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    ๐ŸŽฌ Short video of the first test of the new vacuum table
    4 days ago by jbkiwi ( Lieutenant)
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    I built this vacuum table and heater mainly to make a large canopy for a project scratch built plane I was building, (plus I thought it might be handy for other things). I had to use 1mm PTEG (same stuff they make coke bottles/packaging etc out of) as no one in the country stocks .5mm so the result was not the best, (need to get it very hot) Heater box uses the guts of a 2 bar halogen heater in the bottom, plus a 500w halogen work lamp in the side (1500W total) but still needs to be hotter. Will try and do a build post later.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Short video of the first test of the new vacuum table
    4 days ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    You never said what plane it was - always wanted a vacuum former - been using a paint removing heat gun to mould 2mm perspex - any thicker - bubbles form . Your machine is interesting to say the least.......
    The paint strippers get up to quite a temperature - would one of those blowing into a closed box work ?

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Short video of the first test of the new vacuum table
    4 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    You never said what plane it was
    Hi Red,
    jb mentioned it with pics (and the vac former) in Martin's Evolution thread.
    Cheers and G'night All, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Short video of the first test of the new vacuum table
    3 days ago by jbkiwi ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Red, Plane was an Aero-Flight 'Streak' built privately in an attempt to compete with Cessna , Piper etc after the war. Company started by an ex Curtis Aircraft employee James K Nagamatsu,. Supposedly a fast plane,-ended up with 225HP injected Continental and around 219 mph. All metal and retracts, quite advanced. Unfortunately couldn't compete with the big guys and closed in 52, -no sales. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aero-Flight_Streak

    Re the heat gun, it might work if the box was small enough, problem is you have to get an even temp across the sheet (just starting to sag) and have a sheet big enough to clamp in the frame for heating and drawing (also you would need holes for the air that you are blowing in to get out to avoid killing your heat gun) - not what you want as you need the heat to stay in.
    Ideally you would have an array of radiant halogen tubes under the sheet for heating. The 3 tube cheap heaters are a good base. Pic is the type I canabalised for the element tray and push buttons (only prob here is that you can't buy the elements because they won't ship them). Heaters are cheap enough though- about $40 so probably cheaper to buy another heater for spares.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aero-Flight_Streak
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Short video of the first test of the new vacuum table
    2 days ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi JB - reckon what killed that Streak was the tandem seating- was already unpopular at that time - easier for the instructor to be sitting next to the pupil etc. Also difficult to chat to the back of a mates head!!!!!!!
    Check out the Piper Vagabond - could not believe it - same little 65hp Lycoming and wings as the Cub. That fatter fuselage made it a difficult under powered thing to fly. Went up once - never again - stuck to the Cub but preferred the Tri Pacer and Colt with the tricycle undercarriage. Much easier to fly than tail draggers - found the Cub was a b......r to keep in a straight line until the tail came up into the slipstream.........
    Were originally Taylorcraft of course (both Cub and Vagabond)
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Short video of the first test of the new vacuum table
    2 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant)
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    I have the drawings somewhere for the manufacture of a series of different sizes of vac formers we made for the workshop's where I used to work,will have a rummage around in the loft to see if I can find them and if I can will post them here.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Short video of the first test of the new vacuum table
    2 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Look forward to that Marky ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Short video of the first test of the new vacuum table
    2 days ago by Wingcoax ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Looking at the video, I think you need to put about 25mm under the plug in order to get the full canopy mould. I was always told to increase the size of the plug in length and depth, you can always cut down.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Short video of the first test of the new vacuum table
    2 days ago by jbkiwi ( Lieutenant)
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    That was just a quick test, - did have about a 5mm spacer on it, but the one I did for the plane had about 30mm. Depends a lot on how thin the material is as well and you have to allow for trimming. .5 mm would have gone around a lot better. You also have to have holes through the plug as well so it pulls around the plug.
    The CKD furniture company I worked for (largest in the South Pacific) pioneered round edge vinyl covered table tops in NZ using a big German press which they modified. Germans said the thin Vinyl that the company wanted to use would not work,- took them a year of experimenting and proved them wrong. Machine used a large silicone blanket and oil heated platen.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Short video of the first test of the new vacuum table
    2 days ago by jbkiwi ( Lieutenant)
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    Probably one of the reasons Red, also they were apparently trying to compete in a saturated market after the war. They upgraded the motor a number of times (as you would have seen) and a few other mods but couldn't compete, - pity as it could have been a ripper little plane, better looking than a lot of others and faster.
    As you said, tandem is not conducive to families, and a lot of companies were advertising their 4 seaters as an extension of the family car. Gone a bit the opposite these days, not many making small planes now, mainly the Chinese, (probably count them on 1 hand now) The Streak would probably fit in the sport plane class these days.

