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cormorant

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Member No. 3630
Registered 27th Dec 2015
Last Online 14th May 2018
City Worcester
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 3
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 198
Photos Posted 98
Likes Received 199
Likes Given 103
227 Total Posts
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Worcester Model Boat Club
Since: 10th Mar 2017
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KD Perkasa
Type: Other
Pilot Boat by Aeronaut
Type: Working Vessel
Stormy Weather
Type: Yacht
Fleet Admiral!
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
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Forum Post 2 396
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Video Response 3 33
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Recent Posts
Vintage Aerokits Fire Boat by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
We are holidaying in Happisburgh for the next couple of weeks. Is Eaton Park your club venue? If so we would like to visit. Steve

Worcester Model Boat Club Display by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
The local BBC are holding an event, 'It's all about the Dogs', at Cob House Country Park on the 10th June 2018 (Sunday), from 10am to 4pm. Worcester Model Boat Club will be putting on a static and demonstration sailing display as part of the day.

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Peter If you look at this website http://www.hmshood.com/hoodtoday/models/trumpeter/trumpeter2... you will see that there are enough incorrect items to drive you mad. I have decided to get it as accurate as the kit allows. I have installed a Graupner 6v smoke generator in each funnel with a computer fan at the base of each - yet to be tested. I propose to switch them on and off with a receiver controlled switch. I would like to be able to colour the smoke but have yet to find the correct formula. Steve

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.

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
I thought you were going to bed! Hadn't thought about transducers, but Octman has a Southampton tug and he fitted them, to no effect. May be the same discussion. I'll ask him. Thanks for the tip. I have the same sound system in my Sovereignty and I put the 4" speaker under the compass platform. I then drilled many small holes in the deck, which sounds terrible, but doesn't look amiss (even better with the 'monsoon roof' on) and works well. Steve

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Doug. I'm very much the novice with smoke so although the 6v gives enough for one funnel, a fan may be necessary. Real smoke rises of course and I didn't realise that the generated stuff falls as well. There is enough room in the funnel, but as you say, no updraft. The other complication is that I also want to use the funnels to let the sound out for my Shockwave2 sound system. All good fun. Going to bed now. Steve

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Peter. Sorry to hear about the non arrival of your deck. I must say that I am very pleased with the way mine fits and looks - I have done all bar the 'rear deck' and as I said, provided you start off accurately, the rest follows. Please see the post above which I sent to Doug. I hope I have solved the smoke generator issue. Regards Steve

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Doug. Fitted 6v genny into funnel which I can charge using the syringe through the top - therefore, no reservoir required! Bench test suggested no fan required though picture doesn't do it justice. I'm quite pleased with the effect so will order another 6v for the second funnel. I propose to switch them on and off with an Rx controlled with from HobbyKing. Pity that the 'smoke' is not darker in colour - there must be someone out there that has solved the problem? I've had a look at the link you sent. I see they need 24v and are quite expensive. I also se that Ed (Figtree7nts) has been in touch re morse 'message'. Cheers. Steve

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Doug. Not very successful then. What about a 6v one in each funnel? They don't need reservoirs and I could charge them with fluid through the top of the funnels using the provided syringe. Steve

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Having sorted the wooden deck, I would now like to have smoke from the funnels (no pleasing some folks you may say!). I have no experience of smoke generators, but I have just got a Graupner 12v system. I am hoping it will generate enough so I can just use the one and manifold it - with brass tubing perhaps? - through both funnels. Can anyone help please? Thanks Steve

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Doug. Many thanks for the tip re reinforcing the edges. I noticed they were curling with the backing paper on. I will take your advice and use superglue - I have only fitted one section so far. We have friends on holiday in New Zealand and the missus found the deck care advert whilst trying to find some 'useful' information about that part of the world, hence the connection. I found part 2 more entertaining, particularly the bit about caulking. Steve

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Peter. That’s one thing you have to be careful of. Very difficult if not impossible to reposition. Dry fit first then peel back the backing as you go so you don’t expose too much sticky. If you get the first few cm lined up the rest will follow. Best of luck. Steve Steve

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Just fitted my first section of deck. It is very accurately cut and the sections come away from the main panel very easily. It sticks to the plastic deck well. All in all, very pleased, considering the price. Peter, you should have received yours by now? Steve

