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I've been working on the radar tower and I'm well pleased with the results. I started with some trepidation as there was two spiders webs to be formed into an octagonal shape.

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To my surprise my cunning plan worked

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using 45' template to get the correct bend

 

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et voila

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Tower not fixed yet

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I'm calling that a result

 

Thanks for stopping by

 

Stay safe

 

Kev

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3 hours ago, longshanks said:

I'm calling that a result

And a great result it is to very neat work on the tower  👍

 

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beefy

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Turn of the lifeboats today. Following on the Big Boys approach I represented the clinker planks with 1mm wide masking tape. Just overlaped at the widest part to all most full lap at the ends

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Given a coat of varnish and then the ends were trimmed

 

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Pontos measurements some what amiss. The benches are 3mm short :shrug:

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So I added plastic card to the stern thwart

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Et voila

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Not perfect but I'd cross the channel in it........

 

Thanks for looking in

Stay safe

 

Kev

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Still looking good, Kev.  Good comeback on filling in the space left by the PE. :clap2:

 

1 hour ago, longshanks said:

... Pontos measurements some what amiss. The benches are 3mm short :shrug: ...

I've said it before, I wonder if some of the suppliers actually assemble (test fit) their parts before they're released? :doh:

 

1 hour ago, longshanks said:

... Not perfect but I'd cross the channel in it........

Are you sure you'll fit?  Better wait for calm seas.  :giggle:

 

John

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Nice save on the PE Kev :D , I’m a bit shocked that they missed that by a country mile though, it’s not even close. 
 

 

 

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To my eyes, this little gem is a masterpiece:

 

Kev's boat

 

Great stuff kev.

 

Terry

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Just catching up on this Kev, some very nice details going on, the lifeboat is a gem..

 

I have a Flower in mind at some point, but at 1:48th is will be big so negotiations required at home before I get started ("and where is that one going...." etc). 

 

Interested to see how this turns out and watch you weather it

 

Steve

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That is a stunning little boat Kev lots of great details on show  :popcorn:

 

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beefy

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On 14/08/2020 at 19:02, FlyingSpanner said:

Looks great! Neat trick with the tape

 

On 16/08/2020 at 06:13, ArnoldAmbrose said:

I agree with Flyingspanner, that's a neat trick with the masking tape

 

14 hours ago, Courageous said:

the novel use of masking tape as planking.

 

I'm afraid the idea is shamelessly plagiarised  from the Master @robgizlu

 

 

Thanks you for all the support guys

 

Kev

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Continued work on the base....

Acrylic gel slapped on the lumps will be formed into the larger waqves

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8-10 colours/shades and I'm happy with the base colour

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and the lifeboats in their natural enviroment

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I have now slapped a further coat of transparent acrylic gel over the whole. I can then begin to further enhance the colours, spray/foam and waves .....

 

I hope you like it

 

Stay safe

 

Kev

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Awesome sea Kev, it’s really starting to tell a story now mate, very much looking forward to seeing more now mate. :thumbsup:

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13 hours ago, Hewy said:

A nod of the head in admiration, all of your skills on show here

 

2 hours ago, Courageous said:

more than I can say about those old man slippers

 

Be thankful I had my slippers on, I've been able to get to the salon for my usual pedicure for months :clif:

 

11 hours ago, Dads203 said:

ery much looking forward to seeing more now mate

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Wow great response thank you all

If the corvette turns out mediocre I can always put the base in the competition. :rofl2:

Long ways to go yet though......

 

Stay safe

 

Kev

 

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Impressive work on the seascape there Kev. I'm studying such things carefully, as I've still not decided whether the Vosper will appear in or out of it's natural element. Time's on my side for that particular decision though ............. 🤣

 

Oh and I wasn't going to mention the slippers but since Stuart already has I'm wondering if they represent a particular clan ............. ?

 

Terry

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