boater ๐Ÿ˜€
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mast
    17 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trident73 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Looks really smart ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Started on the superstructure
    18 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trident73 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks for the info Doug and Len. It all makes sense. I will have a think about whether I could replicate a sliding door perhaps ๐Ÿค”
    Regards, Chris.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Started on the superstructure
    18 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trident73 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Ronald, no the woods in the kit are basically sapelli for the deck planks, Walnut for all the other planking and panelling and framing and some lime also.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Started on the superstructure
    19 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trident73 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks Doug and Wolle - I asked my dad about the door as well - he was a harbour pilot for his career and he reckons it would have been outwards as well or otherwise even possibly a sliding door. It makes sense what you say about pushing onto the weather seal ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

    ๐Ÿ“ Started on the superstructure
    19 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trident73 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Now that the deck woes are finished (scraping down and revarnishing worked), I have made a start on the superstructure. I have to line the wheelhouse inside and out with strips of walnut. Should hopefully look nice when it is finished. I was pondering whether I could make the door functional - in real life would it swing inwards towards the cabin interior?

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Zwarte Zee
    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trident73 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Looks great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ulises
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trident73 ( Warrant Officer)
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    That looks awesome! Well done. I can only hope the one I am doing will be half as good.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: It got worse ๐Ÿ˜
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trident73 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I agree. I will persevere past it. I have already scraped the deck clean back to the wood using a half of a knife blade. I will check it carefully again tomorrow and then have a fresh go at finish coating it.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: About to start the glass fibre
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trident73 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Alessandro.Thanks for your compliment on the fibreglassing. I did a couple of coats of resin on the inside of the hull as well. On the inside there is no cloth however. Basically the hull is fully watertight inside and out.

    Watch this space for updates on the deck ๐Ÿ˜ the reaction has spread across the whole deck where I masked the deck off. I am going to sand it back and start over.

    ๐Ÿ“ It got worse ๐Ÿ˜
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trident73 ( Warrant Officer)
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    The longer I left it to cure the more the deck reacted. I think a full sanding and varnishing with something neutral/waterbased like the eze kote iswhat I am going to have to do now. Oh well, i guess modelling is 90% about solving challenges.


    Update 24.05: the deck scraping seems to have worked thankfully. I have applied a couple of coats of really thinned down yacht varnish and all seems to be well so far. I think this coming weekend I will begin to make a start on the superstructure and possibly start the colour on the hull. I donโ€™t know why but I donโ€™t really want to paint it the box art colours so I am going to go with dark green and white above the waterline instead of the black that the box shows.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: ยฃ&@@ยฃ#!!
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trident73 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Wolle, no just at the edges where a particular brand of masking tape was used. I guess some of the adhesive residue must have been left behind. Am considering flat-scraping the edges with a razor blade edge when it has fully cured and then satin coating the edges again. It happened in places on the port side and all the way down the stbd side.

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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trident73 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Been having a few nightmares with the deck. For some reason when I masked and sprayed the bulwarks (with rattle can car acrylic) yesterday, the lower edges of them reacted and blistered. Donโ€™t know why. The oly thing they could have reacted with is the cyano I used to glue the bulwarks on. Anyway, I tidied that up and decided to give the deck a thin coat of satin acrylic clearcoat. Bad idea. Now the edges of the deck itself have reacted to where I had masking tape yesterday when doing the bulwarks ๐Ÿ™„. Any ideas? Should I try and rub the deck edges down and start again?

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: What do you reckon for this next step?
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trident73 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Actually, I have answered my own question- a bit of experimentation showed that crimping worked quite satisfactorily โ€ฆ

    ๐Ÿ“ What do you reckon for this next step?
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trident73 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi folks. So I have primed and rubbed back and re-primed the hull now thanks to a weekend of decent UK weather.
    This week I now need to bend these. 2mm x 5mm walnut strips into rubbing strips. Do you think crimping them would work best, or steaming themโ€ฆ or a combo of both? It is only the stern I am really worried about as it is a tight-ish radius. I am going to sand a small (5mm) flat around the stern for them to sit on as the area is too sharp at the moment. Thanks in advance for any thoughts.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: About to start the glass fibre
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trident73 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Feel free to ask any questions Alessandro, and I will do my best to answer.

    ๐Ÿ“ About to start the glass fibre
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trident73 ( Warrant Officer)
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    This is probably the reason that it takes me so long to make models..๐Ÿ˜ I have spent an hour or so putting off doing the glass fibre covering whilst I made this jig to hold the hull steady when inverted.

