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How do I resolve my varnish problem? by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
I have spoken to the person who built the boat. It is based on a Vintage model boat company design. It was scratch built and is made of strips of mahogany as I originally suspected. Having looked at the Vintage model company site it most resembles a sea hornet, however another kit may have been available at the time it was made. The strips of Mahogany were the builder making use of the materials they had to hand at the time, hence the vertical strips! The interior is covered in fine fibreglass mesh and 3 thin coats of fibreglass resin. Work on the restoration continues!

Arran Glasgow. by Scratchbuilder Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 7 days ago
Hello. I am trying to establish as much information as possible on the boat as show in the attached pictures. This model was found in the boot of a car some 40 years ago by a friend of mine when he bought the car.It has lain in his shed from that day to this. It clearly is Scratch built and has a Basset-Lowke motor.(which works very well after all that time lying idle) It is plank on frame construction. I have found limited information on line on her but am wondering if anyone has a wealth of knowledge on either the model or its real life version.The last picture shows a hulk of what I think is the same ship. Regards Bill.

Under-Water Video Boat by RETSUB12 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 15 days ago
Scratch Built Boat made to video under water at our model boat lake using full size camera

Schnellboat by Scratchbuilder Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 16 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 39"/2300g Schnellboat Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 30mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade) Direct Drive to a MFA Torpedo 400 x 2 (3 Blade) Powered by NiCad (7.2v) Batteries Controlled Through Mtroniks Viper ESC - Comments: Hi. Not scratch built,and not quite finished yet but from the Italeri 1.35 Plastic kit.Sails really well, and has a good turning circle even using the three rudders provided with the kit.I have fitted all three shafts but only connected two at this time.Centre shaft is running free but I am able to connect a third motor if I wish. Customised to suit my likes and NOT exactly to real time paint scheme. Front and rear guns rotate on separate servo systems from a six channel Futaba system.Also has an engine noise generator coupled in with forward/reverse. Really nice addition to the fleet on the water. On a separate note the video clip is of a smoke generator just fitted to my Corvett and not connected to the Schnellboot.Just a tester.

Where do yachties go? by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Hi Martin We sail a variety of yachts at my club. As well as the class yachts we have Pond Yachts, Thames Barges, Norfolk Wherry, Pilot cutters, Fishing boats, RN Gunboats, Tall ships and have our own mould for a plank on frame 5' schooner. Most are scratch built and have been built from scaled up plans. We use Posterazor - to magnify to scale. You then print to several pages at your chosen size. I have attached a few pics of some of the models. If you send me a pm I will add you to my U-tube page where there is video of models sailing on the club waters. We also make our own fibreglass moulds and hulls as do many other club's members. Must admit we have not seen any footies but all models apart from IC and fast electric racing boats are welcome. You have no location shown on your profile so it's difficult to suggest where you might find like minded Yachties. Most clubs will have yacht members if the water is suitable so if you look in our Model Boat Club section you may find one near to your location. Dave

William by Yax Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 19 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 36"/7000g William Capable of 1mph and a runtime of 10mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 45mm) Direct Drive - Comments: Scratch built steam plant and boiler in a commercial hull electronic ignition on a gas fired system.

ORCA by RETSUB12 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 23 days ago
36ins long from the film jaws scratch built in wood

STINGRAY by RETSUB12 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 23 days ago

Lady Anne by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 25 days ago
Great job, for a scratch built model tugboat! Can't wait to see her Maiden Voyage. I hope her water canon is functional?

S.D. 14 by RHBaker Admiral   Posted: 26 days ago
I am trying to validate the waterlines on several of my displacement hull models. One of them is a scratch built model of a SD 14 Series 4 freighter. Have searched around looking for the displacement of this vessel type. Does anybody know what it should be please? Thanks

Emily P by GrahamP74 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 5/10] 24"/1500g Emily P - Comments: Scratch built from a wooden hull picked up on eBay for £35. Total spend on this project was £47. Based on an inshore stern trawler.

HMS Triumph by reilly4 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
HMS Triumph - Trafalgar Class Submarine at Albert Park Lake, Melbourne. There is a previous post with this submarine. It is scratch built and uses Engel piston tanks as its diving system. It has been in operation over 30 years. This is the first time it has carried a camera.

DAMEN STAN 4207 by Trillium Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Those scratchbuilt railings, visible in the stern closeup, are very impressive.

Sprinkles by Commodore-H Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 10/10] 32" Sprinkles Twin Propellors (3 Blade 35mm) Geared to a electrofly 600 (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (9.6v) Batteries Controlled Through mtronics ESC - Comments: Latest boat still under construction is Coast Guard PWB. There was a kit at one time but mine is scratch built. When finished it will feature working; running lights, searchlight and rotating beacon as well as operating water monitor and radar.

Big Blue by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Nice work so far, my Brother had a similar idea, re hatch sizes, but he scratched built boat hull in 4 watertight sections, held together with rods, pushed pushed down from deck and using computer leads for Bow thrusters/lighting/radar etc. With all sections in place it could a large tanker, remove one section it could convert to a coaster, using Bow and Stern it became a large tug, all superstructure could be placed in any position on deck,even bridge section could be altered, by sliding it back and forth, back for cargo /oiler, forward tug. All this he could do in minutes, so looked it looked like he'd brought a shed load of boats to the lake. :-)