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    Cruise Liners
    Try the "marco polo" nice mid size
    cruiser
    with regular sailings from many British ports.
    2 days ago by Lordgord
    Directory
    (Pleasure Craft) Fairacre
    Fairacre plan built (RCM I think, early 70s) Rescued from rubbish bin on farm, rebuilt hull and f/glassed. restored, varnished and re 'glazed' cabin and added grab rails, mast , lights, curtains (leftovers from a Graupner Commodore I built in the 70s) cleats and boarding platform. Restored the deck and varnished. Fitted new prop shaft and rudder and made name decals. cleaned and painted hull interior. (Motor: Graupner 400 monoperm) (ESC: China) (5/10) Plan appears to be modeled on an early UK Bates Starcraft
    cruiser
    .
    6 months ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    Lazer cut Kits
    Hello modellers, just a bit of an update. I have been busy designing 3 more model kits, A pilot Launch (540mm), River
    cruiser
    (500mm) and a slipper launch, the latter will be available in 2 sizes 460mm & 700mm. I hope these will be available by early March.
    3 months ago by HAKits
    Response
    Building the Cabin. Part 1
    Hi rob I have just completed a similar job on a Freeman 22 cabin
    cruiser
    , a three sided structure with a couple of additional cross pieces made from bamboo at the deck level and finally glassing the whole structure it finished as a very rigid cabin, however I appreciate you have more window apertures in yours which leaves little area for increasing strength between roof and the sides. having said all that I'm sure you will have produced a superb cabin to match the rest of the boat. all the best Michael
    3 months ago by mturpin013
    Blog
    Putty and sanding
    Did some putty job on both sides. Still a lot sanding to do. And put some white paint inside. it will make it look bit clean and also work as a layer. Will prevent the water reaching ply. Beside of it a small cabin
    cruiser
    .
    4 months ago by Sakibian
    Blog
    Sports
    cruiser
    ''ALI''
    Started this sports
    cruiser
    2 days ago. Here we dont have balsa so im using whats available. I hsed ply for my keel and bulkheads. Ply doesnt work great with ca glue, but its okay. I will use pvc for the planking. I hope i will get some ideas and you will fix me whereverim wrong.
    4 months ago by Sakibian
    Response
    Sports
    cruiser
    ''ALI''
    I actually drop small amount first then i use my 120number sand paper on the joint to genarate some ply powder then put another drip on it. The powder works great. But i will try your idea 😎
    4 months ago by Sakibian
    Response
    Sports
    cruiser
    ''ALI''
    I know what you say about CA glue with plywood, but once you have put the CA glue on I found a quick squirt of CA accelerator set's the glue quicker and works better for plywood. Have you given that a try? I After the first application of Ca and a squirt I then gave it a second smaller drip of glue and another squirt. it worked well for me.
    4 months ago by BOATSHED
    Response
    Sports
    cruiser
    ''ALI''
    Planking by 2mm pvc. its not smooth. I normally use the paint putty,with cement powder. its good and waterproof.
    4 months ago by Sakibian
    Response
    Sports
    cruiser
    ''ALI''
    Did some planking by 2mm pvc. Port side done. Doesnt look very bad eh? πŸ˜„
    4 months ago by Sakibian
    Response
    Sports
    cruiser
    ''ALI''
    Hey Joe! Thanks for your reply. I do agree with you here about the CA glue. We call it superglue here. I have a plan to cover the whole boat by painting. But i think pvc works great with CA glue. it gets stuck so fast that soetimes my fingers are stuck with it🀐 Some pictures when my younger cousin broke it. But i fixed it again. it was a pain in the butt thoug.
