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    (Life Boat) 1/12 th scale Waveney Class
    1/12th scale model of David Metcalfs Waveney Class Lifeboat "The Scout" (Motor: Turnigy 3542/5 1250kv) (ESC: Fusion Hawk 60 amp) (5/10)
    (Life Boat) Solent Class Lifeboat "City of Birmingham"
    Original Aerokits Solent Class kit (Motor: Twin MFA Torpedo 800) (ESC: Twin Mtronics viper 25) (9/10)
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    Still undergoing construction - maiden voyage and update early next year (Motor: JP EnErG 600/R670) (ESC: Seaking) (8/10)
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    πŸ“ Trent deck colour
    1 year ago by Flack ( Warrant Officer)
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    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

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    πŸ“ Vinyl lettering
    1 year ago by Flack ( Warrant Officer)
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    David Leftley Graphics 01295 270910

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    πŸ“ Vinyl lettering
    1 year ago by Flack ( Warrant Officer)
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    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

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    πŸ“ Trent deck colour
    1 year ago by Flack ( Warrant Officer)
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    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

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    πŸ“ Trent deck colour
    1 year ago by Flack ( Warrant Officer)
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    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

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    πŸ“ Speedline Lifeboat crew
    1 year ago by Flack ( Warrant Officer)
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    Models by Design produce 1/12th scale lifeboat crew.

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    πŸ“ David Metcalfs Waveney - "The Scout"
    1 year ago by Flack ( Warrant Officer)
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    The Waveney is now sold.

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    πŸ“ (Life Boat) 1/12 th scale Waveney Class
    2 years ago by Flack ( Warrant Officer)
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    1/12th scale model of David Metcalfs Waveney Class Lifeboat "The Scout" (Motor: Turnigy 3542/5 1250kv) (ESC: Fusion Hawk 60 amp) (5/10)

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    πŸ“ David Metcalfs Waveney - "The Scout"
    2 years ago by Flack ( Warrant Officer)
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    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 Β£700 ovno

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    πŸ“ Painting
    2 years ago by Flack ( Warrant Officer)
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    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.

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    πŸ“ What Li-po?
    2 years ago by Flack ( Warrant Officer)
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    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.

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    πŸ’¬ 17-28 Torbay Severn Lifeboat
    2 years ago by Flack ( Warrant Officer)
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    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

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    πŸ“ Proboat Impulse 31
    2 years ago by Flack ( Warrant Officer)
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    The boat is now sold - thanks to all who viewed it.
    Shaun
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    πŸ“ 47" Fireboat power question
    2 years ago by Flack ( Warrant Officer)
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    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

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    πŸ“ 47" Fireboat power question
    2 years ago by Flack ( Warrant Officer)
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    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.

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    πŸ“ Proboat Impulse 31
    2 years ago by Flack ( Warrant Officer)
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    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)

    Β£200 plus p&p

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    πŸ“ KD "Perkasa"
    2 years ago by Flack ( Warrant Officer)
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    The Perkasa is now sold - thaks to all who viewed it

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    πŸ“ KD "Perkasa"
    2 years ago by Flack ( Warrant Officer)
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    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)

    Β£75 plus postage

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    πŸ“ Aerokits fire boat 35"
    2 years ago by Flack ( Warrant Officer)
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    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/outrunner-motors/tornado-thumper-v3-3542-05-1250kv-brushless-outrunner-rc-motor.html
    https://www.overlander.co.uk/motors/brushless-motors/outrunner-motors/tornado-thumper-v3-4260-06-500kv-brushless-outrunner-rc-motor.html
    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
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    πŸ’¬ Finishing post in sight!
    2 years ago by Flack ( Warrant Officer)
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    Beautiful looking model and finished to a very high standard - well done.
    Shaun

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    πŸ“ Blackpool Model Boat Show
    2 years ago by Flack ( Warrant Officer)
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    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.

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    πŸ’¬ And......!
    2 years ago by Flack ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks for the info.
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    πŸ’¬ And......!
    2 years ago by Flack ( Warrant Officer)
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    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.

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    2 years ago by Flack ( Warrant Officer)
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    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.

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    πŸ’¬ Display stand and transport case.
    2 years ago by Flack ( Warrant Officer)
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    Brilliant looking Model Rob - good to meet you the other day.

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    πŸ“ Soldering 1/12 Scale Brass Railings
    2 years ago by Flack ( Warrant Officer)
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    First class soldering job.

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    πŸ“ Precedent 1/32 scale Perkasa Kit.
    2 years ago by Flack ( Warrant Officer)
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    Item now sold.

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    πŸ“ Precedent 1/32 scale Perkasa Kit.
    2 years ago by Flack ( Warrant Officer)
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    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

    Β£55 ovno P&P additional at cost.

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    πŸ“ Deans Seaplane tender
    2 years ago by Flack ( Warrant Officer)
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    SHG are a small husband and wife model company based in Staffordshire who manufacture and supply model boat bits:

    http://www.shgmodels.com
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    πŸ“ FUSION Hawk BL 100A OPTO ESC
    2 years ago by Flack ( Warrant Officer)
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    Brand new in box with instructions. New price in excess of Β£120. Grab a bargain at Β£80

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