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    ๐Ÿ“ท HMS Daring 1950s-1970 + wiesel
    3 years ago by janruss1 ( Recruit)
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    A ship that I served on 1966 - 1969 Scratched Built. (Sails well)
    Wiesel German Torpedo Boat was given by a family who had dropped it and smashed completely had to rebuild(persons were going to dustbin it + radio and engines SAVED( and sails well)
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ HMS Daring 1950s-1970 + wiesel
    2 years ago by Rod ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    HMS Sovereign of The Seas
    Been building this ship for over 2 years now and should complete it in about 3 months time
    Beautiful model to work on very accurate plans and building material with extreme detail
    Have had great enjoyment just realising how difficult it must have been to build these great sailing ships so many years ago
    Will post more photos of further progress later

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ HMS Daring 1950s-1970 + wiesel
    2 years ago by Rod ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Further photos
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ HMS Daring 1950s-1970 + wiesel
    2 years ago by sandkb ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    A great scale model meticulously built by a master builder. I've had the opportunity and pleasure to watch this ship being built over the past couple of years. The detailing has to be seen to be appreciated. A real credit to you Rod.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ HMS Daring 1950s-1970 + wiesel
    2 years ago by Rod ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks Kev
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Daring 1950s-1970 + wiesel
    12 days ago by nick ( Recruit)
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    I spent some time in the Middle East on H.M.S. Nubian ( Tribal class frigate)
    H.M.S. Relentless ( Daring class) followed us back to UK. I remember days and days of watching her just behind us in the Bay of Biscay, which lived up to it's reputation. I always thought the Daring class was the last warship that really looked like a warship with her twin forward gun turrets.
    Mind you I think you would have wet feet 24X7 on her waist decks.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Daring 1950s-1970 + wiesel
    12 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I agree sandkb, beautiful work, but in the wrong place!
    Why not under it's own name and thread??
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    ๐Ÿ“ท Swift boat
    1 month ago by EricMB ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Model Swift boat under power, with rotating rear and front guns (rear gun elevates) - causing great concern amongst the onlookers!๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    ๐Ÿ“ท Vosper RTTL at OXFORD
    1 month ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    This very large Vosper RTTL was active at the Oxford Model Boat Club open day on the 7th July. At aprox 6 feet long, it is the work of Terry Gregory (hull and electronics) and Paul Izzard( superstructure). It is a spectacular performer and beautifully finished though the enormous wake means that it is normally run solo on the water.
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    15 days ago by KEN0191 ( Able Seaman)
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    great looking boat
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    ๐ŸŽฌ 36" Maiami Crash boat used for camera boat.
    1 month ago by jbkiwi ( Lieutenant)
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    Made this in about 6 weeks for my son who was not interested so I now use it for general on water filming etc. It was scratch built from a few photos and is all balsa construction, sealed and painted. Powered by a single 12v 380 motor with a 28mm 3 blade prop. Runs flat out at around 15,000 rpm.
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    She looks nice on the water, and she is a very stable camera boat.
    Well done,good job.

    That is a really nice place to float your boat.

    Martin.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 36" Maiami Crash boat used for camera boat.
    1 month ago by jbkiwi ( Lieutenant)
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    Thanks Martin, it does run surprisingly well with all that weight up top. Used to have a 28mm brushless 2200kv out-runner in it but the scream was super annoying and ruined videos. It was twice as fast but no use for filming. It's still a bit noisy, especially when the shaft runs out of oil, but quietens down once oiled again, - it's only home made 5mm brass tube (with oiling tube), with a thin brass tube bush at either end and a 3mm brass shaft (same in the MTB x 2) but they have worked ok for years. If I had a lathe I'd make teflon bushes which are a lot quieter. I did the same with the MTB to look more scale like, as nothing looks worse than huge shaft tubes hanging out of a boat (in saying that, the shafts in my ST are too big, but who could turn down $7 for a 10mm D (outer) x 250mm stainless shaft with ball bearings, (cheaper than making one)! You have to love Banggood and Ali Express!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 36" Maiami Crash boat used for camera boat.
    1 month ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi John,
    "nothing looks worse than huge shaft tubes hanging out of a boat (in saying that, the shafts in my ST are too big, but who could turn down $7 for a 10mm D (outer) x 250mm stainless shaft with ball bearings".
    The shaft tubes should never hang outside the boat surely!?๐Ÿค”

