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Crash Tender crew by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Right well, just to show I am doing what i said, here are the three crew members so far. The boss man is pretty much done. He has his binoculars and arms set to hold them, but cast separately as they would be too difficult to cast all in one, as would the guy driving the boat. His arms and jumper haven't been finish shaped yet which , with the difficult camera ('phone) angle makes him look a bit pinheaded, but he isn't really. He has a yet to be finished Forage cap. Finally is the cool dude. No hat, relaxing on the tow hook deck away from the others, thinking of that little floozey back at base, smoking a roll-up. He still has a way to go. Currently he is being padded out from the ghastly superhero crap that the kids seem to love these days. I hated all that tosh when I was kid, never mind now! All I ever did with a marvel comic was light the fire with it! So, there you have 3 4 3/8th" figures. The other two are in the engine 'ole running the Meteorites, so out of sight. No idea of costs yet until my caster man sees them. I hope you might find them useful as 1/16th scale figures. Cheers, Martin

Windows, stoopid question. by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Well, the die got here today, so the shaft is now done, all threaded M3x 0.6. Still ludicrously hot, so nowt gets done outside, except after about 7 in the evening. I've also got 4 figures from this morning's boot fair that I have already started converting into RAF boat crew. Huge amounts of Milliput epoxy putty later, the action figures will have RAF uniforms and the odd hat, suitable for 1/16th scale Crash Tenders, etc. Once done, my slot racing chum will cast them in resin and they will be available for sale. Don't know how much till he gives me a price for casting. Cheers, Martin

Crash Tender crew by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Well, at 6" tall they're fine figures of young men, even if their earoles are pointy or they have a map of the Urals on their heads. All I'm finding at boot fairs are old men with sheep dogs in ceramic. Not worth the hassle, but even a 4 3/8" figure is a LOT of Milliput! Got my boat ready for the last wee bit of filler round the bow,(back gave up, so I came in). Tomorrow, filler, then paint. Martin

Crash Tender crew by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
I have a similar problem with my 46" 1/12th model, I found some Star Trek figures at just 6" with movable limbs so I reckon with some creative cloths and a face lift I can make them into true RAF crew members. they were about £5 each.

