|||
Not Registered
Go AD FREE & get your membership medal
BRONZE
Less Ads
SILVER
GOLD
Ad Free
Cancel
Anytime
ยฃ2.50
ยฃ4.50
ยฃ6.50
Subscribe
Go AD FREE & get your membership medal
BRONZE
Less Ads
SILVER
GOLD
Ad Free
For A Whole Year!
ยฃ25
ยฃ45
ยฃ65
Donate
You Will Be Helping Towards:

  • Domain Fees
  • Security Certificates
  • iOS & Android App Fees
  • Website Hosting
  • Fast Servers
  • Data Backups
  • Upkeep & Maintenance
  • Administration Costs

    Without your support the website wouldn't be what it is today.

    Please consider donating towards these fees to help keep us afloat.

    Read more

    All donations are securely managed through PayPal.

    Many thanks for your kind support
  • Join Us On Social Media!
    Download The App!

    Login To
    Remove Ads
    Login To
    Remove Ads

    Model Boats Website
    Model Boats Website
    Home
    Forum
    Build Blogs
    Media Gallery
    Boat Clubs & Lakes
    Events
    Boat Harbour
    How-To Articles
    Plans & Docs
    Useful Links
    Registered
    8th Jun 2019
    Last Online
    29th May 2024
    Madwelshman
    Member Stats
    Stats
    Member No.#5562
    Registered๐Ÿ“…8th Jun 2019
    Last Online๐Ÿ“…29th May 2024
    City๐Ÿ“Haverfordwest
    Country๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom
    Genderโ™‚๏ธMale
    Age๐Ÿ‘ถ51
    Posts๐Ÿ’ฌ282
    Followers๐Ÿ“ฃ5
    Likes Received๐Ÿ‘414

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Send Private Message
    ๐Ÿ’ต Gift a Membership
    Members Following
    Follow Madwelshman
    ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
    ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tubeampdeano ( Recruit)
    ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
    ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
    5 Followers
    Recent Activity
    Liked THE STORY OF THE NZ HAMILTON JET 28 days ago
    Liked Vintage model Company Thames police launch 28 days ago
    Midshipman
    Ranks Points
    Fleet Admiral 10,000
    Admiral 8,000
    Vice Admiral 6,000
    Rear Admiral 5,000
    Commodore 4,000
    Captain 3,000
    Commander 2,500
    Lieutenant Commander 2,000
    Lieutenant 1,600
    Sub-Lieutenant 1,200
    Midshipman 900
    Warrant Officer 600
    Chief Petty Officer 1st Class 450
    Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class 300
    Petty Officer 1st Class 200
    Petty Officer 2nd Class 150
    Master Seaman 100
    Leading Seaman 50
    Able Seaman 20
    Recruit 0
    176 Points Away From Sub-Lieutenant!
    Points
    ActivityWorthAwarded
    ๐Ÿ‘ Likes (rcv'd)1414
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Forum2236
    โœ๏ธ Comments2308
    โœ๏ธ Blog40
    ๐Ÿ“ท Photos40
    ๐ŸŽฅ Videos100
    ๐Ÿ“ Place80
    ๐Ÿšค Harbour856
    ๐Ÿ“ Guestbook100
    ๐Ÿ˜Š Avatar1010
    1,024 Total Points
    United Kingdom
    Signature
    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"
    Members Harbour
    Recent Posts
    ๐Ÿ“ Aerokits pt boat bulkhead plans wanted
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
    โœง 41 Views ยท 1 Like
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ“ Reply
    Aerokits didn't tend to include bulkheads in their plans unfortunately.
    You may be lucky and find someone who has built one from scratch in the past, drew the bulkheads out and kept the drawings, otherwise, you'll have to draw them out yourself.

    Will

    Login To
    Remove Ads

    ๐Ÿ“ Aerokits sea commander plan
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
    โœง 21 Views ยท 1 Like
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ“ Reply
    Hiya Chris, I did respond to the request earlier.
    The OP has now been in touch with me for a copy.

    Will

    ๐Ÿ“ Aerokits sea commander plan
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
    โœง 29 Views ยท 3 Likes
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ“ Reply
    Have you managed to get hold of one now? if not, message me with your email and I'll send a copy to you.