    The 'stuffing' tube should end at the hull breakthrough (that's what they are for).
    Only the drive shaft itself continues on through the support bracket (with bearing) to the prop.
    Attached pics of my model HMS Belfast and one of a real RAF Range Safety Launch both showing this.
    This is as true today for frigates and aircraft carriers etc as it was then for all these coastal craft.
    Simple really - why add all that dead-weight and cost to extend the stuffing tube outboard?
    The very term 'stuffing tube' (better 'stuffing box') gives a hint!
    It's only there to seal the gland to prevent water ingress where the drive shaft exits the hull.
    Even within the ship / boat the drive shaft is not enclosed in a 'tube'.
    Would have made servicing or replacing a shaft bearing an absolute nightmare โ˜น๏ธ
    Inside our models it don't matter ("Frankly my dear .. I don't give a damn!!"๐Ÿ˜) but outside the hull on a scale model I think it should. But wadda I know๐Ÿ˜
    I admit that when I scratch-built my first ship HMS Hotspur I made the same mistake. I was 15 and higorant!๐Ÿ˜” That will be corrected during the current refit / SLEP.
    I often notice in posts a 'blurring' between the terms shaft and tube which can also cause confusion.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 36" Maiami Crash boat used for camera boat.
    1 month ago by Martin555 ( Commander)
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    Hi JB,
    You say that you use oil in your shaft tubes.
    I have found that general purpose grease works fine.

    Martin.
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    1 month ago by jbkiwi ( Lieutenant)
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    I use SAE 90 mixed with some additives to help it stick which seems to work ok Martin. I can't get grease into the shafts through the oiler tubes (Maiami and MTB) as I have to remove the rudders to take the shafts out which is a pain ( I could try and inject grease but it would take forever to get through and would probably just come out the top end anyhow). Grease is fine for plain bearing shafts but with the new shafts I have ( for the ST) with double seal ball bearings each end, they will need filling with oil so it seeps through the bearings, (grease will just sit on the outside and not lubricate) Also, unless you use marine grade waterproof grease/oil with anti corrosion additives the shafts (and bearings) can still rust unless they are stainless or brass.
    I used to run my nitro boats in the salt water and even though I greased the shafts (steel) thoroughly every time, if I left them for a few months they would be quite rusty when I checked them (using std GP grease, -I always thought grease was grease). I've found it's a good idea to remove the shafts periodically to make sure they aren't 'growing' in the middle as if any rust gets too bad you may not get the shafts out.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 36" Maiami Crash boat used for camera boat.
    1 month ago by Martin555 ( Commander)
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    I must admit I have never had any problems with any shafts, having said that the chances of my boats hitting the water now are over for me.
    However when I make my models I always grease them up just in case I end up selling them.

    Once I have used up all my bits and pieces, odds and ends I will still make models for RC and test all the movements to make sure they do what they are supposed to do.

    Martin.

