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The Lone Ranger Rides Again or Hull Finishing ;-)) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 30 days ago
Many thanks MT😊 You're sooo right! I may be slow but I want to end up with something worth looking at on the shelf as well as on the water😉 Have to admit that every time I walk past her on the bench I can't resist running my finger tips along the glassy deck and smiling 😁 Thanks to you too Krampus,👍 Temperatures should be back into double figures next week so maybe I can do some trials end of the week. Now cogitating how to fix the after deck, probably with neodymium magnets as I did on the cabin roof. BTW: where did you get the crew for your Triton Springer? Look about the right scale for my Sea Scout? Cheers All, Doug 😎

1/16 figures by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
going to take the figures with me tommorow to show the CAD guru at the work who will scan them for me and then see if he can then 3D print them at the bigger scale will get a few done at 1/24th as well ,he's not sure if the scanner can do them as separate parts head, torso ,legs and arms so may have to stick them temporarily and then scan will let you know how I get on and will post photo when printed ,also said he may be able to print a mould to cast them .Cheers Marky

1/16 figures by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
just a thought I have a few 1/24th figures I will take one to my work and get it scanned, then scale up and see if it will print at the 1/16th scale .worth a try will let you know how I get on. Cheers marky👍

Clothing complete, fenders on! by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
So, managed to get all the glass clothing done at work at the weekend! So far, 1 coat of resin followed by 2 thinned coats to come. Today has seen all the fenders/rubbing strakes added. It took some careful measuring to get positioned correctly but well pleased with the outcome. It paid to pre-shape them prior to fitting. I’ve added filler where needed and a couple of coats of sealer, all seems to be faired in nicely. May need some touch up after priming. Also fitted the rudder mounts as today’s final job. Tomorrow should see the prop shafts fitted, motors mounted and will make the shaft struts. Postie arrived with some RNLI resin crew figures that will add a great touch when painted.

1/16 figures by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi there, I have often used 1/12th scale dolls from my wife's collection. As they come in all sizes depicting various ages they can be dressed to suit your needs. Look at what's available in any dolls house shop. They also do a range in 1/24th scale. Hope you find your crew soon, cheers Colin.

1/16 figures by don6398 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
Harbor models have 1/20 scale which are 3 3/4 " . Close to 1/16 Have a look

1/16 figures by kmbcsecretary Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
Thanks mark I'm looking for grew for my Bristol pilot cutter for that finishing touch. Will have a look at tank crew to see if can be adapted

1/16 figures by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
plenty 1/16 tank crew available dont know if you could adapt any of these for your purpose. Cheers Marky

1/16 figures by kmbcsecretary Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
Does anyone know if 1/16 scale figures are available and or who makes them have been searching the internet with little success. If my maths are correct it works out to be a figure around 4inch high. Thanks

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Steve, I was afraid of that with the 160 quid set, but I can't say for sure as I only have the 1/350 version so I don't know yours in detail. Ask Model Dockyard for an idea of delivery time and if they can order it. Will take you a while to get to that stage anyway 😉 You can check out the Eduard sets here- Site is safe; I checked it out at McAffee Labs / Web Advisor😉 I have also often ordered stuff from Czech shops, deck gun kit and crew for my U25 for instance, never had problems.👍 Attached are the instructions for the RN figures. They are relatively big, compared to the 1/600 and 1/350 that I use! So I reckon if you carefully rub the insides against a rubber cutting pad with something like the end of a small paintbrush handle you should be able to give them some 3D form. Have fun, and don't forget to hoover the floor BEFORE you start!!!! 🤔 At least one of my 1/600 quad Vickers machine gun mounts + parts have vanished into the workshop nirvana after a few hours fiddling 😡 Cheers Doug 😎

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks for the help Doug. The £160 set looks attractive but it seems to duplicate some of the photetch (eg, railings and funnel detail) in the original kit, do you know if this is the case? Also, have you any experience with the crew figures. Can you make the three dimensional when folded? Thanks. Steve

