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    What could this Hull be for?
    hi there How's about a police launch or a pilot boat? if you google some photographs of the Southampton
    police boat
    - I believe the hull may be similar to this. I tend to think it isnt a lifeboat as lifeboats generally have a tunnel hull where the props are - to give them some protection - as has been mentioned apart from the new lifeboats which are waterjet. I think its definitely some form of workboat . john
    5 months ago by JOHN
    Response
    Enclosing the controls.
    Hi Doug. The SLEC version of the Police launch is similar in design but it's only 26" in length, they bought up the Vintage Model Boat Company a while ago so that's possibly a reason for the confusion as the names are quite similar. The Vintage Model Works version has been re-designed by Colin Smith, the son of the original designer Phil Smith, and has be re-scaled to a full 36" in length and thus is more able to accommodate modern running gear, and has the potential for much more detailing as I have done on my build. Hi Boatshed. The boat is nearing completion and looking pretty ship shape now 😁. I'm unsure why the VMW boat kits are not priced on their website either πŸ€” and I would encourage you to contact Mike Cummings to find out more about the VMW range. All the best guys. Rob.
    6 months ago by robbob
    Response
    Enclosing the controls.
    There is no connection between the VMW boats such as the
    police boat
    being constructed by Rob on this blog and the range of VMB boats sold by SLEC.
    6 months ago by ukengineman
    Response
    Enclosing the controls.
    Lovely work you are doing there still. I have just been on the VMW site and found the kit but for some reason they do not show prices for the boats. They also only show the Crash Tender and the
    police boat
    . But when you go to the plane kits they show prices for them. I don't understand it.
    6 months ago by BOATSHED
    Response
    Enclosing the controls.
    From Boaty I am following your post with interest as I had been thinking about building a Police Launch in the near future. Models with aft cockpits can present issues when installing RC gear and I have experienced this when building an Aerokits Sea Scout and five years ago when restoring the Crash Tender. Simplest method is to install the servo horizontally and raise the cockpit floor but this can create problems in itself unless the floor is sealed around the edges to prevent water entering the compartment. The seat idea is a realistic method as it could be eliminate the problems that I mentioned above as well as providing easier access to the RC gear. Keep up the good work Boaty😁
    6 months ago by boaty
    Forum
    LONDON MODEL ENGINEERING EXHIBITION
    A good show and as the title suggested it was for model engineers rather than model boat builders, however this suited me and I was pleased to see Robbobs Crash Tender and his latest
    police boat
    , both of immaculate quality. If anybody wants a more model focussed show then try Doncaster
    8 months ago by mturpin013
    Blog
    Glassfibre cloth & epoxy resin
    I used glassfibre cloth and epoxy resin successfully when building my 46” RAF Crash Tender and I chose to do the same with the
    police boat
    . See: https://model-boats.com/builds/view/23951 for the Crash Tender blog. The application of the cloth and resin serves to strengthen the hull enormously and produces a completely watertight hull, and after additional coats of resin are applied and sanded between coats resulting in a surface that is absolutely smooth and the perfect substrate for the subsequent paint process. With the benefit of my previous experience and greater confidence working with these materials I used a β€˜fast’ hardener with the resin which gives a working time of 30 minutes and a much shorter curing time where previously I had used a 90 minute β€˜slow’ hardener. The basic process is to cut the cloth roughly to shape with a good margin of overlap and then use masking tape along one edge so that after the resin has been brushed onto the hull the cloth can just be lifted over onto the resin. I then lightly brush the cloth into the resin and push the cloth into any tight angles, without any further resin on the brush, until the weave of the cloth is filled and there are no air pockets and the cloth is completely flat. At this point DO NO MORE as the resin will start to harden and any more fiddling with it will cause the cloth to lift and bubble, less is definitely more in this instance. The resin should cure completely overnight and can be trimmed with a sharp blade. I tend to cover a hull in five stages, as there are five β€˜faces’ to the hull and thus it’s a five day process for me, this may be time consuming but I think the results are worth the effort. I will brush on two further coats of resin when the rubbing strakes and gunwales have been added, this will completely fill the weave of the cloth to create a nice flat surface but it’s essential to rub down each coat after curing. All the materials were bought from β€˜Easy Composites’ https://www.easycomposites.co.uk
    8 months ago by robbob
    Response
    The bow blocks & outer keel
    Hi samc. I'm just writing the blog entry for the hull glassing process and I'll detail the material and process, it's very much the same as the I did on my 46" RAF Crash Tender blog, see here: https://model-boats.com/builds/view/23951 Are you doing this on your hull or the decks, and what materials are you using ? I'm also using Zpoxy finishing resin on the
    police boat
    and that's going on OK without any problems. Robbob.
