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Steering wheel by Midlife306 Commander   Posted: 8 days ago
Scratch built, 103mm diameter. Outer wheel made from milliput & spokes made from plastic sheet. Formed the milliput between some blue foam rings. Cheers Wayne

How do I resolve my varnish problem? by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 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!

Er slight Problem by Pav403 Commander   Posted: 11 days ago
Hello all, I've had to start the hull from scratch. I went away for a week, I came back to see the hull bent in all different shapes, no amount of sanding or filling would rectify that so I've had to start again. This time it's out of any direct sunlight! Regards Dave

New to the game by marky Seaman   Posted: 11 days ago
I recently purchased a Billings HMS Renown kit from a charity shop ,I had never thought about building a model ship before anyway I digress also with the kit were a set of plans/drawings for the St Canute ,so I started building the Renown and in parallel was cutting and building the tug from scratch ,the tug has taken over this is my first ever build and I have become addicted I will try and post some pics

The Kent Clearview screen by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
There is a white metal ‘ring’ supplied in the kit for the Kent Clearview screen but it is too large and doesn’t look particularly ‘scale’. So after some research on the web and some help from other forum members I found enough information to make one from scratch. The outer ring was made from a narrow section of pvc pipe that I had to hand and this was cut to length in a mitre block and then sanded down to the right thickness on some abrasive paper and then sprayed matt black. I didn’t use the perspex screen supplied in the kit as the hole was too large but the small circular cut-out piece was the right diameter to fit into the ring that I made, the new screen was cut from a new piece of perspex sheet and a hole drilled through the centre to locate the rotating part of the screen. The parts were assembled onto the new screen using canopy glue applied very sparingly with a dressmaking pin. The motor drive assembly on the inside of the screen and the black triangular part that sits on the outside of the screen were made from some black plasticard and these parts were also fixed in place with canopy glue. I used a brass panel pin with the head filed down and painted black for the central bearing of the screen but when I applied a very small amount of canopy glue to fix it capillary action unexpectedly drew the glue between the two ‘panes’ of perspex 😡 Not what I wanted to happen but I decided to leave it to dry to it’s clear state and then assess the situation. Fortunately the glue is not too conspicuous to be much of a concern but it is nevertheless an unwanted blemish that I will have to accept 😭 The finished piece was then glued into the wheelhouse with a few dots of canopy glue and looks quite good as long as you don’t look too closely 😎

Arran Glasgow. by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days 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

Arran Glasgow. by Scratchbuilder Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 14 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.

Kent windscreen. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days 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: 21 days ago
hello, anyone know where i can obtain some early bristol pilot boat plans for a scratch build, construction details needed thanks lezzers

Under-Water Video Boat by RETSUB12 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 21 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: 22 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: 23 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 - http://posterazor.sourceforge.net/ 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

glass cloth or tissue? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 25 days ago
PS I had understood 'tissue' as glass fibre tissue, as opposed to mat, that's what I used for Hotspur! Never thought of using 'bum scratcher' 😎😆

William by Yax Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 25 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.

Higman Leader Push Boat by metalikhajoe Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 29 days 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!