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    Pilot Boat.
    I have really enjoyed building this little boat. The painting, as always, I found a challenge. I am really pleased with the performance and the finished result. It has taken me around six months to build only being able to fit time in around a busy work schedule. Looking forward to the next one now.
    (Racing Boat) Genesis
    I bought this boat to give me some running time whilst I complete a major overhaul of my Patrol Torpedo Boat and build my Police Launch kit. I plan to try it for the first time next week in my local river. I would like to thank Doug (RNinMunich) for all his help to get the boat connected electrically as I have not used brushless before and needed to complete quickly. The boat is on it`s way Doug. Note. it is faster than 24km/h. Ran out of options. The instructions say 55km/h. (Motor: 3674 2074KV) (ESC: Hoddyking 125A Water Cooled) (9/10)
    (Naval Ship) Patrol Torpedo Boat
    I built the boat many years ago. I am about to embark on a full refurbishment. I intend to re-paint and add all new guns and deck items. (Motor: MFA Marlin) (ESC: Futaba) (6/10)
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    πŸ’¬ Re: First Part of the Main Hull outer casing.
    16 hours ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Brilliant job Martin. I would have to mill that lot.😁
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilothouse Windows!
    2 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Looks good Ed. The windows look very clear. Are you sure they are not still on the bench?😊
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 3D Printed Tug.
    4 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Those prints look very clean. Did you have to do much finishing to the parts?😊
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    πŸ“ RTTL Mast
    4 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Really nice looking model Digger. You must be happy with the results.πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Robbe Dusseldorf Fireboat
    6 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Sorry. I checked the Krick site and they must have been removed.PDF of the full instructions is below.
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    πŸ“ Robbe Dusseldorf Fireboat
    6 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I will try to upload the English instructions here. Hope this works.
    Peter.
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    πŸ“ Robbe Dusseldorf Fireboat
    6 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I am currently half way through this build. If you visit the Krick site, you can download the full instructions in English.😊
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    πŸ’¬ Re: An unfortunate downed airman is in the sickbay
    6 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    This is very clever.😊
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Almost ready
    6 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Really nice looking boat Cash. Built in 6 weeks? I need lessons.😊
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Electrics for the lighting
    9 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Looking forward to seeing these complete. I use the small enclosures also but nearly always run out of space.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Red Oxide Primer!
    11 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Red Oxide looks perfect Ed.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: β€œDAUNTLESS” - 85’ WWII Army ST Harbor Tug
    12 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Wow. That`s some memory you have there Doug.😊
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Almost a fireboat!
    12 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    That looks a really smart boat. I have the same pump to run 3 monitors. I think using an ESC is a good idea as you may never need the full flow of the pump. Have you tried the pump whilst connected to the monitor yet?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Building the monitors
    15 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Thanks for that Mike. Wondered how to get the tube through.
    The pump is a Krick 6 to 12 volt dc with a flow rate of 1200ml/min. I assume this is at 12 v, probably less at 6v. Krick recommend this pump for three monitors. I hope they are right.😁
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    πŸ’¬ Re: London Model Engineering Exhibition 2020
    16 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Really enjoyed that video. Thanks.
    I will be going to Warwick this year so will look out for the Missouri.πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Building the monitors
    16 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Having a little break from the Submarine and getting on with Dusseldorf. In my last update I had started on the decking area for the three monitors. I have now tidied these up and trimmed all of the planks to size. I will satin varnish these to complete soon. I have started to assemble the three monitors now. They are really neat little assemblies and manufactured using red polymer. They look good enough to use as is but after reading another blog, I decided that they would look even better when all of the join lines and ejector pin marks were hidden. I have used 400 wet and dry paper and smoothed out all of the faces. I have roughed up all of the faces to help the paint stick properly. There are a lot of faces to do so will take a while. I have completed most of the assembly but will finish after painting.
