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    WEATHERING Hi guys, There are many technics to weathering your models. one way is to use a weathering kit made from coloured
    powder
    . Approx ยฃ15.00 - ยฃ20.00 Or you could use Pastels sanded or filed, and use the
    powder
    from that. Approx ยฃ5.00. Method:- Apply the
    powder
    using small paint brush over the required area, when the desired affect has been achieved you then spray over it with a mat/semigloss varnish. My tip is next time your wife/partner goes shopping for makeup, look at the vast range and shades of eye shadow or even an eye shadow palette. Approx ยฃ1.00 or less. It will do the same job as the others (above) at a fraction of the price. And it will last you many many years of weathering you'r models. Martin555.
    22 days ago by Martin555
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    TRIAL FITTING SMOKE UNIT TO THE HSL
    "it also sounds like you are going to make Depth charge containers" I'm already onto that Martin๐Ÿ˜‰ Stern racks are built waiting to be fitted, two throwers are already installed. Experiments with black
    powder
    ignited by redundant glow plugs are intermittently underway. Have also acquired magicians flash paper ๐Ÿ’ฅ for further experiment. If you happen to notice a large cloud of black smoke on the horizon to the SE from you send a hospital ship please! ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Ž
    27 days ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    TRIAL FITTING SMOKE UNIT TO THE HSL
    What used to be fertilizer is now used for mining explosives here JB. Its very safe to transport - much safer than conventional explosives. That is until its mixed with diesel and a detonator fitted..... We used to blow up tree stumps with ammonium nitrate fertilizer & diesel fuel - much quicker for land preparation if a little messy. So most nitrates will do the job if required. Air Force taught us a lot of ways to make things go bang ........... Even sugar and other seemingly harmless things can be taught to do so............ In the right circumstances even instant coffee can be made to go bang..... Did you know that most window cleaner liquid of the blue variety is highly inflammable.......... And that
    powder
    ed aluminum can increase the power of black
    powder
    and creates a brilliant flash ............
    27 days ago by redpmg
    Forum
    TRIAL FITTING SMOKE UNIT TO THE HSL
    Re "Dark Smoke" - try a bit of potassium nitrate (salt petre) it burns giving off grey smoke - not much of the SP though unless you have a fireboat handy. Our local chemist stocks it as Salt Petre. Suggest you test it outside the boat - heat the mixture in a spoon or tin with a candle until you get it right......... You could always add a bit of charcoal too but then you are 1/3rd away from gun
    powder
    ........... Possibly the charcoal might work on its own with the baby oil.........
    28 days ago by redpmg
    Forum
    TRIAL FITTING SMOKE UNIT TO THE HSL
    My smoker unit sends up lots of lovely scented white smoke....baby oil.... BUT does anybody know how to make dark grey or even black smoke.....I have tried mixing in amounts of colouring
    powder
    addative for cement ( even red) , old car oil, new car oil, old lead based paint, enamel paint but so far no luck......still just white smoke. Anybody got any sensible suggestions, preferably ones that actually work ?
    28 days ago by quacky
    Forum
    Smoker (Old Fashioned)
    You might indeed be hot footing it (funneling it ?) Martin - think the author omitted to say metal funnel . But its still of practical use - not sure but I think he meant Salt Petre which of course is one of the ingredients of gun
    powder
    ..........Stand to be corrected on the name of course..........
    30 days ago by redpmg
    Response
    Re: Robbe PT15
    Hi Martin. The glue I used is epoxy mixed with micro balloons, and the stuffing box is installed with epoxy mixed with a little baby
    powder
    . I scuff the joint liberally with very coarse sandpaper so as to give the epoxy something to grip. So far Iโ€™ve not had a problem with any of my boats, as Iโ€™ve done all of them the same way with filled epoxy and a thorough scuffing. I did think about putting say, 1/8th square strip fwd and aft of the bulkhead joint, but that idea came to me just as the glue got good and hot as it cured, which was just a little too late. Cash PS-I do have a small stash of Stabilit Express, but I hate to use it unless absolutely necessary as itโ€™s hard to get in the US
    2 months ago by Cashrc
    Forum
    Night Watch
    "Gun
    powder
    for Beaufort Force 8 and above. 15 Year for special occasions and celebrations". YES! I can see the bottle of Blue label Doug, what I was enquiring, is that you mention the other two, but not the latter? obviously not as good a quality as the first two mentioned, but if you have tried(sampled) the others, can you confIrm that the Blue label is worth getting, as I am new to rum, Brandy is my quaff.๐Ÿคช Cheers, Rooky
    2 months ago by Rookysailor
    Forum
    Night Watch
    Admiralty Original for calm to moderate conditions Lt. Nerys. Gun
    powder
    for Beaufort Force 8 and above.๐Ÿ˜ฎ 15 Year for special occasions and celebrations๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‹ I'll have a word with Rear Admiral Logistics, if I can ever find him!๐Ÿ™„ Like Granny used to say (rolling her eyes!) 'Bin round the bottles again๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ ' ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Ž TIP: Open pics in a photo App capable of GIF pics, they're animated ๐Ÿ˜‰
    2 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Not so cheap glue!
    Re. I think it must be. In any case, it's good Sounds like Aerodux 185 a Resorcinol (Pheno Formaldehyde) resin It's a redish brown resin and white
    powder
    which is mixed together. Best wood glue out and smells nice as well. There was a clear one as well but can't remember the name, might have been Aerolite 306. Built my 15ft delta with 185 and it never let go. 185 and 306 are used for aircraft as well. In the UK there is a supplier -Swindon aircraft plywood and timber co. probably others as well. It's a lot more expensive than epoxies. Was the other way round when I built my boat in the 70s! JB
    2 months ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    Not so cheap glue!
