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    That's a good idea to use polycarbonate sheet for
    windows
    . We've taken the easy way out and bought second hand double glazed
    windows
    and door. The imitation stained glass panels in the door add a nice touch. Nerys
    2 days ago by Nerys
    Blog
    36'' Thames River Police Launch by Robbob
    After the successful build of the β€˜Vintage Model Works’ RAF Crash Rescue Tender I was asked by Mike Cummings of VMW if I would undertake to build a prototype of their new model with the aim of checking the construction method and the assembly instructions for accuracy before the kit is put into production. The model is a β€˜Thames River Police Launch’ and is based on the original design by Phil Smith for the Veron company, this was a very popular model kit in the late 50’s and 60’s and sold for the princely sum of 43 shillings and tuppence, approximately Β£2.15 in today’s money but an equivalent cost of Β£48.50 in 1960. This design has been updated to accommodate electric propulsion and radio control by Colin Smith, the son of the original designer and it has been re-scaled to be 36” in length where the original was 24” which gives much more scope for detailing and provides more β€˜hiding room’ for the drive, control systems and all the associated wiring. The kit produced by VMW uses the same construction techniques as the original and the materials are a combination of balsa and plywood both of which a laser and CNC cut for precision. The ply and balsa materials supplied are of very high quality as one would expect from VMW and all the stripwood for the chines, rubbing strakes and deck detailing is included, even the dowel required for the mast is in the box, very comprehensive! The kit also includes white metal fittings such as the fairleads and stanchions, and the searchlight and horns. The glazing for the
    windows
    comes in the kit too. The instruction sheet supplied is in need of revision as it is largely taken directly from the original as written by Phil Smith and some of the terminology needs updating, for instance the ply bottom and side skins are referred to as β€˜strakes’ but I understand that a re-write of the instructions is in hand along with an updated plan showing the best positioning for the motor, prop-shaft, battery, ESC, receiver, rudder and servo. During construction I have added a few additional pieces of ply or balsa as reinforcement or supports and substituted some balsa parts for ply where I thought a stronger material would be better. I also added some hatches to give access to the wiring at the bow and the rudder & servo at the stern but largely I have not gone β€˜off plan’ to any extent. The pictures show the model in it’s present state (Nov 2018) and is ready for painting and finishing.
    10 months ago by robbob
    Forum
    Mclaren Clockwork Submarines U50
    "... I dare say that with the necessary computer skills it probably would be easier,however it would be quite difficult for me to hold cardboard templates against a monitor screen. The whole ethos of what I do is somewhat Luddite in nature,to use basic tools,free materials and as little technology as possible...." I'm not sure where the cardboard template comes in? if you want to put it into a computer you use a scanner - if you want to take it out you use a printer. They are usually the same machine... I'm not dissimilar to a Luddite - the KK EeZeBilt sites are all about making things from raw materials and using household detritus to create fittings. But computers are just another tool - and can be as basic as you like. I still lament the passing of DOS, because I felt that you should understand how tools work before you use them, and
    windows
    made it impossible to know where all the bits were going... One advantage of computing technology is communication. You are illustrating this at the moment. All I was thinking was that your skills, experience and work could reach a much wider group of people. There are, for instance, kids in Australia building EeZeBilts because the data to do so is on the web: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAHJbJieV0o
    6 months ago by DodgyGeezer
    Directory
    (Working Vessel) Progress J-502
    Billing Boats kit, Progress J-502 vacuum formed hull, deck and cabin. Wheel house is very thin wood 2 ply. The kit was missing styrene strips, but the deck fittings were included. All brass rods, mahogany strips, rigging was in the kit. Added furniture in wheelhouse, navigation lights,
    windows
    , and railings and other details not found in the kit. Fun little boat to make and research. (7/10)
    6 months ago by Ron
    Blog
    Painting
    I must admit that the painting process is not my favourite. it takes so long and time is always at a premium due to work commitments. I rush it a bit so that the build can continue. I fitted all of the
    windows
