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    Scale
    lettering
    Hi Drspock, I checked it out! And can use a stencil for my Tug Brooklyn! Cheers, Ed PS. here's the link www. vinyl
    lettering
    online.com But, I knew what you meant!
    5 months ago by figtree7nts
    Forum
    Scale
    lettering
    Have found a company that does vinyl
    lettering
    . It seems to be intended for full size cars,boats,vans etc. but they appear to do any size/font/colour you could want. I just bought two 30mm x 75mm sets of numbers for£6.55 incl. postage.Very easy to apply! Less ag. than transfers! They are :www. vinyl
    lettering
    online ( I don't know how to make a link)
    5 months ago by drspock
    Forum
    Numbers and
    lettering
    for solent
    Hi, This is the size of the numbers on my Solent.
    6 months ago by olly49
    Forum
    Numbers and
    lettering
    for solent
    Hi i nearly finished working on my Solent lifeboat just need to know what size is the Numbers on the superstrure and the size of the
    lettering
    for the name on the hull. Many thanks cliff
    7 months ago by Mataroa
    Forum
    ''Surfury'' Stern Name
    I expect that many modellers of this iconic craft encountered difficulty in painting the name on the stern (photo attached). Does anyone know if they used a specific font? Now that transfer sheets can be ink jet printed, it remains a difficult task to isolate the
    lettering
    for that would be an eventual easy application. Any other ideas? I would be pleased to hear anything on this subject! Thanks, Lucky Bill
    7 months ago by luckybill
    Forum
    Numbers and
    lettering
    for solent
    Check out BECC on line, they have most of the scale numbers/letters for your model. Prices aren’t bad either.
    7 months ago by KenThompson
    Forum
    LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights
    Hello, Doug: Out of curiosity, did you remove the molded-on plastic ladder rungs from inside of the mast to gain more space for wires? Seeing your finished mast has shown me that it’s best to keep the original nav light locations. Having all 6 lights on the main mast will make it look too cluttered. With all of the lights switched on it’ll look like a light saber is jutting out of the pilot house roof. Do you know if there are standards governing the horizontal spacing of navigation lights? There should be, otherwise I’d think the lights could tend to overlap & look like one big light, especially in fog. BTW, the cables you added to the mast antennas look great. The smooth curve of the cables & the weather boots at the antenna connections add a lot of realism. Well done!👍🏻 Speaking of details, do you know if tugboats carry anchors? if so, what type? As far as I know the US Coast Guard requires every powered vessel to have at least one anchor. I see no reason why tugboats would be exempt from this rule. I’m glad you mentioned using a Tamiya sanding sponge as a means of removing the factory-applied
    lettering
    . There’s a model railroad technique I’ve used successfully where an ordinary pencil eraser & window cleaner are used to remove
    lettering
    . I’m sure it would work on my boat but I might not live long enough to get it finished. Shortly after I got the boat I ordered a cloth American flag & scale Plimsoll markings from BECC. Sadly BECC has gone out of business. Another good supplier goes around the bowl & down the hole. Sad. Regarding the winch again, your comments tell me that I may have mislead you into thinking that my boat has a winch. it doesn’t, but I did say I’m planning to scratchbuild one. in fact, I’m going to sketch one out right after I post this message. Thanks, Pete
    8 months ago by PittsfieldPete
    Forum
    Vinyl
    lettering
    Thanks for the tip. it so happens that my No2 son has the cutter device that runs off a pc so he is going to see about making a set. I know the size, so hope for the best.
    10 months ago by Manofkent
    Forum
    Vinyl
    lettering
    With the demise of Barry's Model
    lettering
    , where can one get
    lettering
    for RNLI lifeboats? Whilst BECC do the Bliss Yellow for the stern
    lettering
    and also the Bliss shadow to make up name plates their
    lettering
    packs are still in the old font of Arial and for the bow and Wheelhouse roof legend it needs to be in Bliss Bold. Any ideas. I have contacted Dawson signs and Sticky
    lettering
    but neither can/will do in Bliss font.
