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MTB741 Fairmile D - Posted: 2 days ago by reilly4
Newer photos of my 1/24 Scale scratchbuilt Fairmile D at Albert Park Lake in Melbourne, Australia. The conditions were good for realistic photos.

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Response by RNinMunich on the 13th Aug 2018
Awesome! Esp. for a Scratch build 👍👍👍
Really looks the part.
SA Valour Class Frigate - Posted: 3 days ago by Joburg-sailor
My second scratch build. SA Navy "Spioenkop". 1:80 scale. 2 Mtroniks 600 motors on the scale 40mm (home made) props running on 6v and Hobbywing 860 brushed ESC. Jetdrive (also homemade) runs on a 550 motor (I think!) and a 1060 Hobbywing ESC running on 12v. Chopper is a heavily modified Hobbyboss RN Super Lynx. Hangar door opens as well as chopper moves on helideck with worm drive and magnets. Idea is that this would happen sequentially ... but haven't managed to sort that out as I am "electronically challenged". Suggestions welcome!

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Response by reilly4 on the 13th Aug 2018
A short video on the helicopter and hangar movements would be nice to see.
Response by Joburg-sailor on the 13th Aug 2018
Wish I had caught up with you earlier Doug as your input re the MEKO 200 SAN would have been of great help. Fortunately (also late in the build) I found a long lost 2nd cousin (twice removed!) who served onboard the Spioenkop on her delivery voyage in 2005 and got some good stuff from him. Also found a clip on Facebook that provided detail that I had missed. Watch the interest of the bridge officers as they notice the drone filming them!

Currently the hangar door and chopper movement is not connected to anything...just demonstrated by putting then in contact with a battery individually. I have a spare channel on the stick and also the on/off switch used for model aircraft engine/power cut that I use on my Corvette model for the smoke generator.
The sequence I would like to achieve is
1. Activate (power on) door opens.
2. Door reaches stop ...microswitch/ (stays fully open)
3. Chopper movement switch on
4. Chopper clears hangar and reaches stop on helipad.
5. If pos, close sequence in reverse of above.

Reilly4 I can let you have a short video but I need some help as to how I place a video on the website.

Some more pics taken during the build process attached just FYI.
Response by RNinMunich on the 13th Aug 2018
Hi Joburg,
PM me, might have a useful surprise for you😁
Cheers, Doug 😎
Dumas USS Crockett - Posted: 13 days ago by Mikep
Asheville Class gun boat model is 51” long weighs 22 lbs. hull covered with 2 layers of 2 oz. fiberglass cloth and resin. All plywood and balsa construction finished with fiberglass resin and Model Master paints. Working radar mast, turrets, desiel sound, whopper sound, general quarters sound, sierene. Power is MACK
Drives 12 volt system 2 x 2 6volt 3000 nimh each drive. Very fast in the water.

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1/72 Flower Class Corvette - Posted: 14 days 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: 23 days 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 down, 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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USS George W Bush 10th Nimitz Class - Posted: 3 months ago by RNinMunich
10th and last Nimitz class carrier
Sea Trials - Capn's Waterskiing test 😁😉

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HMS Victorious. - Posted: 3 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: 3 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: 4 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: 5 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.

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