    into the deck structure and covered them with the low tack film. I then primed, two coats, painted, two coats followed by two coats of lacquer. I am quite pleased with the results even though it is not perfect. I decided not to fit the deck until all of the electronics, including the ESC, battery and receiver had been installed. This is because one of the big problems with this model is the lack of room to work in once the deck is in place. Another problem I encountered was the fitting of the tiller cranks onto the rudders. if the instructions are followed, it is almost impossible the adjust or remove them once the deck has been fitted. I solved the problem by reversing the cranks and bending the connecting wire to miss a bulkhead support. The screws can now be reached from the deck opening. I have now completed the majority of the painting and have started to assemble the remaining parts. Currently I am doing the wiring of the lighting and making a couple of circuit boards. There are a lot of wires involved so to reduce the amount I have decided to us e a common negative. (Cannot remember what this is called right now). There are still a lot of wires and they are mostly coming out from the cabin structure. I have decided to introduce some nine pin connectors to make cabin removal a lot easier. This is quite a big job and will take a little while. I really enjoy this bit. The results add that little bit of extra satisfaction when it all works as it should.πŸ€“ The top search light assembly came as a bit of a surprise. it is manufactured from nickel silver plate and requires soldering together. Even though I am a precision engineer, I have not soldered a box since I was at school. Once I stopped burning my fingers with the heat, I quite enjoyed the assembly even though it would have been useful to have an extra hand and took the best part of today to complete.😀 I can honestly say that I have enjoyed most of this build and even though earlier on I was thinking to avoid Aero-naut models in the future, I have changed my mind. They are very cleverly designed. I expect to complete this model some time in March. That would be the first for me to complete in recent times even though I have two others on the go and one new one in its box ready for a Summer start.😊
    6 months ago by MouldBuilder
    Forum
    Uploading pics
    Hi John, Your PC should have a Card Reader on the front for various types of memory cards. Take the card out of the camera and plug it into the appropriate slot in the reader. it will only fit in one and only one way round. The PC should recognise it and display a small pop-up asking what you want to do with it. Click on 'Display in Explorer' (or similar wording) and the card will appear as a directory in
    windows
    Explorer. You can then copy the photos to any drive / directory that you want. Cheers, Doug 😎
    7 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    CNC boat kits...?
    We used a package called aplicam, it suited all the machines once, you told it the machine zero settings it worked it all out for you. And all we had to do was put dimensions on to the pdf files, or trace using a graphics tablet. It was the best system I used in all my engineering life from school to retirement. I wish I had a copy of it now, it was originally DOS operated in the 70's, and when I retired it was up to
    windows
    10. Cheers Colin.
    7 months ago by Colin H
    Forum
    1950s sea commander refurb.
    Thanks for all your comments and input. What i really need now is a copy of the templates sheet so that i can cut some new parts to replace some of the missing ones . I have ordered a new rudder, and new plexi glass for the
    windows
    . Already in hand is an Mtronics Viper marine 25 amp ESC. 12 volt 7ah battery, Futaba 27 or 40 Mhz RX. Futaba servo. Just awaiting the motor from Doug (RN in Munich). We are going to repaint the Hull in White, Cabin sides in Dark Blue, Cabin roofs in White. The decks will be left as my dad made them, just cleaned and a fresh coat of varnish. the inside of the hull is well sealed already with bitumen (original) which is still allright. Next stage start rubbing down the hull ready for the glass cloth and Ezekote resin. at least i can do this indoors in the warm, workshop too d*** cold. Thats all for today shipmates, more to come, Cheers Colin.
    7 months ago by Colin H
    Response
    Motor, mount & prop-shaft.
    I have just visited their site again and they do not show much to do with the boats they have for sale. All I see is the 46" RAF Crash Tender and the Police Launch that just has a picture and no other information. They show no prices, I was also under the impression that they had several models in their list for sale. I do have the 46" Crash Tender I purchased at Wings'n'Wheels about three years ago. I din't find their site that informative other than for the Crash Tender. My kit doesn't even have the
    windows
    and decals that is says and shows in the descriptions. I'm very disappointed really. I will get round to building it one day though. As I will the 34" I bout back in 1994 from Aerokits.
