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Sanding down. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 25 days ago
Hi Peter, you're right about the sanding down. Take your time and apply a generous Dollop of Patience 😉 Any short cuts here will show up all through the painting process 🤔 See my Sea Scout 'Jessica' renovation blog re hull restoration!! My motto for painting is 'Brush for little fiddly bits, spray for big bits' e.g. hulls. I agree model shop spray cans are usually small and relatively expensive for big hull. I use giant cans from the professional suppliers, again see my Sea Scout blog for descriptions and suppliers. Also agree about care with the thin skins. After sanding and sealing, with Lord Nelson pore sealer, I reinforced my Sea Scout inside (where I could get to!) and out with DeluxeMaterials EzeKote resin. It's not the cheapest but it's water based, doesn't pong and doesn't need mixing with hardener Brushes just wash out in warm water. Couldn't be easier 😊 Flat off starting with about 600 or 1000 grit annd work up to 3000 grit and you should end up with a finish like glass - see decks of my Sea Scout😊 For my ELCO PTB I bought Colour Coats MTB Green (from Sovereign Hobbies in UK) for the darker camo patches and Italeri Flat Sky, # 4856, which is almost identical to the lighter Pacific Green for the base coat. After painting and detailing, pennant number and decals and such, I shall seal it all with a matt spray varnish. i use the big Lord Nelson spray cans for that. Re Gun Tubs: love the gun carriages but I guess they're much too big for my 28" boat. 😭 BTW: forward gun tub is too far forward. It should be further aft just in front of the screen round the bridge entrance starboard side and should be set half into the forward cabin. Just cut half of the lower section of the tub away on the inboard side to match the cabin height. See pics. You might find this Pinterest site useful for more detail👍 https://www.pinterest.de/pin/557039047643301834/ Register to get full access, it's free and you can get updates for the things that interest you. Hi Ray, attached are pdf files of the Aerokits plan. Just scale up to what you need and awaaay you go 😉 Look forward to the Blog👍 Cheers Doug 😎

Let’s get some paint on! by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 30 days ago
Last couple of days things have moved on nicely! I have done some more work on the forward cockpit adding window frames from plasticard, still a long way to go on that part of the build. Cockpit is still loose from the hull, will be glued on once all the extra detailing has been completed. Have started to paint the exterior hull and add some decals. After several coats of grey and red primers with flating inbetween, have left the bottom of the hull oxide red. The blue is "Ford Royal Blue" which is a recommended match for RNLI boats. Some waveneys appear in a light blue, but I am basing mine on 44-003 which was the darker blue. Red and white trimlines added, bumper strips painted black, lettering was from eBay (search custom vinyl lettering). Finally a light coat of laquer to protect. several coats of laquer will be added at the end.

Vintage Aero Kit Crash Tender by CB90 Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Brought this vintage Aero Kits RAF Crash Tender for £50 from Newcastle area, it is the 34in version. To my surprise at home I found that it had a Bullet 30 motor installed these motors were the top drawer motor of early fast electrics and its the only one I've ever seen, it can run on 24v and pull around 15A giving 300w not bad for a brushed motor. due to the power of this motor I have modified the hull under the water line with turn fins and trim tabs to reduce torque roll and improve turning stability, the underside is incorrect already as it only has one propshaft, where the original had two and I believe that both props turned in the same direction. The Pictures here show some of the work in progress I have remounted the motor and added a speed controller rated at 24v I have remade the stern compartment and rudder gear under it. I have blocked windows and foamed the front half of the boat. made missing parts and repaired delaminating ply. Note old ply is not as good as modern, the glue is not as water resistant. Have painted the hull and have just ordered the decals from Cornwall model Boats :-https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/cgi-bin/sh000001.pl?WD=... The 34in is 1/16 scale Fitting can be brought but many are cast white metal and can add weight to the boat, I have made two water cannons and plan to buy plastic fittings from this site. This has turned out to be a task that is difficult to assess how much effort and money to spend on a hull that has been built by someone else (say no more). Have just finished the steps for the stern compartment.

MV TEAKWOOD by RHBaker Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
The vessel is virtually compete, just a few finishing touches such as decals and top masts. Building the deck equipment did not present any unexpected challenges and everything progressed quite quickly. Much assisted by an unusually cold Canadian winter – where is Global warming when you want it? The only comment is that this ship has a lot of deck railings, even with a simple jig these are time consuming. Am hoping to try the first on water ballast check in about ten days, A review of similar models and weights suggests something like about 4 lbs will be needed.

