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S.S. Bohuslan by Cadet Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 day ago
[Score: 5/10] 36" S.S. Bohuslan Single Propellor (4 Blade 40mm) Direct Drive to a Electric (4 Blade) Powered by NiCad (7.2v) Batteries Controlled Through to buy ESC - Comments: Originally a 'Billing kit', no. NR 450. The hull was nearly completed , most of the brass bits are there, and masts, but with a few missing /broken mahogany pieces. But if you visit a Swedish web page you can count the deck stantions and windows. Chris

RAF Fireboat (vintage) Aero by CB90 Commander   Posted: 4 days ago
[Score: 9/10] 34"/2500g RAF Fireboat (vintage) Aero Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 40mins Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type 45mm) Direct Drive to a Bullet 30 (2 Blade X Type) Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through 24v 15A Electronize (15Amps) ESC - Comments: Ebay job £50 Old Vintage Aero kit 34in Fire boat needing a lot of attention, with delaminating plywood, old glue, old glow-plug engine mounts with electric conversion, and after removing a metal shield I discover an vintage (1970,s Ripmax Bullet 30 Motor the dogs bollocks of electric racing of its time capable of running 24v at 15A. 300W for a brushed motor. Started by revamp rear pit by lowering servo and rudder and building sub deck, storage lockers, tow hook and ladders. Remount the motor with an aluminium mount with custom screw positions. Block windows with 1mm ply. Foam front half of hull to make unsinkable. Make centre decking area. Repair and build up on cabin roofs and walls to centre deck. Rewire add ESC and servo. Remove broken and unusable fittings such as large vents, some missing unable to match again. Problems with old gloss paint crazing the modern spay paints. Build some fittings eg Water cannons, life belts, Build new battery trays, Painting the boat now in progress as of 20/04/2018 Boat has be roughly painted but is not finished, as fittings are now required, added a RC system an gave it a test run. the performance was adequate on 14.4v and great on 17.2v see latter pictures on the pond. the motor did get hot after about half hour of use. the motor is rated at 24v but I think a smaller prop will be required for that voltage. Excellent performance from a brushed motor.

Bits n pieces arrived / Aft Deck Mk 2 built ;-) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Thanks Donnie, much appreciated👍 😊 Not so much a build as a renovation but she's not doin' so bad for 55! Spent the last coupla days cutting and trimming 3 of the 5 windows out of 3mm perspex, not as simple as I'd imagined - but that's another update 😉 Like to think that Dad's lookin' down and approves. BTW: can you still buy the E-Z connectors? Still have a few but would be good to know where to get some more. Cheers Doug 😎

Bits n pieces arrived / Aft Deck Mk 2 built ;-) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Thanks very much MT, 😊 I may not be quick but I do try to be thorough! Used to drive my boss nuts, but I got results 😉 Yep, saw that in Model Boats ( I have a digital subscription - disadvantage is that I don't get the free plans 😭) nice subject - good luck 👍 Will watch your progress with interest. Next job for me is to cut out the windows from 3mm green tinted plexi (or acrylic) 'glass'. Last step to make the Sea Scout waterproof. If the weather holds up I will drive down to Garmisch, ca 100km south of Munich, on Saturday to meet up with Krampus, from this site; for sea trials of the Sea Scout. Wish me luck, or 'Hals und Bein-bruch' (Break neck and leg!) as the locals say 😲 After 33 years I still haven't figured out why 🤓 Yesterday experimented with printable decal sheets for the nameplates! Watch this space!!! 😉 Ciao, Doug 😎

Ready for the first test on water by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
Hi Donnie, Yep, we had 25°C (Plus!) here yesterday😎, should be warm next week as well but I still have to fit windows to make her waterproof, and a brass or alu U channel to protect the keel. Ciao, Doug

