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    Oceanic refit
    Well here goes the first steps of Oceanic's refit. She is around 40 years old, ABS hull with a wood / ply superstructure with transfers for the topsides detail!! There are a couple of motors, unidentified make, a pair of 2mm shafts with a couple of plastic three bladed props and a singe barn door rudder. So far research has thrown up that the original ship is still active. Photos and articles tell me she runs 4 bladed Variable Pitch Props in Fixed Korts with three rudders. One on each Kort and one midships, which could be a Becker Flap Type! As i have no details of the model a tank test has been expedited to estimate the load she will carry. Five cans of beans and the Superstructure and she is not far off. So I have around 2 kg to play with. Sounds a lot, but still need to keep the imagination in check, if nothing else to spare the wallet any undue pain!! First stab at a build list is attached as a starter for ten for my Christmas Wish List Plus i am thinking of adding a
    3d printer
    as this baby is 1:87 so bits will be harder to find, so best start making a few myself!! More as I progress guys. Ian
    13 days ago by ikseno99
    Response
    Re: clyde puffer
    Yes I should give details just wanted to get back to the build, scratch built plank on frame with wood I have to see how cheap I can build it. No plans as such just side elevation and photos off the net so not true scale 31 inc long 8.5 inch beam some detail from my
    3d printer
    , planks ripped from softwood and pickled until I could form the bends and left to dry before fitting, electric power and will fit brass prop after sea trials. This is the first boat I have built since I was 16 years old now 73!!!!!! been into model aircraft but this is more relaxing at least they come home in one piece.πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
    4 months ago by billhook301
    Forum
    Water Jets
    Anyone out there with a
    3d printer
    ? - a website called cults3d.com is giving away a free design for a water jet. looks pretty good https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/various/water-jet-propulsion-system-janikabalin
    4 months ago by redpmg
    Forum
    Water Jets
    "...DG if you have a
    3d printer
    you must have the design software for it too - otherwise its useless ..." I said I 'can get one printed'. Dodgy Geezers can call in favours from all sorts of places! And not only plastic deposition machines either - stereo lithography or selective laser sintering (if you want to 3-D print in tungsten) would be available through university contacts. As would design modification...Though, given how long it took me to get a pair of rather specialist gears lapped the last time I wanted a set, I would match RN's comment in saying that I wouldn't hold my breath!
    4 months ago by DodgyGeezer
    Forum
    Water Jets
    DG if you have a
    3d printer
    you must have the design software for it too - otherwise its useless - unless you are only ever going to make other peoples designs - very easy to add stuff & modify designs if you know how - friend has one - manipulates its faster than I do Corel - but its purely commercial for him - so no freebies . unfortunately ...........
    4 months ago by redpmg
    Forum
    3D Printing.
    HI Martin - think a lot of modellers buy cowl vents, guns . bollards , lifebelts , anchors etc , and for instance when building liners or similar large ships you find you have to make several hundred of the same item , easiest is to cast them from an original - so the
    3d printer
    is just another tool - the same way the Laser is. What has made a real difference is the computer assisted drawing programs like Corel and Autocad . Without them the
    3d printer
    s & Lasers would be useless. In Corel and most others for instance you can zoom in to a drawing up to 45,000%. Gives you spurious accuracy as you could never actually cut that closely. Our laser for instance the cutline is about .3mm so when cutting small items you actually have to increase the size of the cutfile at narrow sections to allow for the width of the cut .
    5 months ago by redpmg
    Forum
    Model Boat crew....
    I may have not made it clear but when I say you can make figures in Make Human they only exist in the computer (not physical items). All the programs make things on screen only but between them you can end up making a file that you can load onto a
    3d printer
    and make the physical item. I had a go at it and then left it . I would now have to start the learning curve again. (Edit) I just thought you probably mean physically do the sculpting. I guess with the right skills that would work. My mistake. Les
    8 months ago by lesfac
    Forum
    Model Boat crew....
    If you have access to a
    3d printer
    ,maybe at your local library,you can down load free from thingyverse,a couple I have had done Popeye 4"high and Captain Haddock 4" including base .these were both printed at my local library,with Popeye costing 50p and Captain H costing 75p.
