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Clyde Puffer by Hugh Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 day ago
Hi Alan, I, too, am building a Clyde Puffer. Mine is scratch built ,and same scale as yours. I have installed a 6:1 brushed electric motor. I wanted scale speed . The shaft length was 11" from memory. Interested in how you get on. Clyde puffers were lovely ships. Cheers Hugh

M.V. TEAKWOOD by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
BTW: I've had for years a Fleetscale 1:72 hull for an H class Flotilla Leader destroyer. Since I've already got a scratch built HMS Hotspur I've been considering converting it into a County class cruiser hull, HMS Kent my home county. Your blog has set the grey cells and cogs in motion👍 I drive a Toyota - 'Nothing is impossible' 😉 Keep up the good work (and blog). Cheers Doug 😎

USS READY PGM-87 by rustypiston Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
The USS READY was an Asheville class gunboat that saw service in the USN during the Vietnam period of the 1970's. Four of the boats were outfitted with RIM missiles and served with the US 6th fleet until decommissioned in the late 1970's. The 51" model is a Dumas kit from the 80's and like other Dumas offerings rather basic. I didn't use the kit's metal fittings but replaced them with scratch built items. To make my boat a little different I built the missile launchers that the READY carried. It's just finished so I hope to have it "underway" next spring.

Riva scratch built boat update by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
I love making these boats from scratch with remote control and all the other bits. But I like to put some humour in them. Out here in Spain the locals love my boats with these extras.

Riva scratch built boat update by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Evidently!! 😉

Riva scratch built boat update by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
His only there for the honey!

Riva scratch built boat update by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Looks like Winnie has been busy!!! 😉

wattle by Gravedigger47 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 22 days ago
[Score: 10/10] 42" wattle Capable of 5mph and a runtime of 120mins Single Propellor (4 Blade 40mm) Direct Drive to a thrust master (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (24v) 4Amp/h Batteries - Comments: a scratch built model of the Australian tug Wattle built around 1905? anyone who has more info I would be most gratefull for it thank you

no name by Gravedigger47 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 22 days ago
[Score: 8/10] - Comments: scratch built naval cutter

Solent Class Lifeboat "Douglas Currie" by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
so here is the long awaited video of my scratch built Solent Class lifeboat based on the vintage Aerokits plans purchased on ebay. Sailed today for the 1st time and went like a dream, so pleased with it.

80' Elco PT Boat by Zdenek Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 26 days ago
[Score: 7/10] 30"/1600g 80' Elco PT Boat Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type 40mm) Direct Drive to a Turnigy Typhoon 500 Heli (2 Blade X Type) Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Turnigy Marine 60 Amp (60Amps) ESC - Comments: A scratch-built stand-off model based on Model Boats free plan (design by GG). Material mainly balsa wood (hull) and plastic (styrene) on superstructure. Propulsion unit differs from the original design. This is a second set up, not really tested yet. Original set up was Speed 700 Turbo, 12 V NiMh battery pack 4100 mAh, it was 500 g overweight. The only "special feature" are working position lights. It was a pleasure to built and it is pleasure to sail her.

Riva boat from scratch built by canabus Admiral   Posted: 27 days ago
Hi Check out the cheap shops, I found a few figures in the kids section and second hand boot sales is another source. Wrestling figures also!! Canabus

rotating radars off mast by smiggy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 28 days ago
Hi seafarer, I've scratch built a Type 21 frigate and managed to find motors for the radars. I got them from a company called Precission Microdrives, web site They don't come cheap, the three on the mast cost £45 - and then there's the replacement for the one I 'lubricated' with super glue. That said the effect is fantastic and they just make a slight whirring noise when running and go all day on the 6 volt battery (I needed to fit resistors to them to get the speed down a bit). Hope this helps. Graham PS The service was very good. PPS The film of them working doesn't appear to be working so I've posted a still, the motors are 20mm long to give an indication of the size. The air traffic control radar on the bottom platform shows the full length of the motors. PPPS Web address changed, thanks Dave.

1 hour till completion! by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Thanks for the compliments guys, must admit I’m chuffed with my first plan/scratch built boat although coming from aircraft has helped! The nice thing about boats is it takes a lot longer working in heavy woods compared to balsa etc. But the end result with boats is the joy of knowing there is less chance of “re-kitting” on the maiden!

Aero kits Sea Queen by Rex3644 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 8/10] 46" Aero kits Sea Queen Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type 45mm) Direct Drive to a 3650 watercooled (2 Blade X Type) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 7Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Hobby wing 100 amp w/c (100Amps) ESC - Comments: I felt the need to build something large from scratch having built Sea Nymph Sea Rover aero kits Swordsman kit. Many GRP based I/C powered before converting many of them to Brushless power. In Feb 2017 I bought plans from ebay in readiness for a family trip to Wales. My brother in law has a well kitted workshop in which he produced Sailing dingy kits before retiring. The aim was to produce this boat for the least possible cost. Thankfully there are lots of ply off cuts in Wales plus an 8x5 sheet of 1.5mm so I set about making my own kit during the time I was there. The motor was to be a Marx Decaperm selected from my bits box which I chose to set up using the geared drive. On the first launch performance was lacking to say the least so the motor mount was adjusted to direct drive but alas performance was not much better then everything stopped. The wires on the commutator had become unsolder end a common problem apparently I've now fitted a 3650 brushless stolen from an early attempt of a Huntsman 31 built for my Grand daughter which had replaced the Graupner 600, she is now 19 and interested in other things beginning with B. Having fitted the brushless a lot of vibration was experienced his was traced to a misaligned coupling,next outing will be with a huco type of fitting just to check it out roll on Thursday.