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H.M.S. BRAVE BORDERER by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Great stuff Rowen, Good progress 👍 Interesting, didn't realise they had a trim tab! Are you going to fit one? You're probably right about the battery. Usually 3 batts adding up to the same capacity (Ah) of a single weigh at least around 20-25% more. Only advantage I can see would be weight distribution; two at the sides would help to dampen rolling. Depending how you set up the ESCs and controls the 3rd motor can actually work like an overdrive or turbo 😉 You've got some mighty meaty motors there anyway so I would expect performance on two engines to be pretty good. Switch in the 3rd for 'Emergency Ahead' 'Throttles through the gate Number One'! Your contact wasn't our 'Tasmanian Devil' by any chance? 😉 A very resourceful and helpful guy👍 Ciao 😎 PS I totally agree; if the original had 3 screws (or x of anything else for that matter) then so should the model - that's what 'scale' is about ain' it😉

Amati chrome plated ships wheel - Help! by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Black dog wheel done sir. BUT I would have put some of your flash on a heat proof surface together with a little piece of solder and applied the iron to melt the solder. This shows two things. One does the flash melt and the other does the flash take the solder? These little tests are always worthwhile doing to avoid tears at bedtime. Or any other time for that matter😁 Doug, My first car was a '48 Ford anglia which I bought for a shilling sterling. I'll tell the story as to how if you like and mods don't object. Reg was GED127

Calling Devon boaters. Help! by dragon Captain   Posted: 17 days ago
Looks very good I hope your Uncle enjoys the day. Doug don't think it matters about spray rails as long as they have a good day. My the Force be with you

Limited progress today! by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
Limited today by tasks around the house as set by “Mrs H”! Ive added the name plate (Not correct scale, but looks nice enough!), painted the matt black anti-dazzle panel and gave the whole thing a couple of coats of laquer. All thats left to complete the rear cabin is the roof and side numbers 44-003 in black as this particular boat had rear cabin numbers. Looking at some reference pics, it looks like one of the anchors mounts to the front wall of the cabin, so will paint that and attach in due course. Tomorrow I am going to try and get the rudder servo, ESC's and battery tray fitted before I continue with building the forward cabin and other above deck features.

Sanding down. by kevinsharpe Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 24 days ago
Hi Halfords do an excellent range in acrylic paints in good size cans, including Matt colors.additionally they will mix a specific color. Regards Kevin

Sanding down. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
Evenin' Peter, yep, antifouling red below the water line. The Revell PT109 kit box shows it white but I don't believe that, poetic license?😁 Many thanks for the Shapeways tip👍 After a bit of fiddlin' about with the site, curious navigation 😲, I found and order two complete sets, including the ammo belts. At 1/35 total €45.00 including DHL shipping, can't argue with that 😊 Also just downloaded the assembly instructions from Matthews Model Marine. Seems straightforward. Cheers Doug 😎

Sanding down. by MouldBuilder Lieutenant   Posted: 24 days ago
Thanks for all of your help. This is really useful information. I think I will leave the camouflage and just keep to the base colour. Would you paint to the waterline in matt red. I have looked at the shapeways site and they sell Mk 12 carriages in 1:35 scale which I think yours is at 28" over 80`. The gun tub was only placed on the deck for the photo. I have several pictures now showing the correct position. I will alter it and fit just before painting.😊 Thanks again. Peter.👍

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👍 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 😎

