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Smoke generator by DodgyGeezer Lieutenant   Posted: 10 days ago
The first time I ever made a smoke generator was in the 1960s at school - for flow visualisation in a wind tunnel I was building. There there was no shortage of power, so i used a 1/4" glass tube wrapped with asbestos and nichrome heating wire, and boiled paraffin in it - no wick. Loads of lovely white smoke once it was forced through a cooling fan - but it was oily and smelly, and not ideal for lab work.... Later when I built a Revell Bluebell corvette, I made a shallow perspex dish with the glass-fibre wick, and used the smoke fluid from a disco smoke-maker. That's essentially a glycol/water mix - much less smelly. Unless they add perfume.... I suspect that paraffin would be less smelly outdoors, though fire and an oily residue would be hazards. You should be able to get a bottle of glycol smoke/fog fluid for less than a fiver....

Ship rudders by Joburg-sailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Toby I too went the route of riveting by PVA. The first problem was to thin all the hull plates on the Revell kit (my first boat) before attempting the rivets using a hyperdermic syringe and needle. Problem was "how many" and "what size"...I just forged ahead with what "looked right" at the time and probably would pay more attention should I do it today. Agree that "spreading" was a problem too. Cheers

HMS Bluebell by Joburg-sailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 8/10] 35" HMS Bluebell Single Propellor (3 Blade 30mm) Direct Drive to a MFA 475- Rec 360 (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Viper Marine 15 ESC - Comments: I am adding "Bluebell" to my harbour as, in keeping with many, she represents our awakening to the model boating world! The classic Revell Platinum kit was a wonderful introduction to our hobby (although as some of use realise, she tends to be subject to numerous "breakages" as time wears on as the plastic bits get bumped or snagged at the pond - or even when being loaded in the car!).

KD Perkasa 1/24 by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago style='background-color:yellow;'>revell/Revell_Paint_Conversion_Chart.pdf

Styrene Allergy? by Nerys Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
I ceased work on the kit for a few days for my hands to recover and am now using blue nitrile gloves. I am using Revell Contacta Professional glue. Since resuming work, I have had no problems - so far, so good! I can't see that fumes come into the equation unless the styrene is being heated. Nerys

Flower Class Corvett by Mikep Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Revell 1/72 Flower Class Corvett

Revell 1/72 Flower Class Corvett by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Nice job Mike👍 Many thanks for the info. Cheers, Doug 😎

Revell 1/72 Flower Class Corvett by Mikep Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Revell model at stern you see a small servo with micro switch for the Ram whooper sound module. Pic with upper deck on side shows speaker and electronics with 9volt battery power. Moving forward Harbor Models small 6 volt smoker, 3000 nimh 6 volt battery with 2 connectors powers smoker fan and main motor from ESC.

German ww2 type V11 sub by vosper Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
[Score: 10/10] 36" German ww2 type V11 sub Twin Propellors (2 Blade X Type) Powered by Lead Acid (6v) Batteries Controlled Through mtroniks ESC - Comments: Revelle model converted to r/c. A little bit fiddly to convert to r/c due to shortage of space in hull. Looks good on the water.

Compass Rose by vosper Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
[Score: 10/10] 36" Compass Rose Single Propellor (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (6v) Batteries Controlled Through mtroniks ESC - Comments: Revelle model converted to R/C, a little bit fiddly to build and convert but not difficult, looks good on the water.

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi John, Attached is the old Colour Coats Naval Paints chart form White ensign Models. It's based on original navy Paint Chips apparently. Of course precisely how the colours look on your device will depend on the settings of the display! But it gives you a comparison of the colours. Here's a brief history of Cambletown, ex Buchanan D131 if you want to build the USN version. From this it can be seen the she operated either in the Western Approaches or on the West Africa convoy routes. So I think that Medium grey (RN02) is a bit dark, more suited to North Atlantic convoy duty perhaps? I would go for Light grey RN03 or M23 Light Admiralty grey for the hull and upperworks with Medium greenish grey RN06 for the decks. If you want to go 'Cammo pattern' the Western Approaches colours for this are also in the chart. The colour coats paints are now sold by Sovereign Hobbies I just bought a batch from their German dealer; NNT Modell 😊 Some may not be available (Discontinued) but we can probably find near equivalents; I have several 'conversion charts' for Revell, Humbrol, Tamiya etc. My dealer still had a few tins of a Discontinued colour so it's worth asking😉 Have fun, cheers, Doug 😎

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Of course, you're dead right, will do😉 Have just opened the Amazon link. Now considering if the Deans hull is worth 75 quid + a lot of shipping cost! Was hoping Fleetscale might do one but apparently not. Thanks for your help and inspiration👍 Think I'll practice on the little 1/240 one first. It's a Revell limited edition retool of an old kit from the 60s. Back then I only had the little Airfix 1/600 version. It was 'sunk' by magnifying glass in the backyard battlefield pond! The glass made quite realistic shell holes 😊 Cheers, Doug 😎

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Spot on Steve👍 So your model should be 99.8cm LoA @ 1/96. Original was 95.81m LoA. I have a Revell Limited Edition 'Classic Kit' @ 1/240, giving a LoA of 39.9cm. Happy 'scratching', look forward to the Blog👍 Cheers, Doug 😎

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Wadaya Know! There's still some Premiums / Platinums around and not so pricey now😊 style='background-color:yellow;'>revell%3Bre~05112%3B15%3B1%3B1%3B1.htm

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
Strange that you should mention the Movie/book 'The Cruel Sea', have just bought the DVD from Ebay, looking forward to watching it once again. I have an old Revell corvette kit, and last month bought the NEW corvette kit from Revell which has most of the lighting in kit form, plus revolving radar, but very annoyed 😆to find out that there is no p/e parts or wooden decking as in the platinum edition, but it only cost me £100 + vat trade deal, sssh🤐 Cheers Peter😊