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    Clyde Puffer kit build
    by davejw ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Master Seaman)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Build now finished
    9 days ago by davejw ( Master Seaman)
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    Build all complete, just been ballasting in the bath tub, needed quite of lot of lead!
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    9 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear 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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Build now finished
    9 days ago by mturpin013 ( Lieutenant)
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    Very nice model and a very highly detailed kit

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    ๐Ÿ“ Build continues
    1 month ago by davejw ( Master Seaman)
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    Winch built and fitted, shrouds and ratlines installed and further rigging.
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    1 month ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Nice work Dave, keep it up.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Build continues
    3 months ago by davejw ( Master Seaman)
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    Various jobs including steering set up, funnel mount, guard rails.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Build continues
    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Rear 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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    3 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Really nice looking model.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Puffer build continues
    4 months ago by davejw ( Master Seaman)
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    Latest build pictures.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Puffer build continues
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Rear 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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    4 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
    4 months ago by davejw ( Master Seaman)
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    The superstructure is a glassfibre moulding so they are already there.
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    3 months ago by jbkiwi ( Captain)
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    very nice detailing!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Puffer build
    5 months ago by davejw ( Master 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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    5 months ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Dave,
    The model train Guys do some excellent weathering, worth looking at.

    Martin.
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    5 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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Puffer build
    5 months ago by davejw ( Master 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
    5 months ago by davejw ( Master 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
    5 months ago by Martin555 ( Rear 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
    6 months ago by davejw ( Master 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
    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Rear 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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    6 months ago by davejw ( Master 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
    7 months ago by davejw ( Master 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
    7 months ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi,
    A very Nice start, keep up the good work.

    Martin.
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