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Dads203 last won the day on June 17 2016

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  1. Dads203

    Falmouth Working Boat

    Starting to really come together now mate, nice
  2. Dads203

    Vosper MTB

    Cheers guys So one last detail is the hand rail on the fore deck, I thought about not doing it but where is the fun in that Made from brass rod and micro copper tube soldered up, same elastic thread as the rigging. RFI pictures will go up soon Another completed build for me this year.... Cheers all
  3. Dads203

    Vosper MTB

    Cheers guys So the prop prop shaft was taken out yesterday and greased up, more work done on the RC side hence the lack of photos. I also stripped the paint off the prop ready now for sea trials. The quick turn around of this was mainly due to it being 80% done back in 2012 and me not taking the build too seriously, it was meant to be a bit of fun and a break from the 43 conversion that I started a month or so ago, so my first boat type build is now almost complete and I’ve really enjoyed it. I also have a part done HMS Illustrious sat on the shelf of doom, it might get moved up the pile for completion Cheers Dan
  4. Dads203

    Vosper MTB

    Cheers John , Navy terms are not my strongest forte fella, being an ex pongo , i did spend 6 weeks on HMS York though and I’m still damaged from that experience I do seam to remember in Navy speak a boat is a submarine ?
  5. Dads203

    Vosper MTB

    And in place
  6. Dads203

    Vosper MTB

    I'll probably get something done out of Perspex for it's final stand, why do you not like my 10 minute knock something out effort, it's a bit rustic but serves a purpose ? So a little research and I found a picture of the boats crest, looks like a flying fish so I presume its a generic crest for the MTB fleet as I've seen the same crest on other boats? I decided to knock something up from plastic card, lead wire and paint, I'm no artist so this is the best it will be. This will go on the spray deflector on the open bridge. Cheers for looking Dan
  7. Dads203

    Vosper MTB

    Now part of the Royal Navy Not blown away by the white ensign flag, I tried my best to get more of a drape on it using PVA glue but it wouldn't comply. A few more details and its ready for RFI
  8. Dads203

    Vosper MTB

    So, here is the state of play as at :- 10:30 05/07/18 Zulu My first serious boat build since I was a kid
  9. Dads203

    Help for a newcomer to weathering

    Another vote for the tamiya polishing compounds, they are fantastic but incredibly hard to find in the UK. I had to buy my set from Hong Kong and Japan. You can also try car polish, most contain some cutting compounds to polish out micro scratches on car paint. I’ve also used a paint cutting compound from Halfords, it’s similar to T Cut but in a paste, it comes in a yellow tube and is really cheap. Brasso metal polish is another alternative, I have used this years ago with good effect, but make sure you try on scrap plastic first for any of the products first so you don’t totally ruin the canopy.
  10. Dads203

    Jb/Airfix landrovers

    They look like series 2 to me fella
  11. Dads203

    Need help gluing foam board

    Try PVA fella, it won’t melt the foam, won’t cure very fast but it should work.
  12. Dads203

    Vosper MTB

    Cheers John, that photo really does show it well, just what I needed to see fella Dcrfan, again cheers for the link very useful
  13. Dads203

    Vosper MTB

    Just messing about with the waterline weathering, noticed that you get all sorts of algae along the waterline so I thought I'd give it ago
  14. Dads203

    Vosper MTB

    Cheers Simon Cheers for letting us know that I'm not too far adrift Also cheers everyone for the likes, it's all appreciated. Todays slow progress, one more rigging wire added to the left of the wheel house, depth charges have been roughly painted up but still need weathering yet. Wheelhouse/ Bridge has had the first pass of grime and detail painting. I have a white ensign flag on order so hopefully it will arrive tomorrow. I've got some work to do on the RC side of the build, finding a way to secure the battery and top hatch plus waterproofing the receiver, could be sea trials this week Regards Dan
  15. Dads203

    Vosper MTB

    Cheers Rob So the last few details added, ropes, boat hooks and what I think are fire extinguishers, more weathering on the decks to go yet and some detail painting up on the bridge area, some more rigging but it's almost done now Cheers for looking Dan