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    Robbe Smaragd
    I have a Robbe Smaragd Yacht. 1/10 scale. This is quite old now and could do with a โ€˜make overโ€™. I would like to see some plans or instructions from the
    build
    before I start and would therefore be grateful if anyone with knowledge of this model or better still, copies of any paperwork that came with the kit contacted me. A few pics attached of this very โ€˜forgivingโ€™ yacht............ All the best. NPJ
    5 years ago by NPJ
    Forum
    MV VELARDE
    Have decided to
    build
    this ship as my next project, using a Deans Marine GF hull. Will scratch
    build
    from there on. The are very few details of this ship available on the net, probably because the vessel was built in Germany. Has anybody else built a model of this ship and have any advise or suggestions before I start to do the planning? Thanks
    6 years ago by Rowen
    Blog
    H.M.S BRAVE BORDERER
    Thinking of a future project and decided upon another launch type vessel. My earlier Daman 4207 project gave an interesting model with good performance. The Brave class of FPBs (Fast Patrol Boats) caught my attention. Can remember the incredible performance they offered when entering service. Only two of the class were used by the RN, although variants were used by other navies. Have decided to use proprietary Glass fibre hulls in future as they probably cost little more than
    build
    ing from scratch using wood and resin. They give a robust and watertight hull, but one which still requires thought to complete properly. There are several companies that offer a โ€œPerkasaโ€ hull, a Brave class derivative with an almost identical hull. From previous experience have decided to limit my models to 40โ€ long, larger vessels become difficult to transport and handle. After much research considered the hull offered by MTB Hulls in Gibraltar met my requirements best. The inquiry to MTBHulls was well handled; the quotation acceptable, so placed an order. Was pleasantly surprised at the shipping costs. From the UK these often approach the cost of the hull, but from Gibraltar they are much more reasonable. Delivery only took 7 days.
    5 years ago by Rowen
    Blog
    Krick Police Launch
    I have just started to
    build
    the Police Launch that I have had for a while. Work commitments have left me with little time lately but hopefully I can get a good run on this one for a while. I hope to finish it by late July which just leaves me enough time to send it to Hungary so that I can test it. The kit is said to be good for a beginner. This would be good as many years ago I built a Patrol Torpedo Boat which took me five years. I am currently restoring this one as well but I think that will take most of this year to complete.๐Ÿ˜ I have started by buying the speed controller. The motor is a 400 brushed. Probably not going to be too difficult to keep up with this one. The kit itself is not too bad considering the price, but I do feel that the ABS vacuum formed hull could be of a slightly better quality. Also I am finding the ply wood to be rather brittle. Does anybody have an idea for a good filler to use to fill the chips which will take to acrylic paint. I have prepared the hull and added the propeller shaft and rudder holes. Care taken here to avoid splits in the plastic. Cellotape on both sides before drilling helps.๐Ÿค“ I have assembled the internal parts which hold the motor, battery and rudder and also fitted the prop shaft.๐Ÿ˜ฒ I will start on the deck and superstructure next. An additional note about the kit. The instructions are reasonable but they are in black and white which is not helpful considering they are photograph based with text. I found a PDF on the web which is in full colour. Why don`t Krick supply this. Surely not that expensive.๐Ÿค”
    5 years ago by MouldBuilder
    Blog
    The Vosper 46โ€ RAF Crash Tender Kit By Vintage Model Works
    Just a small introduction, I am a retired engineer, trained as a toolmaker and practiced this in various forms for 20 plus years before going into Lecturing in engineering for 13 years then finally working on development of NVQs and VRQs for an Engineering Awarding Body. As far as My model making experience I did a little as a youngster helping my dad to
    build
    the 36 inch Crash tender and then doing some model aircraft but that was 50 years ago. I then became hooked on
    build
    ing a kit car which has occupied me for many years changing things and maintaining it as a recreational vehicle. This brings me up to date and instead of restoring a classic car I decided to get back to model making and this is the start of the 46 Crash Tender. So here we go Out of the box and the contents checked off, a minor anomaly on the parts numbering but soon sorted by VMW. I have spent some time in kitting out a new work station in what used to be my office until I retired. I now have two workshops one upstairs and one in the basement. How good is that? One of the of the first things was to construct a substantial
    build
    ing board that would give a perfectly flat base and a grid that could ensure bulkheads are square to the keel an parallel with each other also the same aspects in the vertical axis. I lined out the base board with parallel lines spaced at 25 mm and then from the centre-line at 90 degrees I marked the bulkhead positions.
