Loud Hailer, made from a plastic material. 25mm high. Hailer 15mm diameter. Choose from grey or white. Bracket can be a different colour to the hailer. Sold in 3 pieces which clip together. No need for glue! Assembly instructions included. 1:16 scale.
Life Ring, made in white with orange segments, orange with white segments, or plain white for painting. 45mm diameter. Requires a small amount of assembly. The ring and segments are separate and slot into place. They will need to be glued in with a tiny dot of plastic glue. Assembly instructions included. 1:16 scale.
I've always used the Halfords rattle cans for all my boats and never had any problems. Are you using a tacky cloth before you sprayed your boats ? As I have found it helps to remove any oily/greasy deposits , I always wipe down after each coat of paint after rubbing down with wet and dry 2500grit paper .
The rudder assembly was made using a 200mm prop shaft squared of on the lower 3/4 of the shaft to allow for secure fixing for the rudder made from three layers of 4mm ply. The rudder was fixed to the shaft using 2ton epoxy and held in place with three pieces of brass strip which are bolted through the rudder The prop tube bearings were cut of the ends and fixed into the hull for the rudder shaft , I have also installed rubber o rings to insure no water can come in through the rudder posts.
A couple of years ago i scratch built a 1/24 scale Vosper Long boat MTB 510. I spray painted the hull and super structure with Halfords white and gray primer. The Hull was given coat of Matt clear laquer Spray (Plasticote). The deck and super structure were also coated in a matt laquer spray. This product was Rustoleum Crystal Clear Matt Laquer. I have used this product before on acrylic base paints, and had no problems. Do not use on oil based paints as it will crinkle the surface. The Plasticote product i used on the Hull was fine at the time but a couple of years on the surface has become crazed. so i will have to repaint the complete hull sometime in the future. Can any one out there recommend a paint combination or product that is satisfactory, and will not craze like an old masters oil painting from the 1500s.
I've started on getting the fittings fitted now the paints dried and also the sail control line has been fitted and tested.i have used 50lb clear carb fishing line for the control wire so it isn't clearly visible. Last job done today was to fit and test the rudder assembly, all's working as it should👍
A few shots from today at the Portsmouth Model Boat Display Teams new club house at the Explosion Museum, Gosport- the tide was out so no boats on the water ☹️ So we sat back with a coffee and some ice cream, enjoyed the sunshine while watching the tide come in ( to give us an idea of how long either side of high tide we have usable water ) and the various boats going around the harbour with a backdrop of HMS Queen Elizabeth. The ex USS Chesapeake/ex HMS Revenge was given an airing in the sun. She is now the Minerve/HMS Minerve depending on which side she is fighting on
A two week holiday, promotion at work and getting the spring cleaning done has meant little time for building in March.. However the suns out and as I said to my wife it’s the perfect weather for fibre glassing!! Spending some time this weekend fitting the deck beams and shelves so the structure below deckline is finished!
I still have some Craig and Rose red oxide primer (Forth bridge red). Craig and Rose were the company who made the paint for the iconic Forth rail bridge ,you have to thin it down a lot to spray. Cheers Marky