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    (Naval Ship) Schnellboat
    Hi. Not scratch built,and not quite finished yet but from the italeri 1.35 Plastic kit.Sails really well, and has a good turning circle even using the three rudders provided with the kit.I have fitted all three shafts but only connected two at this time.Centre shaft is running free but I am able to connect a third motor if I wish. Customised to suit my likes and NOT exactly to real time paint scheme. Front and rear guns rotate on separate servo systems from a six channel Futaba system.Also has an engine noise generator coupled in with forward/reverse. Really nice addition to the fleet on the water. On a separate note the video clip is of a smoke generator just fitted to my Corvett and not connected to the Schnellboot.Just a tester. (Motor: MFA Torpedo 400 x 2) (ESC: Mtroniks Viper) (8/10)
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    πŸ“ RTTL Mast
    16 hours ago by Scratchbuilder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This is a really first class example.
    Well done.
    Bill
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Masts
    17 hours ago by Scratchbuilder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looking absolutely first class.
    Well done.
    Bill
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Club 500
    5 days ago by Scratchbuilder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I also struggle for some reason uploading videos,any help please.
    Bill
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    πŸ“ Paddle Steamer Waverley
    8 days ago by Scratchbuilder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great News update Doug.
    Keep it coming.
    Bill
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Red Oxide Primer!
    8 days ago by Scratchbuilder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Red oxide is my choice every time.
    Durable and looks more realistic.
    Bill
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    πŸ“ Grease
    16 days ago by Scratchbuilder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I use two types of lubricant.
    The picture on the right is by Silver Hook.You can find it on EBay for about Β£5.00.
    The other picture shows a waterproof grease which I mix two parts to one with some light oil from the bottle which was originally used for my Mum’s sowing machine.
    Both options work well.
    BillπŸ‘
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    πŸ“ getting old
    18 days ago by Scratchbuilder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Dear All.
    Getting old!
    Would I like to be 18 again? Not sure πŸ€”,but only if I had the wealth of knowledge I have now.
    Yes, getting old is, why have I come down to the model boat shed, walking back up the garden to the house and remembering why, so walking back again without the shed keys.
    Have a good weekend all.
    Bill🍷🍷
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Searchlight
    21 days ago by Scratchbuilder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi.
    Not sure how I missed this until now.
    Really impressive.
    Well done.
    Bill.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Forward Torpedo Tube Compartment.
    21 days ago by Scratchbuilder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well done Martin.
    Coming along nicely.
    Love the detailed weathering.
    πŸ‘ Bill
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    πŸ“ HMS RODNEY 1/96th Build
    1 month ago by Scratchbuilder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi.
    The whole project is looking really good.
    I follow with great interest.
    Bill.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Forward Torpedo Tube Compartment.
    1 month ago by Scratchbuilder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin.
    Absolutely brilliant.
    Cracking job.
    Keep it coming
    Bill
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HMS TYNE
    1 month ago by Scratchbuilder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Lovely job.
    Very tidy meticulous work.
    Remember the last HMS Tyne...Depot Ship.
    Bill
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Forward Torpedo Tube Compartment.
    1 month ago by Scratchbuilder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin.
    Brilliant innovation.
    Keep it coming.
    Bill
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    πŸ“ Matchbox 1/72.HMS Bluebell. Out of Reserve for 2020
    1 month ago by Scratchbuilder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi guys.
    Will do.
    Bill
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    πŸ“ Japanese Yamoto class Battleship
    1 month ago by Scratchbuilder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi.
    Looks good on the water.
    Can you tell us a little about the build and scale.
    Bill
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    πŸ“ Matchbox 1/72.HMS Bluebell. Out of Reserve for 2020
    1 month ago by Scratchbuilder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Doug.
    Many thanks.
    The box is the lift.
    Attaching some pics of said lift.
    Will update you more.
    Regards Bill
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    πŸ“ Matchbox 1/72.HMS Bluebell. Out of Reserve for 2020
    1 month ago by Scratchbuilder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin.
    Will take some more and post on here.
