|||
Not Registered
Go AD FREE & get your membership medal
BRONZE
Less Ads
SILVER
GOLD
Ad Free
Cancel
Anytime
£2.50
£4.50
£6.50
Subscribe
Go AD FREE & get your membership medal
BRONZE
Less Ads
SILVER
GOLD
Ad Free
For A Whole Year!
£25
£45
£65
Donate
You Will Be Helping Towards:

  • Domain Fees
  • Security Certificates
  • iOS & Android App Fees
  • Website Hosting
  • Fast Servers
  • Data Backups
  • Upkeep & Maintenance
  • Administration Costs

    Without your support the website wouldn't be what it is today.

    Please consider donating towards these fees to help keep us afloat.

    Read more

    All donations are securely managed through PayPal.

    Many thanks for your kind support
  • Join Us On Social Media!
    Download The App!

    Login To
    Remove Ads
    Login To
    Remove Ads

    Model Boats Website
    Model Boats Website
    Home
    Forum
    Build Blogs
    Media Gallery
    Boat Clubs & Lakes
    Events
    Boat Harbour
    How-To Articles
    Plans & Docs
    Useful Links
    Registered
    16th Sep 2021
    Last Online
    30th May 2024
    Chum444
    Member Stats
    Stats
    Member No.#6343
    Registered📅16th Sep 2021
    Last Online📅30th May 2024
    City📍Woods Hole
    Country🇺🇸United States
    Gender♂️Male
    Age👶Not Provided
    Posts💬175
    Followers📣3
    Likes Received👍614

    💬 Send Private Message
    💵 Gift a Membership
    Members Following
    Follow Chum444
    🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Vice Admiral)
    🇧🇪 hermank ( Captain)
    🇨🇦 Ronald ( Admiral)
    3 Followers
    Recent Activity
    Liked Re: PHASE CHANGE 2 days ago
    Liked Re: Turtle 3 days ago
    Liked Question of the Day? 10 days ago
    Liked Question of the Day? 25 days ago
    Midshipman
    Ranks Points
    Fleet Admiral 10,000
    Admiral 8,000
    Vice Admiral 6,000
    Rear Admiral 5,000
    Commodore 4,000
    Captain 3,000
    Commander 2,500
    Lieutenant Commander 2,000
    Lieutenant 1,600
    Sub-Lieutenant 1,200
    Midshipman 900
    Warrant Officer 600
    Chief Petty Officer 1st Class 450
    Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class 300
    Petty Officer 1st Class 200
    Petty Officer 2nd Class 150
    Master Seaman 100
    Leading Seaman 50
    Able Seaman 20
    Recruit 0
    92 Points Away From Sub-Lieutenant!
    Points
    ActivityWorthAwarded
    👍 Likes (rcv'd)1614
    💬 Forum250
    ✍️ Comments2202
    ✏️ Blog4148
    📷 Photos412
    🎥 Videos100
    📍 Place80
    🚤 Harbour872
    📝 Guestbook100
    😊 Avatar1010
    1,108 Total Points
    United States
    Signature
    This user has not added a signature
    Members Harbour
    Members Blogs
    Recent Posts
    💬 Re: PHASE CHANGE automation.
    16 hours ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
    ✧ 18 Views · 1 Like
    Flag
    💬 Add Comment
    I appreciate all of your kind comments; a big thank you. The sound module is an ESS One+. I chose it for its compact form with the built-in speaker & its simplicity since this was my first attempt at automation. Unfortunately you cannot download boat diesel sound files but the diesel sound imbedded in the unit sounds pretty good & is dynamic.
    SS; I would love to create a few puffs of black smoke on startup. I’ve just been reading that black smoke is the holy grail & difficult to achieve. That plus I don’t like the thought of hot devices on board will prevent me from achieving that effect.

    Login To
    Remove Ads

    📝 PHASE CHANGE automation.
    1 day ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
    ✧ 27 Views · 8 Likes · 6 Comments
    Flag
    💬 Add Comment
    Well okay then. Here is the video. My guess is it was a total file size issue for an individual post.

    Too optimistic. I’ll have to tend to it later.

    Seems to be working now. Just have to give it a bit of time to load.

    📝 PHASE CHANGE graphics & some fun stuff
    1 day ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
    ✧ 27 Views · 4 Likes
    Flag
    💬 Add Comment
    Thank you Len & Cash. I appreciate your kind comments.
    Graphics in place & automation completed. My first venture into sound, motion, & lights. Nothing unusual for most but it was a great learning experience for me. Already retrofitting some previous builds.

