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>> Home > Forum > Hobby Chit Chat! > Fairplay X - Plastic Magic! :-)
Fairplay X - Plastic Magic! :-)
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RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 1033
8th Jun 2017 11:56  
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Nice one Saintsalvio 👍
I have the Revell Harbour Tug kit - ca 15cm and intend to do the same as you and motorise it. Micro motor, servo and RX already purchased. have to be very very careful with the weight; max 96gm payload!!
What battery are you using?

Cheers Doug 😎
PS Nice place to live as well 😉


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
malctank
(Chief Petty Officer)





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8th Jun 2017 17:40  
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Hello is the tug the Smit nedaland as I put the radio out of one of the small boats you can get to play in the bath it was about 4" long and it could push some one's sub side ways ???

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





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8th Jun 2017 17:45  
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Pardon ?? 😲


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
figtree7nts
(Fleet Admiral!)





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8th Jun 2017 18:40  
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Oh, I think I get it!
Push the ship side ways, Right?


"Fair winds calm Seas"
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





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8th Jun 2017 20:42  
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H figtree, Then 'you're a better man than I Gungadin'! 🤔
Don't know what this has to do with my response to Salvio? Unless Malctank (?) has also done a Plastic Magic job on a mini Smit Nederland model? Cheers Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
figtree7nts
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 319
8th Jun 2017 21:38  
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Well this is how I read it, I think he was talking about working on a mini Smit Nederland tug. Or was he asking a question?
Never the less this is why I responded like I did😊.
"Oh, I think I get it!
Push the ship side ways, Right?"
Ed


"Fair winds calm Seas"
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





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8th Jun 2017 21:58  
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Evenin' Hi Figtree, I agree, only logical explanation, another piece of Plastic Magic.👍

@ Malctank; a picture tells a thousand words! Can we see a pic of your Smit Nederland please??

Cheers Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
figtree7nts
(Fleet Admiral!)





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8th Jun 2017 22:12  
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Hi Malctank

Which Smit Nederland are you talking about?
I remember building the Smit Nederland about 25-30 yrs ago!
I believe it was the 1:1200 it was about 2.5" long.
Don't remember her scale exactly....

Ed

Evening Doug, Cheers


"Fair winds calm Seas"
figtree7nts
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 319
8th Jun 2017 22:18  
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Where did he go?


"Fair winds calm Seas"
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1033
9th Jun 2017 06:11  
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Mornin' Figtree, I went to bed! It was midnight here in Munich 😉
Or did you mean Malctank?
😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
saintsalvio
(Commander)





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9th Jun 2017 07:07  
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I used the stack two motors; the circuits and the esc so as the control radio of the tiny submarine i got for the purpose; the weight was right to float correct by the waterline; you can see it on a video on my little Youtube channel (look at Salvatore Mazzarella ) rescuing a sunseeker predator yacht with many glamour ladies in the bathub.
P.S. unfortunately I am still living at work!

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





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9th Jun 2017 08:24  
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Excellent 👍 Highly amusing 😁
Can you post a photo of the running gear please?
Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
saintsalvio
(Commander)





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9th Jun 2017 08:39  
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Sure, ad soon as I come back at home from work!

malctank
(Chief Petty Officer)





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9th Jun 2017 08:55  
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I am sorry for any misunderstanding the smitnederland was a plastic model at about 1/200. Scale and the small boat I took all the radio bits was one of them little boats that you can buy for about £8 it has two pods on the bottom of it with motors in it and the radio parts inside and battery with charging socket so all you do is take all the radio stuff out and cut the wires on the two pods and install it into the other boat and you will have forward revers on both motors letting you turn in both directions ok

figtree7nts
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 319
9th Jun 2017 13:58  
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Good afternoon to every body!
I was talking about Malctank, where had he gone to!
Hey, Doug how's going?


