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    "Marge"
    by Martin555 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Fleet Admiral)
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    ๐Ÿ“ 'Marge' On the move! Testing Testing.
    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    First Sea Trial!
    Vid from Martin๐Ÿ‘
    Same procedure as last time.
    Click on the Invalid icon, click the little arrow top left and open with Windows Media Player or QuickTime player.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 'Marge' On the move! Testing Testing.
    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Second Sea Trial.
    I think the helmsman was starting to get dizzy!๐Ÿค•
    Well done Martin๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 'Marge' On the move! Testing Testing.
    4 months ago by Colin H ( Commodore)
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    Thanks Doug, Martin,
    That's a great little boat and worthy of all the praise. I would be chuffed to bits if I could build such a wonderful model.
    Well done and three cheers to you.
    Cheers Colin.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 'Marge' On the move! Testing Testing.
    4 months ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Well done Martin, finally getting the bum wet.๐Ÿ˜Š Surprisingly maneuverable and fast (Skipper had been on the rum at some stage I think though - probably celebrating the launch๐Ÿ˜‚. Perhaps we should name this size of boat, the Covid "Puddle Class"๐Ÿ˜?
    Thanks for the video assist Doug, now we just need a larger pond and a vid we can put in the media section (wonder if these vids can be converted)? Deserves a decent vid on a pond.
    JB
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 'Marge' On the move! Testing Testing.
    4 months ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Doug, managed to get this vid converted from Apple Quick Time to MP4 and then put through YT and onto the media section. Just having a play,- seems to work ok (albeit around the block)
    JB
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 'Marge' On the move! Testing Testing.
    4 months ago by redpmg ( Captain)
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    Well done Martin - so incredibly maneuverable - you will have to give her a run on bigger waters sometime - as long as you check water-tightness.........

    My little Lindberg Tug is not much larger and copes surprisingly easily with what would be "Hurricane" seas at scale - much better than a lot of bigger boats in fact - so as long as you fit a bit of poly foam flotation and make sure she is watertight there should be no trouble .

    Pity Im so far way or we could run them together............
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 'Marge' On the move! Testing Testing.
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Doug,
    Thank you very much for putting the videos of "Marge" on the site, I really appreciate it.
    Thanks again.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 'Marge' On the move! Testing Testing.
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thank you all for the fantastic comments.
    I was totally surprised with her performance myself.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 'Marge' On the move! Testing Testing.
    4 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Superb Martin. It maneuvres really well right up until the Captain finished his tenth pint.
    Well done. Brilliant.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 'Marge' On the move! Testing Testing.
    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi JB, That's what I did last time๐Ÿ‘ But without going round the houses to YT though.
    This time JFF I simply posted them directly via 'select files'.
    Seems to work if the vid file ain't too big, which at that resolution ๐Ÿค” it ain't.
    Ta for posting on YT and the gallery.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 'Marge' On the move! Testing Testing.
    4 months ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Tried what you did Doug (down loaded the vid and tried direct as you mentioned) but nothing happened, just sat there blank, - hence the 'magic roundabout'๐Ÿ˜
    JB
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Guys,
    I just want to say a big thank you for all the fantastic comments i have received.
    I certainly got a much bigger response than i expected.

    This log was only a quick build log as i did not think that many members would be that interested.
    I was truly surprised.

    Thank you again.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ“ "MARGE" Completed.
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Guys,

    Well here she is finished.

    It was at this point that i realised i had forgotten to put a light in the wheelhouse.
    Unfortunately now that the wheelhouse is all glued in i cannot change it without damaging it.
    As i will not be using this at night i donโ€™t think i will worry about it.

    A little more tinkering might be required so next is ballasting, basin trials, that sae trials in Big Blue.

    All in all besides a few swear words i have enjoyed making this little Tug.


    Now i must get back to working on U552 or HMS Cottesmore. Maybe!

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: "MARGE" Completed.
    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    A Masterpiece!
    What else can one say?
    A most entertaining, eye opening Blog Martin๐Ÿ‘
    Many thanks.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: "MARGE" Completed.
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Doug,
    Thank you, I am glad you liked the blog.

