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    Tug Brooklyn
    Tug Brooklyn is a Circa 1910 Steam Tug!
    (Other) Alpha Boat
    Service Year: 1969 Type: Armored Riverine Assault Boat National Origin: United States Ship Class: Assault Support Patrol Boat Number-in-Class: 86 (Motor: Dynamite Tazer 390 22T) (ESC: 60A Marine ESC WP) (5/10)
    (Tug Boat) San Pedro
    She is my third Tug build. has twin screws running on 6volts! (Motor: MFA 2.5:1 Ratio) (ESC: Mtronix Viper Marine PNP) (8/10)
    (Other) Flying Fish
    I guess I'm a kid at heart, I purchased this on impulse. it works on 2.4ghz its really not that bad. it actually handles quite nicely for it being a toy and all... (Motor: Mini Motors) (ESC: Micro Controller) (5/10)
    (Yacht) "Leslie's Dream"
    She is named after my brother, who passed on 2010. Currently under restoration! (Motor: Mabuchi) (ESC: 27 Mhz Controller) (5/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) CARTER
    PROBOAT VOLERE RTR SEMI-SCALE (Motor: Mabuchi 580) (ESC: No Label on ESC) (10/10)
    (Tug Boat) WYEFORCE RTR
    WYEFORCE 1/36 scale repainted and relabeled (Motor: 550 Mabuchi) (ESC: Mtroniks Viper Marine 10) (8/10)
    (Tug Boat) Serenity
    Redesigned 1:32 scale JERSEY CITY by Dumas Boats. Depending on the water I run her at 6volts or 12volts! (Motor: MFA Geared Motor 2.5:1) (ESC: Mtroniks Viper Marine 15) (10/10)
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Springer Tug
    8 hours ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Looks good!
    It's ok to cheat once in a while!

    Cheers, Ed

    PS. Don't forget her funnels!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Ally Pally show Jan 2020
    1 day ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Pete,

    Thanks for sharing!
    Shame about the batteries!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Starting to look the Part
    3 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Steve,

    Outstanding workmanship!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ“ A bit of Priming!
    5 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    The weather is cold out!
    But, I took a few minutes.
    To prime the Smit Nederland.

    I just primed the Bulwark and Main deck!
    But, having primed.
    I now would like to prime the rest of the boat!
    So, will have to order more primer!

    I really shouldn't call it primer.
    Because it's actually Light Grey paint!
    But, It works just as well!

    I'm going to wait till tomorrow.
    To start painting the Main Deck!

    Oh, I can't paint outside for a while.
    As it's snowing at the present time!

    So, I primed just in time!

    Tomorrow, I'll be painting the Main Deck!
    I'm going to use Humbrol #38 Gloss Green!
    And the Bulwark will be painted.
    Humbrol #24 Trainer Yellow!

    Don't worry It hadn't started snowing.
    When I primed the Smit Nederland!
    But, I'll let it dry over night!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Holds continued
    5 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Marky,

    I see I'm not the only one.
    That uses Chopsticks for a mast!πŸ‘
    Your model is coming along nicely!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Eze-Kote!
    6 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thanks Doug,

    Now I know how to.
    Use the Jotika Wood Stain!

    Cheers, Ed

    PS. Also looking at the P44 as well!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Home made F-14 Controller Switch!
    6 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Doug,

    I could use the P44

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ“ Eze-Kote!
    7 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Today I spend the day.
    Putting on Eze-Kote.
    On all wooden surfaces!
    Of the Smit Nederland!

    I used 5 coats of diluted Eze-Kote!
    Then another 5 coats of full strength Eze-Kote!

    Now the surfaces are ready for priming!
    I Hope!

    Eze-Kote is one of the best investments.
    I've made so far.
    And of course by recommendations of Doug "RNinMuchin"!
    (So now I'm a Munchkin am I? 😎)

    Eze-Kote has no scent to it.
    There for you can use it.
    In closed in room.
    With no problems of feeling dizzy!

    The best thing about Eze-Kote.
    Is it dries very quickly!
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    πŸ“ Humbrol Paints Arrived!
    7 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    OK, the Humbrol paints are here!

    I've worked with the Humbrol Acrylic Paints.
    They have no smell to them!
    So, won't have any fumes problems.....

    I still have more paints to order.
    As this is a big model!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Home made F-14 Controller Switch!
    7 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    No problem Marky,

    More for the reading!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Springer Tug
    7 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Bill,

    Looks like a good project!
    Can't wait to see how she turns out!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: U-181 and HMS Bluebell confrontation in WW2
    8 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Great Video!πŸ‘
    Fantastic Effects!πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 1/40th Billings USCG motor lifeboat
    8 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Cash,

    You did a great job on her!

    I can't wait to see her on the pond!

    Cheers, Ed

    PS. I'm sure you'll get port and starboard sorted out! LOL.....😁
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    πŸ’¬ Re: F-14 Delema!
    8 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thanks, Michael

    I will do!

    One step at a time!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: F-14 Delema!
    8 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Peter,

    I know what you mean!

