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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
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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 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: Quikrun 16BL30 Hobbywing) (5/10) Update: Crew have reported for duty๐Ÿ˜‰
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    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)
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    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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Capstans!
    7 hours ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    .... and finally ๐Ÿ™„
    Here's a link to the manufacturers site, showing a list of 15 How to downloads.
    On the left of the page are the links to various paint sets.
    https://www.astromodelstore.com/download.html?limit=20
    Click Brand, then LIFECOLOR and you get-->๐Ÿ˜‰
    https://www.astromodelstore.com/brand/lifecolor
    As you can see they are in Italy, so I guess they are not producing very much at the moment.
    DAMN BUGSโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธ!! ๐Ÿ˜ 
    Happy browsing๐Ÿ‘
    Ciao, ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Capstans!
    7 hours ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Ed,
    Here are some links specifically for the Lifecolor weathering sets.
    With some U-toob How to vid links.
    https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=lifecolor...
    That lot should keep you off the streets for a while๐Ÿ˜
    Ciao, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=lifecolor+weathering+sets&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwir1dmdi8zoAhVVoVwKHQxTDywQ1QIoAnoECAsQAw&biw=1920&bih=955
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Capstans!
    7 hours ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Ed,
    Here you should be able to find a Lifecolor paints shop in the US of A.
    https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=lifecolor...

    Check out some of the links to see the range of paint sets available for everything from trains through military vehicles and aircraft, to ships of various navies and merchant marine.
    Also various Detailing sets for Weathering, Dirt and Grime, Wear and Tear etc!
    Some should also have a Hints n Tips section like many European distributors do.
    Here's a typical example of a Lifecolor Paint Sets listing on a Dutch site, including several Detailing / Weathering sets๐Ÿ˜‰
    https://www.military-modelling.com/c-3358365/lifecolor-paint...
    Happy hunting๐Ÿ‘ (Don't forget to take your blunderbuss!๐Ÿ˜)
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    BTW Lifecolor paints are water based acrylic ---> NO PONG๐Ÿ˜Š
    https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=lifecolor+usa&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiqhOrOh8zoAhVVoXEKHXGlBrUQ1QIoAHoECAsQAQ&biw=1920&bih=955
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Forward Crew Compartment.
    9 hours ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "Yes Don't work on model submarines LOL!!"
    When you're right - YOU'RE RIGHT Martin๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Capstans!
    17 hours ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Go for it Ed๐Ÿ‘
    Got some more 'stuff' somewhere.
    I'll have a rummage around tomorrow.
    G'night, Stay safe๐Ÿคž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Capstans!
    18 hours ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    A few links about weathering.
    Scroll down to about halfway for the Dreadnought weathering.
    http://bpmodels.net/Model/Album/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=664&p...
    Here's an excellent article about weathering from Model Boats mag
    http://www.modelboats.co.uk/news/article/mucking-up/586
    How to vids-
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNcUJ0BACO4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iekseD0IrfA
    What works on tanks works on boats too!
    Happy 'Mucking about' ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Capstans!
    19 hours ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Ed,
    Some time ago I posted some stuff about Weathering.
    Might have been in Steve's (Cormorant) HMS Campbeltown Blog.
    I admitted then that I hadn't done any serious weathering myself, BUT had bought some Weathering paint kits from Lifecolor, and I posted some You Tube links to 'how to do it' videos.
    Search 'weathering' in the Forum and you should find some info.
    Also, in the Lifecolor catalogue (which I also posted as pdf file, attached here again) there are some excellent descriptions, with photos, of how to use their weathering paints.
    Main thing is: DON'T overdo it! Better too little than too much๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Almost a disaster
    19 hours ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    That's the spirit Rick๐Ÿ‘
    BTW: How about a few piccies?๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Forward Crew Compartment.
    21 hours ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "I just like no nonsense good old fashioned English grub."
    Meanwhile - back at the baked beans ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™Š
    (DIR: slopes off to Man Cave (stage left) chortling quietly๐Ÿ˜)
    ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    BTW: Is there a treatment yet for slotto-phobia!?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Frames for hull construction Part one
    21 hours ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "Just had a thought, I could build both versions above deck level. "
    Gonna get a bit crowded 'upstairs' ain' it Hillro? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ
    Looking forward to the next instalment๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Frames for hull construction Part one
    21 hours ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Michael,
    "Thanks Doug, Iv'e got it out "
    In the words of Peter Sellers-
    'Put it away pleese'๐Ÿ˜ฎ (In best Punkhawalla voice๐Ÿ˜)

