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Secure the hatches and raise the flags ! by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi lezz57. Good choice 👍 I hope you have as much fun as I have building your crash tender. Please do consider doing your own build blog, they are very helpful and generate a lot of interest and encouragement from the readers. All the best. Robbob😁

Constellation by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi JTodd Perhaps I should have explained better when I pointed you in that direction. The intention of the Build Blog is to allow you to post details and Pics as you build so our members can share your experience. It works fine if used in this way and there are plenty of Build Blogs in support of this. You can easily add to your build blog and give each addition a title relevant to the build, plus any written comments and pics, this then allows others to follow your progress. Stephen is possibly on holiday but will be able to advise you on his return. If the weather over your side of the pond is anything like the UK your Constellation has possibly been in the doldrums, our Schooners on my sailing lake certainly have! I look forward to many more posts showing your models and building skills. Regards Dave

3D printing by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Doug No I use silicon to make my moulds and Fast cast resin for the castings. The beauty of the 3D is the speed with which I can get an original to make my moulds. Also I can then rescale to the correct dimensions for a different model. Add to that the fact that I can add lots of fine detail that may be challenging if I was making each original. Technological advances are great but it does tend to make us lazy and lose the some of the skills we have developed. I do admire the true scale modellers who make all their own fittings and there are many on this site who produce stunning models from whatever materials they can find. It is good to see Build Blogs that cover a multitude of techniques and skills and it is always interesting to see how others have approached and tackled their project. Such knowledge is fast disappearing and it is sites like this where members share their projects that keep the hobby alive. Dave

Constellation by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
JTodd We have a section "Build Blogs" which will allow you to post items and pics in the order you wish. This section is better to show off your completed models Dave

3D printing by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
I agree Delboy, 👍👍 I'm also a pensioner since February, but I had the foresight to acquire the tools I wanted to revive my long neglected model building (3D printer, milling machine etc) during the last few years of my working life. Along with various kits, materials, new 2.4Gig RC etc. Miniaturised RC kit for 'Plastic Magic'. Still learning to use all that. 🤔 BUT doesn't make me forget the traditional skills I learned as an impoverished schoolboy then student then junior engineer! I still often reach for the hand tools! Many things are still best done that way, but if I want several identical parts for a project why not print or machine? Simply uses a different skill set, which can also be learned, just like any traditional skill! But Delboy don't forget that many people still make their own hulls, and plans, several current build blogs emphasise this. Also good 😉 Colin; was a tenfold repeat necessary to hammer home your point??? You never know if you can until you try, if you don't try you never will 'can'! Despite all this, Happy modelling everyone and even Happier Sailing.😊 "Immer ein Handbreite Wasser unterm Kiel!" Cheers Doug 😎

Fairplay X - Plastic Magic! :-) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Salvio, see the Jet Sprint Boat build blog for pics of my 'workshop' and chaos!! Or 'Messcave'! 🤔 Cheers Doug 😎

Grandpa's Kingfisher by AllenA Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Lovely to see it. Where can i find the Build blog?

Steaming ply- good idea or not? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Peter, De Schelde is now part of the 'Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS)' group. Since I don't have (and don't want!) a Google account I can't access your build photos 🤔 Would love to see them here in a Build Blog!😉 I know what you mean about 'never finished'! I first built my H class 1936 destroyer HMS Hotspur when I was about 14, I'm now 65, and she's currently undergoing about her 4th refit / rebuild, each time with more modern materials and electronics. In the old days I had to build a lot of electronics myself; speed controller, relay switching board etc. All good fun 😉 For Hotspur's funnel I used a similar technique to you, with 0.5mm 3ply. The original version was done with 1/32 balsa sheet! Cheers Doug 😎

Steaming ply- good idea or not? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Interesting subject 👍 and even more interesting story behind her build! 😉 Good basis for a (retrospective!) build blog here?? 😉 I know the yard where she was built; was there several times in the last 20 years to discuss comms systems for new designs. Cheers Doug 😎

Grandpa's Kingfisher by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
See the build blog on this site

Aeronaut Pilot Boat by cormorant Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Tintin I also look forward to your build blog and time lapse. should take you to my youtube channel and one of the videos shows my pilot boat helping with some ice breaking on our lake. Steve

Aeronaut Pilot Boat by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Skipper44, I am looking forward to your build blog, It sounds as if it's going to be greatly detailed blog. I look forward to seeing how your Electro Magnet gets in Incorporated in to the Pilot Boat Model! I'll be waiting Patiently for your first post! Ed

Brushless for 'Sea Scout'?? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi canabus, many thanks for the guidelines 👍 I'll check them out and compare with sources here in Germany. I already have some 3S 4000mAH accus. About 300gm but I figured the boat is so light empty it could manage that, mounted fairly well aft. Motor: I had been thinking along the lines of around 400kV, 1000kV max. So your suggestion fits 👍 Had hoped to avoid prog. cards for the ESC but Hey Ho - needs must ...! Already have such a prop in my collection so that's good 😊 Will price up the rest and see where we go. Will post results in the Build Blog. Will be a slight delay - off to Italy tomorrow for a week change of scenery! Many thanks again 😊 Cheers Doug 😎

Hydrofoil by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Steve I do believe onetenor was having problems using the URL addresses posted in this blog and elsewhere on the site. Advice on copying and pasting has been given in another post, and even better Stephen (Fireboat) is altering the website coding to allow automatic recognition of URLs so the problem will disappear. Hopefully the very useful links suggested will help you decide how to proceed with your boat. A build blog would be welcome. Good luck Dave

Er slight Problem by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Dave I don't think I am that but we did a build blog and the pics are from that. Yes you do need to support the frames and keel and plank equally on each side and wait until the glue has dried before removing. No stringers needed as 1/4 ply frames screwed to the baseboard. Once planked the inside was fibreglassed and the outside covered in glass cloth so the structure was very light and robust for a 9' model. Hope you manage to get your hull made on the next attempt. Dave