    8 months ago by robbob
    Forum
    Paint for Thames River
    police boat
    .
    When I worked on the Thames, late 50's early 60's, I would have said the
    police boat
    s were painted with black topsides, but it could easily have been a very dark blue. Nerys
    8 months ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Paint for Thames River
    police boat
    .
    Can anyone confirm the correct colour for the hull of The Thames
    police boat
    above the waterline? I have seen various shades of blue on other models, some very light which doesn't look at all right, and some in black. The instructions state it should be a dark blue and I'd like to order a custom mixed RAL colour quite soon and I'm looking at RAL 5011 Steel Blue or possibly RAL 5004 Black Blue. Any advice appreciated. Robbob.
    9 months ago by robbob
    Forum
    Paint for Thames River
    police boat
    .
    Hi Haverlock. I think I'll use a bit of 'modeller's license' and maybe a bit of 'the force' to choose a suitable deep blue. I need to finish this boat quite soon. Thanks for your diligence. Rob.
    8 months ago by robbob
    Forum
    Paint for Thames River
    police boat
    .
    I did contact the curator to see if it was possible to get some data this was the reply "Not without knowing the type of boat approximate year etc.....I am currently out of the country and returning in Feb....I suggest the model maker contacts me then with as much detail as possible and I will try and assist. Regards Rob Jeffries (Hon. Curator) " So try again in Feb with details and see how he can help
    8 months ago by Haverlock
    Forum
    Paint for Thames River
    police boat
    .
    Cobalt blue seems right for that periodπŸ‘ Wow Haverlock that's very deep but I suppose correct. Well done.πŸ‘
    8 months ago by onetenor
    Forum
    Paint for Thames River
    police boat
    .
    One would suspect that since police launches were not a high volume item the colours were " what do we have in stock" rather than a specified shade. A given listed colour may well vary from batch to batch. So its reasonable to presume the actual launches may well have had differing shades of the same colour. Since your building a model even were you to find some of the actual paint used it would look wrong on a model since you should be in effect viewing the model as though it were the full sized article looked at from far enough away to see it at the size you have chosen.
    8 months ago by Haverlock
    Forum
    Paint for Thames River
    police boat
    .
    Rob I noticed in the Pathe news links you gave there were two different colour schemes particularly in the deck area, another decision to make!
    8 months ago by mturpin013
    Forum
    Paint for Thames River
    police boat
    .
    Hi Haverlock. That's not a bad idea, and they're only in Wapping so a visit isn't out of the question either (I'm in North West London). I've just sprayed the hull with grey primer, so it's time to make a decision πŸ€” Good suggestionπŸ‘ Thanks. Rob.
    8 months ago by robbob
    Forum
    Paint for Thames River
    police boat
    .
    Have you tried contacting the curator to see if he can help? curator@thamespolicemuseum.org.uk
    8 months ago by Haverlock
    Forum
    Paint for Thames River
    police boat
    .
    Hi Mike. Yes I have seen the that site and also some interesting Pathe films on YouTube featuring the Thames Police in action, some in colour but you can't really identify the hull colour. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuM_PNrEElU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i69pxalB9-Q I would like the hull to be an authentic colour for the period when these boats operated during the 50s' & 60's. The modern boats seem to have a much lighter blue colour on the hull. Thanks for your suggestion though. Rob.