Billings Sea King by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 27"/900g Billings Sea King Capable of 10mph and a runtime of 25mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 40mm) Direct Drive to a 2 x Como Drill (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Chinese 320a Fan cooled (10Amps) ESC - Comments: Found at a Boot Sale in a sorry state. Retained the 2 Como motors but replaced ESC with Chinese Fan Cooled 320a. Acoms AR-201 Rx, Futaba servo all linked to new old stock Acoms Techniplus Alpha 27mhz Tx. New rudder, original propshaft with new couplings. Hull painted in Hammerite Gold and Plastikote white. Retained orignal Billings decals. New stanchions and rails. Re-veneered deck and added some fancy balsa work. Plains well after contra-rotating the props.

Hermione Lady Colwyn by JRF1972 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
I got the Decals from Ebay, 25mm vinyl lettering, for the numbers, I used BECC for the rest, the flag on the bow and the ensigns, although I believe now, they do a specialised RNLI Lettering Pack, and draught marks pack The name was BECC letters on a strip of grey painted plastic card

Hermione Lady Colwyn by Spitfire99 Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi I am in the proses of building this in a 1/12 scale. I live near to the life boat station in Shoreham and see it launched many times Could I ask where you got the decals from and more so the name of her RNLB Hermione Lady Colwyn. As I will need this for mine Kev

Bargain Tomkat by bilzin Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Somebody was either disillusioned with model boats or impecunious to the Nth degree because he let me have this BRAND NEW Ripmax Tomkat complete with Motor, ESC, brand new steering servo,action man driver,decals and instructions for a brownie with a bluey postage. Not my usual type of model but will make a fun change down at our 'postage stamp' lake (?)

HERMANN MARWEDE by Inkoust Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
REWELL Kit 1:72, fitted with 3 MIG 280 DC motors, 3 DC controllers up to 20A, 1 LiPol battery 2200mA, 4 channel Turnigy receiver, one microswitch for two rudders. It is dyed with REWELL semi-matt colors in synthetic colors and at the end over decals and the whole ship three layers of glossy REWELL lacquer. The ship was imported with lead by the keel so that it did not curve on the opposite side in turns. Because I did not reach the four-bladed bolts, I modified three-blade brass. For the time being, the boat has only been tested in a bath at home due to winter weather in the Czech Republic. For its 64 cm it is designed for riding on a calm surface. If I can evaluate this kit it is excellent. I can only recommend.

HERMANN MARWEDE by Inkoust Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 25" HERMANN MARWEDE Capable of 8mph and a runtime of 60mins Triple Propellors (3 Blade 20mm) Direct Drive to a MIG 280 (3 Blade) Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through mini dc 20A - Czech rep (20Amps) ESC - Comments: REWELL Kit 1:72, fitted with 3 MIG 280 DC motors, 3 DC controllers up to 20A, 1 LiPol battery 2200mA, 4 channel Turnigy receiver, one microswitch for two rudders. It is dyed with REWELL semi-matt colors in synthetic colors and at the end over decals and the whole ship three layers of glossy REWELL lacquer. The ship was imported with lead by the keel so that it did not curve on the opposite side in turns. Because I did not reach the four-bladed bolts, I modified three-blade brass. For the time being, the boat has only been tested in a bath at home due to winter weather in the Czech Republic. For its 64 cm it is designed for riding on a calm surface. If I can evaluate this kit it is excellent. I can only recommend.

Riva scratch built boat update by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
It's getting near to sailing day. 16 coats of boat varnish later my Riva Barrel back Chris Craft will see water soon.Newly arrived parts and decals from Dumas have arrived from Tucson Arizona.I did drive Doug at Dumas mad with questions on parts but he was very helpful. Had to figure out how to place the back top panel on and off in one go to get access to motor and battery.About two weeks more and I think it will be launch day.

Smit Nederland no 528 by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Santa came early this morning in the form of a part built Smit Nederland 528 I found at the Boot sale for £40. Couldn't put the money in the owners hand quickly enough. The kit looks complete and the Accessories box too. Propshafts, propellers and motors are fitted and all she needs is some TLC. The fact that the purchase came with a Ford Sierra 1/10th RC body and decals was icing on the cake. I was tempted to put this in How many projects is too many.... but I had to buy it didn't I?

1/30 scale decals/stickers by benidormbob Petty Officer   Posted: 5 months ago
Thank you very much 😉

1/30 scale decals/stickers by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
No problem, DON'T FORGET: Her real name is 'Löschkreuzer Weser'!!!!!! Literally 'Extinguisher-Cruiser W...' Weser is a river in north Germany. If you get curious about any German on the sites and need any help with translation let me know, I've been here 32 years now, picked up 'a bit' of the lingo 😉 Have fun, Doug 😎

1/30 scale decals/stickers by benidormbob Petty Officer   Posted: 5 months ago
Thanks Doug This will help me out a lot👍