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About Kevin

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  • Birthday 08/31/1958

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  1. Why do you put yourself through it, lol its because you love it, i would love to take part in a group build, but as my maritime projects take years no one want to play with me
  2. yes it has, i dont want to run down the upper deck fittings to much, but give it the worn grubby/used look, the hull how ever may be different story,
  3. Good evening everyone progressing with the railings and netting also the stations on the bridge roof are nearly complete have stained half the netting with a Flory wash to see the difference as i tone the white primer down
  4. bought off Ebay for a fraction of the price, great book
  5. Good evening everyone, yep two posts in one day and LOL i have still got 12 working days left put everything on that i have made up for a photo tonight, so i can start to work out how i am going to achieve making her look like a working boat, next month should be back to the hull and do some catch up work with that, i would say she is about 50% built now, but then on top of that there is all the clutter to be made the bridge walkway railings still need to be adjusted, as they form the handles on the steps leading down
  6. Good morning everyone made the other side walkway this morning, and put the netting over the rai;ing set that sits on top of the cod oil house, then put a matt white primer over it all nothing is in its final position yet, an still needs more work to make it look presentable
  7. Good afternoon everyone Using my last 3 days of holiday, before i finish working on the 31st January, so i can now plan my projects and get back into regular posting again Bridge walkway the railings provided in the kit were not good enough for this so i have made my own, its another of those projects that takes time, but unable to complete until i work out howmuch room is available, as it is quite tight for space behind the bridge
  8. Good evening everyone, hope you all had a nice Christmas i have made an attempt to do something with the ends of the hand rails, i used masting parral beads. i have also started to tomne down the white in places and on the funnel Ash Chute made it up, but dont quite understand how it works, or how it is held into position, the photos show it clipped over the railings, and fails to show how it is held into position at this time everything is just placed into position for the photo, nothing is fixed yet
  9. Merry Christmas and happy new year to everyone, from me and the boi
  10. Superstructure handrails and stations good evening everyone not made much progress recently, the williness to work on her is there, just not finding the time to put in on her however last weekend i managed to put the handrails on, made from single head statnions and the wire provided within the kit, i put them into position then used a bit of c/a to stop them moving, removed them and used a white primer on them, and put back into position presently making up the guard rails
  11. Good evening everyone been a few weeks since my last post, m i went down with man flu, and has taken me a while to get over it after going as far as i could with the otter boards, i then went on to the gallows, from which the boards are worked tow pairs are made up and the fwd pair are different to the after set, the fwd ones are set at an angle going outboard, i wasnt able to work out if the other pair were then same, but i made them to the same angle anyway they fit in line to the hull ridges Masts having completed the main one a few weeks ago i wasnt happy with it so this weekend i made a new one and completed the foremast, both out of Evergrren tubing, which has allowed me to hide the wiring Funnel i was not able to find out if the funnels had any type of protection on top to stop anything dropping down them like birds, wabbits or elephants, so i went out on a limb and decided that they must have, the mesh is from a old washing machine bag that i used to take to sea, the black is matt but still wet when the photos were taken not having the bath tub size hull in the cave is certainly an advantage, not because of the space, but i am forever looking at it thinking, what the hell am i going to do with it anyway onwards i go Funnel area the choice of funnel colours is the admirals, and not to represent any port or company, just so happens to be the colours being used i made up the steam whistle pipework and the after pipe ( i believe to be a vent), and the made some bases for the cowls so that they can be moved to change direction the companionway has now got a pair of doors, but still to be finished and the turnbuckle for the after mast have been cleaned up and temp placed into position the turnbuckle for the after mast have been cleaned up and temp placed into position
  12. good evening, progress made sine i last updated Spent hours making this look ok, struggling with stable doors, nothing is fixed in position (this is the cod liver oil house and water tank Anchor winch the casting of this was quite bad in places so i will be doing a lot more work on it prior to primer looks wonky and is, wont be when i have spent more time on it Otterboards pair of boards or metal plates, attached to each side of the mouth of a trawl net at an angle which keeps the net open as it is pulled through the water. 6 of these are have to be made up, basically two halves sandwiching a plank of wood, these have been cleaned up during the week after work primed with rattle can grey then being painted with the IDF Green (bought for the D9R) the boards is 2mm ply scored to represent planks and a Flory Grime wash to age it some are better than others, but all required cleaning up some of the cleaned off swarf ready for primer the paint gets darker as it dries various stains to find one im happy with Otter Boards continued i went for the Flory Dark dirt, but a couple are in just grime, so i have a few options when it comes to putting everything in place i read after last nights post, that the outside edges were sheathed in metal to prevent damage to the wood when being dragged on the seabed, having scored one side of the wood to represent planks and then stained it i super glued the frame to it, then drilled holes though, turned it over, scored and stained then lined the other frame to the holes to represent the metal sheathing i cut a thin piece of card, attached it all round and painted now putting the bolts through and secure the heads on the opposite side next will be the brackets which will be this weeks work i not 100% sure where they fit, but here they are for tonight
  13. good evening everyone well i finished the main deck bulkhead braces this weekend was spent working aft, the stern light white metal moulding has been adapted to accept a 3mm led the boat deck supports have been adapted to fit and removed again, as they will be getting in the way, but they are marked where they fit as they are all slightly different, and have finally decided what colour's the build is going to be other than the hull boat deck edges being fitted now i have an idea of end colours lifeboat stations are pinned and marked out where the final position will be
  14. here is the progress made whilst i had a week off from work fitting the Whale Back this is one of those jobs where i could have done with being outside with plenty of space and another set of hands, but it was pouring with wain and on me own lol thank god for superglue and activator/accelerator i had earlier fitted a sheet roughly the right shape to the underside and strip wood on the inside of the hull to double the amount of contact area i spread ca on the white plasticard and held it against the hull and bonded it with a quick spay, 1/2 hour later all done, the sanding down has revealed a gap at the bow, other than that im very happy with it more hand rails made ready for painting, if u ever decide what could to finish the build in the bulkhead are nearly ready for the whale back, still to be adapted to accept the deck, Hawse hole for the single anchor and now making the bulkhead stiffeners i finished the supports to the port side bulkheads, i will prime these and then paint red orche later typical not wained today and high pressure moving in, lol im back to work tomorrow any way time to dust the build off and let her get some Vitamin S
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