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    The "Orca" from Jaws 1975 scale 1:14
    Here is my newly finished "Orca" scratch built from the plans by Pat Tritle. she is 1:14 scale and about 35 inches length. First run out today and she went perfectly. The only thing I needed to do was add a little ballast in the stern as she was sitting slightly nose down at top speed, thats now been rectified. I will add more photos and perhaps a video next time out. But I am very pleased with how she's turned out, a definate keeper!
    Model Slipway RNLI Trent Class Lifeboat β€œSamarbeta”
    Here is my newly finished Trent Class lifeboat. Hopefully will get her on the water this week, although she has had a ballast check in the hot tub (when wife was at work!). This was a part started eBay bargain, but I took it back to scratch and completely rebuilt it from fresh. Full working lights, radar and twin diesel sound system. Very pleased with the result.
    Aeronaut Jenny
    Test outing today of newly completed aeronaut Jenny. Next outing will have a driver installed, but his shirt is on the sewing machine! Goes like stink on a Turnigy SK3 brushless motor, 50amp ESC, 3S 3000mah lipo and a kg of lead! Might drop it down to a 2s next time out and will get some running photos when I have assistance.
    (Racing Boat) Aeronaut Spitfire
    This is my aeronaut Spitfire. This was my second build following a lifetime of RC Aircraft. The kit was a joy to build with really nice quality wood and components with good instructions. Sourcing the outboard was a challange but Hobbyking had the solution. running on 2 x 7.4v Lipo and Turnigy water colled ESC this should go very well. Not had a chance to run it yet, but the bath test has shown no leaks and sits well in the water. Actionman and his clothing, helmet ect where sourced from eBay for about Β£12, bargin! (Motor: Hobbyking outboard) (ESC: Turnigy) (8/10)
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The LED Floodlights.
    6 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Liking them lights Rob, I’ll perhaps use that concept in the futureπŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Furuno radar, railings and mast....
    7 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Many thanks Pete, the price coming is more than the cost of materials, but never enough to cover labour! We do that for love πŸ˜‚πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Furuno radar, railings and mast....
    7 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Cheers Rob, hope I can do as well with the mast, another key feature πŸ‘ and many thanks for the mast pic, great detail πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Furuno radar, railings and mast....
    7 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Cheers Bill πŸ‘πŸ˜‚
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Furuno radar, railings and mast....
    7 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Your probably right Martin, building the basic model especially if a kit is generally easy and enjoyable. But the real pleasure Is looking at a reference pic and saying β€œhow can I replicate that”!
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    πŸ“ Furuno radar, railings and mast....
    7 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Been a busy weekend finishing the railings, painting and fitting. The bottom rail is made from strips of plasticard approx 1mm x 3mm with a reinforcement on the back with plastic tube cut in half to make a clamp. The hole assembly was painted of the boat then fitted. The rope work around the front end of the railing was with thanks to the reference pictures supplied by Rob πŸ‘

    The Furuno radar was scratch built with wood cores followed by plasticard sheet to make the external shape. It’s as near as damn it scale and I’m very pleased with the end. Result. Just needs the 1.5v motor fitting underneath to finish.

    Last job today was to start making the basic mast array. The Main mast is 7mm glassfibre rod and the rest will be made from Carbon rod, brass rod and little bits of plasticard. So, I hope to have it finished next weekend, Ballast and a quick sale for photos before it goes to its new owner .....!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: THE END
    8 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Stunning, enough said πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Main railings part 1.......
    8 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Cheers peter, thankfully these Brass railing tops I bought made life a lot easier! πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Main railings part 1.......
    8 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    If I’m honest Martin, it wasn’t too hard, just time consuming as has the radar which I’ve started today, all revealed in my update tomorrow πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Main railings part 1.......
    8 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    It was t too bad Pete, lots of the old measure twice cut once, and constant use of the regency pics. It will be all painted tomorrow now that I’ve added the second rail. πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Main railings part 1.......
    9 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Many thanks for the pics Rob, you have managed to find a lot more reference than I did? The radar ref pics are extremely useful for mine which I hope to start Monday. The motor and controller you have I’ve had before, I used one on my Solent lifeboat a couple of years ago and it worked well. Just using a 9g converted 360 servo thi# time round, Β£1.99! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The New Cabin – Part 5
    9 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Didn’t know those holes were floodlights Rob, though they were just some sort of vents hence why I made mine the way I did. I’m really glad now it’s going, I’m starting to hate mine! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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    πŸ“ Main railings part 1.......
    9 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Long day Well afternoon due to household chore prior, of what Seems little progress. I’ve made up the initial framework for the main cabin frame work. Lots of drilling once hole locations were measured and established then soldering the eyes to the uprights and lining up the main railing. I’ve done the railing in 2 pieces as I didn’t have a length of 1.5mm brass wire long enough to do the whole run, but at the front were it joins, I’ve put a little brass sleeve over the joins to hide them. Looks fine.