    9 months ago by robbob
    Forum
    Paint for Thames River
    police boat
    .
    I assume you've looked at this site http://www.thamespolicemuseum.org.uk/gallery.html
    9 months ago by mturpin013
    Blog
    Painting
    Well it is nearly Christmas again and time to go to my testing river in Hungary. This boat will not be ready but I hope to complete the Police Launch this trip. I have started the painting process on the Pilot Boat. Very early on I had a dilemma. When is the correct time to paint. As I generally use rattle cans and an airbrush, I think it best to paint prior to major assembly. I am still not sure if this is the correct approach but I am concerned with masking an assembled unit. I hope that the glue does not ruin the paint finish when I put it together. It is a bit difficult spray painting this time of the year due to the fumes. I spray in the garage with the door open but I am always concerned about air temperature. The finish looks good so perhaps this is not of great concern yet.πŸ€“ I will now leave the hull to dry prior to applying the lacquer. I have completed the insides of the bridge and rear room and will start to assemble this part next prior to masking and painting the outside walls. I have bought a roll of special low tack clear film to protect the windows and frames. I hope this works. I have used the same film to cover the instrument panel which so far seems to be staying on well. I think that these models by AeroNaut are really well designed. it still amazes me that the model looks so natural even though it is made generally from flat thin sheets.πŸ˜‰ I will attach the deck next and then start on the main structures. Happy Christmas to all.
    9 months ago by MouldBuilder
    Response
    36'' Thames River Police Launch by Robbob
    The original Veron kit of the Thames police launch was the first kit I ever made, and as I was only 12 at the time, my Uncle Cyril was called in to carve the balsa blocks on the bow (and a right mess he made of them too). So I had to do a bit of filling. But the boat is still sat in our garage some 53 years later, and is still available. I often thought of bringing it up to date with a new one, so maybe the time has arrived. I'll keep a watch on this build, and bide my time. Thanks Robbob. Next wishes, Dave W 😊
    10 months ago by rolfman2000
    Blog
    The next project...........
    Since completing this model have started work on a new boat and I promised those following my Crash Tender build blog that I would post an update here. The new model is a β€˜Thames River Police Launch’ constructed from a kit by Vintage Model Works. The new blog is here: https://model-boats.com/builds/view/47891 I'll try to update the blog regularly as I have plenty of 'photos detailing the construction since June 2018. I hope that you will enjoy following this new build and I welcome all comments and suggestions...... and if you like the updates please hit the 'like' button πŸ‘ Robbob.
    10 months ago by robbob
    Forum
    Equipment wire
    I am currently working on a few projects at a time. One boat, a Police Launch, has several working lights that I have aded as extras. I have quite a bit of available room so I have used 7/0.2 equipment wire for all of the LED`s. For my Pilot Boat, I have very little room to run the wires and so will have to reduce drastically. I cannot seem to find smaller wire which leads me to believe that I am looking in the wrong places. Please can I ask for advice as to which wire size I should be looking for and where to look for it. I like to colour code the wires also to make fault tracing easier, so multiple colours would be an added bonus. Thanks. Peter.😊
    11 months ago by MouldBuilder
    Forum
    Veron Vosper F.P.B. 52''
    The Veron F.P.B does appear to be a very rare model and I feel £300 would be a reasonable price especially when you take into consideration how much a modern day manufacturer would want. Just look at prices for Deans Marine models, mainly their Vosper M.T.B. which is a lot smaller. Also Veron kits seem to have been overlooked and the only model that is easy to obtain is the Slec version of their 26inch River Police Launch. Phil Smith was a great designer of boats and aircraft . I sold my Veron RTTL in the mid 1990s and my fleet today consists of one original Sea Commander, one 34 inch Crash Tender , both of which I restored, an italeri PT109 and two RTR fast electrics. TOP TIP for anyone who buys your F.T.B- trace around the parts and use them to build the model while keeping the kit intact. I do this with my Keil Kraft control line aeroplanes. B😁😎oaty
    11 months ago by boaty
    Blog
    Krick Police Launch
