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    Response
    Re: Piscataqua river gundalow
    first I drew up a plan from the book in the desired magnification. At first I thought about making a model from extruded PolyStyrene. Finally I used plywood and for the main part of the model I used a slightly modified way of building, which uses R. Chesney for its
    models
    of boats...the middle part of the model is such a box. Since gundalow has no keel, just a leeboard, I decided to use proven variants with a central keel (how it is at my TSB
    models
    )
    18 hours ago by tomarack
    Blog
    Piscataqua river gundalow
    Piscataqua river gundalow Some time ago I was preparing an article for modelers who used to sail with RC sailboat
    models
    .This article was to make known the types of sailboats practically unknown in our country. ย On this occasion, I have practically discovered that, for example, Thames sailing barges still exist - even if they are few and increasingly costly to maintain. While collecting the materials, a friend lent me a book about Thames sailing barges. On the Internet I searched the site > modelbarge info < operated by Richard Chesney(sorely not functional now) . I managed to get more materials, and this eventually led me to build two
    models
    TSBยจ(TSB Capricorn and TSB Gusty Cat - (Tomcat)) ย In my archive, after many years, I pulled out a book that I received from a friend in New York >American ship
    models
    < by V.R.Grimwood > where there are many other interesting types of sailboats, but this time in the US. I started writing an article about really another rarity - Piscataqua River Gundalow. In this book there are other rarities, for example < Chesapeake Bay skipjack,Chesapeake Bay Bugeye, Scow schooner and more next vessels> but gundalow looked the most bizarre .. outside the shape that resembles a large surfboard (about 18 to 20 m long), so it has a Latin sail. More information about gundalow can be found on the web, in the above-mentioned book by V.R. Grimwood and also in the magazine> Ships in scale (11-12 1998). http://www.gundalow.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Wooden_Boat_Article.pdf GUNDALOW - THE WORK HORSE OF THE RIVERS June 2008 (a short excerpt from the next article as info) ย The conditions in the shallow tidal basin area around Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Maine were a special case.Piscatqua River, and on its network of tributaries and the shallow Great Bay, which is seven miles upstream. The upstream towns were engaged in agriculture and manufacturing. Domestic and foreign imports arrived at Portsmouth on ships too large to navigate the Piscataqua River.. Portsmouth was their access to markets. The condition of roads at the time made them a last resort choice for transporting cargo, and not a choice at all in mud and snow seasons. Manufacturers and seasonal crop farmers needed more reliable transportation. The solution was a simple shallow draft vessel that could reach these growing river ports. A barge in its earliest configuration, the gundalow was poled over the shallows, rode the tide in and out of the Piscataqua, was rowed with long oars called sweeps, and later carried a large sail.The gundalows were simply built, many were little more than rafts. Some were 70 feet long and built to protect the cargo.They were not sea vessels. The sails where rigged on a short stout mast, about 12 feet above deck. The lateen sail was rigged much like the Dhows of the Red Sea and Middle East. The long boom, in some cases 70โ€™, could easily be lowered for passing under bridges. The boom was hung on a chain from the top of the mast, about a quarter of its length from the boomโ€™s forward end. Balanced there, the forward end was secured to the deck with block and tackle near the bow. The aft end of the boom, pivoted on the top of the mast was raised above deck at about 45 degrees. The Fanny M., launched from Adamโ€™s Point in Durham, NH in 1886 by Captain Edward H. Adams, was the last gundalow to operate commercially in the area No gundalow has been preserved, but two replicas were built (1982 "Captain Edward H. Adams" and in 20011 - "Piscataqua") When I finished both
    models
    , I wondered what to do next ... so I started to build gundalow model. The model is approximately 1:24 scale, 90 cm long, 24 cm wide.