    4 months ago by Sakibian
    Response
    Sports
    cruiser
    ''ALI''
    Hello, Looks good! I use PVC for all my wood. CA is not very water resistant. if you can get the waterproof type PVC, use that. if not, if it is just a white glue, make sure all glued areas are covered with a waterproof coating. Such as varnish or paint. When I glue wood, I put glue on each joint, let it sit for a few minutes while it soaks into the wood grain. Apply a bit more glue and press together. Clamp or somehow hold the joint securely while it dries. Most PVCs take at least 30 minutes to set. Depending on the joint, I usually will come back a day later and fill any gap that may appear. PVC creats a joint stronger than wood. CA is brittle and the joint can snap. Give it a try and good luck to you. Joe
    4 months ago by Joe727
    Response
    Broads River
    cruiser
    Yachts
    I have only just come across these build photos and must say I really do admire both yachts the one shown sailing with the dinghy behind it particularly. I am not surprised that you were overwhelmed with request to buy the kits, to me they are simply lovely. I have a friend who purchased a real one some years ago and had it shipped to Leics and it was on the River Soar, lovely thing with a cabin roof that could be raised for headroom and canvas cabin sides. I am sure there would be lots of interest if you resumed production. Best regards Chris G
    4 months ago by ChrisG
    Response
    Sea Queen
    Roger.com, I am not so sure about being less detail on a Norfolk Broads
    cruiser
    . I have a small 21ft fibre glass hulled boat in Potter Heigham on the Broads. But when you see the older wooden Broads
    cruiser
    s they have lots of detail especially the ones that get cared for as they should being wooden built. Some of them are so beautiful and well varnished polished brass, Chrome fittings and well groomed. if I could afford a wooden
    cruiser
    and be able to keep her in the fashion she should be kept then I would. But if I win the lottery then I will have one. Even the old wooden sailing yacht's are kept in wonderful condition and lots of detail brass etc.
    4 months ago by BOATSHED
    Media
    Fairey River
    cruiser
    Only just seen this thread, don't know how I missed it? Some lovely boats. Here's my Fairey River
    cruiser
    which is in the process of being built along with a couple of other Faireys. Chris
    5 months ago by ChrisF
    Response
    Queen Of Light
    Hello, Really nice looking build, great detail. Did you make the rope fenders? Very inspiring, I may have to give a cabin
    cruiser
    a try. Joe
    5 months ago by Joe727
    Forum
    Does anybody recognise this old boat
    She looks to me like a scratch built project on the lines of Fairey Huntsman/Swordfish although from some angles has the look of an early Broads
    cruiser
    . Whatever with some TLC I am sure she will both look and sail well. The Fairey designs were very popular craft in fact still are and the designs were copied a lot 'back in the day' Good luck and please post some pictures when you have completed her. Regards Chris G
    5 months ago by ChrisG
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    Pretend deck planking
    I don't want to build the deck up too much so have been looking at 0.5mm thick planks. Scale wise they need to be 5mm wide. And as Doug said 10:1 plank/gap so I'm planning to use 0.5mm black plasticard as the caulking. On a full size cabin
    cruiser
    what would be the normal length of a plank? I've been on Google to see if I can find any info but the best I found was an advert for planks that were 1220 long which seems rather short to my mind. Steve
    5 months ago by steve-d
    Response
    Broads Light Class Cabin
    cruiser
    s
    Many thanks Richard indeed. Yes, decades of knowing these craft in real form and the designers and builders right back has hugely helped us of course gain such a first class reputation of precise detail. However, like all these things, such has not come without heartache, where in running up a one year purposeful trial as a manufacturing business for these, I simply failed in being far too much of a perfectionist, and this took too long in getting every kit out. Although we perfected the trial run on time for every customer, we realised it could not continue without mass stress for a sustained period of years, and so sadly had to pull the plug on the purposeful trial, much to the disappointment of many potential customers. Broke our hearts too, but then, what were we to do, our pride told us to pull back before running up a full production.
    6 months ago by NorfolkBroads
    Response
    Broads River
    cruiser
    Yachts
    Many thanks Guys, yes we did a trial business in 2016, to test the market 'Broadland Classics'. The initial runs sold with real enthusiasm, and reported back to us the best they had ever had as kits, however, sadly, my own failure was being far to fussy on getting every kit out more than perfect, and treating the kits as so individual to every customer per real commissions, that I slowed down the production process massively, thus creating self worries on demands, which I became concerned if we could not keep up with supply. We were so lucky to have gained the original lines plans from these classics life sized craft, but I had to make a decision, and following our one year trial, ceased, which I recognise broke many potential customers hearts. I was simply not prepared to do mass production in the sense of same, same. Every customer to us had to have their kits as though the real thing, beyond perfect,a commissioned kit if you like. I know perhaps crazy, but there you go, it is what we strived for and just took far longer than any other kit manufacturer to produce. We are looking at way of perhaps re-producing the kits that people may enjoy, or even do commissions, but just need to carefully think it all through one final time. Being we have the complete rights to the designs in model form, there is no rush from our part against competition, and of course only we know every real detail imposed on the real Broads craft to relay to every kit. Lots to think about all over again, but it has finally come to light following lots of enquiries of our kits, that we simply wanted to show them in their pride and glory here. Cheers to you all.
