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    Response
    Miniture rope
    fenders
    !
    soak them in strong tea....!
    7 months ago by loz-gen
    Response
    Miniture rope
    fenders
    !
    Thanks Don, I also know back then circa 1910. They would also tie small logs as
    fenders
    ! But I don't think I would like to tie small pieces of wood dowels. To her hull just wouldn't look right! Oh, I was talking to a friend of mine. He recommended dyeing them! I'm going to make them look like there made of Hemp!
    7 months ago by figtree7nts
    Response
    Miniture rope
    fenders
    !
    The rope
    fenders
    would look better.The tires always seem to catch and hang onto things that they rub up against.Good choice.
    7 months ago by Donnieboy
    Blog
    Miniture rope
    fenders
    !
    OK, I'm using tires for now! But, would like to use rope
    fenders
    ! Plus, I think they'll look great!
    7 months ago by figtree7nts
    Blog
    Detailing the deck.
    Some obeche coaming strips were added to the insides of the well deck and a piece was added at the rear which notches into the side coamings, this required shaping to the curvature of the deck so I wound some masking tape around a pencil to the required diameter and marked a line on the coaming to sand the profile down to. This piece won’t be fixed in place until I have added some internal detail in the rear of the well deck. Some thin strip was fitted along the sides of the deck which form part of the β€˜treads’ that run the length of the cabin sides, these were glued and pinned in place after the edges and ends were rounded. At this point I applied some β€˜Antique Pine’ stain to the bulwarks, rubbing
    fenders
    and deck strips. The position of the treads that run along the deck for the length of the cabin sides were marked by taking a measurement from the plan and transferring this to the deck strips. The tread angle from the plan was determined to be 68 degrees using a digital angle finder (another little bargain find in Lidl for less than a tenner πŸ‘πŸ‘) and position marks pencilled on the deck. I chose to mark and apply these treads as per the model that is in the National Maritime Museum which I’m following to recreate my version of the Police Launch. These β€˜photos have been very helpful in detailing this model. They can be seen here: https://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/67590.html I used some temporary spacer strips along the cabin sides and deck strips and then cut and shaped each tread individually to fit in the desired positions, all the treads were fixed using a couple of dots of superglue making sure that no glue got onto the deck surface as CA and aliphatic glue does affect the way the obeche accepts the wood stain as I discovered when I did some β€˜colour tests’ earlier. The whole deck was then given a very light rub down with a fine abrasive pad before the first of several coats of β€˜Teak’ stain was applied. The contrasting colours of the Antique Pine and Teak stain works well on this model and is in keeping with the wood colours of the NMM model that I’m using as a reference. EDIT…..I have just noticed that the digital angle finder and digital callipers are back on sale at Lidl on 3rd of March for Β£9.99 each…….still a bargain πŸ˜πŸ‘ https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/MiddleofLidl.htm?articleId=20539
    7 months ago by robbob
    Response
    Rubbing
    fenders
    , more epoxy & hatch coamings.
    Mike. If I have to apply any filler to the hull then it's not ready for glassing, only once the surface is a perfect as I can make it would I apply the glass cloth and resin. With the sander I had to hot glue the 'captive nut' inside that locks the tilting table as it's not 'captive' by any stretch of the imagination 😲. And I also removed the angle setting marker and re-applied it after setting a true 90 degree angle as it was a couple of degrees out. So after a little 'fettling', nothing that any competent person couldn't do, it works really well and accurately πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ‘
    8 months ago by robbob
    Response
    Rubbing
    fenders
    , more epoxy & hatch coamings.
    You cant beat elbow grease, there aren't any shortcuts to achieving a perfect paint finish. I thought it may be useful to other builders to mention something we discussed at AP and that is the fact that it wasn't good practice to use any filler after glassing as this filling however thin or small will over time shrink at a different rate to that of the paint, making it visible as a "shrink line" albeit small. if you do find yourself in the position of requiring some minor filling you should try to use a material that is the same chemical make up as your paint eg if using cellulose then use cellulose putty for minor filling but do allow it to harden for a couple of weeks before final coat. Also the disc sander from Lidl is brilliant for the price, I did make a small modification by taking out some of the end float by fitting an additional washer/spacer
    8 months ago by mturpin013
    Blog
    Rubbing
    fenders
    , more epoxy & hatch coamings.
