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Old Aug 12, 2011, 06:28 PM
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Oval portholes

Anyone know where I can get oval portholes?
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Old Aug 12, 2011, 07:33 PM
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Model Expo...?

http://modelexpo-online.com/product....11021215364411

Backordered...

Maybe someone has some in stock somewhere...
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Old Aug 12, 2011, 08:21 PM
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Thanks Umi but I'm really looking for football shaped ones.

I guess elliptical is more correct.
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Old Aug 13, 2011, 05:57 AM
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Ed, take a look here, I have not used them yet but they look good.

http://www.marinetic.de/index.php?cat=698

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Old Aug 13, 2011, 08:32 AM
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Mike,
All I get is a blue screen with a German sentence that I can't read.
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Old Aug 13, 2011, 09:38 AM
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Tee, try Joannes fabric or other craft stores. They usually have a variety of eyelets in size and shape.
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Old Aug 13, 2011, 09:38 AM
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Depending on size - consider a boot repair place - they may have that shape. I've seen them used on the odd boat.
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Old Aug 13, 2011, 10:46 AM
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Ed,

It worked first thing this morning but does not work for me now. Possibly try later, the Eliptical port holes look good. They are available in 1/10 and 1/20 scale.

Mike
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Old Aug 13, 2011, 11:57 AM
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Will do. This is what a translator says the message is. I'll buy that.

"An error has occurred!
The error that occurred and was logged at the
Developers forwarded"
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Old Aug 15, 2011, 05:40 AM
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Ed,

Just checked the site again and it is up and running (6:40 this morning)

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Old Aug 15, 2011, 05:55 AM
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Maybe a translated page will work? Marinetic - Timo Stracke Yacht Model
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Old Aug 15, 2011, 08:15 AM
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I saw them and they are perfect. Expensive and the shipping seems outrageous. I E-mailed them to confirm the prices. There is a translated version on the site. Click on the British flag in the top right corner.

Now their site is Kaput! again.
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Old Aug 15, 2011, 09:20 PM
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They prolly turn off the computer when they go home for the day.
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Old Aug 16, 2011, 03:41 PM
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They have some nice looking boats but their site is all screwed up. Most titles won't open, all pictures on top of each other, etc. I've not heard back from them about the port holes. Not real confidence inspiring.
Hmmm, according to their translator the word for "send" is "abschicken".
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 12:23 AM
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RE: custom portholes

The other thing you can do is to make a plastic pattern, and have someone locally make them. They could do the RTV mold, and pour them out of polymer. OR, if you need to chrome them, for a mega-yacht model, lost wax cast in brass/bronze and have them plated. Hope this idea helps. CaptCB
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