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A Tragic Tale Unfolds by boaty Admiral   Posted: 1 day ago
Winter of 1967 / 1968 was a bad time for trawler losses. St Romanus, Kingston Peridot and Ross Cleveland went down. The St Romanus and Kingston Peridot were side haul boats and this made them unstable when taking in nets that were full. I don't know what type Ross Cleveland was but soon after we had lessons in school about the tragedies and our teacher explained how the later stern haul boats were much safer. Boaty😁

1/36 Ady Gil Trimaran Wave Piercer by rcmodelboats Lieutenant   Posted: 7 days ago
This build started out as a crap toy speed boat that resembled the New zealand wave piecer Ady Gil (ex- Earthrace) that was cut in two in 2010 by the illegal japanese whaling vessel Shonan Maru no2. The original speedboat toy was 22 inchs long and had straight wings that connected the pontoons, the wings and the pontoons have been changed and custom made onto the existing hull and the bow has been extended and sharpened (now 26in), the stern has been rounded. The hull has now been gel coated and i have started sanding it back.

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
As you wish Steve! If you want the exercise ..., I s'pose it's not as boring as jogging😁😁 What do I think about Semtex? ... BOOOM 😁😲 Seriously, (as if I could be 😁😁) - don't see any use for Semtex green on Campbeltown either. That's why I said I'd probably chuck it in with my USN MTB green to pad it out bit for my PTB. Several ships used it as part of the Western Approaches Pattern, like the Flower class corvette depicted on the box, but Campbeltown apparently not. Mix a little in with the Deck Grey perhaps? BTW, All this chat about Campbeltown inspired me to look for and buy a disc of the 1952 Trevor Howard, Richard Attenborough film 'The Gift Horse' based on the Buchanan / Campbeltown / Operation Chariot story. Disc arrived yesterday, just watched it (usual human waste on the haunted fish-tank🤔). Stirring stuff chaps! lots of visible detail of the Town Class destroyers, at least of HMS Leamington! G'night all, cheers, Doug 😎

Revell 1/72 Flower Class Corvett by Mikep Commander   Posted: 8 days ago
Revell model at stern you see a small servo with micro switch for the Ram whooper sound module. Pic with upper deck on side shows speaker and electronics with 9volt battery power. Moving forward Harbor Models small 6 volt smoker, 3000 nimh 6 volt battery with 2 connectors powers smoker fan and main motor from ESC.

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Hi Steve, On my Manxman, a fast cruiser / minelayer, it was used to protect the deck where mines were dragged from the stores to the laying rails in the stern. Otherwise I've never seen extensive use of it on open decks. Mostly just in enclosed areas where there would be a lot of 'foot traffic'. In recent years (decades!?) I've seen blue, yellow and green versions inside the vessel, especially in the so called 'Citadel', a protected area which can be hermetically sealed against chemical or biological attack! 😲 The 'non slip' variants on the weather decks all seem to be paint / resin mixtures containing some sort of abrasive material. I don't think it is worth the effort you describe to depict corticene!! Cheers, Doug

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi Doug So glad I went for Western Approaches colours (thanks for the suggestion).First couple of coats applied and I think it's starting to look pretty good, but as you know, I good at blowing my own trumpet. Got to decide where to put the coticene - I'm told that it is where there is any footfall. Any thoughts? Sorry about the quality of the picture. Steve

Empress of Canada 1961 by Wingcoax Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 12 days ago
i don't know if you are aware that the "Empress of Britain" was later renamed as "Ocean Monarch" under Shaw Saville line from 1970 and was finally scrapped in 1975 in Taiwan. Good pictures can be found under the "Monarch" name showing the rebuilt stern area.

