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    πŸ’¬ Re: Radio Aerial and Loud Hailer
    4 days ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Well written build doc, nice and easy to understand,
    looking forward to the next postπŸ‘

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    πŸ“ Seaplane tender
    4 days ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Nice video, though I believe not so old! taken at Bury Model Boat Club, recently.......
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Z-39 German WW2 Destroyer
    6 days ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Good way of revolving the turret Doug, but I've
    taken the easy way by using a servomorph from
    Action electronicsπŸ˜€https://www.componentshop.co.uk/p96-servomorph.html
    using a couple on my 1/96 USS Kidd destroyer, will post when finished.

    Peter😎
    https://www.componentshop.co.uk/p96-servomorph.html
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    πŸ“ Big Blue (test facility)
    8 days ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    What a great idea Martin, I also just have a shower cubicle and no bath, have to drive 20 miles to a friend, who has a large metal water tank in his garden, will have to have a go at your idea.πŸ‘

    Peter😊
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    πŸ“ CNC boat kits...?
    8 days ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I think you have done great, and I want one😊
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Radio Aerial
    11 days ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Many thanks Rob, for your information, I do have an old B&D drill, so I will get the stand you linked.

    many thanks, Peter😊
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Radio Aerial
    12 days ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Yet again Rob, you amaze me with the basic tools you use, but the finished part is excellent, I love how you adapt to the item you need.
    Can I ask as to where you got your horizontal drill holder, great ideaπŸ‘

    Peter
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    πŸ“ Model Boat crew....
    18 days ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Another way for making extra figures similar to your technique, is to make a mold out of silicon rubber, then cast figures from two part resin, a bit safer than using HOT! white metal I think. Most items can be bought from Sylmasta https://sylmasta.com/product-category/casting-mould-making/
    https://sylmasta.com/product-category/casting-mould-making/
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    πŸ“ Grand Modellers Bring & Buy Sale
    18 days ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Colin, He says he has ordered two tables, or maybe he has for got to tell you or Kevan, see you tomorrow.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Bollards!
    21 days ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    What lovely quality work Rob, you don't need a lathe
    when you can produce fittings this good, wish I could do itπŸ˜”

    cheers Peter

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    πŸ“ Grand Modellers Bring & Buy Sale
    21 days ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Will be there Colin, with Big Fat Mike, hope you bring something nice to buy!!!

    Peter😊
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    πŸ“ Radar with rotational drive
    21 days ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Like the boat, but, where did you get the crew?

    cheers, PeterπŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fenders
    23 days ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    See if you can find a family member or a friend that can crotchet, my wife makes me great fenders, bow and stern and side ones, in many different materials, cord,string etc. If you have trouble getting someone to help, let me know and I will get some made for you.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: RIVA Aquarama
    25 days ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Dave, my kit has got the hull and seats made from Fiberglas I think that's what it isπŸ€”, it's solid, and you have to plank it over with the supplied mahogany planks, but to get the electrics in, you have to carve away a hell of a lot of fiberglass?

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    πŸ’¬ Re: RIVA Aquarama
    26 days ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Nice build Dave, I have a Riva Aquarama kit from Amati, also bought the electric fittings kit (motors, esc ect) but not had the courage to start it yet, only had it for four yearsπŸ˜” might start it now that I have seen yoursπŸ‘

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Hull Pint job complete
    26 days ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Nice paint job Stuart, particular the bow scoop and logo, a trim line to Finnish it, and you will have the envy at the pool side.πŸ‘

    Peter
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    πŸ“ Puzzled
    1 month ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Colin, Love your little bearded Dragon, how old is she? and do they have a long life span as most reptiles do, or is she classed as an amphibian?πŸ˜‰

    cheers PeterπŸ˜€
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    πŸ’¬ Painting the hull – Part 1 primer & anti fouling.
    1 month ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Panel wipes...one of the best thing going, used to wipe over before final coat with ispropanol alcohol, but panel wipes are much easier, and of no cost really.

