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Wherry hull in GRP by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 hours ago
Cheers, KMB. I couldn't find one either. Odd, because I once bought a pair of built boats (Albions) and then sold them when I moved as I had no space. And they were both GRP hulls. Wish I had them now! Although I still find a carvel Wherry somehow wrong. I have Wherries and Waterways, but for sheer atmosphere Black Sailed Traders, by Roy Clark, is the one for me and it also has good drawings of Gleaner in it. I can't personally see why the Thames Barge is so much more popular. The Wherry sailed better with fewer sails and crew and I reckon it was a much more attractive shape AND they had a lot of real races for them, too. Looks like I might have to make a hull and offer its use to a GRP moulder as a pattern in exchange for the first decent moulding. Then I can race a wooden one against a GRP one. In 1/16th scale it'll be 40" long, which is a nice size with a beam of 10 1/2". And it's the same scale as my Vanity cutter and my Crash Tender. Martin

nearly there by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
just about finished only a few deck fittings to add i used a brushless 1700kv motor & 70amp esc it runs well on a 3 cell 5000 mah lipo the planking is made from old wooden blinds the only outlay was for the motor & esc the rest i had it is marvelous what you collect over the years my next build will be an airboat i have found a motor from a WOT 4 airplane 😉

Catheads by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi Norm, Why a winch? I believe the catheads are only there to hold the chain away from the side and stop the anchor bashing the hull until it is fully weighed. Hang over from wooden ship days. Or "Small projection from ship’s side just abaft hawser pipe. Used for suspending an anchor when cable is disconnected and used for mooring to a buoy." See pic of 1/192 version from John R Haynes, Cheers Doug 😎 http://johnrhaynes.com/catalog/fitting-list/product/JRH18/?

getting a bit slow?... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Good ol' Martin, you haven't changed a bit have you? But then why should we at our age? Just as forth(or fifth?)right as ever😉 Was mildly surprised to see you pop up again a year after you so explicitly and expressively announced your departure! Getting bored? What might seem "utterly stupid and pointless" to you, as a lifetime professional model builder, is a very satisfying and maybe only possible way for many of us to enjoy this hobby. Is it really necessary to denigrate kit builders in this insulting manner? Some of us do a mixture of scratch and kit building, sometimes for the fun of building, sometimes for convenience / speed, as a a fill-in JFF job during a bigger build project, or because the scale is smaller than the 'small scale' of 1/48th you mention. I.e. working models at 1:350 or 1:400. Even then we fiddle about with embellishments such as photo etch, which itself demands certain skills. Even kits demand certain skills, especially the larger more complex ones. My next 'average' kit build will be a 1metre Akula II Russian submarine with diving tank for static diving. Utterly stupid and pointless but a great challenge and ultimately great fun I hope, with a built in mini video camera. A way down the line as other wooden boat restoration projects are still on the slipway, but something new to try. Maybe you should do that sometime? Have fun with your dogs. Viele Grüße aus München, Doug 😎 Oh! and QEND - Quad erat non demonstrandum! BTW: nice work on the Vanity woodwork, thought you had her finished long ago though. Did you ever get your old Taycols out of your son's loft?

WoodenBoat Magazine by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Hi Martin, welcome back👍 This started off here https://model-boats.com/forum/hobby-chit-chat/41382?goto=413... Cheers Doug 😎

WoodenBoat Magazine by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Hello mein Freund im Munchen, long time time no talk. Tell me, it's so long since I was here, where is the rest of the thread? Cheers, Martin

WoodenBoat Magazine by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
I'm not😉 Well done Ron 👍 Credit where .... !

Just for fun by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
Hi Ron, I have posted your skiff on the Launchings Online section of our website. It can take some time for these posts to upload, but later today you should be able to see it at: https://www. style='background-color:yellow;'>woodenboat.com/boat-launchings/harbour-pram. Kind regards, Robin Jettinghoff

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by hammer Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
Oh dear stainless pullers!! Wooden pullies easy to make as well. If you can find my harbour, I have a schooner with about 50 of different size, single doubles & triple.

Progress by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
They were wooden spars Norm, but removed a few years later when net cutting torpedoes rendered the nets useless, and just a time consuming encumbrance. Depends what you want to build: As built or As In Service. So far so good 👍 Cheers Doug 😎

wooden ladders by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
very nice piece of work, always worth making a jig where possible, it shows in the consistency of the finished product

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
For those of you who have never built a Trumpeter kit, I can strongly recommend it. Although Hood is 1/200 scale, the detail is fantastic and an awful lot is fitted into the 1.2m length of the model. I think a wooden deck is a must, together with an upgrade kit for the guns, giving them metal barrels etc. I'm not sure if the more expensive upgrades are worth it as there is so much provided in the kit, including a lot of photo etch. I tried to mechanise the main turrets but found it beyond my skills, so I am now concentrating on the finer detail. I have at last managed to obtain the 2kg of lead which I estimate is required for ballast. (I calculated this very scientifically by floating the hull in the bath and using a 1.5kg jar of frankfurters). Sea trials are planned for the middle of next week. The attached images show progress so far.

wooden ladders by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Yes, I think it was Fred, they were given a couple of coats of clear lacquer after sanding to finish them off.

wooden ladders by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Like the idea of the jig, did you use mahogany for the ladders? Loving the detail you are putting into this👍 Fred

wooden ladders by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Brilliant 👍 Where there's a will .... 😉