"Fair winds calm Seas"
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1033
9th Jun 2017 14:26  
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Hi figtree, to transliterate what the locals here would say 'Me goes it good'!👍 I'm busily sorting out loads of bits and pieces and materials for various projects which have arrived from China, Holland and Germany this week, and find room in the 'kitchen workshop' 😲 Just ordered a new fine nozzle (0.2mm) airbrush and compressor for detail and weathering effects! At the weekend the Sea Scout repaint is on the agenda, or maybe the brushless fit first!? It's all go folks 😉
Trust all is well with you. Cheers Doug 😎
PS Followed the Comey saga on CNN yesterday with great interest.
He struck me as much more believable than Trump👍


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
figtree7nts
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 319
9th Jun 2017 14:56  
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Yes, I caught a glimpse of it. as I was at the local clinic with the wife! I believe Comey over Trump! Who know's what else will happen!
you've got quite a good a bit of supplies to go through huh!
I would love to have a sprayer don't have enough room for it though!
I too have a 'Kitchen Workshop'! though the wife away's gives me the look...


"Fair winds calm Seas"
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1033
9th Jun 2017 15:17  
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Hi, I 'solved' the 'wife problem' over 20 years ago! 😉
Now I have a GF who has her own apartment.
So half my kitchen is kitchen and the other half workshop. Coffee machine and microwave is never far away 😊 Also a bench for the rough stuff in my small cellar. For spraying: I do the big stuff, hulls etc, on the terrace which is partially covered. For the small stuff I have a mini-spray-booth, about 50x40x30cm, with an extractor fan and hose I can hang out the window! So I guess I'm not so badly off😉 Still have TOO MUCH STUFF though !!
"Stuff expands to fill the space available for it"! Must be explained somewhere in Einstein's theories 😉 Cheers Doug😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
figtree7nts
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 319
9th Jun 2017 15:48  
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Well the wife understands, and she gives me my space.
When I use the kitchen I must leave it spotless or else!😭
And the room I use for the model is filled to the brim!!!
I have my 5 models and supplies! there's also a computer and a server I keep file in. Oh, Did I mention I also have a Radio Flyer I'm Going to use to take the boats to the pond. Lets not forget I have two printers too....


"Fair winds calm Seas"
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1033
9th Jun 2017 16:10  
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I forgot two mention the 'office' corner of the living room! Two PC, WLAN router, LAN switch, two A3 scanner / printers, on A4 photo printer 😉 Oh and of course the as yet untried 3D printer, will probably move this two the cellar. 🤔 What's 'Radio Flyer'? An RC Skyvan or Chinook??


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
figtree7nts
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 319
9th Jun 2017 16:18  
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Radio Flyer, it's a Little red wagon....


"Fair winds calm Seas"
figtree7nts
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 319
9th Jun 2017 16:19  
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I thought I had a lot of computer stuff you have me beat.
Oh what I wouldn't do for a 3D printer!


"Fair winds calm Seas"
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1033
9th Jun 2017 16:38  
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3D is not as easy as some make it sound 🤔 I'm still too scared to attack it, lots of excuses like garden, boat renovation, motor modifications etc etc 😁
One day .....


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
figtree7nts
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 319
9th Jun 2017 16:42  
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Math anybody, It looks complicated.
Looks as if you need to know XYZ coordinates!
Just give me a plain Printer...


"Fair winds calm Seas"
figtree7nts
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 319
9th Jun 2017 16:52  
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have to step for a bit!


"Fair winds calm Seas"
saintsalvio
(Commander)





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9th Jun 2017 21:48  
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OK it is evening and I am relaxing so I can post the photos you required, remember my videos on you tube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I95fLw9eziQ
and just now I am adding a video of the new trailer I adapted from a simple 1/10 rc car trailer for my new (used almost vintage bought in brilliant conditions from a German friend on ebay) super air nautique wakeboard boat to join with my rc defender land rover RC truck eavily modified:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdfVBU543ck
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9a-DJ1T_5U&t=2s
please comment!


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RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





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9th Jun 2017 23:13  
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Great videos 👍👍
Re Fairplay layout: nice photos. Can you give us one from above the open hull showing the layout; motors, batts, ESC, RX, please?
cheers Doug 😎
PS just spent a great week at Lago di Garda in Moniga. Not the first (or the last) time I've been there. 😉 Only about 6 hours drive from Munich.😊


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
figtree7nts
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 319
10th Jun 2017 01:35  
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Nice Video, I'm glad the girls were saved!
I too would like to see the inside of the Fairplay!
Where did you get it?

