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    Skipjack Class - Submarine
    Christmas present to myself, one Revell - Skipjack 1/72 scale, to be converted to RC. Needed to purchase second hand transmitter 36mghz JR unit....ordering WTC from Nautilus Drydocks in the states...going to be a slow process...but rewarding. Have already built a smaller version of the Skipjack Class.
    Torro RTR - LCM3
    Just received new addition to the fleet. I am a lazy bugger....not a scratch builder....but very impressed after opening the box...all intact...Will look just a treat approaching the shore, dropping the ramp and unloading the Sherman...no troops running ashore with this one. 😎
    HMS Brave Border
    HMS Brave Borderer, MTB another vessel in the fleet, served from 1960 to 1970 coastal patrol, prototype turbine powered...in dry dock for some minor structural and internal works....crew on leave, however a small duty watch aboard....more to follow.....😎
    Southampton Tug Boat
    Latest addition to the fleet. Southampton Tug Boat, modelled on the Wyeforce. However battery compartment very small, as mentioned on a youtube upgrade, lifted main deck and removed battery housing from bow, generates a lot more room for a bigger battery....more to follow...maiden shortly....😎 Latest Update. Weathering effect added (Rust), using unfamiliar technique....as well as a fender on the bow. Crew to be posted onboard shortly.....happy with progress so far....😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Skipjack Class - Submarine
    2 months ago by POGray ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Ron.
    Skipjack Class....being an Australian...seemed only natural.

    Did no research on origins of class name, you could on the right track ?

    The only other Skipjack I've put together is a small plastic static model, about 18 months ago....not many components, two hull halves, one sail, prop and periscope.

    Not best image, see attached.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Skipjack Class - Submarine
    2 months ago by POGray ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Moudbuilder.
    No......I wouldn't have the confidence...I'm not a scratch builder, more of an assembler.....

    At this stage I'm still learning a lot about subs, my background is planes and ARF, so my build skills are on the low side.

    Have been surface skimming for a year, and thought I'd explore the complexity of going deep.

    Could all end up at the bottom of the lake....literally !
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Skipjack Class - Submarine
    2 months ago by POGray ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Ron.
    A WTC is a Water Tight Cylinder, housing receiver, esc, servo's, battery, motor etc. Comprising generally of 3 watertight compartments, one being the ballast tank.

    Still learning myself.
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    πŸ“ 1/48 scale figures
    2 months ago by POGray ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I can recommend Shapeways, just go
    online and search, any scale version you require.

    https://www.shapeways.com
    https://www.shapeways.com
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    πŸ“ Skipjack Class - Submarine
    2 months ago by POGray ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Christmas present to myself, one Revell - Skipjack 1/72 scale, to be converted to RC. Needed to purchase second hand transmitter 36mghz JR unit....ordering WTC from Nautilus Drydocks in the states...going to be a slow process...but rewarding.

    Have already built a smaller version of the Skipjack Class.
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    πŸ“ Trumpeter 1:48 U-boat U-552
    2 months ago by POGray ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Martin555
    A great gift, enjoy the build, and post lots of images as you go.

    U boat has to be one of my favourites, on a side note, I recently acquired the 1/72 Skipjack....will be set up for RC. Christmas present to myself.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Update - Southampton Tug Boat
    2 months ago by POGray ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    JBRC, thanks for the compliment, figures sourced from Shapeways, just search online, Merchant Navy set No3, any scale can be achieved, within reason....I've been really happy with them so far...

    https://www.shapeways.com
    https://www.shapeways.com
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    πŸ“ Update - Southampton Tug Boat
    2 months ago by POGray ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Crew posting to Tug, still in dry dock and more crew to be completed and fixed to deck, limited room, but at least 2 more to go......still to be maidened, happy with subtle weathering....not over the top...fender soaked in some tea bags for a week....satisfactory end result...
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    πŸ“ Update - Torro LCM3
    2 months ago by POGray ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Crew billets still to be decided, awaiting delivery of seamen gunners for 50cals, however pilot in wheelhouse with some passengers aboard.

