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    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 builder 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, Doug😎
    9 months ago by RNinMunich
    Media
    HMS Cadiz
    My dad built this over a long period of time, starting in the '80s. The hull is fibreglass and the rest is scratch built from plastic card, balsa, ply, wire and anything else he could adapt. Although he installed the motors, props and rudders he never completed the RC installation or tested it. I inherited his boat models a few years ago and wanted to "finish the job", getting the model on the water. After installing the RC gear and batteries over the last few months, this weekend was the first sailing outside the bath at the Valley Gardens boating lake. Happy to report that it sailed really nicely, seems to be reasonably stable although I did restrict it to calmer times when the MTBs and faster boats weren't running ! HMS Cadiz was a battle class destroyer, laid down and launched during WW2 although she didn't receive her commission until 1946 so didn't see combat with the Royal Navy, serving with the home fleet. Due to the changeover in
    pennant
    numbering she was originally allocated R09 and later, when the admiralty decided to revert to the D for Destroyer
    pennant
    numbering she was assigned D79. To reflect this my model has D79 on the starboard side and R09 on the port side. She was sold to Pakistan in the late '50s, and renamed PNS Khaibar. She was sunk with the loss of nearly all hands in 1971 in the indo-Pakistan war.
    1 year ago by landie
    Forum
    Looking for Vosper Gunboat from Republic of Singapore Navy
    Ah, the gun turret. The things you can do with half a ball cock! However, I would beg to differ with the
    pennant
    number. My information came from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence-class_patrol_craft If you click on ref number 5 it shows the source here http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/photographs/record-details/35578ab8-1162-11e3-83d5-0050568939ad
    1 year ago by cormorant
    Response
    Range Safety Launch?
    Some Pictures for reference a RAF 43ft Range Safety Launch
    pennant
    '1640' and '1651' were built by 'Thornycroft' at Hampton in 1955. The Model Looks good, adding some detail and fittings will make it look great, bear in mind its a heavy boat, so you may wish to think about brushless motors and Lipo batteries, they will be a lot lighter and smaller than the 800 brushed, and lead acid batteries but you need to get advice before going down that road.
    1 year ago by CB90
    Forum
    deepdivers Rescue tug - Assurance class?
    Thanks to Doug for all his help in finding the name of my Tug. So armed with this info I started to Goggle the name and below is the results. H.M.S. ATTENTIF W68 French Naval Tug. Allocated SNO Portland for towing Bombardons. Built 1938 Forges et Chantiers de la Gironde, Bordeaux. L114.75’. B27.75’. 672grt. 1000ihp 3cylTE steam engine. Armament 1x20mm AA, 2xMG. 1938 Delivered to French Navy. 19-6-1940 Arrived Plymouth. 3-7-1940 Seized and Req by RN. 9-1940 Based Devonport. 0-1940 Based at Aberdeen. 1-1941 Based at Milford Haven. 2-1941 – 1942 Based Aberdeen . 1942 – 1944 Based at Harwich. 5-1944 - 1945 Based Portsmouth. 6-1944 Towed 30ton crane 1206 Cardiff to Plymouth. 5-6-1945 Released from Overlord tug pool. 7-8-1945 Returned to French Navy,
    pennant
    A671. 1946-7 Renamed Locmine. 6-3-1964 Laid up at Brest. The Bombardons were large 200 ft (61 m) by 25 ft (7.6 m) cross-shaped floating breakwaters fabricated in steel that were anchored outside the main breakwaters that consisted of Gooseberries (scuttled ships) and Phoenixes (concrete caissons). 24 bombardon units, attached to one another with hemp ropes, would create a 1 mi (1.6 km) breakwater. During the storms at the end 1944 some Bombardons broke up and sank while others parted their anchors and drifted down onto the harbours, possibly causing more damage Fred
    2 years ago by Fred
    Response
    Sanding down.