    Considering this costs nothing to make it came out quite well.

    Later if i take a short Video will you be able to pop it on for me please ?



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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: "MARGE" Completed.
    4 months ago by redpmg ( Captain)
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    Wonderful what you can achieve with scrap material Martin - really great model - when are the Sea Trials ?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: "MARGE" Completed.
    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "Later if i take a short Video will you be able to pop it on for me please ?"
    Sure! Haven't you twigged yet how to do that??
    If it's not too big a file you may be able to just add it to a post via 'Select Files'.
    Sometimes it woiks - sometimes it don't!๐Ÿค”
    Looking forward to the vid๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks Doug,
    I did manage to do it once but have not managed to repeat it, I must be doing something different now.

    I will send you the video soon. probably be Monday.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: "MARGE" Completed.
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks Red.

    Hopefully Sea Trials will take place Monday.

    After the weekends rain has put some water in Big Blue LOL!!!

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: "MARGE" Completed.
    4 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    That is fantastic Martin.
    How did you paint it so quickly.
    Another master class session.
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    4 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Just a shower required for Marge Martin.๐Ÿ˜€
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: "MARGE" Completed.
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    It did not take long, the hot weather helped a lot.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: "MARGE" Completed.
    4 months ago by Colin H ( Commodore)
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    Well done Martin, another masterclass in recycling and modelling.
    What could you achieve with industrial plastic containers????
    Keep safe and well, cheers Colin.
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thank you Colin.
    Massive Ice Cream containers.
    Now you have got me thinking LOL!!

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: "MARGE" Completed.
    4 months ago by Graham93 ( Commander)
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    Looks fantastic Martin ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Like the colour scheme ๐Ÿ˜€ and the lights๐Ÿ˜. Looking forward to the maiden voyage ๐Ÿคž

    Had hail and thunder just now. Filling my water butts. Hope big blue will be ready by Monday...

    Graham93
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: "MARGE" Completed.
    4 months ago by Colin H ( Commodore)
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    I just thought it would save on the eye strain Martin.
    Cheers Colin.
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thank you Graham,

    Here at the moment we have strong winds and sunshine.
    apparently the weekend is forecast for mainly rain and strong winds.

    My fingers are crossed for Monday.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: "MARGE" Completed.
    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "Massive Ice Cream containers.
    Now you have got me thinking LOL!!"
    Careful Martin๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Think of 552 and Cottesmore!!!
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    Colin, What monster have you released now!?๐Ÿ™ˆ
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Sorry Fleet I must container myself. LOL!!

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: "MARGE" Completed.
    4 months ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Magic Martin... that's what you have become, love the paint job, but you have not given any clues as to how you have done itโ˜น๏ธ what paint have you used?, has it been airbrushed?, come on Martin, give us more details, so some of us might be able to reproduce a similar craft!๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: "MARGE" Completed.
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Sorry Peter,
    It was only a quick log as this was made using stuff that would normally be thrown away and i did not think that members would be that interested.

    Yes i did use an Airbrush and the paint colour was a little bit of Blue and a bit of Green a bit of white and a bit of grey Humbrol mixed. (Using up old paint)

    I can answer any questions you may have.
    Again sorry.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: "MARGE" Completed.
    4 months ago by billmcl61 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin,

    It's really impressive what you've achieved with bits n pieces, I love the colour scheme. I can't wait to see her sea trials.
    It just goes to show how with a little bit of imagination what can be achieved.
    Well done and thank you for sharing your build.

    Bill
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: "MARGE" Completed.
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thank you Bill for your nice comments.
    I am glad you liked the build log.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: "MARGE" Completed.
    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "Sorry Fleet I must container myself. LOL!!"
    Now see what you've done Colin.๐Ÿค”
    Next he'll be building a 'Self Drive' Container ship 20,000 TEU!
    Out of empty RN Catering Packs and beer cans๐Ÿ˜ฎ
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Now there's an idea.
    I could also modify a lot of Lego bricks.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Love it Martin ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I am glad you like it Sy.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    another great build Martin ,it'll be back to the sub now then? Or maybe the rest of the Simpsons ๐Ÿ˜€
    Cheers Marky๐Ÿ‘
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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "I could also modify a lot of Lego bricks."
    Martin; Talk to Graham, maybe he has some left over from his pyramids!๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: "MARGE" Completed.
    4 months ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    No apologies needed Martin, just liked the colour you used and wanted to emulate it, but as it was leftovers, probably couldn't get the same colour again.๐Ÿ˜•

    Cheers, Pete
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    4 months ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    WOW, Martin!
    A true masterpiece!

