Here is a list of all the postings Paul Godfrey has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Manufacturer Comparison|
I'm getting towards the end of my first model boat, Model Slipway's Dutch Courage, and will soon be looking for another kit.
I've got three shortlisted:- Model Slipway Envoy Tug; Caldercraft (Jokita) Imara; and Mountfleet's Sir Lancelot.
Model Slipway's quality is now apparent to me (although the hull seems a little plain), but what about the other two? I know they are very similar in terms of materials used, in that they both have detailed GRP hulls & superstructures etc, and plenty of wood, but do things like the white metal fittings compare well with MS? Do the kits go together well in terms of accuracy of parts?
Any guidence would be appreciated.
|Thread: Help on Railings please!|
Thanks very much for your comments guys.
Using a board on which to build the railings first sounds good to me, both to avoid melting the vac-formings, and to make painting the assembly easier.
Think I'll buy some 1mm brass wire to have a good practice with first!!
(Think the plural is radii, but I'm probably wrong!)
After years of building and flying model aircraft & helicopters, I am now turning to boats - It's very depressing seeing a scale airplane thats taken hundreds of hours to build crash!!
So, after looking at whats on offer from the various manufacturers, I've just bought the Model Slipway Dutch Courage, and very happy with it I am. I've not yet started it, as I'm reading the instructions & studying the plans again & again to get it all clear in my mind.
The only thing that I'm still not entirely sure about, however, are the railings. Should each railing be made from a single piece of wire, or should it be made in sections and joined at a stanchion? Secondly, are there any tips for getting the bends in a piece of wire exactly where you want them? And lastly, are there any tools which can make the task easier?
Thanks very much for any help you can offer.
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