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    Davits and falls
    Dreadnought had two boats on Davits,slung each side of the funnel, and actually directly above the midship main armament gun
    barrels
    . I would assume the davits were able to tilt outwards to allow the boats to be lowered directly outboard. Would anyone know what sort of winches the falls would have been paid out with, or were they simp[y lowered by hand? As far as I can make out the rest of here boats were accessed by the crane on the mainmast.
    8 months ago by Gdaynorm
    Forum
    HMS HOOD by Trumpeter
    For those of you who have never built a Trumpeter kit, I can strongly recommend it. Although Hood is 1/200 scale, the detail is fantastic and an awful lot is fitted into the 1.2m length of the model. I think a wooden deck is a must, together with an upgrade kit for the guns, giving them metal
    barrels
    etc. I'm not sure if the more expensive upgrades are worth it as there is so much provided in the kit, including a lot of photo etch. I tried to mechanise the main turrets but found it beyond my skills, so I am now concentrating on the finer detail. I have at last managed to obtain the 2kg of lead which I estimate is required for ballast. (I calculated this very scientifically by floating the hull in the bath and using a 1.5kg jar of frankfurters). Sea trials are planned for the middle of next week. The attached images show progress so far.
    1 year ago by cormorant
    Forum
    Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat
    Hi MB, Sorry for late response, I've been occupied with varnishing and painting of my Sea Scout renovation. The Turnigy i6 and Flysky FS-6 are hardware identical but have slightly different software, not critical I understand. I have the German branded version of the Turnigy i6, called here HT-6. Attached is the excellent German / English User / Programming manual without the Chenglish gobbledygook! Flysky Chenglish manual also attached for comparison. Only mistake I found in the manual is re Binding (see pic); they mention Binding button on the RX when it is on the TX at bottom left item 13 in the attached pic of my German branded Reely version. BTW; iA6 is the RX type number. The TX is TGY-I6 or FS-6 for Flysky. Pics 4 & 5 show my Reely HT-6 and Turnigy TGY-I6 versions. identical except for labelling, same goes for the Flysky - see manual. Re: Servos: I have tested my TX and an iA-6 RX with all sorts of servos; Sanwa, Futaba, Hitec amongst others some going back 30 years and they all work fine. I currently have an iA-6 RX and ancient Hitec standard rudder servo in my Sea Scout and it works just fine. Re: controlling the ESC; it just plugs into the RX like a servo. Usually channel 1 or 3 depending on whether you want throttle on the right or left stick respectively. Re: 3D printed stuff 'brittle or not'; depends on what type of filament they use for the print so can't really say. Up to now have not had problems. What I have noticed with some 3D plastic and resin items is surface defects, pits etc, which need some treatment before fitting. Resin also tends to be more brittle than 3D plastic prints. Resin don't bend well and don't like knocks! As I discovered with the resin gun
    barrels
    on my Graf Spee 😑 Will be replaced shortly with turned brass or Alu! Re: LiPos; attached is a file from Model Boats mag of Hints and Tips for using LiPos. it also explains the tech jargon surrounding brushless motors, i.e. interpreting model numbers and parametersπŸ˜‰ All for now, cheers Doug 😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    HMS HOOD by Trumpeter
    Hi Doug My two objectives for the detailing kit would be the main armament (metal
    barrels
    etc) but most importantly, a wooden deck. Do you know when the deck is fitted, before, during or after construction of the boat? Cheers Steve
    1 year ago by cormorant
    Response
    1:30 scale tug boat
    Love the Lancaster and the Victory section. Thought you might like photos of the iron and pebble ballast and the
    barrels
    on the Victory.
    1 year ago by SelwynWilliams
    Blog
    1:30 scale tug boat
    Today the model boat club I'm in attended Hamilton's wood show at the Warplanes museum where we keep our Lancaster Bomber that visited England a few years ago , continued with H.M.S Victory added some rum
    barrels
    & top mast Also started a small 1:30 scale tug boat just static . That hasn't been named yet. so here's a few photos of Lancaster & model boat.
    1 year ago by GARTH
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    Twin Esc/Mixer
    Hi NPJ I have the Southampton also. which I repainted and relabeled. my Southampton came with 27Mhz! But I converted it to 2.4Ghz. I see your going to use a P94 for independent motor control! you see the red wire unsolder it! now take the ferrite coils (Black
    barrels
    ) and unsolder them as well! then solder leads to each tab on the motors. you should now be able to connect the motors to your P94... Ed
    2 years ago by figtree7nts
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    Denatured Alcohol
    Hi Haverlock, I already got someπŸ‘πŸ˜‰ From a German Magic Shop. I have it in the 'Flash Paper' form so I can wad it for gun
    barrels
    . And I still have the glow plugs from my heli and ZaunkΓΆnig days. πŸ˜‰ Cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Albatross
    Hi Baggie, Re: "The boating lakes are at Aldeburgh in Suffolk... right by the beach ... good windπŸ‘ there and a lovely town too. The one with the Tug and the yacht is Cromer small boating pond ... lovely park and cafe there. Overlooking the sea. Again good wind. " and "Mine is as purchased . Bought the rope, figures,
    barrels
    and fog from Revingham Models. πŸ‘" Ta for the info. You don't need to use PM for such things as there is nothing personal in it and I'm sure many others would also be interested and find it useful. Cheers Doug 😎 By the way: Where is the dog hiding???