    19 hours ago by tomarack
    Response
    Re: SEAPLANE TENDER, WATER COOLING SYSTEM ADDITION
    Hi Mike, pump is an oscillating silicone diaphragm pump (continuous flow) 6-12V from Banggood eg- https://www.banggood.com/DC6-12V-R385-Aquarium-Fish-Tank-Round-Water-Air-DC-Diaphragm-Pump-p-1037303.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN I have one in my HSL as well and they seem to be very reliable (and are cheap). There are various sizes and brands of these and I have another which is a bit smaller I bought for an experiment. The 3 way tap I bought about 12 yrs ago, either EBay, Ali Express or Banggood (can't remember which,) and past orders have been deleted on these sites after 10 yrs (Hobby king is the same) Just had a look through all the sites I've used ( including Great Planes, and other aircraft sites and can't find a single R/C fuel tap! Plane and boat hobbies have been slowly dying round the world, and the dwindling number of available accessories (especially in the IC area) is sad to see. A number of the largest US model companies have closed in the past 10 yrs or been absorbed by others. I have 7 planes from US (1 UK) model kit companies which are no longer in business. I had a number of Graupner
    models
    in the 70s and 80s (boats and planes) and now they really don't exist as they did any more. Also looked on Made In China.com - look here if you want to see where all Chinese made anything comes from (manufacturers wholesalers etc, - prices samples anything. Very Interesting! JB
    1 day ago by jbkiwi
    Response
    Re: ''Genie''
    My Thornycroft MTB 49 is a Vic Smeed design ( plan No 337 ) and probably one of the most common
    models
    of the type, you still see them at model shows round the world. Bought my plan in 1968. Perhaps we could have a Vic Smeed model section and see how many are out there? JB
    3 days ago by jbkiwi
    Response
    Re: Sails
    Hi, no, Capricorn never had a strange coloured foresail. It is Gusty Cat (in original Lady Daphne in 1:28 scale). I'm building another rarity now .. Piscataqua river gundalow in 1:24 scale,with a Latin sail (length of model is the same like GC), plan and description of model construction is in the book> American ship
    models
    5 days ago by tomarack
    Forum
    General Jumbo - Nostalgic !
    It all started for me about 60+ years ago. General Jumbo was my favourite character in the Beano, being able to control and communicate with
    models
    fascinated me to say the least. At school we all took the academic subjects in our stride, Maths, Science, Physics were tools to be used โ€“ but for what?. Geography put me in a world of my own wanting more to travel. As for History! โ€“ Well if it was swash buckling, pillaging pirates or conquistadores searching for new lands, it had my full attention! , coupled with a blend of Swiss Family Robinson, Treasure Island, Mutiny on the Bounty and Robinson Crusoe โ€“ I guess these were to be my seeds of destiny. Does it ring any bells ? ๐Ÿค”โ›ต
    9 days ago by philcaretaker
    Forum
    Gifted Transmitter
    Hi yโ€™all. Last Wednesday was our monthly โ€œclub meetingโ€ for the North Texas Shipwrights. Itโ€™s held in a members home. Larry is retired, has been in modeling since..well, forever. He has a lot of
    models
    and kits..enough to fill the upper story of his house! AND, his wife is okay with that! Anyway, Larry loves to horse trade. Heโ€™s also fairly generous. If he has something he doesnโ€™t need, will never use and he doesnโ€™t feel like trying to sell it, heโ€™ll give it to a friend. Thatโ€™s how JP and I both recurved Futaba FC16s! Mine has the twin throttle installed, and one more upper switch module than JPs, but theyโ€™re the same transmitter. Itโ€™s 40mhz, illegal here, but Iโ€™ll install a 2.4 Frsky DHT module and go from there.