    6 months ago by NorfolkBroads
    Response
    Broads River
    cruiser
    Yachts
    Nice boats. Do you make those as a business?
    6 months ago by steve-d
    Response
    Broads Light Class Cabin
    cruiser
    s
    Wow, that’s a fantastic model, you certainly have a eye for detail this is a beautiful model. I would just love to see to see this in the β€œFlesh” so to speak. You should be really proud. Richard
    6 months ago by Richard7
    Response
    Broads Light Class Cabin
    cruiser
    s
    Great looking models.Nice job.Love to see more when you get them doneπŸ‘πŸ‘
    6 months ago by Donnieboy
    Response
    Broads River
    cruiser
    Yachts
    Great looking boat. Rick
    6 months ago by Newby7
    Media
    Broads River
    cruiser
    Yachts
    Some pics of a couple of Norfolk Broads sailing yacht classes I have constructed to precise detail externally, which were built on the Broads as holiday hire fleet craft in 1947 and to the present day. One is 1:8 large scale and the other 1:18 scale. The larger scale yacht required a suitable detachable keel bulb for radio control use.
    6 months ago by NorfolkBroads
    Media
    Broads Light Class Cabin
    cruiser
    s
    Thought I would share some photos of my lovely 1:16 scale model cabin
    cruiser
    s, of the famous 1920/30s Herbert Wood's Light Class Blakes Holiday Cabin
    cruiser
    s. And their scale Broads dinghy, Titmouse. All their external detail is exact to the real craft of their heyday. I simply love constructing these old craft from a real bygone era. Presently underway are more
    cruiser
    s I am working on, Cirrus and Western Light.
    6 months ago by NorfolkBroads
    Blog
    Elizabeth
    After a long lay-off, not requested or wanted. The call of the sawdust was here again.. Looking back at the Gentlemans
    cruiser
    , i decided to start afresh with its sister ship, Elizabeth. She is a hard chine construction so was hoping to get her to water in record time. But the gremlins set in when the hull had to be skinned.. The bottom skins did not want to play ball, or maybe it was me on a not so good day, but persevered and then planked the bottom in Obechie 6mm x 3mm, and then fitted the side skins vertical grained, and i must admit they fell on, no grunting and moaning with the hull frame in a half nelson trying to bash home a few pins, it was like hanging wallpaper.. The basic hiull is not as drawing with built up bulkheads but the keel and bulkheads are 5mm ply. Chines are 3/8" x 1/8" spruce and Obechie, obechie to the outer edges, easier to work.
    11 months ago by muddy
    Response
    36'' Thames River Police Launch by Robbob
    Come on Rob give me a break I have nowhere near finished the Crash tender yet and the Freeman cabin
    cruiser
    , not sure I can tell my good lady that this is the next project Ill give it a month or two The launch looks great I look forward to some detailed instructions to follow
    6 months ago by mturpin013
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    HMS M.33
    "Manxman was about when I was in the RN in the sixties." Yes Nick, but by then apparently not in her original form, role or speed! Cheers, Doug 😎 "Summary of Post War Service. HMS MANXMAN was first deployed to support the repatriation of British and nationals of allied nations and carried stores and supplies from Sydney to Japan. On later trips she went to Shanghai and Hong Kong which was used as the base for the BPF in 1946 and 47. in June 1946 the ship returned to UK and was refitted at Sheerness before returning for further service with the BPF in February 1947 as relief for HM
    cruiser