    Glad you found the mag, I only have it digital --> NO PLAN! Boo hoo๐Ÿ˜ญ
    Must change my subscription!
    Happy building๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Forward Crew Compartment.
    1 day ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Chicken Vindaloo Martin,
    Can send you a recipe if you like (which I think you would๐Ÿ˜‹)
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sea Trials
    1 day ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Steve,
    Don't try to put two Utube URLs in the box on the right of the edit window.
    I haven't ever tried to but I don't think it will work.
    I might experiment with various separator characters sometime.
    Instead-
    Just copy the URLs (from the address box on the relevant Utube pages) into the text of your post.
    Keep them on separate lines with no other characters on the same line.
    That's how I managed to get 3 vids of my Sea Scout trials into one post some time ago.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ready for Launch
    1 day ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Brilliant stuff Steve๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    But after Campbeltown I didn't expect anything less๐Ÿ˜‰
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Capstans!
    1 day ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Ed,
    I tend to agree with you, except that they wouldn't look used.
    I think I would just paint the tops black and leave the rest brass,
    as if usage has rubbed the paint off๐Ÿ˜‰
    She's looking really nice Ed ๐Ÿ‘
    Roll on FREEDOM!!
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Forward Crew Compartment.
    1 day ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "Luckily Curry is not allowed on patrol LOL!!!"
    Not even VindaLoo Martin?๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜ฎ
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    ๐Ÿ“ Cap'n Nerys' RC Coracle - THINK TANK - Contributions welcome :-))
    1 day ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "They were trying to produce a modern version of a yuloh."
    Still seems to be quite popular in Asia Nerys. Sampan style.
    "Chinese sampan propelled by yรกolว” (้›…ๆด›) via single-oar sculling."
    Remember seeing it in China and Korea.
    At least by those who couldn't afford a 'newfangled' over the stern electric outboard.

    Happy sculling folks, Cheers , Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Cap'n Nerys' RC Coracle - THINK TANK - Contributions welcome :-))
    1 day ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "Somehow we need to get the motion at the end of this video."
    I hope we can do better than those novices Martin ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Odd, research I've done so far seems to indicate that the 'oar' was used over the stern.
    Whichever that was on a circular coracle!?๐Ÿค”(scratches head in puzzlement!)

    Or, often they fished in pairs with a net strung between them. See pic.

    "The River Teifi, West Wales The two men are John Davies (forefront) and Will Davies of Cenarth; the last two legitimate coracle fishermen in Cenarth. They are both using the single-arm method of propulsion; a means of gliding downstream in a controlled way. They carry their coracles and their fish home on their backs. (1972)"

    One arm would scull over the side while the other held the net.
    S'pose you'd need one right handed and one left handed 'sculler' for that!

    I guess Nerys' coracle is like the other pic.
    Cheers, All, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    โ„๏ธ BEAT THE BUG๐Ÿ‘
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sculling#Modern_single-oar_scu...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coracle
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sculling#Modern_single-oar_sculling
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: A bit of Painting!
    1 day ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice one Ed!
    Steady as you go Admiral ๐Ÿ‘

    Hope you and Jenny are keeping well๐Ÿคž
    Especially as you are not so far from the New York 'Hotspot'!
    Stay safe and tell the bugs to 'Bug Off'!!๐Ÿ˜‰
    All the best, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Forward Crew Compartment.
    2 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Martin,
    Believe me, you do not want to be standing in the head of a small sub at sea.๐Ÿค”
    Unless you want to smash your skull ๐Ÿค• on the overhead cladding, or maybe you are only 5 feet tall, or perhaps if the sub is sitting quietly on the bottom!
    Giant multi-deck SNs are a different kettle of fish of course.
    Having seen the insides of a VIIC, a XXI, several 'modern' small diesel subs and a 60s Russian surveillance sub I found them all very cramped and full of stuff waiting to stick you in the ribs if you went off balance.๐Ÿค”
    So if you have one of your seated figures left he would do nicely.
    Maybe reading a tattered copy the Wehrmacht Gazette?๐Ÿ˜‰
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS Pic shows a new crew member on my Type IA (bigger than the VIIC incidentally but mine is only 1/72). He decided to wait until the boat surfaced!!๐Ÿ˜ฎ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Forward Crew Compartment.
    2 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Fortunately the Germans didn't go much on baked beans back then either Martin๐Ÿ˜
    Nowadays Heinz or HP BB are in every supermarket.

