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Tim Cooper29/05/2020 12:24:28
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Ashley

I vacuumed up the sawdust before taking the pictures. I like to keep up on the dust , as my early career in Analytical Laboratories gave me a dust allergy. Not much in the way of PPE that worked in the sixties and early seventies.

Unfortunately not a beer cooler but a freezer, do have a beer / wine cooler in the house though! Wife was not keen on it being moved to the cabin!

Power will be a brushless motor from Component Shop, and a Quicrun Esc 30 amp.

The cabin / workshop was my birthday present to myself last year. It's the first one I have had that I don't have to empty so I can get in and move around, and not freezing cold in winter.

The superstructure is still giving me problems but think I am getting there with Mark 2. Will take some photos 'll after.

Tim

Tim Cooper29/05/2020 14:27:48
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Just for you Ashley. Some dust and tools. Plus progress on the superstructure.

The superstructure does seem to fit into the deck oK, although it may need a magnet to secure it.

Tim

PS. I have cleaned up now!

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ashley needham31/05/2020 08:57:58
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My work bench is always covered in tools, as I seem to have to use all of them in rotation.

the sanding gets done outside mostly, so I don’t normally have a sawdusty top.

Foam is the way forward for boat stands. Easy to shape and gives great bump protection to the boats in their boxes.

Ashley

Tim Cooper31/05/2020 12:24:25
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Hull ready for filler.

Tim

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Tim Cooper05/06/2020 19:18:58
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The superstructure now fits without a twist. Not sure how many times I took it to bits before managing to straighten it. Hull is being coated with resin and glass cloth.

Tim

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Tim Cooper20/06/2020 15:42:35
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Little bit more progress. Hull has glass cloth and resin coat . Rubbing strip added. Missile tubes being made. The drum tilt radar built some detail to be added. The 4 missile tubes are all slightly different due to the sloping deck.

Tim

 

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Tim Cooper11/07/2020 11:40:13
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Made a start on the AM230 guns. One for the bow and one corvette stern. The turrets are from styrene and car body filler. The gun barrels will be next, from 1.5mm tubing. The black paint is just for checking for any more filler.

Tim

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ashley needham11/07/2020 12:41:53
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Very nice Tim. Very nice indeed. Although they call the Phalanx CIWS “Daleks”, these are the real m’coy!

Incidentally the Phalanx system has not got a good track record when it comes down to it. It was only ever meant to be a stop-gap, but it’s still here...bit like opening hours and the speed limit on motorways!

Ashley

Tim Cooper20/08/2020 17:24:35
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Just about got the AK 230 guns ready for painting. Need to decide if I am going to have them turning.

Tim

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Tim Cooper12/10/2020 12:35:34
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Been working on the mast the last few weeks. The radar platforms have been testing my soldering skills. More detail has been added to the missile boxes. May move on to the open bridge next.

Tim

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