    Look at all I missed being off the site!
    I must get back to getting on the site!

    Cheers, Ed
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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Mornin' Pete (๐Ÿ™„),
    Martin's 'mix' looks remarkably like one of the WW2 RN camouflage colours!
    Reproduced by Sovereign Hobbies Colour Coats range.
    https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/collections/colourcoats-s...
    https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/collections/colourcoats-s...
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/collections/colourcoats-sea/products/narn40-1943-1945-b55
    ๐Ÿ”—
    https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/collections/colourcoats-sea?page=3
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: "MARGE" Completed.
    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "I must get back to getting on the site!"
    'Get it on' Ed๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜
    Glad you could get your nose out of your new server!๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thank you marky.
    I will have a short rest from model making then i will decide what to do next.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thank's Ed,

    I am looking forward to hearing how you are getting on with your Smit build.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I must admit that colour dose look like it Doug.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Wheelhouse.
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Guys,

    The windows are big enough to be able to see in so i had to tinker about a bit and make some sort of interior.
    I did not go mad i did just enough to fill the cap.

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    4 months ago by redpmg ( Captain)
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    Martin you continue to astound me - suppose you will have opening doors next - how is it doing weight wise ?.
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Red,
    She is approximately 330g/12oz at the moment but i still need to ballast it out.
    I hope to reveal the final model tomorrow.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Brilliant Martin ,what are the lifebelts made from?
    Cheers Mark ๐Ÿ‘
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    4 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    That would be going loony for me. That cabin interior looks perfect. ๐Ÿ‘
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Marky,
    I made the lifebelts by gluing a few square layers of plastic then drilling a hole in the centre and smoothing and rounding it off.
    I then placed a tapered paintbrush handle through the hole and filed the outside edge round and again sanded all the edges.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Taking shape.
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Guys,

    A bit more tinkering to be done but she is taking shape now.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Amazing๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    It looks just like you put together an Airfix kit๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    4 months ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    The best looking marg container I've ever seen!๐Ÿ˜ You would never know what this boat came from!๐Ÿ˜Š
    JB
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    4 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Don't think you can get much butter than that Martin.๐Ÿ˜
    cheesy Marky๐Ÿ‘
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    4 months ago by Graham93 ( Commander)
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    Martin,

    Great detail ๐Ÿ‘ is the weather filling Big Blue today just in time for sea trials?

    Graham93
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks Doug,
    An Airfix kit might of been easier to make.

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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    No favouritism Jb,
    You forgot the ice cream tub and a dash Yogurt pot LOL!!.

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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    But wouldn't have turned out so good Martin.
    Not to mention satisfying๐Ÿ˜Š
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Maybe the next one will be better marky. LOL!!

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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Buttering Martin up again eh Marky!๐Ÿ˜‰
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Graham,
    We have only had i light shower today.
    And on the news today they are asking us to use less water due to the resent weather,

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks for the complement Doug.
    I have to admit i have enjoyed making this one.


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    4 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Martin555,
    Amazing work and fast!
    Question, do you ever sleep?
    Joe๐Ÿ‘
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Joe,
    Believe it or not i do sleep LOL!!

    It dose not take long to make something like this.
    It is mainly cutting and gluing.
    The glue is normally dry enough to take a little bit of rough handling after about twenty minutes.

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    4 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Doug ,Didn't get where I am today without a bit of buttering up ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ or butter on the slippery slope downwards (most probably downwards),
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I will have to spread the next one out a bit longer. LOL!!

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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "I will have to spread the next one out a bit longer. LOL!!"
    Aha! So that's where the butter comes in!! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‚
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    4 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Martin.
    This is looking very good.
    Look forward to the next instalment
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    4 months ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Really looks good, amazing what can be done with the least likely of materials. Perhaps we should have a forum project to see what can be conjured up from food containers.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Bill,
    Not much more to come now.

