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HMCS AGASSIZ (Corvette) by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Spectacular detail work! how realist, look at the weathering! Good thing the crew is hard at work painting her! guess there's no time for priming! Great looking Model....

HERMANN MARWEDE by Inkoust Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
REWELL Kit 1:72, fitted with 3 MIG 280 DC motors, 3 DC controllers up to 20A, 1 LiPol battery 2200mA, 4 channel Turnigy receiver, one microswitch for two rudders. It is dyed with REWELL semi-matt colors in synthetic colors and at the end over decals and the whole ship three layers of glossy REWELL lacquer. The ship was imported with lead by the keel so that it did not curve on the opposite side in turns. Because I did not reach the four-bladed bolts, I modified three-blade brass. For the time being, the boat has only been tested in a bath at home due to winter weather in the Czech Republic. For its 64 cm it is designed for riding on a calm surface. If I can evaluate this kit it is excellent. I can only recommend.

HERMANN MARWEDE by Inkoust Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 25" HERMANN MARWEDE Capable of 8mph and a runtime of 60mins Triple Propellors (3 Blade 20mm) Direct Drive to a MIG 280 (3 Blade) Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through mini dc 20A - Czech rep (20Amps) ESC - Comments: REWELL Kit 1:72, fitted with 3 MIG 280 DC motors, 3 DC controllers up to 20A, 1 LiPol battery 2200mA, 4 channel Turnigy receiver, one microswitch for two rudders. It is dyed with REWELL semi-matt colors in synthetic colors and at the end over decals and the whole ship three layers of glossy REWELL lacquer. The ship was imported with lead by the keel so that it did not curve on the opposite side in turns. Because I did not reach the four-bladed bolts, I modified three-blade brass. For the time being, the boat has only been tested in a bath at home due to winter weather in the Czech Republic. For its 64 cm it is designed for riding on a calm surface. If I can evaluate this kit it is excellent. I can only recommend.

Thames Sailing Barge by TFH by Little-Charlie Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 21 days ago
[Score: 9/10] 24"/1700g Thames Sailing Barge by TFH Capable of 3mph - Comments: S/H kit purchased on ebay my first attempt at building a sailing barge pleased with the outcome waiting for the weather to change to launch

Picture upload failure. by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Doug , I live in small 1 bedroom bungalow for the elderly. So space for computer and associated stuff not available. I usually keep it in the attic in the winter months, but when weather gets warmer it goes in my workshop/garage.

Spraying/hand painting by RichardSReade Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Thank you for the replies, I can not strip all the paint from the boat as it is impractical, but I am going to flat it back over the next few days/weeks, as it is not a job I like doing, then I will wait for the warmer weather to finish it, meanwhile I will play on the lathe and do a bit of wood turning, nothing like making shavings/wood chips to while the time away 😜

1 / 12 th Scale Figures by Ballast Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
I got mine off of Ebay! They are Startrek figures. My lady made some smocks for them and I made them foul weather gear out of marigolds. They were about £3-50 each !😊

Getting the Sea Gray right by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Many of us have struggled with paint issues with our products over the last several months (years?) may get a chuckle out of this. The photo below is taken from a recent Today’s Defense article showing these problems to be industry wide. The U.S. Navy warship is painted with the newest paint from various manufacturers that all “meet the spec”. The traditional “haze gray” is variously being described as “dim gray, light gray, tannish gray, pinkish-gray, and green-gray”. Although the new paint is extremely weather resistant and environmentally friendly, it does not seem to hold its colour well. Clearly, we are not the only ones having colour challenges!My son sent me this message the other day about the U.S. Navy’s “Sea Gray”...

on display by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
the sails are all attached and working fine it is on display in the conservatory roll on the good weather 😎

replacing propshaft by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Heartily agree on all points Chris👍 I am faced with the same decision with the restoration of my Sea Scout. On the basis of 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' I decided to leave the shaft angle as Dad built it in the mid sixties to fit his Taycol Target. I've now fitted a brushless and made a new shaft for the original tube, repainted hull and fitted out the 'engine room'. Pics show starting point and current state. Can't wait for the weather to warm up to try her out😉 I'm aiming for a trim at rest slightly nose up and water about 1/2 inch or so up the transom. Then trials to see if she comes easily on the plane and is stable. As usual a bit of trial and error, aka 'suck it and see' 😁 Happy Holidays and sailing all, cheers Doug 😎

Merry Christmas by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
GENERAL FLEET ORDER UP-DATE Cleared to max flake speed, all crew released on compassionate leave, free beer next week. RAS will be shore based due to poor weather UP SPIRITS Mark

sails by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
I have received the sails from Mastman and started attaching them looking forward to next season when the weather is warmer the old bones don't like the cold anymore 😱 wishing you all a merry Christmas and fair weather sailing in 2018👍

lots of sanding by Trillium Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
The main advantage of Eze-kote may be its main disadvantage: it's water-based. As stated on the Great Hobbies website, "This product may be damaged by freezing. Shipping during periods of weather below zero is not recommended." So in Canada, shipping between December and May is not recommended. It does not state "Protect from freezing" on the bottle, but it would be helpful if someone who has tried it can confirm it's OK after freezing. There are 4 Great Hobbies stores in Canada if you are lucky enough to be able to visit and pick up the product. Roy

Clyde Puffer by Ballast Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Hugh. Thanks for you input. I find other peoples ideas and methods very helpful as a bit of a rookie !!! You're a brave man working from scratch, I haven't attempted building a hull yet but who knows what tomorrow will bring. Hope the weather in OZ is kinder to you than what is happening here in Blighty. Good luck with the build buddy, I'll keep you updated ! Alan

Voltage step down by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Brian, I would suggest 2 x 6volt NimH cell packs with a parallel 'Y' lead, the reason is you can use each pack to alter the trim of the hull. with a big hull like the Fire Boat, you could even put 4 x 6v cells in for longer duration. a single 12v does not give you a lot of maneuvering room regards balance etc. I have just changed my 48" Fireboat to 3s lipo's from 7.2v NimH packs, this is with Graupner 700bb motors with twin 50mm 3 blade brass props, not tested yet due to poor weather and shift patterns, but it sounds great on the bench. Mark