    Hmmm! Can’t seem to load video.

    💬 Re: Getting closer
    2 days ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
    ✧ 16 Views · 4 Likes
    Flag
    💬 Add Comment
    Looking great Cash. 👍 You know you’re gaining on it when it’s getting out of hand. 😂

    📝 PHASE CHANGE
    2 days ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
    ✧ 36 Views · 5 Likes · 2 Comments
    Flag
    💬 Add Comment
    Thank you Razor. It’s not that I am so quick. I recently completed this build & am merely posting some pics of steps involved.
    More details. Added pulpit to enable skipper to harpoon swordfish or giant tuna if lobster fishing slows down. Thus “PHASE CHANGE”.

    📝 PHASE CHANGE
    2 days ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
    ✧ 42 Views · 8 Likes · 1 Comment
    Flag
    💬 Add Comment
    Continuing the details..

    📝 PHASE CHANGE
    3 days ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
    ✧ 45 Views · 7 Likes
    Flag
    💬 Add Comment
    🤞Maiden voyage.

    👍👍

    💬 Re: Turtle
    3 days ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
    ✧ 21 Views · 4 Likes
    Flag
    💬 Add Comment
    Why a shelf Queen? Looks like you have plenty of access to the hull’s interior. A coat of resin & a decent hull finish should be waterproof enough for an occasional sailing. I doubt if you would be disappointed with an occasional trip to the pond. The hull finish could be a few coats of clear matte. Try whatever you use on an inconspicuous spot on the hull. If you can’t access everything on the hull interior pour some flowable epoxy into the hull & roll it around. Worked for me with my rebuild of what became INTREPID.

    📝 PHASE CHANGE
    4 days ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
    ✧ 48 Views · 6 Likes
    Flag
    💬 Add Comment
    Deck framing & running gear arrangement. Deck openings for access points.

    💬 Re: Cape Islander lobster boat PHASE CHANGE
    4 days ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
    ✧ 54 Views · 5 Likes
    Flag
    💬 Add Comment
    In the ballast tank.

    💬 Re: Cape Islander lobster boat PHASE CHANGE
    5 days ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
    ✧ 57 Views · 6 Likes
    Flag
    💬 Add Comment
    A series of cardboard mockups to determine wheelhouse measurements. Then fabrication.

    Login To
    Remove Ads

    💬 Re: Cape Islander lobster boat PHASE CHANGE
    5 days ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
    ✧ 64 Views · 8 Likes
    Flag
    💬 Add Comment
    Here’s the boat that inspired PHASE CHANGE, the PATRICIA ANN out of Portland, Maine.The attraction was the lack of a trunk cabin.Don’t know the homeport of the boat in the second photo but again, no trunk cabin.

    📝 Cape Islander lobster boat PHASE CHANGE
    5 days ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
    ✧ 76 Views · 10 Likes · 7 Comments
    Flag
    💬 Add Comment
    I don’t plan to do a build log; I’ll just post some building progress photos in a couple of postings.
    I bought this hull on the Stateside RC Forums site from a fellow whose name I have long since forgotten. This Greg Hiltz hull sat on my shelf for many years before I finally decided to build it. It came with most accessories the gent had purchased from top shelf vendors.

    💬 Re: 1/10 scale model of Venice water taxi
    6 days ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
    ✧ 34 Views · 5 Likes
    Flag
    💬 Add Comment
    Vaporetto! Multo bene Mio Amico! What a great subject. Don’t think I’ve seen another model build of one. The grande canal is their highway.👍

    💬 Re: Turtle
    6 days ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
    ✧ 64 Views · 9 Likes
    Flag
    💬 Add Comment
    Consider yourself very fortunate to be taking on a restoration of a beautiful boat with such pleasing lines. Honoring the original builder is in my mind very important. It’s not something that can typically be done in totality but stay as close as possible.👍👍

    💬 Re: Betty Bopp
    10 days ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
    ✧ 21 Views · 1 Like
    Flag
    💬 Add Comment
    Interesting build. What is the hull material & what are her dimensions? The boat that is.

    📝 Question of the Day?
    24 days ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
    ✧ 59 Views · 2 Likes
    Flag
    📝 Reply
    That simply is not the correct answer. I know a quite bit about underwater communication and it is done acoustically! I should have said now days it is done acoustically.

