|||
Not Registered
Go AD FREE & get your membership medal
BRONZE
Less Ads
SILVER
GOLD
Ad Free
Cancel
Anytime
ยฃ2.50
ยฃ4.50
ยฃ6.50
Subscribe
Go AD FREE & get your membership medal
BRONZE
Less Ads
SILVER
GOLD
Ad Free
For A Whole Year!
ยฃ25
ยฃ45
ยฃ65
Donate
You Will Be Helping Towards:

  • Domain Fees
  • Security Certificates
  • iOS & Android App Fees
  • Website Hosting
  • Fast Servers
  • Data Backups
  • Upkeep & Maintenance
  • Administration Costs

    Without your support the website wouldn't be what it is today.

    Please consider donating towards these fees to help keep us afloat.

    Read more

    All donations are securely managed through PayPal.

    Many thanks for your kind support
  • Join Us On Social Media!
    Download The App!

    Login To
    Remove Ads
    Login To
    Remove Ads

    Model Boats Website
    Model Boats Website
    Home
    Forum
    Build Blogs
    Media Gallery
    Boat Clubs & Lakes
    Events
    Boat Harbour
    How-To Articles
    Plans & Docs
    Useful Links
    Small lifeboat
    19 Posts ยท 9 Followers ยท 2 Photos ยท 54 Likes
    Began 2 months ago by
    Warrant Officer
    United Kingdom
    Follow This Thread
    Not currently following
    > Click to follow
    Latest Post 2 months ago by
    Sub-Lieutenant
    United States
    ( Newest Posts Shown First )
    Commodore-H
    Sub-Lieutenant
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States
    ๐Ÿ“ Small lifeboat
    26 Views ยท 2 Likes
    Flag
    Country: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States
    Online: 14 hours ago
    ๐Ÿ˜Š View Profile
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Send PM
    I was glad to hear you were able to find something to purchase that suited your needs. It was great that other modelers were willing to help out. I am also curious to see what you needed and purchased. Such problems make model ship building interesting and challenging. In the past faced with problems I did the most logical thing, "I faked it". I carved something and covered with canvas until I came up with something better.

    Recently I needed 1/4" wide, half round rubber strip for a gunwale rail. I searched extensively for a long time. I didn't know what to call it. I didn't want a 50 foot roll. The answer was some stuff used for automotive molding.

    Here's a picture. This stuff may like look right on a tugboat also.
    The sure way to succeed is, just try one more time
    Login To
    Remove Ads

    LewZ
    Captain
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States
    ๐Ÿ“ Small lifeboat
    27 Views ยท 1 Like
    Flag
    Country: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States
    Online: 2 hours ago
    ๐Ÿ˜Š View Profile
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Send PM
    ๐Ÿ’ต Gift a Membership
    I have one that I created for the steam tug "Frederic Mistral" (Duna) tug and it is on Shapeways.
    Lew
    Florida, USA

    https://www.shapeways.com/product/7WAVTR2J5/frederic-mistral-dory-1-35-1-40-scal
    Lew Zee (LewsModelBoats.org)
    PhilH
    Warrant Officer
    ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
    ๐Ÿ“ Small lifeboat
    33 Views ยท 3 Likes
    Flag
    Country: ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
    Online: 58 seconds ago
    ๐Ÿ˜Š View Profile
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Send PM
    ๐Ÿ’ต Gift a Membership
    Hi thanks
    Thanks there's always someone to correct me, I was close I bet you new what I mentioned straight away ,I don't know if the kit number helped when I get it I will post a picture.๐Ÿ˜€
    Phil uk ๐Ÿ‘
    AlessandroSPQR
    Commodore
    ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
    ๐Ÿ“ Small lifeboat
    34 Views ยท 1 Like
    Flag
    Country: ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
    Online: 1 hour ago
    ๐Ÿ˜Š View Profile
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Send PM
    ๐Ÿ’ต Gift a Membership
    Hi PhilH, it's spelled Mantua.

