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Posted: Friday, February 23, 2018 - 05:17 PM GMT+7
The radio room looks great Kev. The finishing touches just right. I think it will probably look even better when closed up and lit.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 06:59 AM GMT+7
Thanks Gents,

" especially the clock, remember clocks like that on in the merchy radio shacks from my seafaring days "

Yes brought back memories for me as well. For those not in the Know the red/green sectors are silence periods i.e. listen out for emergency traffic.

Joe the wood is quite simple. I used Tamiya light beige/brown (tends to streak when hand painted). Dragged across this raw umber/burnt sienna oils to get the grain effect.

Kev
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 11:45 PM GMT+7
Kev, That radio room is EXCELLENT!....especially your rendition of the wood.

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Joe
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:15 PM GMT+7
Great job on the radio shack Kev,

The detail looks right, especially the clock, remember clocks like that on in the merchy radio shacks from my seafaring days.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 08:48 PM GMT+7
Thanks for the support guys....
Tim " I hope it will be sufficiently visible on the final model for people to appreciate it "
I hear what you are saying, I think we are going to need LED lights in there.

Window dressing completed !

I've added the clock complete with brass bezel and mahogany back. Illustrations of the signal flags that I believe were in use at that time.
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Signal pad and pencil
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Mug and head phones. Radio spares in a packing case.
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Next came the split doors into the alley way. Vent louvres form by drawing onto foil laid on a cutting mat, gives a good impression if you'll pardon the pun
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This gives the idea of what's viewable through the side. Difficult to capture on a pocket camera but you get the idea. The addition of LEDs will increase viewability....
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Hope you approve of my Radio Shack and do bear in mind this is buried in the bowels of the vessel

Thanks for stopping by

Kev
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 07:27 AM GMT+7
Radio room looks good Kev,

Following along with interest.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 01:52 AM GMT+7
Gorgeouswork, Kev. I hope it will be sufficiently visible on the final model for people to appreciate it!
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 11:12 PM GMT+7
Thanks Guys

Joe no laws of physics have been broken so far.
I always intended to post this build on here as posted at the start. I tried for ages to post pis with no success, recently that has changed hence we are now playing catch up.
So perhaps an error of admission

Kev
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 11:29 AM GMT+7
Very nicely done. Al
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 06:08 AM GMT+7
You must be a fan of Star Trek cause you are moving along at WARP SPEED....AWESOME!

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Joe
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 04:48 AM GMT+7
Moving forward, the Sparkeys have been in
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and the Goblins have been in with a crop of radiological stuff
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The fascia s are from Airscale Etched Cockpit detail sets in 1/32 & 1/48 picked up in Telford some years back with this in mind.


I'm calling this done bar touching up and some window dressing to be added.......

Thanks for looking in


Kev
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 01:17 AM GMT+7
Moving forward ...
Work commenced on wardroom
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Making up Tx, Rx, Radar etc. modules. This very much gizmology given a/ the lack of info and b/. the location and 'viewability' of the shack
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View through side
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That's it for now, thanks for looking in

Kev
Edit 13/02 Reason errors in post at end
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2018 - 09:27 PM GMT+7
Going to be difficult to go back now.... lol
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This cut out is iwo wardroom looking through to radio room
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Fitted blank, two by 0.5mm card to give correct thickness to side planks
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I'm hoping to show the diagonal planking used on these boats. The outer skin are laid at 45', the inner skin at 60'. These are separated by oiled calico.
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Work started on radio shack. I'm making this as a separate module for ease of building. Started making the various boxes/radio/radar.
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and a peak through.....
always going to be difficult to show the view through
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I'm calling that progress
I have a couple of pics of the radio room but if anyone has any pics of the wardroom and / or messroom I would appreciate any help
Thanks for looking in

Kev

PS Looking at this I've realised that the inner planks are angled the wrong way Doh! Never mind can be changed later
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2018 - 11:01 AM GMT+7
" If I might make a suggestion, you might consider an opening in the roof of the wheelhouse,"

You are quite right Al Life would be simpler but .....
Joking aside I'm setting out with the intention that when looked at from the Starboard side the boat will appear complete. Its only when spun around the internals will become apparent.
I have to start with a plan, whether it will stand first contact remains to be seen.

