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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #50 on: June 18, 2008, 10:46:04 AM »

I would advise yes to fitting oiler tube.
You can then regrease the shaft without removing motor.
If you are using a short shaft it will need topping up, so far easier.

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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #51 on: June 18, 2008, 10:56:49 AM »

Robert see PM
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #52 on: June 18, 2008, 01:45:28 PM »

Heres the running gear Martin.
385 motor from Model Motors Direct, (2 for a fiver and wired and suppressed)
7"x4mm prop shaft by graupner
40mm LH brass propeller from Cornwall Boats
Rudder is from kit with small brass rudder epoxied in between he halves.
Going to use a Condor 10/2 ESC from Action
7.2 volt battery pack
BEC wired into system
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #53 on: June 18, 2008, 01:51:50 PM »

After looking at the many different methods of installing the rudder, I chose the big glob of milliput route.
Can't remember where I saw this but you can either wrap cellophane around the rudder shaft, as I've done or use similiar size drill bit. I also smeared some vaseline around the cellophane. Here are a couple shots showing what I did.
The propshaft has not been secured in yet, its just put in place for reference to ensure proper clearance for rotation.
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #54 on: June 18, 2008, 01:58:54 PM »

Thanks Rob,
 How well does the Milliput stick to the Hull plastic?
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #55 on: June 30, 2008, 09:36:24 AM »

Robert is your rudder shaft inside a tube or just inside the milliput. Does it finish above the water line ?
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #56 on: June 30, 2008, 06:40:44 PM »

385 motor from Model Motors Direct, (2 for a fiver and wired and suppressed


Dont tell FLJ where you got the motors from!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #57 on: July 01, 2008, 09:56:22 AM »

Hi Stavros

Yeah, I got 2 from them at the Exeter Open day O0, and already with suppression.

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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #58 on: July 01, 2008, 10:00:16 AM »

Robert is your rudder shaft inside a tube or just inside the milliput. Does it finish above the water line ?
Hi Richard,

According to my line of sight it is above the water line and in the milliput which I'll line and pack with grease.
Read somewhere how someone else did this and it worked fine.
Have to get the brain working again, just got back from London where we saw Eric Clapton and The Police.
Great fun.
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #59 on: July 01, 2008, 10:04:15 AM »

Hmmm think I would have preferred a tube Robert but you never know until you try these things.  O0
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #60 on: July 28, 2008, 05:37:29 PM »

Well, it may look a bit messy now, but have to fit the switch on somewhere. Gave her a run around the pool today and discovered the turning radius on a 12' diameter pool is too small. Anyway, no big production video with OST, but all works and moves like a proper ship. On with the building!
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #61 on: July 28, 2008, 05:47:02 PM »

Coming on Robert. If you move your rudder linkage at the rudder end in towards the rudder your rudder should turn more each way. O0
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #62 on: August 20, 2008, 10:36:31 AM »

Whats happening Robert ?  :-\
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #63 on: August 20, 2008, 04:10:20 PM »

Yeah, hi again, been busy training for a new powst and rearing our new puppy, I get the late shift and SWMBO gets the early shift.

The first pic is our new addition, mum was a white shepherd and dad was an alaskan malamue, we call him Mahegan, which in the Native Algonquin langauge means Wolf.

The second is the hull painted and foredeck on, gave her a coat of varnish and weather permitting should get to the lake Sunday, well pond really.
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #64 on: August 20, 2008, 05:14:37 PM »

Cute puppy, but be warned mine was cute as well. ::)
Nice paint job on boat (bit clean though) are you going to weather it ? :-\
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #65 on: August 20, 2008, 07:21:45 PM »

Was messingh about with the roman numerals that go down tyhe bow, but decided they looked rubbish and upon referring to the book Canada's Flowers those numerals can't be seen in the photo. Trying to find the green leaf for the funnel.
By the way do you have any tricks for these kit decals, I was planning on the varnish adhering them on once the glue initial set them on. Any comments otherwise appreciated.

