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various by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 hours ago
Hi Nutrunner, first pic, young lad sailing his boat, wonderful to see, in that pic of 5 boats, 2 were RTR, again its great to see people sailing boats, who cares that they bought it!!! I by boats of Ebay, so what i didn't build it. Encourage by display, not discourage with attitude.

PT109 Refit by basilsdad Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 hours ago
hi Doug hope you enjoy the rebuild, keep the crew in order will watch with interest. basilsdad

Unbekannte Flitze. A very flighty girl by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 hours ago
Brilliant idea 👍 Building instructions follow shortly! 😎

JOYSWAY DRAGONFLITE 95 by Les-Forbes Lieutenant   Posted: 23 hours ago
Its on it's way to me from Wireless Madness. I've a feeling I may have to come on to you good folks to help me build it, particularly the rigging. I downloaded the PDF manual and it's Double Dutch to me. 😭😭

eezebuild RAF tender by marky Captain   Posted: 1 day ago
Hi Mark , will see what I can get done next week . Cheers Marky

eezebuild RAF tender by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
Hi Marky, the 20" version please Mark

eezebuild RAF tender by marky Captain   Posted: 1 day ago
Hi Mick, tried to pm you, but it went a bit weird (computer weird) Ricky has all your parts so will try and get it posted to you over the weekend. Mark (Jarvo) haven't forgotten your one. the one cut for Mick is 50% bigger approx.30" do you want yours this size or the 20" version? . Cheers marky

M.V. TEAKWOOD by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Wow!! So big they needed double decker buses to get around the deck 😉 Seriously though folks! Nice looking vessel. 👍 Happy building (but the research is already half the fun😉) Cheers Doug 😎

M.V. TEAKWOOD by RHBaker Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Looking around for next winter's project, found M.V. VELARDE. A nice looking small reefer used mainly on the U.K. - Mediterranean trade. Decided to build the vessel using a Deans Marine glass-fibre hull and ordered one, planning to bring it back to Canada after a September visit to the U.K. The Deans documentation is designed for a kit rather than a a scratch build, I prefer to build as much as possible myself as enjoy the challenge, so started to accumulate the necessary drawings and photos. Looking though reams of pictures and other information began to think this vessel was not quite as attractive as first thought. Too late though, the hull had been ordered and paid for. Encouraged by other modelers who have adapted proprietary glass-fibre hulls to build different models, began to explore the possibility of using the Velarde hull for another vessel. Reviewing a book on cargo liners noticed M.V. TEAKWOOD, built in Sunderland in 1962. She had an attractive and unusual flowing look to her superstructure and rear deck. A comparison of scales and dimensions showed that a 1:96 scale Velarde hull would closely resemble a 1:133 scale Teakwood. Intrigued by the similarities, started to examine the two vessels in more detail. The length/beam ratio is almost identical and, as the Velarde hull is slightly taller, it could be trimmed down into the Teakwood. The Teakwood bow is steeper, the LBP longer and the counter stern fuller. Not sure about the hull sections, but freighters tend to be similar to other type vessels of the same era. Thus felt encouraged enough to further investigate modifying a Velarde hull into the Teakwood. Continued to search for an elusive General Arrangement of the Teakwood to confirm my initial thoughts.

Smaragd refurb by NPJ Petty Officer   Posted: 2 days ago
Does anyone know where I can obtain a copy of the building instructions for the Robbe Smaragd please. NPJ

Balloon Busters by rolfman2000 Captain   Posted: 3 days ago
Looks like great fun. Nice cheap build boats, all to s single plan. I might suggest it to our club, if I ever get back up there 😊

34" sea commander Aerokits kit by boaty Commander   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi Garth, I have my second Sea Commander which I still use , but the first one I sold 13 years ago. I never actually built a Sea Commander but the one I have now and the previous model I picked up cheap and restored them. You do get things like this that come up on Ebay occasionally and though restoration appears sometimes to be challenging I find a lot of satisfaction when the work is completed. My first Sea Commander I found underneath a table on a stall in Ellesmere Port Market and it was about to be binned. The stall holder was glad to accept five pounds for it and it turned out that the hull was quite solid and all I had to do was to make the cabin roof, sand it all down, paint it then fit the motor and radio. I hope you get your Sea Commander, they are lovely boats from yesteryear and even a new build is very rewarding. Boaty😊

Sea Queen refurbishment by colinhubbard Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Super news, just been in the workshop, only lost the Bounty and the Queen, rest only suffered minor damage, losses include my cordless drill, lifting beam and hoist, they were what did the damage inside. My old PC was squashed as well, but it was already dead, but the assessor has agreed to a replacement, also a new drill hoist and beam and the building works, I'll also need a new side door as it used to open inwards but had to be cut out to gain access. New roof beams arrive tomorrow, the boys think roof will be done for weekend. Housing people are being very good about it all. Off to PC World, tomorrow to look at a replacement, seems every cloud really does have a silver lining. I'm feeling much happier now I've been in my workshop and been able to help clear it up. Just waiting for the doctors decision on my knee and hip and back problems, as I'm fed up being on pain killers that make me feel so useless. My brain only seems to function properly when I'm in pain, but then my body doesn't like to work. Oh well stop feeling sorry for myself there's others far worse off. Cheers all Colin.

34" sea commander Aerokits kit by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Hi Garth, I simply tried to point out to him that posting 'I have a source for ...' without posting where isn't much use. Frankly his response astonished me! 🤔 Never mind, hope you get what you want and shipping and duties aren't too high. Look forward to the build Blog! Cheers Doug 😎

Sea Queen refurbishment by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Great news regarding the insurance, so sorry you are in so much pain. Dont forget the hours of building time as well as kit, paints, adhesives etc, make them pay for their failure to maintain the tree Mark