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    πŸ“ CAD with Designspark Mechanical.
    8 months ago by swanee ( Able 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.πŸ˜€

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    πŸ“ Bow Fenders.
    8 months ago by swanee ( Able 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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    πŸ“ 46" RAF Crash Tender
    8 months ago by swanee ( Able 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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    πŸ’¬ Re: 34" Crash Tender
    8 months ago by swanee ( Able 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].

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    πŸ“ Mystery boat
    11 months ago by swanee ( Able 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.)😎
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    πŸ“ New forum rankings.
    11 months ago by swanee ( Able 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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    πŸ“ New forum rankings.
    11 months ago by swanee ( Able 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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    πŸ“ Good buy from Lidl
    1 year ago by swanee ( Able 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.😊
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    πŸ“ Castle class Frigate - HMS Harlech Castle
    5 years ago by swanee ( Able 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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    πŸ“ Castle class Frigate - HMS Harlech Castle
    5 years ago by swanee ( Able 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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    πŸ“ Huntsman refurb
    5 years ago by swanee ( Able 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.
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