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Er slight Problem by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi When you started the build I saw that you had a good strong flat board and had supported the keel in several places. It looked as though it was all going well until you started to skin the hull with very heavy balsa(?). When applying skins the hull does need to be supported at all times and skins applied equally to both sides at the same time. Wood has a nasty habit of shrinking as it dries, and doing equal planking on both sides helps compensate. When we built the Titanic and Olympic the hulls were built upside down and remained on the build board until all planking was complete. We used 4mm balsa sheets. and covered inside and out with fibreglass matting and cloth. To use this method you need to extend each former so that the hull is level to the board with a gap at the bottom when you have finished. Couple of pics attached may help explain. Good luck with the rebuild Dave

The Kent Clearview screen by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
There is a white metal ‘ring’ supplied in the kit for the Kent Clearview screen but it is too large and doesn’t look particularly ‘scale’. So after some research on the web and some help from other forum members I found enough information to make one from scratch. The outer ring was made from a narrow section of pvc pipe that I had to hand and this was cut to length in a mitre block and then sanded down to the right thickness on some abrasive paper and then sprayed matt black. I didn’t use the perspex screen supplied in the kit as the hole was too large but the small circular cut-out piece was the right diameter to fit into the ring that I made, the new screen was cut from a new piece of perspex sheet and a hole drilled through the centre to locate the rotating part of the screen. The parts were assembled onto the new screen using canopy glue applied very sparingly with a dressmaking pin. The motor drive assembly on the inside of the screen and the black triangular part that sits on the outside of the screen were made from some black plasticard and these parts were also fixed in place with canopy glue. I used a brass panel pin with the head filed down and painted black for the central bearing of the screen but when I applied a very small amount of canopy glue to fix it capillary action unexpectedly drew the glue between the two ‘panes’ of perspex 😡 Not what I wanted to happen but I decided to leave it to dry to it’s clear state and then assess the situation. Fortunately the glue is not too conspicuous to be much of a concern but it is nevertheless an unwanted blemish that I will have to accept 😭 The finished piece was then glued into the wheelhouse with a few dots of canopy glue and looks quite good as long as you don’t look too closely 😎

Finishing by Westquay Captain   Posted: 17 days ago
If you put a question out there, you'll get an answer. At least you will from me if I know about it and I know about paint. Why on earth do you say acrylic can be put over anything UNLIKE cellulose or enamel. Cellulose maybe, but enamel? You can put enamel over anything. I can even get cellulose over almost anything with my spray gun, but I know how to mist it on. I suggested enamel because it is so completely harmless. Cellulose, apart from mixed Halfords and Zero Paints is no longer available. Acrylic as you know can react even with itself. It doesn't have good pigments and doesn't cover well. Enamel does. I was well aware that the original post was from a new member, so I figured he deserved a straight answer. Not everyone wants a matt or even a satin finish on a model boat if it isn't a Warship or a service vessel. Would you put satin varnish on a Greavette or a Chris Craft, matt paint on a model of a luxury yacht of any age? Of course not. This nonsense about scale effect is just that....nonsense. A shine's a shine whether smaller or larger, otherwise where do you stop? Martin

What size planking for crash tender decks? by Westquay Captain   Posted: 25 days ago
Hi, very surprised you haven't had a reply on this topic. I'm only just going through topics and you've probably finished it by now! I would use lime (basswood) and as deck panks are usually about 3 ins. I would get some 1/4" wide in 1/12th scale lime and use black card or ebonised wood veneer (black stuff) for the caulking. About a milimetre thick is enough for the deck planks. Then I would give it a matt finish with (as Colin has just advised me) a coat or two of Ronseal matt polyurethane varnish, the oil based one. Most model shops will have basswood, especially those dealing with model ships. I also find my local "serious" doll house shop a good supplier of modelling timbers. Cheers, Martin

Matt deck finish by Westquay Captain   Posted: 25 days ago
Hi all, I need to use a matt finish on my model of "Vanity" as she would have had scrubbed teak decks, in fact she still did when I lived on her! Used to leak like a basket, playing a gamalan orchestra in the many pots I had under the drips. So....can anyone recommend a nice reliably matt waterproof finish for the decks on the model. Cheers, Martin

