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    The Way to Produce Authentic WW2 paintwork on your model.
    I wouldn't be a bit surprised if distemper was used. It was the all encompassing household paint of the time and was probably more readily available. After all, if it washed off after a day or two, it could be done again. Incidentally, my mother referred to any household paint, emulsion etc, as distemper right to the end of her life. Cheers, Nerys
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    Dual rudder alignment.
    Wow, some answers! In my opinion there is not relationship between car steering and rudders. i would expect the rudders to be parallel in all positions. eg straight ahead , rudder both straight.
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    A simple and reliable alignment method is to fit telescoping tubing, be it brass, aluminum ect, to both the prop shaft and the motor shaft until the tubing fits snuggly on to each. Essentially it directly aligns the shaft to the motor. Once done, adjust, presumably, your motor mount to align with your shaft and fix into place. Once the glue has dried, remove the tubing by withdrawing your shaft and reinstall same, but fit your universal. Alignment should be very close with little to no angular offset to be taken up by the universal. Hope this helps.
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    Young man did a good job, I’m impressed. I remember my first plastic model, got as much glue on the model as I got on the floor. My mom was not impressed..🀣
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    The model of the ship is from the Rewel kit in 1/35 scale. I made the model in a civilian version as a medical ambulance. From China, I ordered 2 pieces of JET drives equipped with two motors with a size of 150 regulators, two pieces of 10 A and a two-cell Li-Ion battery 7.4V and 3000mA. I've only tested the boat so far in the bathtub at home, but it's pretty nimble. I can only state that this kit is really hilarious and a nice piece for brokers.
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    My Sea Commander kit build from a few years back. Runs very nicely and its quite a spritely model. I am yet to decide on her name (names always puzzle me - I need to get a sense of this boat before deciding) and to add a few more details to her. The only issue found on first run was the rudder tube leaking at the tiller arm flange, purely as she stands up so high on the plane that a small burr on the tube was allowing water ingress as the transom dipped under full speed. Remedied with a file and some minor adjustments. Will post a video when I get her back out on the pond, waiting for a few warmer days to come our way. Cheers Chris
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    This is the third dumas model i have bought and working on. For some reason i like this Hydroplane the old style types,. I had heard this was not a very good kit, alot of work to get it finish, and they were right. the instructions, are just about useless, parts are all ( one good point) over sizes. but that said, it is hard to figure out what and where the pieces go and fit. Driving me crazy trying to make a nice working model, but not sure where and how parts go/ lint up, or the intended of the drawing is suppose to be. Dumas email me back, just said it is an old model and will not be made any longer. thanks. Not sure about the motor. looking at 600 - 800 brush type motors. that is what i have experience with as of now,. Not sure how brushless motors are rated. yes i have read the how and what the numbers mean, but i'm not sure how i can convert that to a 600 type motor.. any help would be of great h... i'm not going to race this, no clubs around here. I just want it to go up on plane, not 60 MPH. I'm thinking that a 600 type will do the job, also have batteries and a ESC for brush type. but i have been looking into burshless and trying to get educated on what all the numbers mean... that are no charts to convert over so i'm asking if anyone have a good working knowledge on how you pick out an burshless motor... thank you.⚑
    Dutch Towing Barge MKII
    This barge will be more or less the same as the MKI but I have increased the scale, it only 100mm longer but the increase in scale allows me to install the motor inside the craft. As you can see by the photo's I have included decking, amazing what you can do with coffee/tea stirrers.
    Dutch Towing Barge
    This is probably my favourite 3D printed boat. Files are from Thingiverse and by "Tinkerman".As the inside of the hull is very shallow, I was unable to install a conventional drive. After much deliberation I decided to use a bow thruster. I purchased the smallest I could get (12mm) and hung it underneath, it works really well. The original barge nowadays acts as a tourist attraction and has been somewhat adapted to be used to show people around the canals, the old city of Coevorden and former peat grounds of the Northern provinces of The Netherlands. Originally it was an almost empty hull (see original pictures) that was filled up with cargo, mostly peat, and that had some benches to transport people as well. Extract from Tinkermans write up. See photo's of original.
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