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    ANDY is my name. Balne Moor MBC/Kirklees MBC
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    Retired Electrical Craftsman
    Members Harbour
    Midwest dinghy 1:12 scale
    This was produced to complement the Maine Boothbay Lobster boat that is also in my harbour. Although obsolete they can still be found occasionally on eBay at high prices usually
    1:32 scratch built RIB
    This is still in progress but I thought I would extract the photos from the huge gallery that is my stevns arctic build. No one sells anything appropriate for my need so making it was the only option. A friend sent me the outboard but I must stress he does not do it for anyone. So it’s all styrene and the outer is made from mitred pieces of tube attached to the floor with an upward curve. Then a keel is fitted to affix the bottom skins to. The photos say more than words and I will add more through to completion.
    Billing Boats Pearl Harbor Hoga
    A static display model converted for RC I bought the kit off a club mate who's had it for near 20 yrs I needed a break from more intense builds I have on the go and wood is a nice change. Four weeks to build (full time) including extra details. This is fully resin coated inside and out along with 1oz glass cloth. I replaced the handrails with stainless steel rod and the whole thing is satin clear coated. Gallery has over 300 photos
    Amati Riva Aquarama
    A static display model than can be converted to RC Amati do not pay any attention to weight! If you want to sail this you need to remove as much unnecessary material as possible. Gallery currently holds 611 images. Still not completed. https://techno.smugmug.com/Amati-Riva-Aquarama/i-JD7jRDj/A
    Billing Boats Smit Rotterdam
    I started this as my first model over four yrs ago. I keep seeing other models turning my head to distraction so this has been on and off the shelf frequently πŸ™„ In hindsight I did or didn’t do a lot of things that I would do differently with the added experience but it is what it is and will get finished one day. The gallery link has 314 images
    Portgarth tug 1:32scale
    My first semi scratch build which took nearly two years before I retired. All the metalwork is brass. All the superstructure is plywood. She can also be found on Marine traffic dot com I submitted pictures and they added them to the real vessel gallery. I have 8 photo galleries of this build
    Models by Design 1:12 Shannon class Lifeboat
    A huge amount of scratch building. So many photos that they are spread across multiple galleries so I'll just link the most recent.
    Billing Boats Boulogne Etaples BB534
    A wonderful model with many personal touches to the basic kit. Ballasted weight is actually 2.75kg Brushless out runner motor 2830 920kv running on 7.2 volt Nimh Hobbywing Quicrun 30amp ESC Raboesch 35mm D type RH 3 blade propeller. Raboesch waterproof propshaft 211mm M4 SG90 micro servo.
    Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 1:12 obsolete
    A gem of a kit but alas discontinued many years ago. I built mine with the agenda to bring it into the 21st century. She is fully resin coated inside and out and two layers of glass cloth on the balsa hull. Gallery link attached
    Stevn's Arctic
    Still under construction. Maximum amps is per motor so 40 total. However as a tug it is unlikely to use more than a few amps in general running about. ESC's are Hobbywing Quicrun 60 amp. The Schottels are 100mm and made by OceanWorks Hong Kong.
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    πŸ“ End of the Moderators.
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    I suspect there are other reasons Bill.
    Should you both be reinstated I might reconsider but much has happened since so I cannot do a catch-up.
    Some pictures in random order
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    My thoughts too
    Chucking out the baby with the bath water.
    From my recent experience there is not enough traffic to need SIX moderators but these two are the shop front and I feel you have made a poor decision.
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    Very sorry to hear this.
    I'll be cancelling my subscription and become a spectator.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Not what I’d planned for today
    4 months ago by T33CNO ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    She’s preparing to beach for the next low tide to make a delivery 😜
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Not what I’d planned for today
    4 months ago by T33CNO ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thanks Robert
    Never sell yourself short.
    If you can use a rule a pencil and one of these you can make almost anything.
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    πŸ“ Not what I’d planned for today
    4 months ago by T33CNO ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    But things just go off in any direction.
    Mercantic hatches
    I’ve made them in separate parts to aid painting
    First left over planking used for the coverings glued to 1.5mm ply.
    Then treated with osmo oil stains for a weathered timber look.
    Later to be covered in osmo Matt oil
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Saturday
    4 months ago by T33CNO ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thank you Michael
    As I said of yours the real models look better than the pictures can show.
    Even then it’s hard to take in your level of detail as the longer you look the more you see
    I’m slowly returning to a normal colour having gone green with envy πŸ†
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Saturday
    4 months ago by T33CNO ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    They're going to be painted invisible 🀣
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    πŸ“ Saturday
    4 months ago by T33CNO ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Today I’ve cut out for the bow fairleads.
