|||
Current Website Support
262
Contributors
11
Subscribers
You are Not Registered
Donate for your silver medal πŸ…
Β£10
Β£15
Β£25
Β£50
Subscribe for your gold medal πŸ…
Β£5
Β£10
Β£15
Β£20
You Will Be Helping Towards:

  • Domain Fees
  • Security Certificates
  • iOS & Android App Fees
  • Website Hosting
  • Fast Servers
  • Data Backups
  • Upkeep & Maintenance
  • Administration Costs

    Without your support the website wouldn't be what it is today.

    Please consider donating towards these fees to help keep us afloat.

    Read more

    All donations are securely managed through PayPal. Amounts donated are not published online.

    Many thanks for your kind support
  • Join Us On Social Media!
    Model Boats Website
    Model Boats Website
    Home
    Forum
    Build Blogs
    Media Gallery
    Boat Clubs & Lakes
    Events
    Boat Harbour
    How-To Articles
    Plans & Docs
    Useful Links
    0

















    Followers
    St Canute Planking Help?
    by Richard7 πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ ( Leading Seaman)
    πŸ“£










    Click To
    Follow
    17 Posts 16 Replies 6 Photos 8 Likes
    ( Newest Posts Shown First )
    Richard7
    Leading Seaman
    πŸ“ St Canute Planking Help?
    Flag
    Country: πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ United Kingdom
    Online: 13 days ago
    😊 View Profile
    πŸ’¬ Send PM
    Aha, the old 6d and 1/- shilling takes me back to my first model making days with Keilcraft balsa kits such as the Mermaid, in those days l could buy a kit with two weeks paperboy wages!

    Thanks for the memory and about the packs of Balsa....
    Richard
    onetenor
    Sub-Lieutenant
    πŸ“ St Canute Planking Help?
    Flag
    Country: πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ United Kingdom
    Online: 3 days ago
    😊 View Profile
    πŸ’¬ Send PM
    On E Bay/Amazon etc you can find "Hobby Packs" or "Balsa Bundles" These contain Block and sheet balsa in random sizes about 8/10 inches long; velly cheep and really handy. Many is ?are the models I made using them and a tube of cement.Used to be two prices 6p&1/-. Aaaaah those were the days. Thinking about it I think SLEC, BALSA CABIN and the like do them. Can't be selective about densities though.πŸ‘
    Richard7
    Leading Seaman
    πŸ“ St Canute Planking Help?
    Flag
    Country: πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ United Kingdom
    Online: 13 days ago
    😊 View Profile
    πŸ’¬ Send PM
    Thank you Colin, l plan to take a drive out to the Orpington branch of Hobby Craft on Sunday.....πŸ‘
    Richard7
    Leading Seaman
    πŸ“ St Canute Planking Help?
    Flag
    Country: πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ United Kingdom
    Online: 13 days ago
    😊 View Profile
    πŸ’¬ Send PM
    No sir, it’s Sharps β€œDoom Bar”, β€œSea Fury” or β€œHarvys” best bitter.....plus the occasional guest beer.....
    1
    RNinMunich
    Fleet Admiral
    πŸ“ St Canute Planking Help?
    Flag
    Country: πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Germany
    Online: 20 seconds ago
    😊 View Profile
    πŸ’¬ Send PM
    and if I was local I'd drink itπŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹
    Got Brakspear in your neck o the woods!?😁
    Young at heart - slightly older in other places πŸ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    Colin H
    Lieutenant
    πŸ“ St Canute Planking Help?
    Flag
    Country: πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ United Kingdom
    Online: 3 hours ago
    😊 View Profile
    πŸ’¬ Send PM
    Balsa block or thick balsa is available in hobby raft and most modelling shops.
    Cheers Colin.
    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
    Richard7
    Leading Seaman
    πŸ“ St Canute Planking Help?
    Flag
    Country: πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ United Kingdom
    Online: 13 days ago
    😊 View Profile
    πŸ’¬ Send PM
    Thanks Doug, You are a mine of information which this retired fella sure appreciates, if you were local l would buy you a pint!
    Cheers sir
    1
    RNinMunich
    Fleet Admiral
    πŸ“ St Canute Planking Help?
    Flag
    Country: πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Germany
    Online: 20 seconds ago
    😊 View Profile
    πŸ’¬ Send PM
    Evenin' Richard,
    don't know if you can buy 'blocks' as such. I bought a 20mm thick by 10cm by 100cm plank. Useful for all sorts of stuff. From Krick here in Germany, sure you can get similar from Cornwall Model Boats or SLEC etc.
    Cheers, Doug 😎
    Young at heart - slightly older in other places πŸ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    Richard7
    Leading Seaman
    πŸ“ St Canute Planking Help?
    Flag
    Country: πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ United Kingdom
    Online: 13 days ago
    😊 View Profile
    πŸ’¬ Send PM
    Oooops my reply to your emails should read "Blocks" of balsa...😊
    Richard
    Richard7
    Leading Seaman
    πŸ“ St Canute Planking Help?
    Flag
    Country: πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ United Kingdom
    Online: 13 days ago
    😊 View Profile
    πŸ’¬ Send PM
    Hey guys, I cannot thank you all enough for all these suggestions and advice, what a great website this is!!! I am swaying to purchase some blacks of balsa and give this a try, I did the same with my first model of the Billing Boat Norden (much smaller model) but on that occasion the stern block came with the kit. Does anyone have a website that I can purchase these blacks of balsa? I will try my local Hobbycraft store but they are sadly winding down on a lot of items. it is my intention to paint the St Canute the same colours as Billing Boats suggest, so none of the planks will be varnished but I will have a lot of sanding and shaping to do.

    Many thanks again to you all,πŸ‘

    Kindest regards Richard
    2
    Show 7 More Posts



    About This Website
    Terms of Service
    Privacy Policy
    Cookies used in this website are gluten free, wheat free and dairy free. By using this website you agree to our use of cookies. More Info