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    glasses needed from Specsavers
    Trying to alter the side of the lake when I went on Sunday - bumpsa daisy :-) and it did send one of the gun
    turrets
    into the lake but fortunately I got it back :-) sorry about the sound track though :-)
    1 month ago by JOHN
    Media
    Dumas USS Crockett
    Dumas model 51” long weighs 22pounds. Desiel sound, whooper, Movable
    turrets
    , twin screw.
    7 months ago by Mikep
    Media
    Dumas USS Crockett
    Asheville Class gun boat model is 51” long weighs 22 lbs. hull covered with 2 layers of 2 oz. fiberglass cloth and resin. All plywood and balsa construction finished with fiberglass resin and Model Master paints. Working radar mast,
    turrets
    , desiel sound, whopper sound, general quarters sound, sierene. Power is MACK Drives 12 volt system 2 x 2 6volt 3000 nimh each drive. Very fast in the water.
    10 months ago by Mikep
    Response
    Winches
    Hi Doug, What a beautiful model. Whose? Keep seeing things differently. The 14pdr gune set up on the main
    turrets
    on that model seems a bit different from the photo I have of a rear turret. I will stay with what I have done and say a prayer or three. Have started on anchors, see pic. The shot you gave me of the bow shows the ab nchors very well. They were huge! Don't look too closely at my pic. There is all sorts of cleaning up to do! I am surprised the anchor chains seem to be hauled across the deck planking. Nelson had steel runways for the chains to run across.
    1 year ago by Gdaynorm
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    (Working Vessel) RAF Air Sea Rescue Launch
    This is another article for MB magazine. The model plan had to fit across 2 pages (A3) Hence its length. This one is built using the old Keil Kraft Eezibilt methods of the late 1950's. Made using mainly Balsa wood and covered in nylon tights and dope. it is fully detailed mainly using odds and ends . The plexiglass gun
    turrets
    are made using 21mm Carp fishing 'Ball' floats. Masters in plastic were fitted to the model after mouldings were made for the Oerlikon 20mm and all the Lewis guns as well as shrapnel padding and most fittings. 2 sheets of highly detailed plans will be free in the Winter Special hopefully with a full photo and build write up. It goes like a rocket. Great little model and all for under Β£25.00!. (Inc ESC, Motor and battery!) (Motor: Turnigy 2211 x 1400kv) (ESC: HK 10 Car For/Rev.) (10/10)
    1 year ago by ronrees
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    HMS HOOD by Trumpeter
    Even tastier with the Frankfurters, and Colemans Mustard I trustπŸ˜œπŸ˜‹ Steve: I found a cheap way to mechanise the two aft
    turrets
    of my H class destroyer Hotspur, using one servo with a pulley, a couple of smaller pulleys on the
    turrets
    , about 2:1 ratio to give at least 180Β° rotation at the
    turrets
    , and a spring loaded nylon cord around the pulleys. I'll see if I can dismantle her over the weekend to make some pics. I plan to try something similar with my 1:350 Hood, also Trumpeter and also excellent detailing. Another way is to use one micro servo per turret, connected with Y cables if you want a synchronised Broadside; A+B and X+Y turret. Then use the servo travel adjustment at the TX to maximise the rotation. You can then move all four on one channel or two channels for 'Independent Firing" fore and aft. I will use the two pots at the top of the Turnigy i6 TX for this. On Hotspur I used the left stick left/right. I plan to do this in my Graf Spee, Belfast, Hood and Bismarck. Maybe also the ack ack
    turrets
    on Ark Royal!? Will knock up some test jigs sometime πŸ€“ Cheers Doug 😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
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    HMS HOOD by Trumpeter
    For those of you who have never built a Trumpeter kit, I can strongly recommend it. Although Hood is 1/200 scale, the detail is fantastic and an awful lot is fitted into the 1.2m length of the model. I think a wooden deck is a must, together with an upgrade kit for the guns, giving them metal barrels etc. I'm not sure if the more expensive upgrades are worth it as there is so much provided in the kit, including a lot of photo etch. I tried to mechanise the main
    turrets
    but found it beyond my skills, so I am now concentrating on the finer detail. I have at last managed to obtain the 2kg of lead which I estimate is required for ballast. (I calculated this very scientifically by floating the hull in the bath and using a 1.5kg jar of frankfurters). Sea trials are planned for the middle of next week. The attached images show progress so far.
