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    One hour challenge.
    I just thought I would post this. It was a one hour challenge. The challenge was to make a boat and to put it in a car brake light bulb in an hour. I done this some years ago to raise some money for a charity. I did the challenge and raise Β£175.00 pounds. It is not that good but for one hour of my time it was worth it. Martin555.
    Fast Attack Craft.
    Well guys this is the final boat. And as you know my first attempt at designing a boat for the EeZeBuilt web site. The weapons are designed so that they can be made quite easily. I am not happy with it, there will have to be a lot of changes made. It will need to be bigger for RC. The Bow will need to be designed differently for the younger ones to be able to make this easier. Unfortunately I have made this a static model as I do not have enough RC Equipment. Length 20" Beam 4 1/4" Height 6" Martin555.
    Evolution
    Sorry Guys a total failure. I should of spent more time making it stronger. Length 27" Height 9" Width 4 1/2" Still it was something different. Martin555.
    Steampunk Pike.
    Here is my Steampunk Pike. She is still a work in progress. Eventually it will be static dive. Length 40" Width 11" Height 14" There is still a lot to do including weathering. Martin.
    Schooner
    Small scratch built static model of a Schooner made quite a few years ago. Length 6" Height 51/2" Beam 1" I made this when I was in between projects.
    HMS EXETER.
    This Was scratch built approximately 28 years ago. If I remember correctly it took me three years to make and at a scale of 1/96. Again photos of photos as no digital cameras in those days.
    Vosper torpedo boat.
    I made this about 30 years ago. Unfortunately the photos are of photos as we did not have digital cameras in those days.
    Type V11C Submarine.
    I assembled this Revell 1/72 scale kit about two years ago.
    C01
    This is a coastal patrol ship that practically designed its self. I had some plastic card and I just wanted to make something, I hade no plans or drawings and this was the end result. This was made using my baking paper tip. I never got around to installing rc equipment in it as a friend decided that he wanted it as it was. And I never got took any photos of the making of it.
    HMS Cottesmore
    I just thought I would post some photos of my HMS Cottesmore. She is still a work in progress. I have been working on her for about three years now.(in between other projects) I purchased the hull And running gear from Fleetscale. Everything else has been made by myself using odds and ends, bits and pieces including yogurt pots and a lot of LED's I have a few more years work to do before she is completed, lots more bits to make.
    Springer Tug
    I just thought I would post a few photos of a little tug that I made some time ago.
    Recent Posts
    πŸ’¬ Re: waiting
    10 hours ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    I had a similar thing happen to me some time ago.
    It was advertised for Β£20.00 and at the time that seemed quite cheep.
    It arrived and i thought wow that was good i now know were to get it from when i need another one for another project.

    Two weeks later i get a letter from HM Revenue and Customs stating that i owe them Β£30.00 custom duty for that item.
    So i am extremely carful and a bit suspicious now when ordering things.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Superstructure done (for now)
    17 hours ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Cash,
    She is coming to life bit by bit.
    Nice work.
    Well done.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Arctic Convoy
    17 hours ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Marky,
    Very nice indeed.
    Love the wooden deck.
    I will definitely be following this build log.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Anchor in boat
    17 hours ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Definitely the best free fall Anchor winch system i have seen.
    Excellent work.
    Is it possible to give a more in-depth article of the making and operating system ?

    Martin555.
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    πŸ“ LATEST SMOKER, E-CIG ELEMENT
    1 day ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Jb,
    I thought you'r comment:-

    "(it's actually quite addictive)" very funny.

    Smoking is addictive
    Vaping Is addictive
    Making smoke units is now addictive. LOL!

    you'r hooked LOL!

    You can get a stick on patch to help to stop smoking.

    You can cut back on the nicotine percentage to stop vaping.

    But what can you get to quit making smoke units. ?

    Maybe a power cut LOL!!!

    Martin555.

    stick
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    πŸ“ What boat is this.
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Justkiddin,
    Have you contacted the person that you purchased it from to see if they have any information on it, ?

    Martin555.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Naval Ship) HMS Sussex
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    That is a shame Nerys.
    Maybe you will have better luck with the Fire Tender.

