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    HMS Bustler
    by marky ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Bustler photos
    25 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Tried uploading photos on the mobile app without success will take some with the camera later and up load them .

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Butler photos
    25 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Marky,
    You sneaked this one in i have only just noticed it.
    Looking good so far.
    I am now following this with great interest, so i will be keeping a close eye on you.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Butler photos
    25 days ago by mturpin013 ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Glad to see you back again
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Butler photos
    25 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Thanks Martin ,with any luck will be able to get a bit done now that things have settled down a bit .if there's a next time round I'm coming back as a lawyer (no offence to any lawyers out there)๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Filler
    25 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    After chasing my tail for the last wee while dealing with lawyers for my dads will ,managed to do a bit to HMS Bustler family sized tin of filler applied to the hull will leave for a couple of days to dry then out with the sander .
    Cheers Mark
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    ๐Ÿ“ Progress
    7 months ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Building has come to a temporary halt as my old dad sadly passed away just short of his 90th birthday ,much running about dealing with everything .
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Progress
    7 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very sorry to hear that Mark, my condolences.
    Can well imagine you are very busy right now, my Dad passed on at 88 a few years ago.
    Mum is still goin' strong - 94 last March!
    Nevertheless my hair stands up whenever I see my sister's number in the phone display ...
    Best wishes,
    Doug
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hull
    8 months ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Managed to get a little time to myself and have managed to make a start on the hull ,strips are 20mm and 10mm -1.6mm plywood strips ,there's a few wee gaps but as the old shipyard saying goes "putty and paint makes a job what it ain't"
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hull
    8 months ago by figtree7nts ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Marky,

    Slowly, Slowly she's getting there! ๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers, Ed
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hull
    8 months ago by retirement-hobby ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Just curious, would the material you use work for smaller models? My hulls are usually 10" long and 4" wide. Frames can be a challenge with balsa.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hull
    8 months ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    The frames are of 4mm ply ,I use this because I can get lots of scrap off cuts from the place I used to work before I retired, I go in once a month for what my wife calls "my red cross parcel".๐Ÿ˜‚

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    ๐Ÿ“ Bridge
    9 months ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Managed to get a bit done between the hospital and snow ,after sealing and a couple of coats of mr Halfords primer a couple of coats of grey ,painted the windows and the port lights matt black will then glaze at a later date

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bridge
    9 months ago by figtree7nts ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Marky,

    Looking good, It's coming along nicely!๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers, Ed

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bridge
    9 months ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Managed to get some strips cut ,with any luck should be able to start cladding the hull๐Ÿ‘

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    ๐Ÿ“ Bridge
    9 months ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Built the canopy around the wheel house, it was a little bit fiddley and brought back some math and drawing skills I haven't used for a wee while ๐Ÿ‘

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    ๐Ÿ“ HMS Bustler
    10 months ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    HMS Bustler deep sea rescue tug ,built at Henry Robb Shipbuilders Leith where I served my time .
    Hull is 6mm ply with 2mm ply deck ,superstructure and bridge were constructed earlier from 18mm mdf .
    Ship will be a static model ,one day I will bite the bullet and attempt Rc

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