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RussellE
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 - 08:43 AM UTC

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Hi Russ,

And on a fair few of the kits with horizontally divided hulls I have built. still the sanding can be therapeutic.




Especially the ones with a brass instrument on the box


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We received the finally approved plans for the destruction and rebuild of the old garage today. Work should start early in the new year.

Cheers

Si



Nice! Nothing quite like the feeling of a new 'Man Cave'!
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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 12:11 AM UTC

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ah yes, all that filler looks mighty familiar on this kit, Si...

moving along nicely. How's the workshop coming along?



Hi Russ,

And on a fair few of the kits with horizontally divided hulls I have built. still the sanding can be therapeutic.

We received the finally approved plans for the destruction and rebuild of the old garage today. Work should start early in the new year.

Cheers

Si



Si,

Looking good.

The wife would love to move me out to garage but in San Antonio Texas 107 degree days we would have to air condition the space.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 03:50 AM UTC
Si - Good luck on the redesign and build of your garage / Man-Cave.

I'm sure my wife would agree with Mark's wife concerning me moving to the garage but Mark is right about the heat around here, that's why i took over the upstairs family room and finally bought a spray booth!!
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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 08:33 PM UTC
Si,

very nice progress here as well!

Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 07:30 AM UTC

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Si - she is looking good, really interested to watch this build moving forward.

Dave



Thanks Dave,

Little bit of a wait for anymore progress, more hatches next.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 07:33 AM UTC

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Hi Russ,

And on a fair few of the kits with horizontally divided hulls I have built. still the sanding can be therapeutic.




Especially the ones with a brass instrument on the box


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We received the finally approved plans for the destruction and rebuild of the old garage today. Work should start early in the new year.

Cheers

Si



Nice! Nothing quite like the feeling of a new 'Man Cave'!



True enough Russ,

Mind as internal door in the house is going to have to be moved and a new one created to make the whole thing work, not looking forward to that bit of disruption.

will be worth it when it is done.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 07:35 AM UTC

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Si,

Looking good.

The wife would love to move me out to garage but in San Antonio Texas 107 degree days we would have to air condition the space.

Mark




Hi Mark,

In London, we occasionally get that in the summer, heating at the other end of the year is the big thing though.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 07:44 AM UTC

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Si - Good luck on the redesign and build of your garage / Man-Cave.

I'm sure my wife would agree with Mark's wife concerning me moving to the garage but Mark is right about the heat around here, that's why i took over the upstairs family room and finally bought a spray booth!!



Hi Dave,

Mrs Duster is quite happy about my upcoming exile, especially as it will move my photography area out of our bedroom.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 07:45 AM UTC

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Si,

very nice progress here as well!

Cheers
Jan



Thanks Jan,

Appreciate you looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 03:57 PM UTC
Nice work so far my Friend. I have the same Kit so am watching with interest.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 10:52 PM UTC

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Nice work so far my Friend. I have the same Kit so am watching with interest.....Cheers mark



Thanks Mark,

Always glad to have you along for the ride. The fun part of this for me is going to turning her into an early sixties ship, the enclosed wheelhouse, rig on the derricks, cradles for them to sit in stowed etc. (Might have one pair rigged for union purchase)

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, December 27, 2019 - 09:21 AM UTC
Little bit of progress today, first time back in the workshop for three weeks.

Masking off the hull ready to spray the deck.



Using kitchen foil saves a lot in masking tape.

The deck sprayed and the masking off.



Detail removed from No.1 hatch, ready for adding etch.



All etched up.



Painted and fitted.



Winches and more hatches next.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, December 27, 2019 - 10:16 AM UTC
Si,

Never thought of using foil instead of tape. I would think it may scratch the existing paint but I guess not. That hatch rebuilt really does look a lot better then the kit layout.

Mark
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Posted: Friday, December 27, 2019 - 10:23 AM UTC

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Si,

Never thought of using foil instead of tape. I would think it may scratch the existing paint but I guess not. That hatch rebuilt really does look a lot better then the kit layout.

Mark



Hi Mark,

have been using foil for a while for bigger hulls, as long as you let the paint cure properly, and don't pull it tight around the hull you will be fine.

Cheers Si.

RussellE
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2019 - 06:10 PM UTC
Looking good in her Black colour scheme Si
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2019 - 11:02 PM UTC

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Looking good in her Black colour scheme Si



Thanks Russ,

Does make a nice change to be working on a civilian ship.

Might have to find another one to build after I have finished this.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 12:03 AM UTC
Working down the deck.

A Windlass and some winches built, alright including one the after units built.



painted black and a bit weathering applied to the drums.



The foredeck winches fitted.



Two things conspicuous by their absence are the top ends of the hawse pipes, these will have to be drilled and some scrap anchor cable found.

Vents and a pedestal fairlead added to the foredeck.



Eduard provides replacement deck houses. the basic assembly compared to the kit parts.



More detail going on, catapulted on etched part across the kitchen, so some strip and wire replaced it.



The vents and kingpost under way.



More soon.

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 12:46 AM UTC
Si,

Nice progress, I like those winches being black and not gray. That PE housing in a pretty busy piece with all of the extras attached.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 02:10 AM UTC
Si - Nice work. Looking forward to seeing more as she progresses.

Dave
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 06:20 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice progress, I like those winches being black and not gray. That PE housing in a pretty busy piece with all of the extras attached.

Mark



Hi Mark,

It does rather lift make the deck more interesting, but I remember the black winches from a couple black & white photos that were on the office wall, of 50's / 60's built ships back when I worked for Niarchos.

I do like the busy deck houses, they will, I hope, give the cluttered appearance of a working merchant ship.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 06:20 AM UTC

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Si - Nice work. Looking forward to seeing more as she progresses.

Dave



Thanks Dave,

Hope to get a session in the workshop over the weekend.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2020 - 10:13 PM UTC
nice work Si,

interestingly the GMM set provides hawse pipe positions and anchor chains for the deck
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2020 - 07:51 AM UTC

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nice work Si,

interestingly the GMM set provides hawse pipe positions and anchor chains for the deck



Hi Russ,

I will admit it would have been nice to have has some help from the aftermarket on this, but it is not a difficult fix, and have some spare chain.

Thanks for looking in mate.

cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 09:56 AM UTC
Latest progress,

Hawse holes drilled, and some spare anchor cable painted and being fitted.



Measured, trimmed and fitted.



Final details fitted to the kingpost. some of the WW2 detail was removed, along with the mounting for the heavy lift derrick, and sprayed white.



The vents have been painted grey, and the unit fitted in place.



No.2 and No.3 hatches put together, need their moulded detail removing and etch fitting.



Cheers

Si

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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 10:03 AM UTC
SI,

Nice progress but I can't help but notice some gaps on those air vent funnels and mast at the base of the housing? Not being critical it could be the lighting in the photo?

Mark