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fredsmit
#1 Posted : 07 August 2014 11:41:23

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Hi All

Being following you guys for some time now.

Finally decided to post my build and get some feedback.

Cheers

Fred
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#2 Posted : 07 August 2014 11:43:13

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Welcome aboard, looking good so far ThumpUp

If you resize your images to 640x400 then they should appear as pictures rather than attachments
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#3 Posted : 07 August 2014 11:48:00

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Welcome to ModelSpace Fred and a very nice start you have made there tooBigGrin
If you get your images re-sized as Dave mentioned then we wont have to click on each image link - we're very lazy hereLOL


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#4 Posted : 07 August 2014 11:48:18

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fredsmit wrote:
Hi All

Being following you guys for some time now.

Finally decided to post my build and get some feedback.

Cheers

Fred



Hi Fred. BigGrin

Welcome to the forum.BigGrin

Your build looks spot on to date. Cool Cool

As you said you've been following the builds etc., so you'll know you can get any help you need from the more experienced guys only too happy to oblige. BigGrin

Hope to see more pics as you go. BigGrin

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#5 Posted : 07 August 2014 12:17:13

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#6 Posted : 07 August 2014 12:41:51

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Managed to resize and upload photos correctly.

Does anyone get their issues delivered through Bissett magazines?

I subscribed late, got issues 11 - 16 delivered, had to back order 1 - 10 which also got delivered.

The website dispatch details shows - Issues 20-23 were despatched on July 15th.Issues 24-27 are scheduled for August 15th.

I only have to issue 16. Is this something to be concerned about?

Thanks

Fred
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#7 Posted : 07 August 2014 19:39:38

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A very warm welcome to the forum Fred and it looks like you are off to a great start.... Plenty on here for you to read and digest, to give you all the hints and tips you need to make your build a success... Remember if you need assistance then simply ask... Good luck with her and I look forward to following your progress along your jouney....

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Fred

You have made a really good start to your build.

Hoping you get lots of enjoyment from your build.

Happy modelling

Tony
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#9 Posted : 07 August 2014 22:38:10

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#10 Posted : 08 August 2014 02:27:14

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Hi Fred. BigGrin

You've done a great job on the balsa infills. They look very good. Cool Cool

You'll find the infills a great help when planking as they give you the outline shape of the hull and also help to stop depressions between ribs. BigGrin

Keep up the great work mate. BigGrin

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#11 Posted : 10 August 2014 04:11:10

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Thanks guys.

Done with the balsa filling, gives it a solid feeling.

Done some painting, and worked on the cannons and launch.

Launch was a disaster. Managed to bring it from the scrapyard to something more presentable. When cut from the support frame it didn't come of as expected. Some ribs broke off Cursing Cursing.

Looking forward to planking.
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#12 Posted : 10 August 2014 11:08:09

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Coming along very nicely Fred and it looks like you've done a good job in salvaging your launch.... Well done...Cool

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Fred

Very nice instalment to your build diary.

Hull is coming along a real treat.

Happy modelling

Tony
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#14 Posted : 11 August 2014 18:29:47

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Went scavenging around the house and put this together with that. Got the idea from the SOTS website.

Still some rounding off to do but will do this when planking is done and the keel is in place.
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#15 Posted : 11 August 2014 20:41:25

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Great idea Fred, your own slipway..... Coming along very nicely I must say..... Cool Cool

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Fred

An excellant slipway you have built there.

One word of caution for you (I learnt the hard way) - when moving your kit around be very wary of the bowsprit as it very delicate until filled out with some of the other parts.

I managed to break mine at the point it joins the hull. Had to get a replacement magazine.

Look forward to more of your excellant updates.

Happy modelling

Tony
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#17 Posted : 14 August 2014 02:21:37

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Hi Fred. BigGrin

You're obviously very handy re woodwork looking at your dock. Looks great.Cool Cool

Certainly a great way to hold the ship firmly upright while working later on the upper areas. BigGrin

You're total build to date coming on great. Cool Cool


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#18 Posted : 14 August 2014 04:56:32

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Thanks Alan/Tony/George

"Slipway" so that's what its called? I'm learning something every day.

Anyways, made a few purchases whilst waiting for issues 17 - 20 to arrive, news is that it will be dispatched 15/08, so delivery should be next Wednesday/ish.

Purchases include plank bender, Archimedean pin vice + 1mm & .5mm drill bits, and a nail nailer all in anticipation for planking which commence in issue 17.

Did some plank "dry fitting" yesterday and by the looks of it, should not have a problem, fingers crossed.

One area of concern is I have is with the high humidity we have here in Cairns, North Queensland. Any suggestions on varnish or any other product? Not sure if the balsa fillings I've done needs a coat of sort.

Kind Regards

Fred
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fredsmit wrote:
Thanks Alan/Tony/George

"Slipway" so that's what its called? I'm learning something every day.

Anyways, made a few purchases whilst waiting for issues 17 - 20 to arrive, news is that it will be dispatched 15/08, so delivery should be next Wednesday/ish.

Purchases include plank bender, Archimedean pin vice + 1mm & .5mm drill bits, and a nail nailer all in anticipation for planking which commence in issue 17.

Did some plank "dry fitting" yesterday and by the looks of it, should not have a problem, fingers crossed.

One area of concern is I have is with the high humidity we have here in Cairns, North Queensland. Any suggestions on varnish or any other product? Not sure if the balsa fillings I've done needs a coat of sort.

Kind Regards

Fred


Hi Fred, hope it's not too long before you get your issues so you can going again and we can follow your progress..... Cool . Not sure what products you have down your way but because of the high humidity, I would probably go down the route of using Danish Oils and woodstains. My preferred products are Colron's selection of Wood dye and Danish Oil, they come in various colours and are easy to apply... Once dry I then apply Ronseal Clear Varnishes. Depending on the finish you wish to achieve would determine whether you apply matt/satin or gloss. I would recommend doing some test pieces first, this would give you a better idea of the overall look before applying to the build itself. You will also find as the weeks go by there will be some useful articles on stains and varnishes that will appear in the magazine and this is well worth reading.. Finally, there is a wealth of information on the forum on this subject, if you use the 'Search' facility at the top of the page and enter keywords such as 'Woodstain', 'Varnish', etc then you should find the information you need...Cool Cool ... Hope this helps..

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Alan
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