    EURYALUS. At the end of that year she was nominated for reduction to reserve status and returned to join the Reserve Fleet at Sheerness. In 1951 this ship was brought forward for operational use and following a refit joined the Mediterranean Fleet in September 1951. After two years she was again placed in Reserve and laid-up in Malta where she remained until again refitted. The after 4” mounting was removed and she re-commissioned in February 1956 for duty as Flagship of the Mediterranean Fleet Flotillas. During this service she took part in relied operations after an earthquake in the Lebanon as well as taking part in NATO and Fleet exercises in the Mediterranean. She was deployed for headquarters duties during the Suez operation later in 1956 and the next year returned to Malta to lay-up in Reserve. Refitted for further service after tow to Gibraltar in 1958 she returned to lay up Malta until 1961 when she was selected for conversion into a Support Ship for minesweepers at Chatham where she was taken in hand by HM Dockyard on 17th July that year. During this work the other two 4” mountings and two boiler rooms were removed which reduced her speed significantly. Additional accommodation and support workshops were fitted to suit her new role and work was completed during February 1963. Whilst on trials in April 1963 she visited the isle of Man where she grounded whilst in Douglas Bay. On returned to Chatham the ship prepared for service in the Far East and re-commissioned on 23rd September that year for support of the 6th Minesweeping Squadron at Singapore. She deployed in that role until late in 1968 and arrived at Portsmouth on 12th December." "In reserve at Malta and refitting She was refitted in Chatham in the early 60's and converted to a minesweeper support vessel. When the forward boiler was removed and the compartment was fitted with diesel generators to supply outboard power to minesweepers, she was fitted with a dummy forward funnel, which housed the diesel exhausts and ventilation for the compartment. Much of the mine stowage was removed to make way for additional accommodation. Commissioning in 1963, she was subsequently stationed in Singapore. Returning to the UK in 1968, Manxman was used for engineering training at Devonport and following a fire, was transferred to the reserve at Chatham Dockyard until broken up at Newport in 1973."
    6 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    HMS M.33
    Evenin' John, HMS Manxman was an Abdiel class fast minelayer. https://www.wikiwand.com/en/HMS_Manxman_(M70) She wasn't much bigger than a destroyer leader at 400ft or so, but had the power plant of a
    cruiser
    😲 There is a wonderful 'anecdote' that she was once steaming through the Med from Gibraltar to Alexandria when she ran across an American carrier group, which she shadowed for a while. The US Admiral increased speed to 30 knots to 'shake her off' whereupon Manxman accelerated to 40 knots and swept by signalled "See you in Egypt". When I first saw this story the signal was "See you in Alex"! Curiously the Wikiwand entry mentions the Pacific! Which can't be right cos the incident was supposed to have occurred in the Med during the Suez schemozzle in 1956! Here a bit of her history http://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Chrono-07ML-Manxman.htm Despite getting bashed about in WW2 she survived and remained in service in various guises until 1970 - when we still had a navy! Cheers, Doug 😎 Here the Dean's link. like I said; not cheap but comprehensive! http://deansmarine.co.uk/shop/product_info.php/products_id/478
    7 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    HMS M.33
    Good luck Steve, Know exactly what you mean about both biting the bullet (Deans kit prices!) and space! Earlier this year I bought the Deans kit for HMS Manxman, one of the Abdiel class fast Minelayer /
    cruiser
    s. Had been fascinated by this ship since I built the Airfix 1/600 version as a kid and read about her history on the Malta resupply runs and minelaying at Genoa, where I have recently worked with the Fincantieri shipyard. She's my main winter project,WHEN I have some bench space available, she's about 1.5m LoA!! I must say though, the kits aren't cheap but pretty comprehensive 😊 some fettling of the fittings seem to be necessary though. Bon chance with your Monitor, interesting subject πŸ‘ Look forward to your build blog. Cheers, Doug 😎
    7 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    more money than sense. cleats
    Hi chaps just purchased some modern style cleats. which way round should they fit, bulb end towards the bow or pointy end towards the bow. As you can see l know a lot about how to fit out a cabin
    cruiser
    . cheers jim dogge.
