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At risk of appearing to teach monkeys to suck eggs or grandmas to climb trees...
Upon pondering the subject of potholes; plans always show them as port holes and after-build photographs show them as painted black circles. I know what I prefer.
On line purchases of brass port holes can be not cheap. I've found that normal brass eyelets with a blob of Deluxe Materials Glue 'n' Glaze in the hole dries to a passable imitation of the real thing.
I appreciate that you are just swapping the painstaking painting of rows of black circles with painstakingly drilling a row of holes and gluing them in but if you question the sanity of building a miniature boat then it all seems quite normal.
And if you have any issues, take them up with my mate Popeye.
i had some portholes printed at the work and the perspex infills laser cut ,if you can access the technology why not use it .whatever happened to Phil ?who was the 3D printing guru ? And was printing a landing craft 1/16 th scale maybe printed himself into a corner. May have the name wrong ,chemical soup still mucking about with the old brain .
That was Wayne Mark. 'Midlife'. He was threatening to buy a third (!) 3D printer so I expect his missus shot him 😲 We all warned him to print some Kevlar armour first! Last I heard of him was several months ago when he asked me for some Tiger tank (printed for for his LC!!) sound-files. I emailed him a batch but never got a reply 🤔 How's it goin' Matey? All the best, Doug 😎
Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Hi Doug, things have been fine last bout of Chemo was a bit rough , puffer hull is coming along fine will post some pictures tomorrow . your right Wayne was the 3D guru wonder how the rocket he was working on ended up . Cheers Marky