    10 months ago by Manofkent
    Forum
    Vinyl
    lettering
    David Leftley Graphics 01295 270910
    10 months ago by Flack
    Forum
    Vinyl
    lettering
    Hi Manofkent (from a fellow man Of Kent! Folkestone😉) If you have an inkjet printer and the Bliss font on your PC (downloadable I expect) you can make your own decals, any scale you like, with printable decal film. For instance, found on Amazon- https://www.amazon.de/dp/B00835TC7Q/ref=pe_3044161_185740101_TE_item_image Must also be on Amazon UK. RM Logistic UK Limited 20 Carville Grove Wigan WN2 4NN GB I made the name decals for my Sea Scout with this, using Winword on the PC. Cheers, Doug 😎
    10 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Vinyl
    lettering
    I have used David Leftley graphics for mine and found them to be superb. Speedline use him for the Shannon graphics. I will look for a contact number and post it later
    10 months ago by Flack
    Forum
    R.N.L.I. Concept Tug
    Nice job👍 RNLI
    lettering
    and Number next? 😎
    11 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights
    Hey, Doug: Regarding the “FET power transistors” you mentioned, I looked at the photo I took of my board again & as you pointed out, in one corner there are three identical components. Each one is black & has three leads soldered to the board. The one that’s completely visible has the letters “NEC” printed on its middle with “1357” centered below. Also, one of the leads has the number “38” printed above it. All of the characters are faint so I’ve attached two heavily enhanced blow-ups so you (hopefully) can see what I’m trying to describe. Please note that I boosted the black parts & the
    lettering
    so much that the other colors are no longer accurate. Thanks, Pete
    12 months ago by PittsfieldPete
    Response
    Esc’s etc
    looking really good, I wish I could get a work rate to match yours although I'm retired there still isn't enough time in the day/weeks. Where did you purchase the
    lettering
    ?
    1 year ago by mturpin013
    Response
    Let’s get some paint on!
    Hi Doug, the
    lettering
    is vinyl of ebay, the red and white waterline stripes are vinyl trimline (car body trim)
    1 year ago by Skydive130
    Response
    Hermione Lady Colwyn
    I got the Decals from Ebay, 25mm vinyl
    lettering
    , for the numbers, I used BECC for the rest, the flag on the bow and the ensigns, although I believe now, they do a specialised RNLI
    lettering
    Pack, and draught marks pack The name was BECC letters on a strip of grey painted plastic card
    1 year ago by JRF1972
    Blog
    She (he!) has a name!
    lettering
    arrived today and has been applied, really starting to take on some personality now!
    2 years ago by Skydive130
    Blog
    New Brace System
    I've kept a log of this build on RCGroups forums since 2009. We share experiences, brainstorm ideas, and help each other out with a lot of the idiosyncrasies of RC square-rig sailing. A fellow there named Dan and I had a long running discussion on dealing with slack in the braces when there are prototypically mounted near the ends of the yards. This discussion led to the sliding winch. The winch servo, unaltered in any way, is mounted on Delrin blocks with holes through which pass a pair of brass rods. The winch can slide fore and aft on theses rods. A pair of aluminum angle hold the ends of the rods so the servo is off the deck and can move freely. A pair of spring are on the rods to provide tension by pushing against the winch. When the yard is square across the model, the servo is pressing on the spring(s). As the yard is turned, the spring pushes the winch back on the rods taking up any slack in the braces. I mounted everything on a pallet again, keeping it modular so I can get at things, and easily take them out if need be. While assembling it, one of the winches started acting strange. I replaced it with another one, which required, removing the winch drum screw and drum; unplugging the servo from the receiver; loosening 4 screws that hold the winch to the slide-blocks; then do all that in reverse to put in the new winch. I also got Servo-Stretchers that increase the the sail-arm servo's range from 90° to 180° and allow adjustment of the center position. You'll notice two servo-trays in the pictures; the other one is for the Macedonian frigate model. As the year went on, I installed bumpkins for and aft. Got some gold dry-transfer
    lettering
    and put her name on her stern. Made t'gallant/royal masts.Made a servo arm for the rudder servo that had cleats to allow steering cable adjustment. And installed fairleads for the running rigging below. All things that had to get done in order to put the spardeck on.
    2 years ago by Jerry Todd
    Blog
    Lacquering the hull.
