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Things are going well with the radiotherapy ,spend most of the day travelling to hospital,treatment then back home again and sleeping. so not much happening on the boat building front, still only 4 more days to go 😁.Cheers Marky
Could you make a template of the deck marking the planning on it ,then working from the centre or outer edge trim off the first plank put the template back on, and scribe or draw 1st line then trim to 2nd line repeat until all the planning is done.
Hi Doug , Radio therapy for the next 40 days at least i get the weekends off ,not much time for anything else ,up get ready -go to hospital -treatment - home again its pretty tiring but needs must 👍 at least the eyebrows have grown back 😁
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.👍
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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😊
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
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👍
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
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