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marky

Member Stats
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Member No. 4230
Registered 14th May 2017
Last Online 16th Oct 2018
City Musselburgh EH21
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 3
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 270
Photos Posted 162
Likes Received 448
Likes Given 388
355 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
No Sailing Locations
Harbour
Eva
Type: Other
1956
Type: Fire Boat
TBC
Type: Tug Boat
Fleet Admiral!
Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
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Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 24
Forum Thread 5 220
Forum Post 2 540
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 10
Photos Response 3 24
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 9
Build Blog 20 40
Blog Post 5 90
Blog Response 3 153
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 388
Received Likes 2 896
2394 Total Points
United Kingdom
Recent Posts
1/24 crew figures by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Have a look at gaugemaster.com hundreds of figures all different sizes

Styrene Allergy? by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Sorry joined the thread late on ,when brass fumes etc were being mentioned ,black nitrile are very good for folk who are very sensitive to talc and other types if powder used inside some gloves

Cake by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Early retiral doo as I'm back into hospital soon thought I'd post a picture of the cake decoration made by my motley crew

Styrene Allergy? by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Spoke with the H&S Adviser at the University he said that disposable masks are no good for Styrene fumes you would need a filter type like 3M 6051,he also said if your allergic to handling it best to use Black Nitrile gloves as used by tattooists and to sook the fumes off with a vacuum or extractor.👍

Styrene Allergy? by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
If he was heating /melting the brass it could be zinc fumes which if inhaled or ingested can give galvanic poisoning which can give flu type symptoms and the need to stay close to the toilet. that's why if your brazing always do it in a well ventilated area . Cheers marky

Channel 4 by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
If your in the UK turn onto channel 4 ,model battle of Britain . Cheers Marky

Chinese props by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
dont know if this is a sales pitch to make them sound sexy as the element is used on things like the space shuttle and missile technology its also used in industrial spotwelder electrodes where it is alloyed with copper ,it is a carcinogenic and used to be called sweet metal due to the sweet taste if injected through taste ,personally I would just avoid it and purchase normal brass props .cheers Marky

Bluebird K7 by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
welcome back Wayne ,my brother was camping in that neck of thee woods and managed to see her up close next time i see him will ask him if he got any pictures that i can post ,cheers Marky .btw did you ever get the rocket finished? mentioned this to Doug not long ago we assumed youd printed yourself into a corner or the good lady had found the electricity bill.

Brass bashin' Chris Craft deck fittings... by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
have used silver leaf before (not on a model )and it works very well on curved surfaces use gum arabic as a base and apply the siver with a soft brush ,silver and gold leaf are not as expensive as you would think and a little book goes a long way .Cheers Marky

Bustler class tug by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
HMS Samsonia Bustler class tug Plans are on order with realistic postage ,👍thanks to all at Tony Green steam for their patience, a Henry Robb ship built by an ex Henry Robb apprentice (a long time ago) hope I can do it justice. Cheers Marky

Park lakes by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Brings back fond memories of summers when me and my brothers trying to sneak in to watch for free ,I'm sure the park is near the cricket ground used to try and sneak in there too ,am sure in the 70s they used to re-enact to some degree the battle of the river plate. Cheers Marky

Bustler class tug by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Bright colours ,my kind of ship.better news on the plans they realized the weight and price of postage was wrong and had another guess ,weight 16.5lbs and postage of £46 +a few pence .why dont they just weigh the drawings and carboard tube its not rocket science,could drive to Lincoln and back for cheaper than latest postage quote especialy when postage for a mamod engine from the same company is just over a tenner .Cheers Marky😊

Leaking Boat! by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Seal off the gettable area with polythene put the hull in the domestic test tank then using a cycle pump put air into the sealed area watch for bubbles appearing (like looking for leaks in an inner tube) No bubbles no leak, move to the sealed area drill a small hole enough to get a football valve adapter in and again apply pressure and look for bubbles if there are bubbles and this is where the leak is you could enlarge the hole that the adaptor was fitted through and pour in some sealer and swirl it around .or cover the whole of the exterior of the hull with a liberal coating of clear sealer . Cheers Marky

Bustler class tug by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks for that,the folk who do the plans are going to get back to me ,they are aware the postage is wrong and are going to sort things out at their end. Cheers Marky👍

Bustler class tug by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
found drawings for HMS Samsonia online at Tony Green steam £ 12.50 for the plans ,quoted £1426 for delivery I know Scotland is very remote but come on

puffer hull by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
i thought the stutter was getting bad ,will blame the sausage fingers .Cheers Marky 👍

puffer hull by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Flying ants off paint on ,every puffer I've ever seen has been black so decided on a nice bit of colour

puffer hull by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Flying ants off paint on ,every puffer I've ever seen has been black so decided on a nice bit of colour

Bustler class tug by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Thinking of the next project and I'm being drawn to the Bustler class tug designed and built by Henry Robb shipbuilders where I served my time ,it looked good Sarik had a set of drawings but they are of a Canadian harbour tug rather than the ocean going salvage tug from the 1940s ,will continue to trawl the internet to see what I can find ,I know that the National Museum of Scotland has a model of HMS Bustler that I can use for reference. Cheers Marky👍

Lifeboat and Davit Completed! by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
going back until i start the radio therapy ,see the consultant on Monday and will get a better idea ,mainly a desk jockey nowadays but have lots of little things need making so as well to use the facilities or ask one of my squad to help out . worst thing is losing my sense of taste and also being tired all the time.the life boats come in halfs but will see if i can get them printed in one piece. Cheers Marky

Lifeboat and Davit Completed! by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Doug ,back in at work on Wednesday,will see about getting some printed up for you .Cheers Marky

Lifeboat and Davit Completed! by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Doug 3D printed titanic lifeboat this one's about 20 inches long if you want I can get them printed the size you want Cheers Mark

puffer hull by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
may go well with the crinkle effect you have on the restoration Doug ,thought maybe a light sand for the flock wall paper look .gives a whole new meaning to fly on boat (flying boat)

puffer hull by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
decided to paint the hull today thought i would do it in the greenhouse put paper over the glass ,warm no direct sun got a loan of my brothers compressor and spray gun ,its all going swimmingly fine what could go wrong ? never forget mother nature, doing the 3rd pass every flying ant in Scotland suddenly emerges from a corner and sticks to the hull ,the black lumpy look with wings isn't very appealing . Thought I would sand them off ,how long does it take for these things to stop flapping their wings .just leaving it overnight and may use the heat gun and scraper tomorrow ,might take a picture if they stop staring at me .Cheers Marky

Port holes by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
For some reason can only send 1 picture on the mobile app superstructure only placed in position

puffer hull by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Some photos of the Hull ,first painted it orange brown(rust) then will do the red oxide followed by grey primer then finish with the colour so if it gets scratched or bumped the rust will show through

Port holes by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Doug some pictures of the puffer still a lot of work to do but getting there .Cheers Mark

Port holes by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Doug, things have been fine last bout of Chemo was a bit rough , puffer hull is coming along fine will post some pictures tomorrow . your right Wayne was the 3D guru wonder how the rocket he was working on ended up . Cheers Marky

Port holes by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
i had some portholes printed at the work and the perspex infills laser cut ,if you can access the technology why not use it .whatever happened to Phil ?who was the 3D printing guru ? And was printing a landing craft 1/16 th scale maybe printed himself into a corner. May have the name wrong ,chemical soup still mucking about with the old brain .

knitting pins by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Just thought always looking for that odd bit of rod for bits of stancion etc so there in the box with the "that will come in handy one day bits".would be better knitting some of the bits might not need as much wood filler. CHEERS Marky