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RNinMunich

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Member No. 2979
Registered 4th Aug 2014
Last Online 14th Dec 2017
City Munich
Country Germany
Boats in Harbour 2
Sailing Locations 2
Forum Posts 1126
Photos Posted 523
Likes Received 877
Likes Given 999
1,515 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
HMS Munich, Ostpark Biergarten
Since: 24th Feb 2017
South Bavaria Scale Model Boat Builders
Since: 22nd Jun 2017
Harbour
HMS Belfast
Type: Naval Ship
Graf Spee
Type: Naval Ship
Fleet Admiral!
Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
Top Ranking Member!
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Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 16
Forum Thread 5 100
Forum Post 2 2252
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 150
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 120
Build Blog 20 20
Blog Post 5 35
Blog Response 3 828
Sailor 8 16
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 999
Received Likes 2 1754
6290 Total Points
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Recent Posts
How many is to Many by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Wait for it Chris! Carry on at that rate and you'll soon be as bad as the rest of us - double parking them in duplex berths! 👍 Know what you mean about size. I'm looking for ways to lighten my 50 to 55" warships and have moved from 72 scale to 144 and 350 for the big guys - carriers and battleships 😉 Cheers Doug 😎

Prop Shaft Grease by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Typing error 😲 happens to everyone now & again.😉 Just wanted to dispel any confusion amongst the newbies. Cheers Doug 😎

How many is to Many by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Since my post in April (which was bad enough!) I've acquired a 1:35 Elco PTB, and HMS Prince of Wales and RMS Titanic at 1:350 for Plastic Magic conversion. 😲 Merry Christmas everybody, Doug 😎 Oh! Did I mention the 1:48 DeHavilland Mosquito, a MONSTER THING? My Dad's favourite aircraft after the Spitfire, he worked on both in WW2.

Prop Shaft Grease by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Oops! Wrong answer Roy 🤔 Correct is: NOT if it is one of the type identified as "totally maintenance-free and watertight". All others need lubricating. Cheers Doug 😎

spektrum DX6 tx by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi Both, maybe this helps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhQHmQIaigY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-5G7BVWEhI worked for me. 😉 Good luck, Doug 😎

Introducing me by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Welcome aboard Bryan, Have already seen the reason for 'the Pirate bit' and was highly amused, keep up the good work. I see you have much to contribute 👍 Cheers and Merry Modelling Christmas, Doug 😎 PS Will definitely be Spicing the Mainbrace, or as me ol' Mum says after a tipple "Splice the Mainbrace and Lower the Poopdeck" 😁

Re Boat Harbour entries by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi Bryan, are you using a Smartphone of Tablet per chance? From a PC I can upload several pics in one go, but usually they come out in a different order!? Cheers Doug 😎

M.V. TEAKWOOD by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
BTW: I've had for years a Fleetscale 1:72 hull for an H class Flotilla Leader destroyer. Since I've already got a scratch built HMS Hotspur I've been considering converting it into a County class cruiser hull, HMS Kent my home county. Your blog has set the grey cells and cogs in motion👍 I drive a Toyota - 'Nothing is impossible' 😉 Keep up the good work (and blog). Cheers Doug 😎

M.V. TEAKWOOD by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
An honourable decision! 👍 And absolutely right, we all learn through our 'cock ups' so why not help others avoid, or at least correct, them? 😉 More power to your conscience, and thanks for jogging mine, will include my 'errors of judgement' in the next instalment of my Sea Scout renovation. My first boss after college used to say 'If you've never made a mistake then you've never made F.A.'! A rather jovial East Ender, a 'rough diamond'. Cheers Doug 😎

M.V. TEAKWOOD by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Good job 👍 Had a similar problem many moons ago with the bow on the upper hull of my Type 1A U Boat. Also fixed it with judicial cutting and epoxy. The original 'cut & paste' !? 😉 Following with great interest, can't wait for the next instalment. Cheers Doug 😎

Steam Canoe by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
But I bet it'll run like clockwork! 😉 Nice one Cyril👍

Theo 2 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
What a transformation, good work 👍 Cheers Doug 😎

