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    Painting white metal
    Hi Roger, Metal fittings of any kind and white metal figures can be painted with either Humbrol type paint (enamel) or Acrylic paint,both will need their own primer, but remember😱. you can paint enamel over acrylic, but not the other way (acrylic over enamel). Most of the fittings I get in my
    deans
    Marine warships are white metal and resin, I use Halfords plastic primer (grey or white) then use acrylic paint from various company's to finish off. Hope this is of some help to you.😊 cheers PeterπŸ‘
    5 months ago by Rookysailor
    Response
    HMS EXETER
    Ron?? Dat wuz me Haig! 😎 John, great shame you didn't do a Build Blog πŸ€” A vid of her sailing would compensate a little πŸ˜‰ BTW: I have a
    deans
    Marine 1:96 kit of HMS Manxman, Do you need an escort? πŸ˜‰ Cheers, Doug 😎
    5 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale
    Thankyou Nerys for your very kind words πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ 'One does what one can!' πŸ˜‰ HMS Manxman is one of my favourite ships and the subject of my next major project. I have the 1/96 scale
    deans
    marine kit. Her history has always fascinated me. Built my first 1/600 Airfix model of her many many moons ago! Should you happen to have any photos of her in the Medway I would be most grateful if you could post them or mail them to meπŸ‘ Re 'the wealth of information'; comes from having spent over thirty years working in naval communication systems for navies and shipyards around the world. Many of the projects were refits of ships which were built towards the end of WW2. Such as the ex RN Colossus class carrier I worked on in Rio de Janeiro. Ex Vengeance then NAeL Minas Gerais. Pics show her as built as Vengeance and as rebuilt / reconfigured as Minas Gerais as I knew her in the nineties. Through that work I developed a knack for research; if I didn't know something about a ship or a COMMS process that a customer wanted I damn soon found out. Was essential to stay ahead of the competition πŸ˜‰ It also gave me an undying interest and insatiable curiosity about the history of the ships and the men who sailed and fought in them. My first working model was a scratch build of the H class destroyer HMS Hotspur which I built at 1/72 from measurements taken from a 1/600 Airfix kit, when I was 15! 52 years ago now πŸ€” See penultimate pic, shows her alongside my 1/72 Type IIA U-Boat. A contemporary of Hotspur, both commissioned in 1936. Last pics are of her maiden voyage in Radnor Park Folkestone in 1966. Sorry, only had a Brownie 127 camera back then 😁 Her history, from Narvik to Dominican Republic was also very chequered and eventful. Like Manxman, despite being severely damaged several times she survived until the early seventies. Apart from the Manxman kit I have recently found a 1/350 kit of the Colossus class carriers. So I promptly bought two of 'em. One I will build as the original HMS Vengeance, the other I will try to reconfigure as NAeL Minas Gerais with an angled flight deck etc. Wish me luck πŸ˜‰ Good luck with all your projects Nerys and All the very best for 2019. Cheers, Doug 😎 BTW; footnote to SS Peking; German TV recently showed the old Miss Marple film 'Murder Ahoy' in which the Peking was used for the external scenes as the Training Ship Battledore. An amazing coincidence, following so soon after your enquiry!
    7 months ago by RNinMunich
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    HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale
    Hi Steve, swallow your pride and treat yourself to some 1/96 WWII navy figures from
    deans
    , I have six sets now ready for my HMS amethyst painted in navy whites, and some for the USS KIDD nearly finished. They are small and rather crudely cast, but with primer and paint they look OK on the bridge, as Doug says, better than a ghost ship😲, will post some piccy's of the crew when finished. cheers Peter😊 BTW Happy New Year
    7 months ago by Rookysailor
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    HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale
    You may be right about the crew, Doug. I may well swallow my pride and invest in the
    deans
    set. Happy New Year to you. Steve
    7 months ago by cormorant
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    Anybody from Peterborough MBC here?