    1 year ago by cormorant
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    (Naval Ship) HS Simitzopoulos
    La Combattante IIIB Class Guided Missile boat of the Hellenic Navy. it has two brushless motor systems (each described in the table, drawing 8 amps max). All four gun
    turrets
    can rotate and the main guns can also elevate. Radars both rotate. LED running lights. Hull is from balsa and marine ply with a fibreglass skin. Deck and superstructure is balsa. Masts are from brass tube. (Motor: 2 x 720kV) (ESC: 2 x Turnigy 30A) (8/10)
    1 year ago by reilly4
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    HMS Dreadnought
    Drawings I have give her five
    turrets
    , one forward of the bridge, one each side amidships, and two aft of the superstructure, and a small structure between the two aft
    turrets
    . My photos show a large structure and the forward of the two aft
    turrets
    possibly not there at all. Highly unlikely to get an aerial photo, as there would have been very few aircraft overflying any warships during her lifetime, but maybe someone has a view from astern? My photos show he in a very dark grey, looks even darker than Home Fleet grey.
    1 year ago by Gdaynorm
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    Steam sound unit (variable speed)
    What I don't like about the 'Noisy Thing' is that apparently the engine sound stops for as long as you use any other sound; e.g. fog horn, ship's bell etc, so called 'General Sounds' in the Action description, if you use it in so called 'Throttle Mode', i.e. engine sound coupled to speed. In that case you may as well use a Switch module to connect the 'General Sounds' on separate modules to an amplifier with mixer inputs. The sound modules I found here (Germany) don't have this disadvantage. They have at least two output channels enabling a minimum of two simultaneous sounds. Specific sounds can also be coupled to switched outputs; e.g. to move cranes, gun
    turrets
    , or switch lights etc whenever that corresponding sound is actuated. Specific sequences of various sounds can be pre-programmed and initiated with one command using only one sound channel. Attached are extracts from the manual of a module from Neuhaus Electronics showing how to synchronise real engine sounds to the throttle. Needs a bit of PC work but no rocket science πŸ˜‰ and the sounds are then linked to the throttle stick position. Send me a PM and I can send you details including source and operating manual. The Graupner module is very similar but I haven't experimented with it yet. Cheers Doug 😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
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    3d printing
    I've been busy on the printer recently, the LCM3 is finished just waiting motors & gun
    turrets
    ,. I'm well underway printing a Tiger 1 tank to go on it (just) I'm just suffering death by tracks, I've over 200 to fettle & fit together. I've just finished printing a 1/16 scale V1 flying bomb & Ive just started on a 1/16 scale V2, it's a big bugger!!! Cheers Wayne
    2 years ago by Midlife306
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    (Naval Ship) HMS Nelson
    Scratch built using Admiralty drawings from Greenwich and miscellaneous photos. to 1/192 scale Hull carved from basswood as are boats. Guns turned in brass in basswood
    turrets
    . Rigging steel guitar strings. Sails well. in rough seas tends to ship it green over bow. (8/10)
    2 years ago by Gdaynorm
    Response
    Decks
    You are a mine of info! Thanks. That shows six wires, which is what I have fitted! And I don't need to extend them. Also shows tops of
    turrets
    . Must have been taken from near the funnel. Norm
    2 years ago by Gdaynorm
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    Decks
    Some info. on radar, armament and wartime mods! 'Ya pays ya money and yer takes yer choice'! 😎 "Armament, electronics and protection The main armament of the Illustrious class consisted of sixteen quick-firing (QF) 4.5-inch (110 mm) dual-purpose guns in eight twin-gun
    turrets
    , four in sponsons on each side of the hull. The roofs of the gun
    turrets
