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    Z37 NARVICK German Destroyer type 32 class.
    HMS Amethyst
    Finally finished the build, just needs the registration mark putting on. Apologies I have no build log, was to far in before I thought about it, and it's taken a long while to finish, with other boats on the build.
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    Yorkshire Man tug kit by Model Slipway, one of two tugs sent to the Falklands, sister ship Irishman. Powered by two belt driven motors, two 12v -7 amp batteries, spectrum radio DX6i, motors on individual sticks. Peter (Rooky)
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    Old Lesro kit from the 60's, of a Pilot boat seen around many harbours, nostalgia at it's best. Powered by inrunner brushless motor with water cooling, was never meant to go this fast.
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    Krick kit of Grimmershorn. The Motor vessel 'Grimmershorn' was built in 1956/57 by Hansa Stahl und Schiffbau GmbH at Koln-Deutz for the Waterways and Shipping Administration at Cuxhaven. Her Daimler-Benz four stroke diesel engine had an output of 500hp. permitting a speed of 11.5 knots.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Roof Vents
    4 days ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Quite agree with you Rob, making a one off is relatively easy (for some) as far as making duplicates, I would make a silicon mold, then cast extras with polyurethane resin, after making a master, then you are sure of the ones you require are identical.😊

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    πŸ“ LST 368
    6 days ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Sounds terrific Nerys, and fish & chips from Morrisons,(No scampi), but did you get the wood you wanted?

    Cheers, Pete😊
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    πŸ“ LST 368
    7 days ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Sincere apologies for mistakenly insinuating that you were a U Doug, I failed to start the next sentence with a capital.
    Albion alloys do thin wall ali toob, down to 0.3, have posted a link Doug.😊
    https://www.albionalloys.com/en/aluminium-tube/
    Pete
    https://www.albionalloys.com/en/aluminium-tube/
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    πŸ“ LST 368
    7 days ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    I can't understand as to why Deans didn't do that in the first place, would make it easier for all.

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ LST 368
    7 days ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Yes Doug, it reminds me of the gun that could shoot around corners, the barrel was bent into a U😏
    just like you Doug, I tend to replace all small barrel guns with fine ali or brass toob.

    Cheers, Pete

    btw, finally got to Commodore😊
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    πŸ“ LST 368
    7 days ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Well Nerys, got to say, that the detail work on your LST is excellent, the guns in their tubs forward look very intricate, and love the landing craft on their davits, πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘Brill

    Cneers, Pete
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    πŸ“ boat plan
    8 days ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Thanks Doug,
    The problem I have, is that I need a copy of a plan that was lent to me before the lockdown, my usual
    printers are closed, the plan is A1+ I think! a deans plan of cossack, I will have to see if any large printers are still open, otherwise its gonna have to be an A3 scan, and join together, thanks for the info.

    Cheers, Pete😊
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    πŸ“ boat plan
    9 days ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Hi Colin, How do you find a printers to do this work during lockdown, every printer around where I live is closed.☹️

    Cheers, Pete
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    10 days ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Sad to hear you have personal problems Martin, I sincerely hope you manage to sort them out, as far as losing you from our site, you have added so much to so many, will miss the final chapter of your submarine build, here's hoping well get to see it in the future.
    Keep calm, Keep cool, Stay strong.

    Best wishes Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Getting some paint on ....
    11 days ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    You've done a beautiful job on the inner door Sy, the finish you have got is spot on, and the hinges look so real, did you paint them, or are they metal?

    Cheers, Pete

    btw Hope the stormtrooper has cleaned his boots before getting on the deck!
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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    16 days ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Hope your dialysis treatment tonight will cure your problems Nerys, have you asked the doctors what could be wrong? especially if you are experiencing these symptoms for the first time, wishing everything goes well for you tonight🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    17 days ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Hope they are looking after you Ian, special prayers for you this evening, and hoping you get fit and well soon.πŸ‘

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ Model identification
    20 days ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    See this post on Ebay, looks to be the same model!

    Cheers, Pete

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Superb-USSR-River-Patrol-Boat-Shm...
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Superb-USSR-River-Patrol-Boat-Shmel-Class-R-C-Model-Boat-AKA-Bumblebee/203276202765?hash=item2f543
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Foghorn & Loudhailer
    26 days ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Wow! that is small detail Rob, are you trying to beat Martin for the smallest detail?😊😊😊

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Foghorn & Loudhailer
    26 days ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Great quality modelling yet again Rob, just one question though, should the loudhailer have a piece in the center of the bell? it looks like it on the photo.