    10 days ago by Cashrc
    Forum
    sarik hobbies plans and hull,katie,bristol channel pilot cutter
    Yes Doug, have built many
    models
    using just the plan, as long as the hull former's are there. But reading the ad, it reads as if you want to build this boat, you will need the hull!๐Ÿ˜ซ *You will need to purchase both to complete this model. The plan does not contain instructions for building the hull.*๐Ÿ˜ฎ As read....does not contain instructions for building the hull, not building the boat!๐Ÿ˜ฒ Cheers, Peter
    10 days ago by Rookysailor
    Forum
    Rother class lifeboat. (1.12)
    A few years ago I purchased an Alice Upjohn kit from Tony Green Steam
    models
    . This was for the most part a Metcalf Mouldings kit. I have spent a lot of time on it but am struggling to make much progress and as a result have lost interest and want to persue a different type of build which I prefer, namely plank on frame. The kit is 'more' than complete for as well as the kit it also has a crew of 3 unpainted, 2 MFA 4.5-15v motors, brass props as a replacement for the white metal ones, Futuba S3003 servo, Planet PLAR06100 receiver and an action-electronics P94 dual esc/mixer multi controller. All these bits brand new and still in the boxes or wrappers. It comes with instructions, parts list and plans and sits nicely on a lovely varnished wooden stand. Is anybody interested making me a sensible offer for this kit, I can provide photos for anybody interested. Thanks for looking regards ChrisG
    12 days ago by ChrisG
    Forum
    Miss Katherine Tugboat seen in boatyard, Mahone Bay, N.S. Canada
    Thanks for the other pics Ron - hull really pretty close to Tid type with US type superstructure - would make a good looking model. Pity there is not someone there like my manic friend who collects small warships /ASRL's the way we collect
    models
    . Would be good to see her restored
    14 days ago by redpmg
    Media
    DRIVING 2 BOATS AT ONCE
    Running 2
    models
    at once with 2 TXs for a bit of fun for a video. No one else to steer so it was just me, (not particularly coordinated though!) Sorry about the video, YT seems to stuff some of them up even though they are the correct format, (sound almost disappears as well)
    15 days ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    Scale
    models
    for sale in NZ
    A guy named Harry Julian of Pacifica Shipping had the cat. He was at one time chairman of the Auckland Harbour board. He was also a Kiwi and owned tugs and ships from the 50s. Just found a model being built of one of his companies ships on a union site. That ship ended up in Fiji as the Spirit Of Free Enterprise, not sure if it's still there. Also found a pic of a commemorative plaque for a ship Named the Kaitawa. As a kid I went to the second engineers wedding to an Aussie girl and unfortunately he went missing with the ship a few weeks later. Still have a photo of them at the wedding. There's a SA guy here at the moment who has bought a Chinese Nanchang trainer (like a yak53) and he really puts it to good use, - it's certainly no 'hanger queen'like a lot of others. He's out every weekend barreling round the sky (doing aerobatics last week). SA pilots here all seem very good and well trained and I think a lot are ex SAAF. I mentioned a while back, the guy who owned our biggest hobby shop, Daroish Kraidy was an excellent pilot and had won competitions in orienteering in SA and came 2nd in the world champs before his death ( went out in his Acro sport bipe over the sea one day and deliberately didn't come back) Nice guy, real shame. Felt sad for his kid as they were always building and flying
    models
    together at shows and events, see vid JB
    17 days ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    Scale
    models
    for sale in NZ
    These 3
    models
    are for sale on our 'Trade Me' site at present. The cabin cruiser is around 1.3m and has twin electrics run from a motorbike battery. Looks 60s/70s and is fully carvel planked. Tug (Billings, Smit Rotterdam) has all the fittings. Hovermarine is a complete old kit We had a Hovermarine vessel (Wakatere, - see pic) in Auckland in the 80s taking passengers round the harbour, but it was forever breaking down, and was the biggest piece of rubbish ever put on the harbour. Ended up rotting away in the corner of the lighter basin. Disappeared a few years later, don't know where it went. JB
    18 days ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    Scale
    models
    for sale in NZ
    They want far too much for these Martin, and I need to spend some money on the house this summer. I was on the site looking at cars, (my 88 Corolla liftback I've had for 16yrs is going to need replacing soon, as it's getting a bad case of the brown moth,- living near the sea's not helping) and I had a quick look to see what
    models
    were for sale. Mostly Chinese plastic racers now days and very few scale
    models
    . Still kits in the model shops if you want to pay around $600 for a large Billings kit, which is why I've scratch built my own, (still costs around $300 to build something like the ST with all the gear though) JB
    18 days ago by jbkiwi
    Response
    Re: The Plan ;-))
    Once I had the correct plan number from JB the rest was easy Red, (Although some of the results from the other number were off topic but much more eye-catching๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜) My mail crossed with Martin's, but I also found that starting from Sarik's Home page can be confusing and time consuming. The have a weird and wonderful way of categorising their plans๐Ÿค” Finding the photos was no great problem. Pinterest is very useful there. I first went straight to the RAF Boats site where I found the three photos of the original, the specs and history. Pinterest turned up mostly
    models
    or "Related" ๐Ÿ™„ pics. Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    20 days ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Re: Rear Admiral!
