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Offline DamienG

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #45 on: August 12, 2018, 07:26:24 PM »
Noted Derek, I have a set of needle files on a strip above my desk but didn't think of them.  :oops :oops :oops :oops

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #46 on: August 26, 2018, 09:46:27 AM »
Hi Damien.



To remove any tarnishing on brass try Ketchup, Brown sauce or similar, soak for a couple of mins and wipe of well.

Not needle files lol use them for the tags from removal from the carrier sheet.
 Brass, especially etched brass that has been in storage the length of time they have been will either tarnish form Sun, chemical or dampness which brings me to the wood ....

Stains on wood .. They have been in storage during autum winter with you ?...

Slightly more difficult. Either it is mold from storage in which case a 400 or more grit sand paper. (not wet and dry used wet!)
Don't try and eradicate the satin just get the wood to a suitable  Finnish.  Then make sure the wood is completely dry! You are going to seal and /or paint them (Soon!) so no big issue unless you have dripped an oil on them.

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Kim

« Last Edit: August 26, 2018, 09:49:31 AM by Talisman »

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #47 on: August 26, 2018, 10:47:13 AM »
Thanks Kim they were stored in the box the arrived in in a 3.6mt x 2.4mt tin shed with a dirt floor for both autumn and winter now in my main shed with concrete floor.
I cleaned the wheels with a brass wire wheel in my dremel.
Not been out for 10 days down with really nasty Virus got me in head and lungs. All part of winter.

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #48 on: September 08, 2018, 09:09:23 AM »
Thanks Kim they were stored in the box the arrived in in a 3.6mt x 2.4mt tin shed with a dirt floor for both autumn and winter now in my main shed with concrete floor.
I cleaned the wheels with a brass wire wheel in my dremel.
Not been out for 10 days down with really nasty Virus got me in head and lungs. All part of winter.

LoL
Well that will do it but a bit harsh. Don't use that Dremmel or any other power tool cleaning out the holes, it says so in the instructions lol
Personally, i'd have gone for the ketchup far less dramatic.
Also if you haven't sealed the wheels (primer or lacquer) they won't take long to tarnish again !
Regards,
Kim

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #49 on: September 08, 2018, 02:06:38 PM »
Can't seal them until I've soldered the 1mm cross wires in place, meanwhile they're in a sealed plastic bag.

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #50 on: November 02, 2018, 09:16:35 PM »
Finally back back to building,
Started with the Motors/ battery/ paddle shaft unit.
I was a bit suss with the paddle shafts spinning in 4mm plywood so I cut 4 semi triangular pieces of scrap 4mm ply glued them in place The whiteness in the pic's is where I sprayed bicarb/water on the super glue. 
Then with 12mm sanding wheel  in the Dremel sanded them individually to match the shape of the original  pieces.
And gave it all a good coat of dope.





I took some 10mm brass rod and machined 4 bearings 10mm dia flange 5mm reamed holes for the shafts with outer machined to 7.5mm, with 7.5mm holes carefully drilled in the plywood to accept the bearing as seen in the pics'

 





Although I'll be using split shafts for individual paddle steering I set it all up on a single shaft I'm pleased it went together so easily without any hassles. That's a new one for me lol







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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #51 on: November 08, 2018, 06:16:31 PM »
Time to think on a stand for the model during construction and for display, I first tried 3 strips of masking tape side by side forward & aft raided wifeys craft boxes came up with some hessian webbing which I soaked in plaster grrr hadn't thought it through once plaster dried couldn't remove it without destroying the plaster, round 2 placed some card in position as i'd used all the hessian I decided on 25mm fibreglass tape  as pic's show after sanding I can use it as a stencil to mark the shape on more card and mark a further line to allow for whatever cushioning I decide on later.







« Last Edit: November 14, 2018, 08:13:24 PM by DamienG »

 

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