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Minerve - Posted: 14 hours 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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LCT548 - Posted: 1 month 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 RNinMunich on the 13th Mar 2018
Neat! Nice job Bryan👍
Didn't know they already had 2.4Gig Shermans in those days! 😲 One lives and learns 😉
I have # 538 in a 1/72 Armageddon kit. Will try and do a Plastic Magic conversion. Now what happened to all the Airfix Shermans and Churchills I built as a boy?? Ciao Doug 😎
Response by Bryan-the-pirate on the 16th Mar 2018
Only Americans had 2.4ghz my British Sherman has 27mhz.
Response by Bryan-the-pirate on the 29th Mar 2018
A few more photos including the radio controlled cargo now in british livery
Flower Class Corvette - Posted: 1 month 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: 1 month 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: 1 month 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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CB90 - Posted: 1 month ago by CB90
The Model is scratch built from Photos and profiles of the internet it is around 52 inches long and currently runs on two Graupner 700 turbo motors (14.4v) and dual Mtroniks 25A ESC (12v) running twin contra rotating 45mm props, this model can spin on its own axis like the real boat but does not use waterjets due to cost. Completed in 2017.

Whats a CB90

Its a Command Boat 90 originally built by Docstar in sweden and later also built in the USA under licence.
The boat has a multi role capability and has be used by the Army, Police, Coast Guard and Ambalence Service

Originally a Military craft for coastal waters and rivers with a shallow draft and powered by twin water jets this 15 ton Aluminum boat can deliver half a platoon directly on to beach heads via its landing craft type single man door at the bow.

This craft has excellent manoveraility and can crash stop ( go into full reverse and stop) in 1.5 x its length. No-wonder the american's wanted this boat.

Video of real boat

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Celtic Ambassador - Posted: 2 months ago by jugge
Kit from England , running light and bowtruster working good in the sea
built for about 3 years ago

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HMS Victory - Posted: 2 months ago by SelwynWilliams This is the link for a laser scan of HMS Victory,truly amazing.

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MGBs in Weymouth 1943 - Posted: 2 months ago by SelwynWilliams
Two MGBs painted in Weymouth Harbour in 1943 with some great details of guns with the Nothe Fort in the background.

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Response by RNinMunich on the 4th Mar 2018
Wow! Never seen so many guns on an MGB! Hope they didn't blow each others heads off 😲
Response by SelwynWilliams on the 4th Mar 2018
I must admit there are at least three types but presume the artist painted what was there, and of course it covers the period in 43. A good record hopefully.
MTBs and 'Flowers' - Posted: 2 months ago by RNinMunich
Just ran across this (compared with most others from the era) incredibly sharp photo, (right click the photo then left click 'Show photo' and then'+' and you'll see what I mean by sharp!!😉) apparently (allegedly?) a
'Vosper 70ft Motor Torpedo Boat V-252 at Greenock in January 1942. In the background is the Flower class Corvette HMCS Trillium(K172)'
(Which makes me wonder if OUR Trillium served on her!?)
+ 2 others! Research continues, I have an interest in both types 😉
Cheers Doug 😎

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