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    Derek 151
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    Welcome aboard, Andy. If your model boat building skills can match, what is obviously, your excellent taste in best bitter you should have no problems.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š
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    Hi Doug, thanks for the warm welcome and advice.

    Yes, it is the VMW kit and I have had a quick look at Robob's blog of the same, plus a couple of more recent ones.

    Having no experience at all of this craft, I find it even more challenging when the blogs go 'off piste' from the provided instructions!

    Great to know I've got some backup on this forum when the 'wheel' comes off.

    Cheeers, Andy
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    Hi Andy, Welcome aboard shipmate๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€
    Apart from Michael's excellent version you might like to take gander at Robob's ground breaking blog of the test, evaluation and build of the original 36" Vintage Model Works prototype kit.
    https://model-boats.com/blogs/47891?sort=ASC

    If you have the Krick kit I'm sure that you will find Pete's (Mouldbuilder) Blog of that version useful.
    https://model-boats.com/blogs/42133?sort=ASC
    This blog also includes a discussion of the circuit (using a 555 timer chip) needed to drive the flashing blue light๐Ÿ˜‰
    Happy building, look forward to your Blog๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.๐Ÿ˜Š Cheers Doug
    AndyS
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    Hi Mike
    Thanks for the welcome and your offer, it's a VMW, which I believe is the same as yours. I have been looking at your blog together with a couple of others, Robob's and Nickthesteam's.

    AndyS
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    Hi Andy welcome you don't say which make of kit you have but you are welcome to ask any questions about my build.
    Have a look at my police boat

    https://model-boats.com/blogs/78377
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    Hi All, sorry if this is in the wrong category, but I couldn't find anywhere that looked more suitable.

    I'm completely new to model making, unless plastic Airfix kits of the 50's/60's count!
    I am, however a fairly competent woodworker and turner.

    The reason for the change in tack, is that for a special birthday, my son bought me a model boat kit......'The 36 inch Police Launch' .

    I've already discovered that there are at least 3 blogs on your forum that describe the construction of this, hence my enrolment here.

    It's far too hot to get in my workshop (shed) at the moment, which is perhaps a good thing, as I'm studying the instructions and the blogs on this forum.
    Sorry if that's a bit long winded, I'll try to be briefer in the future.

    Thanks for having me, AndyS
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