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Ray Wood 220/02/2020 21:25:49
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Hi Micheal,

The best glue to use is Formula 560 canopy glue dries clear, superglue fogs the glazing,

Regarding drawing the planks, best before the sealer in my view.

Regards Rayhuntsman 2 jan 17 001.jpg

Dave Cooper 625/02/2020 15:37:04
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Superglue certainly fogged one of my 'clearviews' and epoxy made the other one look like it had shipped some water.

Interesting effects if that's what you're after !

For the normal (cabin) acetate glazing I used Wilcos general purpose glue (which can be contact or 'contact-less' as per requirements). Probably best to go with Ray's suggestion though.


John W E26/02/2020 17:38:14
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Hi there,

have you thought about using a CD case - the clear plastic ones. Just tried this idea myself on the windows of an MGB and what I was able to do was to glue rings cut from plastic tubing onto them. I used Tamiya extra thin cement to stick the rings onto the windows. I also used canopy glue to stick the actual windows to the inside of the superstructure. Up until now, they haven't fallen out and I haven't poked them out with my fingers. They seem to withstanding a bit of rough and tumble.


Ray Wood 227/02/2020 20:00:59
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Hi John,

That's a very good looking gun boat 😀 yes the CD cases are great for glazing & flat windscreens that need some strength.Regards

What is the new hull in the background??

Regards Ray

Edited By Ray Wood 2 on 27/02/2020 20:03:28

John W E28/02/2020 08:21:58
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0024279_buoy-cat-mm728_300.jpgRay, the motor gun boat was a free plan in Model Boats mag way back - its been on the back burner to build for a long long time - and the model in the backgound is another old one - called the Buoy Cat designed by F.Body. At the moment I am setting up an Enya 19 inside - cos there are one or 2 lakes around here that allow us to run IC engines and we can get away with running IC engines if the model is a bit vintage.


Edited By John W E on 28/02/2020 08:35:24

Michael Cole 728/02/2020 11:28:49
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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


Ray Wood 228/02/2020 18:44:06
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Hi John,

Buoy Cat's a classic alright, I remember the dreams inspired by the MAP plans handbook designs during the 60's 😀

Maybe we should start a Vintage classics thread? Is your gun boat the Grey Goose ?

Best Regards Ray

Robert Smith 2328/02/2020 22:39:49
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Apologies for jumping in on this thread, I can't really help but I did build the Vosper RTTL 2754 back in the 1970's presumably from free plans in Model Boats Magazine. I recently found my model in the attic and in need of restoration, does anyone know where I can purchase the plans, I can't find them on Sarik?


Ray Wood 229/02/2020 07:15:38
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Hi Robert,

MM530 , just googled £14.50 from Sarik, good luck with your restoration.

Regards Ray

Robert Smith 2329/02/2020 20:43:44
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Thanks Ray

I'll check that out.


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