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    Tamar Lifeboat propellers
    Hi Want to change to brass propellers on Model Slipway 1/16 Tamar Lifeboat. Lost one of the original plastic propeller supplied in kit , and looking at Roboesch 40mm brass as replacements . Not sure whether to go for 3 or 4
    blades
    and type A or C Type props. Good speed from the supplied props with kit running with brushless Tornado 3536 1050kv on 3s lipo. Any recommendations of what to go for would be helpful. Thanks
    13 hours ago by alan50
    Blog
    HMS Cottesmore in 1/48 scale.
    Hi Guys, As I mentioned the Bridge in my last log I thought that I would cover the Radar on top of the Bridge. As you may have gathered I quite like working with plastic card, so making the Radar was just a case of gluing some layers of card together and shaping. To make the Radar turn I modified a standard servo to continually rotate and by adjusting the pot slightly I managed to get it to rotate clockwise one full rotation at a speed of approximately two seconds. It seemed to be the correct speed, as I have seen on many models the Radars spin like a helicopters rotor
    blades
    and to me that is not correct. The video is 'hidden' in the Invalid File. To view- Click on the Invalid image, Then click the Download button, white arrow on blue background at top left. Windows (App?) offers the choice of View or Save. View with Media Player or equivalent. Martin
    16 days ago by Martin555
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    Hints & Tips
    Would it be possible to start a topic on hints & tips in building? For instance I struggled for years with filler application , and when going through my old artist type oil paints etc to pass on to my kids , came across some old W&N palette knives. They work a treat from the very small to very large applications. Had bought a cheap set before leaving UK from one of those outlets that pop up from around Christmas, dug that one out and the broad and angled
    blades
    work well for the large applications. The flexible heads push the filler in very well and practically no wastage.
    25 days ago by redpmg
    Blog
    Manufacturing of Paddles
    I started with the paddles. Main reason was that I was not sure the final product would work. I ordered all the brass parts using eBay and google. Templates were photo copied from the drawing (paddle frames) and stuck to 1/32 brass sheet. Centre punched all the points that needed to be drilled. Holes drilled used a jewellers saw to cut out the frames and finish off using files. I had not done anything like this before but patience was need to replace all the broken
    blades
    . I note that the saw came with 120
    blades
    . I then made all the paddles, the spider gear, etc using soft soldering technique. The wheels were then assembled and tested. small adjustments had to be made with a file as some of the paddles were fouling each other. Disassembled them and painted them using car spray paint. I was quite pleased with the paddles so could start thinking about the tug hull. ,
    2 months ago by Hillro


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