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X craft..
« on: April 09, 2015, 10:42:38 AM »

It's been a while since I completed a sub build, but here's X9 ready for painting. I hope to get the first coat of paint done today, depending on what time the good lady will be arriving.
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2015, 12:08:12 PM »

Is Looking Great   :-))  ,
 
Looking forward to see it in water   O0  ,
 
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Re: X craft..
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2015, 12:35:03 PM »

Thanks Marius...I want to get it finished ready for the Norwich Sub Weekend in July.
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2015, 12:56:02 PM »

Good Luck and Don't forget about the pictures .  :-))
 
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Re: X craft..
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2015, 01:15:47 PM »

Hi Rich


She looks surperb  :-))
At least you've got a good day for painting, its gorgeous outside today.




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Re: X craft..
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2015, 01:26:03 PM »

That's a tidy looking thing, looking forward to seeing it change colour :-))
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Re: X craft..
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2015, 02:03:42 PM »

So was I...went down the shop to get paint, common or garden silk black...none in stock.  >>:-(  Stopped off in the local garage on the way back...none in stock.  >>:-(  Someone somewhere locally must be building a big sub... <*<
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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2015, 03:37:12 PM »

Flat black and give it a bit if a buff up..you never know, a genie might pop out!
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Re: X craft..
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2015, 03:40:12 PM »

I tempted to brush paint it...having studied X24 closely at Gosport, that looks as though it was painted by a drunken man with a yard broom, so at least I could claim it's a scale paint job...  ;D
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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2015, 05:16:47 PM »

Have you seen it since it's been restored.

All you need is a can of satin black from Halfords.

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« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2015, 05:54:01 PM »

Is this in case George sinks his Tug and needs locating?.
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« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2015, 09:03:35 PM »

Problem solved, thanks to Ian(IanPAL), the correct paint will be arriving tomorrow. Two cans of Halfords finest satin black aerosol...
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Re: X craft..
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2015, 10:02:26 AM »

Have you seen it since it's been restored.

All you need is a can of satin black from Halfords.



I haven't seen X24 since we did the Gosport show, Andy...she was still outside then. Having said that, I have managed to persuade the good lady that she'd enjoy a day trip to Gosport. A day spent poking about in the museum, and the promise of a posh nosh and a night in a hotel seemed to work wonders on her...  :kiss:


Picture below shows X22 on the dive plane of X24.
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« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2015, 06:43:09 PM »

You can easily lose three or four days in Portsmouth, plenty to see and do and lots of nice places to east out.

The submarine museum is also much improved on how it was years ago.

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« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2015, 11:04:01 PM »

Gawd, I hope she doesn't read that, Andy...it'll end  up costing me a fortune!   <:(
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Re: X craft..
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2015, 04:23:18 AM »

Rich, I know if she reads this, you simply, accidentally, hit return before typing "but she is worth it".
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Re: X craft..
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2015, 08:14:57 AM »

Hi Tom,


Yes, she's worth it...this one is a keeper.  ;D


Best wishes to you and yours...
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« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2015, 08:58:26 AM »

Yes, I noticed that yesterday when I walked into your flat Rich, all the little touches that only a woman would add. Little things like cushions on the sofa  {-)
I'm expecting proper ashtrays when I come down next, no more coffee jar lids  :P
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« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2015, 09:01:43 AM »

And get off here and get spraying that X Craft, before she comes over later and has your b*lls for earings mate.  :o
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« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2015, 09:03:30 AM »

You're too perishin' fussy...proper ash trays? Good grief, man...


Yup, just plucking up the courage to start spraying it, mate...need another coffee and a smoke first.   :embarrassed:
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« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2015, 11:08:20 AM »

Spraying has commenced...think I sprayed the camera lens on my phone as well.   :embarrassed:
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« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2015, 12:14:45 PM »

Two coats of satin black later and she looks a right heap of junk...just how I wanted it to look. Couple more little bits to do, then some weathering, rusting, etc, then she's off to the fitting out dock as soon as the radio box arrives from Adam at Mountfleet Models.
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« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2015, 01:54:17 PM »

Very nice...get the rust coloured paint out...don't get carried away...and don't forget to get it wet at some time :}
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« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2015, 02:09:09 PM »

Cheers Skip...I'll be weathering her this week. Hope to have her fully operational for the Norwich weekend, with a bit of luck and a following wind.
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« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2015, 08:44:24 PM »

Hi Rich
     I see you have been building what is the size of it as it seems to looks quite small, looks like some think i could move about with out to much trouble. I have been on doing that Engal Gato that the missis got me but have been doing a lot of modes to it, hope you are keeping well.
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