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>> Home > Tags > window

eezebuild RAF tender by marky Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
did another wee bit today ,decided to glaze the windows before assembling a bit tricky but a 7 year olds fingers come in handy, the windscreen went together quite well the roofs fitted reasonably well ,may put a 1mm white plastic roof over the mdf ones .had some nice oak strip so decided to plank the aft deck ,the forth picture shows the amended bow(not fitted) im not an expert but I prefer the original that I had fitted prior to knowing there was a mk2

Sea Queen refurbishment by colinhubbard Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Well tomorrow I'll be collecting my Queen, apparently she held together and is now oil free, also varnish, paint and window free. Can't wait to get her home and start work again. Will reveal all tomorrow night.

Richards 48" Swordsman by rmwall107 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 20 days ago
here are some more photo's of the progress.i have finished the painting,and as you can see the decking is to be finished.. once the deck is completed and varnished i will make new windows. I have a few ideas for the windscreen (the visor for a face shield comes with a nice bend!

Ready for paint! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
Aha! Understand 👍 Windows thinks it knows better than we do 😡 Even if it has no idea what we are talking about 😉

Scale Sailing Association by sunworksco Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 21 days ago
Hello! What a beautiful sail boat! I see many hours in your endeavor. I'm planning to build a 1/16th scale circa 1933 America's Cup Whirlwind sailboat, using a fiberglass molded hull. I'm trying to find some old wooden window blinds, to saw cut into narrow strips for the decks. I'm going to build the cabins out of brass sheet. Have you ever used wooden window blinds for boat builds? Thank you?

Gentlemans Cruiser by muddy Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
Started on the upper-works/cabin. Ring saw came into its own again. Followed up by the small mini drill, similar to a Dremil but with a bigger chuck which is handy, using Dremil 1/2" drum sander to clean up the window inner edges. Used 1.5mm ply for the cabin sides as they are going to be veneered, found a pice of veneer under the bench it nearly had roots, and i think, think, it's Teak. This was all glued up under weight using a PVA glue, probably the one in the pics, but an Alphatic. then when glue well and truly dry, Using a No10 scalpel blade to remove the innards of the window frames, and a quick swish with some fine grade sandpaper, not sure about any window frames as yet. ( to many windows for me ... ! ) Regards Muddy....

Fairplay X - Plastic Magic! :-) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi, I 'solved' the 'wife problem' over 20 years ago! 😉 Now I have a GF who has her own apartment. So half my kitchen is kitchen and the other half workshop. Coffee machine and microwave is never far away 😊 Also a bench for the rough stuff in my small cellar. For spraying: I do the big stuff, hulls etc, on the terrace which is partially covered. For the small stuff I have a mini-spray-booth, about 50x40x30cm, with an extractor fan and hose I can hang out the window! So I guess I'm not so badly off😉 Still have TOO MUCH STUFF though !! "Stuff expands to fill the space available for it"! Must be explained somewhere in Einstein's theories 😉 Cheers Doug😎

wheelhouse by GrahamP74 Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
The mould was made by Andy at Models by Design. I managed to aquire the plans of a GM 33 with the internal layout for the wheel house. I have copied it in the main! The cooker does swing! I downloaded images of radars and radio fronts and stuck them onto painted PVA board. I used poster paint mixed with 50% PVA glue to paint the interior. The window surrounds were made from thin PVA board and the attached to the inside and out to replecate the sealed metal unit. The door slides on runners.

The window glazing & frames. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
??....not sure I understand you comment but thanks anyway 👍

The window glazing & frames. by Inkoust Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Luxurious work, I have not seen a man so muddy for a long time. Hats off. Zdeněk

The window glazing & frames. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Boatshed. I have been using a product called 'Procan', I don't recall offhand where I bought it but it's clearly a very similar to the Deluxe product, please excuse the pun 😜

The window glazing & frames. by BOATSHED Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
What glue are you using for the windows ?? I haven't used a up to now but I purchased this for gluing in windows. deluxe materials glue & glaze

The window glazing & frames. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
A full set of laser cut perspex windows is supplied in the VMW kit along with corresponding frames for all and they are all a pretty good fit in the window apertures of the engine room, forward cabin and wheel house rear walls, only requiring a light easing with a file for a secure fit. I left the protective film on the screens whilst gluing them in place with a very small amount of canopy glue applied to the window edges with a dressmaking pin and pressed into place so that they were flush with the outside of the cabin walls. The wheelhouse windows were a bit trickier as they are glued to the inside face of the panels and I had to remove the protective film around the edges of the outer face of the windows by running a fine sharp blade around the window aperture with the perspex held in place by hand. Canopy glue was then used very sparingly on the face of the perspex and the windows clamped in place. The central screen of the wheelhouse has the Kent Clearview in it and this needed to be carefully centred before fixing in place. When all had dried and set the protective films were peeled off to reveal nice clear ‘panes’ without any unsightly glue smudges. The CNC cut window frames are made from a flexible plastic material with accurate and well defined edges. They were all given a light sanding with abrasive paper as a key for the paint and were then laid out on a large piece of card paying particular attention to getting them the correct side up, in particular the wheelhouse frames which are ‘handed’ for either port or starboard. They were all held to the board with small pads of double sided foam tape and sprayed with two coats of Halfords metallic silver paint followed by two light coats of Halfords gloss lacquer. After a couple of days to dry they were removed from the board and fixed in place with canopy glue applied with a pin as very small dots around the inside face, aligned with masking tape ‘guides’ and a straight edge and then held in place with small tabs of masking tape. The installation of the glazing in the wheelhouse was made a lot easier because I had previously cut away some of the bulkhead and rear wall to give better access to the wheelhouse interior for detailing. This is not mentioned in the building instructions but is well worth doing for all the above reasons 😁

URLs /Email addresses by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
You need to highlight the url and copy, then open a new window in your web browser and paste the url into the address space and click enter. The page should then open. if not check that you have copied all of the address and correct. It is best not to post personal emails on open forums. If you want to share your email its is safer to use a private message. Use the same procedure to copy and paste into your email address bar Cheers Dave

What is going on here? by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
This large container ship just sailed in front of my hotel window, towing a tug boat, or so it appeared. But why? We are in Dobh, Ireland where the final boarding of passengers were taken aboard the Titanic. A lot of history in the waters of this Harbour in front of our hotel.