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    πŸ“ Where are they?
    29 days ago by glyn44 ( Master Seaman)
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    Think you are very brave to share that one. Here’s one from me. Got up made cuppa. Let dogs out, went into lounge opened the curtains. Went to the little room.
    Returned to the kitchen NO tea. Where is it? Retraced steps twice, gone.
    About to search garden, although hadn’t been out, so put the milk away in the fridge first. Opened the door, yep, there’s my tea mug sitting on a shelf!
    Please keep this between us, as obviously I don’t want it to become general knowledge.
    Have fun.

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    πŸ“ Where are they?
    30 days ago by glyn44 ( Master Seaman)
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    Ok
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    πŸ“ Where are they?
    1 month ago by glyn44 ( Master Seaman)
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    Ok good friends, helpful as you were, you can all stand down. Her indoors eventually got fed up with me turning the house upside down said you’ve put them somewhere stupid. I initially denied this of course.
    Have you looked upstairs in bed drawers? Of course I haven’t, there’s only clothes in there, it would be stupid place to put them. When she wasn’t looking I investigated, there they were in all their glory. Sure she must have put them there.
    Anyway I pretended I found them in the garage. So all is well now. On with the build!
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    πŸ“ Where are they?
    1 month ago by glyn44 ( Master Seaman)
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    Boss says β€œ Don’t ask me, they are where you put them. No help at all, I know that! Just had a feel up the chimney, not there. Cmon guys, do you think the loft is hiding them?
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    πŸ“ Where are they?
    1 month ago by glyn44 ( Master Seaman)
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    Some months (last year) I bought all the electonics/electrical stuff for a twin motor model. Now I need to fit them, guess what? I can’t find the damn things anywhere! I’ve even spent a day tidying up my workroom, no success. Agreed it did need doing.
    So my question to you is where are they. Any clues will be more than welcome.
    Have fun.
    PS yes I did buy them got the email receipts!

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Window frames
    3 months ago by glyn44 ( Master Seaman)
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    Not that I’m aware of, I’ll look round. Thanks.
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    πŸ“ Window frames
    3 months ago by glyn44 ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks guys, trying to locate the laser print material, cheapest I can find to date is Β£30 all in. So still looking round. The plastic is not really going to cut it for this task as I prefer a genuine metal finish if possible. Not contacted SLEC as yet.
    I’ll let you know where I go when I have decided. But I much appreciate your replies. Many thanks.
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    πŸ“ Window Frames
    3 months ago by glyn44 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi, I need to make a set of silver β€œmetal” frames for the windows on a launch I’m building. I am stuck for ideas of how to achieve this. Some of the corners are rounded rather than angular. This would appear to make the crafting somewhat more difficult I fear. Suggestions will be much appreciated.
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    πŸ“ Aeronaut Pilot Boat
    9 months ago by glyn44 ( Master Seaman)
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    I have this model 3/4 finished. Unfortunately I have lost one of the metal window frames. I am at a loss as to the best way to make suitable replacement that won’t be to obvious, any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

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    πŸ“ Leicester boating water.
    1 year ago by glyn44 ( Master Seaman)
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    I can see you haven’t been back for ages, I think the last show on the Park was about 1955 ish!

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    πŸ“ Leicester boating water.
    1 year ago by glyn44 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Colin,
    I’m in Leicester. I think that the boating like is only used for special model shows/occasions. I fairly certain that it is not used by any club, on a regular basis.
    Yes, the school is still on Melton Rd, now an academy of course. Certainly much larger than it used to be.

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    πŸ“ wood glue
    1 year ago by glyn44 ( Master Seaman)
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    Seconded

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    πŸ“ Glue
    1 year ago by glyn44 ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks for all the info guys. Double sided tape was a winner, with surprise late runner, blue tack. A flash of inspiration in the wee small hours!

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    πŸ“ Glue
    1 year ago by glyn44 ( Master Seaman)
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    Ah thanks Colin. I was going to try the silicone idea today, but I won’t now, thanks. I’ll go for the tape. I was also thinking, after the silicone tip, to try no nails, as I have some to hand. I’ll test some on pieces of scrap wood and see how it goes.See if it glues ok afterwards.
    Cheers all.

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    πŸ“ Glue
    1 year ago by glyn44 ( Master Seaman)
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    No I haven’t. I do not have any. I’ll buy a roll Monday and see how it fairs. Cheers.

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    πŸ“ Education
    1 year ago by glyn44 ( Master Seaman)
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    Sniffy, your to look having a brain. I’m a modeller so haven’t got one at all!

