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    Billings Boats Sea King
    by Puddle-pirate πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Puddle-pirate
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    I'll look at the local woodworking store. It may be just the answer. Thank you.
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    Ianh
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    Don't know whether you still get them but a fretsaw and table will help.
    That's what they used on Marquetry in the old days
    Try Hobbies limited or Axminster tools
    https://www.hobbies.co.uk/tools/hand-tools/quick-easy-blade-change-fretsaw-frame
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    Only old in years not mind or soul.
    Joe727
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    Looks like a nice, vintage kit. Look forward to seeing more as you progress. πŸ‘
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    Puddle-pirate
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    Good idea - Thank you
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    Rookysailor
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    If it's standard thin veneer PP, I would use a heavy duty utility knife with a sharp blade, the knives that have a retractable bladeπŸ‘, a scalpel or modeling knife is a little weak for this job.😊


    Cheers, Pete
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    Puddle-pirate
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    I'll start with the wood pieces in the hull first and the running gear. The superstructure may wait until the fall. Varnishing I can do indoors, spraying gets done outdoors.
    On another note, what is the best way to cut the thin veneer? A scroll saw seems to be a poor choice.
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    Rookysailor
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    A lovely kit to enjoy making PP, you lucky ladπŸ‘
    being Billings, it should be good quality wood, it certainly looks that way, nice lines on the hull, you will have fun making this I'm sure.😊

    Cheers, Pete
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    Puddle-pirate
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    K&Of motors are what got me into the model boats in the first place. The prices of some of them have gotten stupid expensive. A Mercury 100hp model will go for over a thousand dollars... Needless to say there aren't any in my collection.
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    Colin H
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    Those motors look like 1960's. I have a pair of outboard motors by the same maker.
    The model looks like it will be well worth the effort.
    Looking forward to following this build.
    Cheers Colin.
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    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
    Brightwork
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    I have that same kit yet to build .... looking forward to it.
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