    📝 Question of the Day?
    25 days ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
    ✧ 60 Views · 3 Likes
    Flag
    📝 Reply
    I too should have not tried to answer this one. Another choice, & the correct choice, should have been e.,all of the above. Reckless, without basic knowledge, & should not be on the water would also be correct!👎

    💬 Re: Graupner Krabbe Ton 12…the kit, not the boat😁
    28 days ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
    ✧ 63 Views · 4 Likes
    Flag
    💬 Add Comment
    Cash,
    I think your approach is the right one. As I mentioned it has to be pleasing to your eye. Your attention to component placement is certainly appropriate; its functional appearance has to be correct. Nothing wrong IMHO to using the best features of several vessels. 👍
    That said, a suggestion.Come up with a distinctive name for the tug; one that is linked to how you built it. Maybe something along the line of COLLAGE or COMBO.😎

    💬 Re: Graupner Krabbe Ton 12…the kit, not the boat😁
    29 days ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
    ✧ 70 Views · 6 Likes
    Flag
    💬 Add Comment
    Cash, I love the scent of a bashed or trashed (where only the hull is used) kit. 👍 If it’s not “pleasing to your eye” as it was originally intended as a kit, you’ll never be happy with it. For example, see pics attached.

    First photo-the kit
    Second photo- the build

    Let’er rip!⚡

    📝 Question of the Day?
    1 month ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
    ✧ 58 Views · 0 Likes
    Flag
    📝 Reply
    Repeated question; answer C again stated as correct. NOT!!

    Login To
    Remove Ads

    💬 Re: Shrimp fishing boat Capt CJ
    1 month ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
    ✧ 24 Views · 4 Likes
    Flag
    💬 Add Comment
    Boat looks some fine. A shame it’s inspiration was destroyed. Been to Pine Island many times. Ian was devastating for the residents. I haven’t been back since the storm & admittedly I’m hesitant. Olde Fish House gone; no idea if Jug Creek Marina survived.

    💬 Re: USS Juneau
    2 months ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
    ✧ 18 Views · 4 Likes
    Flag
    💬 Add Comment
    Youngster!! 😁😁😁

    💬 Re: USS Juneau
    2 months ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
    ✧ 28 Views · 1 Like
    Flag
    💬 Add Comment
    Wouldn’t over worry about the port side. Just use whatever info you have or your considerable knowledge. There might be a few purists who notice deviation but just think of it as only counting every other rivet! 👍

    💬 Re: Gnn directors
    2 months ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
    ✧ 59 Views · 2 Likes
    Flag
    💬 Add Comment
    …….”So... my directors can "search" for a target and upon acquiring one, command its linked gun turrets to follow its movements.”
    Do you use a mix in the tx to simulate the target “acquisition” & tracking as the target’s bearing changes? Those mix lines must be quite interesting.🤔

    💬 Re: Leak test passed, new railings with brass stanchions started
    2 months ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
    ✧ 59 Views · 7 Likes
    Flag
    💬 Add Comment
    Glad the leak(s) are resolved. If the railings develop some bends in the future I wouldn’t worry about it; would not be unusual on a 1:1. Adds to the realism.

    💬 Re: A quick note
    2 months ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
    ✧ 65 Views · 1 Like
    Flag
    💬 Add Comment
    As sung by The Rolling Stones, “ You can’t always get what you want……but if you try sometimes, you get what you need”! 😂
    In real life I understand the purpose of the gun director. But I’m completely ignorant regarding how one operates on a model & how it interacts with the turrets. I await enlightenment.

    💬 Re: A quick note
    2 months ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
    ✧ 62 Views · 1 Like
    Flag
    💬 Add Comment
    TD, do the guns elevate & lower & the turrets rotate or is the gun elevation fixed & the turrets rotate. I’m guessing it’s the former. If true, how do you accomplish both movements in such a small space?

    💬 Re: USS Juneau more pictures
    2 months ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
    ✧ 75 Views · 1 Like
    Flag
    💬 Add Comment
    Some fine TD. Keep the tutorials coming.In the first photo what is the circular device aft of the turret?

    📝 Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
    ✧ 46 Views · 1 Like
    Flag
    📝 Reply
    Get well soonest Roy.



    About This Website
    Terms of Service
    Privacy Policy