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Cervia by Rogal118 Seaman   Posted: 13 hours ago
[Score: 10/10] 28" Cervia Single Propellor (4 Blade 50mm) Powered by Lead Acid (6v) Batteries - Comments: My other nearly complete project, I have hundreds of photos of the full size boat berthed in ramsgate harbour. Built entirely from scratch , made my own hull plug and mold, fibre glass hull and part teak planked deck will complete this soon to sail in summer

Air Boats by retirement-hobby Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 days ago
These are under repair. They were built a couple of years ago, but didnt survive some moves. Combination of hull repairs, rebuilding of shrouds, etc. Ongoing projects.

Lady Marian by GaryLC Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
[Score: 10/10] 42"/1200g Lady Marian Capable of 15mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (4 Blade 55mm) Geared to a OS. 6.5cc Marine 4 stroke. (4 Blade) Controlled Through servo controlled ESC - Comments: This Drifter was a Marvon Models Kit and was incredible value for the money, a double planked plank on frame hull, and detailed instructions and good quality timber and fittings. As the engine was a four-stroke and silenced, plus the fact it was ticking over at very few revs, it made less noise than your average electric motor. Plus we were not trying too hard to save the planet in those good old days.

Anteo Harbour Tug by GaryLC Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
[Score: 10/10] 34"/1500g Anteo Harbour Tug Capable of 15mph and a runtime of 20mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 45mm) Direct Drive to a Piston Valve Twin Cylinder (3 Blade) Controlled Through Servo controlled ESC - Comments: My first ever Tug about fifty years ago, and my very first steam engine hence the super-structure looks a little hacked about, especially the engine housing with globe valves stuck out here and there. this was and still is an amazing kit from Panart, a plank on frame double skinned hull, and all the fittings were brass to a very high quality, (note the anchor winch all brass and it works. The engine and boiler was from Maxwell Hemmings one of the very few manufacturers at the time.

Paddle Tug Iona - the hull by Harvey Kitten Lieutenant   Posted: 5 days ago
Thanks Chris... yeah independent paddle control is very useful for navigating into 'dock'. Your "Loch Ranza" looks pretty good too. These Graupner kits are hard to come by. I like paddle steamers as a project, and picked up a part built 'city of Bath' from my local club. Hull & decks complete otherwise I have to build powertrain / superstructure. Planned in for later in the year.

Paddle Tug Iona - the hull by ChrisG Lieutenant   Posted: 5 days ago
Looks an excellent job to me, and unlike mine I expect she steers with independent paddle motors. Looks wonderful.

Bismark by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Well is ANYONE going to do it? Bismark part work. I consider these part works the most expensive way to build a model there is.🤔👍 The die cast hull in sections I assume.👍

Trying to trace a boat by Nerys Lieutenant   Posted: 5 days ago
A little while ago I saw, possibly at a show, one of those high speed, go fast things. If memory serves, it was about 60cms long and was available in several different colourways and that fact, I think, is the most memorable thing about it and possibly the only way I'll identify it. I think it was a bare hull and deckhouse moulding. It's not for me! I want one for a present for someone who saw it with me and liked it. She can't remember the name either. I know that's precious little to go on, but if anyone has any ideas, I'd be most grateful.

Bustler by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
While waiting for the new bandsaw blades to arrive to start the hull I started on the bridge and superstructure ,made from 18mm mdf .will start a build blog soon .👍

Fairey Swordsman by Mids-Phil Petty Officer   Posted: 7 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 36"/5000g Fairey Swordsman Single Propellor (3 Blade 45mm) Direct Drive Powered by Lead Acid (6v) 8Amp/h Batteries - Comments: Bought this some years ago with a holed hull and no cabin. Made only those repairs needed to make it useable, fitted new 2.4Ghz radio gear and batteries, and have been using it ever since. I keep threatening to restore it properly but it's fun as it is and a rebuild is probably more realistic anyway.

A QUICK BUILD IN PICTURES OF HMS EXETER by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Hi Michael, I believe John did mention at the beginning that he used styrene on the hull to simulate the hull plating. A great build, hope my 1:96 HMS Manxman turns out so well. Cheers, Doug 😎

A QUICK BUILD IN PICTURES OF HMS EXETER by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Pictures are great, but they don't give away any trade secrets that could help others eg what's the second covering on the hull (white stuff) ?

MV DUBURG by JOHN Lieutenant   Posted: 8 days ago
[Score: 5/10] Capable of 2mph and a runtime of 80mins Direct Drive to a MFA 550 (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (6v) 10Amp/h Batteries - Comments: scratch built model from Jim Pottinger plans - I made this several years ago - plank on frame and the hull is double planked. 1:96 scale/

Flytec HQ2011-1 by Mids-Phil Petty Officer   Posted: 8 days ago
[Score: 4/10] 18" Flytec HQ2011-1 Capable of 10mph and a runtime of 15mins Twin Propellors (2 Blade S Type) Geared Powered by NiMH (9.6v) 1Amp/h Batteries - Comments: I was feeling bored and saw this cheap Chinese toy boat advertised on t'internet. As I say it was cheap but it did have something of a passing resemblance to an Aquarama.... so I ordered one and when it arrived it really didn't look too bad. The down side was the radio gear was 27MHz and comprised just two forward and reverse switches to give forward, back and turn functions, but with no variable speed control. But then I wasn't expecting much anyway. So opening it up the innards were a doddle to remove and were replaced with a 2.4GHz receiver, esc, servo and rudder assembly. Thought about trying to fit water cooling but there really was no signifficant heat generated so it didn't seem worth it Photos seen elsewhere show the boat to plough pretty inelegantly through the water so spray rails and a couple of strakes were fitted to the hull to hopefully improve things in that regard. Anyway it's all back together now with everything working just fine, but I haven't had a chance to put it in the water yet (well it's been in the bath to make sure it floats but that's all) Looking forward to taking it out when the opportunity arises. In the meantime it's looking good on the shelf in the summerhouse and I am looking for the next project. I have to say that I have no illusions about my own abilities and I am totally in awe of the builds seen here. Nobody told me this would be addictive!

Emma C. Berry by carpemoment Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 9 days ago
Nerys I original tried in-hull only but I could not get enough weight in a form that I could use with the RC related items I needed. Another build blog on this website showed theirs using the extension and the bulb so I changed tack.