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Victory Tug by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 hours ago style='background-color:yellow;'>kit/1334725934?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true Anyone have any experience with this Dumas kit that you would care to share?

CRUISER by SAILMAN6 Seaman   Posted: 20 hours ago
[Score: 6/10] 45"/18200g CRUISER Capable of 4mph and a runtime of 20mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 70mm) Direct Drive - Comments: This is a Mounfleet kit Tug Cruiser,powered by John Hemmings steam boiler and TVR steam engine.

miskin clamps by BigAlio Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 22 hours ago
Hi guys I was checking out a build log of a Mantua Bruma on he is using miskin clamps does anyone know were it can get some they look a good bit of kit maybe somone out there could recommend something else on a similar idea, cheers

Just getting started by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
Here's a starter kit more specifically aimed at 'ship builders' 😉 style='background-color:yellow;'>kits/beginners-tool-kit-basic/ Happy shopping👍

spares please by BigChris Seaman   Posted: 1 day ago
I recently acquired a Mantua Bruma part kit off e-bay. The three sheets containing the laser cut hull frames are missing. Can you buy these sheets from anywhere or does anyone by any chance have these sheets lying around. I have a full set of plans. The alternative would be to cut out new frames using the plan as a template. What technique/tools would it be most adviseable to use to cut the plywood

"Westbourne" by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Nicely finished model of this now discontinued kit. I like the details about the tug and her career, sadly our river scenes no longer feature the tugs that were an essential part of the docks and shipping of the time.

Al Khubar 2 by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Really well built model of the Slipway kit. The detail is really good and some excellent pics. I see you put a raised coaming round the rear deck opening, should keep the water out. Congratulations on finishing. Have you another project in mind?

Pride Of Hythe by davidhgreatbatch Commander   Posted: 2 days ago
Pride of Hythe first sea trials 21/02/2018. Linkspan 1/96 model kit, took 4 months to build. Triple props and bow thruster. She handled well and had a good accurate speed.

Al Khubar 2 by dragon Commander   Posted: 3 days ago
This is A Slipway Kit which I have been rebuilding and finished yesterday working lights, radar, sound system, bow thruster, it sails well.

Graupner Elke HF 408 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Veeery interestink!😉 I always thought that a motor's power rating referred to it's useful power output, not what it scoffs when it is stalled 🤔 Sure 40 x 7.2 = 288W but your full ahead current and watts measurement says the supply voltage was approx 6V. Interestingly some history research tells me that the Elke was originally intended for and supplied with a direct drive 280 motor. Graupner still lists it as such, albeit as 'Sold out' 🤔 Several German build blogs on the net confirm this, although others have also tried different motors, including Decaperms. Kit reviews (mostly on German sites) also mention that she was 'pretty quick' with the 280 motor. Can well imagine, I have 2 x 285s in my 107cm U-25 and she goes like a bat out of hell. 😉 Allen; your result of 40W + and 6.77Amps tells me the motor was running on roughly 6V. (40/6.77=5.91) If you really had a 7.2V pack connected it's got a duff cell (collapsing under load or short circuit) 😲 Carefully strip the pack, isolate the duff cell using a digital voltmeter, cut it out and send it to the great recycling nirvana! Then you have a powerful RX battery😉 Glad to hear you fitted the fuse👍 Leave the rest alone for now and sail her and see. I believe you will be more than happy with the performance and since the ESC is over dimensioned it should have no problems. Happy sailing, Doug 😎

Bondo the keel! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Mornin' Ed, Not surprised that this is your last Dumas kit🤔 I recently bought the Deans Marine kit of HMS Manxman, a WW2 fast cruiser / minelayer, 1:96 53". It has a superb fibreglass hull that I can't fault and hundreds of cast resin, brass and white metal bits n pieces 😲 On the other hand the drawing supplied is a bit limited, but no sweat as I have several detail photos of the original anyway😉 Rather that way round than like Dumas! Attached are a few pics from the build instructions (there are hundreds on a CD). Good luck with the rest of your build👍 😎

"The Jackdaw" brig class, 1st build by mark36 Petty Officer   Posted: 4 days ago
As the title says this is my first build of model ship, I always wanted to build so no time like the present. I am building it from scratch as i was told that it would be easier that way and there are no kits available for the ship i wanted to build. Having fun doing it anyway and so far so good although it will take a long time to finish but its a labour of love so i don't mind that too much.

HMS Liverpool by HarryH Seaman   Posted: 5 days ago
[Score: 5/10] Powered by Lead Acid (6v) Batteries - Comments: Currently in build semi-kit/scratch build

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days 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: 5 days 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