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Jet Sprint Boat by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Mighty meaty! 👍 Good luck with the 'Messcave' 😉 I have the same problem 🤔 Pics show (amongst accumulated junk from various repair jobs!) - electrics bench and boxes of 'stuff' acquired over the last few years of my working life still waiting to be sorted out 😉 - various ships waiting to be refurbished or fitted out; HMS Hotspur 1:72 H class destroyer 1936, HMS Belfast 1:128 6" light cruiser U25 (or 26?) 1:72 Type IIA U-boat 1936 Billings Gina Danish fish cutter Graupner Southampton Various Plastic Magic projects (stash!) - the bigger ones; HMS Hood, Ark Royal, Illustrious, Type 45, USS Enterprise (The Big E), Bismarck all 1:350; USS Fletcher destroyer 1:144, are down in the cellar, the bench down there is just as bad 😡! and finally - my poor old Sea Scout being sanded on the kitchen worktop for lack of space on the bench! 😭 "Stuff accumulates to fill the space available for it" 😉 cheers Doug 😎 Oh! Nearly forgot 😲! and there's a 1:128 Graf Spee pocket battleship on a shelf in the living room, waiting for propshaft repairs.

Where do yachties go? by Westquay Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Cor blimey, luv a duck and all that, Dave. That's one hell of a selection for one club! Which club is that? I can even see a plumb stemmer there. My location (I thought I'd done that) is the Fens...Cambs/Norfolk borders and no, there is no model boat club close to me that I would consider travelling to. I found a group (couldn't call it a club) who sail, but they are all Isle o Manners. Silly ugly blobs, so were their boats! I have nothing remotely in common with people who think nothing of bragging that they spent 750 quid on some drawing film sails in a triangular hardboard box which they slide into their Honda Jazzes at precisely 12-31pm every other Sunday and drive along a mile or more of rutted farm track away from their little farm reservoir, to bump down miles more single lane somewhere out the back of Wisbech in fear of their other halves who have clearly said, "Be here at 12-53 or your dinner's in the dog!"! Otherwise it's all tug fans and pocket battleshippers who love a good bobbing cork. Fussy ain't I? I could accept all that if they weren't so far away and so expensive. What you have to understand is that there is water everywhere round here which you could just turn up at and sail on, but nobody does, except me. I ain't paying to join a club with a lake the size of Windermere, 30 miles away, which would require a rescue boat to be safe, when you can sail on a static river (canalised) for free, up the road! No, I was more wondering where one can go on the 'net for info. I've had to resort to the superior 'Net skills of a Canadian friend to save what he (as a static boat modeller) judges to be useful shots from youtube videos and then send 'em over! BTW, Dave I will PM you my email address. Please do add me to your youtube channel or whatever the correct terminology is. I have tried through the "Nextdoor" system to find model boaters near her, but have had no take up whatever. John, Bury is just a wee bit too far away!. But thanks for the thought. Cheers, Martin

Working out scale by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
You all seem to build to ginormous scales! My ships range from 1:72 to 1:350 !! Otherwise the cruisers, battleships and carriers would be untransportable, never mid the weight. Although I must admit I am considering the 'Ark Royal' (WW2) in 1:100; = 8.6 feet! Built in two sections and bolted together at the lake perhaps? 😎

How many is to Many by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
a REAL scary question 🤔 1 H class Destroyer and 1 Submarine KM IIA (1:72) in SLEP (Service Life Extension Programme!) 1 KM pocket Battleship Graf Spee & 1 HMS Belfast (1:128) in Fitting Out Dock. 1 Tug Southampton ca 1:50 ARTR 1 Kentish Fishing Boat ca 1:50 inherited restoration & motorisation project 1 Sea Scout restoration ARTR, built by my Dad 50 years ago! 1 flying boat ARTR 1 Hovercraft needing painting & RC gear fitting. Potential 'Plastic Magic' :- 1:350 Bismarck, USS Enterprise (The Big E), HMS Hood, HMS Ark Royal, Airfix HMS Illustrious (Invincible class) & T45 Daring 1:72 Revell Flower class corvette, German Lifeboat & S100 class E Boat, Airfix MTB, RAF Launch, KM E Boat 1:144 Revell Fletcher class destroyer. Have started collecting Micron Radio gear for the conversions. And JFF an Airship! Ready except for the Helium needed! Plus many 1:400 1:600 1:720WW2 navies plastic kits & etched parts JFF & to hone the skills I should live so long ! Help 🤔 Cheers from Munich Doug 😎

Indianapolis Cocnstant Scale Fun Run by admiralbb62 Seaman   Posted: 3 months ago
1/96 and 1/100 electric power models. Join us for two days of fun at the Carmel reflecting pool in North Indianapolis ( Battleship Yamato will be patrolling the waters.

RN Outpost Munich by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
This is not actually a club, just me! A recently retired Naval Comms engineer who has lived here for 31 years and occasionally sails his 1:72 136cm HMS Hotspur H class destroyer and/or 1:72 107cm Type IIA U26 on the lake in the Ostpark (East Park) near me in east Munich. It's pretty big with an island in the middle so it's figure 8 shaped. In summer there is a powerful fountain as well, so caution if you don't suddenly want to find you are piloting a 'Flying Boat' 😉 Site is very convenient, right next to the Biergarten 👍 Tx one hand, beer (or wine?) in the other. In retirement I'm looking forward to refitting my fleet; 1 destroyer, 1 U Boat, 1 tug ca 1:50 almost serviceable, 1 inherited Kentish fishing boat - restoration project!; 1 Pocket Battleship (Graf Spee 145cm) and 1 cruiser (Belfast 125cm) fitting out with electronics. Both 1:128. Ark Royal, Hood and Bismark at 1:350 are in the planning stages. Happy modelling Doug RNinMunich😎 If you are ever in Munich ....