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Steve, you could start here - They have a good selection of upgrade kits, including the wooden deck. Be prepared to lash out about £160 quid!! 😡 For the crew you could start here- style='background-color:yellow;'>figures Happy hunting👍 I have the 1/350 version to convert, big enough for me at 30" 😉 and scale matches my Titanic, Bismarck, Ark Royal, USS Enterprise (The BIG E), Prince of Wales, HMS Daring (T45) and Illustrious (Ski ramp version). Cheers Doug 😎 PS Eduard do a 1:200 set of RN crew, ready painted 😉 PPS Model Dockyard list a deck only set for about 37 quid, BUT currently Out of Stock🤔

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Getting fed up with struggling to the pond with my 54" fast attack craft, I visited Dean's Marine last Saturday with a view to getting a smaller warship kit, to make life easier. I had a conducted tour of the showroom by Ron and had almost decided on HMS Daring, at a mere 36" long, when he said that there were more kits in the shop, which I might like to see. And what did I come away with? - yes, 54" of the 1/200 scale HMS Hood. I blame my mate, Octman (aka Chris), for allowing such an act of folly! I hope I have not bored you with my tale of woe, but for those who are still with me, my question relates to the fine detailing kits available. Some of them cost almost as much as the original kit, but my main objective is to have a wooden deck. Does anyone know where I can purchase a good quality deck on its own? I am also looking for 1/200 figures for the crew. Thank you Steve

Dumas 1203 Coast Guard Lifeboat (RNLI Waveney conversion) by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
So here we go again! I have decided to give other projects a rest for a time in favour of this little gem. Pick up off eBay for less than £100 NIB posted, couldnt resist! Its the Dumas (kit no:1203) 44' Coast Guard Lifeboat. I dont know if this kit is still produced by Dumas and having looked at the Die cutting of the parts, certainly seems like an old kit? However, I love my building and the challenges, so I am sure it will turn out nice at the end. Finished length 33". I shall be converting this to a RNLI Waveney Class Lifeboat and will possibly go with 44-003 named "Khami" which was based in Great Yarmouth and Gorleston, which is local to me here in Suffolk. Sadly very little turns up on this boat via Google, but at some stage may pop out to the Great Yarmouth Lifeboat station and see if I can hunt anymore info on her. I shall not be using the recommended Dumas running gear for 2 reasons, 1st its a geared set-up (I am going with MFA540 brushed direct drive) and the cost of over £150! Photos show the box artwork, plans and the included wood. Last photo shows my electrics less propshafts and props that are on order. Note the Star Wars 3.75" figures that with poetic licence could be painted to represent crew. However, at this point the model is approx 1;16 scale and the figures would be 1:18 scale so maybe too small. There are 1:16 scale lifeboat figures available but pricey? My one issue at this point is going to battery choice? do I go with a small 6v lead acid or perhaps 2 Tamiya type 7.2v NIMH in series. anyone who has built anything like this may want to advise. LIPO not an option as the Mtroniks ESC do not support LIPO. Space inside the hull may also be an issue? Another issue is going to be fabricating some propshaft struts for the rear next to the props. There is quite a bit of prop shaft exposed outside the hull, so these would be integral to support and strength of the propshafts. Is there anything available off the shelf (they are included in the running gear set, but dont seem to be available on there own) of do I need to fabricate from brass tube and sheet/strip brass?

Universal Model Show by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
South Cheshire Militaire Universal Model Show 2018 February 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm GMT Malbank 6th Form College, Welsh Row, Nantwich, CW5 5HD Our 35th annual South Cheshire Militaire show is open to the public and is very family friendly – all are welcome! All kinds of models are covered including military, figures, aircraft, ships, railways, science fiction, wargames, flying aircraft, etc, etc! Models clubs will be displaying their models, there’s a model competition open to all, and traders will be selling a wide range of models and accessories. Admission price: £3.50, £1.50 for children up to 16 and senior citizens 60+, free for children under 5. FREE Onsite parking is available for traders and clubs. Hot breakfasts and lunches available from the canteen. Our venue is accessible to disabled people.