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2nd Gunwhale stringers by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
Ron It'a a 46" model so the wood is the correct size. You have asked about clamps in your post and there are plenty of examples in this blog, you should subscribe to follow progress. The kits by Vintage Models have been around fore a few years and make into a nice model if built carefully as in this model.

Formers in-planking starts! by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
I mostly use Aliphatic PVA in my aircraft builds. Was watching a video on youtube of an aeromodellers channel I subscribe too and he swears by 502! bought 500ml for just over £3 at tool station!

3D sanding discs. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Hi Colin, Shucks!! Found two versions of the 3D sander, XL for €79, Multi-Motion for €129. But both Sold Out, RATS! 😡 style='background-color:yellow;'>subcat=3330&catname=grinding&arcode=x There is another version for € 84.30 but looks a bit boxy and not so ergonomic. 🤔 style='background-color:yellow;'>subcat=3230&catname=grinding,%20planing&arcode=x Ciao, Doug

Dumas 1203 Coast Guard Lifeboat (RNLI Waveney conversion) by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Remember the batteries back then were very heavy! You might be able to go lipo! But that's a subject I'm not familiar with! You'll have to ask around!

happy hunter by liamduck Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi, I am in the process of building the Happy Hunter now. I have had it in my loft for some years until I got time to build it. I would be happy to post pics of the plans if that would help. the plans show details of sub assemblies too. Hope that helps.😊

happy hunter by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi Doug I agree the commercial stuff is not nice. I was suggesting the hobby plastic weld solvents freely available and used by fine scale modellers for joining plastic kits etc. It is sold under a variety of names, the SHG catalogue lists: PLAS1 Plasweld – Liquid Polystyrene solvent adhesive Plasweld special solvent weld will bond Styrene, ABS, Butyrate, Acrylic and other types of plastic materials. Easy to apply using a brush. Bonds in seconds. The Ultimate Plastic Building Tool , 50ml bottle 2.00 POLY3L Precision Poly cement 28ml with needle applicator 3.25 POLY4 Polystyrene Cement 12ml tube 2.00 POLY4L Mek Poly Liquid Polystyrene Cement 30ml Bottle 2.75 PLAS7 Plastic filler. Special filler for plastic modelling 2.50. There are many other suppliers in the UK and overseas. Like most glues it is recommended that you work in a well ventilated area and avoid breathing the vapours as far as possible. I do hope you weren't exposed to the substance for too long!

HMCS Sackville - WWII Corvette by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Hi Are you still having problems generating enough steam. Looking at the set up the boiler and engine look well matched. What size and type of burner are you using? I use a flat ceramic burner on a similar sized boiler and it's up to pressure in about 4 mins. I take a thermos water flask to the lake with warm water and fill the boiler just before I steam up. I use a separate gas canister to do initial heat up then switch to the on board supply. This helps stop the can freezing when going at full bore in the initial stages. Subsequent gas supply is much lower and does not produce much cooling of the gas canister. Looking forward to seeing your model under steam.

upgrading Turnigy i6 to 10 channels by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Hi Dave, yes you're right. My version is marketed by Conrad here in Germany under the brand name REELY and they call it the 'HT-6'. It came with comprehensive manuals in German and good English on a mini CD-RM. When I checked on the Conrad site (they have an excellent Downloads page 😊) I found an update from 2015. I had no problems completely programming the TX unit from this manual. The only error in it was in para. 16 "press the binding button on the receiver ..." when of course it is on the TX! But at least the photo legend was correct😉 If anyone wants a copy of the PDF file PM me and I'll mail it to them. This reminds me of the discussion we had on this unit and clones / branding a few months ago! When I looked on the Turnigy site I found only the half Chinese half English gobbledygook manual 🤔 which needs a lot of interpretation. Penalty I paid for much better documentation was that Conrad price was nearly twice the Turnigy/Hobbyking price 😡 Good luck Chris, - if I were you I'd do a 'Factory Reset' and start from scratch step by step. Cheers Doug 😎 PS w.r.t. 'using what for what' My Turnigy/Reely will probably be used for most surface ships. Will probably use my Spektrum DX6 for the Catalina, and I still have the old Graupner MC-10 40MHz for the two subs where 2.4 gig don't woik 🤔. MC-10 only has two model memories so that fits! Now what can I do with the old Sanwa 35Meg job??? 30 years old and still going strong 😉

