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Another useful site for all 'Woodies' ;) by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Can't stand country music, even if the word rock is attached. In fact when I was having my stent fitted they were playing Eric bloody Clapton! Ye Gods to think he used to play in Cream, the greatest ever supergroup. I jokingly castigated the surgeon for this calumny and with a typical Indian head nod he said, "So bring your own bloody music next time". Wonderful response. Martin

Another useful site for all 'Woodies' ;) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Pretty ladies and cool music! Helluva voice that girl's got. OK, the boat is crap but the accessories ain't bad😁 Was one of the links on the site you posted, guy wanted to sell a woody - or swap it for a 'Pontoon'!😉 Doug 😎

HMS Hood by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Veeeery nice 👍👍👍 and only six months😲 hat off Sir. Great music too, always like dire Straits👍 Cheers, Doug😎

A tall ship and a wheel to steer her with by Jerry Todd Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
Making a ship's wheel, specifically the turned spokes of a ship's wheel, and 20 of them all a-like, has been beyond me. So I gave up and got Model Monkey on Shapeways to scale his Constitution wheel up to 1:36 scale, and got 4 of them; 2 for Constellation, and 2 for Macedonian. The helm is made of mahogany. The curves braces laminated from some strips from an old kit; the uprights from some scrap left from a musical instrument build. The drum is some mahogany dowel, from a kit again, and a brass rod axle. Some paint and clear-coat and it's just about done. I was going to make it operate when the rudder servo moved, but a spoke handle fell off while painting, and I figure it's a bit fragile to be spinning at "non-scale" speeds, so it'll just get some line wrapped around the drum for show.

U-181 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Excellent job Reilly 👍 Great video and music 👍 I see you decided after all to drown the crew😁 I decided the same for my U26! Not painted or fixed yet 🤔 Looks like you have a very similar dive system as my Akula II from Engel, or do you have two tanks? Main and trim or fore and aft? I also used perspex (5mm) for the access hatch on U26, with a silicone rubber gasket. Same basic construction, with detachable deck / upper hull, due to the hull design in those days; pressure hull and outer flooded hull. The Akula is a slightly different kettle of fish. Being a more modern nuclear sub round design all the innards are mounted in a tube and sealed in with a bayonet fixed bulkhead in the bow. No scope for external decoration like the WW2 boats. Cheers, Doug 😎

Windows, stoopid question. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Guys, many thanks for the responses👍 So, in chronological order:- Mike: I did chamfer but probably not enough 🤔 Yes I know about the lead in side of the die 😉 and I know the one step forward half step back technique 👍 I bought this tap n die set recently, made by Toolcraft so not cheap rubbish, maybe expensive rubbish?🤔 3mm is the smallest in this set and the holder (with ratchet action🤔) is big an' clunky and weighs 340gm so not the easiest tool to keep level. Maybe good for a 1/2" Whitworth but not so super for a 3mm which is the smallest in this set. My 'Fine thread' set only goes to 2.5mm 🤔 As you can see from the pics the die is solid and there is only one locating screw so I can't open the die slightly as you say, and I remember from my car restoration days. Cutting oil I also have, mostly used on my two lathes, both Proxxon, one for the BIG stuff and one for the twiddly bits, pics 4 & 5. Have just used the littl'n to drill a 4mm brass bolt screwed into a 35mm prop so I can reduce the thread to 3mm for the shaft, pic 6. IF only I can get a decent thread onto the shaft 😲 I'll put the shaft back into the littl'n and turn a taper on the end as you advise. My Milling machine is only a teeny weeny one with no possibility of mounting the die on it, pic 7. It's very useful for pre-drilling precision holes in in spray rails an' such to take the 0.5mm pins for fixing. Just used it to pre-drill the new keel for the cutter. I have tail stocks for both lathes but no possibility to mount a die holder. Will investigate that pronto cos I'm gonna be faced with this snag again soon; 2 new shafts for my Graf Spee and 4 for my HMS Belfast. Might also look for a different die set😲 In the meantime I'll try improving the chamfer👍 Martin; as you can see from above I do have lathes, and a good selection of silver steel rod, so many thanks for your kind offer but now you've pointed the way I'll have a go at making my own punch. That piercing saw set looks good so I'll spring a few € for that 👍 You never know I might be able to use some shortened blades in my ancient Minicraft jig saw, for which you can no longer get spares 🤔 Your MB III looks great, and I can see why you were taken for that German musician - Doppelgange! Thanks for all the advice Gents 👍👍 G'night. Doug 😎 PS Just put me name down at Frau Schmutterputz's, but I'd more likely be found in the roses or perhaps petunias singing- "I'm a lonely little petunia in the onion patch ...." 🤓😲

