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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
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    Y'all know me! Retired Naval Comms engineer,& world wanderer! Bin there dun that learned a bit along the way!
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    (Pleasure Craft) "Jessica" A Sea Scout renovation
    Originally built by my Dad in the early sixties, fitted then with a Taycol Target and two very wet lead acid accumulators. First renovation about 26 years ago for my daughter Jessica, fitted with a 6V Decaperm. Performance was VERY sedate. Perhaps fitting for a Broads Cruiser? The Taycol will now go into the Danish fish cutter I am currently renovating. First two pics show her condition, incl. engine room, last year after about 25 years in the cellar. Last three pictures show current condition after extensive renovation, see 'Build Blog Jessica' and refit. Video shows her Sea Trial end of May 2018 https://youtu.be/b0BWJ3duzDw Now just cockpit fit to do and suitable crew to find. Can't 'select' Speed here as she wasn't equipped with GPS! But quick! Now she planes well so I guess I've turned her into a Sport Fishing Boat!? Rating I also can't select for myself, that's something for you guys to do! ;-) (Motor: Propdrive 2830 1000kV) (ESC: Quicrun 16BL30 Hobbywing) (5/10) Update: Crew have reported for duty๐Ÿ˜‰
    (Naval Ship) HMS Belfast
    Performance not yet known, still in the fitting out dock. Power is actually 2 x 6V 4Ah. ESC will be Graupner Navy V30R. Maybe 2 for differential control to support rudder. I've left 'Number of Props' as Please Select cos Belfast has 4 and this ain't an option!! Long term plans for smoke (borrowed from model railway kit!) lighting and gun control. Have already bought magicians 'Flash Paper' for main battery gun flashes. Ignition using old 'out of work' glow-plugs? Any ideas welcome :-) Ship is Graupner Premium line. NOT IMPRESSED with quality of cast resin parts, lots of air bubble depressions :-/ Fair amount of rework / repaint necessary! (Motor: Speed 540 x 4) (ESC: Navy VR30 or Viper Marine. Trials on 40MHz then 2.4GHz DX6) (7/10)
    (Naval Ship) Graf Spee
    It's a Graupner premium line ATR! ;-/ Wanted some 'quick fun' while working on more complex constructions (HMS Hotspur H Class Destroyer 1936, 1:72 and Type IA U26 also 1936). Didn't work out that way! On first test of motors and ESC I discovered that the shafts were so badly fitted that they were binding ;-( So back in dry dock for some hull surgery! That's why some inputs are missing above. Plan is to gradually add functions and special effects; lighting, gun controls, magicians Flash Paper for gun flashes. Maybe fired using my old glow-plugs!!?? Now I'm freshly retired I have more time for this ;-), as long as Gisela doesn't drag me off around the world too often ;-) I also have HMS Belfast from the same series (approx 1:128) also awaiting fitting out. More soon - don't hold your breath please ;-) in the pipeline is some 'Plastic Magic' with Ark Royal, Hood and Bismark all to 350 scale ca 70-80cm. Sorry been in Munich for over 30 years don't think in inches any more (except when buying mag wheels for the chariot!) Cheers, and as my German boating friends say 'Immer ein Handbreite Wasser unterm Kiel!) = I wish you always a hand-widths water under your keel. I sail on the lake in the Ostpark near me in Munich. Very convenient, right next to the Biergarten! ๐Ÿ˜Ž (Motor: 600) (ESC: Graupner Navy V30R) (5/10)
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    Ya...๐Ÿ˜€
    Half a yahoo for you Nerys.
    The other half when Alice is jabbed too.
    (Or 'jagged' as apparently they might say north o the border๐Ÿ˜‰)
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Why not Nerys?
    AB is only a long and unpronounceable additive to the 'S' - Styrene๐Ÿ˜‰
    Apply with a small brush - and don't get all stuck up!!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜
    As I recall the solvents evaporate faster than with 'standard' kit polyS cement.
    So speed and accuracy is required!!
    All the best, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    "Finally, to hold the roof in position, two brass pins were added to the roof hatch framework. These locate into corresponding holes in the cabin end panel. At the opposite end of the roof, a bent stainless steel clip fits through holes in the end wall and the roof frame to lock the roof in position. A similar fixing method will be used for the other hatches. "

