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The Kit-Basher's Guide To The Galaxy

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Nenad

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Slug Tape

 For simulating copper sheathing.

Cut to size and make a press to simulate nailing.

Search "slug tape copper repellent tape" on Amazon.

Currently, a  20mm x 4m roll costs £2,45

 

Self-adhesive paper

 

Also for simulating cooper sheating

 

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And after march of 4000 pieces, playing with thin acrylic and mat lacquer looking for color of Muntz metal

 

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In progress:

CUTTY SARK - Tehnodidakta => scratch => Campbell plans

http://modelshipworl...ge-1#entry64653

Content of log :

http://modelshipworl...-62#entry217381

Past build:

Stella, Heller kit, plastic, Santa Maria, Tehnodidakta kit, wood, Jolly Roger Heller kit, plastic


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BANYAN

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That looks very effective Nenad; even simulates the overlap of the plates.

 

cheers

 

Pat


Edited by BANYAN, 14 November 2016 - 10:42 PM.

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Solder makes great fittings if run through an Italian Pasta maker ( The kind with 2 rollers and a crank ) first to flatten it. It's easy to form and drill too ;

 

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I've got one of those pasta machines. Great for lasagne. Don't know whether I'd like lead-flavoured lasagne though ...
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Brian

Current project: - Constructo "Silhouet" 1893 (Dutch barge) http://modelshipworl...constructo-160/

Some previous builds - HMS Bounty Launch [Model Shipways kit] http://modelshipworl...s-116-smallish/

Corel's Half Moon (lightly 'bashed')  http://modelshipworl...scale-150-wood/

A 1:12 scratch-build of 'Anastasia', my old sailing kayak from back in the 1940s. http://modelshipworl...by-probablynot-a-18-re-build-of-my-1949-kayak/

Next project: - I'm thinking.   Might be Victory Models' HMS Fly.  A pretty ship - miles of rigging ...


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The downside of solder is the lead.  It will deteriorate with time.


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The downside of solder is the lead.  It will deteriorate with time.

 

Yea, I can attest to that.  I have a AL Morgan Whale boat that I built some 20-25 years ago. All the harpoons, cutting knives, oar locks are made from some type of soft white metal (probably lead based bismuth or something) - all have become brittle, cracked and broke under their own weight. I've tried gluing them together with CA but another section will break off in time.


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Also lead is a heavy metal and you DON'T want that in you!
I've done a similar thing with copper wire and it worked well. You might have to put it through the roller quite a few times though.
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Silver solder is still holding up for my stuff


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The downside of solder is the lead.  It will deteriorate with time.

No problem to find lead free solder these days.  Most are tin based.


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I guess I'll need to keep an eye on it. I'll let you know in 25 years. The solder is 60 / 40 Tin / Lead. I'm no chemist, but that may lengthen its' lifespan. Finding a lead free solder with a rosin core may work just as well as the core makes it more malleable and easier to flatten. I just hate using brass flat stock due to its' brittleness. One bend is all you get on that thin stuff.

 

I'll just need to post a note in front saying ' Please don't suck on the boat ' :)

 

I do clean the rollers with a paper towel when done rolling.


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A good source of fine absolutely straight wire (if rather short pieces will work) is a wire brush.  The wire is stiff but not so stiff as music wire and can be bent with needle nose pliers to a rather sharp bend. Good for railings, some jackstays, and other small fixtures.

 

To get the wire out of the brush, you'll probably have to cut the brush; the wires are usually anchored in their holes with staples.

 

Another source of straight wire, but softer and somewhat larger in diameter, is Christmas tree ornament hangers.  They come in several diameters and colors.

 

 

Chazz


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One of our members needed whip antennas for a destroyer model.  His son had left his drum set behind when he moved out.  The wire brushes from the drums provided long straight wire that wouldn't bend easily.


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