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Emma C Berry Schooner by alan20 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 3 days ago
Scratch built from old kit plans but planked and fibreglassed rather than balsa sheeted as in the original. Modified to fit a removable keel. Winch and continuous loop sail control fitted under deck.

Range Safety Launch? by Donnieboy Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Eze-Coat Is fabulous stuff to use.It is thin enough to run into any crack in hull and seal it up.I also use it to fibreglass hulls.No fuss no mess.

Vickers Vedette 1/96 scale by f4u7 Seaman   Posted: 27 days ago
Scratch built from a 1975 free plan, hull is balsa frames sheeted with basswood and covered with 3/4 oz fibreglass cloth, superstructure is styrene sheet, missile launcher from balsa block, forward bofors torpedo launcher from styrene sheet and wood dowl, photo etch ladders, white metal handrail stanchions, other fittings are brass and resin, lw-02 radar and directors are from shape ways rudders and stabilizers are balsa block, you get the idea.

Wianno Senior progressing by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Added rudder today. Fibreglass applied and fillers between rudder and shaft. I put in a temporary mini servo, not pictured, but it was just beside the control horn.

After fibreglass and primer coat by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Ron, mark the 'real' waterline, the LWL (Load Waterline) as on your plan. Then load the boat (in the domestic Test Tank😉) down to that line then you know what she can carry, including any missing deck and superstructure of course! See test I just did for my fish cutter 'Gina 2'. Cheers, Doug 😎 PS: seal and prime the hull when you wish, I do final finishing / polishing when all major internal works are done, and especially after prop shaft tubes and rudder stock are fitted and 'fettled in'. Cheers, Doug 😎 PS Applies just as well to renovations and new builds! BUT more power to your elbow for scratch building 👍

After fibreglass and primer coat by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
So, the hull has been fibreglassed, and several coats of primer applied. What next? Mark the water line as seen on the PDF and photographs? OR Place model in water, load up with approximately the weight of servos, batteries, and other building materials? Paint exterior hull or wait till interior servos are mounted? Scratch building questions...

Titanic by JeremyBB Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
I built this 1/125th scale Amati kit of the Titanic over two years from 2016. It has enhanced etched brass details from Minibrass. Conversion for radio control involved making the hull waterproof with multiple layers of fibreglass cloth bonded with epoxy resin as well as the installation of a drive train and RC gear. With only a tiny rudder, steering is dependent on a mixer unit controlling the differential speed of the propellors.

Fibreglass hull/deck fit by Brianaro Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
I don’t currently have an operational boat so not at the moment. Back in the ‘60s I built a Sea Commander and used to sail that regularly at Princes Park. Eastbourne Model Power Boat Club use the lake but I haven’t seen them there for a long time, not sure when they sail, there are often EMYC events there though when I’ve been to the park, it’s a good lake.

Fibreglass hull/deck fit by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Know the feeling! Living in Munich, with a German keyboard, I have to switch between English and German, BUT I switched off the automatic spelling correction so I can check what it's offering for alternatives 😉 I see you are in Eastbourne, do you sail in Princes Park? Until recently my Mum (93) lived in Royal Parade just round the corner from the park. Sometimes if I drove over from Munich I would take my 1/72 H class destroyer with me and sail it in Princes Park. Last time there was a guy there with a Trident sub with full diving system. I played cat and mouse with him, trying to 'be there' when he surfaced, good fun😊 Cheers, Doug 😎

Fibreglass hull/deck fit by Brianaro Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
I hit the button to chant the keyboard to danish and spell check changed the word!

Fibreglass hull/deck fit by Brianaro Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
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Fibreglass hull/deck fit by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Moslem !!?? 😲

Fibreglass hull/deck fit by Brianaro Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks for that I’ll check out the instructions. The craft is a Moslem Slipway Tamar Lifeboat and the deck was supplied with the hull! Thanks again

Fibreglass hull/deck fit by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
IF that deck WAS intended for that hull I would have started by measuring the deck beam at several strategic points and glued (epoxy) cross beams, or even full or half bulkheads where necessary to keep the hull fall right, into the hull at corresponding positions. Holding the lot together with wood cramps until good an' hard. If you get the measurements and cutting right the deck should fit like a glove. That's what we do to get things to fit right in 'Plastic Magic' kit conversions. That's also the method recommended by Deans Marine for the 1/96 53" HMS Manxman kit I bought from them. Download the build instructions from their site and you'll see exactly what I mean. Most (if not all) FG hulls will tend to sag outwards a bit after curing and release. My Fleetscale 1/72 destroyer hull was just the same. Good luck whatever you try. I can't believe that it is necessary to cut a deck down the middle. 😲 It helps if you warm the hull in hot water (not boiling or too hot for the hands!😡) to make it more flexible and amenable 😉 while fitting the beams and bulkheads. Good luck, post some pics of your progress 👍 BTW: What's the model of?? Cheers, Doug😎

Fibreglass hull/deck fit by Brianaro Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
That’s about right. Thank you I think that’s all I can do, it pulls up tight in places