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Elsrickle

Member Stats
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Member No. 4731
Registered 7th Jan 2018
Last Online 23rd Nov 2018
City Bridgend
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 4
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 26
Photos Posted 21
Likes Received 32
Likes Given 5
33 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Margam Park Marine Modeling Club
Since: 11th Oct 2018
Harbour
Fire float Mk2
Type: Fire Boat
Pesce Volante
Type: Other
MTB 77
Type: Naval Ship
Surmount
Type: Yacht
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
13 points away from Lieutenant!
Points
Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 32
Forum Thread 5 10
Forum Post 2 52
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 10
Photos Response 3 3
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 3
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 5
Received Likes 2 64
187 Total Points
United Kingdom
Recent Posts
WWII Italian MAS 562 by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
I would like to build MAS 473 any idea where I can get the plans with the curved stern an in photo

just need cable (wire)... by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
I get mine from Howes Models by the metre various sizes

RAF Fire float by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks guys worth the effort

Fire float Mk2 by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 34"/1000g Fire float Mk2 Capable of 20mph and a runtime of 60mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 30mm) Direct Drive to a Graupner (3 Blade) Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Hawk (15Amps) ESC - Comments: Old kit which I renovated tried to make near as original. Quite fast with the brushless motors.

RAF Fire float by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
This is a old model I purchased to renovate after few months here is the completed build. Must give many thanks for all the advice and help given to me by the members of Model Boats, and thanks to all the other builds I gathered a lot of the information to the build. Tried to get a near original model but a few discrepancies as not all to scale. We’d more practice and experience this is my third build so am still learning.

VOSPER 46" Crash Tender by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks again been searching all over for that info. Got my Crash Tender completed just setting up the the smaller 7.4volt lipo’s if ok will show the photos. Did find with the Hawk escs set up the forward stop and reverse settings as per the instructions and the motors worked immediately only had to go into the parameters to set the reverse. So you may have another problem on your setup and not the hawk esc

VOSPER 46" Crash Tender by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
I have a hawk BL60 and when setting up left it at 2 poles as I couldn’t find the number of poles on the Graupner HPD 2920 4000 And it works ok have fitted to of these in my crash Tender and both worked fine although I find it a bit fast with the 11 volt lipos

Stern Light by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Always listen to any advice am trying the Halfords texture grey on the decks with sea grey roof tops and light grey sides.busy with the deck and roof fittings at the moment still looking for a tow hook and lift Davit might just try to make one but getting right dimensions is the problem. Hope you putting on some photos when complete

Stern Light by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Thanks for the confirmation on the stern light. You are very correct about the inaccuracies on the kit, found them as was going along.However as am new to the modelling field this is my third attempt am using this as a project to gain experience in the research (which should have done at very start ) and to try to make the model as close as possible to the real ones. Have seen so many variations of the actual boats am only trying to make it as near as possible for my own enjoyment .But agree the best way is start from scratch.

Stern Light by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Can someone tell me is this the controversial stern light on the 93 vosper firefloat Mk2 in the photo above the 93

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
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.

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
Thanks for the info, explains the reason for two lights and one showing all round. Will switch accordingly.

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
Thanks Colin glad you told me about the vee shape for the mast. Will incorporate it in the light

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
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.

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
It’s there front centre of roof between spotlight and horn in front of sliding hatch have fit better in this photo

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
Is there a white navigation light on the centre on the fore cabin roof.

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
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.

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Thanks a lot will do. Ian

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Spice powder worth a try . Am interested in the Davit and hook when you get some made . Ian

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
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

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
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

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Looks good busy with it just now

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Many thanks trying to get as near the originals as possible

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
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.

Pesce Volante by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 17"/500g Pesce Volante Powered by NiMH (4.8v) 1Amp/h Batteries - Comments: Static kit from Gilberto Penzo modified to Rc on rudder only

Fire Boat (crash tender) colours... by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
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 +/-

Brushless motors by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 11 months ago
As Dave explains that’s the best way of removing the red wire

Brushless motors by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 11 months ago
Here is the correct drawing now

Brushless motors by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 11 months ago
Scrub that put the cut wire in wrong place new drawing coming shortly

Brushless motors by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 11 months ago
Here is a sketch I have quickly made hope this might help