    To Fleet Admiral, I am trying but hampered by lack of materials and finance that Is why I am looking for something that I would like to make using the hull that I posted in "Shed Find". I have spent a lot of time looking through my back issues of magazines And there are two boats that I have plans and instructions for but none suit the hull. One is a nice inshore stern Trawler and the other is a Tyne class Lifeboat. Both
    models
    would be very interesting to make, I have also been scratching my head as to how to modify this hull, extending and making and fitting tunnels will not be a problem it's just the Bow that is the tricky part. So back to the drawing board. Martin555.
    21 days ago by Martin555
    Forum
    Mtronics ESC's
    I guess I must be lucky. I use 15's in all my
    models
    ! But, I'm only pushing 5 amps Haven't had a burnout yet! Cheers, Ed
    22 days ago by figtree7nts
    Forum
    Chichester Canal Model Boat Group
    Some nice looking
    models
    there!.
    23 days ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    Chichester Canal Model Boat Group
    Some nice looking
    models
    , Britannia looks particularly good. Not many yachts, but the couple photographed look good,is there a problem with wind on the canal?
    23 days ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Griffon Hovercraft - Canadian Coastguard colours
    They look good, nice less common
    models
    . I did have a couple of cross channel trips when the real thing was running from Ramsgate to Calais, suppose that was mid seventies. Often fancied building a full size single seat hovercraft a few years ago, but like so many other things, never got round to it.
    23 days ago by Nerys
    Response
    Re: RTTL and Pilot Boat
    Two nice, not too complicated
    models
    . Look forward to seeing them afloat.
    23 days ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Vale of Glamorgan Model Boat Club
    Some really wonderful
    models
    will have to try and get to Inverleith pond in Edinburgh one Sunday and have a look ,I go and see my old mum on a Sunday may have to try some devious way to try and get her to go for a walk down that way.
    27 days ago by marky
    Forum
    Fast attack craft
    "....Usually you post useable info, but in this case I have to vehemently disagree! And I would like to put the record straight before you lead our novice members to potential disaster, or at least an expensive disappointment!..." Well, this certainly stirred something up! And I can't see why? Perhaps RN has shares in a Lipo factory? ๐Ÿ˜‰ All that I have said is standard knowledge on the subject. NiMH ARE more robust than LiPos - I can't see how anyone can disagree with that. They are more forgiving of overcharge and over-depletion. I have not said that Lipos should not be used - I use them myself - but I have stated a preference for NiMH where the benefits of Lipos are not a requirement. I have been using NiMH for around 15 years, and Lipos for about the same time. During that period I must have bought around 2 dozen packs of each type. I currently have one working LiPo pack, while all my NiMH packs work, albeit sometimes with less charge than originally. The Lipos have gone unbalanced, swollen, delaminated or punctured at some point. Lipos, when working, are phenomenal items, and make miniature flying
    models
    possible. I use them for this, and would, as I have said, use them when light weight and high power are essential. But they do require that you look after them and follow the rules - in particular, not over-discharging them. If you do not treat them properly they will certainly swell and fail - I cannot see why stating this is considered scaremongering? It is this lack of robustness that makes me prefer NiMH, since I do not take particular care of my batteries. NiMH will put up with this - Lipo won't. That is the gist of what I said, it is attested by other comments on this thread which stress that you must 'follow the rules' and I can't see how stating it will lead novice members to potential disaster or expensive disappointment? I would have thought the opposite... Incidentally, your comments about the differences between Lipos and Nimh seem to cover all the good points of Lipos and the bad points of NiMH. It would be more useful to novices to see a better balanced description. For instance, recent advances in NiMH batteries have produced low self-discharge batteries - (quoting the wiki) "In October 2011 the batteries were again improved to retain up to 90% of their capacity after one year, 80% after three years and 70% after five years." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eneloop These are readily available, I have used these in emergency flashlights and can confirm that they do do 'what it says on the tin' (though I haven't had time to try out the five year claim yet!). They can be of use if your modelling practices include going to the lake at short notice. I hope this isn't going to develop into a flame war. As I said, I can't see why noting a preference for the robustness of NiMH should engender such a response...
