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    1/2 Inch Springer.
    Just to see if i could. Martin555.
    1 Inch Tug
    Just using up the small scraps. Martin555.
    "Marge"
    β€œMarge” Length 9 1/4” Beam 3 3/4” Height 4 1/4” Made from using the plastic from Margarine, Ice Cream, and Yogurt Tubs. Main Power 4 x AA rechargeable Batteries. Motors are from a child’s toy submarine (modified to look like Azimuth Thrusters. 2 x Speed controllers are the PCB’s from stripped down servos. LED Navigation, Mast head, spot lights. Martin555.
    Tug Boat "Flora"
    This was my attempt at graham93’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 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.
    Recent Posts
    πŸ“ Promotion
    2 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Two more promotions to announce.

    SeamanCook to Leading Seaman.
    Martincliffe to Able Seaman.

    Congratulations.
    Well done.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: HMS Repulse Refit.
    7 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    You are doing a great job Bill.
    Keep up the good work.

    I think to get the photo to appear in the order that you want to see them you will have to put them on one at a time and in reverse order.

    Hopefully i am right LOL!!
    Then again i might be wrong LOL!!!!

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Tackle
    7 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    It just keeps getting better and better.
    I really love the detail work.

    If Bionic Bill dose not perform properly he will make a lot of members very disappointed, so tell him not to let us down.LOL!!!!

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    πŸ’¬ Re: The New Cabin – Part 6
    22 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Rob,
    In my opinion the small detail work really makes a model and your skilful workmanship making these certainly prove the point.
    Well done.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Final Assembly
    23 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice, you have done a great job.
    Well done.

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    πŸ“ Promotion
    1 day ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Congratulations on your promotion Midshipman GARTH.
    Keep up the good work.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Oars
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Graham,
    Ref:- Ben is now β€˜armless’
    With you'r skills i am sure you will make his some prosthetic Arms so that he can help his brother LOL!!

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Oars
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Graham,
    Watching Bionic Bill having a practice run was a pure pleasure.

    I suppose Bill's younger brother Ben is standing by with the outboard motor LOL!!

    Martin555.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Controller
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Excellent work yet again Graham.
    Your skills have no end.
    Well done.

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    πŸ“ Maria Serra wooden barquentine
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Daniel,

    I assume you have already looked under
    "barquentine model plans" on the net as there seems to be quite a few.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Painting
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Graham,
    Just tell Bionic Bill that if he proves to you that he is giving you a 100% effort then you will get him an outboard motor LOL!!

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Farmile d images of mast set up
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very interesting videos Doug Thank you.

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    πŸ“ Appointment's
    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Peter,
    Stay at home and use the Dremel. LOL!!!!!

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Painting
    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    She looks absolutely fantastic.
    Bionic Bill is a very lucky guy.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: 3D Printed Tug.
    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Bill,
    She is coming along nicely.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Crash Tender
    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Absolutely stunning.
    A real show piece,
    Excellent work.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: A BIT MORE AIRBOAT FUN
    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I like that Airboat, as you say not cheep.

    Would you be able to modify your Airboat without to much trouble ?

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Dauntless
    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Chris,
    I think she looks very good on the water, and not blasting around like a speed boat.

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    πŸ“ Appointment's
    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nerys,
    As long as you feel ok and are managing with no nasty side affects then cutting it down will be ok.
    But promise us if you start to feel unwell then go to the Hospital.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: HMAFV SEAL #6
    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very neat and tidy, well worth it.

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    πŸ“ Model Boat Find.
    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Jacko,
    I bet he enjoyed painting it.
    He looks happy with his efforts.
    Practice makes perfect.
    Tell him to keep up the good work.

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    πŸ“ Model Boat Find.
    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Bill,
    For a first attempt that is very good.
    Please pass on a "well done" and keep up the good work.

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    πŸ“ Model Boat Find.
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Colin,
    It is a shame, I wish more kids would get involved in using their hands to making things instead of sitting at a computer playing games.

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    πŸ“ Model Boat Find.
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Bill.
    I bet you preferred to look at the models instead of the flower beds.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Razzle dazzle
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    WOW
    Marky that camouflage really through me right out, I was not sure what i was looking at.
    You certainly confused me and many Submarine captains LOL!!
    I bet that took some doing.
    Well done.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: HARTLEY FLARELINE, NEW PROJECT
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I am looking forward to this build Jb.
    Going buy your other builds this will look fantastic when you have her completed.
    It will be interesting to see how you setup the ESC with a water jet as you only want the motor running one way.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: A BIT MORE AIRBOAT FUN
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Jb,
    At 4:55 on the video i thought that she was about to turn into a submarine LOL!!

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    πŸ’¬ Re: The LED Floodlights.
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice work Rob,
    I know how tricky SMD'd can be as my last job before i decided to retire was a surface mount operator.
    I have even hand solders 0201 components.
    That was fun.
    That said i think you have done a great job.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ“ Appointment's
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Rick,
    It is funny you should mention the Dentist, as my Dentist phoned my up just Yesterday and he cancelled my appointment and then said he will be in touch later.

    It is not just you being worried about it as it seems to effect different people in different ways.
    If you are not in any pain i would postpone it for a few months or until things start settling down more.

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    πŸ“ Elco PT boat 80'
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Roy,
    I don't know if this helps.

    https://maritime.org/doc/pt/specs/index.htm

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    https://maritime.org/doc/pt/specs/index.htm
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