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    Z37 NARVIK Destroyer
    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.
    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.
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    πŸ“ Promotion
    11 hours ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    I don't think you need to court martial your adjutant Doug, you'll find the problem is with your second in command 'fleet 2' quoting Commander instead of Commodore.


    Cheers Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Photo shoot tomorrow.....!
    11 hours ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    I'll second that Sy.....😊

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Hand Rails Part 2.
    2 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Reading your description of the job, makes it sound so easy Rob, but I bet it wasn't, you go that extra bit for perfection, and it really does show,beautiful work.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Photo shoot tomorrow.....!
    2 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    A great job done there Sy, it just shows how difficult this building job has been, the rib looks quite large in your blog photo's, but the last shot of todays photo's, shows that along side your tranny bag, the rib is not very big, you've done brilliant on such a small scale.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    Cheers, Pete

    btw, 🀞for good weather.
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    πŸ“ Deans Marine LST 388
    2 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Went on their website first Doug, and no way I would buy at Β£4.50 postage per item, much better deal on ebay, that's why suggested them to Nery'sπŸ˜€

    Cheers, PeteπŸ˜€
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    πŸ“ Deans Marine LST 388
    2 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Found these on Ebay Nerys, maybe of some interest to you and your LCT 388😊

    Cheers, Pete

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Zvezda-1-100-M3-Lee-US-Medium-Tan...

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Zvezda-1-100-Model-Kits-Allied-Tanks-A13-MkIII-Matilda-II-M3-Lee-New/254686865806

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/M3-Scout-Car-1-100-Model-Kit-Zvezda-6245/153957450635
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Zvezda-1-100-M3-Lee-US-Medium-Tank-6264-Plastic-Model-Kit/233739193347
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    πŸ“ I'm getting ready to build my Trent class Lifeboat and Humbrol paint
    2 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Do you mean ME Doug?πŸ˜•
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    πŸ“ Graupner mc-26
    3 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    That's the problem I have Len, on my Spektrum DX6, as Doug has mentioned already, you need to pull the left stick down before switching on, of if you have already switched on and the voice says 'Throttle High',then just pull the left (throttle) stick down and that should shut her up😊 It's a HER on Spektrum.

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: "My-Jen" has arrived!
    3 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Thanks for the link Ed, just tried it, and they have a European link, so went there...WoW! the boat on the USA site is $539 but on the Euro site it's...........Β£589!
    Correction misread - 589 euros. I think someone is taking a liberty there😠

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: "My-Jen" has arrived!
    4 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    That's a real purty boat Ed, and no hassle of finding the bits to build her, I sort of like that ideaπŸ‘can I enquire as to where you got her from, maybe I can get one here in the UK😁

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ Deans Marine LST 388
    4 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    You're more than welcome Nerys, I have also been scouring for you, vehicles for your LST 388, they are few and far between in 1/100, plenty in 1/72, but they would look far to big, I've managed to source some american trucks, and some tanks, but not any shermansπŸ‘Ž, will keep on looking, and will send you the links later, having problems wth my IT server (Virgin)😊

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ Deans Marine LST 388
    5 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Hi Nerys, Doug is quite correct, the 385 from Cornwall models is perfect for your need, I have never used a Deans motor, in any of my Deans kits, the 385 or a 400 is able enough
    for most of his kits, don't bother with the kit props, they are white metal and rubbish, also you will find that the rudder along with the rudder arm are also white metal, better to replace all with brass options, and an old 13amp plug earth bar, to use as a rudder arm.😊

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Boiler
    5 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Er ... Steamed cheddar? I prefer a cheddar toasty Doug, but a cheddar sauce....now that's something to try.😁
    Danke, das ist gutes EssenπŸ˜‹

    Cheers, Pete


    Gute NachtπŸ˜”
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Boiler
    6 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Not really me Doug, a turkish bath, I'm more of a, head over a bowl of hot water, with a towel over, just enough steam to clear the head😊

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Boiler
    6 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Many thanks for the reply Rick, yes, I am aware or the cost of steam, but would like a reliable set up, a guy at our club has offered me a Cheddar set up, a Proteus I believe, he said it was one of the best, should be for what he's asking.😊

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ Promotion
    6 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Can I add my sincere congratulations to Rob, on his rise to Vice Admiral, well done.😊

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ Deans Marine LST 388
    6 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Strange how you should mention a boat you stated building from Miniature Slipway. which was the beginnings of Model Slipway, I've got a mate who has moved from chairman at our club, back to his home in London, before he left he sold me a model of Vliestroom buoy layer, a kit by Model Slipway, but he had transferred all the superstructure parts from
    plasticard onto ply, similar to yourself, so I have got to continue the build in wood😊

