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Added some paint by GARTH Captain   Posted: 19 days ago
I haven't been working on the floating light house for a while .Took a long time to fix the hull as it was in poor condition finally fix as best as possible & put some paint on her . added motor mount stuffing box & I'm quit proud of my cabin holder to hull used a magnet from a P/C that had broke down .Man those magnets are real magnetic . just wanted to add Lancaster it was on the tarmac & would be flown down to Washington for a Royal air-force reunion later in April After it flew down We had a major snow storm here in Ontario so she was stuck in Washington for a few extra days

Red Oxide Primer! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
I went to the local autoparts store. Looking for ruby red primer! I was lucky to find Red Oxide Primer. Tomorrow if it's not windy. I'll paint the top half of the hull! This time I hope. I paint the right part of the hull! Oh, I had gotten a can of flat black. But it turned out to be kind of like a satin black. It had a bit of a shine to it! I didn't like it! Not what I wanted. But I found what I was looking for. A nice looking Black with NO shine to it at all!

Bits n pieces arrived / Aft Deck Mk 2 built ;-) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
I think you're right Donnie, a renovation is often more difficult and time consuming than a new build! That's good to hear about the E-Z connectors, do you have a link to an On-line shop by any chance? BTW: saw your post about Krampus' sailing area, actually I wanted to be there as well but my boat ain't ready yet 😭 attached a few pics of my 'Home Port' in Munich, 3rd pic shows the corner where I sail from, right next to the Biergarten😋, cheers Doug😎

wood glue by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi John, Dad was a Radar Specialist, one of the earliest I guess, so in that sense I suppose 'Licensed Mechanic'. He had originally applied for pilot training, wanted to fly Spits of course, but was colour blind 🤔 You may be right about the early Spit's control surfaces, but I also thought it was all alu monocoque. Most of the Meteor flying was apparently due to a great friendship with one of the Flight Commanders at Tangmere. As far as I remember, or he chose to tell me, he only actually flew the Meteor. Sometimes in the RH seat of a Mossie. Especially when there were intermittent snags that the crew wanted to demonstrate, that's why they called the early airborne radar 'H2S' cos the mechanics and navigators used to say 'It stinks!' 😲 Cheers Doug 😎 Yep, the Hurri was unmistakeable due to the the stringers visible in the fuselage, never mind the 'blunt' wings and of course it didn't have the 'bubble' of the Spit! A more likely candidate for Cascamite I guess. Fish glue!? Pooh 😡

Help Needed new Builder Billings St Canute by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Frodo and Richard, Herewith the 19th epistle from the Munich detachment to the ....!? Problems are only challenges waiting for an elegant solution! Billings just wanted to keep costs down, you have the tips soooooo - Go go go Guys 👍 😎

Mtronic 10amp speed controllers for sale by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
These were fully working when removed but both have had the switches removed but this is easy to replace if wanted . Looking for around £15 for the pair posted

LiPo batteries by boaty Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
I have found a similar situation with li po batteries. After standing for some time when I have connected them to the charger there are not as depleted as I thought. I had an interesting find last year when I was in a second hand shop in North Wales. There was a large metal ammunition box that appeared to be of WW2" vintage and they only wanted a tenner so I bought it. I keep my li po's in it with the higher capacity ones also in the box but in the fire resistant bag. The box of course has a lid that securely closes with two catches. 😁 Boaty

wanted tug boat by dragon Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi anyone out there got a Portgarth tug for sale or know of anyone who has. Thanks to the 26 viewers but have now found a Portgarth. Don't laugh in the loft.

After Deck / Hatch - If at first you don't succeed ... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
give up and go home! Oh! I am home 😁 Since I need access to the rudder the after deck has to be made as a removable hatch. Would you believe at the last refit (25 years ago) I actually managed to shoehorn the RX and RX NiMH battery in there as well!? Pic 1 shows what it looked like when I started this refit, after 20 odd years in the cellar 😲 Anyway, I wanted the deck to be mahogany to match the cabin roof and as a hatch it was obvious that it would need a subframe. Pic 2 to 5, had to open a new bag of chomp chomp clamps 😉 Trial fit Pic 6. SFSG! Under side was sealed with two coats of EzeKote and fixings added; neodymium magnets at the forward edge, domed captive nyloc nuts glued into the under frame at the aft edge. Pics 7 & 8. These will then accept 4mm studs screwed into Riva style fuel filler caps to hold it down and (hopefully) keep it watertight. Mahog was then finished in the same laborious and patience testing process described above (or is it below😲) for the cabin roof and decks. Pic 9 shows it screwed down with normal 4mm 'Camembert' head screws - Why? see below 😆 Finish was OK.. BUT After leaving screwed down overnight a hairline crack had developed 😡 Pic 10. Also, I didn't like the 3mm fillets between the hatch deck and the main deck, and was wondering what to do about the lip on the bulkhead at the rear of the cockpit. There was a chunk cut out in the middle. This was where in the old days we had a tiller bar to set the rudder for Free Running on a great circle (Radnor Park Lake in Folkestone - side note for Graham P74, probably before he was born😉) Sooo .... machined the lip away, removed the 3mm fillets, made a cardboard template for the new deck-piece and tomorrow is another day. Wonder what I can muck up then !!?? 😊 G'night all, ciao Doug 😎 Oh yes the Filler caps - drilled them on the lathe for 4mm thread clearance, dug out the tap set, selected 4mm 0.7mm pitch ..... Oh S..t, only a tapered tap which starts cutting at 5mm. Hole in the cap is only 5mm deep.😡 Immediately ordered 4mm parallel machine tap, should be here on Wednesday. No sweat, should have deck hatch Mk. 2 finished by then 😎

