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Just Keep Swimming by Jerry Todd Lieutenant   Posted: 21 hours ago
The maritime museum's event, scheduled for October instead of May, was cancelled as a hurricane blew up the coast and pushed water up the bay flooding a lot of coastal bay towns like St Michaels. I couldn't make the next Port Expo in 2016, but I tried to be ready for the maritime museum in October. I started making the forward bulwarks. The real ship had sections that folded down on bronze hinges a few of which still exist as she still had her forward bulwarks when she came to Baltimore. They could also be removed. I mad all the section as a single piece and I don't intend to make them functional, just something to snag and need to be repaired. As mentioned, the original winch drums warped and I made new ones with styrene drums instead of wood. These vanished around the time I moved and haven't been found yet, so I got some sheet plastic to take the place of the CDs and made a new pair. I have to say, I'm not happy with these at all. I did add a small block of Delrin to each winch to brace the drums against the pull of the braces/springs. Constellation's board at her entry port were carved. I took a photo of an original at the ship and traced it in PaintShopPro. Scaled it to the model and printed it. I glued this to some bass wood. I have some mahogany I can slice some thing slabs off of, and I may try using a rotary tool to carve a set for real, but till then, these will do. I tried to make the tops'l yard parrels which are iron hoops lined with wood. There's a pin for the yard's yoke to ride on, and the hoop can be opened and hinged to be removed. I wanted all that in case I need to remove a yard at some point without pulling down the whole rig. I tried it with some sheet brass, and again, I wasn't too hgappy with the result. We'll come back to that. So, I fiddled around with cutting combs to make hatch gratings, and actually managed to get something done, which led to making the main hatch cover. I had cut a bit of plywood as a cover, just to keep dust from going below while I was working - I based my hatch cover on this piece, framed the bottom; installed ledged for it to sit on inside the hatch coaming, and made gratings and fake beams on top. It's a bit simplified buy what the ship actually had, but it gets the point across. A couple of smaller gratings also got installed giving the deck a more finished appearance. I wasn't thrilled at bumping the bottom of a pool again, but the maritime museum is on the Miles River. I needed to be able to launch and retrieve the model at a boat-ramp or shore, so I started designing a launch-cart....

Fairplay X - Plastic Magic! :-) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Hmm! paints today are lead free and cellulose used to smell like pears and pineapples but the taste ??? 🤔 Shame about the allergy 😭 A little olive drab or Atlantic deck green on the cucumbers perhaps? 😉 PS apropos going off at tangents..!! And yes, you are right - this becomes an addiction - but much healthier than nicotine or worse! Welcome to Model Boat Builders Anonymous! 😁

Fairplay X - Plastic Magic! :-) by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
I had the wife tidy up the workbench two yrs ago. I still can't find what she did with those parts. and I'm still looking for some of my paints 😡

How do I resolve my varnish problem? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi All, Lord Nelson varnish appears to be a Krick product from Germany! http://www.krickshop.de/Products/Paints-Accessories/Paints-f... produced for them by a Belgian company - http://www.ghiant.com/brands/modellers/lord-nelson/ Must also be available in UK? For example http://www.anticsonline.co.uk/1368_1_2970537.html There is also a spray can version- http://hobby.uk.com/matt-varnish-300ml-spray.html Happy varnishing 😉 Cheers Doug 😎

What happened to the WEM paints?? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Wizard prang chaps! 😎

What happened to the WEM paints?? by Westquay Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
Eagle for me. Martin

What happened to the WEM paints?? by onetenor Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
I liked The Wizard too

How do I resolve my varnish problem? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Yep. see your problem. You don't want to sand it through 😡 With paint strippers, and I've used some pretty aggressive ones - like when I stripped about 20 coats of ancient oil paints off the beautiful pine doors in my old cottage in Sandhurst many moons ago, I'm always a bit concerned with what remains in the wood. Therefore I would favour careful sanding with as fine a grit that will do the job before Christmas! Then apply a quality wood sealer, Ronseal was good in those days! Damp the wood to bring up fibres and hand sand 'em flat with 'flour paper', if that is still known!? It's so fine your fingers barely notice it, but the fibres do 👍 NOT Wet&Dry, it will discolour the wood. After that apply a UV resistant yacht grade varnish of your choice. I'm sure Martin can recommend something and correct me if I'm wrong, but that's what I learned from my Granddad, who was a master carpenter. Amongst many other wonderful things he made church furniture. Wow! now Queen on the radio - 'The Show Must Go On'. 😊

What happened to the WEM paints?? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Yes it was, but I preferred 'Victor'! 😎

What happened to the WEM paints?? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Bingo, the Colour Coat series! I remember now, Sovereign can't post paint outside UK and the German stockist NNT was rebuilding his website then and nothing worked. He didn't answer mail either. Site seems to work now, I'll give it another bash. Ta ever so 😎

What happened to the WEM paints?? by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Well ding dong. They are on t'internet but certainly UK based. They do seem to have taken on the mantle of WEM and all other suppliers seem to point in their direction. I thought Hotspur was a comic? Ha ha just joking Dave

What happened to the WEM paints?? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Great, many thanks Dave. Rings a faint bell (HaHa I'm Doug Bell!). I think I heard of that last year but they weren't up and running and it lead nowhere then. I'll have another go. Theyr'e up north, maybe Scotland aren't they? I'm looking for the colours Hotspur wore in the Crete evacuation, and some cammo colours for KM and RN WW2. Cheers 😎

What happened to the WEM paints?? by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Doug A quick google gave https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/. "Sovereign Hobbies is an online model shop specialising in exceptional model accessories for Naval, Aircraft & Armour modellers. We stock various ranges including White Ensign Models, Pontos Model, Ultracast, HobbyDecal & we are the sole UK distributor of Infini Model. " Might have what you want Dave

What happened to the WEM paints?? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi all, no sooner had I sorted out the paint chips and colours I needed White Ensign Models went the way of the Dodo and everything on what was left of their website was 'Out of stock' 😭 I know WEM was resurrected in the States, but only for photo etch. Does anyone know who, if anybody, took over their paint line? Would be most grateful for a pointer 😊 Happy modelling 😎

Finishing by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks Seafarer, hope it is useful to you. Basically there are not just different paints out there but PAINT SYSTEMS! Whatever you decide to use is your choice, 'each to his own taste' 😉 But once you've decided on one STICK WITH IT, at least for a specific project. Look forward to seeing here whatever it is you want to paint. Best of luck and More Power to your sander 😎