    I have just started to build the Police Launch that I have had for a while. Work commitments have left me with little time lately but hopefully I can get a good run on this one for a while. I hope to finish it by late July which just leaves me enough time to send it to Hungary so that I can test it. The kit is said to be good for a beginner. This would be good as many years ago I built a Patrol Torpedo Boat which took me five years. I am currently restoring this one as well but I think that will take most of this year to complete.😁 I have started by buying the speed controller. The motor is a 400 brushed. Probably not going to be too difficult to keep up with this one. The kit itself is not too bad considering the price, but I do feel that the ABS vacuum formed hull could be of a slightly better quality. Also I am finding the ply wood to be rather brittle. Does anybody have an idea for a good filler to use to fill the chips which will take to acrylic paint. I have prepared the hull and added the propeller shaft and rudder holes. Care taken here to avoid splits in the plastic. Cellotape on both sides before drilling helps.πŸ€“ I have assembled the internal parts which hold the motor, battery and rudder and also fitted the prop shaft.😲 I will start on the deck and superstructure next. An additional note about the kit. The instructions are reasonable but they are in black and white which is not helpful considering they are photograph based with text. I found a PDF on the web which is in full colour. Why don`t Krick supply this. Surely not that expensive.πŸ€”
    1 year ago by MouldBuilder
    Media
    Police Launch.
    The Police Launch is a Krick kit which I am currently building. it is a really nice project but, as usual, I just have to add things. The project is to make the blue light flash. The video shows the three stages of prototyping. The first is the circuit built on a Breadboard. The second part is the actual circuit reduced in size ready to hide inside the boat. The third part is the LED fitted in the incorrect position to show how effective it will be. I have added a trimmer pot to the circuit so that I can select a suitable frequency that looks right at a later date. Thanks to Doug for his help to get started and give me some hints about how the circuit works.πŸ€“πŸ˜Š
    1 year ago by MouldBuilder
    Response
    Krick Police Launch
    Hi nice to see your build, I built a Krick
    police boat
    about 18 to 20 month ago and it is my favourite boat to sailI have a 550 motor in it and although it was very fast I experimented with props and I am down to a rough scale speed. The only other mods are I fitted spray rails on the chine and I used a longer propshaft and reversed the position of the motor and batteries, it sits in the water at just the right level with no ballast and planes beautifully. I bought a couple of 5mm. 9v. led's and used one along with a siren kit from the now defunct Maplins. Happy sailing😁
    1 year ago by TheBlacksmith
    Forum
    It's a sad day!.
    I think one of the mistakes people make is to assume that they must run their models with others of a similar ilk. That rather means a club of some sort. I say organise a loose grouping and find a river. You can buy a little dinghy/outboard combo for very cheap as a rescue boat if you can't get to the sides all round. Since the river will have diesel and petrol boats on it, you're fine. Canal Locks can be ideal and many (most) are not manned by any pretence at a Jobswuff. Some rivers have no speed limit sections, such as the River Nene and, last I looked, the Yare. So join in. There's nothing sacrosanct about model boat ponds and anyway if the Council Nazis have decided No IC, they are no longer model boat ponds, since that was all there was at one time. I ran a model boat display on the Well Creek in the Fens a few years back and we had no other than the famous AMPS man, Miller Agnew,with his Rossi powered outboards on his gorgeous tunnel hulls, models of real F1 powerboats. He came with the Cambridge club whose secretary made a point at day's end of thanking me for asking them. They had never run on a river before and all loved it. They had R/C water skiing, racing, you name it and all thoroughly enjoyed it. in the end the Police had to move the traffic on the main road opposite who had stopped to watch. A Rossi powered F1 at full chat on a river only 20 feet wide is something to see. Apparently Mr. Agnew was heard to say that "this is proper model boating". So, go rivers, young man. My, we'll be running out of middle fingers in no time! Martin
    1 year ago by Westquay
    Directory
    (Racing Boat) Genesis
    I bought this boat to give me some running time whilst I complete a major overhaul of my Patrol Torpedo Boat and build my Police Launch kit. I plan to try it for the first time next week in my local river. I would like to thank Doug (RNinMunich) for all his help to get the boat connected electrically as I have not used brushless before and needed to complete quickly. The boat is on it`s way Doug. Note. it is faster than 24km/h. Ran out of options. The instructions say 55km/h. (Motor: 3674 2074KV) (ESC: Hoddyking 125A Water Cooled) (9/10)
    1 year ago by MouldBuilder
    Response
    Sanding down.
