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Re: Rebuilding The YORKSHIREMAN
« Reply #30 on: October 23, 2009, 23:46:50 »
are you going to keep her in orignal  united towing colour's or are you doing you own 'colours'  


I am going to spray her in the Viking Supply Ship colours - see the first post on page 2 of this thread  ;)

Not sure what motors I will be using yet, will have to see what I can find in my 'motor box'  :)

Regards, Dan.
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Re: Rebuilding The YORKSHIREMAN
« Reply #31 on: October 26, 2009, 03:29:07 »
The lighting in your shop would probably improve were it not for the cloud of yellow cards from HIM.

Things are looking good Dan. Will you use the vac form fairings as a plug to make a casting or use some other method?
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Re: Rebuilding The YORKSHIREMAN
« Reply #32 on: October 31, 2009, 14:10:35 »
Will you use the vac form fairings as a plug to make a casting or use some other method?

I decided to try to remove the original vac-formed fairing with a sharp knife and succeded so made a plug from the damaged one and made a new fairing of solid grp, whilst doing this I then thought I might as well replace the other one (although undamaged) so a second fairing was made and both now fitted  :) Unfortunately I have no photos even though I took some but they have some-how gone AWOL within my camera  >:( >:(

As for other progress on the YORKSHIREMAN, I haven't had much time but the remaining indents have been filled and sanded, and most of the fittings have been cleaned up and sprayed, so hopefully within a week or two I will have some more photos of the progress  ;) ;)

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Re: Rebuilding The YORKSHIREMAN
« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2009, 23:22:19 »
Nothing much to report or no photos to show  :( Time is limited this week and all I have done is started to drill the holes for the handrail stanchions, although the hull is now ready for spraying top-coat on so hopefully the weekend may bring some photos of improvement  ;) ;)

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Re: Rebuilding The YORKSHIREMAN
« Reply #34 on: November 07, 2009, 13:07:47 »
These hopefully will be the last 4 photos that you will see the YORKSHIREMAN painted with Grey primer  ;) Most of the detail that I feel has to be fitted before spraying now is, everything has been filled & sanded, 97% of the seperate metal fittings have been sprayed (DON'T ask about the other 3%  >:( >:( ) So starting from tomorrow and during the week, the top coats will be applied  :) Even though the tempreature here now is at 2oC below, I have the heaters on in the workshop overnight ready for the morning  ;)

Regards, Dan.

ps, the main reason this is the last time you will see her painted grey is that I have run out of grey primer and I am NOT going to exceed my current outlay of 2.50 on this rebuild  :D
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Re: Rebuilding The YORKSHIREMAN
« Reply #35 on: November 07, 2009, 13:09:45 »
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Re: Rebuilding The YORKSHIREMAN
« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2009, 13:46:37 »
Looks very "Military" in the grey Dan :) :)

Keep up the good work eh ;) ;)
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Re: Rebuilding The YORKSHIREMAN
« Reply #37 on: November 07, 2009, 14:01:43 »
For now she is Mike  ;) But within a few days she will look more like a bumblebee  ;D ;D

Forgot to mention in the last post, I have made up the inner bulwarks for the superstructure to sit in but I am not going to fit this until the electrics are fitted, its a simple case of glue and clamp it  ;) (if you know what I mean  :D)

Regards, Dan.
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Re: Rebuilding The YORKSHIREMAN
« Reply #38 on: November 08, 2009, 00:53:43 »
She is looking great Dan.. :) :) :)
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Re: Rebuilding The YORKSHIREMAN
« Reply #39 on: November 08, 2009, 05:29:14 »
I was down the workshop at 6am this morning with my cup of coffee although it was -4oC at the time is was lovely to walk into the warm workshop !

So the parts of the hull that will be Yellow were primed with White primer ;
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Re: Rebuilding The YORKSHIREMAN
« Reply #40 on: November 08, 2009, 05:33:28 »
Then the Yellow topcoat was sprayed on, some might think I am painting this back to front but there is method in my madness  :D , also, I wont be using any masking tape untill I use the Black, Green (Decks) and Red Oxide, this is to prevent defined lines caused by a build up of paint  ;)

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Re: Rebuilding The YORKSHIREMAN
« Reply #41 on: November 08, 2009, 08:06:39 »
loud looking yellow dan.

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Re: Rebuilding The YORKSHIREMAN
« Reply #42 on: November 08, 2009, 09:38:03 »
I agree Kieran  :), it is a colour that probably looks out of sorts on a tug, but once I have applied the black paint it should look almost like this ;

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Re: Rebuilding The YORKSHIREMAN
« Reply #43 on: November 08, 2009, 21:58:46 »
You're working really fast. This would be more complex than assembling the original kit. I must have found the slow way of doing everything.

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Re: Rebuilding The YORKSHIREMAN
« Reply #44 on: November 09, 2009, 04:37:12 »
loud looking yellow dan.

TAXI!!!!!!!

Looks like she is getting there, Dan. Question--are you loosing some of your detail with the multiple coats of primer and paint? I am getting ready to spray my Franklin hull and would appreciate your thoughts. Keep up the good work and stay warm.

Have you considered moving South to where it is a little warmer and they have more towing comps?
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