    protruded above the level of the flight deck to allow them to fire across the deck at high elevations.[11] The gun had a maximum range of 20,760 yards (18,980 m).[12] Her light anti-aircraft defences included six octuple mounts for QF 2-pounder ("pom-pom") anti-aircraft (AA) guns, two each fore and aft of the island and two in sponsons on the port side of the hull.[11] The 2-pounder gun had a maximum range of 6,800 yards (6,200 m).[13] The completion of Illustrious was delayed two months to fit her with a Type 79Z early-warning radar; she was the first aircraft carrier in the world to be fitted with radar before completion.[11] This version of the radar had separate transmitting and receiving antennas which required a new mainmast to be added to the aft end of the island to mount the transmitter.[14] The Illustrious-class ships had a flight deck protected by 3 inches (76 mm) of armour and the internal sides and ends of the hangars were 4.5 inches (114 mm) thick. The hangar deck itself was 2.5 inches (64 mm) thick and extended the full width of the ship to meet the top of the 4.5-inch waterline armour belt. The belt was closed by 2.5-inch transverse bulkheads fore and aft. The underwater defence system was a layered system of liquid- and air-filled compartments backed by a 1.5-inch (38 mm) splinter bulkhead.[15] Wartime modifications While under repair in 1941, Illustrious's rear "round-down" was flattened to increase the usable length of the flight deck to 670 feet (204.2 m).[16] This increased her aircraft complement to 41 aircraft by use of a permanent deck park.[17] Her light AA armament was also augmented by the addition of 10 Oerlikon 20 mm autocannon in single mounts with a maximum range of 4,800 yards (4,400 m).[18] in addition the two steel fire curtains in the hangar were replaced by asbestos ones.[19] After her return to the UK later that year, her Type 79Z radar was replaced by a Type 281 system and a Type 285 gunnery radar was mounted on one of the main fire-control directors.[16] The additional crewmen, maintenance personnel and facilities needed to support these aircraft, weapons and sensors increased her complement to 1,326.[7] During her 1943 refits, the flight deck was modified to extend its usable length to 740 feet (225.6 m), and "outriggers" were probably added at this time. These were 'U'-shaped beams that extended from the side of the flight deck into which aircraft tailwheels were placed. The aircraft were pushed back until the main wheels were near the edge of the flight deck to allow more aircraft to be stored on the deck. Twin Oerlikon mounts replaced most of the single mounts. Other twin mounts were added so that by May she had a total of eighteen twin and two single mounts. The Type 281 radar was replaced by an upgraded Type 281M, and a single-antenna Type 79M was added. Type 282 gunnery radars were added for each of the "pom-pom" directors, and the rest of the main directors were fitted with Type 285 radars. A Type 272 target-indicator radar was mounted above her bridge.[16] These changes increased her aircraft capacity to 57[20] and caused her crew to grow to 1,831.[7] A year later, in preparation for her service against the Japanese in the Pacific, one starboard octuple "pom-pom" mount, directly abaft the island, was replaced by two 40 mm Bofors AA guns;[21] which had a maximum range of 10,750 yards (9,830 m).[22] Two more twin Oerlikon mounts were added, and her boilers were retubed.[21] At this time her complement was 1,997 officers and enlisted men.[7] By 1945, accumulated wear-and-tear as well as undiagnosed shock damage to Illustrious's machinery caused severe vibrations in her centre propeller shaft at high speeds. in an effort to cure the problem, the propeller was removed, and the shaft was locked in place in February; these radical measures succeeded in reducing, but not eliminating, the vibrations and reduced the ship's speed to about 24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph).["
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Decks
    Hi Doug, I am beginning to think I will have to make her a generic of Illustrious! I originally intended my model to be as she was in 1942/3. She had so many modifications I am getting lost. My only drawing is one by Norman Ough, from the Great Britain Trust. it has proved to be rather inaccurate. Usually I get drawings from Greenwich, but for some reason they were unable to this time. Maybe just as well as from all the pics I have seen she was probably never as designed. I made the Hull from those drawings, and have had to make alterations to agree with photos! The
