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    ๐Ÿ“ Chinese rope serving machine
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lordgord ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks folks,, I shall give the google translator a try today and keep you updated on progress๐Ÿ‘

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    ๐Ÿ“ Chinese rope serving machine
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lordgord ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I am building a display model of HMS VICTORY and in anticipation of reaching the rigging stage of the build I ordered a rope serving machine (self build) from China. Is there anyone out there who has one of these who can advise me regarding the stabilisation of the main cogs, I am reluctant to use adhesive at this stage for obvious reasons, also unfortunately the instructions are in Chinese, and contacting the vendor is proving more frustrating than trying to decipher the instructions.๐Ÿ˜ 

    ๐Ÿ“ New lease of life
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lordgord ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Vintage โ€œsea queenโ€
    I bought from the local boat club with the intention of bringing it up to date with oak tops and zebra wood decking, changed the handrails to mahogany, after a repaint and new windows she is quite presentable and fit for the lake when I fit a new Rx and esc.

    ๐Ÿ“ Display cases for static models
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lordgord ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Cheers Steve, I shall do that as part of my research and price up against other options.
    Regards
    Gordon๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ๐Ÿ“ Display cases for static models
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lordgord ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for the recommendations, I shall follow up and get some prices for the builds I have on the go at the moment, two HMS victory models, an HMS bounty and a trading brig named โ€œVenusโ€.
    Gordon๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Display cases for static models
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lordgord ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Rick, I have done that very thing for my 53โ€ HMS MAGNIFICENT, total cost approx ยฃ100, the majority being the plexiglass front. If I canโ€™t find a competing commercial supplier I shall have to consider the same again. I feel the sailing ships really do need the light from all sides in order to appreciate their true beauty though.
    Gordon๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Bridlington model boat society
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lordgord ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This is a great club owned site very welcoming and decent facilities, one of the best clubs in yorkshire and is a pleasure to visit and sail๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Display cases for static models
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lordgord ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Having moved on to building static display sailing ships (due in the main because of my mobility problems), I have reached the stage of having to consider how to preserve my builds. I have had a local company build a couple of plexiglass cases for me, however, they are VERY expensive. My question is, does anyone know of any business that sell display cases in kit form?

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bit more progress
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lordgord ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Nice job Siri, just finished a resto on a vintage sea queen myself. She even came with the original motor and glass valve controller (now replaced with modern gear)

    ๐Ÿ“ Boat name decals
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lordgord ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Martin, that has got me on the right track.

    ๐Ÿ“ Boat name decals
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lordgord ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Does anyone know where I can obtain boat name decals or transfers made to order, they are for a vintage โ€œles Rowellโ€ sea queen that I am currently restoring and updating. โ€œBy โ€œvintageโ€ I mean, the motor is the size and weight of a cobblers last and the receiver operates via a glass valve.๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cabin completed as promised....
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lordgord ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looking at these photos I wonder at the talent and patience of the builder.
    Wonderful model.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Spray Paining problem....
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lordgord ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looks like too much paint too soon. You MUST let earlier coats dry right through before applying the next coat. Remember more THIN coats for better results.
    You will need to sand back to a smooth surface before spraying again.
    Hope this helps
    Gordon๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Hints and Tips.
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lordgord ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    If there's a way of knocking something over, you can be sure I will discover it, so this tip will probably
    save me much time and money in the future.๐Ÿ˜€

    ๐Ÿ“ Cruise Liners
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lordgord ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Try the "marco polo" nice mid size cruiser with regular sailings from many British ports.

    ๐Ÿ“ Hints and Tips.
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lordgord ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Another winner from Martin our very own "hints and tips" guru. Keep up the good work Martin
    you are proving to be a veritable mine of information. Maybe you might think of writing a book.
    I would buy the first copy.โ›ต

    ๐Ÿ“ Amerigo Vespucci
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lordgord ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Very nice static model that has been converted to power, now all I have to do is finish her build.

    ๐Ÿ“ My first model "PRIDE OF FIFE"
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lordgord ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Built her a few years ago after buying the hull at a car boot sale.
    Great learning curve for my introduction to model boats.

    ๐Ÿ“ AZIZ
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lordgord ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Picked this up via my local club "for sale" notices, in need of a good refit, will go nicely with the one I have just started.๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Nantucket whaling boat
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lordgord ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Just had to build one of these after reading about the history of whaling.

    ๐Ÿ“ Hints and Tips.
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lordgord ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    That would stretch my credibility just beyond it's limit, I think I will just fess up and buy her a new one. Thanks for the tip.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Hints and Tips.
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lordgord ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I guess wifey is due a new ironing board!๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    ๐Ÿ“ Hints and Tips.
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lordgord ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Another one for the memory bank. If only I didn't have Alzheimer's !โ˜น๏ธ

    ๐Ÿ“ Hints and Tips.
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lordgord ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Fantastic Martin, keep em coming๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Hints and Tips.
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lordgord ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great tip cash, will prove very useful. Where do you source the characters?

    ๐Ÿ“ Big Blue (test facility)
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lordgord ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Super idea Martin, I can imagine the jigsaws and glue guns going ten to the dozen
    up and down the country this bank holiday weekend.๐Ÿค“

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Refit Irishman to Yorkshireman tugboat
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lordgord ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Good luck Rogal, that is just the sort of project I like doing myself.
    There is something really rewarding bringing a model back to it's
    former glory.โ›ต

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: My Retirement Plans !!!
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lordgord ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Ah! Great minds think alike. I have acquired several abandoned projects by advertising, and have a few kits I purchased new for my retirement, having completed a few I am currently having a time-out and doing a canvas painting of a ww11 spitfire but will soon be back in the saddle and on with the build of the AZIZ tug I started a while back. Do any of you guys suffer with the curse of mentally planning your build in the middle of the night?โ›ต
    Good luck in YOUR retirement

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Work boat
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lordgord ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    ๐Ÿ‘Hi Stephen,
    Here goes with my attempt at posting pics of my whaleboat (sans knees)
    That seemed to go well enough, maybe I shall post more pics of my models in the future!

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Work boat
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lordgord ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Holy-moly! that's great work. Iv'e recently had my first go at a plank on frame, a clinker built "Nantucket" whaleboat, I got it completed, including harpoons, lances, oars etc. but never did make and fit the the knees as we were packing to move home. Thanks to your post, I am now inspired to return to the build and finish it properly ๐Ÿ‘



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