Ed


"Fair winds calm Seas"
figtree7nts
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 319
10th Jun 2017 10:43  
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Good Morning RNinMunich,
How's the weather over there, Doug?


"Fair winds calm Seas"
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1033
10th Jun 2017 10:50  
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Hi Figtree, 'Ahoy sailor'!
Lot of rain this last week (saved dragging the garden hose out at least!) now sunny and around 20°C, 30°+ forecast for tomorrow and next week 😎 So I can get some spraying done outside 😊
How's things in your neck of the woods?
Cheers Doug
PS DHL say my new airbrush and compressor will arrive this afternoon 😊 Can't wait to check it out!


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
figtree7nts
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 319
10th Jun 2017 11:01  
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We Had a bit of rain, last week!
Today's supposed to be in the upper 80+ low 90!
Glad to hear your expecting you package.
don't make you feel like a little kid?
Waiting for Santa! I too am waiting mine comes next week. computer part though! Cheers Ed....


"Fair winds calm Seas"
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





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10th Jun 2017 11:32  
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Absolutely! I check the street every time I hear a truck engine 😉


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
saintsalvio
(Commander)





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10th Jun 2017 11:49  
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A GRANDE RICHIESTA! as you asked me how I did it! It is very simple! ehm not so much but: you take the lobster (minipig submarine u16 new) take out delicately the pincers (the two motors) paying attention to isolate the cables for each motors, than take away from the body the fruit (the intere block including internal battery, receiver and jack to charge) than I substitued the two motor pillars of the original fairplay kit with the two mini sub pillars very similar in sembiance and proportions, painted than reconnect the cables of the two motors with tiny cable joint to the "fruit" fixed on the exact balanced centre of the ship hull (you can see by the photos: it is right between the two main internal hollow septs). You can use the front submarine lights to enlight the fairplay lower cabins. Take care it is a nonconventional very difficult and nerve raking work but with a little help (from my friends? Noo nobody here) from the lady luck instead you can obtain the result of a mad - merely responding to command - foolish steering - lovable tugboat. hope this pics can help (Excuse me but I sealed the fruit before fixing to the hull with a lot of electric tape and sealing paint to waterproof it! So I haven't images of it naked but it is a quite simple structure! 😱
P.S. Excuse for my neapolitan-deformed english I can't do better!


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saintsalvio
(Commander)





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10th Jun 2017 12:01  
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I forgot before sailing I enveloped the fruit with a piece of surgical latex glove, sealed it (cables out from back) and painted leaving the transparent angle just in correspondance of the lights 😎

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





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10th Jun 2017 12:23  
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Grazie mille!
Yep, big demand! Tricky work. Well done. 👍👍
I have some old Mini Racers (cars) I can take some tiny parts from.
Grazie for the inspiration 😉👍
Saluto Doug 😎
PS your 'Neapolitan' English is much better than my very limited Italian 👍


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
figtree7nts
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 319
10th Jun 2017 15:46  
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Hi Saintsalvio,

I think you did a great job on the Fairplay!
Job well done... 👍


"Fair winds calm Seas"
saintsalvio
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 26
11th Jun 2017 16:28  
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Hey everybody I have an idea! Why don' t we post the photos of ours shelves where we keep our models? And our workbench? I think it would be interesting.
For example i keep some model in their boxes and some on my gundam showcase right upon my turntable! My workbench is outside the balcony!


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RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





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11th Jun 2017 22:29  
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Hi Salvio, Very good idea 👍 watch this space for pics of my chaos 🤔
Saluto Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
figtree7nts
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 319
11th Jun 2017 23:05  
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I'm afraid if I take a picture of my work bench.
It'll most likely be condemned.
It will take me a week to straighten up the bench!
Should have the picture by next Sunday!!!


"Fair winds calm Seas"
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





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12th Jun 2017 00:59  
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I'm with you Ed! 👍
I only recently retired and have been collecting bits and pieces over the last few years, still sorting out!!! 🤔 Cheers Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
figtree7nts
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 319
12th Jun 2017 01:16  
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I had the wife tidy up the workbench two yrs ago.
I still can't find what she did with those parts.
and I'm still looking for some of my paints 😡


"Fair winds calm Seas"
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





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15th Jun 2017 12:21  
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Hi Salvio, see the Jet Sprint Boat build blog for pics of my 'workshop' and chaos!!
Or 'Messcave'! 🤔 Cheers Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
saintsalvio
(Commander)





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15th Jun 2017 12:42  
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It is the produtctive chaos: when you fin d easily every tool that you need there is no problem!