    WHAT?๐Ÿ˜ฎ Run out of mini magnets Graham??๐Ÿ˜
    Seriously though folks! More stunning woodworking, love it.๐Ÿ˜
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Hi Martin,
    Stern is definitely pointed.
    Can be clearly seen in photos on this site.
    All about the Leggatt family who commissioned them and operated them.
    https://leggattfamily.co.uk/fishing_years/
    https://www.google.com/search?source=univ&tbm=isch&q=R.J+Perkins+and+sons+Whitstable&client=firefox-b-d&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjN0vWTgKvuAhXQzaQKHdlSASQQjJkEegQICxAB&biw=1920&bih=949#imgrc=nNq5mUp6A0dtfM
    https://www.google.com/search?q=R.J+Perkins+and+sons+Whitstable&tbm=isch&chips=q:rj+perkins+and+sons+whitstable,online_chips:leggatt&client=firefox-b-d&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwikoqqmna3uAhULxhoKHb0ZBVYQ4lYoBnoECAEQHw&biw=1903&bih=949
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    More later, I've been enhancing some pics posted here and some I found.
    Gotta go now, fridge / freezer needs restocking!
    https://leggattfamily.co.uk/fishing_years/
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    "You may have seen my posts on ships nostalgia ?"
    Yep, that was it!
    https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/threads/wells.52139/
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    https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/threads/wells.52139/
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    2 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi WellsBoi,
    This seems to be a lifetime quest for you!
    I'm sure I've seen you on another forum some 7 years ago with the same query.

    On this site there are a number of guys who are expert at designing and building from photographs.
    Notably jbkiwi in New Zealand.
    Also several guys like redpmg, Ianh (SA) and myself are OK with graphics / drawing software.

    If you can supply basic dimensions; length overall and maximum beam, as well as photos taken square on to the boat showing side profiles bow and stern views, maybe between us we can sort something out.

    As far as motors are concerned there are many members who have built models of that size.
    I hope at least one of them picks up on this and offers advice from their experience.
    With respect to RC gear there are countless possibilities (and prices!), but that decision can be made way down the line when the boat is under construction and you have decided what you want to do with it, and thus how many control functions (TX channels) you will need.

    First equipment decision should be size and type of motor and prop combination.
    I hope that between us we can help you realise your dream.
    Good luck๐Ÿคž
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    2 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Jim,
    I know I've not been getting much exercise with Lockdown and all, but I haven't put on THAT MUCH weight๐Ÿ˜
    Still hovering around 90kg๐Ÿ˜Š
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Receiver Ariel
    2 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    No theory Graham, simple physics ๐Ÿ˜‰
    ฮป=C/f !!
    Wavelength (metres) = Speed of light (metres per second)/ Frequency (cycles per second or Hertz)
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Peregrine
    2 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks for the info Mike.
    I think I'm gonna be taking more interest in kitchen equipment shops in future!
    Should puzzle and amuse Gisela๐Ÿ˜‰
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Peregrine
    2 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    What an entrance!!
    Magnificent๐Ÿ˜ฎ right down to that beautiful base.
    What wood is that?
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Next on the building board.
    2 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Absolutely brilliantโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธ
    and I thought I was in trouble when I renovated a 12" model of Parmir about 30 years ago.
    Was a walk in the park compared to this Mike.
    Keep it up. What's next I wonder?
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    2 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Main thing is that you're feeling fine Mark๐Ÿ‘ Good to hear.
    Trust your Mum is also still feeling fine, I bet she's looking forward to whizzing around in her jag when she finally gets it ๐Ÿ˜
    My Mum is coming up on 96 and also still hasn't received her jab - near Nottingham.
    Stay safe young man๐Ÿ˜‰
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    2 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Bill,
    "I have had a similar problem in the past on another system and I used the old style GPO telephone wire,which is the same fine diameter."

    Good choice๐Ÿ‘
    Main thing is a single solid core (like phone wire๐Ÿ˜‰) not stranded like general use 'hook-up' wire.
    I too have seemingly endless coils of multicore phone cable.
    Used it for my 40MHz antenna on my Type 1A U Boat from bow to stern, just like the original.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Receiver Ariel
    2 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I accept the challenge Graham๐Ÿ˜‰

    Jim,
    "A question for the more technically minded the ariel cables on 35 mhz are often a couple of feet long and those on 2.4 may only be 6 to 8 inches long. If while you are replacing a lost cable on a 2.4 can you make it longer and will it give better reception. "

