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Lightship by jtdavid Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 days ago
hi, I built this from scratch, drew my own plans from pictures I had so not exactly to scale it is about 14 inches long and sails well in my small pond. you can get the revel lightship on ebay some times but are getting rare now. david

Help Me Please by Damon Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
I have a rather expensive dilemma and am really hoping that somebody might be willing to help me please…I have a £100, HMS Lion hull and £200, driving gear made specifically for this ship. I used to make RC Ships with a close friend, but he passed away beginning of this year. The problem I have is I was in a road accident a long time ago and as a result I damaged my brain, fracturing my skull. My friend use to be my memory for me explaining what has/had to be done because I forget after a very short while. I am not asking you to pay anything, it was our ship, his uncle or something served on her just after Jutland and Bill wanted to make as much as he could, this is now I want to make as much, I realise that I am asking a lot, but I’m not that bad and it might be fun, I’ve already built 4, ships with Bill, if you’d like a chat my email is or leave a message here I’ll then give you phone numbers…Thank you Damon😁 PS. After all the above I forgot to mention where I'm located, sorry...I live in Basingstoke, Hampshire I apologise for not replying folks but I'm afraid this is part of my problem, I forgot I'd placed the request & I now need to remember how to reply to each response 07706,439865 this is my mobile...thanks, sorry I have plans of HMS Lion, but there isn't any measurements on the plans, I've tried converting the plan to the size of the hull I have, it's about 6ft in length

HMS Illustrious by RNinMunich Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi, plans for Victorious of the same class are easier to find, for example e/gb/hms-victorious-ww2-aircra ft-carrier/503-1-128th-hms-vic torious-drawings-plans.html You can also find photos and info on Illustrious (WW2) here http://www.fleetairarmarchive. net/ships/ILLUSTRIOUS.html Attached is sample photo and a simple GA plan I found. You could also try here https://blueprintsofwarships.c They print to order so delivery sometimes takes time, in the past I bought PDFs for 'instant' download but they seem to be stopping this service at end of April 😲so hurry up! My long term project is HMS Ark Royal WW2, plan hanging on the wall for 2 years now!! Good luck Doug 😎 Doug 😎

HMS Illustrious by RNinMunich Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
Ahoy Shipmate, Try this acatalog/John_Lambert_Warship_ PLans.html I've used several of John's plans, especially for WW2 naval weapons. Let me know how you get on, if you don't find anything I'll check my sources here in Germany. Good luck. Doug 😎

Working out scale by hammer Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
More often than not that is how I work. Plans of different scales to the model. I make a scale rule model on one plans on an other. Paint the rules different colours, with red for the model.

Working out scale by Midlife306 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 days ago
You're more than welcome👍 It's when you're working off 3 different scale plans & photos from odd angles it starts to liquidise my gray matter. Cheers Wayne

Working out scale by cormorant Commander   Posted: 5 days ago
I am completing a Pilot boat which has been built from plans by Vic Smeed. The plans indicate scale as 3/4 inch - 1ft The boat is 34 and a half inches long. As I am a mathematical no hoper, can anyone help with the scale e.g. 1/25th Thank you. Steve

Counter Rotating Props by RNinMunich Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
If they're turning inwards they (or better the water flow) 'meet' above the shafts, conversely: outwards = below the shafts where it disperses more easily, and probably also mostly below the rudder 🤔 Of course the hull form at the stern plays a major role. Which is why most modern fast naval vessels have a relatively flat hull at the stern if the only have one rudder. (Spent the last 31 years designing integrated COMMS systems for naval ships so have seen several such plans and GAs and many ships during the build.) With two rudders (1 per shaft) it's different. Classic example RN vs KM 1935/36 destroyers in WW2: RN 2 shafts 1 rudder; KM 2 shafts and 2 rudders. Giving them much better rudder response & manoeuvrability. Your comment re Contra is spot on 😉 Cheers from Munich.

First post... by sonar Commander   Posted: 9 days ago
Welcome to the Forum Loads of free plans here. plans Select the ones your interested in Down load to your computer. Then email off to your local printers. The printing of plans is a lot cheaper than you would think.

First post... by metalikhajoe Seaman   Posted: 9 days ago
Hello everyone! Just joined the group and this is my first post. I saw some pix of Tug Boats in the net and wanted to try making one from scratch. I tried looking for free plans but I could not find any. I hope some of you can share me some plans if you have any to share. I have an access to a laser cutter and I know it will help me a lot in my build. I also do graphic lay outing on CorelDraw. Hope to meet new friends here. I have also attached some of my builds.

Net Hauler for next model Emily P II by GrahamP74 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 10 days ago
[Score: 5/10] - Comments: Scale 1:12 Have made this micro hauler static model for the next inshore fishing boat I am currently building. Made after reviewing plans and measuring a couple of styles on fishing boats. Made from sheet PVA craft board and two different sizes of water pipe...

Fantastic Plastic by sonar Commander   Posted: 13 days ago
I now have enough plastic to complete the Shamrock Police boat. thread here building-related/27236 And Also now have some larger pieces seems these bits are scrap as well due to the fact they fell on the floor and nobody bothered to pick them up and just walked all over them. so they have little dents in them. That is no problem for me to fill as and when I need to. So having just made a small rhib for the Shamrock about 16 inches long I thought it would be nice to make a fully working one. So I started this one is 35 inches long without the sponsons. I have All the electrics for it already ( Hand me downs ) so no nothing to loose. So this could be the model that costs nothing to make and build. No Plans or drawings or templates and now under way. All constructed out of 2mm foam board plastic.. Held together with electrical insulating tape while the glue dried. I will have a bit of filling and sanding to do when it is a single solid piece. Now comes the part of working out some sort of rough scale for the completed hull. In the meanwhile forming the chines out of the same plastic but very thin strips. Not found any bright Orange paint yet but still looking . If all fails it will be a white rhib. I am thinking with the foam collar the weight of the electrics placed as low as I can get them I may need very little ballast As so far it is very light. Still as always another lets see how it turns out..

Ketch Irene by hammer Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Thank you do you still have your model? I have plans acquired from Dr Morrish 6 or 7 years ago maybe longer time flies. Although I am building her as in 1920s. Saw her in Tenerife February. Took lots of photos much changed now.

Free assorted plans by Johnlikessailing Commander   Posted: 15 days ago
Thank you.

Shamrock Fast Police Boat by sonar Commander   Posted: 18 days ago
This is an image of the vessel I am hopefully building. I have a set of plans and a build manual for the kit. that is originally 27" inches in length and most of the kit is vacuformed items. But Mine will be 54 inches and I have no kit... I have had the plans redone and expanded by 200% so full size plans now for the hull I am using at 54 inches in length. There were no details on the Rhib apart from cut out plastic and stick together Images as is all of the user manual.. With ALL the fittings. So Sizes taken from the plans. And hopefully I should have a police boat in the end. Also I think I should mention I am trying to do this build with whatever I can find about. Like the search light For example 1 x plastic water end cap 1 x tin foil from a cake case. 1 x handle from a disposable razor blade 2 x rubber holders that go on back of earrings. 1 x small length of twisted wire A small length of Shrink tube. A few drops of Superglue. Just needs re-sanding and another coat of paint..