    Drivers and opo in truck to be completed, vehicle is also rc, so can be driven off when ramp lowered at designated location.
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    πŸ“ New Pilot
    2 months ago by POGray ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Midshipman Max takes the helm for the first time with the PBR......gave him 50% power levels.
    New Pilot.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Torro RTR - LCM3
    2 months ago by POGray ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Never too old....as long as you have two thumbs, can hold a scalpel blade steady enough, and the inclination then all is good....stay afloat.

    scalpel blade
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Torro RTR - LCM3
    2 months ago by POGray ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks Ed.......have just added the HMS Resolution to the fleet....Will be some time under construction in dry dock, kept under wraps until sea trials commence.....not just a surface skimmer.....
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Torro RTR - LCM3
    2 months ago by POGray ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Have been selecting crew members...so maiden is yet to be conducted....hopefully sooner than later...video & images will be attached when sea trials completed.
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    πŸ“ Torro RTR - LCM3
    3 months ago by POGray ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Just received new addition to the fleet.
    I am a lazy bugger....not a scratch builder....but very impressed after opening the box...all intact...Will look just a treat approaching the shore, dropping the ramp and unloading the Sherman...no troops running ashore with this one. 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HMS Brave Border
    4 months ago by POGray ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Look forward to seeing the end result 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Southampton Tug Boat
    4 months ago by POGray ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hey...Skipper
    Totally addictive....haven't really got into the crawler, car scene though...although have come across an RC Humvee, that looks good.

    Stay afloat
    LSGray

    RC Humvee
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Southampton Tug Boat
    4 months ago by POGray ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Martin555
    No problem....Will be posting a report at each stage of progress.....my problem is too many interests and not enough time...RC is a fun hobby, it's addictive and diverse.. I myself fly planes and Rockets, driveTanks, and are now getting into boats and soon Subs, as well as riding a bike..and in between working and other aspects of life.....never grew up I guess.....😎

    bike
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Southampton Tug Boat
    4 months ago by POGray ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Martin555.
    Thanks for the feedback, yes I have been scouring over loads of YouTube material recently. First priority is to get her in the drink and just get a feel for her...I may just leave the tx & rx as is or RIP it all out and set up on my own tx...Will be adding a little weathering and crew members soon...it will be my primary recovery vessel if required as well a fun boat to drive....

    Stay afloat
    LS Gray 😎
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    πŸ“ HMS Brave Border
    4 months ago by POGray ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    HMS Brave Borderer, MTB another vessel in the fleet, served from 1960 to 1970 coastal patrol, prototype turbine powered...in dry dock for some minor structural and internal works....crew on leave, however a small duty watch aboard....more to follow.....😎
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    πŸ“ Southampton Tug Boat
    4 months ago by POGray ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Latest addition to the fleet. Southampton Tug Boat, modelled on the Wyeforce. However battery compartment very small, as mentioned on a youtube upgrade, lifted main deck and removed battery housing from bow, generates a lot more room for a bigger battery....more to follow...maiden shortly....😎

    Latest Update.
    Weathering effect added (Rust), using unfamiliar technique....as well as a fender on the bow. Crew to be posted onboard shortly.....happy with progress so far....😎
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    πŸ“ Static Model Boat Builders
    11 months ago by POGray ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    You can start any group you like...admin do not have to give you permission.
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    πŸ“ PBR and Friends
    1 year ago by POGray ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Another dusk patrol....friendly vessels in vicinity....no enemy contact....MTB to maiden soon.πŸ‘
    PBR&Friends
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    vessel
    mtb
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    πŸ“ Patrol Boat Riverine - River Rat
    1 year ago by POGray ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    RTR proboat Alpha PBR, on patrol...no enemy contact...rtn to base.πŸ‘
    Patrol Boat Riverine - On patrol 1969....
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    patrol boat
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    πŸ“ PBR - Patrol Boat Riverine
    1 year ago by POGray ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Proboat Alpha - ready to run, model of PBR, Patrol Boat Riverine, used by US Navy during Vietnam conflict, served 1967 -1972.

    Images show basic detail, 1/18 scale, with crew. Bow gunner servo is linked to rudder. Comes with Navlights, looking forward to a night sail.....some painting added to weather craft, as well as painting radar housing a lighter grey....and the canvas roof over wheel house....a little artistic licence with vessel numbers......Brown Navy did'nt always have numbered vessels....but could'nt help myself.

    Bravo Zulu ChapsπŸ˜‰

    licence
    boat house
    paint
    patrol boat
    model
    boat show
    model boat show
    model boat mag
    vessel
    roof
    rudder
    model show
    crew
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    show
    weather
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    πŸ“ Patrol Boat Riverine
    1 year ago by POGray ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Proboat Aplha - ready to run.......model of Patrol Boat Riverine used by US Navy, Vietnam between 1967-72. Basic 1/18 scale able to attach small action figures for added dimension, model always look better with crew.

    Great starter....already looking at larger scale military kits and really impressed with Deans Marine product range, unfortunatly little options to explore in Australia....so have to order most stuff in....vids will get better with experience...stay tuned.πŸ˜‰
    PatrolBoatRiverine
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