    Hi Peter, you're right about the sanding down. Take your time and apply a generous Dollop of Patience πŸ˜‰ Any short cuts here will show up all through the painting process πŸ€” See my Sea Scout 'Jessica' renovation blog re hull restoration!! My motto for painting is 'Brush for little fiddly bits, spray for big bits' e.g. hulls. I agree model shop spray cans are usually small and relatively expensive for big hull. I use giant cans from the professional suppliers, again see my Sea Scout blog for descriptions and suppliers. Also agree about care with the thin skins. After sanding and sealing, with Lord Nelson pore sealer, I reinforced my Sea Scout inside (where I could get to!) and out with DeluxeMaterials EzeKote resin. it's not the cheapest but it's water based, doesn't pong and doesn't need mixing with hardener Brushes just wash out in warm water. Couldn't be easier 😊 Flat off starting with about 600 or 1000 grit annd work up to 3000 grit and you should end up with a finish like glass - see decks of my Sea Scout😊 For my ELCO PTB I bought Colour Coats MTB Green (from Sovereign Hobbies in UK) for the darker camo patches and italeri Flat Sky, # 4856, which is almost identical to the lighter Pacific Green for the base coat. After painting and detailing,
    pennant
    number and decals and such, I shall seal it all with a matt spray varnish. i use the big Lord Nelson spray cans for that. Re Gun Tubs: love the gun carriages but I guess they're much too big for my 28" boat. 😭 BTW: forward gun tub is too far forward. it should be further aft just in front of the screen round the bridge entrance starboard side and should be set half into the forward cabin. Just cut half of the lower section of the tub away on the inboard side to match the cabin height. See pics. You might find this Pinterest site useful for more detailπŸ‘ https://www.pinterest.de/pin/557039047643301834/ Register to get full access, it's free and you can get updates for the things that interest you. Hi Ray, attached are pdf files of the Aerokits plan. Just scale up to what you need and awaaay you go πŸ˜‰ Look forward to the BlogπŸ‘ Cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Robbe Smaragd
    Hi Neil, your yacht still looks pretty tidy to my 'untutored' eye! So if it ain't broke ....! Suppose you could invent your own fictional
    pennant
    number if you wish. As you say, there's enough going on with the tug upgrade - which also wasn't broke! πŸ˜‰ Or was it? Cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    RSS Sovereignty P 72
    Hi Folks, think there is a bit of a mix up here! What Cpt. Cormorant seems to be building is the Coastal Patrol Craft introduced in 1970, and subsequently transferred to the Police Coast Guard, where they have long since been replaced. The boat in Cormorants pic was commissioned in 1971. See pic from RSN official site - History. https://www.mindef.gov.sg/navy/Tracing_Our_Origins.HTM They were a Vosper design, based on the 110footer, first boats built in UK the rest in Singapore. John: the class you are talking about is actually the 'Fearless' Class. RSS independence being
    pennant
    number 87. They were built by ST Marine (Singapore Technologies) and commissioned from 96 (Fearless) to 98 (Independence). Pic 2 is of one of them, RSS Resilience. This class is now being replaced by 8 ships ( independence-class littoral mission vessels) being built by ST Engineering. Our company helped ST with the integrated Comms System design for both these classes! RSS independence
    pennant
    number 15 (replacing #87 as you say John) is the only one currently in service. This info may not unfortunately get Cormorant much further but maybe it'll help prevent chasing wild geese! Cheers 😎
    3 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    RSS Sovereignty P 72
    Not yet. The closest so far is the attached picture and the link https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Independence-class%20patrol%20craft The boat in the picture, although headed Sovereignty, is showing
    pennant
    number 71, which is RSS Justice.
    3 years ago by cormorant
    Forum
    the real 93 and 94 Fireboat together
    great video, I could watch it over and over, for the eagle eyed amongst us, notice no RAF roundel on the
    pennant
    , as it was still in trials, hence crew not in an RAF uniform, they where probably Vosper employees. Also the
    pennant
    flying under the ensign was blue/white signifying vessel may deviate from true course being under test. All of the pictures etc bouncing around are pre RAF handover, if you look real close the clues are there!😎 I'm watching these over, I have a plan for an engine sound unit coming along, just got to finish an rc plane project that Stephen has helped with, that's for another discussion!
