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robgizlu

ML196 Fairmile B - Landing Craft Control

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:ditto: Beautiful work.

Al's figures are beautiful but as Philp says, some less casual poses would come in handy, particularly to replaced the RAF crews of Airfix's ASRL...can't have everything. 

 

Stuart

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Mmmmm, figures... new ideas begin to form in my head...

 

Looks great Rob, looking forward to seeing it all together.

 

What's next? 😜

 

Matt

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9 hours ago, Courageous said:

:ditto: Beautiful work.

Al's figures are beautiful but as Philp says, some less casual poses would come in handy, particularly to replaced the RAF crews of Airfix's ASRL...can't have everything. 

 

Stuart

Absolutely. Mind you, I think I'm going to have to dredge up my latent sculpture skills for crew on my fishing boat/yacht. The Fairmile is a thing of beauty and I've learned a lot from this build which will help when I get back to my 70 foot MTB...one day.

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Thanks to you all.  

 

On 3/5/2019 at 1:01 PM, Matt Parvis said:

What's next? 😜

 

Matt

 

Good point Matt.  I've really enjoyed this build and learnt a lot but it has taken time+++:doh: 

There's the Nagmachon to finish and we'll go from there.  I've got so much lined up :weep:

 

Anyways.......I spent the W/E in Liverpool and visited the Liverpool Maritime Museum.  Like so many museum's nowadays, style tends to triumph over substance.  I thought there'd be a lot more on Corvettes etc.  I didn't manage to make it to the Liverpool War Museum: Western Approaches which might have been more productive.

However I did stumble across this .....

 

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A Mackworth Fog Buoy used by convoys in the N Atlantic - this demonstrates how...

 

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It was towed whilst in fog and through up a water spout as a visible indicator for ships following.  How Cool is that!!

So naturally , with fog as a potential hazard for D-day, ML 196 had one ;)

 

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And a spare for HMS Mignon whenever that comes about.

 

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So what with Liverpool and multiple rugby games to follow - progress has not been exactly rapid...

 

The radar mast stays are fitted and I experimented with the ensign using 02.mm nickel rod - the thinnest I had (Need to get some 0.1mm) which was curved to emulate a halyard.  It kind of works

 

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With the superstructure now stuck down to the deck and the stays in place I can now get on with the stanchions

 

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Thanks as ever for looking in and the encouragement!!

Rob

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Yummy !!

 

I'm liking your fog buoy

 

3 hours ago, robgizlu said:

So what with Liverpool and multiple rugby games to follow - progress has not been exactly rapid..

 and no doubt copious quantities of liquid refreshment 😉

 

Watch out there is a yeoman looking for you and he's going to have some sharp words for you .....

' Ensign at half mast '   :fraidnot:  Whose dead??  Like the idea of the windblown halyard :nodding:

 

3 hours ago, robgizlu said:

Like so many museum's nowadays, style tends to triumph over substance.

 

I have to agree with you re Liverpool Museum. The Maritime Museum in Falmouth used to be like that but has improved slightly of late.

 

Kev

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Looking very nice there Rob 👍🏻

 

beefy 

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1 hour ago, longshanks said:

 and no doubt copious quantities of liquid refreshment 😉

Kev

 

Blame my son :whistle:  (And Wales scraped through:clap:)

 

2 hours ago, longshanks said:

Watch out there is a yeoman looking for you and he's going to have some sharp words for you .....

' Ensign at half mast '   :fraidnot:  Whose dead??  Like the idea of the windblown halyard :nodding:

Kev

 

Just copying the picture No 1.........

 

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Though I do see what you mean.......

 

Rob

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1 hour ago, beefy66 said:

Looking very nice there Rob 👍🏻

 

beefy 

Thanks Beefy - I appreciate +++

And BTW - have a great W/E - party hard for me.

Will you be watching the Rugby???

Sadly - I'll be in there air when the game is on :weep:

I'm still knocked out by the costume!

