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RTTL 2753
« on: December 26, 2011, 03:40:21 PM »

Hi to all
Just purchased at 1960's RTTL 2753
It requires a lot of TLC.
In many photos of these boats I have seen the superstructure has Grey,but mine is Black, Is this correct?
Many Thanks
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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2011, 10:01:06 PM »

Should be grey SS not black...have you any photo's?

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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2011, 11:31:46 PM »

2753 had a lot more ventilation John  :o



I'll look for some more pics

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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2011, 11:35:38 PM »

another



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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2011, 11:40:25 PM »

Olly

they look good in Mediteranean colours too. Oh yes, click on the pictures please


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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2011, 11:46:12 PM »

I will take some photos.
Many thanks for info.
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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2011, 11:49:16 PM »

Last ones I found - a poor quality one and one being 2753 being broken up <:(





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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2011, 12:03:31 AM »

More photos to follow.
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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2011, 01:48:17 PM »

More photos.
Having looked at the boat in more detail it appears that who ever built this boat in the 60's knew a thing about her, the detail of the mast plus the anchor, yet al photos show her in grey
yet this is in black and she is named " black Javelin".
Was the a RTTL 2753 boat named the "Black Javelin"?
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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2011, 03:40:35 PM »

2753 had a lot more ventilation John  :o


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i've seen that photo of 2753 damaged before but I can't remember where...was a write up about what happened too...where's the head scratching smiley...!


Was the a RTTL 2753 boat named the "Black Javelin"?
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I think the name would be the model builder's idea, none of the boat's had a name just a number, 2753 was re-named 'Flywood'.

Your boat does look well built...lots of work to restore it though, I'm sure the original plan is still available which would help, I have some photo's of model RTTL's similar to your's stored on disc, I'll post some later, here's one of a Med boat, useful for the details...I'll have to build mine someday :embarrassed:

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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2011, 03:40:35 PM »

2753 had a lot more ventilation John  :o


Dave


i've seen that photo of 2753 damaged before but I can't remember where...was a write up about what happened too...where's the head scratching smiley...!


Was the a RTTL 2753 boat named the "Black Javelin"?
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olly49

I think the name would be the model builder's idea, none of the boat's had a name just a number, 2753 was re-named 'Flywood'.

Your boat does look well built...lots of work to restore it though, I'm sure the original plan is still available which would help, I have some photo's of model RTTL's similar to your's stored on disc, I'll post some later, here's one of a Med boat, useful for the details...I'll have to build mine someday :embarrassed:

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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2011, 03:43:24 PM »

Hmmm...! Sorry posted that twice...

I had the 504 gateway timeout again...although it could be me I suppose, I blame the whisky!

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« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2011, 03:50:42 PM »

I blame the whisky!

I'm so jealous {:-{ O0 {-)
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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2011, 05:35:19 PM »

Its my turn in 2 weeks Dave...doppler test on my blood circulation at the hospital and I have to see Dracula first...nothing to eat or drink except water after 11pm the night before.

Anyway no matter {:-{

A few photo's of a grey RTTL for Olly, a little small but give an idea of the colour.


Here's a link to the plan, MM530

http://www.myhobbystore.co.uk/product/16886/vosper-rttl-mm530

 
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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2011, 07:11:18 PM »

Just  tried to clean deck but I feel its past its best, what should I plank the deck with?
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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2011, 07:32:17 PM »

Before thinking about planking - are you going to strip all the old paint off and start from bare wood?
You probably won't know what the paint is or how it will react with the new paint you choose.
There is a Huntsman going through the same process that is now having cracking due to reactions
between paints. Fairy Power Spray 3.15 in Tesco's will do most of the stripping for you, and you won't
have the sorrow of spraying new paint on and seeing it crack later on. Your choice anyway Olly ;)

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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2011, 08:04:44 PM »

Yes,going to strip back to bare wood .
I know what you mean about different paints reacting.
Just restoring an old Aerokits Commander and had to strip back to wood.
The decking on RTTL was plywood and the lines were scribed with a knife.
Just wondering what planks to order with other bits and pieces.
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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2011, 10:15:09 PM »

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=20758.0

Hi there the above link may be of some help.   The model was built using a modified version of the plans from my hobbies store and a few other bits of information and plans.

I notieced, in a couple of photographs, there is a boat with an 'E' at the end and this denotes that it was one of the two special boats built by Vosper with an aluminium and fibre glass hull.   As far as the paint scheme is concerned, normally they had either a black hull with a grey superstructure or if they were in the Med - an off white hull and superstructure.

The decks - some of them were painted and some were left - wood varnished.

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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2011, 10:15:43 PM »

i've seen that photo of 2753 damaged before but I can't remember where

Hi John
I  know now where the photos came from now - credit is due to Bluebirds thread on his RTTL.
I saved the pics then I forgot where they were from - just read his thread again... nice :-))

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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2011, 10:41:58 AM »

Hi olly49

A few more shots of the 2753

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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2011, 01:51:39 PM »

RTTL 2753 requires a new superstructure, plans ordered.
Many Thanks for all  the photos.
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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2011, 06:59:11 PM »

Paint stripped using fairey power spray..
Plenty of filling to do.
What primer/ paint does everyone recommed?

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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2011, 07:17:31 PM »

Hull stripped using fairey power spray, anyone recommend primer/ paint.
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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2011, 12:03:07 AM »

Hi

I've not seen those photos before so thanks. Re the paint I have been told if I use Halfords primer then it's a
Halfords topcoat, same goes with the B&Q range. So if you don't mix brands there is little chance of any poor
reactions coming through. Keep posting any progress. :-))

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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2011, 01:57:13 PM »

hi there

if you are looking for fittings, MacsMouldings does them - they do the ventilators and deck hatches in 1:24 scale for this model  -  

Looking at the pics you have put on, the hull looks in good nick - to seal some of my hulls in the past I have used plasticoat primer bought from Halfords or B & Q.  

Also as a thought, you could , if you wish too use a thin coating of finishing Z epoxy applied with a bit of old credit/bank card.  
http://www.macsmouldings.co.uk/page7.php?view=productListPage&category=9
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