    Now that the self-adhesive vinyl
    lettering
    and hull markings are now applied and correctly positioned…😉 I can now spray the lacquer finish on the hull. The gloss black areas will have a number of coats of Halfords clear gloss lacquer and the red ‘anti-fouling’ areas finished in Halfords clear satin lacquer. I started with the gloss lacquer first, so the all the deck area and the red ‘anti-fouling’ areas were masked. As I wanted the white waterline to be sealed with the gloss finish I masked below the line. After a thorough wipe over with some panel wipe the first coat of gloss was sprayed followed by a further two coats at 30 minute intervals. Fortunately it all went on without any runs or blemishes so I left it for a week to thoroughly harden after removing the masking. The black area was then masked from the bottom of the waterline, the area cleaned with panel wipe and sprayed with three coats of Halfords clear satin lacquer. With all the masking removed the boat was them put aside and left for a week for everything to dry thoroughly and then I polished the black area with some ‘T-cut’ polish to remove any surface blemishes and bring it to a full shine. All the hull marking and
    lettering
    are now firmly fixed and sealed and I’m very pleased with the final results. The next job will be to spray the deck and superstructure with the BS631 RAF Light Grey and then the majority of the paint process will be complete 😁
    2 years ago by robbob
    Blog
    The Hull Markings
    The paint on the hull has sufficiently hardened and needs a couple of coats of clear lacquer to protect it but before that happens I need to apply the hull markings. The waterslide decal set that was supplied with my kit was probably at least 5 years old when I bought the kit on eBay and they had deteriorated so badly that when I put the large ‘FIRE’
    lettering
    panel in some warm water it fragmented and clearly was not usable. I called Mike Cummings at vintage Model works and explained my dilemma and he very generously agreed to supply me with a replacement set, and in addition a set of the recently available printed vinyl letters and markings that they now produce. I decided to use the vinyl set as a quick test piece with the waterslide set revealed that the white ink is not solid and therefore not completely opaque. Furthermore I could not eliminate the ‘silvering’ effect that happens on waterslide decals despite using various lotions and potions such as Humbrol Decalfix and Microsol/Microset solutions. A test piece with the vinyl
    lettering
    sheet was far more successful and when over-lacquered on the test piece the results were very acceptable. Starting with the large FIRE
    lettering
    I cut a paper template the same size as the complete word and fixed this with low tack masking tape on the hull, this paper was then outlined in more masking tape to form a window and the vertical spacing of the letters transferred to this to keep the correct spacing. Vertical strips of tape were then used as positioning guides for the letters which were individually cut and placed so that I could eliminate all but the solid white letters and give them a hard edge. Feeling very pleased with myself I removed the masking tape guides and realised to my horror that I had set the baseline of the letters far too close to the waterline and the vertical proportions were completely wrong ….disaster 😱 Feeling ashamed that I could make such a basic error I abandoned the
    lettering
    and called Mike at VMW and described my foolish error, no problem he said, I’ll send you another vinyl sheet and also some additional drawing that were missing from my kit that would help with detail finishing. My second attempt with the new vinyl sheet employed the same process but I was careful to measure, mark and check the positions (several times!) before starting. The roundel and numerals positions at the bow and the stern were carefully measured and marked using the supplied drawings and masking tape ‘guides’ used to fix their positions before application. Lastly the roman numerals that span the waterline at the bow and stern were marked, cut and individually applied. I also took the opportunity to fix in place a couple of modified 6mm portholes to replicate the aft cockpit drain outlets, in the photo is the ‘94’ waterslide decal which I later removed and replaced with vinyl when I could not eliminate the ‘silvering’ problem. A big Thank You to Mike Cummings at Vintage Model works for replacing the
    lettering
    sheets TWICE! and for the extra drawings, I call that exceptional after sales service !. Cheers Mike 👍👍 .
    2 years ago by robbob
    Blog
    Spraying the hull black.
    Now that the red oxide has dried and hardened it’s time to mask it off in preparation of spraying the upper hull black. First I had to very carefully flat back the ridge in the red oxide paint left by the edge of the masking tape that might prevent the new masking tape laying flat. I chose two types of Tamiya tape, the first is the very thin and flexible type to get the sharp edge and this was then overlaid with the wider flexible variety. Once this initial masking edge was established all round the hull and at deck level I could mask up the rest fully. As an experiment and to prevent any possible bleed through of solvents through regular newspaper onto my lovely red oxide anti-fouling I chose to mask with some ’Bacofoil’ which actually works very well for this purpose as it is quite strong and easily folded and formed to the hull shape. I didn’t use too much of this from the roll, and my wife never noticed it’s absence from the kitchen whilst I was nicking it …result ! The hull was thoroughly wiped over with a tack cloth and panel wipe to remove any traces of contaminants that could spoil the paint finish and then it went into the booth. The pre-warmed paint went on very easily but at one point I noticed a bit of blooming on the surface in a few places but much to my relief this soon disappeared. Even after only one coat the finish looked very smooth and glossy. I left this first coat for a day or two to fully harden before wet flatting it down with an 800 grade abrasive. The second and third coats were applied in the same way, each left to harden for a day or more before flatting with a yet finer grades wet & dry paper. With the final coat on the finish greatly exceeded my expectations 😎 The masking tape and foil was very carefully removed to reveal a very sharp line where black meets red although this will be covered with the white ‘Trimline’ tape I bought from SHG Model Supplies at the Bristol model show in the summer. After a further couple of days drying and hardening I gave the black paint a bit of a polish with some Halfords cutting/polishing compound. I’m extremely pleased with this finish and at the same time frightened to death that I’ll ruin it in some way with a clumsy knock or in the
    lettering
    and lacquering stages 😓 …
    2 years ago by robbob
    Blog
    Detailing the transom.