    With all of the deck planking fitted I can now fix the rubbing
    fenders
    to the hull where the deck meets the hull sides. These are made from 6.5mm x 5mm obeche strip steamed and bent to shape and fixed with 30 minute epoxy, unfortunately the strips are not quite long enough to do this in one piece even with the rear rubbing fender in place at the stern so a join has to be made which I hope won’t be too conspicuous. The fender tapers in height from bow to stern and the piece that runs across the stern was made from 5mm x 5mm obeche. All the
    fenders
    were β€˜pilot drilled’ for the pins that held them in place while the glue set. The complete hull was then given a further two coats of epoxy resin with a rub down between coats and a final β€˜polish’ with 240 grit paper used wet. The resulting finish is perfectly smooth and ready for paint. The front and rear hatches were fitted with the coamings that will hold the hatches in place. The rotary disk sander that I bought from Lidl is certainly proving to be very useful in shaping small parts at this stage of the construction. I note that it’s back on sale now (Feb 2019) so if you have the opportunity and Β£30 ….go buy yourself one! The next stage will be to assemble the cabin.
    8 months ago by robbob
    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
    9 months ago by Joe727
    Response
    Hellen Fishing Boat
    Hi All Fast track the boat to get it in the water, still has a few bits to do. I replaced the geared motor with a rock crawler 55 turn HPI motor, a lot quieter. The boat ran well and a good turning circle. Trim the end stop on the transmitter to 80% for the next outing. Remove a bit of ballast from the stern as it was to low at the stern in the water. The side
    fenders
    require a bit of lead in them to hold them down. Canabus
    1 year ago by canabus
    Blog
    Hellen Fishing Boat
    Hi All This year I bought an unstarted kit, but, sold it to a club member. A month later one of the club member wish to swap for a faster boat and as my Sea Commander required a repaint and fittings. I thought a swap for a very good working Hellen was a good deal. So are making a dingy and replacing the broken prop with a brass one I had my second Hellen for the year. Three weeks ago another Hellen pops up on Gumtree(aka EBAY), so it was to cheap not to buy it. While waiting for it to come, I made a new stand, a dingy with oars and a set of
    fenders
    . When it arrive the mast where laying on the deck broken, but , the posted pics show that. The motor is a 11 to 1 geared MFA Como 919 D which runs OK. A spare new plastic prop. Started on the repairs, like the keel and deck around the mast bases. The aft mast was broken in half, so I brass sleeved it. The aft sail was missing and the forward sail was all glued up, so I bin it. So this is the boat pics so far. Canabus
    1 year ago by canabus
    Response
    More running in at Bournville.
    Hi Novagsi0, From the video and pics I see two problems! 1. Ship the
    fenders
    before sailing. They seem to be throwing water up onto and into cabin and cockpit. πŸ˜† Bad practice to sail with
    fenders
    out anyway. 'Just not done old chap' πŸ˜‰ 2. You have a brushed motor and no spark suppression so it can create interference with the receiver and may also directly affect the ESC. Look here for info on motor suppression. https://model-boats.com/rc/motors/suppression Cheers Doug 😎 PS: think maybe you should raise the coaming around the deck access as well! Making it as tight a fit as possible.
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Blog
    Clothing complete,
    fenders
    on!
    So, managed to get all the glass clothing done at work at the weekend! So far, 1 coat of resin followed by 2 thinned coats to come. Today has seen all the
    fenders
    /rubbing strakes added. it took some careful measuring to get positioned correctly but well pleased with the outcome. it paid to pre-shape them prior to fitting. I’ve added filler where needed and a couple of coats of sealer, all seems to be faired in nicely. May need some touch up after priming. Also fitted the rudder mounts as today’s final job. Tomorrow should see the prop shafts fitted, motors mounted and will make the shaft struts. Postie arrived with some RNLI resin crew figures that will add a great touch when painted.
    2 years ago by Skydive130
    Blog
    Recent progress boat
    fenders
    added.
    The homemade boat
    fenders
    finally added to finish of the detail only the roof handrails to go and the name plate.
    2 years ago by Novagsi0
    Response
    HMS Dreadnought
    Hi Norm, Re X turret: at higher elevations, normal for battle to use the range of your guns to advantage, X would shoot above Y turret. Hope the turret crews had ear de
    fenders
    though 😑 Video freeze frames and printing:- 1. expand video to full screen by left clicking on the dotted line box at lower right corner of video. 2. To freeze a frame press space bar or left click with mouse. 3. Open the Snipping Tool from Windows Accessories. 4. Click 'New' in menu bar. 5. Use cross hair to frame to pic or part of that you want to save and print by dragging it with the mouse (hold down left key until you've framed what you want. 6. Open the 'File' drop down menu in Snipping Tool and click 'Save as' to save the pic wherever you want; hard drive or stick etc. 7. Open the file in your favourite pic viewer (I use Irfanview mostly!) http://www.irfanview.com/ See attached examples πŸ˜‰ 8. Use 'Print' command in your pic viewer. Can recommend using gloss photo paper for best results! Have fun, cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Media
    TRIUMPH (CG-52301)
    I found out that expended synthetic wine bottle corks serve well as boat
    fenders
    . I usually never throw anything away, just in case it has a purpose. The funny thing is, I have numerous boxes of this stuff, and most of it has been forgotten! Reckon it's time to do some filtering. HAVE A SAFE RC BOATING DAY!