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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Nerys,

    I find the biggest problem is gluing, as a lot of the plastics don't like being glued together and i don't have a very good selection of glues.

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    4 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    This is amazing. Super job.๐Ÿ‘
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Guys,

    Made using scrap plastic and sprue from U552 plus a little bit of wire.
    Also made a few fitting and attached them to the superstructure.

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    4 months ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    You're just showing off again Martin๐Ÿ˜Ž My eyes would have fallen out on the table by now in protest, yours must be very tolerant!๐Ÿ˜€ And when it's finished, I suppose you'll be fitting it in a bottle?๐Ÿ˜‚
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    4 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    I think Martin will need a bottle ๐Ÿพ or two by the time he's finished .
    Cheers Marky๐Ÿ‘
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    That sounds like a good idea marky.
    But why wait until i have finished LOL!
    I could call it a practice run LOL!!

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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Now there's an idea Jb,

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    4 months ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Just planting a TINY seed Martin๐Ÿ˜‚
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    It's funny you should say a TINY seed Jb,
    Somewhere in my little workshop i have a tiny model based on the Smit Tugs that i made some years ago.
    She measures 1" in length.
    I mentioned this to Ed (figtree)a few weeks ago but as yet i still have not found it.

    I did have to use a microscope on that.

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    4 months ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Have you ever thought of getting a job on 'Blue Peter', Martin๐Ÿ˜


    Cheers, Pete
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Peter,

    I cannot afford the sticky back plastic LOL!!!

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    4 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Nothing more satisfying than making those little things from the scrap box Martin! Save trying to source items at the correct scale and more importantly, made for free!
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    4 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Superb work Martin. Still looking for that printer๐Ÿ˜
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Navigation Lights and Mast running light.

    To make these LEDโ€™s look more like Navigation lights, I file off the domed top than super glue some scrap plastic to the top, this prevents the light shining out through the top.

    When the glue has gone off i file around the led to get the required shape.
    After painting they look a little better.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Martin ,do you use a jewellers eye glass to see what your doing?
    Cheers Marky๐Ÿ‘
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    No marky but i do use these.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Magnifying-Glasses-LED-Headband-w...

    Martin555.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Magnifying-Glasses-LED-Headband-w-Light-Hands-Free-Headset-Magnifier-Lam-Head/193455769558?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item2d0adcc7d6:g:TtIAAOSwrZVerxZQ&enc=AQAEAAACcIQvEcHUrT7nmUC3yY5qbPyaBN1nJEDYW8MyypsJPgXKXGjEnS9q3Oyg0QpM3V237Fx7Jvlf%2Bvh3KbKPzLtxcIYJN4wFRrGravcHXlWkk0Tl4w9ABEXSVptcv7JD6jDI9JsayWW4FlZomr3Sa9Es5tyeaPB4cXNysXTsSphEAR2D5Rb4nO56UtDbStkre1fKUN2edLWEwJlWEI%2BM%2BpH%2FvrxCfy8blOGsitmHE9WKcRMJMhxfYUFvqZTlMVcddk7s%2Fyww%2FSJxVDgHwvKjATrjIf3CErlC2GMgcwWu94RWPOb3d2%2Boa1blAQzwvdz5aKx0NbOT2GJP5JbBTWhpC099Jn4JYQsP7bQsuC7qGhn1rIUNKlIBlzA2mNnwr97U%2BGCYsiw5g2mNQ88osK2nU1hKElSxPnIA59%2Bz8m3gbt6ftKoWG3gGcv%2BfgO89VcTTQczA2pZ4NY0t16KNSGTtKs%2FG1KFFTAzGB6EWJ65a1wducQzpbw0UYeJ%2FaVTAVSq8VXfvQv9IDi056PcIdO1%2BFb8cF3cg1x7rILTJIiZeSUUQJYnxLibiIV6CnvhSeyfeFPqvfIGs4eAk6etEhah%2BXEU%2FiLJcz%2FEjo8tCn6dx7YP5FKiESHJ%2FPistbuItNzTrIjdPNeAJcpo0%2FFd8i7g%2BewLgYfWTpzZaaaPIMTmnZyoAFDO5uARy6%2FVlUnWGx5tyYMwFTIEKkR%2Fio0nGFOEHlexPWzeQzgnylFTfLZoiarcZM2eD3Ibl7KjXPakZIrYHjDpvnyuk6iZcILau26UcuFzoNcP3hYvrmJoXYmjRcV0xZNv4NDSWXjmerh4AFGIMhzsVog%3D%3D&checksum=193455769558eeb22c2f1d3b46efb48608440968de0c
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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Well! Wadda U No!
    Did exactly the same for the NAV lights on my Southampton Martin.๐Ÿ‘
    Painting the dome tops has the same effect.
    A tiny piece of alu foil stuck round the back also helps to concentrate the light where you want it๐Ÿ˜‰
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS For mini/micro models I'm experimenting with 1mm SMD LEDs๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Practically need a microscope๐Ÿ˜
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Great minds and all that Doug.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "do you use a jewellers eye glass to see what your doing?"
    Marky,
    I did!๐Ÿค“ As you can see in the pics I attached above.
    To check for any obvious shorts between the vero tracks!
    SMD LEDs get a bit tricky when the eyeballs get older ๐Ÿค”

