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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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    Unknown 26" Pilot Boat
    One of the latest projects I have bought, a 26" Pilot boat. Initially i thought maybe a Lesro model, but the Lesro Pilot boat is bigger, at just over 33" in length. Anyone got any ideas what make it may be?
    Precedent Fairey Huntsman 46 1/2"
    I bought this Huntsman 31 off a guy I used to work with. Another one in need of some TLC (bit of a theme here isn't there ๐Ÿ™„ ) Originally ic powered, then converted to brushed electric and once I get around to doing this one, it will be converted, like the others, to brushless lipo power.
    Aerokits Sea Commander
    Yet another boat in need of some TLC that I bought recently. An Aerokits Sea Commander. As you can see by the pictures. There are a few bits missing and some of the ply has delaminated (front half of the keel and a couple of bulkheads). My skills aren't such yet that I feel I could strip it down and replace those parts, so for now at least, my intension is to inject adhesive between the laminations, clamp them securely until the adhesive has cured. At least this will get some more strength back into them and help preserve it until I feel brave enough to do the job properly. Like my other boats, this will also be brushless and lipo powered.
    Precedent Perkasa 49 1/2"
    This is my Perkasa MTB that I built with my Dad in the 80's. I sold it in the 90's and purely by chance, was able to buy it back again in the late 00s. Originally we fitted it with a 22cc Kawasaki Strimmer engine, with a centrifugal clutch and pull start, it was much better than ic and needing to get it in the water asap so it didn't overheat. It also gave the option of being able to stop moving, purely by dropping the throttle, unlike ic. With the air cooled Strimmer engine, I could start it, let it idle while i put the wheelhouse etc on and not need to rush to get it in the water. Anyway, when I bought it back, it was looking pretty sorry. Lots of bits were either damaged or missing. I have removed the 22cc petrol engine and will be converting it to brushless and lipo power. Before then though, I have lots of bits to either make or repair. More pictures will follow, when I get it back down from the loft in the new year.
    42 inch Veron (presumably) Fairey Huntsman 28
    This is the latest model that I have purchased. From it's dimensions, I believe it to be a Veron Huntsman, as it looks very much like the ones that I have seen whilst searching on the interweb and the length/beam both match. It was advertised as an unfinished project. But, apart from a few bits that are missing, cabin roof, engine cover/deck floor, glazing, it's mostly there, just in need of some sort of power plant and radio gear. Really looking forward to wetting her bottom ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคž
    Aerokits Sea Rover, I think? 29 1/2 inch
    This terribly unloved looking model was advertised on Facebook marketplace and wasn't too far from me. I thought from the described dimensions it might be a Sea Rover, so took a chance on it. There was only one picture with the advert, so i wasn't completely sure what I was actually going to be presented with on arrival. The cabin sides have both had it and a few other bits are missing. So, like my smaller Huntsman, I have to get hold of a plan/parts diagram to make the relevant damaged/missing parts. In the past, it had it's ic engine removed and converted to electric. I presume initially with just one motor and that I'm guessing wasn't enough so, they fitted an additional 2 propshafts and motors. I now have to remove the extra shafts and convert back to a single one instead. With brushless power, one prop will be more than enough to achieve the scale speed (and a little extra in reserve).
    Pearla Malta - Precedent Fairey Huntsman 31 aft cabin 34 inch
    A Fairey Huntsman that I recently won on a well known auction site. There are a few things that need sorting, the superstructure is way too tall to be accurate and scale, so I fear a new one will have to be made, but that means 'TRYING' to find a set of plans or templates for the Precedent Huntsman. Can anyone help with this? Pretty please ๐Ÿคž The extra skegs underneath? No idea why they have been added, certainly won't help anything other than straight line running. Plans are, sort the above items, brushless conversion, then just enjoy using it. Will
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: International Dragon "White Lady" DEN 166 1:6.
    4 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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

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    ๐Ÿ“ Wanted
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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

    ๐Ÿ“ Wanted
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey Huntsman
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Scratch Built 31" 'Blue Moppie'
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Scratch Built 31" 'Blue Moppie'
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sea Commander
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Pleasure Cruiser
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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 ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Condor
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    What an absolute corker.
    You've done a fantastic job of creating a really realistic looking boat there ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ๐Ÿ“ SURFACE DRIVE EXPERIMENT
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    They don't work for me either Chris.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Veron Marlin Cruiser Rebuild
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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

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    ๐Ÿ“ MODEL FRAMING JIG
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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

    ๐Ÿ“ Vintage Sea Commander Sea trials.
    9 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1954 35 ft. Chris Craft Sport Fisherman / Cruiser
    9 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    Very nice indeed.
    Looking forward to any updates as and when.
    Have fun with your build.

    Will

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Finally the Rapier
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Javelin
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    Looks like you've had a good score, with this and the Rapier.
    Well done Steve.

    Will

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Finally the Rapier
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    Very nice Steve, that looks in great condition.
    What are your plans for it?

    Will

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1953 Colonial Sport Cruiser
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    What a great looking boat.
    A worthy addition I would say.

    Will

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chriscraft in action
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    She looks really good on the water.
    Cracking model, fair play.

    Will

    ๐Ÿ“ WANTED, December 1964 Mag Vic Smeed Remora
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    Check your messages Pete ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Will

    ๐Ÿ“ WANTED, December 1964 Mag Vic Smeed Remora
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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

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    ๐Ÿ“ How do you draw bulkheads etc, from a 2 view plan?
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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

    ๐Ÿ“ How do you draw bulkheads etc, from a 2 view plan?
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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

    ๐Ÿ“ How do you draw bulkheads etc, from a 2 view plan?
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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

    ๐Ÿ“ How do you draw bulkheads etc, from a 2 view plan?
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: MFA Spearfish 4
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    4x Spearfish, wow, that's where they've all gone ๐Ÿ˜‚
    I'm a big fan of Fairey boats, one of which is what these were based upon.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Vic Smeed Remora
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    One of the other members, Zooma, he has a Remora too.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Lesro Sportsman
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    Did you add a picture with this post?
    I only ask, because I'm not seeing one?

    ๐Ÿ“ Lesro Javelin
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    I thought they were.
    Like I say SLEC sell a couple of Lesro kits, but will sell plans separately, I emailed them a couple of weeks ago and they told me that.
    So Lesro Arrow will give you the right hull in both shape and length/beam.

    Will

    ๐Ÿ“ Lesro Javelin
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    Zooma/Bob, how long ago was that, because when I was searching for a plan for the Stiletto, everything pointed towards them being closed.
    I could be wrong though.

    Will



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