By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more
Forum sponsored by:
Forum sponsored by Dremel

Guardsman by Vic Smeed

Wooden hull version of plan MM1330

All Topics | Latest Posts

Search for:  in Thread Title in  
Tony Hadley09/12/2012 19:27:01
avatar
914 forum posts
559 photos

Managed to finish the bow laminations, cut the stern laminations, file the hull to suit the prop tube and file the prop shaft to give a key for the glue. Araldite will be used to glue the prop tube in the hull. Prop shaft assembly is one of the Caldercraft fine line range which is ideal for the job. I ordered a shorter prop shaft than the one shown on the plan, as the coupling shown is much shorter than the standard Huco. It will mean cutting away the bulkhead and keel.

guardsman 5.jpg

guardsman 6.jpg

guardsman 7.jpg

Bob suggested earlier using card plating to cover the hull which is a superb idea as the hull will not require the same level of finish. This was discussed in Larrys Project. Larry is building the styrene hulled version of this model.

Just thinking recently that wood, F/G, styrene and all other hull building might soon be a thing of the past, we might soon be able to order a download of a hull (and fittings), which can then be printed on a 3D printer.

Bob Abell10/12/2012 10:41:58
avatar
9337 forum posts
2985 photos

3D printer?.........What are you on about, Tony?

Bob

Tony Hadley10/12/2012 14:32:49
avatar
914 forum posts
559 photos

Bob, I think you might like this built at Southampton University - the future of our hobby?

**LINK**

Tony

Bob Abell10/12/2012 14:40:35
avatar
9337 forum posts
2985 photos

That`s truly gobsmacking! Tony

Didn`t fully understand the process though!....They didn`t show the nitty gritty assembly

I`ll take another look

Bob

Tony Hadley30/12/2012 11:14:04
avatar
914 forum posts
559 photos

guardsman (8).jpg

Bread and Butter bow and stern now complete, bulkheads glued in place. Hull now ready for planking,

Tony

Bob Abell30/12/2012 11:39:01
avatar
9337 forum posts
2985 photos

Hello Tony?....Slow but sure, hey?


The formers could do with a temporary top keel to centralise them
Happy New Year
Bob
LARRY WHETTON30/12/2012 12:02:48
avatar
819 forum posts
600 photos

Hello Tony,

Happy new year..... coming on what are going plank with?.....

my progress with my build so far, Bob note rivett plates on going engine house,.GAURDSMAN

GUARDSMAN

GUARDSMAN

note cabin planking using coffee stirrers.........cheers Larry..

Tony Hadley30/12/2012 13:37:17
avatar
914 forum posts
559 photos

Bob, a temporary top keel is an excellent idea until planking is complete - thanks. Slow progress and likely to get slower, it will soon be time time to start using model making time to carry out maintenance to existing craft, prior to the spring time when a visit to the lake will be possible. Really enjoying building this one though, so much that I was looking at Vic Smeeds Pilot II, after reading one of the Model Boats specials.

Larry, I plan to plank it in balsa, as it will be covered in card to replicate plating. Yours is progressing nicely, you should be on the water long before me.

Tony

Tony Hadley02/02/2013 20:19:00
avatar
914 forum posts
559 photos

Started to plank the central part of the hull at the bottom. Due to the radius of the bulkheads 1/8" planks are being used. As planking progresses 1/4" or 3/8"planks can be used. Time now to start to taper the planks at the ends.

guardsman (11).jpg

Tony

Bob Abell02/02/2013 20:32:26
avatar
9337 forum posts
2985 photos

Hello Tony

You need to align and secure the top section before proceeding with the planking

That's what I would do anyway

Bob

All Topics | Latest Posts

Please login to post a reply.

Magazine Locator

Want the latest issue of Model Boats? Use our magazine locator link to find your nearest stockist!

Find Model Boats!

Support Our Partners
Premier March
Nylet
SLEC
Shopping Partners
Social Media

'Like' us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Pin us on Pinterest

Member Contributions
Distributors of Model Boats for our overseas readers
Highlights

Make sure you never miss out on the latest news, product reviews and competitions with our free RSS feed

Make your own contribution to the Website

We welcome well written contributions from Website members on almost any aspect of Model Boating with a particular emphasis on practical hints, tips, experience and builds.

In order to maintain a consistent standard and format, all suggestions should first be sent to me by Personal Message for approval in principle. Only a very limited amount of time is available for editing contributions into a suitable format for placing on the website so it is important that the material is well presented, lucid and free from obvious spelling errors. I think it goes without saying that contributions should be illustrated by appropriate photos. I shall be happy to give advice on this.

The Member Contribution area offers space for short informative mini articles which would not normally find a place in Model Boats magazine. It is an opportunity for Website Members to freely share their  expertise and experience but I am afraid that virtue is its own reward as there is no budget to offer more material recompense!

I look forward to receiving your suggestions.

Colin Bishop - Website Editor