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    1/24 scale Vosper RTTL with a wooden hull
    by PhilJones ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Able Seaman)
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    Nerys
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    I agree Colin, I had a short involvement with the Doll's house world some years ago and was amazed at many of the things that were produced. The quality of some of the furniture was amazing, the little people inhabiting the dolls houses and all the accessories were fantastic. I'm talking about the stuff made by the Dolls House hobbyists, not the stuff imported from the Far East, though I must admit, some of that was good. Many of the people I met were absolute fanatics for their hobby and everything had to be absolutely perfect. I heard a stall holder once at a Dolls Fair being asked, 'do you have a half full glass of wine, my cook likes a glass after lunch? And all in 1/12 scale.

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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
    Colin H
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    Doug, you'd be surprised what she can do in 1/12th, I wish I could get her to start 1/16th then she could make my fire boat crew.
    I'm always trying to get her thinking smaller, but to no avail.
    So I might have to build 1/12th scale boats.
    Cheers Colin.
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    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
    RNinMunich
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    "My wife shares my stock for her dolls house models. "
    Aren't they a bit over-scale for Caroline's 1/16 coffee mugs Colin? ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
    RNinMunich
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    Don't adjacent waves fit together Scout? ๐Ÿ˜
    Nah! Guess that would make the crew's eyes go skew-whiffy ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿค“
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    Would look real cool though๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
    Colin H
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    What a swiz, the 7inch x 1/4 inch x 1/16th inch are really good.
    I will ask my son when he next goes to check what they are using in Kidderminster and Worcester.
    If they've changed I'll have to find a new supply as I've only got about 5 or 6 hundred left. My wife shares my stock for her dolls house models.
    Cheers Colin.
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    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
    scout13
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    Hi Colin Mc D's our way have started using stirrer sticks that have wavy sides so can not match them up
    some B&Q's will sell you a box of 5000 for a ยฃ5-00p
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    Nerys
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    I use lime strip in the appropriate width for all the deck planking I do. Maybe I'm wrong but I think to scale the caulking would be too small, so I just run a black fairly fine tip pen down the seams.
    On big real ships, planked decks were never painted, always scrubbed. In the Royal Navy it was one of the first jobs in the morning to do that. On small ships, like my beloved Thames Barges, decks were painted, normally a palish blue and most skippers would keep a supply of paint on board to keep them looking smart.

    Nerys
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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
    Colin H
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    Phil if I have to plank small ares I use coffee stirer sticks which my son gets from McDonald's each time he goes he brings a handful for me. For the caulking between planks I use strips of art card from my local hobby craft shop.
    Or if you have clean thin ply you could draw the caulking lines.
    Either way a good quality varnish will keep it looking good for years.
    Cheers Colin.
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    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
    PhilJones
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    Brillant. Thank you. Once again you have all been very helpful.

    While I'm here, As you can see in the pictures, the hull of the deck has been nicely "planked" (forgive me, but I have no idea what else to call it). However, the bits of decking that form part of the bits that lift off hasn't. I presume both were going to be planked to match the rest of the hull but my friend never got around to it. I have no idea how to do replicate this so any ideas/suggestions would be great.
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    scout13
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    Phil As you said earlier you may have a leak on the prop tube if you do take all the paint of you will be able to sort it out from both sides
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