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    ๐Ÿ“ท Research Vessel Meteor
    12 years ago by Seaspray ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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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.

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    ๐Ÿ“ท King George 5th Battleship
    12 years ago by Seaspray ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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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 years ago by Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Joysway ARTR Mad Flow running on 3S Lipo at Stevenage MBC with on-board GoPro camera

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    ๐Ÿ“ท Fairmount Alpine
    2 years ago by jugge ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd 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 years ago by jugge ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks
    More photos is comming
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    2 years ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Very nice.๐Ÿ‘
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    2 years ago by jugge ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks Ed i will send more photos later ๐Ÿ‘
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    2 years ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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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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    ๐Ÿ“ท HMS Hood.
    2 years 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 years 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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    2 years ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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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 years 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 years 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 years ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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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 years 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 years ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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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‘

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    ๐Ÿ“ท Offshore meeting 2019 , Hamburg Germany
    2 years 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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    2 years ago by Paul33 ( Master Seaman)
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    Amazing workmanship, pleasure to view and very envious.
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    2 years ago by Hugh ( Master Seaman)
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    Amazing detail! Any interior shots?
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    2 years ago by Hugh ( Master Seaman)
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    Wow! Humbling!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Offshore meeting 2019 , Hamburg Germany
    2 years 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
    2 years ago by tidtug ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The detail on this is unbelievable would like to see all the boat.๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Offshore meeting 2019 , Hamburg Germany
    2 years 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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    2 years ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Those models are awesome.

    Martin.

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    ๐Ÿ“ท TSS Manxman
    2 years ago by davidhgreatbatch ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    "Manxman"
    down the club waters today
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    1 month ago by davidhgreatbatch ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Scratch built
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    2 years 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
    2 years ago by JOHN ( Chief Petty Officer 1st 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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    2 years ago by andyhynes ( Leading Seaman)
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    Excellent job.
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    2 years ago by JOHN ( Chief Petty Officer 1st 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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    2 years ago by JOHN ( Chief Petty Officer 1st 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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    2 years ago by Scratchbuilder ( Lieutenant)
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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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS EXETER
    2 years ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi John,
    Very nice,
    Any chance of posting some closeup photos.

    Martin.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ HMS EXETER
    2 years ago by reilly4 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Sorry Doug, How did I do that? But the sentiment remains.
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    2 years 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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    2 years 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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    2 years ago by JOHN ( Chief Petty Officer 1st 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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    2 years 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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    ๐ŸŽฌ RTTL IN SLOW MO
    2 years ago by JOHN ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    here's a short clip of my RTTL tearing up the lake :-) she has 2 MTroniks 600s driving 30 ml brass props both rotating in the same direction as in the real boats and she has 2 x 4300 mAmp ni-cad batteries in. Lasts for about 15 mins full chat :-)

    John

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    2 years ago by andyhynes ( Leading Seaman)
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    Goes like a brushless motor set up. Good job
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    ๐ŸŽฌ POINT CLASS
    2 years ago by Inkoust ( Midshipman)
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    Model of the American Coast Guard ship from the 1960s. Equipped with 2 x motor MIG 400, battery Lipol 4000mA, regulator 72A DSYS Czech production.
    The boat has very good driving characteristics and is stable. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜€

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    ๐ŸŽฌ WSP 9
    2 years ago by Inkoust ( Midshipman)
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    Police boat model by Vladyka.The whole building from ABS, engine MIG 400 water-cooled, reheater DSYS 18A, battery 2600mA LiPol. A very stable ship, even at higher speeds, maneuverable and comfortable.

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    2 years ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    Very life like swimming boy ๐Ÿ˜Šyou did well avoiding him๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Sydney Star
    2 years ago by Inkoust ( Midshipman)
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    Kit by Graupner. The ship is fitted with the MIG 500 main motor, 2 transverse motors MIG 400, 3 turnigy 45A controllers, 2 pcs of 5000 mA, 3 RC light switches. Illuminated corridors beneath containers, cabin, position lights with masts, horns (Motor: MIG 500 BOAT 12V) (ESC: Turnigy 45 A) (8/10)

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    ๐ŸŽฌ HERMAN MARWEDE
    2 years ago by Inkoust ( Midshipman)
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    REWELL Kit 1:72, fitted with 3 MIG 280 DC motors, 3 DC controllers up to 20A, 1 LiPol battery 2200mA, 4 channel Turnigy receiver, one microswitch for two rudders. it is dyed with REWELL semi-matt colors in synthetic colors and at the end over decals and the whole ship three layers of glossy REWELL lacquer. The ship was imported with lead by the keel so that it did not curve on the opposite side in turns. Because I did not reach the four-bladed bolts, I modified three-blade brass. For the time being, the boat has only been tested in a bath at home due to winter weather in the Czech Republic. For its 64 cm it is designed for riding on a calm surface. if I can evaluate this kit it is excellent. I can only recommend. (Motor: MIG 280) (ESC: mini dc 20A - Czech rep) (8/10)

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    2 years ago by Inkoust ( Midshipman)
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    Model German docks from Krick, ABS hull, superstructure plywood, model is illuminated with reflector, position lights and mast, drive DC motor MIG 500 Boat 12V, controller 45A Turnigy bidirectional, LiPol battery 7.4 V 4000mA. The model has good stability and driving characteristics. I recommend this kit to all mildly advanced modellers. Good and accurate version of the model kit. (Motor: MIG 600 Boat) (ESC: Turnigy) (9/10)

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    ๐ŸŽฌ Fairacre broads cabin cruiser
    2 years ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Saved from a farm rubbish bin and restored. It was originally scratch built from a 60s/70s RCM ? plan. Photos of rebuild are in the harbour. Not sure if it was originally built in the UK and immigrated to NZ as it's an unusual subject for a NZ build. Plans are apparently still available.

