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    ๐Ÿ“ Operating Hinged Door/Hatch
    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Midshipman)
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    Lew what are you using to glue metal to styrene, I have not had much sucess with super glues

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    ๐Ÿ“ Operating Hinged Door/Hatch
    16 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Midshipman)
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    Great Idea and video. Now how to do it with Styrene as I don't have a 3D printer and do't know how to use CAD. I have a Cameo 4 cutter and did find out I can cut styreren with it as long as not to thick. set the blade hieght to score just enough to break the piece. I'm going to try your Idea on the hinge using small styrene tubing to attach to edge of my doors.
    Great idea love it

    ๐Ÿ“ Operating Hinged Door/Hatch
    19 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Midshipman)
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    Did you 3D print the hinges? if not how did you make them? If you don't mind sharing.

    ๐Ÿ“ Operating Hinged Door/Hatch
    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Midshipman)
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    I use these hinges from doll house which are 1:12 scale

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C6T5RTGP?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details&th=1
    ๐Ÿ“ Coast Guard 47 MLB help
    30 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Midshipman)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Coast Guard 47 MLB help
    30 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Midshipman)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Coast Guard 47 MLB help
    30 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Midshipman)
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    Lewz I wasn't able to go into the lower decks they were having a crew meeting below. they were very nice to me though.
    Jumpugly gave me a great link to below deck in the helm, I believe there was a photo of the engine room also on his link.
    I will only be doing the lower helm as do to the electronics for RC there is no room. I suppose to get some drawing from Seattles Museum that I hope will give me some insights to interior. And lookin to go to the Surfmans school at the mouth of the Columbia river. Ilwaco, Washington. Most hazardess Bar in the USA. I have fished there many years going out on the bar.

    ๐Ÿ“ Coast Guard 47 MLB help
    30 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Midshipman)
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    The new boats the upper deck is updated I got a tour down At Coo's bay a great group of guys. I haven't found a older model yet.

    ๐Ÿ“ Coast Guard 47 MLB help
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Midshipman)
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    LewZ Thank you Is the radar under a protective glass?

    ๐Ÿ“ Coast Guard 47 MLB help
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Midshipman)
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    jumpugly Thank you, great Photo.

    Is this the newer version of the 47 MLB or the older version before being up graded?
    Thank you so much

    ๐Ÿ“ Krick "Paula IV". On how to glue the Hull to the Deck ABS.
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Midshipman)
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    I need Help with a Krick "Paula IV". On how to glue the Hull to the Deck ABS.
    I've seen people suggest MEK And Plastruct Bondene (for styrene to Styrene and ABS to ABS)
    Whatโ€™s the working time for MEK? How do I get it in between the 2 surfaces which are about 1 1/2" in height.
    Same question with using Plastruct Bondene. Working time is seconds.
    I understand epoxies won't hold over long periods of time??? Epoxies have a longer working time that I can apply 1st to both surfaces then I can join the deck to the hull with clamps.
    Once I get deck and hull joined it will be very difficult getting into hull area.
    Thank you

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    ๐Ÿ“ Styrene glues???? on Styrene boats
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Midshipman)
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    I have attached Kricks glueing instructions.
    Acrylic adhesive.Roughen all glueing with sand paper surfaces before appling adhisive do not apply thickglue beads but streak it on.
    I am doing everthing they said.
    HMMMM

    ๐Ÿ“ Styrene glues???? on Styrene boats
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Midshipman)
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    Thank you all. I went to my local hobby store in my area and asked the same question. They suggested using Maxi-cure extra thick along with Insta set.
    here is the info on this. I am trying this product now and will let you know what I found out.
    Thank you for your input

    Maxi-Cureโ„ข extra thick CA is the best CA for most plastics, including GEโ€™s Lexan MAXI-CUREโ„ข is the best choice for plastic model assembly. When used with INSTA-SETโ„ข, it works better than any putty for modifying or filling voids. It can be carved with a knife or razor blade and sanded and feathered to form a finish indistinguishable from plastic. MAXI-CUREโ„ข bonds fiberglass, hardwood, metal and rubber better than any other hobby adhesive. For gluing to the inside, clothtextured surface of fiberglass, scrape the area to be bonded with a razor blade or coarse sandpaper before using MAXI-CUREโ„ข or any other adhesive. It also is best for bonding the tires for R/C cars.

