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Have found a company that does vinyl lettering. It seems to be intended for full size cars,boats,vans etc. but they appear to do any size/font/colour you could want. I just bought two 30mm x 75mm sets of numbers for£6.55 incl. postage.Very easy to apply! Less ag. than transfers! They are :www. vinylletteringonline ( I don't know how to make a link)
I am building a 1/24 th scale Perkasa,but this recommendation applies to any warship. Autotek etch primer covers anything with even one coat,and, as an etch primer is good for any substrate including galvanised , ally, plastic / resin.It has an authentic Matt finish,and one squirt repairs any building marks.When finished, I will laquer with Autotek MATT laquer. Find it on ebay at about £10.50 for two 500ml cans! Use in well ventilated room,it is acidic!
Time is approaching for this event.If you look on google maps you will see a huge housing development,a farm,etc,etc. cannot locate actual pond. If this event is to work,we need to know exactly how to get there.
It occurred to me recently that there must be large numbers of fellow modelers using expensive drill stand combinations for various types of drilling.I love tools,and am the first to buy anything to make the job easier! You do not NEED specialised modelling drills when a generic,general purpose bench press drill will drill (accurately)from 1mm to 13mm. These are available from anywhere for £60 - £80 pounds and will drill anything up to 13mm!! And outlast most of us!
We all use different types of glue for varying jobs. I just wanted to share this,because it is so good. For jobs not under too much stress,I use Bond-it high viscosity superglue; (very good gap filling),time to adjust the work! When in place,hold it and spray with Soudal superglue activator; anywhere in the area of the joint! That joint is immediately solid; you will not shift it!
My current build is the precedent Prekasa;but this applies to many other PT type boats. The Perkasa is awash with various sizes and shapes of lockers;If you look online there are many choices ( at a choice price!),and they are rarely exactly what you want anyway. I have been making these lockers out of any old scrap of wood,cut to size and shape,covered in 0.5 / 1mm plasticard,hinges and hasps etc.made from a huge pack of profiles direct from china.Sand and prime with etching primer ,and the result is quick,easy,and exactly the style you want for next to no money!
Very little has been said anywhere about the stern stabiliser fitted to these boats. The precedent kit/drawing does not even show one,although it must be essential to several tons of boat at 50 knots! The tamiya kit shows it,but that kit does seem somewhat clinical. A chap "simon" on utube shows a comprehensive set of views of his model,which is the best I have ever seen,including what appears to be an actual photo of a real stabiliser!