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    Just another, Smit Nederland Build!
    by figtree7nts ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ( Vice Admiral)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Eze-Kote!
    2 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Today I spend the day.
    Putting on Eze-Kote.
    On all wooden surfaces!
    Of the Smit Nederland!

    I used 5 coats of diluted Eze-Kote!
    Then another 5 coats of full strength Eze-Kote!

    Now the surfaces are ready for priming!
    I Hope!

    Eze-Kote is one of the best investments.
    I've made so far.
    And of course by recommendations of Doug "RNinMuchin"!
    (So now I'm a Munchkin am I? ๐Ÿ˜Ž)

    Eze-Kote has no scent to it.
    There for you can use it.
    In closed in room.
    With no problems of feeling dizzy!

    The best thing about Eze-Kote.
    Is it dries very quickly!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Eze-Kote!
    16 hours ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Wow!
    "5 coats of full strength Eze-Kote!" ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Your boat must be bomb proof now!
    Don't think I ever used more than three.
    I found that diluted it took longer to dry, logical as more water in it!
    And best not to dilute more than 20%.

    BTW: Re your query "How many coats of Jotika wood stain"
    Guess that depends on how dark you want the final effect.
    I used 3 coats on my Sea Scout.
    Be sure to let each coat dry thoroughly before applying the next one.
    Otherwise it may smear and smudge and produce a very uneven finish.
    Don't ask how I know ๐Ÿ˜  Didn't use enough patience!
    When done and real dry seal it with matt, silk or gloss varnish to taste๐Ÿ˜‹
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Eze-Kote!
    15 hours ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thanks Doug,

    Now I know how to.
    Use the Jotika Wood Stain!

    Cheers, Ed

    PS. Also looking at the P44 as well!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Humbrol Paints Arrived!
    2 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    OK, the Humbrol paints are here!

    I've worked with the Humbrol Acrylic Paints.
    They have no smell to them!
    So, won't have any fumes problems.....

    I still have more paints to order.
    As this is a big model!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Home made F-14 Controller Switch!
    3 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Let me start by saying Thanks.
    To Doug "RNinMunich"!

    I had used push button switches for Tug Brooklyn.
    These were use to switch on her running lights!
    And as Doug said, they did fail!
    So, I asked and of course Doug pointed the way!
    By making a recommendation of switches!
    And one of his recommendation.
    Was exactly what I needed!
    So, I placed an other off of @mazon!
    It did arrive quickly about a week.

    Now after receiving the switches for Tug Brooklyn
    Two will be used on Tug Brooklyn.

    And I used two for my F-14 Controller!
    I had seen where Switches are sold.
    To control individual channels on the F-14!
    Now the F-14 Controller.
    I have had two open channels!

    So, What I did was use two of the switches.
    I had received for the Tug Brooklyn!

    I had purchased ten 12" extensions.
    So, I cut off the extension plug end.
    And I soldered the extension to one of the switches.

    I then plugged the switch to the F-14 Controller!
    Open Channel of course!
    I turned on the F-14 Controller.
    Slipped the Switch and it worked!

    I then made another one!
    Now having two more switches.
    I now have all 8 Channels working!

    It's a real shame the Channel Expander.
    Didn't work It would have been great!

    But, Now with the two switches I made.
    I'll be able to control what ever I want!

    I'm thinking of putting smokers.
    On the Tug Smit Nederland!

    And I think I'll put a On/Off switch on the smokers!

    Unfortunately I'm going to have to use.
    Just one switch for her running lights!

    I did want to be able to control her lights in a better way.
    But, Couldn't So, one switch will do nicely!