    8 months ago by marky
    Blog
    Paddle Tug Iona - the hull
    So... here is a compressed build blog of my paddle tug Iona... and I'm playing catch-up as the vessel is 95% complete and has been sailed already, but there may be some interest in what I've done. Iona was scratch-built off plan and has turned out to be the cheapest build so far out of 3 I've made, mainly because I was able to source materials from the leftovers box! it's a 'mixed-media' boat 😜using traditional methods of plank on frame hull, with paddles made on my
    3d printer
    , and other parts turned on the lathe. So starting with the hull, frames were drawn out, transferred to some scrap 9mm ply and cut out on my bandsaw, along with the keel. These were assembled on a build board with some right angle brackets / measuring tools and test fitted before being stuck in place with epoxy. This was quite difficult as the shape of the hull is critical and comes right at the start of the build. I did remake 1 frame to correct alignment. The deck stringers need to bend in 2 directions, so some steaming with a carpet steam cleaner attached to some tubes worked and the wood clamped in place to dry. Outboard sponsons (?) were fitted to make a frame for the paddle boxes to fit on. Then a large sheet of ply forms the bottom of the hull, and the only job left to complete was the (tedious) planking. This was my 1st plank on frame ship... and it took ages. I think it came out reasonably OK but I'm not a perfectionist and I know if I'd spent more time it could be better... but I didn't! Next blog will feature building the paddle boxes and superstructure.πŸ€“
    10 months ago by Harvey Kitten
    Blog
    PS Iona - paddles
    I decided to build the paddles on my
    3d printer
    , working off the plan rather than building in brass as this should be much quicker... should be! Feeling confident I designed ver 1 & printed it out... and scratched my head a lot to see how this was going to fit together. So ver 2 was much better and almost looked like it would work. Ver 3... same etc. Ver 4 πŸ‘ This would assemble looking like paddles. I decided against feathering paddles having talked to a few paddle steamer builders - it seemed more complicated, used slightly more battery power and in 1:36 scale would make little difference to performance. Having built one now I would probably make a few changes but it looks and performs ok. The assembled paddle is attached to a 4mm stainless steel drive shaft with brass bushes. I have recently added some pins to ensure they don't come loose on the lake.πŸ€“
    10 months ago by Harvey Kitten
    Forum
    CNC boat kits...?
    Which is where laser cutting leaps to the fore with a tool diameter around 0.1 mm. The Cyclone is a pcb cutter which uses a taper-point tool so there is no offset. The goal is to mount a laser rather than a Dremel. Point taken on the smaller parts . My initial thought was that, with a larger platform, you could cut multiple parts from a larger piece of material in one pass. Unfortunately, you can't walk away from a laser cutter to let it get on with things as you can with a
    3d printer
    . You are looking at a potential bonfire and the bigger the job, the longer you have to stand and watch it.
    11 months ago by Delboy
    Forum
    Smoke generator
    I made them myself (and engine mounts, battery mounts etc...) on my
    3d printer
    . I printed a solid version to line up the motors then replaced those with the flexible ones afterwards.
    1 year ago by landie
    Response
    105ft Motor Minesweeper
    Great job.Looks like with the
    3d printer
    you will have the boat finished a lot quicker than I can.Nice to be able to use modern technology for your build.The details so far look good.Will look forward to more details being added.
    1 year ago by Donnieboy
    Blog
    105ft Motor Minesweeper
    I am currently fiddling about with
    3d printer
    s and as it is high time I built another boat I am going to combine the two hobbies and make the decks superstructure and some fittings on my
    3d printer
    s, a Prusa i3 Mk2S and a Tronxy X5S. So far the results are encouraging. The model is based on a 105ft Motor Minesweeper, a wooden harbour/coastal sweeper. About 300 were built and saw service throughout WW2. My example carries the LL magnetic influence sweep but proved under powered for the task and many were converted to carry an acoustic 'kango' hammer for dealing with acoustic mines.
    1 year ago by Nickthesteam
    Forum
    Port holes
    That was Wayne Mark. 'Midlife'. He was threatening to buy a third (!)
