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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #345 on: May 31, 2018, 09:05:46 PM »
Mrs keithbythe sea's sieve looks to be perfect but I think that she will notice if I cut a large whole in it.  :uneasy:


Probably best left well alone or you may find yourself becoming part of the rock face :hmmm: :uneasy:

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #346 on: June 01, 2018, 10:14:28 AM »
 :hellosign: Excellent modelling Keith, the cliff is looking really good.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #347 on: June 07, 2018, 02:46:44 PM »
Mrs keithbythe sea's sieve is safe (and therefore so am I)!

I have found two options for the netting. Total outlay of £2 (how do they manufacture, ship half way round the world and make a profit)?

Each one is photographed with a little person to help with the sense of scale...

Option A
A metal sieve.
Mesh size is approximately 1.5mm, so around 9 inches full scale. Bright metal is probably not the right colour, but I can easily spray a suitable rusty metal finish.



Option B
A chip drier (not come across one of those before).
Mesh size is approximately 5mm, so around 2 1/2 feet full scale. Again colour is adaptable although the natural colour is reminiscent of a rope type of finish.




Option C

Use both, depending upon the local rock conditions. Here is an example (using blue tac as a temporary fixative)!



Comments most welcome please. :help:

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #348 on: June 07, 2018, 03:31:27 PM »
Option A for me.
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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #349 on: June 07, 2018, 03:33:04 PM »

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #350 on: June 07, 2018, 03:49:42 PM »
Option A mesh size :thumbsup:

Option A wire size :thumbsdown:

Now, you don't have to answer this, :-[ but might Mrs keithbythe sea have some stockings that'd do? :goggleeyes: :D
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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #351 on: June 07, 2018, 04:07:31 PM »
might Mrs keithbythe sea have some stockings that'd do?

Good idea. If you could construct a frame and then stretch the stockings, (or tights), across the frame and fasten/glue  ???. And they come in all sorts of colours.
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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #352 on: June 07, 2018, 04:34:56 PM »
might Mrs keithbythe sea have some stockings that'd do?

Good idea. If you could construct a frame and then stretch the stockings, (or tights), across the frame and fasten/glue  ???. And they come in all sorts of colours.

OK, confession time. In the past I have bought my own tights and stockings. :-[

Stretched over a frame - I used an old tennis racket - and sprayed with varnish. Once you get the knack you'll be able to cut out sheets that have just the right degree of stiffness/flex to best suit your use. Have used this technique to create mesh seating for a Hercules, cargo nets, camo-netting, etc.
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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #353 on: June 07, 2018, 07:39:43 PM »
Hmmmm, I’ll avoid the question relating to Mrs keithbythe sea’s stocking wearing  :-[

However, good idea. I have a supplementary question which I hope will get past the mods. Are we talking standard stockings or fishnets?  :-[ :-[
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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #354 on: June 07, 2018, 08:44:55 PM »
I'd say that anything described as fishnet would be too large a mesh for your use here Keith. So it's off to the shops with you to have a look at available options.

I last used this technique some twenty years ago. No, actually it would have been early to mid eighties. I had to go to high street shops and buy a selection of ladies hosiery, getting some very critical looks for my troubles. :-[ No anonymous internet shopping back then. :D
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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #355 on: June 08, 2018, 10:15:35 AM »

However, good idea. I have a supplementary question which I hope will get past the mods. Are we talking standard stockings or fishnets?  :-[ :-[
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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #356 on: June 08, 2018, 01:21:43 PM »
Have you considered fly screen netting?

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #357 on: June 13, 2018, 03:31:04 PM »
Thank you Railgooner for the stockings idea, Option C. I bought some "pop socks", 15 denier in neutral and tried spraying them with varnish whilst stretched over a 5 litre paint tin. Not convinced with the outcome yet, more experimenting to do...

I like the idea of fly screen Takamine, Option D. Still investigating but I have not yet taken the plunge in buying anything, too much choice!

Thanks for the votes for A from Chris (IP) and Dannyboy. I have continued with Option A, sub option I, applying a spray coat of primer. Results are shown below:



I quite like this, but Mrs Keith has come up with a couple of other suggested materials, Options E and F. But more of this later.

I have been distracted by a new shiny object, just delivered today all the way from Japan, in less than a week!

Here it sits in the harbour, (tide is out)!!!!



And here it sits on a "trial sea".



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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #358 on: June 13, 2018, 03:36:31 PM »
Thanks, Keith, for the update and photos. The boat and the sea look very good. I'd apply repeated layers of non-yellowing clear varnish on top of the sea and leave a boat hull-shaped depression in the surface when you come to the final sea surface in the harbour. Then don't forget some seagulls! 8-)

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #359 on: June 13, 2018, 03:46:09 PM »
Thank you Chris.

Yes, having ordered the boat I couldn't wait to play with some test water. As pictured there is only one coat of varnish, I expect that I will need at least half a dozen coats on the real thing. As you say I will mould the sea around the boat hull. However, I have ordered another boat, delivery awaited. There is only room in the harbour for one boat, so I will await delivery of the second boat before deciding which to use.

Ah yes seagulls, on my list of "livestock", along with the mountain goats.  :)

 

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