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Re: HMCS Sackville - WWII Corvette
It's been about 18 months since my last post. I've finally got the boiler steaming - the burner raised the 1.1 litres of water in the boiler to a pressure of 50 psi in about 20 minutes. I hope to conduct sea trials in the next few weeks. I'll post a video if my efforts are successful.
I got sidetracked last summer building the whaleboat. I bought second-hand
of Harold Underhill's books on how to build plank-on-frame models and followed his instructions.
1 month ago by gordc
EeZeBilts From Keil Kraft
When I started with this stuff I had to use an A3 plotter for decent sized hardcopy.
Seemed to take all day - just to find there was a goof somewhere 😝😠
on the dot matrix - what a racket 🙉
Boy was I glad when the Laser colour printers and driver adaptors arrived 😊😀
1 month ago by RNinMunich
Hintsand tips - Decals made easy
Thanks for the comment and info. The reason I started doing my own was, that here you get charged an absolutely ludicrous price for a simple decal. There are hundreds of companies here which do all sorts of decals (including car wrapping) but to get them to do small detailed decals is just not worth the money, (one company wanted to charge me about $5 per letter for a simple name in thin vinyl). I have found that doing the waterslide decals there is no hassle waiting, travelling for miles etc just to get a small item and I can do virtually anything with very little time and cost involved. Further examples shown, are some I have copied from pics and some like the Goodyear logos, Super Cub etc I have drawn (the Graupner ones on the planes are
of some old 70s original waterslide decals I have, tidied up and re-made. Handy for making dashboards for boats, planes etc, the red and white plane rego has been done on white paper (you can't print white unfortunately) and the background matched to the colour of the plane (saves trying to cut individual letters out) Might solve your gold problem if you are doing it on clear paper. John
3 months ago by jbkiwi
Any idea where I can get
of aerokits plans
I'm looking for the
I was told that Jokita sold them but on contacting them it appears not
I already have the sea Commander , Sea Hornet and Sea Queen plans but I now want the smaller boats
Big boats take up too much room and SHMBO is starting to moan
If anyone has