    7 months ago by BOATSHED
    Forum
    Sea Queen Frames
    Well , I'm sorry to say our fears were correct because the first of the two plans (Sea Commander) arrived this morning and as others have found the high quality drawings are absolute SH*T 😑 I think all curved lines were hand sketched by someone with very shaky hands 😲 I shall try and attach some pics. The first shows his attempt at the front
    windows
    A scan of his efforts is at the top , the correct drawing is below it The second picture is his attempt at the rear deck . One edge is a hand drawn wiggly line that should be straight . The drawing is too high, and the two sides should taper in towards the back . His drawing has one tapering in towards the back but the other side tapers outwards The third picture is a scan of one of the frames which is folded in two so as to check that both sides of it are mirror images . They are not even close So I will wait for my second plan to arrive (Sea Queen) which I expect to be no better and then put in my claim for not as described Drawn to a high standard ? what a joke
    8 months ago by donrecardo
    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
    Forum
    KD Perkasa 1/24
    Oh yes there is!πŸ˜‰ Just click on the Adobe Icon, when the large version appears click on [Download] in the top left corner.
    windows
    will ask you if you want to Open or Save the file. (Doesn't seem to matter how many times I explain this it is still FAQ Number 1!) Cheers, Doug 😎
    9 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    How to view and/or download posted PDF files :)
    Mornin' John, Where is this mysterious "My Pictures" button?
    windows
    Explorer on a PC? File Manager on some other device, e.g. Dumbphone or Tablet? Android or Fruit? 😁 Cheers, Doug 😎
    9 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    How to view and/or download posted PDF files :)
    Hi All, This is one of the most frequently asked questions, I also learned the hard way, by fooling around with the mouse keys and looking closely at what then appeared in the Media Gallery display window πŸ˜‰ So here's how! 😊 Just left click on the Adobe icon in the post so that the Media Gallery opens with the larger icon. Left click on [Download], in the top left corner of the media gallery window.
    windows
    will then ask you if you want to Save or Open the file. left click 'Open', your pdf reader will open it. If you have more than one pdf reader installed the
    windows
    box may ask you 'Open With' ... your choiceπŸ˜‰ You can then read the file and, if you want, save it to wherever you want using your PDF reader App Save command. If you are using a 'Dumbphone / Tablet' or a different Op System - I don't know and can't help πŸ€” I don't! BTW: the site always shows 'Adobe' regardless of which PDF app you actually use. Personally I use Nuance Power PDF as it has many more useful functions, including editing and conversion to Word doc and other formats, and no (as yetπŸ˜‰) security weaknesses! Once installed Nuance also enables you to simply convert many other file types to pdf, e.g. all the usual MS Office stuff, DOC, XL* etc 😊 Cheers, Doug 😎 BTW: this also applies to any other file appearing in the Media Gallery; e.g. photos, so you can download and store them for future reference 😊 All you then need is an App on your device that can read 'em, that's your part folks 😁
    10 months ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Building my Carina sailboat from scratch
    Tag Helmut, Just left click on the Adobe icon so the Media Gallery opens with the larger icon. Left click on [Download], top left corner of the media gallery window.
    windows
    will then ask you if you want to Save or Open the file. left click 'Open', your pdf reader will open it. You can then save it to wherever you want. If you are using a 'Dumbphone' - I don't knowπŸ€” I don't! Cheers, Doug 😎
    9 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    All hooked up, nowt happens...
    Hi Martin, maybe! Maybe not! You might be lucky. Check the RX with just a servo plugged in somewhere. Then try setting up the ESC according to the instructions I sent. Basically all you have to do is tell it what type of battery you are using. Then it sets the correct 'Cut Off' voltage. BTW: since this is a 'One way only' ESC before you switch the system on make sure the throttle stick is pulled right back. Otherwise the motor will start up straight away. Mind yer fingas!! 😑 Also check that the throttle channel is not reversed at the TX - like most Futaba sets for some crazy reason - or again the motor will start up with the throttle pulled back. PDF: as Steve says; click on the Icon, then on [Download] in the top left corner.
    windows
    should then offer you the choice of 'Open' or 'Save'. Click 'Save' and
    windows
    will ask where you want to put the file. Cheers, Doug 😎
    9 months ago by RNinMunich
    Media
    more money than sense
    last pictures l posted l painted the wave princess l changed my mind and decided to go for some planking on the decks and cabin roofs l have also done a little bit of tarting up using some brass welding rod and brass tube l am quite pleased with the out come so far. these piccys are about a month old now so she has had a god rub down and given six coats of clear varnish. l will post more piccys when l have installed the
    windows
    and frames.
