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    Arctic Convoy
    by marky ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Captain)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Nearly there
    6 days ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Having been nailed to a hospital bed and blasted with radiation and what felt like being hit with pick axe handles for the last few weeks am now back home so managed to do a bit on the ship so nearly there ,did some rigging ,more weathering ,hung the life boats and other odds and sods ,
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Nearly there
    6 days ago by Newby7 ( Commander)
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    Certainly a fine looking boat.The weathering looks great well done with the rust.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Nearly there
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Marky,
    Sorry to hear you have been in Hospital and blasted with Radiation again.
    And i am glad you are back home were you belong.

    Your boat looks better and better every time i see it.
    I still cannot get over that camouflage, it certainly works.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Nearly there
    5 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Marky,

    Sorry to hear about the hospital bit!
    I'm glad your home now!

    Your model look fantastic!
    I love the weathering!
    That rust just looks great!


    I'm really glad your able to work on your model!

    Take Care!

    Cheers, Ed
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Nearly there
    5 days ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Mark,

    So sorry to hear you've been in hospital for another lot of radiation etc. but pleased to hear that you are home again and well enough to work on the ship. I think she looks better every time I see a new photo.

    Best wishes, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Nearly there
    5 days ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Took your advice Nerys ,and gave it a wee dusting of White paint to look like snow and ice.
    Cheers Marky๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Nearly there
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Marky,
    Are you going to fit any Anchors to the Bow ?

    Martin555.
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    4 days ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Hi Martin, just waiting for anchors and a bit of chain to arrive .
    Cheers Marky
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Nearly there
    4 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Dang it Marky, I really hope you feel better soon.
    Your convoy ship is very nice, you have a good touch and a good eye.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ“ Paint /weathering
    1 month ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Handrails ,mast's and life boats painted ,decided to try weathering don't know if I've gone slightly to far ? or would ships sailing the Arctic convoys be in a worse state?
    Cheers Marky๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint /weathering
    1 month ago by Scratchbuilder ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Marky.
    Got back from Edinburgh without being washed away.
    Your build is looking really great.
    Keep it up.
    Regards Bill.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint /weathering
    1 month ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Bill, you must have brought that weather with you ๐Ÿ˜…,the wife and myself lay and watched the lightning โšก all night (who says romance is dead )
    Hope you had a Good time inbetween the showers.
    Cheers Marky๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint /weathering
    1 month ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Why not spray her with Christmas tree frost to give the authentic arctic look.?

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint /weathering
    1 month ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Mark,
    Ignoring the razzle dazzle your 'Arctic Convoy' does remind me of the tramp steamers owned by Capper Alexanders on which my father served before WW2. He was second mate on the Westbury, then First Mate on the Ashbury. They would come into a North Eastern port with general cargo where from the age of three weeks my mother and I would join him on board, stay on board the week or so whilst unloading, then sail around to South Wales to load coal for Rio de Janeiro. We would then leave the ship until the next trip. Great days and I still have vague memories of them.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint /weathering
    1 month ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Don't think you've overdone it Marky, twas' a very dirty place it was sailing in, mainly the effect of sea water, which would leave grey salt stains everywhere,
    and of course rusting stains, have you any photo's of the atlantic convoys? you will probably pick up some tips from photo's๐Ÿ˜