    I have to send back all of my component.
    Making sure I mark the package as.
    VAT, Already Paid!
    Or it could get sent back to me!

    I hope you are able to sort your problem!
    I love the good old days of going to a hobby shop!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ“ Home made F-14 Controller Switch!
    8 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Let me start by saying Thanks.
    To Doug "RNinMunich"!

    I had used push button switches for Tug Brooklyn.
    These were use to switch on her running lights!
    And as Doug said, they did fail!
    So, I asked and of course Doug pointed the way!
    By making a recommendation of switches!
    And one of his recommendation.
    Was exactly what I needed!
    So, I placed an other off of @mazon!
    It did arrive quickly about a week.

    Now after receiving the switches for Tug Brooklyn
    Two will be used on Tug Brooklyn.

    And I used two for my F-14 Controller!
    I had seen where Switches are sold.
    To control individual channels on the F-14!
    Now the F-14 Controller.
    I have had two open channels!

    So, What I did was use two of the switches.
    I had received for the Tug Brooklyn!

    I had purchased ten 12" extensions.
    So, I cut off the extension plug end.
    And I soldered the extension to one of the switches.

    I then plugged the switch to the F-14 Controller!
    Open Channel of course!
    I turned on the F-14 Controller.
    Slipped the Switch and it worked!

    I then made another one!
    Now having two more switches.
    I now have all 8 Channels working!

    It's a real shame the Channel Expander.
    Didn't work It would have been great!

    But, Now with the two switches I made.
    I'll be able to control what ever I want!

    I'm thinking of putting smokers.
    On the Tug Smit Nederland!

    And I think I'll put a On/Off switch on the smokers!

    Unfortunately I'm going to have to use.
    Just one switch for her running lights!

    I did want to be able to control her lights in a better way.
    But, Couldn't So, one switch will do nicely!

    Slowly, slowly a building I'll go!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: F-14 Delema!
    8 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thanks, Mouldbuilder!

    I'm just going to take my time with the build!

    Now that the F-14 controller doesn't work.
    The way it should.
    Will have to figure out a different way.
    Of controling my Smit Nederland!

    But, will figure it out!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: F-14 Delema!
    8 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Martin,

    I'm thinking of keeping the F-14 Controller.
    It works just fine! can't be expanded though!
    I did figured out how to activate two more channel!
    For a total of 8 channels!
    More on this in a while!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: F-14 Delema!
    8 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Ron,

    Yup, Not a good build!
    But, Will slowly get there!

    Tug, Brooklyn is fine!
    Waiting for next spring!
    All is a go!
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    πŸ“ F-14 Dilemma!
    9 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    After trying different things.
    With my F-14 controller.

    And converting from 2.4ghz to 40 Mhz.
    And nothing working!

    That is to say channel expander.
    And the switch unit not working!

    I emailed the folks at CMB.
    This was two weeks ago!

    So, I emailed them again this morning.

    I was asked had I done everything correctly.
    Which I had So, I been told to send everything back!
    For a full Refund!

    This I'll do at the end of the week!

    This whole thing set me back $260.00
    Plus $45.00 from Billing Paints!

    For a grand total of $305.00!

    Have I learned anything?
    Yes, Do research!

    $305.00 which I'll put back into the Smit Nederland Build!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Billing Boats Paints!
    9 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Cash,

    Well let's just say they smell alot!
    I tried some of the black paint.
    I didn't like the way it went on.
    It seemed to be too thin!

    And as I painted I had to hold myself up!
    Got too dizzy, LOL!

    I'll be sending them back at the end of the week!

    Oh, I'm now using paints from Humbrol!

    Cheers, Ed

    PS. Brushing and Spray Cans!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Forward Torpedo Tube Compartment.
    9 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Martin,

    Your doing a great job on this build!πŸ‘
    I especially like the LED's!

    And the rust looks absolutely fantastic!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Mahogany Stain by Billing Boats!
    12 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Nevermind got some on order!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Final stage
    13 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    A museum quality model!
    Job well done!

    I can't wait to see a video of her!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Back to the plan
    13 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Michael,

    Outstanding Workmanship!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Billing Boats Paints!
    13 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Doug,

    Thanks for the heads up!

    How many coats should I use?

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Forward Torpedo Tube Compartment.
    14 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Martin,

    The Bunks look perfect!πŸ‘
    They make me feel sleepy!
    Come to think of it.
    I think I'll go to bed!😴

    Great Details!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Billing Boats Paints!
    14 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Doug,

    I was able to find Jotika!
    And was able to order some Mahogany Stain.
    From ship wright shop in the UK!

    I'm just waiting for the order to go thru!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Mahogany Stain by Billing Boats!
    14 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thanks Doug,

    Where can I order some from?

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ“ Billing Boats Paints!
    15 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Well, I got in contact with the folks at Billing Boats.
    I was honest with them.
    I told them how their paints.
    Have an intense smell to them!

    I told them how I haven't used any of them.
    Because of thier smell!

    They were very understanding!

    They told me where to send the paints.
    This I'll do tomorrow!

    I really like the paints.
    But, I don't like paint that makes me dizzie!
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