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    1 month ago by jbkiwi ( Lieutenant)
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    Agree completely Doug, but I didn't want to muck about trying to make strut bearings etc. This way if the bearings clap out there are only 2 to replace and if all else fails, a pair of vice grips on the end of the tube gets the whole thing out real easy, chuck a new one in and you're away. Trying to replace a bush/bearing in a fragile strut (unless removable) without damaging something, would be a tricky operation I would imagine.
    Most nitro boats in the past were made like this until cable drives came along (before cables, the only thing close to an open shaft on a fast model was a 'zip strut' which involved an underwater universal (see Seafury). The reason was mainly a torque issue, as if you just had a 'T' strut and open shaft, the torque from something like a hot .60 powered boat jumping out of the water was enough to bend the strut on landing, so you needed quite a substantial 'T' or better, a 'V' strut, (I even had heavy struts as well as the tube, -see pic,early 70s - strut was about 4mm thick on a .40 boat). Check out the cable drive strut size on a big model hydro or mono for eg.
    A lot of kit manufacturers like Dumas,(see pic) used full length stern tubes for a number of their models, - probably more for ease of building rather than going for the full 'scale' bit. The term I've always known the 'outer tube by is a stern tube but there are probably a number of variations.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 36" Maiami Crash boat used for camera boat.
    1 month ago by jbkiwi ( Lieutenant)
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    I'm sure you still have a lot of great creations to produce yet Martin. I was going to have a look through my bits and pieces to see if there is anything which might be useful to send you, (props etc,) think I've even got a vintage rheostatic ? speed control some where, which is operated by a servo, (fwd, rev speed, operated by a disc on top of the servo with a wiper system ,- like a potentiometer) came with the 'Fairacre' launch. Probably from the 60s. Doug will know where it's from, he's good with old stuff.
    I'll see what I can find if you would like, and we can sort details. Will be gratis of course but will have to make sure you won't be whacked for tax for stuff that's really worth nothing,- except to modelers!!.
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    1 month ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "Trying to replace a bush/bearing in a fragile strut (unless removable) without damaging something, would be a tricky operation I would imagine."
    You are so right John. I'm faced with such problem on my Graupner premium Line Graf Spee.
    Not that the bearing was clapped though.
    When I tested the motors I discovered that the starboard shaft was misaligned and binding.
    It had been built that way in the factory.โ˜น๏ธ
    I now have an endoscope camera with display so I can see what's happening inside whilst I fiddle with the strut on the outside!
    I will make new threaded shafts and tubes and fit brass props to replace the cheapo plastic ones help on with grub screws. Same on my Belfast; but only new shafts and props.
    No hull surgery thank goodness!
    Appreciate the fast boat problems you describe, but that was never my game.
    Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    1 month ago by Martin555 ( Commander)
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    Hi JB,
    Thank you for your generous offer but I cannot accept.
    I really do appreciate it.
    I still have quite a lot of bits and pieces to use up.

    Thanks again.

    Martin.
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    1 month ago by jbkiwi ( Lieutenant)
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    No worries mate.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 36" Maiami Crash boat used for camera boat.
    1 month ago by jbkiwi ( Lieutenant)
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    I haven't run nitro boats for a number of years now Doug, same with the planes, everything has been converted to electric long ago, (all the nitro planes included.) No more mess and smell of burnt fuel in the house, no having to take a roll of paper towels and soap sprayer and wash your plane or boat before putting it in the car, and no more having to put a plastic 'nose bag' on the planes to hang them up so you don't get oil dripping on your carpet!
    Re- Graupner 'Premium Line', certainly sounds like their quality has dropped, you couldn't fault them in the 70s, gone the way of all the others due to competition from the home of Oolong tea by the sound of it.

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    1 month ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "everything has been converted to electric long ago"
    Know what you mean John.
    I've still got a 5ltr canister of pepped up glow fuel kicking about in the cellar.
    Probably degenerated into uselessness by now๐Ÿค”
    Maybe I'll stick in the car or use it to start the barby๐Ÿ˜Š

    Re Premium line-
    Belfast wasn't so bad, but had the same crappy plastic props held on with grub screws.
    So she's getting threaded shafts and brass props from Raboesch ๐Ÿ˜‰
    On Graf Spee though I noticed a lot of resin casting faults, evidence of air bubbles and smudged detail, as well as over / under-spray in the painting and lifting of the wooden decks.
    Had to inject liquid CA glue round the edges to stop it peeling โ˜น๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ 
    Best thing on both ships were the faultless hulls with double skinning!๐Ÿ˜‰
    One thing surprised me with Belfast though-
    the recommended SLA batteries don't fit! I couldn't get them in any which way ๐Ÿค”
    Not to worry, they go in my 1:72 destroyer with ease ๐Ÿ˜Š
    BTW I prefer lapsang souchong ๐Ÿ˜‹

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    ๐Ÿ“ท USCG Sprinkles in Action
    1 month ago by Commodore-H ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hope this posting works. It's a short video.

    Too hot to go out today

    Rotating beacon is R/C car accessory.

    Radar is modified servo.

    Water monitor is scratch built with cheap pump from ebay. Draws water from outside boat . Turns with servo.

    Searchlight scratch built with ultra bright led.

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    1 month ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Sorry Commodore (!)
    That won't work ๐Ÿค”
    You have to put the video up on YouTube and then post the link here.
    Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    ๐Ÿ“ท Research Vessel Meteor
    11 years ago by Seaspray ( Master Seaman)
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    This is my latest build and first time at scratch building. Other than the hull I've done everything else so far and learned a great deal in scratch building. The hull was built for me by John Elsy of Newcastle as I had no experience of lifting details from the basic layout plan I had, but will learn this soon. Various stages in the build to date. it has a Graupner 500 ECKO motor pulley drive. Motor sits above the propshaft on special engine mount and the shaft has an oiler. 2 ch Futaba `T2ER 40 MHz radio which is all hidden under the false planked aft working deck. it will run on a 12v 7amp gell cell battery with a FR30HX Electronize ESC. Currently building one of the cranes.