    turrets
    I had already realized I must alter. Not too great a problem. Just remake the actual
    turrets
    but barrels okay. According to my drawing there were two multiple Pom poms abaft the funnel, one one deck below the base of the funnel and the other at flight deck level and two forward of the island, one at flight deck level. I have all the Pom Pom units eight barrelled. Your pic taken from port side forward I was taken in the Pacific I think, as she has the damage to the bridge from kamikaze hit. I'll take a pic tomorrow showing my model as she is now see what you think. Best till then Norm
    2 years ago by Gdaynorm
    Response
    Decks
    Hi Norm, the GA I have, as on active service 1940, doesn't show any sponsons between the 2nd 4.5"AA and the director abaft the front of the island!? It also shows TWO 8 barrel pompoms starboard between the radio mast and the island! it also shows the 4.5
    turrets
    much flatter, almost flush with the flight deck! What you have may have been later add ons. I suspect that the smaller square one was simply for access to the radio mast and the tuning unit which would be at the foot of it. Since the round one also has a door and bulwarks to stop people sliding overboard it would have been manned sometimes and I suspect that either a Quad Vickers 0.5" MG AA (see pics) or a 20mm Oerlikon AA might have been mounted there. Most carriers initially had up to 8 of these Vickers, but they were b.. useless against fast metal aircraft and were soon replaced with 20mm. So if I were you I would be tempted to put a twin 20mm on there. At some stage of the war it would be correct! The Vickers is impossible to find in a reasonable scale, only teeny weeny etch sets. I once went bonkers putting one together in 1/600 scale for my HMS Manxman, makes yer eyes go funny 😲 There are 8 at 1/350 on my Ark Royal 😑 I'm currently in contact with Adrian Smith of Battlecrafts to get some made up in 1/72. He's just done me some 4.7" guns for my 1/72 HMS Hotspur H class destroyer. Not cheap, but damn good πŸ‘ if he ain't got it he'll make it if we can give him photos and drawing or reference sources. The original ship builder often has such an online archive; Vickers for instance. http://www.battlecrafts.co.uk/ What date are you depicting with your model? Can you post a pic of your plan? Where did it come from? I've also forgotten what Scale you are building! Aha just found it 1/192 ! Hope this helps more than confuses! Cheers Doug😎 Last pic, Illustrious, date unknown, is bit tiny but does show 'something' on sponsons aft of the 4.5s. look like twin 40mm to me, so maybe the sponsons were enlarged at this stage?
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
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    Tank Steering
    Hi Dave, you won't find a Conrad anything anywhere else but on the Conrad (or Amazon/Ebay) sites! But if you look for the Turnigy HT-6 you will find it on HobbyKing, it's the same damn thing for nearly half the Conrad price. See pics. Pure badge 'engineering'! Also just bought some Absima LiPos 2s 4000mAh from Conrad, €40 each. Today I found out that Absima is in NΓΌrnberg (Nuremberg) just up the road from here, same batt €25 😑😭 Conrad will shortly be getting an appropriate mail from me! NO more Reely stuff for me!! I found the HT-6 very easy to set up, amazing what they pack into a $45 set these days. My Spektrum cost 12 times that a few years ago and doesn't do an awful lot more and is more complex to set up πŸ€” Won't mess with mixer boards or two stick motor control just yet. Can use the mixer functions in the TX 😊 Have tested the HT-6 with various ESCs; e.g. Graupner Navy VR30 and Mtroniks Viper Micro10, no problems. When the new 2s LiPos are charged the next test will be with a Turnigy brushless ESCs and the BL I want to put in the Sea Scout. Progress is slow but sure. Why do I get on faster with electronics than with shipbuilding!!?? πŸ˜‰ You're right; Mode 1 or 2 (3 and 4 are also available!) don't matter much. With this set you can assign any control element stick, switch, or pot to any channel (i.e. RX output) you want, and very simply - not like the SpektrumπŸ€”. Like it.πŸ‘ I also like having the two pots available for proportional control; gun
    turrets
