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marky

Member Stats
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Member No. 4230
Registered 14th May 2017
Last Online 19th Apr 2018
City Musselburgh EH21
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 3
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 220
Photos Posted 144
Likes Received 350
Likes Given 311
291 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
Top Ranking Member!
Points
Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 24
Forum Thread 5 180
Forum Post 2 440
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 10
Photos Response 3 24
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 9
Build Blog 20 20
Blog Post 5 70
Blog Response 3 123
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 311
Received Likes 2 700
1911 Total Points
United Kingdom
Recent Posts
Gloss Varnish? by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Dont know if you want to brush or spray ,Rust-Oleun spray gloss is very good as long as you don't try to put it on to thick (milky sheen)but if you follow the instructions thin coats and drying time between coats it is a good finish. Cheers Marky

Clyde puffer by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Hope the photos come through this time. Cheers Marky

Clyde puffer by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
After the bad day at blackrock the fingers are like sausages and finding fiddley stuff difficult the wife offered to make some bits, so she chose the winch to start with "it can't be much harder than cross stitch "measured up and disappeared over the next few days would go to the shed to use the "drillie thing and other sawing things" her words not mine I did see the bread knife head towards the shed, see resulting photos,i think I may have created a monster ,looks like its the crochet hook or knitting pins for me now.was well impressed she did admit to raking through boxes for some bits

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
There's an old joke in there somewhere "what's that ? (RH picture ) a dead one of these (LH picture)Boom Boom👍Cheers Marky

Its Spring again! by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Another great build, and biscuits as a bonus rather than cooking oil its a pity that beer moved to Aluminium cans . cheers Marky

slow progress by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
Hi Doug ,nipping into work tommorow will get the seagull file from Ricky, I think there are also puffins on the file as well. Cheers Marky

slow progress by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
As promised, some pictures as she sits at the moment, lots of fiddle bits to do but with fingers all swollen up will have wait ,3D printed some seagulls which can be seen in some of the pictures .Cheers Marky

After Deck / Hatch - If at first you don't succeed ... by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
Morning Doug , paddle steamer has come to a bit of a standstill at the moment ,lots of little fiddley bits to do but fingers are like sausages just now ,had terrible problems with the hull taking a real twist after some of the planking just springing off will take some pictures and put them in the blog . Cheers Marky👍

After Deck / Hatch - If at first you don't succeed ... by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
Doug Like the paint job in pic 12 😁 ,maybe a bit too pop arty 👍.Cheers Marky BTW great finish Yee with the patience of a saint and still have time to answer all and sundry enjoy Easter and all the chocolate the bunny bestows on you

bad day at blackrock by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
Dont have any hair to lose the wind blew the wrong way about 40years ago ,thought i might ask for a NHS syrup (wig) or two just to confuse everyone ,good lady is standing by with the eyebrow pencil I'm seeing visions of looking like a clown or more like a clown than usual. Cheers Marky

bad day at blackrock by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
Thanks for all the support, Much appreciated. Cheers Marky👍👍👍

bad day at blackrock by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
Just when you think life's cruising along at a steady rate of knots s#"t happens just been diagnosed with the big C so once the chemo starts posts may be a bit more tangential than usual, all the guys and girls at work have gone into warp speed to get loads of building bits together for the R and R .Let battle commence. Cheers Marky

The Lone Ranger Rides Again or Hull Finishing ;-)) by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
Doug, all very neat and clean all my brushes have chewed ends from putting them in my mouth rather than on the table ,not the bristle end I may add though some times I would probably get better results if they were all chewed . Cheers Marky👍

PBR "Cannedheat" by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 30 days ago
Doug ,Canned heat is ok if your "on the road again"Ah the oldies are the goldies .Cheers Marky

1/16 figures by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 30 days ago
going to take the figures with me tommorow to show the CAD guru at the work who will scan them for me and then see if he can then 3D print them at the bigger scale will get a few done at 1/24th as well ,he's not sure if the scanner can do them as separate parts head, torso ,legs and arms so may have to stick them temporarily and then scan will let you know how I get on and will post photo when printed ,also said he may be able to print a mould to cast them .Cheers Marky

Quiet day at the lake. by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
A summers day here in sunny Scotland👍, just as well it wasn't a model of the Titanic he was sailing ,who would have thought the clocks go forward next weekend.Cheers Marky

The Lone Ranger Rides Again or Hull Finishing ;-)) by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Thanks for that Doug,if I cant get it here I will get my local car paint supplier to mix a bit for me ,pictures of the puffer soon,and with any luck the paddle steamer is nearing completion .Cheers Marky

The Lone Ranger Rides Again or Hull Finishing ;-)) by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Doug ,Really nice paint job i know you say the colour is royal blue ,do you know the manufacturer thought it might look right on the puffer I've just started ,originally thought of green and yellowish orange but when I tried them together they looked very much like a 1950s Glasgow corporation bus .Cheers Marky Oh nearly forgot go for the gold ,think the contrast would be right

Rear Cabin construction by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Doug i know you wont need vast amounts of aluminium rod for your hand rails but a kg of 1.6 aluminium tig welding rods retails for about £15 enough to do about 100M of hand rail ,a lot cheaper than a hobby shop ,if there's a fabricator near you he/she may be able to throw some ends your way. Cheers Marky

Cabin roof mechanism by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
really nice work ,if you move through the first half a dozen images quickly it works as an animation .superb detail .👍👍Cheers Marky

Port lights in place! by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
quick thought about the colour ,take the picture of the tug to a local car spray paint supplier and they could mix the exact shade for you .👍

Port lights in place! by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Johnstone paints do a colour called crocodile which looks a good match ,for some reason couldnt get the link to work.Cheers Marky

Crab Pots in progress ! by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Looking good ,don't get addicted to the champers could end up an expensive hobby 👍Cheers Marky

1/16 figures by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
just a thought I have a few 1/24th figures I will take one to my work and get it scanned, then scale up and see if it will print at the 1/16th scale .worth a try will let you know how I get on. Cheers marky👍

Glue by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
what about a little dab of silicone sealer ,if it gets too sticky you could use silicone sealer solvent to remove any excess a.Cheers Marky

1/16 figures by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
plenty 1/16 tank crew available dont know if you could adapt any of these for your purpose. Cheers Marky

Smoke Stack Completed! by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
whole builds looking good ,they could at least have given a piece of plastic waste pipe for the funnel rather than the easy damaged card tube , I found the tube that gas welding rods come in a really good size.Cheers Marky

Rudder servo in place! by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Doug , this is getting very Kenneth Williams ,Frankie Howard .OOOh AAAh Missus . Cheers Marky

USS Lexington by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Check out the news footage on the discovery of the wreck of the USS Lexington off the coast of Australia . Sorry Couldn't get the link to work well worth a look . Cheers Marky

Beast from the East by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
cant even get out into the shed ,snow drifts are about 6ft deep ,so a bar of chocolate and a movie and maybe some amber nectar (purely medicinal) to keep the beast at bay, no more cribbage wife beat me 10 games in a row ,just as well we weren't playing for money. Cheers Marky😊🍺