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    πŸ“ New forum rankings.
    3 hours ago by drspock ( Able Seaman)
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    Hi rolfman,
    I too find myself go from one point from sub-lieutenant to able seaman at a stroke! As RH Baker says "Is there any point?"
    Why was this " necessary".Don't get it"
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    πŸ“ soldering
    21 days ago by drspock ( Able Seaman)
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    Sound advice from Haverlock and Dodgy geezer!
    I have found La-co flux (from plumbers merchants) a fabulous "active " flux. La-co spray-on heat mat ( a gel) prevents heat travel away from heated area.
    An unsupported butt joint is inherently weak. I would suggest some sort of supporting insert into the tube to maintain the flush appearance,but with added strength.Eg: a smaller close fitting tube of smaller diameter/section.

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    πŸ“ Bending balsa
    22 days ago by drspock ( Able Seaman)
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    hello Richard,
    I am using household ammonia,very cheap on ebay

    Regards,
    John

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    πŸ“ Bending balsa
    23 days ago by drspock ( Able Seaman)
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    Just finished my 1/24 scale "Perkasa".Frankly,I never new I had the patience!
    Have started a 54" USS " Crocket" and have reached the balsa bending stage and have never done this before.The Crocket has very tight bends around the bow area,and involves a tight "knuckle".
    I spent much time looking at balsa bending,and the use of ammonia as a fibre relaxing medium arose.
    By experimenting, I find that a 50/50 solution applied to the area to bend for just a few minutes,then wiped off,renders the wood extremely pliable.
    Gloves and eye protection must be worn,with good ventlation-
    It does work!!.
    Hope this is of use to someone.

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    πŸ“ Scale lettering
    3 months ago by drspock ( Able Seaman)
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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 forΒ£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)

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    πŸ“ Paint finish for warships
    3 months ago by drspock ( Able Seaman)
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    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 Β£10.50 for two 500ml cans!
    Use in well ventilated room,it is acidic!

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    πŸ“ 2018 Boat Race
    1 year ago by drspock ( Able Seaman)
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    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.
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    πŸ“ 2018 Boat Race
    1 year ago by drspock ( Able Seaman)
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    Thank you Sir!
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    πŸ“ 2018 Boat Race
    1 year ago by drspock ( Able Seaman)
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    Please can someone give a definitive meeting point location?
    Coate Water is a big place!
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    πŸ“ 2018 Boat Race
    1 year ago by drspock ( Able Seaman)
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    Will attend all being well!
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    πŸ“ DrillingIt
    1 year ago by drspock ( Able Seaman)
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    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 Β£60 - Β£80 pounds and will drill anything up to 13mm!! And outlast most of us!

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    πŸ“ Gluing
    2 years ago by drspock ( Able Seaman)
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    Hello Fred.Yes I buy both these products on ebay.Note that
    some sellers offer better deals than others.

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    πŸ“ Gluing
    2 years ago by drspock ( Able Seaman)
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    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!

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    πŸ“ Deck furniture
    2 years ago by drspock ( Able Seaman)
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    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!
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    πŸ“ Perkasa stabiliser
    2 years ago by drspock ( Able Seaman)
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    Hi,
    Its russel smith.
    'my KD Perkasa.'
    If you search KD Perkasa its one of the first results.

    kd perkasa
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    πŸ“ Perkasa stabiliser
    2 years ago by drspock ( Able Seaman)
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    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!

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    πŸ“ Perkasa sounds
    2 years ago by drspock ( Able Seaman)
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    Thank youSir.
    Will investigate!
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    πŸ“ Perkasa sounds
    2 years ago by drspock ( Able Seaman)
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    Hello Chaps, I have spent hours listening to MTB sounds.There is one far,far better than anyone else's,but it costs!
    Model Sounds Inc. (Canada).
    The postage is ridiculous.

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