Charging NiMhs, one for Doug?... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
Evening, Doug, or is it morning? Just had a well earned rest having had the family round for Fathers' Day. Now catching up with the pootah. BTW, I had a garden full of blue and purple Lupins till the big breeze blew 'em all down recently. My star was a plant I didn't knowingly sew and that was an amazing mixture on the same stems of purple alternating with yellow. Gorgeous. Anyway, Kakos. Yes I have quite a few and as I was given 2 original little Marinecraft hulls, I have earmarked two of my mint, new in red boxes Kakos for those with little AAA 3-at-a- time flat packs which even have switches. I wish we could still get Ever-Ready or Vidor batteries. Remember them? Can get scans though and my Sea Urchin has a styrene home made AA flat case ready for the daughter to print me out an Ever Ready bell flat pack, just like yours. The brass contacts aren't a problem for an old metal basher like me. Your Sea Scout looks nice and I would say at 24" it would be about 1/16th to 1/12th. 24 feet would be a reasonable size for a sport fisherman or inshore cruiser. But in 1/16th scale at 32 feet I would say the style of the model and the use of the boat would be best represented by that combo. Just looking at some info on the FlySky Tx I've got coming (it's already been posted) and find it uses no fewer than 8 AA cells...12volts! Ye Gods, why? OK, I can get two packs of NiMhs, but then that wouldn't be 12 volts, would it? It would be 9.6Volts. Would it even work? So, on further checking, I notice that several people have gone for the LiPo path, which means a 4s at a more acceptable 11.1Volts. Now I also see that a few have gone for the LiFe option, which I much prefer the sound of as they are a lower fire risk and keep a charge in storage for ages. But they would only be 9.9Volts as LiFe cells are 3.3 volts each. Would 9.9 volts be enough I wonder for a nominally 12 volt Tx. I'm assuming that if people with no objection to NiMhs have been using those for the rechargeability, then the Tx will, in fact, accept 9.6Volts. So, logically, a 9.9Volt LiFe would be OK, do you agree? I'm thinking down the line a bit after I'm used to it. My Imax magic blue box of chargery caters for LiFe cells too. Steering teddies, et al, yeah, I can come up with some mechanical magic. My nickname with little gent, Lothar, at Wolfsburg was Mekanist (spelling), as I was always making little mechanisms for VW and SEAT cars. I made a rolling TV monitor that replaced the passenger airbag in the Passat CM2, which also had headrest TVs for back seat passengers and a wireless internet laptop built in to the rear seat central arm rest. A palm computer could come out of the dash using a mechanism that I designed and made and for which VW got a patent, with me as nominated inventor! Never made me a penny extra of course, but it was nice to know. I did a static model of a 1/12th scale Riva where, if you turned the model Cadillac (yes it is, really!) steering wheel, the rudders moved via a worm and wheel steering box and two home made Universal joints! Gawd knows why. I just thought it might win me some column inches in Classic Boat....Nah! You might find that 6" figures are more available for 1/12th scale boats than 4 1/2" figures for 1/16th, but I have to find or even make some for my Crash Tender. I look out for dollies at boot fairs and Sunday markets. I got a very square jawed geezer, 12" tall for my 1/6th scale Darby One Design and he fits, thanks to bendy bits. On your sports fisherman you need some arrogant bastard to be standing with one arm up on the screen and just the one on the wheel. Think Audi driver in a boat. Up yer arse or in yer way, but always thinking the sun shines out of his primary orifice. Keep my socks dry? I was bought a pair of Granddad socks by the two little horrors today along with a chocolate Marmite pot and a Smurfs do Pop CD, which they insisted I play during the barbie! They've done the Smurf wind up since they were old enough to crawl because they know I despise the Dutch ghouls Right, bedtime I suppose. Compost and Busy Lizzies tomorrow, she tells me. Yes, Ramona, my love.... Cheers, Martin

Charging NiMhs, one for Doug?... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
Evenin' Martin, Just back from 'nosh' with Gisela, my camera girl in the vid! She's mean like that too, keeps me hoppin' about like the proverbial cat on the proverbial hot stuff 😡 Can't wait to see the rotating teddy👍 Put a couple of mini Cam lenses in his eyeballs and you'll get a terrific 360° First Person View from the driving seat😁 Re Sea Scout, I took your advice and did the hull in Royal Blue (no navy knickers!😆) or what passes for that here. Anyway I'm pleased how she turned out. OK, I admit I accidentally turned her into a Sport Fishing Boat😁 She's 24" what scale do you think that makes her? I'm looking for crew figures and stuff to fit out the cockpit but I'm not sure what size to look for. I thought maybe 1/20 i.e. a 40 footer? Waddya think? Re Kako; while recently trying (fruitlessly🤔) to make space in the workshop (got two renovations on the go in parallel - saves getting the same tools, rattle cans an' stuff out twice!😁) I ran across the original Kakos and Mabuchis I used in my scratch 53" H class destroyer Hotspur in 1966. She ran off a 4.5V EverReady flat (form not volts😁) battery until Granny took pity and bought me some 6V Lantern batteries! I ran 'em up on a power supply and they turned but now sound like mini football rattles! Think they need new big end shells 😁 Jeez, how many guys under pension age have ever been down to the bitza bazaar looking for 50 thou oversize bearing shells and compression and oil control rings?? Pics show her Sea trials in Radnor Park pond, Folkestone, Kent, summer 1966. Sorry about the quality, only had a Box Brownie 127 in those days and could only afford Gratispool free B/W films🤔 Pentax? Canon? Sony? Not to mention Digital? HD? Wassat? 50 years on I got all three😉 I like Lupins too, preferably the blue and purple ones. BTW, for your steering guy's arms you don't need a separate RC function or channel! You just need a coupling from the rudder control to turn a pulley and cord which turns a suitably scaled pulley attached to the wheel axis. The arms are fixed to the wheel and go with it! Dead simple (to write anyway😁) and no lecktrickery! 😊 OR you could just put one of his hands on the wheel and the other on the throttle. Then use a 'Y' cable to split the ESC cable into two. Connect the second output to a servo which moves the throttle lever via a push-me-pull-you-rod, pulleys and cord or gears or whatever. Sure you can figure out the mechanics better than I. Whatever, have fun and don't electrocute yourself, keep your socks dry😉 Cheers, Doug 😎

