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    LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights
    Thank you, O Great & Mighty Helpful One (AKA Doug). My doctor prescribed eye drops for me yesterday afternoon so the torture should be over soon. I looked at your spreadsheets & everything looks fine to me. πŸ‘ By the way, I’ve been reading up on LEDs during our correspondence. One thing I learned that surprised me is that LEDs require different supply voltage depending on their color. Silly me thought that different colors were made by simply
    tinting
    a clear LED. But it’s confusing to me because the LEDs used for the port & starboard sidelights on my tug are actually are red & green in color, not clear, when they’re turned off. However, the aft deck lights are clear as water when off but yellow when turned on. According to various web articles I’ve read Hobby Engine was after the yellowish color of halogen lights, which they’ve done really well. Why are some LEDs clear when turned off but change to a color when turned on, as opposed to LEDs that are their given whether off or on?
    4 years ago by PittsfieldPete
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    Windows etc
    The cabin windows are rigid .5mm pvc sheet framed with white polystyrene .5mm sheet. The
    tinting
    is from car tint off cut. I push fitted the glass flush with the outside and ran a bead of ova round the inside using a syringe and needle, then spray glued the back the frames and stuck them in place. Easy! The seat frames are bent up from stainless wire and hard soldered. The cushions are just carved balsa. Hatch covers are built as close as I could work out to full-sized practise, but I didn’t bother to make them actually moveable.
    6 years ago by manyboats
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    BRIDGE WINDOWS
    Have a look on ebay for acrylic sheets, comes in different sizes and thickness, also do you have a company that does window
    tinting
    , this is a self adhesive film, ask for a few off cuts, they come in many tints so plenty of choice Mark
    6 years ago by jarvo
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    BRIDGE WINDOWS
    What do other modelers use to glaze bridge windows? I have been searching for a very thin plastic type sheet with slight blue or grey
    tinting
    without success. I have preciously used sections of coloured plastic file sleeves, but have not been very happy with the results. On small windows this looks OK, but on larger rather false. Appreciate any suggestions.
    6 years ago by Rowen
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    BRIDGE WINDOWS
    There are acetate sheets available for modellers. Many of my earlier Aerokit models used this but over the years the UV light causes the acetate to turn yellow. I have some more recent supplies that could be acrylic. I have never seen any with
    tinting
    . From my own experience some plastic takes to spilt ink etc very well so you may be able to tint your own with a very weak Dylon type tint. Commercially photographic studios use acrylic plastic sheets which are UV safe. if you can source a supply that is thin enough for the scale of the model you are building this works well. I have used on my Sea Queen to good effect as it is the same thickness as the plywood frame.
    6 years ago by Dave M
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    my Veron Huntsman28 after a re-vamp
    Its called Chrome Illusion http://www.chromeillusion.com/ not the easiest website to navigate, the deal was I did the prep, all the metal parts look stunning, aluminium and brass. The plastics are lovely, but my prep just wasn't good enough, particularly the window frames. I have spoken to Anthony the director, he has agreed to do them again, later this year, but this time I will make them from aluminium, or speak to Stephen about having 3d ones made. if I had painted with primer first, I would have seen any imperfections, I just didn't think the finish would be that good, and of course, any reflective finish such as this shows any imperfections! I also damaged slightly the top of the windscreen, by messing around with
    tinting
    tape, of course, it stuck to the chrome paint as I was fitting it, and pulled a bit of chrome off, again, my error, but that's being very critical I suppose, you have to look pretty close for these faults
    7 years ago by pmdevlin
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    Huntsman refurb
    Ian, I used some black plastic trim from the local B & Q superstore, unfortunately I can describe it any better. it was for the top of the frame, its almost a "U" profile and just slipped snugly onto the lexan. I bent it by putting it in hot water. For the middle frames between the windows, it is just strips of plasticard, same at the bottom as its not functional just for show. If you are painting it chrome, alloy etc, bend to shape and paint off the model so then you don't need to mask the lexan. I scrounged some window tint offcuts from a local car window
    tinting
    company and tinted the screen and side windows. if you zoom this pic you can almost see what I am rambling on about. I also fitted the screen with some small bolts, hidden behind the air scoops, so the screen can be removed if it ever gets damaged, or the boat gets a repaint, which it needs! Paul
    8 years ago by pmdevlin
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    Huntsman refurb
    HI Ian. The screen was made from lexan heated and bent over a homemade former. The top trim was a plastic strip frm B&Q in the same section they have the alloy rods etc. I then scrounged some off cufs of window
    tinting
    stuff and tinted the cabin windows and windshield. Ott but I wanted a proper screen not just thin plastic. it is removable if need be. I can post pics if you need them. Paul
    9 years ago by pmdevlin


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