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Re: Peter Sutton's model of the QE2
« Reply #20 on: Jan 17, 2016, 11:57 PM »
Hi Peter -

Please do keep us informed with progress reports all along the way.

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Re: Peter Sutton's model of the QE2
« Reply #21 on: Jan 18, 2016, 11:54 AM »
another picture,

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Re: Peter Sutton's model of the QE2
« Reply #22 on: Jan 18, 2016, 12:18 PM »
Hi all I will attempt to add pics as I go , the priming and filling stopped  now it was time to cover with tissue then dope it , this will do two things pull the hull tight and hide any imperfect or bad flaws in the hull (this turned the hull creamy white ) then when dry primmer was again applied , it was left to dry , the walkways are again balsa to be covered with plastic card  further on, now for the superstructure, this had to be removable, so it was made in three parts , 1) to cover the rudder section 2)mid section 3) forward section , all so as gain access to radio hear and engines , but the option was do I remove the life boats with it or leave them on the ship , remove the was the best option then its easy get hands inside without worrying about damaging the life boats. first pic shows the superstructure just placed and not fixed .
« Last Edit: Jan 18, 2016, 12:22 PM by Peter Sutton »

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Re: Peter Sutton's model of the QE2
« Reply #23 on: Jan 19, 2016, 08:18 AM »
Hi Peter,
You have obviously put a huge amount of work into your model and you sound as though you are having a great time building it. I have enough trouble making a static model without trying to make it watertight and seaworthy. Congratulations on a great build and I can't wait to see her at sea.


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Re: Peter Sutton's model of the QE2
« Reply #24 on: Jan 22, 2016, 05:41 PM »
pics of the hull near completion.

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Re: Peter Sutton's model of the QE2
« Reply #25 on: Jan 22, 2016, 06:08 PM »
the shape of the hull is shown in pics , Lachlan and many others know how complex the shape of the hull is  (thank you for you nice comments Lachlan), the build on the bow that brakes the water  has been made more bulbous on the model for a reason , 1) it will not tend to steer the ship in the water acting like a rudder, and 2) on other models with sharper bulbs on the bow, the shape in the water had to be so spot on or it would push the bow one way or the other , so making the rudder work overtime ,in turn this would make her crab in the water  , I have tried before with models using a sharper bulb and it was a nightmare to get is as it should be , the margin for error was small , I had to remember ,its not a speed boat but at a scale speed she would react like a knife through water  , the wrong angle  of attack and the knife would turn in that direction the hull would act the same  , so a lower attack line the lower the reaction , if that make sense ,

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Re: Peter Sutton's model of the QE2
« Reply #26 on: Jan 26, 2016, 04:36 PM »
Stern end  view of rudder/ prop

