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    Too right Red, thought for a moment there it was going to be a case of "left right, left right, mind yer fingers" CLANG, or painting the rocks white on the base drive for a month with no pay!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ We want to know about the boats but also nice to know a bit about the builders life and situation, (as you might with anyone you meet with the same interests) I joined this site in 2011 (Think it had a different name back then?) and have picked up some handy info from peoples conversations/tips etc over the years. People always seem to have been helpful on this site. JB
    4 minutes ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Lieutenant)
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    Movies.
    Re crossing bars etc, have you seen the videos of the Safehaven marine (Cork) 'Thunder Child' a private companys' effort to make a 'bullet proof' rescue/patrol boat and general purpose rough water boat. Amazing machine!, goes through, over and under anything,- FAST. Would make a good model subject.
    29 minutes ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Lieutenant)
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    17 Posts
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    Workshop
    That's a good idea to use polycarbonate sheet for windows. We've taken the easy way out and bought second hand double glazed windows and door. The imitation stained glass panels in the door add a nice touch. Nerys
    4 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Nerys ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Gaff Rigging
    What a pretty little boat, that high peaked gaff sloop rig in my opinion is ideal for a smallish model. Many years ago , I had a real boat, a converted naval 'Julia' dinghy rigged like this, always one of my favourites. Nerys
    15 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Nerys ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Bluebird?
    Silly of me - the light blue would tie in with being French too of course. Having had the roundels on the RRAF aircraft and flag - should have known better ........ A distant bell is ringing - seems familiar somehow. Cant quite put a finger on it. Brings to mind the attempt on a water speed record by some of the staff members - a 22' odd hydro powered by a Rolls Royce Griffin (ex Mk22 Spitfire) turned into the worlds fastest submarine (for a very short distance) on launching at Lake Kyle............
    17 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    Chris Craft Cobra by Dumas
    Iโ€™m building this is a static model so no motors required.
    19 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ JackJustis ( Able Seaman)
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    1940 Chris Craft
    Wow!๐Ÿ˜
    20 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dibdawg ( Recruit)
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    Arun class lifeboat
    Glad I could help. Please keep us updated with your progress. Martin555.
    1 day ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Commander)
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    Diorama
    Hi JB, Here is the link, unfortunately he doesn't show how he made it. There are other videos on utube that show how the explosions are made using LED's, chicken wire and cotton wool. https://youtu.be/jb2b9f9LAWw Martin555.
    2 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Commander)
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    Saturday car meet
    Mate had a nice red super minx convertible years ago, regretted selling it.
    2 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Lieutenant)
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    Night Watch
    A very nice thought Rooky๐Ÿ‘ It's the thought that counts! ( 1 2 3 4 5 6 ....๐Ÿ˜Š) Gisela's collecting me in a few minutes, for the first part of my "Surprise Day". Ooh er!! So TTFN. Thanks all, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Happy birthday Admiral
    Happy birthday Doug ,raise a glass or two of the Amber nectar all the best .๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿฅƒ Cheers Marky
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง marky ( Lieutenant)
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    Glasgow transport museum
    Just spent a brilliant day at the Glasgow transport museum and kelvin grove art gallery,the ship models are incredible,difficult to take pictures through glass will try to make them better with photo shop .one of the magnificent models was of the Imperial Russian yacht Lavadia built by John Elder &Co at Fairfield shipyard.these models need to be seen to be believed if you need insperation and your near Glasgow pop in you won't be disappointed.
    4 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง marky ( Lieutenant)
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    Fishtailing
    Hi Doug, I found that when I went to play it windows media player says it's got an extension (.mpg4) which it doesn't recognize but will still play it. Probably a basic or older version of WMP although I've found that problem now and again for years. My TV satellite receiver records in an odd format (TS) so I had to get a converter app for that (along with an FLV converter) My new-ish HP Pavilion 23 -Windows 8.2- converted all my MPG movies from my 2TB external HD- previously from Vista, into FLV format without being asked to, when I first plugged it in๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ??). Pain in the butt having to convert things, don't know why the world doesn't standardize, would make life simpler!
    4 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Lieutenant)
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    Low pressure multi angle clamp
    Hi Guys, Many times I have had to clamp something but unable to get the angle I wanted. So I have come up with this idea. I don't know if it Will work as I have not got anything to make it with at the moment. The idea is you make a frame around the object using different length pieces of frame at different angles and tighten the frame using bolts and wing nuts tightly. Then use a long bolt to clamp the object. Using a combination of lengths , bolt holes ,and angles it should be possible to clamp most things. Hopefully. Martin555.
