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coastguard by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Good morning Doug the CoG will be determined when the superstructure is completed then lead ballast will be added the batteries are in the best place possible any lower and they would have been obstructing the propshafts have a nice day Bob 😜

coastguard by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
So far so good Northumbrian,👍 although I might have placed the batteries lower in the hull to lower the CoG and thus improve stability (roll-rate reduction) 😉 Look forward to the superstructure updates, looking for some tips for my fish cutter superstructure rebuild 😁😉 Cheers, Doug

coastguard by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
I bought the hull from a member on here i stripped the insides and redone it to take the rudder servo i then made the motor mounts from ply i used epoxy to set them in it runs nicely on the two 45mm brass props i will make the superstructure from lite ply

Loch Ranza by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 40" Loch Ranza Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 100mins Geared to a MFA 919D series Powered by Lead Acid (18v) Batteries - Comments: I bought an unfinished Graupner paddle steamer kit which was in a bit of a state and spent many happy hours making her look loved. The hull and paddle wheels were in an acceptable condition but the deck and superstructure left lots to be desired. The previous owner had purchased the motor which was 50.1 geared and pushes the boat along well all other bits including 'smoke' brass portholes and new superstructure added by myself. She was a delight to finish and looks an absolute dream on the water.

HMS M.33 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Yep! an there's 'undreds of 'em Steve 😉 Took me most of an afternoon to do an inventory check 😁 PS: and all the superstructure and deck parts are on printed plasticard sheets! Hoooray for scroll saws 😁

B-25. 11" Bing 1918 Tin Submarine Restoration by mactin Commander   Posted: 16 days ago
Ahoy Mateys, 1918 Bing tinplate clockwork submarine restoration. Only got the hull, no motor,superstructure or rudder so all that had to be made plus hole filling and dent removing its been an interesting project,much easier building my own from scratch! I'd say it was 70% original and that's good enough for me. Cheers. www.mclarenclockworksubmarines.com

Kingfisher by solo1274 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 25 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 36" Kingfisher Single Propellor (3 Blade 30mm) Direct Drive Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through viper 15 (10Amps) ESC - Comments: Built from plans downloaded on the internet. Hull is planked with a wood deck planked over ply. The superstructure is also made in wood, mostly 3mm ply.

Tug "Joanna E" by Ballast Admiral   Posted: 25 days ago
Partial rebuild project. It is a 1/24 scale Thames Tug which has a superstructure that is wrong and out of scale. I intend to rebuild the superstructure and make it more like a Thames Tug but not replicating any particular Tug as there are too many discrepancies in the build up of the hull which I do not want to alter as I am on a tight budget. I am building her and naming her in tribute to my long suffering partner to my hobbies, Jo. Photo of her as is. More photos to follow as progress is made.

Your ideas on how to stabilize a flat-bottomed freighter. by RHBaker Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
Think a bilge keel should be the first step. My next suggestion would be to add some of the ballast to a removable fin keel, bolted to the underside of the hull. This will increase the righting moment, but not the weight. This can be seen if you examine U Tube videos of cruise ships and liners. They have so much superstructure they are inherently unstable. Have built several freighters and always fit captive nuts into the keel or underside. These are intended for trunnion display mounts, but have always been prepared to bolt a keel on if needed. The nuts can easily be sealed when sailing.

Help required on Boat i.d. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
Thanks Peter, 👍 I think we're closing in on it. I can see a distinct 'heritage' in the hull shape from the Vosper MK5s built for Iran, except for that peculiar hull slope down!!😲 Could be a later derivative with the heli deck and hangar added on the stern. The MK5 was also further developed into the RN Type 21 frigate. The guy who made the hull didn't seem to follow the plan too carefully did he! Pic 3 looks like the forward superstructure with bridge and missile platform, forward Sea Dart probably. Pic 4 looks roughly like the aft superstructure and mast/stack base. I'm still digging, more later. Cheers, Doug 😎

USCG POINT GLAS by Inkoust Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
The 70-year US Coast Guard semi-deck. All-metal construction, 2 x MIG 480 motor, standard servo, model illuminated on two circuits. One light mast, position lights and cabin. The second lighting circuit in the hull of the ship and the outdoor lighting around the superstructure. There are no labels on the model yet, I'm waiting for the fabrication. Battery 1 x LiPol 4000 mA. The total construction took me half a year. I made the hull made of laminate from my friend in Slovakia. The superstructures themselves are made of laminated boards. Part of the light bulbs are 6V lamps and the strobe with positional lights are the LEDs of the light triggering through two RC switches.😉

USCG POINT GLAS by Inkoust Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 27"/2600g USCG POINT GLAS Capable of 11mph and a runtime of 80mins Twin Propellors (4 Blade 25mm) Direct Drive to a MIG 480 (4 Blade) Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through DSYS 72A ESC - Comments: The 70-year US Coast Guard semi-deck. All-metal construction, 2 x MIG 480 motor, standard servo, model illuminated on two circuits. One light mast, position lights and cabin. The second lighting circuit in the hull of the ship and the outdoor lighting around the superstructure. There are no labels on the model yet, I'm waiting for the fabrication. Battery 1 x LiPol 4000 mA.

Fairey Hunsman renovation part 5 by CB90 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
Started on Superstructure, as I had some free time, the cabin and sides will not be removeable and access to installation will be via the rear of cabin's floor area. lite ply profiles cut to an old Vic Smeed design.

Friday's Child Fairey Huntsman 31 by CB90 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
They are a great looking craft, I am restoring one myself, please be aware that red paint may contain lead, so wear a mask while sanding. My restoration is of a old Fibre glass hull I intend to install twin rudders and motor shafts and go brushless, I am building the superstructure from scratch with some help from old plans. I want to have a swordsman type cabin.

Help required on Boat i.d. by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Can anyone assist, been to the model boat show at Blackpool today, bought a hull and plan for what I thought could be an interesting build, only problem is when I googled the boat.....no feedback, the hull/plan and some superstructure is of a : M.P.C. 85 freelance general purpose corvette built by Vosper, if any help I can post a photo of the hull and superstructure. many thanks, Peter🤔