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    Deans Marine Wacht AM Rehin
    by Fred ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Midshipman)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Turnbuckles
    16 days ago by Fred ( Midshipman)
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    Hi

    I started to do the rigging of the mast, when I got to the point of fixing the mast staying ropes to the bulwark and bowsprit, I found that I did not have any turnbuckles, so this is my take on a turnbuckle.
    Fred
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    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Keep up the good work Fred.
    I like the turnbuckles they will look attached to the rigging.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Indoor test Tank
    17 days ago by Fred ( Midshipman)
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    So this afternoon the wife asked if I could help with the cleaning of the built in test tank, (She has Rheumatoid Arthritis) so as I had to fill the tank to clean it , I felt that it would be a good time to make it into a float test, she just needs a bit of weight on the port side (the boat not the wife), so I think if I move the ESC over to the port side it my be just enough to sort out the list.

    Fred
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    ๐Ÿ“ UpDate
    2 months ago by Fred ( Midshipman)
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    Hi
    Having taken some time off I spent the last few day's working on her again and the is how she looks.

    I have found this on ebay Air Humidifier Driver Board Mist Maker Fogger Ultrasonic Atomization Discs JE( 353177154336 ) so I was think that I may just try making a small water smoke unity for this model, will update you as and when I have worked it all out.

    Fred
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: UpDate
    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Hi Fred, put 'smoker' in the search box in the forum section and you will see all the experiments Graham and I did with them.

    JB
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: UpDate
    2 months ago by Fred ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Griss

    To be truthful with you , it is just an idea I have so it just may not work.
    Have a read of this first
    http://www.wicksteedparkmbc.com/smoke-generator.html

    I will post as and when I get any results.

    Fred
    http://www.wicksteedparkmbc.com/smoke-generator.html
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: UpDate
    2 months ago by Griss ( Master Seaman)
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    Any advice on building a decent smoke generator greatly appreciated.Thanks๐Ÿ˜‹
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    ๐Ÿ“ Decking
    3 months ago by Fred ( Midshipman)
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    Hi One and All

    First I must say, I take my hat off to you guy's that plank your decks, I just do not know how you do it, I got so mad doing just the small amount that is on this boat.

    As for doing the caulking I started using black card did not for me on this boat, then I tried using black cotton again did not for me on this boat, so in the end I just went with a black marker pen, black ink all over my fingers what a mess.

    Anyway here is my attempt at planking, I will keep trying with planking as my next boat the Lady "T" from MMM has a planked deck.

    Keep Safe all of you.

    Fred
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Decking
    3 months ago by Fred ( Midshipman)
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    Sorry Martin but I think I have a few more years on you

    Keep Safe

    Fred
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Decking
    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Fred,
    RE:- I made a lot of mistakes.

    I bet not as many as me LOL!!

    They also say you learn by your mistakes but sometimes i wonder because i have made the same mistake twice.
    Maybe it is just me LOL!!

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Decking
    3 months ago by Fred ( Midshipman)
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    Thank You Martin, you are too kind,

    I made a lot of mistakes with this attempt, I also made a hash with my setting out of the band stand so that did not help, as you said the more I practice the better it will come, at lest the Lady "T" has the deck marked out for me.

    Keep Safe

    Fred
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Decking
    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Fred,
    Planking of the Hulls or Decks is not an easy thing to do.
    But i think yours has come out well.
    Remember the more you do it the better you get at it.
    Good luck with Lady T, just take your time.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Deck
    4 months ago by Fred ( Midshipman)
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    Things have been a bit slow at the moment what with this thing called Christmas coming along.

    You just may remember that I got this kit back in 1996, in the instructions is said cut out the forward deck housing access in the deck so that any ballast that is needed can be placed via this point, no such markings were on my deck, so after building the deck housing I used the housing to make the access frame, this I then fixed to the deck and cut out the access into the deck job done.

    As I have now fixed most of the deck fittings I started to paint the deck, this is were I run into a bit of a problem the paint that I used in the start is so old Nelson had both eyes when I purchased it, and this new paint does not like the old paint, as they used to say on the radio "Back to square one" do I make a round trip of 40 miles for a tin of paint and may be find some other parts that I just may need at some time in the future, or do I look in my old stock for a different colure?

    Time for a lay down.

    Fred
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck
    4 months ago by Fred ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Martin 555
    It is a water based emulsion for bathrooms,.

    I have had a look at my stock and have found a light grey that I think will look O.K.

    Fred
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Fred,
    What type of paint is it that you used in the bathroom ?
    If it is made for bathrooms then i would of thought that it would be suitable for wet areas and ideal for your model boat.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck
    4 months ago by Fred ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Martin555

    Thanks for the suggestion, I will just have a look at the paint tray and see what there is, I just don't want to go down the red oxide, also black is out as the deck hatches are black. the colour that I did our bathroom in would be just right, shame that it is not the right type of paint as I have 3lts leftover ๐Ÿ˜

    Fred
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Fred,
    If you have plenty of paint in your stock will it be possible to mix up a colour that will suite.

    Will be cheeper and a lot safer with this Covid situation.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Up Date on Deck Housing
    5 months ago by Fred ( Midshipman)
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    ๐Ÿ˜œHi

    Its been some time since I have posted anything on this build.

    Having decorated the ensuite, I have restarted work on the Wacht AM Rehine,

    I made window frames for the foredeck housing, and started on cladding a planking what I call the Bandstand.

    Fred
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    ๐Ÿ“ Deck Housing
    6 months ago by Fred ( Midshipman)
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    Thank you for your comments.