    5 years ago by mturpin013
    Forum
    St Canute
    build
    help
    Hello everyone, many thanks for all your kind help and advice regarding the installation of the M500 motor to this model. As l am pretty new to this website can someone advise me how to find an older forum conversation and to reply to a post, there are a few people out there l would like to thank but l cannot find out how to find that older forum to thank a few people. Thanks Richard
    5 years ago by Richard7
    Forum
    Norstar Wave Princess original box
    Thought I'd post a photo of the original box as it shows the Wave Princess in her best 'dress'. I almost got it right. I have the original
    build
    plans and instructions, remembering that she was a kit and not built from scratch. If anyone would like copies please let me know.
    6 years ago by AllenA
    Blog
    Speedline 1/48th scale Huntsman
    Have started to
    build
    . Like all good
    build
    ers I started with the stand. this comes with the model and Is laser cut from perspex. not easy to photograph!!! The hull has been trimmed and the chine strips and spray rails have been added. Also the slot for the prop shaft and the hole for the rudder post have been drilled. The final photo Is just to give some scale to the model. The unfinished project In the background Is my Sea Breeze. Cant wait to get to the electrics, I think I'll need a microscope!!!!
    8 years ago by jeremy
    Blog
    20th Scale ELCO 80ft PT boat part 1
    Just starting a scratch
    build
    of a 20th Scale ELCO 80ft PT boat most likely PT 109 at just over 48ins long and a beam just over 12in. Will try to construct with a combination of chine and planking construction (planking towards the bow) still need to finish of frames
    4 years ago by CB90
    Blog
    HMCS Sackville - WWII Corvette
    I haven't made a lot of progress in the past year but the funnel is ready for painting and I'm pleased with how the 4-inch gun has turned out. Sea trials did not go well last summer. I had no success with the boiler - the burner still gave me trouble. I tried different sized jets but it still took over 30 minutes to get up steam and by then the fuel tank was empty. I'll
    build
    a larger tank before next summer.
    5 years ago by gordc
    Blog
    Ketch Barge ''Pearl of Ipswich''
    Hello, As I have mentioned before, I like the workboats from the age of sailing. The sailing barges caught my interest some time ago on one of my stays in the UK and I recently purchased a number of books on them. interesting history, more to it than I realized. Finally decided to
    build
    a Ketch Barge that is categorized as a Boomie as well. Several reasons; I wanted to model one of the larger ones, this one is 85', and I like gaff rigged boats with booms. Topsails a must as well and I like ketches. This one fits the bill and who could resist the chance to set 7 to 8 sails! Frank Carr's book tells the story of the barge Pearl and included plan, elevation, lines and sail plans. Nice bit of information, I can
    build
    with that. See attached photos. This will probably be a lengthy
    build
    , my Falmouth Gaff-rigged Cutter took me two years. I built that one while on assignment in Grand Cayman using only my small kit OD hand tools. More to come, hope to start this week. Cheers, Joe
    4 years ago by Joe727
    Blog
    Command Boat 90
    Scratch built at 12th scale from pictures and profiles of the internet. The boat was originally built in Sweden a class of fast military assault craft originally developed for the Swedish Navy by Dockstavarvet Speed: 40 knots (74 km/h) Draught: 0.8 m (2 ft 7 in) Length: 15.9 m (52 ft) Overall; 14.9 (48') Complement: 3 (two officers and one engineer); Up to 21 amphibious troops with full equipment Armament: 3 ร— Browning M2HB machine guns; 1 ร— Mk 19 grenade launcher; 4 naval mines or 6 depth charges . The Model I was attracted to this boat due to its great performance and maneuverability, this was mainly due to the use of twin water jets as the main propulsion, this is a trade off with efficiency. So my start point was to collect as much information as possible about the boat this involved collecting pictures and profiles of the craft from various sources. http://www.dockstavarvet.se/products/combat-and-patrol-boats/combat-boat-90-h/specification/ Eventually I found some plans of sort :- http://laurell.today/boats/combat/plans.html My Dad was a boat
    build
    er in the days of wooden yachts, and had showed me how to make plans and frames from a line drawing. I went about this first by creating a prototype about 24 in long out of light ply. I then created full size plans of the model to be made. Pictures of small prototype finally painted plain green. The Main model Used my computer to print out the frames onto paper, cut them out and used them as templates for the ply ribs. The construction was simple chine style, with 1.5 mm ply. I tried to
    build
    jet drives but failed to produce a effective unit. So reverted to propshafts which worked out well with better control and the boat can spin on it own axis by putting one engine in reverse the other in forward and adjusting the twin rudders. That it for now, hope it was of some interest
