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    πŸ’¬ Clyde Puffer
    7 months ago by RedRider ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Wow! What a neat looking collection of "puffer" parts and the ingenuity to assemble it all. Beautiful Mate!

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    πŸ“ Commission 44347
    8 months ago by RedRider ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    This is a Dumas kit for a USCG Life boat 44' built in Curtis Bay Maryland Coast Guard yard. I've been working off and on this model for a couple of years.

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    πŸ’¬ Her Majesty's Savior
    9 months ago by RedRider ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hello Folks,

    Have gotten away from this project until recently. Am in the process of assembling the top deck. Have a question? .....
    Has anyone used a glue gun in their assemblies, whether it be for only a few parts or more?

    Anyway, here's where I'm at recently....

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    πŸ’¬ Triton
    1 year ago by RedRider ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Love the boat, luv the pond!
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    πŸ’¬ Aerokits Solent (plan built)
    1 year ago by RedRider ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    That is the "Bees Knees!" Nice.

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    πŸ’¬ KD Perkasa
    2 years ago by RedRider ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Luv the plane!

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    πŸ’¬ Clyde Puffer
    2 years ago by RedRider ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Ha, Ha,! Well, that aside, it's really Kool. I like the steamers.

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    πŸ’¬ Clyde Puffer
    2 years ago by RedRider ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I really like it...but, where's the captain and first mate? They jump overboard...LOL!

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    πŸ’¬ turbine
    2 years ago by RedRider ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Gotta be real proud Captain!

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    πŸ’¬ Piaggio Pegna P.C.7
    2 years ago by RedRider ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    That's a neat project mate....
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    πŸ“ Her Majesty's Savior
    2 years ago by RedRider ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    This is a Dumas Coast Guard Life boat lit given to me from my now wife for Christmas 2014. I've scratch built model planes (50 years ago) but never a boat. So, I'm learning on the job, as they say. Just started on the power train this past week before I do any top deck work.

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    πŸ’¬ Spraying the deck and superstructure.
    2 years ago by RedRider ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Nice work mate.....

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    πŸ’¬ Skeg%u2026first attempt
    2 years ago by RedRider ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Nice work mate!

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    πŸ’¬ Edna May ll
    3 years ago by RedRider ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Love that setup mate!
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    πŸ’¬ HMS GREY GOOSE
    3 years ago by RedRider ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Still love the background music!

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    πŸ“ hull paint
    3 years ago by RedRider ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Geez, what a majestic build. Thanks for the links...this is the look I'm seeking. it's a stock photo, I'll add.

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    πŸ“ hull paint
    3 years ago by RedRider ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hey Dave,
    Thanks for your good advice. I have a friend who's into RC Planes and will ask about his experiences.
    I'm familiar with gas as used in auto-body but it's too course. Didn't know about any finer.
    This is where I'm at now. I used poly on the inside.

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    πŸ“ hull paint
    3 years ago by RedRider ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hey Guys,
    I've sanded my plank on frame hull of a Coast Guard life boat build. This is my first build. I want to the hull to simulate a steel hull so it needs to be smooth a blemish free. Color aside, what are my steps and what type paints do I need? I'm sure there are primers involved.
    Thanks for any help......

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    πŸ’¬ African Queen at New Brighton
    3 years ago by RedRider ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The is a very kool build!

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    πŸ’¬ HMS BULLDOG / BEAGLE
    3 years ago by RedRider ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks Mate,
    Does give me an indication of where I might go with power.

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    πŸ’¬ HMS BULLDOG / BEAGLE
    3 years ago by RedRider ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I'm building my first ever US Coast Guard Life boat. it's approximately 33" long. What RPM motors are you running? Was going to ask how you got that super deluxe hull finish until I read it's fiberglas. i'm still in the throngs of hull prep and finish.
    Nice work you're doing there mate!

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    πŸ’¬ PT 301 (Snuffy Smith)
    3 years ago by RedRider ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I have no clue, but to say she looks pretty nice to me.

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    πŸ’¬ African Queen at New Brighton
    3 years ago by RedRider ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Saw the real one in Key Largo 6-8 years ago. it has since been restored and used for harbor tours.

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    πŸ’¬ PT 301 (Snuffy Smith)
    3 years ago by RedRider ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Kool water bug ya got there mate!

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    πŸ’¬ Molly
    3 years ago by RedRider ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Ha, Ha!
    Well, she is a nice rig, ya got there. Long neck or not!
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    πŸ’¬ HMS GREY GOOSE
    4 years ago by RedRider ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    That's very kool! πŸ‘

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    πŸ’¬ Molly
    4 years ago by RedRider ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    How can the guy see where he's going? 😁
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    πŸ’¬ HMS Diamond D35 - Build update Twelve
    4 years ago by RedRider ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    She's a beauty in the making....

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    πŸ’¬ Coast Guard Lifeboat
    4 years ago by RedRider ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    BTW Guys,
    The combination of a little windex and ammonia is the trick for bending the 1/2 x 1/8 balsa planking. I begin with fitting and gluing the end of the plank to the first two frames. Once set, I wet the plank in stages whilst bending.
    towards the finish frame. Worked like a champ! it helps to have a bunch of small clamps....Happy Motoring

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    πŸ’¬ Coast Guard Lifeboat build continuem
    4 years ago by RedRider ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    HI Dave,
    I welcome you to my blog. I'm learning by the seat of my pants. So, fell free to offer any tips and tricks along the way.
    To date, I've given the interior a first coat of polyurethane. Am now researching the best way to finish the hull. in the meantime, I've been filling and sanding.
    After this, I'll begin the initial stage of finishing the hull. Next, will be installing the running gear....stay tuned!

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