HMCS Sackville - WWII Corvette by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
EXcellent, real Model Engineering 👍 Not fair though! Your Corvette is 20 cm longer than my Pocket Battleship Graf Spee 😉 of my H class destroyer Hotspur. Looking forward to the video .....

Bournville Military Boat Day by Aquaflite Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
Bournville Model Boat Club is hosting it's first Military Boat Day Open to all RC models with Military connections. From Battleships to water tankers. If it served with the military it qualifies.Purpose built concrete model boating lake. Refreshments will be available, toilets and disabled access. The Boat House, Bournville Lane Bournville, Birmingham B30 1QS. Contact Rob for more details on 07714517445 or email (Email Removed - PM Only)

Late Victorain Navy by rclarke173 Seaman   Posted: 2 years ago
HI all With the current project due to launch soon my thoughts are beginning to turn towards the next one. I've always fancied one of the late Victorian battleships - something like HMS Devastation or Thunderer of the early 1870's. I'm reasonably sure Greenwich have some plans for these two but I'd be interested to hear if anyone knows if there are any other plans available. I'd probably build at or 1/72 scale or similar aiming at a hull length around 50" These ships seem to be full of interest to me but there don't seem to be many models around. I know that Brian King has done a few and I've got a Model Shipwright article from by John Hollis about his 1/48 Devastation but that's all I've found so far. Has anyone any experience building one of these early pre-dreadnoughts? Many thanks

It's big by Haverlock Admiral   Posted: 2 years ago
Hope this is some help http://www. style='background-color:yellow;'> style='background-color:yellow;'>battleships-uk/14947/view/hms_lion_%28battleship%29/

King George 5th by Seaspray Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
[Score: 10/10] 72" King George 5th Capable of 4mph and a runtime of 120mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 70mm) Direct Drive to a Ford (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 7Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Electronize (20Amps) ESC - Comments: This is a stand off scale of the battleship King George 5th. 1939 circa. It has a ford radiator motor and uses 1 amp p/h, runs all day. 72 inches x 10 inches a Futaba 2 ch 40 meg radio used, single rudder and propeller Got this in a bit of a mess and revamped it. an eye catcher when in the water. May have a further rebuild of the super structure in the future. The plan is available at if your there the picture displayed is that of this model but twice the size as plan

Alvaston Pirates Model Boat Club Grand Opening Day by John2059 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 3 years ago
Awesome day at alvaston lake. Even the rain couldn't dampen the fun. Many members of the public could have a go with a specially designed boat. The area was well marked as well as a floating harbour for those manoeuvreing skills and also a large lighthouse to potter around. Other clubs were there displaying their awesome craft. I personally took my KG5 battleship made from steel and also a converted fast attack craft. The organisation was exceptional with all h&s In place. The event wad officially opened by the deputy Mayor of derby. One thing that did turn many heads was the full size radio controlled Dalek which Is the Alvaston pirates appointed captain. All the kids as well as the adults loved this. Further to this there was also an excellent cafe called the Mad hatter which served excellent food and beverages. All In all an excellent day out. To all those that missed It or could not come down look out for their next show. You will not be disapppointed. Well done to the Alvaston pirates model boat club. May you have many more events. Excellent.

Plans, photos, etc by Westquay Captain   Posted: 4 years ago
Dave, thanks for the Info and pics. I used to have no problems with the Taycol with the original REP radio and when I used a Mini-Hex proportional set, It gave me no worries either, so I think the Taycol woemongers are exaggerating the perceived problem. I try to use as little Jap/Chinese stuff as absolutely possible. The Mini-Hex was a British made copy of the American Kraft set and the DigiMac Is also British and so go well with the Taycol. There are various diagrams out there for suppressing Taycols If you're convinced they need It. A Canadian website If I recall. Also a guy called dodgy geezer has stated a Taycol Information website which Is excellent. I always found my Crash Tender went In a very realistic manner with the Supermarine on 12 volts. Not exactly on the step but nearly so, which would have been how the real boats performed for the most part, If they wanted enough fuel left to get home again! Model boats and aircraft are all grossly overpowered these days and It looks ridiculous. Fishing boats taking of like dragsters. Battleships changing direction like F1 cars. It ruins the effect and makes the public snigger. If you want speed, have the balls to make race boats. A pantograph?? Ha! That would be fun trying to stick It to the computer screen while I enlarge the drawings on this website! I used to have one years ago, though and If you have the space or a nice drawing board It's a perfectly workable suggestion. I don't have a printer as my Canon packed up, In fact It then stopped acting as a scanner too so I broke It up. I got motors, gears, nice glass sandpaper board and toothed belts and the dustman got the rest. I think It might be easier If this website published the drawings In such a way that you could blow them up on screen and actually read them. They don't have to be printable or even downloadable, just make-biggable. You peer at the screen, make notes and then toddle off to the workshop to make the bits. It's how all my models are made...F1 slot cars, 1/32nd scale aircraft, all patterns for kits. Costs way too much to print pictures! But I will have a look at that software you mention, Dave. Thanks. Cheers, Martin

grey paint by Ronkat Apprentice   Posted: 4 years ago
Never thought of floor paint great Idea has anyone tried to airbrush It on just so happens our local Canadian Tire has battleship gray,Ron.

hms rodney battleship by razorback Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 years ago
sorry guys the build pics I took woz took using my mobile phone and the pics wasant any good but I got a digital camra now so It should be all good from now on