    The main tube which carries the silicone water tube, also has a much smaller tube fitted inside. Both tubes are brass so I decided to fix by soft soldering. Due to the heat required, I used my soldering centre with the iron set to 360 degrees C. I first tinned both the inside of the 7mm tube and the outside of the 1mm tube, (the small tube carries an operating thread to raise and lower the nozzle with spring assistance). I then placed the small tube inside the large and soldered in place by holding the iron in place for about twenty seconds adding a little solder to the joint. This was successful. I did all three tubes like this.
    This weekend I will try to complete the monitors. As I have to paint them, I might not manage this. I still have to figure out how I can get the silicone tube through the brass tube. It fitted well earlier but now that the small tube is soldered inside, it will not go in easily. The longest brass tube is 160mm.
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    πŸ“ Adding glazing and fittings
    16 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    During the Christmas break I was able to continue with the Police Launch. I finally remembered to take the canopy glue with me to Hungary.
    I cut the glazing carefully with a pair of sharp scissors. All of the glazing came as a single sheet with both sides protected with a thin film. After cutting the pieces out, I shaped them to miss some of the protruding glue I had added for strength at strategic positions where the curved roof met the side walls. After peeling off one side of the film, glue was very carefully added to the wood, where possible, and to the window where not so possible. I found that the glue went tacky quite quickly so holding in place by hand was minimal, about one minute each piece. The results are ok. Once all of the pieces were fitted, I removed the inner protection.
    Next job was to complete the fitting of roof items. Just a quick silly question. What are the two slotted rails on the roof for? Are they for tying things down? I have now also fitted the ladder to the roof.
    When I return in May, I will complete this project and give it its fully built trial and a short video. I will also conclude this log at that time. The only things to do are to complete the wiring of the pump and radar motors, fit some of the deck fittings and add transfers.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Robbe (Krick) Dolly fireboat build
    17 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Only kidding Martin. We are all improved modellers by copying your methods.πŸ˜ƒ
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Robbe (Krick) Dolly fireboat build
    17 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Looks really good.
    I am just in the process of making three of the exact same monitors for my Robbe Krick Dusseldorf. I must admit that Martin 555`s build of the Submarine made me feel so guilty of being lazy that I have ended up sanding all of the joints and blending out the ejector marks and repainting. I think they will look ok but a lot of extra work.πŸ€”
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    πŸ“ Grease
    20 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I would personally use grease. My opinion is that it would perform better at the rpm our motors rotate at. It would also stay in place in the bearing at all times, I think.😊
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Springer Tug
    20 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Looks really good.πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Helmsman for RAF Crash Tender rebuild
    20 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Never seen that done before.
    Really good.πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HMS TYNE
    22 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Really impressive build. Looking very good.πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Vintage HFM Thames Barge
    22 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I make it a rule to always finish one project before starting another. I am rubbish at rules. I have four on the go at the moment.😁
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Forward Torpedo Tube Compartment.
    22 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    That looks superb Martin. Well done.
    The figures are perfect. The lighting is very good as well.
    Well done.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Forward Torpedo Tube Compartment.
    22 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Looks perfect Martin. The detailing is superb.
    Well done.πŸ˜€






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    πŸ“ Receiver Controlled Switch
    25 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Mike.
    I am sure that I have a couple of new Turnigy switches at home you could use and send me replacements when yours arrive. If you would like, PM me with address and I will send on my return to UK on Wednesday.
    Peter.
    BTW Just found one here in Hungary. I have another at home so let me know.😊
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    πŸ“ Police Launch Front Window.
    26 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Thank you to all. I had no idea. Now I know where and how to fit it.
    Peter.πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Police Launch Front Window.
    26 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I probably should know the answer to this question but the truth is, I have no idea.
    The picture shows the item which is attached to the front window. Please can you tell me what it does and is it on the inside or outside of the window.
    Thanks, Peter.πŸ€”
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    πŸ’¬ Re: RAF Crash Tender Restoration - Aerokits 34" 1/16 scale
    28 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    You are going to be busy. I will be very interested in how you restore the shell.
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