    I think it must be. In any case, it's good. I used to use cascamite years ago in building real boats. It was a
    powder
    mixed in water, but it stuck like the proverbial to a blanket. Some boat builders used to paint the inside of a boat with cascamite. I've seen cascamite in bulk in Axminster and imagine it's as it used to be. Nerys
    2 months ago by Nerys
    Forum
    HMS Prince of Wales
    " Drake couldn't get
    powder
    and cannon balls out of the queen and her government in 1588 to fight the Armada" So that's why he set fire to the navy! Revenge!! ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    3 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    HMS Prince of Wales
    Being stingy about supplying ships is nothing new. Drake couldn't get
    powder
    and cannon balls out of the queen and her government in 1588 to fight the Armada, so there is good precedent in not equipping our latest aircraft carriers properly. Also, why call a ship 'Prince of Wales', look what happened to the last one, sunk with the battle cruiser 'Repulse' in December 1941 by Japanese torpedo bombers.
    3 months ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Casting a lead bulb keel
    art shops usually stock graphite
    powder
    ,a company called Terranti are a Good stockist for modeling and casting materials ,another Good source of casting materials are dental lab suppliers ๐Ÿ‘
    3 months ago by marky
    Forum
    Casting a lead bulb keel
    Useful information. I'm not sure where I'd get these
    powder
    s from though. When I designed the plugs I avoided undercuts and had no need to use the mould more than once but if anybody did need to your advice seems more than sound.
    3 months ago by cenbeth
    Forum
    Casting a lead bulb keel
    If you are using a plaster mould when its dry coat the inside with graphite
    powder
    this will allow for easier removal and if there are no under cuts you may be able to use the mould 2 or 3 times ,when I used to cast bronze into plaster moulds (lost wax)we mixed the plaster with grog (milled ceramics dust)to give it more strength and heat resistance ๐Ÿ‘
    3 months ago by marky
    Forum
    Work with Balsa wood
    I like to mix baby
    powder
    into my epoxy. Iโ€™ve used that on roughened up abs and havenโ€™t had an issue yet. That I know of, that is.
    4 months ago by Cashrc
    Forum
    Night Watch
    Welcome aboard PO Cash Good to see that our "colonial brothers" (๐Ÿ˜) are standing with us this night๐Ÿ‘ Lt. jbkiwi is OOD, please report to Chief Rooky for further orders. Have a quiet watch and ... keep your
    powder
    dry chaps! ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    4 months ago by RNinMunich
    Blog
    40'' Seaplane Tender, new build R
    Most of the motor electrics fitted (just rudder servo and lights to set up yet.) Sprayed a few coats of heavy acrylic undercoat on and sanded back. Will spray another coat or two before top coat. Weather was good for painting today, so set it up and sprayed it outside in the sun. Both motor covers are now glued to the bulkhead so the coamings come off as one piece as previously mentioned. Made a Mahogany door for the aft cabin and will probably do the same for the internal door from the wheelhouse. Faired the shaft tubes as well with some West System resin and filler
    powder
    .. Gets a bit more exciting when you can start painting. May give the coamings a spray yet, but need to make sure I don't need to correct anything. Ordered the grab rail stanchions from CMB, also another sound unit from Ali Express. I have dozens of coloured LEDs for the lights (miniature Xmas string lights) which I bought on an end of year sale which are perfect for nav and interior lights (just cut off what you need and solder on some leads). They seem to handle the voltage ok . The clear ones I usually paint dark yellow to get a more realistic colour, and power them with a small 2 AA battery compartment (which comes with the lights) which is wired to a remote switch. Haven't done a lot the past week as I've had a bad case of the plague and I'm just getting back into things.
    5 months ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    two part epoxy resin
    Agree Cash, so don't use this trick with 5 minute epoxy folks๐Ÿ˜ฎ "baby
    powder
    as a filler ...". Great idea๐Ÿ‘ Turns out smooth as a baby's b....! Saves all that sanding and flatting๐Ÿ˜‰
    5 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    two part epoxy resin
    Letโ€™s โ€œheatโ€ this up, but not politcally๐Ÿ˜ When I was building and flying rc combat about 15 years ago, I found that heating mixed epoxy will bring it to the consistency of water. Very nice for pouring in a confined space, etc. However, it will cure very quickly if this procedure is performed. I also use baby
    powder
    as a filler in 2 part epoxy.
    5 months ago by Cashrc
    Forum
    Batteries in a DX5e
    No, Doug, I don't think it caught on with VW, although M-B made a lot of it later with a very crude version and I didn't really think anyone would OK the replacement of an air bag with a glass screened monitor! Daft idea! The CNC machined carrier for the rear central arm rest mounted computer was 10,ooo Dm of work and even that had a glitch that had to be filled with metal
    powder
    filled resin and covered with a small sticker! The PCs in the boot were intended to be miniaturised, of course, but Siemens and VW fell out, so none of it ever happened. I couldn't find out how to remove the automatic gearstick, so I sawed the bugger off! Took a team of "mechanics" a day to come down from Wolfsburg and replace it! But, all in all, it was the best contract I had in Germany. Martin
    5 months ago by Westquay


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