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14th Feb 2009
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Rookysailor

Member Stats
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Member No. 533
Registered 14th Feb 2009
Last Online 17th Oct 2018
City OLDHAM
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 99
Photos Posted 4
Likes Received 54
Likes Given 26
107 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Bury Metro Marine Modelling Society
Since: 14th Jan 2013
Harbour
Empty Harbour
Commander
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
177 points away from Captain!
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Boats in Harbour 8 0
Forum Thread 5 55
Forum Post 2 198
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 10
Photos Response 3 3
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 15
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 26
Received Likes 2 108
423 Total Points
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Recent Posts
Anchor drops by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 4 days ago
Just found this on youtube, just goes to show, dropping anchor isn't always that simple😲. Very dangerous...those with a nervous disposition take care in watching!!!😆 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMytHt1D1go Peter

Margaret's health by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 5 days ago
Just reading your post mentioning your wife and DNR, I was told that last year about my mum, but now just read that you have lost your dear wife which has made me very sad , just remembering also my mum passed away so quickly. I wish I could give you words of help, but life is so cruel at time, just try to remember all the good times that you have shared together, and I do believe you will meet again. my warmest wishes for you John. Peter

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 7 days ago
Schöne Grüße Doug, can't remember it I have seen that one, but from your description will certainly look for it on DVD. cheers, Peter👍

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 7 days ago
ERROR! The Yangse Incident was not WW2 but April 1949 apologies......🤐

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 7 days ago
Not forgetting that other WW11 gem,' The Yangtse incident', bought the DVD a couple of months ago and still not had time to view it, but makes me fancy HMS Amethyst from deans marine, but that will have to wait till I finish the USS Kidd cheers Peter😊

Where's our mate?... by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 13 days ago
Many thanks once again Doug, there is certainly a large choice of colours, it's strange when the same colour listing is a different shade from two suppliers, deck blue by sovereignhobbies is more like a turquoise, it all comes down to 'you pay your money and you take your choice', btw, hope you're not spending too much time in the Hoffbrau Haus cheers Peter😊

Where's our mate?... by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 14 days ago
Good to see you back on form again Doug👍, was hoping you can assist with my USS KIDD Fletcher class destroyer from Deans Marine, got to the point of painting and the suggestion is measure 22 which I think is blue? but also what colour are the decks, again it mentions blue? seems to be rather a lot of......er....blue, but the b&w photo shows the upper sections in grey, haze grey is mentioned, what is haze grey? Would like her in the colour at the end of the war😊 cheers Peter😁

1/24 crew figures by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 14 days ago
Adriansfigures are no longer trading, Adrian sold to Mountfleet who took all his mouldings and have now produced more, cannot find figures on their website, but they have them at the many shows they attend, might be worth giving them a call.😊 http://www.mountfleetmodels.co.uk/

1/24 crew figures by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 17 days ago
Have used this company for figures on my 1/24 Perkasa, they may have the one's you require.👍 http://www.battlecrafts.co.uk/

1/24 crew figures by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 17 days ago
The usual scale for dolls houses are 1/12th or 1" to the foot.😊

sound generators by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 29 days ago
If you want a selection of various engine sounds, plus extra sounds i.e. klaxon,seagulls,winch sounds etc, the best one for the money is by Action electronics👍, part of Component shop. http://www.action-electronics.co.uk/engines.html Peter😉

1/24 crew figures by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi, Try Deans Marine, they have quite a few 1/25 figures and a good choice.👍 http://deansmarine.co.uk/shop/index.php/cPath/5_15 Cheers Peter😊

Brass bashin' Chris Craft deck fittings... by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Is it a silver finish you want? or chrome finish, if chrome is what you want, try ALCLAD paints, saw them at Telford IPMS show last November, and decided to try some on a club 500, you have to spray the base coat of black, and then the candy silver over it, really gives it a chrome more than silver finish, I think you can get it on Ebay, not expensive and worth a go👍 Peter😊

boat show by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Will be there Saturday looking for a bargain. BMMMS👍

Burpy Hapday! ;-) by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
alles Gute zum Geburtstag Doug,Trink was für mich👍 Many thanks for all your assistance, Peter😊

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
I see on the pictures Doug, no loudhailer. but why is there one in the kit from VMW part 22a, any ideas. Cheers, 😎Peter

