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    ๐Ÿ“ Build continues
    21 days ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Latest work on model, gun mounting, funnel, mast with working radar.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Model Boat Magazine.
    2 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I have just received the latest copy, so I think they are still going.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Superstructure build and trial fit.
    2 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd 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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    ๐Ÿ“ Superstructure build started and hull painting completed.
    3 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd 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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    ๐Ÿ“ Build restarted after doing modification work on a Corvette model I acquired
    3 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd 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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    ๐Ÿ“ Puffer
    5 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd 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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: New kit build HMS GUERNSEY fisheries patrol vessel
    6 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd 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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    ๐Ÿ“ New kit build HMS GUERNSEY fisheries patrol vessel
    6 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Just built stand and started trimming hull top.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Build now finished
    6 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Short video of maiden voyage of Puffer, no smoke yet.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Build now finished
    7 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd 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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    ๐Ÿ“ Build continues
    8 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Winch built and fitted, shrouds and ratlines installed and further rigging.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Build continues
    9 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Various jobs including steering set up, funnel mount, guard rails.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Puffer build continues
    10 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The superstructure is a glassfibre moulding so they are already there.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Puffer build continues
    10 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Latest build pictures.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Puffer build
    12 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd 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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    ๐Ÿ“ Puffer build
    12 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd 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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    ๐Ÿ“ Puffer build continues
    12 months ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd 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.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Clyde Puffer build continues
    1 year ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi
    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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    ๐Ÿ“ Clyde Puffer build continues
    1 year ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Fitting of battery compartment, control panel for switches, main deck, quarter deck, car filler applied to bulwarks. See photos.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Clyde Puffer kit build
    1 year ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Just started a puffer kit build ( Mountfleet kit). First step build a new stand for it. The attached photos show the progress so far, bare fibreglass hull, internally painted, fitting of prop shaft, making of electric motor mount and fitting it, setting out the controls and battery mount construction and finally a coat of red primer for the under water hull areas.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Clyde Puffer. Scratch Built.
    1 year ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi, I am just about to start building a kit version of the 'Puffer' I hope it looks as good as your one, you have done a good job, well done.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: First ever
    1 year ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    That looks very good especially if that is your first attempt, well done.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Regina and Our Lass and Zwart Zee
    1 year ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Before starting my next model these are two models that I have previously made over the past few years.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: RIVA Aquarama
    1 year ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Rookysailor, don't let the set go rotten in the box have a go. This is only the second planked model I have built. It is fairly straight forward just have to be careful shaping the bow as there is no bow section of the keel extension to build onto to get the shape (hope this makes sense). My kit came with motors etc and reduction gearing so that was a new thing to build. I have just bath tub tested and have small leak round prop shafts so now awaiting some epoxy resin to sort this out.
    Good luck with your kit.

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    ๐Ÿ“ RIVA Aquarama
    1 year ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Project now completed some new pictures attached.
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    ๐Ÿ“ RIVA Aquarama
    1 year ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Kit build project in progress.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: RIVA Aquarama
    1 year ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I hope it performs like the real thing!
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    ๐Ÿ“ RIVA
    1 year ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks Dick it was quite time consuming to get to this stage, but nearly finished.
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    ๐Ÿ“ RIVA Aquarama
    1 year ago by davejw ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Kit build project in progress.

    Electrical wiring
    Cable management
    Electronics
    Electrical network
    Wire
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