    Cheers Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint /weathering
    1 month ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Weathering? Wot weathering?๐Ÿ˜
    I reckon ships on the Murmansk/Archangel runs would have a lot more water/ice staining on the decks and rust everywhere!๐Ÿ˜‰
    Like Nerys' idea of the snow spray as well๐Ÿ˜Š
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint /weathering
    1 month ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "have you any photo's of the atlantic convoys?"
    Just Google PQ17 Mark!๐Ÿค”
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=pq17+an+a...
    https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=pq17+an+arctic+convoy+disaster
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint /weathering
    1 month ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    As a matter of interest, a film of PQ17 is on Channel 91, PBS America tonight, Saturday 15th at 19.35.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    1 month ago by Newby7 ( Commander)
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    looks great nice paint job.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint /weathering
    1 month ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "to load coal for Rio de Janeiro"
    Ah! Rio,๐Ÿ™„
    How I miss those business trips to Rio๐Ÿค”
    Weekends at Buzios or boat trips to the islands south of Rioโ›ต
    Carnival at the arena set into the mountain on the way up to the Sugar Loaf๐Ÿ˜€
    Nearly drowning while swimming at Ipanema, means Dangerous Water in the indigenous people's language! I learned that afterwards๐Ÿค”
    Gathering an audience of local youth behind me while bowling an average of 195 at Boliche Barra Garden bowling alley in Barra da Tijuca just south of Rio. Ended up giving lessons!
    Clambering about the carrier NAeL Minas Gerais, ex Colossus class HMS Vengeance rebuilt with angled flight deck, while surveying for a COMMS refit.
    Banging my nut ๐Ÿค• while surveying Type 109 subs at their base at the north end of the Rio - Niterรณi bridge.
    Hanging about ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ for two weeks waiting for the final signature from the Admiral on the contract for 6 frigate COMMS systems! After spending four weeks repeatedly revising the system design and the contract. Marooned on the Copacabana. Terrible๐Ÿ˜
    Happy times๐Ÿ˜Š
    Sorry for the hijack Mark๐Ÿ˜”, got carried away with nostalgia.
    I'll delete it if you want!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint /weathering
    1 month ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "a film of PQ17 is on Channel 91, PBS America tonight"
    Shucks!
    999 channels on cable but no PBS๐Ÿ˜ญ
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    1 month ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Marky,
    Weathering is a difficult thing to do.
    Depending in the age of the subject and the amount of weathering, only you can decide on how heavy or lightly to do it.
    But photos will definitely help you to decide.

    There is no right or wrong when it comes to how much weathering to do.
    The hardest part is getting it to look right and to scale.

    Martin555.
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    1 month ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    I watched the PQ17 film from the confines of my dialysis chair in hospital tonight. Must say, I was a bit disappointed and would have liked to see more authentic footage. Think I'd seen it before actually. My point is, I did not notice any razzle dazzle camouflage, but plenty of Christmas tree frosty spray.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ“ Handrails Continued
    2 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    That's all the Handrails soldered ,washed them in hot soapy water to clean off the flux residue , they ended up a bit over scale forgot about the thickness of the wire but its a model not a scale representation of an actual ship that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it ๐Ÿ˜,a wee clean up and a paint next.
    Cheers Marky๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Handrails Continued
    2 months ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Marky,

    I think they came out looking very good!

    I hope when I do the hand rails.
    Of the Smit Nederland Build.

    Mine come out as good as your did!

    Cheers, Ed
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Handrails Continued
    2 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Thanks Ed, didn't realise that there was nearly 4 feet of handrail when I started.
    Cheers Marky๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Handrails Continued
    2 months ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    That's a mighty nice piece of soldering Marky๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘excellent 90 deg bends, and all the straights are...straight!

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Handrails Continued
    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Excellent result for a tricky job Marky๐Ÿ‘
    Well done.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Handrails Continued
    2 months ago by Newby7 ( Commander)
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    Nice job on the rails.Once on the water its the boat you see and how she runs not the size of the rails.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ“ Handrails
    2 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Started making up the handrails ,there made from 1/16" (1.6mm) mild steel gas welding rods soldered together ,made a jig for the straight lengths uprights drop through the holes ,rail is soldered on then assembly is pushed up to desired height and then second bar soldered in place ,only one small burn ๐Ÿ™„.
    Cheers Marky๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Handrails
    2 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Sorry rogue picture of the garden materialized out the ether ,enjoy the roses๐Ÿคฃ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Handrails
    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice work marky,
    It is surprising how much time it takes to make handrails.
    You are doing a great job.
    Keep it up.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Handrails
    2 months ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Marky,

    You've, done a great job of the handrails!