    Slowly, slowly a building I'll go!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Home made F-14 Controller Switch!
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Nicely done Ed,
    Doug is a very helpful guy and the right person to have in you'r corner as his knowledge on electronics and RC equipment is excellent.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Home made F-14 Controller Switch!
    2 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Why pray thank-you kind Sirs! (blush blush๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‰)
    (My best Uriah Heep act๐Ÿ˜)
    Always good to get some feedback, positive or negative!๐Ÿ‘

    Ed, So that's covered the TX end.
    Later this evening / night I'll post some solutions for the RX end.
    I was faced with this problem with my 1/72 destroyer some 30 years ago, when commercial decoder switches were as rare as rocking horse droppings, so I built my own 4 function decoder to make use of the otherwise redundant AUX pot on my TX.
    BTW: instead of one of the switches you can use a small 10K pot to give you an additional proportional channel. With a 4 function decoder at the RX end this gives you 4 EXTRA FUNCTIONS๐Ÿ˜Š Some years ago I did a similar MOD on my Graupner MC-10 TX to give me 2 extra switch channels divisible into two functions each, and 2 extra proportional channels divisible into 4 functions each as above. Details later!
    Nowadays there are some excellent and simple solutions on the market, and cheaper than that expensive relay you mentioned to me Ed ๐Ÿ‘
    More later,
    Cheers, your ever so 'umble (๐Ÿ™„) Fleet Admiral servant, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Home made F-14 Controller Switch!
    2 days ago by marky ( Commander)
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    Doug ,hope its you being humble and not the "very Eavy ,very Umble" Uriah Heep album (1970) your refering to ,still have the album ,my mates and I were right into the Heep as plookey youths .
    Cheers Marky
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Home made F-14 Controller Switch!
    2 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Actually Mark I was referring to the original Dickens character!
    David Copperfield an' all that? ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Strangely I don't have any UH albums, quite liked Lady In Black though.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0H48bpJziQ
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0H48bpJziQ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Home made F-14 Controller Switch!
    2 days ago by marky ( Commander)
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    I thought it must be the Dickens character, also have the albums Demons and Wizards and the Magicians birthday saw them in concert a couple of times in the early 70s at one Peter Frampton was the warm up act.
    Ed sorry for the deviating off tack.
    Cheers Marky
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Home made F-14 Controller Switch!
    2 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    No problem Marky,

    More for the reading!

    Cheers, Ed
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Home made F-14 Controller Switch!
    2 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Your in luck Doug, you can catch up with UH as they are doing some shows in Germany.๐Ÿ˜

    https://www.viagogo.co.uk/Concert-Tickets/Hard-Rock-Metal/Ur...


    Cheers, Pete
    https://www.viagogo.co.uk/Concert-Tickets/Hard-Rock-Metal/Uriah-Heep-Tickets?AffiliateID=49&P
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Home made F-14 Controller Switch!
    17 hours ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks for the Heads Up Pete,
    Unfortunately a bit short notice for Sundayโ˜น๏ธ
    Also the only concert in Munich is at the Muffathalle, one of Munich's smaller venues, and usually standing only. Not so good for an ol' codger!

    @ V. Admiral Ed,
    Sorry Ed ran out of steam last night ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’ค and I'll be busy tomorrow so I hope you can wait 'til Sunday when I'll have more time to get some stuff together.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Home made F-14 Controller Switch!
    16 hours ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Ed,
    Here's something for starters (got some second wind ๐ŸŒช๏ธ tonight๐Ÿ˜‰), suitable for the two channels you've fitted with the three way (ON/OFF/ON) switches.
    It's a two function switch to hang on one RX channel and handles up to 1Amp loads.
    Action Electronics module P44 from Component Shop, data sheet attached.
    I have a couple, no problems at all. Someone recently posted he had problems with Component Shop, I never have and all the modules worked as advertised๐Ÿ˜Š

    Here's the link to the source where you will also find a 300mA version, P69, which could be used for LED lighting circuits, and a 10Amp version, P91, for heavy loads.
    https://www.componentshop.co.uk/action-electronics/switches....
    There's also a 4 Function 1Amp version, P62, which you could use with a TX stick that you ain't using for gas or helm.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS No, I don't have any shares in either Component Shop or Action Electronics๐Ÿ˜
    I just like their modules cos they work and are compacter and probably cheaper than I could lash up myself.
    https://www.componentshop.co.uk/action-electronics/switches.html
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Home made F-14 Controller Switch!
    16 hours ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Doug,

    I could use the P44

    Cheers, Ed
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Home made F-14 Controller Switch!
    16 hours ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Dat's what I thunked Ed๐Ÿ˜‰
    Hang a P62 Quad switch on one of your spare TX stick channels and you'll have a total of 8 special functions available using 3 TX channels๐Ÿ˜
    Should keep you busy for a day or two rigging up that lot๐Ÿ˜‚
    Best regards, also to Jenny.
    Good night, ๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    BTW: If you use a 10K pot instead of a three way switch you can use it to drive a servo or an ESC, e.g. for bow / stern thrusters, cranes, winches ...... ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ F-14 Dilemma!
    4 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    After trying different things.
    With my F-14 controller.

