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    Yorkshireman refit- rear deck
    No turning back now I thought this was going to be straight forward. I've decided to put the main bridge superstructure to one side of the work bench and forget it, for now. In the past I found its easy to try to do to much, you get bogged down,disheartened and loose interest. So the next job now the
    decks
    are off was to check the rudders operation. It did seem a bit vague,the boat came with a full set of working radio gear. 4x6volt batteries in banks of 2 that took a charge well. A steering servo and 2x decaperm geared 6v motors turning in opposite directions with handed 4 bladed screws. The rudder cranks were white metal that didn't grip the rudder shafts tight enough, hence the vagueness, 1 motor was loose on the mountings, the other had a cracked gear box cover. Is it me, this scenario seems so reminiscent of so many good looking cars and bikes I've bought over the last 40 years, only to find within a couple of weeks you've got "sucker" written across your forehead, and a lame dog on your hands. These to me are the type of challenge I like. There the only ones I know come to think of it. New kits are for pussies? Jokingly. Anyway if someone in the past has taken all that time and effort to turn a silk purse into a pigs ear, I look at it as a challenge to turn it back into its former glory. None of the hatch tops were square especially the covers for the rudder cranks, and as can be seen in the accompanying photos the deck holes weren't raised to stop water ingress. I re cut the holes to help fit new cranks and fitted 10mm up stands, made new sheet hatch covers then refitted the original hinges and handles. Also while cleaning the loose paint layers off the outer stern bulwark, I uncovered the original name of the boat. It was originally a "Yorkshireman" hence my goal to turn a Irishman into a Yorkshireman. Apparently after a bit of reading up they were sister ships in real time and were built not 20miles from me at Selby, Yorkshire around 1976.
    12 days ago by Rogal118
    Response
    Re: Type V11C Submarine.
    Hi Martin, ThanksπŸ˜€ Pics are a few years old. Both models are sadly in need of refits now. U25 is functional but the top half, deck and conning tower etc, had an unexpected collision in the work shop dry dock - with the floor 😭 Hotspur was gutted a few years ago to renovate the hull. Intention is to modernise the electronics and fit an Action Electronics dual ESC with rudder mixer to improve the 'cornering' of such a long narrow hull. Crewmen were sort of made by meπŸ˜‰ I shanghaied them from some ancient Airfix 8th Army and Afrika Corps 1/72 soldiers I used on the backyard battlefield as a kid. Modified some for their new roles; e.g. the guys with mine detectors were given brooms to scrub the
    decks
    instead! The ones climbing ladders were originally crawling with rifles in their right hands. Cap'n on the bridge is actually an Afrika Corp tank commander! I have some new crew for U25, one of them seems to be a bit peed off with his posting 😁 Guess I'll have to pull my finger out and put all this 'stuff' in a Blog or Harbour or summat!! Doug 😎
    12 days ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Hints and Tips.
    DECK FITTINGS Good one(s) DGπŸ‘ I used a similar idea for the bollards on HMS Hotspur, made from short bits of alu tube with 2mm dome head screws through them. They also serve to hold the
    decks
    down. 2mm washer for the base. Visible on the extreme left of the pic. Plywood
    decks
    BTW were made from the recycled back of an old bureau 😊 Depthcharge throwers were made to John Lambert (RIP) plans from scraps of 0.3mm brass, 1mm copper wire and 5 and 8mm wood dowels. Very fiddly measuring the plans, scaling up and double triple checking the marking up of the thin brass bits. (Never mind the snipping!) But worth it I think. Doug 😎
    12 days ago by RNinMunich
    Blog
    HMS Cottesmore IN 1/48 scale.
    Hi Guys, Before I start I would like to thank everybody for the fantastic comments that I have received it is much appreciated. I have and will continue to gloss over parts of the build as I do not wish to seem to be teaching the more experienced model makers how to suck eggs. However if any body has any questions I will do my best to answer them. So let's go. Next to get some treatment was the twin rudders, the rudder posts were positioned and glued with two part epoxy. The next stage was to glue some strips of wood along the length of the hull to give me something to attach the deck to. I am lucky to know somebody that laminates fibre glass so with his guidance I was able to make the two
    decks
    .(sweep deck and main deck.) After cutting and shaping them I then glue some pieces of plastic card on to the deck in various places so that it made it easier for me to find the locations of some parts later on in the build. The
    decks
    were then primed with car primer, then the sweep deck was then glued in place and the gaps filled with car body filler sanded and primed again. It was then that I had to start doing some detail work as if I fitted the main deck it would be extremely difficult to do.
    30 days ago by Martin555
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    New forum rankings.
    Ed, FIRST rule of survival in the military NEVER VOLUNTEER!! Or, as the Sarn't Major / CPO Quartermaster sees it; 'I want three volunteers - YOU, YOU and YOU'. 😁 PS; thanks for your generous offer, I'll be sending you the
    decks
    shortly πŸ˜‰
    2 months ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Re: Painting the hull – Part 2. The hull colour
    Hi Rolfman2000 (Dave) I only attend the Warwick show as a visitor so I won't be able to exhibit the boat there, it will have another public showing at my club exhibition in September though and it will be fully finished by then. I'm just adding the final detailing to the cabin and
    decks
    now. Hopefully a maiden voyage soon too 😁 Robbob.
    2 months ago by robbob
    Directory
    (Yacht) Koh-i-Noor
    I bought this yacht via a well known auction website. it was owned by an old gent who had passed away and was covered in dust and the ABS white hull had yellowed with age. I cleaned the yacht up, rubbed the timber
    decks
    down and varnished them, re-painted the superstructure, rubbed down the hull and spayed the hull a grey/brown colour. it came complete with auxiliary motor, batteries, sail winch servo, ESC and navigation light switching unit. The yacht sails perfectly and looks great on the water. A real bargain buy. (Motor: Robbe) (ESC: Hitec Gold) (9/10)
    2 years ago by ads90
    Response
    Re: Painting the hull – Part 2. The hull colour
    Good choice RobπŸ‘ sets off the varnished
    decks
    very nicely. On a sunny day with blue skies (I'm an eternal optimistπŸ˜‰) the blue should come through quite well. KUTGW !! Cheers, Doug 😎
    2 months ago by RNinMunich


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