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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    Only remembered as last time I was on kayak seen a team training on the lake and they broke my silence lol

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    ๐Ÿ“ Rc boat BRUMA
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    If thereโ€™s anyone who lives near Newcastle area and intrested in a boat to keep you occupied over the winter a friend who I got my huntsman off is selling his other boat if anyoneโ€™s interested will pass over details think heโ€™s wanting around ยฃ100 for it so will let him know if anyoneโ€™s intrested I did travel to him from Carlisle and heโ€™s a nice guy to get on with

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey huntsman cabin
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    That was my downfall Chrisf Iโ€™ve got a few stored in computer but decided I was going to make the cabin out of the two best ones I liked but when I did it the first time didnโ€™t like the little frames I did was a bit too much so made it a little subtle which Iโ€™m happy with it now

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey huntsman cabin
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    So the other day I spent well shall I say throwing in the bin two days work wasnโ€™t really happy with what I had done ie cabin doors and frames a bit over thoughtfull too many ideas came out a bit too much so last two days re doing the cabin doors hopefully better than the first one one learning by my mistakes and trying not to over think stuff as well as look after the new after her op

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    Seen it on mythbusters last week but do remember from history lessons so does sink in in the end lol

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey huntsman cabin
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    So after a few days off got back to some work on the cabin after a few ideas and putting together a frame and doors and then taking the hike thing apart as I wasnโ€™t happy with my first frame work and doors finished up with this and a two cupboards for each side of the cabin still a long way to go but not bad I think after 3 days

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey huntsman 31 47 restoration
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    Well after a couple of weeks blood sweat tears tantrums and a couple of choice swear words and a great help off a few on here I think itโ€™s getting like a Huntsman Iโ€™m not completely happy with my second paint spray job in my life but I think compared to when I first brought the big tug home Iโ€™m hopefully doing it justice time for a few days off now to look after the mrs after her op

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey huntsman restoration
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    So today went well cut two templates to use as backing on the rear of the side vents to stick in place with two bolts in the back to go through the side of top cabin to make it easier for removal if I ever need to do any work on it Colinโ€™s fault lol gave me idea to use bolts so itโ€™s easy access in future to take off

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey huntsman seats
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    So todays task is seat and base backs with backing to side vents with bolts on the back to screw in place so itโ€™s easier to take off in the future blame someone on here for giving me that idea in the beginning but Suppose it makes it easier to take off if needs be

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey huntsman restoration
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    No already re made and painted them silver been trying to get it like two huntsmanโ€™s Iโ€™ve seen the colour match and the cabin thatโ€™s the only problem when you like multiple boats lol

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey huntsman restoration
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    Speaking of condrums lol Iโ€™ve got plenty in my head and too many to list lol thanks Doug lol

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    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey huntsman restoration
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    RNinMuich lol and with my arthritis in my back and wrists Iโ€™m feeling it lol after all that sanding and prepping lol

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey huntsman restoration
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    Not bad to say this is probably the second time in my life Iโ€™ve praypainted anything donโ€™t think Iโ€™ve done too bad but looks better than the last paint job and the dark colour is just what I wanted not too light and not too dark thanks everyone for the comments means a lot for my first big project I know itโ€™s not perfection but Iโ€™m working on it

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey huntsman restoration
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    Well that went better than I thought and I know itโ€™s not perfection for most but itโ€™s an old bettered boat and next year needs completely sanded down to perfection the sides were badley scared but it reflects on how old it is so after 6 coats Iโ€™m happy with it will put some lacquer on next to bring the paint out

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey huntsman restoration
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    Going darker now after 3 coats maybe 6 will do would you think

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey huntsman restoration
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    Well two coats of Humbrol midnight blue and think I like the colour better than navy blue I got last week will use the navy blue on the boat stand instead of waisting it in the bin

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey huntsman restoration
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    So managed to get two rattle tins of midnight blue Humbrol paint from one of our model shops bit of a drive but glad I went back to see what else they do as most of our model shops up here in Cumbria are just model train related so hopefully get some paint on today

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey huntsman restoration
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks Colin yes Iโ€™m going to do that with the cabin aswell after Iโ€™ve fitted the windscreen all the way round the edge of the top of cabin and just on the inside with two metal grab rails just small and the back and front hatches for doors as well got loads of ideas now off everyone on here

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey huntsman restoration
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    So after a few days off looking after the mrs after her operation and trying to decide on paint colour even tho I already bought 3 tins of navy blue still not sure if I should go with midnight blue having taken all the windows back off and re painting so I could get the top sanded and primed ready for paint Iโ€™m still not convinced mavy blue is the way to go so while I make up my mind got two strips of mahogany for the top of the boat weโ€™re the two parts meet just to make it a bit different hope Iโ€™m doing this right lol seemed like a good idea at the time before I mask off and paint

    ๐Ÿ“ Dragon Force 65 waterproofing
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    They did have a tendency to leak a little water where the mast fixes into the hull if able to take undo the mast and keel and have a look inside the mast support inside with a torch mine had a minor crack in that point but manged to get a little glue on the crack and itโ€™s never leaked since other than that submerge in bath and do the old puncture repair test look for any bubbles popping up

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey huntsman re paint colour
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    Already took the window frames back off and gave it a good sanding down ,had about 4 coats of blue,1 red ,and primer was pretty thick not suppriesd when I saw bits cracked and pitted under all that paint so treated it to some wood filler and will put primer on today will post pics later another trip to hospital with the mrs as she had major surgery on her foot Monday so been looking after her instead of the boat lol

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    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey huntsman re paint colour
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    Mite just go and buy all three cans of navy blue that was left in B&Ms restoleum and then Iโ€™ve got them as there nearly ยฃ14 a can everywhere else on offer at the minute so mite as well get a bargain

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey huntsman re paint colour
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    Seen that got it on computer somewhere didnโ€™t want to just buy a colour and it just not suit the finish but will have good think about colour scheme thanks mate

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey huntsman re paint colour
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks quattroo lol thought someone was going to say that Iโ€™ve been using Rust-oleum up to now with just the primer but seen this in my local B&Ms

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey huntsman re paint colour
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    Just a quick question guys doing some more refurb on the huntsman today took the white panel wood off the sides from front side windows to the back as it wasnโ€™t what I wanted even thou it looked ok but a bit cracked so going to sand it all down and take the windows off and get some white primer before painting so to the question ,midnight blue or Oxford blue which is the correct colour to use I know a few have done there own but just wanted it to look correct to original

    ๐Ÿ“ Wordle of the Day?
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    First time I got it right think Iโ€™m getting the hang of this now

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey huntsman rear ladder
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    Iโ€™m getting the same now lol last time we had Chineseโ€™s take out I kept the lids for the Dragonforce 65 as battery compartment lid lol

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey huntsman rear ladder
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    Two days work and an old microwave rack cut into bits and some greggs stirrer sticks into a ladder not bad for some over thinking while walking the dog in the park

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey huntsman Cabin refit
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks Roy for the advice going to try get a sheet of thin metal Iโ€™ve seen in B+Q itโ€™s pretty thin so going to cut template if screen out and make the window frame on both sides of the screen then hopefully bend them both to match the back and front of the screen then stick to top of hull long way off that yet lol white metal fittings kit next

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey huntsman Cabin refit
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    Decal on cabin was already on I e found them on the Hobbies site in a pack I think will see if I can find and send through just found them if you mean these Ron just type in fairey huntsman stickers

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