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MV TEAKWOOD by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
Mornin' RH, just my British humour, seems to be in short supply these days🤔 I've been very impressed with your build from the outset; from meticulous planning, through innovative mods to superb execution 👍👍👍 As mentioned above I shall probably be using your techniques to mod a surplus 1:96 destroyer hull into a cruiser or maybe even an aircraft carrier. Love the detailing you applied to your ship. Hats off Sir, a super result, you must be very happy. Cheers Doug 😎 BTW: current temp here (Munich) still -2C° and snow lying around😡 Guess it's still much colder where you are.

It’s been a long day! by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Yes I will be glass clothing the hull, it’s a process I rather enjoy and something I bring over from my aircraft days.

Formers in-planking starts! by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
I mostly use Aliphatic PVA in my aircraft builds. Was watching a video on youtube of an aeromodellers channel I subscribe too and he swears by 502! bought 500ml for just over £3 at tool station!

Dumas 1203 Coast Guard Lifeboat (RNLI Waveney conversion) by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Cheers Dave, some good stuff there. Are there smaller 12v SLA than the giant house brick I have in my aerokits Solent? Don’t want to sink it with a huge brick lol. I may look at a brushless conversion at a later date, would be easy enough to swap out the brushed motors and replace. It’s just that I have all the brushed stuff available that was going to go in another model, may as well use that first. I have battery warning devices for my aircraft, but they are lipo only, will have to look for sla types?

Universal Model Show by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
South Cheshire Militaire Universal Model Show 2018 February 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm GMT Malbank 6th Form College, Welsh Row, Nantwich, CW5 5HD Our 35th annual South Cheshire Militaire show is open to the public and is very family friendly – all are welcome! All kinds of models are covered including military, figures, aircraft, ships, railways, science fiction, wargames, flying aircraft, etc, etc! Models clubs will be displaying their models, there’s a model competition open to all, and traders will be selling a wide range of models and accessories. Admission price: £3.50, £1.50 for children up to 16 and senior citizens 60+, free for children under 5. FREE Onsite parking is available for traders and clubs. Hot breakfasts and lunches available from the canteen. Our venue is accessible to disabled people.

RE ads90's Vosper Firefloat by boaty Commander   Posted: 29 days ago
Thanks for your reply and its very interesting. Was your model based on an advanced Fire Float that little was known about outside of military circles? Bridlington is only a short distance from RAF Elvington which was a bomber base in WW2. In the 1950s it became a V Bomber base and logically it would need to have improved marine rescue facilities to deal with aircraft that had ditched in the North Sea. It could be that your boat was built to fulfil this role and there may be a possibility that other Fire Floats may have been constructed for similar uses but not disclosed. 😁😁😁. Boaty

Marblehead Sailboat upgraded by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 30 days ago
Ron The switch is designed for internal usage. The rubber boot does provide some protection but at the end of the day you have an electrical switch that will be subjected to electrical reaction between the copper, metal case and water (saline will react very quickly). The slightest damp usually results in the copper in the black wire and whatever it is connected to going black. It no longer works as a conductor and has to be replaced in total. You could mount the switch in side the cabin and use a short length of wire to push pull from outside. Some slide switches have a hole in the switch knob for this purpose. We often used this with model aircraft and it works well with model boats. Doug's solution may help delay the process but the end result is inevitable and in my experience the black wire syndrome usually manifests itself when the model is sailing.

What is this material? by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
My friend bought a damaged Marblehead sailboat. He is not sailing it in competition, only as a fun R/C sailboat. He wants me to put a thin birch ply deck on it and make the repairs needed on the rudder post area. Does anyone recognize the material used for the deck? See the golden brown coloured photos. The boat originally had an iron shrink material used on aircraft models. After I know the material, then I can determine the adhesive to use for attaching the birch ply deck. Thanks!

The Vosper 46” RAF Crash Tender Kit By Vintage Model Works by mturpin013 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Just a small introduction, I am a retired engineer, trained as a toolmaker and practiced this in various forms for 20 plus years before going into Lecturing in engineering for 13 years then finally working on development of NVQs and VRQs for an Engineering Awarding Body. As far as My model making experience I did a little as a youngster helping my dad to build the 36 inch Crash tender and then doing some model aircraft but that was 50 years ago. I then became hooked on building a kit car which has occupied me for many years changing things and maintaining it as a recreational vehicle. This brings me up to date and instead of restoring a classic car I decided to get back to model making and this is the start of the 46 Crash Tender. So here we go Out of the box and the contents checked off, a minor anomaly on the parts numbering but soon sorted by VMW. I have spent some time in kitting out a new work station in what used to be my office until I retired. I now have two workshops one upstairs and one in the basement. How good is that? One of the of the first things was to construct a substantial building board that would give a perfectly flat base and a grid that could ensure bulkheads are square to the keel an parallel with each other also the same aspects in the vertical axis. I lined out the base board with parallel lines spaced at 25 mm and then from the centre-line at 90 degrees I marked the bulkhead positions.

HMS Dreadnought by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
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.

Building base boards. by Wingcoax Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Folks, I don't know if it would work, BUT Balsacraft used to market a building jig for aircraft that used "T" nuts on the reverse and sliding plastic brackets on the surface. Could that be modified for boats?

Skiff update by boaty Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Try Dens Models Website if you are looking for a small outboard motor. He is the dealer for the Aeronaut range that do both boats and aircraft. I have seen an outboard powered model in his range and he is situated on the Isle of Wight. Den is an excellent person with a longstanding interest in model making .😊 Boaty.

Sea Queen built by Robert Peberdy by circle43nautical Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago

How many is to Many by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Since my post in April (which was bad enough!) I've acquired a 1:35 Elco PTB, and HMS Prince of Wales and RMS Titanic at 1:350 for Plastic Magic conversion. 😲 Merry Christmas everybody, Doug 😎 Oh! Did I mention the 1:48 DeHavilland Mosquito, a MONSTER THING? My Dad's favourite aircraft after the Spitfire, he worked on both in WW2.

Another model shop to close. by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi marky No I don't remember "Central Wood Crafts", until I went to Saudi Arabia in 1978 mostly interested in Model Railways (still am). In Saudi took up flying (models that is) as a hobby - Day job was to keep a Lightning Simulator 'Flying' (proper aircraft the Lightning).