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
The deck has arrived and two days before the due delivery date! It was boxed and well packaged to avoid damage in transit and came complete with two lengths of the promised (free gift) anchor chain. Fitting will be a steep learning curve as this is my first one, but there is plenty of help on youtube. In fact, should it need any treatment, my wife has found some helpful hints and tips here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkmeoYKYctw. I will keep you posted. Steve

Turnigy 9x by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
I have just started using a Turnigy 9x Transmitter with 8 channel and 10 channel Receivers. (I did ask why they didn't make a 9ch Rx but got no satisfactory explanation). I have found the kit to be very good value for money but each time I select a different model, I find I have to re-bind the receiver. Not a big problem, but inconvenient. Is anyone else having the same problem? Thanks Steve

Smoke Stack Completed! by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Don't worry Ed. In my view you can't have a smoke stack that's too tall! Steve

For Sale - Pilot ll from plans by Vic Smeed by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
For Sale. Plank on frame wooden hull scratch built from original plans by Vic Smeed. 86cm L by 28cm B. She is very well made, though I can't claim for construction as I bought her part built. I re-painted, added the drive train and electrics as well as detailing the the deck house and upper deck. Twin brushed fanned 540 electric motors with Mtronics Viper Marine 20amp ESCs. 2.4ghz Tx with four channel receiver. Navigation lights and searchlight. (Need final wiring) I think she looks good on the water. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6ELvkWcM-4&t=20s Collection only please. £210 ONO.

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
I have just found one - and ordered it. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-200-HOOD-Wooden-Deck-for-Trumpe... From the pictures it looks good - and I'm protected by ebay and PayPal if the wheel comes off. The vendor has even thrown in pre-blacked anchor chain as a 'free' gift. Watch this space.

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Does anyone know, if and where I can purchase just the wooden deck? The closest I have got so far is one from Australia by Artwox. Trouble is the shipping costs an arm and a leg.

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Doug My two objectives for the detailing kit would be the main armament (metal barrels etc) but most importantly, a wooden deck. Do you know when the deck is fitted, before, during or after construction of the boat? Cheers Steve

4 Motors 1 Stick by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Thank you for trying - it didn't download in your PM either. Not to worry, I will download it from the website. Cheers Steve

4 Motors 1 Stick by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Thanks. I will have a look.

4 Motors 1 Stick by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Gentlemen, today's question. I have four motors in my, under construction, 1/200 HMS Hood. They are wired with two dual esc's, one for the port motors and one for the starboard. I have a Turnigy 9x transmitter. I would like to be able to use the port and starboard motors for maneouverabilty (I think that's how you spell it), eg reverse starboard, forward port etc. This is in addition to all four ahead and reverse and right and left rudder. It would be great if I could do all this with one stick. I have done something similar with a Spectrum 6ch and two motors using such things as VTail and Flaperon, but instructions with the Turnigy are not that clear. Is anyone willing to take up the challenge? Thank you Steve

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Alas poor Yorick....

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Thanks for the help Doug. The £160 set looks attractive but it seems to duplicate some of the photetch (eg, railings and funnel detail) in the original kit, do you know if this is the case? Also, have you any experience with the crew figures. Can you make the three dimensional when folded? Thanks. Steve

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Methinks he protests too much?

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Getting fed up with struggling to the pond with my 54" fast attack craft, I visited Dean's Marine last Saturday with a view to getting a smaller warship kit, to make life easier. I had a conducted tour of the showroom by Ron and had almost decided on HMS Daring, at a mere 36" long, when he said that there were more kits in the shop, which I might like to see. And what did I come away with? - yes, 54" of the 1/200 scale HMS Hood. http://www.hmshood.com/hoodtoday/models/trumpeter/trumpeter2... I blame my mate, Octman (aka Chris), for allowing such an act of folly! I hope I have not bored you with my tale of woe, but for those who are still with me, my question relates to the fine detailing kits available. Some of them cost almost as much as the original kit, but my main objective is to have a wooden deck. Does anyone know where I can purchase a good quality deck on its own? I am also looking for 1/200 figures for the crew. Thank you Steve

RSS Sovereignty by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Whilst putting the finishing touches to my latest project I came across a morse code sound clip. Using my Shockwave2 sound system, I synced it to an LED on the bridge. Trouble is, I do not read morse. Can any of you signallers tell me if this message makes sense? Thank you.

Airboat - one rudder? by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Blickwer. What are the dimensions of your boat and rudder? Pictures would be helpful also. Thank you. Steve

Airboat - one rudder? by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Two rudders it is then! Thanks for your thoughts chaps.