    Thanks guys. When I Googled it I got several links to the web site that didn't work, except one to their photos page. it was a trip to
    deans
    Marine and a chat with Ron that prompted me to get in touch with the club (he didn't have a contact number to hand but we both thought it would be easy to find) for advice on solving a problem we've got at our club. The modelboats.co.uk link came up with the goods. I've phoned Mick, their secretary, and left a messaged and he has phoned me and left a message but I'm confident that we will be talking to each other soon!
    7 months ago by smiggy
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    Anybody from Peterborough MBC here?
    Give Ron
    deans
    a ring he may know number is 01773 244166 hope this helps Yours Scout
    8 months ago by scout13
    Forum
    HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale
    Hi Steve, I'll have a sniff around. I'll be facing the same problem with my 1/96
    deans
    HMS Manxman, but that's still down the line a bit πŸ˜‰ Cheers, Doug 😎
    8 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale
    Thanks Doug. I've been thinking about crew but 1/96 scale seems few and far between - the only lot I've found so far is by
    deans
    . Any suggestions? Steve
    8 months ago by cormorant
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    HMS M.33
    Hi John, When I retired I one of my savings funds matured and I used it to renew the 'chariot' (Toyota Verso Exec) and used some of the 'leftovers' to treat myself to the Manxman and also a kit for an Akula 2 Russian sub; complete with all necessary static diving and safety equipment. 😊 Next expenditure on that scale for model ships will be in the next life. if I'm reborn as a cat or a warthog I'll have a problem 😲 BTW you can also get a hull only from
    deans
    . Β£91.40. http://
    deans
    marine.co.uk/shop/product_info.php/cPath/26_33/products_id/541 And I have a complete set of plans in pdf format if you're interested. Think you're right about the anecdote, the version seems to depend on where the sailor recounting it was serving or had served πŸ˜‰ Anyway; the Abdiel class ships were well capable of doing that. The USN Carrier Groups run out of 'puff' at about 32-34 knots (Nimitz class) whereas Manxman still had 6 to 8 knots in hand 😁 All the best, Doug 😎 BTW; What were you up to 'somewhere in the China Sea'? Ten years or so ago I spent about an hour n a half circling above the Yellow / East China Sea after take off from Seoul, S. Korea. I had just spent an interesting week at the Daewoo shipyard. Plane had some problem with the undercarriage, wouldn't retract according to the cockpit display!😲 so we circled dumping fuel before landing back at Seoul. Nobody was sure if it would fold up on landing or not, it didn't, big PHEW! 😊
    9 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    HMS M.33
    I know the feeling Steve I have the same problem with my 1/96
    deans
    HMS Manxman 😲 Happy Monitoring, Doug 😎
    9 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    HMS M.33
    Good luck Steve, Know exactly what you mean about both biting the bullet (
    deans
    kit prices!) and space! Earlier this year I bought the
    deans
    kit for HMS Manxman, one of the Abdiel class fast Minelayer / Cruisers. Had been fascinated by this ship since I built the Airfix 1/600 version as a kid and read about her history on the Malta resupply runs and minelaying at Genoa, where I have recently worked with the Fincantieri shipyard. She's my main winter project,WHEN I have some bench space available, she's about 1.5m LoA!! I must say though, the kits aren't cheap but pretty comprehensive 😊 some fettling of the fittings seem to be necessary though. Bon chance with your Monitor, interesting subject πŸ‘ Look forward to your build blog. Cheers, Doug 😎
    9 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    HMS M.33
    Bit the bullet and bought the kit from
    deans
    Marine. Still got no space to build it. I won't be able to build it as fast as the original which was ordered in March 1915, she was launched May 22nd and commissioned in June.
