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Kingfisher progress by Grandpa Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 hours ago
Sanded off the K 3 and will apply filler tomorrow. Installed prop shaft assembly and short skew. Removal of extra threaded sectionpast prop will to done too. Must make rudder and install it, the rudder will extend out past the stern.
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Navigation and Deck Lighting by Ballast Lieutenant   Posted: 9 hours ago
Thanks for your input Mark !👍😉
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the real 93 and 94 Fireboat together by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 hours ago
For those that are interested here's a link to the Pathe newsreel video that I referred to in my earlier reply, same newsreel footage but edited differently. Robbob. deo/air-sea-rescue-launch
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Navigation and Deck Lighting by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 hours ago
Hi Mate, in small spaces, i have used gel type cyno, a small blob to secure the LED and using the LED lens/body as the "glass" works well, you have to look close to see the difference. Using a varnish is ok but it does tend to go yellowish over time Mark
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The fire monitors by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 hours ago
The fire monitors are supplied in three pieces that need to be assembled, there is the pedestal, the main body & handles and the discharge nozzle (my descriptions, they may have a proper technical term!) 🤔 Before assembly all the parts were filed smooth, and cleaned with my ‘suede shoe brush’ to remove flash and blemishes and to give a key for subsequent paint. I felt that just glueing the main body and discharge nozzle together would not be sufficiently strong so I bored out the centre of each and inserted a 4mm threaded stud to pull them together, some threadlock on the stud and then some filler at the join produced a good result. The hole at the end of the discharge nozzle also looks more authentic. The pedestal was also bored out at both ends, the lower end for a 3mm stud and for a 2mm threaded stud at the upper end. The arms need to be carefully bent to the correct angle, you only really get one attempt at this as the white metal will not stand repeated bending and will probably fracture quite easily. I also added a small 'lever arm' feature to the bottom of the pedestal that appears in some photographs of the real item, this was finished with a hand turned brass knob. The finished parts were sprayed with one coat of grey etch primer, a coat of white primer and finally two coats of Halfords ‘Toolbox Red’ acrylic gloss. I assembled the two pieces when the paint had hardened and put a dab of red paint on the top fixing nut. The handle ends will also be detailed with some black paint or perhaps some black heat shrink.
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Westbourne Models by jacktar Apprentice   Posted: 14 hours ago
I ordered two props from Westbourne Did not receive them. When I emailed them NO reply.Had to go through PayPal to get my money back. After three emails with PayPal got my money Will never use them again.
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Tags. by Fireboat Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 hours ago
Hi Robbob, We're slowly and steadily tagging keywords across the website. It's an experiment at the moment more than anything else. I do like how you can drill down into boat names and keywords though, which then brings up other posts from across the website containing those words. It could be used for all sorts of things mind. Recommending things you might be interested in, to show trending tags, similar to twitter! It also helps search engines. The website is still a little lost in Google. Stupidly Westbourne models ranks much higher than both this site and meyhem! Stephen
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Tags. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 hours ago
Hi Stephen. Tell us more about the 'tags' feature you have added, looks to be quite useful. Robbob
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Westbourne Models by red110kev Apprentice   Posted: 19 hours ago
DO NOT order from Westbourne. There have been many complaints on various forums about their lack of service and concern for the customer (myself included). It appears (from another forum) that the shop is boarded up and they only trade via the internet now. But, DO NOT order over the net. I did a few months ago and when I eventually found out that they didn't stock the props I wanted, I cancelled the order and was assured a full refund would be paid. They did not, and after chasing numerous times had to get my credit card company involved. BTW, when I did once get through on the phone and I said I'd sent an email, the guy on the phone said they don't bother with emails as there's so many backed up at their email address!!! It's a shame their website is so slick but the customer service 'aint.
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Graupner Bremen 9 Patrol Boat by onetenor Lieutenant   Posted: 20 hours ago
Have a look on the plans sites for it or similar 👍
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Graupner Bremen 9 Patrol Boat by surfacesub Seaman   Posted: 21 hours ago
Hi Ed, Thank you for your response, much appreciated.👍
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Navigation and Deck Lighting by Ballast Lieutenant   Posted: 1 day ago
Hi all ! Thing are moving slowly at the detailing stage. I wonder if anyone would be kind enough to tell me the best way to secure the LED bulbs for my Navigation Lights etc. There isn't much room for fittings and I have seen lights secured and sealed with a clear gel that goes off hard. Can someone tell me what this is called and where I can get some of same please, it looks like clear sealant but is much harder when cured.
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Robbe 11941000 by onetenor Lieutenant   Posted: 1 day ago
Bongiorno Sergio Try the the model shop with the english version of my name MANTUA MODELS and SUSSEX MODELS. Good luck John Mantova👍
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getting old by onetenor Lieutenant   Posted: 1 day ago
So how did the sealer finish up with tea on the brush😋🤔

the real 93 and 94 Fireboat together by onetenor Lieutenant   Posted: 1 day ago
How do I open these vids ?😆
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