    Hey! Martin, can you print some new eyeballs out of Marge tubs?
    Oh Lord! What monstrosity have I triggered now!!๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS the eyeglass shown is a nifty gadget cos it has a built in mm scale so you can keep things in proportion!
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Doug,
    The fun starts when you start playing around with 0201 SMD's.

    I have had lots of fun with them.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Martin,
    I never thought about cutting the top off, these look great and so simple!
    Joe
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Ref:"Hey! Martin, can you print some new eyeballs out of Marge tubs?"

    I could but they might be a bit wonky LOL!!
    You might even end up with two right eyes LOL!!

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by billmcl61 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin,

    Another great tip, figuring this out was on my to do list ๐Ÿ˜Š thank you.

    Bill
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    4 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Yet another master class. Great idea Martin and they look really good.
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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "The fun starts when you start playing around with 0201 SMD's."
    Masochist!!๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    https://core-emt.com/imperial-code-vs-metric-code-smd-compon...
    https://core-emt.com/imperial-code-vs-metric-code-smd-components-sizes
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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "I could but they might be a bit wonky LOL!!"
    Aha! Truth will out!
    HE DOES HAVE A 3D PRINTER!!
    Even if it's 'bit wonky'๐Ÿ˜ Aren't all we boaties somehow?
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    4 months ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Martin,

    I really like the Idea of cutting off the tops!
    Question? What do you use to cut the tops off?

    Cheers, Ed
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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Ed,
    You don't cut them, you file or sandpaper the tops off.
    240 grit, wrapped round a block of wood to keep it flat, does the job in seconds.
    Don't take too much off. If you expose the diode electrodes you'll ruin it.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Ed,
    Depending on the size of the LED's most of them i just use a needle file or some sand paper on a block.

    Some of the bigger ones i cut them with a junior hacksaw then file and sand.

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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Guys,

    A good friend sent me some plans for a different Tug so i will be using some ideas from them.

    Again using plastic from a Margarine tub.

    Just a little word of warning, if you plan on using Margarine and Ice cream Tubs it is best to sand the surfaces as the shine tends to stop the liquid poly glue from doing it job properly.

    Marked out the windows and doors and lightly drilled a 3mm hole in the corners of each door and window then cut out the insides with a scalpel.
    Filed and sanded to the right shape.

    I went together well considering this Margarine tubs plastic is about 0.5 to 0.7mm thick.

