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    ๐Ÿ“ Water cooling
    8 months ago by swanee ( Master Seaman)
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    Methinks we have netted a troll
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lost Website
    1 year ago by swanee ( Master Seaman)
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    Battlcrafts was the one!! Many thanks for your help gentlemen.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lost Website
    1 year ago by swanee ( Master Seaman)
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    Help, My laptop went pear shaped [actually one of my cats pee'd on it] and I lost all the info I had stored on it. Can anyone tell me the web adress of the guy who manufactures all manner of weapons and deck fittings in resin and brass etch. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
    Many thanks Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Corvette
    2 years ago by swanee ( Master Seaman)
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    Nice boat, in Australia is it?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: RAF RTTL 2762 E
    2 years ago by swanee ( Master Seaman)
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    When my uncle Bob was stationed in Malaya with the RAF he along with some other officers used to blag an outing on an RTTL. once they got a few miles out it was finished with engines and everyone would spend the day fishing or sunbathing. All in the name of Queen and country of course.๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Flashing LEDs
    2 years ago by swanee ( Master Seaman)
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    Galloping Ghost, wow that really is a blast from the past. Lots of home made systems used the old Victory Industries Mighty Midget motors if my memory serves me correctly, in latter years of course the ready built Rand unit was produced saving lots of head scratching. Those were the days.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Boat Build Help
    2 years ago by swanee ( Master Seaman)
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    Pitch Pine, Not available really as there are no commercially viable stands left in the world. Some secondhand supplies but you would most likely have to buy a church roof.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Spam
    2 years ago by swanee ( Master Seaman)
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    I have elected not to receive e-mail notifications of postings to this site. Why is mail being cluttered up with irrelevant spam contrary to my wishes?
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    ๐Ÿ“ LST 368
    2 years ago by swanee ( Master Seaman)
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    My old phone started to play so I Decided it was time for a replacement, it allegidly a smartphone but it wasn't, it was even stupider than I am. I trawled the net but the range was vast and some of the prices took your breath away. Only one thing to do, consult no1 son [he's got his own electronics company and is the fount of all knowledge of things electrical]. No probs said the wise one, Apple are bringing out a new model in a couple of weeks it's dirt cheap, I don't know how they make them for the price. Two weeks later and I am the proud owner of an iPhone SE. It was like putting a chimpanzee in Concord and expecting it to fly it. But I am progressing its only been a couple of months and already I can open the box, the next task will be to find where to plug the charging lead in, my daughter has had an iPhone for yonks but she won't come near because covid19 [let's not go there] so she is of limited help. Ain't technology grand. BTW there are a couple of kits i had my eye on but I think I will keep a firm grip on my beer tokens for the time being. Sorry Mr dean.
    Stay fit and keep your powder dry
    Swannee
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    ๐Ÿ“ Good news
    2 years ago by swanee ( Master Seaman)
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    that is if someone in your Government hasn't flogged it off to another country!!!๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Slapton Sands
    2 years ago by swanee ( Master Seaman)
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    I heartily concur with Shipyard Baz, although it was many years ago that I read 'The Golden Army' it still sticks in my mind as a really good read, as is anything by Leslie Thomas.๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Deans Marine LST 388
    2 years ago by swanee ( Master Seaman)
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    Well I certainly got everyone thinking and talking didn't I. If may, I would like to relate a tale of my own experience. Many years ago I was working for a shoplifting company as a trainee draughtsman soon after finishing my apprenticeship, being the junior in the office I used to get all manner of strange jobs. The job relevant to this thread was to produce the working drawings for a quantity of fitted wardrobe fronts to be exported to the middle east for a large oil company. They had to be sent CKD that is Ikea style kits. That I thought was the end of the matter. Shortly after I was summoned to the works managers office, he was not a man trifled with so my first thought was oh god what have I done now? So, said the great man, I am a handyman out in saudi-arabia and I have just been given your Meccano set to put together, it would be nice to have a set of instructions and an exploded drawing to help don't you think? To cut a long story short said exploded drawing, annotated parts list and instructions were produced to everyones satisfaction (eventually). It was a highly educating experience I remember still to this day and one I recall whenever a kit-box is opened. Hopefully you are still awake at this point.
    Stay well
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    ๐Ÿ“ Deans Marine LST 388
    2 years ago by swanee ( Master Seaman)
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    Nerys.
    Be careful about complaining about bad spelling and grammar. I was foolish enough to mention them on a blog not a million miles away and was firmly rebuked. I am afraid that you and I are old school as they these days and these things matter to us. To me writing garbage for public consumption is bad form. Now I expect another shellacking, still it keeps people awake.
    Stay healthy one and all.
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    ๐Ÿ“ The Way to Produce Authentic WW2 paintwork on your model.
    2 years ago by swanee ( Master Seaman)
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    I am not absolutely certain but I am sure that I read somewhere that in order to get all the aircraft completed in time for D-day they used waterproof distemper [can anyone remember distemper].
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    ๐Ÿ“ Nostalgia
    2 years ago by swanee ( Master 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
    2 years ago by swanee ( Master Seaman)
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    Sorry ezecote not execute
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    ๐Ÿ“ Grain filler
    2 years ago by swanee ( Master Seaman)
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    Sorry for the "typos" - ezecote not execute, doh.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Grain filler
    2 years ago by swanee ( Master 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
    2 years ago by swanee ( Master Seaman)
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    Red Oxide ?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Next project
    2 years ago by swanee ( Master 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 years ago by swanee ( Master 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 years ago by swanee ( Master 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 years ago by swanee ( Master Seaman)
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    I guess you didn't like it much then.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hard to understand
    2 years ago by swanee ( Master 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
    2 years ago by swanee ( Master 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
    2 years ago by swanee ( Master 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
    2 years ago by swanee ( Master 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
    2 years ago by swanee ( Master 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.
    3 years ago by swanee ( Master 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.
    3 years ago by swanee ( Master 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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