Rob

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5 hours ago, robgizlu said:

... A Mackworth Fog Buoy used by convoys in the N Atlantic ...

A good day today, I've learned something new. :speak_cool:  I've never heard of, or seen, that fog buoy before.  Thanks Rob!

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50 minutes ago, robgizlu said:

Thanks Beefy - I appreciate +++

And BTW - have a great W/E - party hard for me.

Will you be watching the Rugby???

Sadly - I'll be in there air when the game is on :weep:

I'm still knocked out by the costume!

Rob

I will be watching the Rugby/football and the horse racing  🏇  ⚽  🏉

 

Full week of partying hard so might not be in any fit state to handle sharp knives when I get back  :drink:

 

And I will get some photos for you just for a laugh

 

beefy

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2 hours ago, robgizlu said:

Just copying the picture No 1.........

 

Fair enough :nodding:

 

Kev

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2 hours ago, JohnWS said:

A good day today, I've learned something new. :speak_cool:  I've never heard of, or seen, that fog buoy before.  Thanks Rob!

Hi John

I felt the same way when I saw it!!

Rob

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I'm not exactly sure where 6 hours have gone today....:unsure:

 

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Fixing and aligning the stanchions is tricky.

 

Rob

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8 hours ago, robgizlu said:

I'm not exactly sure where 6 hours have gone today..

 

I do! 

It takes time to complete a masterpiece . . . hang in there, stand back and look at the stunning model you have thus far created.

 

:clap2:

 

Kev

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22 hours ago, robgizlu said:

I'm not exactly sure where 6 hours have gone today

 

13 hours ago, longshanks said:

I do! 

It takes time to complete a masterpiece

It is just like they say

 

Good things come to those who wait and be patient and have you noticed I have been very patient so I am expecting great things from you

 

No pressure then  :popcorn:

 

beefy

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That is looking flipping wonderful Rob, its been a long haul for you but in the process, you've created something amazing, home straight now mate. :)

Steve.

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Looks great Rob!  I am looking forward to the end result, should be amazing.  (No pressure.)

 

Matt

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Thank you All.  You really are Very Nice people :thumbsup:

 

On 4/3/2019 at 1:21 AM, Matt Parvis said:

Looks great Rob!  I am looking forward to the end result, should be amazing.  (No pressure.)

 

Matt

Never any pressure Matt.......:tease:

 

So More stanchions..........

 

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And the Mackworth buoy was masked and sprayed.  The Denton rafts were weathered with Grey wash and tied with twine - also weathered with grey wash

 

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And then it was onto final assembly placing all the detail pieces, rafts, cheeses etc before I painted the stanchions and began the work of "rigging" them

 

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I've used thread throughout here -(unlike lead wire) and have stained it with 50:50 neutral Grey Mig Wash and white spirit.  I get it to sit on the deck by "flooding" with AK Ultra matte varnish

 

And here's the Mackworth buoy sitting happily...

 

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The weapons are finally assembled and weathered..

 

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and finally the very last bit to be added is the frontey pointy bit (left till last as otherwise it would have got knocked and broken).  With this in place and painted I can get on with the Guardrail wire rigging.

 

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Finishing line now well and truly in sight - so I should get in under the 2 year build time...:weep:  And  wont finish long after John whose build this has lagged along with.

I'll be taking some Diazepam for the Guardrails :unsure:

 

Rob

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Looks great Rob.  You must be able to taste the finish line at this point. It looks like the crew might be lagging behind a bit though, tell them to get it in gear!

 

Matt

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Wow, great detailing Rob. :speak_cool:

 

44 minutes ago, robgizlu said:

... Finishing line now well and truly in sight - so I should get in under the 2 year build time...:weep:  And  wont finish long after John whose build this has lagged along with. ...

Now that I've got all this spare time, I'll be sitting in the front row cheering you on to the finish line.  :bounce:

 

John

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The detail is looking brilliant.:yes:

Can you remind me, what you are using for the stanchions and do they have little notches in them for the rigging?

 

Stuart

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