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1/72 Flower Class Corvette - Posted: 4 months ago by Mikep
Revell 1/72 Corvette power 6 volt motor hitech speed control
Whooper sound 3000mah nimh battery.

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Vickers Vedette 1/96 scale - Posted: 4 months ago by f4u7
Scratch built from a 1975 free plan, hull is balsa frames sheeted with basswood and covered with 3/4 oz fibreglass cloth, superstructure is styrene sheet, missile launcher from balsa block, forward bofors torpedo launcher from styrene sheet and wood dowl, photo etch ladders, white metal handrail stanchions, other fittings are brass and resin, lw-02 radar and directors are from shape ways rudders and stabilizers are balsa block, you get the idea.

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Response by Glyn on the 15th Aug 2018
A very nice execution of the old Model Boats free plan. I still have those plans (somewhat tatty after all these years) as well as the MB magazine they came with. How does she sail? Best regards, Glyn
Response by f4u7 on the 15th Aug 2018
Many thanks for your kind words, I've not sailed her yet, only test tank and had to up the water line a little bit for more stability, I also scaled up the plans to true 1/96 as the plan is around 1/100, the 1/96 fittings I bought from fleetscale were out of scale to the plan, and using the 1.1 water line length noted in the magazine article.
USS George W Bush 10th Nimitz Class - Posted: 6 months ago by RNinMunich
10th and last Nimitz class carrier
Sea Trials - Capn's Waterskiing test 😁😉

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HMS Victorious. - Posted: 6 months ago by Scratchbuilder
HMS Victorious,circa 1941.
Still very much in the early stages of construction.
Most of the internal workings are in place ,but still a few ideas to work on.
Thus far she has a working forward aircraft lift.
A smoke generator (water not oil).
All four rear guns rotate.
A working bilge pump.
Working next on how to activate the crane.
All three engines are powered from a 6 volt battery.
All other items mentioned above powered from another 6 volt battery,bot of which provide the main ballast.
As I say still a long way to go yet as can be seen.Many of the fittings have to be more authentically painted.

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Response by Scratchbuilder on the 29th May 2018
Many thanks.
Really good to see and read you article on HMS Brave Borderer.
I remember as a young boy going for trips on her at Plymouth Navy Days.That was when we had a Navy and Health and safety was just pie in the sky.Good days.
Your inner workings look very tidy👍.Did you make the tiller arms yourself.
Regards Bill.
Response by RHBaker on the 29th May 2018
Thanks. The alloy tiller arms are Aquanaut purchased off E Bay. They work well and are quite robust
Response by gordywill on the 31st May 2018
That,s a lovely bit of work!
MTB 379 - Posted: 7 months ago by wunwinglo
My uncle Peter was a flotilla leader with coastal forces in the Mediterean, in the second half of WW2 . My late father, Douglas, his brother, built the pictured MTB in 1956. It ran with i.c. power until 1962, when it was mothballed.

I recently restored and upgraded the model (brushless motors etc) and thought that it would be great to take the model all the way down a lake in Devon to demonstrate it for him. Not having any local knowledge, I put a request on this excellent site, asking for help from local guys and must say that the site has some wonderful subscribers who came forward with help and support, especially Keystone. He was brilliant and greatly contributed to make the visit a great success. thanks, mate. My uncle and the other members present greatly enjoyed it, though the windy, cold conditions rendered the rum tot most acceptable!! The photos are self explanatory. The tug was there as a rescue boat if required.

Many thanks to all Model Boats' members who responded to my request for help.

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Response by Donnieboy on the 3rd May 2018
It's great to see a restored model running especially when it's a boat that a family member built.Great restoration.
Response by reilly4 on the 4th May 2018
It is a good thing that the realistic 15" shells splashes kept missing the MTB. 😉
Response by wunwinglo on the 4th May 2018
I thought that they were depth charges!
Minerve - Posted: 7 months ago by PMBDTCentral
A few shots from today at the Portsmouth Model Boat Display Teams new club house at the Explosion Museum, Gosport- the tide was out so no boats on the water ☹️
So we sat back with a coffee and some ice cream, enjoyed the sunshine while watching the tide come in ( to give us an idea of how long either side of high tide we have usable water ) and the various boats going around the harbour with a backdrop of HMS Queen Elizabeth. The ex USS Chesapeake/ex HMS Revenge was given an airing in the sun. She is now the Minerve/HMS Minerve depending on which side she is fighting on

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Response by SelwynWilliams on the 24th Apr 2018
Beautiful model
LCT548 - Posted: 8 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate
Built as a rescaled version of a free plan in Model boat magazine (Dec 2009) now scaled to 1/16 to allow rc tanks to be carried

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Response by Bryan-the-pirate on the 29th Mar 2018
A few more photos including the radio controlled cargo now in british livery
Response by SelwynWilliams on the 24th Apr 2018
This is the wreck of a LCT on Chesil Beach, although American built it was manned by RN Personnel.
Response by Bryan-the-pirate on the 24th Apr 2018
That is an interesting photo Thanks for posting it.
Flower Class Corvette - Posted: 8 months ago by PMBDTCentral
A short selection of the flower class corvettes of the Portsmouth Model Boat Display Team. All made from the same 1/48 hull mould, they are not exact replicas - more designed to look 'good' on the water. Finely detailed models do not tend to remain finely detailed for long with the abuse the Team puts them through!
I am going through the photo collection and having a good sort out and reorganisation (thanks to my old laptop crashing) amd will post more as I can.

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PT 109 - Posted: 8 months ago by CB90
PT 109 was one of the hundreds of motor torpedo boats (PT) of the PT 103 class completed between 1942 and 1945 by Elco Naval Division of Electric Boat Company at Bayonne, New Jersey. The Elco boats were the largest in size of the three types of PT boats built for U.S. use during World War II. Wooden-hulled, 80 feet long with a 20-foot, 8-inch beam, the Elco PT boats had three 12-cylinder Packard gasoline engines generating a total of 4,500 horsepower for a designed speed of 41 knots. With accommodations for 3 officers and 14 men, the crew varied from 12 to 14. Its full-load displacement was 56 tons. Early Elco boats had two 20mm guns, four .50-caliber machine guns, and two or four 21-inch torpedo tubes. Some of them carried depth charges or mine racks. Later boats mounted one 40mm gun and four torpedo launching racks. Many boats received ad-hoc refits at advanced bases, mounting such light guns as Army Air Forces 37mm aircraft guns and even Japanese 23mm guns. Some PTs later received rocket launchers.

This Proboat PT 109 model was brought in 2013 for £100 these boats are rare now, This one had a few faults with the propshafts they were bent and noisy both were replaced, with quality 4mm shafts, motors twin 600s were also replaced by Graupner versions along with mounts and couplings, basically all the running gear, also two ESCs by Aquapower were added and a 2.4G RC system.

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Perkasa Class - Posted: 8 months ago by CB90
Perkasa MTB

A favourite model boat there must have been hundreds if not thousands made.
When I brought mine there was a choice between two sizes 36in (90cm) or 48in (120cm) and then you could choose between a wooden hull or a fibreglass hull. I went for the smaller boat with the fibreglass hull. this was back in the 1980s.

Background of the boat
The boats Perkasa class consisted of three motor torpedo boats built by Vosper (UK) for the Malaysian Navy as follows:-

Perkasa 150
Penula 151
Handalan 152

This model has 3 motors, port & starboard are Graupner 600s and one 700 type in the centre runs 3 ESCs front and rear guns operate via servos, with flashing LEDs down the barrels.

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