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Re: Q & A - Swordsman A PLAN FOR BEGINNERS by Bluebird
« Reply #100 on: January 12, 2011, 02:25:06 PM »

Further to correspondence with the Editor of Model Boats magazine, I've just been told that the plans will be introduced into the My Hobby Store range in the near future. Meanwhile anyone requiring just the PDF version can contact either Larry W via this Forum or Paul Freshney at Model Boats. His contact details are in the magazine and on the Model Boats website.
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Re: Q & A - Swordsman A PLAN FOR BEGINNERS by Bluebird
« Reply #101 on: January 12, 2011, 02:53:22 PM »

Thanks for the pictures and instructions...
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Re: Q & A - Swordsman A PLAN FOR BEGINNERS by Bluebird
« Reply #102 on: January 12, 2011, 04:34:38 PM »

Sorry - wrong Larry! Contact is Long Build aka Larry R.
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Re: Q & A - Swordsman A PLAN FOR BEGINNERS by Bluebird
« Reply #103 on: January 12, 2011, 04:40:11 PM »

thank you ,l but i am still here to help larry w :-))
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Re: Q & A - Swordsman A PLAN FOR BEGINNERS by Bluebird
« Reply #104 on: January 17, 2011, 01:48:13 PM »

This just received from the Editor of Model Boats magazine:

Hi Dave
I have sent today sent the Swordsman plans to our illustrator for adding MHS box etc. Once that is done, which may be 2 to 3 weeks, it will be re-introduced into the plans service and a suitable announcement made on the website and in the magazine.
In the  meantime if anyone asks you, then I will send them your PDFs and the person can always go and get them printed themselves can’t they?

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Re: Q & A - Swordsman A PLAN FOR BEGINNERS by Bluebird
« Reply #105 on: January 23, 2011, 02:08:01 PM »

Way back at the beginning of this thread someone asked about tissue covering as specified in the original magazine instructions. 
As I am an aeromodeller I have used the following method of tissue covering for aircraft and I reckon it will work on boats just as well.  ( the Swordsman I am building is not quite to that stage yet )

The balsa & ply is doped and allowed to dry.   Tissue ( from a model shop ) cut oversize to suit each section,  is soaked in water for a few minutes and lightly wrung out.  It should be slightly wet but not dripping wet.  The wet tissue is then applied to the model and it will be found that it clings like a magnet.  You then straighten out the wrinkles a little and apply dope with a brush to the parts that are lying flat.  That is correct, you dope it on top of the tissue whilst wet!  It sounds wrong but the dope evaporates the water away and penetrates.  ( obviously the wood must be previously doped and left to dry - minutes usually -to avoid the water soaking in )When the main part is dry then dope any remaining parts that are not stuck down, trimming & cutting as necessary to fit.  Then another coat or two of dope.  For aircraft care has to be taken to ensure the dope does not warp the wings when it dries, but this should not affect boat hulls.  Maybe any lightweight boat parts could warp. When dry, paint is applied.

Tissue could be applied dry if you prefer but its a bit more fiddly.  Also nylon  ( used either wet or dry ) could be used instead of tissue to strengthen the model.  It is applied as above.  The texture shows through slightly needing more coats of paint.

I suppose glasscloth & the latest water based products might have the advantage of less smell but tissue and dope still works.
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Re: Q & A - Swordsman A PLAN FOR BEGINNERS by Bluebird
« Reply #106 on: January 23, 2011, 06:09:47 PM »

hi there

The original idea for using tissue over the top of the build - so I believe was - that the grain in the lite-ply is course and difficult to fill

so a layer of tissue, along with subsequent layers of dope applied to the hull would improve the surface - thus enabling a good surface to be achieved when painting

However, dont forget, this was in days gone-by and the reason in the build which I used the tissue method was to keep in true keeping with the plan build.  Now though

if I were to do this build again, I would advise using a finishing Zepoxy or similar.   This would serve 2 real purposes - give a good finishing surface to paint on (if applied

correctly) and also toughen the skin of the lite-ply.

