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Working Radar for Many Scales - Posted: 16 days ago by bilzin
Building a German Police launch right now and thought that the radar scanner components were a bit 'heath robinsonish', so decided to see if I could make an alternative unit.

Photo 1 shows the Radar scanner parts obtained from MMB (ebay) for the princely sum of ONE POUND !!!!! plus 28p postage, and construction is of a medium soft resin that isn't prone to breaking or splitting when shaped or drilled, and a short length of 2mm brass rod becomes the drive shaft. This particular unit has a 44mm sweep bar but there are many other sizes available

Photo 2 shows the drive motor which operates on voltages between 1.5 and 6v, ideal for the control driver which is the next item. Available from saih.tan on Ebay for under 7 pounds, and if the motor is mounted on a removable bracket as I have done, this unit can be used in several models without the need for major 'surgery', the motor and radar shaft being connected with a short piece of rubber tubing

Photo 3 shows the receiver driven radar motor speed control which operates from an auxiliary receiver channel and takes the motor voltage from the main receiver supply, thus obviating the need for a separate supply and switch.
This unit is available from www.mr-rcworld.co.uk and costs a staggering 14.50 post free sheesh !

I must add here that I am in NO way connected to any of the suppliers mentioned here, but just though some other modellers may be interested in 'home brew' accessories and suchlike.

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USCG 140' BAY CLASS ICEBREAKING TUG - Posted: 19 days ago by circle43nautical
AFTER RECEIVING LONG-AWAITED GLOBALLY SOURCED COMPONENTS, I DID A PRELIM DRIVELINE INSTALL/DRY FIT ON THE USCG 140'ER. 4MM SHAFT/BOX & RABOESCH 5-BLADE SKEWED WHEEL ARE FROM CORNWALL BOATS (UK), THE MOUNT AND U-JOINT COUPLER ARE BBQ ROUTISSERIE COMPONENTS. BTW-THERE'S A 3/16" ID CYLINDRICAL CENTER SUPPORT BEARING BETWEEN THE COUPLERS. THEY ARE NORMALLY USED ON "FIDGIT SPINNERS"

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USCG ICEBREAKING TUG - Posted: 2 months ago by circle43nautical
ON THE WAYS: 1:48 SCALE USCG 140' BAY CLASS ICEBREAKING TUG; FIBERGLASS HULL WITH WOODEN CABIN/SUPERSTRUCTURE KIT FROM COAST GUARD MODELS IN CHICAGOLAND. WILL BE REPRESENTING ONE OF THE CUTTERS I SAILED ABOARD IN THE EARLY '80s.
USCGC KATMAI BAY (WTGB-101), H/P SAULT STE. MARIE, MI, USA.

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Response by circle43nautical on the 29th Nov 2017
Tank you! Just received kit about an hour ago. Life's good, I reckon. Shegoes well with the matching scale cutter. This is truly a dream come true!

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Brass Fittings - Posted: 2 months ago by bilzin
I don't know if this is of interest to other modellers, but I was trawling through Ebay's wares when I found this supplier and, on a whim, decided to once again try my hand at using etched brass parts. As you might see, not exactly the biggest of fittings, but they really test the patience and skill.
Also in one of the photos is the brass bending tool I use and the supplier can be found at http://stores.ebay.co.uk/models-parts-shop?_trksid=p2047675....

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Response by circle43nautical on the 29th Nov 2017
Wow! That site has some unique parts that I've been hunting for. Thank you!
Response by circle43nautical on the 29th Nov 2017
Thanks again for posting that ebay vendor. I needed two signal searchlights in that scale for my US Coast Guard 210' WMEC Cutter USCGC VIGOROUS (WMEC-627) model. Right on!
Response by circle43nautical on the 3rd Jan 2018
AS PREVIOUSLY POSTED, I ORDERED A PAIR OF BRASS SEARCHLIGHTS, AND RECEIVED THEM RECENTLY. THET ARE AS ADVERTISED; VERY DELICATE, BUT HIGHLY DETAILED AND PRECISELY MADE. BRAVO ZULU!

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Victoria Model Shipbuilding Club - Posted: 2 months ago by Brightwork
Some photos from our local clubs models on display at the mall.

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Model boat Club Japan - Posted: 3 months ago by Brightwork
Just sharing a few photos from our fellow model boat enthusiasts in Japan. Some very different boats here.

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Response by Brucef102 on the 30th Oct 2017
Excellent thank you for sharing
Response by marky on the 30th Oct 2017
some magnificent craftsmanship on display ,the one with the carved dragons is incredible doesn't look like they used any wood filler unlike some of us (me) ,well back to the whittling with the laser .

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Klondike - Posted: 3 months ago by Brightwork
This was just finished by my brother after a four year build. He used plans from the original sternwheeler from Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. We grew up there so there is a connection. She is seven feet long and the hull is built entirely from popsicle sticks. She is bound for the museum in Whitehorse as a static display.

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Response by Brucef102 on the 25th Oct 2017
Amazing craftsmanship
Response by Trillium on the 25th Oct 2017
Great work. A superb example of how a scale model gives viewers a 3D view of something that exists now only in 2D images.
Response by RNinMunich on the 25th Oct 2017
Brilliant 👍
Love the detailing, and on such a mammoth scale as well!
Popsicle sticks! You must have made a lot of children very happy👍😉
I've heard of others getting all family and friends to 'collect' coffee stirring sticks ...
Next model with zig million matchsticks perhaps ? 😉
Shame we will never see her under way but a superb memorial to her and her crews. Cheers Doug 😎

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Bob the Duck - Posted: 3 months ago by EricMB
Built after a challenge from the late Bob Hutton, and featured in this Nov 2017's Model Boats magazine...
'from an idea to the water'
See the videos on YouTube, just search Bob the Duck

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MV Balmoral - Posted: 3 months ago by davidhgreatbatch
MV Balmoral sailing day at Mary Stevens Park Stourbridge

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Response by SelwynWilliams on the 9th Oct 2017
She visited Weymouth early September, good to see such a great model
Response by circle43nautical on the 29th Nov 2017
WOW! BRAVO ZULU! I wish I could see that gorgeous craft in person. Very nice! It's a great day for modelling! Have a safe RC boating day!

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RNLI Largs Scotland - Posted: 4 months ago by Les-Forbes
Got this charming we fishing trawler from the local RNLI in Largs. Then I came accros this photograph of similarly looking vessels. Great stuff.

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