    Made a fitted the funnel and forward stowage.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by Colin H ( Commodore)
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    Absolutely fantastic what you can do with a recycled food container.
    A man of infinite patience and talent.
    A true master modeler.
    I wish I had a quarter of your talent and skill set.
    Cheers Colin.
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    4 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Are you sure you dont have a 3d printer hiding in there somewhere.
    Brilliant workmanship as usual.๐Ÿ˜Š
    Peter.
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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "Are you sure you don't have a 3d printer hiding in there somewhere."
    I'm sure he does Peter.
    What he's done is to take it apart and modify it to run on marge tubs instead of filament!๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Feed the tubs into a funnel at the top and underneath out comes a hull, the superstructure or anything else that happens to occur to him!!๐Ÿ˜‰
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    4 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    If Doug is correct Martin, please can you send me a link to buy one.
    Thanks.๐Ÿ˜€
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    4 months ago by redpmg ( Captain)
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    Beginning to wonder where you get all the margarine tubs from Martin - do you get your friends to save them for you?

    And then you work your magic on them ............

    As usual you continue to make the rest of us look like bungling amateurs . A man of many talents

    Marge is coming along well - looking forward to seeing the finished article
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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Conversion kits should be on the market soon Peter๐Ÿ˜Š
    As soon as various disputes and injunctions from the filament manufacturers have been settled ๐Ÿ˜
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Colin,
    Thank you very much for the complements.

    I must admit i am starting to get a little better at recycling some of these plastic containers.

    The biggest problem is to get the material thick enough for some of the jobs.
    The only way is to glue layers and to make sure that the joints are staggered when making the longer lengths.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Sorry Peter,
    Definitely No 3D printer.
    But if i did have one i would be trying to figure out a way of using the plastic from the tubs as filament.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Doug,
    Now you have got me thinking.
    You could be on to something there.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Red,
    Thank you for your complements.
    Yes i do find some container on my front doorstep.
    My wife has shown some of her friends photos of some of the things that i have made, the next thing you know a few more containers arrive.

    You cannot make big things form the plastic due to the amount of plastic that you can recovered, but by joining and layering and staggering joints you can make something descent.

    As for "bungling amateurs" It is I that is a bungling amateur, As I say i am not a model maker i am a Tinkerer.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    " if i did have one i would be trying to figure out a way of using the plastic from the tubs as filament."
    Just make sure it's a thermoplastic Martin!
    Most food containers are though; polypropylene family; Recycle code #5. Look for a PP* code on the bottom๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Thermoplastics can be deformed with heat (as the name implies) and pressed into a new form. PLA filament being a typical fairly low temperature variety. Surprise surprise๐Ÿ˜‰
    The opposite being thermosetting plastic, which is 'set in it's way'. Heat it and it just decomposes or chars.โ˜น๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ญ

    Sooo! What do do we need?
    1 A hopper, to be filled with shredded marge tub, (shredder could be the missus' meat mincer๐Ÿ˜) feeding a
    2 Heated holding tank feeding into an
    3 Extrusion unit (Could be original from the printer or separate if simply manufacturing filament to feed the printer), consisting of -
    4 Pressure unit; hydraulic or electric piston ram? or constant pressure unit?, and finally
    5 Extrusion nozzle.
    6 Output cooling fan(s) and Take-up Spool.
    OK you 'tool making guys' - Over to you!!๐Ÿ˜‰
    Oh yes! Graham we will need you for the process controller; temperature controlled operation of the feed mechanism, input level monitor, flow valves between stages, extrusion unit temperature and pressure, cooling fans on the output and take up spool control! (That's all ๐Ÿ˜)
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS: Forgot to mention-
    Now I also have a nice gearbox left over, ideal for 'funzioni speciali'!!๐Ÿ˜Š
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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "Beginning to wonder where you get all the margarine tubs from Martin - do you get your friends to save them for you?"

    I have a stack about 8" high waiting for despatch Red๐Ÿ˜‰
    Just gotta sort out a few resistors for Martin's servo mod projects.

    BTW: to resolve the mystery of why his modded servos work as speed controllers-
    Both Servos and ESCs work using a train of variable width pulses from the receiver.
    The wider the pulse (milliseconds) the longer the On Time; i.e. volts are applied to the device.
    In the servo this is used to cancel out the error signal from the feedback loop, i.e. the little pot attached to the output gear.
    This 'error signal' is the difference between where the servo IS and where the transmitter is telling it to go. Thus the motor turns to reduce this error to ZERO.

