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>> Home > Tags > battleship

Landing Ship Tanks (WW2) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
Hi Nerys, I think that was only scratching the surface. I found that lot in about 10 to 15 minutes. But then I've been used to trawling the WWW for specific info for as long as it's been possible. Gave me the 'Edge' I needed in my job. Don't want these skills to rust in retirement, and I never could resist a challenge anyway. 😉 Plus I was moved by your story and found it worth following up. If I can help again please let me know. Know just what you mean about too many projects 🤔 My Danish fish cutter restoration and conversion from static to RC has got bogged down until I solve the problem of getting the drive right down next to the keel, my PTB restoration and conversion to Kennedy's PT109 is shelved for the duration, re-shafting / re-propping Graf Spee and HMS Belfast, upgrading my Southampton tug are gathering dust🤔 Materials gathered for 1/350 Plastic Magic conversions of KGV (thanks Colin) and PoW battleships, HMS Hood, HMS Ark Royal, T45 Daring class (witnessed the building of the lead ship! Stitching the modules together was fascinating😊), USS Enterprise CVN65, RMS Titanic, etc etc!!! kits for a 1/96 HMS Manxman and a 1/100 Akula 2 submarine are lurking in the cellar as well. Not to mention the 1/24 De Havilland Mosquito as a memorial to my Dad. Whichever ship you decide to do for your Pa if I can help in any way I'd be very happy to. Maybe you can decipher from his personal records which ship was closest to his sailor's heart!? I'd love and be honoured to be able to see some of your Dad's drawings and cartoons. Bon chance with your current projects, All the best, Doug 😎

Help required on Boat i.d. by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
I spotted MPC 85 on the plan. Would that be enough to start a search on VT site? If there is such a thing. I'll have a go but don't let it stop anyone else trying.👍 Found this.--- ----- any use This site gives a list of vessels that may help.----- https://www. style='background-color:yellow;'>👍

20th Scale ELCO 80ft PT boat part 4 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi CB, Looks pretty good so far👍 Attached some pics of a restored ELCO 80 at Battleship Cove USA. Showing the props and rudders; Port, Centre, Starboard. If you need any more detail pics just let me know😉 Cheers, Doug 😎

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Pete, That was just a selection of my larger 350 scale kits! Forgot HMS Prince of Wales battleship😉 I also have a vast collection of everything from 720 to 72, including the Revell Flower Class corvette. I started an XL spread sheet to keep track of them with scale and size data, number of shafts, and where practical and already measured max load capacity! Re: wood decks; I have them on my Graf Spee and HMS Belfast both 1:128, and have bought them for Hood, Bismarck and the corvette. In my experience the self adhesive starts to pull up at the edges, always in the most awkward place to get to to fix😡 I learned to use a gel type gluper sue for first time fitting and thin runny stuff for repairs so it creeps under the edge a bit. Yes please, the info on the decks would be useful especially Titanic. i have a premium version with lots of etch parts but no wood I think. Why do we do it? Cos we're nuts! Prerequisite for scale modelling 😁 Happy modelling, Cheers, Doug 😎 PS my favourite carrier photo attached; Capn of the Nimitz wanted to go water skiing 😁😁

Battleship Missouri by Mikep Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 55" Battleship Missouri Capable of 4mph and a runtime of 20mins Twin Propellors (4 Blade 35mm) Geared to a 6 volt (4 Blade) Powered by NiCad (6v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Hitech ESC - Comments: Modified Sterling model kit, scale drive 4 shafts. Twin rudders, smoke and cannon sound module.

Aerokits MTB, what is it?... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Martin, a few ELCOs were used in the European theatre, they were USN standard Navy Medium Grey. Or RN medium Sea Grey depending who used 'em. Most were deployed in the Pacific, where during the day they hid under the foliage in inlets on the islands. Hence the crews started painting them green (whatever they could 'acquire', as in the pics of the restored boat in the link I sent. Which is what I intend to do with mine. A la PT109 Kennedy's boat. Crew have already reported for duty😉 Some more info on colours here Sorry, got me link references mixed up! Archive getting toooo BIG 😲 Here's the link to the restored boat in Battleship Cove USA with tremendous detail Cheers, Doug 😎

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Pete, the wiring diagram as such will stay as it is, but after my test results I will revise the resistor value (upwards) to reduce the power requirement without reducing the perceived brightness. Also to damp down the whites a little and bring up the yellows, otherwise I reckon the white mast lamps will be blinding and the yellow deck lights will look oddly dim. I would be tempted to use whites for the deck lights, maybe put a dollop of yellow glass lacquer on them to tone 'em down a bit. Apropos Fletcher Class; I have 1/144 kit I intend to convert to RC. My H class destroyer 1/72, HMS Belfast cruiser and Graf Spee pocket battleship 1/128 are also all about 4&1/2 to 5 feet! Don't know how much longer I'll be able to carry them to the lake so I'm considering building a trailer, like I've seen here on the site, and using Jessica's old RC beach buggy to haul them 😊 Also have a 1/96 kit of the fast cruiser / minelayer HMS Manxman which is scheduled for the next winter build. Also 4 foot something 😲 Cheers, Doug 😎

#HMVS CERBERUS by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
HMVS CERBERUS story on ABANDONED ENGINEERING now. World's first turret armed battleship. Also the wooden hulled steamers built in WW11 .Never used then burned out and sunk to form a nature reef in the Potomac River, U.S.A.

Detailing/painting aft cabin by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
your printer might Doug, mine wouldnt ha ha! as for adding rivets to a big ol battleship, rather you than me! Ive still got to add the rivets to the foreward cabin, but the efforts are worth it!

Warship Day by Aquaflite Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months ago
Event open to all to show off and sail their models of Military boats. MTB's, Frigates, Destroyers, Battleships, Submarines etc. Tea Coffee and refreshments available. Disabled Access. 10am till 1800hrs. For more info contact Rob 07714517445

Wodden Bizmarck RC by PrinzEugen Apprentice   Posted: 11 months ago
Sorry - German Battleship Bizmarck RC model about 5ft long. Last seen Roker Park, Sunderland, North East England, Approx 30 years ago. A long shot :-) Joe - I might be able to find a picture..

HMS Dreadnought by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 months ago
or this https://www. style='background-color:yellow;'> Happy building. Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. Cheers Doug 😎

HMS Dreadnought by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 months ago
Hi Norm, you might find this site useful. style='background-color:yellow;'>battleship-2-2.png;;1787;1177&cad=h Cheers Doug 😎

How many is to Many by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 months ago
Wait for it Chris! Carry on at that rate and you'll soon be as bad as the rest of us - double parking them in duplex berths! 👍 Know what you mean about size. I'm looking for ways to lighten my 50 to 55" warships and have moved from 72 scale to 144 and 350 for the big guys - carriers and battleships 😉 Cheers Doug 😎

HMS Dreadnought by Gdaynorm Captain   Posted: 1 year ago
Decision made. 1875 battleship Dreadnought to 1/96. Hoping for NMM drawings. Have two photos so far off Wikipedia. Wish me luck.