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





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15th Jun 2017 12:46  
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Thankyou, a very diplomatic description 😊
Finding the tools is not so much the problem but the right parts!!
'I knowed I had one of those somewhere!!!' 🤔


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
saintsalvio
(Commander)





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15th Jun 2017 12:51  
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😁 sure you'll find it in some forgotten corner or box!

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





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15th Jun 2017 13:02  
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Hope so! Usually when I'm looking for something totally different 🤔
Right now I'm spending more time sorting and labelling than building or sailing 😭


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
figtree7nts
(Fleet Admiral!)





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15th Jun 2017 14:33  
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OK, here is Serenity on my workbench! I told you the workbench is a mess. My other boats are on a table I found while taking my daily walk! the last picture is of my Barges. I've got one last Barge to spray.... My problem is if I tidy up, I'll misplace my things!
Oh, and my area of toys! Believe it or not. I have found each and every toy I have on the dresser... Except for the Controllers.... And my Volere.


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"Fair winds calm Seas"
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





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15th Jun 2017 17:02  
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Looks pretty ship shape compared to mine at the moment 👍
Hurrah, first box of bits sorted, stashed and labelled 😉
Cheers Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
marky
(Fleet Admiral!)





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15th Jun 2017 22:26  
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This topic went in a strange tangent ,being new to this addiction I set up in the spare bedroom its incredible how much I have accumulated in such a short time ,and how suddenly folk need to use the spare room I think its a subtle plan to make sure I tidy up and don't expand to far. already in the kitchen (general fabrication)and the greenhouse (spray booth)

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





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15th Jun 2017 22:41  
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Hi Marky, That's the way things go when inventive people get together! 👍
Yep, 'Stuff' has a habit of accumulating, I think it expands at midnight when there's a full moon! Or a major conjunction or summat😉 Welcome to the club 👍
Greenhouse for spraying - great idea 👍 if the toms don't ripen you can always give em a quick blast of carmine red 😉 Cheers Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
marky
(Fleet Admiral!)





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15th Jun 2017 23:03  
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Hi Doug,as long as I cover any plants with polythene to protect from overspray the wife is happy she's also allergic to tomatoes so its only me who eats a little paint now and again no different than chewing lead soldiers as a wee boy

Cheers Marky

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





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16th Jun 2017 01:18  
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Hmm! paints today are lead free and cellulose used to smell like pears and pineapples but the taste ??? 🤔
Shame about the allergy 😭

A little olive drab or Atlantic deck green on the cucumbers perhaps? 😉

PS apropos going off at tangents..!!
And yes, you are right - this becomes an addiction - but much healthier than nicotine or worse! Welcome to Model Boat Builders Anonymous! 😁


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
saintsalvio
(Commander)





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16th Jun 2017 04:21  
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Generally I am jealous of people that have a work room with a workbench and no need to use the dining room or the kitchen as lab! Perhaps in a second life! Who knows!

onetenor
(Fleet Admiral!)





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16th Jun 2017 05:25  
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Funny enough pear drops are actually flavoured with a small amount of Amyl Acetate solvent. The stuff that smells so nice. It is also a brilliant cellulose solvent.I wouldn't drink it though👍👍

Sandy
(Sub-Lieutenant)





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16th Jun 2017 09:23  
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I was banished to my motorbike shed by 'Er Indoors',where I set up a small folding workbench on one sidewall with tools discretely hidden behind the bench top when folded and plenty off 'Plastic Magic' to cover my bike when spraying.I call it the man cave now.....
By the way Marky, I use the Musselburgh Lagoons from time to time,maybe bump into you sometime!

saintsalvio
(Commander)





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16th Jun 2017 10:40  
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Well There are many examples on the net about foldin desks and work table that are masterpieces on their own; fashinating but I see it more on a garage or laboratory situation rarely in a dedicated room in a flat!