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gecon01/09/2020 21:14:51
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Two 'turrets' produced this evening for the genoa sheet winches. These will be mostly embedded into the cockpit combing......when I work out how to produce the combing!

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gecon11/09/2020 06:58:21
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20200911_073102.jpg20200911_073110.jpgHad som problems deciding how to make the combings on the capping rail around the aft quarters. Latest attempt suggests that they will be shaped from 10mm balsa. Thought I was going to construct built-up combings from 1mm/1.5mm aircraft ply but this provd to be too much for my brain and too fiddly for my fingures. Balsa is a little on the 'absorbant side' for my liking so I'll have to seal it well. 1 mm ply will be used for inside cockpit sidwalls.

Managed to produce some 'varnished teak' slattet cockpit seating -which is also a prominent feature of this type of motorsailer.

Anyway, will post photos of the latest 'offering' - and final choice of construction method. It'll be a while before it's all sealed, painted and glued in place though.

I've not yet given up on acheiving a gloss -ish hull finish so I'll post a few thoughts about that in that particular thread.....if I can find it again.

gecon

Edited By gecon on 11/09/2020 07:01:49

gecon24/09/2020 17:33:53
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Photo here looks like we're going backwards in the build, but the combings are shown here epoxied to the capping rails -so there's no going back now. Need some filler or putty in the joints. The curvy side panels have now been shaped and are in the paint shop for sanding sealer and undercoat application. The aft frames have been attacked by Needhams much feared Ray gun -or was it Colin's pivot gun from the Gannet? (Learned some new words today!) Not to worry, it'll reduce the displacement.

George

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gecon01/10/2020 11:10:39
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20201001_115151.jpgSlow progress recently. The cockpit will soon be ready for a final sanding, undercoat and topcoat. Placed a few acessories into the lockers and loose fitted the slatted seating to give myself inspiration.

Hope to proceed to wheelhouse construction on monday. This will also take ages to complete.20201001_114249.jpg

gecon04/10/2020 16:50:28
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Applied one coat of gloss to the cockpit saturday. Starting on the wheelhouse aft bulkhead. Have to cut out the sliding door and openings for windows. Don¨t know how to make 'aluminium' frames/surrounds for the windows yet. May have to be obeche -or plasticard. Pobably a couple of weeks++ before there's a operational sliding door here!

George

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Ray Wood 204/10/2020 17:29:17
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Hi George,

I have had moderate success with thin card window frames wrapped with foil, White Marlin are chrome and shine, but if you used the reverse side of baking foil the dull side may look like brushed aluminium ?

Cockpit of your Fisher looks great 👍 and I found that PBO article 😀

Regards Raywm dec 18.jpg

Edited By Ray Wood 2 on 04/10/2020 17:30:34

Colin Bishop04/10/2020 18:39:05
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You can buy silver styrene plastcard sheet.. Alternatively make the frames and then use a liquid chrome marker pen, Molotow are the best. However to preserve the lustre it does take about a week to cure properly. But having said that, a slightly dulled down finish might look better.

There are also some good acrylic aluminium model paints available. Tamiya comes in gloss and matt versions.

Colin

gecon04/10/2020 22:11:50
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Thanks Ray and Colin, looked at alu' foil in the kitchen yesteray but didn't think I could make a good job with that. Also tried to find silver plasticard on the web without success. May have to resort to my 'long cure' bright silver paint from Testors and make frames in painted obechi strip.

Thanks for info....working on the case. Also for tidying my postings!

Ray, PBO article wiil be received with thanks.

Regards, George

Colin Bishop04/10/2020 22:31:47
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gecon05/10/2020 07:14:51
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Many thanks Colin,

I have ordered stacks of stuff from CMB since I started the Fisher so I'll order from them. I did in fact browse their webshop on saturday but did not find the mirror silver. Was not looking forward to sealing+sanding painting 9 narrow window frames! I will be using ready made CAP Maquettes frames on the cabin sides but the wheelhouse needs the more 'flush' variety.

Thanks again, George

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