    2 years ago by circle43nautical
    Response
    fenders
    for Sale.
    Would be great for Narrow Boat
    fenders
    .
    2 years ago by Geoffrhoose
    Response
    Dauntless
    fenders
    look great!
    2 years ago by Baggie
    Response
    fenders
    for Sale.
    Await developments with interest πŸ˜‰ Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    fenders
    for Sale.
    We could make smaller ones see if this one goes first since she needs to buy some more string.
    2 years ago by Novagsi0
    Response
    fenders
    for Sale.
    They look absolutely brilliant πŸ‘ congrats to 'Mum' πŸ˜‰ Shame they are too big for my boats, 1:20 Sea Scout and 1:50 tugπŸ€” Cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Blog
    fenders
    for Sale.
    http://r.ebay.com/OjgaMs Me mother finally finished the boat
    fenders
    , scale 1/11th ideal for Huntsman 31 or larger, also perhaps a Tug boat or other old school pleasure craft. A lot of attention to detail has gone into making these, 1 set offered. Stephen.
    2 years ago by Novagsi0
    Response
    Fender addition
    http://r.ebay.com/OjgaMs I added the finished product to ebay if anyone was interested. Link above should hopefully find the
    fenders
    these will probable be the only ones offered for sale. Steve
    2 years ago by Novagsi0
    Response
    Fender addition
    Mum went to the international model boat show and was amazed at the prices. She also thought they were rubbish for the money, her words not mine. She was a professional dress maker. So will update when there done, they take a couple of hours to Knit each one and the front fender all day. I think they look good, the small
    fenders
    are filled with a wine cork shanfered both ends on a lathe (thats the bit i do) to maintain the shape and a small weight added so they hang right. Note the cork means they will float if one gets bashed. Regards stephen.
    2 years ago by Novagsi0
    Response
    Fender addition
    Hi Doug , Mobile Marine Models do a series of rope
    fenders
    may be of some interest . Cheers Marky
    2 years ago by marky
    Response
    Fittings and finishing
    Well done Mum, again,
    fenders
    look superb πŸ‘
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Blog
    Fittings and finishing
    Have been making steady progress on the Huntsman. Few additional fitting I acquired and me mom has been busy knitting boat
    fenders
    front and for the sides. Amazing she can almost knit one as faster than I can chamfer a cork in the lathe to fill it with. (pictures attached). I'm not sure the masking tape she attached them will cope with the speed and the wet. I guess I need to secure then with some brass cleats or posts. My next Job. Also attached the windscreen not as much trouble as I thought. Radio is in and the Torpedo 850 motor installed.
