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    📝 CalMac landing craft ferry-Mv Carvoria
    30 days ago by 🇬🇧 Peewit83 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I’ve been gifted a ready- made wooden pontoon style hull which I’m adapting into a model of the smallest CalMac ferry operating to the island of Kerrera from Gallanach(Oban)
    The vessel is 12 m long and can carry up to 12 pax & 1 small vehicle . Motive power is a pair of Honda 80 outboard motors.
    My model will be approx 1:24 scale powered by a brushed motor, with twin rudders. Eventually I intend to make dummy motors for the stern .
    I am in dire need of some suitable CalMac decals . If anyone still has any surplus BECC ones from their own build I’d gladly make you an offer!
    First pic with mock-up wheelhouse( probably oversize at moment!)
    Progress reports in due course

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    💬 Re: Air boat
    2 months ago by 🇬🇧 Peewit83 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Warning!
    Keep thumb out of way of propellor at all times! Now minus a chunk of left thumb!

    📝 Air boat
    2 months ago by 🇬🇧 Peewit83 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Aquired as a wreck and now fitted with new motor etc. ,now ready for some light hearted fun on the lake

    📝 Barge/lighter
    2 months ago by 🇬🇧 Peewit83 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The Devon Monsoons abated sufficiently to trial both craft. Full ballasting of lighter over Easter

    📝 Teign C
    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 Peewit83 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Another winter build just requiring a few bits and pieces.
    Anyone familiar with my home port of Teignmouth,S Devon, will probably have noticed a diminutive bed- levelling dredger operating regular in the outer channel. This is Teign C, a Damen 14 metre STAN utility,tug/ dredger.
    Last summer,I acquired an old Graupner 14 inch Pollox tug hull fitted with new motor and hardware which with a little mod. to the bow ,formed an ideal basis for a 1:32 scale version of Teign C.
    There are plenty of pix of the real craft on t’internet, so I made a start. The thin plastic moulded hull was strengthened with Plasticard, and the wheel house also made of the same material.
    The ‘plough’ was a plastic battery box from an old RTR boat, and the model is fitted with a rock crawler winch so the dredge can be raised or lowered as required.
    Some minor painting etc and ready for March trials!

    📝 Barge / Lighter
    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 Peewit83 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    This build almost complete to compliment the Bangkok tug.
    Measuring 750mm L x 200mm beam x 100mm depth with laden draft Approx 65 mm.
    Mixed ballasting- roof flashing lead, water tank, and two shallow trays of aquarium gravel glued with PVA. Pretty heavy and not too sure if a tad top heavy. Sea trials in late March

    📝 Happy Shrimp
    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 Peewit83 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Small but lethal! Small outrigger built from a kit bought on AliExpress.
    Has small inrunner motor. Goes like the proverbial…….!. Once again used only with 2S Lipo battery

    📝 Miss Zing- ray 3
    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 Peewit83 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Very busy at present with 2 new builds but here’s my old 1:12 scale Unlimited hydroplane. Build from scratch using a Vic Smeed plan . Although 1900 kv outrunner, only use 2S lipos as we run on a very small lake so speeds are kept down

    📝 Barge/ Lighter
    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 Peewit83 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Having built my Bangkok tug, it needed something to tow! In real life these little tugs get harnessed ,with others ,to 300 ton barges! In 1:24 scale Such a barge would take up a lot of lake,so I’ve been building the MMB Thames lighter. Cheated a bit and used the Sarik plans and laser cut frames, and then clad it in 1.5 mm obeche.
    Once primed ,I’ll have to play with ballasting. I’ve made two shallow drop in trays with real gravel glued on.
    More in due course

    📝 Fishing Boats
    5 months ago by 🇬🇧 Peewit83 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I built my inshore trawler- Ella May- from the
    Cormorant plans and a Sarik abs hull ( 40 cms)- my scale was 1:24
    You are most welcome to the plans and building instructions

    📝 Huntsman
    5 months ago by 🇬🇧 Peewit83 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Phil
    There must be scores of us who have to rely on subterfuge to continue our model making without the reproachful glares of SWMBO! I have the additional yoke of having to submit requests for kitchen- table space which does mean projects do take much longer to complete!

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    📝 Ella May- inshore trawler7
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 Peewit83 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Some more pix of the detailing

    💬 Re: Enterprise
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 Peewit83 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Couple of pix
    Smoker working whilst in test tank.
    On our club lake at Canonteign Falls

    📝 Will Everard
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 Peewit83 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    1:67 scale - Static model of Thames Sailing barge- shelf queen!
    Billings kit gifted to me by my son over twenty years ago!
    Got round to building it just prior to COvid!
    (Now in son’s study!)

    📝 Un named
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 Peewit83 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    1:24 scale-Bangkok river tug - used with others to tow very large barges
    Entirely Scratchbuilt from photographs and FB entry on an ABS hull acquired on eBay

    📝 Ella May
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 Peewit83 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    1:24 scale - Model of a Fifties 2- man inshore side trawler operating off Suffolk coast
    Sarik ABS hull,remainder Scratchbuilt from Vic Smeed design( Cormorant)
    Radio controlled❤️❤️

    📝 Flying Christine2
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 Peewit83 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    1:18 scale - Guernsey marine ambulance 1977-1997 approx.
    Crewed by local mariners with medical attendants from St John Ambulance
    Built from a HAKits kit- all wood
    Radio controlled

    📝 Enterprise
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 Peewit83 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    1:32 scale- Model of a steam powered Customs & Excise cutter ,circa 1920- used in the Thames Estuary
    Scratchbuilt on a Sarik hull, Vic Smeed design- radio controlled.

    💬 Re: Re: Bangkok River Tug
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 Peewit83 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks for that- will post again when completed. Sea trials won’t Thame place until next March when our lake re- opens.

    📝 Bangkok River Tug
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 Peewit83 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Current build is my take of a generic tug used on the Chao Phraya River in Thailand. Scratchbuilt on an ABS moulding using only photos( no drawings) . These colourful craft work in groups towing several 600 ton barges on the river.I am building a suitable lighter to compliment the tug.
    Pix of final ballast test before bonding hull and superstructure and further detailing of fenders, lights etc

    📝 Thanks
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 Peewit83 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks to those kind members who have made constructive comments with regard to my newly acquired Norstar Kingfisher kit. Living as I do in a small apartment with no garage or workshop, I have to rely on my child- bride’s permission to use the kitchen table for such projects, and all ready have three in the pipeline! Perhaps the Kingfisher will have to join the queue until, Spring next year. I shall bear in mind the various suggestions - probably will be brushless powered

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    💬 Re: Re: Norstar Kingfisher
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 Peewit83 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Can’t start building for a while- other projects need attention first

    📝 Norstar Kingfisher
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 Peewit83 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Found this 40+ year old kit at local Toy Fair yesterday . Everything seems to be there so looking forward to building in due course



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