    H.Martin Stevenson

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    ๐Ÿ“ท King George 5th Battleship
    10 years ago by Seaspray ( Master Seaman)
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    This is my model of the KG5. Futaba 2 ch, electronize ESC, 12v 7amp gell cell battery. The motor is from a Ford radiator fan and pulls 1 amp current. Scratch built in the 60.70s and revamped in the 90s by myself. it is 1/96 scale @ 72 inches long and a width of 14 inches.
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Joysway ARTR Mad Flow
    2 months ago by Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Joysway ARTR Mad Flow running on 3S Lipo at Stevenage MBC with on-board GoPro camera

    GoPro
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    ๐Ÿ“ท Fairmount Alpine
    2 months ago by jugge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello boat builders
    it is a step closer to an AHT
    i am going to install all elektronik and test her in the bathtub
    Have a nice weekend to all of you
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    2 months ago by figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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    Hi Jugge,

    Your Fairmount Alpine Looks great.
    Can't wait to see a video of her Maiden Voyage!

    Cheers, Ed
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    2 months ago by jugge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Ed i will send more photos later ๐Ÿ‘
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    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Midshipman)
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    Very nice.๐Ÿ‘
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    2 months ago by jugge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks
    More photos is comming
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    ๐Ÿ“ท HMS Hood.
    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Foredeck Detail.
    Anyone looking for details of Hood's foredeck equipment can't do much better than this photo I just stumbled across๐Ÿ‘ While looking for something completely different of course๐Ÿ™„
    Doug
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    2 months ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Nice foto Doug, will help in the building of my 1/200
    trumpeter kit, is there any other shots showing further back towards stern?๐Ÿ‘

    Peter๐Ÿ˜
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    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Peter,
    Don't know yet! As I said I found this one by accident and it 's the largest and best resolution pic I've ever found of Hoody ๐Ÿ˜‰ I'll keep trawling, cos I've got the 1:350 kit of her to make!
    Hope this one helps you๐Ÿ‘
    What I especially like about it is that, whereas most shots of naval ships are crew-less and sterile, this one has lots of obliging 'blokes' standing around to show us the scale of those massive deck fittings๐Ÿ˜Š
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    2 months ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Apologies Doug, I thought the piccy was only the forard deck, I clicked on the foto, and there is a magnifying glass, clicked on that, and WOW! nearly all of THE HOOD, and as you state, the piccy is A1 quality.

    cheers Peter๐Ÿ˜
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    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    No sweat Peter๐Ÿ‘
    If you download it and look at with something like IrfanView you can blow it up to a massive size. ๐Ÿ˜Š Print on A3 gloss photo paper๐Ÿ˜‰
    There's a lot of useful 'stuff' to be seen on the superstructure and rigging etc.
    Have fun with the 1:200 ๐Ÿ˜ฎ The 1:350 is big enough for my small abode!
    Ciao, Doug

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    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Here's another one you might like Peter ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Lot's more where that came from!
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    2 months ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Many thanks Doug, can't have too many piccy's of HOOD, nice shot though. getting late so time for Schlafen now,
    Danke vielmals Doug und gute Nacht๐Ÿ˜

