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Victoria by Joe727 Captain   Posted: 18 days ago
Jacko, Like your boat and your mention of attaching all gear to the underside of the round hatch, good idea. I did this once on a racing yacht and it was great, could just pull off and access all electronic, the battery pack was placed low in the hull for low CG. Not my design, but a Swede Johnson design and molds. I will have to keep this in mind for my future design builds. Regards, Joe

US1Meter by Joe727 Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 39" US1Meter Powered by NiCad (7.2v) 3Amp/h Batteries - Comments: This is a US1Meter class boat that I built with the lendgendary southern Californis boat builder Swede Johnson. His design and molds. Fiberglass hull, carbon fiber rudder, keel, spars and mast. Nice fast boat.

USCGC KATMAI BAY (WTGB-101) by circle43nautical Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
[Score: 8/10] 35"/3400g USCGC KATMAI BAY (WTGB-101) Capable of 14mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (5 Blade 45mm) Direct Drive to a 775 Johnson type (5 Blade) Powered by NiMH (8.4v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Dimart 320A Fan cooled (10Amps) ESC - Comments: 1:48 scale Replica of USCGC KATMAI BAY (WTGB-101), fiberglass hull & 3/4" plywood cabin/superstructure, molded by Al Mergens @ Coast Guard Models in Elk Grove Village, IL. Most likely the last Bay Class hulls that Al will produce, as he is retiring from this craft soon. I wish I could afford to relieve him of the molds; he has one for just about every USCG cutter and coastal craft that was built. As a safer alternative due to COPD, I would use polyester fabric & resin instead of fiberglass. She is a great matching scale companion to my USCGC VIGOROUS (WMEC-627) model from the same source. THANKS AL! SEMPER PARATUS! GOD BLESS AMERICA! YES, MR. ARNOLD PALMER WAS A US COAST GUARDSMAN (YM3) 1950-53

Changes in latitudes by Jerry Todd Captain   Posted: 2 years ago
After the sail I tried to figure out how to make the chain plates. The links below the channel are easy enough, but the doubled rod strap that wraps the deadeye was (and is) giving me headaches. I was originally going to bolt the chainplates to the hull, but instead I intend to use round-headed brass wood screws, and I've installed oak strips inside the hull to give them something to bite into. You may recall I'm modeling the ship as she was new, when her portrait was painted in 1856. There's nearly nothing showing what her stern looked like but one etching done of her in dry-dock in Boston in 1859 when she returned from her first cruise. Several painting of her contemporaries show very similar stern ornamentation. I already had the moldings applied based on the drydock drawing, now I made the three rosettes she still carries today - her "constellation of stars." My first attempt was too think and bulky, so I started fresh with a bit of boxwood, and used styrene to apply details. Once done, it got a coat of primer and then I pressed it into clay to make molds for the casting resin. If I had a "Constellation Restaurant" my butter pads would all be molded like this :) Checking into the fashion of the day for depicting stars and things astronomical, I painted the stars gold on a royal blue background. They were then epoxied to the hull and quarter galleries. Soon after, I lost my job of 18 years, and about a year later had to move out of the house and in with my girlfriend. The models literally went on the shelf. She sat on top of a cabinet for nearly a year when I got an invite from the director of Historic Ships Baltimore to bring the model to the Baltimore Port Expo celebrating National Maritime Day.

Steering wheel by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
Well it's getting nearer, a little bit of filler to dress then all I need is a chrome dome nut👍 The 9 little nuts were made with Milliput in some rubber molds I have, my first practice using them. Cheers Wayne

RAF crash tender 94 by malctank Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 3 years ago
HI I have a full set of molds of all the fitings to be made of resin for the Fire boat at 1/12 scale 👍 :thumbsup

by deckape Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 9 years ago
Thats how you do It John I built mine the same way from her keel to the fore top. These Hatman douglas Greg Tugs are very popular to scale boaters. they are a lot different ever scince Harbor models got there hands on It. Like I memtioned before when Dwight was ghetting Ill all the molds went to Steve Lillard they were all destroyed because he didn,t use the proper mold release agent. Harbor has done a fine job reconstructing the molds. Take your time It will be a fine tug when done and one heck of a show stopper. Franklyn

by deckape Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 9 years ago
John Ever scince the late Dwight Hartman passed away the kit was re manufactured by Harbor models. I am one of the original owners of this kit hull NO.27 I got this In 1971 when It was first released. Dwight use to sell semI kits of this or what ever you needed to build this kit but ever scince he passed away the kit was re tooled. The original molds were destroyed when Dwightt was getting Ill he In trusted a fellow name Steve Lillard,to carry on In makeing these kits by phone order only. Steve ruined all the molds and stiffed a lot of people who sent him money, he was a con artist . As to the any semI kits of this legend to my knowledge they dont make them. but the kit Is available very expensive your looking at $500.00 on up I got mine for $125.00 the price was right back In that day.