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Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Lieutenant   Posted: 8 hours ago
Here is where the build is at now this was taken after the second coat of yacht varnish, all in all it has now had 4 coats of varnish and is ready for painting the lower deck.

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Lieutenant   Posted: 8 hours ago
Nothing much was done for a while after this stage due to my health halting the build for about 6 months. But I have started the build again and decided to post it on here for you all. The next stage was planking the decking and in whales , the deck is planned in walnut and beech which was glued and pinned to the sub deck using titebond 2 .the in whales were lined with mahogany on the inside and walnut on the outside topped with a walnut top rail made using 5mm square section bent and glued together again with titebond 2.

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Lieutenant   Posted: 13 hours ago
The strengtheners for where the main mast will be fixed in place through the deck were glued in place with gorilla glue and fibreglassed in once the glue had gone of again this timber was an of cut that was to hand but this needed to be substantial as I would be using 12mm dowel for the main mast.

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Lieutenant   Posted: 13 hours ago
The next job was to fit the bulk heads and the deck shelf strips around the edges. I had some scrap pieces of 8mm OSB board so I used this for the bulk heads which were glued in place using gorilla glue then fibreglassed in once the glue had gone of. The shelf strips are 10mm square oak that were fixed 6mm below final deck hieght as I will be using 4mm ply for the sub deck followed by 2mm planking strips in walnut and beech.

The Lone Ranger Rides Again or Hull Finishing ;-)) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 hours ago
Evenin' Mark, Admittedly some have not been used yet😉 But since they weren't cheap, (you may have noticed some have Sable hair bristles!) I do try to look after them. Clean them thoroughly before they can dry out and store them in a long Tupper Ware like box I bought in the same shop. See pic. NOT stuck in Peanut and Uncle Ben sauce jars like the DIY shop rubbish I use to paint the garden fence 😁 I 'chew' cigarettes instead of the brushes🤔 Your way is healthier 👍 Spent the last day or so contemplating how to do the aft deck hatch. Think I might have cracked it! All will be revealed - stay tuned for the next enthralling instalment of "Sea Trek: Model Boats, The Final Frontier - Our Mission: To Try What No Man Has Tried Before"! 😁 (Must take more water with it😉) Sláinte!

The Lone Ranger Rides Again or Hull Finishing ;-)) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 hours ago
Hi Boatshed, Know what you mean about brushing and brushes! You CAN achieve the same effect with brushes, but it takes much longer, with much more flattening in between coats. So much more 'secret ingredient is needed! Brushes from DIY shops, and most model shops, you can forget 🤔 too synthetic, too coarse and too prone to shedding hairs. 😡 For tiny detailing work, esp on Plastic Magic projects, I went to an art supplies store! Prompted by the GF who is into oil and water colour painting! There you will find a great selection of very fine real hair brushes in sizes from 'Help I can't see it'! to about 1" flat, used for applying 'washes' 😉 Not cheap, but quality never is! For example; I'm using a 1/4" flat camel hair brush for renovating the wood decks of my Graf Spee and HMS Belfast with sealer and satin varnish from the Lord nelson range. Will also apply some Jotica Oak stain to dampen the bright colour a bit. For the pinstripe / Boot Topping on the Sea Scout I'm 'Going for Gold', to be applied with the finest airbrush nozzle I have and using Tamiya masking tape to get a good clean edge. hardest part will be getting the tape on right 😲 Hope I don't mess up what I have already achieved! Cheers Doug 😎

The Lone Ranger Rides Again or Hull Finishing ;-)) by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 hours ago
She is looking fantastic. Great glossy finish on the hull and the deck finish is like glass. What varnish have you used on there ?? Looking forward to seeing her in action on the water.

The Lone Ranger Rides Again or Hull Finishing ;-)) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 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 😎

Bollard Hieght! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
My pleasure Ed, It's actually a New Zealand navy frigate, probably one of the German (Blohm & Voss) MEKO types built for the ANZAC program. Pic is from under the Heli Deck on the stern. First 'fairlead' pic I stumbled on in my archive, don't have too many tugs in the electronic stash😉 Let me know if you need any help with the LED circuit; dropping resistor etc. I agree with the green, so dark makes her look a bit drab and 'sinister'. A lighter shade would be more cheerful - and easier to see on the pond! Attached is a Humbrol wall chart (with some conversion tables to other makes) which might give you some inspiration 😉 How about #90, Beige Green matt? You might also look at Tamiya and Italeri acrylics. Cheers Doug 😎

Bollard Hieght! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
Thanks for the Navy flashback! I'm going to work on her details. Then I think I'll workout her Running lights and her deck lights! Then I'll think of painting her! See the real Brooklyn had deck lights. So I'm thinking of deck lights! If you look at the original Brooklyn she has deck lights! I have some LED's so I might give it a go...... But I'll have to see how the LED's look before I brainstorm! Then I'll think Now how do I paint her... BTW, I don't like the dark green the original Brooklyn was painted in! I prefer a light green!

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Servus Peter, yes it is. My Hood is also 1/350 but Trumpeter. Both kits look pretty well detailed but I've also bought some PE, metal props and of course the wood decks. Also have Titanic, Ark Royal, Prince of Wales and USS Enterprise in the same scale in the stash. I should live so long! Flat's bustin' at the seams already - no chance for 1/200 versions 😲 Ciao, Doug 😎

Anchor chain tubes by deepdiver Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi That is a nice tight looking deck, just hope mine comes out that good.

Bridge/Cockpit/Flight Deck construction by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 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.

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Having sorted the wooden deck, I would now like to have smoke from the funnels (no pleasing some folks you may say!). I have no experience of smoke generators, but I have just got a Graupner 12v system. I am hoping it will generate enough so I can just use the one and manifold it - with brass tubing perhaps? - through both funnels. Can anyone help please? Thanks Steve

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Doug. Many thanks for the tip re reinforcing the edges. I noticed they were curling with the backing paper on. I will take your advice and use superglue - I have only fitted one section so far. We have friends on holiday in New Zealand and the missus found the deck care advert whilst trying to find some 'useful' information about that part of the world, hence the connection. I found part 2 more entertaining, particularly the bit about caulking. Steve