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Novice Build: Vintage Model Works 46" RAF Crash Tender by andyhynes Petty Officer   Posted: 13 hours ago
I built mine a couple of years ago. The wood is good quality and the metal fittings dont take much cleaning up. My fireboat runs of a brushless motor running of lipos batteries and performs well. I used auto paints regards the finish. and very pleased with it. It performs a good as my 49" Perkasa which runs of two brushless motors with the lipos wired in series.

Smit Rotterdam 478 by sandkb Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 day ago
I've started building this Billings kit laid the keel in 2007 ! But until last year it has been in storage due to other builds. Mainly RC model aircraft. I will post some photos of the build during the past year or so to catch up. I'll then post progress more slowly as I go along.

Coming to Ireland in May by Grandpa Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 day ago
Are there boat clubs in Ireland? If so where? Coming from Canada 🇨🇦 and would like to meet some fellow builders. Is there a good hobby store in Dublin or Belfast?

searchlights by peterfoster Seaman   Posted: 2 days ago
has anyone got any suggestions for making your own searchlights, fire water/foam monitors. scale approx. 1/43 1/50 I am struggling to build at that scale with much detail?

Invictus build by Jim Petty Officer   Posted: 3 days ago
Seem to have uploaded the bath image by mistake!!!!!

Invictus build by Jim Petty Officer   Posted: 3 days ago
Been a while since i last posted, not had much time over the winter. I will need to find a boat club later in the year to try the boat out.

Edward . M. Cotter by GARTH Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 39" Edward . M. Cotter Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (4 Blade 70mm) Direct Drive to a Johnson (4 Blade) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 4Amp/h Batteries - Comments: The real fire boat is stationed in Buffalo New York . This fire boat visits Port Colborne on Lake Erie every year for Canal Days & because the model boat club I'm in sets up a display at the museum in town I decided to build a scratch build of this boat I used the prints of the Sequin Midwest tug for the hull & Internet photos for details. I used the tops of Lepages glue bottle to simulate the Monitor on the decks I'm real proud of them.

Sweet ❤️ ❤️❤️ Heart by Grandpa Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
You have seen it being built. Now it is done. A Nor-Star Kingfisher kit but with some scratch building too. Because of the motor being longer than how the kit was originally designed, the second bulkhead was altered. I am running it with two 2400 Ni-MH 7.2 batteries, a Futoba servo, on a 2.4 GHz Spektrum.

Schnellboot & Fairmile D by andyhynes Petty Officer   Posted: 3 days ago
Excellent boats. i have scratch built a vosper 510 1/24 scale known as the long boat. Im also building a 73" vosper 379 which has become a bit of a project? Its a bit big and i am not looking for trying to sail it in my local pond. last time i tried it i nearly chucked myself in the pond to the delight of some onlookers.

Smit Rotterdam 478 by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi sandkb Looking good. If you are intending to post build updates and ask for help I suggest you go to Build Blogs and start your own blog. You can then keep adding to the blog when you have progressed with the build. It not only helps inspire others, but may result in others sharing their own experiences with similar builds. Good luck with the build and if you like my post please tick the like box.

Smit Rotterdam 478 by sandkb Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 6 days ago
I've been building this Billings kit for some years now. [laid the keel in 2007 !!] but I'm slowly getting there. I've just recently joined this Website so not sure if this is the correct place to post some pictures of this build plus a yacht and steam launch. I'll start here anyway and no doubt someone will advise me for future postings.

Applying the waterline. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Hi Boatshed. Try as I might I could not achieve what you have done with the trimline tape, I'll put it down to my inexperience, this is only my second boat build in over 60 years! Hi Javro. You're quite right, I'm being too critical of myself and striving for perfection and failing is just beating myself up for nothing ! Looks even better from two feet away ! Hi Dave M. I still have my trusty Avo 8 meter with it's parallax scale, not much help in this case though 😁

Applying the waterline. by BOATSHED Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 days ago
You are making a terrific job of your Crash Tender. I have posted two pictures of how I have done my water line. I done it all in one run without cutting it. My boat is just a scaled down version and is not by any means on par with what yours or other peoples boats are😭. Mine was just something I was doing after recovering from a shoulder operation. So I hope you will not judge it against yours. Mine is all balsa apart from a second bottom skin of 1/32nd ply to reinforce the underneath. I have been watching your build with great admiration and wish I had all the skill you have. I look forward to seeing the end result and to see a video of her on the water😊.

Smit Nederland by tonyp Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 9 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 34" Smit Nederland Twin Propellors (4 Blade 45mm) Direct Drive to a 2*540 (4 Blade) Powered by NiMH (12v) 7Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through ELECTRONIZE (15Amps) ESC - Comments: THIS IS A 1/32 BILLING KIT THAT I GOT FROM A FRIEND IN PART-EX FOR A TUG I HAD BUILT. QUITE A LOT OF PARTS MISSING BUT ENJOYED THE BUILD. IT LOOKS GOOD ON THE WATER AND PERFORMS WELL. ALSO GOOD FOR TOWING

Maggie m by StevieD Apprentice   Posted: 9 days ago
Hi, Can you guys these boats as a kit?? Looking for something like this, I can remember as a boy watching my uncle build them in Eyemonth in Scotland. I now live in Australia Thanks Steve