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    πŸ“ Glue
    1 year ago by glyn44 ( Master Seaman)
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    Cheers. Looking at it I reckon that it sets, and I’m not sure how hard. I’ll have a chat with the shop to see what they say. ideally I’m want something that will hold items in place, which can be easily separated by running a blade through the tack so they will separate.
    Thanks again.

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    πŸ“ Glue
    1 year ago by glyn44 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi All,
    Any one suggest a glue that can be used for tacking assemblies together so I can test fit them, see how they look etc. And then remove and disassemble allowing adjustments to be made, allowing the glue to be easily removed when required and the permanent adhesive to be applied.Masking tape not always suitable.
    Thanks.

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    πŸ“ Valentine Day Treat
    2 years ago by glyn44 ( Master Seaman)
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    I’m taking her to Ireland today, so she can admire how much Guiness I can sup. Hoping they put a candle on the table for a bit of atmosphere!

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    πŸ“ Bench sander
    2 years ago by glyn44 ( Master Seaman)
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    Lidl have a rather nice sander on offer, for less than Β£30. Or they dis on Thursday 8th Feb.
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    πŸ“ International Model Boat Show
    2 years ago by glyn44 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Chris, I too have looked at reviews, and videos of scroll saws. Trouble is nothing suits everyone. Some love, and others not so keen on all,of the choices. So I reckon it’s upto me to dip my toe in somewhere. I can collect from machine mart as there is one up the road from me. I am hoping to get my three power tools for around Β£300. Fingers crossed!

    Yep the boat I’m going for is the Dave Melbourne Huntress in that very Mag. Hope I bump into you Friday as I will be on my own all day.
    Regards Glyn.

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    πŸ“ International Model Boat Show
    2 years ago by glyn44 ( Master Seaman)
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    Ok guys, got all that. Need a saw that will do a bit more than 8mm though.
    A variable speed saw sounds more versatile for different materials. Thanks for the pointers. Trouble with screwfix is you can’t get a hands on before you buy.

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    πŸ“ International Model Boat Show
    2 years ago by glyn44 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi, I’m glad to hear that as I have a list as long as my arm. Will be attending on Friday. Hoping to buy as much as I can towards a Fairey Huntress scratch build.
    I am also setting up a new workshop. I am looking to get a scroll saw, table saw, and bench pillar drill. is it all likely I may buy them at the show?
    I’m not sure what to expect there as this will be my first visit.
    Happy days.

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    πŸ“ Glazing help
    2 years ago by glyn44 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi,
    Rolfman just google acetate sheet, and take your pick. Loads of of it out there. I use it for aircraft cockpit screens, 99% of which are curved.

    I have ordered some glue and glaze so will try it soon as.
    One thing I noticed from your posts is you mention painting the frames. I had no intention of doing that, I was going to leave them untouched, silver( I guess it's stainless) is this a no no.

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    πŸ“ Glazing help
    2 years ago by glyn44 ( Master Seaman)
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    I've got canopy glue, but sure if it stick metal( the frames ) to the plastic hull and the windows. I'll try it. Thanks for tips so far.

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    πŸ“ Glazing help
    2 years ago by glyn44 ( Master Seaman)
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    I am trying to fit, well glue really, Perspex ports, with outer metal frames into my build. I'm having a real problem with it. Can some one give me the heads up on the tried and trusted method. Do I fit/glue the Perspex into the cabin and then fit and glue the outer frame on top, or glue the clear plastic into the frame and then fit into the hull. I've tried both, but always finish up with the thing falling out, or glue being visible, or both!
    There must be a trick of the trade that will make life easier, and make a better job than I seem to be capable of. It's the worst part of the build, for me, and it's putting me off assembling another model that has any windows!
    Advice greatly appreciated.

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    πŸ“ Stabilit Express
    2 years ago by glyn44 ( Master Seaman)
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    Tip: it's a nightmare to remove the excess, especially if you let it harden first. Be very careful where it goes.
    Have fun, Glyn.
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    πŸ“ RH side bar
    2 years ago by glyn44 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi,
    Yes indeed. Found that the toggle switch, just where you said!
    Never noticed it before. Many thanks.
    Glyn

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    πŸ“ RH side bar
    2 years ago by glyn44 ( Master Seaman)
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    Is the anyway to close the right hand sidebar as it overlaps the right most column of the centre(main) panel, which means I cannot read the main centre panel completely. (iPad)
    I've tried swiping it, tapping it etc, but it won't go away. Most annoying.
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    πŸ“ Aeronaut Pilot Boat
    3 years ago by glyn44 ( Master Seaman)
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    Just wondered is there a specific filler I can use to close any of the small gaps before painting?

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