    I had the colours mixed but unfortunately I could only get 2.5 litres of each. Enough for 100 boats I think. πŸ€“ I will start the spraying when the weather warms up a bit. That leaves me time to start on my new Police Launch project. Oh and launch and test my new twin hulled offshore power boat.😱
    1 year ago by MouldBuilder
    Forum
    Calling Devon boaters. Help!
    I don't know if it is the same at Kings Pool but in Liverpool the parks are supposedly closed 1 hr after sunset although you can access them 24hrs.First wife and I went fishing in Newsham Park one night and got chased off by the Police despite the fact it was custom and practise to night fish on the model pond. Now being fished by Cormorants. I wonder if the model boaters get bothered by them.πŸ‘
    1 year ago by onetenor
    Response
    WSP 9
    A very tidy build, I am building a styrene model 60cm long for fun racing as it is a
    police boat
    what about a siren / sound effects too!
    1 year ago by CB90
    Response
    Sanding down.
    Thanks Kevin. A model shop just gave me a good tip. Buy a car screen washer pump for the water cannon on my new project
    police boat
    . They said it would be cheaper than the model pump. Halfords next place to visit. Glad I could be of help Doug. I have bought the 50cal. guns to match the carriages. The assembly instructions are available on the site. Still worried about breaking them whilst removing them from the sprue.πŸ€”I am a precision engineer but this still fills me with nerves.😱
    1 year ago by MouldBuilder
    Response
    Police launch
    Lovely Police Launch. Well done you. I am building my first boat - Billings kit β€˜Wills Everard’ - doing it slowly and carefully. Thoroughly enjoying though.
    2 years ago by Baggie
    Forum
    Police Launch
    I know it's not a model but this boat was used for a short time by Worcester City Police in the mid 60s. It was soon found to be unfit for purpose as the freeboard was too high when used for its main task of pulling bodies out of the water. It was replaced by a Dory. This was much more suitable as I found, when recovering a body from the river Severn at Holt Fleet near Worcester. I also found that the low freeboard allowed easy access to a male swan when we got too close to its nest. Luckily my mate had the boat hook to hand to repel boarders . I took cover under the tarpaulin with the body whilst he removed the swan. What fun we had in those days!
    2 years ago by cormorant
    Forum
    Fantastic Plastic
    tore the rhib apart. It went really well but the video I took was on the side so I never posted it. Anyway now in bits as I will use the hull for a fast boat. And the shamrock
    police boat
    Well got bored with that so its in the bin and I will start something else on big blue later.. In fact Have started something else will post a thread soon
    2 years ago by none
    Forum
    Fantastic Plastic
    I now have enough plastic to complete the Shamrock
    police boat
    . thread here https://model-boats.com/forum/building-related/27236 And Also now have some larger pieces seems these bits are scrap as well due to the fact they fell on the floor and nobody bothered to pick them up and just walked all over them. so they have little dents in them. That is no problem for me to fill as and when I need to. So having just made a small rhib for the Shamrock about 16 inches long I thought it would be nice to make a fully working one. So I started this one is 35 inches long without the sponsons. I have All the electrics for it already ( Hand me downs ) so no nothing to loose. So this could be the model that costs nothing to make and build. No Plans or drawings or templates and now under way. All constructed out of 2mm foam board plastic.. Held together with electrical insulating tape while the glue dried. I will have a bit of filling and sanding to do when it is a single solid piece. Now comes the part of working out some sort of rough scale for the completed hull. In the meanwhile forming the chines out of the same plastic but very thin strips. Not found any bright Orange paint yet but still looking . If all fails it will be a white rhib. I am thinking with the foam collar the weight of the electrics placed as low as I can get them I may need very little ballast As so far it is very light. Still as always another lets see how it turns out..