    3d printer
    so I expect his missus shot him 😲 We all warned him to print some Kevlar armour first! Last I heard of him was several months ago when he asked me for some Tiger tank (printed for for his LC!!) sound-files. I emailed him a batch but never got a reply πŸ€” How's it goin' Matey? All the best, Doug 😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Inspiration for beautiful boat builders ;-)
    '87/'88? I was here then as well, since Oct. '85. Where were you working? I don't ppo poo 3D printing. I have to admit that I've had a
    3d printer
    for 2 years now and haven't even calibrated it yet πŸ€” Haven't had a real need that drove me to it yet, will come eventually I hope. Cheers, Doug 😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights
    Agree Pete, But then telephone wires come as twisted pairs (to minimise induced interference) which gives them additional strength (and bulkπŸ€”). Your wiring looks to me to be about 24 gauge. I also agree with space in the mast, had also pondered that while looking at my Southampton. Came to the conclusion that I would use the tiny wrapping wire (as U lot call itπŸ˜‰) down the mast and into a socket permanently glued under the cabin. Then use flexible stranded wire from then on down to the electronickery! Then there's no strain on the fragile wiring when you remove the cabin for maintenance etc. That light 'wrapping' wire is fine for the LED circuits as they only take a few tens of milliamps. I'm also looking at the possibility to use a common return (negative) lead to minimise the wires needed on the mast itself. I buy my wire Online as well, almost no shops left where you can go an look at stuffπŸ€” Was surprised and disappointed at the limited choice at Radio Shack, pretty miserable compared with the range I can get here from Conrad, and many others, even Krick Modellbau. I'm multiplexing my projects with yours, and others who have approached me by PM. Trouble is I can never resist a challenge! What I'm doing for your Richardson will also be the basis for some mods to my SouthamptonπŸ˜‰ Anyone know a good 'Cloning Shop'? 😁😁 Big
    3d printer
    and an isaac Asimov Positronic brain perhaps? Cheers All, Doug 😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Crew
    I can only speak for myself but I hate to see model boats tooling about with nobody on the bridge, like the Marie Celeste or a Philippine super tanker. So, i was very pleased to find this able bodied seaman that I can reproduce on my
    3d printer
    . https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2757066
    1 year ago by Delboy
    Forum
    Wherry hull in GRP
    Boatshed, you have to speak as you find with these things. Clearly, the model has been improved but not enough yet. It's only fair that we are honest with suppliers. I haven't looked at his deck fittings, but if they are straight off a
    3d printer
    they too will need a lot of work to correct and improve the surfaces. it's not offensive to say so, it's just the truth. Martin
    2 years ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Wherry hull in GRP
    Hi mastman, I saw your comment that you wrote, I have copied and pasted it below. ******************************************** Your right about the madhouse cant see how people can run things down on here without seeing the actual goods any way thats another matter. ********************************************* I did write about the shape of the wherry hull was wrong. I am not into sailing boats, am more into MTB's and I power boat hulls. I know I hadn't seen the actual hull in the flesh so to speak. All I saw was the picture that had been posted for the Wherry hull that was for sale. I had just come home from Norfolk and just seen a Wherry moored in Potter Heigham. I commented that the shape was wrong because of the way the bow of the hull swept up so high. I have posted the picture I saw from which I commented on. I am sorry if I did offend you but it was just that I din't see the shape as being correct. Once again I am sorry to have offended you. I also said about other parts being made on a
    3d printer
    . Onc e again I did think that resin ones I have seen on ebay were of a better finish quality than the 3D printed ones. it seems that I have put a cat amongst the pigeons with my remarks. I am sorry to have offended you. Regards BOATSHED.
