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 on: Yesterday at 09:47:06 PM 
Started by justboatonic - Last Post by Taranis
Rich! I use white and green squadron, is there any difference other than colour? I just thought it was to be sympathetic to primer colour

 on: Yesterday at 09:46:39 PM 
Started by RHBAKER - Last Post by RHBAKER

Nick, one of my friends sent me this U Tube link. Some details you might not have seen elsewhere.
How is your Seal coming along? Have put the powertrain in mine and had a trial run. All well although some minor adjustments are needed. It is still a bare hull, have decided wherever possible to try my models without a deck or details so if anything is wrong can gain access to fix it easily.
Had a job trying to find your details as had forgotten how we communicated earlier.
If you would rather direct my E Mail is: [email removed Admin]    :-))


 on: Yesterday at 09:37:07 PM 
Started by justboatonic - Last Post by Colin Bishop
Ronseal wood filler works pretty well, you can mix it in small quantities, it sets quickly and sands well. Adhesion to styrene is OK ish, fine for gaps. Comes in three colours including white.


 on: Yesterday at 09:23:32 PM 
Started by clockworks - Last Post by Taranis

£13.89 delivered

 on: Yesterday at 09:22:45 PM 
Started by RST - Last Post by RST
OK I'm a little bit lazy sometimes but have no tools, materials or workshop where I am at the moment, but I think this has worked quite well.  Collapsable camping stool from E-Bay makes a perfect 18" high boat cradle for me!  Collapses into a little bag about 75x250x50mm.  Can't really complain for just under £10 (though, I think the jiffy bag had a NL stamp on it which was a bit annoying when it's supposed to be UK).  I thought I'd have to modify it a bit -but it seems to work perfect so far, it's very stable!


 on: Yesterday at 09:05:53 PM 
Started by clockworks - Last Post by Tug Fanatic
Is 3M77 at around £17 really better than all the other repositionable spray adhesives which cost from around £4 on Amazon?

 on: Yesterday at 09:01:38 PM 
Started by justboatonic - Last Post by RST
swear to god I hit modify rather than quote -sorry (no delete post button here!!!!).

 on: Yesterday at 09:00:54 PM 
Started by justboatonic - Last Post by RST
 I've tried quite a few over the years, often from necessity because that what the local shop had.  I havenít had quite the same experience with drying times as you -but itís subjective:
  • Humbrol -awful, thin as water or a hard paste.  Takes an age to dry, really poor consistency.  Just awful stuff!
  • Revell -skins too quick which slows down curing then stays a soft blob for days no matter how thick.  Eventually dries very, very hard which makes sanding difficult, and it's subject to cracking.  Terrible stuff but not quite as bad as Humbrol!
  • Deluxe solvent free "perfect plastic putty" -recommended to me by local shop out here in Paris.  OK suppose: dries quick, no smell, water clean-up if that's important, doesnít stick too well to polystyrene unless you're filling a crack or crevice (no surprise).  Itís ďmehĒ but useable but I donít recommend it for polystyrene unless itís a delicate airfix type kit, plastic needs scoring or hard sanding for it to stick unlike solvent types which need less prep.  I suspect itís just DIY white ďdecorators caulkĒ re-tubed and at a massively inflated price (smells, feels, looks and sands the same).  7/10 Iím always left a bit wanting with Deluxe products, this is no different -like Apple: clever marketing for "so-so" performance
  • Testors putty -recommended to me out here in Paris, never tried it until February.  Solvent based -nice to apply, easy to work with, dries quick, sands easy.  Not bad at all, really quite good
  • Squadron putty (red) - solvent based, sticks excellent, dries quick, easy to work with, very easy to sand.  Consistently the best of anything Iíve had.  My No 1 choice for wood or plastic, period.  I buy 2 tubes each time.  If shops donít have any I resort to E-Bay -itís worth the rip-off courier shipping costs because of the solvent, RM won't deliver it
...Could of course try making your own with those last few dregs of MEK or a squidge of Contacta professional liquid poly when the tube blocks.  Done it a few times.  Don't use polystyrene dust from sanding -it always seems to have bits of abrasive in it, just plop some small offcuts in the liquid and seal it up intil it turns to goo.  Mixed results for me really.  The solvent can stay active for absolutely ages and sometimes distorts the joint long afterwards.

Depending how big the job, 2K Isopon plastic car bumper repair putty from motor factors or Halfords is great and works well with polystyrene and sands very nicely (wet).  Dries a bit flexible also.  Great on Polystyrene and GRP.  Stinks though because it's polyester based (or uses the same red hardener anyway).  Really like it, much prefer it to Milliput or epoxy putty, and you can start sanding back super quick.

...Sorry for the brain dump -might give some ideas.



 on: Yesterday at 08:57:13 PM 
Started by clockworks - Last Post by Taranis
Thatís in my favourites now thank you  :-))

 on: Yesterday at 08:04:34 PM 
Started by Stan - Last Post by Stan
Just a few pictures of the club stand and some of the models on display. Also pictured the gold medal winning  M8 Allis -Chalmers high speed tractor  and a fine Tiger one both by club members.

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-))

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