I am making a Riva boat from scratch. Just a set of plans. Where can I get the accessories to go on this boat . It's 32inches long by 9inches wide.I found the advice from one of your members just now of several coats of varnish very useful.
firstly many thanks to those members who helped me with my recent request for small scale vents ive recently received over 50 plans from various mags dating 1933 to mid 60s these are merchant ships of the period and are a3 size and laminated and look ideal for waterline modelling as they came from deceased amateur modelmaker there are too many to list but anyone interested in purchasing any of these at £4 plus postage then please contact me at ++ email removed pm only for your protection++
Hi Larry Welcome to the site. This looks like quite a project and I am sure you will receive lots of help. To get the best responses may I suggest you post this again in the Forum section under either Electrical Related or Building Related as this will be found by more members who can then offer advice. Hope you are enjoying the site Dave
Hi Sonar My airboat was a plastic hull and top from Mobile Marine. I added my own top details and use a 2228 brushless with a cut down 10" prop. Cheap 30amp Chinese ESC and 11.1v Lipo. This is the larger version there is a smaller version also. I am attaching some pics of mine and a fellow club members model Hope this helps. Drones are a whole new ball game but usually come as a complete ready to fly set. If you are thinking of pics of your boats on the water you will need to spend about £300 to get a good basic but reliable drone. Dave
Hi Mark I agree. We both have learnt over the years from past experience in this respect. Some of our members however are not so fortunate and perhaps benefit from being reminded of the parameters. Dave
Hi JTodd Perhaps I should have explained better when I pointed you in that direction. The intention of the Build Blog is to allow you to post details and Pics as you build so our members can share your experience. It works fine if used in this way and there are plenty of Build Blogs in support of this. You can easily add to your build blog and give each addition a title relevant to the build, plus any written comments and pics, this then allows others to follow your progress. Stephen is possibly on holiday but will be able to advise you on his return. If the weather over your side of the pond is anything like the UK your Constellation has possibly been in the doldrums, our Schooners on my sailing lake certainly have! I look forward to many more posts showing your models and building skills. Regards Dave
Hi Doug No I use silicon to make my moulds and Fast cast resin for the castings. The beauty of the 3D is the speed with which I can get an original to make my moulds. Also I can then rescale to the correct dimensions for a different model. Add to that the fact that I can add lots of fine detail that may be challenging if I was making each original. Technological advances are great but it does tend to make us lazy and lose the some of the skills we have developed. I do admire the true scale modellers who make all their own fittings and there are many on this site who produce stunning models from whatever materials they can find. It is good to see Build Blogs that cover a multitude of techniques and skills and it is always interesting to see how others have approached and tackled their project. Such knowledge is fast disappearing and it is sites like this where members share their projects that keep the hobby alive. Dave
Good stuff Wayne, 👍 but showing your age again! Who else remembers Dolly!? 😉 2D CAD I'm no stranger to, for me the challenge (at 65!) is moving on to 3D 😲 From what you (and Dave M) say I'm glad my printer was delivered 95% assembled and fully enclosed😊 Still have to clear a corner of the workshop and provide a suitable work station area for it though. Thinks! Feed it by WLAN, cable or stick??? Questions questions .... ! Gotta go - GF wants an LED lamp repairing 🤔 Cheers Doug 😎
Servus Krampus, Naja, 1 hour on a good day and very early! Sometimes (summer and ski season) it can take an hour to get from the end of the Autobahn into Garmisch! 🤔 How do I know? Cos I'm in Munich and occasionally go to Garmisch bowling alley, Zugspitz-Bowl, for League matches. Send me a PM for info please. Cheers Doug 😎 'Immer ein Handbreite Wasser unterm Kiel!'
Dear crewmembers, I'm based in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. This town is about 1 hour south from Munich. I'm looking to initiate a scale boat modeling group with folks within the region. Language, background, etc is not an issue. Just passion for the hobby and desire to show-off your boats or just to chat about anything boat-building. Please drop me a line if interested!