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Cabin Roof Windows.
    6 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Many thanks for the info Rob, really appreciate it.😊

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Cabin Roof Windows.
    6 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Yet another job successfully completed Rob, you have a great talent for explaining your build as well as showing us the intricate work you do on all your builds.
    Did you put the tint film on the top side or the bottom side? and have you got a link please.😊

    Cheers Pete
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    πŸ“ Deans Marine LST 388
    6 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Pleased to hear that you have finally got the LST in your hands, if I can be of any help in your building of the kit, please let me know, as I have built quite a few of Ron's kits, and have found various pitfalls along the way, I'm sure you will manage the build, looking at the past ships you have constructed, best of Luck.πŸ‘

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Pulpit Pt 2
    7 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Yes Rob, I agree with you, Keith is a great chap, and we still converse via email, as I said, even though he has retired from doing shows, he still keeps his hand in with selling bits on Ebay, I have just bought some amazing fine covered wire from him, and posted the link.😊

    Cheers, Pete

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RC-MODEL-BOATS-FITTINGS-NEW/26489...
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RC-MODEL-BOATS-FITTINGS-NEW/264892016128?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Boiler
    7 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    That's a tasty looking bit of copper and brass Rick, πŸ‘can I ask, is it a kit? and what motor will it be powering, I fancy getting into steam, but have no knowledge of it at all.😊

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Model complete less coxswain....
    8 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Can I offer my condolences to you and your family, there is never a good time,to loose someone close to you, especially your Dad, but as you say, he's with your Mum now, and without pain, but not a good time to hear about it, just keep your pecker up, and continue building your masterpieces Sy.

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Pulpit Pt 2
    9 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    The rope handgrip has come out really well Rob, the cord you used from 'Modelling Timbers' who sadly are no-more, if you're like me, I stocked up on a lot of his cord/rope before he stopped doing the shows, he still occasionally sells on Ebay, so if you need anything, just keep an eye out.😊

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Chrome Paint Test.
    11 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Hi Rob, The best chrome finish I have used, came from a company called ALCLAD paints, they do various chrome's and stainless steel etc, you just have to use their black primer, and then overspray with your chosen finish, I think it is enamel base, but the chrome stays, and you can touch it when dry and leaves no marks.😊

    Cheers, Pete

    btw, Not available in rattle cans, you have to spray it yourself.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fan goes Caput!
    12 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Hi Ed, sorry to hear your having 3D problems again, it appears what your saying is that the mother board fan has Kaput, do you mean the power unit fan? if not, mine is different to yours, have only noticed the last couple of days, that mine is a Ender 3 pro, don't know what differences there are, but there are a few I'm informed, my first print will be some vents in a few scales, will post as and when they are finished.😊

    Cheers, Pete

    btw, my mate at the club, has just finished printing a large yacht, had to be printed in four sessions.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Forward Deck Pulpit.
    13 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Many thanks for that useful info Rob.πŸ‘

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Forward Deck Pulpit.
    14 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Excellent work Rob yet again,πŸ‘ your soldering is marvelous, can I enquire as to the iron/flux and solder you use, you seem to have the perfect match, as well as the silver soldering.😊

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HARTLEY FLARELINE, NEW PROJECT
    19 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Very effective jb, but how do you get the different colors on the dials?😊


    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ Motivation
    19 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Many thanks for your reply Doug, I was born on St Georges Day Neunzehnhundertsiebenundvierzig,
    and like you have many,many plastic magic kits, such as Trumpeter Bismarck, Hood,Nelson all waiting and many more in 1/350 scale, plus over 36 r/c boat kits
    in my loft waiting yet again for me to start on them,you have had a very wonderful and varied career, seen more of the world than most people, you don't need to prove anything to anybody...
    "OK so another year older, and what have you achieved? Answer: ZILCH!" if you look back over the last year, you have achieved the admiration and the appreciation of many modellers, isn't that what retirement is all about and what of Gisselle? this is the time when you can spend more time together and enjoy life,you are a very talented man Doug, and most people on this site envy your knowledge that you have acquired in your life, I really believe that this lockdown situation is getting to us modellers, we can't just sail and have fun when we want to, why build boats when we can't sail them!!!
    looking forward to your new acquisitions, would one be HMS Vanguard? guess we will just have to wait, at least something to look forward to.😊

    Cheers, Pete
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