Sealing a hull up by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Doug it was Vaseline when I heard that joke first. But yes dope and talc ( or possibly micro balloons ) but not all dopes smell of pear drops only if the solvent is Amyl/Ethyl Acetate. Same stuff two names but it would taste of the drops as sml amounts are used to give them that taste. Or it was.I used to get as much as I wanted from a lady friend (Platonic) who worked in the sweet factory. It was also used in seaside pebbles sweets.She smuggled it out in pop bottles. White lemonade of course. Those were the days eh?👍👍😋

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Peter, Thank you! Happy to help. But I don't claim to know everything😉 I stay out of discussions on things which are not my forte; e.g. yachts and other sailing craft, apart from admiring the woodwork involved, or subs - where I am still at the bottom of the learning curve, but I've been a fan of WW2 warships for years and enjoy researching the history and building them. Been fiddlin' with computers since the end of the sixties! They got a lot smaller since then 😁 I envy you being able to visit the Heywood show 😡 Sorry the 'Extra Time' site has been deleted by FIFA (I couldn't afford the million 'Fee' they wanted😁) Happy building and sailing, cheers Doug 😎

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Doug, Have just sent a message to steve, and wanted to post a link from a website, can you assist in how do I do it Danke Peter

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Very sad if that did happen 🤔😭 Last I heard is that Robin wanted to retire to spend more time with his Missus and go travelling, not to mention his sadly neglected own modelling! He apparently retired in April 2016 and stopped all Mail Order. But retained the moulds with the intention of still making a few hulls To Order BUT for Collection Only! Positively no more Mail Order hectic. Sad if that didn't work out. Cheers Doug 😎

Norfolk wherry plans wanted by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
I have since found out that there was an article in a back issue of model boats magazine does anyone know what issue it was please Thanks in advance

Main deck and cabin walls by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Sorry the advertised Flash Gordon reel has gone 'walkies' so you'll have to make do with this boring description of how to occupy a day or three and stink out the house!😁 After the eventual success with the cabin roof I continued with the main deck using essentially the same process. First I had to extend the planking (engraving) from cabin leading edge back to the transom. Dad had only done the foredeck. Pic 1 shows starting point. AKA Square One! Pic 2 after initial staining, pseudo planking and sealing. Plank engraving was done with a fine hardened steel scriber / centre punch and a steel rule clamped at 7mm centres. Rule was aligned so that the wood grain pushed the scriber against it. Don't ask how I realised that that was the way to do it (minor Arrrgh!)😡 Anyway, worked out in the end. I had started with cherry wood stain but it came out too bright red so from Krick I obtained some Jotica mahogany stain (also some Oak stain for the decks of my Prince of Wales and Bismarck - but that's another pair of Sagas to be.) Using basically the same process as for the cabin roof: two sealing coats, two matt varnish primer coats, two gloss varnish coats, two protective lacquer coats, polishing with cutting polish and top gloss polish, and lots of patience and elbow grease (this time an Italian Lugana😉) pics 3 to 5 show the result. I'm 'appy with that 😊 Note: to remove build up of sanding residue from the 'planking caulking' I had to resort to an old toothbrush or nail-brush from time to time. The sponge couldn't hack it. The aft deck 'hatch' is still the temporary bodge-up I made 25 years ago to quickly get the boat going for my daughter. Think the ply (ca 4mm) came from the back of an old bureaux! Haven't decided yet whether to make the new one from the same mahogany as the roof or thin ply and stain like the main deck. Suggestions welcome please. After the deck time to turn my attention to the cabin walls, looking pretty shabby and full of over-spray - pic 6 😲 Step 0: masking off, pics 7 & 8 'All Dressed Up and Nowhere To Go'🤔 Step 1: mucho sanding starting with 180 grit and working through to 600 ensuring removal of all traces of blue as I wanted the final finish to be Arctic White (not Ice Blue!) Step 2: two sealing coats, flattening with 600 grit. Step 3: spraying with Revell white primer, not impressed, gave a rough dusty finish🤔 Step 4: sand off Revell muck, flat back with 1000 and 1500 grit sponges, respray with two coats of pro white primer, flattening with 1500 and 2000+ soap respectively. Much better 😊 like the proverbial baby's ...! Step 5: two coats of gloss white, same make as the primer!!!, flattening with 3000 grit sponge, wet + a drop of liquid soap. Step 6: two coats of protective lacquer as with the varnish. Flattening with 3000 and soap between coats only. Interesting effect with this lacquer and the paint (as opposed to the varnish); it seemed to 'melt and fuse' with the paint surface and smooth it out.😊 Just had to be careful not to apply too much at once in case it all ran down and took the paint with it! Step 7: finishing with cutting polish and anti-hologram polish. Results: pics 9 - 11. Final effect makes it look and feel like plastic or fibreglass, almost forgot that there is wood underneath😁 Next in this theatre "Hi Ho Silver Awaaaayyyy!" (Sponsored by KiOra!) or 'I'm gonna finish this hull if it kills me!' (sorry Flash reels got lost in the post😡) Cheers Doug 😎