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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #725 on: June 19, 2020, 06:57:04 AM »

A 1/64 scale type 21 Frigate needing a refit.


Bob



Hi Bob I see you have bought a
1/64 scale type 21 Frigate well they are a very unstable model as I built HMS AMAZON FI69 so when you built it really watch your top weight as it was just not mine that was unstable but a friend also has HMS AVENGER TYPE 21 IN 1/64  F185 again his was very unstable and have you just bought the hull or the complete deck and bridge as they are very weighty as well as made from GRP we learned our lesson the hard way by not watching top weight  >>:-( <*< so hopefully this info will help you to get a nice model that will sail ok as they are a nice looking ship
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #726 on: June 19, 2020, 07:06:02 AM »

£215 on parts for my unimat lathe, a set of ER 16 collets and collet chuck, plus a taper turning cross slide, both original unimat parts (the collets are replacements)
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #727 on: June 19, 2020, 07:30:56 AM »

This week…couple of kits, couple of motors for the kits, couple of ESCs for the motors...
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #728 on: June 19, 2020, 08:31:15 AM »


... more stick-to-wheel experimenting!   %%


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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #729 on: June 19, 2020, 09:40:29 AM »

As our Shower Room doesn't have a bath I've ordered an inflatable Kids paddling pool so I can ballast and check the levels of a couple of boats I've built.
With the latest spate of weather I'll leave it outside to fill with rain.  I'd normally pop down the local club lake to do this but current restrictions make that a No No.


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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #730 on: June 19, 2020, 09:51:03 AM »

A Live End with a No 2 MT for the Shopsmith
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #731 on: June 19, 2020, 10:42:27 AM »

Bluebird of Chelsea hull for my next scratch build.   Pete
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #732 on: June 21, 2020, 03:13:13 PM »

Just bought a really well built Chlyde kit TBD the Velox and last month a real bargain a HS28 Caldercraft kit tug. Now I just need a clean freshwater lake to run them on, that will be the hardest bit!
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #733 on: June 21, 2020, 07:29:31 PM »


That ran off the rails quickly.....  {:-{

 Topic cleaned up - Admin   :police:
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #734 on: June 21, 2020, 07:57:11 PM »

Sorry.....
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #735 on: June 21, 2020, 08:00:38 PM »


I bought a ruler set from Amazon..... can you still get rulers with reversed scale on the other side?

Say Metric top, Imperial bottom, when you flip a ruler over, Metric Bottom, Imperial Top
 which allows you to quickly check measurements in both Metric  Imperial...

Where can i get rules like that?


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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #736 on: June 21, 2020, 09:22:36 PM »


I bought a Hot glue gun from Lidls. I have wanted one for a long time and it was a god price. I just have to avoid scorching my fingers on hot jammy glue  :((


Oh, and my copy of the
MODELARSTWO OKRETOWE".  arrived on Saturday. The plan was not quite as detailed as I had hoped for but it has loads of detail and I have already drawn scale outlines for the turret.
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Well worth the money even though my Polish is limited to spotting Okret based words and the like.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #737 on: June 21, 2020, 09:46:40 PM »

That hot glue is really painful if you get it on your skin. I always wear nitrile gloves when using mine.
It doesn't stop the heat but it stops the glue sticking to your skin. As a First Aider I have lost count of the number of people I have seen with solidified glue stuck to their hands. They tend to stick their hand under the tap as you do with any burn, unfortunately that sets the glue solid.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #738 on: June 25, 2020, 11:45:11 AM »

just ordered one of these little jobbies. Have got the very small thumb plane which I use a lot but just think would be as useful




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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #740 on: June 25, 2020, 05:22:31 PM »

I would have to be convinced that they are better than the small block plane I bought. That is useless, it has to be taken apart after nearly every 'run' to get the shavings out.


These ones do look good I have to say. From where and how much ??
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #742 on: June 25, 2020, 07:11:06 PM »

did think of buying a pair of these


arsuxeo-unisex-cycling-under-shorts-bike-shorts-classic-spandex-red-green-bike-wear-stretchy_p6736609.html


I don't think they would remove as much wood as the plane, and maybe the red cushioning would make you look like one of those primates with the red 'bottom'? Brave and in the moment maybe?
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #743 on: June 25, 2020, 07:41:14 PM »

I think that £45 for a small plane is  a bit steep for me. I've paid less for a car........
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #744 on: June 25, 2020, 09:19:23 PM »

A "tugboat" kit from UGears.  $US 45.  It's a wooden model/puzzle that runs on land, rubber band powered.  Many parts laser cut in plywood to GREAT precision.  The parts snap together with a light press fit tolerance.  No glue, no screws needed.


I am partway through the build and am amazed at the precision in the design at nearly every step.  Damn clever, these Ukranians!
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #745 on: June 25, 2020, 09:31:54 PM »

I think that £45 for a small plane is  a bit steep for me. I've paid less for a car........


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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #746 on: June 25, 2020, 09:36:44 PM »

Too soon to tell.  I have most of the gearing  and the driving rubber band gizmo put together.  Updates as I progress.   ok2
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #747 on: June 25, 2020, 09:38:50 PM »

Yes,and passed its MoT as well. I drove that for about 18 months. That was about 8 years ago and it's still in use as a 'hack' for driving round a farm up the road.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #748 on: June 25, 2020, 09:40:08 PM »

I called at Halfords to find they still have appliance white on the shelf despite non online
I also found two tins of renault royal blue for Svitzer £3 per tin

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #749 on: June 25, 2020, 10:30:12 PM »

Hi


Lidl rotary tool, the battery kit, bought for me for daddies day by my dog Toby!


AS 186 airbrush compressor.


GRE PSR-282 Airband radio.


2S (7.4v) 4200mah lipo for my roc convertion of a Billings Krabcutter CUX87.


Good week  :-)) :embarrassed: .


John.
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