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What Gun? by cormorant Admiral   Posted: 9 days ago
Does anyone know what make of gun this may be? I'm after a 1/24 scale version for my latest project. I have scoured the web with no success so will have to scratch build the turret but an already made barrel would be a good start. I have been led to believe that it is either a 40mm or 76.2mm Bofors, but have also been told that if it is 76mm, Bofors don't make one and it could be an Italian job.

Midwest Cranberry Isle by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 10 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 36" Midwest Cranberry Isle Single Propellor (3 Blade) Direct Drive Powered by NiMH (7.2v) Batteries - Comments: Recently purchased this boat built by Don Sutton, Scale Captain, Metro Modellers Toronto, Canada 🇨🇦. Don built the boat about 15 years ago, but to make room for a larger new model he is selling older models. This style of Yacht has long been a favourite of mine which will be my winter scratch build project. Having this working model in my workshop will assist me with the project.

1/10 scale figures 6" - 7" by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 15 days ago
I just purchased a Midwest Lobster Yacht which was built about 15years ago. The figures are for it. Looking for male and female passengers and family. I have the full sheet plan which says it is drawn on a 3/4"=1"scale. My forth coming winter project, is to scratch build a second one of these beautiful boats using the model as a guide and template along with the plans.

Glue by GrahamP74 Commander   Posted: 18 days ago
I've been impressed with the Poundland glues, my project is nearing completion and with bargains like this and scratch building all the detail I have stuck to and come in under my build budget of £150...

South Bavaria Scale Model Boat Builders by Krampus Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
An international informal newly formed group of scratch-built and kit-built RC boat builders based in the Southern German alpine region. 1 hour south of Munich, 45 minutes from Innsbruck, Austria. Crystal clear water ponds and clean lakes around. Welcoming any kind of boat builder of any age. Just a passion for the hobby is required.

Tor Viking icebreaker by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Yep, I saw the computer model as well, neat. Great if You want to scratch build! But how about this- 1:75, 112cm. 👍 http://www.modelmasters.net/torviking01a.htm Here are details of the ship, IMO number and where it is at the moment. https://www.vesselfinder.com/de/vessels/TOR-VIKING-IMO-91996... Cheers Doug 😎

Steaming ply- good idea or not? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Interesting subject 👍 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Princess_Beatrix and even more interesting story behind her build! 😉 https://sites.google.com/site/hmsprincessbeatrix/httpssitesg... Good basis for a (retrospective!) build blog here?? 😉 I know the yard where she was built; was there several times in the last 20 years to discuss comms systems for new designs. Cheers Doug 😎

Shelduck by muddy Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
This Motor/Sailor was started in 2014 after a pal went on holiday to the New Forest, and arrived on the day when the Setley Pond MBC were there.. He Photographed two of these models, and when they were viewed, I was hooked. Plans and a CD were organised from the club/members, What a great set of Guys at Setley Pond Club. Scratch build was the order of the day . She was built with whatever materials i had here, mainly 5mm ply and Obechie strip, 3mm x 5mm.. The keel is laminated , three pices of 5mm and the bulkheads are 5mm. Some bulkheads had patterns made but most was traced then pin pricked onto the ply. A lot of dry fit's took place before the bulkheads were hollowed out , egg-box fashion framing was fitted to the top of the frames again in 5mm ply with some strip Obechie 10mm x 20mm forming the hatch openings. The prop shaft was slotted and built in as the keel was laminated. Regards Muddy....

How many is to Many by Hugh Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
I have two working,one almost there and another scratch built coming up, plus 5 static models. We are strange folk, but must have something in common to be building and sailing them.

How many is to Many by Skipper44 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Too Many! I have probably around 5 working (a 6th for sale) and am building an aeronaut pilot and am scratch building a sailing yacht, with infinate more planned! XD

Arran Glasgow. by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Scratchbuilder Welcome to the site. Clearly a Scottish inter island steamer. If you look at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Arran you sill see that : "The previous Arran of 1933 was renamed Kildonan, to release the name - she was scrapped on arrival of MV Glen Sannox in 1957". Its possible the original builder based your model on this vessel (scrapped in 1957) and that could be a pic of the original you have posted. The Basset-Lowke motor is clearly of some age and value should you wish to replace it with a new motor. There are lots of links on Google to this subject and hopefully you will be able to find more pics as you research. Good hunting Dave

Kent windscreen. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks Martin, I had already seen the Kent screens on Keith's site but the largest he does is only 10mm which is too small for my 1/12 scale model so I ended up scratch building one. I'll be posting a blog update on that shortly. Rob

pilot boat by lezzers Apprentice   Posted: 3 months ago
hello, anyone know where i can obtain some early bristol pilot boat plans for a scratch build, construction details needed thanks lezzers

Higman Leader Push Boat by metalikhajoe Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 3 months ago
Hello everyone! I finally found a boat I can build.Got a few pix and a data for the Higman Leader Boat. I will scratch build the boat and have started drawing. Cut my drawings and here is what I have accomplished so far. The boat will be 36 in (length) and 11.5 in (breadth). Its still in cardboard box material for now. Will do the final model on marine plywood.😎All your inputs are welcome as I am a newbie in this hobby. Thanks!

Bluebird K7 by metalikhajoe Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 3 months 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.