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Main deck and cabin walls by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Sorry the advertised Flash Gordon reel has gone 'walkies' so you'll have to make do with this boring description of how to occupy a day or three and stink out the house!😁 After the eventual success with the cabin roof I continued with the main deck using essentially the same process. First I had to extend the planking (engraving) from cabin leading edge back to the transom. Dad had only done the foredeck. Pic 1 shows starting point. AKA Square One! Pic 2 after initial staining, pseudo planking and sealing. Plank engraving was done with a fine hardened steel scriber / centre punch and a steel rule clamped at 7mm centres. Rule was aligned so that the wood grain pushed the scriber against it. Don't ask how I realised that that was the way to do it (minor Arrrgh!)😡 Anyway, worked out in the end. I had started with cherry wood stain but it came out too bright red so from Krick I obtained some Jotica mahogany stain (also some Oak stain for the decks of my Prince of Wales and Bismarck - but that's another pair of Sagas to be.) Using basically the same process as for the cabin roof: two sealing coats, two matt varnish primer coats, two gloss varnish coats, two protective lacquer coats, polishing with cutting polish and top gloss polish, and lots of patience and elbow grease (this time an Italian Lugana😉) pics 3 to 5 show the result. I'm 'appy with that 😊 Note: to remove build up of sanding residue from the 'planking caulking' I had to resort to an old toothbrush or nail-brush from time to time. The sponge couldn't hack it. The aft deck 'hatch' is still the temporary bodge-up I made 25 years ago to quickly get the boat going for my daughter. Think the ply (ca 4mm) came from the back of an old bureaux! Haven't decided yet whether to make the new one from the same mahogany as the roof or thin ply and stain like the main deck. Suggestions welcome please. After the deck time to turn my attention to the cabin walls, looking pretty shabby and full of over-spray - pic 6 😲 Step 0: masking off, pics 7 & 8 'All Dressed Up and Nowhere To Go'🤔 Step 1: mucho sanding starting with 180 grit and working through to 600 ensuring removal of all traces of blue as I wanted the final finish to be Arctic White (not Ice Blue!) Step 2: two sealing coats, flattening with 600 grit. Step 3: spraying with Revell white primer, not impressed, gave a rough dusty finish🤔 Step 4: sand off Revell muck, flat back with 1000 and 1500 grit sponges, respray with two coats of pro white primer, flattening with 1500 and 2000+ soap respectively. Much better 😊 like the proverbial baby's ...! Step 5: two coats of gloss white, same make as the primer!!!, flattening with 3000 grit sponge, wet + a drop of liquid soap. Step 6: two coats of protective lacquer as with the varnish. Flattening with 3000 and soap between coats only. Interesting effect with this lacquer and the paint (as opposed to the varnish); it seemed to 'melt and fuse' with the paint surface and smooth it out.😊 Just had to be careful not to apply too much at once in case it all ran down and took the paint with it! Step 7: finishing with cutting polish and anti-hologram polish. Results: pics 9 - 11. Final effect makes it look and feel like plastic or fibreglass, almost forgot that there is wood underneath😁 Next in this theatre "Hi Ho Silver Awaaaayyyy!" (Sponsored by KiOra!) or 'I'm gonna finish this hull if it kills me!' (sorry Flash reels got lost in the post😡) Cheers Doug 😎

Sail Winch Servo Identification by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks fellas I knew someone would have information on this. I am still trying to figure out how to run the sheets. This was never set up like the way shown in the attachments. Sometimes I think it would be far easier to set it up using Servo Arms as shown in the second attachment. Last photo is not clear to indicate sailing set-up as the system had broken parts. This photo was used in the for sale advertisement.

Caldercraft 6-12v Water Pump by bilzin Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Almost finished me WSPS47 now and find that I have the fire monitor pump here STR at this time. This item is totally unused and still in the sealed packing it arrived in. I have checked the (surprising) cost of this pump online and I am asking nowhere the advertised price, in fact, if anyone would like to purchase it or has any swaps I'd be glad to hear from them 73 de Bill

Fire Float information by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
I think we all just learned something Ed 👍 Wonder why it wasn't generally advertised😉 there was a discussion on PDFs a few months ago and this wasn't mentioned 🤔 Oh well, now we know 😊

For sale and wants update by Bryan-the-pirate Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Would it be possible for advertisers to put a sold post on their adverts when they do sell as there is no way to tell if the adverts are current or ancient history.