    5 years ago by CB90
    Forum
    Damen Stan 4207 Plans
    I retired 4.1/2 years ago at 70. I've finished all the jobs Management set me, and have decided to try my hand at model making. I set my mind on making a model of HMC Searcher with the rib. I purchased a Sports Game Racing Boat, took off the top, lowered the RC pickup into the hull and remodelled the top to a good facsimile of the Delta rib. Because of the size of the doner hull I have to
    build
    the Searcher to a 1:32 scale. I have no drawings only those off the internet which are very sketchy. I would ask if the person (maybe RH Baker) with the plan drawings of the hull could let me have a copy. This is the first model I have ever made so you will all no doubt be hearing from me on a regular basis to tap your knowledge. Thank you for bearing with me. RayA
    4 years ago by RayA
    Forum
    new member
    hi all,i have been a keen model boat
    build
    er for 5 years ,i have only just come across this forum and will be a regular contributer Dave
    5 years ago by Davecook
    Forum
    bad day at blackrock
    Just when you think life's cruising along at a steady rate of knots s#"t happens just been diagnosed with the big C so once the chemo starts posts may be a bit more tangential than usual, all the guys and girls at work have gone into warp speed to get loads of
    build
    ing bits together for the R and R .Let battle commence. Cheers Marky
    5 years ago by marky
    Blog
    Rescue Vessel - Springer Tug
    Hello all, Even though I am in the middle of several projects, including refitting two of my boats, I can't resist starting a new one. I am sure that I am not the only one with this affliction, I get bored quickly and jump from project to project. To keep them moving, I mostly work simultaneously. So here goes, my first ever
    build
    Blog, bear with me.... Picked the Springer Tug as it is very simple and it will just be used ss a backup recovery vessel. I intend to
    build
    it a zero cost from my parts box and scrap wood pile. I put together my extra props, driveshaft, gearbox, motor, esc and RX. May have to buy a SLA Battery to get descent run time. Started last evening by making a template based on the plan in photo, credit goes to hull designer, see photo. Then I determined my motor location and Drive Line Angle so I could design the stuffing tube. Constructed that the same night using a 3/16" SS steel drive shaft. Bronze bushings from local hardware store and brass tubing from my supplies. See photos... Had the 500dc motor, Master Airscrew Gearbox, drive shaft, coupler and 2" brass prop. More to come..... Joe
    4 years ago by Joe727
    Blog
    36'' Thames River Police Launch by Robbob
    After the successful
    build
    of the โ€˜Vintage Model Worksโ€™ RAF Crash Rescue Tender I was asked by Mike Cummings of VMW if I would undertake to
    build
    a prototype of their new model with the aim of checking the construction method and the assembly instructions for accuracy before the kit is put into production. The model is a โ€˜Thames River Police Launchโ€™ and is based on the original design by Phil Smith for the Veron company, this was a very popular model kit in the late 50โ€™s and 60โ€™s and sold for the princely sum of 43 shillings and tuppence, approximately ยฃ2.15 in todayโ€™s money but an equivalent cost of ยฃ48.50 in 1960. This design has been updated to accommodate electric propulsion and radio control by Colin Smith, the son of the original designer and it has been re-scaled to be 36โ€ in length where the original was 24โ€ which gives much more scope for detailing and provides more โ€˜hiding roomโ€™ for the drive, control systems and all the associated wiring. The kit produced by VMW uses the same construction techniques as the original and the materials are a combination of balsa and plywood both of which a laser and CNC cut for precision. The ply and balsa materials supplied are of very high quality as one would expect from VMW and all the stripwood for the chines, rubbing strakes and deck detailing is included, even the dowel required for the mast is in the box, very comprehensive! The kit also includes white metal fittings such as the fairleads and stanchions, and the searchlight and horns. The glazing for the windows comes in the kit too. The instruction sheet supplied is in need of revision as it is largely taken directly from the original as written by Phil Smith and some of the terminology needs updating, for instance the ply bottom and side skins are referred to as โ€˜strakesโ€™ but I understand that a re-write of the instructions is in hand along with an updated plan showing the best positioning for the motor, prop-shaft, battery, ESC, receiver, rudder and servo. During construction I have added a few additional pieces of ply or balsa as reinforcement or supports and substituted some balsa parts for ply where I thought a stronger material would be better. I also added some hatches to give access to the wiring at the bow and the rudder & servo at the stern but largely I have not gone โ€˜off planโ€™ to any extent. The pictures show the model in itโ€™s present state (Nov 2018) and is ready for painting and finishing.
