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34" sea commander Aerokits kit by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi garth, Cornwall Model Boats advertise one http://www. style='background-color:yellow;'>cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/aerokits-sea-commander.html They have an excellent reputation for delivery, service and technical help 👍👍👍 Go there! or here- https://www.howesmodels.co.uk/product/Aerokits%20Sea%20Comma... Howes might be cheaper !? Cheers Doug

Aerokits Solent Class Lifeboat by Skydive130 Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
I am a modeller of 45 years experience, mostly with RC aircraft but have recently got into boats. Have completed the aeronaut Diva and spitfire to a high standard but needed a challenge So, having spent a long time trying to source an un-started Aerokits Solent, I bit the bullet and bought a set of plans and templates from eBay. Overall the plans are good, the templates need some adjusting as we go for acuaracy. Have spent the last couple of weeks perusing the plans and sourcing the materials needed. A visit to the Balsa Cabin in Maldon, Essex provided all the ply and the internet has provided the main components I.e motors, props, shafts, ESC, battery, soundboard/speaker, servo mostly sourced from Cornwall model boats and Howes Models septembers issue of "model boats" had a great article on a refurb which has been very useful for hints n tips on required electrics and the little extras needed to complete. I do have a workshop where the model will spend most of its time, however my wife's conservatory has been invaluable for using my eBay sourced scroll saw to cut out the formers! The sheet of 6mm ply from balsa cabin was long enough to make keel formers 1 & 2 one piece! I shall post a more detailed update when I get my computer back from repair Monday!

propshafts by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Doug I agree a 600 is probably too heavy. Looking on Cornwall Model Boats site the motors sold for the kit (currently unavailable) look more like 400 size. I have used JP Power 480 motors in small craft and they are very punchy, light 92g and will work very well on 7.2v with a shaft diam 2.3mm. I agree the Raboesch prop shafts are good but to keep the weight down I would be looking at 3 or 4mm. Prop Shop have three bladed racing props specifically for this motor. Dave

Secure the hatches and raise the flags ! by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi jaffy, try Cornwall Model boats, there website is superb Mark

Possible Motors for Large Scale Tug by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi raginghalfasian OK, I don't know how I missed this anyway. I source everything from Cornwall Model Boats. you might want to look here! MFA Torpedo 850 Powerpack ESC it's worth a look. Oh, I just wanted to let you know your in for a treat when it comes to the ballast of Mr. Darby. Her Ballast is about 90 Lbs. So hope you have a strong back!

Small scale cleats and bollards by lesliebreame Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
Cornwall model boats have a vast range of boating stuff. they may have your size. !! les breame

And now it is ESC time by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Try the Graupner Navy VR30 Ca 45 quid, e.g. Cornwall Model Boats http://www. style='background-color:yellow;'>cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/graupner_2880.html 😎

Planking...part 1. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
As a novice boat builder I have never done any planking before but after seeing some fine examples on other crash tender decks and read other blog descriptions of the process I thought I’d give it a try as it would be more pleasing to the eye than a plain painted surface. I’m not sure how true to the prototype the planking is on a RAF Crash Tender as it’s not described in the Vosper documentation but I think some ‘modelling licence’ is justified for the visual effect. The choice of materials, planking sizing and the method of ‘caulking’ were all studied in detail in the blogs and discussions and I finally decided on 7mm x 1.5mm maple for the planking and some .7mm black plasticard cut into fine strips for the caulking. All the required materials were ordered from Cornwall Model Boats and all arrived remarkably quickly packed in a long cardboard tube two days later… very good service and quality materials! I made a practice piece to test the process and materials before committing it to the boat, I used a teak stain on the wood as a test as well but decided I preferred the natural colour of the maple after it was lacquered with a few coats of satin finish. When I felt I was sufficiently proficient to start for real I elected to do the relatively small area of the tow hook deck first. This was marked out to get the correct centering of the planks and I commenced with the application of a 5mm border with mitred corners and the plasticard caulking strips on the inside edges. The maple planking is very easy to cut and trim and Is also reasonably consistent in width and thickness. I’m using a medium cyano glue for all of this as it grabs very quickly so that I can work at a reasonable pace but my finger-tips unavoidably end up getting stuck occasionally too 😡 Working from the centre line outwards the maple strips and caulking were fixed down, the final outer pieces on each side needed to be slightly wider to fill the space but the difference is barely noticeable. The ‘caulking ‘ was carefully trimmed flush with the deck with a very sharp half inch chisel and the whole surface sanded smooth. Several coats of acrylic satin lacquer were then applied by brush as I decided it would be easier than masking up the surrounding areas. Buoyed by the success of this I think I'll do the mid-deck and the cockpit too 😁

2 motors 1 esc by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Hi Sonar, Why not try two Mtroniks Viper Marine ESC! http://www. style='background-color:yellow;'>cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/mtroniks-viper25.html Or http://www. style='background-color:yellow;'>cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/electronize-FR30HX.html Both ESC's Available from Cornwall Model Boats, Just an idea Ed

Build Update by Pav403 Commander   Posted: 7 months ago
Hello all, Hope you are well? It's taken a while to get to where I am but I can start to see some real progress. I've managed to get the main superstructure complete, they are at a stage where they could be connected to the deck if it was ready. The Hull is now covered in a layer of Balsa, it does now need a lot of rubbing down so I can then look at applying a layer of fiberglass. I've not ordered this yet but I have seen it advertised at Cornwall Model Boats. If anyone has any suggestions on how to fiberglass I'm happy to hear any advise as this will be my 1st time. Good luck with your builds Regards Dave

raf crash tender 3ft by georgeo5664 Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
thank you all for your help i went on to Cornwall model boats and I couldn't find them but with help from vosper i have now ordered them and yes it is 1/16th scale i think i now have everything I need to complete it😆

raf crash tender 3ft by vosper Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
Hi, try Cornwall model Boats, they are an excellent company to deal with. http://www. style='background-color:yellow;'>cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/becc_fire_tender.html

Arrival of new Crew by Alex Seaman   Posted: 7 months ago
You got these crew from Cornwall Model Boats? Can you post a link? Finding crew figures in North America is impossible🤔

from the Philippines by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
Hi Analyst, What are your plans I'm sure you'll find very helpful group of people here on the website. in the mean while, What kind of vessel are you planning on building. Is it a police boat, a navy boat a fireboat? Are you going to have it built from plans? You should order all your electronics from the internet! I order from Cornwall Model Boats in the UK. http://www. style='background-color:yellow;'>cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/index.html They have very good prices, I live in the US and I get my parts in a week and half. Good luck with your project, can't wait to see what you'll be building! 👍 Ed.

Caldercraft Professional Glue by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
Hi Mark, It only cost me £2.02 to post from Cornwall Model Boats. That's not much considering, if I were to go to my local hobby shop it would cost me about £6.00 just to go. and I would have to travel one hour in one direction. So I actually don't mind waiting or paying a little bit of post for my supplies. and it just takes about a week and a half turn around time. I have looked in my local Walmart but didn't find the right stuff. I had been waiting over two months to find the right glue and I did just that. The wait time paid off, Patients is a virtue!👍