    The real boat had some detail on the transom which I would like to incorporate on my model, these are the two main engine exhausts and the pump engine exhaust and there are also two small drain outlets from the rear cockpit. As my ESC is water-cooled I want to use the pump engine exhaust detail as my cooling water outlet. I have used brass portholes as the basis for the exhaust details as they look very similar to the real thing with the rivet holes around the circumferences, the two main engine exhausts are 8mm internal diameter and the pump exhaust is a 6mm internal diameter type. I first removed the rear flanges of the larger portholes by rubbing them flat over some wet & dry paper so that they will sit flush on the transom. I left the flange on the 6mm porthole as it will help locate the assembly in the transom. I used a 6mm external brass tube set into the smaller porthole with a very short protrusion on the external side and about 25mm to pass through the hull to leave 20mm inside the boat to connect the flexible silicone water tube to. Once I was happy with the positioning of the details I drilled the single hole for the water outlet and slightly countersunk the outside of the hole to allow for the small flange on the rear of the port hole The tube was fixed into the porthole with a light smear of epoxy and when set the assembly was given a coat of etch primer and a couple of light light coats of black gloss and then set aside as I won't fix it in place until the hull has received it final coats of black gloss. I also etch primed and painted the two larger exhaust pipe flanges ready for glueing to the transom. If I can find a couple of even smaller brass portholes, perhaps 3mm, I may also fit them as the cockpit drain ports in the finishing stages. The hull will get a couple of overall coats of clear lacquer to seal this transom detailing and the
    lettering
    decals as well.
    2 years ago by robbob
    Response
    Aerokits Fast Patrol Launches
    Probably not much help in the UK but I get all my custom
    lettering
    from http://callie-graphics.com/ Robert
    3 years ago by Robert
    Response
    Aerokits Fast Patrol Launches
    Hi Kalamunda, How did you get round the issue of the hull
    lettering
    /Numbering? I've been unable to source suitable decals to apply to my boat and was wondering if you could advise? Many thanks Jon
    3 years ago by jonbliss152
    Forum
    Barry's Model
    lettering
    HI Alan Glad to have been of assistance. I hope you still have some form of virus protection on the PC, there are many nasty people on the web intent on causing you grief. Hope the modelling is causing less grief. At least the weather is making sailing more enjoyable. Cheers Dave 😀
    4 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    Barry's Model
    lettering
    Does anybody know If Barry Is still In buisness??? Tried phoning, email and the web site been trying now for 2 weeks. He wasnt at the Ellsmear Port show. Help If poss Regards Mark
    4 years ago by jarvo
    Forum
    Barry's Model
    lettering
    Got rid of my problem, got rid of AVG 😁 Thanks for your help Dave Alan
    4 years ago by AlanP
    Forum
    Barry's Model
    lettering
    HI Alan I and others are accessing the site without any warnings so it seems likely AVG is being somewhat cautious. if it is an embedded element your cookie settings may be set to allow all which is not really a good idea as you only need the site cookie to identify you. As AVG is free you could try reinstalling from their actual site to make sure your copy has not been corrupted.
