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How many is to Many by WorcesterModelBoatCl Seaman   Posted: 6 days ago
That is a scary question to ask. I think if you dont know the answer off the top of your head is possibly to many. I had a database of my fleet, all indexed with setups, condition, if they needed any work, ones i wouldnt sell ones i might sell, what i might like in the future. Thats long out of the window now. Is there a too many number? I dont want to start adding my collection up, its well over 50, and 45 of those would be ready to sail at a moments notice. This could become like an AA meeting, Hi Im Bob and I have a problem......

Thin Flat Timber by sonar Lieutenant   Posted: 8 days ago
I have been looking for some thin flat timber for another project for some time and ended up on Ebay. Then another thought have a look down the local tip seems I spend A lot of time there but I don.t I Just look about when throwing out something that I can Not give away on freecycle. Anyway looking through the paints again Yep bought 4 small tins Assorted colours. £1 and tripped over a window blind that was left leaning against the wall. Picked it up and realized it was a wooden blind. And Guess what it was wood constructed with thin strips and NOT plywood.A little under 3 mm thick and 25mm wide. I guess ripped down into very small strips it would be Ideal for those that make wooden boats or even strip wood hulls. So yet another £1 spent. and stored away for later use. I guess buying something like this from elsewhere could cost a small fortune. I am thinking that your local freecycle website may also be a place to look..For free wooden blinds.

1/12scale SPEEDLINE Trent lifeboat kit by modeltugman Admiral   Posted: 8 days ago
I Have been asked by the widow of one of our old members to sell this kit, it is the complete works from speedline for the Trent lifeboat at 1/12 scale. 48" long. Very little has been done to the kit so far. comprising of:- Hull and wheelhouse Handrail stanchions and kicking boards Casting set Window set Vac forming set Brass rod Screws very small nuts and bolts Running gear set Brass detail set 3 made up crew members She would like offers very near. £600. PM me if interested for contact details this would be for collection from Gravesend Kent only.

Big Blue by sonar Lieutenant   Posted: 10 days ago
Well I have now painted the top. And stuck in all the windows. For the glass I used some old clear plastic fruit containers. But afterwards noticed I could have had windows with a slight green tint by using some old 7 up lemon aid bottles. Still maybe next time. In the meanwhile again I have been making and painting the little bits that will be stuck on at a later date.

porthole window glazing by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 25 days ago
Hi sonar I use canopy glue as used by the aeromodelling fraternity. It sticks to wood/plastic etc and dries clear. Any good model shop should be able to supply Dave

porthole window glazing by Trillium Commander   Posted: 25 days ago
Try Deluxe Materials R/C Modellers Craft Glue. Another option is to use K&S Materials clear PETG sheet. That's not affected by superglue. Roy

porthole window glazing by sonar Lieutenant   Posted: 25 days ago
I have in the past used superglue to fix the plastic windows in. And some have gone a milky white colour. So yet another lesson now learnt . So what sort of adhesive should I use ? The superstructure is plastic and the glass material is a load of cartons that at one time contained Grapes. Thin clear and flexible. Any suggestions please