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Rob, I wonder why the drawing does not show the loudhailer on the opposite side of the roof to the searchlight.🤔 Cheers, Peter

UMBRA'S birthday by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Very sad to hear of the loss of Umbra, that is am amazing age, my mother had a cat that survived 26 years and I thought that was old, what wonderful memories you must have of such a feline friend. R.I.P UMBRA. Peter

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Strange that you should mention the Movie/book 'The Cruel Sea', have just bought the DVD from Ebay, looking forward to watching it once again. I have an old Revell corvette kit, and last month bought the NEW corvette kit from Revell which has most of the lighting in kit form, plus revolving radar, but very annoyed 😆to find out that there is no p/e parts or wooden decking as in the platinum edition, but it only cost me £100 + vat trade deal, sssh🤐 Cheers Peter😊

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Many thanks Doug, once again to the rescue👍, would like to build mine as a USS one, any ideas....then maybe keep the deck steel! just fancy a different version than the usual HMCS ones. Peter😁

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Doug, with reference to your wooden decks for the 1/72 flower class corvette, where did you get them from? I'm having trouble getting any browser info🤔 many thanks, Peter😋

mr rc world by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Hello Ron, Have found this on Ebay,😲 I think it's the same guy who runs 'modelling timbers', I seem to remember talking to him at one of the boat shows, and he said he was from the Isle of Man, hope this may help in some way.😉 Peter https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RC-MODELS-FITTINGS-NEW/2638038047...

Charging NiMhs, one for Doug?... by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
If you want an assistant with your soldering, leads, 4mm gold thingy's!, XT plugs, deans plugs, in fact it caters for every type, such a simple idea,that works.👍 https://hobbyking.com/en_us/mr-grippy-soldering-jig.html Cheers, Peter😊

The 'Other Sea Scout' -Build yourself a nippy 14.5" Runabout! by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Just downloaded the file no problem, windows 10 click on pdf logo, downloads automatic, then access through file downloads...simples as the saying goes😊

aerokits swordsman scale fittings by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Talking of Rum, have you tried the austrian rum Stroh, I got some 70% proof....tastes like rum & butter toffees😋 Argh, break out the rum lads👍

Spektrum, new, useless... by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Martin, Have just tried my DX5e, when switched on the 4th led or extreme right lights up, to show full battery charge, the other lights are to show battery condition, (no flashing lights). I put a bind plug into socket one (batt/bind)orange receiver then a 4.8v battery into socket 2, receiver flashes slow red, switch tx on while holding lever forward on left rear of tx marked TRAINER, hold forward lever whilst switching on tx, wait till receiver stays solid colour. (Tx does not flash led.) Switch off tx, unplug bind plug, put a servo into socket 1 marked THROT and battery into socket (battery/bind), switch on tx and wiggle the left stick horizontal if in mode one...should now be bound...hopefully for you Martin👍 Cheers Peter😁

Spektrum, new, useless... by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Yeah, very seductive especially when she says (warning - throttle high)....😋.Have you seen the lemon receiver for DSM2 Doug, bought one of Ebay for £14 inc p&p, excellent, even comes with a satellite connected to the receiver, same way to bind.😁 Cheers Peter😉

Spektrum, new, useless... by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Agree with you Doug, I have a DX4 for my drone, a DX 5e, DX6i and the latest DX6, which talks to you to tell you when you have bound the tx and rx, they all have the same plug system with a bind socket, even the orange receivers bind without a problem. Martin, just follow Doug's instructions for binding your DX5e, I am sure you will have success👍 Good binding...😊 Peter

Council madness... by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Martin, Cannot understand anybody who thinks that ducks will be 'upset' by a model boat, I sail at BMMMS club water, which is in Clarence park lido in Bury. We have loads of ducks, they have just had their young 'very cute', plus many coot's and geese, and we sail many boats/yachts and we live in harmony with the wildfowl, they do not mind as long as we don't go to near.😊 I think you should get a r/c duck,👍 that may please the duck lady..... Cheers, Peter

photos by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 5 months ago
Nice to see you have finally got her on the water Doug, and you picked a perfect day for it, Sehr gute Fotografie. and good sea trials,👍 brings back many memories at the Ostpark. regards, 😊 Peter