    Did you put some ice on the burn?

    I have to do some soldering of my own.
    On the Smit Nederland build!

    But, I'm dreading it!
    I hate Soldering it's my nemesis!

    But, eventually will have to do it!

    Cheers, Ed
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Handrails
    2 months ago by Newby7 ( Commander)
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    It's always good to see a garden in full bloom .PS the rails look good.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ“ Razzle dazzle
    3 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    As the song goes "give 'em the old (๐Ÿ˜‰) razzle dazzle "
    After priming and then spraying matt White spent a while masking off the Black ,Blue ,yellow and grey area's ,will have to touch it up as the masking tape unmasked for some unknown reason ,quite happy with the results though .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkjBOIVZwVo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW3MIixEps4 ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Ž
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkjBOIVZwVo
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW3MIixEps4
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Razzle dazzle
    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    WOW
    Marky that camouflage really through me right out, I was not sure what i was looking at.
    You certainly confused me and many Submarine captains LOL!!
    I bet that took some doing.
    Well done.

    Martin555
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    3 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Thanks Martin , After getting over the migraine ๐Ÿ˜‚I'm quite pleased with the effect although it didn't turn out exactly as I had envisaged
    Cheers Marky๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Razzle dazzle
    3 months ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Marky,

    I really like the paint scheme!
    It must have taken an awful long time to paint!
    Job well done!
    Looking at it, I feel so confused! LOL!!!

    Cheers, Ed
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Razzle dazzle
    3 months ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Camouflage looks great Mark. I know you are building an Arctic convoy, but how many ships are you actually building and what types. The model you depict looks quite big, how much space are you going to need to display the whole convoy and is it something which can grow endlessly until the Russians have more supplies than they need.

    A very impressed Nerys.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Razzle dazzle
    3 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Marky,
    Wow, that's a great job on the painting! Looks like a lot of work too.
    Joe ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Razzle dazzle
    3 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Great job Marky. Really like the paint job. That must have taken a lot of masking.๐Ÿ‘
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    3 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Thanks for all the great comments ,the masking took ages , but don't know why the tape started to lift at the edges as I was spraying ,maybe cheap tape or maybe it lost some of its stickiness due to lying around for a bit .
    Nery's I'm just calling this ship Arctic convoy as a tribute to the heroes who sailed on them. The ship is 39" long
    Cheers Marky
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    ๐Ÿ“ Back in the groove
    3 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Having not been up to it for the last wee while and now feeling a bit like my old self thought it would be a nice time to fight through the spiders in the workshop and continue with Arctic convoy , having next to no materials I found an old bit of 3mm hardboard and decided to use it to plate the Hull ,decided to do away with the rails and give her solid bulwarks ,quite pleased with the results so far.
    Cheers Marky
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Back in the groove
    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Marky,
    It is nice to see you feel well enough to do a bit more on the Arctic convoy.
    She is slowly getting there.
    Well done.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Back in the groove
    3 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Thanks Martin, I think the medication is staring to have the desired effect ,and I now want to do stuff rather than feeling a bit sorry for myself๐Ÿ™„,now that the thunderstorm โ›ˆ has passed back out to the workshop.
    Cheers Mark
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Back in the groove
    3 months ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    I know how you've been feeling Mark, I think the shortened dialysis hours because of Covid problems in hospital have made me terribly lethargic and just not feeling like getting on with anything. Also, I'm finding it impossible to sleep at night , then too tired to do anything during the day. I'm trying hard to motivate myself to go and do a few finishing jobs on my Dutch schouw but it's becoming increasingly difficult. I applaud you in actually starting work on your Arctic Convoy again. Incidentally, I went to North Cape a few years ago and visited what is almost a shrine commemorating the Artctic convoys.

