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    Precedent Perkasa MTB 49 1/2" Precedent Fairey Huntsman 46" Veron Fairey Huntsman 28 42" Precedent Fairey Huntsman 36" Aerokits Sea Commander 34" Aerokits Sea Rover 29 1/2" SLEC Fairey Huntress 23"
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    πŸ’¬ Re: FRIDAY'S CHILD
    4 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    Great to see yet another Huntsman being dusted off for a refit and a new life.
    They're a great boat, but weight distribution and lighter weight are both important for a model that sits nicely at standstill and also performs well. Keep us updated with progress.

    Will

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    πŸ“ Model Boat Clubs
    6 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    I was chatting to a couple of the guys who used to be members of WWMB the other weekend at Camrose vintage show and they were saying that they don't tend to meet any longer as finding places to sail is extremely hard.
    I don't know of any other model boat clubs in Pembrokeshire to be honest.

    Will

    πŸ“ Fairey Huntress Long Cabin
    10 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    Well done with your progress Chris.
    Exciting news that a lake test is well in your sights.
    I for one am looking forward to hearing how well she performed.

    Will

    πŸ’¬ Re: Sea Commander restoration
    11 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    My Sea Commander was like that when I got it, the keel, bulkheads and some of the cabin sides had delaminated.

    Someone recommended Captain Tolleys Creaping Crack Cure.
    EXCELLENT stuff!!!
    I bought some and a couple of smaller syringes and gave it a go, putting clamps onto the areas after applying the product.
    The result is, my keels, bulkheads and cabin sides are all solid now.

    Will

    πŸ“ Fairey Marine.
    11 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    It's a good video that one Colin.

    Another favourite of mine is 'Ride the white horses'.

    πŸ’¬ Re: International Dragon "White Lady" DEN 166 1:6.
    1 year ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    I've always liked the Dragon, as my Father and Uncle both had International Swallow many years ago. The Swallow and Dragon are quite similar to in design, hence my liking of both.

    My Father currently has an International Soling, which isn't too dissimilar either.

    Will

    πŸ“ Wanted
    1 year ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    1x Taycol Standard.
    I can't remember if I have tested it or not, but will try and do so tomorrow evening after I get home from work.

    Will

    πŸ“ Wanted
    1 year ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    Steamer, I'll have to check, but I think that I still have a Taycol Standard motor amongst my bits and bobs.

    I'll check and get back to you if you haven't already got something sorted.

    Will

    πŸ“ Fairey Huntsman
    1 year ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    NickD, nice to see another Huntsman 28 being built, they're such a pretty boat, more so than the 31 in my opinion.

    This is one of my Veron Huntsman 28, they're 42" long.

    Will

    πŸ’¬ Re: Scratch Built 31" 'Blue Moppie'
    1 year ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    If you send me a private message with your email address, I will see if I can find the plan that I have and send it to you.

    Will

    πŸ’¬ Re: Scratch Built 31" 'Blue Moppie'
    1 year ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    The Moppie boats are quite famous in the offshore world aren't they.
    Great to see a slightly more unusual boat/lesser seen boat being built.
    I think I have plans, including top sides for 'Brave Moppie'.
    There were 5 versions of boat all sharing the same hull, just with different superstructure, Huntress and Brave Moppie being two of them.

    Will be following the build with interest.

    Will

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Sea Commander
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    I do like a Sea Commander, they're a great example of a semi scale classic motor boat aren't they.
    I must admit, yours is much tidier/more complete than mine, I still have loads to do, but it was a bit of a basket case when I got it, so I have done a fair bit on it already.

    πŸ’¬ Re: Pleasure Cruiser
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    That reminds me a little of a Dowty Turbocraft in design (a boat that I'm a big fan off and would love to try and build one day). Obviously it isn't water jet drive like a Dowty, but still, it's not dissimilar.
    Very nice 😎

    πŸ’¬ Re: Condor
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    What an absolute corker.
    You've done a fantastic job of creating a really realistic looking boat there πŸ‘πŸ˜Ž

    πŸ“ SURFACE DRIVE EXPERIMENT
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    They don't work for me either Chris.

    πŸ’¬ Re: Veron Marlin Cruiser Rebuild
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    I like the modifications you've made to it.
    I've always felt the Marlin is a little different looking, odd maybe, from some angles.

    Looking forward to hearing what running gear you decide upon and how well it performs.

