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Broad Ambition - The Model

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I have 'Liked' the progress and photo's.  Of course that does not mean I have 'Liked' the bandaged finger :default_icon_e_surprised:

Griff

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well, it looks like I will have to remake those angles - oh no I hear you cry, your poor fingers - no thats not the reason, its just that they should be chequer plate stainless steel - and I have found I can get that from a model truck shop - real scale stainless chequer plate, well it just has to be.

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last night a paper template was cut out for the bow section of the planking, ready for the 1/32" plywood to arrive (hopefully today) to then have the plank lines burnt in and stained etc.

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ok so the wood turned up yesterday, today after a few chores it was time to burn the planking onto the wood.

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well after a missed delivery yesterday, it was a short wander to the sorting office round the corner to pick it up - yes, my chequer plate had arrived.

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so cutting this stuff s fun, a decent pair of scissors did the job in the end, this sheet is only about 0.3mm thick.

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Chuffin Eck, it looks better on the model that on 'B.A' - Well done

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like I say Griff, the devil is in the detail, get the detail right and it makes a world of difference, and in this case the detail needed to be chequer plate. it just didnt look right as plain stainless steel, this stuff is easier to bend than the stainless sheet I have so I may well be looking at getting some plain stainless in this thickness to make up other angle sections.

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I am not sure, I was thinking this may have been acid etched or laser etched, but I know I can get stainless sheet down to really thin sizes. this was about 0.3mm thick.

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decks are now all glued down, next some cleaning up  then it will be the tor rail round the edge - oops once I have fitted the stainless fender plates etc.mustnt get ahead of myself.

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clamps removed, a bit of tidying up done and time for pictures

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It really is looking great and the detail is fantastic. But it would be interesting to know what model figurine are you having at the helm? :default_biggrin:

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I have a 3d model of a Griff to use at the helm, so it will be printed up.

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22 minutes ago, grendel said:

I have a 3d model of a Griff to use at the helm, so it will be printed up.

A 3d model of Griff, this couldn't of been easy and I look forward to the finished article! :default_biggrin:

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well somewhere many pages back now there should be a photo of the one I printed out for model #1, I will try and repost it

 

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so heres the figure -

of course the one for model #2 will have to have the hair a bit greyer.

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1 hour ago, grendel said:

so heres the figure -

of course the one for model #2 will have to have the hair a bit greyer.

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I like the crash test dummy in the background, but the Griff lookalike does look appropriate.

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"model #2 will have to have the hair a bit greyer"

And a few more lines in the face?

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1 hour ago, FairTmiddlin said:

"model #2 will have to have the hair a bit greyer"

And a few more lines in the face?

Bet he'll be telling the same jokes as #1 though :default_biggrin:

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last night was prep work for the mahogany transom top rubbing strake, the piece of mahogany was selected, cut slightly overlong, sanded down to a tight fit, then with a pencil the inner and outer curves were marked from the transom. tonight these will be cut out on the band saw, and sanded to shape ready for installation. Then it will be on to the stainless steel parts (once my thinner sheet arrives today or tomorrow)

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funnily enough I was doing some research while wondering why I needed special drill bits to even touch the stainless steel I have used in the model in the past, and it popped right out at me - stainless steel is much harder than high speed steel used for normal drill bits, hence the need for special carbide drill bits to drill the stuff, standard drill bits are at a rockwell hardness of 65, and stainless steel anything from 89 upwards, carbide, while brittle is a huge degree harder than this. no wonder it was taking many HSS drill bits to make a hole in my stainless steel sheet. I do however now possess a good supply of tiny carbide drill bits for the purpose. (even though they do break all too easily)

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We’ve had the same issue in the past. Drilling the new mast bracket just recently was a breeze as we invested on some colbolt / carbide drill bits a while back, got a small collection of them now. I’ve even got a countersink version. We too find that they snap all too easily if one goes at it with too much pressure or any lateral force

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