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PT109 Refit by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 hours ago
Re "It is believed PT-109 was painted a flat, dark green at Noumea, New Caledonia" Just found this- >>The Elco boats came from the factory painted overall "battleship grey." In the Solomons, however, the boats were often moored under or near shoreline trees and vegetation, and the grey color was too conspicuous. No official Pacific camouflage scheme existed at the time I show PT-155, and each crew repainted its own boat during the campaign with whatever materials it could scrounge. To one of PT-155's crewmen, J.M. 'Boats' Newberry, I am obliged for information on the vessel's colors during the campaign for Rendova and New Georgia islands. PT-155 and other boats of Squadron 7 & 9, including PT-109, were simply sprayed overall with a green paint from some local source, probably USMC. The green became lighter when applied, apparently due to the grey undercoat oxides. Over this, PT-155 was painted in random black patches. No standard pattern was used.

First Run by canabus Captain   Posted: 8 days ago
Hi Guys Well today is the day. CG of the boat at 410mm from the bow and it sits in the water on the waterline. Cruised of at a slow pace with camera man taking pics. Up to 1/3 throttle and up on the plane, nice smooth turns with the rudder. Water flying all over the place!! Up to 1/2 throttle and sitting up nice on the plane. The boat handling as smooth as butter, the spray of water from the boat is about the same as one with spray rails. Pop up to full throttle and well pass scale speed, but by this time the camera man was not keeping up to the job. Totally happy with the boat, but still requires a few bits to finish the job. Enjoy the pics and happy boating. Canabus

hanley by basilsdad Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 11 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 28"/700g hanley Capable of 4mph Single Propellor (3 Blade 40mm) Direct Drive to a tape drive (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 2Amp/h Batteries - Comments: scratch built stand off model of uss handley i believe cant find the plans i used to confirm the correct name, the hull is 3mm balsa for the sides covered with 1mm white card, the bottom is 5 mm balsa. scratch built propeller 3mm shaft and tube to match , scratch built propeller and rudder and fittings, the boat was painted with 4coats of enamelspray primer and 4 coats of light grey enamel with a black bottom.

Aerokits Solent Class Lifeboat by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
So is one of mine. Depends mainly on whether the paint reservoir is a little cup above or a big bottle below the valves and nozzle = mini spray gun! The former is for the tiny stuff and detailing (bits 'n pieces), with nozzles of (Odd! something went missing on posting???) ... nozzles of (Same phenomena again!!??) ... I give up, Good night 🤔

Aerokits Solent Class Lifeboat by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
Hi Simon, I think the original kit had .8mm or 1mm. Given the sides are in sections you might get away with most of the parts in 1.5mm but some of the areas like the prop housings and the stearn are not going to bend into shape. I use .7oz glass cloth on all my large models, but on smaller models i have used ladies tights, ps, ask before taking!!!! Doug's comment yes an airbrush but one of mine is a miniature spray gun type, great for larger areas like the hull or cabin. Regards Mark

Aerokits Solent Class Lifeboat by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
Hi Simon, airbrushing is exactly what Mark meant. I used to use a spray gun - but only when renovating full size cars, or the garage door 😉 Cheers Doug 😎

Aerokits Solent Class Lifeboat by Skydive130 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 16 days ago
Thanks again mark. I bought a load of 1.5mm ply from balsa cabin as the eBay templates where marked 1.5mm for the hull sheeting? Any idea what the original kit employed? The hull is as you possibly know sheeted in about 20 pieces so I'm hoping that the tightest curves will be helped by smaller sections, I'll see what happens when I get to that stage. If I go with glass cloth and I probably will now, what weight would you recommend! I've clothed wings in the past, they are straight forward. I presume 2 pieces of cloth, one either side would work? I may well invest in a spray gun at some point. I've a good quality compressor I use for airbrushing. Thankfully the painting stage is a while away yet. Regards simon

Aerokits Solent Class Lifeboat by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
HI Mate, I think you might be ambitious with the 1.5mm ply, could be too stiff to go round the corners, 1mm, would be better. As you are not planking, I would go for light glass cloth on the outer hull just for protection, small rocks or screws sticking out from a landing stage or bumps and bangs in the workshop, the glass would help to protect the hull. Lifeboats have a superb gloss, blemish free surface, so plenty of elbow grease and buckets of primer. For the topcoats, could i suggest a spray gun, not rattle cans, just for the quality of finnish, also by the time you have bought all the cans, a reasonable spray gun will work out far cheaper, particularly if you get your paint from a pro shop supplies, sandpaper, primer, filler and top colours are all far cheaper. Looking forward to the update on your build. Mark

cleaning model by marky Captain   Posted: 26 days ago
you could use the spray you can get for cleaning the crud out of computer keyboards im sure its called air duster

Riva boat by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 27 days ago
Aha! BTW Guys; don't forget to fix the prints with a light spray and keep your itchy fingers off 'em until they are really really dry! 😉 Happy fiddling, Doug 😎

Riva boat by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 27 days ago
I would have thought a spray coat of clear varnish would be better. Boat's dials are rarely fitted 'as one'. Each to his own. Cheers Doug 😎

RC Boats in salt water by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
Hi Grandpa, further to Dave M, depending on the boats you choose, drill a small hole in the prop shaft, just before the inner bearing, this would allow a spray of WD40 type oil as a cleaner then a couple of drops of lub oil for the bearings. Like Dave said, flush with fresh water, salt water will ruin the prop shafts within days, if its left. Regards Mark

RC Boats in salt water by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
Hi Grandpa I agree with canabus, but toy boats may not have oiler points on the prop tube and to protect the shaft and bearings I suspect you would need to remove the shaft after each sail and run fresh water thro the prop tube to remove all the salt which will otherwise dry and crystalize. The salt crystals will then act similar to sandpaper and ruin the bearings, I know I speak from experience!😭 Once clean let the water drain then lube and spray as suggested. I do hope the boys are able to enjoy their models Regards Dave

RC Boats in salt water by canabus Captain   Posted: 28 days ago
Hi Wash in fresh water with a bit of soap and lube the drive shaft. WD40 spray around the prop and rudder. For lube I use plumper silicon grease as it is water proof.

New deck planking by canabus Captain   Posted: 30 days ago
Hi I test sprayed the Jarrah veneer and it look very dark and shows up the other veneers great. I going to use brass strip under the middle to add a bit of Bing!!! Canabus