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    πŸ“ Update #3
    9 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Mast and companion-way fitted along with aft "inspection" hatch, a few more details to come.πŸ‘

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    πŸ“ Update #2
    9 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A little more detail added not in the plan.but think it suits well.

    Please feel free to comment with any advice I will be looking to seal the hull in the near future after a few more blemishes have been ironed out.

    πŸ“ Off topic
    9 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A bit off topic here but heres the pursuer with the rest of the fleet along with my growing.collection of books and magazines πŸ˜€ I also have the sand heron dredged hull and various plans for future builds as my skills develope.

    Skippy

    πŸ“ Update
    9 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Small update on the pursuer today as ive not had a lot of free time to do a great deal, bit of work done on the superstructure deviating from the plan ever so slightly.

    Skippy

    πŸ“ Sarik hobbies bold pursuer torpedo boat.
    9 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Evening all. I’ve not been active for a while due to one thing and another, recently I’ve decided to do a retake in the sarik hobbies (bold pursuer) torpedo boat as the previous one I did I wasn’t happy with the overall finish. So far Im happy with the progress this time around. Loads still to do.

    Thanks for reading
    Skippy (Jordan)

    πŸ“ Model boat mayhem
    11 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Good afternoon everyone.

    I was interested to see if anyone here was planning to go to model boat mayhem at wicksteed park 27th-28th may 2023?

    I’m thinking of going an camping for the weekend if my work Schedule allows.

    Skippy (Jord)

    πŸ“ Orca
    12 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Fantastic looking model you’ve created there! Amazing detail.

    Skippy

    πŸ’¬ Re: Morning at the lake
    1 year ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Yes Colin I do try and teach them to behave accordingly around water, even more so because I can’t swim. That wouldn’t deter me from jumping in after them tho haha. Yes they are pretty good I just say. I’ve fallen in a couple of times, just as well it’s shallow ish around one edge.
    Cheers Jordan.

    πŸ“ Morning at the lake
    1 year ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    My children are young sailors in the making 😁

    πŸ“ Redcar Model Boat Club
    1 year ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Morning gents, do you still run the club at Redcar? I don’t live too far from there and work in Hereford most days 😁

    πŸ“ Update…
    1 year ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Been a little slow on the updates recently, finished off a few small details and sealing ect, applied some colour over the last 2 days, she is by no means perfect as reflected in the overall finish but hopefully with a couple more bits to do she will be ready for first float test and ballasting ect.

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    πŸ“ Updates…
    1 year ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Few small details added this evening. So slight work needed on the hull before sealing too.

    πŸ“ Hull sealing
    1 year ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Roy, is this stuff okay to paint over once dry?

    Regards
    Jordan

    πŸ“ Hull sealing
    1 year ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Good morning gentlemen. I have come to the stage in my build if the US army tug boat from model boats magazine where he done an early
    Float test, he sealed the hull using dope and tissue however I have none of this to hand and am doing this build on a budget as it’s for my youngest son. The float test was done before the prop tube was fitted and sealed over with adhesive tape to prevent leakages as stated in his article. I was wondering if a layer of clear varnish would work to seal the hull allowing a brief test to sort ballasting? Allowing me to sand back when it’s finally time for paint.

    Regards
    Jordan.

    πŸ“ Walton Thames RAF marine branch 1228
    1 year ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    RAF marine branch.

    πŸ“ Superstructure…
    1 year ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Superstructure nearing completion 😁 spent most of the day on this build after waking up to snow on the ground I thought it was the perfect recipe for a quite day at the bench! I hope your all enjoying the progress pics, thanks for looking.

    Regards
    Jordan

    πŸ“ Bump strips
    1 year ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Bumps strips added today and a makeshift temporary stand.

    πŸ’¬ Re: Guestbook
    1 year ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Wow! Stunning location you live in! I would love to live in such a place.

    πŸ“ Update….
    1 year ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Okay so over the couple of days I have done a bit of work on the us army tug, hull shaping ect, I think it’s turned out pretty well for a novice. The cable ties really helped with keeping the shape while the glue dried with the help of a few pins. Bit more filling/sanding to do and a few finer details then look at sealing it all up ready to finally get started on superstructure and detail/paint. Can’t wait to get this one on the water, it’s going to be a gift for my 2 young children who enjoy watching me build. Still plenty to do yet but definitely making steady progress.

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    Jordan

    πŸ“ Hull sheets/plating
    1 year ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    It is yes and not entirely. I believe commented elsewhere on the forum about this but always happy to have a recap πŸ˜€

    Regards
    Jordan

    πŸ“ Hull sheets/plating
    1 year ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you Colin. I presume I can get this from almost any DIY store. I very conveniently work next door to a DIY/timber store 😁
    Cheers, Jordan.

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    πŸ“ Hull sheets/plating
    1 year ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Evening all, I was looking for a bit of advice on the best way to cover the outer of my hull framing? I tried using vertical strips of balsa however that proved ineffective 😬 any suggestions please? Would be much appreciated.

    I have included some pictures showing the method I tried 🀣 please excuse my apparent lack of skill!

    Regards
    Jordan

    πŸ“ Progress…
    1 year ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A little progress made on the harbour rug over the weekend, mainly sizing up of the motor and bit of hull work I’m aware the prop is far too long just for angle reference😁 I did however carry on after these pictures will post more pics later on today. 😊

    Jordan

    πŸ’¬ Re: Winter is here
    1 year ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Look forward to seeing your progress πŸ™‚

    πŸ“ Trending email settings.
    1 year ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Following, the emails are driving me insane πŸ˜‚

    πŸ“ Always creating something different
    1 year ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    That’s brilliant ron, very nice idea! 😁

    Regards
    Jordan

    πŸ“ Guestbook
    1 year ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I’m happy to have found this community! I have received lots of helpful advice to start my hobby in the world of model boating and it’s hugely appreciated! πŸ˜€
    Jordan

    πŸ“ outing at the lake
    1 year ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Little outing back in the summer on the local lake.

    πŸ“ US army harbour tug
    1 year ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi everyone I thought ide share with you a little build I’m working on over a couple weeks. It’s a us army harbour tub mini plan from this months edition of model boats magazine. Very simple design. Perfect for beginners and novice like myself. More pictures to follow πŸ˜€ Thanks for looking.

    πŸ“ Sand heron
    1 year ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Evening gents, after a slight delay in collecting the sand heron hull, I finally manage to get it picked up tonight so here it is, I look forward to getting stuck in with this build.



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