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    Lockdown recruit to model boating. Finished Fairey Huntsman
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    Abandoned project on a Precedent 1:8 scale of about 1995. Added real decking and the figures. Two old style motors and modern battery
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Doors
    7 months ago by NigelTailyour ( Leading Seaman)
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    When I made my Fairey Huntsman I thought that I needed a highlight around the windows. I bought chrome silver 3mm pinstripe strip for cars but the chrome would not bend around the curves. Start again!

    So I tried again with a plastic 2mm pinstripe material from Halfords or Ebay. This worked well.
    Then I lacquered the sides and now it's looking good. Car lacquer from Halfords. I only dabbed the tiniest bit of supeglue on the sharp curves only.

    Good luck.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Doors
    7 months ago by NigelTailyour ( Leading Seaman)
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    It's looking good.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Maiden voyage
    7 months ago by NigelTailyour ( Leading Seaman)
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    My Huntsman 31 is watertight and has been on its maiden voyage. Only problem is lack of speed with 2x 30mm props. I have now ordered 50mm replacements. Then it will be ready for delivery to my grandson. I think that he will like it.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Motors
    8 months ago by NigelTailyour ( Leading Seaman)
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    Are we going twin motors?
    Brushless perhaps or traditional?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Change
    8 months ago by NigelTailyour ( Leading Seaman)
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    The pulpit looks very nice indeed. I finished mine off by buying a pack of 10 brass portholes.
    "Hobbies" have then.
    Then I took the glass out and they make really good finish to holes that the wires go into.
    I also made the steps at the back and used the last 4 portholes for that.
    Last comment. I have not glued the pulpit or the rear steps in place.
    I have never had them come out except when I want to transport the boat.
    Its much easier to travel without those two items attached and easy to put in when sailing.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sea Urchin
    9 months ago by NigelTailyour ( Leading Seaman)
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    Iโ€™m very pleased with my choice of two car colours. Ford Ivory White and a BMW Mini metallic Cosmic Blue.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sea Urchin
    9 months ago by NigelTailyour ( Leading Seaman)
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    Iโ€™ve just done a float test after an initial build like yours. It leaked!
    So I followed advice and used a two part epoxy on the outer joints of the prop tube. Then, having reduced the leaks a bit, I poured a tea cup of โ€œSeal and Sandโ€ IPE polyurethane wood glue. Any cheap white wood glue will work. Then over the next day I liberally brushed it all over the inside of the hull.
    No leaks and ready to paint.
    I hope that gives you a nice dry boat.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fairey Huntress 23 Long Cabin
    9 months ago by NigelTailyour ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thatโ€™s it! I am finishing up my second Fairey Huntsman and I am wondering what to build next year.
    I think that I would love to build a sleek looking cruiser like that with an unusual power unit.
    So in the Spring Iโ€™ll put a plan together and have a go.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Maiden Voyage
    9 months ago by NigelTailyour ( Leading Seaman)
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    Well done Finlay. Excellent sailing.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Dental paste
    9 months ago by NigelTailyour ( Leading Seaman)
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    While fixing my dentures in place I was puzzled by the paste as it has some wondrous properties.

    Flesh coloured
    Sticky when wet
    Seems not to dissolve
    Appears not to harden quickly
    Sticks to a wet surface.
    Cheap and plentiful
    Tasteless and odourless

    Unfortunately I canโ€™t think of a reason to use it in building my model boat.

    Itโ€™s a solution looking for a problem.

    Perhaps it might be a Festive Competition for the best idea.
    Iโ€™ll donate a mince pie to the winner.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Emsworth Slipper Pond
    10 months ago by NigelTailyour ( Leading Seaman)
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    Slipper pond, non tidal used by RC sailing groups. Also kids in dinghies. Knee deep and waist deep. RC sailing club use waders and a small rowing boat to rescue.
    Launch by Slipper Sailing Club from the causeway or on other side in car park or from the road.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Levi Corsair 28 powerboat
    1 year ago by NigelTailyour ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks for the advice. Iโ€™m thinking that a Fairey kit is a great start too.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Levi Corsair 28 powerboat
    1 year ago by NigelTailyour ( Leading Seaman)
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    I was wondering if I could start with a Fairey kit and taper off the rear. The Levi Corsair slopes down at the back to a taper, just like my hair did when I was a rocker and Bo-Diddly was king
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    ๐Ÿ“ Levi Corsair 28 powerboat
    1 year ago by NigelTailyour ( Leading Seaman)
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    martin555 yes that is the boat. I spoke with the owner and the original builder Mr. Levi built this one for his son in 1979 and my contact bought it from him. So it has a direct line to the builder. If you want a new one, they make them to order for about โ‚ฌ150,000
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    ๐Ÿ“ Levi Corsair 28 powerboat
    1 year ago by NigelTailyour ( Leading Seaman)
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    I am lucky enough to live in a marina and today an elegant cruiser arrived. Itโ€™s a Levi Corsair 28. I would love to build a model of it. Roughly the size and lines of a Fairey Huntsman but built in Italy. Does anyone know of plans or a kit that I could use as a base? Itโ€™s very pretty!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Masking Tape too strong or clumsy - simple solution
    2 years ago by NigelTailyour ( Leading Seaman)
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    I needed to find a way to reduce the stickyness of masking tape because it was pulling the paint away or the adhesive was causing some texture. I had already tried the internet for the usual ways.
    So I made up a paste of flour and water. Just an eggcup of paste, like single cream.
    They I brushed this onto the model. Using old newspaper strips I created my own masking tape and put it onto the wet paste.
    If I need masking on a detail such as a dashboard switch (very tiny) I simply pained some paste over it.
    Then I sprayed paint or lacquer.
    The following morning I popped my model in the bath with water and left it floating. 10 minutes later the newspaper had fallen off, paste had dissolved and the model was gleaming.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey Huntsman
    2 years ago by NigelTailyour ( Leading Seaman)
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    Abandoned project on a Precedent 1:8 scale of about 1995. Added real decking and the figures. Two old style motors and modern battery
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