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Our Ben Fishing Boat by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
I have purchased a fishing boat as part of a boat bundle on ebay, It looks like a Cygnus DS25 hull. I intend to remove the deck that has been fitted very high, change the wheelhouse and make it into a small netting boat on a 16th scale. The name is for my Nephew who has enjoyed watching me make my other models and loves coming to the lake with me. This way he can have a boat of his own!

1/16th scale Fire Boat decals by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
That's done. My chum is casting resin crew members as we speak and I have some binoculars in white metal. Cheers, Martin

1/16th scale Fire Boat decals by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Thanks, Robbob. I'll order some up. Martin

1/16th scale Fire Boat decals by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Martin. BECC do a set in 1:16 scale for your boat. Robbob

1/16th scale Fire Boat decals by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi all, got my Crash Tender bottom sprayed red today, so I'm nearing when I'll need the hull decals for FIRE, roundels and numbers. Anyone know where they can be had from? Also what does that stuff on the bow say/look like. I can hand paint that if necessary. Cheers, Martin

1/16th scale Tamar by kinmel Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 5 months ago
I can work out scale speed as well as anyone. I am glad that your Model Slipway Tamar worked well for you with a pair of 600Eco motors, but many other owners changed their motors not long after the model was brought into use. You don't need high Kv brushless motors, or 4s LiPos to get scale performance with this model. The addition of a bow-thruster is well worth the effort and cost.

1/16th scale Tamar by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
25 knots is not very fast and would definitely not need brushless to get a scale speed or a good running time. Of course if you think hammering around at closer to a scale 50 knots makes it look more realistic, then you might need to go that route. Martin

1/16th scale Tamar by kinmel Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 5 months ago
Like many people, I originally built a Model Slipway 1:16 Tamar with the recommended brushed motors. Most of us switched to brushless motors for a number of reasons... 1. short battery duration using NiMHs, or an SLA with brushed. 2. These ALBs have an on-Service speed of 25+ knots and for scale speed, only brushless motors and LiPos can sensibly provide the power and duration. Model Slipway converted their demonstrator to brushless.

1/16th scale Tamar by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi Marlina, I agree with Martin👍 Brushless are overkill for scale working boats. A good quality and well lubricated brushed motor should not be noisy! Go for a 5 pole motor if you can for extra smoothness😉 Brushless motors whine like scalded cats, especially at low speeds / RPM. It's a consequence of the pulsed DC used to control the speed. Pitch rises with RPM until only dogs get annoyed!😲 Good luck with your project👍 Don't forget the Blog! Cheers, Doug 😎

1/16th scale Tamar by marlina2 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 5 months ago
Your probably right about the motors i just thought why not try them, might be an expensive mistake for no real advantage apart from speed and maybe a little quieter. Thanks for the advice about bracing I'd not thought of that it may be a little flimsy.

1/16th scale Tamar by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
I would always say if you don't need lots of speed stay brushed, "ordinary" motors. As for styrene, it can warp horribly so needs more bracing than you might think or the kit manufacturer might tell you. Brace with liteply or hard balsa/obeche where you can out of sight. Martin

1/16th scale Tamar by marlina2 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 5 months ago
I'm considering Model Slipay Tamar Class as my next project. I have never used styrene before (other than Airfix in my youth). Every article I have read on this model have used a twin Speed 600 ECO set up. I am toying with the idea of brushless but have no idea where to start in terms of equivalent motors etc. any idea anyone?😁

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Unless described as flat, paint was more often a brighter satin than matt and rarely actual gloss. White will always have been an off white as the components of paints were such that it was not possible to get a really bright white. I know that for a fact as my grandad always made his own and until PEP in the mid 60s (Plastic Emulsion Paint) there was no such thing as brilliant or appliance white. Unfortunately getting an decent off white is not easy these days since Plastikote went acrylic and their previously excellent paints started eating themselves on recoating. I now use enamels exclusively. They are densely pigmented, flexible and modern enamels dry pretty quickly. I am using a black enamel primer on my Crash Tender, which I will then spray with black "gloss" from the same range, which, once thinned with white spirit, will dry a little less than glossy. I still don't have a matt brick red for the undersides, but it can be made matt-ish with a careful rub down with 1000 grit wet and dry used wet and soapy, but be careful not to sand through, so very lightly does it, even 1000 grit can cut well when new. Decks were said to be Cerrux Light Deck Grey, anti-slip, which means a textured surface. That would be darker looking due to the surface texture's way with the light. The cabin sides were described as "smooth", i.e. same as the decks but not anti-slip. The roofs? Well, on Vosper's drawing "white" is crossed through and "Grey" written in. But, some pics do look white, the best pics look darker by a whisker than the sides and the roofs are clearly textured as they show evidence, as do the decks, of filth which will sit in the texture. You choose. NOBODY has yet given us chapter and verse. The fact is, an already very handsome boat looks so very pretty with white roofs. But they too should be off white if you can get it! Good luck. Fittings, btw can be had from SLEC in Watton in white metal. Basically the old Yeoman fittings, masters now owned by IP Engineering who bought them to cast when they owned Vintage Model Boat Company. Now they've sold that to SLEC, but I don't think SLEC have white metal casting facilities, so probably cast by Ivor still. I have just had a set for my birthday and they're excellent. They do need careful cleaning up as in mould lines need to be filed/scraped/sanded to a decent finish and then given good primered surface. No hook though, but it does include nav and riding lights. This site also has masts for sale in plastic, but I made my own in brass as I will the hook and davit. I have also just had a set of crew figures cast from my patterns and they will be available soon...a driver(Helm), a boss with binoculars and a lazy slob laying around in the after cockpit. Needs a roll-up to finish his look. No idea of price yet as don't know how much rubber to mould or resin to cast for a set. Yes, 1/16th scale. All this to finish a model I had 55 years ago! But I reckon it deserves it. Martin

Venice by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 48"/500g Venice - Comments: Model of canal boat for owner. 1/16th scale

Crash Tender crew by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Right well, just to show I am doing what i said, here are the three crew members so far. The boss man is pretty much done. He has his binoculars and arms set to hold them, but cast separately as they would be too difficult to cast all in one, as would the guy driving the boat. His arms and jumper haven't been finish shaped yet which , with the difficult camera ('phone) angle makes him look a bit pinheaded, but he isn't really. He has a yet to be finished Forage cap. Finally is the cool dude. No hat, relaxing on the tow hook deck away from the others, thinking of that little floozey back at base, smoking a roll-up. He still has a way to go. Currently he is being padded out from the ghastly superhero crap that the kids seem to love these days. I hated all that tosh when I was kid, never mind now! All I ever did with a marvel comic was light the fire with it! So, there you have 3 4 3/8th" figures. The other two are in the engine 'ole running the Meteorites, so out of sight. No idea of costs yet until my caster man sees them. I hope you might find them useful as 1/16th scale figures. Cheers, Martin