    9 months ago by steve-d
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    Veron Vosper F.P.B. 52''
    The Veron F.P.B does appear to be a very rare model and I feel Β£300 would be a reasonable price especially when you take into consideration how much a modern day manufacturer would want. Just look at prices for
    deans
    Marine models, mainly their Vosper M.T.B. which is a lot smaller. Also Veron kits seem to have been overlooked and the only model that is easy to obtain is the Slec version of their 26inch River Police Launch. Phil Smith was a great designer of boats and aircraft . I sold my Veron RTTL in the mid 1990s and my fleet today consists of one original Sea Commander, one 34 inch Crash Tender , both of which I restored, an italeri PT109 and two RTR fast electrics. TOP TIP for anyone who buys your F.T.B- trace around the parts and use them to build the model while keeping the kit intact. I do this with my Keil Kraft control line aeroplanes. B😁😎oaty
    9 months ago by boaty
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    HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale
    Not forgetting that other WW11 gem,' The Yangtse incident', bought the DVD a couple of months ago and still not had time to view it, but makes me fancy HMS Amethyst from
    deans
    marine, but that will have to wait till I finish the USS Kidd cheers Peter😊
    9 months ago by Rookysailor
    Forum
    Got the bits, now what?...
    OK, I bought a LiPo tother day and some connectors. This is now what I have.....a motor with little (2mm?) connectors on its wires, a 60Amp ESC with no connectors at all and an Overlander battery with a square plug on the end (
    deans
    , is it) I also have a packet of ten 4mm bullets and heat shrink. What now? Cut the
    deans
    connector off the battery and replace with bullets, or buy a
    deans
    connector for the ESC to battery? Cut off the little bullets on the motor and replace with the big ones which I should put on the ESC, too? I suppose I'll have to increase the size of the hole in the ally heat plate next to the motor to accommodate the bigger bullets. Cheers, Martin
    10 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Got the bits, now what?...
    Actually British people tend to go for "adaptor" for electrical equipment and "adapter" for people, although I have never seen, to my knowledge, the latter used in a body of writing. What I needed and have ordered from Wales, is a
    deans
    male to fit into the battery because I didn't want to change the battery connector for all your excellent reasons, going to a pair of 4mm bullet connectors. Bullets because I have a pack of 10 already and I believe I may have a few more in a box of bits. So I have ordered a
    deans
    male one end of a 50mm length of 12 gauge wire to a male and a female bullet. All the other connectors will be bullets. The bullets on the motor are 2mm diameter and I will keep them as the wires are short and I don't want to fiddle with them, so I have some 2mm females coming, which will go on the ESC motor wires. 4MM bullets on the ESC to fit the new adaptor and we're there. The ESC already has a receiver plug fitted. Thanks for the link. They look like a good source for the future. Now Giant Cod has gone, where would be a good place for cheap brushlesses? Cheers, Martin
    10 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Got the bits, now what?...
    Hi Martin, spell it right and Lo and Behold 74 results! https://www.componentshop.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=adapter&cat=0 Personally, it's so easy I make my own, or swap connectors on one side. I would have used the other half of the
    deans
    and not put bullets on a battery - too awkward to get on and especially off with risk of damage to the model when it gives way! I'm not surprised there wasn't such an adapter. Cheers, Doug BTW; I strongly suspect that the bullets on your motor are 3.5mm, jus as they are on all mine, buy a few 3.5mil spare sockets in case you buy another ESC with open wires.
    10 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Got the bits, now what?...
    I put in
    deans
    adaptor in search...nothing there. I found one on Ebay from Llandrindod Wells. Should be with me on Monday. That'll do. BTW on your link, there was wasn't a
    deans
    male to 4mm bullets, but thanks for the link. They do seem to have a lot of stuff at decent prices. I'll bear them in mind another time. Cheers, Martin
    10 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Where's our mate?...
    Good to see you back on form again DougπŸ‘, was hoping you can assist with my USS KIDD Fletcher class destroyer from
    deans
    Marine, got to the point of painting and the suggestion is measure 22 which I think is blue? but also what colour are the decks, again it mentions blue? seems to be rather a lot of......er....blue, but the b&w photo shows the upper sections in grey, haze grey is mentioned, what is haze grey? Would like her in the colour at the end of the war😊 cheers Peter😁
    10 months ago by Rookysailor
    Forum
    Got the bits, now what?...
