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    Keil Craft 46 inch Raf Fire boat S M Harris
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    ๐Ÿ“ More paint on the other side
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    As with all builds these things take some time to come together, trouble is all the other commitments takes up valuable modelling time

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    ๐Ÿ“ Fire boat S M Harris
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    This boat at last after all its hull paint And lines done I can now turn it over for the deck work to be done
    When I was rubbing it down the deck was a light grey and the cabin a dark grey is this right
    I have some old deck fittings to remove and make sure the new windows fit there holes
    The boats I am keeping have all names for identification S M Harris was its 1st owner Sidney Marlene Harris a carpenter for Vosper marine this boat and my fire boat tender and the two 35s I have was all his

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fire boat S M Harris
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Scratchbuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    Stephen.
    Keep up the good work.
    All looking good so far.
    Regards Bill
    ๐Ÿ“ yet more paint
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    well having smoothed out the black I am on yet another coat then i have the white lines to reinstall as this boat had them when I got it I like to keep as much as I can even with its new bottom the n at last we can turn over for the top deck painting and cabin sides

    ๐Ÿ“ paint
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    After a few months off with this boat at last I have got back to it.The bottom has been sealed primed 3 coats and under coat 3 coats and now on the second coat to the sides gone with the original colour of the boat this boat had a painted grey deck and darker grey cabin sides

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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช hermank ( Captain)
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    Thatโ€™s what I call nice and shiny. Well done brush or spray?
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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Double Rum ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    She looks great! Your doing a fine job.
    ๐Ÿ“ A sea of paint
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Having now re done 2/3rds of the hull, I am slowly building up the paint on the Hull now on under coats 2 coats primer on and all rudder prop and water intakes fittings in My intention is to get the hull and sides painted, before I rotate and go on to the other side and all that envolves

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: A sea of paint
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    We could do with some pictures๐Ÿ˜Š
    ๐Ÿ“ Keil Craft 46 inch Raf Fire boat S M Harris
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    This a kit built in the 1960s its a all wood kit and about to start to prepare for hull refurbishments following some excellent blogs on this site it has inspired me to start on its restoration my first question is if i repaint the hull the top black is in good condition but just matt black what do i do varnish or repaint

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Keil Craft 46 inch Raf Fire boat
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Thanks Colin for the suggestion I had in mind to do it those colours how many coats of both and do I varnish on top as well
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    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    I would rub down with abrasive paper and respray with gloss black, the under side of the hull should be red oxide


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