    , cranes, monitors .... πŸ‘ And still switches left over for lights, sound .... Very versatile πŸ‘πŸ‘ Only irritation is it won't go into operational mode until all switches are forward and the throttle (left stick) is pulled right back - motor off for an aircraft - safety feature. Minor irritation for a boater but pull the stick back and all is OK and you can then operate normally. Used the spring removal method on my old Graupner 40Meg MC-10. That box was a pain to set up as wellπŸ€” I could programme the radio ATE for the old Home Office Type Approval lab faster, but then - I wrote the software πŸ˜‰ Cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
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    Working radar
    Hi Julian, don't know exactly how much room you have under the radar mount but I still think you will need a couple of pulleys! Motor mounted out of sight underneath the mast - shaft running up the mast to pulley #1 - pulley #2 mounted at end of the boom underneath the the radar mount. Choose ratio of diameter pulley 1 to 2 according to the space available and final rotation rate (RPM) you want. Strong rubber band to connect the two pulleys. Didn't need this method for my destroyer radar cos it sat right on top of the Director Tower, but used the pulley principle for gun turret rotation to connect two
    turrets
    together! πŸ‘ One servo with extended rotation arc and two pulleys. Cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Blog
    Hms bigbury bay
    Hey guys here is my 7 and a half ft HMS BIGBURY BAY needing some tlc it has working gun powder
    turrets
    .will keep you posted with progress
    2 years ago by watsy106
    Forum
    Smoke Generator
    As for my next build I am looking at HMS Devonshire, the first Royal Navy Guided Missile Destroyer. My last Build HMS Blake (See Post) has rotating Radar that was my limit. I would like to push the boat as to say and add some smoke from both funnels. I have seen some smoke generators on offer and was wondering about stability as the water evaporates up the funnel. I will be looking to rotate the two main Aerial on the ship and was wondering about moving
    turrets
    - Or would that be step to far this will be my four build.http://model-boats.com/sys_files/graphics/smileys/S09.gif
    3 years ago by martinsperring070558
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    (Naval Ship) HMS Diamond D35
    This is my 1st build, overall I'm very happy with the attempt I've made, there is a lot of finishing / detailing to complete but she is ready to run. I've added rotating
    turrets
    and running lights with this ship and no doubt tinker with her over time. (Motor: Unknown (Old)) (ESC: Marine Viper 10) (8/10)
    4 years ago by Pav403
    Blog
    HMS Diamond D35 - Build update Ten
    There has been a slight delay in updating the blog here due to a horrid bout of flu which lasted some two weeks. So... Today has been the second day back in the workshop and I've nearly completed the two life boats and the small Whaler. I just need to add a bit more filler and a further coat of primer to these before I build the upper cabin detail. I have been experimenting with the worm motor electrics that will drive the gun
    turrets
    and the speed is just a tad too quick running 4.8 Volt. I can't post the video here so I will try and post it in the video section pages. The whole internal hull cavity has been varnished ready to start fitting power pack platforms etc. I'll post a wiring diagram in due course along with details of the motors, batteries, ESC and Radio Gear. The two pictures of the worm motor batteries are wired in Series. These are extremely light and sufficient for running two low drain motors. 😊
    4 years ago by McCluskey
    Blog
    HMS Diamond D35 - Gun Turret Detail
    I have lost a week of my life with dreaded flu and after seven days I am just starting to feel a little more human. Perhaps I will be back in the building yard soon. in the mean time.... I found this shot of the gun
    turrets
    and has provided me with a little more detail which isn't shown on the plan. The main bits for me are the ladder at rear and some side panel plates. The other photos are also handy for extracting some building information relating to the depth charges and torpedo-tubes.
    4 years ago by McCluskey
    Blog
    HMS Diamond Update Six
    Here are a few pictures of the gun
    turrets
    and how I built them along with the original turret. I will fix the barrels once sanded and painted.
