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>> Home > Tags > battleship

20th Scale ELCO 80ft PT boat part 4 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 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: 2 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 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 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: 2 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: 2 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: 4 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: 6 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: 8 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: 9 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: 9 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: 9 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: 10 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: 11 months ago
Decision made. 1875 battleship Dreadnought to 1/96. Hoping for NMM drawings. Have two photos so far off Wikipedia. Wish me luck.

1/35 Vosper MTB by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 months ago
Thanks for ALL your replies. I enjoy reading your suggestions and will take them under advisement as this project goes forward. I have three grandsons 7,5,2 so am not sure when the project will get underway. My first grandson asked me to build a Battleship, and finding the Revell 1/350 USS Missouri recently for $40 CDN this kit maybe built before the Vosper. See: then "select a boat here" pick "MTB-71" Does anyone know "Clive Hampton" seen on page 2 along with Peter Baillie ? Has anyone built a 1/350 USS Missouri and motorized it?

TAMIYA. King George V. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 months ago
Hi Colin, what scale is it? If you Google 'Plastic Magic' you should get lots of example of this from 350 / 400 scale carriers and battleships down to 72 scale Vosper MTB, KM S100 / E-Boat etc. There are also several Plastic magic articles in Model Boats magazine. The general principles are always the same: lightweight miniaturised electronics incl. servos! Do a max payload test on the bare hull as the very first thing. Weigh the major superstructure assemblies and decks and subtract from max payload: that's what's left for electronics and battery! The kit props are generally useless, no pitch, so make your own out of tinplate or 0.5mm brass. can be a little oversize, no one will know😉 Prop shafts and tubes: 2mm OD / 1mm ID brass tube with 1mm silver steel or piano wire shafts. Couplings from shrink sleeve. will dig out some motor types and sources tomorrow, there are also some given in the Model Boats mag articles. That's where I found the Micron Radio tip😊 Can heartily recommend Micron radio for the smallest combination RX and ESC on one tiny board that I've ever seen! Talk to Andy Rutter, he offers excellent advice and will fit tiny connectors and pre-program the RX board to match what you want to do. He also has very very tiny servos which are ideal.👍 Look under RC components - 'Deltang Ultra micro'. you ain't gonna get no teeny weenier! I went weak today 😲 and ordered a 350 scale Prince of Wales, to match my 350 scale Bismarck, Hood and Ark Royal. Battle of Denmark Straight here we come! Cost a tad more than 25 pence though 🤔 Good luck Doug 😎