    27 days ago by DodgyGeezer
    Forum
    Vale of Glamorgan Model Boat Club
    I know the Herne Bay lake as I lived in Whitstable at one time, but in those days was sailing real boats.
    models
    hadn't entered my life. Herne Bay in common with our lake is lucky in having concrete all round and at a height that makes launching and retrieval easy. Some wonderful
    models
    at the regatta, that's what comes of living in the rich South East. Good barge model, I couldn't decide if it was Sara or Veronica. The Association of Model Barge Owners hold a race day at Herne Bay each year. Thank you for showing us the video.
    27 days ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Vale of Glamorgan Model Boat Club
    Excellent
    models
    , I'm sorry to say Typical speed boat!! Martin555.
    27 days ago by Martin555
    Forum
    Fast attack craft
    Hi Martin, "It will need to be bigger for RC." Actually I don't think so. There are so many mini, micro, pico, RC components available these days, look at the Deltang RXs etc for model railways for example! http://www.micronradiocontrol.co.uk/ I managed to squish two 385 motors into a sub hull WTC only 5.7cm (2.25") wide. Electronics, except ESC (visible next to the battery forward of the engine room), into a similar, but tapered, compartment in the bow. So motorisation and RC must be possible with your boat with 4.25" beam. But in your case, as you say you have no possibility to get to a sailing pond๐Ÿ˜ญ, I s'pose static
    models
    is the only solution โ˜น๏ธ But can also be a source of satisfaction๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    28 days ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Re: Futaba F14 Controller Arrived!
    Iโ€™m happy for you, thatโ€™s a neat transmitter! If I didnโ€™t have so many of my
    models
    using a FrSky transmitter and receivers, Iโ€™d think about going that route myself. Anyway, good call on the F14 and the Smit Nederland!
    28 days ago by Cashrc
    Response
    Re: 40'' Seaplane Tender, new build Z 7.1
    Thanks Red, I managed to get a card with about 10ft ea of black, brown, grey and white for $2. I needed a continuous piece to thread round the cover without knots (although did get one knot as I changed my mind on where to finish the cord) This elastic is thinner than those bands (1mm) and the modified 1/2 fairleads only have about a .75mm 'hook' so the cord had to be small. I wish I'd found this thin stuff earlier for other
    models
    , (aerials, lifelines etc- don't break if you snag them) Might be able to change those now. Also found some hemp/sisal string which will make good ropes when waxed, (got a ball of it for $2 again. This shop also sells my favourite cheap cyno - Shenqiang brand, in a plastic bottle, (again $2 - hobby shop same qty 6-$8.) I pour it in everywhere, hardening balsa, toughening threads in balsa or hard wood (tap hole, pour in cyno, let dry, re-tap - nice tough thread. Great stuff! JB
    30 days ago by jbkiwi
    Response
    Re: 46โ€ Crash Tender
    Hi Doug, Thanks for the advice, yes Iโ€™m going to go brushless, much easier than glow. Yes to the John Smiths very nice ๐Ÿ‘. Been know to have a beer or two while making my
    models
    ๐Ÿ˜‰
    1 month ago by pete-1961
    Response
    Re: 40'' Seaplane Tender, new build Z8.1
    Re Are those the V16 Detroit Diesels ? I wish Red! then she'd be faster than 22knots!! (but sitting up to the gunwales!!) The day someone makes square motors is the day we will be able to make a reasonable facsimile of an engine. Tried to find a plastic model of the Detroit 453 (thought of making a couple and running the driveshafts from the motors through them for a scale look) but there are very few even close model motors (especially to scale) around. Mostly V8s (had the boat had Detroit 6vs or 8vs I might have been able to bodgey something up) but 4cyl diesel (or petrol for that matter)
    models
    are like lips on a chicken. An Aussie crowd does a reasonable 1/20 scale Falcon motor but that's a petrol 6 and the rocker cover's all wrong. If I had used the same 28mm brushless as in my HSL I could have made a case around them and built something on that, but the 540 motors are a bit big. There is a scalish looking Engine shell with a 320? motor inside it on Banggood for around $30 but not sure how big they are, (no size description) - probably look good in a large slowish model. Never mind, can't see them, just a bit of fun๐Ÿ˜Š.
