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SeaSpray by pjarrett Petty Officer   Posted: 15 hours ago
[Score: 8/10] 38"/5000g SeaSpray Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 20mins Single Propellor (2 Blade S Type 35mm) Direct Drive to a MFA 850 (2 Blade S Type) Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) 6Amp/h Batteries - Comments: Purchased as kit around 1972, fibre glass hull with ply deck and superstructure. Had many changes and refits over the years and was originally fitted with and OS Marine glow engine which gave good performance and was quiet! Changed to the MFA electric motor with ESC. Installed two LiPo batteries which makes the hull well balanced and allows the deep V hull design to plane as designed. Have designed and made two electro-magnetic lifting sticks which help me raise and lower the boat into the water. Age related launching aid!

Aerokits Solent (plan built) by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 hours ago
Thank you very much

Aerokits Solent (plan built) by RedRider Lieutenant   Posted: 20 hours ago
That is the "Bees Knees!" Nice.

Downeast Lobster Yacht by Grandpa Captain   Posted: 1 day ago The Ellis boats must have been the inspiration for this old kit from Midwest. I bought the boat as seen in the first photos which was built by Don Sutton, Metro Modellers Toronto, Ontario, Canada 🇨🇦 He knew I had my eye on making one from scratch and offered me a fair price to buy his boat. I am now adding the hard cover over the cockpit as seen on many of the Bunker & Ellis boats. Previously I added deck furniture to the helm and passenger. Also found the near scale figures. My plan is to add the forward railing around the bow; add deck boards and more furnishings such as two step boarding ladder, navigation equipment, and possible a fresh coat of paint to the hull.

Aerokits Sea Scout (Olive) by circle43nautical Commander   Posted: 1 day ago

Aerokits Sea Hornet by circle43nautical Commander   Posted: 1 day ago
BRAVO ZULU! Nice boat, it reminds me of my brother's 13' 1956 Penyan that he completely restored back in the 90s. Love the mahogany btw. HAVE A SAFE RC BOATING DAY FAIR WINDS & FOLLOWING SEAS GOD BLESS AMERICA

Constellation by circle43nautical Commander   Posted: 2 days ago
BRAVO ZULU! Very fine replica sir. As small boy, I invested many hours in the basement on Dad's workbench to construct the Revell plastic kit of USS CONSTITUTION. I remember the detail of that model and subsequent plastic & wooden builds, so I can fathom the painstaking effort it involved to create this work of art. Thank you. FAIR WINDS & FOLLOWING SEAS

Imara by Banchang-modeller Seaman   Posted: 3 days ago
Thank you for your kind comments. If you don't have an Imara you should put it on wish list, at least. It is still best tug kit available, despite its price, and it is not too difficult a kit to complete, even if you limited experience......Richard

USS READY PGM-87 by rustypiston Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 days ago
The USS READY was an Asheville class gunboat that saw service in the USN during the Vietnam period of the 1970's. Four of the boats were outfitted with RIM missiles and served with the US 6th fleet until decommissioned in the late 1970's. The 51" model is a Dumas kit from the 80's and like other Dumas offerings rather basic. I didn't use the kit's metal fittings but replaced them with scratch built items. To make my boat a little different I built the missile launchers that the READY carried. It's just finished so I hope to have it "underway" next spring.

japanese crew figuers by bilzin Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 days ago
Italeri sell a really good set of PT boat crew figures but they're 1/35 scale. I had them on my 1/32 Perkasa, but I explained the size difference on the fact that the crew were Singaporeans and a bit on the short side style='background-color:yellow;'>kit/?CAWELAID=730003540000010265&CAGPSPN=pla&CAAGID=40634717485&CATCI=pla-361955460207&CATARGETID=730003540000016519&cadevice=c&gclid=CjwKCAiAp

Ebay Horrors by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Looks like an abandoned project of an all wood kit. The hull may have been plastic but must have been lost at some time. The seller should have described correctly and as E-Bay found in your favour this clearly wasn't the case. I agree Pay-pal makes the process much safer from the buyers position and thankfully there are not that many who abuse the selling process.

Ebay Horrors by bilzin Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 8 days ago
I saw an ad on Ebay listing a now discontinued Graupner kit of the Leanne Tön 12 shrimper and thought as it was no longer available I'd give it a try............mistake number one ! WHEN it finally arrived the box (water damaged) contained what the president of our model boat club described as 'a bag of bits' with about 40% of the parts missing and those that weren't were damaged in some way ie water damaged and warped. To cut a long story short, the seller was quite rude when I contacted him/her and refused point blank to refund my payment or accept a return. Furthermore I was accused of not sending true photographs of the contents of the package and denying other potential buyers the opportunity of bidding on this item. Finally, Ebay have considered this case and have ruled that not only is the item not as it was described , but that a refund must be made including the original postage fee. I realise that many unscrupulous sellers are of the mistaken belief that "NO RETURNS ACCEPTED" in their listing means just that, and that any old tat can be auctioned, but unfortunately for this seller that is not the case. I sincerely hope that this person has learnt the lesson that is not wise to attempt to " bullshit a bullshitter!" Lesson over !

Sea Queen Spray Rails by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Yes some more recent models, predominantly made for racing do have moulded rails along the bottom. Two reasons, one to add strength, especially if of thin material and secondly to provide lateral stability at the high speeds encountered. When the Aerokits were designed in around 1960s plastic was not commonly available to hobbyists and models were designed using wood/plywood and the originals did not even have spray rails fitted. The running gear was also heavy and bulky resulting in much heavier models than are possible today so the hulls did not plane so easily and the rails were not needed for most models. Technology can now turn out hulls in bulk using extruded and formed plastic and the rails add to the strength to help keep the shape. You can see this on most plastic packaging used for consumer items

Sea Queen Spray Rails by IanD Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 9 days ago
My Sea Commander "Jaydee" has spray rails about 3/16th inch square. Have a look at the Aerokits photo gallery. There is a picture of it out of the water and some in action. I believe rails are a must for stability in the turns when going at speed as well as helping lift the boat onto plane. Ian

My Timmy 2 by Grandpa Captain   Posted: 10 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 24" My Timmy 2 Capable of 5mph and a runtime of 30mins Single Propellor (3 Blade) Geared to a Graupner 400 (3 Blade) Powered by NiCad (7.2v) Batteries - Comments: Dumas kit - Jolly Jay - Built by Don Sutton, Metro Modellers of Toronto, Ontario, Canada 🇨🇦. Very sea worthy vessel, the tall bow takes waves on the lake very nicely. This boat is a steady sailing model which is why Don recommended it to me for teaching the grandsons to enjoy using it. Though boys still want grandpa to build a “fast” boat...maybe next year!