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    πŸ’¬ Enclosing the controls.
    2 months ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Many thanks Rob for such a quick replyπŸ‘, will get on Ebay
    right away and do some ordering. BTW I called in at Lidl on Sunday and got the angle thing with led readout, great and only £9.99, how do they do it😊 they still had quite a lot of the sanders in stock!

    cheers, Peter

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    πŸ’¬ Enclosing the controls.
    2 months ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hello Rob, Can I be cheeky, and enquire as to where you got the large ball head pins, they are perfect for holding the planks of obeche in place, also the long stainless 'T' headed pins you have used in past builds.

    cheers, Peter😊

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    πŸ“ Painting white metal
    2 months ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Roger, Metal fittings of any kind and white metal figures can be painted with either Humbrol type paint (enamel) or Acrylic paint,both will need their own primer, but remember😱. you can paint enamel over acrylic, but not the other way (acrylic over enamel).
    Most of the fittings I get in my Deans Marine warships are white metal and resin, I use Halfords plastic primer (grey or white)
    then use acrylic paint from various company's to finish off.
    Hope this is of some help to you.😊

    cheers PeterπŸ‘

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    πŸ“ Rigging
    3 months ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Any haberdashery shop will stock 'shirring elastic', perfect for rigging and it comes in brown,black,grey, white etc.πŸ‘

    Peter

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    πŸ“ Good buy from Lidl
    3 months ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Marky, Have you managed to source the adhesive sandpaper discs the machine uses? I have not enquired at Lidl yet, but will next time I am there.

    cheers PeterπŸ€”

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    πŸ“ Good buy from Lidl
    3 months ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Managed to get one of these sanders from Lidl on Sunday, all for less than £30😊
    Thanks for the info Robbob, totally agree that it is a good buy for the money, πŸ‘just got to get a wooden boat to try it out.

    cheers Peter

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    πŸ“ internet sales
    4 months ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Totally agree with all points mentionedπŸ‘, another way is to make a note of the things you need, now and in the future i.e. glue, fittings,paint etc, and then visit the model boat shows advertised around the UK, some are close, others not, for me I like Doncaster show, Haydock and Blackpool, going to shows allows you to choose from various traders and cherry pick the bits you want, it works for me along with the internet for items wanted NOW!

    cheers Peter😊

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    πŸ“ HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale
    4 months ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Steve, swallow your pride and treat yourself to some 1/96 WWII navy figures from Deans, I have six sets now ready for my HMS amethyst painted in navy whites, and some for the
    USS KIDD nearly finished. They are small and rather crudely cast, but with primer and paint they look OK on the bridge, as Doug says, better than a ghost ship😲, will post some piccy's of the crew when finished.

    cheers Peter😊
    BTW Happy New Year

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    πŸ“ Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.
    4 months ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Merry Christmas to you and your family Stephen, and thank you for a GREAT website.
    Seasons Greetings to all other members and their family's, and a special one for Doug and his partner for all he has done for me in the past year.
    Looking forward to 2019 and a new year full of boating.......πŸ‘

    Cneers to All😊 Peter

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    πŸ“ Sea Queen Frames
    4 months ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hello Don, Cannot understand as to why you could not fined the plans for the Sea Queen on Ebay, here is the direct link.....
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SEA-QUEEN-VINTAGE-MODEL-BOAT-PLAN...
    Hope you get them OKπŸ‘

    Cheers Peter😊
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SEA-QUEEN-VINTAGE-MODEL-BOAT-PLANS-TEMPLATES-INSTRUCTIONS/123543246445?hash=
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    πŸ’¬ New bits
    4 months ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Steve, The lipo situation is I always use HobbyKing https://hobbyking.com/en_us/new-items.html?___store=en_us, a good choice and very fast delivery, regarding prop and size, on my huntsman I use a three bladed prop in brass 30mm M4, and silicon wires, loads of places but I always use The Component Shop https://www.componentshop.co.uk/, hope this is of some use to youπŸ˜‰

    cheers Peter
    https://hobbyking.com/en_us/new-items.html?___store=en_us,
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    πŸ“ Smoke generator
    5 months ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    If it's smoke you want, I think this might just be the best available, a bit pricey, but have a shufty at the video, and you will see what I meanπŸ‘
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RC-Model-Boat-12-Volt-Smoke-Gener...
    PeterπŸ˜‰
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RC-Model-Boat-12-Volt-Smoke-Generator-Variable-Volume-ESC-included-fluid-V4-S2/122319535177
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