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Decks
    Hi Doug, I am beginning to think I will have to make her a generic of Illustrious! I originally intended my model to be as she was in 1942/3. She had so many modifications I am getting lost. My only drawing is one by Norman Ough, from the Great Britain Trust. it has proved to be rather inaccurate. Usually I get drawings from Greenwich, but for some reason they were unable to this time. Maybe just as well as from all the pics I have seen she was probably never as designed. I made the Hull from those drawings, and have had to make alterations to agree with photos! The turrets I had already realized I must alter. Not too great a problem. Just remake the actual turrets but
    barrels
    okay. According to my drawing there were two multiple Pom poms abaft the funnel, one one deck below the base of the funnel and the other at flight deck level and two forward of the island, one at flight deck level. I have all the Pom Pom units eight barrelled. Your pic taken from port side forward I was taken in the Pacific I think, as she has the damage to the bridge from kamikaze hit. I'll take a pic tomorrow showing my model as she is now see what you think. Best till then Norm
    2 years ago by Gdaynorm
    Forum
    Huge liner model from 1929
    Hi WW, I don't have problems watching the stream either, just the downloaded version πŸ€” Hi Commodore, black powder may be freely available in the US (as are automatic weaponsπŸ€”) but Europeans are more conservative with such things, especially in the light of recent attacks! For instance, in Germany (I'm in Munich) fireworks are only sold for a few days just before New Years Eve. Any tips on the construction of your
    barrels
    would be most welcomeπŸ‘ Cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    1/200 Yamato
    Hi guys Im having a clear out of stuff ill never get around to and thought Id give club members a chance on this one. If not its off to ebay next week. Ive decided to let my Barn find 1/200 Nichimo Yamato go. Bought about a year ago and really all ive done is taken it apart. Its been stored in a shed before that for thirty years but i reckon its 95% there. Β£350. Collection only from Dorking in Surrey. Pictures here of before stripping down: http://www.crispyandtherocketman.com/blank http://www.crispyandtherocketman.com/blank?lightbox=dataItem-ip6mpok2 [b][i][u]What you get:[/u][/i][/b] As you can see from the pictures when she came to me she had been stored in someone’s shed for the last thirty years. Virtually all there but infested with spiders and covered with an inch of grime. Scroll forward six months and all the parts that could be teased away have been and washed and in some cases primed. Hull stripped and primed. The original noisey contra rotating gearbox is included but prop connectors had perished. Suggest replace this gear box anyway. Damage to the bow. Ok I won’t lie I dropped a hammer on the damned thing. The ABS plastic foredeck shattered. Took the opportunity to replace the oversize tread plate with correct scale 1/200 tread plate. Damage repaired. Old deck retained so that the anchor fairings could be remade to replace on new deck. Other fittings all salvaged to be refitted on new deck. Rear hanger remade to include a full hanger. Rudder stem needs to be trimmed to allow for deeper hanger. Easy job. Aircraft. Three included all apart for rebuilding. Boats. All present I think. Main guns . Started work on crafting two line railings as wanted to use plastic for strength as this was going to be a pond runner. Easy job to finish. Brass etch doors added Rest of the bits. Are all contained in several pots for sifting through. I can honestly say there will be a few minor items missing but nothing major or that can be scratch built. Very few of the single AA machine guns made it to me, theres a few for templates or casting f you can do that. Superstructure. Complete as far as I can tell. The Big AA guns are all complete and present. Some
    barrels
    are dinged but all present. Those that can be removed for working on have been. Rest are stuck on solid. If your interested PM me and Ill take pictures of what she looks like now for you.
    3 years ago by Tinman0405
    Response
    HMS Diamond Build Update micro switches
    Thanks for the heads up, I need something for the Running lights, think I'll leave the moving gun
    barrels
    on this model but will have them on the next one. I've sent you over the pictures of the mast, as mentioned if you need me to clarify anything or take any other pictures let me know. Regards Dave
    4 years ago by Pav403
    Blog
    HMS Diamond Update Six
    Here are a few pictures of the gun turrets and how I built them along with the original turret. I will fix the
    barrels
    once sanded and painted.