Think I need new slippers now! :D
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #66 on: August 20, 2008, 07:41:22 PM »

I am reading this thread with interest I have got the same kit made by 'Matchbox' in the seventies it looks the same as the Tamiya except mine has original cloth flags. A question should I build this kit or is a collectors item that's worth more than buying a Tamiya and building that one?
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #67 on: August 20, 2008, 08:14:47 PM »

Get a hold of Bob Pearson he sells a complete set of decals for Canadian Corvettes .His email address is  bpearson@kaien.net ... He also maintains a webpage dedicated to Corvette modeling  at  http://www.cbrnp.com/RNP/Flower/contents.htm

Address to the decals preview    http://www.cbrnp.com/RNP/Flower/SALES/index.htm

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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #68 on: August 20, 2008, 08:19:55 PM »

Was messingh about with the roman numerals that go down tyhe bow, but decided they looked rubbish and upon referring to the book Canada's Flowers those numerals can't be seen in the photo. Trying to find the green leaf for the funnel.
By the way do you have any tricks for these kit decals, I was planning on the varnish adhering them on once the glue initial set them on. Any comments otherwise appreciated.

Think I need new slippers now! :D
Varnish will fix decals or use Decalfix obtainable from Ontracks


http://www.ontracks.co.uk/index.php?page=search_results&string=decal+fix
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #69 on: August 20, 2008, 11:48:11 PM »

I figured varnish would do the trick, wait til you see the deal I just got I'll pm you later when I ring and confirm tomorrow.
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #70 on: August 20, 2008, 11:52:50 PM »

I am reading this thread with interest I have got the same kit made by 'Matchbox' in the seventies it looks the same as the Tamiya except mine has original cloth flags. A question should I build this kit or is a collectors item that's worth more than buying a Tamiya and building that one?

Didnt know that Tamiya did the Flower Class corvette, Might let some of the more knowledgeable members field that question. My kit was a gift :o
but I'm aware that Matchbox used to put this kit out some years ago. I believe Revell got ther molds from Matchbox, so there are probably quite  a few around, up to yourself about the value of the kit now though.
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #71 on: August 21, 2008, 08:16:33 AM »

Tamiya dont do the corvette Robert. ::)
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« Reply #72 on: August 21, 2008, 11:52:16 PM »

Get a hold of Bob Pearson he sells a complete set of decals for Canadian Corvettes .His email address is  bpearson@kaien.net ... He also maintains a webpage dedicated to Corvette modeling  at  http://www.cbrnp.com/RNP/Flower/contents.htm

Address to the decals preview    http://www.cbrnp.com/RNP/Flower/SALES/index.htm

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Hi Chris,
I've read that page quite abit, thing is don't want the whole decal sheet from Bob, just the left corner bit with the green maple leafs.
If anyone has those I'd appreciate it, long way to send just for 2 leafs, primarily doing decals per photo from Canada's Flowers.
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #73 on: September 04, 2008, 11:42:06 PM »

Well, must be my Canuckhead heritage, opened my post the other day and  received a nice proper decal sheet, from my mate in The Great White North, so at long last I've made some progress and the puppy sleeps thru the night now. Not sure if I'll be cut out for the Grand parent thing, well at least they are going to University, so that will be some time from now.
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Re: HMCS Snowberry
« Reply #74 on: September 05, 2008, 03:45:36 AM »


Hi Chris,
I've read that page quite abit, thing is don't want the whole decal sheet from Bob, just the left corner bit with the green maple leafs.
If anyone has those I'd appreciate it, long way to send just for 2 leafs, primarily doing decals per photo from Canada's Flowers.
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  This may be covering old ground by now, but I'll put my two cents worth in anyway. For settling down decals I've found nothing better than Solvaset. After the decal is placed in the desried loationand most of the water is drawn off through capiliary action by a tissue, use a small paint brush to place the Solvaset over, the decal. Let it work its way under hte decal by capiliry action. Leave to do its job (couple of hours). Then check the decal for any tenting over rivets etc. The tenting will appear as a white spot in the decal. Peirce each spot with a needle or sharp knife point. Introduce a little more Solvaset and the decal will snuggle down. Done with patience you won't see the decal outline. Finsih with your favourite clearcote.
  For a maple leaf decal, have you tried the model railway fraternatee  (sp)?  Canadian National Railways used the maple leaf herald during the fifties. Perhaps there is a decal available there that would work. What size do you need?

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