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    ๐Ÿ“ Nostalgia
    12 days ago by swanee ( Leading Seaman)
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    Would that be the same Max Coote who owned the model shop Rip-Max?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Grain filler
    15 days ago by swanee ( Leading Seaman)
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    Sorry ezecote not execute
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    ๐Ÿ“ Grain filler
    15 days ago by swanee ( Leading Seaman)
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    Sorry for the "typos" - ezecote not execute, doh.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Grain filler
    15 days ago by swanee ( Leading Seaman)
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    I will have to remember "execute" when I get to the finishing stage of my RTTL. I like the sound of "no pong". A useful tip if you get stuck SS is make your own, just get clear model aircraft dope and mix it with talcum powder. It does the job a treat.๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ Colour match
    26 days ago by swanee ( Leading Seaman)
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    Red Oxide ?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Next project
    26 days ago by swanee ( Leading Seaman)
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    Belair are indeed still operating. I have in the past bought a number of model aircraft kits all of which have been top quality. Material quality was A1 and the accuracy of cutting absolutely faultless. Recently I bought a semi-kit of Vic Smeeds Vosper RTTL again the quality was first rate, don't hesitate to recommend them. The usual disclaimer I have no connection with them other than as a satisfied customer.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ Entering another place...
    2 months ago by swanee ( Leading Seaman)
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    Sorry to disagree, but I was taught that if you write to other people bad grammar and spelling is discourteous (bad manners).
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    ๐Ÿ“ Entering another place...
    2 months ago by swanee ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have been following this thread with great interest, but have refrained from joining in till now.For many years I was on the committee of a model-aircraft club with many members that had an amazing level of skill but almost no social abilities whatsoeverl. Likewise a study of internet blogs will soon show that many technically able people are almost illiterate. The spelling on this site on occasions leaves a lot to be desired. The increasing use of expletives is universal but that is no reason for toleration. Personally I can swear with the best (fifty five years in the building trade), but I don't want it on here so if you can't write two words without one of them starting with 'F...' then take your foul mouth and bigoted opinions somewhere else. Thats it moan over. To end with would some contributors please learn the difference between to, too and two also their and there etc or am I being too pedantic or perhaps just an increasingly intolerant seventy six year old.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Amati Riva kit...
    2 months ago by swanee ( Leading Seaman)
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    I guess you didn't like it much then.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hard to understand
    3 months ago by swanee ( Leading Seaman)
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    I bow to your superior knowledge herr professor. I spelt Mengele wrong as well. I should have spent more time listening to the German teacher and less time dreaming about model aeroplanes.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Machine shop
    3 months ago by swanee ( Leading Seaman)
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    Some years ago a friend of mine was offered a lathe on condition that he was responsible for transport. That machine turned out to be a Colchester Student, duly installed in his garage it served him well for many years. On retirement and moving to Devon from Hertfordshire a new owner had to be found the same arrangement was utilised although my friend misses the machine he now has a garage he can park his car in.๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hard to understand
    3 months ago by swanee ( Leading Seaman)
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    Unless I am mistaken, didn't Dr Mengeler experiment with injecting victims in Auschwitz with Phenol and similar substances. The result for him was a length of rope courtesy of the Nuremberg trials. A point to ponder!!!!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Nostalgia
    3 months ago by swanee ( Leading Seaman)
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    Fancy seeing a model of the Eileen again. The first plank on frame boat I ever built, though mine was built from the Model Boats plan (I think I still have the plan somewhere) hey ho, nostalgia's not what it used to be. I sold it at the Watford swap meet, some guy made an offer for it before I'd even got into the hall.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Launch Completed
    3 months ago by swanee ( Leading Seaman)
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    Beautiful model, I have the bare bones of the hull built. I keep looking at that mast as I just know that it is going to give me grief. But as a friend of mine used to say "don't look at it as a problem but a challenge to your ingenuity". Still I have to finish the hull first.
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    ๐Ÿ“ CAD with Designspark Mechanical.
    1 year ago by swanee ( Leading Seaman)
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    All this is very nostalgic, takes me back a million ago when I was learning AutoCad as a mature student. A wonderfull learning experience.๐Ÿ˜€