    Peter
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    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi again,
    You should find this link useful Peter.
    It's to the HMS Hood Association and their review of the Trumpeter 1:200 kit, with lots of detailed improvement suggestions with appropriate photos!
    Cheers Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž Schlaf gut ๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค
    http://www.hmshood.com/hoodtoday/models/trumpeter/trumpeter2...
    http://www.hmshood.com/hoodtoday/models/trumpeter/trumpeter200.htm
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Sea Scout 'Jessica' Sea Trial - at last!
    1 year ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Part 1. ideal conditions; nearly 30ยฐC, cool Bier at hand๐Ÿ˜œ
    Sea Scout built by Dad in the early sixties with a Taycol Target and 6V lead acid wet cells (very wet๐Ÿ˜ก). Renovated and dragged into the 21st century over the last several months ๐Ÿ˜‰
    See Build Blog 'Sea Scout 'Jessica'' for details!
    Motor: Propdrive 2830, 1000kV, 30mm 3 blade Raboesch prop. Quicrun 16BL30 (30A) ESC with BEC.
    Tested with 3 battery types, all started with 99% measured capacity-
    1. NiMh 4.2Ah 7.2V, nom. 408gm.
    Result: Speed sedate (OK ๐Ÿ˜‰scale river cruising!) No planing.
    Max current: 3.6A
    End status V / capacity left: At end of short run ca 3 mins. 7.78V 99%.
    2. 2S LiPo 4.0Ah 7.4V nom. 257gm.
    Result: Speed still sedate but due to lower batt weight at least the forefoot came out of the wet stuff! Max current: 4.1A
    End status V / capacity left: At end of short run ca 3 mins. 8.25V 93%.
    3. 3S LiPo 4.0Ah 11.1V nom. 315gm.
    Result: Now we're getting somewhere!!๐Ÿ˜
    Good speed, manoeuvrability and planing ๐Ÿ˜Š Max current: 7.5A
    End status: 11.95V 74% after several long runs, ca 20 mins total.
    Estimated (extrapolated) endurance on a 4Ah LiPo around one hour - mostly 'full bore' - 'Pedal to the metal man' ๐Ÿ˜Š

    See also:
    https://youtu.be/oMUlSOaAREM
    The competition!
    https://youtu.be/zPgYicA0yGw
    Final run. (Beer was getting warm๐Ÿ˜)

    Cap'ns log entry:
    Boat dead-weight w/o battery: 1.8kg.
    Spray rails to be added!๐Ÿ˜ฒ
    Slight list to port to be trimmed.
    Rudder servo to be reversed!!๐Ÿ˜ฒ
    Keel protection to be added: some scratches and flaking from stony sloping shore ๐Ÿค”
    Summary: much as expected๐Ÿ‘ Forget anything less than 3S.
    Anyone want to buy a batch (4) of new 2S 4Ah 45C Lipos? 'One careful owner'! Happy boating people, Cheers Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS Many thanks to Camera girl Gisela ๐Ÿ‘
    Recorded in 1080p HD.

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    1 year ago by kmbcsecretary ( Warrant Officer)
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    Nice one Doug ๐Ÿ‘ she sits up on the plane nicely and no nose diving under slower speeds got the balance perfectly set.
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    1 year ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks Ron, must say I was very happy with the performance.
    Was a good afternoon out ๐Ÿ˜
    Now to finish off the fixtures and fittings! And fit SPRAY RAILS!!
    Many thanks also once again to Canabus of Hobart, Tasmania for recommending that motor and prop combo to me๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    JFF I also bought a 3500kV motor. Reckon if I fit that and run on 3S it'll rip the shaft out ๐Ÿ˜ฒ Have to find another boat to fit that in ๐Ÿ˜
    BTW: the 'Daddy' swan in the last scene chased me out to the middle of the lake and also tried to bite my leg!!!

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    1 year ago by figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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    Great job on the sea trials! She looks perfect on the water!๐Ÿ‘
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    1 year ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Muchas gracias Ed ๐Ÿ‘, was worth all the effort. During one run a nice American lady showed up with her grandchildren who were quite absorbed with the boat's antics. We had quite a nice long chat. Was a good afternoon.
    Now considering what's next (apart from final fittings and cockpit outfit for the Sea Scout): the old fish cutter restoration with my modified Taycol motor or the upgrade / conversion to PT-109 of the 1:35 ELCO PTB I bought last year !? Cheers Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    1 year ago by figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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    You've got quite a few projects ahead of you!
    Where do you find the time? Can't wait to see the other boats also!
    I find you bring a model to the water. People are just mesmerized, especially the children!

