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9th Nov 2017
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Member No. 4611
Registered 9th Nov 2017
Last Online 11th Dec 2017
City Swindon
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 2
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 14
Photos Posted 45
Likes Received 28
Likes Given 1
24 Total Posts
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Type: Racing Boat
Type: Racing Boat
Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
200 points away from Commander!
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Boats in Harbour 8 16
Forum Thread 5 40
Forum Post 2 28
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 50
Photos Response 3 9
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 0
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 1
Received Likes 2 56
200 Total Points
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Recent Posts
Predator by bilzin Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 30" Predator Direct Drive Powered by LiPoly (14.8v) 15Amp/h Batteries - Comments: Aeromarine FG hull moulding manufactured in the USA. This model is now for sale on Ebay with a starting price of 120.00 but open to reasonable offers 07958 263772 for details

japanese crew figuers by bilzin Lieutenant   Posted: 12 days ago
Italeri sell a really good set of PT boat crew figures but they're 1/35 scale. I had them on my 1/32 Perkasa, but I explained the size difference on the fact that the crew were Singaporeans and a bit on the short side

Etched Brass Fittings Yet Again by bilzin Lieutenant   Posted: 13 days ago
Going to try my hand at EB fittings build again, this time with a 2.5mm block/pulley Yup that is a 5p piece next to the where's me bins ?

Ebay Horrors by bilzin Lieutenant   Posted: 13 days ago
I saw an ad on Ebay listing a now discontinued Graupner kit of the Leanne Tön 12 shrimper and thought as it was no longer available I'd give it a try............mistake number one ! WHEN it finally arrived the box (water damaged) contained what the president of our model boat club described as 'a bag of bits' with about 40% of the parts missing and those that weren't were damaged in some way ie water damaged and warped. To cut a long story short, the seller was quite rude when I contacted him/her and refused point blank to refund my payment or accept a return. Furthermore I was accused of not sending true photographs of the contents of the package and denying other potential buyers the opportunity of bidding on this item. Finally, Ebay have considered this case and have ruled that not only is the item not as it was described , but that a refund must be made including the original postage fee. I realise that many unscrupulous sellers are of the mistaken belief that "NO RETURNS ACCEPTED" in their listing means just that, and that any old tat can be auctioned, but unfortunately for this seller that is not the case. I sincerely hope that this person has learnt the lesson that is not wise to attempt to " bullshit a bullshitter!" Lesson over !

Safely Packed ??? by bilzin Lieutenant   Posted: 16 days ago
I ordered a tinlet of Humbrol (other paints are available) and hey ho, an Amazon (other..etc) carton the size of a developing nation arrived along with enough brown paper packing to entirely encompass my woman's glutes ! WOTTA WASTE

Another model shop to close. by bilzin Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
Heard today that Swindon Model Centre was now closed. First time I went in there was in 1972 when I was based at RAF Lyneham, which has now been closed as an RAF station. Every time I returned to the UK they were still there) never forgave Rose for snubbing me in favour of Jan, but hey ho that's life, just hope it won't be another pound shop or nail bar !

Models in mMy Harbour For Sale Soon by bilzin Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
One of them is maybe for sale soon but the others are going to have to put up with me a while longer

Brass Fittings by bilzin Lieutenant   Posted: 19 days ago
I don't know if this is of interest to other modellers, but I was trawling through Ebay's wares when I found this supplier and, on a whim, decided to once again try my hand at using etched brass parts. As you might see, not exactly the biggest of fittings, but they really test the patience and skill. Also in one of the photos is the brass bending tool I use and the supplier can be found at

Strange Email by bilzin Lieutenant   Posted: 22 days ago
After a bit of detective work on my part, I see that a post claiming to be from me was posted stating that due to illness I am selling my fleet. This is NOT the case and if I do intend to sell in the future I shall be adding a phone number to my ads. I have emailed this Steve person and explained the situation to him and apologised for any disappointment on his part Thanks Bill

Strange Email by bilzin Lieutenant   Posted: 23 days ago
Has anyone else had a mail from this person ?...😱 I have never even hinted that I am in the process of selling up, so where this chap got that idea I don't know ! Model boats for sale SH Steven Hassell Reply| Today, 11:16 You Hi I have seen that you are having a bit of a clear out on model boats website. I am new to the site and can’t see what you are actually selling. Could you send me a list? Kind regards Steve Sent from my iPhone

Models in mMy Harbour For Sale Soon by bilzin Lieutenant   Posted: 23 days ago
Due to unexpected illness the models in this category are now for sale. Please contact sensible offers only please (dunno where this sprang up from)

OMG Not again ! by bilzin Lieutenant   Posted: 26 days ago
Seen today that the horrendous 'Honey G' has surfaced again, claiming that her act is in no way racist or cultural theft ... I don't think it is's merely pooey tripe (where's the hooter button)

Tiddler by bilzin Lieutenant   Posted: 27 days ago
[Score: 5/10] - Comments: DPI kits from the 'states built '15 gotta upgrade to brushless soon This model really IS for sale now on Ebay 50.00 starting price with a 70.00 buy it now 07958263772 to confirm that it is for sale

DPI Silencer ( aka Tiddler 616) by bilzin Lieutenant   Posted: 28 days ago
Hello Boatshed This model was from a kit manufactured by DPI Leisure Industries in the USA, almost the same construction, and as far as I know, not in business any more with the modelling side of things. That Piranha is a superb model and even better when coupled with an otznot brushless and 4s I know I have one here

Predator (Aeromarine Laminates USA) by bilzin Lieutenant   Posted: 28 days ago
Hello Canabus Wondered if this might be of any use to you ? Bill

Predator (Aeromarine Laminates USA) by bilzin Lieutenant   Posted: 28 days ago
Hello all As of yet the Predator is a long way away from getting it's bum wet, but hopefully I'll be able to not only tell all about the maiden, but p'raps take a few snaps and a vid too ?

Predator (Aeromarine Laminates USA) by bilzin Lieutenant   Posted: 29 days ago
Aeromarine Laminates Predator 21 hull with HK 2630kv brushless outboard and Turnigy 120a w/c esc. Waterproof metal geared Servo and will have 4-6s lipo when completed.

DPI Silencer ( aka Tiddler 616) by bilzin Lieutenant   Posted: 29 days ago
From the DPI (US) kit, tempted to upgrade to a brushless but goes like otznot with the fitted brushed motor though !

Christmas Ads On TV by bilzin Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Message to all thieves in the UK If you wish to avoid capture by the ol' bill, just dress up in a red costume and some shortsighted peeps will assume you're Santa sheeeeesh !

Christmas Ads On TV by bilzin Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
One Tenor A second viewing of the ad may just show that P Bear was assisting in the distribution of prezzies which had just been stolen, and then rewarded the thief with a sarnie......sheeesh !

Christmas Ads On TV by bilzin Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Never thought I'd see the day when Paddington bear handling stolen goods would help sell prezzies !

1:16 scale figures for a model trawler ? by bilzin Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Looked just about everywhere so far and the only ones in that scale are a tad "pantomimish" (won't mention any manufacturers) I had the crew for my USCG lifeboat made by but they are a bit pricey although the detail is magnificent Any suggestions would be gratefully received Bill

Sarah Jane by bilzin Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
House clearance rescue. 30" length 540 motor Will have 2.4ghz and 2s lipo when refurbished

USCG 44 foot Rescue Craft by bilzin Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Billings kits built 2016 2 brushed motor, 2.4 ghz radio and crew members from