    7 months ago by jimdogge
    Forum
    Mixer
    Your more than welcome TJ. Re paragraphs etc; was a well meant 'Word to the Wise', just to make your interesting contributions easier to read. πŸ˜‰ Keep up the good workπŸ‘ Which configuration did you decide on in the end? On my single screw boats, like my Sea Scout, I tend to just use the BEC from the ESC and no separate RX battery. On my multi screw ships, the majority actually, from two to four screws (PTB to HMS Belfast
    cruiser
    ) I always use a separate RX battery. On the basis that I reckon that the drive battery already has enough to do πŸ˜‰ So I use 4.8 or 6V NiMh batteries of around 1500 to 2000mAh. Always put a switch between the batt and the RX. Also a switch and a fuse, approx 5A lower than the ESC max current rating, between the drive battery and the ESC(s). All the best, Doug 😎
    7 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale
    Hi Steve, On my Manxman, a fast
    cruiser
    / minelayer, it was used to protect the deck where mines were dragged from the stores to the laying rails in the stern. Otherwise I've never seen extensive use of it on open decks. Mostly just in enclosed areas where there would be a lot of 'foot traffic'. In recent years (decades!?) I've seen blue, yellow and green versions inside the vessel, especially in the so called 'Citadel', a protected area which can be hermetically sealed against chemical or biological attack! 😲 The 'non slip' variants on the weather decks all seem to be paint / resin mixtures containing some sort of abrasive material. I don't think it is worth the effort you describe to depict corticene!! Cheers, Doug
    8 months ago by RNinMunich
    Media
    MV Rhapsody
    Sea trials of my 1/15 scale model of a Freeman 32 Mk1 river
    cruiser
    8 months ago by davidhgreatbatch
    Response
    Speranza 03
    Hello Gerhard, and thank you for the interest. Unfortunately Speranza is on hold and no building has taken place since the last photo update. The reason being i foolishly did not follow protocol with the Spruce chine stringers, and fitted or attempted to fit them as a solid, instead of laminating. A short while after they were pinned and glued they sprang and cracked on the bow formers. This will be repairable with a laminate behind or inside the stringer then shape as drawing. At the moment i have near completion a Gentleman's
    cruiser
    named Elizabeth.. There is a blog on her.. Speranza is a nice build and should be a good all weather sailor. If you are building her, good luck and please send in photographs.. Regards Muddy
    9 months ago by muddy
    Response
    Pilot Boat
    Here's a picture of the building board I am using on on a small cabin
    cruiser
    , I hope this explains the principle. The excess lugs on each bulkhead are cut off after skinning.
    9 months ago by mturpin013
    Forum
    Model Slipway
    Model Slipway Tamar 1/16th lifeboat for sale fitted with bow thruster and servo,will come with two cans halford paint one indigo blue other VW orange Reason for sale is with only previously building one model this may be suitable for a more experienced builder,every thing in place for a beautiful finished lifeboat,photos available Β£325 With the model being at this stage it may be possible to send by courier Would consider swap for a
    cruiser
    i.e. Huntsman /Jules Verne /Perkasa with fibre glass hull with two props NOW WITHDRAWN FROM SALE
    3 years ago by shambles
    Response
    Fairly Hunsman renovation part 1
    Fairey Huntsman 31 aft cockpit 2 berth classic sports
    cruiser
    it will be then, sorry about the spelling will correct if possible. Length: 31’3” Beam: 9’6” Draft: 2’10” Displacement: 4.5 Tons
    9 months ago by CB90
    Forum
    Mahogany in Scale
    Last I saw t, he showed it working. Alas he has been stricken with Alzheimers in the last few months. I was asked not to go round as his wife had had a fall and it was all rather awkward round there. So suddenly a good old friend (he's 84) has been taken from me. What will happen to all his stuff, I dread to think. There are over 50 flyable aircraft in sheds, caravans and his large loft, even some boats. He gave me a GRP hull of the Bloodhound and a freelance, very early GRP
    cruiser
    hull. I shall attempt to finish them in his memory, because it's like he's died. That E.D. RC set should be in a museum, but there ain't no model museums. Martin
    9 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Graupner Jumbo 540 motors
    hi Will, I agree with replacing the SLA. if you don't want to go LiPo cos of chargers etc etc how about a 5 cell 6V NiMh? much lighter than the SLA For the ESC switch to the Mtroniks Viper Marine Micro 10. That handles motors up to 550 can size, 10A motor limit, and runs off 4.8 to 12V πŸ‘πŸ‘ I use these very happily on ships running 2 or 4 540s. A destroyer and a
    cruiser
    . Both about 54". http://www.mtroniks.net/prod/Boat-Speed-Controls/Viper-micro-Marine-10.htm You can get 'em about 5 quid cheaper here https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/Mtroniks-marine-Speed-Controllers.html There are also 15 and 20A versions if you want to run both motors off one ESC πŸ˜‰ Cheers, Doug 😎
    9 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Park lakes
    Correct Marky, that's why the
    cruiser
    s were Exeter, Ajax and Achilles. Wonder what happened to their Graf Spee? The 'enemy' they have now is more like the Bismarck from the main guns! Cheers, Doug 😎
    9 months ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Range Safety Launch?
