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14th May 2017
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Member No. 4230
Registered 14th May 2017
Last Online 22nd Nov 2017
City Musselburgh EH21
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 3
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 165
Photos Posted 106
Likes Received 220
Likes Given 188
209 Total Posts
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Type: Other
Type: Fire Boat
Type: Tug Boat
Fleet Admiral!
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Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
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Boats in Harbour 8 24
Forum Thread 5 130
Forum Post 2 330
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 10
Photos Response 3 15
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Video Response 3 9
Build Blog 20 20
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Recent Posts
4D model shop by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 hours ago
If your looking for that hard to find material and/or building bits and bobs the Architecture model making workshop at my work use these people "4D Model shop" ,don't know how it compares price wise but some of the plastic and brass sections etc. that they had ordered in looked pretty good .

Fender addition by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Hi Doug , Mobile Marine Models do a series of rope fenders may be of some interest . Cheers Marky

Wattle by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Hi Mick , for some strange reason I couldn't put up a response on your harbour wattle post ,she is currently undergoing restoration at a yard in Melbourne ,Glad to see you back in the saddle and that the recovery is going strong ,loved your brass work for your wattle . Cheers Marky 👍

semi disaster by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Came home today to what looked like a disaster but after a few well chosen words it wasn't as bad as first thought for some reason known only to the glue one side of the hull timbers had come off the ribs, the same glue was used on all the planks working from the keel up, alternating sides ,anyway a liberal application of gorilla glue at the effected area and some ratchet straps seem to have done the trick will leave the straps on for 24 hours and hope for the best.👍

Tsekoa 2 by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Really nice glad to see the rescue launch handy in the backroom . Cheers Marky 👍

Keel formers and prop tube placement by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
glad to see that your little helper has all his safety gear on and the force is with him.👍cheers Marky

1:16 scale figures for a model trawler ? by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
i mentioned this method before on another site and was shot down about copyright ,anyway method is if you have a figure take it to a copy shop where it can be scanned and then 3D print at the scale required the other way is to get cheap toy soldiers as in toy story cut them into bits mix and match limbs scan the hybrids and print at the required scale .the asda up in my neck of the woods has a scanner that you stand in and get a model of yourself printed no copyright issues all the crewv could be clones of the scanned person

Decking by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Hot off the laser the sheets for the decking ,have used strips (coffee stirrers )for decking previously but thought if I can access the technology why not use it.decking is 1.5mm thick oak faced ply sheet 1m x500 lasered every 5mm then cut to the desired sizes

Hull by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Well it took a little while but the planking on the hull starting to take shape ,planking is 10mm strips of 1mm thick aero birch ply, nice and bend, time to order up the family size tin of filler.

Totnes Castle 1894 by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
wish i had thought of kingspan 👍looks a lot quicker than the planking method i have started ,averaging 4 planks a night,photos to follow soon.cheers Marky

Sound System Try Out by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Rain in Scotland , now that's a rarity hope you enjoyed our national drink or even our other national drink and the midges didn't bite too much .👍 Cheers Marky

International Model Boat Show by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Axminster tools do a hobby scroll saw for £88 + odd pence. Just bought some for our first year workshop they look good quality and robust👍 , ,the saw is also quite light so handy to borrow for the weekend if needs arise. Also bought again from Axminster a small Proxxon table saw for the Architecture model workshop (it only cuts up to 8mm thick )for £127 . Cheers Marky

RSS P71 Sovereignty by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Cant beat a bit of black Sabbath ,or am I just being Paranoid ,great boat and video👍 cheers Marky

PS Waverley by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
I can only hope my little paddle tug is has as good looking as this beautiful ship , inspiration to set the bar higher Doug 👍👍

Tools by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
can you post a picture and dimensions of the blades you need may have something at the work that may be the same or similar we have had loads of saws over the years and there are always blades left after the saws are decommissioned. Cheers Marky

Question by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
Cheers for that Doug ,going to attempt laser printing a sheet of decking on 1mm oak ply this afternoon if the drawing works out , rather than use the old trusted coffee stirrers. embracing the technology "Faint heart etc. etc." Marky

Question by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
Whilst things are sticking and drying ,I noticed in the book it mentions "at bow and stern were short "turtle deck" covers ,the drawings not very clear and looking on internet got lots of info about garden decking. So question is,is it a curved cover as seen on the bows of trawlers? or am I barking up the wrong tree. Any help appreciated book also says these were removed later on in her career so I can omit them if need be. Cheers Marky

tug build by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
theres a build log in model boats magazine if you search Ayton cross model boats magazine the article comes up a.Cheers Marky

superstructure by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
So while things dry on the paddles started on the superstructures, yard manager on board with hands in pockets old school no hard hat .next stop decking and hull

Model boat Club Japan by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
some magnificent craftsmanship on display ,the one with the carved dragons is incredible doesn't look like they used any wood filler unlike some of us (me) ,well back to the whittling with the laser .

small detail items by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
That's what I use for decking as well👍 ,don't drink enough coffee or make enough money to justify going into Costa every day so asked the kind lady at the works canteen for a few and was kindly given a few ,I asked her to order me some the next time she got them in , a box of 1000 for less than £2 a bargain and there were over 1500 in the box . Cheers Marky

paddle build by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
Started to put the wheels together ,joy of the laser is it fitted together nice and neat👍

Albion by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 25 days ago
what a really nice looking lake ,the boats are prety awsome too.Cheers Marky

drivers in model boats by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 25 days ago
not being sexist a boat with a driver and busty co-pilot is even better ,model boats have a lot to thank WWF Wrestling for gives a big range of reosanably priced figures .

paddles by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 25 days ago
after a few attempts trying to master the CAD drawing malarky i think I finally got it to do what i wanted ,it was so much easier with a pair a of dividers , pencil and a ruler but alas the laser doesn't do old school .Very pleased with the results .👍

Stanchions a making! by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
Nice work ,pity you have to paint them ,or do you ? cheers Marky

off and running by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 27 days ago
Hi Doug, only problem is that Ricky's insisting i do the drawings myself so what took him 2 minutes to draw up takes me a tad longer ,he's going to put the drawing programme onto an old laptop so I can practice anytime ,anyplace ,anywhere (an old Martini advert for those longer in the tooth) Cheers Marky 👍 forgot to mention my brother was across at your neck of the woods for the football last Wednesday

paddle boxes by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 27 days ago
while the paddles are on the drawing board being redrawn as I drew them with 8 spokes then realised there should only have been 7 thought i would have a stab at the paddle boxes ,bendy MDF and bendy ply yah beauty made it slightly easier to get the curves .long live the wood workshop scrap bin or as the good lady calls it the back bedroom .

Blackpool Model Show by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
After seeing the pictures I cant believe that folk were unhappy on a previous thread ,as I said previously count your blessings some folk aren't as lucky .

MODEL HOBBY by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 30 days ago
some awesome models on display ,well impressed with the tractor 😁😁