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HMS M.33 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Hi John, When I retired I one of my savings funds matured and I used it to renew the 'chariot' (Toyota Verso Exec) and used some of the 'leftovers' to treat myself to the Manxman and also a kit for an Akula 2 Russian sub; complete with all necessary static diving and safety equipment. 😊 Next expenditure on that scale for model ships will be in the next life. If I'm reborn as a cat or a warthog I'll have a problem 😲 BTW you can also get a hull only from Deans. £91.40. http:// style='background-color:yellow;'> And I have a complete set of plans in pdf format if you're interested. Think you're right about the anecdote, the version seems to depend on where the sailor recounting it was serving or had served 😉 Anyway; the Abdiel class ships were well capable of doing that. The USN Carrier Groups run out of 'puff' at about 32-34 knots (Nimitz class) whereas Manxman still had 6 to 8 knots in hand 😁 All the best, Doug 😎 BTW; What were you up to 'somewhere in the China Sea'? Ten years or so ago I spent about an hour n a half circling above the Yellow / East China Sea after take off from Seoul, S. Korea. I had just spent an interesting week at the Daewoo shipyard. Plane had some problem with the undercarriage, wouldn't retract according to the cockpit display!😲 so we circled dumping fuel before landing back at Seoul. Nobody was sure if it would fold up on landing or not, it didn't, big PHEW! 😊

HMS M.33 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
I know the feeling Steve I have the same problem with my 1/96 Deans HMS Manxman 😲 Happy Monitoring, Doug 😎

HMS M.33 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Evenin' John, HMS Manxman was an Abdiel class fast minelayer. She wasn't much bigger than a destroyer leader at 400ft or so, but had the power plant of a cruiser 😲 There is a wonderful 'anecdote' that she was once steaming through the Med from Gibraltar to Alexandria when she ran across an American carrier group, which she shadowed for a while. The US Admiral increased speed to 30 knots to 'shake her off' whereupon Manxman accelerated to 40 knots and swept by signalled "See you in Egypt". When I first saw this story the signal was "See you in Alex"! Curiously the Wikiwand entry mentions the Pacific! Which can't be right cos the incident was supposed to have occurred in the Med during the Suez schemozzle in 1956! Here a bit of her history Despite getting bashed about in WW2 she survived and remained in service in various guises until 1970 - when we still had a navy! Cheers, Doug 😎 Here the Dean's link. like I said; not cheap but comprehensive! http:// style='background-color:yellow;'>

HMS M.33 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
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 😎

HMS M.33 by steve-d Lieutenant   Posted: 13 days ago
Bit the bullet and bought the kit from Deans Marine. Still got no space to build it. I won't be able to build it as fast as the original which was ordered in March 1915, she was launched May 22nd and commissioned in June.

MTB by ikseno99 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 25 days ago
[Score: 7/10] 36"/1200g MTB Capable of 4mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 30mm) Direct Drive to a 540 (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (6v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through tornado 20 amp ESC - Comments: A Deans Marine Kit. Flat Pack wood / ply. Made up to a nice model. Runs well, although it could do with a little more "bite" on the water As with all hard chine light weight boats it is prowl to windage. Good on still waters but rubbish with a breeze in competitions.

Veron Vosper F.P.B. 52" by boaty Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
The Veron F.P.B does appear to be a very rare model and I feel £300 would be a reasonable price especially when you take into consideration how much a modern day manufacturer would want. Just look at prices for Deans Marine models, mainly their Vosper M.T.B. which is a lot smaller. Also Veron kits seem to have been overlooked and the only model that is easy to obtain is the Slec version of their 26inch River Police Launch. Phil Smith was a great designer of boats and aircraft . I sold my Veron RTTL in the mid 1990s and my fleet today consists of one original Sea Commander, one 34 inch Crash Tender , both of which I restored, an Italeri PT109 and two RTR fast electrics. TOP TIP for anyone who buys your F.T.B- trace around the parts and use them to build the model while keeping the kit intact. I do this with my Keil Kraft control line aeroplanes. B😁😎oaty

