Some very interesting comments about the lights many thanks and especially to robbob for those great drawings, a big help to me and am sure many others.all information is greatly appreciated as am trying to get as near the originals as possible.
Many thanks, that’s the confirmation I was looking for. It just seemed unusual to me for their being two nav. lights. Am still a newcomer to boat modelling but like to get scale things right where possible.
Next query I will be fitting a 360 deg white mast light, and is there also at the front centre of the fore cabin a small white navigation light. I think it is shown in the black and white photo of the 93 at mooring.
I’ll give the halfords textured paint a try. Just tried the non slip with common salt looked good but a bit too course. Look forward to hearing what fittings you put on line. The lift davit seems to be difficult to find was planning on making it myself if nothing found. Ian
Thanks very much for all the valuable information you gave that’s my paint set up all sorted now.just this afternoon I found the SLEC website by accident and spoke to Ian on the phone, I’ve to send him a list of the parts outstanding and he will send me what he can. Am very interested in the figures you are making and would be very happy if you could send me a price for making me a set it would just finish off the model. Ian
Have started renovating old kit build of the 93/94 firefloat with no fittings. Can someone please help with paint colours, the Red and Black on hull are they both Matt. On the deck is the Dark Grey Matt non slip and are the roofs with the fire monitors the same. The rest of the roofs are they dark grey Matt or gloss. The side are they Matt or gloss light grey. Also has anyone got the main dimensions on the lift davit and the tow hook. Any other info on this build would be appreciated as am copying from two old black and white photos. The model am building is 35” long and I think 16:1 scale.
Am very interested in the correct colours also purchased one for renovation it has no vent cowls or any fittings and am about to start it. As. I wish to have it as correct to the original as possible would appreciate any information on fittings and paint schemes, didn't think the white deck on white roof seemed correct. The model I have is about 3 foot long +/-
[Score: 6/10] 24" MTB 77 Triple Propellors (3 Blade 25mm) Direct Drive to a MFA (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Mytroniks (25Amps) ESC - Comments: Italeri Kit with triple screws running from one Esc had to fit larger rudders for better manoeuvrability
As a start the way I do it put boat in water with ammeter connected in series with battery positive . Now hold boat stationary in water and gradually apply full power to motors and take note of amps reading now get fuse just above that reading and go from there