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    One hour challenge.
    I just thought I would post this. It was a one hour challenge. The challenge was to make a boat and to put it in a car brake light bulb in an hour. I done this some years ago to raise some money for a charity. I did the challenge and raise Β£175.00 pounds. It is not that good but for one hour of my time it was worth it. Martin555.
    Fast Attack Craft.
    Well guys this is the final boat. And as you know my first attempt at designing a boat for the EeZeBuilt web site. The weapons are designed so that they can be made quite easily. I am not happy with it, there will have to be a lot of changes made. It will need to be bigger for RC. The Bow will need to be designed differently for the younger ones to be able to make this easier. Unfortunately I have made this a static model as I do not have enough RC Equipment. Length 20" Beam 4 1/4" Height 6" Martin555.
    Evolution
    Sorry Guys a total failure. I should of spent more time making it stronger. Length 27" Height 9" Width 4 1/2" Still it was something different. Martin555.
    Steampunk Pike.
    Here is my Steampunk Pike. She is still a work in progress. Eventually it will be static dive. Length 40" Width 11" Height 14" There is still a lot to do including weathering. Martin.
    Schooner
    Small scratch built static model of a Schooner made quite a few years ago. Length 6" Height 51/2" Beam 1" I made this when I was in between projects.
    HMS EXETER.
    This Was scratch built approximately 28 years ago. If I remember correctly it took me three years to make and at a scale of 1/96. Again photos of photos as no digital cameras in those days.
    Vosper torpedo boat.
    I made this about 30 years ago. Unfortunately the photos are of photos as we did not have digital cameras in those days.
    Type V11C Submarine.
    I assembled this Revell 1/72 scale kit about two years ago.
    C01
    This is a coastal patrol ship that practically designed its self. I had some plastic card and I just wanted to make something, I hade no plans or drawings and this was the end result. This was made using my baking paper tip. I never got around to installing rc equipment in it as a friend decided that he wanted it as it was. And I never got took any photos of the making of it.
    HMS Cottesmore
    I just thought I would post some photos of my HMS Cottesmore. She is still a work in progress. I have been working on her for about three years now.(in between other projects) I purchased the hull And running gear from Fleetscale. Everything else has been made by myself using odds and ends, bits and pieces including yogurt pots and a lot of LED's I have a few more years work to do before she is completed, lots more bits to make.
    Springer Tug
    I just thought I would post a few photos of a little tug that I made some time ago.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aerokits 1962 34.5" RAF Crash Tender rebuild, including interior.
    8 hours ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Edh,
    A little trick i use is to find the rotation of the prop if it is to quick to see is I use a strip of paper.
    I set the throttle to the forward position and then as the prop is spinning i slowly push the paper in to the side of the prop or prop's from the outside aiming in to the centre.
    Looking from Aft port side If the paper flicks down then the prop is turning Ant-clockwise.
    If the paper flicks up then it is turning clockwise.
    Looking from Aft starboard side If the paper flicks down then the prop is turning clockwise.
    If the paper flicks up then it is turning Ant-clockwise.

    I don't know if this help's.

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    πŸ“ Big Blue (test facility)
    9 hours ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    HI Boatshed,
    That is a good idea using a bath, All you have to do then is pull the plug and you water all of the garden in one hit LOL!!

    Martin555.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Springer wheelhouse
    11 hours ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    That's cheating Bill.
    But then again i suppose that is the way of the future.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: PS Westward Ho
    11 hours ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    I hope they all paid for there ticket LOL!!

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Piscataqua river gundalow
    11 hours ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Nice work Tom,
    Looking forward to seeing it in the water.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Pretty much done...well, mostly done
    17 hours ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Nice work Cash,
    A very tidy little boat, well worth the effort.
    Looking forward to seeing how she acts on the water.

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    1 day ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Good work Marky, she is coming along nicely.
    Keep it up.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aerokits 1962 34.5" RAF Crash Tender rebuild, including interior.
    1 day ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    You have a lot of hard work ahead of you but looking at the detail work that you have done on you'r other project you will manage it with no problem.

    Good luck and please keep us updated.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ“ HMS RODNEY 1/96th Build
    1 day ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Fantastic detail.
    Well done.

    Martin555.
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    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Excellent Doug,
    Very good video.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Piscataqua river gundalow
    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Keep up the good work Tom.

