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chippy
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 20
27th Feb 2017 19:48  
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I'm wondering if anyone has built a model of the Bering motor yacht "Mila"? Drawing MM2068 from my hobby store. There was a short article about it in Model Boats Mag Dec 2011. This will be my next project and will be a plank on frame, but I'm not in a hurry just yet to get it completed. Any help or advice gratefully recieved. Thanks for reading.


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onetenor
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 122
11th Mar 2017 04:04  
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Nice boat. Can I offer a tip. If using balsa planking roll the strips on one side with a pencil or thinnish dowel and the wood will assume a curve which will help accomodate the planks to the curvature of the hull Other woods even plycan be treated like this but will require more pressure from something like a heavy dowel.Damping or using ammonia will help too. Good luck with the build.John👍😁

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 639
10th May 2017 00:45  
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and good luck with the ammonia! Steaming over the kettle works as well, and don't stink. 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living/boat modeling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 639
10th May 2017 00:46  
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PS: and it's 'free' and you get a cuppa with it as well! 😉😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living/boat modeling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 639
10th May 2017 01:49  
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By the way! Rolling the dowel is not essential. In fact my experience is that slowly swiping along the plank with pressure against a hard underlay works very well. A bit like sharpening a kitchen knife! As you progress and the plank starts to take shape coordinate the swipe with lifting the free end of the plank. Especially useful for the bow end where the curvature is more pronounced. Practice makes perfect! 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living/boat modeling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 639
10th May 2017 01:58  
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Hmmm! The original is plastic, so why not try a GRP or vacuum moulded hull instead? 😎 Plank on frame is a lot of work. What's more important the building or the sailing? The 'bait digging or the fishing!'!? 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living/boat modeling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
Westquay
(Captain)





Forum Posts: 180
10th May 2017 10:44  
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Oi! We ain't all on a nice Navy pension, Mr. I am now thinking like you about digging or fishing, but half the hull moulders are either gone or going and them as are left are horrendously expensive!
So knocking a hull together is our only chance.

Martin

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 639
10th May 2017 11:17  
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Hi Martin, Neither am I ! Just the standard German pension and some fag money from the company here. Still waiting for an answer from the British pension people about the 15 years I worked in UK 🤔
So I appreciate your point. 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living/boat modeling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
Westquay
(Captain)





Forum Posts: 180
10th May 2017 11:33  
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Judging by your username I assumed you'd been in the Navy, hence a nice pension.
I only have enough to cover petrol if we go nowhere further than shopping! Frankly I stopped paying into that one so early I'm surprised we get that much!

M

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 639
10th May 2017 11:37  
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Nope! The user name occurred to me while sailing HMS Hotspur on the Ostpark lake here. Hope I'm not breaking any rules! 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living/boat modeling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
Westquay
(Captain)





Forum Posts: 180
10th May 2017 11:49  
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I do hope you are breaking rules somewhere every day. Or I'd be very disappointed in you.https://model-boats.com/media/np/s/200/1494413382

Martin


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RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 639
10th May 2017 12:37  
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Great logo 👍
Don't worry, with the German passion for regulating everything you can't leave the house with accidentally committing some sort of 'Ordnungswidrigkeit'!
At work I used to bend the rules and short circuit procedures all the time, only way to get things done before the customer lost patience and went elsewhere. Some controllers mumbled about it but my bosses kept them off my back and left me alone cos it worked! The last 10 years I became the firefighter. All good fun 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living/boat modeling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
Westquay
(Captain)





Forum Posts: 180
10th May 2017 12:59  
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That badge was designed by a bloke who you would think was the typical model boater, rather than a sympathiser with Anarchism.

The reason the Germans hired so many contractors in their car industry is because, like you, we got on with it and didn't piddle about making fixtures and jigs, We just did it. All 200 odd English and American contractors o hand tools in the studio and computers in the offices. When I left my last German contract the two German lads I worked with made a sign that said in mimic of their own accent, "FU** ZE RULES" and put it above the only entry door to our small studio. One of them was the singer in a Thrash metal band, but was a big friendly giant really. He came over for my daughter's 21st birthday and fell in love with Woodforde's Wherry bitter and Fish'n'chips!
Happy days.
All pooterised now.

Martin

Delboy
(Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 12
10th May 2017 20:11  
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Ha ha! I once crossed the road in Munich without using the pedestrian crossing and had a rolled umbrella waggled at me by an elderly lady for being a bad example fur die junge leute.
They do love their rules in Bavaria.

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 639
10th May 2017 20:24  
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Tell me about it! 👍Sounds very familiar 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living/boat modeling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
chippy
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 20
29th May 2017 13:44  
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Many thanks to Phil Button for copying the article and drawings then posting them all over to me. I've made a start but it will be a long project as time is limited.