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wattle by Gravedigger47 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 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: 3 days ago
[Score: 8/10] - Comments: scratch built naval cutter

wattle by Gravedigger47 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
[Score: 10/10] 42" wattle Capable of 5mph and a runtime of 120mins Single Propellor (4 Blade 40mm) Direct Drive to a 24 volt (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (24v) Batteries - Comments: its a scratch build model of the Wattle built in Australia around 1904? oil fired boiler riveted plate anyone know in more detail please add

46" Firefloat What Motor/Battery by moormedic Seaman   Posted: 5 days ago
Hello chaps. I'm very new to this but have just finished scratch building a 46" Vosper Firefloat in the old Aerokits fashion (ie all wood) to the point where I've primered it, fitted a radio and couple of motors (Graupner 600 chosen at random cos they looked adequate!) and a Lead Acid 6v 12Ahr battery. Tried it on the local canal today and two problems. 1: its underpowered...nearly gets on the plane with a fresh battery but not quite. 2: The battery only lasts about five minutes. I'm an old git and don't understand "Lipids" or the benefits of "Brushless Motors" etc and would appreciate any help or advice any of you experienced guys could offer me please on motor/battery choices to get the thing planing and running for more than five minutes. Many thanks in anticipation Cheers John

Fish boxes by GrahamP74 Captain   Posted: 5 days ago
For the stack I made a plastic box and then cut plastic round to add to the sides.. once up to the top I added a fake base to the top and then added the detail of the scuffs and scratches. The single boxes were made in the same way and I added wire to the top and the sides to added the additional detail...

Solent Class Lifeboat "Douglas Currie" by Skydive130 Admiral   Posted: 5 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: 7 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.

Remaining formers and chine formers by Skydive130 Admiral   Posted: 8 days ago
Have now fitted the remaining outside hull formers and the top deck chine formers. Last job was to place electrics in hull to get an idea of layout, plenty of room to move things around for balance, ballast and CofG. This is going to be a quick and very easy build up to the point of adding scratch built detail and painting which takes time. Tomorrow remaining chine formers and start hull sheeting.

Riva boat from scratch built by canabus Admiral   Posted: 8 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

Riva boat from scratch built by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 9 days ago
Sorted out varnish problem on my almost finished Riva boat. Problem now is new crew wants honey and picnic breaks.

rotating radars off mast by smiggy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 10 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 https://www.precisionmicrodrives.com/gearmotors. 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.

USCGC VIGOROUS (WMEC-627) by circle43nautical Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 10 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 52"/4600g USCGC VIGOROUS (WMEC-627) Capable of 10mph and a runtime of 60mins Twin Propellors (7 Blade 50mm) Direct Drive to a 775 JOHNSON-TYPE 6-12V (7 Blade) Powered by NiMH (8.4v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through DIMART FAN-COOLED 320A (20Amps) ESC - Comments: ON THE WAYS: 1:48 COAST GUARD MODELS (CHICAGOLAND) 52" F/G HULL. SCALE REPLICA OF USCGC VIGOROUS (WMEC-627), ONE OF THREE CUTTERS I SAILED ABOARD WHILE PROUDLY SERVING IN THE GLORIOUS 1980'S. THE BUILDER OF THESE HULLS DOES JUST ABOUT EVERY USCG CRAFT, WWII TO PRESENT. UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO HEALTH REASONS, HE IS ABOUT TO RETIRE AND RELINQUISH THE FORMS. HIS WEBSITE IS COASTGUARD MODELS.COM IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED. I PLAN TO ORDER A USCG BAY CLASS ICEBREAKING TUG THIS WEEK, BEFORE IT'S OBSOLETE. THAT WOULD ALSO COMPLETE MY USCG FLEET THAT IS RELATIVE TO MY SERVICE. THERE ARE NO SUPERSTRUCTURE ASSEMBIES AVAILABLE FOR THE WMEC, HENCE A SCRATCH BUILD FROM THE MAIN DECK IS IN MY NAUTICAL FUTURE. LUCKILY, GEORGE BIEDA @ WINDJAMMERARTS.COM PUT TOGETHER A LARGE SHEET OF 1:48 DRAWINGS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION. MY PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY IS PRETTY GOOD, BUT EVERY LIL BIT HELPS, I RECKON. THERE IS, HOWEVER A S/S & CABIN ASSLY FOR THE BAY CLASS, AT A COST, OF COURSE. PARATUS GERERE!

1 hour till completion! by Skydive130 Admiral   Posted: 13 days 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!

International Model Boat Show by glyn44 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 15 days ago
Hi, I’m glad to hear that as I have a list as long as my arm. Will be attending on Friday. Hoping to buy as much as I can towards a Fairey Huntress scratch build. I am also setting up a new workshop. I am looking to get a scroll saw, table saw, and bench pillar drill. Is it all likely I may buy them at the show? I’m not sure what to expect there as this will be my first visit. Happy days.

huntsman plan by ChrisF Petty Officer   Posted: 17 days ago
big-tone - even if the kits do have a plan, like most kits it will probably only have a top view and side elevation. There won't be any templates for the various parts. If I was you I'd get a copy of the 31" version and scale it up. Being as they are drawings for scratch building they have all the information required and you aren't having to enlarge them that much. Chris