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 on: Today at 03:49:18 PM 
Started by g4yvm - Last Post by g4yvm
Im keen to have a bash at footy sailing and im off to wales in a few weeks so the sea beckons. Alas, absolutely no time at all to build this side of the trip so looking for something cheap and cheerful for a bit of fun. Ill take my DF65 if nothing turns up.
David. Salisbury

 on: Today at 03:19:25 PM 
Started by B.B - Last Post by Mark T
Beautiful model Brian.

Yep it just doesn't get better - Lovely job Brian :)

 on: Today at 02:59:41 PM 
Started by KeithH - Last Post by ballastanksian

That is a great step up onto your future builds from what you have experienced and learnt during this project.

I look forward to see what you get up to next Keith  ok2

 on: Today at 02:57:29 PM 
Started by B.B - Last Post by ballastanksian
Too right! She looks great like all your other builds Brian  :-))

 on: Today at 02:55:14 PM 
Started by B.B - Last Post by ballastanksian
Beautiful model Brian.

 on: Today at 02:39:47 PM 
Started by T888 - Last Post by ballastanksian

I have used Revell's enamel Wine red (I think that's the name!) for painting below the waterline on two models now and am very pleased at its coverage and finish. It suits a coarser brush well and I would recommend this colour.

I haven't used Tamiya paints for ages. The last job was to paint a river on wargames terrain using a Dark blue and a Grey. While fresh they are good paints, but I find they separate after a year or two of storage.

Looking at a paint chart on line suggests that as one range is classic paint in a pot while the other is aerosol then it may be to do with the formulation for spraying. Cleverer folks than me would know if aerosol paint needs special thinners or even further reformulation to work from aerosol cans?

Re feedback, These projects are like watching telly for me. I do not have one and so entertain myself reading on this and one or two other forums.

 on: Today at 02:23:21 PM 
Started by steam up - Last Post by Mark T
Just my 2c here too.........

For me personally I find a suppliers after care just as important as the initial buying process.  There are very few places now where we can buy steam parts and I have no doubt that time will reduce this even further which is a shame.

I'm a firm believer in that things will and do go wrong, and for me personally its how the issue is resolved rather than the original issue.

I've personally seen pipework pass hydraulic tests only to fail quite shorty after due to a defective weld, even after x-ray inspection. 

As for the legal side of this I have no doubt than unless someone is actually hurt our legal system would have no interest in this issue what so ever.  I'm not saying this is right its just the way it is in the UK.  For the record I too would be very disappointed and would want the supplier to fix the issue but would I flame them - no

Personally I would explore every avenue before mentioning it on a forum so that the supplier has every opportunity to correct any problems. I'm sorry if other members of this forum think that I'm far too laid back but this has served me well throughout my life.

Like I say just my thoughts and I'm sorry that the OP has had issues with a suppled gas tank that should have worked correctly from the off.

 on: Today at 02:02:15 PM 
Started by birlinn - Last Post by birlinn

Bulwark framing completed one side- now to see if I can make a match with the starboard side. I replaced the shroud plates with brass, and will fix the brass bottle screws to them with 16BA brass bolts.
I have also had a go at making the wash port covers hinged like full size; the left hand hinge got a bit off-centre. Must do better with the next ten hinges!

One thing is niggling- the top of the bow should have a very shallow curve, rather than the straight line and more sudden curve of the kit hull. I think I might leave it, as adding a bit may not be very strong- there is no capping at this point.

I tried hard to get the bulwark capping fairing in to the bow stringer.

 on: Today at 12:55:54 PM 
Started by essexbill - Last Post by essexbill

I have spent hours looking at photos on line and in books, but I need some help from the Mayhem Folks.

I have a roller stern tug, I know I need a form of gog iron, I have seen photos of what looks like two hydraulic pins coming up at angle.

Other photos show the Karm fork.

I interested in seeing what others have done or suggestions.

 on: Today at 12:45:41 PM 
Started by Butts - Last Post by essexbill
Really looking forward to this event.

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