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Commander)
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    Posting updates on Model Boat Clubs and lakes
    Thanks for your help - it is much appreciated
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ads90 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hints and Tips.
    Very good tips Fred, thank you. Martin555.
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Commander)
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    Plans for Mississippi paddle Steamer
    Hi Nod, Welcome aboard ๐Ÿ˜Š You can buy a set (10 sheets) here, ain't cheap though ๐Ÿค” https://www.modelerscentral.com/plans/mantua-ship-plans/ship-model-plans-mississippi/ But probably worth it to get a โ‚ฌ473 kit right! https://www.modelerscentral.com/ship-model-kits/mantua/mississippi-river-steamboat/ Good luck, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
    For Sale/Wanted
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    by Nod
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    7 days ago
    by RNinMunich
    46" RAF Crash Tender
    Looks very good, and it's 'authentically positioned' too. I'm sure that the 'why is it offset' question will crop up from time to time from admirers so be prepared to tell them the reasons ๐Ÿ˜€. Keep up the great work. Robbob.
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง robbob ( Captain)
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    EeZeBilts From Keil Kraft
    Here is a Shapeoko 2 - my eShapeoko is a similar machine - cutting steel. You will see that you need a decent spindle motor, which is not surprising. But the framework is adequately rigid. I have over-specced what I have to allow for expanding for future use. I would not be surprised to find that a machine which was limited to cutting balsa, plastics, obeche and light ply (which would cover the vast majority of marine modelling) could be sold for less than ยฃ100. Unfortunately, there are too few customers to make it worth designing such an item.
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DodgyGeezer ( Sub-Lieutenant)
    General Resources
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    HMCS Rainboiw
    "but am still surprised at wooden doors" Well Norm, I guess this was around the period of transition from the Ironclads; black / white with yellow funnels (๐Ÿ˜ฎ) and brass and wood all over the place! Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Water Jets
    With my luck the self learning bit will team up with the wife and I will still get caught LOL! Martin555.
    10 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Commander)
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    Martin Westquay's Piper Cub ;-)
    Found a muffler locally and have fitted it. Put a carb full of fuel down its little gob , flicked it and Gor Blimey it ran for 5 seconds at least. Hasn't turned in donkey's years! So IC it is. Just started covering it in Solartex. An ancient roll I've had for years too. Bought originally to cover the cockpit area on my model of Miss Britain III, so almost none missing from the roll. Had trouble with wrinkles, but then found I was using the iron too cool. Turned it up and last night it all went well. Martin
    10 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Westquay ( Commander)
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    Jotika
    Last year I ordered the decking for my Sea Queen from Jotika. I have tried contacting them about this shipment which was Posted International tracked and signed for. I can't get a positive response on this All I need is the tracking number but it looks as it was never posted! I have been trying to get answers from Jotika with no luck at all. This is very poor service. I don't know what to do from South Africa.
    10 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ianh ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Resurrection could be possible.
    Hi Colin, how about your local school, must be a keen lad or ladette -(have to be pc) who would be happy to take it? John B
    11 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Lieutenant)
    General Resources
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    12 days ago
    by Colin H
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    11 days ago
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    Casting a lead bulb keel
    Mine were left in the workshop for about a month, possibly longer, before being put in the oven for a couple of hours. The problem with the last casting was that the Plaster of Paris was too old.
    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    New member - Boiler ID needed
    That looks like a complicated set up. I'm just about to start making a simple boiler to power a small twin V, so sorry I can't help with any identification. but its an interesting project.
    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Lieutenant)
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    27 days ago
    by tiger1john
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    14 days ago
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    boat building jig
    Hello, i am new to the forum and stumbled upon your post for the building jig... Is it still available? cheers chris
    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง oscartrain ( Able Seaman)
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    by pmdevlin
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    Handy tip. Simple balsa moulding tool
    Great tool and simple too, I had an old pasta roller that was good for shaping soft wood. I used to soak the wood in watered down pva glue before rolling, and lay it on greaseproof paper to fully dry. Cheers Colin.
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Colin H ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Advice please
    Thank you very much for your help. I really appreciate it ๐Ÿ‘
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง rodrigues ( Recruit)
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