    Jim, it's a 3S Overlander which my local model shop are doing a deal on. I don't know what XT 60 is or EC3/5. I have no
    deans
    connectors. All I have a re the 10 pairs of 4mm bullets with black and red heat shrink. I had found an adaptor from 4mm bullet to
    deans
    male, but it's a slow boat from China by the end of November and I ain't that patient! So bullets all round, I guess. Cheers, Martin
    10 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Got the bits, now what?...
    Hi westquay. that looks like a 2200 3 sel battery if it is and it has a black
    deans
    connector on it (they are usually yellow) in my opinion they are the best. XT60 if it is put a male xt 60 on the battery side of the esc and your own chosen bullet connectors on the esc to motor. I like to use ec3 or ec5 (depending on current draw) with a different coloured heat shrink seal, on each one. it helps if you need to reverse the the rotation of the motor. Take a look on line at the way the electric flyboys link it all together you will also get an idea of the connctions. Hope this helps. jimdogge
    10 months ago by jimdogge
    Response
    deans
    Robert E. Perry Libertyship
    Thanks for the kind words Sanddancer. Your City of Eli looks very nice so far. I just added some detail to the Hull I used 1/4” aluminum tubing and fiberglass filler to add fillets. I saw the added stabilizers on the Fleet Scale hull for there Liberty ship. I have there 1/48 Flower Corvette hull and it is really well made heavier gauge then the
    deans
    and very well detailed including rivet detail.
    10 months ago by Mikep
    Forum
    1/24 crew figures
    Hi, Try
    deans
    Marine, they have quite a few 1/25 figures and a good choice.πŸ‘ http://
    deans
    marine.co.uk/shop/index.php/cPath/5_15 Cheers Peter😊
    11 months ago by Rookysailor
    Forum
    HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale
    Of course, you're dead right, will doπŸ˜‰ Have just opened the Amazon link. Now considering if the
    deans
    hull is worth 75 quid + a lot of shipping cost! Was hoping Fleetscale might do one but apparently not. Thanks for your help and inspirationπŸ‘ Think I'll practice on the little 1/240 one first. It's a Revell limited edition retool of an old kit from the 60s. Back then I only had the little Airfix 1/600 version. It was 'sunk' by magnifying glass in the backyard battlefield pond! The glass made quite realistic shell holes 😊 Cheers, Doug 😎
    11 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale
    No justice. I ended up buying a new shaft from ModelBoatBits for the very expensive price of Β£2.00. The damaged one was part of the running gear kit supplied by
    deans
    for HMS Hood, which I bought at the same time. Sorry, I missed an m off the shaft. it should read 4mm. I'm sure your stuff will be ok.
    11 months ago by cormorant
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    HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale
    I'm building her as she was following her 1941 refit (with four funnels) and not her revised profile (two funnels) for the raid. However, I believe it was only the midships section that was changed so I will see what I can do. In the meantime, the reference book I have can be found here https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/search?index=books&linkCode=qs&keywords=9780851779973 The fibreglass hull was given to me by a friend, who had already built HMS Burnham and had no use for another hull. I've just been on to
    deans
    website and found one at Β£75 ! http://
    deans
    marine.co.uk/shop/product_info.php/cPath/26_33/products_id/550 What a great friend I have. Steve
    11 months ago by cormorant
    Response
    deans
    Robert E. Perry Libertyship
    12 months ago by Mikep
    Response
    deans
    Robert E. Perry Libertyship
    Yes Deepdiver, the rudder is offset on the and liberty and made of cast concrete in two sections for fuel efficiency which I understand saved thousands of gallons of fuel, since I,m not worried about the mileage I’m just going to simulate the rebar on the rudder for scale affect. I foolded a brass sheet over into a streamline air foil shape and sandwiched a piece 1/8” brass rod for the post. Just a point of interest the American aircraft carrier based Corsair had 2 degrees of offset built into the vertical Fin as well as a rudder trim tab to compensate for the torque. I just returned from Baltimore where my wife and I took a 8hr day trip on the John W. Brown one of 3 remaining working WW2 Libertyships.