Fiberglassing by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi chugalone 100 Welcome to the site. You can fibreglass with different types of resin and cloth. If you are making and casting a fibreglass hull use fibreglass matting but to cover a hull lightweight fibreglass cloth is best. This is the type shown in the suggested video. Resin can be epoxy or polyester based but the latter is generally cheaper and in my opinion is easier to use and doesn't require thinning with alcohol. It is sold as layup resin and is supplied with hardener. Do follow the instructions re quantity of each part and mix thoroughly. If you are using epoxy Iso Propyl Alcohol is the type to use and is clear. The video shows using a brush to apply the resin and whilst this is OK it will give a very thick and heavy coating. I use the brush to apply and then a credit card sized piece of plasticard to spread the resin over and into the surface of the cloth resulting in an almost opaque finish with the weave showing through. You do need to have a good surface to work with as any imperfections will show when the resin hardens. Once dry give a light sanding all over to remove any imperfections and fill any holes with car body filler and sand smooth. I then apply a very thin top coat of the resin using a brush. When dry use wet and dry to sand and if necessary apply further thin coats until you have the finish you require. I have a local supplier and if you visit the site http://www.resin-supplies.co.uk/product.htm all the resins/cloths etc are listed. Using Google should bring up a local supplier. you do need to follow the safety instructions to protect yourself and wear appropriate protection for your hands, eyes and breathing, it is also best to apply in a well ventilated area and not on a cold day. The end result will be well worth the effort to keep your tug waterproof. You could also paint the resin over thye inside of the hull to protect the wood from any water that doeos find its way inside. Dave

Applying the waterline. by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Mark Unless you are looking exactly at the side of the model with your eyes aligned to the level of the line it will look wrong because the spray rail is raised from the hull. If you remember the old type of analogue volt meter, the better ones used to have a mirror on the scale to ensure you were viewing from the correct angle. I suspect now that we have aired the matter many will notice this on model boats. I suppose we are all wishing to achieve the correct finish to our models and yes we are sometimes too exacting. Dave

Spraying the ‘anti fouling’ by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
I have seen examples of this boat with a bright red gloss finish for the anti-fouling and as nice and shiny as it looks I have decided to be true to the original colour scheme as much as possible. Red oxide primer is a very close colour match to anti fouling paint, apparently, so I found some Simoniz red oxide paint on eBay at a very good price. I’m led to believe that one paint maker (Holts ?) makes the same paint for Halfords, Simoniz and others, it’s an acrylic paint with a matt finish so there should be no compatibility problems. Masking off the hull with a couple of layers of newspaper is quick and easy and it’s ready to go into the spray booth. First coat on and it’s looking good, second coat after 20 minutes or so and I’m really happy with the results and the Simoniz paint is perfectly compatible with the Halfords primer. For good measure I’ll spray a third coat after the first two have hardened overnight, I’ll give the surface a very light key with a fine abrasive pad first. Then it’s on to the rest of the hull with the black gloss.

What Colour? by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Hi Steve, also a possibility is grey primer, if you want a matt finish Mark

DAMEN STAN 4207 by RHBaker Admiral   Posted: 6 months ago
The weather has turned colder and forstalled any temptations to spend valuable boat building time outdoors. Have now been able to focus on finishing the hull. This was done with the usual technique of rubbing down (both mechanical and manual) and then filling any depressions or defects with either wood filler or glaze putty. Then rubbing down again ' and again! After each completed rub sprayed the hull with aerosol paint, initially primer, then working up to colour and finally a clear matte to protect the decals and dull the earlier gloss finish. I prefer to use gloss for the intermediate coats as it reveals the surface defects clearly. The only problem encountered was with the opening stern gate, after much trial usage this began to get a 'chatter' during opeation. Dismantled and examined the micro servo and found that several small gear teeth had broken off. Attributed this to operating the gate by hand during the build. In future will only operate the gate under power. Whilst more time consuming this prevents any tendency for the linkage to go over centre and lock up, thus overloading and breaking the small gear teeth. The pictures show the hull finished up to deck level. There are no fittings installed. From now on anticipate the model completion will follow traditional lines, so will confine blog entries to those that either capture a milestone, or where something interesting or unusal has happened.

