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Let’s get some paint on! by Donnieboy Commander   Posted: 1 hour ago
Nice paint job on the hull.I have to wait for warmer weather to paint.

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 hours ago
Sorry for the digression Steve 🤔 Re your smoke generator - I hope you don't want to lay a smoke screen! Several years ago I fitted a Graupner smoke genny to my destroyer and hoped to feed both funnels with it. No way! 🤔 According to instructions I fitted it in a 10mm tube (alu) in the forward funnel, with the wick in a 'tank' made from a large aerosol cap, and fed it from the drive battery (12V SLA, 2 x 6V 7AH) via the Gear switch on the TX and a home made decoder / relay switch at the business end. First: it takes a little while to get 'steam up', second at best it produces whisps of smoke, and white so it looks more like steam. 🤔 Have experimented with 'additives', e.g. graphite, but have not yet achieved real black smoke. To increase volume when I refit the destroyer I have a second genny for the aft funnel and intend to build 'smoke reservoirs' under the funnel tube and drive it all with a 6v cooling fan from an old PC graphic card. The 'chimney effect' alone is not enough 🤔 I hope that in this way I can increase the volume so it looks a bit more realistic when 'getting steam up' or on 'Full Ahead Both'! (Give me all you've got Scotty!)😁 For various other 'mini model' projects, 1/350 Plastic Magic, I have acquired several mini smoke gennys from the model railway (1/87) department - experiments are on the To Do list😉 Cheers Doug 😎

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 hours ago
'66 was my first visit to the Reeperbahn, Veeery interestink!😉 Visited the Star Club where the Beatles played. Was highly amused at how many churches were sprinkled amongst the clubs and 'other houses', sin here - repent next door! German efficiency 😁 Your Imbiss guy was very lucky, not many made it after Dorsetshire was warned off by a U-Boat warning 🤔 I've been here 32 years now, see no particular reason to come home after so long! They say 'Home is where the heart is', and my GF is here!😊 Tschüss und auf wieder hören, Doug 😎

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 4 hours ago
You have aquired some great knowledge Doug, most of all you have kept it, well done. I was in Hamburg 1967 playing with a band at the Top Ten club on the Reeperbahn (learned a lot there), we used to go to a imbis next door to the club, the owner spoke a little english as I at that time spoke very little German. He told us a bit of his life story, he was on the Bismarck on sinking, he was picked up by the british and took to a pow camp near the Cadbury factory in England. He took a few of us to the B&V yard, and gave us a guided tour very interesting, he was call Fritz and he had a phrase he always used when we spoke of the war ' thats the vay de ball bounces', with a very heavy German accent. I spent many years in Germany and loved every minute of it. warm regards, Peter😊

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 hours ago
Thanks Peter 👍 very glad they were helpful.😊 comes from 40 years 'bumming' around the world talking to ship builders and ship drivers! And building a shrewd idea of where to look when I needed info on a new customer requirement. Trick was to try and stay at least one step ahead 😉 Now I just do it for fun, and still learning a lot myself - just by seeing what U lot are up to 😁 I first visited Hamburg around 1966 on a school exchange trip. We played the German kids at footie and beat 'em with the same score as in the World Cup that year! 😊 What took you to B+V? All the best, Doug 😎

Dover Harbour Crest by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 hours ago
Guten Abend Maurice, Best I can find is here Viel Glück, alles Gute, Doug 😎

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 4 hours ago
Your knowledge is boundless Doug I am sure I'm not on my own when I say you have assisted many modelers on this sight with your instant information, the colour sheets you sent are fantastic.👍 I was in Hamburg in the late sixties, and also visited said yards, still very impressive, and spent some time in Kiel. cheers Peter

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Lieutenant   Posted: 8 hours ago
Thanks Ed and Doug for your kind words

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 hours ago
I don't know what I would do. If I had to get rid of my collection! But I'm glad you have found another boat to build! looking forward to a video of her Maiden Voyage! Ed

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 hours ago
Very sorry to hear that Ron! "There but for the Grace of God ...." At least you have the consolation of some fine work on the Pilot Cutter 😉 Hope you enjoy many many happy hours sailing her, 👍

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Lieutenant   Posted: 8 hours ago
That is very true Ed it was a sad day when my tug's left , they were built to tug as well and had a few trips to balne Moore for the tugging it's what I loved doing. But I'm enjoying this build and looking forward to sailing her for the first time

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 hours ago
Hi kmbcsecretary, It's a shame you had to sell your tugs! I collect 1/32 scale tug and boy can they be very heavy... Although you had to switch to sail. Building the boat is almost all the fun! anyway for me it is! Ed

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Lieutenant   Posted: 10 hours ago
Nice job there Doug nice detailing , I've not got the fingers for that scale (I have no feeling in end of my fingers ) the smallest scale I've worked on is 1/32 an MMM eurogirl tug and eldergarth tug but had to sell them last year because I couldn't lift them anymore. This Bristol pilot cutter is 1/16 and finding fittings in this scale is getting harder so no choice but to make the fittings my self. But it keeps me busy and some what active

Cockpit detailing by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 hours ago
Not a great deal of action today, had to do some the as detailed by the “mrs”! Added the forward cockpit coming roofy thing, shaped, sanded, filled, sealed and sanded again. Last thing today was to build a pair of simulated engine intakes. My be a few days till more work now as back on shift

Dover Harbour Crest by Maurice Apprentice   Posted: 10 hours ago
Dear boating fraternity I am busy building the model Tug Diligent from the Model Boat Magazine from 2014. On the front of the superstructure is a crest visible from the Port of Dover ,depicting the Lions from what I can make out. Is anybody out there who could maybe send me a copy of such a crest which I could then use maybe redraw? my e-mail addresse is My name is Maurice Peier THANKING KINDLY TO ANY ONE WHO CAN BE OF ASSISTANCE