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    First time build.
    by Norway ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Primer
    2 months ago by Norway ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    First coats of primer applied.
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    2 months ago by Norway ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thankyou. Still lots of prep before the top coats.
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    2 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thats looking nice and smooth obviously all the glassing and sealing paid off ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sealing and glassing
    3 months ago by Norway ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Bow is all shaped with filler, all the wood structure and hull have been sealed with eze kote.
    Fibre glass applied to the hull,had a slight problem with glass sheet stretching when removing excess resin.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sealing and glassing
    3 months ago by Norway ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    It's a kit from slec. Not ready to build just from plans yet, will see in the future if I'm brave enough.
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    3 months ago by RonB ( Master Seaman)
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    She will be a lovely ship when she is finished, I look forward to seeing her on the water. She is very similar to one I am restoring, what plans have you got?
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    ๐Ÿ“ First time build
    5 months ago by Norway ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Decking taking shape
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: First time build
    5 months ago by mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    "The window difference" Different kits is probably the case however it was a real craft.
    Attached is picture of some of the early 50s drawings showing the windows
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: First time build
    5 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Well done coming along nicely.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: First time build
    5 months ago by Norway ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    May be down to the fact they are different kits?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: First time build
    5 months ago by mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Is it me or do your cabin windows look small? These are pictures of my 46 Inch Vintage Model Works kit
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    5 months ago by Norway ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    A few more photos. Decking taking shape
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    ๐Ÿ“ First time build.
    6 months ago by Norway ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Slec RAF crash tender. Early days yet will add more photos as I progress.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: First time build.
    6 months ago by DuncanP ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi,
    In my reply yesterday from my phone it wouldn't let me send any photos (said insufficient memory). So here are the photos I intended to send of my refurbished 50 year old 34" Crash Tender. As you can see it is creating a lot of spray. I therefore fitted a spray guard and the performance was much improved. In order to get the bend on the stringer I used a wallpaper steamer and a piece of plastic waste tube to steam it for about 45 minutes. I restricted the steam from escaping from the end of tube with an old towel. Hope this helps.

    Cheers
    Duncan
    P.S. To see the media file you may have to click on the blue arrow on the left hand side on the media file once you have clicked on it. You should then be able to play it from downloads.๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: First time build.
    6 months ago by Ruffus ( Recruit)
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    Itโ€™s great Iโ€™m building the same model.
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    6 months ago by DuncanP ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hiya. Great model to build. I have the 34" version but it was the Aerokits version I built about 50 years ago. I refurbished it during lockdown and I got lots of bits from SLEC. They are a very helpful company. Good luck.๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: First time build.
    6 months ago by Norway ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Will do thanks
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: First time build.
    6 months ago by mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Norway, a good choice of kit, I did the same craft as my first build, although my kit was from the "The Vintage Model Works" if you need any assistance don't hesitate to ask or check out my Blog
    "The Vosper 46โ€ RAF Crash Tender Kit By Vintage Model Works" @
    https://model-boats.com/blogs/37275
    I have a vast amount of photographic assistance if you need it.
    all the best with your build, Ill be keeping an eye on it
    blogs/37275
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