    4 years ago by robbob
    Forum
    Proximity (Hall effect) sensor wiring
    Hi all, a friend is
    build
    ing a submarine and wants to turn it on remotely with a proximity switch and magnet, he needs to know where to wire it in... I thought it should be into the positive wire from the battery - am I right? Thanks in advance, Eric
    4 years ago by EricMB
    Response
    Re: WTC/Sub Driver.
    Hi Mould
    build
    er, There are many different Sub Driver systems out there I just made what I considered to be the easiest. Martin.
    4 years ago by Martin555
    Response
    Re: Amsterdam Tug
    Superb
    build
    Shopper ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ But the photo gave me a crick in the neck ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‰
    4 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    RC Model Shark
    Anyone have plans , links or experience on Rc Sharks , I would like to
    build
    one. With a working tail movement If possible . Cheers
    8 years ago by CraigRobotham
    Forum
    Turnigy Standard 9x transmitter
    Hello all. I hope you can help me before I lose all of my hair. I recently purchased a Turnigy 9x set which, according to all of the reviews I have seen, is good value for money. I am sure that they are all right but you need to be a genius to understand the instructions. Everything is in short hand. I am fairly new to the latest radios but I can read. This is not good. The internet has been invaluable and I have found a good instruction book for the Flysky 9x which appears to be the same. I have now got through the basics but I am having a problem achieving what I bought it for in the first place. My latest
    build
    , a Pilot boat, has been wired such that I need to use three channels to operate rc switches. I would like to use channels 5, 6 and 7. I have found that I can set 5 to gear which gives me one switch, another can go to throttle something to give me two switches, but the other choices go to trimmers only. After reading bloggs it seems that I can get a third switch working on, say, channel 7, but have to alter mix settings. I am completely lost now and wondered if anybody could instruct me as to how to get this third switch to operate on channel seven. Thank you.๐Ÿ˜Š
    4 years ago by MouldBuilder
    Blog
    Fairmount Alpine - TUG!
    I have to admit I'm a bit of a novice and tend to work on my own a lot, although I have looked at
    build
    videos on YouTube. I often wonder about the best time to paint the various bits as it seems some will be difficult to do later. So I painted the guard rail uprights and glued them in... then clamped the painted guard rails (proper names?) then started adding the hull sides, glued, clamped, and pinned where necessary. Size comparison picture with tug Annabelle (Billings Banckert) Fairmount is 1:75 scale, Banckert is 1:48
    5 years ago by Harvey Kitten
    Blog
    White Star BB''570''
    Started on an easy
    build
    . A White Start from Billing Boats. As usually the
    build
    instruction is very basic, all is more ore less shown on the main drawing. I have skipped the original 3mm shaft and added a 4mm from Robbe incl. a 3 blade Graupner racing prop as used in my Classic. I'll be using a 1100KV Brushless motor with a 2S LiPo. The basic of the hull is now done.
