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#141 Posted : 15 August 2017 21:40:54

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Really nice water effect Ken. You say it's bathroom sealant, is that just plain old silicone sealer?. It looks great
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#142 Posted : 15 August 2017 21:55:49

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Yep just plane old pound shop bathroom sealant (it stinks mind you best done outside and left to dry there.
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#143 Posted : 17 August 2017 19:24:48

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Hi all well I've finally finished painting the waved (That's a lot of water) not sure if it needs more colour, I'm trying for the dark brackish water of a harbour.



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#144 Posted : 17 August 2017 19:35:13
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Looks good Ken.Cool

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#145 Posted : 19 August 2017 00:42:27

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Lovely job Ken

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#146 Posted : 19 August 2017 11:19:06

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Like the way you're presenting her Ken, lovely work...Cool Cool

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#147 Posted : 19 August 2017 11:36:19

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Sorry Ken don`t seem to able to see any of your picture`s for some reasonCrying Cursing regards PhilCool
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#148 Posted : 19 August 2017 12:26:11

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Nice work Ken, looks an excellent display.

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#149 Posted : 25 August 2017 18:56:11

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all well I've fixed the foremast and strengthened it with a rod up the middle, making it a waterline model had an unexpected problem to it the main mast locates in an I shaped piece which is glued to the bottom of the hull to keep the mast central and true since I cut the bottom of the hull off obviously that locating area was no longer there also the mast was a lot higher than it should have been, luckily I still had the bottom of the hull that I cut off so I put the mast in it laid a rule across the hull and marked where it cam on the mast and cut that piece off but the mast is tapered at the bottom and the holes through the decks must be the same size as when I put the mast in it Leaned either way so I had a cunning idea and wrapped masking tape round the bottom of the mast till it was a snug fit in the bottom hole ( only problem now is the mast seems to lean sternwards) so now I just have that problem to sort and of course to make sure it is square with the center line as well.



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#150 Posted : 25 August 2017 22:41:20

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Solve one problem and another tends to crop up. How we resolve these problems is all part of this wonderful hobby and so far you've resolved every problem you've come across with this one.... well done, you're doing a great job with her....Cool Cool

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#151 Posted : 18 March 2018 21:58:00

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Hi all well I've got this back out as Gandale (Alan posted an easy way to do the stays on this) (That's what's been scaring me from continuing this build) baring in mind this is my first attempt at doing them I'm quite chuffed with the result (obviously I've seen them done millions of times better but hey I can only get better from now on) 



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#152 Posted : 18 March 2018 23:11:01
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Looks good to me Ken.Cool

Everything we learn is another "string to your bow" or in this case your stay. BigGrin

Well done for keeping at it and I look forward to your next update.

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#153 Posted : 18 March 2018 23:23:14

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Well done, looks very good. Everyone has to learn a new skill and you have done well in getting it done.

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#154 Posted : 19 March 2018 00:31:59

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Well done Ken, the first time you do something is always the worst, it gets easier the next time you do it.... BigGrin BigGrin .. She's looking good...

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#155 Posted : 02 April 2018 23:44:39

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Hi Ken.
Your stays look fantastic. Love the sealant sea effect.
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#156 Posted : 11 April 2018 19:58:29

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Hi all got this out to do some work on it. There seems to be a problem with the cheap paint I used on the base (Not had this problem before) the base started off dk blue but over time it seemed to go brackish


Which I didn't mind too much as it just looks like dirty harbour water but worryingly it is doing this from the edges and seems to be progressing inward


Do you think this will progress, if so should I stripp it all off (assuming I can) then start again, any suggestions.
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#157 Posted : 11 April 2018 20:37:11

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That's a very strange effect on the base Ken. The fact that its starting at the edges and working in got me wondering if it is actually the base paint or whether it could actually be air getting in under the silicone and lifting the rubber away from the base? Might explain why its happening at the edges?
Don't really know how to advise you on this one but if you're thinking of stripping it off and re-starting it again it might be worth waiting for the effect to spread in under the hull to make it easier to strip the whole lot off in one go.

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#158 Posted : 11 April 2018 22:25:53

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I'm wondering if it's something to do with the frame now, this has taken nearly a year to do this not sure what to do now
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#159 Posted : 12 April 2018 06:18:29

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Looks to me like the silcone is reacting to somthing. Was the base cleaned beforehand? It could be somthing on the base

If it stays at the edges i would try triming the edge back and then painting the gap black??

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