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Re: Q & A - Swordsman A PLAN FOR BEGINNERS by Bluebird
« Reply #107 on: February 26, 2011, 09:20:37 AM »

I've just been advised by Paul Freshney that the plans are now available again from My Hobby Store under reference MM2058 @ Ł9.95. There will be a brief write-up in the Model Boats magazine which will also mention John's build on this Forum as a reference source for builders.
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Re: Q & A - Swordsman A PLAN FOR BEGINNERS by Bluebird
« Reply #108 on: February 26, 2011, 09:41:55 AM »

Just to follow up on Dave's post above, you can see the details on the Model Boats Forum here: http://www.modelboats.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=48826&p=1

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Re: Q & A - Swordsman A PLAN FOR BEGINNERS by Bluebird
« Reply #109 on: June 25, 2011, 03:08:31 PM »

Hello, everyone, I am from China, this is my last year doing Fairey Huntsman :-)
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Re: Q & A - Swordsman A PLAN FOR BEGINNERS by Bluebird
« Reply #110 on: June 25, 2011, 03:57:02 PM »

HI RUNABOUT,    nice one nice details ,  could you suply more details on build ?,and how about a few
 pictures on the pool  .    LARRY......
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Re: Q & A - Swordsman A PLAN FOR BEGINNERS by Bluebird
« Reply #111 on: June 25, 2011, 04:55:05 PM »

Yes, very nice model Runabout!   :-)
Please tell me how you made the railings??
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Re: Q & A - Swordsman A PLAN FOR BEGINNERS by Bluebird
« Reply #112 on: June 25, 2011, 05:06:52 PM »

Thank you for your appreciation, send a friend a boat last year, to retain no more photos, paste only the remnants of a few pictures, I'm sorry, my English is very bad. Railings are welded stainless steel tube, which is the traditional Chinese knitting with props,
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Re: Q & A - Swordsman A PLAN FOR BEGINNERS by Bluebird
« Reply #113 on: June 25, 2011, 06:03:58 PM »

Yes, very nice model Runabout!   :-)
Please tell me how you made the railings??


and how you got the curve on the planking ?.
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Re: Q & A - Swordsman A PLAN FOR BEGINNERS by Bluebird
« Reply #114 on: June 25, 2011, 06:12:17 PM »

Hi ya Runabout

Nice model - is this one scratch or kit built?   Just wondering where the hull came from ?   :-))

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Re: Q & A - Swordsman A PLAN FOR BEGINNERS by Bluebird
« Reply #115 on: June 26, 2011, 03:52:02 AM »

Hi ya Runabout

Nice model - is this one scratch or kit built?   Just wondering where the hull came from ?   :-))
Hello: bluebird fiberglass hull last year to try an experiment with gypsum products, now have damage to the negative mode, positive mode still preserved.
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Re: Q & A - Swordsman A PLAN FOR BEGINNERS by Bluebird
« Reply #116 on: June 26, 2011, 03:58:12 AM »

and how you got the curve on the planking ?.
The wooden deck is a piece posted up, of course, is the need to pre-bend
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Re: Q & A - Swordsman A PLAN FOR BEGINNERS by Bluebird
« Reply #117 on: September 03, 2011, 09:29:02 PM »

Thanks Bluebird for plans and tutorial, very new to boat modelling, you have given me a lot of knowledge and inspitation to go ahead with this project.  Well done and many thanks. :-)
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Re: Q & A - Swordsman A PLAN FOR BEGINNERS by Bluebird
« Reply #118 on: October 16, 2011, 07:29:42 PM »

just been reading some build posts of the swordsman and had an thought ive got the plans already also have a cmb 12 ic race engine doing nothing so looks like ive got build to do will post pictures when get started
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Re: Q & A - Swordsman A PLAN FOR BEGINNERS by Bluebird
« Reply #119 on: June 19, 2012, 06:28:05 PM »

hello i'm new to this site and have been lurking in the background for several months now i wonder if the plans are still available for this boat
if so where from and how much?
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Re: Q & A - Swordsman A PLAN FOR BEGINNERS by Bluebird
« Reply #120 on: June 19, 2012, 06:58:00 PM »

Hi Peter and welcome to mayhem this will help you get started -

http://www.myhobbystore.co.uk/product/33952/swordsman-plan-mm2058


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Re: Q & A - Swordsman A PLAN FOR BEGINNERS by Bluebird
« Reply #121 on: June 20, 2012, 02:52:14 PM »

many thanks for a quick reply
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Re: Q & A - Swordsman A PLAN FOR BEGINNERS by Bluebird
« Reply #122 on: June 20, 2012, 03:09:28 PM »

plans ordered many thanks
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Re: Q & A - Swordsman A PLAN FOR BEGINNERS by Bluebird
« Reply #123 on: June 30, 2012, 03:37:55 PM »

can someone put me out of my misery and tell me where part 19 fits most of the framing is now done so i want to make sure before i put the skin on
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Re: Q & A - Swordsman A PLAN FOR BEGINNERS by Bluebird
« Reply #124 on: June 30, 2012, 04:24:12 PM »

hi ya, I am going through the plans as we speak and if Dave is reading this he will tell you quicker.....be back in a min.

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