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DessieB

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Member No. 2553
Registered 1st Sep 2013
Last Online 26th Oct 2017
City (Unknown)
Country Ireland
Boats in Harbour 8
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 10
Photos Posted 2
Likes Received 2
Likes Given 8
18 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
No Sailing Locations
Harbour
Titanic
Type: Ocean Liner
Wee nip
Type: Yacht
Fairey Swordsman
Type: Pleasure Craft
HMS Tean
Type: Naval Ship
Puffin
Type: Working Vessel
+3 More
Sub-Lieutenant
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
94 points away from Lieutenant!
Points
Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 64
Forum Thread 5 10
Forum Post 2 20
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 0
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 8
Received Likes 2 4
106 Total Points
Ireland
Recent Posts
Titanic by DessieB Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 74" Titanic Twin Propellors (3 Blade 50mm) Direct Drive to a Mabuchi (3 Blade) - Comments: This model is to 1/144 scale and being built from a "billings" kit

Wee nip by DessieB Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 8 months ago
[Score: 5/10] - Comments: Originally designed by Graham Bantock, modified for a Bermuda rig

Fairey Swordsman by DessieB Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
[Score: 5/10] Single Propellor (2 Blade S Type 35mm) Direct Drive to a 540 (2 Blade S Type) Powered by NiCad (7.2v) 13Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Jeti ESC - Comments: Built from a plan obtained from My Hobbie Store.

HMS Tean by DessieB Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
[Score: 5/10] Single Propellor (2 Blade S Type 30mm) Direct Drive Powered by NiCad (4.8v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through M Tronics Viper 10 ESC - Comments: Free Plan by Glynn Guest

HMS Tean by DessieB Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
Flycatter I tried using 30 minuite epoxy and some jay-cloths on another model once but to be honest sanding got a bit more Involved an I lost Interest. I pick It up again every once In a while and do another panel while some paint or glue dries. I tried lightweight f/glass and finishing resin on another which went better, but personally, I won't be using that method again,I seemed to be sanding forever but I might have done It Incorrectly, which Is more likely to be honest. Hope this helps.

HMS Tean by DessieB Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
HI Flycatter60, the tissue I used came with an aircraft kit, but most shops should have lightweight aero modelling tissue In stock. Colour Is Irrelevant as you'll be painting It anyway. A Couple of thinned coats of dope first, lightly sanded, then start at the centre of the sheet working out wards.

Balsa/card models by DessieB Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
Thanks Dave, I think I'll give It a go like you suggest and take photos along the way. On this model It's only for superstructure and some detail bits, like simulated hull plating. Time for me to man up me thinks, : )

Balsa/card models by DessieB Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
HI Dave, Sorry, I didn't describe any particular boat, but I was talking about the simple models of say Glynn Guest or Hal Harrison design, where card Is used as a hull side or super-structure. These would then receive several coats of dope to seal. I was wondering which side of the card to glue to the balsa, or does It make a difference. Thanks In advance, Dessie

Balsa/card models by DessieB Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
HI guys, I was wondering If I could use empty cereal boxes as card for this type of model, and If so, would the printed side get glued to the hull or be on show before paint, would rather try to find out now than the hard way, Thanks In advance.

HMS Tean by DessieB Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
Yeah I had to take about 6 mm from the bottom of the transom as well, but like you said, that's modelling. Started sealing the hull with thinned dope, before fitting the motor and shafty bit.

HMS Tean by DessieB Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
Did you have an Issue with length, I had to remove about 1/4 Inch from the bow so the sides meet where Intended

HMS Tean by DessieB Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
HI John, I've removed the 3mm deck from Inside the superstructure In an effort to save weight up top, I was thinking I might add some triangular balsa to the base of the hull amidships, try to stabilise rolling a bit more

HMS Tean by DessieB Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
HI John, got the decks cut for mine today. A few minor bumps enroute but nothing to lose any sleep over. 😊

HMS Tean by DessieB Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
I was just wondering was anyone building Glynn Guest's free plan In this months Model Boats magazine?

Puffin by DessieB Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
[Score: 5/10] Single Propellor (3 Blade 30mm) Direct Drive Powered by Lead Acid (6v) Batteries - Comments: Built from a free plan.

Curlew by DessieB Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
[Score: 5/10] 11" Curlew Single Propellor (3 Blade 30mm) Direct Drive Powered by NiCad (4.8v) Batteries - Comments: Built from plans found on the eezebuilt web page, originally a kiel kraft model.

Fairey Huntsman by DessieB Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
[Score: 5/10] 46" Fairey Huntsman Twin Propellors (3 Blade 50mm) Direct Drive to a MFA (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) Batteries - Comments: This vessel as yet unfinished. Ongoing project for a number of years now.

Terrier by DessieB Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
[Score: 5/10] 11" Terrier Direct Drive Powered by NiCad (4.8v) Batteries - Comments: Built from a kiel kraft kit many years ago.