    Once all the uprights were soldered to the raining, the whole thing was removed to file all the solder joints, 90minutes of my life I ain’t getting back! Either tomorrow or Monday I will finish the second run of railing below the top piece. However this appears to be a flat railing instead of tubular so I shall make this from plasticard strip adopt 1mmx3mm running The length of the top railing.

    All that’s left after this is the working radar and mast, ballast and she will be good to go. One last point, I’ve swapped the 3S lipo for a 2s lipo, as I think the 3S will be too much. Can always put it back if it’s underpowered on 2s?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: More windows ....
    15 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Trouble is, the work would be too slow for the little profit to be made, I’d starve! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The New Cabin – Part 4
    15 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Hi Rob, I never built the kit cabin as I was always going to convert. The difference is amazing though, glad we went the route we didπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Roof vent build sequence....
    16 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Your welcome Pete πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Guestbook
    16 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    This is the place to come to share ideas, show your skills and learn new techniques!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Command Boat 90
    16 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Very unusual subject, but instant like ability πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The New Cabin – Part 3
    16 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Haha, so what are in fact boathook recesses are now a grab rail on my boat, oh well, the new owner will never know πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The New Cabin – Part 3
    16 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    I shall also be doing a full set of the long cabin rails Rob, I was lucky to find these little brass eyes that are perfect for 1.5mm brass rod. I bought 2 packs of 10 which is enough for the long cabin rails. I wish I’d bought more, then I could have done the other rails the same way, but now I cannot remember which website I bought them from!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The New Cabin – Part 3
    16 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    The amount of times I’ve had to go for a second tin! Then I find myself running out of another colour and have to double back and replenish that! If only Halfords new what we do with their rattle cans ha ha!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Roof vent build sequence....
    16 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    I agree Martin, I like the challenge Of making something from scratch, saves a fortune, in fact, as you say, use the bits you throw away to make something for free! Plus, a lot of the bits we make are just not commercially available! Kind regards Sy
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Thwart
    16 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Superb build, would love to see a video of it in action at the end πŸ‘πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The New Cabin – Part 3
    16 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Will you be glass clothing the cabin once completed Rob? If you are I don’t envy all those facets to be clothed, but if you do I shall watch with interest how you tackle it for future reference.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: More windows ....
    16 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    I’ve not overcome it yet Rob, as it’s one of the last jobs on the 7 jobs Remaining I’ve listed to do! I’m going to try the cyano method first, but if that fails I shall remove, mask and paint the chine section.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Roof vent build sequence....
    16 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Your welcome Rob πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The New Cabin – Part 3
    16 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Hi Rob, I’m really glad that my pilot boat is going to a new home on completion. The shape of your cabin is far superior to mine, and if was to have kept mine I would Have possibly considered rebuilding the cabin to a more accurate shape. I also like the fact you’ve gone for the recessed side railings, which I was going to do if I had been keeping but went for the lazy simple option instead as it’s going.

    I shall now be glad to see the back of mine πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ kind regards Sy
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    πŸ“ More windows ....
    16 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Doesn’t seem like of progress, but windows take an age to cut from 1mm plasticard followed by the trimming, sanding and blade scraping prior to painting. Anyway, front and rear windows now done and installed along with the remaining wiper boxes.

    Last job today was to solder from brass rod the remaining rear railing until before adding liefebelt and glueing to the deck.

    I’ve a few chores around the house tomorrow but aim to get get the remaining 4 windows made in between husband duties πŸ˜‚
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    πŸ“ Roof vent build sequence....
    16 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    For those who were interested in how I built the roof vents, here is my method. Started with a piece of obechi cut to required length and sanded round at the ends then sealed prior to painting. The ring next is from 7mm plastic tube cut to 2mm, cleaned up and glued to the wood. The next stage was to use the heat gun to soften the end of the 7mm tube and press with pingers to squash (be careful here as the plastic gets quite hot) then cut to length about 12mm. Using the dremel on a slow speed with the sander bevelled the base and then trimmed off the corners. Final after glueing to the top of the ring, filled the end with p38 filler and sand and paint to finish.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Scratch building the details....
    19 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Hi there, I’ll make another for the purposes of showing the build sequence on Saturday. I shall photograph in more detail any other unusual items As I go along although most of the scratch building is done now 😒 kind regards simon
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