    All the best, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ“ Builders block
    7 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    No not Lego,has anyone else suffered from this ?,builders block ,it must be similar to writers block ,you know what you want to do but just don't seem to be able to get anything done.
    Don't know whether to start something else just to kick start the grey matter.
    Cheers Marky
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Builders block
    7 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi mark,
    I know what you mean, I am suffering too i want to start work on the next compartment of U552 but struggling to motivate my self.
    I just need to make a start and i will be ok LOL!

    In the past i found that if i do something different like airbrush painting (see attached)for a short time i then start thinking about the original project and what i was going to do then i am good to go again.

    The photos are of my early attempts, the Frog was my last attempt.
    Sorry but i am not an artist.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Builders block
    7 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Martin,for "not being an artist" thats excellent work really like the dragon and skull,are the pin ups for above the bunks on the sub ๐Ÿ˜.
    Cheers Marky
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Builders block
    7 months ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Nice work Martin, used to customize paint cars many years ago, then doing the same on large model kits,
    mainly for model shops. What gear do you use, for your excellent airbrushing work?๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers, Pete

    btw. love the frog...
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Builders block
    7 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi mark,
    Thats a good idea, I never thought of that.
    Thanks.

    Matrtin555.
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    7 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Pete,
    I have a Small 10 Litre compressor and a few cheap Chinese airbrushes.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Builders block
    7 months ago by redpmg ( Captain)
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    Marky - Its all summed up in the Now We Are Six book by AA Milne, Its about a shipwrecked sailor who sits on the beach wondering what to do first - you must remember it from childhood ? In the end he does nothing but sit on the beach . Must be the same with us - we get to a point where we are not sure what to do next - and so put everything off. One needs a break at that point - as Martin did.
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    7 months ago by redpmg ( Captain)
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    Martin - you could make a good deal more than pin money by offering to detail motorcycles , cars and models with that kind of talent . Easily fund a few more models too...........
    Small advert on local Facebook page would bring you in a few customers and word of mouth would do the rest......
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    7 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    That is a good idea but i would need to be a lot better at it than i am.
    It would end up more as a job rather than something to tinker at and that would take the fun out of it.

    Here a two more that i tinkered at.

    Martin555.
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    7 months ago by redpmg ( Captain)
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    The last two and the first two above you could have made into transfers and sell them to the Hells Angels for their bikes Martin - you are really good at it - far better than so many so called professionals Ive seen . You don't have to take on every order - just the ones you feel like doing - wont put people of - you will just get more inquiries............You can keep it at whatever level you like.
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    7 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Buy yourself a tattoo machine Martin ,next step from the air brush .
    Cheers Marky๐Ÿ‘
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    7 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi marky,
    With the amount of cockups i make i don't think that will be a good idea LOL!
    What we have to do now is to get your mojo back and get you back to working your magic.

    Martin555.
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    7 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Red,
    Thank you for the complement.
    I don't know how to go about making transfers but as i have said I just tinker with airbrushing, I am reasonably ok with painting my models but as for making money from airbrushing i would have to Practice a lot more.

    Martin555.
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    7 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Is there no end to your talents Martin? Love the pictures, all of them, especially the Frog.
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    7 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Peter,
    I just like having a go at different things.
    If i could get rid of these shakes i would love to do a bit of hand engraving.

    Martin555.
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    7 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi marky,
    How is your Builders block ?
    I hope you have got your mojo back and are now working your magic on the Arctic Convoy.

    Martin555.
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    7 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Hi Martin,
    Went into my old work and was given a car boot full of bits and bobs (scrap)now know what I'm going to do๐Ÿคจ ,amongst the scrap was a lot of vac forming plastic was thinking of using it to plate the Hull .
    When I was in the workshop there were two subs that had been film props from the 1950s I will get some pictures from the lads their about 5ft long and at one time were motorised,they were just stripping off some paint to get into the internals .
    Cheers Marky
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    7 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi mark,
    At least plating the hull will keep you out of mischief for a long time.LOL!
    It would be interesting to see the sub photos.