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Not forgetting that other WW11 gem,' The Yangtse incident', bought the DVD a couple of months ago and still not had time to view it, but makes me fancy HMS Amethyst from deans marine, but that will have to wait till I finish the USS Kidd cheers Peter😊

Got the bits, now what?... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Actually British people tend to go for "adaptor" for electrical equipment and "adapter" for people, although I have never seen, to my knowledge, the latter used in a body of writing. What I needed and have ordered from Wales, is a Deans male to fit into the battery because I didn't want to change the battery connector for all your excellent reasons, going to a pair of 4mm bullet connectors. Bullets because I have a pack of 10 already and I believe I may have a few more in a box of bits. So I have ordered a Deans male one end of a 50mm length of 12 gauge wire to a male and a female bullet. All the other connectors will be bullets. The bullets on the motor are 2mm diameter and I will keep them as the wires are short and I don't want to fiddle with them, so I have some 2mm females coming, which will go on the ESC motor wires. 4MM bullets on the ESC to fit the new adaptor and we're there. The ESC already has a receiver plug fitted. Thanks for the link. They look like a good source for the future. Now Giant Cod has gone, where would be a good place for cheap brushlesses? Cheers, Martin

Got the bits, now what?... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Martin, spell it right and Lo and Behold 74 results! Personally, it's so easy I make my own, or swap connectors on one side. I would have used the other half of the Deans and not put bullets on a battery - too awkward to get on and especially off with risk of damage to the model when it gives way! I'm not surprised there wasn't such an adapter. Cheers, Doug BTW; I strongly suspect that the bullets on your motor are 3.5mm, jus as they are on all mine, buy a few 3.5mil spare sockets in case you buy another ESC with open wires.

Got the bits, now what?... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
I put in Deans adaptor in search...nothing there. I found one on Ebay from Llandrindod Wells. Should be with me on Monday. That'll do. BTW on your link, there was wasn't a Deans male to 4mm bullets, but thanks for the link. They do seem to have a lot of stuff at decent prices. I'll bear them in mind another time. Cheers, Martin

Where's our mate?... by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Good to see you back on form again Doug👍, was hoping you can assist with my USS KIDD Fletcher class destroyer from Deans Marine, got to the point of painting and the suggestion is measure 22 which I think is blue? but also what colour are the decks, again it mentions blue? seems to be rather a lot, but the b&w photo shows the upper sections in grey, haze grey is mentioned, what is haze grey? Would like her in the colour at the end of the war😊 cheers Peter😁

Got the bits, now what?... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Jim, it's a 3S Overlander which my local model shop are doing a deal on. I don't know what XT 60 is or EC3/5. I have no Deans connectors. All I have a re the 10 pairs of 4mm bullets with black and red heat shrink. I had found an adaptor from 4mm bullet to Deans male, but it's a slow boat from China by the end of November and I ain't that patient! So bullets all round, I guess. Cheers, Martin

Got the bits, now what?... by jimdogge Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi westquay. that looks like a 2200 3 sel battery if it is and it has a black deans connector on it (they are usually yellow) in my opinion they are the best. XT60 if it is put a male xt 60 on the battery side of the esc and your own chosen bullet connectors on the esc to motor. I like to use ec3 or ec5 (depending on current draw) with a different coloured heat shrink seal, on each one. it helps if you need to reverse the the rotation of the motor. Take a look on line at the way the electric flyboys link it all together you will also get an idea of the connctions. Hope this helps. jimdogge

Got the bits, now what?... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
OK, I bought a LiPo tother day and some connectors. This is now what I have.....a motor with little (2mm?) connectors on its wires, a 60Amp ESC with no connectors at all and an Overlander battery with a square plug on the end (Deans, is it) I also have a packet of ten 4mm bullets and heat shrink. What now? Cut the Deans connector off the battery and replace with bullets, or buy a Deans connector for the ESC to battery? Cut off the little bullets on the motor and replace with the big ones which I should put on the ESC, too? I suppose I'll have to increase the size of the hole in the ally heat plate next to the motor to accommodate the bigger bullets. Cheers, Martin