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How many is to Many by RNinMunich Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
a REAL scary question 🤔 1 H class Destroyer and 1 Submarine KM IIA (1:72) in SLEP (Service Life Extension Programme!) 1 KM pocket Battleship Graf Spee & 1 HMS Belfast (1:128) in Fitting Out Dock. 1 Tug Southampton ca 1:50 ARTR 1 Kentish Fishing Boat ca 1:50 inherited restoration & motorisation project 1 Sea Scout restoration ARTR, built by my Dad 50 years ago! 1 flying boat ARTR 1 Hovercraft needing painting & RC gear fitting. Potential 'Plastic Magic' :- 1:350 Bismarck, USS Enterprise (The Big E), HMS Hood, HMS Ark Royal, Airfix HMS Illustrious (Invincible class) & T45 Daring 1:72 Revell Flower class corvette, German Lifeboat & S100 class E Boat, Airfix MTB, RAF Launch, KM E Boat 1:144 Revell Fletcher class destroyer. Have started collecting Micron Radio gear for the conversions. And JFF an Airship! Ready except for the Helium needed! Plus many 1:400 1:600 1:720WW2 navies plastic kits & etched parts JFF & to hone the skills I should live so long ! Help 🤔 Cheers from Munich Doug 😎

OSA 2 Scratch Build Missile Boat by clogboy Seaman   Posted: 1 month ago
Received the MB March edition in the mail yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised Dave Wooley decided to scratch build a Russian OSA 2 Missile Boat. I started a similar project late last year. Like Dave, I had no plans and only very few photos (only pictures from the static plastic Merit kit). My hull is a modified version of Glynn Guest's MTB (MB2009 edition). The hull is enlarged by 15% from the original plan, the additional front deck of the Vosper MTB is eliminated plus I modified the top half of the hull to obtain a more "v" shaped look. Model is all balsa and hull is cured with old panty hose and resin. First tests in pond were positive, aside from Antenna breaking off on maiden voyage. Superstructure need further work but might wait till I see Dave's ideas for further inspiration. I've got 2 other models in my dock yard so plenty on hands anyway. Cheers from Newcastle Australia. J.

MTB743 by solo1274 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 43"/1900g MTB743 Capable of 7mph and a runtime of 35mins Direct Drive to a COMBO 380 (3 Blade) Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) 11Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through ACTION ELECTRONICS (5Amps) ESC - Comments: This is a Failmile 'D' MTB. This version and number were operated by the 65th Canadian MTB flotilla in the English Channel. I made the model as this version as my Uncle was one of the crew. This model hull is built from scratch in the in the same was the real boats were using double diagonal planking. The propulsion is with 4 props paired using a dual ESC by Action Electronics and 2 11.1v LIPO batteries. These MTB were powered with 4 Packard 4M-2500 Engines with a hull speed of 34.5kts. Armament:- 4 x 18" torpedo's, 2 x 6pdr Mkv11 guns, Twin 20mm Oerlikon gun, 2 x twin Vickers Machine guns on powered mounts, as well as other smaller machine guns on the bridge. For more info goto the Manitoba Maritime Museum

BPB MTB449 & Vosper MTB385 by reilly4 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
The British Power Boat MGB 449 belongs to a good friend. The Vosper 73' Type I MTB is scratch-built in 2016 and took 6 months. Both boats are 1/24 scale. The location is Albert Park lake in Melbourne, Australia

Perkasa sounds by drspock Seaman   Posted: 6 months ago
Hello Chaps, I have spent hours listening to MTB sounds.There is one far,far better than anyone else's,but it costs! Model Sounds Inc. (Canada). The postage is ridiculous.

Thorneycroft 72 'MTB (Vic Speed) by hallettoil Petty Officer   Posted: 7 months ago
Guess I have to scrap the I/C idea and go electric. It's not just a long way to Tipperary but Birkenhead a fair hop too. Just how many amps I need remains to be seen BUT the bonus is..... 3 motors as per the original :-) I too still have the remains of the 36", the first one built as a kid got scrapped... so I built another for my kid and it's just about alive. This "big un" is mine now I have re-discovered my youth. Move over ducks 😡

Thorneycroft 72 'MTB (Vic Speed) by onetenor Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
thanks boatyI only just remembered Gautby Road this morning Uncle used to take us or the nanny did .Uncle owned Jonse's ( JONIES ) newsagents on Duke St so it wasn't far to go

Thorneycroft 72 'MTB (Vic Speed) by boaty Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
Hi Regarding New Brighton and Hoylake , both lakes are no go for I.C. There is a very large lake in Gautby Road , Birkenhead, 😀 where I.C boats can sail. Before using Gautby Road, check it out with the Birkenhead Club as they also have a yachting section which also uses the lake. Regards Boaty

Boaty- Pro Boat Blackjack 29. RTR fast electric by Peter501 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 8 months ago
Yes I also run a Pro boat shockwave (very fast ) and also my fast MTB my preference is the Car type transmitter for these and find it more responsive ( again my personal opinion ) I also use a stick transmitter on my other three boats although not as fast the control is excellent plus an extra couple of channels for lights,smoke,sound Etc that is not available on my wheel TX.

