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cormorant

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Member No. 3630
Registered 27th Dec 2015
Last Online 15th Dec 2017
City Worcester
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 3
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 167
Photos Posted 79
Likes Received 147
Likes Given 85
193 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Worcester Model Boat Club
Since: 10th Mar 2017
Harbour
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
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
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Boats in Harbour 8 24
Forum Thread 5 120
Forum Post 2 334
Event 8 16
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 0
Video Post 15 90
Video Response 3 30
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 18
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 85
Received Likes 2 294
1019 Total Points
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Recent Posts
Christmas Greetings by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Snow forecast here tomorrow. Then we will have to break the ice I suppose? https://youtu.be/9X5ShuVD64Q

Skimmer from Mobile Marine by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Thanks Dave. I'll let you know how I get on. Steve

Skimmer from Mobile Marine by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi Dave Following your advice on how to fix the ply board in the hull, I decided to try silicone. It worked well and allowed me to gap fill where necessary. I am now ready to proceed further and reading your advice to Chris about motor mounts, getting them strong enough seems most important. Have you got any detailed pictures of your mount you could post please? Regards Steve

Christmas Greetings by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Worcester Model Boat Club wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! (Hope YouTube haven't blanked the soundtrack)

Festive Video by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
WMBC wishes all readers a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. https://youtu.be/Uk_KUUaDFBU

RSS P71 Sovereignty by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Superb! I wouldn't know where to start. One of my first boats was an Aerokits Crash Tender powered by a Frog 2.49cc diesel. The radio was single channel, one press of the button for right rudder, 2 presses left rudder, press and hold for throttle.

RSS P71 Sovereignty by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
I like the microswitch idea. If I have enough channels I usually use a Rx operated switch https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-receiver-controlled-swit...

RSS P71 Sovereignty by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Thanks for that. I have all the bits to do the flashes, just need the time. Good spotting with the radar. It wasn't stuck, I just forgot to switch it on!

RSS P71 Sovereignty by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Thanks Marky. It was either that or Paradise City by Guns n Roses. Yes, Ed, that is WMBC pond. Still short of water but hardly any weed. Steve

RSS P71 Sovereignty by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Almost complete Veron kit based on the Vosper 110' fast attack craft built for the Republic of Singapore Navy in the early '70s. Fitted with a Shockwave 2 sound system I propose to fit ultra bright LED to the main armament to represent muzzle flash to sync with the sound system.

What Gun? by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Wayne. Please accept my apology for not replying - I have only just picked up your post. I must have switched my notifications off by mistake. Anyway, problem solved as you can see from the attached. I have fitted a Shockwave 2 sound system which can sync muzzle flash - an LED - to the gunfire. I can't decide on what colour LED to use. Any thoughts? Steve

Aeronaut Pilot Boat by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Perhaps this may help? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PbCn3RRaM4

Model Boat Convention - Haydock Park by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Dave. I'm going on Sunday and I will look forward to meeting you again. I'm also meeting Dave McGuinn who should have a bespoke Bofors ready for my latest project

What Gun? by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Dave I've just put the phone down from Mike and he is having trouble finding a suitable mould. He's tried bedknobs and is off to B&Q later to see what else he can find. The only dimension I know is the height - approx 1.5m and I have no drawings, only pictures. I don't know much about 3D printing but I'm assuming you won't have enough to go on. Anyway, I look forward to seeing you again at Haydock. Steve

What Gun? by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
I've sent details to Mike - waiting to hear from him, though when we spoke on the phone he was suffering an extremely painful back. In the meantime I have been making progress though there is still some way to go.

Police Launch by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
It was not unknown for swans to 'get lost' and land on the road on Worcester river bridge. We were told that if this happened we were to grasp the neck just behind the head and put the free arm around the body to stop the wings flapping. As I had a mortal fear of all things flapping - hence taking refuge under the sheet with the body - I prayed I would never come across such an incident.

Police Launch by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
I know it's not a model but this boat was used for a short time by Worcester City Police in the mid 60s. It was soon found to be unfit for purpose as the freeboard was too high when used for its main task of pulling bodies out of the water. It was replaced by a Dory. This was much more suitable as I found, when recovering a body from the river Severn at Holt Fleet near Worcester. I also found that the low freeboard allowed easy access to a male swan when we got too close to its nest. Luckily my mate had the boat hook to hand to repel boarders . I took cover under the tarpaulin with the body whilst he removed the swan. What fun we had in those days!