Bits n pieces arrived / Aft Deck Mk 2 built ;-) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
6mm lime wood planks from Krick and 4mm tap from Conrad arrived on Wednesday so Full Speed Ahead. This time formers were made from the 6mm lime so no bending or slitting required, new piece of mahogany cut so that this time no inserts left an right were needed. 😊 Formers attached using Rocket cyano and a bag of clamps and left overnight. The 'Riva' tank filler caps were tapped 4mm and appropriate holes bored in the deck piece. Neodymium magnets attached to forward edge. Deck fitted and trimmed in situ for flush fit all round. Transom got scratched during this process so will need a respray🤔 Underside sealed with two coats of EzeKote and sealing / varnishing / lacquering process started on the topside. Last two pics show current status; So Far So Good.😉 Next step; fit windows made of 3mm green tinted acrylic 'glass', which also arrived Wednesday. Will now have to start thinking about what to do in the cockpit 😲 All I have so far is a 25mm ship's wheel. Furniture building is not exactly my Forte! First time for everything I suppose! Suggestions gratefully received!! Ciao for now, Doug 😎 Almost forgot! While waiting for varnish to dry I tackled an old problem with the rudder. Namely; asymmetric rudder throw caused by the rather bulky connecting rod binding on the rudder arm! Suddenly remembered I still had some E-Z Connectors from old aircraft days. Been hanging around for 35 years or so waiting for something to do! So replaced the old plastic linkage with 1mm spring steel rod and two E-Z connectors. Works a treat 😊

Fairmount Alpine - TUG! by thepirate Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 28 days ago
yes also building one A lot of work to complete yet. Fitted with 2x mfa 6/1 motors and bow thruster ,kort nozzle, becker rudders,all windows fitted with individual glazing a lot of time consuming, still a lot to do

Bismarck paint scheme (for Rookysailor ;-) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 30 days ago
Mornin' Peter, That's the motto /greeting of model boaters here!😁 kinda makes sense. Instead of Umlauts (or diphthongs!) ae = ä, ue = ü, oe = ö are also allowed under the new 'Rechtschreibung' 😉 One way you can use the real Umlauts with an English keyboard is to- Open a new Winword (doc) file and use Insert - Symbol to create a file of the Umlauts which you can then copy into any mail of other text doc. Etwas umständlich aber geht 👍 You can also load a Language Pack to Windows to change the keyboard; but then you have to remember what's where😲 😡 E.g. amongst others z and Y will be swapped so you have a QWERTZ keyboard instead of QWERTY 🤔 Landsberg is a nice town, picturesque, good restaurants and no hectic good for an 'Ausflug' 😊 When were you in Munich? (aka münchen😉) Ciao Doug 😎 (Schlaflos in München!)

Roof Skins by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
do it!! I regretted it the minute I had finished my 4 footer. So this is a 3 foot boat, glass hull (cant remember where it came from) the rest is scratch. Superstructure plastic, with ply formers etc, virtually all fittings hand made from brass. Davit worked, windows opened (inc rear ones) and so on. Sadly he passed away prior to paint, so I finished it, and returned to his wife in a glass box.

Roof Skins by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
nice job, I just cant work with wood, it hates me😁 so used plasticard, here is the hinged front windows on my pals 3 foot boat. I planned to do this, but the refurb was taking so long I decided to accelerate and get it finished, meaning I didn't do the opening windows. It will be a nice unique and accurate touch if you fancy doing it!

Cabin Windows by mturpin013 Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
The front cabin acrylics fit into the ply frames at the moment, (tight fit) now you've set me thinking. Another diversion!

Cabin Windows by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Bit of trivia! Maybe something you want to consider the outermost front windows actually open by hinging at the top something I have only seen modelled once before. I decided against this on my boat due to Possible water leaks

Roof Skins by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Like the way you're forming the skins, good tip 👍 Still a bit concerned about your window frames though😲 I've decided to make the windows on my Sea Scout by cutting acrylic glass to fit the cabin apertures and then fit overlapping mahogany frames on the outside. A chaque un a son goût! 😉 Soak On Man👍 Cheers Doug 😎

Roof Skins by mturpin013 Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
Having sorted the windows out, they can now wait until the detailing is finished before final fitting. The roof skins are all compound curves so they will need to be steamed and formed before fitting as they will definitely have to hold their shape as there isn’t as much to fasten them to in terms of framework. After final fitting I will glass both inner and outer faces which will ensure the shape is retained and also help strengthen them to withstand any bumps /knocks during its lifetime. I made formers out of some softwood to match each of the roof profiles. Each piece was then soaked in hot water for around 5 mins and then clamped on the formers and left to dry for a day or so.

Cabin Windows by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hmmm! 'Stuck to the inside' may well actually reflect the original construction. Flush butted with the frame would make them awful susceptible to blowing in! 😲