    9 months ago by jimdogge
    Forum
    Wild Duck Sailboat article
    Mornin' John, Hows things 'Ol Mate'πŸ˜‰ Basically on a PC the 'Photos' App built into
    windows
    10 should do the job. Pic shows the opening window displaying the last photos I downloaded / Stored. i haven't experimented much with it yet but it should find any photos / pics on any drive, stick or memory card on your PC. If you are using a Smartphone I don't know, although most seem to have a 'Gallery' function built in! it will depend on which phone you have and which operating system it uses. Best thing to do there is look at the Apps already installed or in the Google or Microsoft App Stores. More later when I've fiddled with the 'Photos' App a bit more. Better shift to a new thread then as well, afore we're arrested for hijacking😲 (again😁)! At the moment I'm putting the finishing touches to Colin's Taycol Supermarine. Just reassembled it with new bearings and ran some tests using my prototype converter board. Runs fore and aft perfectly on a normal brushed ESC.😊 Will update the 'Supermarine Resurrection' blog shortly. All the best, Doug 😎
    9 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Wild Duck Sailboat article
    Hi PJ, The reader is HTML5 and not a pdf file unfortunately. The reader does have a print command, where you can also select page ranges, but when I try it the prints come out oversize so that there's only about a third of the page actually printed. And yes, I've b******d about with all possible printer settings (on the 3 printers available to me) all to no avail. Seems that the reader App overrides my own printer drivers!😑 Best solution I found up to now, and used this evening to print an HMCS Snowberry conversion article I found in the same issue, is to use
    windows
    'Snipping Tool' to copy the pages only. Problem with Print Screen is that you also get all the system / app junk around what you really want! πŸ€” Cheers, Doug 😎 BTW on my keyboard the command is [Strg,Druck/S-Abruf] πŸ˜‰πŸ˜
    10 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Videos
    Oh dear oh dear oh dear! How many times have I explained this 😲 (So often I copied the text into a Wordpad file 😁) All you have to do is Just left click on the Adobe icon so the Media Gallery opens with the larger icon. Left click on [Download], top left corner of the media gallery window.
    windows
    will then ask you if you want to Save or Open the file. left click 'Open', your pdf reader will open it. You can then save it to wherever you want. If you are using a 'Dumbphone' - I don't knowπŸ€” I don't! BTW: I use Nuance Power PDF, much more versatile than Adobe and without the security weaknesses! Cheers, Doug 😎
    10 months ago by RNinMunich
    Media
    no name
    made from a krick felix launch kit.As usual i have made slight changes especially in regards to the final finish of medium oak stain. The original
    windows
    were cut from a sheet using templates provided and some did not fit as they were on the small side.i used some plastic sheet i had to make my own replacements.I also changed the prop coupling for a universal joint(i always do) I prefer the less is more approach to some models.
    10 months ago by keithtindley
    Forum
    34'' RAF Crash Tender
    windows
    This was supposed to be a full and true restoration according to the blurb given on our trip, I thought at the time it looked a bit too blingy. But wow what a great trip, and a tribute to the people who served in her and the lives it saved. Cheers Colin.
    10 months ago by Colin H
    Forum
    34'' RAF Crash Tender
    windows
    Hi All Looking for set of
    windows
    for the 34" RAF Crash Tender...have search the WWW but failed to find any...someone was making them a while back..does anyone know of a supplier. Thanks in advance Mike
    10 months ago by Flying-Flea
    Forum
    34'' RAF Crash Tender
    windows
    Hi Colin H I bet they didn't have interiors like your photo. I wrked fo David Brown and we used to own Vosper I can only remember some of the cabins detail.