    4 years ago by McCluskey
    Response
    HMS Diamond Build Update Five
    They look really good! I've been wondering how to fit barrels into the
    turrets
    , nothing on the plans so I'll have a play around see what works. Not had much chance to do much to mine, hoping to get a few hrs to do some tomorrow. How was the weekend? Regards Dave
    4 years ago by Pav403
    Blog
    HMS Diamond Build Update Five
    The last few days has seen me tidying up the superstructure (Sanding etc). I also cut out the pieces for the Gun
    turrets
    which has been a task and half given that some of the building instructions were missing off the plan. However, I managed to finish these to a fashion and need to fill and sand a little more prior to coating with primer paint. The gun barrels were made from brass and BBQ skewers they seemed to have the shape I was looking for. Incidentally, I build all three
    turrets
    next to each other on a strip on masking tape and this worked really well for me. I also made up an alignment tool so that each gap where the gun barrels will eventually sit were the same measurement. This was useful when positioning some of the inner walls too..... Just need some 1" dowel to fix gun barrels in place now. Day off tomorrow! Roy
    4 years ago by McCluskey
    Response
    Build Update
    HI Dave you mention that you would like to have rotating gun
    turrets
    . I'm looking at Henglong Tank Turret motor do a google or look on eBay, but making me think along these lines. I've Had a full day rubbing down the hull today and applied further filler to finish. I should be in a position to put photos on tomorrow night. The weather here in the NE (Newcastle) has been FAB great for working outside.... Have fun. Roy 😎
    4 years ago by McCluskey
    Blog
    Build Update
    Hello, I've not had much chance lately to get much done, the photo's I've attached with this update show that I've added port holes to the side (and superstructure) I tried to find some pre fabricated "Navy" port holes but did not have much luck, I had a look at another build blog on a Destroyer and found he had used Eyelets you'd use on shoes! I thought I'd give it a go, I think they look good, some may argue it's not the original but it'll do for me 😊 I've also made a start on the
    turrets
    , I need to do a lot of sanding / smoothing before I attached them to the running gear and make sure they are level. Once I get to this point I am going to upload a video as I've not seen any "Simple" design solutions to rotating
    turrets
    for others to view, not being overly cleaver with the electronics just yet it may help others?? Last photo's are of the Hull with it's 1st coat of paint, I'm going for a darker Grey (Humbrol Sea Grey No-27) than the recommended light grey. I'll need to rub down with finishing paper and add a few more coats before I'm happy, I'll upload a few more close up when ready. Good luck with your build's Dave
    4 years ago by Pav403
    Blog
    Superstructure
    OK, as mentioned I've not been too good a keeping this up to date with each step, apologies. I've started to work on the Superstructure, I'm building this all from Balsa, 1/16 and 1/8 thickness. I started on the Aft Deck structure decking, building this up to a point where I am ready to give is a coat of primer and smooth with wire wool. I plan to have rotating gun
    turrets
    on this ship and have cut out the holds within the desk and structure. (See Images) I'm using micro motors (3RPM @3V) I order these from ebay / China, came quickly and they rotate at what I think is a very realistic speed. I've mounted the motors on old motor mounts I had from an old RC project and adapted them to suit this ship, fingers crossed I will work out how to get them turning in sync via an old speed controller which goes to channel 4 or 5 on the transmitter I'm getting, will let you know how that pans out.
    4 years ago by Pav403
    Media
    Yamato
    Bought of ebay part built .re worked all the stern and smoke stack areas. rc to go in soon ..moving
    turrets
    working lights etc.. If I was to do the model again I think I would plank the deck as Im not happy with the finish I have .....who knows if I get fedup I may have a go at re doing it later this yr
    4 years ago by topperles
    Response
    ASL British Pwer Boat Co
    Hello from the colony, I have the ASR whaleback from the old model boats plan and did the
    turrets
    from what were full glass type egg cup shaped domes which luckily had a glass moulded "o ring "base , I epoxied a brass plate to the glass side which had brass machine gun barrels already soft soldered and with gun flash muzzels etc . The skeletal framework of the glass domes were hand painted with humbrol or tamiya paints of gun metal with black streaks etc and the whole lot epoxied to a circular inner base which had a pre fitted centre bolt so that the
    turrets
    are able to traverse etc. The 15 to 18 years now vessel has a second ( first wore out) os 10 FSR marine glo engine ) standard fuel Ie no nitro) and in OZ we have to run in salt water ,so flushing is Important and the exhaust goes into a stern muffler so the exhaust actually exits the transom as per original in six exhausts. She weighs about 3 lbs or so and very quiet and good in rough water as a flush decker water over the deck sometimes enters the hull in very rough water, so she is well painted all inside , about 4 to 6 coats or more as I forget. I have seen salt and pepper glass shakers in antique shops as well, as old radio valves which would do . The "small coastal forces" webb site is great research. All the best Lyle.