    4 years ago by Tica
    Forum
    soldering
    Ok, needs some advise. I've purchased cooper tubing (1/8 sq & rnd, 1/16 rnd for
    build
    ing my air boat shrouds. I've also purchased a digit solder iron so that I can get accurate heat ranges. I've searched for "how to solder" on the subject, but have only found plumbing references. Would prefer to not use propane! Joints are expected to be contact joints, not one piece inside another. Would appreciate some feed back, wanting to get started, but not to waste material learning!๐Ÿ˜‰
    4 years ago by retirement-hobby
    Forum
    build
    manual/ instructions
    Hi all I have been asked to renovate a Thames sailing barge, after some research I have discovered that it is this one https://www.modeljetdrives.com/thames-barge.html Does anyone know where or have the
    build
    manual/ instructions that they could copy and email for me Thanks Ron
    5 years ago by kmbcsecretary
    Forum
    New Website Sneak Peak
    Thought I'd share a sneak peak of the new website with everyone. I was hoping it'd be live by now, but things have required more development time than I first thought. So instead of giving you all a half-baked system, I've kept it in development a bit longer. In the screenshots: - New home page layout, forum middle-top, then
    build
    blogs, media gallery, events, clubs/lakes, new harbour boats, a new section for how-to articles and useful links. - How-to articles can be edited - Useful links can be posted on their own - Any member can follow any other member - Forum threads as well as blogs can be followed - New events section, with calendar and map - New places section, also with map - Cleaner layout for forum threads and blogs - Completely refreshed mobile app - New ranking system (some of you will change rank, but it'll remain fair to who has contributed the most) - Easier login, easier uploading of files, easier posting in general - Faster website, all database queries have been restructured to provide fast responses - New notifications area showing all updates to everything you're following There's a tonne more, I do think you'll all love the new site once it's live. Still don't want to promise dates, but when it's ready, it'll launch! Many thanks again to everyone who supports this website. Without this, we'd have sunk years ago! Stephen
    4 years ago by Fireboat
    Response
    Hull finishing touches
    Stuart - as you can see from the article in Model Boats, Colin has fitted a contrasting timber to the perimeter of the hull and up the centre of the bow and then infilled with planking. Another method is to veneer the deck and just varnish it or drawn lines on it with Biro or pencil before varnishing. SLEC do laser etched ply but the planks are straight. Really it depends on how accurate you want the result to be and how much time you want to spend on it. With my Huntsman 28
    build
    I'm just using birch ply and varnishing it whilst with my larger Swordsman 33 (but same scale) I'm going the whole hog and planking it. Chris
    4 years ago by ChrisF
    Blog
    The well deck floor & sides.
    The โ€˜boxโ€™ of the prototype Iโ€™m
    build
    ing is made of balsa wood, later production models are produced in ply and have the planking lines laser etched on the floor panels, and as balsa doesnโ€™t take stain particularly well I have used separate obeche panels to line the box internally that can be finished with the Teak stain that Iโ€™m using. This does, however, mean that I can apply the deck lines using a black indelible marker pen and incorporate some detail lines around the motor housing. I started by cutting and shaping two obeche panels that join along the centre line of the deck and fit neatly around the motor mount and prop-shaft, then I used some tracing paper over the panels to make a test pattern for the planking lines. When I was happy with the layout of the lines I first applied two coat of Teak stain to the panels, and when that was dry I used a .8mm pen to mark the deck lines, the ink takes a while to dry fully and I found it all too easy to smudge some lines ๐Ÿ˜ก which had to be very quickly taken off with a dampened cotton bud and re-applied. After 24 hours the ink had fully dried and was impervious to smudging and resistant to removal by any means (except a solvent). The floor panels were then glued down to the balsa floor with an even spread of aliphatic glue and weighted down over all of the area as there was a tendency for the panels to curl and lift. Each side panel was made in one piece and then separated into two parts to make the fitting easier, the join will be covered with a vertical detail strip, and they were also stained before being glued and clamped in place. No lining detail was applied to the side panels as Iโ€™ll do this with other surface applied pieces later but only in the area outside of the cabin. All the panels were given a couple of coats of satin lacquer to enhance and protect the finish.
    4 years ago by robbob
    Forum
    Planking
    I'm looking into
    build
    ing a planked hull and need some advice on how to make the hull water tight. Regards Dave Van Daley
    4 years ago by Davevand
    Guestbook
    Guestbook Post
    Have been a member a couple of weeks now and have found a wealth of tips and knowledge on the pages and within the photos.i am progressing in leaps and bounds with my
    build
    ing/ restoring from my new found confidence, thanks everyone. Roger
    4 years ago by Rogal118
    Forum
    Rigging a model barge
    I am
    build
    ing a model Thames sailing barge and have reached the stage of spars and rigging. I am wondering what to use to make the main shrouds and forestay. Pictures that I have seen look as if it is a model rope product rather than a wire. Can anyone tell me what they have used please.
