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    Clyde Puffer kit build
    by davejw ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Build now finished
    4 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Short video of maiden voyage of Puffer, no smoke yet.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Build now finished
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Davejw,
    Thank you for posting the video, but unfortunately it will not open on my computer.

    Martin555.

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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Oh Deary deary me Martin,
    Have you forgotten the Little Blue Box in the top left corner already?๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ™„
    We'll put it down to eye strain from all your reading and posting๐Ÿ˜
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Doug,
    I used the Little Blue Box and it loaded it to a conversion thingy but all i get is a white screen.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hmm! When you click the box it should open a window giving you the choice of Download or Open.
    The Open option should also suggest a suitable viewing APP found on your PC.
    If it suggests TWAIN of some version use that. Worked for me.
    Otherwise Download it, find it in your Downloads directory and click 'Open With',
    You should then get a window with a list of possible viewing Apps, e.g. Windows Media Player or Films and TV. Either should work.
    Bon chance mon ami๐Ÿคž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Build now finished
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thanks Doug,
    I have tried all sorts but still unable to open it.
    I will try again tomorrow.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Martin,
    Found the snag (with some PCs anyway!)
    The file ending is .mpg4 which Media Player doesn't like.
    So, download the file, find it in the Download directory (or download it direct to the 'Video' directory.
    Delete the g from the file ending (use the Rename command, right click on the file to see that in a pop up options window) and it will run happily in Media Player.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    PCs
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Doug,
    That worked a treat thank you for your help.

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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Davejw,
    Thanks to Doug's help i was able to watch the video.
    She definitely looks good on the water.
    It is well worth all the effort.
    Well done.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Glad it worked Martin
    You see, the vid won't work with Allsorts (not even the nice round coconut ones๐Ÿ˜‹).
    You have to use Smarties!! ๐Ÿ˜
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    4 months ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Who's a clever boy Doug, removed the 'g', and Hey Presto! video plays, will remember that , for any other videos with mpg4,the pc originally gave me an option to download an app to play the file, but they wanted Money! cheek...๐Ÿ˜ 

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    4 months ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Would like to know the tune Dave, that someone is whistling
    on the vid.....๐Ÿ™„


    Cheers, Pete
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    4 months ago by jbkiwi ( Commodore)
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    Looks very nice on the water, well done.
    JB
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    ๐Ÿ“ Build now finished
    5 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Build all complete, just been ballasting in the bath tub, needed quite of lot of lead!
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    5 months ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Dave,
    Outstanding workmanship.
    You should be extremely proud of what you have achieved.
    That is a really fantastic model.
    Congratulations on a job well done.

    Martin555.
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    5 months ago by mturpin013 ( Commander)
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    Very nice model and a very highly detailed kit

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    4 months ago by jbkiwi ( Commodore)
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    Very nice work, looks very smart!
    JB
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    ๐Ÿ“ Build continues
    6 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Winch built and fitted, shrouds and ratlines installed and further rigging.
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    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Nice work Dave, keep it up.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Build continues
    7 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Various jobs including steering set up, funnel mount, guard rails.

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    7 months ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    You have done an excellent job well done.
    Are you going to disguise the tiller linkage?

    Martin555.
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    7 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Really nice looking model.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Puffer build continues
    8 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Latest build pictures.
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    8 months ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi David,
    She is taking shape nicely.
    Well done.
    How did you do the rivets in the superstructure ?

    Martin.
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    8 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice one "Cyril" ๐Ÿ‘
    Great detailing Dave.
    How you did the rivets would interest me as well!
    Like the "Dremel" tool box too, very neat.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Puffer build continues
    8 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The superstructure is a glassfibre moulding so they are already there.
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    7 months ago by jbkiwi ( Commodore)
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    very nice detailing!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Puffer build
    10 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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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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    10 months ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Dave,
    The model train Guys do some excellent weathering, worth looking at.

    Martin.
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    10 months 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
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    10 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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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
    10 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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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
    10 months ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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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
    10 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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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
    10 months ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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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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    10 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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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
    11 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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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
    11 months ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi,
    A very Nice start, keep up the good work.

    Martin.
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