    2 years ago by none
    Forum
    RSS Sovereignty P 72
    Hi Folks, think there is a bit of a mix up here! What Cpt. Cormorant seems to be building is the Coastal Patrol Craft introduced in 1970, and subsequently transferred to the Police Coast Guard, where they have long since been replaced. The boat in Cormorants pic was commissioned in 1971. See pic from RSN official site - History. https://www.mindef.gov.sg/navy/Tracing_Our_Origins.HTM They were a Vosper design, based on the 110footer, first boats built in UK the rest in Singapore. John: the class you are talking about is actually the 'Fearless' Class. RSS independence being pennant number 87. They were built by ST Marine (Singapore Technologies) and commissioned from 96 (Fearless) to 98 (Independence). Pic 2 is of one of them, RSS Resilience. This class is now being replaced by 8 ships ( independence-class littoral mission vessels) being built by ST Engineering. Our company helped ST with the integrated Comms System design for both these classes! RSS independence pennant number 15 (replacing #87 as you say John) is the only one currently in service. This info may not unfortunately get Cormorant much further but maybe it'll help prevent chasing wild geese! Cheers 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    info on old yachts
    Yes, I got that one short mention in "in the boat shed" on my search. I provided those pictures to him and most of the history, as I did to Alex Laird when he was trying to sell her through his boat brokerage in Classic Boat magazine in the 90s. She was towed by a fishing boat from Burnham round to Canvey where an ex Police mechanic and his girlfriend were living on her, then the next I know she's out at Dauntless's yard on Canvey, then gets transported by road to Bristol. By now she was in the ownership of a John Ord, an antique print and book seller. She has remained there ever since. I visited her when she was in a creek at Canvey and spookily, as I looked into the water, a piece of her interior floated past me! The Police mechanic guy said they'd stripped her interior for safe keeps and it was in his mother's garage in Leigh-on-Sea. Well this piece wasn't, was it? I tried to get it with a stick but couldn't. I'd have kept it if I could have got it! That was the last I saw of her. I imagine by now she'll have been destroyed. Mark Rolt, who was in charge of her where she lay in Bristol, is a nephew of the great Tom Rolt, who started the inland Waterways Association, the Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society and the Vintage Sports Car Club. All major interests of mine over the years. He will be revolving in his grave like one of his beloved Alvis engines. Doug, she was one of a class called C-Class and fitted the then rules for only a few years. She was built in Dan Hatcher's yard in 1885/6. The chap I bought her from, Steve Bowen, gave me the picture of her afloat and rigged. I stayed friends with Steve for years. He then got picked up by a rich lady and went touring around the chateaux of Europe, most of which seemed to be owned by her friends. Nobody could have deserved such a fate more than Steve, one of nature's true gentlemen. it is thanks to raggy arsed enthusiasts like Steve and me that these old boats were preserved as long as they have been for rich gits to take advantage as they now do. Martin
    2 years ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Make what you can and buy what you have to
    Strange that this should come up I have just done the same to some steps for the Shamrock
    police boat
    . Did them last week.. And they look quite nice ..as floor grids or for the steps.
    2 years ago by none
    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
    Forum
    Shamrock Fast
    police boat
    I have been giving some thought to How I can use the hull From the big blue hull . I know it is Not the same as the shamrock fast
    police boat
    but close. The hull is 54 inches long so I took the plans to a friend that has a printers and had the plans blown up to the full size of 54 inches. Two massive pieces of paper. So that,s the start.. I am trying to keep the deck of the big blue boat without removing stuff like ladders bollards winches. So Another deck and superstructure that will just fit onto the hull. Now start,s the game of finding stuff to make the vessel using as many reclaimed and free Items as I can. So with that In mind I am off today scavenging for some stuff that could do the job.. A few Ideas what I am looking for but as yet No idea where to look.