H.M.S BRAVE BORDERER by RHBaker Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
itted 2 x two bladed 35 mm “hi-speed” propellers to the outer shafts only as these are the easiest to change. Can also use the centre shaft measurements as a check of the previous figures as it is unchanged. With these propellers the current draw and bollard pull both increased. Subjectively, think she was also slightly faster, but the speed exceeds scale speed anyway. The increased load on one of the 2 bladed props wiped the blades off and several 30 A fuses on various motor circuits blew. Originally, the battery was fitted as far forward as possible to hold the bow down – some thing it seems to have achieved! Decided to remove the forward battery location frame and replace it with one which will allow the battery to be positioned anywhere between the bow and the centre of the model. The battery can now be located where the best plane is achieved. Once the correct battery is fitted the final location will be determined. This frame movement will also allow adjustments for any weight gained during final finishing. Whilst the idea of using a load cell and ammeter/wattmeter to measure bollard pull and motors loads sounds logical, it is fraught with challenges. The vessel both bucks and the readings fluctuate wildly under load making getting steady, consistent results difficult. Off now to cogitate over the results and decide a path forward.

scanned figures by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks Marky, 👍 Hope they can hang on tight! Check out my Sea Scout 'Jessica' sea trial vid and you'll see why 😁 Good luck with the chemo - rootin' for ya!

scanned figures by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Doug , Will be in work on Monday before the next bout of Chemo so will speak with Ricky about the seagull file. Cheers Marky

scanned figures by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
hi Ron, if you pm me with your address i will send you a couple and you can see what you can do with them ,inam going to look on thingyverse and see what they have in the way of printable figures.Cheers Marky

scanned figures by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Marky, suspect that the degradation of definition is similar to digitally enlarging a photograph or slide, as opposed to photographic enlarging. It's the digital interpolation that does it 🤔 BTW: How did you get on with the seagull STL file?? Cheers Doug 😎

scanned figures by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Nice one Marky are these the ones we where talking about on my pilot build Ron

scanned figures by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Had some figures scanned and scaled up a while ago the first 3D printed one come out the machine yesterday not as defined as the original may have to paint it matt black instead of grey

Motor size advice by Morkullen Seaman   Posted: 2 months ago
Hello Canabus. Just looked at the motor and battery info you supplied and neither of the specs are available or have been superceded. The problem for me is that I do not understand what all the figures mean. As an old electrical engineer, 1100kv means to me that it is 1100 kilo volts!! I dont think so! Other than being a part number, does 3639 mean anything? Similarly 3S? Lipo 5800mah OK, but 25C? Is there a site anywhere which will explain these number to me? Best regards, Maorkullen

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi marky and thanks for your comments very much appreciated the dimensions for the mascotte are 1140x300x310 (l,w,d) I look forward to seeing the images of the figures when they are done. I did purchase some doll house figures but the adult ones are to large but the child ones you could get away with using them as the adults. Today so far not done to much but fit a few more fittings and make the reach hooks. The reach hooks were made using some 2mm I.d brass tubing which was heated and hammered to shape to make the hooks and attached to some round 2mm pine which was sanded and varnished to finish off. Ron