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Sea Queen refurbishment by colinhubbard Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 hour ago
Left to harden for 4 days, then got the hamerite white and thinned down to spraying consistency and poured it inside, rotating in all directions to coat completely pour out paint and leave to dry over night then using the paint saved from first coat I recoated it again. So now the Queen has a nice white interior. Will now look to do the fitting out of controls before finishing the outside. I do wish I could upload pictures, but will do a full set when I get a computer. I'm thinking of using a 600 motor, as I have a couple in my motor box not earmarked for a specific build.

Vosper Crash Tender by canabus Lieutenant   Posted: 11 hours ago
[Score: 8/10] 46" Vosper Crash Tender Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type 50mm) Direct Drive to a L5055C-700kv (2 Blade X Type) Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) Batteries Controlled Through Hobbyking car ESC 100A ESC - Comments: I bought it cheap and in good condition, but with no running, driveline brushes required replacing, a repaint of the deck and uppers and rewire the lights.

Precedent Huntsman 34" by canabus Lieutenant   Posted: 15 hours ago
Hi All I bought this boat as a unfinished project with an used radio and Merco 40 motor. Sold the motor with the new electric starter and started pulling the boat apart. Removed all the old driveline etc. Repaired the forward deck and removed the paint. Stripping down the cabin to repaint, also removing cockpit floor and seats.

Stern Deck and bottom painting by AllenA Commander   Posted: 3 days ago
Looking good Canabus. Love the stern.👍

Stern Deck and bottom painting by canabus Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi All Dry fitted the stern deck and as it was a warm winters day spray undercoated the bottom and sides. Canabus

Sealing & painting the inside. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi Colin. Yes, the very same 👍 Rob.

Sealing & painting the inside. by jaffy012 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 3 days ago
hi robbob the hammerite paint you used is that the same paint as used on metal, thanks, colin

Dolphin 16 (19) by AllenA Commander   Posted: 4 days ago
[Score: 7/10] 19"/1100g Dolphin 16 (19) Capable of 10mph and a runtime of 20mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 30mm) Direct Drive to a Graupner Speed 600 8.4v (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Chinese 320amp (10Amps) ESC - Comments: This is the Meccano Magazine January 1967 issue plan, built in balsa. I didn't do a build blog as the construction is well covered on the net. Started with an A4 plan and used Excel to enlarge it onto 9 A4 sheets. I chose something simple as I haven't built a boat for thirty years. Really enjoyed the build and re-learning how to overcome the problems that always arise. She is oversized being 19" long and having a 7.5" beam. She sits nicely on the water and begins to plane. Will upgrade the the battery sometime. The decking is worktop edge strip pre-glued but in future will use the unglued strips. The cabin was adapted to extend over the whole boat as there was little space for modern electrics. I will add in and out air vents as the motor will need to breathe. Also, the true model should have an upper deck and windscreen and this will be easy to add sometime in the future. Really surprised and pleased with results from aliphatic wood glue. The finish, which I am not completely happy with, due mostly to my own impatience, was achieved with Ronseal multi purpose wood filler, lightweight fibreglass laminate with Eze-Kote. Paint is Acrylics and Marine varnish. The electrics are: Acoms AR 201 Reciever, Servo Acoms AS 12, Cheap Chinese ,supposedly, 320 amp ESC and 7.2v Nimh battery pack. The Graupner Speed 600 8.4v, bought it cheaply some months ago, was already in one of my boxes and you can see the adaptation required to fit it into the boat. All the Acoms controls I picked up at a boot sale including an Acoms Techniplus Alpha Transmitter on 27mhz. Inside I used Hammerite Smooth Gold as I couldn't buy silver. Modern Hammerite is thin and squeamish and took 3 coats to provide reasonable coverage. One final rant I do like the new silicon wires but they are a nightmare to solder to a motor. I think I will use soldered connectors in future. So there we are, first model in 30 years and now so many models to build and so little time. Lessons learned...... don't be impatient.

Denatured Alcohol by Trillium Commander   Posted: 4 days ago
Dave, one of the advantages of epoxy that should not be discounted is that it is almost completely odourless. THat is an especial advantage in places where the winter is long, cold and snowy, and painting and epoxy-ing has to be done indoors. Roy

Sea Queen refurbishment by colinhubbard Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Step one coated inside of hull with polyester resin, poured in and rotated till all surfaces were coated. Poured excess into baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and mixed it with sand and left to set (later to be cut into small sections to use as ballast weights) Now leave for two days to fully cure before painting with White Hamerite.

HMS Juno by lindsay Seaman   Posted: 10 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 29" HMS Juno Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 40mins Twin Propellors (4 Blade 15mm) Direct Drive Powered by Lead Acid (6v) 1Amp/h Batteries - Comments: It started off as a model from a BBC hobby magazine. Stand off scale. I decided to try to make it better so bought an Airfix kit and scaled up the dimensions to suit. it was my first radio control model with a Mcgregor 2 channel radio and a resistance speed controller attached to a servo. the photo was taken at Queens Park Glasgow in 1990 although the model was built in the 1970,s I no longer sail her as age has made her somewhat delicate. The hull is Balsa plank on frame covered with Tissue Paper Doped and painted.

Jet Sprint Boat by Rod Commander   Posted: 10 days ago
Hi Wayne Can't have that lol Fitted engine and currently wiring up all the controls Has taken a bit longer than I thought because of my other projects like finishing Sovereign of the Seas and preparing RC Beaver for flight oh and trying to get a bit of oil painting finished off Who says retirement is boring lol I just keep running out of time not enough hours in the day We have a national model boat show on over labour weekend in October so I hope to have the jet finished by then but have to do some R and M on the Corvette and Amara tug steam engines before then as well Have posted latest pictures Cheers

Sea Queen refurbishment by colinhubbard Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Well just got the Queen back home, it looks quite good, (big relief) as all paint and varnish has gone as well as the oil. Just stained where it had been, the epoxy I had used to stabilize the outside of the hull hasn't been affected, so tomorrow I will coat the inside to make sure that all seems are sealed before fitting the mounts for servo, motor, ESC? And radio. Then applying a coat of Hamerite smooth white. Hope to get my PC back next week then I can upload some photos. I can't decide which motor to use, 600 motor or a 6volt geared decaperm. Any thoughts would be useful. Thanks Colin.

Sea Queen refurbishment by colinhubbard Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Might have, but it was pinned with brass pins as well, so will be sealing inside with epoxy resin, then coating the hull with eezicote and extra fine glass cloth before painting and vanishing. Well at least she's stripped for action. It must have taken years off her. (Maybe I should get the wife dipped)? Don't tell her.

Sea Queen refurbishment by colinhubbard Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Well tomorrow I'll be collecting my Queen, apparently she held together and is now oil free, also varnish, paint and window free. Can't wait to get her home and start work again. Will reveal all tomorrow night.