    BTW Martin: somewhere there must be a second 'head', AKA Wasserklosett, AKA Klo.
    Since at the start of a patrol (AKA Feindfahrt) it was used to store provisions, for quite a while the 40 - 50 crew had to share just one ๐Ÿ™Š

    @ Marky:
    "At least no-one is on the toilet ๐Ÿšน,not yet anyway."
    Don't tempt him Mark!! Shucks, TOO LATE๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Cap'n Nerys' RC Coracle - THINK TANK - Contributions welcome :-))
    2 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I can see the 'thinks balloons' rising already Martin ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Cap'n Nerys' RC Coracle - THINK TANK - Contributions welcome :-))
    2 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Following on from Nerys' 'Test Rig' post:-
    After 5 minutes looking for the few remaining active grey cells -
    A possible solution to the 'spinning on the spot' problem occurred to me, i.e shifting the paddle from one side to the other ๐Ÿ’ก

    It might be done using a Kayak type double ended paddle!
    Main problem I see with that would be clearing the coracle sides to get the paddle deep enough!? Rocking the paddler from side to side might help, but could make him look like Noddy๐Ÿ˜‚
    Secondary problem: hiding the RC gear; BIG tackle and bait box perhaps?
    Thoughts and ideas expressly requested๐Ÿ˜Š Let's do some brain storming๐Ÿค•
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Test Rig
    2 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Mornin' Cap'n,
    Now that's a neat idea Nerys!
    Problem with paddling as such would be shifting the paddle from one side to the other๐Ÿค” Otherwise, especially considering the form of a coracle, he would just spin on the spot. Until he gets dizzy and falls overboard๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    BUT, now you've triggered my hyperactive imagination!
    I could envisage a larger 'two man' coracle -
    with you and Alice paddling it ๐Ÿ˜€
    As far as possible in these topsy turvy times, HAVE A GOOD DAY U2๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Test Rig
    3 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "At least he kept his pants on ๐Ÿ˜Š"
    Even if he hadn't Graham, I don't suppose he'd be showing anything that our esteemed Captain hadn't seen before ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™Š

    I'll be intrigued to see which way you finally go with your rowing machine.
    However good the electronics are you can't avoid some good mechanics for it to actuate! That's the tricky part๐Ÿค”
    For steering I've been considering two micro switches on a micro servo to simply disconnect power to one side or the other as required, the opposite side to the direction you want to turn.
    For speed control I figured that instead of servos two miniature reversible motors with ESCs might do the trick.
    Thinking further; using 'tank control' one could steer by decelerating one side!?
    To spin on the spot reverse one side!?
    That'd tax the coordination of any rower!!๐Ÿค•
    Been trying to visualise the movement required:-
    Lift - Back - Dip - Stroke; Lift - Back ... etc etc.
    Good luck๐Ÿคž
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Forward Crew Compartment.
    3 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    ๐Ÿงป
    Was wondering who'd nicked that roll Marky.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Almost a disaster
    3 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    We've all bin there dun that (or similar) one time or another Rick.
    Maybe not all at once though๐Ÿค”
    Main thing is; We fix it, we learn from it๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fiddly Bits on the Roof...(yeah, itโ€™s a stretch)
    3 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Sorreeee!๐Ÿ˜”
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fighting chair finished
    3 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    You've come a very long way since our first exchanges Sky๐Ÿ˜Š Hat off๐Ÿ‘,
    and thanks for the inspiration for the Captains Chair on my Sea Scout.
    Have fun with the USAF, hope they have a good PX.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fiddly Bits on the Roof...(yeah, itโ€™s a stretch)
    3 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Whoooo? Li'l ol' meee!?๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Now that's what I call 'Pushing 'limits' Cash๐Ÿ‘
    Wasn't sure if you would risk it, but I'm sure you'll be glad you did - WHEN it's done and dusted๐Ÿ˜Š Especially if you illuminate the wheelhouse.๐Ÿ’ก

    BTW: Before you rush into your first coat of Tamiya grey I strongly recommend that you precede it with a thin coat of light grey primer. That should help prevent any of the 'lifting' problems that Martin555 and others experienced.
    (Unless of course 'the Commodore' is looking for a new 'lifting process'! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜)
    (Good that we have the Atlantic between us!!๐Ÿ˜ฎ)
    Since you've built with styrene use plastic primer if you can, especially if the styrene wasn't prepared by lightly rubbing down with a 600 - 1000 wet n dry, e.g. Tamiya sponge. But any other 'normal', e.g. auto primer will do.
    Also cheaper than Tamiya paint for showing up any defects which need filling/sanding etc.๐Ÿ˜‰

    In view of the alacrity of your repairs Fleet Command will defer a decision on holding a General Court until they are completed, and waive it on successful completion of Sea Trials and commissioning into active service.
    Carry on Sub. That reminds me, I believe your next Promotion Board is coming up soon .... ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Cheers, FLEET// ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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