    10 months ago by Ianh
    Blog
    Painted and part rigged
    Made some sails. Painted the hull, add some stickers for
    windows
    . Have tried to do the rigging but will most likely need to change this. Things to do include the RC Box servo operation etc.
    10 months ago by CB90
    Forum
    34'' RAF Crash Tender
    windows
    Correct Colin, πŸ‘ BRITISH POWERBOAT COMPANY 64ft HiGH SPEED LAUNCH TYPE 1. 1936 - 1947. http://www.rafboats.co.uk/gallery/102/ Cheers, Doug 😎
    10 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    34'' RAF Crash Tender
    windows
    Absolutely Martin, πŸ‘ As I did with my Sea Scout above, with 3mm tinted perspex. There are such wonderful crystal clear acrylate plastics available these days in various thicknesses from 0.5mm up, and scratch resistant, it's dead easy to make super
    windows
    . Takes a bit more time and effort that's all. Just use the frame 'oles as a template to mark up the window 'glass'. If 'time is of the essence' (as the lawyers say) then just buy an ARTR or RTR in the first place. Cheers, Doug 😎
    10 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    34'' RAF Crash Tender
    windows
    Yes, 102 is a different boat altogether. Nice prize though, Colin. Martin
    10 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    34'' RAF Crash Tender
    windows
    I had a ride on it 2 years ago, 102 was the number on the boat. I think it might have been an HSL. Sorry for the confusion but it was advertised on TV as a fire boat rescue launch. I won the ride with a local radio station phone in quiz while on holiday in Somerset. Cheers Colin.
    10 months ago by Colin H
    Forum
    34'' RAF Crash Tender
    windows
    Really, chaps, make them! it's piss easy. Come on, why should everything be available off the shelf for you? A sheet of 60 thou. Plastikard, a piercing saw (which, as modelmakers you should have anyway) and a few evenings or a weekend of free time. Get the frame how you like it and then scribe round the inside onto a piece of thin Perspex and cut that with the same piercing saw, cleaning up with Swiss files. The cheap Lidl's diamond dust ones are very good for plastics as they don't tend to leave cut marks. Colin, are you sure there's a crash tender restored? As there were only 2 built I find that very unlikely. Cheers, Martin
    10 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    34'' RAF Crash Tender
    windows
    Yes, good luck Mike, I too will continue looking, could always use another set🀞 Norman.
    10 months ago by stormin
    Forum
    34'' RAF Crash Tender
    windows
    Thanks to those who have replied..did see these laser cut
    windows
    many tears ago on Ebay..should have got some at the time...hopefully someone has a set they dont needπŸ‘πŸ‘
    10 months ago by Flying-Flea
    Forum
    34'' RAF Crash Tender
    windows
    Forgot to rotate before posting, it's a picture of the one that was fully restored, now available to hire somewhere on the South Coast. Cheers Colin.
    10 months ago by Colin H
    Forum
    34'' RAF Crash Tender
    windows
    Hi Mike, I also bought
    windows
    with frames for my 34" fire boat. I bought them from someone on this site, but can't rember who it was. They were laser cut and pre drilled and were a super fit, made my old 1950s boat look great again. it was back in 2009 or 10, someone might know who was selling them. Cheers Colin.
    10 months ago by Colin H
    Forum
    34'' RAF Crash Tender
    windows
    Hi Mike, I did buy the laser cut
    windows
    for my 34" fire boat from a seller on eBay back in 2011 (2nd may 2011) to be precise, they do, in my opinion, add a great deal to the overall look of the model. I've checked back on my records and can only find the price I paid (Β£15:50p) and the seller (DW BAKER DG) this was his eBay seller signature, I've looked but can't find anything relating to this particular seller now. Can only assume he has ceased trading. Sorry I can't be of anymore help. Norman.
    10 months ago by stormin
    Forum
    34'' RAF Crash Tender
    windows
    Must have been a rogue wave!πŸ˜²πŸ˜‰πŸ˜œ
    10 months ago by figtree7nts
    Forum
    34'' RAF Crash Tender
    windows
    Ooh er😲 90° list to starboard!! 😁
    10 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    34'' RAF Crash Tender
    windows
    Here's a view from inside the wheelhouse. Cheers Colin.
