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Mountfleet Models - Steam Trawler 1/32 - by Kevin


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good evening everyone

 

Main mast

 

this has now been set to the correct rake, as per the plans

 

the shrouds took a day or so to get right, as they are steel, i had noting in the correct amounts to do this, picture hanging wire was about right

so i cut lengths of  thread and dipped it in silver paint, wiped it through,  bees waxed it and the found some plastic tube, this was from cotton buds, pained silver, to represent the steel tube surrounding the fold in the wire

 

this wasnt right, try again

 

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getting better, but still rong

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nope, to complicated

 

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thats much better

 

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nothing is fixed, as i need to make sure everything is in the right place, it is going to get crowded behind the wheel house

 

The funnel

 

being a big lump. i decided to find a system where i could pull the funnel to the superstructure rather than just glue it and hope its in the right place

10mm x 10 mm brace in base of funnel

same again secure under the funnel area

 

 

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and a 3rd loose bit under the superstructure with a screw through it  into the base of the funnel brace allowed me to get a tight fit , and adjust it till in the right position

 

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stays going in for the funnel and mast

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and outside for some brushing off and photos

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good evening everyone

 

yesterday i finished rigging the main mast 

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today i ripped it all off including the mast and did my first big rebuild

 

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deck hole made larger

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made the mast base hole larger

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metal tube from the Bismarck build cut lager than required

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wooden dowelling to firm up the top section of the mast

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resprayed and back on the boat within an hour

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he extra metal tube is secured under with a washer c/a into place

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new shrouds made as before but now toned down with a flory grime wash

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i even converted a photo to black and white to help me make a decision to do the rip out, obviously that didnt change my mind

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good evening everyone

 

well im not 100% sure i have achieved what i wanted, but it look far better than it did, at present i have lost the wire rope effect, and some of the ratlines are not laying down correctly, they can be sorted with a pva wash, i may try drybrushing to get the steel effect back

 

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the plans for the booms are very vague so they are in position for now, until i find a decent reference

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yesterday the stanchions above the ladders were completed,sprayed with white primer and a grime wash put on top

 

the big parts that were made up a few months ago and now being fitted, another week or so, i may have to put her on hold, as the hull will then require work and its just too wet/damp to do it, 

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Glad to see you back Kev and enjoying your retirement, just wish it was under better circumstances. I think my planned retirement next year has been knocked for a ball of chalk. Just caught on this wonderful build, lots of detail with lots of skill.

 

Stuart

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2 hours ago, Courageous said:

Glad to see you back Kev and enjoying your retirement, just wish it was under better circumstances. I think my planned retirement next year has been knocked for a ball of chalk. Just caught on this wonderful build, lots of detail with lots of skill.

 

Stuart

yes the circumstances coul;d be a lot better, lol i dread the letter saying i am being reenlisted to the RN, i dont fancy doing crowd control in a local Asda supermarket 

 

ty for the comments, it is coming on quite well now, another week or so and the superstructure may be finished, then its time to get the bath tub (hull) out and get on with that but need some dry weather  

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good evening everyone in Britmodller land and i hope you are all well

 

 

an up date of where I am up to 

i wont mention the diorama setting she is going into as that will be another thread

Capping rails fitted

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hull panting

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after gallows painted and fittied

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fish hatches

from balsa spray painted and dry brushing

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Fish ponds

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tidying up the fish deck 

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Whaleback

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otter boards finished after i had to make the brackets

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Hi Kevin,

 

she is a brute and a beauty all in one.  Glad to see that you are well and progressing with the build.

cheers,

Mike

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good evening everyone

 

i promise to post more often on my next build

 

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boat deck supports in yellow primer

lighting

lots of little leds fitted, the power supply connections have been fitted under the bildge keels

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foremast

i wasnt happy with the dead eyes in a one piece so i bought some, and made my own brackets

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finishing bits off

after gallows

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nav ligts, look crappy as i made my own, and i used the poor kit  resin box thing

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mast stays

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last bits

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final reveal time

Good evening everyone

 

 

well that's it, the trawler is finished, but that not the end of her, she will be going into a diorama at some stage in the future, i will at that time do any weathering 

 

i enjoyed a this build a lot, the instructions were poor, plans not much better, every bit of white metal required some attention, and i would do it all again tomorrow 

 

painting was mainly rattle can primer  and acrylics left over from other builds large amounts of Red, white  with Matt black were used 

 

i would like to thank everyone who has followed me , and for comments and likes, going to spend tomorrow cleaning up the mancave and get the next project on the go, see you all on another thread

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Lovely End Result, the Lights bring the vessel to life Fabulously. The instructions on these mountfleets are tough, Especially if you are not a Nautical person!

 

I'll look forward to your next build!

 

 

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