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    Yorkshire Man Tug
    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)
    Carla (Neptune)
    Krick kit of the motor yacht Neptune, re-named Carla.
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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.
    Wavemaster 25
    V.M.B.C. Wooden kit originally designed by L.J.Rowell
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    Model slipway Yorkshireman tug built as sister tug Irishman.
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    πŸ“ bad day at blackrock
    1 day ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Not the best news for you Marky, I know we are in a challenging period, but you have to think positive, and hope the medication sorts it out, keep posting on the site, and we will all pull together with this problem.

    my sincere wishes for your health,

    Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Forward Crew Compartment.
    3 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Another Gem Martin,πŸ‘ you should contact Trumpeter, and show them how you have added the extra detail work to their kit, you never know, they may ask you for details of how you have achieved it.
    Love the little beds and covers, your'e excused the extra ration of T/P, will gladly send you a roll if required.😊

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Forward Crew Compartment.
    7 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    The compartments really look as if they are made from wood Martin, the detail is superb, look forward to the next part.πŸ‘

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: New England Lobster Boat
    7 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Who picked the colour scheme George? I think it really suits the boat, will follow the colour on my next build, should imagine it will look good on my next boat...a destroyer!πŸ€”


    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ MBW Coronavirus Response
    8 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Like the idea of Hamster buying Doug, how many rolls does it take to fill a hamster mouth?😁


    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ MBW Coronavirus Response
    8 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Sad to hear the news JB and Doug, about shopping problems. Here in Greater Manchester, most supermarkets opened at 7:00 am for elderly people,
    and disabled, for the first hour, got everything we needed for a fortnight, but a lot were stockpiling,....idiots,
    there is plenty for everyone if you do your normal shop.
    Hope we all get through this trying time together.😊

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Tsekoa 2
    11 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Nice build Fred, have had one of these for over a year
    now, bought it from a show semi built, but too many boats and too little time.😐

    btw. the TSEKOA II is 1/32nd scale.

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ 3D Pens
    12 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Have put a couple of piccys of the 3D pen Martin,
    as I said, have had it for a few years, still sealed in the packet, you also get some sticks for you to play with, I think I paid about £90, but they have certainly dropped in price.😊

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ Brushless motors
    13 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Well Peter, I have tried both brushless motors, and without a doubt, I always use Inrunners, in all kinds of vessel, they are the easiest motors to water cool, straight from the inlet, to the motor then into the ESC, and then out, dead simples. Yes, they are a little more expensive, but well worth the less trouble.😊


    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Hull completed!
    13 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Getting there Ed, it will soon be with the Big Boys, your American Tugs...😐

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ 3D Pens
    13 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Have had one of these for over two years Martin, and never used it. It comes from a company called COLIDO but on the letter D is a number 3 ie,
    COLI3O if it makes sense! it can use ABS or PLA, the unit is made of aluminium and weighs 70g, can post some piccys if anybody wants them.😐

    Cheers Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Crane for the RAF Crash Tender
    13 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Excellent bit of soldering there Ed, would like to know what solder you use, and iron wattage, if possible.😊

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Builders block
    22 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Nice work Martin, used to customize paint cars many years ago, then doing the same on large model kits,
    mainly for model shops. What gear do you use, for your excellent airbrushing work?😊

    Cheers, Pete

    btw. love the frog...
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Motor Anti-Submarine Boat
    24 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Many thanks for that info Steve, will give him a call
    and see what's available.πŸ‘

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Motor Anti-Submarine Boat
    25 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Lovely craft Steve, did you have the plans for it? and where did you get them? sorry Steve, just read again and you say it was a semi kit,have you any details please,you did a great paint finish,especially with a brush.😐

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Starboard Section of the Hull outer Casing.
    25 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Was it Family who bought you the kit Martin? what a punishment they have laid upon you...but glad to see your beating the problems. When it's finally built, you will have forgotten all the nasty bits, we hope!😊


    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Engine room cabin top
    26 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    You could be right Doug, also notice on piccy 12,
    the port boat hook is missing, but the holders are there.😐


    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Engine room cabin top
    26 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    On picture seven Doug, what colour ensign is No3
    flying, it looks to be BLUE, but of course black and white photo's can be fooling.😐


    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Smit Nederland Slow Progress!
    27 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Brush painting Ed, well here's a few tips that may help.
    First, use the best brush you can afford, sable if possible, 1/2 inch should be OK, then make sure to let the paint down with thinner, it will make it flow better,(so it doesn't show brush marks), and it will go off at a more manageable speed, used to paint all my boats/planes before the airbrush, and was very happy with the results using the techniques above. I'm sure, looking at your workmanship Ed, you will not have any problems.πŸ‘

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HMS CAMBELTOWN
    29 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Yet another nice build Steve, particularly like the subtle weathering, and the colour you chose works very well, Question...what smoke units are you using on this boat and The Hood.😐


    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HMS HOOD
    29 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Excellent build Steve, have got one of these myself,had it for over a year, just can't find time to start it, and have bought all the extra PE sets available for The Hood, as you say, more parts to break off!😊

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Forward cabin tops done
    1 month ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Anything that you may require from Amazon Doug, I would be only to pleased to acquire such,as I already get free p&p(from being an Amazon prime member) and forward to you in Germany.😊


    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Forward cabin tops done
    1 month ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Thanks once again Ed, for conducting the search. I think my best bet would be to contact a supplier in the USA and see if I can get it sent to me here in the UK.😐

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Forward cabin tops done
    1 month ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Thanks very much Ed, I was wondering if they call it different over here for the same product, but if you can find some further information, that would be great, as far as price goes, we always get screwed here in the good old UKπŸ‘Ž


    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Forward cabin tops done
    1 month ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Ed, could this be the same textured paint that you used? they do it in a choice of colours! can you help🀞
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rust-Oleum-400ml-Stone-Spray-Paint/...

    Cheers, Pete
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rust-Oleum-400ml-Stone-Spray-Paint/dp/B001W03PUE/ref=pd_sbs_60_img_0/260-9748664-0132851?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B001W03PUE&pd_rd_r=b25a8144-170e-42b8-9d8f-1002b7778c95&pd_rd_w=qfPRs&pd_rd_wg=culaD&pf_rd_p=e44592b5-e56d-44c2-a4f9-dbdc09b29395&pf_rd_r=S1CVGGDT9RZ9EPE5EXYC&psc=1&refRID=S1CVGGDT9RZ9EPE5EXYC
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    πŸ“ Fittings for Aerokits RAF tender
    1 month ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    For both my fireboats 1/12 and 1/16, I have got my decals from BECC, they are definitely the best, easy to apply and waterproof, but they don't sell direct, contact them and they will tell you who are the nearest distributor to where you liveπŸ‘

    http://www.becc.co.uk/index.html
    Cheers, Pete
    http://www.becc.co.uk/index.html
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    πŸ“ Foghorn
    1 month ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Escrich, can recommend this brand from the UK,
    I have the same horn sound in one of my tugs, but you will need a speaker.
    https://www.componentshop.co.uk/p57-twin-horn.html
    Cheers, Pete
    https://www.componentshop.co.uk/p57-twin-horn.html
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Forward cabin tops done
    1 month ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Lovely bit of masking work Ed, and the finish you have got works really well, think I will have to do the same to mine now😐

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: First Part of the Main Hull outer casing.
    1 month ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    WoW! Martin, what a lot of ole's with that many ole's you would think she might sink...you are a glutton for punishment, is that the result of madness?πŸ€ͺ

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilothouse Windows!
    1 month ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Very nice work Ed, but who's the guy who's snook in for a look around?

    Cheers, Pete
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