    4 years ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Rigging a model barge
    Question, is this intended to be a scale static model or are you
    build
    ing a sailing RC model? Joe
    4 years ago by Joe727
    Forum
    Painting over epoxy
    I have used several Halfords Aerosol spray cans on boats over the recent years. In each case I have sanded the hull down to bare wood as the boats were vintage ones and did have coats of paint on them that could not be identified. Best to use thin applications of both primer then paint then
    build
    up on that after leaving 24 hours between each coat. Another good point is that Halfords also stock plastic primer in their paints range which is ideal if your boat has a polystyrene hull or you have plastic fittings. Boaty๐Ÿ˜Ž
    4 years ago by boaty
    Response
    Basic hull construction completed
    Great work on the hull Stuart. I built the same kit last year and really enjoyed the project, the Huntsman is an awesome looking craft too and super light weight. in mine Iโ€™ve experimented with a few different brushed motors, trying to get scale speed versus โ€œplay timeโ€ balance. I landed on a 35 turn which at half speed is pretty good for scale speed and at full noise it really gets up and moves for a bit of fun. The last few runs Iโ€™ve seen up to 25-30 mins from a 7.2v Ni-Mh pack which has been great. Look forward to seeing your progress, all the best and enjoy the
    build
    .
    4 years ago by ChrisB
    Forum
    Anteo 2 Tug
    Hi Havelock, this is my first boat
    build
    ,been doing rc model aircraft for 60 years,I know all there is about brushless motors and lipos.The kit specified lead acid batteries and I am using a 2_1 mfa motor and gearbox not quite sure what esc I have got. Lot of this was guesswork.The lead acid batteries will complement whatever ballast I need.2x6v in parallel and I can tap of 12 v for lights smoke etc I think.
    4 years ago by Dick
    Blog
    Painting the hull โ€“ Part 1 primer & anti fouling.
    Thereโ€™s no putting it off any longer, I need to start painting the hull before I do any more on the boat so the hull was given a final rub down with a fine abrasive and then the deck and gunwales carefully masked off. I used some panel wipe to thoroughly de-grease all the surfaces and then put the hull in the โ€˜spray boothโ€™ on my turntable and applied two coats of Halfords grey primer. I left this for a couple of days to dry and harden off before setting it on my bench. The next stage involves levelling the hull fore and aft and side to side so that the waterline can be established. Fortunately the well deck floor is meant to be perfectly level when the boat is afloat and at rest and this is the datum I used to level to using a couple of spirit levels. The rough waterline points were measured off the plan and transferred to the hull to be used as approximate starting points for the waterline. For my previous
    build
    I bought a self-levelling laser to indicate the waterline so this was brought out for the same purpose. The laser level was placed on another workbench a couple of metres away and gradually raised with packing pieces until the projected line agreed with the rough position marks Iโ€™d made on the hull and then finely adjusted until the line was correct and pencil marks made at intervals along the projected line. The process was repeated for the other side of the hull and then also marked across the stern, fortunately the stern line and bow markings joined up accurately confirming that the levelling was spot on. Good quality low tack masking tape was then applied all around the hull and the area above the line masked off with a couple of layers of newspaper. The exposed hull was then keyed with a fine Scotchbrite type pad and cleaned off with panel wipe before two coats of Halfords red oxide primer applied as the anti-fouling.
    4 years ago by robbob
    Forum
    Help identify
    I agree. Vaguely based on that prototype, judging by the foredeck, but with a lot of poetic license / simplification. Curious though that the
    build
    er chose a 'one off' for the basis but gave it a pinnace pennant number. Maybe he served on the pinnace!? Whatever, carry on boating folks, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž
    4 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Help identify
    Sorry to say this but it doesnt look like anything like any RAF boat that ive seen maybee a concotion of the
    build
    ers imagination but using a Raf number thats My Opinion Dave
    4 years ago by Dave J
    Response
    Enclosing the controls.
    Hi Doug. The SLEC version of the Police launch is similar in design but it's only 26" in length, they bought up the Vintage Model Boat Company a while ago so that's possibly a reason for the confusion as the names are quite similar. The Vintage Model Works version has been re-designed by Colin Smith, the son of the original designer Phil Smith, and has be re-scaled to a full 36" in length and thus is more able to accommodate modern running gear, and has the potential for much more detailing as I have done on my
    build
    . Hi Boatshed. The boat is nearing completion and looking pretty ship shape now ๐Ÿ˜. I'm unsure why the VMW boat kits are not priced on their website either ๐Ÿค” and I would encourage you to contact Mike Cummings to find out more about the VMW range. All the best guys. Rob.