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Re: Peter Sutton's model of the QE2
« Reply #27 on: Jan 26, 2016, 05:19 PM »
The hull had to have prop tubes supports put in place inside and out as this is a working model all movement had to be at a minimum, this was done by using epoxy putty shaped by hand in the first place then using a sanding disc on a mini drill , primed and painted using an air brush to blend in with the rest of the hull , then props were masked and the first coat of the hull in black was given and left to dry, while the hull is drying i started to look at the supper structure , and plastic card was the thing to use as this gave flexibility , and strength and most of all it added very little weight , the Funnel , mast , and rear top deck showing her name will be lit ,so wiring had to be made ready to be placed as and when the build progressed , a wire harness was made with plugs ready for each section made , total 3 sections , the superstructure was now drawn out on plastic card for the entire sides of the ship up to the boat deck, from the bridge section to the stern dropping at each deck, then cut out accordingly, the boat deck was first done in wood the plastic card placed on top , now , do we use plastic cement or epoxy (I am told Blocks of Resin was used on the QE2 herself  joining the steel to alloy due to reaction of the metals if they made contact, I am sure Some one will know if this is right or not )  well i used resin faster stronger and more adhesion , after roughing the plastic card on the rear the strips for the boat deck are epoxy coated on one side the clamped in place before the hull side was put in place , supports were then glued in place to except the sides , checking all the time the distance from the sides when fitted will be the same and square . the pictures are when I had almost completed the superstructure, the filling had just started in the pictures .
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Re: Peter Sutton's model of the QE2
« Reply #28 on: Oct 29, 2016, 02:40 PM »
Hi all , just to let you know how far things are going , so far , I have put in place a bow thruster and removed and replaced all the lifeboats and davits with more stronger davits and better lifeboats (not knowing off the happenings with the real ones at this point) adding more detail to them as well, I also found Drawings on eBay only the other day for sale but the price whent above £100 so I gave in ,if anyone know who got them I would buy a copy if ever they came up , but on we go , it has taken so long for the strip down and installation of thruster I lost all concept of time , also did not help braking my glasses in the process , the making of molds for the lifeboats took some time with planning , pouring ,cureing sanding then repainting and now one by one placed back on board and fixed in place ,this is still on going , so as yet no sea test yet plus she who must be obeyed keeps giving me jobs to do, I have also removed the top of the supperstructure  and have put in balconies were as before they were painted on the side, so I have not been sitting still , more to come and some pics hopefully

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Re: Peter Sutton's model of the QE2
« Reply #29 on: Oct 31, 2016, 01:10 AM »
Hi Peter - Thanks very much for your update and what a tremendous amount of work you have done. It is great to hear about your work on QE2 and I look forward to more news and photos when you can ! June  :)
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« Reply #30 on: Aug 20, 2020, 01:49 PM »
Hi all
It’s been some time now since I posted anything on my building my model of my girl the QE2 , well , in my life I have had two loves , both  gorgeous , but  I lost one , that became a hotel  still serving with class as she had done for so many years , and then I lost my other love to the angels  , she looked after me  as well , steered me on the strait and narrow , through storms and smooth waters , so time out was needed , and reminders left to one side , but I have now a need to revive my need to remember my two loves she who made my tea while she who kept me working  , so it’s back to work , looking back at my girls as we go forward with my build , so I hope to post updates soon of the model  , with new paint  and a lick of polish , and lots of love and care in memory of my girls

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Re: Peter Sutton's model of the QE2
« Reply #31 on: Aug 20, 2020, 02:39 PM »
Hello Peter, I am so sorry to hear about your loss, I can feel your grief.

But glad that you have returned to the forum, to share with us your model building news. 

Take Care!

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Re: Peter Sutton's model of the QE2
« Reply #32 on: Aug 20, 2020, 10:41 PM »
Welcome back, Peter. I am so sorry to hear about your loss but glad to see you back here.

I hope that your work on the other love of your life will bring some consolation.  Looking forward to seeing your QE2 model progressing and wishing you well.

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Re: Peter Sutton's model of the QE2
« Reply #33 on: Aug 21, 2020, 12:38 AM »
Welcome back, Peter. It is good to have you back here. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. To work on your QE2 will be in honor of your love who is now watching over you from above. I look forward to hearing from you again soon.
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Re: Peter Sutton's model of the QE2
« Reply #34 on: Aug 21, 2020, 08:23 AM »
Big welcome back Peter!

I read above this is to be a working model?
I would love to know the details of what is going into it from an operational point of view!!

Cheers

Gav

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Re: Peter Sutton's model of the QE2
« Reply #35 on: Oct 07, 2020, 01:32 AM »
I have only just caught up with this thread again. I can't imagine how you deal with losing the love of your life.
But I can imagine dealing with a large model of QE2 - it takes up a lot of brain-space doesn't it. I hope this project is providing some solace for you.
I was interested in your discussion about the importance of the bow shape and the effect that has on your model's steering characteristics. I wonder if the boys at John Brown's discussed the importance of getting their work exactly right: happily they must have because they, like you, did.
Can't wait to see her in the water, Peter.