    And converting from 2.4ghz to 40 Mhz.
    And nothing working!

    That is to say channel expander.
    And the switch unit not working!

    I emailed the folks at CMB.
    This was two weeks ago!

    So, I emailed them again this morning.

    I was asked had I done everything correctly.
    Which I had So, I been told to send everything back!
    For a full Refund!

    This I'll do at the end of the week!

    This whole thing set me back $260.00
    Plus $45.00 from Billing Paints!

    For a grand total of $305.00!

    Have I learned anything?
    Yes, Do research!

    $305.00 which I'll put back into the Smit Nederland Build!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: F-14 Delema!
    4 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    oh my Ed you have not had a good build experience with this one. how goes the Brooklin Tug?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: F-14 Delema!
    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Ed,
    You have had more up's and down's than a rollercoaster with this build.
    I am sure that it will all sort it's self out soon.

    What will you be controlling Smit Nederland with after you have sent everything back ?

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: F-14 Delema!
    3 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant)
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    Hope you have better luck soon Ed.
    Build looks very good though๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: F-14 Delema!
    3 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Ron,

    Yup, Not a good build!
    But, Will slowly get there!

    Tug, Brooklyn is fine!
    Waiting for next spring!
    All is a go!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: F-14 Delema!
    3 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Martin,

    I'm thinking of keeping the F-14 Controller.
    It works just fine! can't be expanded though!
    I did figured out how to activate two more channel!
    For a total of 8 channels!
    More on this in a while!

    Cheers, Ed
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: F-14 Delema!
    3 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thanks, Mouldbuilder!

    I'm just going to take my time with the build!

    Now that the F-14 controller doesn't work.
    The way it should.
    Will have to figure out a different way.
    Of controling my Smit Nederland!

    But, will figure it out!

    Cheers, Ed
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: F-14 Delema!
    3 days ago by mturpin013 ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Chin up, don't let it get you down, get on with the next project.๐Ÿค—
    All the best
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: F-14 Delema!
    3 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Sorry to hear of your mail order problems Ed, this is what happens when we loose our model shops,and have to rely on some other person getting it right. I'm having a problem with Component shop at the moment, will let you know more later.๐Ÿ˜

    Cheers, Peter
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: F-14 Delema!
    3 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Peter,

    I know what you mean!

    I have to send back all of my component.
    Making sure I mark the package as.
    VAT, Already Paid!
    Or it could get sent back to me!

    I hope you are able to sort your problem!
    I love the good old days of going to a hobby shop!

    Cheers, Ed
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: F-14 Delema!
    3 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thanks, Michael

    I will do!

    One step at a time!

    Cheers, Ed
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    ๐Ÿ“ Billing Boats Paints!
    10 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Well, I got in contact with the folks at Billing Boats.
    I was honest with them.
    I told them how their paints.
    Have an intense smell to them!

    I told them how I haven't used any of them.
    Because of thier smell!

    They were very understanding!

    They told me where to send the paints.
    This I'll do tomorrow!

    I really like the paints.
    But, I don't like paint that makes me dizzie!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Billing Boats Paints!
    9 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Well it seems that Billings Boats do care about there customers Ed.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Billing Boats Paints!
    9 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "But, I don't like paint that makes me dizzie! "
    Guess we'll just have to call you Admiral Gillespie from now on Ed ๐Ÿ˜
    How's your trumpet playing?๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ
    Good news from Billing USA ๐Ÿ‘
    Now 'Go Jotika young man' ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Billing Boats Paints!
    9 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant)
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    They probably don`t care Martin. They are just too `high` smelling that paint all day.๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Billing Boats Paints!
    9 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Doug,

    I was able to find Jotika!
    And was able to order some Mahogany Stain.
    From ship wright shop in the UK!

    I'm just waiting for the order to go thru!