Model Boats Magazine October November 1986 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Hallo Sy, without a subscription number I'm afraid you won't get access 🤔 "The online archive of Model Boats magazine is available exclusively to Print + Digital and Digital subscribers and lets you: Turn the pages of your favourite magazine online Access back issues Search for favourite articles Access the latest issue as soon as it is published" Cheers Doug 😎

Another model shop to close. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Hi Mark, they still do and still are! The Milton Keynes shop is still open and their On-Line shop - signs of the times 🤔 https://alshobbies.co.uk/als-hobbies-milton-keynes-bucks-mod... https://alshobbies.co.uk/als-hobbies-hainault-essex-model-sh... https://alshobbies.co.uk/als-hobbies-online-store-models Cheers Doug 😎

USS READY PGM-87 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Very nice job rusty, Hat's off to you sir! 👍👍👍 and such a pleasure to see in-focus close ups for a change 😉 Put her in your 'Boat Harbour' with some info on the drive set up please. Cheers Doug 😎

850 Brushless by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi Andy, what you might call a FAQ!! Have a look at the info here to help filter the plethora of motor specs and find something close to the MFA850 performance - or better as the brushless motors are more powerful size for size and LiPo batteries much lighter. http://www.thercmodelboatforum.com/t1234-brushed-to-brushles... As a guide here is a table of the Graupner brushless specs for you to compare with the 850 spec. There is no conversion table as such, especially since with many brushless and ESCs you can alter the performance by adjusting timing at the ESC! Turbo!! Happy hunting, cheers Doug 😎

Another model shop to close. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Oh well, saves Alan having to drive all the way from Spain to collect his stuff!!! 😉

Another model shop to close. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Highly reminiscent of the situation here in Germany 🤔

Riva scratch built boat update by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Evidently!! 😉

Riva scratch built boat update by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Looks like Winnie has been busy!!! 😉

japanese crew figuers by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Hi nutrunner, you could try repainting these Delivery men! They are 1:43. http://www.peoplescale.com/Delivery-Men-143-P-65311.htm There are other 1:43 and 1:48 / 50 figures on this site as well. The Japanese are 'little people' anyway. Not to be confused with the Leprechauns! 😉 Cheers Doug

Christmas Greetings by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
They didn't and it's a great video, thanks for that 👍 and a Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year to one and all. Best wishes, Doug 😎

M5 Prop Shaft by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Agree with you 101% Chris 👍 and I'm 66 - but have to admit I've been working with computers since the end of the 60ies! Cheers Doug 😎

Another model shop to close. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
.... or models! 😁😉

Another model shop to close. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Guilty as charged Ken 😭 But then the few model shops left in Bavaria seem to be all aircraft / heli / drone oriented 🤔 Any half decent boaty shops are in north Germany near the coast (must be the salt air!😉) But there are several excellent on-line shops specialising in boats / subs and associated electronic modules. Cheers, Doug 😎

Fenders for Sale. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Await developments with interest 😉 Doug 😎

More Prop Shaft by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Hi Andy, depends which type you have. The 300 series just have bronze and brass bushes as bearings. These will need lubricating! The data sheet (see attached) says ensure components are well greased! The 301 series have bronze and Delrin self lubricating bearings and the data sheet (see attached) says lubrication is unnecessary! All info and data downloads are here http://raboeschmodels.com/index.php/en/component/virtuemart/... Cheers Doug 😎

Fenders for Sale. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
They look absolutely brilliant 👍 congrats to 'Mum' 😉 Shame they are too big for my boats, 1:20 Sea Scout and 1:50 tug🤔 Cheers Doug 😎

lmagined or not by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
Hi Mark, Hmm! The gum will go gooey with heat (sun if you get any!) or go brittle with time and fall off. Thin card or heavy grade paper (depending on scale) and Ezekote or similar would be better. Cheers Doug 😎

Passenger Liner Normandie by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
WOW2! Scratch to finish in 6 months!? 😲 Ye Gods and little fishes 🤓 7 feet, how much will she weigh?????? Looking forward to the vids👍