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Flack

Member Stats
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Member No. 2578
Registered 4th Oct 2013
Last Online 18th Oct 2018
City Stafford
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 3
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 171
Photos Posted 94
Likes Received 59
Likes Given 11
284 Total Posts
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1/12 th scale Waveney Class
Type: Life Boat
Solent Class Lifeboat "City of Birmingham"
Type: Life Boat
Flacks Folly
Type: Fire Boat
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 5 125
Forum Post 2 342
Event 8 8
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 9
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 3
Build Blog 20 20
Blog Post 5 55
Blog Response 3 285
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 11
Received Likes 2 118
1000 Total Points
United Kingdom
Recent Posts
Trent deck colour by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Thanks once again for the information. I have found that the "sprinkling sand" method of recreating the non slip surface can be a little hit and miss unless you take exceptional care to get the covering uniform. Instead I have used a can of textured spray paint available from Halfords and then overpainted it with my chosen colour. Regards Shaun

Vinyl lettering by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
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Vinyl lettering by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
I have used David Leftley graphics for mine and found them to be superb. Speedline use him for the Shannon graphics. I will look for a contact number and post it later

Trent deck colour by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Thanks for that - I had heard the Rover Tempest Grey was close but found it to be very dark. I shall look for the Humbrol grey Cheers

Trent deck colour by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
I have no doubt this question has been asked in the past but I can't seem to find the answer despite trawling through lots of posts. I am looking to identify the deck colour for a Trent Lifeboat. I would prefer an "off the shelf" solution such as car paints rather than have to get a version "mixed" Cheers Shaun

Speedline Lifeboat crew by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Models by Design produce 1/12th scale lifeboat crew.

David Metcalfs Waveney - "The Scout" by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
The Waveney is now sold. Shaun

1/12 th scale Waveney Class by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 45" 1/12 th scale Waveney Class Twin Propellors (3 Blade 45mm) Direct Drive to a Turnigy 3542/5 1250kv (3 Blade) Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Fusion Hawk 60 amp (60Amps) ESC - Comments: 1/12th scale model of David Metcalfs Waveney Class Lifeboat "The Scout"

David Metcalfs Waveney - "The Scout" by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
For sale is my 1/12th scale model of the Waveney Lifeboat - "The Scout" Kit produced by David Metcalf. Built to a good standard with an array of working features: Working radar controlled through a voltage reducer Navigation lights, mast lights, front and rear searchlights, flashing blue light and well lights all controlled by an Action Electronics P62 quad switcher. The flashing effect of the blue light is controlled by an Action ElectronicsP73 multi flasher. Powered by two Turnigy 3542/5 1250kv brushless outrunners controlled by two Fusion Hawk 60amp electronic speeed controllers. Fitted with Raboesch propshafts and 3 bladed brass left and right handed propellors. Batteries and radios are not included in the sale. The model is available for pick up only with cash on collection from Stafford ST16 which is approximately 1/2 mile from Junction 14 of the M6 motorway. Price £700 ovno

Painting by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
I have always used rattle cans from Halfords and or The Range. Beware of mixing different types of paints i.e. cellulose, acrylic and enamel. I have had a disaster with mixing paints that took weeks to strip the hull back to sort out.

What Li-po? by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
I think that if you are considering changing to LiPo's then it is worth the complete transition and also move to brushless motors and appropriate speed controllers. However if you don't wish to go to the expense involved in such a move an appropriate battery size in Lipo would be 7.4v, the higher the capacity in mah will only increase the an mount of time it will last. I think the performance will prove to be exciting.

17-28 Torbay Severn Lifeboat by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
I have a 1/12th scale Tamar and whilst they are a challenge to build the completed models look fantatstic and their performance and presence on the water is amazing. Your video of the Severn shows your boat to a very high standard - well done

Proboat Impulse 31 by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
The boat is now sold - thanks to all who viewed it. Shaun

47" Fireboat power question by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Hi Dave, Definitely in parallel to give the duration. I have just moved home and all my boats are in storage so unfortunately I can't give you the prop size at the moment. Cheers Shaun

47" Fireboat power question by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Just a word of caution - I fitted my 47 inch fireboat with a JP Energ I.C. 60 O/R 670 (C50-20) Brushless Motor which is similar to the one you are considering fitting. I use it with a Fusion hawk 120 amp electronic speed controller and it is powered by two 4s LiPo batteries. The performance is exciting to say the least and I find that once it is on the plane it becomes unstable and prone to capsizing. Shaun.

