Here is a list of all the postings Colin Miller has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Glasgow boat clubs|
I am afraid Queens Park is not really a club any more... it is only 1 person....
there are clubs at Richmond Park, elder Park and Knightswood park sailing most sundays
Roukenglen is still on the go but it sails on a saturday.
If you wish more information let me know.. I am a member of Glasgow Richmond.....
Hannants are a big well known plastic model company. I have used them several times without any issues
|Thread: NEO for Iwata Airbrush|
Firstly my apologies I won this airbrush and needed to go and remember how to use them.....
I had promised to let people know how I get on with it.
I am building (SLOWLY) a Mountfleet Sir Lancelot and decided that it needed to get some "abuse" after some research I found that they were not just painted basic grey (yawn) but in western approaches schemes. I also decided to weather it as well, this was it time to get the airbrush out and try it.
after I primed the hull I put shading in place around the plates on the hull and also the deck, next I painted the white base coat, afterwards some of the black shading was repainted and then the blue camouflage and under hull red applied. using the shading method I applied it to the deck and used either green or grey for the decks.
the Airbrush done really well and was easy to use, the only thing was this is a big model so preparation before hand of a good size jar of paint thinned and ready to top up the cup as you go is a must but its not a problem if you think ahead.
So thanks to Model Boats and the Airbrush Company for the competition and the Airbrush!
Here is a link to a great site on the tirpitz
It details all the paint schemes...
|Thread: Auction of Model Boats|
The ships will probably be brass not copper, they build all the ships in brass and then run tests on them for radar signatures, magnetic interference all those kind of things.
They still make them to this day if you look here
You can see some of the brass ships being built for testing
|Thread: Bob and Pauls BIG Haydock event|
If it's your first time at this show you will enjoy it.
we ( Scottish model warship assoc) are attending again and looking forward to it
were upstairs so if you passing say hello
|Thread: NEO for Iwata Airbrush|
Now to go from painting with a bog brush to and airbrush....
The one and only! Dave
I was shocked when I got a message from Mr bishop informing me I had won!
thanks to model boats for the competition
|Thread: R/C for Submarines|
40MHz is what the frequency of your radio needs to be
or 27mhz but most people use 40mhz
2.4Ghz will just bounce back off the water I am afraid
As for sound control I have never heard of it but that's not to say
it can't be done
|Thread: newbie from scotland|
a where in Scotland are you?
some of the members of Glasgow Richmond have built these models
|Thread: German coastal craft|
This guy is pretty good
|Thread: Removing surplus undried epoxy|
I have NOT tried this yet,
but read that white vinegar will wipe off excess epoxy.
it was in an article of someone epoxying brass photo etch deck to a GRP moulding
i have to do the same build and was going to give it a go but I still have a while before I am at that stage
|Thread: Stabilisers on Model Boats|
Have you put your Clyde in the water yet I have got one also and it weighs a ton and I don't think it will need to have working stabilzers to keep it up right.
The stabilzers were only fitted to the real one for working with helicopters in the south atlantic. The other river class don't have any fitted and are very stable
|Thread: San Demetrio|
The Boat was built by Blythswood Shipbuilders,
they ended up being Yarrows Shipbuilders and a part of UCS
when UCS was broken up Yarrows became a seperate shipbuilder again.
most of the companies that went into UCS drawings ended up in 1 of 3 places
here is a web link to guide you http://www.nas.gov.uk/guides/shipbuilding.asp
of where to look
As you can see Blythswood and Yarrows are not listed but Yarrows are now a part of Bae Systems and you would be very lucky if they still had the drawings as they were binning a LOT of old drawings when I worked there I got some but no ships like what you are looking for
this may give some help alsohttp://www.clydesite.co.uk/clydebuilt/viewship.asp?id=12841http://www.clydesite.co.uk/clydebuilt/viewship.asp?id=12841
you say THE archive in glasgow where did you look?
|Thread: 1/76 scale calmac MV Glen Sannox|
interesting build founs this picture online
hope it helps
|Thread: Decals for ship flight decks|
I went and got trimline tape and carefuly put this down
or you can get the sheets of the stuff the trim line tape
is made of for aircraft then cut out circle
|Thread: Glasgow Model Warship and Lifeboat Display Team Annual Scottish Navy Days / Start of Season Show|
Higgie still has the hull neil
I tripped over it last night
|Thread: National Warship Weekend 2010|
I am glad you enjoyed yourselfs and are coming back again
the model in the picture is the mountfleet models Osprey kit
and a superb model
|only a few weeks more until the show |
I fear there will be some new warships on the water coming out of the workshops for the first time and more people entering the formation sailing comp.
the comp is for 3 boats but remember if you dont have a team we always manage to make new teams on the day and there is plenty of space to practice
hope to see you there
Edited By Colin Miller on 18/06/2010 17:17:22
Edited By Colin Miller on 18/06/2010 17:17:35
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