    Just going to post some of the lift arrangement for Doug.
    Regards Bill.
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    πŸ“ Matchbox 1/72.HMS Bluebell. Out of Reserve for 2020
    1 month ago by Scratchbuilder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Doug.
    It’s HMS Victorious circa 1941 still under build in 1/128 scale on a Fleetscale Hull.
    Keep up the good work.
    Regards Bill.
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    πŸ“ Matchbox 1/72.HMS Bluebell. Out of Reserve for 2020
    1 month ago by Scratchbuilder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello Royal10.
    Thank you.
    Your spot on re the Running lights.
    Re do they work...No, not at the moment, but spookily enough if you check out the below picture looking from left to right you will see a set I am in the process of making up for my 1/48 Corvette.To their right are the grain of wheat bulbs for the 1/72 Corvette that I am going to make up.
    Next to them is the smoke generator I hope to fit.
    Happy days on the Pond
    Regards Bill
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Torpedoes
    1 month ago by Scratchbuilder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Martin.
    Looking forward to this build.
    Keep it coming.
    Bill
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    πŸ“ Matchbox 1/72.HMS Bluebell. Out of Reserve for 2020
    1 month ago by Scratchbuilder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Having been laid up for a very long time I have decided to bring out of reserve HMS Bluebell for the spring 2020 amongst other projects to finish.
    Originally built with my then very young boys in 1979 from the original Matchbox kit she was fitted with an old Taycol Target motor and no R/C (couldn’t afford it then)
    Over the years she has given valiant service and a lot of the weathering is genuine muck and grime from the ponds.
    Just fitted a new motor as the Taycol was on its last legs but in itself will now become a refurbishment project and a Viper Speed controller.
    I may try and squeeze in a smoke generator at some point.
    The front turret rotates as well.
    Like me the radio control is getting on in years but still works a dream with the original rechargeable batteries which still hold their charge.
    We still love this boat and hopefully she will sail on for years to come.
    Happy Days πŸ‘
    Ps, sorry the Port running light is on upside down.
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    πŸ“ 1/48 scale figures
    2 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Steve.
    Absolute pleasure.
    Will do and no problem re the figure.
    We are away at the moment for another week, but on my return I will sort for you.
    Regards Bill.πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ 1/48 scale figures
    2 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Steve.
    Please find attached photographs of the figures I used on my 1/48 Corvette.
    I can’t for the life of me remember where I got them but will dig out the box and get back to you if interested.
    Note the photo of the white metal figure... one of which I used and he stands on the stern. This was painted by me.
    It is spare to my requirements, so if it is any good to you it’s yours if you give me an address.
    Regards Bill.
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    πŸ“ new year
    2 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well said Rick.
    I agree.
    Let’s hope 2020 is a good year for all of us.
    Regards Bill.
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    πŸ“ Trumpeter 1:48 U-boat U-552
    2 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great present.
    Would love to follow a build blog.
    BillπŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Merry Christmas Sailing
    2 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Doug.
    Mess bill paid in full.
    Have a good one
    BillπŸŽ„πŸŽ„
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    πŸ“ Merry Christmas Sailing
    2 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Dear All.
    Just a thank you for such an entertaining informative site.
    Such a great place for learning and improving all we do.
    Have a Merry Christmas on the pond.
    Billβ˜ƒοΈβ˜ƒοΈπŸŒ²
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    πŸ“ Hints and Tips.
    3 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Try old metal nails and screws in rain water (not chlorinated tap water)
    Leave them to rust all year round.
    Collect the sediment rust from the bottom of the container and allow to dry to a powder.Mix with Matt varnish and apply to model.
    You have real rust.
    I use it all the time....works well.
    Bill.πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Naval Ship) HMS Sussex
    3 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    First class build.
    She looks really good both on the water and on the stand.
    Congratulations.
    It would be good to see some internal shots of your wiring and motor set up.
    Well done.
    BillπŸ‘
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    πŸ“ U-boat colours and Markings
    4 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin.
    Brilliant article.
    Very informative and factual.
    Thank you.
    Bill
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