    1 month ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    Kirklees MBC open day 2019
    Thanks Nerys, I'm sure other modelers will assist in various sections of the build. I had been building plastic kits for about 50 years, mainly for retail shops, and then started building/flying model planes for some 35 years, until I started to lose sight of the
    models
    , then took up boat building/sailing about 10 years ago, still learning๐Ÿ˜‰ cheers, Peter
    1 month ago by Rookysailor
    Forum
    Night Watch
    "Good luck with your pair of carriers, will they be RC or static
    models
    . You must have a huge fleet." Hi Nerys, Original plan was to make Vengeance RC for me and Minas Gerais static for my old mate at Siemens who designed the Tactical Intercom for me while I designed the radio systems. The integration of the two we did together, back in the early nineties. Had to hijack him to Rio to do it! Minas was one of the earliest carriers to have a digital Integrated Internal / External COMMS system. ๐Ÿ˜Š But I haven't heard from him in over year, despite emailsโ˜น๏ธ, so maybe I'll do both RC just for me. "Huge fleet?" Mostly a Box Fleet I'm afraid.๐Ÿ˜Œ I call it my "Mothball Fleet" ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž BTW: I was pleased to learn that before Minas was scrapped our Intercom / Radio System was transferred to a Newport class Landing Ship operated by the Brazilian Navy. As far as I know it's still going strong after 25 years!
    1 month ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Kirklees MBC open day 2019
    Hiding your whatsit under a bushel of thingummybob again Nerys?๐Ÿ˜‰ I'm sure, from what I've seen so far, that whatever you build you'd make a cracking job of it! Have to admit though that if we have the ultimate expert on US Eastern Sea Board Tugs on here - it has to be Commodore Ed (Figtree). He not only builds superb
    models
    of 'em like Ford built Model-Ts, he actually worked on 'em as well!! (NO! Not the Model Ts U 'orrible lot๐Ÿ˜ ) Before he got shanghaied into the navy๐Ÿ˜ Have fun with the kit Peter๐Ÿ‘ Sure Ed will assist where he can. Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    1 month ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Kirklees MBC open day 2019
    That's very nice of you Peter, but there are a lot more experienced modellers on the forum than me. I've been studying boats of all sorts since I was a kid and that's a long time now, but I've only been building
    models
    for two years. Cheers, Nerys.
    1 month ago by Nerys
    Response
    Re: 40'' Seaplane Tender, new build Z8.1
    That is good Jb, I like it. When you think the amount of time spent lakeside with the
    models
    open for tinkering, it does seem as if we only care about the outside of our
    models
    . In my time lakeside I have seen some right birds nests, and only one or two boats that looked as if some care had been taken to the interior. I think that you could be starting a trend here Jb. Well done. Martin555.
    1 month ago by Martin555
    Forum
    Night Watch
    Evening Doug, Bit late answering this post, but I have just spent about five hours tied to the dialysis machine.I agree with you about Vengeance but it is surprising how the navy seem to hang on to some ships and scrap, or sell, others. For instance, the Torpedo ASR school HMS Defiance, up the Tamar on the Cornish side of Plymouth harbour consisted of three ships that were part of the Victorian navy, HMS Inconstant, Vulcan and Andromeda.That was the set up in the 40s and 50s and I do not know how much longer it carried on. Rumour had it that all three had been sold for scrap, then rented back. Good luck with your pair of carriers, will they be RC or static
    models
    . You must have a huge fleet. Nerys
    1 month ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Orders from the boss.