    4 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    Barry's Model
    lettering
    Thanks for your trouble Dave, tried what you suggested but it is just the same. No problem though, it's the only site that it happens with and if I need to order through the site I will just disable AVG. Looked on the internet and it would appear that it is something that is embedded on his site and AVG picks it up. (don't really know what I'm talking about here 😀 ) Alan
    4 years ago by AlanP
    Forum
    Barry's Model
    lettering
    Alan I suspect there is a setting in your Antivirus that has marked the account as being unsafe. I don't use AVG but can you look at the settings and see if www.model
    lettering
    .com is marked as blocked? if it is you need to mark as allowed. Another possibility is to do with your cookie settings. I suggest you clear all cookies and the cache file on your computer as this can sometimes become corrupted and cause interesting problems. You may want to make sure you have copies of all your passwords before you proceed in case they get deleted also. There are tick boxes that allow you to choose what to delete or not but better safe than sorry. Dave
    4 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    Barry's Model
    lettering
    Alan I have just got in using www.model
    lettering
    .com Les
    4 years ago by BrummyLes
    Forum
    Barry's Model
    lettering
    The only way I can get onto Barry's Model
    lettering
    site is to disable my antivirus 🔨 I have tried F5 no difference, any thoughts. Alan
    4 years ago by AlanP
    Forum
    Boat
    lettering
    HI Mate Be carefull with using leveler, it softens the paint and can cause it to sag, spray in warm dry conditions and keep it light. Mark
    4 years ago by jarvo
    Forum
    Boat
    lettering
    Can clear coat be sprayed over Boat
    lettering
    and Trimlines.
    4 years ago by randhbarker
    Forum
    Boat
    lettering
    I am using Halfords rattle cans followed by Halfords leveller to give a smooth finish. I guess if I use Halfords lacquer there should not be issue. But I will try what you suggest. Thanks Richard
    4 years ago by randhbarker
    Forum
    Barry's Model
    lettering
    HI Les Great news, I thought they had stopped trading, phone on monday for the email address Mark
    4 years ago by jarvo
    Forum
    Barry's Model
    lettering
    I purchase Barrys Model
    lettering
    from the model boat show at Coalville to day Saturday 11 April The email is (Email Removed - PM Only) phone 0116 2891511 Les in Birmingham
    4 years ago by BrummyLes
    Forum
    Barry's Model
    lettering
    HI all She obviously has not informed the Convention Secretary as I have not had the information to update the show guide. Joe
    4 years ago by boatcaptain
    Forum
    Barry's Model
    lettering
    HI Dave thanks for the info happy sailing 👋 Bob
    4 years ago by Northumbrian
    Forum
    Boat
    lettering
    Depending on what paint is underneath this should not be a problem. I normally cover small
    lettering
    with a fine brush but have sprayed the whole hull inclding
    lettering
    and lines. I suggest you test on a small hidden area initially yo ensure there is no adverse reaction dave
    4 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    Barry's Model
    lettering
    HI Mark & Bob The website is working and there is a contact page with an address and contact number. http://model
    lettering
    .co.uk/ Address: 68 hand aveune, braunstone, Leicester, LE3 1sh Tel: 0116 4314862. It is possible that your computers are using an internal cache to access the site and have not updated to the latest info. Pressing F5 on your keyboard will reload and save the latest version. Cheers Dave 😀
    4 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    Barry's Model
    lettering
    Hi The latest info I have is what has been posted before. Joe
    4 years ago by boatcaptain
    Forum
    Barry's Model
    lettering
    HI Boatcaptain Thanks for the update, do you have a contact phone number? the one I have just rings, also an email address if poss. Regards Mark
    4 years ago by jarvo
    Forum
    Barry's Model
    lettering
    Cheers Boatcaptain at least we know we can still get our
    lettering
    etc happy sailing Bob
    4 years ago by Northumbrian
    Forum
    Barry's Model
    lettering
    Barry has retired. His daughter has taken over the business.
    4 years ago by boatcaptain
    Forum
    Barry's Model
    lettering
    Dave I copied & paste your info it still says new contact details if you have a different address what is it as I use them a lot Bob http://model
    lettering
    OUR NEW CONTACT DETAILS 0116 2891511 1 Wilson close Leicester LE3 3RF
    4 years ago by Northumbrian
    Forum
    Barry's Model
    lettering
    HI Mark Just tried his web site http://model
    lettering
    .co.uk/ and it seems to be fully functional. His contact details differ from those given on an earlier post. I have used in the past and service is first rate and very quick Cheers Dave 😀
    4 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    Barry's Model
    lettering
    Thanks tduggan I wanted Them to make some decals for me, they would be one off's Regards Mark
    4 years ago by jarvo
    Forum
    Barry's Model
    lettering
    HI alan I went to the ellesmere port meeting and I spoke to reade models and they have
    lettering
    and allsorts of other things it might be worth trying them if you are difficulties. 😱 http://model-boats.com/sys_files/graphics/smileys/026.png
    4 years ago by tduggan


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