Charging NiMhs, one for Doug?... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Doug, Gawd bless yer , Guv'nor, I knew you'd come through with the advice on electrical stuff. My Dad would be ashamed of me as that was his game, but I could never raise interest and therefore retain any knowledge he ever imparted to me about it. A wall wart is what I've seen those little plug in the wall chargers that do 4 AAs or AAAs and charge up overnight described as, mainly by overseas chaps. They do, however become alarmingly warm sometimes, but do a good job for my camera and my wee digital radio, so I can always catch the Goons or the Navy Lark on BBC 4 Extra, or some good new music on Guy Garvey's programme on 6Music. So they work, but I have a pack, now, pre soldered, of 5 cells. My Orange Rx and servos are happy with 6Volts or so their blurb says. I'll look up a battery condition meter and get one. I just ordered a Multimeter to just do volts. Always a good adjunct to a household anyway. I have my Dad's two Avometers in their original leather cases, but can no longer get the high voltage batteries they contain. Found a miniature Avo in a smaller leather case, but don't know how to use it. I hope you can get some sense out of the words and music for the imax B6 charger. Off to eat myself (eat myself?) Eats, shoots and leaves Martin

Charging NiMhs, one for Doug?... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi folks, I have just received the 5 cell battery pack for my yacht R/C gear, but it come with no words and music, so I don't know if it's charged or not and am worried about using it with RC gear in case being under charged is dangerous to the gear. I also have a brand new, never used imax B6 charger. Never used because I can't make head nor tail of the instructions. Can anyone help me with all this lecktrickery, please? Beyond 4 AAs in a wall wart I am completely green with battery charging. (BTW, why wall WART exactly?) Cheers, Martin

getting a bit slow?... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Oh Doug, I thought you would understand. I am not denegrating kit builders. I, too, build the occasional kit to save time. No,no, I was denegrating the old boys who don't EVEN kit build, then brag about it, about what it's all cost them. That is what is so bloody pointless to me. Obviously I am grateful for kit builders as that's how I made my living for years, making patterns for kits. But to pay over the odds for a kit and all its bits and then brag about how much it all cost seems to me utterly stupid. Building a kit is a perfectly good way to either save time or gather a collection quickly and just to make my point, I still get a kick out of opening the box on a new kit (Airfix 1/48th scale Lightning for instance) like I did as a kid. I am well aware of the skills of dealing with photoetch, although I doubt I could manage such tiny scales as you mention. I have always done the artwork for my own photo-etch, but now it's all done on computers, so I no longer have any dealings with it. For the kind of inshore craft I have always been a fan of, 1/48th is quite small. Small enough for me anyway. And a year after (is it) I am back with the boats as explained above. I do other things when the weather is not so great. I can't remember what went on a year ago and I have never been bored in my life except when forced to watch television, football, modern pop music or money programmes. I ALWAYS have something to do, I just don't always know much about aspects of it, which is why I come on here and ask. I ain't proud. I was explaining why, for me, model railways is now a no-no and why my wall sign is very much a case of QED. I do wish I could help more people with constructional stuff, that I DO know about to in some way pay back for the help I have recieved from others on topics I find mystifying. If you don't like it, so be it. I'll go again and not return. It's a shame to be what seems to be willfully misunderstood, especially by someone I thought I had a good relationship with. Cheers, Martin

Perkasa by Lauriem Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
This is a 49" Perkasa built from a ply Precedent kit - the build blog is on this site. Videoed from a 46" Fireboat on a lake in Western Australia. Neither boat is running at top speed, which is spectacular but overscale! Both boats have identical brushless motors. Apologies for the video being a bit long, and for the water on the lens, but this is a first attempt and I hope you enjoy the music.

Higgins PT Boat by boaty Admiral   Posted: 7 months ago
Good to see a model of the Higgins PT Boat and a scratch built one at that. I had a Revell 1.72nd one back in 1961 when I was 9 but these became eclipsed the following year when the PT 109 film was released. Love the background music and your sailing water in Albert Park. The boat looks so realistic and you've now got me thinking of building one. Never yet seen a model of a Huckins P.T boat. Is there anyone out there who has built one? Long live the plywood dream. BOATY😁

PBR "Cannedheat" by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Not sure if this will work but here goes anyway! The original, digitised from my ancient but well looked after album. Remember those big flat black musical pancakes?? 😉 mp3 didn't work😭 so here's Zipped version!

The Smoke Stack by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
Are you sure it's not the vocalist. Keeping you awake? Very good music! You've got to show us the end results. Of your labor!

The Smoke Stack by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
Aye Aye Sir, will do!👍 On to the third coat. The cabin roof took two coats of sealer (Lord Nelson brand), two coats of Lord Nelson semi-matt varnish as 'primer' then 4 coats of pro auto clear lacquer. Final shine was achieved with auto paint cutting polish and 'Anti Hologram Polish'!! Flattening with 1500 then 2000 grit between coats. On the deck I'm now up to 3000 grit! In the old days we called such stuff Cabinet Paper or 'Flour Paper'. Some of the tricks I've used here I learned decades ago when I used to restore cars! Nice little earner when I was in college 😉 The basics I learned from my Grandad who was a Master Carpenter, made a lot of church furniture. Remember seeing my Dad spit shine his Royal Air Force boots, and using a hot spoon to flatten the orange peel surface of new boots😲 Back to work, 3rd lacquer coat 😊 Back soon, cheers Doug 😎 PS: have a Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa concert video running to keep me company (and awake). Great music, highly recommendable 👍

Pride Of Hythe by reilly4 Admiral   Posted: 8 months ago
Very nice model, Well sailed too. The music is from New Zealand.