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Cabin Windows by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 hours ago
Bit of trivia! Maybe something you want to consider the outermost front windows actually open by hinging at the top something I have only seen modelled once before. I decided against this on my boat due to Possible water leaks

Roof Skins by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 hours ago
Like the way you're forming the skins, good tip 👍 Still a bit concerned about your window frames though😲 I've decided to make the windows on my Sea Scout by cutting acrylic glass to fit the cabin apertures and then fit overlapping mahogany frames on the outside. A chaque un a son goût! 😉 Soak On Man👍 Cheers Doug 😎

Cabin Windows by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 hours ago
Hmmm! 'Stuck to the inside' may well actually reflect the original construction. Flush butted with the frame would make them awful susceptible to blowing in! 😲

Cabin Windows by mturpin013 Captain   Posted: 11 hours ago
Now the cabin roof mechanism is working I have to finish all the detail in the cabin before I effectively seal the cabin with window frames and roof skins. However I thought I would check the fitting of the windows and roof skins just as a change from detailing. Because the roof is now movable it means the roof skins will need additional support. Also the windows as given were short in terms of height and the roof skins only fitted where they touched and both would need some remodelling/remaking. I decided to remake the windows out of 1.5 mm ply instead of the 1mm supplied in the kit and resize the overall dimensions and then slightly reposition the window openings. The 1.5mm will also accept the plastic windows within the opening instead of being just stuck to the inside.

Main Mast! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 hours ago
Main mast in place. Dumas has the mast being held by small staple you have to make! I guess if your going to make the mast removable ok! But I'm going to put wires on my mast! So the mast has to be a bit more stable and more secure in it's place. So, I made a support base using 1/8" ABS. Which I laminated to give it more gluing surface. This I then glued to the cabin! I put angles to keep the piece from moving port or starboard. This made the mast feel solid! Eventually I'll start painting her! But for now I'll keep working on her!

The Lone Ranger Rides Again or Hull Finishing ;-)) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 hours ago
Many thanks MT😊 You're sooo right! I may be slow but I want to end up with something worth looking at on the shelf as well as on the water😉 Have to admit that every time I walk past her on the bench I can't resist running my finger tips along the glassy deck and smiling 😁 Thanks to you too Krampus,👍 Temperatures should be back into double figures next week so maybe I can do some trials end of the week. Now cogitating how to fix the after deck, probably with neodymium magnets as I did on the cabin roof. BTW: where did you get the crew for your Triton Springer? Look about the right scale for my Sea Scout? Cheers All, Doug 😎

Bridge/Cockpit/Flight Deck construction by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
so, having been at work all weekend, today saw a day off and a few hours to start building the foreward cockpit bridge thingy. There will be quite a bit of shape changing mods to this part as we build, simply because the Dumas kit is of the 44ft Coastguard cutter and the Waveney class Lifeboat has quite a few differences. Changes to make include the windows, the rear walls to be extended to take acount of extra windows at back of cab, forward sloping front piece, engine intakes on both sides, and changes to the roof. Still waiting on a reference book on "Waveneys" from ebay, should have been here by now! that will give me the change to start super detailing the exterior decs, cabins ect.

Cabin roof mechanism by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
I named my shed, The Boat Shed. Its a brick built building 13 ft x 10 ft. It was here when we moved here. And that's where I used my name from on here. So yes you are correct. The last 2 I bought were a RTR Proboat Miss Geeco and a Graupner Rhode Island F1 tunnel hull ARTR.

Main deck and cabin walls by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Many Thanks MT, 👍 You're right! I've already marked out the 'hatch' on some 1.5mm mahogany to match the roof. Have to think about the surround, i.e. have a rummage through the bits box! But I reckon you're right again, it would look better with some sort of frame. Still haven't figured out what to do with the cockpit, or even what scale crew I should be looking for ... Help!😲 Re Cabin roof detail .. That's it for now, until I start fiddling with mast and lights an' such 😉 What did you want to know? I've got a ship's wheel ca 1", some chrome deck fittings and Skydive has given me some inspiration regarding the 'Pulpit' rail, apart from that ...... Ciao, Doug 😎 Just remembered; I've started cutting out some 1.5mm mahog strip to make the wooden handrails on the roof. More later 😊

Cabin roof mechanism by mturpin013 Captain   Posted: 3 days ago
Boatshed by name and by the size of your fleet apparently!

Main deck and cabin walls by mturpin013 Captain   Posted: 3 days ago
looking good, as for the aft deck 'hatch' go for mahogany, and maybe a bit of surround in another wood round a hatch to break up the area. Anymore detail on the roof?

Spare parts by Jerry1 Petty Officer   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi all, I am in the middle of building Drumbeat of Devon. The problem I have is the kit was purchased quite a few years ago and with moving home 3 times I have managed to lose the 5 cabin front styrene windows. I am hoping someone can help me make or have scale drawings? Cheers Jerry

Cabin roof mechanism by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
I still have a 34" Raf crash tender still unbuilt that I bought back in 1994 when they released a run of 50 on the 50th anniversary of the model in the Model Boats magazine. I also have a Vosper 46” RAF Crash Tender Kit By Vintage Model Works sitting in my shed. One day I will get around to building them Along with restoring my Sea Hornet, Sea Commander, Sea Queen and my Huntsman along with several other boats, including an MFA Spearfish and a Stratos Interceptor, Hydrofibre Pipedream both of which were the same company just that they had a change of name. Along with at least 3 others. I will do them sometime.

Cabin roof mechanism by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
It never ceases to amaze me on the amount of detail some modelers are prepared to go to on their model builds. I wish I had the resources and inclination to do all of this. with what is shown here and all the work robob put into his build. I wish I had a lathe and all the other tooling that some have. I just love to see these build blogs. keep showing the progress of this one please. I does give idea's and inspiration.

Cabin roof mechanism by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
great job so far! really well done, I had a similar thought regarding cabin detail, and the somewhat difficult access, and then, how can it be seen after all that hard work? My 3 foot aerokits boat has a removeable roof, it just drops on top, and is held in position by one m3 bolt ina central position under the hatch, its a "loose" interference fit. One convern following this, is water entry, it does splash up. With my 4 foot boat, I decided against a removable roof, as I knew this boat will work hard, and my clumsly hands might be prone to knocking things off, so I opened up the rear wall of the wheelhouse to gain access, with a removable panel which encompasses the rear sliding windows. I gave the cabin some dash detail, and always promised to return to the floor, and drivers seat etc, but never have. I like it when we see builders individual takes on things, whilst the boats are essentially all the same, it makes them individual, and we all put our own stamp on things. Your engineering skilss are magnificent!👍