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    (Tug Boat) Blazer
    I brought this as a restoration project about 4 years ago rebuilt the superstructure restored the hull. initially this was powered by steam. I converted it to electric and fitted a smoke generator( humidifier type) which run on water and looks good. (Motor: Caldercraft 900) (ESC: Motronic 25Amp) (8/10)
    (Other) Percasa
    This was a President kit brought about 6 years ago. This setup involved power 2 x 11.1 5000Ah 2 5055 Brushless motors driving 55mm . The performance is very good . I have only one problem soon after the build one of the speed controllers burnt out due to the propshaft seizing. (Motor: 5055 580kv motor) (ESC: Hawk Fusion 60 AMP) (9/10)
    (Other) vosper 510
    This boat was scratch built by me, and was based on the same power set up as my 49"perkasa. Two Hawk fusion 60amp ESCs with 2 11.1v lipo batteries connected in series = 22v. I have had no problems with this power set up, very good performance (Motor: leopard 5055 530 KV) (ESC: hawk 60 amp x 2) (9/10)
    Recent Posts
    ๐Ÿ“ Fairmile D 1/24 Scale Build
    4 months ago by andyhynes ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have the hull. I have the fittings from battlecraft and excellent they are too. I also have 4 brass props plus the A frames. All i need is the time a space to start this build. First i need a larger shed. Too much work and no play! makes Jack a dull boy๐Ÿ˜Š

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    ๐Ÿ“ Which Paint?
    1 year ago by andyhynes ( Leading Seaman)
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    A couple of years ago i scratch built a 1/24 scale Vosper Long boat MTB 510. I spray painted the hull and super structure with Halfords white and gray primer.
    The Hull was given coat of Matt clear laquer Spray (Plasticote).

    The deck and super structure were also coated in a matt laquer spray. This product was Rustoleum Crystal Clear Matt Laquer. I have used this product before on acrylic base paints, and had no problems. Do not use on oil based paints as it will crinkle the surface.

    The Plasticote product i used on the Hull was fine at the time but a couple of years on the surface has become crazed. so i will have to repaint the complete hull sometime in the future.

    Can any one out there recommend a paint combination or product that is satisfactory, and will not craze like an old masters oil painting from the 1500s.

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    ๐Ÿ“ For sale/offers to two kits
    1 year ago by andyhynes ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have a Dumas PT109 48"kit for sale. I do not know if it is fully complete. On examination it appears complete also the plans are present.

    I also have a 1/72 (60"Length) scale budget Kitshack kit with plans for the Prince Albert Ferry (Troop ship) known as "lucky Albert" during WW2.

    Reasonable offers please (Surrey Area)

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    ๐Ÿ“ (Tug Boat) Blazer
    1 year ago by andyhynes ( Leading Seaman)
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    I brought this as a restoration project about 4 years ago rebuilt the superstructure restored the hull. initially this was powered by steam. I converted it to electric and fitted a smoke generator( humidifier type) which run on water and looks good. (Motor: Caldercraft 900) (ESC: Motronic 25Amp) (8/10)

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    ๐Ÿ“ (Other) Percasa
    1 year ago by andyhynes ( Leading Seaman)
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    This was a President kit brought about 6 years ago. This setup involved power 2 x 11.1 5000Ah 2 5055 Brushless motors driving 55mm . The performance is very good . I have only one problem soon after the build one of the speed controllers burnt out due to the propshaft seizing. (Motor: 5055 580kv motor) (ESC: Hawk Fusion 60 AMP) (9/10)

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    ๐Ÿ“ Fairmile D 1/24 Scale Build
    1 year ago by andyhynes ( Leading Seaman)
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    At this moment in time. I am completing a TID Tug boat.
    My next project is a Fairmile D MTB at 1/24 scale. I intend to run 4 props using brushed motors and two ESCs.

    I am looking for reasonable performance from brushed motors probably Johnson 600 motors running 3 blade 40mm props.