    4 years ago by robbob
    Response
    Basic hull construction completed
    I guess you will only be able to tell properly is when it's primered. I suppose you could always fill it and resand - that will be my fallback position! Is the motor size in the instructions? Had a look at a
    build
    article and it's not in there. if you haven't got it it's well worth getting because as well as the
    build
    of that very kit Dave Milbourn has written an article on finishing nd painting which I'm reffering to. it's the Model Boats Winter Special Edition 2018. Chris
    4 years ago by ChrisF
    Response
    Basic hull construction completed
    Hi Stuart - I'm scratch
    build
    ing a Swordsman, albeit larger than your Huntsman as I'm
    build
    ing at 1:12, so 33" long. I haven't worked on it for a few weeks but am at a similar stage with the hull in that I'm just about to sand the concave into the bow to form the flare. This is a stressful part and I might delay it and start on the superstructure! From the photos it's difficult to tell if you have overdone it or not due to the different materials breaking up the lines. it looks OK head on and from the side but when looking down towards the keel it does look a little excessve. I'm going to be
    build
    ing a Huntsman 31 as well soon but again at 1:12 so will be from plans, either existing or my own. I've got three Fairey
    build
    s on the go at the moment and another on the drawing board, well PC. Chris
    4 years ago by ChrisF
    Response
    Enclosing the controls.
    Hi Boaty. Thank you for you compliments, I'm pleased you're enjoying my
    build
    blog ๐Ÿ˜. The VMW kit has been developed really well and does credit to the original designer so definitely put one on your 'to-do' list. The kit is now available from VMW: http://www.vintagemodelworks.co.uk/?page_id=18 The servo in mine is actually in a rear compartment that I formed and involves a bit of 'keyhole surgery' to work within but it means that the servo and all the operational running gear is very neatly hidden away, another benefit of the re-scaled version of this boat ๐Ÿ‘. PS. Note the relocated antenna ! Robbob.
    4 years ago by robbob
    Response
    Enclosing the controls.
    From Boaty I am following your post with interest as I had been thinking about
    build
    ing a Police Launch in the near future. Models with aft cockpits can present issues when installing RC gear and I have experienced this when
    build
    ing an Aerokits Sea Scout and five years ago when restoring the Crash Tender. Simplest method is to install the servo horizontally and raise the cockpit floor but this can create problems in itself unless the floor is sealed around the edges to prevent water entering the compartment. The seat idea is a realistic method as it could be eliminate the problems that I mentioned above as well as providing easier access to the RC gear. Keep up the good work Boaty๐Ÿ˜
    4 years ago by boaty
    Response
    Enclosing the controls.
    Hello Rob, Can I be cheeky, and enquire as to where you got the large ball head pins, they are perfect for holding the planks of obeche in place, also the long stainless 'T' headed pins you have used in past
    build
    s. cheers, Peter๐Ÿ˜Š
    4 years ago by Rookysailor
    Response
    Brave Borderer
    Hi Would you please post how you set it up please. I have both the Flysky and Turnigy units(same thing only a name change) and would like to add this into a plan
    build
    . Canabus
    4 years ago by canabus
    Forum
    Help identifying
    Hi justkiddin I live in Hobart, so not to far away from you mate. My mate and I both have Sea Hornets, his has a funny cabin on it also. Mine is
    build
    by the original plans. Brushless 28mm 1900kv, 45Amp ESC on 3S with a 32mm prop. Was GPS at Lauderdale canal at 45KPH. WE sail on a Saturday morning from 9 to 12, so if you are down this way call in. Canabus
    4 years ago by canabus
    Response
    Tug Brooklyn
    Thanks, Davevand Which Carol Moran there's the 1/72 scale and the 1/24th scale? Either one will look very nice! Don't forget to make a
    build
    blog! Cheers, Ed
    4 years ago by figtree7nts
    Forum
    Planking
    What type of boat/ship if its purely a sport boat you can cover the planking with tissue and dope then high
    build
    primer. Sand it down and paint with whatever takes your fancy. On the other hand if your wanting the planking to show ( scale type model) you need to seal the wood on the outside and inside with a decent varnish that should provide all sealing you need.
    4 years ago by Haverlock
    Response
    Tug Brooklyn
    The tug boat looks nice, good details. I'm going to
    build
    the Carol Moran tug.
    4 years ago by Davevand


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