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    27 days ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Scampi and chips Nerys, sounds lovely, did Alice get a cake for you as well? last time went to Blackpool show 2019, had scampi and ships from a chippy round the corner from The Norbreck Hotel, bet not as nice as yours though😊

    Cheers, Pete

    ps HAPPY BIRTHDAY πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸŽ(late)
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    πŸ“ LST 368
    29 days ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    It's a pity we are not that little bit closer to each other Nerys, I would gladly offer to solder up your railings and any other items, as I'm quite proficient after doing six deans warships, as they say 'the more you do something, the better you become', I'm sure Alice could do them if she was given a little more time, why don't you glue the stations and rail with CA, then when you first get to sail her, you can break them as I usually do😁

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ The Plane, The Plane
    1 month ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Lovely aircraft Ron, much nicer than our equivalent, the Lysander.😊
    I wonder why he didn't fly in one of those?

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ LST 368
    1 month ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Have been following your build blog Nerys, and one thing I forgot to mention is, when assembling any white metal parts, make Shure you either give them a clean with a fine wire brush ( a suede brush is what I use) or a soft garnet paper, and give them a wipe with thinners or similar, again I use Isopropyl, you will find that they glue together much easier with a good quality superglue, I use Powerbond ( link below).
    All bits on my warships have stayed on after many years, hope this helps a little.
    http://www.powerbonduk.com/product-details.html
    Cheers, Pete
    http://www.powerbonduk.com/product-details.html
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Speedline Models RNLI Shannon Class Lifeboat 1:16 scale
    1 month ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Looking forward to this build Sy, very pleased for you that your numbers finally came up on the lottery! that's a helluva lot of bits you've bought.😊

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    1 month ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    My wife got a call from her sister in Wrexham on Friday Nerys, saying that she had her virus jab, and she is late 70's, so they may be catching up, had mine on Friday afternoon, a long queue though, of about 50 minutes, a second dose in three to six weeks from our GP.

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    1 month ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Very sad to hear that news Nerys, my wife, who is also welsh, agrees that her family still residing in wales, suffer from the same situation health wise, always the back of the queue, I think you should all stand together and pressure your health leader for better service.

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    2 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Pleased to hear that you will be getting the jab, and hoping that Alice is not to far behind you.😊

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    2 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Glad to hear that you will be getting the Covid jab in a couple of weeks Nerys, but what about Alice? has she been given a date yet? I have just received an SMS telling me I have an appointment on the 22nd of this month at our ICC (integrated care center) about a 10 min bus ride, on a route only 2 mins walk away, can't really complain about the locality, but no news of a jab for my wife.😊

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HMS Peregrine
    2 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    A very rare talent Sir.πŸ‘

    Cheers Pete
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    πŸ“ LST 368
    2 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Hi Nerys, was just browsing the net, and on Ebay was a listing that might suite your LST, and a good price at the moment, link below, regarding your problems with the kit, if you have the time, give Deans a call, there is a guy there (sorry don't know his name, he's the one that usually answers the phone) but he is very helpful on the builds, have spoke with him many times, might be worth it if you get to a tricky bit.😊

    Cheers, Pete

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Roco-minitanks-US-WWII-M-34-Cargo...
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Roco-minitanks-US-WWII-M-34-Cargo-Trucks-M-10-Wolverine-1-87/143916183824?hash=item218212b110:g:QTUAAO
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    πŸ“ Paul Freshney
    2 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    The modelling world loses another great leader and innovator, will be sadly missed by many.
    Condolences to his family.
    R.I.P. Paul

    Pete
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    πŸ“ Paint colours
    2 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    The colours I painted mine were, Red primer and black for the hull and 'Polar Grey' and 'Appliance white' for the
    s structure, then finished with a satin varnish, these are not the necessarily correct colours, but they look good.😊

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ LST 368
    2 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    I can understand the problems you are having Nerys, with the plastic deck, with my Deans boats, If they have a steel deck, I make the deck from 3mm ply, then face it with 1mm plastic card, which gives a nice Finnish to paint on, and looks like steel.😊

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Model shelved
    2 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Looking forward to your new builds in 2021 Sy, but I will still keep my eyes open for a MS 'Loyal Moderator' for you.😊

    Best wishes to you and your Family.

    Cheers, Pete
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