    Cheers, Ed
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Billing Boats Paints!
    9 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Great! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Surprised that they don't have outlets in the US though.
    Whatever, I'm sure you'll be much happier with those stains, I know I was ๐Ÿ˜Š
    BTW: I forgot to mention: seal the wood with diluted EzeKote first.
    Otherwise the wood soaks up the stain like a sponge and you end up using much too much. Ask me how I know๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ 
    We all live and learn ๐Ÿ˜
    The Jotika bottles are like eye droppers, so for your cap rails etc just squeeze a few drops onto a soft brush about the same width as the cap rails and treat it like you would paint.
    Happy staining Admiral 'Gillespie' ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS While writing this I'm 'rocking' to a Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa concert I recorded a while ago. Rock on Man ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Saw them live in Munich a few years ago, highly recommendable๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Billing Boats Paints!
    8 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Doug,

    Thanks for the heads up!

    How many coats should I use?

    Cheers, Ed
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Billing Boats Paints!
    4 days ago by Cashrc ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Ed. Are you airbrushing or brushing? Tamiya makes some paints that are acrylic, you can thin them with their thinner, maybe just water. I donโ€™t know what solvent the Billings paints are, but if they smell anything as pungent as say, model airplane dope Iโ€™d bet money they are lacquer based. Lacquer based paints dry fast, look good and adhere well, but if you donโ€™t have adequate ventilation youโ€™ll be talking to Elvis๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Billing Boats Paints!
    4 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Cash,

    Well let's just say they smell alot!
    I tried some of the black paint.
    I didn't like the way it went on.
    It seemed to be too thin!

    And as I painted I had to hold myself up!
    Got too dizzy, LOL!

    I'll be sending them back at the end of the week!

    Oh, I'm now using paints from Humbrol!

    Cheers, Ed

    PS. Brushing and Spray Cans!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mahogany Stain by Billing Boats!
    10 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi all,

    I was going to use Mahogany Stain.
    By Billing Boats!
    But, the smell is too intense!

    Does any one know where I can get Acrylic Mahogany Stain?
    Or paint to simulate Mahogany Stain?

    Thanks,

    Ed
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mahogany Stain by Billing Boats!
    9 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Ed,
    You can get Mahogany Stain from a DIY Shop.
    You will have to look around to see if you can get a small enough tin.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mahogany Stain by Billing Boats!
    9 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Ed,
    The wood stains from DIY shops are usually solvent based and come in at least 125/250ml tins. Most will probably dry before we can use it in the small quantities we need.
    I use the Jotika water based stains. They come in small queezy bottles and don't not smell of nuffink๐Ÿ˜‰.
    I used their mahogany stain on my Sea Scout restoration. See attached pics. After application it must be sealed. I used an acrylic gloss spray varnish.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    9 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thanks Doug,

    Where can I order some from?

    Cheers, Ed
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    7 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Nevermind got some on order!

    Cheers, Ed
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    ๐Ÿ“ Smit Nederland Painting!
    10 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Well I had some Black paint.
    Left over from a previous project!

    So, I was able to start painting.
    Some of the Smit Nederland!

    I did seal the parts I painted!
    I used Eze-Kote to seal the parts!

    I'm planning to seal the whole boat!
    Then give it a good priming!

    But, as this is a winter project.
    I'm taking my time on it!

    I still haven't built the smoke stacks or the Winch!

    The smoke stacks will be built in a few.
    As I plan on making them smoke!

    Which means I have to use tubes.
    Which I do have one.
    I just have to figure where to make the cuts.
    on the tube!

    Slowly-slowly I'll get there!
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    10 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Ed,
    It's a good feeling when you get to a stage of a build when you start to splash a bit of paint on.
    Keep up the good work.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Billing Boats Paints!
    10 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    After starting to collect the necessary paints.
    For my Smit Nederland build!

    I have come to the conclusion.
    That I can't use them.
    As they really smell!

    I hadn't realized how bad they would smell.
    Till I received them and started to use them!

    But, I have ordered some Acrylic equivalents!

