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As this model will be Electric a mock boiler will be put in place for aesthetics as it can be seen clearly if you look directly front on, on the real ship. The struts that come out of the hull are for a extra piece of deck that then connects to the paddle boxes.
This model is intended to be used to carry camera such as a go pro. my current camera vessel is a barge and I can't turn the barge without it looking bad on video so I wanted a vessel that can move under its own power but not too fast. The model is 1/20 and will have 2 paddles wheels, one on each side. This particular vessel is currently in Canberra NSW but it used to operate in Uchuka NSW.
[Score: 5/10] 27" MV Krait Single Propellor (3 Blade) - Comments: The MV Krait is a wooden-hulled vessel famous for its use during World War II by the Z Special Unit of Australia during the raid against Japanese ships anchored in Singapore Harbour. The raid was known as Operation Jaywick. The MV Krait is on display at the Australian National Maritime Museum.
This build started out as a crap toy speed boat that resembled the New zealand wave piecer Ady Gil (ex- Earthrace) that was cut in two in 2010 by the illegal japanese whaling vessel Shonan Maru no2. The original speedboat toy was 22 inchs long and had straight wings that connected the pontoons, the wings and the pontoons have been changed and custom made onto the existing hull and the bow has been extended and sharpened (now 26in), the stern has been rounded. The hull has now been gel coated and i have started sanding it back.
[Score: 5/10] 22" Panther 707 Single Propellor (2 Blade S Type) Geared - Comments: Panther is a $100 speed boat based on the around the world record holder Earthrace / Ady Gil and is what i am using to make my Ady Gil model.
The Hubertus Model Club started with 18 members in 2004. By 2010 we are an incorporated club with over 100 members including ladies and juniors. All are eligible to run boats on the lake. In 2015 the main club was taken over by the Blacktown Workers club with the name changed to Workers Hubertus Country Club and the boat group changed to Workers Hubertus Model Boat Club.
It's not meant to be accurate and by no means a scale representation of Ionia but I agree about the starboard lean and will be corrected. Have a subwaterfilms on YouTube. The weight problem I don't think can be rectified but in future we will take this into account. Thank you for your feedback and merry Christmas Alex and Joe
[Score: 6/10] 26" MY Ady Gil Twin Propellors (4 Blade 25mm) - Comments: This is my current model under construction and is built off a old toy speed boat. The old speed boat Panther had straight wings that connected the pontoons, these were cut off and it has taken lots of time to create the curved wings. I bought another panther to compare the 2.
The model was bought off eBay as a barely started kit from the 80s and was called Ontario. It was a basic model with no detail and so we decided to make it into a tugboat it had a huge resemblance with called Ionia.👍👍👍😊