    MAXI-CUREโ„ข has proven to be very popular in the archery business for the fletching of vanes onto aluminum and carbon arrow shafts. Along with being the strongest, MAXI-CUREโ„ข is usually the least expensive option for this application.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Styrene glues???? on Styrene boats
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Midshipman)
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    Jump if you want a great paint in Spray cans 400ML Try Vallejo Hobby paintfor plastics and metal lots of colors and you can get thier bottle paints to match it exactly It goes on easy and evenly drys fast sand easy. I'm really impressed with it.and way cheaper than tamiya paints

    https://acrylicosvallejo.com/en/product/hobby/hobby-paint/scarlet-red-28016/
    ๐Ÿ“ Styrene glues???? on Styrene boats
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Midshipman)
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    I'm having issues with styrene cement creating weak joints. the Joints break with the slightess bump or pressure on the joint. Iโ€™m in the prosess of building a Krick Paula IV and the boom mounting joints are joined together with interlocking pieces and Iโ€™m using Plastructโ€™s Plastic weld and Plastructsโ€™s Bondene for Styrene and ABS. I ues a 100 grit sand paper on all joints giving it a rough texture to help it bite into the styrene.
    Epoxies donโ€™t seem to work either
    What are you using to insure strong connections / joints

    ๐Ÿ“ Double accounts
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Midshipman)
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    Did you ever get an answer on your double account? I have the same problem.
    Have a great day

    ๐Ÿ“ Help Please I'm looking for plans for a Coast Guard 47 MLB made by "Coast Guard Models" I believe it
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Are all the 47 MLB's the same other than upgrades?

    ๐Ÿ“ Help Please I'm looking for plans for a Coast Guard 47 MLB made by "Coast Guard Models" I believe it
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Midshipman)
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    Kevin H
    no you are not being annoying. I have that document you sent I found it this morning. I don't have the box just all the pieces. It's made by "coast guard Models" was the manufactor of the kit went out of business several years ago.
    It has been owned by 2 people befor me. And was given to me. I was down in Coo's Bay a coouple of weeks ago and the crews were very kind and gave me a tour on one of there up grade boats so I got alot of photo's and trying work from them. I'm looking at coming up there where you are in the near future. The boat I have is not the upgraded version.
    I'm looking for the plans/drawing. the kit did not have a instruction booklet.
    I found the document you sen very helpful as it has a lot of drawing to look at, and will be very helpful.
    And thank you for your service I have alot of respect for the Coast Guard and what you guys and Gals do.

    Thank you for your help.
    MSgt. Retired USAF

    ๐Ÿ“ Help Please I'm looking for plans for a Coast Guard 47 MLB made by "Coast Guard Models" I believe it
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Midshipman)
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    I'm looking for plans / Information for a Coast Guard 47 MLB made by "Coast Guard Models" I believe it is 1:18 scale. I aquired this boat but I have no plans / Drawings for and could use some help please.
    Thank you

    ๐Ÿ“ Led bulb / lights
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Midshipman)
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    I use these lights for all my lighting needs and i don't have to worry about resistors and the leads are super thin so you can fit more wire through smaller areas.

    then I add a adjustable voltage regulator
    5Pcs LM2596S DC-DC LM2596 with LED Display Voltmeter Buck Converter Step-Down Regulator 4.0-40V to 1.25-37V DC 36V to 24V to 12V to 5V Power Supply Module Compatible with Car Motor Buck
    EDGELEC 20pcs 0402 0603 0805 1206 Pre Wired SMD LED Light Emitting Diode Micro Litz Length 7.8in. Soldered White Red Green Yellow Blue Orange Pink UV (20pcs DC 3V 0402 White Prewired Mini Lights)





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    ๐Ÿ“ Hey Gang, what boat is this?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Midshipman)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Krick Paula Work Boat input on anyone that has built one
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Midshipman)
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    I'm looking for Input for tips & tricks & Photos, on building the Paula Krick work boat. Has anyone added side to side movement to the pulley on the host?
    My Kit Paula IV is being shipped to me as we speak.
    Thank you in advance๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Height if thรฉ letters on transom
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Midshipman)
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    If you are looking for real small LED's for interior lighting I used ChipNano Pico and Z Leds
    From www.Evandesigns.com They are in the USA
    I used red 3 volt 8" wire (just a little thicker than a hair) you can also get 14" wire length
    and 3 volt warm white

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    ๐Ÿ“ Height if thรฉ letters on transom
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Midshipman)
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    10MM for the Stern I ordered My Vinyl Letters through Cornwell model boats

    https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?page=search&SS=BECC++vi
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    ๐Ÿ“ Glue for wood to Plastruct?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Midshipman)
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    Rough sand the styrene surface and use epoxy. If it's small pieces like fitting I use canopy white glue. it dries clear.also works on painted surfaces

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rudders and Steering
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Midshipman)
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    Is this a kitt or scrath build? If kit where did you get it? Wonderful job you should be Proud.๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Model Slipway 1:16 Trent Finally finished ready for maiden!
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Midshipman)
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    no shows here.

    ๐Ÿ“ Looking for a RC US coast guard boat kit,
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Midshipman)
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    I'm Looking for a Radio control "USA coast guard boat kit", All I can find is Dumas. I have built Dumas Before and never again.Is there any CG kits ou there?

    ๐Ÿ“ Model Slipway 1:16 Trent Finally finished ready for maiden!
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Midshipman)
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    well I finally got her completed Have acouple of minor things to do on the electrical to connect upper dec to lower deck waiting on parts

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Model slipway Trent 1:16 progress Build blog
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Midshipman)
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    Updated build photo'sLong process but it's getting there



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