    If we take this feedback loop out, i.e. disconnect the feedback pot from the gearbox then when we move the throttle stick on the TX the pulses get longer and the motor starts to turn.
    Since there is now no Error signal to cancel out it just keeps going until the throttle signal returns to stop. More 'stick' = longer pulse = longer ON Time = more speed.
    (Is evrybody 'appy? ... Yer bet yer life we are!๐Ÿ˜Š)
    Pull the stick back for reverse and the pulse train goes negative thus reversing the polarity of the volts supplied to the motor.
    With me so far? Or all fallen asleep? ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Took apart an ancient and HEAVY Sanwa servo last night and the board could be candidate for my micro tug ESC. It ran the proposed motor (off load) at full chat off 3.7V (1S Lipo) drawing about 800mA.
    That's something you have to watch when using a servo control board as a switch or ESC. HOW MUCH CURRENT CAN IT HANDLE?
    Most mini / micro servos are only designed to drive teeny weeny motors of low torque so only need a few hundred mA. OK for a a few LEDs or a micro model drive motor but don't overtax them or ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ˜ญ (Gonna try one with a 600mA Smoker!๐Ÿ˜‰)
    When I've got nowt else to do (around August 17th 2021 I guess๐Ÿ™„) I'll repeat the test with a scope hooked up to show what I mean.
    Cheers All, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    To clever for me Doug,
    I'll stick to Glue and plastic, at least i have a Rough idea on what i am doing.LOL!

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "As for "bungling amateurs" It is I who is a bungling amateur, As I say I am not a model maker I am a Tinkerer."
    Hmm!
    Trying to 'hide your 'LED' under a bushel' again Martin!?
    "Tinker, tailor, soldier ... spy"๐Ÿ˜ฎ
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    4 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Another great build Martin,if you had a 3D printer you could print margarine and ice cream tubs๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    Cheers Marky๐Ÿ‘
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    4 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    That made perfect sense to me Doug๐Ÿ˜(not).
    Cheers Marky๐Ÿ‘
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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "To clever for me Doug,"
    Martin,Marky,
    You don't need to know HOW it works - just that it DOES ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Coupla guys had wondered how!
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "if you had a 3D printer you could print margarine and ice cream tubs"
    Good idea Mark๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ‘
    Then he could print 'em thicker and wouldn't have to layer them when building summat!
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Doug,
    My comment of "To clever for me Doug" was referring to the modifications to a 3D printer.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Marky,
    Ref "if you had a 3D printer you could print margarine and ice cream tubs"

    With Doug's modified 3D printer and the end result printing margarine and ice cream tubs i would of found the perfect perpetual motion machine LOL!!!!

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "My comment of "To clever for me Doug" was referring to the modifications to a 3D printer."
    Aha! Same for me Martin, that's why we need the help of our tool maker members and Graham for the process control. I'm just the 'ideas man' ๐Ÿ˜
    My electronics experience is almost all communications related.
    Apart from brief excursions into radiation monitoring and heating control systems - 40 odd years ago๐Ÿ™„
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Talking about Led's Doug.
    Coming up.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    " i would of found the perfect perpetual motion machine LOL!!!!"
    As long as we could discover, along the way, a means to make the system generate enough electricity to drive itself!
    Hmm! From excess heat perhaps!?
    Supplemented with solar voltaic panels?
    Forbes 500 and Stockholm HERE WE COME! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜†
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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "Talking about Led's Doug. Coming up."
    Zeppelin? ๐Ÿ‘
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Continuing with the hull.

    This thing seems to of taken over and is preventing me from working on U552.

    I have to try and get everything to fit inside before i glue the deck on, as it will be very difficult with the deck on.

    Glued the two speed controllers to the inside and some tabs to stop things moving about.

    Test fitted every thing in place.

    It was at this stage that a bit more swearing took place as the one and only small servo i have stoped working.

    After stripping the servo down i found a broken wire on the PCB.

    So now back on tract with the tests.

    Everything worked well and the deck was then glued on.

    Quite a bit of tinkering was required to get this looking like a proper hull.
    Added stiffeners, slots and fenders.