New Guy On Th e Block:-Introduction by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
Hi mtbman I myself am hoping you find the right tugboat, I know how that can be I collect Tugboats! I love tugboats I have built one and am currently building another. so my hats off to you and your endeavor in finding the tugboat you seek! Regards, Ed

New Guy On Th e Block:-Introduction by onetenor Lieutenant   Posted: 9 months ago
Hi MTB man . The ;lk] Hi MTB man.The point is that it is really shocking just how much people are giving away. Some peeps ( often widows and or children ) Just want to get rid asap while others want things to go to good homes so to speak.A lot of the time they have no idea of the true value of what is there. It happened to me as I said . 7, Planes and a complete ready to go fast pilot launch All were complete and fully fitted out. Tx s and Rxs good quality Futaba stuff .Plus tools chargers paints airbrush and much more.Another donor gave a Tiger Moth kit worth about £ 200.Another a model of a continental canal barge two brand new Graupner 600 motors and a matchstick tramcar kit plus a lod of bits and pieces. Another gave me a Clarke scroll saw. So it can hnappen all from a couple of free ads.I am not saying to take advantage of people and you can offer something you feel appropriate as I did. In my case she would not take anything for herself and said that she was" Only too glad that the stuff was going to someone who would appreciate it." So don't be shy ,or proud . Give it a try It costs nowt and could work out well/ BTW sometimes the widow or whatever " Just want's to get rid of all his bloody JUNK " P.S just let your conscience guide you John Regards John

New Guy On Th e Block:-Introduction by Haverlock Admiral   Posted: 9 months ago
just a thought you want a MTB and have problems building have you seen http://www.cornwallmodelboats. arge.html These are plastic kits so ( fairly) easy to build. I have seen many articles about sticking radio and motor(s) etc. inside so you have a working model. iew/misc/ships/gb/reynmtb.htm m/modules.php?op=modload&name= features&file=view&artid=5253 ws/article/plastic-magic-vospe r-mtb-77/16930 If you follow those links you can see that the bulk of the work is painting and finishing not actually building. The final results can be excellent and it makes a very imposing model when on the water.

New Guy On Th e Block:-Introduction by canabus Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 9 months ago
Hi mtbman Welcome to the world of model boats. As I am retired I go into the shed for a hour and exit 3 or 4 hours later. Time fly's when you are have fun and I think it improves you health and makes the brain work. Build the MTB, we have seen too many PT109's!!!! Can-a-bus 🙏

New Guy On Th e Block:-Introduction by rctugman Petty Officer   Posted: 9 months ago
😁 Good-Day To Fellow members from EX-Yorkshire-man exiled in Norway (15 Years!)Married a Viking!I am 60 years old and in very poor health,and one of the main reasons I latched on to RC Boats was because my dear wife and others all wish me to find something fulfilling to do,as I have difficulty filling 24/7 as I have not worked for 30 years. I must admit I was surprised to find Model Boats Website? as I thought I new most if not all of the main Model/RC boat sites? IE model Boat Mayhem e.t.c. Can not believe I have never come across the forum before,Alas no matter found now and I really hope I can call upon members for help? as I am looking for someone to build me a Large scale TUGBOAT (British Type) or just possibly a MTB/PT BOAT? but more of this later. Wishing you all the very best Steve 👍

Thorneycroft 72 'MTB (Vic Speed) by Lyle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months ago
Out here in the colony I have the Veron FPB ( 56inches?)S C40?/45 now from OS 55? and big heavy, a SC 45 and my Aerobats Crash Tender 46 inches which has over the years had an OS 35 , a 40 of some sort and now a SC 46 and a VERY heavy model and a Seaplane tender at 49 inches a SC 40 all running in Salt water at Lake Illawarra with my mates NSW Australia. Your hull at 72 inches ONLY needs a 40 or so/45 for power , We overpower our models too much, I just wore out my earlier motors over the many years and only 4:1 methanol and castor never was a nitro fan , but now my pestering mates nagged me to 3-5 % nitro as an oxygenator in my many motor boats ( incl steam and a sneaky small electric which in early trying to learn to sail to manoeuvre in my 50" thames Barge, now it is ballast). Hope this all help or I suffer your wrath. Yes we all run additional mufflers/resonators ( equal to quiet running of electrics ) and share the pond .Cheers Lyle.