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Sails for Vanity by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
I hadn't kmb, no. I would have thought that might rub off on your hands and clothes, especially in warm weather. The originals were painted with fish oil and soot! You might see them in natural off white while the fabric was stretched, then they'd get "dressed". Black cotton sheets, waxed would probably do the trick, but since my Grandad used to polish his car with Kiwi boot polish, maybe you're on the button with that suggestion. I don't recall his old A50 ever becoming a black danger zone. Worth a try I suppose. I think I have some somewhere. T'ain't long since I had some black leather shoes. BTW, PM'd you about the wherry article scans. Martin

Galley Smoke Stack! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
There was a break in the weather. So, I painted the galley smoke stack. And also the fire buckets stand!

Stem Post & Bollards! by Donnieboy Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
That colour will give a nice contrast to the colours you have chosen for the Brooklyn.I have been waiting for your next post.Nice to have the weather cooperate for you to continue with the build.

soling sailboats by GARTH Captain   Posted: 7 days ago
finally some nice weather for a sail boat race at Hamilton sod farm pond . May 20 2018 my soling is the last in line & has a watermelon deck or maybe it's salmon

getting a bit slow?... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Martin, maybe you should read back what you wrote before you hit the 'Post' button? " over-pensioned old fools who spend a fortune on some very average kit and another on wheels and gearbox, motor, building, painting, lining, weathering, blah, blah and finally bragging about on forums. Kit snobbery is not only annoying, but to a scratchbuilder like me it is utterly stupid and pointless." Nobody here to my knowledge has bragged about the cost of their kits. Wilfully misunderstood?? It's not necessarily what you say but the way that you say it. I agree with much of 'where you are coming from' but not how you express it sometimes. Comes over as a bit of a tirade. Apropos Airfix: I recently succumbed to a 1/24th scale Mosquito, my Dad's second favourite plane to work on and fly in, after the Spitfire. Man is that kit huge! Which Lightning do you have? the P38 or English Electric? I built both years ago, but only 1/72, they didn't come bigger in those days. Cheers Doug 😎

getting a bit slow?... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Oh Doug, I thought you would understand. I am not denegrating kit builders. I, too, build the occasional kit to save time. No,no, I was denegrating the old boys who don't EVEN kit build, then brag about it, about what it's all cost them. That is what is so bloody pointless to me. Obviously I am grateful for kit builders as that's how I made my living for years, making patterns for kits. But to pay over the odds for a kit and all its bits and then brag about how much it all cost seems to me utterly stupid. Building a kit is a perfectly good way to either save time or gather a collection quickly and just to make my point, I still get a kick out of opening the box on a new kit (Airfix 1/48th scale Lightning for instance) like I did as a kid. I am well aware of the skills of dealing with photoetch, although I doubt I could manage such tiny scales as you mention. I have always done the artwork for my own photo-etch, but now it's all done on computers, so I no longer have any dealings with it. For the kind of inshore craft I have always been a fan of, 1/48th is quite small. Small enough for me anyway. And a year after (is it) I am back with the boats as explained above. I do other things when the weather is not so great. I can't remember what went on a year ago and I have never been bored in my life except when forced to watch television, football, modern pop music or money programmes. I ALWAYS have something to do, I just don't always know much about aspects of it, which is why I come on here and ask. I ain't proud. I was explaining why, for me, model railways is now a no-no and why my wall sign is very much a case of QED. I do wish I could help more people with constructional stuff, that I DO know about to in some way pay back for the help I have recieved from others on topics I find mystifying. If you don't like it, so be it. I'll go again and not return. It's a shame to be what seems to be willfully misunderstood, especially by someone I thought I had a good relationship with. Cheers, Martin

getting a bit slow?... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Winter used to be model railways and slot cars. Now just slot cars and small scale static boats, 1/48th scale. I always promised myself a collection of 1/4"-the foot inshore craft. I really can't be doing with the over-pensioned old fools who spend a fortune on some very average kit and another on wheels and gearbox, motor, building, painting, lining, weathering, blah, blah and finally bragging about on forums. Kit snobbery is not only annoying, but to a scratchbuilder like me it is utterly stupid and pointless. And as a model railway club near me now charges 100 quid to join and still only turns out a glorified toy train set, it is, alas, no longer a hobby for me. We have a sign on our wall that says, "The more I learn of people, the more I love my dogs". QED. Martin

getting a bit slow?... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
I do my interwebbin' when I have a cuppa. Even decorators gotta drink tea? I would have thought that model boats come alive this time of the year, with the better weather. I don't touch mine all winter. Martin

getting a bit slow?... by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 10 days ago
Hi Well I have read your post. But like most things it get's a bit slow at this time of the year, you have Holiday's - the Weather and the one thing that stops our hobby the most "Decorating"😡 boy do I not like decorating. Fred

Re: Sharpie by Nerys by Nerys Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 17 days ago
Evening Doug, This was her first time in the water and there was a lot more wind than I would have liked. No, she hadn't shipped any water, I think it must be the angle from which the photo was taken. The rudder post is about two inches inboard of the transom. The rudder has a drop blade like many sailing dinghies and after this first sail, I think I shall increase it's area. However, I think the weather conditions did not give me a chance to properly assess performance. This is the first model sharpie I have built, but in my dim and distant past built several full size ones, the last being 43ft. so I know a bit about their characteristics, just hope it transposes to the model variety! Best wishes, Nerys

Tug Serenity! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
Thanks, Donnieboy I plan to take her out when the weather gets better! I'll make another video of her. maybe take my barge along as well. My Brooklyn tug may not be completed for this season!

Tug Serenity! by Donnieboy Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
Excellent.Nice colours you chose.Love to see it running in the open when the weather cooperates.

Added some paint by Donnieboy Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
Wasn't that a nice snow storm?Interesting project you have now.Just getting some boats ready to sail.The weather is starting to improve.

Unknown by Ballast Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
Looks like it could be a Thames Steam Tug, I'm not sure ! I have just acquired this lovely hull and I am not sure of it's build or origin. It is fibreglass and is 57" (1450mm) LOA X 14.5" (370mm) Beam. It has a very basically built superstructure which I don't think is appropriate. I would be very grateful if anyone has any idea what she is and any other information as to weather it was a kit that has been modified. I would love more information as to scale etc. Regards your shipmate. Ballast AKA Alan.

Quiet month by GrahamP74 Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
A two week holiday, promotion at work and getting the spring cleaning done has meant little time for building in March.. However the suns out and as I said to my wife it’s the perfect weather for fibre glassing!! Spending some time this weekend fitting the deck beams and shelves so the structure below deckline is finished!