    2 years ago by none
    Forum
    Shamrock Fast
    police boat
    The rhib is just about finished now except for a steering wheel. And so far I have not found anything that will do the job Yet... The idea was good but the finish could be a lot better if I had not the shakes. So Materials and tools are not to blame .... But none of my models will ever be prize winners I am really enjoying modeling And I guess that,s what it is all about. So the total cost of the whole build so far is still .50 pence.
    2 years ago by none
    Forum
    Shamrock Fast
    police boat
    This is an image of the vessel I am hopefully building. I have a set of plans and a build manual for the kit. that is originally 27" inches in length and most of the kit is vacuformed items. But Mine will be 54 inches and I have no kit... I have had the plans redone and expanded by 200% so full size plans now for the hull I am using at 54 inches in length. There were no details on the Rhib apart from cut out plastic and stick together Images as is all of the user manual.. With ALL the fittings. So Sizes taken from the plans. And hopefully I should have a
    police boat
    in the end. Also I think I should mention I am trying to do this build with whatever I can find about. Like the search light For example 1 x plastic water end cap 1 x tin foil from a cake case. 1 x handle from a disposable razor blade 2 x rubber holders that go on back of earrings. 1 x small length of twisted wire A small length of Shrink tube. A few drops of Superglue. Just needs re-sanding and another coat of paint..
    2 years ago by none
    Forum
    Shamrock Fast
    police boat
    Been busy making a few fittings Just a few of the items made so far. The launch frame for the rib just needs hinges now and then can be fitted near the end or the model.. No plans for the rhib or drawings . But as I have made a few of these full size and even built one from scratch that,s no mouldings it was an easy build. Balsa wood hull and deck and foam pipe insolation for the sponson,s Still got a way to go with the rhib ( Ridged Hull inflatable Boat )yet.. The top tip for making a rhib is when sticking down the deck allow another 3/4 of an inch overhang all round this will allow you to fit the foam with ease. No overhang and there will be more than a struggle to fit the tubes.
    2 years ago by none
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    Shamrock Fast
    police boat
    Now starting the wheelhouse / cabin. Got as far as i can for now until I make another visit to the plastic shop. if it is free it is worth waiting for. The wheelhouse look out,s are some old inhaler tubes Yep Have a few of them kicking about.. Still more later when I start again. in the meanwhile I will start some of the other fixtures and fittings...
    2 years ago by none
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    Shamrock Fast
    police boat
    Β£ 0.50 pence was for 3/4 of a tin of paint. Adhesives I already have some from the last model..
    2 years ago by none
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    Shamrock Fast
    police boat
    Excellent work. Just the kind of thing I like. it's more fun and challenging this way. What was the 0.05 for? Did you remember to buy the light bulb?
    2 years ago by Commodore-H
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    Shamrock Fast
    police boat
    Found a tin of paint down the local tip. With the RAL number 5002 The same colour as the hull. Went across the estate to buy a light bulb for the car and then popped a little further down and called into a plastic sign makers. They had some scraps of Foam board plastic they were throwing out so I asked if i could have some and they said yes. They also said I could call again next week and take any of the scrap they had all for free. So the
    police boat
    has started. Formed a frame around the hull and then cobbled together some supports after all I will not need access as the whole lit will lift off. Also manage to pick up some rubber for fendering approx 3 mtrs 10mm wide 4mm thick. I have a small amount of the plastic left to start the superstructure. So far the cost is Β£0.50. So I am off to a good start...
    2 years ago by none
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    from the Philippines
    Hi Analyst, What are your plans I'm sure you'll find very helpful group of people here on the website. in the mean while, What kind of vessel are you planning on building. Is it a
    police boat
    , a navy boat a fireboat? Are you going to have it built from plans? You should order all your electronics from the internet! I order from Cornwall Model Boats in the UK. http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/index.html They have very good prices, I live in the US and I get my parts in a week and half. Good luck with your project, can't wait to see what you'll be building! πŸ‘ Ed.
    3 years ago by figtree7nts


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