M Sonic microprocessor ESC. by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
I have just seen an Msonic advertised on Ebay. Its a tempo11 version and designed for model cars. It is an early Mtronik and possibly has a max voltage of 7.2 to 8.4 volts and probably 10 amps (my guess). As its maybe for a car the reverse may just be a brake. If you plug it into a 7.2 battery or less, connect a motor and plug the ESC into a rx you should be able to test. Check that the rx plug is wired neg (black) pos (red) signal (white) incase it was being used with a differently wired rx ie the red then black then white. If so you will need to swop over the red and black wires. The small button is used to set up the ESC once you get it going.

new model of boat by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Welcome to the site. I suggest you buy a copy of the Model Boats Magazine to see what might appeal. You can then contact one of the advertisers to get more details. If you need a ready built model you can usually find one on e-bay or in a local auction. There are pitfalls and if you can find a local friendly Model Shop or Club they will guide you in the right direction. Good hunting

Brass Fittings by circle43nautical Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
AS PREVIOUSLY POSTED, I ORDERED A PAIR OF BRASS SEARCHLIGHTS, AND RECEIVED THEM RECENTLY. THET ARE AS ADVERTISED; VERY DELICATE, BUT HIGHLY DETAILED AND PRECISELY MADE. BRAVO ZULU!

Happy Hunter by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Yep Mark, under the brand name roMarin. It's advertised on several German model supplies sites with accessory / fitting set, e.g. https://www.cmc-versand.de/en/roMarin/Happy-Hunter-Bergungss... or direct from Krick. http://www.krickshop.de/e-vendo.php?shop=krick_e&SessionId=3... Cheers Doug 😎 PS cheaper at CMC but ONLY ONE LEFT! I have bought lots of 'stuff' from CMC and find them them very quick, helpful and reliable.

What to do???? by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Hi Kathy Sorry to hear of your loss. Are the models static (display only) or radio controlled models? Most charities are usually willing to accept donated models, and the RNLI may be a good starting point. If they are RC then you can advertise on this and other sites or even e-bay. Museums do sometimes accept particular models but they often have a vast collection already and many are in storage and not on public display. As a start you could take pictures of the models and post in the Forum under for sale and see if there is any interest. Don't post your e-mail address or telephone number to avoid getting spam. I usually just put a location like Cheshire UK to help identify your location.

Huntsman fittings kit. by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Hi Novagsio Do tread carefully if you intend to use Westbourne as there has been posts on this and other sites regarding their poor service level and lack of advertised stock. Canabus has a build blog mdlbt.com/31424 Not sure exactly what fittings you require but Reade Models may be able to help as they supported fittings for many of the kits produced alongside the Precedent range. http://reademodels.com If you are looking for the window frames then you may need to fabricate from liteply, or if you have a 3D printer source have some fabricated.

Forum Posts by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
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34" sea commander Aerokits kit by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Hi garth, Cornwall Model Boats advertise one http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/aerokits-sea-co... They have an excellent reputation for delivery, service and technical help 👍👍👍 Go there! or here- https://www.howesmodels.co.uk/product/Aerokits%20Sea%20Comma... Howes might be cheaper !? Cheers Doug

Glazing help by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
Hi Dave, Vielen Dank 👍 I suspected as much with the water jet, but then you had many many more to do than I have. I also tried the filling with resin, evidently the wrong sort as I could never get them completely bubble free 😡 Good tip with the syringe.👍 Your resin was obviously thinner than mine was. I don't trust cyano near water either, despite the fact that some are now advertised as 'waterproof', resistant maybee! With the acetate I was thinking of cheating and using strips! 😉 Cheers Doug 😎

Sea Queen refurbishment by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
We need some pictures ?? Where did you get The Queen Dipped. I take it that's what you have had done. I have a Sea Queen and got her from a boot sale about 6 years ago.Still haven't started work on her. I have a few Aerokits, Sea Hornet, I made back in the 70's. Crash Tender, 48" Sea Commander, also from a boot fair Crash Tender 34" still in box unmade, 1994 when 50 were made on the 50th anniversary of the Aerokit model. When I saw it advertised in Model Boats grabbed one very quickly. Also have a Precedent Huntsman 31. Purchased that about 25 years ago. Had a 850 electric motor in her. Got a bit of a leak in the hull that's now sorted but she also needs a refurb now. As well as a Precedent Huntsman hull with no cabin top, going to make a top of some kind but different to the original. Hopefully will get round to them all one day. Plus quite a few other model boats.