    12 months ago by Mikep
    Response
    deans
    Robert E. Perry Libertyship
    Hi I inherited one of theses kit's some years back, when I had a word with Ron he said that it must have been one of his early kit's as it said I need to put bulkheads in to stiffen up the hull. The one that I have has a white metal off set rudder ie the top half of the rudder is just off central, was this to stop any torque from the single prop? I look forward to your build blog as in time I am hoping to get mine finished and will name her "Jack McCann" as that is the name of my late friend.
    12 months ago by Fred
    Response
    deans
    Robert E. Perry Libertyship
    Agree Donnie, I might be inclined to name her SS John Barry https://www.wikiwand.com/en/SS_John_Barry But then I'm biased, I spent some time working in Muscat, Oman and in the Marriot Hotel there is a 'John Barry Bar' commemorating the loss of the ship off the coast of Oman with several mementoes of the ship. Happy building, my next 'new build' is also a
    deans
    kit, HMS Manxman a fast minelayer / cruiser which played a large part in running supplies to Malta. I'm impressed with the hull quality as I'm sure you are too.πŸ‘ I intend to add some cross braces to the hull, sized to ensure that the decks fit before I start stiffening or any other work on the hull. Cheers, Doug 😎
    12 months ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    deans
    Robert E. Perry Libertyship
    That is going to be a beautiful build.It will be nice to see it finished.
    12 months ago by Donnieboy
    Blog
    deans
    Robert E. Perry Libertyship
    Started building
    deans
    Marine Libertyship Robert E. Perry finished Lenth 54 1/2” beam 7 1/2” weight 35 lbs. Power is
    deans
    motor Falcon 3671 6 volt 1500rpm 3.19mm shaft and prop 147-18 brass propeller 50-L-4bl-M4. Kit is very nicely done all fittings and hardware are included with the kit. The hull is detailed and I have lined the inside of the hull with 2 x 2 oz. fiberglass cloth and resin to give it more rigidity. I have installed the motor and prop shaft along with the rudder which I replaced since the kit supplied rudder was cast resin and only had a 3/32 dia shaft, I’m sure it would work fine but felt better with something a little more substantial. Added 5 lbs of ballast I used shot and installed sub floor in hull. Equipment installation and deck fitting, added 1/8” plywood as deck and styrene on top.
    12 months ago by Mikep
    Forum
    Charging NiMhs, one for Doug?...
    If you want an assistant with your soldering, leads, 4mm gold thingy's!, XT plugs,
    deans
    plugs, in fact it caters for every type, such a simple idea,that works.πŸ‘ https://hobbyking.com/en_us/mr-grippy-soldering-jig.html Cheers, Peter😊
    1 year ago by Rookysailor
    Forum
    Fibreglass hull/deck fit
    IF that deck WAS intended for that hull I would have started by measuring the deck beam at several strategic points and glued (epoxy) cross beams, or even full or half bulkheads where necessary to keep the hull fall right, into the hull at corresponding positions. Holding the lot together with wood cramps until good an' hard. If you get the measurements and cutting right the deck should fit like a glove. That's what we do to get things to fit right in 'Plastic Magic' kit conversions. That's also the method recommended by
    deans
    Marine for the 1/96 53" HMS Manxman kit I bought from them. Download the build instructions from their site and you'll see exactly what I mean. Most (if not all) FG hulls will tend to sag outwards a bit after curing and release. My Fleetscale 1/72 destroyer hull was just the same. Good luck whatever you try. I can't believe that it is necessary to cut a deck down the middle. 😲 It helps if you warm the hull in hot water (not boiling or too hot for the hands!😑) to make it more flexible and amenable πŸ˜‰ while fitting the beams and bulkheads. Good luck, post some pics of your progress πŸ‘ BTW: What's the model of?? Cheers, Doug😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat
    Glad to help Peter, I was a Brushless & LiPo newbie last year, guys like Canabus, Dave_M and co helped me make the quantum leap. Being a retired electronics engineer helped as well πŸ˜‰ Know what you mean about 'a change now and again'! Did I mention that renovations / upgrades are often more awkward and time consuming than a new build? πŸ€” I have a few other 'odds n ends' on the go for a break from the Sea Scout renovation. A
    deans
    Marine HMS Manxman, an Alexander Engel GmbH AKULA II sub, and a Dynam PBY Catalina kit are queued up in the planning and research stages. Kit boxes are clogging up the cellar! Bits and pieces for various 1/350 Plastic Magic projects are being collected and prepared! it's all Go folks😊 Happy hunting at CMB, longish drive for me πŸ€” Cheers Doug 😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    PBR ''Cannedheat''
    I think that I'll take it easy on the first trails, as the size (kv) is a choice of overkill 😜 But let us see what happens 😁 I have not been able to locate any video of a
    deans
    PBR on the water.
    1 year ago by Tica
    Forum
    Fairmile D 1/24 Scale Build
    Hi Andy I am interested to read about your plans for a dog boat as I am thinking of doing the same (when my Thames steam launch is eventually finished....!). One reason that I am considering this is that my headmaster, when I was at Maidenhead Grammar School in the 1960's, was a former skipper of MGB 658 and I am lucky enough have autographed copies of two of his books. "Motor Gunboat 658" is a fascinating read if you haven't already come across it, as is "Dog Boats at War" with plenty of useful information and photographs - just two of the books by Len Reynolds DSC. (He rose from Navigating Officer to Captain during the war in the Mediterranean theatre and served on MGB 658 from its commissioning in 1943 to the war's end.) Apologies by the way if you already know all this! Two questions if you don't mind - are you going to do a complete scratchbuild from plans or complete a fibreglass hull, and which/whose plans are you using? This may help my own decisions later on. I have seen that there are plenty of the appropriate weapons in 1/24th scale on the
    deans
    website which should make life easier with the fiddly bits! Very best wishes with the build. Smiffy
    1 year ago by Smiffy
    Blog
    PBR ''Cannedheat''
    I acquired a partly started
    deans
    PBR "Cannedheat" it's a pre 2011 kit as it had the old instruction. First step was to contact
    deans
    for a updated build instruction which was mailed to me within a day πŸ‘ The kit was started, meaning many pieces was cut out including the hull, this was not done that good, so I have had to fix some issues on the way to make everything fit. I have chosen to fit a BL motor, same setup as my Classic, instead of the 385 type recommended in the kit. BTW this is the last time I buy a started kit without being able to go though it in real life, it takes too much time and effort to recreate all the mishaps.
    1 year ago by Tica
    Response
    Bondo the keel!
    Mornin' Ed, Not surprised that this is your last Dumas kitπŸ€” I recently bought the
    deans
    Marine kit of HMS Manxman, a WW2 fast cruiser / minelayer, 1:96 53". it has a superb fibreglass hull that I can't fault and hundreds of cast resin, brass and white metal bits n pieces 😲 On the other hand the drawing supplied is a bit limited, but no sweat as I have several detail photos of the original anywayπŸ˜‰ Rather that way round than like Dumas! Attached are a few pics from the build instructions (there are hundreds on a CD). Good luck with the rest of your buildπŸ‘ 😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    3D sanding discs.