    I should be getting them by next week!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Billing Boats Paints!
    10 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hmmmmmmmmmmm!
    I can only assume that Billing USA fobbed you off with some very old stock Ed!๐Ÿ˜ 
    Send it back and demand a refund or Acrylic equivalents.
    On the Billing main site they say
    "All Billing Boats paints are Acrylic (Water based) Paints and are delivered in 22ml plastic bottles. We have spent 7 years in developing these paints making them authentic maritime colours. All numbers refer to the paints needed for any Billing Boats kit. "
    Example Cobalt blue-
    http://www.billingboats.com/89/13/accessories/billing-boats-...
    and the labels confirm that - see pic.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS I use Italeri and Life Colour Acrylic paints (mainly cos they do the accurate navy colours I need) and they don't not niff of nutt'n ๐Ÿ˜
    PPS Enlarging your pic one can clearly see the warning 'Flammable' and a list of nasties in the paint. That should have rung some alarm bells!
    Looking on the Billing USA site it's strange that they ONLY list enamel paints!!
    Except an 'Acrylic Paint Set', curiously made by Testors!!!!!
    https://www.billingboatsusa.com/hobby-paints/881-9184-acryli...

    Even stranger that you didn't notice that ED? ๐Ÿค”
    http://www.billingboats.com/89/13/accessories/billing-boats-maritime-paint/P-bca038-cobolt-blue.html
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    https://www.billingboatsusa.com/hobby-paints/881-9184-acrylic-paint-set.html
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    10 days ago by marky ( Commander)
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    Ed ,I have a couple of pots of Billings paints that I inherited from someone ,cobalt blue and white (acrylic) neither of them has a smell ,I think Doug is right and they've sold you a pup..
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    10 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Ed,
    Sorry to hear about you'r paint problems.
    If it wasn't for bad luck you would have no luck at all!!!

    As Doug mentioned to see the words "flammable liquid" on a so called water based paint definitely seems strange.

    Martin555.
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    10 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    I'm going to email Billings US.
    Lets see what they say!
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    10 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Ed,
    Keep us informed on the progress of the paint problem.
    It will be interesting to hear what they say.

    Martin555.
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    10 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Go for it Ed ๐Ÿ‘
    These paints ain't so cheap that they can just take up shelf space gathering dust!
    Maybe Billing USA has a reputation they won't want to loose.
    Or maybe they already did!?๐Ÿ™„
    Good luck, cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Billing Paints!
    16 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    I wanted to use authentic paints!
    On the Smit Nederland build!

    So, I've been ordering paints from Billings US!
    They are Enamel Paints. and have a strong smell to them!

    I think I'll have to look into Acrylic Paints instead!

    The billings paint stink up the room I'm in!
    In fact the smell takes over the whole house.

    I think I'll look into Humbrol Paints. (Acrylic)!
    I've worked with them!
    They don't have any smell at all!
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    16 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Never heard of Billings paint before Ed, new to me,
    of course Humbrol is very well known by many modellers, but the major colours are enamel, not sure colours in the acrylic range, for the last few years I have been using VALLEJO paints, they are acrylic 17ml bottles, and the range is massive, every colour available, and the cover is great when using an airbrush, and good by paint brush.๐Ÿ‘
    This is a link with just a sample of their colours,
    the full list is on a drop down.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vallejo-Model-Air-Airbrush-Paints...
    Cheers, Pete
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vallejo-Model-Air-Airbrush-Paints-Choose-From-Full-Range-Of-17ml-Acrylics-More/142695314464?_trkpa
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    16 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Pete,

    Happy New Year to you!

    I was looking around and was able to find.
    Billing paints here in the US!

    Billings does make Paints!
    But, I've been having problems with my cellphone.
    And can't take a picture to show you!

    Here's the link,
    https://www.billingboatsusa.com/
    There you will find a variety of paints and hobby supplies!

    But, You will need very good ventilation with these paints though! โ˜น๏ธ
    https://www.billingboatsusa.com/
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    15 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Evening Ed,
    Here you can find the conversion chart between Billing paints and Vellejo.
    They seem to be the only ones who do an equivalent for all the Billing colours ๐Ÿ‘
    Interestingly the labels on the jars in the illustration say Acrylic Colors!
    So they shouldn't pong too much, if at all!?
    You might find the Billing Hints and Tips useful as well-
    http://www.billingboats.com/images/stories/instructions/Mode...
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    http://www.billingboats.com/articles/colours-and-conversion....
    http://www.billingboats.com/images/stories/instructions/Modeling_Hints_EN.pdf
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    http://www.billingboats.com/articles/colours-and-conversion.html
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    15 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Vice Admiral Ed,
    I mainly use Humbrol Enamel paints or Acrylic.
    Some of the Enamel paints tend to smell more than others, so i am slowly changing over to water based Acrylic paint.

