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    πŸ’¬ Re: Build continues
    2 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I did fibreglass the hull with Eze Kote and a very light sheet of silk like material. I didn't take any photos at the time, but it was a very easy process to do.
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    Completed build but when bath testing had to change battery position and type due C of G being too high.
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    The hull is now painted white and red primer, build of the superstructure is also pictured.
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    πŸ“ ARTUR
    4 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hull now ready for coating with EZE KOTE and glass fabric. First time I have done this.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Build continues
    4 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This is the third model that I have made that has a planked hull, first was a static model of a Danish old cargo sailing vessel, second was a RIVA speedboat. This ARTUR is an old kit that was in someones loft for years and never been built so I am giving it life! All the best with yours.
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    5 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hull planking finished, now fixing and shaping stern and bow balsa blocks.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Planking continues
    5 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The forward and stern ends are solid balsa to answer the question.
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    πŸ“ Planking continues
    5 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hull planking is continuing as seen in the two pictures.
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    πŸ“ ARTUR
    6 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Frames now being glued to the keel.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: ARTUR Fishing boat
    6 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi
    Thanks for the offer of translation but the build instructions that I have are in English.
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    πŸ“ ARTUR Fishing boat
    6 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Have just purchased this old kit that was going to be skipped after a house clearance. It's an all wooden construction so a lot of fret and jigsaw work. I think the kit is from the 80's, made in Eastern Europe.
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    7 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Buildiwork now finished, ballasting to be finalised in bath tub. Tried to upload short video taken on Canon camera but website said wrong file type. Any suggestions as to why that would be?
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    8 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Latest work on model, gun mounting, funnel, mast with working radar.
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    πŸ“ Model Boat Magazine.
    9 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have just received the latest copy, so I think they are still going.
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    πŸ“ Superstructure build and trial fit.
    10 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hull now painted and superstructure mostly built and trial fitted but mods needed to deck to fit it properly.
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    πŸ“ Superstructure build started and hull painting completed.
    10 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Build progressing, deck supports fitted,bilge keels fitted, some electrics wired for later fitting, deck sprayed, hull sprayed, superstructure build started.
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    πŸ“ Build restarted after doing modification work on a Corvette model I acquired
    11 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Did some work on Corvette, upgraded to 2.4ghz, fitted working nav lights, fitted new servo and battery pack. Restarted work on GUERNSEY, fitted prop shaft and rudder mount, made up motor mounting.
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    πŸ“ Puffer
    1 year ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi

    I have just built the same Mountfleet Puffer kit, there is my build blog on the website.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: New kit build HMS GUERNSEY fisheries patrol vessel
    1 year ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for all comments , she is a 1:72 scale kit by Deans Marine, has a length of 801mm.

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    πŸ“ New kit build HMS GUERNSEY fisheries patrol vessel
    1 year ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Just built stand and started trimming hull top.
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    πŸ“ Build now finished
    1 year ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Short video of maiden voyage of Puffer, no smoke yet.
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    1 year ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Build all complete, just been ballasting in the bath tub, needed quite of lot of lead!
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    1 year ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Winch built and fitted, shrouds and ratlines installed and further rigging.
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    1 year ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Various jobs including steering set up, funnel mount, guard rails.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Puffer build continues
    1 year ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The superstructure is a glassfibre moulding so they are already there.
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    πŸ“ Puffer build continues
    1 year ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Latest build pictures.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Puffer build
    2 years ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for the catalogue looks like there is plenty of paint effects to be had, needs a lot of practice no doubt,many thanks.
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    πŸ“ Puffer build
    2 years ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for info on weathering Martin I'll have a look at some u-tube items and practice on some old bits.
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    πŸ“ Puffer build continues
    2 years ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Fitting of bulwark cappings, deck angle plates , bulwark strengtheners.
    I want to weather this model has anybody got some good tips please.

    deck angle plates
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Clyde Puffer build continues
    2 years ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Yes I am fitting smoke unit in funnel, never done so before, so that will be something new to try out.
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