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>> Home > Tags > bulwark

Ship rudders by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks Doug And bear in mind this vessel is 6ft 6" in length and about 12" keel to bulwarks so roughly 13ft x 2ft of plate and rivet effect. Bottom gets saw and the eyesight tires. But hopefully the effect will be worth it

Bulwarks and Dingy by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Impressive work Canabus👍 Construction is very similar to the Billing Danish fish cutter I am slowly restoring and converting from static to RC so picked up some useful tips from your photos. Thanks 😊 Cheers, Doug 😎

Bulwarks and Dingy by canabus Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi All Installed the bulwarks and started on the dingy which I added 19mm to the stern to match the hatch size. Canabus

Assemble the hull by Ianh Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
The Bulwarks were out in place on the jig and glued with ZAP 30 minute epoxy. I used the cabin sides to align the bulkheads. By the way Clamps you will need a lot of these

The Building Board by Ianh Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
I made this from a 54" long piece of Melamine shelving. shallow cut a centre ine down the middle 1/16" wide. The board was then marked into 2" squares using a laundry marker. The design concept was from a fuselage jig I had made by SLEC. The holes required for the brackets are M5 with captive ( T nuts) underneath pulled up into the bottom of the board. The red tape down the centre is masking tape ( the high quality stuff) this was to stop the boat glueing itself to the board. As the the keel has a skeg we needed to raise the keel to ensure parallelism I used an Enginerers Marking out block and two doorstops on this.The angles can slide and you then clamp the Bulwarks on I used thirty minute epoxy for this although I would like a longer working time epoxy. Bulwarks 3 and 4 with the motor base was also epoxied together. This was then located on the keey ( Dryfit along with the other bulkheads. A word of advice here use the cabin sides to ensure alignment. Check with a rule and squares before gluing anything.

Bulwark Stays by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Mike, fellow Leo! Mine is 6 days later 17.08. I've also been in Oran, Algeria, several times, talking to the navy and the naval shipyard in Mers El Kebir just round the headland from Oran. Yep, that's right, where the RN reluctantly shot up the French fleet in WW2. Result of the discussions; 3 Patrol Boats built in Mers El Kebir, 2 Frigates built in Germany, 1 Training ship and 3 Corvettes built in China. The Italians nicked my design for the COMMS system for the LPD which was built in Italy (incentive - Govt. funding!), otherwise I'd have had that as well. 😡 You can't win 'em all 😉 I got my revenge just before I retired when I won the contracts for 7 ships for the Qatar Navy, built in Italy by the same Genoa yard as the Algerian LPD. 😁 Cheers, Doug 😎

Bulwark Stays by Mikep Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Very interesting Doug not to go on and on Since the seaman’s story’s I was told are way to colorful for this site, but your mention of Oman reminded me of my birthday August 1944 my old man told me he was in Oran unloading and on the 11th of August a bird flew in to his cabin that’s my birthday. Have a Good evening Mike

Bulwark Stays by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Evenin' Mike, Murmansk as well! Your Pa must have been through the mill! During my nefarious travels over the last few decades I ended up in Muscat, Oman a few times to discuss COMMS refits and upgrades for their fleet. In Muscat I stayed at the Marriott hotel which has a bar called 'The John Barry Bar'. Since I only knew John Barry from the James Bond theme I wondered why! The barkeep told me it referred to a liberty ship supposedly carrying bullion to Russia and sunk off the Oman coast in August 1944. In fact she was carrying silver coins to Saudi Arabia! They didn't have paper currency then so that was the only way for the allies to provide funds for services rendered. If I ever build a Liberty ship model - she will be it! Cheers, Doug 😎 PS Took several 'John Barry' beermats from the bar 😉

Bulwark Stays by Mikep Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Thanks for the kind words and history my farther was a engineer on merchants libertys and Victory’s WW2 all battle theatres Murmansk the lot. I was his wiper Oiler, fireman on stationary boilers and generators eventually got my NYC High pressure license and refrigeration license. I recently took a day trip on the S.S. John W Brown in Baltimore USA.

Bulwark Stays by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Mike, tedious job🤔 but the build's looking good👍 BTW: by sheer coincidence yesterday i saw a documentary on National Geographic about Commander Robert Peary, an American explorer who claimed to have been the first person to reach the geographic North Pole. Your ship was named after him. "SS Robert E. Peary was a Liberty ship which gained fame during World War II for being built in a shorter time than any other such vessel. Named after, Commander Robert Peary, an American explorer who claimed to have been the first person to reach the geographic North Pole. She was launched on November 12, 1942 just 4 days, 15 hours and 29 minutes after the keel was laid down." Pronounced 'Peery' So if you're fitting nameplates .....! Cheers, Doug 😎

Bulwark Stays by Mikep Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Began adding bulwark stays cut with chop tool and secured with thick CA should take a while also searching net for oval shaped eyelets to simulate Hawser openings.

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by pittsfieldpete Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi, Doug. I’ve attached a zoomed-in photo of the “Anchor Enclosure” that’s built into the starboard bow bulwark of the Wyeforce. There’s an anchor in the box but I can’t tell for sure what kind it is. Maybe a navy-type with the fluke & bill pointed inward toward the deck? A better photo is needed to be sure, so I’ll keep looking. The enclosure itself would be simple to build & fit to the hull. I remember seeing a photo of the boat’s foredeck area that showed what may have been a hawse pipe running inboard from behind anchor enclosure & down through the deck, presumably to a winch belowdecks? Does that make sense? Pete

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by pittsfieldpete Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
Doug: I feel like a dunce for not noticing that anchor before. It sticks out like a sore thumb if you know where to look. That’s another thing that I’m surprised hobby engine didn’t add to the boat. I guess in the long run it was easier for moldmaking purposes to omit that particular detail. That’s another thing, however, that wouldn’t be all that hard to scratchbuild. All that’s needed is to cut an opening in the bulwark & build a sheet styrene box for the housing. It’s not exactly a high priority item, but I think it would go a long way toward adding realism. So far none of the photos of the Wyforce I’ve seen show what the anchor enclosure looks like on the inside of the bulwark. Then again maybe some of them did & I missed that, too. I assume there’s an anchor winch, possibly below deck near the chain locker. I expect there’s a “drop/raise” button inside the pilot house. I’ll browse for a photo of the anchor & post it if I succeed. Thanks

Running Lights Completed! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Running Lights are now in place! Brooklyn is complete except for the bollard. Which aren't glued in place yet! Because the caprail needs to be ground down! In certain area's! So, the bollards can be placed against the bulwark!

17-28 Torbay Severn Lifeboat by TheBlacksmith Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 7 months ago
The Southampton has lots of screws around the deck but some are under the bollards so you need to remove them, there are two aft bollards which need to be gently prised loose but the others are scewed to the bulwarks. I changed the radio in mine as well as the motor/gearboxes and fitted a v.tail mixer from with 2 speed contollers as well as converting the battery holder to take a six volt nimh pack. The effect is awesome. Happy sailing😁