    4 years ago by McCluskey
    Response
    HMS Diamond Build Update Five
    I must admit I did go to bed thinking about the guns, took me a while to get off πŸ˜€ Are you going to round off the inner walls where the
    barrels
    stick out? Wife is doing well and wants it all over now, she's been booked in on the 29th May for C -Section, thats if she does not pop before then, will keep you posted. Best regards Dave
    4 years ago by Pav403
    Response
    HMS Diamond Build Update Five
    HI Dave hope the good lady is fine? The weekend went well and it was nice to catch up with Army buddies. I'm going to cut a portion of 1" dowel drill two holes on a vertical drill stand for the
    barrels
    and then slide these into position. Hope that works Ill let you know Dave. Keep me posted on the new arrival. Roy
    4 years ago by McCluskey
    Response
    HMS Diamond Build Update Five
    They look really good! I've been wondering how to fit
    barrels
    into the turrets, nothing on the plans so I'll have a play around see what works. Not had much chance to do much to mine, hoping to get a few hrs to do some tomorrow. How was the weekend? Regards Dave
    4 years ago by Pav403
    Blog
    HMS Diamond Build Update Five
    The last few days has seen me tidying up the superstructure (Sanding etc). I also cut out the pieces for the Gun Turrets which has been a task and half given that some of the building instructions were missing off the plan. However, I managed to finish these to a fashion and need to fill and sand a little more prior to coating with primer paint. The gun
    barrels
    were made from brass and BBQ skewers they seemed to have the shape I was looking for. Incidentally, I build all three turrets next to each other on a strip on masking tape and this worked really well for me. I also made up an alignment tool so that each gap where the gun
    barrels
    will eventually sit were the same measurement. This was useful when positioning some of the inner walls too..... Just need some 1" dowel to fix gun
    barrels
    in place now. Day off tomorrow! Roy
    4 years ago by McCluskey
    Blog
    barrels
    and crane
    A bit more on the
    barrels
    and crane.
    5 years ago by Tim B
    Blog
    Mast base and barrel pallets
    Here are the mast base and barrel pallets (
    barrels
    are from UK as are Many of the bits on the model )
    5 years ago by Tim B
    Response
    ASL British Pwer Boat Co
    Hello from the colony, I have the ASR whaleback from the old model boats plan and did the turrets from what were full glass type egg cup shaped domes which luckily had a glass moulded "o ring "base , I epoxied a brass plate to the glass side which had brass machine gun
    barrels
    already soft soldered and with gun flash muzzels etc . The skeletal framework of the glass domes were hand painted with humbrol or tamiya paints of gun metal with black streaks etc and the whole lot epoxied to a circular inner base which had a pre fitted centre bolt so that the turrets are able to traverse etc. The 15 to 18 years now vessel has a second ( first wore out) os 10 FSR marine glo engine ) standard fuel Ie no nitro) and in OZ we have to run in salt water ,so flushing is Important and the exhaust goes into a stern muffler so the exhaust actually exits the transom as per original in six exhausts. She weighs about 3 lbs or so and very quiet and good in rough water as a flush decker water over the deck sometimes enters the hull in very rough water, so she is well painted all inside , about 4 to 6 coats or more as I forget. I have seen salt and pepper glass shakers in antique shops as well, as old radio valves which would do . The "small coastal forces" webb site is great research. All the best Lyle.
    7 years ago by Lyle
    Media
    Fairmile D.
    Some more pics of hatch detail and a not to good internal pic. Torpedo tubes help hide hatch line. Another pic of 0.5 m/c guns shows cooling flutes on
    barrels
    . Graham
    7 years ago by grahams
    Blog
    getting started
    Someone asked on hear if some white metal hydrants could be bored to make them Work they had had 1 failed attempt and was asking the best way to do it, I suggested I would look at it to see what I could do, I can see why I hate white metal. so decided to make some in brass, they will be about the weight as the
    barrels
    are solid normally I have found brass fittings lighter but not this time . anyway some pictures I started grinding a Lath tool to match the original I had been sent as I wanted to make it match if I could so it will work with the base he has,
    9 years ago by Peter HS93
    Forum
    1/16th scale Fire Monitors
    chrislang have you got one of the
    barrels
    you want to put the pipe in not top badly damaged if so you could PM me and if you send me one Ill make a pair for you in brass or something more suitable Peter
    9 years ago by Peter HS93
    Blog
    The history
    Many years ago, back in the mid 1960's my Father had an operation on his back and for some occupational therapy (to keep his mind occupied,too) while he had very little mobility he built an Aerokits Sea Hornet (a build thread for that will be coming ) as a present to me. When I moved to the USA from Great Britain, space for the removal was at a premium so the Hornet had to be sold... unfortunatly... A decision I have regretted since. During my enquiries about a plan for the Sea Hornet I was asked if I could provide a copy of the plan in exchange for another Aerokits plan, a Sea Nymph. The deed was done and the plan has been sitting in the 'filing system' waiting for other builds to come to a close so it can get to the building board. The Sea Nymph is 18" long by 6 1/4" beam and was originally designed for a .5 - 1cc diesel... I shall be going electric.. The plan seems to follow most of the Aerokits way of construction, soit should be a fairly fast and easy build. I'm altering the cabin area slightly to give a more scale like appearance.. to make it look a little more like a Fairey Huntress... just like the one used by JB in 'From Russia with Love'. .. and complete with the extra fuel
    barrels
    . As the plan was from a kit, the plan doesnt show bulkhead forms, so I've had to develop the bulkheads from the side and top view. now I've cut some of the main parts from some decent 1/8" ply I had left over from a recent project.
    11 years ago by Toesup


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