    7 years ago by Lyle
    Response
    ASL British Pwer Boat Co
    the scale is half inch to 1 foot..my hull is 32" and the real boat was 63ft My
    turrets
    are just radio valves glass about 1" dia there is a web site of a club for Air Sea Rescue launches with lot of pics Regards Frank
    7 years ago by frankburgess
    Response
    ASL British Pwer Boat Co
    G'Day Frank, What scale are you using?, as I am starting a 1/24 scale of this vessel (trying too πŸ˜“ ) Can you suggest where I can find the
    turrets
    in that scale? Thanks for your time in this matter, Regards Taffy
    7 years ago by taffy
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    ASL British Pwer Boat Co
    This is the ASL mid build, showing the whaleback and the
    turrets
    with a small wheel house at the front.
    7 years ago by frankburgess
    Response
    old motor
    The Fireboat had it first run yesterday with the donated Johnson 888 motor and the original prop. Speed was satisfactory, just nicely on the plane and the battery lasted well, a 7.2V Nimh 3000, so I am happy with that. Controller was a donated Robbe minI 200. Unfortunately although this gave speed/stop control there was no reverse. it has pot adj for 'speed' and 'stop', which I adjusted, but Perhaps it was never designed to give reverse? Another project is a very old 1950 damaged 'ASL'hull. I have the original drawing titled 'British Power Boat' who were the builders in wartime. it has a 'whaleback' cabin surmounted by 2 machine guns in
    turrets
    . These I have cut from radio valves. Its a most unusual looking boat.
    7 years ago by frankburgess
    Response
    hms rodney battleship
    Really nice looking model. πŸ˜€ Fleetscale make some really good hulls. πŸ‘ Gun
    turrets
    look very scale, have you any details / pictures of the build?
    7 years ago by Dave M
    Blog
    hms rodney battleship
    this Is a 1-128 scale 66inch length-10inch beam I got the hull from fleetscale store and the main gun
    turrets
    and secondry gun
    turrets
    the deck I did myself and superstructure all done In plastic sheet Ive still got a lot left to do but Its well worth It
    7 years ago by razorback
    Blog
    stern gun deck
    the gun you see hear is a single when it should be a twin, I purchased 3 of them because I couldn't find any twins in 1/72 and thought I would change the ship to suit. then my mate razorback told me of a place called fleetscale which had 1/72 twin
    turrets
    !!! they were way too large because they was a totally enclosed turret but major modification would sort them out,more on that later.
