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Marcel
#1 Posted : 08 August 2013 17:57:45

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BigGrin Hi readers, I resides from Cape Town, South Africa.

Its my first build. When the SOTS arrived in South Africa, I took the plunge into very deep waters.

I collected the first 12 issues before starting the actual build. Experience showed me that the show-how instruction in the magazines can cause future build problems and I want to avoid most of them. By reading the forum, I stumble upon great ideas for my model.


1st issue from CNA and joined Jacklin Enterprises Glare

"Rather try and fail than had failed to try".


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Marcel
#2 Posted : 08 August 2013 18:21:30

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Issue 1 I left the ancors and cannons for later
Issue 2
Issue 3
Issue 4
Issue 5


I made the keel holder and assembled the ribs using the "flat-bed and press"-method

(Issue 5)
To ease the fit of the ribs to the keel, I left the braces 10, 18, 24 for last.

Using a square and tri angle the ribs starts to fall into place. As I progress with the ribs, I pinned them parallel with extras planking from the Victory.
Marcel attached the following image(s):
Fitting the 1st Rib 1.1 .jpg
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Marcel
#3 Posted : 08 August 2013 18:29:07

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The deck plates needed tweaking for a perfect fit. Blink I used them dry-fit to help me with the correct alignment of the ribs to the keel. I found that I got the "Peanut in the Smartie box"!Crying with this issue

The Ribs had a wave fit when fitted dry. It took a lot of sanding to level out the ribs for the deck plates to lay flat on them. It also made that the plates did not had a clean line.Mad Thanks to the forum and you guys to help me rectify this in time.Flapper

I found that rib 13 has a manufacturing fault. Glare This made me re-enforcing all the ribs,using off cuts. While I was at it, I came convinced to do the semi-fill with Balsa wood in the bow section.

The bow I kept apart from the keel for this purpose.
Marcel attached the following image(s):
Tweak the first deck 1.1 .jpg
Tweak the first deck 1.2 .jpg
Tweak the first deck 1.3 .jpg
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Marcel
#4 Posted : 08 August 2013 18:45:00

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Issue 6
Issue 7
Issue 8 safed for later
Issue 9
Issue 10

Using the deck plates to glue the ribs onto the keel
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Align lower deck.jpg
Align lower deck 2.jpg
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Marcel
#5 Posted : 08 August 2013 18:58:19

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Its important to measure with a vernier to make sure the ribs are perfect align and parallel to each other all over. A home made mini level; like in the magazine, is ideal for fitting the ribs.


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Marcel
#6 Posted : 08 August 2013 19:06:45

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Issue 11
Issue 12


Now for pinning the plates. As it was already tweaked, fitting it was a piece of pie.Cool
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Nailing 1.jpg
Nailing 2.jpg
Nailing 4.jpg
Nailing 3.jpg
Fitting the first deck .jpg
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Marcel
#7 Posted : 08 August 2013 19:15:40

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Starting with the filling of the bow with Balsa wood. I got this idea from AK's build
Marcel attached the following image(s):
Bow filling front.jpg
Bow filling shape start.jpg
HMS SOTS Bow filler side.jpg
Bow filling shape filed .jpg
Bow filling front ready .jpg
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Marcel
#8 Posted : 08 August 2013 19:31:27

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The beams for the deck was steamed and dry fitted to take the initial strain out.
Marcel attached the following image(s):
Shaping the steam planks 1.1 .jpg
Steam bending.jpg
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Marcel
#9 Posted : 08 August 2013 19:39:53

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The streamers is been replaced by Apple wood which I collected from a salvage from the Victory build.
BigGrin Its much more study than the supplied ones. No need to put extra support under the beams anymore..
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Marcel
#10 Posted : 08 August 2013 19:50:23

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While waiting for the issues more Balsa semi-fills. Note the re-enforcement for the Bow-to-KeelBlink


Marcel attached the following image(s):
Front with infills.jpg
Front bow filling 3.jpg
Bow filling front ready 1.1  .jpg
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Marcel
#11 Posted : 09 August 2013 10:49:32

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Crying Oops... Cursing .... "Do not try this at home" should the warning be!

Time for Super Glues and and a cold beer.

court orchard from AK's Sovereign Build ThumpUp gave me nice ideas.
http://forum.model-space...aspx?g=posts&t=4957



Marcel attached the following image(s):
SOTS broken rib of Launch.jpg
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Marcel
#12 Posted : 09 August 2013 11:29:08

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I came across the idea of using pin needles for the wheels BigGrin
The pin head measures 1.45mm and ideal to scale.
OhMyGod Note that the wheels are bevelled. .
Marcel attached the following image(s):
SOTS Build cannons 1 & 2.jpg
SOTS  Kanop stopper.jpg
Stoppers Zoomed in.jpg
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#13 Posted : 09 August 2013 12:01:39

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Sorry Marcel, I don't understand Afrikaans but judging by your pics think your are showing some nice clean building there... Cool Cool .. Well done, will be checking in on your progress from time to time... Good luck with your build... Cool

Regards

Alan
Marcel
#14 Posted : 09 August 2013 12:13:17

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Gandale wrote:
Sorry Marcel, I don't understand Afrikaans but judging by your pics think your are showing some nice clean building there... Cool Cool .. Well done, will be checking in on your progress from time to time... Good luck with your build... Cool

Regards

Alan


Your are welcome Alan. If you need translation or info, feel free to ask. On the above pic, I discovered the needle pin from wife's toolbox works beautiful for axle stoppers.
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Marcel
#15 Posted : 10 August 2013 05:02:02

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After the beers and watching rugby, the launch is back on the bench.BigGrin

I used woodfiller on the fills at Bow
Marcel attached the following image(s):
SOTS Launch Repaired.jpg
SOTS Bow Woodfill .jpg
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Marcel
#16 Posted : 10 August 2013 05:06:28

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A few pics to show how the fills had progressed
Marcel attached the following image(s):
Front bow first Stage.jpg
HMS SOTS Bow filler side.jpg
Bow filling shape  top view.jpg
Bow filling Centre .jpg
SOTS Bow Woodfill .jpg
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#17 Posted : 10 August 2013 08:25:09

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BigGrin Looking good MarcelCool
Current builds:-C57,Zero, Lamborghini Countach, Caldercraft HMS Agamemnon,Robi,R2-D2, MFH Cobra .

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#18 Posted : 11 August 2013 18:58:52

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Hi Marcel, ek stel voor dat jy jou "build diary" omskakel engels toe, aangesien 99.9% van die lesers engels is. Hierdie is nie om jou te kritiseer nie, maar die lesers kan nie verstaan wat jy skrywe, so kan nie kommentaar lewer of onderstennig leen nie. Net 'n voorstel.
Groete
Rgds, Hans
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Marcel
#19 Posted : 11 August 2013 23:17:32

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Hans, I followed your advice and change the communication to English. Thanks for pointing the matter out to me.
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Hans
#20 Posted : 12 August 2013 11:51:14

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No problem I think you will have more response and dialogue if most can understand what you are doing. Good job on your build, looking real good, by the way.
Something that might help, is to predrill the holes in bamboo to avoid splits and breaks. Soaking in hot water helps with the bending and shaping as well.
Rgds, Hans
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