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Mountfleet 1/32 St Nectan Steam trawler by Kevin

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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

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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 madeIMG_5666.thumb.JPG.c133363440454c851a9ef0e6a926784e.JPG

the bridge walkway railings still need to be adjusted, as they form the handles on the steps leading down 

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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 downIMG_5688.thumb.JPG.925a7dcf7794f35dcc0a99272d7c0b00.JPGIMG_5689.thumb.JPG.101100cb04b535cfc916b6425de10e6c.JPGIMG_5690.thumb.JPG.c56b1b3fd8d5fd4a568a5fe7e2ed7d6a.JPGIMG_5691.thumb.JPG.545415957131625b2b900569ee339330.JPGIMG_5692.thumb.JPG.79163eb9699f50f1a65d7d99a40fa65d.JPGIMG_5693.thumb.JPG.436f6b82a709ce4915f774d3db8e9ab6.JPGIMG_5694.thumb.JPG.0a7eb8048214e6f5bb6c6f0189dcc0f1.JPGIMG_5681.thumb.JPG.4ebc9a9f554738cfa13b126c973d05d6.JPGIMG_5682.thumb.JPG.1da4ab0e7ed6e2040b901220f5da5ded.JPGIMG_5683.thumb.JPG.34599fe7ed527710ecee0bb51ef728f4.JPGIMG_5684.thumb.JPG.e4d26f45797ea5c6e0697f7e8abc1c24.JPGIMG_5685.thumb.JPG.6dbef48be54b029a2261cd9f5478fc2a.JPGIMG_5686.thumb.JPG.2ddbf649de09c36910429c4b8e81fff9.JPGIMG_5687.thumb.JPG.fdfed713c6ee91ac0c3827659619075c.JPGIMG_5695.thumb.JPG.fe4dfebbe610e10626e7c4af7026c7ac.JPGIMG_5696.thumb.JPG.944c9c57802b3d7759238121026ba191.JPGIMG_5697.thumb.JPG.84cf7012f58fbf375143ac2c0db1fc7b.JPGIMG_5698.thumb.JPG.77a28a551dddc7d1be3747401d30854c.JPGIMG_5699.thumb.JPG.24849465048ec26795dce4fd10f04cee.JPG

 

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53 minutes ago, Grunhertz said:

That wash has made a hell of a difference 

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, 

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first day of retirement, and i have brought the hull back into the mancave

 

although not the way the instructions show, i have devised a system which allows the superstructure to be removed, using screws that are pretty well hidden. then is for any reason, the hull goes to someone else they can sort it out, my reasoning for it is that i wanted a tight seal not just a unit that lifted off, leaving gaps in places

 

i can now start work on the foredeck

 

thinking ahead i want rusty looking hull, im not quite sure how i am going to go about it, its not exactly a small unit

 

 

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The boaty thing is looking great Kevin an congratulations on your retirement - if you do it right, it's bloody great.

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11 hours ago, Kevin said:

thinking ahead i want rusty looking hull, im not quite sure how i am going to go about it, its not exactly a small unit

She is that big Kevin you could just cover the hull in mild steel foil and throw a bucket of water over her, or better still sit her in a bath of salt water for a week. That would be realistic weathering.

Enjoy your extra free time.

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2 minutes ago, Toolmaker said:

She is that big Kevin you could just cover the hull in mild steel foil and throw a bucket of water over her, or better still sit her in a bath of salt water for a week. That would be realistic weathering.

Enjoy your extra free time.

lol now there is an idea

 

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Good evening everyone

 

now that i have a system that works in getting a decent fit of the superstructure to the hull, i can continue and build the boat deck up, a lot less chance of damaging anything now 

 

the davits were made up a while ago, i just a white primer, as i wanted the flat white finish, today, they had a Flory grime wash over them and fitted to the deck, bollards, and handles, with the ropes and ropes are still to be sorted, but im happy with what has been done today, 

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Good evening everyone

 

today i turned my attention to the life boats 

 

i was thinking how to make realistic covers for them and came across this youtube video

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=modelling+creating+tarpaulin&rlz=1C1PQHB_enGB727GB742&oq=m&aqs=chrome.1.69i60j69i59l3j69i60l3j69i65.5792j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#kpvalbx=_waJFXqazI_mP1fAPmbOz8Ao19

 

so this is my take on that so far

 

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i had to thin the keel a bit to fit in the davit rests

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a piece of wire to stop any sagging, then covered in cling film to protect the boat, and held in place with elastic bands

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instead of tissue paper i used some sail material from and old kit again held in place

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painted with a pva/water solution with a few creases deliberately in place

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i have used lifecolour grey paint for this (left over from the Bismarck build)

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Good morning everyone

 

Thank you for the likes and comments

 

 

after letting the paint dry overnight, i then masked around the boat to get a cutting line

 

after trimming the cover fell away from the hull and allowed me to remove the bands and cling film

 

i have cut a few tabs from the off cuts to make a few securing positions

 

next will be to paint it again to cover the cut line and put a different colour on the tabs, then do it all over again on the other boat

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Good morning everyone

 

thank you for comments, messages and likes

 

i have finished on of the pair, 

 

im not 100% sure about the black hand hold

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If your not sure about the black Kevin, you could offer up some hemp and see if you prefer it. You probably have some left over from your Victory build and if you need more Cornwall Model Boats have plenty of options for scale.

https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?page=search&SS=Hemp&PR=-1&TB=O&ACTION=Go!

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