Proboat Impulse 31 by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Used Proboat "Impulse 31" in good condition. Deep "V" ready to run speedboat capable of 45+mph 1750kv 4 pole water cooled brushless motor Dynamite 120amp water cooled electronic speed controller Flex shaft drive system Offset rudder set up Use with dual LiPO's with EC5 connectors (batteries not supplied) 2.4Ghz upgraded Spektrum DX4C transmitter and SR210 receiver. Length 31 inches (787mm) Beam 9 inches (229mm) Height 3.66 inches (93mm) £200 plus p&p

KD "Perkasa" by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
The Perkasa is now sold - thaks to all who viewed it

KD "Perkasa" by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
For Sale: 1/32 scale GRP Hull Vosper Thorneycroft KD "Perkasa" new in box and complete. Length - 37 inches (935mm) Beam - 91/4 inches (235mm) £75 plus postage

Aerokits fire boat 35" by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 months ago
Hi Kevin, I have had a lot of success with Tornado Thumper out runner motors paired with Fusion Hawk ESC. For a really exciting performance you could use a Tornado Thumper V3 4260/06 500KV - Brushless Outrunner paired with a Fusion Hawk BL 60A HV N6~18/Li 2~6 ESC, however it would probably be a little less exciting and more appropriate given the flatness of the hull when the Crash tender is on the plane to use a Tornado Thumper V3 3542/05 1250KV - Brushless Outrunner paired with the same speed controller. Motors are available at https://www.overlander.co.uk/motors/brushless-motors/outrunn... https://www.overlander.co.uk/motors/brushless-motors/outrunn... and the speed controllers at: https://wheelspinmodels.co.uk/i/85116/ I appreciate they are not the cheapest of options but I have found their reliability to be second to none. Shaun

Finishing post in sight! by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 months ago
Beautiful looking model and finished to a very high standard - well done. Shaun

Blackpool Model Boat Show by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 months ago
I was also at the Blackpool Model Boat show on Saturday and was quite impressed with the show in general, It's always very easy to criticise venues and I accept that the Norbreck Castle is not perfect but I didn't have any problem with the lighting nor the number of Traders or exhibitors, I do like the fact that everything is on one level and easily negotiable. I am amazed that there are comparisons with the likes of Ellesmere Port and Haydock Park in particular as I have been to both and find negotiating the various separate rooms and different levels a nightmare, I always leave both venues wondering whether I have seen everything. As a modelling fraternity we are in danger of losing these exhibitions and having to rely on internet purchases.

And......! by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 months ago
Thanks for the info. Shaun

And......! by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Very nice detailing - will be a real eye catcher on the pond. I would be interested to know where you sourced the grab rail stanchions from. Shaun.

Added extras by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
I have an original Aerokits Solent powered by two Torpedo 800 brushed motors controlled by two Mtronics 25 amp brushed speed controllers. I normally use two 8.4 volt 5000 mah NiMh batteries, although I have also used two 11.i volt Lipo's. The shafts are fitted with 50mm three bladed brass propellers. The boat performs nicely on the water. My stanchions are home made from 3mm brass rod with holes drilled to take 2mm chain. The stanchions are 70mm in lenght above the deck with approx 10mm below the deck, the base of the stanchion has a suitable sized brass washer fitted where it passes into the hull, the top of the stanchion is filed to a ronded profile. Shaun

Display stand and transport case. by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Brilliant looking Model Rob - good to meet you the other day.

Soldering 1/12 Scale Brass Railings by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
First class soldering job.

Precedent 1/32 scale Perkasa Kit. by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Item now sold.

Precedent 1/32 scale Perkasa Kit. by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Un-started 1/32 SCALE Perkasa Gas Turbine Patrol Boat complete and still in original packaging. This is the all wood version of this popular model boat kit. Full instructions and plan. Length 37 inches Beam 91/4 inches £55 ovno P&P additional at cost.

Deans Seaplane tender by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
SHG are a small husband and wife model company based in Staffordshire who manufacture and supply model boat bits: http://www.shgmodels.com

FUSION Hawk BL 100A OPTO ESC by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Brand new in box with instructions. New price in excess of £120. Grab a bargain at £80