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    ๐Ÿ“ USS Sea Shadow
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง LIONEL B ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The USA first attempt at a stealth vessel. A trial vessel that was also used in the James Bond film "Tomorrow Never Dies". Difficult to buildl; it has a SWATH (Small Water-plane Area Twin Hull) design. Which attracted me to its building. The twin hulls are made from two sizes of plastic kitchen waste pipes and a carved hardwood prow. The twin contra-rotating propellors work indipendently - like steering a Tank; very much like my Vitse Admiral Popov. Wonderful to steer and see the turns it makes. Magic! Although scrapped it led the way in technology for the USS Zumwald.

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    ๐Ÿ“ The American Bushnell's Turtle Submarine
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง LIONEL B ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A static model built for display only. Fitted with figure and removable panel for inside viewing. The first recorded attack by a submersible on a surface ship. See my article in February 2023 Model Boats magazine. Acknowledgements to Wikipidea for information to build this model and the last three photos of replicas in Conneticut, Monaco and Royal Navy museums.

    ๐Ÿ“ SS Ernest Bazin
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง LIONEL B ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    French Builder Ernest Bazin. Roller Type sea-going vessel. 1897 See my Article in November 2022 Model Boats magazine.

    ๐Ÿ“ Billings African Queen
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง LIONEL B ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi. After many static ship models the African Queen was my first working RC model. Highly recommended. Easy to build, easy to fit RC and steers like a dream on the water. Looks good, see my Harbour for photos. I obtained two like size models to place on board plus many miniature tools. I made one or two extra items for authenticity (if you've seen the film). I couldn't find a correct sounding "Toot, Toot" so just fitted a horn sound. It also has a smoking stack; not very efficient but maybe a more modern one will be better. Just one tip, I would have painted the inside of the hull. Because it is plastic, although not transparent it does show light through the thin hull. I had a letter about the African Queen published in the December 2022 Model Boats magazine if you can get hold of a copy. Good luck and much pleasure I am sure if you decide to go ahead.

    ๐Ÿ“ Korean 7-ton Trawler
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง LIONEL B ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Kit Built. Floats well (in the bath) Don't know when I'll be able to get to the lake! Easy build; just fancied it, slightly unusual. Added my own trawl net and fish. Just got around to adding the tyres.

    ๐Ÿ“ Coka - Spanish Cargo
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง LIONEL B ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Amati kit boat, not difficult to build, but I like it as a display model. A pretty ship I think.

    ๐Ÿ“ Mini Tugboat
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง LIONEL B ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Pictures 2 & 3 show my first boat. Unfortunately when turning it banked and a passing larger craft swamped it and it sank. Fortunately the cabin with the skipper floated and was rescued. I built the second one and again fortunately, although slightly larger than the first one the cabin fitted. So you will see I have named the new one "Phoenix" and of course the skipper is "Uncle Albert" !!!!!

    ๐Ÿ“ Ferrari NANDO DELL'ORTO
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง LIONEL B ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I always wanted a ferrari. Still this is the next I can afford.
    Nando Dell'Orto put a Ferrari engine in and won a few races.
    This is a kit model but adding the driver makes it look good I think.
    I had to adapt a 12" suit for this 6" driver. Fortunately his hands are rubber and so they can hold the steering wheel well. I didn't want it for speed but it looks good on the water.

    ๐Ÿ“ Vice Admiral Popov
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง LIONEL B ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Another unusual ship. Classed as a Russian Ironclad. Made to defend the Black sea. Flat and "circular" is was able to navigate shallow waters.
    Named after its developer and designed by a scotsman.
    This model was built without plans and with leftover wood from other models. The difficulties were; it is not round, it is longer fore and aft than in the beam. Also the deck is ramped, to allow water to flow off. It has a fixed rudder (this was from the original) steering is by 3 left propellers and 3 right propellers. Just like a tracked vehicle. After getting used to the steering it can speed forwards and reverse and spin on its axis. It has a horn and twin smoke stacks (chemical).
    This model just won the 2021 Blackpool Model Show "Best Scratch Built".

    ๐Ÿ“ Keo-Book-Sun
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง LIONEL B ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Another "different" ship. Korean Ironclad - in the truest sense. It's decks are covered with shields with spike extending through to ward off boarding.
    Photo 7 shows only some of the prepared spiked shields. Research informed me that a cannon was fired from inside the dragon so I added that to this model. I also adapted the deck to enable the removal of a section to allow viewing of the inside of deck two. Unfortunately we cannot see the bottom deck and its oar setup. Those spikes caused blood to be spilt making this one!

    ๐Ÿ“ Nikonov
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง LIONEL B ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I like the unusual, this is a model of an acual working submarine. A lifesize model is on display in a park iin Russia. See picture 11.
    Russian Submarine. Display model.
    Note: The small barrel and extension tube; barrel floats and air pumped down extension tube.
    Note: Lead weights (6) on spirals. Turned from inside would allow weights to fall to permit emergency surfacing.
    The spike is representative. The actual armament was a flamethrower ignited from inside the submarine.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Mississippi Steamboat
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง LIONEL B ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Rear paddle steamboat. Always wanted to do one of these. Kit Built
    Added Skipper in deckhouse. Bottom deck: Four horses and haybales.
    1st Deck: Cabins with furniture and figures - seated or in bed.
    2nd Deck: Casino-Roulette, Poker tables, dining tables, figures: dealers and customers and a dance band at the end: LMB Lionels Mississippi Band.
    Lighting around first deck and inside cabins. Lighting in casino; can be turned to multi-colour disco. Bell sound, steam engine sound in sequence with speed of paddle, propels forward and back; double rudder steering.

    ๐Ÿ“ The African Queen
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง LIONEL B ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    My first attempt at a working model.
    Forward, Reverse, L/R, Horn, Smoke (chemical). Very responsive.
    Famous, if you've seen the film.
    Had to learn dressmaking to make her dress.
    Note: He's holding a glass of gin, she's holding a mug of tea!

    ๐Ÿ“ Bireme
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง LIONEL B ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Greek Bireme; always intrigued me.
    Kit built. Heck of a job shaping the oars, they are the thickness of a toothpick.
    Nice display model

    ๐Ÿ“ Mary Rose
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง LIONEL B ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Henry VIII flagship
    I like this one, a pretty ship, unfortunate demise.
    Kit built but I added the deck netting which was inteded to prevent boarding. However it played a major part in prevening the sailors from escaping the sinking ship when it foundered. Also added the upper topping on the main mast; shown in skeches of the original and rear stern chasers not in the kit. Plus placed figure of henry VII on plinth under ship.

    ๐Ÿ“ USS Constellation
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง LIONEL B ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    My fourth build.
    Kit Built
    Nice american sailing ship

    ๐Ÿ“ HMS Victory
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง LIONEL B ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Third Build
    Kit Built but added Bow chasers (not in kit); Boats on deck (not in kit); Flags: Nelsons last signal, some sailors and Nelson model under Ship.

    ๐Ÿ“ The Halifax
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง LIONEL B ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    My Second Build. Halifax my home town so why not?
    Halifax. Nova Scotia built.

    ๐Ÿ“ Harvey (1847)
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง LIONEL B ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    My First build



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