Build Log: Panart Armed Pinnace

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Re: Build Log: Panart Armed Pinnace

Post by Graham » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:03 pm

Planking at the bow ........
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....... and the stern
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Sanded and stained ...........
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Re: Build Log: Panart Armed Pinnace

Post by Graham » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:20 pm

Taking a break from the hull, so I'll do some hatch covers. Tackling the gratings first the English(?) instructions advise 'From the four grill-elements by using the indispensable number of milled bars'. Yes, I had to read it a few times, too; sometimes Google Translate isn't all it is cracked up to be, I guess!
Before I fitted the decks I made paper templates of the hatch holes to help with the shaping -
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In building the gratings I found that there was not enough lengths of the 'indispensable number of milled bars'. This is as far as I got with four small gratings still to build -
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So I had to pull apart some of the gratings I had already built (luckily I had not yet used any glue) and replace the pieces with off-cuts from the longer edges, the joint being on the underside so it is not seen. Anyway, we got there in the end -
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The remaining hatches are planked and I stuck the planking directly onto the paper templates for the appropriate hatch. In order to give some strength for sanding/shaping I stuck some battens on the underside as shown -
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Shaped and ready to stain. Note that the hatches are planked in a port/stbd direction, not stem to stern as a deck is, so it should give an interesting contrast -
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Re: Build Log: Panart Armed Pinnace

Post by Donnie » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:12 pm

Very nicely done. I know that you are very proud of your work. Its gonna look fantastic when done.

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Re: Build Log: Panart Armed Pinnace

Post by paulv1958 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:45 pm

looking good.
Already built:


Occre Albatros
AL Endeavour Longboat
AL Spanish Galleon Heritage Kit
Panart : Between Gun decks ( bashed)
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AL King of Mississippi
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AL Santa Ana ( Next Build)
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Re: Build Log: Panart Armed Pinnace

Post by Graham » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:59 pm

Thanks guys, much appreciated.
Now that I have finally finished HMS Snake I can get back on this build. The next step is to glue in the internal ribs which are 3mm x 2mm strip. You might note that I have painted the interior of the hull; it was stained and lacquered and it came up OK, but the more I looked at it the more I didn't like it. It looks a bit bright at the moment and I will weather it down later. Back to the ribs which I pre-painted. They need shaping with the heated bender to pick up the hull profile and the paint on the concave surface does get a bit singed but it's an easy job to flash them over with a fresh coat. With one exception the ribs are evenly spaced so I made a spacer from some scrap -
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...and on we go -
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At deck level small pieces of the same strip are used to fill between the ribs. Since the angle between the deck and the hull is obtuse the back edge of the strips needs to be shaved away for it to seat properly, giving ample opportunity to cut yourself. Luckily blood stopped play only once for me -
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In-fill pieces done and rib tops sanded level -
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Next job is to fit the stringers which run bow to stern over the ribs. These are fixed to the ribs with pins, so time to sort the brassware out. I used the ammonia/copper carbonate method to blacken the brass as posted by John (Neptune) and it worked great, so cheers John.
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First stringer going in. In order to get the height right I made up a gauge by cutting down one of the temporary formers (removed earlier) and clipping a bit of scrap on top -
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Re: Build Log: Panart Armed Pinnace

Post by neptune » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:22 pm

G'day Graham, what a lovely job you are making of her, and I also like the little hints and tips about the spacers etc, that is a great pic looking along the length of the boat f.JPG (84.11 KiB).
Your blackening looks a lot better than mine, did you just mix the two parts together or did you add or use another combination, I can get the small parts looking OK but my cannon do not look as black as yours, maybe you prepped yours a better way.
I reckon this is one of the best small boat kits on the market, I built one aways back and really enjoyed, it is great value for the money and you get a good few hours out of the build, plus she makes a real good looking model and not too big to display, anyway you keep enjoying the build and giving us the enjoyment of watching,

best regards John.

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Re: Build Log: Panart Armed Pinnace

Post by Graham » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:27 pm

G'day John and thanks for your comments. Regarding the blackening I used clear ammonia (I know you use cloudy but I couldn't get any) and the copper carbonate (heaped dessert spoon), nothing else added and no prep done on the brass. I did it in a tall jar (one of those that hot dogs come in) so that everything was fully submerged and every 5 minutes or so turned it upside-down and gave it a gentle rattle to re-mix the solution because, as you will know, the copper powder settles out quite quickly. It all went OK (total time was 30 minutes) but a spool of spare brass wire I also chucked in did not blacken at all, so it's obviously not brass as I thought and probably has a high lead content (or similar) because it is very bendy. I guess that is the answer to why some goes better than others - all that looks like brass is probably not.
I am enjoying this build. The downside for me is that the instructions do not correspond with the build sequence - the notes are in four sections and each section fully describes what is on one of the four plan sheets which themselves are a bit of a mish-mash. Hence there is a bit of pondering involved, but it is not a complicated ship and as long as I keep my sense of humour I reckon I'll get there! Regards.
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Re: Build Log: Panart Armed Pinnace

Post by Graham » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:58 pm

Stringer fitted and pinned -
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There are a couple of benches to be installed at the back of the boat. They need to fit flush to the hull, but the ribs are in the way and so rebates need to be cut in the back edge. In case it all went wrong I decided instead to build up the back edge with scrap -
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Then shape it, a good sanding flat to lose the joint and ended up here -
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Bench fitted and cannon support post in place -
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Second stringer in place, brackets fitted, hatch in place -
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Re: Build Log: Panart Armed Pinnace

Post by Brian077 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:56 pm

hi Graham,
I'm only just catching up on your marvellous build log now. Its a really neat and wonderful job you are doing so far. Well done.

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Re: Build Log: Panart Armed Pinnace

Post by DenisR » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:51 pm

Hi Graham

Just loving your build, nice and clean.
It is a credit to your skills.

Denis.

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