    2 years ago by BOATSHED
    Forum
    Wherry hull in GRP
    Arron, the first thing to do is make the pattern a clinker construction. Your website showed that you were using CAD to develop plank shapes. I have no idea if that's possible, but if you can do CAD and it is possible why is the model carvel? Secondly the sides show a great deal of wobbliness to the shape. What car designers would describe as "flabbiness". There is no strength to the form. it goes in and out. Maybe the layup is not thick enough in that area. The side view isn't bad, if a little indistinct. Maybe in the trimming, but then a well laid up hull will trim much better. There should be a sheer line moulded in to which the deck level can be trimmed. I'm sure anyone wanting a model of Albion will be delighted to find a GRP hull at last, but for a wider audience you would have been better off taking a little longer and making a clinker version. Wherries were so varied in length/tonnage that a clinker model could cover as many as 3 popular scales at the extremes. BTW, I didn't say 3D was all you did, only that as a young guy it was very likely 3d printed since you will have learned the necessary CAD. I wish my son could do the same as he has 3 printers already, but can only use free files. If I could do CAD, I would be dangerous Cheers, Martin
    2 years ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Wherry hull in GRP
    Many of those parts look like they have been made on a
    3d printer
    and not very professional. Not like parts that are made from resin and nicely finished. Some pictures are very badly focused and blurred.
    2 years ago by BOATSHED
    Response
    Ship's Boats
    I think digitalizing the drawings would be the time consuming bit ,if you had a 3D scan of the hull it could be scaled to the desired scale then depending on the printer build dimensions broken down into printable size parts a.Cheers Marky
    2 years ago by marky
    Blog
    TRIUMPH (CG-52301) USCG Type F MLB
    Laser cut kit from Barracuda RC Boats, N Carolina, USA. Baltic birch plywood false keel, ribs/frames, hull sheathing, deck and cabins. No formal plans; I was able to source a handful of B&W archival photos from the USCG website. Fortunately I was able to procure a motherload of archival photos and a few hard to read layout drawings from Mr. Timothy Dring, LCDR, USN (Ret.). He is co-author of "American Coastal Rescue Craft", which is the "bible" if you will, of such. I do sometimes thank the internet. I am certain that without his assistance, my efforts on this wouldn't have been as enjoyable. The kit was also void of fittings, which I was aware of prior to purchase, so I invested in a
    3d printer
    . That I've used to a limited degree, due to searching for parts in the correct file format is mind-numbing! I have globally sourced fittings; USA, UK, ASIA. As a matter of fact, the searchlights I got from this Model Boat Shop were 3D printed, and I was able to fit 5mm LEDs into them. I'd like to get a couple more and put some superbright 12v LED drone lamps in them for use on my 35" towboat. Many deck fittings are handmade when possible, the cleats and fairleads are from Cornwall Boats, UK. (Very reasonable & diverse source, if you didn't already know.) I try to keep wood natural when detail allows it, as I never have enjoyed painting over natural grain. Her decks are covered with 1/16" scribed basswood sheathing from earthandtree.com, which is normally used for wainscoting dollhouse walls. All my boats that have wood decks are covered with scribed sheathing; I feel it makes 'em look "sexy". Believe it or not, the idea for wainscoting came from finding 3/16" at Hobby Lobby's dollhouse department. A couple of feet x 3.5" was about $16, so I found a less expensive source that also had more selections (earthandtree.com) The rail stanchions are 3/16" square dowels with 2 corners rounded over on the Dremel router table. Leaving their base square, I fit a square peg into a round hole with no glue to facilitate removal, and also for ease of replacing broken ones, which is inevitable. The rail is 1/16" brass rod that also is readily removable. The stern rail is stationary on the lower half, and the chain & wire stanchions are removable for towing ops. The deck coamings and knuckle are African mahogany strips, other mahogany accents came from leftovers of a prior build. I also try on all my boats, to incorporate vintage leftover scribed sheathing salvaged from my late Father's builds, so I know he's got a part in my builds. Note-the raised deck section between the aft ladder trunk and towing bit is actually a laminated deckhouse he made for the Frigate Essex. Unfortunately, he was unable to build that kit due to Alzheimer's disease in his latter years. (I blame that mostly on the hazardous fumes from the airplane "dope" & glue he used when building RC planes in the 60s & 70s.) I use polyurethane instead of resin due to COPD, 37 yrs of smoking, I quit 2.5 yrs ago. The driveline consists of: 775 Johnson DC main (3500 RPM@12V), Harbor Models 4mm x 14" shaft w/brass stuffing box, Raboesch 75mm 5-blade brass wheel (not OEM), 5mm U-joint couplers, Dimart 320A fan-cooled ESC. Handmade wooden teardrop rudder on a 3/8" sternpost, 1/4" tiller arm steered by a Halcion sail winch servo and cable system. Flysky 6 channel. The nav lights and other illumination are Lighthouse 9v LEDs, also a GoolRC Receiver controlled flashing blue Law Enforcement light. Obviously, I put the cart before the horse and completed the topsides and below deck before finishing the outer hull, but the Wx and season change dictated such. Can't wait for Spring!