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    1 year ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    You're Sooo right Ed๐Ÿ‘
    Especially if yours is the only 'show' on the water, like today. You meet some nice people ๐Ÿ‘ Since I retired I can avoid the weekends and holidays when the Biergarten lake is overrun and overcrowded๐Ÿ˜Š
    Re: finding the time! You should see the state of my maisonette!! Or maybe not ๐Ÿ˜ฒ No wonder no woman lives with me for long ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Photos attached of possible next projects - What should I do next???
    Answers on a postcard please to ..... ๐Ÿ˜
    1 The Danish fish cutter? Full restoration,
    2 The ELCO PTB? Renovation, repaint and refit as PT-109,
    3 Or maybe the cruiser HMS Belfast? Needs new props and RX and ESCs fitted.
    4 KMS Graf Spee, needs new shafts, props, RX and ESCs.
    Help! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ
    it's all go folks! Happy boating all, cheers Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    1 year ago by figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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    I would start on the hardest project first! Then work my way to the easiest one! Maybe this will work! it does for me...
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    1 year ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    That's like what my Dad always told me: 'Practice the hard parts'.
    On the other hand: the fish cutter is a long term full restoration๐Ÿ˜ฑ
    and I would dearly love to finally see the Belfast and/or Graf Spee on the water. Both together would be great, they are both around 1.3m LoA!!
    Then there's the Akula II and HMS Manxman new builds๐Ÿ˜ฒ I must be nuts ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I think I'll tackle it this way-
    The fish cutter as a longish term project from time to time while I'm refitting the Belfast and Graf Spee which 'only' need internal work.
    Akula and Manxman can wait to next winter!
    We'll see, I will be updating my 'Harbour' and 'Build Blogs' as appropriate.
    When do we get to see Sea Trials of the 'Brooklyn' ? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1 year ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    'Jessica is running really good.Thanks for putting all the info in the post.I'm sure it will be a lot of help to other modellers.Especially me.Good job on the restoration.

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    1 year ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks Donnie, hope my results help others who are treading similar paths ๐Ÿ˜‰ Forgot to mention: after each run I 'tested' the motor temp with my fingertips - very slightly warm to the touch but nothing to get excited about so no need for cooling arrangements ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1 year ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    Hi All
    Looking at the boat and the specs, a few things jump out at me.
    The battery is far to big and heavy for the boat(a 3S 2000-2650 mah).
    The motor no guts( a Prop Drive V2 2836-1800kv).
    The prop 2 blade 30-32mm.

    Hope this helps, sorry to upset your setup.

    Canabus

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    1 year ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Interesting Canabus! Not quite what you recommended last year ๐Ÿ˜ฒ if you now think the Propdrive 1000kV has "no guts" why did you recommend it to me?? Thanks for spoiling my mood ๐Ÿค” As far as I'm concerned you just devalued your currency!
    I'm happy with her as she is, balance and stability is OK and performance, endurance vs current drain is much more lively than she ever was in 55 years.๐Ÿ˜Š
    After all, she's supposed to be a Broads Cruiser and not an Offshore Power Boat.๐Ÿ˜‰ I'm not into racing either.
    From time to time I'll fiddle with fittings detail and cockpit on Jessica.
    Time to get on with other projects now. Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    1 year ago by MouldBuilder ( Midshipman)
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    She looks super Doug. The Swan didn`t look too impressed though. I hope my PTB performs like that. Hope I can do a paint job like that as well.
    Really nice test lake. I am concerned that my river might be a little choppy at times. I managed to totally flip the Genesis during the trials.
    Great first trial.๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1 year ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks Peter ๐Ÿ‘ I was quite pleased with the results๐Ÿ˜Š
    Yep swans can get a bit 'sniffy' when they have the youngsters with them.
    At one stage he tried to bite my leg๐Ÿ˜ฒ
    It's worth the effort to get a really smooth paint job on the hull. I'm sure it helps give that little extra speed, and the water and muck just pearls off so it's dead easy to dry and clean afterwards ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I've always been wary of sailing on rivers. I have a nightmare of something failing and the boat being swept away by a current๐Ÿ˜ฒ
    I'm sure we'll manage to find a setup to give your PTB the necessary Oomph ๐Ÿ˜ I have a 28" PTB due for a clean up and refit / repaint as PT109. it has 2x28xx brushless fitted but I have no idea of their origin or power! I bought it last year from another guy on this site. Looks like being my next refit job๐Ÿ˜‰
    Re: 'flipping' you have to be very careful you don't broach (go broadside on to the waves) !! Especially at speed on the plane.
    Don't you have any sailing possibility nearer to home???
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    1 year ago by MouldBuilder ( Midshipman)
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    So, that is where the 50Cal guns are supposed to be๐Ÿ˜
    Looks like a similar project to mine.
    I could sail close by but I would be alone. The local club closed years ago and the pond they used is now a no go zone for boats.
    The river at my house has no flow as such. it is a tributory of the Danube which has a barrier at each end. The total length, about 15 miles, is a nature reserve and the water level is adjusted to keep it constant.The ripples are caused by the wind. The flip was caused by a bad Captain......probably.๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1 year ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Peter, see my PT109 Refit thread for the current status of my PTB.
    I had to completely strip the hull.
    Hope to get it primed and painted, Pacific green, and start refitting the shafts this week. I'll be starting a new Build Blog for it soon. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Spent today sanding the hull of my Danish fish cutter ๐Ÿ˜ก
    Two parallel restorations / conversions and two hulls to prime and paint now! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ Good luck and much success with your various builds and renovations, great shame about the local pond๐Ÿค” I'm mostly alone as well, I avoid the weekend crowds! Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    ๐Ÿ“ท Offshore meeting 2019 , Hamburg Germany
    3 months ago by maersk-topper ( Leading Seaman)
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    In the weekend of 24-26th we had a offshore meeting in Hamburg Germany.
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    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Commander)
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    Those models are awesome.