Sanding down. by MouldBuilder Lieutenant   Posted: 26 days ago
Started the long job of sanding down today. I think this is going to take a while. During last week I spent the time removing all of the deck parts still attached. The motor, rc gear, rudder, batteries and prop shaft have also been removed leaving the basic hull and decking superstructures. I have visited my local model shop today to see if I can sort out the paint. I have decided on acrylic but the cans are so small that I would need loads. I also cannot find a suitable red for the hull bottom. I am looking for matt. I was also considering making the main colour Pacific Green or similar. I have found Navy Grey which might have to do. If anybody can help with where to source suitable paint in reasonable quantity I would be grateful. I have purchased the sanding sealer and primer. I was considering air brushing the whole project but not so sure now. Any thoughts?😁 I have taken pictures of the progress so far. A lot of sanding still awaits me.😡 I purchased two Mk 17 gun carriages for the tubs. I cannot believe it but they fit perfectly. A picture of these is also below. One last question for now. Should I brush paint, air brush or spray can. The boat is 40" long. Another long day of sanding tomorrow but with greater care as I am tackling the skins. I remember how thin these were when I originally constructed the model.🤔

Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat by MouldBuilder Lieutenant   Posted: 27 days ago
Hi Doug. Would you mind giving me your thoughts on this charger please. Thanks. Peter.😊 Charsoon Antimatter 2X300W Had to think twice about going to Cornwall model boats. It is a warehouse and not a shop.😡

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
Your boat is beginning to look suspiciously 'Museum Standard'!👍 Yep, shame about Kingston, but can understand why Robin didn't want to build for Frank's kits anymore (or anyone else's for that matter) wouldn't fit in with his No Hectic policy! Re 'tin bashing! Here's a couple of examples of my last attempts from several years ago, from my H Class 1936 destroyer, scale 1/72. I note that they need the years of neglect cleaning off 🤔 I'll pass it off as North Atlantic Convoy duty muck😁 First two pics 20mm Oerlikons, made from 0.5mm brass sheet, 1mm copper for the carriage frames and 1 and 2mm brass tube. Guns can elevate 😉 Recoil 'springs' are shrink sleeve, but I now have some suitable real springs. Will try to finish them off when Hotspur comes up for refit completion. Pic 3 is one of the depth charge throwers port side. Core is a 1/4" wood dowel, the rest is 0.5mm brass, tinned copper wire and 2mm brass tube for the firing cylinder. I used John Lambert (RIP) plans for both. Pic 4, the thrower on deck and copper wire ladder rails, crewman shanghaied from Monty's 1/72 Airfix 8th Army. A Desert Rat on board! Under the black square is the hole for the aft torpedo mount. Underneath is the speaker for the "Whoop Whoop". That part of the 'deck' is just painted aircraft silk! Must get back into practise now I've got nowt more important to do 😁 Cheers Doug 😎

Main Mast! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
No matter what I do. I can't get away from the flora.....😁

The Lone Ranger Rides Again or Hull Finishing ;-)) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
Hi MT, agreed the synthetics are better than they used to be, but still can't beat a good 'well run in' sable brush. 😉 Spray for the big bits, brushes for the fiddly bits! E.g. 600 scale, even for those I don't use the paint (e.g. Humbrol, Colourcoat or Revell etc) straight from the can, it's too thick and gluey for detail work 🤔 I thin it about 2 parts paint to 1 thinners. Some matt and satin maybe a bit less thinners, varies with type, colour and make. Practise, practise ... All good fun Eh!? 😎

The Lone Ranger Rides Again or Hull Finishing ;-)) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
Addendum! Attached a pic of the selection of artists brushes I have found useful. As well as 3 tubes of oil colour useful for weathering effects; detail highlighting, dirt, rust etc. 😉 Seal afterwards with a quick blast of clear satin or matt fixer / varnish. The 'fixer' is also useful for fixing inkjet printed colour photos and oil or water paintings 😁 Clean brushes with artists turpentine or white spirit. Ciao Doug 😎

Bollard Hieght! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
Hi Doug, All I saw was the grey, Reminded me of my Navy days! Thanks for the paint chart! It really helps a lot. The #90, Beige Green matt is what I'm looking for! I've use Tamiya paints in the past! Liked the way the paint went on smoothly on to the surface! Yes, I will be asking a lot about the LED's connection! I'll be using 3mm LED's. Steve (Cormorant). Was very kind to send me some to me. also a smoke generator which is not tested yet! Have to order the fuel for it!