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|Thread: TYNE Class Lifeboat build|
next job, tomorrow!
i cut the chequer plate to fit the deck of the flying bridge some months ago in 3 parts to fit around the access hatch in the deck, the protruding angles and the rear shape of the F/B and also the supporting brackets for the mast rear ladder section.
it also allows me to locate that bracket exactly for the mast uprights.
the plating will be painted alluminium, and then, after the mast bracket has been glued and screwed into permanent position, be glued into place using evostik contact adhesive, along with the hatch cover......
hopefully i'll get that done before lunch time.
Instruments now painted and fitted to the flying bridge.
these are just copies, of what came off Micks mersey and ammended a little yo look like the controls on the flying bridge.
i have to mend the throttle leavers which came apart when i pulled them all off, and then all will be painted up.
Another small detail added, the covers to one of the side recesses [god knows what is behind them as I'm not ofe' with the Mersey, and half the time I'm working blind and on instinct, half the timeI'm just making it up, or making cock ups.
Then I consulted all the overhead views of a mersey that I cold find, as once had a look on board RNLB Her Majesty the Queen when based at Lytham St Annes station and I remembered the matt black anti glare paint behind the windscreen on the flying bridge.
There were a number of different versions, and so I decided the easiest of them to do, shown on two boats.
Sorry if they are wrong for your particular boat Mick French, but I presumed that you wouldn't have a shot of that part of the boat, and so painted it black over all.however, as there were at least 4 different versions from what I could see in photo form, I took the easiest, and painted by brushin Humbrol matt black.
a little more detailing tonight, both fore and aft of the cabin.
|Thread: Fairey Huntsman - with a difference.|
so you should be happy Joe............its stunning, and beautiful as well.enjoy sailing her whan you can.
|Thread: MV Oldenburg 1/48th scale|
a work of art Ray...............i am with richard there on repitition.......i only needed 8 for my ferry but i bought them off ebay........saved me a whol;e load of greif, lol.
|Thread: TYNE Class Lifeboat build|
I don't know what the RNLI or the builders of the Mersey call it, but I will call it the "Utility frame!", that contains the horn, loud hailer and anchor bracket for the forward safety line are all attached to this framework, has been fitted in place, along with the windscreen wipers and the screen washing tubes..........
things are taking shape on the cabin at last and rather than just being an inanimate object it is beginning to look purposefull and fun to look at.
tomorrow, the front hatches.
always the case Richard, lol...always the case,
thanks Richard, they fit in place well, but the windscreen power boxes seem to have quite a few blow holes in them from casting, now paint has been applied, so am going to fill them all and then spray again.
a bit more for you.
|Thread: Looking for past editions.|
are you both building the 1;20 sarik abs hulled model by Dave Metcalf, or the 1;12 scale grp cabin/superstructure from Mountfleet models.
just asking as i am doing a full build from scratch using the latter in the build blog section of my Tyne class lifeboat
HERE!.............you are quite welcome to copy and file any pictures you might find helpful.
|Thread: TYNE Class Lifeboat build|
this evening i fabricated the 3 windscreen wiper ,otors, arms and blades for the Mersey.
i had 3 moulded which are to double up for the Tyne.
unfortunately the centre one is much too long for the Mersey, and so thought i would cast another shorter motor unit.........could i find the mould with 3 already cast, and only seen 2 weeks ago...........could i ****........
so i chopped the long one in half, reduced it in length to the same length as the other two, glued it back together, put a backing piece of plasticard onto the back of the motor box,to strengthen the joint and then attached the wiper and arm with cyano.
they will be painted and then attached to the cabin tomorrow.
air intake grill surrounds have now been painted and fitted in arounf the recess of the grills......
thats those "tarted" up a bit. lol.......slowly comming together.
From this to that on a 50+ year old Myford Speed 10 lathe.........
so, i took an old moulding from one i cad cast before, and turned it up, and then sanded in the lathe befor adding base and triangular support brackets to the body from the base.
25 minutes tops, it has now just been sprayed with filler primer to find any iregularities that need filling...........
and a little secret i'll let out now,,,,,,
rather than use body filler which is actually harder than the resin i used to cast such figures, i user straight forward childrens plasticine to fill small blow holes and other marks.
believe it or not, it takes spray paint exeedingly well, doesnt flake off and remains in place for etyernity lol.........been using that little method for 20 years at least.........a very well known and well respected builder and international model engineering judge told me the short cut many years ago when we met again at Earls Court show one january, where he was again judging.
dont believe me...........have a go!
most builders have found a supply of small resin mock bolts and washers down to a size of 1mm or 1.5 mm across head flats for these boats, as did i....but sadly after I had the boat professionally painted in 2 pac paint., and so didn't want to drill the cabin to take them which in real life hold down the engine access plates on the fore end of the cabin, as I thought that this might chip the paint away.
however I ran it by my friend Mick french tonight that I have a special fabric pen that "spits" out at a controlled size tiny blobs of acrylic waterproof paint, that is meant for fabric painting.
I asked him if I could "rivet" the plates for him after a preview, as the paint cover is a chrome steel cover.
I did it for him and he is highly delighted with the result, and so I have left them to harden and cure.
I have also put a small amount of rivet detailing on the aft end of the flying bridge plates, and also made the securing flanges to the side air intakes.
Edited By neil howard-pritchard on 25/02/2021 22:17:49
the main mast has been uncloaked and the wind screen "glazed" with 1mm clear plastic sheet, and set in to the frame using 2 sided sticky tape.
then the outside of the "glazing" have been lined with black sticky backed plastic card.looks just right.
and finally i have started to get the fittings ready for detail painting and then sticking to the model. the main w/t door and the fore w/t hatches are ready to take the springs and locking handles ready for sticking to the cabin.
thanks ray........that was a mates idea, which i used myself.
really appreciate your and all those members comments that post............it helps when i suffer depression especially in these times, and it really does boost confidence.
and yes....the major paint work on both the Mersey and the Tyne are stavros's skills and magic..........i cant paint for numbers lol.
as for steamers, i know nothing about that, and tbh have never heard Stav mention the name Phil Button!
the main mast had already been sprayed white, for the ladder arrangement at the rea
rd, and has been"baking" in a nice hot garage for two days, has now had the white area masked up, so that i can spray the rest, including the wind screen in satin black undercoat.
it has now been left to dry, and the satin top coat will be sprayed on tonorrow morning, once i have got up, lol.......that could be post meridian, as i feel a few beers coming on tonight,
Edited By neil howard-pritchard on 24/02/2021 23:32:15
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