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Member postings for Michael Cole 7

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Thread: Vosper rttl
02/08/2020 13:29:10

Hi Chris/Ray,

My intention is to apply cellulose dope when the wallpaper paste has dried I should have said that, sorry.

I have not used cloth at all or resin for models it's a new field for me. I have read fibre glass resins can require a lot of work rubbing down to get a good finish.

As I have started " the old school tradition " I will see it through, so far so good.

Kind regards to you both


02/08/2020 09:24:16

Hi Ray,

I asked the question because I have been trying your method of wallpaper pasting the hull and then applying the above tissue with a brush laiden with paste. I am having to apply short strips along the hull, can't use one complete length without the tissue shredding.

I have read tissue is rated in GSM, there is no GSM for the above tissue. I have been able to locate 17gsm and 18gsm through my other half who has an interest in Create and Craft. When this arrives I will post my findings.

Kind regards


01/08/2020 08:32:53


Has anyone used this tissue on the hull. I bought this from The Range. Tried Cornwall boats for heavy weight tissue with out success. Can the community help?


Thread: MTB 49
15/07/2020 11:22:53

Hi Paul,

Thank you for the link, I will contact the club.

Kind regards Mike.

14/07/2020 14:20:01

Hi Paul,

Cascamite is ok works for me except when trying to glue stringers 1/8 X 1/16 around curves when I then use super glue. Pins have a tendency to split stringers.

I'll have a look at using a rule on plan for that photo which I will upload.

Kind regards, Mike.

14/07/2020 14:05:54

Hiimg_20200714_134602.jpgHi Paul,

Here are a couple of photosimg_20200630_145945.jpg

14/07/2020 12:16:32

Hi Paul,

The photo you are looking at is the hull of RTTL launch which I have almost finished.

I have not uploaded any photos of the MTB 49 but will do shortly.

Kind regards, Mike.

14/07/2020 10:39:35

Hi Paul,

Hull and wheel house and deck built from plan.

I have not bought any pre made parts. I enjoy the challenge of making as much as I can.

I should have said the beam not bow, sorry.

Ray, thanks for your reply.

Kind regards, Mike.

13/07/2020 19:31:08

Hi Paul,

Vic Sneed MTB 49 model maker plans service, Watford. Herts Mm337 is the plan which I have had for some years certainly didn't pay any where near the price it is today. ( £12 ).

Cost me a heafty 10 shillings in old money.

13/07/2020 11:20:17


I have been having a go at making a model of the MTB 49.

Has anyone built this boat.

I have made the hull and made the wheel house, the problem I have is the wheel house on plan is longer than the actual size, also the bow is wider than actual.

Any help would be appreciated.

Kind regards Michael.

Thread: My Time Media. Model Boats Magazine.
12/06/2020 10:15:06


I made enquiries to them regarding the current situation and last night got an email which is exactly the same as the first issue some time back. Read the archive section for the time being.

Thread: Todays Boating
16/04/2020 07:26:59

Hi Ashley,

My deepest sympathy to you and your family .


Thread: Vosper rttl
01/03/2020 11:42:40

Hi all,

It's surprising how the cost of things go up the plan cost me

10 shillings in old money many a year ago.

Kind regards


28/02/2020 11:28:49

Hi all,

Thank you for your help with the glue and window materials. I never thought of cd cases or even plastic tubing for the windows. I am learning something new with your help.

Very grateful to you


20/02/2020 19:57:56


I am making window frames for the Vosper out of card and trying to glue the card to celluloid without success. The glue I am using is super glue, is there another way of making the windows.

Kind regards


17/02/2020 12:10:53

Hi all,

I need help with the deck, I want to draw the planks, do I seal the deck first if so would 2 coats be enough. What is the procedure could someone please advise me.

Kind regards


16/02/2020 14:51:10

Hi all,

I got some light grey satin paint and tested it on some scrap pieces of wood. The paint is fine and the finish is good.

Thank you all again for your help.

Kind regards


14/02/2020 17:36:40

Hi all,

I am having problems getting, according to the plan, light grey paint for the superstructure can anyone advise or recommend.

Kind regards


Edited By Michael Cole 7 on 14/02/2020 17:38:24

04/02/2020 09:30:48


Here is a photo of a few parts I have been making.


01/02/2020 12:01:27


I should have said I applied the super glue to the batten but you may have gathered that already, but I did apply the glue around the batten to ensure the seal was made.

I haven't got around to fitting shafts and motors as yet. I have been making bits and pieces for the Vosper.

Will submit photos as I progress.

Kind regards


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