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    πŸ“ Return to work
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ JRF1972 ( Leading Seaman)
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    I had to return back to work in West Africa by this time, but here is a photo of her as she was left, almost, the side sheeting is glued in, and the superstructures require finishing.

    I have obtained a 1/96 Fletcher Class Running Set from G.Sitek Propellers, they are about the right size for her at 1/76, and 2 Caldercraft resin profiled rudders 32x 25mm,

    I also have a box of other bits, which my friend has 3d printed for me, Funnel, 3" guns, oerlikons, whaleboat and many other small parts,

    When i get back to the UK in October, my first job, is to finish sanding the hull, coat it in Resin, and matting both inside and out, fill in outside with body filler, then sand it all smooth, looking at them i am going to mask the inner strakes of plating and spray with 4 or 5 coats of primer, before unmasking and spraying completely with red primer to repesent the plating on the actual vessel.

    Then for the running gear and motors ( 2 x MFA 385 ) and rudders

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    πŸ“ continued
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ JRF1972 ( Leading Seaman)
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    When I was waiting for the hull to dry, I commenced building the superstructures

    πŸ“ continued
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ JRF1972 ( Leading Seaman)
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    The Deck was glued on and the side sheets cut to fit almost, then a lot of sanding was was done, in parts, and at different times

    Please ignore the messiness of my workbench

    πŸ“ first steps
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ JRF1972 ( Leading Seaman)
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    I obtained the plans in PDF format and then had them traced and Laser cut into the correct plywood thickesses. For deck and Frames, and had a keel cut as well

    obtained the balsa Cut out the shape of the bottom planks and glued together, either side of the keel and set up the frames

    πŸ“ Captain Class Frigate (ex Evarts Class DE Diesel Electric)
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ JRF1972 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Scratch Built From plans circa 1959 in the American Modeler

    πŸ“ (Tug Boat) Lady Emma
    5 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ JRF1972 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Mountfleet ACTIVE kit (ESC: viper) (5/10)

    πŸ“ Angela Mary
    6 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ JRF1972 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Trawler enlarged to 1/48 from a free plan called Constant Star in a July 1966 Model boats

    385 motor, 35mm 4 bladed brass prop, 6v battery, featuring sound unit and working lights on 3 circuits,

    Built from Scrap, about the Same Size as a billings Nordkap, but a lot Cheaper😊

    πŸ’¬ Hermione Lady Colwyn
    6 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ JRF1972 ( Leading Seaman)
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    I got the Decals from Ebay, 25mm vinyl lettering, for the numbers,

    I used BECC for the rest, the flag on the bow and the ensigns, although I believe now, they do a specialised RNLI Lettering Pack, and draught marks pack

    The name was BECC letters on a strip of grey painted plastic card

    πŸ“ Hermione Lady Colwyn
    7 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ JRF1972 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Tyne Class built on an MAP Hull, scale 1/20 no working features,
    RNLB Hermione Lady Colwyn, the old Shoreham Lifeboat

    πŸ“ Pathfinder
    7 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ JRF1972 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Pathfinder Scratchbuilt from Vic smeed Plans, working lights , on 2 circuits, engine sound units, radars,



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