    Martin555.
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    7 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Will get the lads to send me some on Monday unless the Uni closes down during the mass hysteria.
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    8 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Thinking slightly ahead after cladding the Hull I thought of doing plating in either card cereal boxes or ice cream tub type plastic ,the question is ,if using the cereal boxes which surface would be outside the printed side or the inside of the box ?

    Cheers Marky๐Ÿ‘
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    8 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Marky,
    If you are planning to make you'r model RC then i would plate the hull with ice cream tub plastic.
    But if you decide to use cereal boxes i would use the smoothest side on the outside.

    Martin555.
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    8 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Thanks for that Martin ,thought about using the ice cream tubs and using Tomas's roller idea for doing the rivets.
    Cheers Marky๐Ÿ‘
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    8 months ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    If you have got access to litho plate Marky, have a go with that, used it on a destroyer of mine, it cuts with scissors, and glues easy with Cyno (CA.)๐Ÿ˜
    btw, you can also put on rivets with a punch wheel dead easy...
    Cheers, Pete
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    8 months ago by redpmg ( Captain)
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    Good ideas Pete - Marky various sizes of cheap wheels available at haberdashers - don't try and use better half's one - could lead to a lot of domestic upheaval - they work well on thin card too - 160gm or so - card not that expensive either - cereal boxes a bit thick and tend to disintegrate quickly when wet - always worried about water seeping in and dislodging the contact or epoxy type glue you use for sticking the plastic.....

    Waterproof white glue works well with card on wood hulls - (dont get too wet - use a dryish brush to apply the glue) - then a coat of dope or thin undercoat waterproofs pretty well before painting......Thick will tend to hide the rivet effect.

    All the above comes from learning the hard way......

    Used plastic plating successfully on GRP/ Vac-formed ABS or Polystyrene hulls with solvent type glue - worked OK but don't over-wet as the rivets disappear - guess how that was found out......
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    8 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Thanks for the idea of litho plate,will take a wee trip into the art college where I worked before retirement they have a printing department and see what I can scrounge.
    Cheers Marky๐Ÿ‘
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    8 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Thanks for all the help and ideas that will keep me bumbling about and out of mischief for a while.

    Cheers Marky๐Ÿ‘
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    8 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    A little coat of paint fairly brought it altogether,a special thanks to Mr Lee at my local Chinese restaurant for the masts (chop sticks).
    Cheers Marky
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    8 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Good work Marky, she is coming along nicely.
    Keep it up.

    Martin555.
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    8 months ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Marky,

    I see I'm not the only one.
    That uses Chopsticks for a mast!๐Ÿ‘
    Your model is coming along nicely!

    Cheers, Ed
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    8 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    So you should be getting on apace now Marky,
    Chop chop!๐Ÿ˜Š
    ๆ™šๅฎ‰ ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    9 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Thanks to my friendly laser cutter person 200 little gusset plates in 2 minutes ,some now glued round holds .
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    9 months ago by redpmg ( Captain)
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    Nice one Marky - laser cutting those type of pieces is a doddle - nightmare by hand ! Would also do that sort of thing for other modellers on our Laser - if there were any here now - other than the ones I'm trying to encourage...........
    Everyone else seems to be too far away.............
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    9 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Tried cutting by hand ,murder just trying to get two the same and I don't really have the patience ๐Ÿ˜.
    Was nice to the people I used to manage in my previous life when I worked at the art college and they are quite happy to do me wee favours like laser cutting ,3D printing and as much scrap wood as I can use .
    Cheers Marky
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    8 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "Everyone else seems to be too far away............. "
    I'm soooo alone, oh woe is me ๐Ÿ˜ญ
    Know the feeling Red ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Except here, amongst kindred spirits๐Ÿ‘
    "You'll never walk alone!" ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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