HC12 England

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Re: HC12 England

Post by bigyellowtractor » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:16 am

Jaysen, I don't think my artist's skills will run to that :-)

Got nothing done on it yesterday; heavy and long day at work and I was proper knackered when I got home.

Today I managed a coat of white inside the end lockers and a final topcoat on the outside.

Hope to get the last paint inside tomorrow, then will leave it a few days to fully cure before fitting a few bits and bobs. Actually, it'll have almost a week 'cause I'm trail-riding in Wales this coming weekend.



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Re: HC12 England

Post by bigyellowtractor » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:41 pm

No pictures but the little ship has now had two full coats of primer and two satin top-coats to all surfaces. I'm pretty happy with the way it looks.

Bought a little PFD for my Granddaughter Ella but I think I want to get really competent at paddling the thing before I take her out in it. Don't want to dunk her and have her scared of water.

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Re: HC12 England

Post by Eric1 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:40 pm

Look forward to the pictures. Good thinking with the grandbaby too!

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Re: HC12 England

Post by bigyellowtractor » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:40 pm

Little ship is all but finished; I have one more little embellishment to do. :)

Might get a chance to splash it this week but going to be up against it a bit; my van has failed it's MoT which is a yearly inspection that all vehicles over three years old have to have in the UK. I think it's probably not going to be worth repairing so I'm going to need to source another van.
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Re: HC12 England

Post by Jaysen » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:43 pm

The subtle graphics add a lot. Well done!

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Re: HC12 England

Post by narfi » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:54 pm

hehe, I love it!

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Re: HC12 England

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Re: HC12 England

Post by bigyellowtractor » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:09 pm

Just for interest, I weighed it today 27.5kg / 60.5lb.

Don't know what it's supposed to be because the weights given on the study plans, the metric drawings and the imperial drawing all contradict.

It's built from 5mm, 5-ply, Gaboon / Okoume.

The bulkheads for the end compartments are 5mm ply, the seats and decks are rigid foam, decks are glassed with 9oz biax both sides and the seats with a light woven.

The rubrail is two layers of 5mm ply.

Fully faired on the outside, minimal fairing on inside.

2.75l of primer and top-coat

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