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Sea Queen by Rex3644 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 days ago
Hi down under.I bought. A 4 sheet full size set off eBay 1 year ago. £15.00 can email link if you would like. Part completed photo in my harbour

Norman McLeod Rogers by circle43nautical Commander   Posted: 5 days ago
BRAVO ZULU! Very fine replica, sir. In relation, I am about to build a 1:48, 35" USCG 140' Bay Class Icebreaking tug, USCGC KATMAI BAY (WTGB-101). I was fortunate to sail aboard her in the mid '80s, and it's a pipe dream come true to build a scale RC replica of her. In fact, I have the matching 1:48 hull of a USCG 210' WMEC, USCGC VIGOROUS (WMEC-627), that I served aboard prior to. I am just now beginning to research CCG rescue vessels & small craft. I reckon that will take another adult childhood to discover! THANK YOU! HAVE A SAFE RC BOATING DAY. FAIR WINDS & FOLLOWING SEAS

Hull numbers by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
If you look on eBay for custom vinyl letters and the seller is davidmills02. He’s very good and I have no hesitation recommending him, they cost about £2.95 inc pistage

Hull numbers by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
That’s it for today apart from a coat of varnish on the deck, vinyl numbers from eBay added.

Painting starts-radio gear in! by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
This day has seen the midnight blue airbrushed on followed by a thin coat of lacquer to give the roundel and trimline a good surface to stick too. Numbers to go on when they arrive from eBay. Having given the inside of the hull 2 coats of resin to waterproof it, I’ve now installed all The electronics, just the rudder pushrod to make and add. Next few days will see little progress as starting nights tonight!

Ebay Horrors by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Looks like an abandoned project of an all wood kit. The hull may have been plastic but must have been lost at some time. The seller should have described correctly and as E-Bay found in your favour this clearly wasn't the case. I agree Pay-pal makes the process much safer from the buyers position and thankfully there are not that many who abuse the selling process.

Ebay Horrors by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 11 days ago
I can only agree with your advice. I have had similar experiences and would like to add, always pay using PayPal. I know Paypal's fees to a seller are high but this shouldn't effect you. Anyway, I'm glad it worked out for you. Edward

Ebay Horrors by bilzin Lieutenant   Posted: 11 days ago
I saw an ad on Ebay listing a now discontinued Graupner kit of the Leanne Tön 12 shrimper and thought as it was no longer available I'd give it a try............mistake number one ! WHEN it finally arrived the box (water damaged) contained what the president of our model boat club described as 'a bag of bits' with about 40% of the parts missing and those that weren't were damaged in some way ie water damaged and warped. To cut a long story short, the seller was quite rude when I contacted him/her and refused point blank to refund my payment or accept a return. Furthermore I was accused of not sending true photographs of the contents of the package and denying other potential buyers the opportunity of bidding on this item. Finally, Ebay have considered this case and have ruled that not only is the item not as it was described , but that a refund must be made including the original postage fee. I realise that many unscrupulous sellers are of the mistaken belief that "NO RETURNS ACCEPTED" in their listing means just that, and that any old tat can be auctioned, but unfortunately for this seller that is not the case. I sincerely hope that this person has learnt the lesson that is not wise to attempt to " bullshit a bullshitter!" Lesson over !

Planking complete! by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
Finished “Costa” planking today and have put in most of the edge strip (need more strip, model shop Friday!). Jobs to do before I start the superstructure, finish laying out the RC components, fit rudder parts, make battery tray etc. Put in a 1/4 square strip around deck opening to prevent water ingress. Couple of coats of resin inside radio bay, 1 more outside, sand and prime. Sand, stain and yacht varnish deck. One question on a water pick-up as using a water cooled ESC! Outlet will be in the transom, does it matter where the pick-up is located?

USCG ICEBREAKING TUG by circle43nautical Commander   Posted: 17 days ago

Happy Hunter by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
No worries mate, have the esc's got a max and min voltage??? they may not work at 6volts, if not then a set of 7.2v NimH packs will be brilliant x2 or possibly 4 packs with a Y lead for each pair, 3300mah packs are going for a good price on ebay at the moment, also have a look at component shop and hobbyking, be sure you are on the uk site to keep the postage down!!!! Wouldn't bother with lipo batteries, SLA or NimH are more user friendly. If you want the H/H superstructure try contacting Krick they now make the kit, took over from Robbe when the went bust. Are the propshafts ok??? withdraw the shafts and lightly oil them get the oil into the inner bearing as well. Mark

Paper plans by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
I buy lots of plans for aircraft and boats from either eBay or Sarik etc. Most of the plans I’ve bought from eBay have been photocopies and folded on arrival. I iron my plans carefully and also store rolled in a tube. One thing to note, a photocopy especially on larger sheets of paper can be a fraction bigger than the original it’s been copied from! I tend to use plans as a reference and transfer straight lines to large paper especially if building on the plans direct, this is possibly essential when building wings and fuselages over the plans and I have also done it with boats, as recent as the veron Vosper RTTL I’m currently building from eBay plans (copies!)

Brass Fittings by bilzin Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
I don't know if this is of interest to other modellers, but I was trawling through Ebay's wares when I found this supplier and, on a whim, decided to once again try my hand at using etched brass parts. As you might see, not exactly the biggest of fittings, but they really test the patience and skill. Also in one of the photos is the brass bending tool I use and the supplier can be found at http://stores. style='background-color:yellow;'>

Paper plans by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
If you are buying plans off E Bay chances are they are photocopies. Folding would not alter a straight line. I agree ironing under brown paper and storing in a tube works well. Paper is not a very stable medium and any plan will likely change slightly due to the moisture content. To be accurate you need measurements together with a ruler on the plan so that you can make any adjustments. I have always treated such plans more as guides rather than accurate representations and will adjust the pieces I make to fit. Shipyards used to employ fitters who did exactly this. Probably why many recent kits use laser cut parts with plans that show how the bits fit together. Good plans are not cheap. I bought plans for the Titanic at 1:96 from Dr Haan for about £200. Came on 12 sheets (12' x4') all produced as original line drawings and packaged in a large cardboard tube. The professional photo copies we had done for the frame outlines showed that the process was not 100% accurate and added 0.5mm to some parts.

Paper plans by AndyG009 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 19 days ago
How many of you have purchase paper plans ? I don't have any experience of buying from a shop, but on line (e-bay etc), you buy the plans, they arrive in a nice envelope, but when you get them out they are folded, in what appears to be a random manor, that is bad enough, but now the world has gone technology mad, it would appear that a straight line is not possible without a computer. I thought hobbies like model boats, aircraft etc. Was supposed to be nice and relaxing, then you get a set of plans (which someone has taken the time to draw), with which we plan to build our next model but someone has not been carefull enough to take the time to fold 'nicely'. Sorry but it annoys me, part of my enjoyment is creating good plans to build from and I hope I can at least present them packaged in a way that looks professional. Sorry about the rant, just opened another envelope, and the sended could only get it worse by 'cunching' up the plans for the bin.