    Congratulations on your promotion.

    Martin555.
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    15 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    A Man of many Vices Ed ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Congrats on the new ring๐Ÿ‘
    Consider yourself appointed Flag Officer Tug and Auxiliary Fleet.
    FLEET ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    14 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Martin,

    Thank You, I hadn't realized.
    I had been promoted!

    I hope that means I'll be getting paid more!๐Ÿคž
    Cuz, The Smit Nederland build is costing me a fortune! ๐Ÿ˜

    Cheers, Ed
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    14 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Fleet,

    Does this mean I get a bigger State Room?๐Ÿ˜

    Cheers, Ed
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    14 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Doug,

    Thanks, I've been using the Billings Conversion list.
    To order my paints,
    But hadn't realized the enamal would stink so much!
    So, now have to order from Humbrol!

    Cheers, Ed
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    14 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Evenin' Admiral of the Vices ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    "Does this mean I get a bigger State Room?๐Ÿ˜"
    Certainly Admiral. Snag is .....
    you'll have to build it yourself. I'll leave the scale up to you ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ
    FLEET// ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    14 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Morning Fleet,

    I think I'll do a 1 to 1 scale!
    12x12 nah, 14x14 nah 16x16 sounds about right!
    Where do I request the supplies from?

    This Ill be my next project! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

    Cheers, Ed
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    13 days ago by Fireboat ( Midshipman)
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    16 to 1 or 16 to 16? Youโ€™re going to need a lot of supplies! ๐Ÿ˜

    Stephen
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    13 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Stephen,

    I figure 16" x 16"!๐Ÿ˜

    Cheers, Ed
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    25 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    I received my package from Cornwall Model Boats today!
    In it was all the componants that where sent to me.
    This was a 40 mhz receiver and some copasitors and 40mhz crystals!
    And the 16 channel expander unit.
    Along with the 16 channel switch unit as well!

    After connecting everything together.
    Switching everything to the on position.
    Nothing worked the expander did absolutely nothing!

    Have I mentioned I've spent a small fortune on this setup!

    So, I have taken everything apart.
    And have reverted back to 2.4ghz!

    And will be sending everything back to CMB!

    Not only that I took one look at that 40mhz antenna!
    I guess it's OK for you Sub Guys!

    But, not for me!

    2.4ghz looks very inviting!

    Maybe one day I'll find just the right Controller!
    But, for now F-14 will be used!

    Special Note:
    The folks in Germany are stopping production.
    On the F-14 and they will be discontinued!
    As they have been found to be faulty!

    I for one regret the purchase!
    All this because I wanted Dual throttle sticks.........โ˜น๏ธ
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    24 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Very sad to hear such news Ed, I must admit I quite fancied the F-14 myself, a couple of chaps at our club use them, and as yet no problems, at least not heard of any, they use them mainly for subs, as 2.4ghz does
    not work for subs.๐Ÿ˜


    Cheers, Pete
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    23 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi All,
    Just checked on the Ripmax (Germany) site, who seem to handle (build?) the F14.
    All F14 parts except a few modules and TX batteries are marked Nicht mehr lieferbar or 'No longer available'. โ˜น๏ธ The F14 no longer appears on the Futaba main site in Japan. So seems to be the end of an era!
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    21 days ago by Cashrc ( Midshipman)
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    Ed, Iโ€™m sorry youโ€™re having such a time with your transmitter, hope you get it figured out. The Smitโ€™s looking good though, you should be proud how sheโ€™s coming along.
    Get better buddy, my wife, daughter and I were all sick thru Christmas, thatโ€™s about as much fun as lemon juice in a paper cut!
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    21 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Cash,

    Thanks she's coming along nicely!
    Feel better, All of you!
    And have a Great New Year!

    Cheers, Ed
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