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MTB741 Fairmile D - Posted: 8 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.

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SA Valour Class Frigate - Posted: 9 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 Glyn on the 15th Aug 2018
Hi Joburg-sailor! Brilliant model - nice to see something from our part of the world. As a matter of interest, did you develop the plans yourself and where do you sail her? I was glad that they decided to use the pennant numbers from the old President-class (Type 12) frigates, F147 having previously been that of the President Steyn. Best regards, Glyn (from Centurion)
Response by Joburg-sailor on the 16th Aug 2018
Hi Glyn
I am a member of GMBC and sail Emerentia Dam. I think u Guys have a big public day coming up soon and I am thinking of bring the Spoienkop along for a sail...that is if I can fix my TX in time (battery plug in the TX broken off and I can't find a replacement).
Response by Glyn on the 16th Aug 2018
Sad to say, I'm not actually a member of the Centurion Model Boat Club, despite having lived here for a number of years. But I'm sure the guys at the club would love having your model sailing there. Perhaps one day I'll have the time to venture to Emmarentia Dam to see the Spioenkop and all the other boats of the GMBC in action. Best regards, Glyn

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Dumas USS Crockett - Posted: 19 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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Response by Joburg-sailor on the 19th Aug 2018
Hope this works as I can't figure out how to post a video! Click on the media file and then on the download button. The file should then appear at the bottom of your screen.
Spioenkop is officially a MEKO 200SAN class Frigate. I duplicated the unusual drive used in these boats in that they have CODAG-WARP; COmbined Diesel And Gas turbine - Waterjet And Refined Propellers. I have the main props motors and the jet drive on separate channels. The video clip shows the first test of this layout with the jet drive coming in after about 4sec of video and is switched off just before the end of the video. I was just so delighted that my system worked that I unashamedly ran it madly over-scale speed on this first outing....sorry!!
Response by Donnieboy on the 19th Aug 2018
Boat looked great.The boat ran just fine.Not too much over scale speed.It's good to have a little more speed to avert obstacles,especially oyher boats that don't know where they are.
Response by Joburg-sailor on the 20th Aug 2018
Ooops, apologies Dumas USS Crockett, my video post ended up on yr site..should have been on SA Valour Class Frigate.

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1/72 Flower Class Corvette - Posted: 20 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: 29 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 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.

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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
Hello.
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!

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MTB 379 - Posted: 4 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!

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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

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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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