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Firing Battleship at Wings & Wheels (UltraHD/4K) by liamduck Petty Officer   Posted: 10 days ago
I have been to the park this year and the model display is still taking place and is well supported too.😎

3d printing by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Hm, LCM3 50 ft? ~95cm at 1/16, so I suppose you have to do the hull in 4 chunks! Finished for Christmas ?😉 Here some inspiration for the deco - http://www.modellversium.de/galerie/5-schiffe-ww2/1880-lcm3-... and here a real one - https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/02/Higgins_... Cheers Doug 😎 PS where's Donald???

Firing Battleship at Wings & Wheels (UltraHD/4K) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
Hi Boaty, Apparently so! 😊 There was some discussion about this here a little while ago https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peasholm_Park "Events Naval Warfare event The Naval Warfare event, Battle of Peasholm,[9] has been played out for half an hour three times a week during the summer season for over 80 years. The model boats used are mostly man powered earning the fleet the title of "The smallest manned navy in the world". All the boats were man powered, until 1929, when electricity was introduced, and now only the larger boats need to be steered by council employees. In the early days, the models were First World War battleships and a U-boat. Then, after the Second World War, the fleet was replaced with new vessels and the battle that was recreated was the Battle of the River Plate." http://www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com/Scarborough-Naval-Warf... Pics attached!😉 Cheers Doug 😎 (Don't get shot😡)

Firing Battleship at Wings & Wheels (UltraHD/4K) by boaty Commander   Posted: 16 days ago
This brings back memories to when I was a 7 year old in 1959. During the family holiday in Scarborough we visited Peas Holme Park and there was some action on the boating lake. It appeared to be an enactment of the Battle of the Atlantic with some very large models of ships of the era shooting it out. I recall that some of boats these sank and I have a vivid memory of a merchant vessel being shelled with flares being set off on the deck to simulate a direct hit. Does anyone have details, ie did the ships have a person on board or where they radio controlled and I also noted some wires above the lake which dive bombers ran along with imitation bombs Does this event still take place as I know that at one time persons wanted to stop it due to Germany now being one of our NATO allies. Boaty😎

Firing Battleship at Wings & Wheels (UltraHD/4K) by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 18 days ago
very nice and there must be lots of mechanism under that decking to do that lot !!

Firing Battleship at Wings & Wheels (UltraHD/4K) by Dom of Essential RC Lieutenant   Posted: 19 days ago
Never seen an RC Battleship that actually simulates firing of its weapons. This was great to watch. Complimented by a submarine crash diving and surfacing!

Jet Sprint Boat by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months 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: 3 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: 4 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: 4 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: 5 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 (http://www.indyadmirals.org/Reflecting_Pond_and_Scale_Direct... Battleship Yamato will be patrolling the waters.

RN Outpost Munich by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 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: 6 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: 8 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