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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: Forward Crew Compartment.
    15 hours ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Doug,
    Ref:- "Is there a treatment yet for slotto-phobia"!?
    Yes Don't work on model submarines LOL!!

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    πŸ’¬ Re: BC Fishing Boat
    22 hours ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    WOW! what a difference.
    Excellent work.
    Well done.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Frames for hull construction- part three
    1 day ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    You are making a really good start, keep it up.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Forward Crew Compartment.
    1 day ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thank's for the offer Doug but i don't normally eat curry.
    I just like no nonsense good old fashioned English grub.

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    1 day ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Ed,
    If you plan on doing a bit of weathering on the Smit you could do what Doug said and splash a little bit of mouldy green and rust.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Forward Crew Compartment.
    1 day ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    That looks nice Doug.

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    1 day ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thank's Jb,
    The Control Room is next and i am already thinking about what i am going to have the little guys doing.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Ready for Launch
    1 day ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    You have done an excellent job, and you should be incredibly proud.
    It has been a pleasure to see your model.
    Thank you.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Forward Crew Compartment.
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Marky, Doug,
    I did give it some thought to having a crew member in the heads.
    Modifying the figure in a standing position is not the problem, it's the something in his hand.

    Even I cannot make something that small LOL!!!!!

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    πŸ’¬ Re: A bit of Painting!
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    She is looking extremely good Ed.
    Well done.
    Taking it slowly is really paying off.
    Keep up the good work.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Forward Crew Compartment.
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Being depth charged would make anyones Ballast blow.LOL!!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Forward Crew Compartment.
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Marky,
    Luckily Curry is not allowed on patrol LOL!!!

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    πŸ“ Cap'n Nerys' RC Coracle - THINK TANK - Contributions welcome :-))
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Somehow we need to get the motion at the end of this video.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nDzGuqDMGM

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    πŸ“ Cap'n Nerys' RC Coracle - THINK TANK - Contributions welcome :-))
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    This will take some thinking about, as you say we don't want it spinning like a washing machine LOL!

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    πŸ“ Forward Crew Compartment.
    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Guys,

    Finished the second compartment.

    I have found when it came to do the final assembly of this compartment you need three pairs of hands and a lot of patience as there are a lot of bits that have to be lined up at the same time.
    Admittedly i had to walk away a couple of times as the air started to turn blue.

    I did not go mad with the modifications or the weathering.

    Fitted red and white LED’s and made the wiring to look like pipe work.
    Again the final wiring will be done later.

    As i have said in my last post the figures have been modified.

    Altho i placed the white LEDs in the suggested positions I am not that happy with the lighting as it dose not light up the radio and sonar rooms.

    It is to late to try and change it now. (I know it will bug me until i do change it so maybe later.)

    There are a couple of photos of the two finished compartments together.

    Only four more compartments left to do then i will resume work on the main hull.



    The Scene

    The radio and sonar men are testing their equipment and the other crew members are enjoying a cup of coffee before their watch.
    One of the crew is looking in his locker for his cup.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fighting chair finished
    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    I really like the way you have done the weathering on it.
    Looks so real, well done.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Harpoons and Quint’s fighting chair
    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Absolutely amazing.
    It is truly a pleasure to see your work.
    Thank you.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Test Rig
    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Graham,
    Just seen this.
    Some different types of mechanisms.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8BO28-85jY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwnHWhGSFQ4

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Test Rig
    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Graham.
    This is getting interesting already.
    I am closely following your progress.

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    πŸ“ Receiver Controlled switch
    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    That is a good tip, thank you for sharing.

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    πŸ“ Stacked up!
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Ref :- "after 38 years she's finally given up"
    You don't really believe that do you Joe.?

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Monitors nearly there.
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Those monitors really look good.
    Well worth all the extra effort you went through.
    A job well done.

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    πŸ“ Stacked up!
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    I admit i would like to do that but at the moment i have HMS Cottesmore taking up most of the room in my little workshop and i am also working on my U552 type V11c submarine.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Attack of the Fiddly Bits!!
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Cash,
    After you have completed this i can see you will be doing a lot more scratch building projects.
    Great work.

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    πŸ“ Stacked up!
    6 days ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    You are going to be a busy boy Joe.
    I bet you are wondering how you had time to go to work.LOL!

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Greener Harpoon Gun used by Quint
    6 days ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Awesome work.
    The detail on such a small part is fantastic.
    Well done.

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    πŸ“ New projects
    6 days ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Richard,
    Very nice indeed,
    You have done a good job.

    The only problem i have found with acrylic paint is if you are painting plastic.
    It is a struggle to get the paint to take.
    It will take a few coats before it starts to take properly.
    And if you spray it you will have to give it a lot of very thin coats.
    As it is water based it tends to pool on the plastic rather that having an even coat.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Superstructure build and trial fit.
    6 days ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    You are making excellent progress.
    I am enjoying seeing her come together.
    Keep up the good work.

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    πŸ“ Life today
    6 days ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Stephen,

    I am sure that i speak for all the members that have found this site to be of great value to our sanity, Now and in the future.

    Being a person that cannot get out and about in normal times i feel as if i have made a lot of friends here.
    Now that we all are confined to home we need our friend much more.
    You have provided the perfect site that enables us all to have a bit of a laugh and share the hobby that we enjoy.
    Keep up the excellent work with the site.
    It is very much appreciated.

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    πŸ“ bad day at blackrock
    7 days ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Now that is the right attitude Marky.

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