    Will

    πŸ“ MODEL FRAMING JIG
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    Great idea JB and a good pair of boats to build and test it out on.

    Will be following this with interest.

    Will

    πŸ“ Vintage Sea Commander Sea trials.
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Colin, great to see yet another of the classics restored and now getting some use. I hope that I am able to finish my own Sea Commander to such a good standard.

    I agree with your comment regarding the battery weight. Whilst the speed may well be scale like, the boat does appear to sit fairly low in the water, so I believe that a lighter battery would definitely be a good call as it would increase freeboard.

    Overall though, a great looking model, well done and time to enjoy it now. Will

    πŸ’¬ Re: 1954 35 ft. Chris Craft Sport Fisherman / Cruiser
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    Very nice indeed.
    Looking forward to any updates as and when.
    Have fun with your build.

    Will

    πŸ’¬ Re: Finally the Rapier
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    Steve, I must admit, it appears a tidy boat and I like the colour scheme, except there's a lot of white with all of that superstructure, so maybe a change with some of that would break it up a bit. The hull and deck I like though.
    Hope your good lady is well on the mend and you start to get some more model time soon.

    My boats. Well, I've put some paint on the Arrow, to tidy it up a bit. Looks better now than it did, but not finished with that yet.
    I'd like one of the Huntsman 28 on the water 1st and then it'll be one of the Lesro boats, Sportsman maybe, or Javelin.

    Will

    πŸ’¬ Re: Javelin
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    Looks like you've had a good score, with this and the Rapier.
    Well done Steve.

    Will

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Finally the Rapier
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    Very nice Steve, that looks in great condition.
    What are your plans for it?

    Will

    πŸ’¬ Re: 1953 Colonial Sport Cruiser
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    What a great looking boat.
    A worthy addition I would say.

    Will

    πŸ’¬ Re: Chriscraft in action
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    She looks really good on the water.
    Cracking model, fair play.

    Will

    πŸ“ WANTED, December 1964 Mag Vic Smeed Remora
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    Check your messages Pete πŸ˜‰

    Will

    πŸ“ WANTED, December 1964 Mag Vic Smeed Remora
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Pete, I think that I may have this, I'll have to double check. If my thoughts are correct, I'm happy to copy the relevant pages for you.

    Will

    πŸ“ How do you draw bulkheads etc, from a 2 view plan?
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    That's a very kind offer Ron, thank you very much.

    I am more than happy to send you a copy of the plan to look at, but please don't feel that i am asking you to do anymore than just have a look at it Ron

    I should add, that this quest has mostly been to increase my knowledge around model boat building and has never been a plea for anyone to do the hard part for me.
    Yes, myself and Zooma would like to build a Stiletto each, so the end result is obviously being able to draw up the templates needed to build them, but this thread has been about gaining the understanding of how some of you are able to work this out from just 2 view plans.

    I'm so thankful to everyone who has taken the time to reply to my post, no matter how detailed your reply has been, its all knowledge that I'm grateful you're willing to share with me and others on these great forums.

    Ron, the plan I have is on my laptop and not my phone, so I will send it to you tomorrow when I get home from work.

    I did have another go last night on some 3d software, at drawing templates using my original 45 degree line method and they look like they could well be correct/close, but how accurate, I do not know.
    It has still been interesting having a go though and my plan is to do the same for an Aerokits plan that I also have a copy of the templates for and see how similar (or different) mine are in comparison to those that were done by drawing around parts before a build.

    Will

    πŸ“ How do you draw bulkheads etc, from a 2 view plan?
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    Thank you very much JB for your detailed reply, that all makes complete sense.
    I will give that method a go and see how I get on with it.

    Thank you.
    Will

    πŸ“ How do you draw bulkheads etc, from a 2 view plan?
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    Ron, the only measurements that I have are length and beam, which is a good start at least.
    The same applies to any of my Aerokits plans, I know each ones LOA and beam.

    I will have to find my protractor etc from my school days, I think I still have it somewhere and I'll get a set of dividers too.

    Thank you
    Will

    πŸ“ How do you draw bulkheads etc, from a 2 view plan?
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    Hugh, have a look at the image attached to my 1st post. If that is what that refers to, then yes.

    I would like to know how to draw 2d diagrams for bulkheads etc, from a plan that only has two views, a side view and a top view.
    An example of such, would be a Lesro or Aerokits plan.

    Will



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