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    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Interesting Bill,
    I will be following.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Home made F-14 Controller Switch!
    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Nicely done Ed,
    Doug is a very helpful guy and the right person to have in you'r corner as his knowledge on electronics and RC equipment is excellent.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Forward Torpedo Tube Compartment.
    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Pete,
    Thank's.
    The paint i am using is "artist acrylic".
    It seems to spray a little better if i add a very small amount of washing up liquid to the mix.
    It also sticks better if i lightly ruff up the surface but that is not always possible with the small parts.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Forward Torpedo Tube Compartment.
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Thanks again for your comment's guys.
    I find trying to make this assembly log interesting is a little difficult when it is a case of sticking this part to that part.
    So i will be trying to do some more modifications as i go along.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Forward Torpedo Tube Compartment.
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Cash,
    I must admit plastic kits are not really my thing as i am use to making everything myself.
    However having said that I am starting to enjoy this build.
    Compared to what i normally do you can just stick a few bits together and and you have an almost finished part, then paint and the job's done, unless i start thinking that if i add this or that to it to make it a little more detailed.

    Martin555.
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    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Michael,
    Reference "Unfortunately a lot of the detail work that has to be done on this model will not be seen"

    Even though you will never see some of the detail, i know that if i did not do it it will play on my mind to the point that i would have to somehow take it apart and do it just for my peace of mind.

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    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi marky,
    After consuming all sorts of rich food at christmas i have managed to get quite a verity of plastic containers for use on my model making including more Yogurt pots.LOL!

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    πŸ’¬ Re: 1/40th Billings USCG motor lifeboat
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    At least you noticed the nav lights before she hit the water at the club, otherwise you would never hear the end of it LOL!!

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    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Cash,
    I am glad you are feeling much better now.
    You have done a super job on the little Lifeboat.
    Well done.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: F-14 Delema!
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Ed,
    You have had more up's and down's than a rollercoaster with this build.
    I am sure that it will all sort it's self out soon.

    What will you be controlling Smit Nederland with after you have sent everything back ?

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    πŸ“ Forward Torpedo Tube Compartment.
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Guy,

    The instructions show the torpedo lifting beam glued to the deck head but as i am doing some changes to this model I have decided to change the Torpedo lifting equipment.

    Made two beams using the plastic from a yogurt pot and glued them to the deck head.

    The next job was to make two chain hoist’s, they were made from plastic sprue.
    I will cut the chains to length and paint them when it all comes together towards the main assembly.

    Drilled holes for the LED’s then finished the paint work.

    I have discovered that spraying water based Acrylic paint onto plastic is a bit of a nightmare, (especially white paint) it seems that you have to give it lots of thin layers until you get good results.
    Maybe i am doing it wrong?

    Fitted all the bits and pieces and the Red and White LED’s.
    The Red LED’s look clear until powered up.

    I tried to make the wiring of the LED’s look like pipework and i will still have to attach the flexible wires to it later when i work out the length’s.
    Done a little rust weathering but not sure at the moment how much of the exterior deck head will show.

    The next job was to assemble the forward Torpedo stowage. The Torpedoes were held in place with steel strap’s so i had to make some using some thin plastic again from yogurt pots.
    Done a little more weathering.

    I don’t plan on going mad with the weathering on the inside of this U-boat as i am sure that a certain amount of cleaning and maintenance was done whilst on the long patrols.

    Unfortunately a lot of the detail work that has to be done on this model will not be seen.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Starting on the decking.
    6 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Nice work, keep it up.

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    πŸ“ twin propeller setup
    6 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi drspock,

    1 channel + 1 ESC + 2 motors.

    On ONE of the motors you will need to reverse the Positive and Negative wires. ( the motors cannot be operated independently )


    2 channels + 2 ESC’s + 2 motors.

    On ONE of the motors you will need to reverse the Positive and Negative wires. ( the motors CAN be operated independently or together) ("I think it is called tank steering" )

    If using two ESC's with BEC then you must disconnect
    one of the BEC's.

    Depending on your radio equipment it is possible to be able to operate the motors independently or individually at the flick of a switch.

    I think i got this right!!

    Hope this helps.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Finished (for the second time)
    7 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Another brilliant model to your collection.
    The weathering looks excellent, great work, well done.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HMS TYNE
    8 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Very nice work indeed.
    Keep it up.
    I too spent some time on her when i was at Vospers.
    Look forward to more updates.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Final stage
    9 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Excellent Ian,
    Looking forward to seeing it.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Back to the plan
    9 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Mike,
    β€œOh dear” or words to that effect"
    I bet the air was blue!!
    Excellent work.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Final stage
    9 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    You have done a really fantastic job, something to be proud of.
    I look forward to seeing her hit the water.
    As she is packed with electronics Will you be making a video showing everything working ?
    Excellent work.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Forward Torpedo Tube Compartment.
    10 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Marky,
    That is a good idea, later when i get a bit further on i will start to do more detail.
    At the moment i am trying to get used to making plastic kits again.

    Martin555.
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