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    MouldBuilder
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    Probably cheap glue on the envelope and it fell out in the post.๐Ÿ˜
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    Funny you should say that. I had a big fallout with Ron Dean when when I had the audacity to suggest that one of his shafts was bent.
    He said he would replace it but only if I returned it for him to check to ensure I had not damaged it and was trying to get something for nothing. Didn't help when I called it threaded piano wire. Like you, I got some elsewhere. I didn't get a Christmas card from him last year, I don't know why.
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    Martin555
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    Hi Richard,
    Very nice indeed,
    You have done a good job.

    The only problem i have found with acrylic paint is if you are painting plastic.
    It is a struggle to get the paint to take.
    It will take a few coats before it starts to take properly.
    And if you spray it you will have to give it a lot of very thin coats.
    As it is water based it tends to pool on the plastic rather that having an even coat.

    Martin555.
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    MouldBuilder
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    Hi Steve.
    I bought the same. I was a little disappointed with some of the quality. Went all the way with motors and props but then faltered on prop tubes and shafts. Three shafts were bent. Deans said they would replace but I bought quality replacements myself as I did not want a repeat of the roughly cut off pieces of scrap they supplied.
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    Richard7
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    Hello Martin, I have posted some pictures of my St Canute. As you will see I had a bit of a problem with the stern area. The hull is now complete and just waiting for the long process of sanding down and sealing the planked area which I will do during the summer months as I can get out to the porch area. At this moment in time I have just started the superstructure. I am using Humbrol paints and thought a silk grey would do nicely for the deck but the silk paint is a nightmare very translucent and hard to get a good even colour. I would not recommend Humbrol silk colours in the future.

    One question I have would I be better to have purchased acrylic paint?

    Stay sage guys
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    cormorant
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    I used the Deans upgrade with 4 screws. Expensive, but worth it I thought.
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    MouldBuilder
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    Did you use 2 or 4 screws. Were they from Deans Marine?
    Thanks.
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    Hi Steve.
    I am sure I have seen this video on Youtube. Now I know who built it.
    I hope I can build something similar. Yours looks superb.
    I am pretty clumsy so I fear what you said about parts falling off. I will have to be careful.
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    cormorant
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    Hi MouldBuilder
    I too built the 1/200 Hood with RC conversion last year.
    I found the best upgrades to be the wooden deck and the metal gun barrels.
    I also added a sound system and smokers.
    Biggest problem - however careful I was, a visit to the pond always resulted in some form of damage, mainly to the railings and the antenna.
    However, I thoroughly enjoyed the build and she really looks good on the water.
    Have a great build
    Steve
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    Martin555
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    Hi Richard7,
    Do you have any photos of your Billing Boats St Canute to show us. ?

    Maybe you could start a build log.

    We like seeing photos and videos of other members projects.

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