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A Skipjack in Ireland No.2

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  • #31
    So closing in on the end game for this build.

    I spend an enormous amount of time setting up the shaft and prop, and in doing so discovered my homemade prop was wiggling around in the mini prop shaft housing at the prop end.

    To fix this I added a tiny collar to the brass dogbone fitting, only 3mm wide......

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    I brush painted the emergency bouy access hatches and the sonars, easy as there is a panel line around them, 5 very thin coats was needed.

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    I also brush painted some thick enamel onto the interiors of the shells, I find that the insides get bashed about a lot over time, plus it looks nice (even though no one will see it).

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    Only the varnish coat remains, waiting between each coat is a pain

    The Boattrainman
    ''We're after men, and I wish to God I was with them........!''