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>> Home > Tags > revell

U-181 by reilly4 Captain   Posted: 11 days ago
My crew were made by Shapeways. Somewhat expensive, but I needed an unusual scale. I asked a question and the designer got back to me. I was able to select from a few different groups and he also did a few pose mods. The crew is available as U-181. I think they can be scaled down to any scale, although the Revell U-boat crew are also available and a lot cheaper. Some of them now sail on my 1/72 Z39 destroyer. So far I have put 6 crew members onto the boat and I have 6 remaining. They are mainly for the front 105mm and rear 37mm guns, and more sitting (for the seats on the wintergarden). My periscope has a very simple working method. A balsawood cylinder at the bottom of the periscope. Sub dives and the periscope comes up. Sub surfaces and the periscope goes down.

USS Snook by JeremyBB Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 19 days ago
My most recent model built this year. It is a Revell 1/72nd scale US Navy Skipjack class submarine converted for RC using an R&R Engineering twin piston dive module. Skipjacks were in service from 1960 to 1990.

Rebuild Flower Class Corvette by CB90 Captain   Posted: 23 days ago
Brought this completed 72nd scale Revell kit (normally around £125-150 new) second-hand in a local shop for £30 as per photos, no transmitter. changed 400 motor for a geared 540. changed ESC as control was poor acted like an on off switch. foamed bow area and added some plastic supports to the hull as shown, modify battery box.

Seeing the light by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
BTW; re your query about filler and acrylic paints:- Any 'standard' polyester type filler will do but be sure to let it cure completely so that all the 'smelly' components, including peroxide from the hardener have evaporated. For small surface nicks I often use 'Green Putty' or Revell 'Plasto'. Doesn't need mixing and is very fine and smooth and NO PONG😊 Then apply a primer to match the top coat paint you are using. happy filling, cheers Doug 😎

K166 Snowberry by Bluethunder Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 9/10] 36" K166 Snowberry Single Propellor (3 Blade 25mm) Direct Drive to a 260 (3 Blade) Powered by NiCad (7.2v) Batteries - Comments: Plastic magic conversion of Revell 1/72 kit

Controls problem by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Funny that John, I still have the original 1/72 Revell 'Snowberry' in my 'to do' stash😉 Over the years I have also collected various after market photo etch to 'tart' her up a bit. So many boats - so little time 🤔 happy sailing folks, cheers Doug 😎

S 100 Schnellboot RC build by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Ron, did you ever try 3 props for comparison? If yours is the 1:35 Italeri I don't see any problem with space for 3 shafts. I have an approx 1:35 MTB currently with 2 shafts, 'as seen and bought' next season I propose to fit a 3rd motor and shaft: port and starboard for cruising, switch-in centre motor for "All ahead flank"! BTW: I have a couple of kits for the S100 "Schnellboot, otherwise known as E Boat, E for Enemy😉, one Airfix and one Revell, both 1:72. I intend to fit them with 3 motors as well - 'Plastic Magic' 😁 Motors already sourced from X-Drive, shafts will be home brew from silver steel and brass tube with sintered phosphor bronze bearings. "Nothing is impossible", I drive a Toyota 😉😉 Cheers Doug 😎

Sanding down. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Peter, wow 24 ltr tank 😲 mine's only about 10max I think. Yep regulator and oil / water strippers are indispensable for best results 👍 Sounds like you have a nice setup there. Mine is the Revell Master Class with all the trimmings so sort of semi-pro 😉 I also have two 'guns' (one single action and one double action) for large and small quantities and a variety of needles and jets from fine line (without the guts to test it yet😁) to large areas like hulls. If you go to a DIY place that the pros also go to (Building Supplies?) you should find acrylics in half and 1ltr cans. For my 'grey ladies' (up to 1.5m long) I use the 1/2 ltr cans of RAL standard colours, e.g. RAL 1001 is medium navy grey, RAL 7035 is a lighter grey more like the RN hull colour. 1/2 litre thinned to the consistency of milk (low fat😉) does a lot of hulls and you don't want it to harden in the can do you! 😡 A good shop should be able to mix any colour you want. Take the paint chart with you and the mixer should be able to look up the mix code on a computer. If he hasn't got one - go somewhere else!! You should also find the primer filler there (usually only grey I'm afraid), if not go to a pro car supplies shop - you'll find the Protection Lacquer there as well. Cheers Doug 😎

Higgins PT Boat by boaty Captain   Posted: 4 months ago
Good to see a model of the Higgins PT Boat and a scratch built one at that. I had a Revell 1.72nd one back in 1961 when I was 9 but these became eclipsed the following year when the PT 109 film was released. Love the background music and your sailing water in Albert Park. The boat looks so realistic and you've now got me thinking of building one. Never yet seen a model of a Huckins P.T boat. Is there anyone out there who has built one? Long live the plywood dream. BOATY😁

happy hunter by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Copy the plans using tiling method and adjust to size on the printer.Use Plastic Magic for glue . I've not found a plastic it won't stick. Years ago a friendly chemist would sell a couple of ounces of Chloroform (Ether too for diesel fuel )to stick your Airfix, Revell etc kit together. A good joint and a drop of liquid from a fine bush will run right in .P M the same.👍😉

Sanding down. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Evenin' Peter, yep, antifouling red below the water line. The Revell PT109 kit box shows it white but I don't believe that, poetic license?😁 Many thanks for the Shapeways tip👍 After a bit of fiddlin' about with the site, curious navigation 😲, I found and order two complete sets, including the ammo belts. At 1/35 total €45.00 including DHL shipping, can't argue with that 😊 Also just downloaded the assembly instructions from Matthews Model Marine. Seems straightforward. Cheers Doug 😎

Bismarck paint scheme (for Rookysailor ;-) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Go for it Peter, 👍 Glad the pics were useful, even if some seem contradictory😲. I think you are probably right to go without the stripes, somehow they seem to have disappeared between Oslo and the Denmark Straight!? Must check what Revell recommend in my kit. If I don't report back within a week please send a search party / rescue team to my cellar 😁 Ten quid for 6V Decaperm!! Shucks, I have one with gearbox, took it out of my Sea Scout, had hoped it was worth a bit more 🤔 1/200 card model!! - You're a better man than I Gungadin!! Sounds like a sticky wicket to me.😁 Whatever floats your boat, cheers Doug 😎 PS: I guess you'll be putting the Swastikas on. I can't, could get arrested if I do 🤔 they're not included in the Revell kit.

Newbie radio control question by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi teejay, which Schnellboot are you building? The S-100? They were generally known in England as E-Boats. I have the Revell 1/72 kit, vid on this link shows what some guys can do with it! 😎

HERMANN MARWEDE by Inkoust Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Doug, thank you for praise and I definitely recommend motoring. These are really good models and they will look great on the water. Only if there were more of those models from Revell. It's hard work but it pays to motorize. Health Zdeněk

The Lone Ranger Rides Again or Hull Finishing ;-)) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi MT, agreed the synthetics are better than they used to be, but still can't beat a good 'well run in' sable brush. 😉 Spray for the big bits, brushes for the fiddly bits! E.g. 600 scale, even for those I don't use the paint (e.g. Humbrol, Colourcoat or Revell etc) straight from the can, it's too thick and gluey for detail work 🤔 I thin it about 2 parts paint to 1 thinners. Some matt and satin maybe a bit less thinners, varies with type, colour and make. Practise, practise ... All good fun Eh!? 😎