Thanks Joe and everyone else stopping by

Kev
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2018 - 04:11 AM GMT+7
Hi Kev,
Really EXCELLENT work! I like your approach to the bulkheads...ingenious!
Cheers,
Joe
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2018 - 04:11 AM GMT+7
Impressive work and moving along nicely. If I might make a suggestion, you might consider an opening in the roof of the wheelhouse, rather than the side, to be able to view the interior. Al
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2018 - 12:21 AM GMT+7
Thanks Michael

Going to try give you an idea of what's going to happen ....
General internal layout
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Hatched areas to be removed
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So I'm thinking the forward area will open into the forward mess deck/ WC. The midships area into the wardroom/WC and poss radio room beyond and / or the deck area to view same. The cutaway on the wheelhouse comes from Julian Swallows (Gremlin56) who when he did his remarked that the level of detail in the wheelhouse was ridiculous as it couldn't be seen. Now hopefully it will be
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I hope this goes some way to explain my train of thought, at least as it stands today

Thanks for stopping by

Kev
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 03:02 PM GMT+7
Impressive piece of workmanship Kev.

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 11:09 AM GMT+7
Thanks for the support Gentlemen.

Slow steps forward as I try to figure out what I'm doing....

Fixed the watertight bulkheads either side of the midships full tanks

I've had to temporarily had to fix an I beam to spread the hull which was pulling in
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Sorting the floor iwo of the midships accommodation
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The wheelhouse 'cockpit' had to go...

No way to access the lower level, plus the sides are angled in to ease extraction from mould. The hatched area should not be there.
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Sides fitted, remember the way I scribed the hull bulkheads. Similar concept here for the floor
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Giving
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You can see the access now to deck below, still needs to be trimmed for depth
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Side of the wheelhouse in place

Trying to decide where / how to cut away side / deck to show radio room behind the dark hole above and the wardroom between the wheelhouse and the side
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Thanks for stopping by

Kev
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 09:37 AM GMT+7
Great start Kev,

Will be following along with interest.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 05:46 AM GMT+7
Hello Kev, for me this is always very interesting to learn how other do things like that, it is not boring to me. from time to time I have to cut an engine frame which requires this kind of proceedings.

kind regards

christian
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 04:22 AM GMT+7
Off to a good start, look forward to following along. Al
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 02:35 AM GMT+7
Add strips of styrene to the bulkheads to provide supports for the decks in those compartments which have a full deck like the forward mess and accomodation. This will make it easier to get the decks shaped and positioned.

Don't worry about teaching us to suck eggs, those who know how to do this will simply have to take the repetition course
I think there are enough readers who haven't done anything similar and will benefit from the teaching

/ Robin
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 01:23 AM GMT+7
Kev,

Thanks for the demo on scribing. Understanding how it is done comes in handy when dealing with a door that sticks in its frame.

The project begins.

Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 - 08:02 PM GMT+7
OK here we go starting with the hull ..
First requirement is to sub-divide the hull using bulkheads
This plan will give an idea as to the divisions
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A note for those interested in scribing in panels

1 Don't try and do it in one, mark and shape 1st piece . Mark and shape 2nd piece. Glue to 1st piece and so on. Hope this makes sense, if not PM me.
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I tend to work in cardboard and then transfer to plastic

Five templates/bulkheads
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Loose fitted in the boat
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Compartments from forward Fore peak, Forward Mess deck, Accommodation (mess room, galley etc) Mid fuel cells, Engine room, Aft fuel cells.
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Sorry if I'm teaching you to suck eggs with the scribing. It's difficult to know how much info to put in.

First step on a long voyage
Thanks for stopping by

Kev