    I've just found some info on Bates 'Starcraft' cruisers, UK. Looks like the original R/C plan may have been modeled on a version of one of the 'Starcraft' variants.

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    2 years ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    The farm is a fair way from the sea,- someone was not on watch obviously. Not my car, some guys doing building maint. We can park on that cobbled area you've pictured on the opposite side, (room for about 8-10 cars,-usually chokka when the yachts are racing) There is a nice little jetty built by the Gulf Harbour Model Yacht Club next to it which is great for setting up and launching. It's all part of the big Gulf Harbour Marina development and pond is actually a drainage control pond.
    Was full of Koi carp to keep the weed down (carp were rented from a company by the council, but there was some dispute and the company came and removed their carp) probably missed a lot and they breed like flies, so it should come right. Pond's pretty weed free all the same. Pics of the jetty (from the HSL) with some old codger sitting on it, and the real HSL in the Bayswater Marina (Waitemata harbour Auckland), which I have been on board (once recently,-Modded- and once 50yrs ago-original form) Its' story is on the Waitemata Woodys website under W1.
    The other pond is at the Onepoto reserve near the city on the waterfront. Bit of a drive (20mins down the motorway all the way) Yachts there as well. The pics with the Marine modellers club - Panmure Basin - East Auckland (the only scale model boat club in Auckland and virtually dead (pics are old), - only about 3 or 4 scale clubs in the country!) we tend to go more for the full scale here. Evening, JB

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    2 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    PS Is that your wagon parked over by the fence ๐Ÿคฃ

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    2 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Mornin' jb, or Evenin' I suppose with you ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Gotcha! Nice looking sailing pond๐Ÿ‘
    I wasn't actually a seaman! But even with my limited navigation skills I think I could have avoided parking my ship at that farm๐Ÿ˜
    I worked on a number of naval ships during design & building or on refits.
    My job was design and contract negotiation for Integrated Internal / External communication systems. Everything from DC to light!!
    Was very interesting, took me to shipyards and navies all over the world; except Australia and New Zealand. Never made it down under ๐Ÿ˜ญ Did spend a lot of time in the southern hemishere though; SA, Chile, Brazil and Ecuador mainly.
    Did a lot of work on the last operational ex RN Colossus class carrier, NAeL Minas Gerais ex HMS Vengeance, in Brazil at theRio Naval Arsenal๐Ÿ˜‰ She's long since razor blades and car bodies I'm afraid.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    2 years ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Ta very much Doug, wasn't me in the bin though. I was in a heli club for a number of years (didn't fly them,-flew planes and sailed boats,- although did have a Graupner Bell 47G back in 78) Guy at work was president and while talking to the farmer (we leased a paddock) he was asked if anyone liked boats. Knowing I was into boats and loved a challenge, chap told the farmer who went and fished the model out of the bin where it had resided for years, and the rest is history. I thought being an ex seaman (checks spelling) you might appreciate a good coordinate (of said farm) 36 48' 37.75" S 174 32'59.19" E (Goog Earth) only if you have nothing better to do. I'm about 26km NNE as the crow flies, at Red Beach. Boating pond I use is 36 36'33.86"S 174 47'24.08 E , quite a drive between them all. JB
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    2 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice jb ๐Ÿ‘
    One does wonder though what you were doin' with your nose in the farm rubbish bin ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Hope you wore a gas mask! ๐Ÿคฃ
    ๐Ÿ™ˆ (See no evil, Smell no evil!)
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    2 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Ok Ok I admit it, I plead guilty as charged Colin๐Ÿ˜” With extenuating circumstances.
    I 'accidentally' turned my sensible Sea Scout cabin cruiser into a sport fishing boat!

    Colin; as senior officer left on deck the bridge is yours Number One.
    Commodore Ed will be in his stateroom if required.๐Ÿ˜
    G'night all. Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    2 years ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Thanks Colin, I try to get my models looking as realistic as possible at a distance without going overboard on detail. Scale top speed for most MTBs ASRs for example would only really be around 5-7 mph not hydroplane speeds as you usually see,- doesn't look quite right. I also like seeing if I can get a photo of a model looking like the real thing, using mini cams on other boats etc (pic is vid capture of my MTB just on dusk, taken from my Maiami ASR). Hard to achieve but lots of fun trying.

    models
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    2 years ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    Super, looks great on the water, nice to see sensible sailing.
    Cheers Colin.
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