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Sticking and Spraying by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
Good to see someone else is using Halfords shake and rattle. I often use it as a primer/filler and a top coat. Excellent results.

Sticking and Spraying by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Now what are you moaning about? Is this not the build blog? I am working on a tablet and struggling............ The colour was Halfords choice. The only filler/primer in a fifteen mile radius! Will have more detail on the progress when matters are back to what passes for normal. TTFN NPJ

Stern Light by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Always listen to any advice am trying the Halfords texture grey on the decks with sea grey roof tops and light grey sides.busy with the deck and roof fittings at the moment still looking for a tow hook and lift Davit might just try to make one but getting right dimensions is the problem. Hope you putting on some photos when complete

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
I’ll give the halfords textured paint a try. Just tried the non slip with common salt looked good but a bit too course. Look forward to hearing what fittings you put on line. The lift davit seems to be difficult to find was planning on making it myself if nothing found. Ian

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
SLEC seem like a decent outfit to me. If they are happy to send you only what you're missing that's excellent. I might make the master of the davit and hook available as a white metal casting. I have a friendly caster literally round the corner to me! I'll put news of products on here. Happy to help. BTW, one of our members here did a superb job on the 46" version and used a textured paint from Halfords. I've not had the inclination to follow it up yet in this damned heat, but will do as soon as it cools down a bit. Cheers, Martin

Trent deck colour by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Thanks once again for the information. I have found that the "sprinkling sand" method of recreating the non slip surface can be a little hit and miss unless you take exceptional care to get the covering uniform. Instead I have used a can of textured spray paint available from Halfords and then overpainted it with my chosen colour. Regards Shaun

Crash Tender davit info... by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Thanks for the reminder Iv'e just reserved a tin of textured paint from Halfords and Ref the colour scheme, I am thinking of joining the York model boat club and at an open day a few weeks ago I was talking to a club rep who actually served on the two RAF boats I will try and contact him and ask the question

Crash Tender davit info... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Weeing in Halfords! Gadsooks!😲 Tja, the tribulations of old age 😉😁 PS Of course the dust was coarse - if you had a wee look at it 😁 Hmm, must take more water with it 😁😁 PPS: Don't fall off the ladder while sneezing 😲😁

Crash Tender davit info... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Doug, the trick to a good even sprinkle (oy, madam) is height. A more even coating results from a good high sifting. White pepper can be good too, though might cause a sneezing fit and then the jolts would result in molehills I might pop to Halfords and have a wee look tomorrow. They're just across from Wickes. Cheers, Martin

Crash Tender davit info... by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Martin. The textured spray I used came from Halfords and was applied in very thin layers to build up the required texture, bear in mind that the finishing colour will 'fill' the texture to some degree. I also applied a satin lacquer to seal the final surface. Sprinkling pixie dust (or crushed chinchillas 😱) onto wet paint sounds a bit hit & miss to me 😁. Whatever you do is acceptable as 'modellers license', and why not be individual with a two-tone grey scheme👍👍. Doug. I think I saw these books and others on Amazon UK when I doing my initial research but concluded that they probably wouldn't have any specific info or 'photos on the flying boat crash rescue tenders which are the subject of the discussion here and I didn't want to shell out on the off-chance that they would, but certainly very useful for the other RAF boats. RAF Hendon museum is very close to me, I could walk there in 20 minutes if I was feeling energetic, and it could be worth asking to see what 'photos and documents they have there. Robbob.

Painting by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
I have always used rattle cans from Halfords and or The Range. Beware of mixing different types of paints i.e. cellulose, acrylic and enamel. I have had a disaster with mixing paints that took weeks to strip the hull back to sort out.

Painting by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
I use the Halfords rattle cans for painting hulls but make sure you use the ' for plastic ' cans so you don't get any paint cracking from the plastic flexing.

Painting by octman Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
A friend of mine (Cormorant on here) builds reasonably big models and he normally uses rattle cans from Halfords with good results. Have look at his posts as he has gone into paints here himself. Chris

Tamar deck colour by alan50 Petty Officer   Posted: 5 months ago
Thanks for that Martin I will fix with metric studding and put a nut on underside of hull. Remove parts and spray deck first . Might go for Halfords Polar Grey as nobody has come up with any other suggestions. Alan

Which Paint? by boaty Admiral   Posted: 6 months ago
4 years ago I restored an old 34 inch Aerokits Crash tender. I used filler for any gaps in the joints then prepared the hull with sanding sealer having got it really smooth. For the rest of the paintwork I first used Halfords primer then used their acrylic for the final colours. I gave it four coats of colour leaving it over a day between each coat. When painting was finished and after checking it was fully dry, I rubbed the hull down lightly using Maguires scratch remover, (also from Halfords) and got a nice shine between the deck and the red waterline. It seems to have lasted well as it has not crazed over this amount of time. The total cost of the primer, paint and especially the scratch remover was not cheap but in the long run it did work. Boaty🤓