    The short answer is NO as Graham says.
    The 2.4Ghz RC band is a large chunk of the 2.4 -2.5GHz ISM band (Industrial Scientific & Medical band for license free transmitters - also used by Bluetooth, WLAN, WIFI, Smart Homes, Microwave cookers etc etc.
    Actual frequency range usable for RC is 2.400 to 2.485 GHz.
    The centre frequency of this band is thus 2.4425GHz, which has a wavelength of 12.274cm (or 4.832 inches). This is the correct 'effective' resonant length for our 2.4 Gig RXs, giving the best response over the whole band.
    Why 'effective' length? You may have noticed that some RXs have a much shorter antenna wire outside the case, I have some with only about 5 or 6 cm visible. The rest is made up by a loading coil inside the case and the length of circuit track from the coil to the input stage of the RX amplifier.
    BTW: 6 to 8 inches is unusually long for a 2.4 Gig, too long. 6" gives a resonant frequency of 1.967GHz and 8" a frequency of 1.499GHz, both outside our 2.4Gig RC band๐Ÿค”

    Lengthening the the wire outside the case puts the antenna off resonance causing a partial reflection of the input signal back to the antenna thus reducing the RX sensitivity to your TX signal.
    Lengthening the wire moves the resonant tuning point to a lower frequency out of the 2.4 RC bandโ˜น๏ธ
    All this applies to any single wire (monopole) antenna designed for use in a particular frequency range.
    That's why all the 27, 35 and 40MHz RXs also had the warning not to change the antenna length.

    Hope that this helps more than it confuses - and meets Graham's expectations๐Ÿ˜
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    BTW2: you will find that some RXs have two antenna wires.
    This is known as Antenna Diversity giving receiving two paths. If reception on one fades or is blocked by some object (another big model?) the RX will switch to the other always choosing the best signal available.
    The two wires should be installed at right angles to each other. one VERTICAL and one HORIZONTAL.
    This is to match the two antennas in the TX. One in the handle transmitting horizontally and the 'rubber duck' which should be adjusted or held so that it is vertical.
    If you install both RX antennas in the same plane (either vertical or horizontal) you loose the advantage of this diversity.
    Some more sophisticated (expensive๐Ÿ™„) sets even use separate channels for the two paths.
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    2 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "How ,what ,why when"