    2 years ago by circle43nautical
    Directory
    (Other) CG-40564
    DUMAS 1:14 USCG 40' UTB. REPRESENTING US COAST GUARD UTILITY BOAT CG-40564, WHICH CAPSIZED DURING A RESCUE ATTEMPT ON THE COLUMBIA RIVER BAR ON 17 JAN 1961. HER CREW WAS FORTUNATELY RESCUED. SHE WAS ASSISTING CG-52301, A 52' TYPE F WOODEN MLB, WHICH FOUNDERED WITH THE LOSS OF ALL HANDS. IT REMAINS THE WORST SMALL BOAT RESCUE DISASTER IN COAST GUARD HiSTORY. THIS IS AN UNUSUAL SCALE BALSA PLANK-ON, COVERED BY 2 OZ FIBERGLASS. I USED MINWAX POLYURETHANE FOR AN ALTERNATE TO RESIN, WHICH TURNED OUT WELL, AND CAN BE DONE WITH MINIMAL VENTILATION. WITH BIRCH PLY DECK & CABINS, 1/8" SCRIBED SHEATHING COVERS THE DECK BOW TO STERN AND MAHOGANY TRIM LEFTOVER FROM ANOTHER DUMAS KIT IN MY SCALE SHIPYARD. STOCK D/C FITTINGS WITH SOME SUPPLEMENTAL PREMADE AND HANDMADE ITEMS. SHE FEATURES TWIN RABOESCH 4-BLADE WIDE FLUKE WHEELS AND MATCHING RUDDERS; WORKING HATCHES WITH STOWAGE AREA FOR ANCHOR & TOWLINE, LIGHTHOUSE 9V LED NAV LIGHTS AND FLASHING LED LAW ENFORCEMENT BLUE LIGHT (RC CONTROLLED). I'M ADDING A MOUNT FOR A SCALE BROWNING M2 50 CAL THAT I WAS ABLE TO PRODUCE ON MY
    3d printer
    . THAT'S AN ADVENTURE IN ITSELF. THIS WAS MY FIRST REAL PLANK ON BULKHEAD, AND BALSAWOOD CAN BE A LIL TRICKY, BUT WILL ALWAYS BE THE STANDARD OF WHICH I COMPARE ALL MY SUBSEQUENT BUILDS. MY FATHER BUILT RC AIRCRAFT, AND ALWAYS PREACHED THAT YOU SHOULD OVERBUILD IN ORDER TO SURVIVE A CRACK-UP AND FLY ANOTHER DAY! THAT'S MY CREED WITH BOATS. OVERBUILD!!! THANK YOU DAD! BTW-FYI-MR. ARNOLD PALMER WAS A US COAST GUARDSMAN (YM3) 1950-53 (Motor: 775 JOHNSON-TYPE 6-12V) (ESC: HOBBYWING) (9/10)
    2 years ago by circle43nautical
    Forum
    DrillingIt
    While I agree that one does not need β€œexpensive” equipment I.e. drill stands - one must consider that tools are individual choices and one must be satisfied and comfortable with what they are using, otherwise the application (use) of the equipment becomes a chore and most importantly an excuse for not managing to perform or make things (models) to ones satisfaction. I for one am wasting my time doing a scratch build with nothing but hand tools no laser cut wood no scroll or table saw no
    3d printer
    and no drill stand - To my surprise, although it is a challenge and I notice small variations in my cuts etc. it has been very rewarding and bringing back some of my hand skills long thought forgotten and I find myself enjoying and deeper immersed in this project than the 3 kits I’ve assembled thus far. But - then I do understand I am speaking for myself not the multitude of others whom are much more expierenced in this hobby than myself. Thank each of you for the information and input - I’m finding this site most informative and educational than anywhere else I’ve looked I am humbled by the posts and pics I’ve reviewed. Doubtfully, I will never build anything as detailed as what I’ve reviewed thus far I.e. guess that’s why I don’t need the expensive and micro accurate equipment- hope I haven’t offfended anyone
    2 years ago by Brucef102
    Forum
    3D printing
    Hi, I'm looking at getting a
    3d printer
    . I've found an online community called thingiverse on there there are thousands of model boat parts, from propellers right through to full boats. Is there anyone else that uses this resource? Cheers Wayne
    3 years ago by Midlife306
    Forum
    3d printing
    I still wouldn't trust 'em! Too susceptible to damage. My humble opinion - I think that there are some things best left to the pros, or at least other materials, and the
    3d printer
    s kept for more innovative jobs. Like LCM hulls and V1s and 2s πŸ˜‰ Or for repetitive deck fittings etc. Each to his own, Happy printing - whatever comes out, cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    3d printing
    These are the ship's plans I have and would want to have put into CAD and then output to a
    3d printer
    is it feasible?
