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Harbour post - again! :-( by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi NPJ, Don't panic! 😉 Sure the two entries were there, but they didn't tell or show us anything about the vessels! The purpose of the Harbour Posts is show fellow modellers your completed projects. Anything just starting or 'in progress' belongs in the Build Blogs. Uploading pics is quite straightforward: click on the '+' sign in the box on the right and your Explorer will open. Go to wherever you have saved the photos of your boat, select the photo(s) you want to upload (highlight them with the mouse) and click on 'Open'. The photos then appear in miniature in the box on the right. Clicking on one will open it in a window on the MB site so you can check it before you save the post. Good luck, cheers Doug 😎

Naval History - PQ17 by onetenor Captain   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi Thanks Doug Yes I liked it too when i first saw it although it may have been in one of those patriotic war films we used to see so many of years ago. Could even have been a carry on . Memory doesn't stretch back that far. Some of the battery packs came with models from the estate of a deceased modeller .Got all his gear bar one model his daughter wanted to keep. A variation on Pou de Ciel.Trouble is I was struck down with my hips suddenly and have gone through all sorts of probs . Hopefully it won't be long now till I'm mobile again. Then I can get on with things. 👍

SCRATCH FISHING BOAT by basilsdad Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 days ago
Thanks for the compliment, never put your model making down, we all get better with practice, had lots of advice from my fellow modellers and many learn from the many mistakes along the way

Aerokits Solent Class Lifeboat by Skydive130 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 11 days ago
I am a modeller of 45 years experience, mostly with RC aircraft but have recently got into boats. Have completed the aeronaut Diva and spitfire to a high standard but needed a challenge So, having spent a long time trying to source an un-started Aerokits Solent, I bit the bullet and bought a set of plans and templates from eBay. Overall the plans are good, the templates need some adjusting as we go for acuaracy. Have spent the last couple of weeks perusing the plans and sourcing the materials needed. A visit to the Balsa Cabin in Maldon, Essex provided all the ply and the internet has provided the main components I.e motors, props, shafts, ESC, battery, soundboard/speaker, servo mostly sourced from Cornwall model boats and Howes Models septembers issue of "model boats" had a great article on a refurb which has been very useful for hints n tips on required electrics and the little extras needed to complete. I do have a workshop where the model will spend most of its time, however my wife's conservatory has been invaluable for using my eBay sourced scroll saw to cut out the formers! The sheet of 6mm ply from balsa cabin was long enough to make keel formers 1 & 2 one piece! I shall post a more detailed update when I get my computer back from repair Monday!

new brighton model boat lake by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
I believe they are all Public and the clubs will certainly welcome fellow modellers. Just make sure you introduce yourself before switching on and sailing to avoid any frequency clashes! They may require you have Public Liability Insurance if you are sailing when the club is in attendance, and as they are in a Public area it would be in your best interests to have such cover. I sail in Cheshire with Crewe MBC at Boundary Park, near Knutsford on a private lake but we welcome visiting members and have Club Insurance to cover visiting modellers as guests. I'm assuming you are not talking IC, steam or very fast electrics as many waters have restrictions on such use. Dave

2017 Regatta Report by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 27 days ago
Doug Aren't PDFs portable document files? It's a bit harsh blaming the site when the caption clearly states "Attach Photos". I agree great looking pics. Could that be a Liberty ship? Always good to hear from fellow Scale Ship modellers. Looks like nice weather lets hope it makes it across the pond for this weekend Dave

Glazing help by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
Hi Doug It's not ordinary resin, but crystal clear casting resin, wot they use to encapsulate bugs etc. Also used by modellers to represent lakes and rivers etc. It is very runny and thin. Best part is its UV safe so won't discolour in the sun - if you are lucky enough to have any! Cheers Dave

Seabreacher by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Steve Plenty of suggestions being made. I use waterjets and you should be aware of the max revs quoted by the manufacturer. You exceed this figure at your own risk. I agree with the previous comments regarding brushless delivering far more power if powered by Lipo. Ballast is a crucial part of the equation and the Sea Breacher has a large volume of air in its hull which makes it very buoyant. Like a sub perhaps some form of ballast tank that can be vented may be worth considering. You really need to speak with someone who is into submersibles as they have the experience and knowledge of how best to proceed. The Model Boat Convention is on next weekend and they sometimes have submariner modellers in attendance. Good luck Dave

Thames River Police Launch by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Dave W I hope this helps if not let me know & I will take more pictures i was able to put a high deck in because of the size of the hull it might be difficult to do this with the smaller hull take a look on SLEC they do the River Police Launch (last picture)it appears to to be risen at the front to take the motor etc The Vintage Model Boat range are now being produced by SLEC Ltd. All our kits come with all parts cut by CNC router or laser, plus all the necesary strip wood is included, along with building instructions and plan. The River Police Launch has been based on the old Veron Kit from the 1960's that we all loved at that time. The model is not a scale model but embraces the boat design of that era. The kit is now fully laser cut so all parts are pre-cut and most of the parts are now made out of high quality ply, so obtaining a good finish is easier to achieve. The model can be powered by a 7.2 volts standard buggy battery pack or ic power of .5-1.5 cc engines which is not in the kit, also we have not included any running fittings as we feel a lot of modellers will have or would like to choose for themselves, but we can supply these fittings if required.

Midwest Cranberry Isle by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 36" Midwest Cranberry Isle Single Propellor (3 Blade) Direct Drive Powered by NiMH (7.2v) Batteries - Comments: Recently purchased this boat built by Don Sutton, Scale Captain, Metro Modellers Toronto, Canada 🇨🇦. Don built the boat about 15 years ago, but to make room for a larger new model he is selling older models. This style of Yacht has long been a favourite of mine which will be my winter scratch build project. Having this working model in my workshop will assist me with the project.

Bring & Buy Sale by ColinT Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
24th September 2017 Mutual model Boat Society Grand Modellers Bring & Buy Sale Crimble croft Community Centre Aspinal Street, Heywood, Manchester OL10 4HL Come along and enjoy this famous event, Either to sell or purchase your supplies There are always lots of unusual bargains to be had Opening time for sales 09.30am Opening time for traders 08.300am Food available from 09.00am Closing time 1.00pm The whole site is wheel chair friendly Admission £1.50 includes a raffle ticket To Reserve a sellers Table, 6ft x 2ft =£10.00 Please contact Kevan Winward 07803 975089

bargain of the day by johnfastboat Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 3 months ago
High Marky, Couldn't help but notice people are callong you DOUG or am I confusing you with another reply? Firstly I have bought from Lidl on many occasions. There German and quality as you would expect goes with that. Just don't leave it too long buying when it's gone it's gone and very unlikely to be repeated. Mr RN in MUNICH. You do not have many Scots on board Munich boats RN or Not. Ask any SCOT who has an engineering background what a 'BOLT' is and he will reply it is a soldering iron. I learnt the hard way when with BT many years ago whilst in Scotland. All the very best to all you modellers. John Fastboat. Now in Rochdale, Lancashire.

bargain of the day by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
I got a modellers jig saw from Lidl, fantastic piece of kit & cheap too👍 Cheers Wayne

3D printing by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
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

3D printing by colinhubbard Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Sorry about repeats, phone screen wasn't showing as sent, also wasn't getting at you modern techno chaps, just wish all modellers a good life, my modelling is therapy for my arthritis. I used cad and g code in my job as an engineering works manager and once you get to use it it's just like drawing by without the hassle of pencil sharpening.