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Richards 48" Swordsman by ChrisF Seaman   Posted: 2 days ago
Yes, good to hear you are making progress. I won't be starting building a Swordsman until getting on for winter and that depends on one of my sons moving back out to give me some room! I've pretty much finished the plans though. In the meantime I've bought an Infinity Hydropro 650mm yacht for some summer sailing.

waterline model plans by kenbestford Seaman   Posted: 2 days ago
firstly many thanks to those members who helped me with my recent request for small scale vents ive recently received over 50 plans from various mags dating 1933 to mid 60s these are merchant ships of the period and are a3 size and laminated and look ideal for waterline modelling as they came from deceased amateur modelmaker there are too many to list but anyone interested in purchasing any of these at £4 plus postage then please contact me at ++ email removed pm only for your protection++

Talacre plans by lhpen Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
Thought you might like to see photos of the orginal Talacre and a couple pics of my model of Talacre. (If you didn't know. It takes it's name from the collery it worked from in North Wales).Sorry, I don't have the plan though.

Sea Hornet by canabus Lieutenant   Posted: 5 days ago
Hi Jim I will be watching this built very close, as I have built one from original plans and also did the 25% as a future project. Because of the very limited engine and radio hatch, I design them larger, but, you are on the right path. I installed a 28mm brushless motor, 3S 2650mah Lipo battery with a 2 blade 32mm brass prop. I don't think the 25% bigger a one would require any more power as it a rocket. My hatches run down the deck planking lines, the original hatches are only for show. The engine starts from the front seat and finishes at the rear windscreen. I made up the cockpit floors etc. before I skinned the sides, a lot easier, also the floor is split over the keel with the seats one piece. Can-a-bus Canabus

Talacre plans by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Hi Doug I did acquire this as a part built model and followed the plan. My scale ship model club quickly advised me the plan was wrong! Should be easy enough to alter, the main problem is I have the lights installed and they use the outer frames to make the connections. Sails well on a calm day so I will probably defer until the winter. Caldercraft kits do make into nice models Dave

Talacre plans by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Somehow it doo look a bit dafft a... about face! Otherwise, a great built, very nice looking ship, hats off 👍 Cheers Doug 😎

Talacre plans by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
There is a plan and booklet. If it is the booklet I have a copy and can photocopy and send you a PDF file. Won't cost anything, if this is what you want please send me a pm with your e-mail address You should know that the plans are incorrect in respect of the flying bridge which is shown facing the wrong way, as is mine. I have to change at some time Cheers Dave

SG&K 1920 Gentlemans Runabout Mk2 by lhpen Lieutenant   Posted: 5 days ago
The plan is availible for SG&K 22' Gentleman's Runabout from (the people who publish Marine Modelling Magazine)and is priced £14.98.

Talacre plans by Boatswain65 Apprentice   Posted: 5 days ago
Looking for a copy of instructions for the Caldercraft Talacre Just a copy would be good dont need to keep anyones originals. Would pay any copy costs. Thanks

Damen Stan 4207 by RHBaker Admiral   Posted: 7 days ago
Decided to advance LI-PO plans and try a 4S 4000mAh pack. This weight of this pack reduced overall model weight by 8 oz, so it is now 9.6 lbs, close to the original target. Was also to slide the pack further sternwards until it touched the inner face of the RIB slipway, about 2.5” from the stern. The effect on the waterline was limited; the model now sits slightly higher with the waterline remaining level. Slowly increased the speed of the motors to assess the LI-PO performance. There was a significant improvement. There is no need to use “ full” power as it probably exceeds max scale speed. As the model accelerates the bow lifts exposing an area of the red bottom paint. The wake streams down the side of the vessel and curls off the spray rails. She looks very realistic. The attached picture is at part speed. The model is totally controllable, the influence of the centre fins is noticeable as the heeling is not pronounced unless extreme manoeuvring is tried. After 90 minutes of use decided all original objectives for the model are now accomplished. She looks and performs well. The next task is to tidy up the temporary wiring and fit the LI-PO properly. Will also have to re-route more accessories through the voltage reducer fitted for the bow thruster so the LED lights are not overpowered. Have also bought a small r/c controlled child’s jet ski toy with the intention is using the drive and control system in the RIB. It will require much mutilation of both the jet ski and the RIB to work them in together, but think it can be achieved. My next blog will tell.

joint decision by marky Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 days ago
after trawling through the plans section my grandson and I have decided the next build will be a eezebilt 50+RAF fire tender maybe try it in ply rather than balsa ,the wee mans 7 and seems really interested so I will let him do as much as possible he will probably be less messy than me so wood hunting at the weekend ,I will have a look through the scrap bins at the work and salvage as much as I can first

Looking for plans of a greek fishing boat by sonar Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Take. A look in the plans section of the forum Some of the links have 100s of plans on them. It will be a case of sifting through the lot.

Looking for plans of a greek fishing boat by Burgy Apprentice   Posted: 8 days ago
Hello, Looking for plans of a boat simular to the one in the uploaded photo, i saw it on holiday and would like to build one. This will be my first build. It might be possible to mill some of the parts on my cnc router. Regards, Burgy

Inga IV by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 9 days ago
Is this scratch built or are plans available?

3D printing by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
I agree Delboy, 👍👍 I'm also a pensioner since February, but I had the foresight to acquire the tools I wanted to revive my long neglected model building (3D printer, milling machine etc) during the last few years of my working life. Along with various kits, materials, new 2.4Gig RC etc. Miniaturised RC kit for 'Plastic Magic'. Still learning to use all that. 🤔 BUT doesn't make me forget the traditional skills I learned as an impoverished schoolboy then student then junior engineer! I still often reach for the hand tools! Many things are still best done that way, but if I want several identical parts for a project why not print or machine? Simply uses a different skill set, which can also be learned, just like any traditional skill! But Delboy don't forget that many people still make their own hulls, and plans, several current build blogs emphasise this. Also good 😉 Colin; was a tenfold repeat necessary to hammer home your point??? You never know if you can until you try, if you don't try you never will 'can'! Despite all this, Happy modelling everyone and even Happier Sailing.😊 "Immer ein Handbreite Wasser unterm Kiel!" Cheers Doug 😎