    AutoCad
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    ๐Ÿ“ Bow Fenders.
    1 year ago by swanee ( Leading Seaman)
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    The 'Tea' method should work well, I used to use it to die white tissue-covering on model aircraft so the it looked more antique linen.
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    ๐Ÿ“ 46" RAF Crash Tender
    1 year ago by swanee ( Leading Seaman)
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    I would rely on photographic evidence rather than word of mouth. Many years ago I was building a model of HMS Cosssack, one lunchtime at work [I was an apprenticed joiner] I was carving the gun turrets. The joiner on the bench next to me asked what I was doing. When I explained he said that he had served on her. There were a number of things I needed answering, he answered all my enquiries. Some time later I happened to ask when he had served on her, oh I went out to Australia in 1945 came the reply, as she was torpedoed in the Atlantic in 1943 I didn't bother to make any further enquiries. Beware of eye witness accounts
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 34" Crash Tender
    1 year ago by swanee ( Leading Seaman)
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    Yes it was McGregor that produced kits. I still have a 27meg transmitter and receiver tucked away somewhere. I also have a couple of Elmic rubber driven escapements too [I was aeromodelling in those days].

    27meg transmitter
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mystery boat
    1 year ago by swanee ( Leading Seaman)
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    You don't give the length but from memory it looks rather like the Frog patrol Launch designed to take the Frog 3.49 marine diesel engine. If this is the case it was a freelance design so you could paint it any pseudo-military colour scheme, but ideally something RAFish. I hope this is of some help. Swannee (Obergruppenfuhrer, Kriegsmarine rtd.)๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ New forum rankings.
    1 year ago by swanee ( Leading Seaman)
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    If you think swannee is funny you should hear some of the other names I have been called [50 years in the construction industry].
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    ๐Ÿ“ New forum rankings.
    1 year ago by swanee ( Leading Seaman)
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    Am I missing something here, what's with all the silly titles. Admirals, Captains and three band stokers etc.You are all boat modellers. I also build model aircraft does that make an Air-Vice marshal or a Wing Commander if I own more than one model. As for getting up-tight if your title has been changed, then I think you need to get a life.Having got that off my chest I would like to say there are some magnificent models displayed on this site. Swannee, runway painter 1st class

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    ๐Ÿ“ Good buy from Lidl
    1 year ago by swanee ( Leading Seaman)
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    I was so impressed by all the posts the I trotted off to my local store and bought one. Construction is pretty good and the performance is more than adequate. Well spotted that man.๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ Castle class Frigate - HMS Harlech Castle
    5 years ago by swanee ( Leading Seaman)
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    Cenbeth, I've had very mixed results using cyno on brass even when roughening the surface.
    Davem, Thanks for the pics, thats a good looking model.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Castle class Frigate - HMS Harlech Castle
    5 years ago by swanee ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have been building this boat on and off for years, I know It's only semi-scale but It Is an attractive model none the less. My problem Is building the lattice mast structure. I was thinking of soldering It from from brass strip and angle (I can use a soldering Iron) with high and low temp solder to simplify construction. As almost everyone on this site Is more experienced than me, I wondered If anyone else has a better Idea.
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    I love the blog on HMS Diamond, what a beauty.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Huntsman refurb
    5 years ago by swanee ( Leading Seaman)
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    I know that I'm a bit late in commenting but better late than never. Just had to say what a beautiful boat you ended up with. I built Swordsman from the ModelMaker plan (anyone remember the ModelMaker ?) when it was published back in the distant past. The Huntsman/Swordsman boats have among the most beautiful powerboats ever designed.
    Pete.

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