    I temporally slapped a bit of paint on the hull at what i thought would be the waterline, i was not far out.
    So at the moment it looks like she will float LOL!!.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by redpmg ( Captain)
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    Martin you are amazing - really do admire your skills & talent - looking forward to seeing the completed tug - and of course running it in the Big Blue
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    4 months ago by Graham93 ( Commander)
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    Martin,

    Love it.๐Ÿ‘ Like the stand as well. Looks to be plenty of room in that hull for a few extras๐Ÿ˜‰
    Lights, horn...?

    Graham93
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    4 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Brilliant. Have you sneeked in a 3d printer Martin. That bow looks really good.๐Ÿ‘
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    4 months ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    The master plastimatician at work! Looking good Martin!
    JB
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks Red,
    But as i say "i just tinker at it"

    With all this lovely weather we have been having Big Blue is drying up.
    The wife keeps taking the water out for her plants.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Graham,
    I will probably only fit nav lights.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Defiantly No 3D printer for two reasons.
    1) I have not got the patients to learn the computer side of it.
    2) my budget LOL!!!

    What budget i hear you say LOL!!!!!

    Exactly, says I. what budget.LOL!!!!!!!!



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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "plastimatician"

    I can't even pronounce it, but i assume it is like a plastic manipulator but Better.
    Thank you i think. LOL!!

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Brilliant Martin , plastic your flexible friend.
    Throw a wee idea your way ,a couple of Azimuth thrusters fitted to big blue ,a floating dock๐Ÿ˜
    Cheers Marky ๐Ÿ‘
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    4 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Well cute Martin, perfect size for my wifeโ€™s hot tub! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Now you've done it marky.

    I did think about a wave generator for Big Blue.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Martin
    I really like the detail that you have added, looks very nice.
    Joe๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks Joe,
    I am not being to fussy with this one.
    It is only something to play around with in Big Blue.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Guys,

    My speed controllers are made by using a couple of servos that had striped gears.

    I remover the motors but left the pots attached to the PCBโ€™s as i have no more resistors to replace them with.

    Again using scrap plastic from the tubs i made a couple of cases to house the bits and pieces in.

    Cut down a couple of wall plugs to use as knobs so that i can zero the motors.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    How do servos without motors replace speed controllers?
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Servos can be used for a few different things.
    You can use the PCB in it to control lighting, small motors, also for 360Deg rotation and variable speed for say a radar or a winch.

    The servo PCB is in its self is a small speed controller and a two way switch.( you can operate two lighting circuits)

    I removed the motors that were part of the servo because i am using the small pod motors from a toy submarine.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by billmcl61 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin,

    I'm really interested to know more about using servos for speed controllers, motors and 2 way switches, without taking it apart (never a good idea for me ๐Ÿ˜Š) I'm finding it hard to envisage how they work, Years ago a gentleman in a model shop mentioned that to me, not wanting to look completely dumb I just bought the servo smiled and said oh aye, I'll try that. could you give me a better idea of how to do that please.

    Bill
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Bill,
    The easiest way would be to look on tube.
    There are videos on 360 Deg rotation and how to modify the servo.
    Also how to control some Led lights using the servo PCB.

    You will find it easer to understand than try to understand what i try to write.

    If you can not find the videos then give me a shout and i will try and point you in the right direction.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I have just had a quick lookBill,
    This will give you an idea with reference to the lighting.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbI1UXPSD7o

    Martin555.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbI1UXPSD7o
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    4 months ago by billmcl61 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Ah great thanks Martin, I'm browsing at the moment ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Bill
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    4 months ago by billmcl61 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Martin that video explains a lot, I've got a servo from an old rc truck that was in the attic so I'll have a play around with that, I'll get the gearbox and motor from it as well, I'll have to have a closer look at it tomorrow and see if I can salvage anything else from it.
    I can see a lot of new things I can do now that I've got some bits to play with. Many thanks for the link.

    Bill
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    4 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Martin555,
    I agree, there are a number of good videos on servo modifications. I've modified a number of them from Micros to Standard size servos with success. Those micros can get a bit tricky due to limited space and tiny electronics...but it works.
    Joe ๐Ÿ‘
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    4 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Thanks Martin. Very useful information.
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    4 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    More helpful information. Thanks Martin.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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