    "so many boats, and many kits to build, I can't let a bargain go by, I tell my wife I'm saving them for when I get to old age, (am there already) she says I will never live long enough to build them, so my reply is, I have have less house jobs/gardening, it give me more time to build boats! " He he๐Ÿ˜ That could have been written by me Peter๐Ÿ‘ Except that I abolished the institution of wife after two disasters๐Ÿค” Feel free to use my Model Log list XL framework to put your own data in Peter. Mine grows spasmodically, as I think of new data items to include, such as payload and which RX, motors and ESCs etc from the stash I decided to use for a particular model. If I get a Round Tuit๐Ÿ˜‰ Saves me having to reinvent the wheel every time๐Ÿ˜Š You may also notice that the list indicates where I already have etched parts or wooden decks for various
    models
    . It's by no means complete but a start! Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž I assume you are signing on for the Middle Watch with Midshipwoman Nerys! Good man๐Ÿ‘
    1 month ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Orders from the boss.
    We have not been married too long so, at the moment, her in doors likes me to be in the lounge doing my modeling. She won`t allow me to paint in there though. Fussy girl. I had better make the most of it though as I am sure that the law will change as I have permanently taken over 50% of the dining table. At my house in Hungary I have built a new ship yard in the garden as I am sure that there will be new legislation passed by the time we retire there. I will make a list of my
    models
    as you have Doug. Should take me about 2 minutes, unless I list only the completed ones. That should take about ten seconds so long as I take a sip of tea half way through.๐Ÿ˜
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder
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    Orders from the boss.
    "A similar variant affects those of us who build static plastic
    models
    . I understand that there it is referred to as SABLE. Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy.... " Guilty as charged Dodgy ๐Ÿ˜” Pic shows only about 1/3 of my kit stash; the rest, mostly larger 1/72 to 1/350 kits like USS Enterprise, Bismarck, 2 Colossus class carriers, Titanic, Ark Royal, Exeter and several more, is in the cellar!๐Ÿค” Second pic shows some of the racks and bins of components and RC bits and pieces. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    1 month ago by RNinMunich
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    Orders from the boss.
    A similar variant affects those of us who build static plastic
    models
    . I understand that there it is referred to as SABLE. Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy....
    1 month ago by DodgyGeezer
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    Fast attack craft
    Well Martin, I hope you do consider completing it, as I think it has great potential with the right finish. It could be varying
    models
    with different options and colours. Cheers Colin.
    1 month ago by Colin H
    Response
    Re: 40'' Seaplane Tender, new build. Quest for the correct engine sound
    Thanks for the comment Rooky, it is a bit high but I can probably improve it with a proper resonator box (see reply to Martin). The question with model sounds is, - do we scale them like everything else (this model is around 1/12 scale so the sound should theoretically be 12 x higher in pitch) or do we try to copy the sound as we know it? Probably a bit like scale speed, where most
    models
    would be doing 5-10 times the originals speed, ie, my HSLs (full size) top speed was 39 knots, the scale speed would be around 1.9 knots and would look far too slow, and only looks ok at around 5-6 knots (120 knots) - the ST would be 1.6 knots scaled. We probably have to aim for somewhere in the middle I guess. JB
    1 month ago by jbkiwi
    Response
    Re: Thames Barge.
    Glad you like the look of my barge, I'll be bringing her to Cwmbran to your open day on Sunday. Hope the weather is decent. It was far too blowy at Cold Knap last Saturday, couple of yachts were being overpowered so my barge didn't get wet. I've just acquired a 1/24 Portlight Themes Barge hull from Dave Watts Mastman as my next project. Kitty has been quite a popular model. Her lines were first published in 'Spritsail Barges of the Thames and Medway' many years ago, but have been enlarged and quite a few
    models
    built. The original, full size 'Kitty' is still sailing. Hope to see you Sunday, we'll be on the Vale of Glamorgan stand, my partner Alice (mainly her) and I are the club's tea ladies. Nerys
    1 month ago by Nerys
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    Work with Balsa wood
    If it happens on one of my
    models
    I can usually wipe some balsa saw dust mixed with ezekote into the crack and leave for half an hour before rubbing it down or till you are ready to finish the rest of that part. Cheers Colin.