    Hi Roger,
    Most (all?) modern ESCs need to be 'taught' which is All Ahead, All Stop and All Back, by moving the throttle stick on the TX Up, Centre, Back.
    Seems like when you plugged the ESC into channel 6 you just happened to 'waggle' the stick in the right sequence๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜
    All's well that ends well๐Ÿ˜Š
    Happy sailing, if/when possible.
    Stay safe, cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    2 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    ๐Ÿ˜Hi All, something to cheer us up a bit๐Ÿ˜‰
    "The Covid Anthem"
    Turn up the sound and sing along๐Ÿ˜
    Just received by email from Rick (Newby7) in Canada.
    Hope it works ๐Ÿคž If not I'll go via UToob!
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    UHU it woiked๐Ÿ˜€
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    3 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Nerys,
    It is HIPs = High Impact Polystyrene.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    8 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "LiPo Batteries Explained."
    Sorry Martin, I dipped out as soon as I heard "twelve volts of current"!
    He also rather 'glossed over' what the polymer in Lithium polymer actually means.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS Strictly speaking the correct designation of a LIPo (Lithium Polymer) accumulator (rechargeable battery)
    is 'Lithium Ion Polymer'.
    An Ion being simply a particle (atom or molecule) with an electrical charge.
    Thus the chemical processes in a Lithium-Ion and a LiPo battery are essentially the same:- i.e. transfer of Ions via the electrolyte from the + end (a Lithium compound) to the - electrode (usually carbon compound).
    The Ions are then 'tired guests' in the carbon electrode. Applying a voltage from your charger 'wakes up' the guests and sends 'em back to the Lithium electrode thus restarting the cycle.
    The basic difference is in the physical construction; Li-Ion uses a liquid electrolyte as a conduction medium and spatial separation of the + and - electrodes, whereas a LiPo contains the electrolyte (which may be held in an organic or inorganic solution so the video guy's mention of organic in an Li-Ion is irrelevant) wrapped in a polymer separator film. Usually some kind of polyethylene compound - which is a long chain Polymer plastic. Well wadda ya know, that's where the Po in LiPo comes from๐Ÿ˜
    The separator film is micro-porous allowing the Ions through but not any larger particles from the + electrode.
    Thus they can easily be shaped into cylindrical cells (the video guy's rolled up sheet), flat pouches etc etc.
    Just follow the rules included with any LiPo battery and you'll be fine folks๐Ÿ‘
    BTW: A slight expansion (puffing) of a LiPo when fully charged is normal, caused by some vaporisation of the electrolyte. True solid state electrolyte LiPos are still in development.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Ajax
    12 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    OK, Plan checked out, it shows Ajax in 1940, so after repairs following the River Plate action.
    I'll have a shufti through my archive pics of Ajax at various stages of her career, see if I can detect any changes/upgrades after Rio de la Plata. Catch up with you soon.
    Like the hull plating you've done๐Ÿ‘ RU gonna let us into your secret???
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    12 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    So far so very good Norm, as I had expected๐Ÿ‘
    I'll check on the origins of that plan, see if I can determine what status (year) it depicts.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Ajax
    12 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Nick,
    Hadn't realised that you were that old!!๐Ÿ˜
    Which ship were you on?
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    13 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Always the good guys that get clobbered!
    Where are the Trumps, Putins, Lukashenkos etc ... on this list?
    A great loss to the MB world but most especially of course for his family and friends.
    My thoughts are with them.
    There but for the grace of God ...
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bow Rope Fairlead
    13 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hope I didn't give you the needle Mike๐Ÿคž
    Not my intention๐Ÿ˜Œ
    I go green with envy every time I see another example of your excellent woodwork.๐Ÿ˜‹
    Keep 'em coming๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bow Rope Fairlead
    13 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice job Mike๐Ÿ‘
    Just needs a bit more fettling (rounding off).
    The 'fair' in fairlead means it allows leading a line out or leading it in without chafing it on sharp edges ๐Ÿ˜‰
    1st pic shows 'Three mooring hawsers running through fairlead on a RNZN ship.'
    2nd a typical 'add on' metal fairlead on a sailboat.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Superstructure for beginner
    14 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Mike,
    Somehow the link that I originally wanted to post vanished when I added the pics!๐Ÿ˜ 
    So here it is, should provide some tips and tricks for working with plastic๐Ÿ˜‰
    https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=working+w...
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=working+with+plasticard
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Masts,spars,rigging, etc.
    15 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Hilly,
    "Working off the drawing is proving a challenge, having limited knowledge of ships rigging."
    You might find some tips and tricks here๐Ÿ˜‰
    Might take a while to browse through (get some beer and sandwiches in๐Ÿ˜) cos there's 'undreds of 'em!
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    https://www.pinterest.de/prairieseadogs/rigging-ideas/?rcpt=...
    or
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Masts,spars,rigging, etc.
    15 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Asbolutley bind moggling Hilly๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    1000+ clove hitches!! You've got those ratlines well and truly knotted. What patience๐Ÿ‘
    Job very well done Sir.
    How many decades did you say you've been working on her?
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Superstructure for beginner
    15 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi ADIMike,
    (How's the driving instruction going?๐Ÿ˜)
    Ref working with plasticard have a look at the links here, something there should spark you off๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ˜‰
    Are you working to a plan? If not - MAKE ONE! At least accurate sketches of major parts.
    Cover the plan with tracing or baking paper then you can glue bits together on it accurately without getting into a 'stick up' with the plan. Use a thin plastic glue that you can brush on and it should run into long joints by capillary action.
    To reinforce the inside corners I use square or L profiles. If the corner is not 90ยฐ I cut appropriate brackets from thicker plasticard ca 1/8" (3mm).
    Used the same techniques (except for thin plastic glue๐Ÿ˜) with 0.5mm ply for the superstructure of scratch built 1/72 destroyer. I glued up with thin waterproof PVA.
    Hope this helps.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS Your destroyer HMS Temerity is very similar to my scratch build, HMS Hotspur. See pics.
    Made to plans I scaled up from an Airfix 1/600 kit when I was 15. Since been rebuilt, twice๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cabin started.
    15 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Good call Cash๐Ÿ‘
    To paraphrase Martin's signature-
    'If it doesn't look right, it probably isn't!'
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ LST 368
    16 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice bit of argy-bargy there Nerys ๐Ÿ‘
    She's gonna look the bee's knees when all fettled up and painted๐Ÿ˜Š

    I agree with Martin on the LST shafts.
    You definitely need supports at the inboard end of the toobs to stop them whipping about and putting excessive load on the bearings and couplings. Or possibly even cracking the glue around the hull exits!๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    A half bulkhead would do the job nicely, and add some extra hull stiffening to boot๐Ÿ˜‰
    Very glad to see you back on the slipway๐Ÿ˜Š
    All the best, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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