    2 years ago by Novagsi0
    Forum
    Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade
    Neville, toilet rolls, problem, especially if you have a cat!!!. 3 screws at the stern, 1 central 2 at the corners under bollards, leaver up with thin screwdriver. 1 each side of the rear deck hatch. 1 each side opposite the cabin rear hold down bollards screw fitted in inboard side of each one. 1 each side rear of the forward hatch. 1 each side forward hatch, again hidden by bollard screw from side. 3 in the bow area. PS all screws in the deck are under small plastic plugs, be gentle with them as you want to put them back to seal the deck again. You should have 14 screws now, the deck is sealed with a gasket, 'O' ring, and what seems like Vaseline, and splits at the rubbing strip just behind the tyre
    fenders
    , might need a bit of a pull, going round the hull as you go. Once the deck is off, it is all in front of you. Looking down into the hull, there is a black battery plate, held down with 4 screws, the receiver and the on/off switch. I have kept the plate, but cutaway the dividing 'walls' was needed, for the new receiver etc to fit. It is not big enough for the buggy type battery, so i glued a thin platform on top for the battery to sit on. Battery is held with self adhesive velcro pads to keep it in place. 'Central hull' is the motors and gearbox, follow the long Red and Black wires back to the receiver and cut them as close to the receiver as you can, ready to wire into the ESC, i used a 'chocolate' block, 10ah. Stearn is the servo and steering linkage, nothing needed here just a smear of grease to lubricate. A couple of drops of oil on the ends of the propshaft won't go amiss. 'Battery position', i have mine on the radio plate, but with care and a little trimming you can fit it across the hull, above the propshafts, or with care between the propshafts, fore and aft. Make sure there is a side plate fitted to stop the battery fouling the rudder servo. Hope this is clear, don't force the deck be gentle Mark
    2 years ago by jarvo
    Forum
    Billings Sea King in need of TLC
    Sea King now restored. Veneered the deck adding some fancy balsa work on the bow deck. Modern veneers are thin and difficult to manage. Shouldn't have varnished the white areas as so called clear varnish is not clear when painted on white. Overall, I'm pleased with her and learned a lot of lessons. Loved Glue'n Glaze for the windows. What a Godsend. Retained the original como motors added a fan cooled Chinese 320 esc and linked her to a new old stock Acoms Techniplus Alpha 27mhz transmitter and Acoms AR-201 Rx with futaba servo. Hull painted Hammerite smooth Gold, with white Plastikote. Managed to retain the original Billings sticker and name decals.If the bath is anything to go by she should plane quite easily. Might add some ropes and
    fenders
    but enjoying her clean looks at the moment.
    2 years ago by AllenA
    Response
    Aeronaut Pilot
    Thanks guys! And yes AllenA I was surprised too! Funnily enough when both props were working there wasn’t too much difference in top speed, probably around 2 or 3 mph however the acceleration was much faster with two as was the stability! (And yes my minor spelling typo!πŸ˜‚ missed that one!) and thanks John, I’m really looking forward to putting the deck on! The rubbing strake and some
    fenders
    have just arrived so time to make some progress, however I’m am going away tomorrow on an army cadet camp (don’t worry I’m in the Navy section!! πŸ˜‚) so will not be able to do anything for a week. Anyway I’ll try and make some more progress and look forward to reporting back again! Hopefully some running in the next video! Yours T
    2 years ago by Skipper44
    Forum
    Make what you can and buy what you have to
    The last model I made was built fully for Β£47! That included the Β£30 cost of the hull. I made the majority of parts from PVA board which I got from eBay for Β£10. Poundland glue and cocktail sticks to hold parts together. Also used wire to add edge to v doors and wire threaded through the forward rails. Made
    fenders
    by shaping wooden dowel on the lathe and painting and the best was the net... made from a dyed dishcloth!!! Pics attached of the various stages showing the construction!
    2 years ago by GrahamP74
    Forum
    Shamrock Fast Police Boat
    great work. I find that thrift stores are great sources of materials. Toys are available for very low cost, even a broken toy car may likely have a nice usable steering wheel and the tires make nice
    fenders
    .
    2 years ago by Commodore-H
    Response
    Rubbing strips/
    fenders
    Steady progress being made and the techniques are sound.
    3 years ago by Dave M
    Blog
    Rubbing strips/
    fenders
    Construction of the fender/rubbing strips
    3 years ago by sandkb
    Response
    Tugboat Serenity
    I see your point with the half tires but, I think it might not look scaled my tug is 1/32 scale. so I'm going to look at the beard or the grass skirt. or maybe some torpedo
    fenders
    as mentioned.
    3 years ago by figtree7nts
    Response
    Tugboat Serenity
    Have a look on ebay, there is a lady making them to order, just put model boat
    fenders
    , couple selling them, read the writeup and you will see the one for making to size Mark
    3 years ago by jarvo
    Response
    Tugboat Serenity
    Thanks Dave, I'm going to keep on looking for the right Bow & Stern
    fenders
    . I've been looking but I cant find what I want!
    3 years ago by figtree7nts
    Response
    Tugboat Serenity
    Uhm ! Spoiling the ship for a ha'peth of tar comes to mind ! Sorry Serenity but there are plenty of "knitted" Bow and pendulum
    fenders
    on the market, treat yourself and keep that lady in the manner she has been come accustomed !!!