    Martin.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Offshore meeting 2019 , Hamburg Germany
    3 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    WOW! Offshore (two shores!) and OFF THE SCALE!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Think I'll take up chess or Olympic Tiddlywinks

    Hmm, maybe a move from Munich to Hamburg, always liked the town anyway ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Would like to know where the meet took place please. An der Alster vermutlich nicht, oder?

    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    3 months ago by tidtug ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The detail on this is unbelievable would like to see all the boat.๐Ÿ‘
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    3 months ago by maersk-topper ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hello doug, the next Offshore meeting will be june 30th at Heemskerk, Netherlands.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/867597196910996/
    https://www.facebook.com/events/867597196910996/
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Offshore meeting 2019 , Hamburg Germany
    3 months ago by Hugh ( Master Seaman)
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    Wow! Humbling!
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    3 months ago by Hugh ( Master Seaman)
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    Amazing detail! Any interior shots?
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    2 months ago by Paul33 ( Recruit)
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    Amazing workmanship, pleasure to view and very envious.
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    ๐Ÿ“ท TSS Manxman
    3 months ago by davidhgreatbatch ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    "Manxman"
    down the club waters today
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    3 months ago by BrianMason ( Recruit)
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    Very nice... Was it a kit or scratch built.

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    ๐Ÿ“ท HMS EXETER
    6 months ago by JOHN ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Here are pictures of HMS Exeter - I built her over a period of time plank on frame hull, covered in styrene to simulate plating on the hull. The deck is all planked with individual planks - the guns are fully rotating and elevating but not firing :-).

    John

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ HMS EXETER
    6 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Brilliant job John ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Hat off!
    What scale is she? I have a 1:350 Trumpeter kit in my stash, which I intend to upgrade and fit RC into.
    Works out at LoA 50cm Beam 5cm, classic naval 10to1 ratio! max load about 160gm!! Should be an interesting challenge.๐Ÿ˜ฒ
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    6 months ago by JOHN ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Cheers Doug for the compliment - she is 1:96 scale. I obtained the original plans from Greenwich maritime museum - the plans that they hold are as she was 'proposed to be built' in 1928 - the same as her sister ship HMS YORK - but amongst the drawings they supply are the correct hull lines - which are the ones I used for my hull - then I used literally thousands of images from all over the place to do the rest of the superstructure. Also, I used the aid of a small online plan of her rigging which shows a fair amount of superstructure detail of how she was built.

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    6 months ago by reilly4 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I agree with Ron, a brilliant effort. Please publish more photos, specially close-ups of the detail. it looks magnificent.
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    6 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Ron??
    Dat wuz me Haig! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    John, great shame you didn't do a Build Blog ๐Ÿค”
    A vid of her sailing would compensate a little ๐Ÿ˜‰
    BTW: I have a Deans Marine 1:96 kit of HMS Manxman, Do you need an escort? ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    6 months ago by reilly4 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Sorry Doug, How did I do that? But the sentiment remains.
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    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Commander)
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    Hi John,
    Very nice,
    Any chance of posting some closeup photos.

    Martin.
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    3 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Leading Seaman)
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    Lovely build.
    As an HMS Exeter fan and living in Exeter this is a superb build.
    Well done.
    Bill
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    3 months ago by JOHN ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    hi there

    give me a couple of days and I will put a couple of pictures on from the build

    :-)

    John
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    3 months ago by JOHN ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi there
    senile moment for me :-) as there is already a short build of HMS Exeter on here if you do a search - you will come across the build by me and there are some closeup pics on there.

    John
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    3 months ago by andyhynes ( Leading Seaman)
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    Excellent job.
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