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    Members Harbour
    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.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HARTLEY FLARELINE, NEW PROJECT
    17 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice work Jb.
    Surly there is not much more you can do now except the RC Tractor. LOL!!
    I bet you have already started thinking about the next project.

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    18 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Rick,
    Good to hear you are starting to get this project underway.
    I would like to see some photos of this Sonic mister as you progress.

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    18 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    You can clearly see the pointed Transom in these photos.

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    19 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Ron,
    RE :- The stern appears to not be flat across the transom, but comes to a point.

    I think it is an optical elusion.

    Having looked again i think you are right Ron.

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    20 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi WellsBoi,
    Firstly i would like to say "Welcome to the site".

    Don't worry about asking questions here as somehow between us all we manage to figure everything out.

    PS.
    I have sent you a Private Message.
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    πŸ“ Boat Build Help
    22 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi WellsBoi,
    There seems to be two threads running with the same title.

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    23 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi WellsBoi.
    Sorry i cannot help but i just make the boat that i want to make using cardboard then when i think it looks right i then use the cardboard for the template.

    Maybe one of our members could do a how to make a scale boat from photos and put it in the 'How-To' Section.

    Explaining the process from start to finish.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Preparing the railings
    23 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    You have done a fantastic job Peter.
    Considering it was a job you were not looking forward to doing.
    They look excellent.

    As for your plan 'B' if you find you cannot solder the joints then maybe a drop of CA or a tiny dab of epoxy.
    After all when they have been painted no one will know.


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    πŸ’¬ Re: Constructing the Cabin
    23 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looking really good Graham.
    Keep it up.

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    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Nerys.
    Considering all of the problems you have had so far
    She is starting to look like a boat now well done.
    Keep up the good work.

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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Marky,
    Sorry to hear you have been in Hospital again.
    As for the Doctor maybe he has not received clear instruction.
    There is a lot of confusion country wide, so it will be just a matter of time before you get the jab.

    My son was told he had to shield when this pandemic started, now we are in the tightest lockdown we have ever been in and my son has not been told to shield.

    As i have said "Confusion everywhere"

    Stay safe.

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    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Rick,
    It sounds to me that Graham93 has given you the best solution.

    That way you have both 12 Volts and 24Volts.

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    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Geoff,

    Another Kit ! well done good to see you have got the model making bug.

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    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Rick,
    Why are you thinking of using 24 Volts ?

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    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Rick,

    Sorry if i am getting this wrong but are you saying that you are thinking of powering a 12Volt fan with 24Volts ?

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    πŸ“ Mounting a Mtronis Viper speed controller
    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Treve,
    I have fixed these speed controllers down in two different ways.

    One, i have used double sided tape and it never got hot enough to make it come unstuck.

    Two i have made a tight fitting wood frame around it.
    Glued the frame to the base board then pushed the speed controller in to the frame.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: HARTLEY FLARELINE, SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    JB,
    Tractor next ? LOL!!

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    πŸ’¬ Re: HARTLEY FLARELINE, SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Jb,
    Awesome work.

    If you had the boat and trailer in a different scene instead of on a bench and having blindes in the background then it would look like the real thing.

    That i would like to see.

    Wow photo 11 so realistic.

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    πŸ“ Norstar model fireboat.
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice work Colin.
    Looking good.
    Keep it up.

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    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Nerys.

    The glue i use is humbrol liquid poly.
    It is a thin liquid that is really good as you can apply it to one side then quickly join the two parts together.
    Or you can put the two parts together and use capillary action to glue them.
    I have used it for many years without any problems.
    Here is a link.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HUMBROL-MODEL-GLUE-LIQUID-POLY-28...

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    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HUMBROL-MODEL-GLUE-LIQUID-POLY-28ml-BOTTLE-WITH-BRUSH-NEW/224218669314?epid=2254374856&hash=item3434796102:g:NwgAAOSwk9xenY8t
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    6 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Nerys,
    That kit sounds like a right nightmare.

    I do hope you send Deans a very strongly worded letter/email explaining all the problems and how very disappointed you are.
    You pay a lot of money for a kit you at least expect something decent.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Windscreen Wipers.
    7 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Absolutely fantastic work Rob.
    However one little criticism maybe a black painted line to represent the tract that the wiper blade arms run in.
    (only noticeable due to the scale)

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    πŸ“ Battery Info.
    9 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Guys,

    LiPo Batteries Explained.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKLHD7_zzCE

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKLHD7_zzCE
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    πŸ“ Battery Info.
    9 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Guys,
    I just happened across this whilst doing a bit of silver surfing.
    I hope this will help to demystify the batteries that we use.

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

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaPpRaJrzyI
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Eastwind
    9 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi ToraDog,
    In my time zone it would appear that i loose a few months regularly LOL!!

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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    9 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Ian,
    I have no sympathy for anyone who gets treated a little heavy handedly, if they abided by the rules then they would not be in that position.
    As far as i am concerned anyone who dose not stick to the rules deserves to be fined and maybe publicly humiliated.
    I see it here people are openly flouting the rules and they think the rules dose not apply to them.
    The number of people that are catching Coved is rocketing up and so is the death rate.
    Sorry if i sound a bit harsh but the quicker people do what is required the quicker we will be able to get back to normal.

    Well that is my little rant over.
    Please everyone stick to the rules and remember HANDS, FACE, SPACE.

    Stay safe.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Eastwind
    9 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi ToraDog,
    Very very nice.
    You have come along way in just five months.
    Keep up the good work.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ“ Eduard etch sets
    10 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi sharpy1071,

    Here is another link that might help.

    https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&hl=en-US&tbm=sho...



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    https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&hl=en-US&tbm=shop&q=Eduard+etch+set+Revell+Hermann+Marwede+1/72&spell=1&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjo3tqBsZbuAhWExoUKHdjrAJoQBQjcBSgA&biw=1344&bih=744
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    πŸ“ Scratch built gun
    10 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice work,
    The boat looks fantastic.
    Looking forward to see her on the water.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Final Fitting of the Handrails.
    11 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Rob,
    I amended my post hopefully i got it right now.LOL!!

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