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U49 Mclaren Clockwork Submarines. by Joe727 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Martin, Your Subs are very nice, beautiful workmanship! Your skill at tin work is inspiring. Joe

U49 Mclaren Clockwork Submarines. by mactin Captain   Posted: 7 days ago
Hi Colin, Thank you,very much appreciated. As for tinsmithery its not something iv'e ever been trained to do but for my sins I was an RN stoker many years ago. Cheers Neil.

U49 Mclaren Clockwork Submarines. by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Any chance of clockwork torpedoes as well, no seriously I think your modelling skills are some of the best I have ever seen. We're you ever a tinsmith, keep up the good work. Cheers Colin.

U49 Mclaren Clockwork Submarines. by mactin Captain   Posted: 7 days ago
Ahoy Mateys,17 inch, U49 has a 3 plate hull made from an old Panettone tin,it has two ballast tanks and a powerful single spring clockwork motor. The diving planes are a through hull type and quite large because its bit of a lump to dynamic dive, to assist diving it has 350g of lead trim in the bilge.

Motor Anti-Submarine Boat MA/SB by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Thanks for your advice gentlemen. I have finished the deck and it doesn't look too bad. Before painting, however, it will need careful preparation. Whilst searching the internet for help, I came across this tutorial which some of you may find helpful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkmeoYKYctw Cheers Steve

Motor Anti-Submarine Boat MA/SB by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
B&Q tester pots are a bit bigger and they mix to match. In fact i think they are called Match Pots.👍

Motor Anti-Submarine Boat MA/SB by reilly4 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Steve, That is the right colour. For a model that size consider just buying three or four tinlets. For my Fairmile D I needed much more, so had it mixed up at a local paint store once I got a tinlet and painted the colour on a test board. If you have it mixed you end up with at least 500ml. This colour photo shows the deck on a Fairmile D.

Motor Anti-Submarine Boat MA/SB by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
I have established that the decks on these vessels were planked and usually painted RN Dark Grey Blue B15. Whilst I can source this paint in small amounts, typically 17ml, I am unable to find it in larger amounts. The boat is 82cm long x 22cm beam. Can anyone help please? Thank you Steve

Motor Anti-Submarine Boat MA/SB by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 27 days ago
My latest project, a 1/24 scale MA/SB is currently taking shape. The vessel is based upon the 63ft BPBCo launch and I understand some had planked decks. There is nothing I like better than planking a deck but I can find no reference to MA/SBs having anything other than metal decks. My recommended reference book is Caostal Craft History Vol.2 which only tells me that planked decks were usually varnished whilst metal decks were usually painted grey. Can anyone assist please? Steve

U49 mclaren clockwork submarines. by mactin Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
The soldered edge along the keel is originally the outer edge of the elipse,after rolling out the dents whilst its still a bowl,I place it upside down on a flat surface and mark all the high spots and gradually trim down untill it sits perfectly flat. Then carefully cut the thing in half,this flat outer edge becomes the keel and the cut edge becomes the gunwale.The keel edge is simply bent using flat pliers to give two flat mating surfaces,after soldering any overlaps are filed away. It sounds complicated but its quite easy to do hope this gives you an idea.Cheers Neil.

U49 mclaren clockwork submarines. by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
How do you keep the edges straight to . Butt or lap joint mate and solder.

U49 mclaren clockwork submarines. by mactin Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
No mate,just an old brass caster off an old sofa. Its fitted to a file handle, then you just roll the tin on a rubber mat on the bench it takes a bit of pressure initially but once you're away its easy after practice. No special tools involved and its disgustingly cheap to do! Cheers Neil

U49 mclaren clockwork submarines. by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Do you use an English wheel to roll out the planishing marks. Cheers Marky

U49 mclaren clockwork submarines. by mactin Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
Ahoy Mateys, Just a little insight into constructing tin hulls from scratch.Having spent the outrageous sum of 50p for the tin from a charity shop carefully de-construct,flatten and mark out the template. Cut out the elipse then work on a sandbag untill its sufficiently hollowed.Roll and smooth out the planishing marks then cut the bowl right down the center.Reverse the two pieces then solder together. All done by hand and takes a couple of hours Cheers Neil. mclaren clockwork submarines.

Military Boat Day by Aquaflite Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Bournville MBC Military Boat Day. Bournville MBC invite all RC Military Boat Skippers to join in their annual Military Boat day. Informal sailing and general chit chat about everything RC Military Boat, from Submarines , Battleships to fleet Tankers. If it has a Military connection we want to see it. Free to enter Light Refreshments Free Parking Disabled Access Contact Rob Fowler 07714517445