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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.

scratch built static ships boats by Gravedigger47 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 days ago
all these boats are scratch built only thing purchased was brass tube for mounting on a base, all these would have made up workboats on board Nelsons ship HMS Victory. from left to right yawl, cutter, longboat, pinnace, admiral barge

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😊

Balloon Busters by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
That looks like a 'barrel of laughs' 👍😁 Smurfess is a bit wild (Lady Driver!😉) Are the boats purpose built for this? Hope they don't punch holes in each other (or the inflatable pond!) as well😲 Cheers Doug 😎

Sea Queen refurbishment by colinhubbard Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Hi Dave, thanks for your very generous offer, it's not the boat so much as the fact it was my dad's boat, so it wouldn't be the same, I've still got 3 of his old boats. And I think the wife is right in thinking we should downsize our fleet. Between us we have about 25? Boats. Plus a few hulls awaiting finishing. And a few kits in the process of being built. And with my R.A. and pain killers its getting harder to concentrate on the modelling. Anyway thanks again for the kind offer but I'll reluctantly say no. All the best Colin.

Sea Queen refurbishment by BOATSHED Commander   Posted: 5 days ago
I have been on holiday for the last couple of weeks and only just seen this. I am so sorry to hear about you situation. Hope you get it all sorted out soon. I have so much model stuff in my shed, Brick built. I have the insurance company cover it for £5k. Even then I don't know it that would cover it as it also contains a mega amount of fishing tackle. That alone must be over half of the amount and with about 20 model boats and heaps of radio gear I wouldn't think it would cover half of the shed contents. Good luck I hope you get sorted soon. Insurance companies can be a bit crappy at times.

34" sea commander Aerokits kit by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi Garth, If you are not bothered about having a kit for the Sea Commander, there is a guy on Ebay, who sells the plans and the templates for cutting your own from wood/plastic. I built mine no problem, the templates even give you the wood thickness required, if you have problems finding him, let me know and I will give you his details. Cheers Peter.

Robbe Smaragd by NPJ Petty Officer   Posted: 7 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 55"/15000g Robbe Smaragd Powered by NiCad (7.2v) 4Amp/h Batteries - Comments: A Robbe Smaragd that I have had for some years. It was built from the kit when I bought it. Now refurbishing it.

Talisman by sigfortunata Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 8 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 23" Talisman Single Propellor (3 Blade 35mm) Direct Drive to a 500 (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) Batteries - Comments: Based on a scaled (1/32) up Glyn Guest "Talisman Fishing Boat", plan scratch built ply hull. I've added extra detail topside. Sails well with a long long run time on a 12v 7.2Mah SLA battery

hanley by basilsdad Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 9 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 28"/700g hanley Capable of 4mph Single Propellor (3 Blade 40mm) Direct Drive to a tape drive (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 2Amp/h Batteries - Comments: scratch built stand off model of uss handley i believe cant find the plans i used to confirm the correct name, the hull is 3mm balsa for the sides covered with 1mm white card, the bottom is 5 mm balsa. scratch built propeller 3mm shaft and tube to match , scratch built propeller and rudder and fittings, the boat was painted with 4coats of enamelspray primer and 4 coats of light grey enamel with a black bottom.

yacht by basilsdad Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 9 days ago
[Score: 10/10] 26"/900g yacht Powered by NiMH (6v) 2Amp/h Batteries - Comments: totally scratch built from online plans, hull and frames 3mm hard balsa overed in the bosses tights, 4 coats of sand and seal, followed by 8 coats of yacht varnish, this has produced a rigid and very light hull. 3mm ply keel and home made 600gramm bulb, home made mast, mylar 45 micron sails goose neck and rudder.

J R MORE by RoyLorentz Petty Officer   Posted: 9 days ago
[Score: 9/10] 30" J R MORE Capable of 4mph and a runtime of 120mins Twin Propellors (4 Blade 45mm) Geared to a 2XDECAPERMS (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 7Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through 2X ELECTRONISE ESC - Comments: 1:48 SCALE Model of a Steam powered oil burning harbour tug built for South African Railways & Harbours in Scotland in 1960.Last of steam powered tugs built by Fergusons for South Africa.Decommisioned in 1982 and now on permanent display at the Maritime Museum in Durban,South Africa.

WOLRAAD WOLTEMADE by RoyLorentz Petty Officer   Posted: 9 days ago
[Score: 10/10] 48" WOLRAAD WOLTEMADE Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 120mins Single Propellor (4 Blade 80mm) Geared to a DECAPERM (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 7Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through ELECTRONISE ESC - Comments: 1:67 Model of a Salvage Tug built for SAFMARINE in Leith,Scotland in 1975.Sister ship to the JOHN ROSS also built in 1975 in South Africa.At the time of commisioning were the 2 most powerful tugs in the world (23,000 IHP)Bollard Pull 205 ton.Wolraad Woltemade scrapped prematurely in 2010.

Re Sea Rover by Wingcoax by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Hi, Sounds good, but where are the pics?? Oh how I remember the Lantern batteries big square lumps with two conical (or comical?) springs on top. And the flat pack 'Bell' batteries which no one used for bells! These were the staple diet of my 1/72 HMS Hotspur when first built in the mid sixties. No RC, just set the tiller, hidden under a depth-charge rack on the stern, and let her go. Often had to be rescued by Mum and I walking 100yds of fishing line around the lake🤔 Ooops! Sorry madam 😲 Pics show her on sea trials in Radnor Park Folkestone ca August 1966. Captain must have been just 15! Last pic is how she looks now - currently undergoing complete engineering refit. Cheers Doug 😎 PS Portimoa!! Nice place to live. I remember the market hall on the harbour front well, and the great fish restaurants on the other side of the inlet😋 "I'll have that one please - grilled" delicious.

SEA ROVER by Wingcoax Petty Officer   Posted: 10 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 30" SEA ROVER Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 20mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 30mm) Direct Drive to a Mabuchi (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (6v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through N/A (5Amps) ESC - Comments: Model was Sea Rover, built about 50 years ago with my father on the living room floor. Power was a Mabuchi 6/12 volt running on two PJ996 lantern batteries or two 4.5v bell batteries wired in series. Well before R/C. Finally gave ot aay to neighbours son and switched to aircraft for 40 years. Now living in Portugal and glow fuel hard to get so changing back to water craft.