Nearly there!

A project log for Vintage Adamcraft Model RAF Seaplane Tender

I've been given a 70 year old, part-finished kit model boat and intend to finish it!

robgRobG 12/07/2023 at 19:530 Comments

Pretty much the last of the decorative items added now, just missing the flag (replaced with a paper one for now). And she now has a 40mm prop which, in the bath at least, pulls like a train. Can't wait to find a pond to have a play in. Bit of a leak up the rudder tube when giving it the beans, but that seems to have been fixed by packing with silicone grease.

The grab rails were particularly 'fun' to make. I bought stanchions with 2.0mm diameter holes in, and a 100-pack of "2mm sticks" from the 'bay, but the sticks turned out to be oversized. So I drilled out a piece of brass with a series of holes stepping down from 2.3 to 2.0mm, and pulled the sticks through each hole in turn, progressively shaving off tenths of a millimetre at a time, until they were right. Sweet.

Oh, and yes, the searchlight works. :)