    I have started with the tricky stern and covered this in one piece. This will mean that i can get two long runs in down each side tomorrow when this is dry. Not the most exciting picture, but if you zoom in you can see the fine weave of the 0.6oz glass cloth. This will ultimately be filled with the second coat of resin. I have included a shot of the resin that I use. I like this stuff and have used it on my planes for a few years now. I always dab it on through the cloth with a torn bit of dish sponge. I have found that this does not pull the cloth around causing snags etc.

    Added a few more pics as I have done the port side this morning and slightly overlapped what I did at the stern yesterday. It took about 20mins to do. The excess epoxy was dabbed off with toilet tissue as this is obviously absorbent, and for some reason does not stick to the resin.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Graupner Krabbe Ton 12โ€ฆthe kit, not the boat๐Ÿ˜
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trident73 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Really interested to watch this one develop Cash. Not least because I have just been handed an old Graupner Ton kit myself by a neighbour clearing his parents old house. In mine the hull and deck are there with some of the other woodwork but there are definitely bits missing, so I may follow your lead. Great job so far! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿšข

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Progressing slowly
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trident73 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks Alessandro, much appreciated. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

    ๐Ÿ“ Progressing slowly
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trident73 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Fitted the gunwales this weekend and also the keel strip. Need to give the varnish on the deck another coat as it got a bit of glue on it that had to be sanded back off. Also need to give the gunwales a few coats of satin white inside still.

    ๐Ÿ“ Calling it a day.
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trident73 ( Warrant Officer)
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    So sorry to read your news Bill. Difficult to know what to say really, but you will be missed here on the site. All the very best wishes. Chris

    ๐Ÿ“ Death of a member.
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trident73 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Sincerest condolences ๐Ÿ˜”

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    ๐Ÿ“ HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MANY HAPPY RETURNS :-)
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trident73 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Happy Birthday Bill. Many happy returns!

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trident73 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hereโ€™s a top tip - nail varnish remover for gel-type nails completely removes cyano/super/crazy glue. Put some on a cotton pad and wipe your fingers with it for a minute and they will be glue-free. I think it is the acetone in the remover that does it.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trident73 ( Warrant Officer)
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    @Alessandro, I will keep you posted. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trident73 ( Warrant Officer)
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    @Isaac I have had a couple of โ€œuh-oh, I think I am stuckโ€ moments so far ๐Ÿ˜

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trident73 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Trial and error has shown me that it is important to only apply a thin bead of cyano. Image 2 shows what seems to be about right. Once in place I have a few seconds to get it perfect before the adhesive bites. Then I burnish the plank down with a piece of dowel to make sure it is well stuck.

    Thoughts turn to how I will finish the deck. I was thinking with several coats of thinned yacht varnish. I read however that it (polyurethane) might smear the sharpie that I have used along the plank edges. I may have to do a test first with sealing the planks with satin spray varnish before I apply yacht varnish.

    Also worth a mention is that I have had to carefully check each plank I use, as there is occasionally a noticeable inconsistency in the width of the supplied planks for this stage of the build.

    ๐Ÿ“ Deck
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trident73 ( Warrant Officer)
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    The hull is planked and rubbed down awaiting some decent warm weather so i can give it a coat of glass and resin. I have now moved on to decking - more planking ๐Ÿ™„. Iโ€™m edging the planks with a black sharpie before I glue them in place to represent caulking. I am using a medium viscosity cyano to stick them down.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Connectors
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trident73 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Alternatively you could remove the heat shrink on the plugs, de-solder the plugs from the leads and then re-solder the leads direct to the esc leads making sure to slip 3 new bits of heat shrink over the joins. I have often done that on my planes. If the motor spins the wrong way then de-solder two joints and swap them over. Takes longer to write than actually do ๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rudder mechanism
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trident73 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks for the comments everybody. Ref the points about asymmetric throw - yes, you were all correct, I did experience that, so I made a few changes. The servo arm now points directly astern and the rudder horn points directly ahead. I am using a much shorter linking rod between them. I am getting probably around 30 degrees one way and maybe a bit more the other I guess. Probably the best I am going to get as it is all very tight in there.

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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Trident73 ( Warrant Officer)
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    So in the kit instructions, the rudder servo is in the hull above the motor and the pushrod runs across the top of the deck. I decided to try and hide it all under the raised rear portion of the deck as I did not want a pushrod visible. I got a small but fairly powerful servo in and the clearances just work. Phew.



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