    2 years ago by SelwynWilliams
    Forum
    3d printing
    If you don't have access to a
    3d printer
    , it might be worth your while checking whether their is a local Maker space you can join. They will almost certainly have a
    3d printer
    you can borrow and are likely to also have laser cutting, metal turning and milling, and a host of other facilities normally outside the pocket of the average modeller. We are just starting up our Maker space in Guernsey but to find out if you have one near you, check www.nesta.org.uk/uk-makerspace-data.
    2 years ago by Delboy
    Forum
    Huntsman fittings kit.
    Hi Novagsio Do tread carefully if you intend to use Westbourne as there has been posts on this and other sites regarding their poor service level and lack of advertised stock. Canabus has a build blog mdlbt.com/31424 Not sure exactly what fittings you require but Reade Models may be able to help as they supported fittings for many of the kits produced alongside the Precedent range. http://reademodels.com If you are looking for the window frames then you may need to fabricate from liteply, or if you have a
    3d printer
    source have some fabricated.
    2 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    3d printing
    Hi Folks, Latest newsletter from 'all3dp'! https://all3dp.com/giveaway/?omhide=true&utm_source=Newsletter&utm_campaign=d8b34b67a9-Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9dffeeddae-d8b34b67a9-366732985 Chance to win the latest desktop
    3d printer
    πŸ˜‰ as well as more more useful info. Cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    3d printing
    Wondered why you'd been so quiet lately1 Was beginning to worry that you had bought your second
    3d printer
    and the carbon fibre vest didn't withstand the attacks of SWMBO πŸ€” LCM looks greatπŸ‘ Are you going to fit the 'Doodle Bug' with Jetex (the senior members amongst us may remember that) and a flap valve for the characteristic sound?? V2 at 1/16; Length 87.5cm, Width (diameter) 10.3cm. Not so big in my terms, but BIG for a 24cm printing table!! Bon chance mon ami! Cheers Doug 😎 PS: water power or solid fuel for the V2?? When I was about 7 (1958) my Dad brought me a water powered 2 foot model of the Thor missile back from the States; pump pump pump ....... WHOOSH .... and gently back to earth on a parachute. I was KING of the block 😊 PPS: love the 50 calsπŸ‘ Can you do me two twin mounts at 1/35? πŸ˜‰
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    USS Hanley -
    Hi Mark, good on ya! Here's the link for the plans- https://aerofred.com/details.php?image_id=92723 See previous post for the link to the 3d fittings files. They are 1:144 as is but your
    3d printer
    whiz can surely scale them to what you want! happy gluing! Doug 😎 PS Google 'Gearing class' if you want photos and more details! PPS: Congrats on promotion to 'Staff'! No more pension though πŸ€”
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    USS Hanley -
    recognise the plan think i got it off of aero Fred if my memory serves me right missed a couple of things off the build but it still works. have seen the thing verse site really good have tried to get my old head around 3d printing but it doesn't seem to stick no hope for me in the great new world, pity as the printers are really cheap at the moment. egards. maurice
    2 years ago by basilsdad
    Forum
    Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion
    Hi Wayne, good to hearπŸ‘ 'Well done that man! Give the man a Scooby doll!" 😁 OR; can you send me the stl file? Would make a great (and useful😊) first project for my
    3d printer
    πŸ˜‰ If affirmative I'll PM my mail address. Muchas gracias Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Graf Spee 1:20 !! All aboard ;-)
    Hi Dave, that's why I signed the mail 'tongue in cheek Doug' ! and why I suggested a launch date around 2050! Laughter is allowed and wanted 😁 An international effort could be fun, but you need someone with more 3D printing experience (also on large scale) to lead it than me πŸ€” But like most international naval projects I suspect there would be no agreement on design and outfitting! Like with F90 etc! I also plan to use my printer only for small parts and moulds, and to satisfy my personal curiosity. My Graf Spee is currently in dry dock for re-shafting. At the moment Sea Scout has priority. Raining again, so much rain and thunderstorms here this summer sailing time has been seriously restricted 😭 Cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Graf Spee 1:20 !! All aboard ;-)