    3 years ago by Ballast
    Response
    46 Inch Crash Tender - scramble nets
    My scramble nets were made by my dear wifey - using the Crochet method, they're very flexible and roll easily, when rolled up they are held in place by a slice of aluminium cigar tube with a slit to release. SWMBO also made a set of lovely
    fenders
    incl. bow fender the same way. Oh yes, and she made the blankets and pillows for the sick bay as well. Jim
    4 years ago by Aeronut1
    Forum
    RNLB sHANNON
    For all you lifeboat enthusiasts I have just seen that Models By Design are to launch a Shannon Kit at the Ellesmere Port Boat show on 5th and 6th March this year. The kit will comprise the hull, deck. superstructure,
    fenders
    and a fittings kit, no indication of price. See their page on facebook. Shaun
    4 years ago by Flack
    Blog
    Trawler D.728
    pic 1 the I rings or in place now in pic 2 I hang the
    fenders
    on the trawler
    4 years ago by Mataroa
    Blog
    Trawler D.728
    1 pic I applied the resin to the fibreglass and then put the second strip of wood on top and clamp it together .pic 2.3.4 I decided to put in I rings so I can tie up
    fenders
    first I made up tie rings and glued them in next stage is to cut the fibreglass to size I did 3 layers in each one and theres 6 of them
    4 years ago by Mataroa
    Directory
    (Tug Boat) TITAN
    Inspired by minI tugs from american web sites. model was drawn in sketchup and then built. Plywood construction sealed with glass fiber and epoxy. The model is equipped with sound module witch contains two chanel light switch. The Boat is still under construction. Still missing some
    fenders
    and details on deck. (Motor: MIG 600 Boat 12V) (ESC: Fusion Aquapower ) (5/10)
    4 years ago by Othello
    Forum
    Aerokits 34ins Vosper RAF Crash Tender
    SORRY , MODEL HAS BEEN SOLD,, I am offering For Sale from my collection, an original Aerokits Vosper RAF Crash Tender Model Boat, 34ins In length. This model Is made of an all wood construction dating back to the 1960's, It Is In a very good condition, the model has been sprayed In Flair Paint Products, black and red gloss on the hull, and Flair Matt finish on the decking and cabin roof. The Model comes complete with a list of new fittings an Electronize FR30HX speed controller, Graupner speed 700BB turbo water cooled motor, Action Electronics P44A Universal twin switcher for water pump, 12 volt water pump for water cannons, and a Futaba S3001 rudder servo. The Model has an oil lubricator cup In the prop shaft and comes complete with Its own wooden stand. There Is a little work still to do to finish this model off,
    fenders
    and rescue nets one side to fit, mast to be completed, laser cut window set Is finished off, but one side still requires to be Installed. The water cannons are operational they just need piping up to the water pump. This RAF Crash Tender has never been sailed, I started to restore the model 2 years ago but sadly due to my work commitments I have not had time to finish this project. As I previously mentioned this Crash Tender Is the small one 34", If you are a classic 1960's enthusiast this may be the one for you. Price Β£225.00 (Please note :- there are no batteries, Radio Transmitter, or Receiver with this Model) Genuine reason for sale, Its time to down size on my collection. Would prefer to be collected rather than posted please. We are located just off junction 28 of the M1 signposted Mansfield. Any further enquiries please e-mail me or phone 07860 775273
    5 years ago by Roger777
    Forum
    knitted
    fenders
    Good Day Colin I am in the middle of constructing the Smit Rusland tug and looking to make
    fenders
    ; could I obtain copies of the patterns you mentioned. Please PM me.
    5 years ago by bikerbob
    Forum
    knitted
    fenders
    does any body on this site have any Information on how to knit string
    fenders
    for model boats. somebody must know. dennis
    5 years ago by dennisw
    Forum
    knitted
    fenders
    HI there Dennis, I have various patterns and could scan and email to you, please p/m me with your email address and I will send copy and send to you. Colin.
    5 years ago by Colin H
    Forum
    knitted
    fenders
    many thanks fullsteamahead I will try method 2nd Dennis
    5 years ago by dennisw
    Forum
    knitted
    fenders
    HI Dennis Try :- http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/2316-a-trilogy-of-rope-
    fenders
    -method-1st/ May help you ? Roger
    5 years ago by Fullsteamahead
    Blog
    Fairey Huntsman 31
    I have now fitted the screen. Bit tricky! I decided to try some faux window lead I had to fix the screen and use for sashes. I carefully scored the sticky back side of the strip to allow me to fold It to 90 deg..ish. It worked an absolute treat and looks really well (see pic). I formed, soldered and fitted the front rail using a minI gas torch to solder. They are great. Finished off the other bits and pieces and made side and front
    fenders
    from some rag remnants rolled up and covered with strips of floor cloths (Β£1!). Looks ok. Took It to Coniston Water for trials. Think It did ok. Have posted a video on Youtube (Can't seem to embed It on this site). Now what next?
    5 years ago by padlad


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