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Author Topic: Blockade Runner "Colonel Lamb"  (Read 2109 times)

Offline derekwarner_decoy

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Re: Blockade Runner "Colonel Lamb"
« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2021, 08:43:54 AM »
Hullo

Thomas.....I like the effect you have with the paddle box radial spoke sections.......are they individually tapered? and is it a gold/drown wash you have over the white to make them lifelike?

Derek
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Offline Hankwilliams

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Re: Blockade Runner "Colonel Lamb"
« Reply #31 on: January 30, 2021, 08:41:37 PM »
Hi Derek,

yes, absolutely correct. The radial spokes are sawed and the gold color over the white ground is washed partly away. Today I `ll make the removable upper deck of aluminium with obechi planking.

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Re: Blockade Runner "Colonel Lamb"
« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2021, 09:48:43 PM »
 :beer :beer :beer :beer :beer

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Re: Blockade Runner "Colonel Lamb"
« Reply #33 on: January 31, 2021, 09:03:02 PM »
Made the upper deck yesterday.

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Re: Blockade Runner "Colonel Lamb"
« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2021, 09:07:13 PM »
Some more work is done, in particular skylights and both marked funnels with pipework and steam whistle. For the funnels I used aluminium tubes of 40 mm diameter. The whole model, as it is now, only has a weight of 5,8 kg - that gives much clearance for boiler, engine and R/C. There are many details, which must be made - masts with rigging, boats with davits and of course the geared paddlewheels. I don`t have exact plans of superstructure, only the photos of museum models, the exact plan of predecessor "Hope", which hull is equally and a rought plan of deck..

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Re: Blockade Runner "Colonel Lamb"
« Reply #35 on: February 12, 2021, 04:36:00 AM »
It's really starting to look the part now - I'm well impressed, magnificent work!

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Eddy
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Offline Hankwilliams

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Re: Blockade Runner "Colonel Lamb"
« Reply #36 on: February 12, 2021, 09:38:43 AM »
Thanks Eddy!

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Re: Blockade Runner "Colonel Lamb"
« Reply #37 on: February 13, 2021, 06:55:34 PM »
You have achieved much in a very short time. She looks great!

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Re: Blockade Runner "Colonel Lamb"
« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2021, 08:28:06 PM »
Work goes on. The railing now is finished, but I`m unsecure of coloring it - the pictures of the museum models shows a dark colored railing, may be an anthracite, black or dark grey tone. As far I know, in 19. century a nearly black anthracite color for metal parts was common. Or would it be better, not painting the brass?

Thomas

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Re: Blockade Runner "Colonel Lamb"
« Reply #39 on: February 19, 2021, 08:41:18 AM »
 :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap

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Re: Blockade Runner "Colonel Lamb"
« Reply #40 on: February 20, 2021, 10:29:45 PM »
Thanks, Damian. Work in progress. I will paint the railing black. The masts of course will be conical pointed and painted ochre. I`m looking for a suitable steam engine. The Regner 12/36 would be good, but it`s a little bit expensive...

Offline derekwarner_decoy

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Re: Blockade Runner "Colonel Lamb"
« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2021, 08:57:40 AM »
As Thomas says......."The Regner 12/36 would be good, but it`s a little bit expensive..." ....

.....but it would be rather  :kiss1 beautiful Thomas, even if hidden inside  :whistle

PS...the kiss is for the engine....not you  :nono

Derek
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