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Fairmile D 1/24 Scale Build by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Thanks Haig👍 I just hope Andy is still around. Maybe a variant of my four screw setup for my HMS Belfast could help him. I'm going to upgrade it with differential ESC control for the two outer motors to assist the steering, the 'beast' (125cm), only has one rudder. I also use SLAs (and brushed motors) in such large displacement hulls, but for planing hulls these days the 'norm' must surely be brushless and LiPo (or at least HiPower NiMh😉). G'night from frozen Munich 😡 Cheers, Doug 😎

Sprit of Padstow by Jerry1 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 days ago
[Score: 10/10] Twin Propellors (5 Blade 40mm) Direct Drive Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) Batteries - Comments: Very fast model lifeboat. Model Slipway kit 1/16 scale

Can't stop adding stuff by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Good stuff Joe👍 Detail of the smoker please! That's the trouble / fun with ship modelling, so many possibilities. The only limit (within weight and available power considerations) is imagination and ingenuity. I've even seen a tug on which a cabin door opens, a sailor comes out and pees over the side😲😁 Some crew would liven up your boat. And a horn? Working winch and towing tackle? Crane? Radar? Signalling lamp? ... I once fitted a working monitor on a boat - just to keep inquisitive kids with sticky fingers at bay! BTW; fires DO do VERY WELL on boats; all that paint and other inflammable material!🤔 Cheers, Doug 😎

Reassembly by Joe727 Admiral   Posted: 10 days ago
Continuing on, I finished mounting the light bar, all lights are functioning. For some reason my iPad does not like LEDs and they don't photograph when lit. Made an exhaust stack out of brass tube, mitered the top, soldered and painted. Hull dry now so I mounted the superstructure onto the hatch, reinstalled the tow bits, switch and batteries, RX, motor, etc. Getting close to sea trials, maybe this week schedule permitting. Cheers, Joe

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Very good 😁 That could have come from me Steve! How'd you find such an appropriate vid so fast!?👍 (Rhetorical question!)

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
He he! Got some new glasses just before Christmas Octman🤓😁 PS 'Sorry Captain Mainwairing' 😲

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi Doug, A bit picky there, but understandable as it's a very little known fact that all gun crews of flush deckers were trained in the art of gate vaulting as you can see in this tutorial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrjiw52GmZI

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by octman Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
I was wondering who would be the first to spot that, Pike!

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
"(excuse the snow effect..." Must have been in Newfoundland on her delivery trip 😁 Don't think she was on the Arctic convoys! Nice gun deck but, how do the crew get in? Vault over the rail?😁

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
I used to buy the Airfix kits, mainly model aircraft, for 2 bob each. They came in a plastic bag with the plans attached to the outside. Attached to my bedroom ceiling with strands of cotton the English fighters shot down many a German which billowed cotton wool painted red and black. After gun deck now populated (excuse the snow effect which is dust caused by fettling my MA/SB hull)

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Nice one Steve, 👍 Makes a big difference doesn't 😉 For my 1/72 destroyer I shanghaied personnel from the ancient Airfix Afrika Corps and 8th Army soldiers I had as a boy in the backyard battlefield😁 Odd, you can find scale figures for all sorts of obscure army and airforce units and some USN, but no RN personnel at a decent scale🤔 Cheers, Doug😎

Fitting the rubbing strakes. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Before I can apply the final coats of epoxy on the hull I need to fit the two rubbing strakes. I started with the bottom rubbing strake which runs along the chine where the side skins and bottom skins meet. The strakes meet the external keel at the bow and also extend across the stern. I used a length of square section of obeche which needed a gentle curve towards the bow, rather than steam the wood I soaked it in water for a few minutes to soften it and then used a heat gun while bending the strip gently to the required curve. When the wood had cooled and dried the bend was set I did a test fit and drilled very fine holes through the strip so that the modelling pins I use to hold the piece in place would not split the wood. A 30 minute epoxy was used to fit the strakes on both sides of the hull and stern. Above this bottom strake is a second rubbing strake and this also meets the keel at the bow and runs across the stern, I used a broader and thinner obeche strip for this and it was prepared and fixed in the same way. The final pieces to fit will be the gunwales which run around the hull where the sides meet the deck but I will not fit them until I have planked the deck.

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
Hi Steve, The figures look great. The Campbeltown has some life now! Cheers, Ed

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
Hi Doug Captain on the bridge! I've got some more with tin hats on which I will put on the after gun deck.

Cabin detail part 4 Steering wheel by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
The steering wheel is a simple 3-spoke design; first, I machined a ring and a centre boss in brass. I then made a wooden jig to hold the parts in the correct position whilst soldering, this consisted of a turned block with a recess to locate the O/D, and the taper towards the centre hole to give a “dish effect” that locates the centre boss. This just leaves the three arms to machine; these are cut using a slitting saw to cut a 3mm wide strip from a piece of 1.5 mm brass plate. These are the cut to length ready for soft soldering and then the parts are all cleaned and placed in the jig, ideally a minimum of solder is used to minimise cleaning afterwards. The finishing/fettling I find is always easier if you use a sharp craft knife to slice any excess solder away as it doesn’t easily mark the brass in the same way you might using Swiss files, finally finish with 600 and 1000 w&d before priming ready for topcoat of black gloss. The first wheel I decided was too small so the pics are of that construction; the final larger wheel is in the last 3 pictures