    Hi Doug I do believe you have rather overestimated the capabilities of the hobby
    3d printer
    s. Even with multiple printers I suspect this would take a few years. I am making more use of my
    3d printer
    recently but the process is not quick and I am only using for making small prototype items, which I then create a mould from and cast with Fast Cast resin. That model is pretty impressive and if you have a suitable water to sail on no problem. I wonder if he take his lunch on board? Your Graf Spee looks great and is a real credit to you. I suspect you have more chance of sailing her than the sit in version. If you are not careful you may find yourself overseeing the multi build project!! Cheers dave
    2 years ago by Dave M
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    Graf Spee 1:20 !! All aboard ;-)
    Or ... how about we do it like modern ship building? Recent examples T45 and the QE Class carriers! Also the way the Koreans build those massive tanker and container ships, saw it in action at the Daewoo yard - awesome 😲 All of us with
    3d printer
    s (or access to) produce specific modules which are then linked up to build the whole ship. Linking site somewhere in the middle of us all. Oh Shucks! With you lot all up North 'somewhere in the middle' might be in the North Sea 😭 Oh well - was just a thought, πŸ˜‰ Good night from Munich, bin a long day! Cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
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    What Gun?
    Hi Steve Looking at the pics it occured to me that the bottom shape is a tube covered by a dome at the top. Both relatively easy to make with a
    3d printer
    and I noticed there was a large radar dome that was also spherical. Mike works with plastic so I guess he is intending to vac form. I have one of his guns on my steam picket boat and its very authentic. Looking forward to Haydock Dave
    2 years ago by Dave M
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    What Gun?
    Hi Steve Your FPB is coming along nicely. Mine is still untouched but seeing your progress make me think I should start the refurb. Looking at the gun and other fittings I do believe the casings could best be fabricated on a
    3d printer
    if you have some drawings and dimensions. I will be a Haydock and our stand is very near to Mike's gun stand so hope to see you when you visit. Dave
    2 years ago by Dave M
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    Sea Queen refurbishment
    Hi Canabus I agree but I retired for the second time in 2009 and have no wish to return to employment. I do scratch build so make lots of fittings. My purpose in buying the
    3d printer
    was to speed up the production of masters that I could take a mould off to then produce in fast cast resin. Used this on the Olympic and Titanic and have the hull for the Mauretania at 1:96 so plenty of fittings required there. I also have fittings for the KD Perkassa so am not restricted to any scale. This is the real benefit of CAD design as you can quickly rescale to anything (within reason) and the SD printer will produce the masters. 3D copiers are still a bit in the development stage for hobbyists and I am waiting for the cost to become more reasonable. I have seen a demo but its only good for figures in 1:12 scale with an affordable
    3d printer
    . You could use a professional print service but its dear and rather defeats the object of designing and printing at home. Stephen does produce a range of fittings in the site model shop so they are available. Dave
    2 years ago by Dave M
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    Sea Queen refurbishment
    RNinMunich, I presume you are situated in Munich. We can get helium in several places here in the UK. Even one high street shop, ARGOS. it is also available through AMAZON. Don't know if that's of any help or even if you were serious as to where you could get it ?? I am 66 (almost 67, in 4 weeks)and have been boat modelling since the age of nine and have also progressed from IC and Taycol to brushless but still use all types. Have also gone into purchasing ready to run, but still get a buzz from the building the model from a kit, have even shrunk and enlarged from plans to build other size models. I haven't tried the
    3d printer
    s, not sure about that side of it yet. I find this site a very interesting and helpful place. But I am not as adventurous as some with all the detail they go into. Please keep adding info to this site.
