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Hi Norm, Re X turret: at higher elevations, normal for battle to use the range of your guns to advantage, X would shoot above Y turret. Hope the turret crews had ear defenders though 😡 Video freeze frames and printing:- 1. expand video to full screen by left clicking on the dotted line box at lower right corner of video. 2. To freeze a frame press space bar or left click with mouse. 3. Open the Snipping Tool from Windows Accessories. 4. Click 'New' in menu bar. 5. Use cross hair to frame to pic or part of that you want to save and print by dragging it with the mouse (hold down left key until you've framed what you want. 6. Open the 'File' drop down menu in Snipping Tool and click 'Save as' to save the pic wherever you want; hard drive or stick etc. 7. Open the file in your favourite pic viewer (I use Irfanview mostly!) http://www.irfanview.com/ See attached examples 😉 8. Use 'Print' command in your pic viewer. Can recommend using gloss photo paper for best results! Have fun, cheers Doug 😎
HI Allen, You have the early Amsterdam, like mine, plank on frame and the windows etc are stuck on the superstructure, mine once refurbished is a superb model just a word of warning, depending how it was stored, my hull had numerous cracks in the planking, leaked like a sieve. Send me a PM and i will email all the photos and instructions to you. There were 2 versions the instructions cover the moulded hull but the rest is virtually the same. Also 3 tugs were built 2 for the French navy, will include these as well. Mark
I am busy building the imara tug, caldercraft 1/3 scale on opening packets I found I was 6 pieces missing,these are the hatch windows with double pothole does anybody have any spare ones to sell or where I could purchase them
I am using a laptop running windows 10. No idea why but can only select one photo at a time. anyway back to the main point why not message those who have not posted a photo with a can we see your boat request? Some may have thought I must get a decent photo them forgot.
Finished the major parts of the hull and am satisfied with the results. Now turned to the superstructure, which has turned into a challenge in its own right. Decided to break the structure down into decks and concentrate on each deck individually; before “rolling them up” into the complete structure. Also decided to make the central “core” first and complete, before adding the curved frontispiece containing the forward bulwarks. This would allow all the detail between the two such as windows, doors and portholes to be accurately made and positioned. The structure from the first deck upwards was made removable to gain access to the internal systems of this working model. The lovely flowing curves, which attracted me to the vessel initially, proved a pain to reproduce. The bends around the front corners required making each deck front separately and then gently bending heated styrene around a former to reproduce. There is much opportunity for hurling! Added a L shaped strip around the front of each deck, so there is something firm to glue the front bulwarks to. Was concerned that without something like that the individual deck shields would never line up properly. Similarly added styrene U channel along the deck edges to give a surface to which the shield side rails could be fitted. This also replicates the vertical deck edge panels that are evident in pictures. Felt this would also make the structure more robust, enabling it to be removed and refitted without damage.
Hi Pilot I have the Precedent Huntsman 34" hull with the 3648-1450kv, 100 Amp car ESC, 2 blade 40mm 1.4 pitch CNC prop and at present only running on a 3S 5800mah Lipo. I am still working on the cabin and that windscreen. Installed the front, rear, toilet and kitchen windows and frames today. The boat is very quick in the 35-40KPHour mark, so it's not slow. Canabus
Hello, another couple of months and a progtrress report is due. I have attached a photo of the electrics finished. All but the permanent engine mount, the current (sorry for the pun)one is adjustable I will make a more stable one in due course. next to finish the top sides, the windows, the windscreen and the mast. Richard
Nov.13 2017 Spencers pool is being drained for winter skate rink so rushed Sea Commander for a pool try out & shake down . still needs windows & some deck accessories . One of the members suggested to get some tint from a shop that tints car windows & got some tint film for free thanks for that idea . Hope the winter flies by so summer sailing can start again .
Hi All Still working on the windscreen. Ran the boat, well the hull, after moving the battery forward on the battery mount rails. Only used a 3S battery, but it sat on the water level at full speed. Turning was very good. The CG is 350mm from the stern if that help any of you setting up a Huntsman. Canabus
Put a little paint on my Sea Commander model to see any problems .The I realized front windows would be hard to install so filled them in . The rear cabin & front cabin tops where very difficult to make them sealed & removable but with a little effort got them on .
Hi All Started on all the side, rear and front windows. Installed all the running gear and radio. The windscreen is going to be fun to make in two pieces!!!! May drop it in the water tomorrow for a ballast test and a short run without the cabin. Canabus