    Evenin' Colin, Yep, the BΓΆhler stuff seems to be built like the proverbial 'brick s**t house' πŸ˜‰ You shouldn't have any import tax / duty to pay as long as UK is still in the EU! Same goes for me ordering stuff the other way round, so I'm stocking up a bit (Component Shop,
    deans
    etc) before Theresa and co screw everything up for usπŸ€” Cheers Doug 😎 Just a thought: if push comes to shove then for such small items I could order them here and send on by post! Hope it doesn't come to that but you never know with the current crop of politicians, both sides of the Channel! The mess the Germans have made over the last 5 months reminds me of italy, but then they change governments more often - but much much quicker. More practice I suppose πŸ˜‰
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Prop shaft
    HI Ed, long time no speak. if you want up-graded prop shafts, have a look at Raboesch, they do shafts with roller bearings and great seals, look on their site , but , order from either
    deans
    Marine, or Cornwall Model Boats, expensive but truly superb Mark
    1 year ago by jarvo
    Forum
    Too Powerful Brushless ?
    PS
    deans
    Marine do Raboesch as well πŸ‘πŸ˜Š http://
    deans
    marine.co.uk/shop/index.php/cPath/35 I recently bought their HMS Manxman kit and it came with cast brass props and excellent shafts & tubes. πŸ˜‰
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
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    (Pleasure Craft) Juliette II
    Scratch Built on a modified
    deans
    Marine GRP hull. Upper works built from wood. Juliette II is still available for hire on the Norfolk Broads (Motor: MFA RE 385) (ESC: Mtroniks Viper Marine 20) (7/10)
    1 year ago by davidhgreatbatch
    Response
    MV TEAKWOOD
    This hull was from
    deans
    Marine,but there are several suppliers if you check the internet. I am particularly impressed by one recently purchased from MTBHulls. Worth looking at their website. Rowen
    2 years ago by RHBaker
    Event
    Model Boat Mayhem
    Model Boat Mayhem presents......a weekend of mkodel boating. This year we are having a theme of Glen Guest designs and Vic Smeed designs. We aim to see as many on the lake over the weekend as possible! The event is free to enter, BUT Wicksteed Park charge about Β£6 parking for the day. Parking 100yds from the lakeside and help available for those who require it.....there is even FREE TEA and COFFEE! (all donations acceptable!)
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    Marine support this event......high winds and vertical mist are not invited this year! Come along and have a sail....virtually no restrictions other than frequency control. All you need to bring is a chair and a table if you require them!!! more info here, keep coming back as the site will be updated as it becomes available http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,58199.0.html
    2 years ago by petec
    Forum
    More Prop Shaft
    Has anyone had experience of
    deans
    prop shafts, the 'sealed' type? The one that I was loking at was coded 8018.
    2 years ago by AndyG009
    Forum
    Sea Queen Prop Shaft
    Hi Jarvo The prop shaft that you mention is the type I was looking at,
    deans
    Marine was at Mobile MarineModels yesterday, unfortunately they did not have the 18" prop shaft or would have bought. Will look at changing angle though. Thanks
    2 years ago by AndyG009
    Forum
    Sea Queen Prop Shaft
    Hi Andy, as the boat is in kit form, just get the keel sections, on the drawings they tell you to leave a gap to fit the prop shaft. re-adjust the angle of the gap to about 15 degrees, this will give you room for the motor mount and the length of the prop tube, give yourself enough clearance for the largest prop, 55 - 60 mm, with the motor you are looking at i would go for the 100amp esc not much extra but a lot more security, power wise. Prop shaft, have a look at the Raboesch ball raced shafts from
    deans
    Marine, very good at higher revs. Mark
    2 years ago by jarvo
    Forum
    Sea Queen Prop Shaft
    Boat is still pile of its parts. Moving motor to rear, I thought that would increase the shaft angle, though it will shorten the length of the shaft? The Sea Queen is I think 46", kit, overlander 5045, 6250 mAh 3S LiPo, Fusion hawk HV 60 esc (not sure but this might be better with 80 or 100), [expect power about 400W], prop 45 / 50 / 55 mm (not sure which to start with, might start with 45 mm). Been looking at a shaft from
    deans
    models.
    2 years ago by AndyG009


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