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HMS Illustrious by RNinMunich Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi, plans for Victorious of the same class are easier to find, for example http://www.fleetscale.com/stor e/gb/hms-victorious-ww2-aircraft- carrier/503-1-128th-hms-victor ious-drawings-plans.html You can also find photos and info on Illustrious (WW2) here http://www.fleetairarmarchive. net/ships/ILLUSTRIOUS.html Attached is sample photo and a simple GA plan I found. You could also try here https://blueprintsofwarships.c om.pl/Profile_1a.htm They print to order so delivery sometimes takes time, in the past I bought PDFs for 'instant' download but they seem to be stopping this service at end of April 😲so hurry up! My long term project is HMS Ark Royal WW2, plan hanging on the wall for 2 years now!! Good luck Doug 😎 Doug 😎

HMS Illustrious by RNinMunich Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
Ahoy Shipmate, Try this http://www.model-dockyard.com/ acatalog/John_Lambert_Warship_ PLans.html I've used several of John's plans, especially for WW2 naval weapons. Let me know how you get on, if you don't find anything I'll check my sources here in Germany. Good luck. Doug 😎

How many is to Many by RNinMunich Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
a REAL scary question 🤔 1 H class Destroyer and 1 Submarine KM IIA (1:72) in SLEP (Service Life Extension Programme!) 1 KM pocket Battleship Graf Spee & 1 HMS Belfast (1:128) in Fitting Out Dock. 1 Tug Southampton ca 1:50 ARTR 1 Kentish Fishing Boat ca 1:50 inherited restoration & motorisation project 1 Sea Scout restoration ARTR, built by my Dad 50 years ago! 1 flying boat ARTR 1 Hovercraft needing painting & RC gear fitting. Potential 'Plastic Magic' :- 1:350 Bismarck, USS Enterprise (The Big E), HMS Hood, HMS Ark Royal, Airfix HMS Illustrious (Invincible class) & T45 Daring 1:72 Revell Flower class corvette, German Lifeboat & S100 class E Boat, Airfix MTB, RAF Launch, KM E Boat 1:144 Revell Fletcher class destroyer. Have started collecting Micron Radio gear for the conversions. And JFF an Airship! Ready except for the Helium needed! Plus many 1:400 1:600 1:720WW2 navies plastic kits & etched parts JFF & to hone the skills I should live so long ! Help 🤔 Cheers from Munich Doug 😎

Counter Rotating Props by RNinMunich Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
If they're turning inwards they (or better the water flow) 'meet' above the shafts, conversely: outwards = below the shafts where it disperses more easily, and probably also mostly below the rudder 🤔 Of course the hull form at the stern plays a major role. Which is why most modern fast naval vessels have a relatively flat hull at the stern if the only have one rudder. (Spent the last 31 years designing integrated COMMS systems for naval ships so have seen several such plans and GAs and many ships during the build.) With two rudders (1 per shaft) it's different. Classic example RN vs KM 1935/36 destroyers in WW2: RN 2 shafts 1 rudder; KM 2 shafts and 2 rudders. Giving them much better rudder response & manoeuvrability. Your comment re Contra is spot on 😉 Cheers from Munich.

HMS Illustrious Aircraft carrier by Gdaynorm Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 11 days ago
I am building a waterline model of HMS Illustrious, from WW2. I have virtually no information about the port side of the island. Does anyone have photos taken across the flight deck?

For sale ww2 corvette class by Nev01 Seaman   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi sorry i have just sold it

For sale ww2 corvette class by andy_mart Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
Is this still for sale and secondly collect from where? Thanks

For sale ww2 corvette class by Nev01 Seaman   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi thankyou , where abouts are you ?

For sale ww2 corvette class by TheBlacksmith Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
Looks fantastic but i can not collect good luck with a sale

For sale ww2 corvette class by Nev01 Seaman   Posted: 2 months ago
This is a beautifully made large model it has been made with the very best loving skills, the detail is second to none done to the very best , the boat is ready to sail all that is needed is a compatible receiver , it comes compete with battery. Genuine reason for sale this was taken in part exchange for a lifeboat i had , but iam not into war ships i prefer tugs, fishing boats. First to see will buy it is a top spec boat in fantastic condition. Dimensions are - Length 63ins Beam 11ins Height 25 to top of mast Any viewing welcome ! DUE TO THE SIZE THIS IS CASH ON COLLECTION ONLY ! £350 ono Any questions please contact me thankyou ! OPEN TO DECENT OFFERS PLEASE CONTACT ME THANKYOU

Submarine wanted by camyaj Petty Officer   Posted: 4 months ago
After a Sub static dive WW2 or modern reasonable distance to Bristol

HMS Illustrious by admiral Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 12 months ago
I've built 1/96 RC scale models of Illustrious as part of Force H, Gibraltar, 1943, and Falklands era, plans from Imp. War museum, 'afraid long since sold off plans plus those models. Most of the WW2 era photos not close-up. good luck with your build.

HMS Illustrious by Gdaynorm Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 12 months ago
I am looking for some decent photos of WW2 HMS Illustrious. As usual, pics of ships of that era are very rare. Suggestions very welcome. I am starting to build from Norman Ough drawings.

R.A.F Vosper Fire Boat by Lyle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 12 months ago
Mate , lovely to hear , I felt a bit poorly somewhat going at you as over the top, which was unwarranted. I ran my vessel the last two weekends with my mates at the Lake Illawarra channel ( see google maps?) South of Wollongong New South Wales Australia. Well we are just a bunch of old boaties , sick of clubs and fights and restrictions/ rules/ flat earthers. We have a lot of public look at us and the Council Ranger and staff lookeee see at times , but AS we are in zone of the Lake Channel HIGH/ LOW tidal mark any authorities do not want to know us. Here in OZ you can still boat as we have a lack of ponds in the land (not like your WW2 type ponds built in villages for water for vehicle fire tenders from FIRE and bombing raids). We have extensions on household insurance in OZ to cover liability and we tell any noisy race/race boat types to ".... off". We sail 1 meters etc thames barge, steam and electric and i/c and all big stuff we ALL run together on the water on the "pond", old sets 27 40 and 2.4 gig. And I spelt Peter Dimberline incorrectly with a T , so he will find out and knuckle me!! I do clean the engine bay with motor car degreaser spray and the decks cabin etc with household Kitchen cleaner and paper wipes. Such is good old Dulux house paint over the years. Fold down f'wrd mast , crane sits in a brass tube at the port engine bay ,rear mast sits on a peg at stern, rear stbd hatch opens, ALL to avoid knocks breakages of bits and over the years I have actually cast alloy bits in plaster-moulds and screwed down with brass. Just a standard red plastic graupner 40 mm prop (4mm thread?) this motor is a SC china copy ? of a OS40 I think , I just run her at the first plane to look nice, no rev head stuff as not necessary, wide turns, but goes so well in 2 inch to 4 inch chop no pounding/ bone shaking during winter runs as It HAS to perform SCALE on the pond rather than toy boat behaviour such as dig in and flick turns and she is heavy to handle waves! Just standard home made fuel 4 to 1 and my mates talked me out of Castor, so now I use synthetic lube . We share all things. Too much talkie . All the best and just fly out to join us good weather too .

Shengking 11 by michaelpboyes Petty Officer   Posted: 1 year ago
[Score: 8/10] 30"/3400g Shengking 11 Single Propellor Direct Drive - Comments: SS Shengking built Clydeside 1930 for China navigation co. Traded between ShanghaI & Tiensin from 1934, was carrying aviation fuel in WW2 just avoided 2 torpedoes, eventually sold, finally scrapped in 1962