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    Ex Shipyard Electrician. Keen Model Maker. And Site Nutcase.
    Members Harbour
    Halcon 1:100 Scale.
    This was the cheapest model boat kit I could find, It was from China. The instructions were next to useless but I tried to make something reasonable. Martin.
    HMB Endeavour
    This is my static model of HMB Endeavour. It was a kit build. Martin.
    'MOJO'
    'MOJO' was a boat that i was asked to make for someone. I think i have achieved the original request. (The plan is just to make something that is functional and pleasing to the eye, something that will not be complicated and not have lots of bits that could brake off ) As you guys know i have not made a boat using wood for many many years, so i am quite pleased with the final outcome. Martin555.
    1/2 Inch Springer.
    Just to see if i could. Martin555.
    1 Inch Tug
    Just using up the small scraps. Martin555.
    "Marge"
    โ€œMargeโ€ Length 9 1/4โ€ Beam 3 3/4โ€ Height 4 1/4โ€ Made from using the plastic from Margarine, Ice Cream, and Yogurt Tubs. Main Power 4 x AA rechargeable Batteries. Motors are from a childโ€™s toy submarine (modified to look like Azimuth Thrusters. 2 x Speed controllers are the PCBโ€™s from stripped down servos. LED Navigation, Mast head, spot lights. Martin555.
    Tug Boat "Flora"
    This was my attempt at graham93โ€™s Lockdown challenge. All was going well until the main control PCB decided not to work. So will now sit on the shelf until i figure out another way to operate it. Martin555.
    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 ยฃ175.00 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.
    Recent Posts
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Quick surgery update
    7 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi cash,
    I am glad the surgery went well.
    As for Bench time don't rush to do something it is important you heal.

    The only downfall now that you have had the surgery is you no longer have the excuse for any modelling cockups LOL!!

    Martin.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Motor and voltage regulator
    8 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice work Mike.
    Will you be disguising this section as something to match that excellent decking ?
    The electrician in photo 6 looks a bit clueless LOL!

    Martin.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sideways Step or Two.
    8 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Awesome work Stephen,
    I hope you and the admiral get well soon.

    Martin.

    ๐Ÿ“ What other types of models do our members build/refurb?
    1 day ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Guys,
    Thank you for your nice comments.
    I just like to have a go at all sorts of things.

    Graham.
    The highchair is fantastic and is something that will be passed down the family for many years to come.

    Martin.

    ๐Ÿ“ What other types of models do our members build/refurb?
    1 day ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Recently I decided to have a go at Sculpting, so here are a few that I have done.

    Martin.

    ๐Ÿ“ What other types of models do our members build/refurb?
    1 day ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Stephen,
    You mentioned 'Furniture' at the start of this thread.
    So here are some of the upholstery work that is have done.

    Martin.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Scuppers Oh My!
    2 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looking good Ed.
    Keep it up.

    Martin.

    ๐Ÿ“ Fitting The Electrics For Aeronaut's Diva
    2 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Greg,
    As you get your bits and pieces of RC equipment and the questions start to arise regarding installation, please post photos of what you are talking about as a photo will really help us to give you the answers you require.

    Martin.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Russian KC100D waterjet work boat project
    2 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice work JB,
    Next thing you will be modifying a rucksack and carrying everything on your back LOL!!

    Martin.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Final assembly 2
    2 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice indeed Peter.
    I bet it feels good seeing that light at the end of this long very tunnel.
    Great work, well done.

    Martin.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Taping the joint
    10 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Graham,
    Good to see an update on the Kayak.
    She is looking better each time I see her.
    Getting that ribbon in position could not of been easy due to the tight and restricted space.
    It would be interesting to know how much you had to put in the swear jar or did you have a swear bucket LOL!!

    Martin.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Epoxy glue....how to remove it?
    10 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi HH,
    Heating the Epoxy glue with a hair drier makes the Epoxy go soft, then as the other guys have said grip, twist,pull.

    Martin555.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: USS Sea Shadow
    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    An interesting model Lionel.
    Well done.

    Martin555.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Final assembly part 1 of ?
    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Peter,
    All your hard work is paying off.
    She is looking great and you are on the homeward run now.
    Well done.

    Martin555.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: SS Ernest Bazin
    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Lionel,
    It is nice to see something different.
    Nice work.

    Martin555.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: PREPARATION FOR HULL
    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice work Len.
    Take your time doing the planking and you will get a better finish.

    Martin555.

    ๐Ÿ“ Smoke/Steam Generators.
    13 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi LewZ,

    Graham93 and jbkiwi has posted on this sight on how to make smoke generators using Vape tanks.
    I cannot remember what thread or blog it was posted on but if you have a good look around on the site you will find that information.

    Martin555.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Russian KC100D waterjet work boat project
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Jb,

    If you keep changing loads will you have to re-ballast each time ?

    Martin.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hallet SK Drag boat
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi RR,

    Taking shape nicely.
    Keep it up.

    Martin.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Happy Hunter Ballast!
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Have you allowed for the weight of the superstructure and all of the fittings ?

    Martin.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: H.Sw.M.S Visby
    16 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Rowen,
    Managed to get around to reading your blog.
    She looks great, you have done a very nice job.
    Well done.
    I like the use of the guitar strings.

    Martin.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Free Christmas Prize Draw!
    16 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    RonH,
    When you go to your event, I would be interested to know how many people mention the fact that you are wearing different coloured socks.

    Martin.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Russian KC100D waterjet work boat project
    16 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi JB,
    What are you going to disguise the vitamin tubes as ?

    Martin.

    ๐Ÿ“ Site issues
    16 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thank you Stephen,
    I am still getting the delay when typing text.
    Maybe that is something I will have to put up with.

    Martin.

    ๐Ÿ“ Site issues
    16 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Stephen,
    Another slight problem that I have discovered this morning.

    I have been trying to look back on a post so I could read the entire log but when it says 'loading more'
    It loads the next bit larger than the page.
    See attached screen shot.

    The log in question is Build Log H.Sw.M.S Visby by Rowen.

    Martin.

    ๐Ÿ“ Revell conversion 1/72
    17 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi HH,
    Nice looking conversion.
    Well done.
    Looking at photo 4 it looks like you are using this boat as a secret Piggy Bank LOL!!

    Martin.

    ๐Ÿ“ Site issues
    17 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Stephen,
    Yes it was attached to each post so that you could directly answer that particular post or question.

    Martin.

    ๐Ÿ“ Site issues
    17 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Stephen,
    Could I put in a request that you reinstate the 'comment' tab at the bottom of the posts again, As it was much easer to keep track of what was going on.
    I know you still have it on some of the sections.

    Martin.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hallet SK Drag boat
    17 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi RR,
    I am looking forward to seeing the paint job you mentioned as I have done a bit of custom spraying in my time, Mainly on motorcycles.

    Martin.

    ๐Ÿ“ Gunfire module
    18 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi ToraDog,
    Is this the sort of thing you are looking for. ?



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