    I’ve removed the centre frame ribs in the well deck and replaced with 5 ribs per side.
    I’ve just fitted the port side rubbbng strakes.
    Fitted an upstanding around the aft access hole.
    The day is young but time for dinner 🍽
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Update
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    Struggling for time but I’ve fitted the bilge keels
    Marked the waterline
    Engaged now in cutting the washports.
    I’d like to get the anti foul coat on this weekend.
    Stern gunwale glued on just now, final sanding to shape when the glue sets
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    πŸ’¬ Re: VINTAGE RUNABOUT
    4 months ago by T33CNO ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Stevns arctic
    Port and starboard friction sticks
    Rotary knobs for kort steering
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Woven glass cloth
    4 months ago by T33CNO ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thank you Colin
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Woven glass cloth
    4 months ago by T33CNO ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thank you Robert
    Next job after sanding is to mark the waterline with indelible pen
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    πŸ“ Woven glass cloth
    4 months ago by T33CNO ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Last night I glass coated the port half of the hull. This morning I’ve sanded it to satisfaction with no visible blemishes needing filler.
    Next the Starboard.
    Picture one is the start of sanding again with 120 grit
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    πŸ“ The days not over
    4 months ago by T33CNO ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Continued
    Faced with a choice of breaking out every frame rib to replace them all or shaping them and accepting their thickness, I decided on the latter.
    Just three more to do at the stern where I’m also in the process of making the gunwale.
    Intermediate bulwark ribs will now be fitted.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Full steam ahead
    4 months ago by T33CNO ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thank you all πŸ€—
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Full steam ahead
    4 months ago by T33CNO ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thanks boss 😎
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    πŸ“ Full steam ahead
    4 months ago by T33CNO ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Bow ribs and gunwale now complete and other bits.
    Hull sanded ready for glass coat, no significant defects that won’t be filled with next coat of resin.
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    πŸ“ Change of tack
    4 months ago by T33CNO ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Last night I started on the hatches and it was going so well today that I’ve delayed sanding whilst good headway is being made.
    I made and fitted the coamings trial fitted the rudder and made an oversize bow gunwale to trim later.
    Continuing on with the hatches
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    πŸ“ Computer Time.
    4 months ago by T33CNO ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I’m Andy πŸ€—
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    πŸ“ Computer Time.
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    SPAM in any language
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aft Well Deck
    4 months ago by T33CNO ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Le tonkinois varnish as used by the French navy.
    If I did it again I would use finishing resin first then polyurethane

    https://techno.smugmug.com/Amati-Riva-Aquarama/i-ML9LmZf/A
    https://techno.smugmug.com/Amati-Riva-Aquarama/i-ML9LmZf/A
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aft Well Deck
    4 months ago by T33CNO ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Lime planking here onwards in my Riva build, Sy.
    https://techno.smugmug.com/Amati-Riva-Aquarama/i-wMThWWW/A
    https://techno.smugmug.com/Amati-Riva-Aquarama/i-wMThWWW/A
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    πŸ“ Hull sanding and sealing
    4 months ago by T33CNO ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Finally the rain stopped and a couple of hours with 120 grit sorted out the planking. A lead pencil is used to indicated the highs and lows as sanding progressed.
    Sealed the wood with a coat of resin before another sanding and minor filling.
    Then a glass coat will be added another day.
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    πŸ“ Progress
    4 months ago by T33CNO ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Not many pictures but I will add more later.
    Hull is almost closed and the last piece will be a block of balsa for final shape before sanding the entire hull ready for grp overcoat.
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    πŸ“ Yesterday’s progress
    4 months ago by T33CNO ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    More planks and the bow bulwark fitted.
    Once the bulwark is set the frame ribs are knocked out to be replaced with scale ribs in the correct places as marked in pencil.
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    πŸ“ Before the England game
    4 months ago by T33CNO ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Both sides now at the same stage.
    Rather than reshape the keel to suit the bottom skins I’ve dammed the area with masking tape to fill out with 15 minute resin, then shaped.
    Lead shot installed in the bow also.
    Edit
    Since England beat Germany I fitted another plank 🍻😜
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    πŸ“ Back at it
    4 months ago by T33CNO ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    After most of the weekend off.
    Planking from the keel upwards and extending the ply bulwarks forwards.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Today
    4 months ago by T33CNO ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    From a club mate
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