    3 years ago by pmdevlin
    Forum
    F123 frigate
    Hello, closest I could find to that
    pennant
    no is the old type 81 frigates range, can you share the picture? Might be able to help more. Regards Dave
    4 years ago by Pav403
    Forum
    Vosper 73'' ASRL
    HI chris I have a plan of a 67 foot Thornycroft RAF high speed rescue launch by John Pritchard at a scale of 1/2 inch to the foot. it appears to be similar to the one you mention in the article by John Pritchard, the
    pennant
    number on my plan is 2507 but the mast and aerial details are clear and detailed. The plan is from Model Boats Plans Service and was given free with the June 1982 issue. This may help with your detail. Dave
    9 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    hello from DB
    another consideration is where are you going to sail;? if you go in summer on a sunday afternoon, its a drag waiting for a spare 40 or 27 meg frequency if yours is in use. Although a peg board is supposed to be in operation, over the last 2 years I have only seen one, and very few people actually fly the correct colour
    pennant
    to alert other users what channels are in use. Club members at certain lakes believe they own the water, and are very reluctant to give up the frequency, and worse still, so many times I have seen people turn on transmitters without checking what frequencies are in use , for these reasons I switched to budget 2.4, also avoiding clashes with kids playing with shop boiught cars and boats, and anyone else who might be in the vicinity with anotherr rc model
    10 years ago by pmdevlin
    Forum
    anyone know the
    pennant
    colours?
    HI all, on a lot of the photos we are all using to build our Fireboats, many have a
    pennant
    flying, along with the RAF flag. It has been suggested (Thanks HS93!) that the
    pennant
    was probably the colours of Vosper/Thornycroft, and was flying when the boat was undergoing trials, before being handed over to the RAF, at which point the
    pennant
    would be removed. Anybody know what the colours where?? Thanks 😊
    10 years ago by pmdevlin
    Forum
    A real treat from the colonial Lyle
    I finally found the ORIGINAL camera filming of the Crash Boat at the "Movietone News" webb site. It Is story number 57944 dated 16/10/1952 and I recommend It and Is a slightly longer feature to the shortened version as was shown on our modelling site. I think you have to register etc on the Movietone News site. as I am not as computer capable as compared to still running my (40/46 sized?) model which equates as noisy at 10 feet as a loud electric at only 3 feet away. I still wonder If the smaller
    pennant
    /flag ( not the jack?) Is coloured white and black? or some other colours, If anybody knows. Regards Lyle. Edited by Fireboat: Attached video
    11 years ago by Lyle
    Forum
    A real treat from the colonial Lyle
    Sorry I should have been clearer. My 46 inch Crash Boat has a 40/46 sc ( South China?) Glow engine the third replacement engine as the other 35 sized runners (OS Brand) just wore out till running on 33 percent castor was still not giving enough compression ( boy I really run motors to the last piston liner clang/ stroke as they wear away and always rich with a big set of tubes to Impart heat transfer from the motor rather much cooling and never running at full bore).And the exhaust is cooled and diverted into a tube and then into a resonator (a 200ml tin can painted inside with bitumen) and then along a tube to exit at the transom. it is so quiet on all my I/C scale boats I am accused of having a noisy electric motor as guys cannot believe I/C motors can be muffled without performance losses and be so quiet. I have been allowed to run with the electric boat sessions at times in the Sydney club due to the lack of noise. Hope this is a better understanding and description of the matter . Any details on the
    pennant
    colours? Regards Lyle.
    11 years ago by Lyle
    Forum
    Fireboat
    pennant
    details on fold mast.
    Gee thanks Peter for a response which I only checked today my email is: * and am looking to finally adding a "flag" all the best & thanks for a response. I am waiting patiently for the one day when I maybe able to obtain the Torpedo boat plans including traced formers of the kit ,as a scratch builder doing hull skins with paper templates is easy as years ago I obtained a sea queen keel and forepeak formers glued and all the rest bits loose (only missing the hull skins , the prior owner used the wood hull skins for an aircraft) and she was an easy build with a s/c 40 now and quiet etc and I will post pics eventually). The Aerokits certainly were for absolute ease of building to introduce sales of other kits after building one's first kit .Regards Lyle. * Email address removed, have sent it to Peter HS93 through PM instead. Admin
    12 years ago by Lyle
    Forum
    Fireboat
    pennant
    details on fold mast.
    Hello crashboaters, any Idea of the colours smaller
    pennant
    /flag on the starboard mast which has a triangular cut out as seen In the action video of the actual crash boat undergoing a mock crash call, please for a colonial who Is super keen for every detail om my Fireboat , please? Lyle
    12 years ago by Lyle
    Forum
    Fireboat
    pennant
    details on fold mast.
    I do have a picture of part of it it is black and white though and not that good if you PM me a email address Ill forward it. peter
    12 years ago by Peter HS93


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