    I have done the top in Mahogany and the rest in cedar, I will be fitting porthole rod's and grab rails as well.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Deck Fittings
    6 months ago by Fred ( Midshipman)
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    Over the last ten days I have only been able to get out to the garage for a short time to work on the boat, I have done most of the cladding on the deck housings and I think that it is an improvement.

    I have enclosed a before and after, looking forward to your comments so don't hold back.

    SWMBO has said the the Ensuite bathroom needs a new coat of paint so that will be next weeks job. ( maybe Battle Ship Grey)

    Fred
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck Fittings
    2 months ago by Griss ( Master Seaman)
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    Real wood finish &oiled u cant beat it try telling it to the old Dragon but she must paint everything?
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    6 months ago by Fred ( Midshipman)
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    Thank you Doug for the RAL number, the one DIY store that I will not get paint from is my local B&Q.

    Fred
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck Fittings
    6 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "bathroom needs a new coat of paint so that will be next weeks job. ( maybe Battle Ship Grey)"
    RAL 9001 Fred๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‰

    Very nice woodwork Fred๐Ÿ‘ Sure looks a whole heap better 'mahogged'!
    Some useful tips for my fish cutter restoration as well๐Ÿ˜€
    Carry on Fred, Steady as you go.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    6 months ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Very nice Fred I always like a bit of real wood
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck Fittings
    6 months ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    Looks great, and colours are good for age and type of boat.
    Keep going shipmate, cheers Colin.
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    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Well Fred,
    That is a massive improvement.
    It will look really nice on your boat.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hull Painted
    6 months ago by Fred ( Midshipman)
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    Hi
    Just a quick update, as the weather has been fine for the last few day's I took opportunity to paint the hull, now these are not the colures that are recommend by Dean's, but they are going to be my new tug fleet colures๐Ÿ‘.

    Fred
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hull Painted
    6 months ago by Fred ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Cash
    Ron informed me that if I looked at the Check list under Code number the last two numbers are the year of packing, mine is WR20096 and I got her in Sept 96.

    Do you have the wright up from Model Boats?

    Fred
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hull Painted
    6 months ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Fred, sheโ€™s coming along nicely. Iโ€™m thinking I might have to start working on mine as my winter project. I think mines an older kit too, but I donโ€™t know how old. The plans were so faded I ordered a new set from Deans.
    Iโ€™ll need to post some pics of what I have, Iโ€™m not real happy with a couple things that have already been done to her, especially the rudder horn/tiller. Might be okay, but it gives me the heebie-jeebies when I look at it.๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hull Painted
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Commodore)
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    Your the skipper and paint coordinator for color good choice .
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hull Painted
    6 months ago by Fred ( Midshipman)
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    Could be๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Fred,
    So will we soon see a pink Gato build log ?LOL!!

    Martin555.
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    6 months ago by Fred ( Midshipman)
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    Thanks' Guys

    Yes I got fed up with just black - grey & red oxide, and as the old eyes are not as good as they were๐Ÿค“ I went with the Post Office Red and Satin Black for the hull and Humbrol 105 Marine Green Matt for the decks.

    I am still working on cladding the deck housings, one thing that I am not happy with it that the starring housing has a vac form canopy and it does not look right to me, as we had a garden canopy that came down in one of the storms I may use some of that or an old hanky to make a new canopy.

    Back in the day when I was deep into Submarines I had an ideaโšก of doing a Gato in pink as in the film Operation Petticoat, but at the time the only gato on the market was made by 32nd parallel and the cost was just to much, I now have the 1/72 gato from Revell that I got when it first came out so I just may use that.
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    6 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Very nice model Fred. I like your colour scheme. Forget all about the rivet counters. I think it is all about what you think. Would look nice in Sky Blue Pink though but I think purple dots might be a little over the top.๐Ÿ˜
    Peter.
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    6 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very smart Fred๐Ÿ‘
    Excellent job all round.
    Never mind what Deans say, you can do her sky-blue-pink with purple spots if you feel like it๐Ÿ˜‰
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hull Painted
    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice work Fred,
    As it is your model you can paint it exactly how you want.
    I think it looks good.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Deck Steam Winch
    7 months ago by Fred ( Midshipman)
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    As yesterday (02/10/2020) was a wet and windy day I moved in doors,
    I turned my hand to the deck winch, now this all white metal, the one thing I did was to replace one of the rods for a brass one just to make it a bit more rigid, when finished it was back out to the garage were I sprayed it satin black.

    Fred
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck Steam Winch
    6 months ago by Fred ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Nerys

    Yes it was in my kit, I would think that Ron has done an upgrade on the kit's of today so it could even be better.

    Fred
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    6 months ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    That winch looks good, is it the one supplied as part of the kit?

    Cheers, Nerys
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    6 months ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Fred,

    That looks great!

    Cheers, Ed
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck Steam Winch
    7 months ago by Fred ( Midshipman)
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    Thank you Bill
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck Steam Winch
    7 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Fred.
    Steam winch looks really good.
    Well done.
    Bill ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck Steam Winch
    7 months ago by Fred ( Midshipman)
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    I think I may do some at a later date, Martin.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck Steam Winch
    7 months ago by Fred ( Midshipman)
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    Thank you Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck Steam Winch
    7 months ago by Newby7 ( Commodore)
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    Nice job on the steam winch.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck Steam Winch
    7 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice work Fred,
    Do you plan on doing any weathering at a later date ?

    Martin555.
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