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Armed Launch "Lancia Armarta" by mobbsie - FINISHED - Panart - 1/16 - Small ( Completed )

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I really like that masthead Mobbsie with the pulley in it and the bracing ropes.  You and seamstress have excelled in making that sail.  3 tea bags?  I remember my mother dying a white blouse with tea because she couldn't afford to buy a new one.  That way she had a new blouse for the price of a few tea leaves. 

Nice work on your build.

 

Cheers,

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Mobbsie, love the sail and mast. Looks great. Interesting way of bending the sail to the yard/mast - I have not seen it done that way before. Your boat is coming along nicely. I like the wood colors - nice combinations.

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Hello One and All,

 

It's been almost a year since I last visited my log and it's about time it was resurrected. 

 

Life has it's ups and downs and unfortunately I have been on a bit of a down, without going into any detail I basically lost me mojo.

 

The boat has been completed and I will be posting the remainder of the progress pics very shortly.

 

Thanks to all who have enquired after my well being and showed concern, it's really very heart warming.

 

Watch this space guys.

 

mobbsie

 

 

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very well. i thought we have lost yet another Legend...

if i may ask, does your kit come with some kind of rescue boat? i am asking because i have managed to get my hands on a finished kit of Lancia amarta and it has a small rescue boat fitted and glued down. and its terribly out of scale...

 

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I can't imagine that to be so maaaslo, as the launch is already a ships boat ... besides, you must be a bonsai midget to fit in that at the scale it is ... it doesn't belong in there

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Hi Guys,

 

Pav,  I think your little rescue boat is for the ships cat mate, as Grant has suggested copious amounts of isopropyl alcohol should do the trick. If it's a CA type glue then you could try some nail polish remover, just depends how long it's been cured.

 

Now if I can remember how all works I will try to download or should I say upload ( never sure which it is ) some pictures. Unfortunately the pictures aren't as comprehensive as I would have liked.

 

The kits gun carriage timbers were substituted from ply to Swiss Pear, the kit parts were used for template purposes only, they went together quite well and on fitting suspended by either end and nothing in the middle. A bit of jiggery pokery and we have the semblance of a fit.

 

The gun was fun, whatever I tried to blacken it, it would just come out mottled, I cleaned it to within an inch my life but it wasn't having any of it, out came the trusty paint pot, something I didn't want to do on this build.

 

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Just tying up a few blocks and tackles for rigging the gun.

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I'm going to call it a day there as I want to see if the pics upload ok, I will post some more later.

 

Be Good my Friends

 

mobbsie

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Mobbsie, she does look nice, the colour variation is spot on in my oppinion.

regarding up/down dilemma, try to remember: if you want to put something out for others to see you are uploading. If you want to grab something for yourself to have, you are downloading.

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Good Morning Gentlemen,

 

Thank you very much for the warm welcome back messages and comments on the boat, It seems as though I've never been away, what a forum this is.

 

Going on with the boat, the next step was to rig the gun and tiller bar.

 

I substituted the 5mm kit double blocks for a far superior block which came to me from Australia, so much better, thanks mate. The rope used was from a previous Caldercraft kit.

 

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This is such an easy rigging system.

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Just a little bit of trimming to do, the Breech rope is meant to be that way round otherwise it fouls the Quoin.

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I can only assume that the Cox'n or Bosun were standing most of the time, I've never seen a configuration like this before.

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It looks as though the tiller is bent, it's purely optical, again a bit of trimming and that bits done.

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OK that's me done for now, I invite all comments either good or bad, I only ask that your gentle with me.

 

Be Good my Friends

 

mobbsie

 

 

 

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Hi Guys,

Back from the Hols this time and ready to finish this rather long winded log.

 

The next thing for me to ponder was the type of stand to put her on, I didn't want the kit stand as it seemed a bit chunky. I decided to make what I can only call "feet".

I cut a paper template and cut the feet from 6mm Swiss Pear, I quite like them as they are unobtrusive and they serve the purpose

 

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The Bow "Foot" in place.

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The stern "Foot" in place, I think they fit quite nicely and do not draw the eye.

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Only remains to put all the parts together and complete the rigging, the rigging was very simple and did not take long at all, various ropes were used such as Morope, Caldercraft and the local haberdashery shop. Unfortunately I didn't take enough pictures of the methods used and so there is a big jump.

 

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The mast has been stepped and fully rigged

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This rig is really simple, no Ratlines ( lovely )

 

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Bow on, all the little bits have been placed inside, none are fixed.

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I've just noticed the ensign, it's the Red Ensign (Red Duster) which is for the Merchant Navy, I will have to get a White Ensign.

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The knots on the Yard are correct and quick release.

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The final picture, it's done, I did enjoy building this boat and would recommend it to anyone.

I hope you enjoyed what turned out to something of a long journey and I thank you for your patience.

 

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Next up will be HMS Pickle, I love the story behind this little boat.

 

Be Good

 

mobbsie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Really nice Mobbsie, I was not even aware of this kit until your build so nice to see something different, the stand is really subtle and discrete, love it.

 

As for the ensign, think you're good with the red duster as red, white and blue would still have been in use - and I believe the red was used for HM ships under admiralty orders, which I suspect a harbor gun boat would be....

 

Will look great anyway whichever way you go!

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Hi Guys,

 

Thank you gents very much for your very kind comments and the likes. She is now encased and on display in my lounge.

 

All I have to do now is to work out how to show the heading as " complete ", I have tried but with no success yet.

 

Pickle has arrived and will be on the slipway soon.

 

Be Good

 

mobbsie

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