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It's a sad day!. by stormin Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 10 days ago
Ian, I thought all ED where compression ignition (diesel) so not sure what yours could be. I still have a seagull (1cc) hunter (2.5cc) and a sea otter (3.5cc) I believe that the sea otter was the only engine ED made specifically for use in boats (water cooled) because the flywheel was at the opposite end of the crank eliminating the need to thread your starter cord under your prop shaft and u.j. Norman.

Sails for Vanity by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 12 days ago
Hi Martin I have always used Frank Nylet some of his prices may seem on the high side but he is a professional sail maker. My last suite I had of him was for my Bristol pilot cutter which cost £320 but in my opinion worth every penny as they are made as the original full size sails . The only other options are you could try PJ sails but little difference in price . Ron

Clyde puffer by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Eveni' Marky, Re Tights! What's handy will surely depend on the Missus or ..? 😉 Frankly I would dispense with the tights altogether (the Missus may of course have a different opinion😁), more trouble than they are worth and don't contribute much or anything to the construction if the basis was soundly built. It only costs you more resin to fill in the mesh of the tights. If you must use tights then the higher the denier the better (at least 40 - 50) anything less will have a very open mesh and contribute virtually nothing to the hull strength, the Missus will explain denier to you This seems to me to be a 'hangover' from 50s style construction when glass fibre was more expensive relatively speaking. I tried it back then with a scratch built Sopwith Camel fuselage and it was a total disaster. Instead planking with 1/32 balsa and a thin resin coat worked a treat. Nowadays, 30 years or more, I use glass fibre tissue instead; density and therefore strength imparted to the hull is more even cos it don't stretch like tights! Whatever, have fun, and greetings to the Better Half (tights donator!) Cheers Doug 😎 PS: if you feel you need tights😲 (or FG tissue) fit the rubbing strakes after this, and after sanding the tights / tissue to shape. Otherwise the strakes will just get in the way and be a nuisance to sanding and will get damaged / deformed. PPS: shame about the amber nectar, my commiserations 🤔 My current tipple is more tawny port colour; a rather nice Lagavulin 😜

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Even tastier with the Frankfurters, and Colemans Mustard I trust😜😋 Steve: I found a cheap way to mechanise the two aft turrets of my H class destroyer Hotspur, using one servo with a pulley, a couple of smaller pulleys on the turrets, about 2:1 ratio to give at least 180° rotation at the turrets, and a spring loaded nylon cord around the pulleys. I'll see if I can dismantle her over the weekend to make some pics. I plan to try something similar with my 1:350 Hood, also Trumpeter and also excellent detailing. Another way is to use one micro servo per turret, connected with Y cables if you want a synchronised Broadside; A+B and X+Y turret. Then use the servo travel adjustment at the TX to maximise the rotation. You can then move all four on one channel or two channels for 'Independent Firing" fore and aft. I will use the two pots at the top of the Turnigy i6 TX for this. On Hotspur I used the left stick left/right. I plan to do this in my Graf Spee, Belfast, Hood and Bismarck. Maybe also the ack ack turrets on Ark Royal!? Will knock up some test jigs sometime 🤓 Cheers Doug 😎

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
For those of you who have never built a Trumpeter kit, I can strongly recommend it. Although Hood is 1/200 scale, the detail is fantastic and an awful lot is fitted into the 1.2m length of the model. I think a wooden deck is a must, together with an upgrade kit for the guns, giving them metal barrels etc. I'm not sure if the more expensive upgrades are worth it as there is so much provided in the kit, including a lot of photo etch. I tried to mechanise the main turrets but found it beyond my skills, so I am now concentrating on the finer detail. I have at last managed to obtain the 2kg of lead which I estimate is required for ballast. (I calculated this very scientifically by floating the hull in the bath and using a 1.5kg jar of frankfurters). Sea trials are planned for the middle of next week. The attached images show progress so far.

