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    Clyde Puffer kit build
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    ๐Ÿ“ Puffer build
    3 days ago by davejw ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks for info on weathering Martin I'll have a look at some u-tube items and practice on some old bits.
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    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Dave,
    The model train Guys do some excellent weathering, worth looking at.

    Martin.
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    3 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Dave,
    You might take a look at the weathering paint and wash sets available from LifeColor.
    See attached catalogue. It also contains hints and tips for application.
    See page 10 in particular; rust, salt streaks, deck and detail washes etc.
    I've bought the Rust set but haven't had the guts to try it yet.
    Candidates are my Destroyer, U-Boat fish cutter and tug.
    When / IF I get the hang of it then on to HMS Belfast and Graf Spee.
    Think I'll practise on some spare plasticard first!!
    Good luck ๐Ÿคž
    Doug

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    3 days ago by davejw ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks for the catalogue looks like there is plenty of paint effects to be had, needs a lot of practice no doubt,many thanks.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Puffer build continues
    4 days ago by davejw ( Leading Seaman)
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    Fitting of bulwark cappings, deck angle plates , bulwark strengtheners.
    I want to weather this model has anybody got some good tips please.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Puffer build continues
    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Dave,
    Nice. Slowly coming together, well done.
    As for weathering, I have tinkered with it with various levels of success.
    It's certainly a skill to get it to look right and practice makes perfect.
    The only thing that I can suggest is that you look at the weathering tutorials on utube.
    There are a lot of skill full people on there and they have lots of different techniques.

    Martin.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Clyde Puffer build continues
    21 days ago by davejw ( Leading Seaman)
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    Fitting of battery compartment, control panel for switches, main deck, quarter deck, car filler applied to bulwarks. See photos.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Clyde Puffer build continues
    21 days ago by Martin555 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Davejw,
    Good work.
    She I definitely a big model.
    Are you planning on fitting a smoker?

    Martin.
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    20 days ago by davejw ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi
    Yes I am fitting smoke unit in funnel, never done so before, so that will be something new to try out.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Clyde Puffer kit build
    1 month ago by davejw ( Leading Seaman)
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    Just started a puffer kit build ( Mountfleet kit). First step build a new stand for it. The attached photos show the progress so far, bare fibreglass hull, internally painted, fitting of prop shaft, making of electric motor mount and fitting it, setting out the controls and battery mount construction and finally a coat of red primer for the under water hull areas.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Clyde Puffer kit build
    1 month ago by Martin555 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi,
    A very Nice start, keep up the good work.

    Martin.
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