    I agree Donnie, I did just that (turning inwards seen from behind for moving ahead) on my twin screw single rudder destroyer. it made it much more responsive to the helmπŸ˜‰ Same with my long thin U26 Type 1A U-Boat. I am making the same changes to my Belfast
    cruiser
    , 4 screws, and the Graf Spee, twin screw. Both with single rudder. On my twin screw / twin rudder PTB they turn outwards. Cheers, Doug 😎
    10 months ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Deans Robert E. Perry Libertyship
    Agree Donnie, I might be inclined to name her SS John Barry https://www.wikiwand.com/en/SS_John_Barry But then I'm biased, I spent some time working in Muscat, Oman and in the Marriot Hotel there is a 'John Barry Bar' commemorating the loss of the ship off the coast of Oman with several mementoes of the ship. Happy building, my next 'new build' is also a Deans kit, HMS Manxman a fast minelayer /
    cruiser
    which played a large part in running supplies to Malta. I'm impressed with the hull quality as I'm sure you are too.πŸ‘ I intend to add some cross braces to the hull, sized to ensure that the decks fit before I start stiffening or any other work on the hull. Cheers, Doug 😎
    10 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    gannet 30cc 2 cylinder 4 stroke
    It is, but people come on these things sometimes to just get an idea what a thing is worth. He wouldn't get that from me! I just wanted a 30cc Gannett ever since I first saw one in a
    cruiser
    like that at Victoria Park, along with a Westbury Seal sidevalve four (made by Olive Cockman)and a Channel island Special. it was always a great club. Alas, my lathe isn't big enough to make an engine. Martin
    10 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Wavemaster
    Has any one out there got plans for the 1950's cabin
    cruiser
    design - "Wavemaster" and let me have a copy ?
    10 months ago by AndyG009
    Forum
    LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights
    Hi Pete, the wiring diagram as such will stay as it is, but after my test results I will revise the resistor value (upwards) to reduce the power requirement without reducing the perceived brightness. Also to damp down the whites a little and bring up the yellows, otherwise I reckon the white mast lamps will be blinding and the yellow deck lights will look oddly dim. I would be tempted to use whites for the deck lights, maybe put a dollop of yellow glass lacquer on them to tone 'em down a bit. Apropos Fletcher Class; I have 1/144 kit I intend to convert to RC. My H class destroyer 1/72, HMS Belfast
    cruiser
    and Graf Spee pocket battleship 1/128 are also all about 4&1/2 to 5 feet! Don't know how much longer I'll be able to carry them to the lake so I'm considering building a trailer, like I've seen here on the site, and using Jessica's old RC beach buggy to haul them 😊 Also have a 1/96 kit of the fast
    cruiser
    / minelayer HMS Manxman which is scheduled for the next winter build. Also 4 foot something 😲 Cheers, Doug 😎
    10 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Windows, stoopid question.
    Hi, because it's too damned hot to move, I'm gonna sit here and ask as really dumb question. How do people get windows into things like
    cruiser
    s or Crash tenders, MTBs, etc? Do you stick em behind the panels before the roof goes on, risking all the grubby muck and bullets of rubbing down, filling and painting? Do you stick them to the window frames, then stick the whole assembly in? But what about when the frames are painted with the panels? What about making them dark grey so you don't see through them? I can only think of painting the model first then cutting the windows very accurately and sticking them in somehow so the glue don't show. I dunnow....never had to do it before! What do you inveterate builders of glazed box structures do? Martin
    11 months ago by Westquay
    Response
    20th Scale ELCO 80ft PT boat part 1
    I was just looking at how you had transferred the plans to your wood, I have just done this with a small cabin
    cruiser
    but found that photocopying the plan and then pasting them to the wood caused some stretching of the paper and subsequently the dimensions of the bulkheads. So I tried another method which was photocopying onto A4 sticky labels and then its just peel and stick. As a returner to modeling after 50 years this is the first time I have encountered this (I used to cut the plans up for aeroplanes as a teenager!), has anybody got any better ideas?
    10 months ago by mturpin013
    Forum
    1940 Chris Craft
    Are building a runabout or cabin
    cruiser
    as shown?
    11 months ago by Ron


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