Bournville Submarine Day by Aquaflite Lieutenant   Posted: 14 days ago
Event open to all to show off and sail their model Submarines, Tea Coffee and refreshments available. Disabled Access. 10am till 1800hrs. For more info contact Rob 07714517445

Warship Day by Aquaflite Lieutenant   Posted: 14 days ago
Event open to all to show off and sail their models of Military boats. MTB's, Frigates, Destroyers, Battleships, Submarines etc. Tea Coffee and refreshments available. Disabled Access. 10am till 1800hrs. For more info contact Rob 07714517445

Bournville Submarine Day by Aquaflite Lieutenant   Posted: 14 days ago
The whole day dedicated to everything that Submerges. All are welcome to bring along their Submarines to chat and sail with like minded modellers. 10am until 1800hrs. Tea, coffee and refreshments available. Disabled access

Pt boat by Spitfire99 Commander   Posted: 20 days ago
This looks like a fun boat. Going to submit a purchase on line

deck planks by hammer Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
I was not happy with the hull after finishing the plating. The flat sides very wobbly, & lots of runs & lumps of solder. So I removed the internal supports & the top strake up to it curved. Replaced top strake with 3mm ply fitted new bulkheads & top frame. I started to sand off the excess solder would have taken for ever. Then I remembered seeing my father wipe a lead joint, that was when water pipes where lead. I didn't have a tallow cloth so I took lard from the kitchen. Heat a small section with a pencil blow torch & wipe it clean. All done in 10mins. Glued the plank made before to the sub deck. With a home made gauge mark 3/8th in this will form the scuppers.

Albion et al by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
Hi Baggie, the Ostpark and Lake IS specifically man made. Hence the vast expanse of concrete when it is drained and cleaned. Originally the whole area was farmland. As Munich expanded to surround it in the 50s and 60s it was bought by the city council. Planning for the whole park started in the mid 60s and the Park was opened in 1973. Fortunately we don't have a major problem with weeds. If it does appear it indicates that it's time for draining and shovelling out the sludge. Who does that with a natural lake? The only natural part is the stream which was diverted to feed the lake. What we do get is algae and green water 😡 because too many 'well meaning' idiots feed the ducks and geese with bread and Pretzels, despite all the signs banning it and explaining why. The birds can't digest it so it comes out the other end as green sludge if they are lucky. Sometimes it stuffs up their insides and they die😭 Cheers Doug 😎 Hoping to see your pond if I can bring my subs over for the Submarine Meet 😉

Marblehead Sailboat upgraded by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
Hope your mind wasn't finished off Ron 😉 km's solution is not very scale though is it?? In essence Dave_M is correct that the toggle switches I depicted are not completely sealed. But the ball pivot of the toggle is nowhere near so open and vunerable as the long slot in a slide switch🤔 Sure there are fully sealed versions but be prepared to dig deeper in your pocket for them (watch out for the moths 😉😉) Attached pics show toggle switches hidden under a hatch on the main deck of my destroyer. Hmm, must redo the legends!! A drop of WD40 or machine oil now and again keeps the moisture out and they have done sterling work for 20 odd years now. Further advantages are that the contacts and wiper are self cleaning and can handle more current than a slide switch. 😉 Switches and monitoring /test sockets are mounted on an alu bracket fixed just under the main deck. Cheers Doug 😎 PS: on my subs I use a standard slide switch for the RX, cos its mounted in a (hopefully😲) sealed pressure hull anyway 😊 Whatever, have fun. Cheers Doug 😎