Three solutions for lost parts:Argh! The inevitable happened. The tip broke of the floor timber of frame 51 while I was busy filing it wider. Logically I attempted to glue back the broken off piece, as it is a perfect fit and would be almost invisible. Applied some PVA, picked the piece up with my tweezers and POOF! the piece is gone, blasted into the next dimension! Looked everywhere, on the table, on the floor. Gone. So I will attempt to fix this after the part is fitted to the keel. According to my calculations using the rules of Quantum physics(aka Murphy's Law) the broken of part will re-appear into our dimension exactly 24 hours after I haved fixed it. Be careful folks, those parts are fragile, especially 51/53/55/57!
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Haha, so true.According to my calculations using the rules of Quantum physics(aka Murphy's Law) the broken of part will re-appear into our dimension exactly 24 hours after I haved fixed it.
My experience tells me that after your sweep the whole neighbourhood looking for the elusive piece, it was always just 20 cms away hiding under a tube of paint, inside an obscure orifice or fold in your shirt that you would never think to look.Three solutions for lost parts:
1) sweep the WHOLE floor
2) look for something else
3) Ask wife or kids to look for it
Do NOT attempt to remove from the jig!! I am in synch with Paul. You will need to reinforce the frames structure and install 'limber strake' (Parts DL01/02), an Upper strake of thickstuff footwailng, and other thickstuff...planks. Also, stern support will not allow removing, unless you will break the support. Be patient...I wasn't until you mentioned it!
I'm going to ignore the temptation for now and add some of the internal structure first to strengthen the hull a bit.
Hallo @Jolley Roger ,Here is the start of my buildlog for the Trident Model HMS Alert.
It seems i'm one of the lucky ones that received an Alert before the DHgate shutdown threw a spanner in the works.
The kit got delivered by Fedex, took 4 days from China to SA, then the local Fedex managed to bungle it up for another 10 days, three phone calls later and they managed to get it delivered to me in one piece. What a relief!
I guess most of you have seen the unboxing and review by Uwek (Alert unboxing), so I won't bore you with the same details.
I'm in no rush to build this kit, expect it will take me a year or two to complete, so everybody else will catch up with their builds in no time. Hope you get your Alerts Soon!
I've just about completed the cradle - i can just reiterate what has been said before - everything fits very well, a very light bit of sanding here and there and it slots right in, very impressive.
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A quick dry fit of some keel components, with minimal cleanup, shows how accurate the CNC milling is
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My workshop floor just about covered in wood! Gonna keep me busy for a while...
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