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[Score: 5/10] 42" HMS Launceston Castle Single Propellor (3 Blade) Direct Drive Powered by NiMH (7.2v) Batteries Controlled Through Mtronics Viper Marine 15 ESC - Comments: Successor to Flower Class Corvettes. This Castle Class built from scratch. As my first scratch built boat I decided to build with "surf board" keel that carries all the ballast. Model handles perfectly with no "Nodding" and rolling like a toy in rough water. Keel acts as display stand when ashore. Took 2 years to build. Pic's taken at various stages of construction on and off the water.
[Score: 5/10] 56" James w. Crawford Capable of 4mph and a runtime of 100mins Twin Propellors (4 Blade 55mm) Geared to a Hectaperm 6 volt (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (6v) 10Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Viper 15 amp 2 no (10Amps) ESC - Comments: Scratch built. 56 lighting bulbs,2 bright led search lights all Xmas tree lights can be made for commands. Working radars etc. Vessel belongs to C.C.G.S. Used for buoy maintenance,and ice breaking,surveys etc.
[Score: 5/10] 25" Gwyneth Single Propellor Direct Drive - Comments: I have never added to my fleet by buying in before, but looking at the Bring and Buy stall at the Blackpool show recently I couldn't resist this little boat. I like fishing boats anyway, but this boat was beautifully built, clinker on frame, planked decks, good standard of woodwork, altogether, a worthy addition to my fleet. I sailed her for the first time today and was well pleased with her performance.
Beautiful boats and great workmanship, I think there is something wonderful about modelling in the same way as the original was built although it always seems a shame to only be able to enjoy the planking after lifting the hatches. 👍
Many thanks for your reply on my question. I wasn't sure what it was. I am still wondering does any one still use Cascamite. I have built several boats in years gone by with it. I am building an Aeronaut Classic at the moment and the glue that was recommended was Deluxe materials Speed Bond. In the instructions it doesn't state what glue to use, there is a small tube of glue with the kit but the instructions say about using dope to seal the wood it may melt the glue. Apart from that I'm far from happy with the way it is made. I would have been better off spending an extra £20 and getting a Sea hornet. I have had to go and buy another piece of sixteenth thick marine ply as the bottom skins do not fit the skeleton. I have used the Depron build sheet as well. I have never built a model on one of these in the past. I built a Sea Hornet in the early 70's and it's still in my shed and needs restoring, But she's still well solid. I'm not so sure that this Aeronaut Classic will stand the use and time that the Sea Hornet has. Has anyone else on here built one of these and found the same problem with it?
[Score: 10/10] 48" Huntsman Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type 60mm) Direct Drive to a Irvine 60 (2 Blade X Type) - Comments: A friend gave me this half built in 1978, it has sat in my loft till 2 years ago when I decided to throw it away as it was all twisted and the hull had been built all wrong, but I thought I would have a go at trying to finish it off. The wood had dried out so had to replace a lot of it but this is how it turned out, it’s a great rough water boat and fast too, one of my favourites.
Happy that you liked the video , will try to post more videos. And please don't call me sir haha? I'm still 23. About the harbour , when I registered here I didn't find my country (Bangladesh), can you please do something while your an Admiral 😛
Excellent video Sakibian, well done👍 and you're very brave to sail such a tiny boat in waters like that 😲 Hat off Sir 😉 Cheers, Doug 😎 BTW: you should put this boat in your 'Harbour', just click on 'Boat Harbour' on the left of the Home page and then 'Add your model boat' at the top.
I found this hull at thingiverse last year. I printed the hull from a local shop and rest was handmade. Firstly I bought a 2426 4200kv brushless 2-3s which was too powerful and too heavy for the boat size. The length is 38cm. And the 30Amp esc was also too big for it's size. After that I tried small 180 brushed motor with 20A brushed esc w/brake. It was perfect (still it's heavy😂). The bridge and deck is made by 1.75mm pvc,torpedos are made of wooden pencil. Small battery space takes a 2s 500mah lipo. 30mm 3blade propeller. YouTube video link is here: https://youtu.be/KZdmZ8_Z0IE
Good luck Steve, Know exactly what you mean about both biting the bullet (Deans kit prices!) and space! Earlier this year I bought the Deans kit for HMS Manxman, one of the Abdiel class fast Minelayer / Cruisers. Had been fascinated by this ship since I built the Airfix 1/600 version as a kid and read about her history on the Malta resupply runs and minelaying at Genoa, where I have recently worked with the Fincantieri shipyard. She's my main winter project,WHEN I have some bench space available, she's about 1.5m LoA!! I must say though, the kits aren't cheap but pretty comprehensive 😊 some fettling of the fittings seem to be necessary though. Bon chance with your Monitor, interesting subject 👍 Look forward to your build blog. Cheers, Doug 😎
Actually I meant your children as a 'crew production unit' 😉😲 Good to hear you have potential already lined up 👍 Tip about cross beams is from experience. Along time ago (far far away!) I reskinned a long thin destroyer hull, originally built all balsa with a 1/32" hull skin, with fibre glass and suddenly it was even thinner! Good for speed vs given power 😊 but not so good for refitting the decks and internals 😡 Also seemed to create a twisting stress in the hull!! Carry on the great work, All the best Doug 😎
I came across the Wild Duck by chance, as I bought the June 2017 Model Boats back issue for Glynne Guest's Nomad Tramp Steamer article. There is an ad for the July 2017 issue with a picture of the Wild Duck, the construction article with plans in the upcoming issue. I really like the looks of Wild Duck, so I ordered that issue and the January 2010 issue from the Magazine Exchange. I got a confirmation of the order and notification of the sellers. The January issue arrived a couple of months ago, but Wild Duck's July 2017 never arrived. I have contacted Magazine Exchange 3 times requesting status, by replying to the address on the order confirmation e-mail with no reply. I also note that the July 17 issue with plans is no longer available. I have found a source for a copy of the plan, only, but I would prefer the article and plan. if anyone here has that issue, I would gladly reimburse them for copying costs and postage, or you could email me a scan of the article, and I would buy the Sarik Hobbies copy of the plan. I would really like to get a response from the Magazine Exchange, so if anyone has a contact address, I would really appreciate it, since I have already paid them for the issue and postage. The least they could do is give me a digital copy of that issue. Rant aside, I would also be interested to hear from anyone who has built the Wild Duck. Thanks for listening!
Need help in selecting and matching motor, battery, ESC, prop etc. for my 1958 Tarpon scratch built from MM 494 plan. I am years out of date with the hobby and a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing! I have purchased a Graupner Speed 600 8.4 Volt (4.8-9.6V) and an Mtroniks Speed M600 12 Volt. I also purchased the Mtroniks TIO Marine 30 Amp ESC . Please advise if I am on the right track and which motor to use. Also need help on prop and battery selection. Thank you, Gordon
[Score: 5/10] 36"/1000g Tarpon Single Propellor Direct Drive to a Graupner Speed 600 8.4 Volts Controlled Through Mtroniks TIO Marine 30 ESC - Comments: Scatch built in 1959 from MM 494 plan, laid up till 1985 and now, 2018 being given a new lease of life (I hope)!. Some details are void as I need advice on what prop and battery to select.