Motor Mounted! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Well, I fall apart after 21:00 can't even stay up for taps! Real good early riser! Some times I'm up at 03:00.... And the better half an I have a real good accord. She leaves me alone while I'm working on my model! We get together for dinner, I'm always in the Galley, mess cranking.....!

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Your boat is beginning to look suspiciously 'Museum Standard'!👍 Yep, shame about Kingston, but can understand why Robin didn't want to build for Frank's kits anymore (or anyone else's for that matter) wouldn't fit in with his No Hectic policy! Re 'tin bashing! Here's a couple of examples of my last attempts from several years ago, from my H Class 1936 destroyer, scale 1/72. I note that they need the years of neglect cleaning off 🤔 I'll pass it off as North Atlantic Convoy duty muck😁 First two pics 20mm Oerlikons, made from 0.5mm brass sheet, 1mm copper for the carriage frames and 1 and 2mm brass tube. Guns can elevate 😉 Recoil 'springs' are shrink sleeve, but I now have some suitable real springs. Will try to finish them off when Hotspur comes up for refit completion. Pic 3 is one of the depth charge throwers port side. Core is a 1/4" wood dowel, the rest is 0.5mm brass, tinned copper wire and 2mm brass tube for the firing cylinder. I used John Lambert (RIP) plans for both. Pic 4, the thrower on deck and copper wire ladder rails, crewman shanghaied from Monty's 1/72 Airfix 8th Army. A Desert Rat on board! Under the black square is the hole for the aft torpedo mount. Underneath is the speaker for the "Whoop Whoop". That part of the 'deck' is just painted aircraft silk! Must get back into practise now I've got nowt more important to do 😁 Cheers Doug 😎

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
Thank you Doug much appreciated this is the build fully caught up now so everything from now on will be as happens. i was advised by frank nylet of nylet sails that robin used to make the hulls for his yacht kits but was told would no longer supply them as no replacement had been found to take over the moulds and as you say is a very sad loss to the modeling would i have always found his hulls to be outstanding quality. would be nice to see those hinges if you get round to making them , i have tried in the past but failed badly but no doubt i will try again one day.

PBR "Cannedheat" by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Good plan Tica 👍 Easier to back off with the 'gas', or limit at the TX, than upgrade the motor later😉 By the way: Is the name inspired by the Camping Fuel, or the Rock group? Whose name was inspired by by the fuel! Some people drank it 😡 which inspired the song - 'Boogie with Canned Heat'. 'On the Road Again'? 😁 Cheers Doug 😎

promotions by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Dear Sirs please could I remain a Chief Petty Officer , I have strived all my 28 years as a AWO adult warrant officer to avoid becoming an Officer. as I am hard working, diligent, and tons of common sense . I would therefore respectfully request that I be returned to the ranks.

Ranking System by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Sure did Ed! I'm on the second glass now 😉 Down the hatch! I'm down to the 3000 grit now - just about to start the gloss coats. Sorry Steve 🤔 this has nowt to do with Ranking 😲 Glad to see you found some inspiration in my graphics though👍 Will continue with an updated Build Blog later. Cheers Doug 😎

Ranking System by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hey Doug, Did you order a pint of Elbow grease? 😁

Ranking System by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
I know Nitro Pro funny name for a PDF reader. But it works nicely! I hand the pleasure of cutting thin strips. of plastic to put on the stack of my current boat! I'm not even going to take a picture of these strips. You can't even see them!😭😭😭

Ranking System by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
For those who don't have Excel! Scroll down to the download button. Click to download! If you are using an android. go to play store- search Microsoft excel- download and install!

Ranking System by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Guess the Nitro makes it 'Go Faster' Ed 😉 Main thing is the guys can open the files without fear of any nasties. BTW: First coat of primer varnish is on, when it's dry (about a glass of French Rose long 😜) I'll flat back with a 2000 grit sanding sponge and start with the gloss lacquer! Cheers Doug 😎