    It is the Latin name of the city that in Italian we call Mantova, in English Mantua.
    Splendid city in Lombardy where the company that produces these lifeboats is based, as well as many ship kits.

    I was about to buy some lifeboats from them too because the quality/price ratio is fantastic.
    But then I preferred to do them myself, or at least I try.
    When I finish them, if they turn out well, as I say, I will be able to give the projects away to anyone who needs them.
    PhilH
    Warrant Officer
    ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
    ๐Ÿ“ Small lifeboat
    32 Views ยท 4 Likes
    Flag
    Country: ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
    Online: 58 seconds ago
    ๐Ÿ˜Š View Profile
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Send PM
    ๐Ÿ’ต Gift a Membership
    Hi sorry guys I have been trying to post but can't upload a picture ,
    I bought a boat from amazon it's an amantua boat (I think that's how you spell it)๐Ÿ˜œ
    B07BH3QGWT that is the number of the lifeboat.
    Phil uk
    jumpugly
    Lieutenant Commander
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States
    ๐Ÿ“ Small lifeboat
    38 Views ยท 2 Likes
    Flag
    Country: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States
    Online: 3 minutes ago
    ๐Ÿ˜Š View Profile
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Send PM
    Just saw a nice Model Shipways lifeboat that was made of die-cut plywood hanging in a forgotten corner of a very small local hobby shop. The owner is a wonderful man who orders odd bits and pieces for me, but more importantly he keeps his balsa and basswood displays fully stocked at all times!

    "H" ! Glad you like the Grammys! I spent 38 years in Hollywood feature films and when I retired I ran from the biz like I would run from a burning building! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ. But, I always enjoyed working with musicians and film composers when ever I got the chance. Had a few drinks with Miley's dad many years ago. Mark Mothersbaugh of DEVO is big in movie and TV composing nowadays. Big Talent. ๐Ÿ˜Š
    AlessandroSPQR
    Commodore
    ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
    ๐Ÿ“ Small lifeboat
    38 Views ยท 2 Likes
    Flag
    Country: ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
    Online: 1 hour ago
    ๐Ÿ˜Š View Profile
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Send PM
    ๐Ÿ’ต Gift a Membership
    PhilpH, we will die of curiosity, ahahahahah. Give a description or link.
    Hhager2
    Midshipman
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States
    ๐Ÿ“ Small lifeboat
    37 Views ยท 1 Like
    Flag
    Country: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States
    Online: 19 hours ago
    ๐Ÿ˜Š View Profile
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Send PM
    ๐Ÿ’ต Gift a Membership
    I have my grandsons 3D printer he is too busy being a filmmaker n musician getting ready for college. His dad is in Band DEVO n uncle is Grammy nominee for Miley Cyrus Iโ€™m in LA but going back to Boston Monday Grammys were fun. Any time I can do a 3D I love doing it. Always glad to make parts for anyone. My kids n grandson was in Europe touring with band back in summer. I love UK, Manchester, Plymouth and London. My last time in Manchester I did a tour of hobby shops n bought some nice stuff. If any of you are in boston get in touch
    Howard hager
    PhilH
    Warrant Officer
    ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
    ๐Ÿ“ Small lifeboat
    36 Views ยท 1 Like
    Flag
    Country: ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
    Online: 58 seconds ago
    ๐Ÿ˜Š View Profile
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Send PM
    ๐Ÿ’ต Gift a Membership
    Hi here is what I bought trying to post a picture ๐Ÿ˜”.
    And it is not working ๐Ÿค”
    Phil uk
    AlessandroSPQR
    Commodore
    ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
    ๐Ÿ“ Small lifeboat
    47 Views ยท 4 Likes
    Flag
    Country: ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
    Online: 1 hour ago
    ๐Ÿ˜Š View Profile
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Send PM
    ๐Ÿ’ต Gift a Membership
    Hi PhilH, you're welcome.

    Show us which lifeboat you bought, we're curious.
    Show 9 More Posts



    About This Website
    Terms of Service
    Privacy Policy