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Old Apr 11, 2012, 06:51 AM
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Are the windows now pre cut into the superstructure?
Very nice looking ship model.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 06:52 AM
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thanks for your nice comments,

more work being done on the superstructure. im trying to get my head around what parts i can glue and fill then paint and in what order. ive broken it down into 6 parts and trying to get them up to scratch before doing the final fix and fill when the all come together. also been working on the working radar and internal lighting.

i thrown in a couple of photos of how most abs parts come in the kit. they are laser cut and very easy to work with and fit togeather extreemly well.

Jerome- yes the windows are all laser cut out in the kit
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 06:59 AM
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You are doing a really nice job
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 10:02 AM
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Seems that I read a build log on this ship on a Brit forum and they said that after they built it, that it had so much roll in the smallest wind that it was very unstable. Now the boat just sits on his shelf. I'll try and find it.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 03:22 PM
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i really hope thats not the case tugfan. if it came to it im sure there is the option of her having an empty cargo of containers on deck if it gets too windy. it would reduce the surface greatly
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 03:35 PM
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I am using sheet lead .My 10 Hatch coaster flopped over in the domestic tank.but it will be fine after it is ballasted.Is that a word? its going to take a few pounds. I think you will have to do somthing if you have containers on deck
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 02:08 PM
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hi all,

well slowly does it. ive been doing a lot of reading of the build blogs on here and have kind of been a bit distracted from doing any of my own work. have found a good couple of books to read about model boats too. im in the middle of re doing the sheeting on an IOM at the moment aswel but have managed to do a few bits and pieces on the sydney star.

stern deck supports and former are in

rudder servo and linkage connected up and had a trial run ....working great

both thrusters and main motors wiring soldered on and also heat shrink on. these have been kept very long as to give me plenty to work with, so they will be installed very shortly.

i couldnt help myself when searching the cornwall model boats website and got a smoke unit for her. has anyone used these before??
Is there a grease fitting tor the prop shaft?
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 02:28 PM
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There is no grease fitting on the prop shaft, I can't say I have ever used them
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 08:36 PM
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Nice build so far. I have built a couple of them. Love them. I built the entire skeleton of the boat and did not install it until I had the hull and most of the boat painted. I painted and lettered if for the Maersk Alabama. Many of you remember this is the ship that was hijacked by those jerk Somali pirates. Anyway, keep up the good work!
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 11:11 PM
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Hi,
Nice build so far. I have built a couple of them. Love them. I built the entire skeleton of the boat and did not install it until I had the hull and most of the boat painted. I painted and lettered if for the Maersk Alabama. Many of you remember this is the ship that was hijacked by those jerk Somali pirates. Anyway, keep up the good work!
Nice boat
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Old Apr 18, 2012, 07:43 AM
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Very nice looking.
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Old Apr 18, 2012, 07:57 AM
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Hi,
Nice build so far. I have built a couple of them. Love them. I built the entire skeleton of the boat and did not install it until I had the hull and most of the boat painted. I painted and lettered if for the Maersk Alabama. Many of you remember this is the ship that was hijacked by those jerk Somali pirates. Anyway, keep up the good work!
Where do you buy the containers? Model RR shops?
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Old Apr 18, 2012, 04:37 PM
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You need containers?? here. Make them of paper and coat in lacquer or epoxy or varnish.
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Old Apr 18, 2012, 07:09 PM
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Seems that I read a build log on this ship on a Brit forum and they said that after they built it, that it had so much roll in the smallest wind that it was very unstable. Now the boat just sits on his shelf. I'll try and find it.
I was mistaken. It was another boat that was narrow and top heavy. I've read nothing but good things about this build. Keep those pictures coming.
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