A.L. Marina II Continuation

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A.L. Marina II Continuation

Post by eric61 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:03 am

As the title of this build log suggests this is a continuation of Donnie’s Marina II build, the trawler has moved to a new boat yard in Australia, I was fortunate enough to purchase the boat from Donnie.
I wasn’t going to do anything to the boat until later in the year but curiosity got the better of me and I started on the superstructure, I will continue with the hull later.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words but to hold the object from the picture in ones hands I am at a loss for words. Donnie’s craftsmanship is outstanding.
As for the kit itself, the laser cutting is very good, however where some pieces have to interlock the laser cut slots are just that little bit too wide. On a few of the pieces that make up the frame work for the smoke stack, a few of them required some heavy sanding to make them all fit together. I haven’t yet started on the wheel house (gluing). The portholes are made out of white metal; I have some brass stock and will turn some portholes on my mini lathe.
I usually like to find out the history of period ships and as this is not a period ship there is no history, however, I did find out that this style of boat is used in the Bay of Biscay for tuna fishing. The Bay can be dead calm one minute the next there can be ferocious seas that can hide great ocean liners in its troughs, hence the wide flared bow of the trawler which is designed to stop the bow dropping below water as the trawler rides down the trough or heavy swells. North Atlantic tuna boats don’t have the flared bow. The colour scheme of these boats doesn’t vary much most of them are red, white and blue, hardly any green. Some have the deck cabins and wheel house all white, some all blue and some both; I couldn’t find any images that had red above deck. The blue and white above waterline also varied, I think that may be a personal choice of the captain/owner. The cabin/wheelhouse also varies from boat to boat. The smoke stack/exhaust also varies with combinations or single colours of white, blue and yellow, once again personal choice of captain.
So on with the build....
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Re: Marina II Continuation

Post by eric61 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:07 am

These are the "corner posts" of the wheel house. They came with a rebate of about 1mm but I had to increase the rebate considerably as can be seen in the top left and right corners.

I have just realised that I am missing a bunch of pictures they are on another camera, be back soon

Eric
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Re: A.L. Marina II Continuation

Post by eric61 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:31 am

OK, so about 15 pictures are missing, they will turn up when I don't need them.

Checking the corners for a fit to see if they need more rebate, it was at this point when I had a Homer Simpson moment "DOH!" I could have trimmed down the walls at the corners which would have meant less rebate :character-bart: (in the absence of Homer, Bart will do)
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Re: A.L. Marina II Continuation

Post by eric61 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:48 am

Checked the cabin for fitting onto the deck. I don't know if there is too much curvature on the deck or not enough on the cabin. However in the instructions it says to glue a 2mm square strip all around the cabin, on the starboard side the gap is more than 2mm, a 2.5mm or 3mm strip will do the trick. I had thought that the rear and front walls were in the wrong position but that checked out ok.
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Both walls fitted the same at this position.
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Re: A.L. Marina II Continuation

Post by eric61 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:46 am

Wheel house deck almost fully planked and stained, I had laid the strips alternating dark and light, the staining screwed that!
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Re: A.L. Marina II Continuation

Post by eric61 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:53 am

The exhaust needed a lot of sanding to get the angle correct, the centre piece (top one in this pic) was oversized, flat piece on left did not fit properly, centre piece needed extensive sanding
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Dry fit testing for correct angle
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Re: A.L. Marina II Continuation

Post by eric61 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:19 am

The smoke stack/exhaust being "skinned" The kit provides 5x1.5 mm, because 5mm does not curve width-wise around a tight radius most of it would have been sanded away completely so I used some leftover strips of 5x2mm, from the Endeavour, which enabled a smooth, even surface when sanded. Thinking back the kit should have provided 2x2mm square strips for this part, long match sticks would have done the job well.
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Re: A.L. Marina II Continuation

Post by eric61 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:22 am

For the short end (top of stack) I will be using 2x2mm pieces.

That's it for the time being.
Regards
Eric
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Re: A.L. Marina II Continuation

Post by GaryM » Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:09 pm

The important thing is that the trick worked and it turned out nice.
Happy modeling,
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Re: A.L. Marina II Continuation

Post by eric61 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:42 pm

Hi Gary and thank you.
Eric
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