What Gun? by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Thanks Peter, wondered why I had had no reply. I will give him a ring and all being well I can now make Haydock Park. Cheers. Steve

What Gun? by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Thanks Peter. I can't make the Haydock show so I have emailed him. I await a reply. Steve

What Gun? by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Further research suggests that the weapon is a 76/50 Bofors TAK76 Per Jane's, the gun was a private venture by Bofors begun in 1962, and was adapted from a 76mm/50 coast artillery gun, but modified to 3-inch (a very minor change in dimension) "because that ammunition was more commonly used by navies." The ammunition is described as a fixed cartridge weighing 11.3kg, which could mean it's not the US 3-inch/50 round, which apparently weighed 10.9 kg complete (however, I see some variation between sources). Muzzle velocity is 825m/s, nearly identical to the US round (2 m/sec difference). The turret is fully automated, fed from a motor-driven hoist to a below-deck magazine with 100 rounds. Two loaders move ammo from the magazine to the 5-round feed drum, which in turn feeds the vertical hoist. From there, a transfer arm in the turret moves the rounds to the loading tray and the rounds are then rammed home. RoF is 30 RPM. Traverse was 350º with elevation limits of -10 to +30º. Range was credited as 6.8 nautical miles (12.6 km). The turret is roughly 1.5 m high, with a penetration below decks of 2.9 m. Total mount weight was 6.5 tons. " Still can't find a 1/24 scale one!

What Gun? by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi Doug Sorry, I should have been more specific. It is/was on RSS P72 Sovereignty of the Singapore Navy. The boat is a 110' Vosper fast attack craft and I have a part built 1/24scale Veron model based on it. The official spec says that some boats were fitted with 40mm Bofors and some with 76.2mm Bofors. Please see pic of the real boat and a model which is in the Singapore Navy Museum Steve

What Gun? by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Does anyone know what make of gun this may be? I'm after a 1/24 scale version for my latest project. I have scoured the web with no success so will have to scratch build the turret but an already made barrel would be a good start. I have been led to believe that it is either a 40mm or 76.2mm Bofors, but have also been told that if it is 76mm, Bofors don't make one and it could be an Italian job.

Glue by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi Graham Thank you. It's amazing how the apparently cheap and cheerful stuff works. Since my original post I have been trying Wilko's Heavy Duty All Purpose adhesive. It's a spray on contact adhesive and costs £5 for a 500ml can. Tests show that it sticks like the proverbial and doesn't affect the plasticard. Steve

Glue by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
I want to cover the plywood deck with 0.5mm plasticard. What type of adhesive should I use please? Steve

Aeronaut Pilot Boat by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
I got mine from Jotika. He actually supplies the trade with this and other kits. Not cheap but it finishes the boat off nicely. http://jotika-ltd.com/Pages/1024768/index.htm. If you telephone and ask for John, the proprietor, I am sure he will help.

Worcester Model Boat Club Open Day by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
I am so sorry Ed. It was in no way meant to be a criticism. I just wanted to give Matthew as much information as possible. Steve

Worcester Model Boat Club Open Day by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Thanks Ed and Matthew. The cafe serves food all day from cooked breakfasts to lunchtime carvery and all things in between. There is also ample free parking. Steve

Aeronaut Pilot Boat by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Hi Tintin I also look forward to your build blog and time lapse. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdJwdKWjLv2tEaiLqWnGJw should take you to my youtube channel and one of the videos shows my pilot boat helping with some ice breaking on our lake. Steve

Aeronaut Pilot Boat by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Hi Ed Three LEDs were supplied, two for the bow lights and one for the searchlight. The remainder I had to purchase but they cost next to nothing on ebay. Steve

Aeronaut Pilot Boat by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Hi Tintin The motors were recommended by Howes Models when I bought the kit, together with the three bladed 35mm brass props. Motors fitted no problem with plenty of room for all the other electrics. Don't know how the price compares with Graupner but I am pleased with the performance. Hope this helps Steve