    Will

    ๐Ÿ“ Kits for Fairey Marine Models.
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
    โœง 22 Views ยท 5 Likes
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ“ Reply
    My Dad (and Uncle) used to take both my late Uncles aft cabin Huntsman 31 and its replacement Swordsman 33 back to Fairey from Pembrokeshire, West Wales for servicing etc, and he has said many times, that although both were extremely good, the Huntsman 31, is a better sea boat in a chop/swell than the Swordsman, smoother and drier too, due to the angle of the 'V' of the Huntsman cutting into the swell, rather than pounding./slamming.

    Will

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: FRIDAY'S CHILD
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
    โœง 81 Views ยท 0 Likes
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Add Comment
    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

    ๐Ÿ“ Model Boat Clubs
    9 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
    โœง 40 Views ยท 2 Likes
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ“ Reply
    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

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey Huntress Long Cabin
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
    โœง 42 Views ยท 3 Likes
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ“ Reply
    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

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sea Commander restoration
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
    โœง 99 Views ยท 4 Likes
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Add Comment
    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

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey Marine.
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
    โœง 41 Views ยท 2 Likes
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ“ Reply
    It's a good video that one Colin.

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

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: International Dragon "White Lady" DEN 166 1:6.
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
    โœง 55 Views ยท 1 Like
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Add Comment
    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

    ๐Ÿ“ Wanted
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
    โœง 74 Views ยท 2 Likes
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ“ Reply
    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

    Login To
    Remove Ads

    ๐Ÿ“ Wanted
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
    โœง 74 Views ยท 2 Likes
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ“ Reply
    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 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
    โœง 84 Views ยท 2 Likes
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ“ Reply
    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'
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
    โœง 151 Views ยท 1 Like
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Add Comment
    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'
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
    โœง 157 Views ยท 1 Like
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Add Comment
    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
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
    โœง 45 Views ยท 2 Likes
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Add Comment
    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
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
    โœง 35 Views ยท 1 Like
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Add Comment
    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
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
    โœง 54 Views ยท 0 Likes
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Add Comment
    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
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
    โœง 91 Views ยท 0 Likes
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ“ Reply
    They don't work for me either Chris.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Veron Marlin Cruiser Rebuild
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
    โœง 93 Views ยท 2 Likes
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Add Comment
    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

    ๐Ÿ“ MODEL FRAMING JIG
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
    โœง 101 Views ยท 2 Likes
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ“ Reply
    Great idea JB and a good pair of boats to build and test it out on.

    Will be following this with interest.

    Will

    Login To
    Remove Ads

    ๐Ÿ“ Vintage Sea Commander Sea trials.
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
    โœง 74 Views ยท 2 Likes
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ“ Reply
    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
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
    โœง 202 Views ยท 2 Likes
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Add Comment
    Very nice indeed.
    Looking forward to any updates as and when.
    Have fun with your build.

    Will

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Finally the Rapier
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
    โœง 84 Views ยท 1 Like
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Add Comment
    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
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
    โœง 67 Views ยท 1 Like
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Add Comment
    Looks like you've had a good score, with this and the Rapier.
    Well done Steve.

    Will

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Finally the Rapier
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
    โœง 85 Views ยท 0 Likes
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Add Comment
    Very nice Steve, that looks in great condition.
    What are your plans for it?

    Will

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1953 Colonial Sport Cruiser
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
    โœง 69 Views ยท 1 Like
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Add Comment
    What a great looking boat.
    A worthy addition I would say.

    Will

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chriscraft in action
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
    โœง 57 Views ยท 1 Like
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Add Comment
    She looks really good on the water.
    Cracking model, fair play.

    Will

    ๐Ÿ“ WANTED, December 1964 Mag Vic Smeed Remora
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
    โœง 48 Views ยท 0 Likes
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ“ Reply
    Check your messages Pete ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Will

    ๐Ÿ“ WANTED, December 1964 Mag Vic Smeed Remora
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
    โœง 48 Views ยท 0 Likes
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ“ Reply
    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



    About This Website
    Terms of Service
    Privacy Policy