    2 years ago by BOATSHED
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    Hi Dave M CAD and
    3d printer
    s would be very handy reproducing old parts for old boats which are no longer available because the company has gone out of business. Start up a small business to save old boat fittings!!!! Oh, a 3D scanner would save some time. Canabus
    2 years ago by canabus
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    I have always embraced new technology and agree some of the older skillsets are fast disappearing as it is now possible to design and build almost anything from an electronic gizmo. I embrace these new techniques and have delved into 3d CAD and printers and can now make most of the bits I need. I started like many born just after the war with plastic kits followed by balsa and tissue planes, model trains, cars, boats then into electronics and early RC. I get great pleasure from the building either scratch or kit but I do worry that many prefer to just buy the finished product. I still have my IC engines and planes from my flying days but for all but the fast racers, brushless more than meets the power requirements for our scale models, but I don't deny or object to the many who still enjoy IC and have access to permitted venues. Battery power has improved over the years and Lithium batteries are capable of delivering massive power at little weight. Provided they are handled and treated correctly they are safe to use but rather like fireworks incorrect handling can be unpredictable and dangerous. This refurbishment really goes back to basics and will result in a model being restored and enjoyed for many years and Colin has certainly shown us some new techniques. I doubt if some of the off the shelf newer models will survive quite so long. Dave
    2 years ago by Dave M
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    3D printing
    Hi Wayne I did warn you about the noise. I also have complaints about the smell but I do use a heated bed and my printer is not in an enclosure. I have to agree that a usb stick is the best option to use as the timescale can be hours if not days and adding a PC and LAN to the equation does not help. I bought my printer to make originals that I can then make castings off. I can take any CAD drawing and scale to any size so the process is both quick and straightforward. As you have found there is a wealth of subject matter on line. Whilst a
    3d printer
    is great for small quantities it is not so good if you intend mass production. Many hearing printer perhaps believe the 3D process will be just as quick when in fact it is anything but quick. I have to ask, how are you progressing with the Arduino? Have fun Dave
    3 years ago by Dave M
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    Good stuff Wayne, πŸ‘ but showing your age again! Who else remembers Dolly!? πŸ˜‰ 2D CAD I'm no stranger to, for me the challenge (at 65!) is moving on to 3D 😲 From what you (and Dave M) say I'm glad my printer was delivered 95% assembled and fully enclosed😊 Still have to clear a corner of the workshop and provide a suitable work station area for it though. Thinks! Feed it by WLAN, cable or stick??? Questions questions .... ! Gotta go - GF wants an LED lamp repairing πŸ€” Cheers Doug 😎
    3 years ago by RNinMunich
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    Hmm. Deja vu. I didn't miss the point. it's more that the point was poorly made. You don't rely on people to do everything for you except make the hull, draw the plans, etc etc. So the original statement was silly. I too am a pensioner with the obvious limited financial resources. I just have a
    3d printer
    which I use for many purposes. So, you don't have the skills to use one. That's no big deal, I can't dance or juggle but still get along OK. The thread is about 3D printing and shouldn't be rat-holed because you don't have access to a printer.
    3 years ago by Delboy
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    3D printing
    Missed the point altogether. What I was saying is I have no idea how to use either the 3 d printer or the software. So would rely on other people to do everything for ME just so I could print a part. So far as other items that I would buy Like hull and materials i would buy with no worries so I may just as well buy any other small parts rather than make them myself on a
    3d printer
    . Even though I would very much like a
    3d printer
    . IF I cant use one no point in having one.
    3 years ago by none
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    3D printing
    i'm looking to let a
    3d printer
    like that one next week. what do you think to it. i know you have to print some upgrade to make it better. cheers
    3 years ago by timgarrod


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