Fireboat Paint by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi Cliff, I think the red and black of the hull would have been gloss, pride in the ship but also a gloss finish allows the hull less friction through the water, the deck would probably have a matt non-slip finish, to allow the crew to pass mooring lines etc without risk of falling in. Hope this helps Mark

Antifoul lookalike paint by Vickers1979 Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year ago
It will give you a Matt finish but you could yacht varnish over the top in Matt or gloss finish to get that required finish.

Coast Guard Life Boat by HoweGY177 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
After you have finished planking I use a matt fibreglass cloth. Put It on In very rough squares or odd shapes to suit. Do not worry about overlapping or odd lumps. Sand down higher bits with power sander. I use a WORX tool that has a triangular sanding pad of carbide at this stage. You need not be too fussy. P38 Is a fibreglass filler having a 2 part mix. Used by car repairs. Easy to mix, do not mix too much at a time as It can begin to set In 5 min. Again spread P38 filling any hollow areas. I use a piece of 2x1 wood about 18 Inch. long with sandpaper strips of different grades stuck on each side for sanding the hull along the easy to reach areas and for Inside curves a round or half round file followed by hand sanding. It may take 3-5 applications of filler before an acceptable finish Is achieved. I then use car spray paint red primer to achieve a good finish but the first coat may show up any blemishes that may take more filling. If you have pin size blow holes these are filled with gell coat filler, It Is very difficult to fill such minute holes with P38 as Is Is too course. I you want a devorce do the sanding In the lounge otherwise I suggest you wear a mask and do It outside...lol Hope this all helps.

Mast Lighting by aanside Apprentice   Posted: 2 years ago
Having searched In vain for clues how to hide the wiring for navigation lights Inside a mast I came up with a simple router jig to do the job (all my previous models were unlit). Basically very simple - hold the mast dowel rigid, rout a groove about 3mm wide and penetrating about 2mm beyond the centre line of the dowel and between the various lamp locations. I left an overhang at the base of the mast to allow for later handling when tapering the dowel and the dowel was left overlong so I didn't need to rout to the masthead. A second run with a 5mm (or so) cutter about 2mm deep gives a ledge to glue pieces of timber to close the slot. Once the timber Is planed down to the dowel It Is a simple matter to process the mast as normal. Wiring can then be fed down the mast and steps for the lights fitted to finish the work off. The photos show the process.

Aerokits 34ins Vosper RAF Crash Tender by Roger777 Seaman   Posted: 2 years ago
SORRY , MODEL HAS BEEN SOLD,, I am offering For Sale from my collection, an original Aerokits Vosper RAF Crash Tender Model Boat, 34ins In length. This model Is made of an all wood construction dating back to the 1960's, It Is In a very good condition, the model has been sprayed In Flair Paint Products, black and red gloss on the hull, and Flair Matt finish on the decking and cabin roof. The Model comes complete with a list of new fittings an Electronize FR30HX speed controller, Graupner speed 700BB turbo water cooled motor, Action Electronics P44A Universal twin switcher for water pump, 12 volt water pump for water cannons, and a Futaba S3001 rudder servo. The Model has an oil lubricator cup In the prop shaft and comes complete with Its own wooden stand. There Is a little work still to do to finish this model off, fenders and rescue nets one side to fit, mast to be completed, laser cut window set Is finished off, but one side still requires to be Installed. The water cannons are operational they just need piping up to the water pump. This RAF Crash Tender has never been sailed, I started to restore the model 2 years ago but sadly due to my work commitments I have not had time to finish this project. As I previously mentioned this Crash Tender Is the small one 34", If you are a classic 1960's enthusiast this may be the one for you. Price £225.00 (Please note :- there are no batteries, Radio Transmitter, or Receiver with this Model) Genuine reason for sale, Its time to down size on my collection. Would prefer to be collected rather than posted please. We are located just off junction 28 of the M1 signposted Mansfield. Any further enquiries please e-mail me or phone 07860 775273