    1 month ago by Colin H
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    looking for plans
    With radio controlled aircraft beginners were warned against seeing the hobby on the telly and wanting to go out and build a 10ft 4 engine Lancaster as their first model. Boats are not so bad, but it is still a good idea to start with a simple model to learn the ropes. I have a web site with free plans for beginners
    models
    at http://www.eezebilt.tk , but you may find a commercial kit more to your taste..? If you have not touched radio control for a long time, you may also need to familiarise yourself with the changes in radio and electric power which have taken place - depending on how long 100 years is! The common advice is to find a club near you - at the least find a place near you where you can sail - and talk to people with model boats there. That's the way to get practical tips about being able to follow this hobby in your chosen location...
    1 month ago by DodgyGeezer
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    Charity shop find.
    Good morning Nerys, Thank you for your concern, she is fine now just a bit bruised, my sister has now taken over the care and I delivered her to my sisters house in Luckington, near Bath yesterday evening. She's a tough old cookie, typical ex wren officer (commander). Still likes to get out to sea whenever she can find someone to take her. She'll probably outlive me, most of the women in the family have lived to 100+ sadly most of the men have passed on before 85. Must try and get back to my
    models
    now. Got to go fetch another one today that I should have collected yesterday. Thank you for your concern Colin.
    1 month ago by Colin H
    Forum
    Haydock Park 2019 boat show
    Nice
    models
    , It good to see a fellow model maker coming back to the hobby. Martin555.
    1 month ago by Martin555
    Blog
    Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
    Rented a UHaul trailer to transport the
    models
    the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Managed to get Constellation into the Miles River, but only in shifty winds between two piers full of boats.
    5 months ago by Jerry Todd
    Response
    Re: Ocean Going Tug: Atlantic
    Hi Commodore Sir, I'm not volunteering but I do have some experience of moving boats from the third floor. However, in my case it was real boats, not
    models
    . At the time, forty years ago, I lived in an upstairs maisonette, essentially third floor. I needed a tender for the 43ft Cat Schooner I was building (In a boatyard!). My lounge wasn't very big, but I decided I could just about build an 8ft praam dinghy in it. Luckily the lounge was at the end of a straight run to the front door. I designed it to be built from 3 sheets of 8 x 4 ply and the actual build could be done in two evenings, not including painting. And so it happened. To get her out, I enlisted a friend to help. We carried her on her side to the balcony walkway outside the front door, lowered her down onto the pavement. Put her on top of the car., and that was it. She was such a pleasant dinghy to row or scull, that I soon built a new improved version complete with centreboard, rudder and sail. She sailed beautifully. Hope you are as successful. Nerys
    1 month ago by Nerys
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    Work with Balsa wood
    Well guys, back to the Balsa, I have a few
    models
    built in balsa using various methods. My 5ft cabin cruiser built in1964 is decked in 3/8"x1/8" balsa over 1/4" frames. My 4' 6" tug built in the 1970's has its Hull and decks in balsa, decks 3/16" thick planks. And the Hull is 1/4" thick x 1/2" wide planks. Then my grandfather's tug built in the early 1950's is bread and butter construction 14" long, 2 1/2" beam. Built using 3/4" x 3" balsa with the interior carved out for motor, battery and ballast blocks. All of them are used regularly and are still waterproof, relying on either paint or varnish to keep them safe. I find it quite easy to repair damaged sections, as you can cut out damaged parts with a sharp scalpel very easily. Then cut and shape the replacement part to fit snugly. But before fitting the new part I put a piece to bridge the gap on the inside. Once fitted the new part can be sealed with sanding sealer, I prefer shelaq based, then sand back and repaint with your desired finish. Cheers Colin.
    1 month ago by Colin H


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