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    πŸ“ Aerials & Pacemakers
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Marky,
    At least it had a warning sign on it.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Hull Splitting Tools.
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Peter,
    See you can do it without swearing!!

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Hull Splitting Tools.
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    I think you will have to learn to swear in Morse Code. LOL!
    Just dots and dashes and no beep's.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Completing the Hull ready for the Deck.
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Well Peter you have been a busy boy.
    Submarine and boat.
    You must have a big workshop to work in.
    You are definitely making good progress on both projects.
    Keep up the good work.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Hull Splitting Tools.
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Nice work Peter.
    When i split my hull i just followed and cut along the weld line as that is also the water line.
    I also discovered that a lot of swearing was not required.
    Perhaps i was just lucky!!

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    πŸ“ LATEST SMOKER, E-CIG ELEMENT
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Jb,
    OOPS!! what have i just done.LOL!

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    πŸ“ LATEST SMOKER, E-CIG ELEMENT
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Jb,
    How about a smoker using a Humbrol paint tinlet ?

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    πŸ’¬ Re: SMOKE MACHINE MODEL X- NEW! FROM SMOKE R&D (SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT !?)
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Jb,
    Looking at all of your experiments it definitely looks as though you are really enjoying yourself.

    Model X is a very nice unit.
    In my opinion the best yet.

    Martin555.

    Model X
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    πŸ’¬ Re: MORE SMOKE USING 2 AIR PUMPS ON THE ALLOY SMOKE BOX
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Jb,
    It is a little difficult to see the smoke against the wood bench top.
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    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    No Jb the white tube version.

    Martin555.

    tube version
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    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Jb,
    That is looking like a very smart little unit. (photo 2)
    Excellent work.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ“ WEE NIP
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Interesting thank you for posting it Peterd.

    It looks quite a challenge racing them.

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    πŸ“ Humbrol enamels
    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    The modern emulsions are much more colour fast now compered to the past.
    Also i am not sure but i think the varnish has some sort of UV protection.

    Martin555.
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    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Ken,
    Re: "I’m hoping to produce a small stream"
    You will need to have a steady constant flow of air passing over the heating coil using a fan or air pump.

    You will have to experiment with the coil voltage as you need it hot enough vaporise the liquid but not to hot to burn out the wick.

    Depending on the liquid you use you will also have to experiment.

    My suggestion would be to use vegetable glycerine diluted to about 50/50 with water as a starting point.

    The other members that have been doing some fantastic experiments will probably be better suited to answer your question than me.

    Martin555.

    vegetable glycerine
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    πŸ“ Aerials & Pacemakers
    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Red,
    Talking about Pacemakers, when i was working in the shipyard i had to test some cables using a Megga tester.
    Unknown to me a fellow electrician was playing with the other end of the cable so when i pushed the button he promptly started jumping about and then collapsed to the floor.
    He was then taken to Hospital.
    It was some time later i found out that he had a Pacemaker fitted.

    The daft bit was he knew that i was testing that cable.

    Martin555.

    Pacemakers
    tester
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Seams and more Seams!
    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Ed,
    Sanding and filling is not the most pleasant of pastimes, but you have done a good job.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ“ Getting stern right
    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    That is definitely taking shape now Ron.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aerials and masts
    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Very nice work Cash.
    With all of those aerials fitted please be careful that you don't poke your eye out.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Cash,
    That will be interesting and dangers, you giving orders to the wife.!!

    Martin555.
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    πŸ“ Humbrol enamels
    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Nerys,
    In the past i have just purchased household emulsion and mixed it to the colour that i required and then sprayed over it with varnish.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: bit more done
    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Nice work Jacko.

    Martin555.
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    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Nerys.
    Quite a lot of the younger vapour's do what they call cloud chasing, they make coils that are on the limits of safety and they also make their mix of fluid to produce as much smoke as possible.

    I think it is to make them feel big.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Nerys,
    I am sorry to hear about all of you'r Hospital visits.
    Hopefully they will be over soon and you can get back to to continuing you'r duties.
    Please thank Alice for looking after you for us she is also doing a fantastic job.

    Martin555.
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