Where's our mate?... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Evenin' Peter, Thanks 😉 Not quite 100% yet but getting there. Fit enough to answer your question I think, mainly cos I just bought a bunch of RN and USN paints meself😁 First off, have a shufti at this link, it details all 'Measures' up to # 23 near the end of the Pacific war. There's also a colour pic of USS Kidd wearing Measure 22 which was used on Destroyer Escorts (DE) at the time. In 1944 it was replaced by a Dazzle pattern on the Fletchers, Measure 32, similar to RN Western Approaches pattern, until 1945 when they reverted to Measure 22 but with the revised Haze Gray. I also attach attach a colour chart from Sovereign Hobbies who took over the White Ensign Colour Coats range of navy enamel paints. Have a look at page 6. They are made by Snyder & Short from authentic Navy Paint Chips apparently. I just bought a bunch of them in RN colours for my 'Plastic Magic' conversions. Get 'em here- If you prefer acrylic have a look at the LifeColor Sets # CS24 and CS25 'US Navy WWII'. Chart and catalogue attached. get here for instance- Happy painting, cheers, Doug 😎

Got the bits, now what?... by jimdogge Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 13 days ago
Hi martin, yeah stuff comming from places far and wide are a pain in the stern. Bullet connections (the type they use on cars) are ok not sure if used on greater current and amps they wont melt. I built more aeroplanes with electric power trains and l found that if l stayed with one or two types of connections it was much easier to keep a little collection of spares. EC3 and EC5 are the Blue coloured plastic/brass bullet plugs you can buy. have a look on Hobbyking web site at lipo batteries it will show you all the connections that are out there. jim dogge

Deans Robert E. Perry Libertyship by Sanddancer Apprentice   Posted: 14 days ago
I am presently very slowly building the Deans City of Ely which is very similar to the Robert E Perry. I have got the motor and the prop installed and I have cut the decking and picked up some good points from your pictures, ( i hope you don't mind😡), I particularly like the plywood under deck and noted that you built up the stern where the rudder post is fitted. I think I shall follow your lead there.👍

20th Scale ELCO 80ft PT boat part 10 by CB90 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
This Boat is a bit experimental the main goals where for it to be light in weight, and also a more correct hull shape, also to keep cost to a minimum and as scale as practically possible. To answer the question about not using one single skin, is that ply will not bend in two directions, the sides of the hull have curves to them, the length of the hull is also curved, especially the bow but also curves to a narrower stern/ transom. The best way to skin the boat is by 60 degree planking in two alternating layers but this would make the hull too heavy for me to transport, due to back problems.

St Canute Planking Help? by Richard7 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 21 days ago
Hey guys, I cannot thank you all enough for all these suggestions and advice, what a great website this is!!! I am swaying to purchase some blacks of balsa and give this a try, I did the same with my first model of the Billing Boat Norden (much smaller model) but on that occasion the stern block came with the kit. Does anyone have a website that I can purchase these blacks of balsa? I will try my local Hobbycraft store but they are sadly winding down on a lot of items. It is my intention to paint the St Canute the same colours as Billing Boats suggest, so none of the planks will be varnished but I will have a lot of sanding and shaping to do. Many thanks again to you all,👍 Kindest regards Richard

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
Hi Doug I had settled on the two greys that you suggested in the first place, but your Western Approaches colours are far more interesting. I used to be undecided, but now I'm not so sure! Steve

St Canute Planking Help? by Richard7 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 21 days ago
Hello everyone, l am looking for some tips / advice with the planking on the St Canute currently under construction. I have completed 5 planks on each side, but now it’s getting a bit complicated at the stern end. I have sat and thought about it over a few days, do l plank the majority of the hull and leave the stern to plank in small strips of left over planks? I acknowledge that to get the ideal shape there will be some considerable filling and shaping. If anyone out there has some pointers that would be great. Have attached a couple of photos, not very good but will try better photos in the morning. Thanks guys for your time and help, Richard

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
Hi Steve, prop guard looks good👍 Don't forget the 3 angle struts underneath 😉 What colours did you settle on then? I've decided to do mine in her Western Approaches camouflage pattern, a neat looking blue and white with a grey/green deck! i already have the Life Color set for this. Although it's a 'Late War' set the blue and white are the same as early war (Campbeltown's time) and I can use the Semtex green with a little dark grey for the deck. The dark flashes on the hull are just charcoal grey. The correct underwater hull red is also in the set. The Corticene (a type of lino deck covering) I can use on other ships like Hood, KGV, PoW, Ark Royal, etc where it was commonly used for things like the Admirals Bridge. The green I'll probably just mix into a batch of US Tropical green. 😉 Happy painting, Cheers, Doug 😎