    10 months ago by Colin H
    Forum
    34'' RAF Crash Tender
    windows
    Twin throttles for those big old Rover Meteorite V8s. Martin
    10 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    34'' RAF Crash Tender
    windows
    Hi Westquay Yes the ire Tenders had a wheel like a steering and twin throttles
    10 months ago by Ianh
    Forum
    34'' RAF Crash Tender
    windows
    Are you still talking Crash Tender, Ian? Those are good figures if you don't mind dressing them. There's a wonderful old American chap who builds lovely yachts and he has a teddy bear who moves the tiller and moves his head as he turns and for some reason you don't think about it being a teddy! I think the old boy's so nice the tendency is to forgive him anything. Martin
    10 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    34'' RAF Crash Tender
    windows
    The original build had a steering wheel much like a car!! The engines were twin throttled lever type.
    10 months ago by Ianh
    Forum
    34'' RAF Crash Tender
    windows
    Nice surprise with the booksπŸ‘ Shame about the reason for it though. Re crew figures, the Police er 'ladies', driver and the surfer are from the American Diorama range, the two girlfriends are from 'Fast Ladies' - where else 😁 You may remember we discussed the correct scale for Sea Scout some time ago and decided on around 1/16 to 1/20. These are all 1/18 and look about right to me. Can't for the life o me remember where I ordered them or find the receipt πŸ€” Google American Diorama and I'm sure you'll find some UK sources. Cheers, Doug 😎 PS risk Googling 'Fast Ladies' if you want! I'm sure you'll get some interesting answers 😁😲
    10 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    34'' RAF Crash Tender
    windows
    And the fact the driver is a stand-offish sod who disappears inside. Nice boat load of figures! I hadn't noticed them before. Where are they from? Just had a huge white US Mail sack delivered by our tiny Scottish post lady. Full of boaty books from the widow of my recently deceased old buddy. What a lovely present. Martin
    10 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    34'' RAF Crash Tender
    windows
    He he! 😁 Crew is already aboard! Driver in the middle on the bench (which hides the rudder servo cable). They've taken a few surfing friends with them on this trip πŸ˜‰ They're all complaining about the lack of comfort and conveniences!😲 Cheers, Doug 😎
    10 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    34'' RAF Crash Tender
    windows
    Doug, I'm thinking that simple is best for an old Aerokits. A ship's wheel or simple steering wheel on the left on a small console box with a throttle on the side and a couple of gauges/switches. Bench seats at the sides and a raised seat for the driver. Often just a cushion on a box shaped affair. A simple door frame to suggest a door through to the cabin. Good luck finding a suitable dolly to drive. Not always easy with scales to consider. Cheers, Martin
    10 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    34'' RAF Crash Tender
    windows
    Thanks Martin, I consider that praise indeed from an 'old pro'! πŸ‘ Now just got to figure out what to do with the cockpit, and how. It rumbles around the back of my mind while I'm tinkering about with other stuff. Cheers, Doug 😎
    10 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    34'' RAF Crash Tender
    windows
    Such a lovely finish on your Sea Scout, Doug. Hats off, mate. Martin
    10 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    34'' RAF Crash Tender
    windows
    That's exactly what I thought Martin πŸ‘ 'Make your own'! Like my Sea Scout
    windows
    , made from 3mm tinted perspex, cut out on the scroll saw and trim filed to fit. I also used Canopy glue, when it's dry you can't see itπŸ‘ Also remembered your previous comments re Crash Tender
    windows
    and gutters etc. Cheers, Doug 😎
    10 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    34'' RAF Crash Tender
    windows
    Mike, it's very easy to make your own frames from 60 thou. Plastikard. I used a piercing saw and Swiss files, then cut Perspex to fit inside the frames, sealed with Canopy glue. You don't need frames for anything but the wheelhouse
    windows
    . The others have a small gutter just above the window, which is easily made from brass wire and glued on once bent to shape. Glaze the
    windows
    like the others, with tightly cut Perspex glued in. Cheers, Martin
    10 months ago by Westquay


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