The Hull Markings by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
The paint on the hull has sufficiently hardened and needs a couple of coats of clear lacquer to protect it but before that happens I need to apply the hull markings. The waterslide decal set that was supplied with my kit was probably at least 5 years old when I bought the kit on eBay and they had deteriorated so badly that when I put the large ‘FIRE’ lettering panel in some warm water it fragmented and clearly was not usable. I called Mike Cummings at vintage Model works and explained my dilemma and he very generously agreed to supply me with a replacement set, and in addition a set of the recently available printed vinyl letters and markings that they now produce. I decided to use the vinyl set as a quick test piece with the waterslide set revealed that the white ink is not solid and therefore not completely opaque. Furthermore I could not eliminate the ‘silvering’ effect that happens on waterslide decals despite using various lotions and potions such as Humbrol Decalfix and Microsol/Microset solutions. A test piece with the vinyl lettering sheet was far more successful and when over-lacquered on the test piece the results were very acceptable. Starting with the large FIRE lettering I cut a paper template the same size as the complete word and fixed this with low tack masking tape on the hull, this paper was then outlined in more masking tape to form a window and the vertical spacing of the letters transferred to this to keep the correct spacing. Vertical strips of tape were then used as positioning guides for the letters which were individually cut and placed so that I could eliminate all but the solid white letters and give them a hard edge. Feeling very pleased with myself I removed the masking tape guides and realised to my horror that I had set the baseline of the letters far too close to the waterline and the vertical proportions were completely wrong ….disaster 😱 Feeling ashamed that I could make such a basic error I abandoned the lettering and called Mike at VMW and described my foolish error, no problem he said, I’ll send you another vinyl sheet and also some additional drawing that were missing from my kit that would help with detail finishing. My second attempt with the new vinyl sheet employed the same process but I was careful to measure, mark and check the positions (several times!) before starting. The roundel and numerals positions at the bow and the stern were carefully measured and marked using the supplied drawings and masking tape ‘guides’ used to fix their positions before application. Lastly the roman numerals that span the waterline at the bow and stern were marked, cut and individually applied. I also took the opportunity to fix in place a couple of modified 6mm portholes to replicate the aft cockpit drain outlets, in the photo is the ‘94’ waterslide decal which I later removed and replaced with vinyl when I could not eliminate the ‘silvering’ problem. A big Thank You to Mike Cummings at Vintage Model works for replacing the lettering sheets TWICE! and for the extra drawings, I call that exceptional after sales service !. Cheers Mike 👍👍 .

Severn lifeboat by Slickdick Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi can anyone tell me how to install speedline windows Slickdick

Richards 48" Swordsman by ChrisF Apprentice   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Richard - the SS does have a front window. Just found out as well that some of the Swordsman have the longer air vents like the SS. Missed this previously as all the models I've seen have the smaller vents. I think I've got all the permutations sussed now! Chris

Richards 48" Swordsman by rmwall107 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
Thankyou Chris a very comprehensive reply. I think the ss has no front window either?

Richards 48" Swordsman by ChrisF Apprentice   Posted: 2 months ago
Richard - good to see you giving the old girl a new lease of life. I agree that it looks like a Precedent Huntsman 31 with the model being 46.5 inches long. I have one as well. There are differences in hull design between the various full size models which would be difficult to differentiate between in the models but none of the Swordsman have a full height rear cabin, only partial height and no windows. The Super Swordsman does have a full height rear cabin, like the Huntsman, but the SS has much longer air vents/cowls on the sides. I have never seen a kit or plans for the SS. I'm actually going to start building a Swordsman 33 soon and am in the process of drawing up the plans. Chris

Vosper Crash tender by bluestreak505 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 37" Vosper Crash tender Capable of 8mph and a runtime of 40mins Twin Propellors (2 Blade S Type 40mm) Direct Drive to a 540 X 2 (2 Blade S Type) Powered by NiCad (7.2v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through mtronics 30amp x2 ESC - Comments: Built from a plastic hull, with light ply superstructure which is totally removable for access to batteries and motors.window frames cut from plastic self adhesive sheet. Nav lights and search light operated from transmitter.

Westbourne Models by Peter47 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
I have not got what I order from Westbourne ever, either send me an alternative or after a phone call or three was told out of stock, still a waiting refund, not a large amount so not too bothered, just trust as gone out the window. They still advertising on web and Model boat magazines. I'd stick with Cornwall Model or any other Model shop, but Westbourne.

Windows etc by manyboats Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
The cabin windows are rigid .5mm pvc sheet framed with white polystyrene .5mm sheet. The tinting is from car tint off cut. I push fitted the glass flush with the outside and ran a bead of ova round the inside using a syringe and needle, then spray glued the back the frames and stuck them in place. Easy! The seat frames are bent up from stainless wire and hard soldered. The cushions are just carved balsa. Hatch covers are built as close as I could work out to full-sized practise, but I didn’t bother to make them actually moveable.