    Can anyone give me advice regards this setup or can recommend an alternative that does not involve to much expense.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Smoke Generator (Water Vapour type)
    2 years ago by andyhynes ( Leading Seaman)
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    I recently required a smoke generator (ultrasonic Type) it is not in working order but I have rigged it up to test and bypassed the circuit board powered by 2 X 12 volt batteries and managed to get the vapourising unit to function, and the 12 volt fan motor with a separate supply to also work. With some work to replace the 12v to 24v converter CN6009 it should satisfactory. This unit appears to be a DIY job but very similar to MMB Foggy Smoke Generator which is available. Note the component required CN6009 I have sourced on ebay. Soon as it arrives I will set it up and test its suitability for a 1/24 scale TID tug boat model I am building. Problem might be size of smoke generator and other components required to fit in the hull in addition to a 12 volt 9ah battery scooter battery, there aint much space.
    There are smaller smoke generators available which burn oil (fan powered) which I have in one of my other models (Blazer Tug Boat) which is OK with no wind and close up but at any distance hard to detect if any smoke is being produced. The Oil recommend for this unit is Baby Oil which smells OK but I have wondered if I could use another oil based fluid which would produce more smoke (Any suggestions)?

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    ๐Ÿ“ Vosper 73ft 380
    2 years ago by andyhynes ( Leading Seaman)
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    Just completed a restoration of a 73 inch Torpedo boat
    3 props 3 rudders. Transported the boat to ifield Mill Pond with my batteries and trolley. assembling boat for use! when guess what?
    I forgot my remote. silly me, had to pack up and return home, some 20 miles. moral of this story. always make sure you have got everything. (Preparation)

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Aerokits 34" Crash Tender
    2 years ago by andyhynes ( Leading Seaman)
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    Nice job performs well.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Novice Build: Vintage Model Works 46" RAF Crash Tender
    2 years ago by andyhynes ( Leading Seaman)
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    I built mine a couple of years ago. The wood is good quality and the metal fittings dont take much cleaning up. My fireboat runs of a brushless motor running of lipos batteries and performs well.
    I used auto paints regards the finish. and very pleased with it.
    It performs a good as my 49" Perkasa which runs of two brushless motors with the lipos wired in series.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Another crash tender
    2 years ago by andyhynes ( Leading Seaman)
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    Yes, i know what you mean. I have six boats now running of brushless motors. its all about have space, i need a bigger shed or i will start selling them which i dont want to do.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Schnellboot & Fairmile D
    2 years ago by andyhynes ( Leading Seaman)
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    Excellent boats. i have scratch built a vosper 510 1/24 scale known as the long boat. Im also building a 73" vosper 379 which has become a bit of a project? its a bit big and i am not looking for trying to sail it in my local pond. last time i tried it i nearly chucked myself in the pond to the delight of some onlookers.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ PBR MKII
    3 years ago by andyhynes ( Leading Seaman)
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    Excellent job and good performance.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ I couldn't believe: I did it
    3 years ago by andyhynes ( Leading Seaman)
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    ๐Ÿ˜Š Excellent job, I have just restored a tugboat that was covered in bird muck and had been sitting outside for sometime, so I know how hard it can be. But how satisfying when complete ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ dusseldorf fireboat
    4 years ago by andyhynes ( Leading Seaman)
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    Which brushless motors did you fit and ESC.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ R.A.F Vosper Fire Boat
    4 years ago by andyhynes ( Leading Seaman)
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    Nice job, let me know what power set up you have, and it performs on water.

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    ๐Ÿ“ (Other) vosper 510
    4 years ago by andyhynes ( Leading Seaman)
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    This boat was scratch built by me, and was based on the same power set up as my 49"perkasa. Two Hawk fusion 60amp ESCs with 2 11.1v lipo batteries connected in series = 22v. I have had no problems with this power set up, very good performance (Motor: leopard 5055 530 KV) (ESC: hawk 60 amp x 2) (9/10)

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ update #2
    5 years ago by andyhynes ( Leading Seaman)
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    Really nice job. What sort of running gear are you using.
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