    7 years ago by hydroman
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    (Other) Thorneycroft 67 foot HS ASRL
    Deans marine kit modified to more closely resemble real boat. Working lights, rotating gun
    turrets
    and Action P100 noisy thing sounds. Looks great on the water and despite being a frustrating build because of quality, is now a firm favourite. (Motor: 2 x Graupner Speed 600) (ESC: Graupner Navy 30N) (8/10)
    7 years ago by tompallister
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    RAF Air Sea Rescue Launch 2507
    Thank you greywolf for your reply " I am also Doing a Walton Thames Air sea and rescue launch . Bought as a Wreck from ebay. in need of restoring . that is why I ask you about the gun
    turrets
    . Yes its not about how long it takes. But as long as you enjoy building models and the finished resolt. A friend of mine is been building 8 feet aircraft carrier of USS Nimiz. scratch built from a plan . now in his 7 year on it ! thank you .. Albert πŸ™
    7 years ago by aprestney
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    Lindberg Blue Devel Destroyer U.S.S. MELVIN
    Ahoy Dave Thank you for your reply I am honered. The other 3 were given away as Christmas presents. Deals of yesteryear are over with the price of plastic his 10 to 20 times higher then the price I paid back in that day. What once was a retail price of $11.95 is now $100.00 and going up.The details of the kit it is scaled in a odd scale of 1/225 giveing you a model length of 36 inch,s just under a meter. the kit came with a gearbox that opperated the
    turrets
    ,torpedo tubes and turning the twin screws. in order to sail the selected course, there are 4 cams that ride off the gearbox circle, square figure eight, and straight . this was gimic model there were many in the 1950, through the 1960,s but much seriousness is applied to scale and RC these gimic models are now radio controlled. the insides are quite small to work with. But still large enought to modifiy it to RC opperation. get rid of the relic gearbox and 9.0 electric motor, you need to add a 6 volt motor and gear reduction box. speed controll and a new rudder linkage system. Still today the kit is still worth looking in to. The only modification I made as to the overal perspective of appearence is the Hull I am a retired navy man of 30 years I have a trained eye for destroyers I served on 4 of them. the kits hull from the bridge superstructure to the bow the camber is allwrong useing plastic surgury and sheet plastic that portion of the hull has to be raised up to the proper camber, I also added bilge keels the kit didn,t have them. all kits from the 1950,s throught the 60,s never paid that much attention to scale and detail. not much nit picken in that da neither. Boats
    8 years ago by deckape
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    Lindberg Blue Devel Destroyer U.S.S. MELVIN
    Ahoy this model dont need any introduction because there are thousands upon thousands of these kits were produced and even being produce as I post this this build. I purchased this kit when it was first released in 1963. there was a discount store that sold anything from appliances to plastic models. I went in there one day to see what they have, there to my delight and surprise there was a stock table that must have had atleased a 100 or more of these kits they were sold for $11.95 but the only way the store could sells these they marked them down a little more then half price, the sale tag on the stock table and the kit was $ 4.95 with a steal of a deal I couldn,t refuse. I bought 4 of them for $ 20.00. the kit was a typical gimic model for that day it was designed and ran on 6 D cell flashlight batteries, opperating a cam gear box that opperated the 5 inch closed mount
    turrets
    torpedo tubes and the twin screws. Also in the kit you a choice of courses that could be set if desired useing a cam that worked off the gear box. 10 years ago I scuttled the gearbox and modernized it with up to date RC she runs on a 6 volt dumas electric motor with a gear reduxction turning two screws and speed control Boats
    8 years ago by deckape
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    More Crash boating In OZ /Lyle
    Ill ask about for a plan for you , I built one a long time ago 60s lovely boat paper gun
    turrets
    and all , and it went well with a IC in. my son is off to the goldfiels in Kalgoolie or however you spell it he was over your way when he arrived in Griffith (wine testing) he was not supposed to be drinking it just putting it in bottles. peter
    11 years ago by Peter HS93
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    Aerokits PT restored by Graham Taylor
    I rescued my PT Boat from EBAY in August 2005. it was owned by a young boy in Birmingham whose Dad had built if for him. it is an original Aerokits kit Fast Patrol Boat. When I bought the boat it had a sound hull with a few damaged fittings, which I removed. Since then I have made new guns, extended the front cabin to carry the life raft to make it look like a late World War II Elco PT Boat and added other new fittings. I have made 6 working exhausts in brass tubing, have fitted a new open prop shaft running an Octura race prop and a Merco 61 glow engine. it still needs torpedos, guard rails around the machine gun
    turrets
    and a few other fittings. The number 349 is from an original Pacific Theatre 80' Elco PT Boat whose name in Bee Bee, which I hope to add at a later date. I have also painted it in an original Pacific Theatre camouflage from a PT Boat book which I bought for reference and to make it look like a standoff scale model. This boat was also photographed by the local Burton Upon Trent newspaper at the Fireboat day in September 2006. I ran this boat at the Burton Model Boat Club's Fireboat day in September 2006 briefly until I broke the exhaust manifold and had to retire it early.
    11 years ago by froggyt996


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