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    ๐Ÿ“ Sea Queen
    3 years ago by topperles ( Master Seaman)
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    This is Maxine, a 1960' aerokit Sea Queen ๐Ÿ˜Š She has been stripped down, hull repaired along with top sides. New brushless motor/lipos etc. Goes quite well and pretty stable as you can see.She is sailed on Wibsey Park lake in Sunny Bradford.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sea Queen
    3 years ago by topperles ( Master Seaman)
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    Bought as a wreck off ebay . stripped down,repaired hull and top sides. re positioned the propshaft. Re painted. New Brushless motor/ Lipos etc. Goes quite well for an old girl, Believed originally built in the 60's. Ill try to upload a video of her strutting her stuff on Wibsey Park lake in Bradford.
    Edit: I've managed to upload a video of her in action on u tube ,see link below
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Gry Maritha
    4 years ago by topperles ( Master Seaman)
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    HI , sorry for the late reply , life keeps getting in the way ...lol. She has 12v system installed (she needs a lot of ballast so a 12v battery helps). she is running on 2x MFA motors at 6:1 ratio and 2 x viper marine 20's each running separately.I haven't got round to fitting a bow thruster, A nice boat to build and you can do a little or alot to her , I have seen some with operating cargo doors and cranes,(a bit to involved for me )
    She does weigh alot when finished, I purchased a sack cart and manufactured a cradle to transport her.
    It would be nice if you open a blog so we can see the build ........Take care..............................................Les

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    ๐Ÿ“ Yamato
    4 years ago by topperles ( Master Seaman)
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    Bought of ebay part built .re worked all the stern and smoke stack areas. rc to go in soon ..moving turrets working lights etc..
    If I was to do the model again I think I would plank the deck as Im not happy with the finish I have .....who knows if I get fedup I may have a go at re doing it later this yr

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    ๐Ÿ“ USS Shipley Bay
    4 years ago by topperles ( Master Seaman)
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    Scratch built from plans .model Aircraft from Japan . Smokes from the 4 exhaust ports. at the moment she sits too low in the water ( rather top heavy ). will need a bit more thinking about

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    ๐Ÿ“ Huntsman
    4 years ago by topperles ( Master Seaman)
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    renovated from ebay . fair turn of power from a 12v wiper motor. easily up on the plane . just needs the seats sorting out

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    ๐Ÿ“ Sir Key
    4 years ago by topperles ( Master Seaman)
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    Just finished this over Christmas. All lights work ,the deck is done with timber strips. just to rig up rc.
    All the rigging detaches from the masts so I can gain access to the battery n the running gear. Lashings of Lead used as ballast. Talk about top heavy.......
    Think I will weather her and get her smoking .....later

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    ๐Ÿ“ schnellboot
    4 years ago by topperles ( Master Seaman)
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    First attempt at weathering, Kind of ok but ?????

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    ๐Ÿ“ PT320
    4 years ago by topperles ( Master Seaman)
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    first model boat (apart from airfix) Built early 70's.
    I think I need to tart her up a bit as been neglected .

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    ๐Ÿ“ Mantua mississippI steam boat
    4 years ago by topperles ( Master Seaman)
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    Bought this part built with prop propulsion . but Im converting it to paddle power.
    im using a 600 motor with a 50/1 gearbox to power it , but I think I will have to change the setup as the noise is too loud ,even though it will
    Eventually it will have a 'Dixi' sound system installed .

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    ๐Ÿ“ Le Hussard
    4 years ago by topperles ( Master Seaman)
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    Built as a display model . I started this mid 70's then kind of carried on late 80.s when I broke my ankle .
    the first plank on frame id ever encounted. ......Wow what a learning curve ......not perfect by any means but ....its ok

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    ๐Ÿ“ Ben 10
    4 years ago by topperles ( Master Seaman)
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    Built from kit . it has full lighting and smoke from the shrimp boiler (the lid is off my wife's coat )and working trawler nets ,( causes a right drag when deployed)

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    ๐Ÿ“ HMS Snowberry
    4 years ago by topperles ( Master Seaman)
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    Only had her for a few yrs , I will in time have to put a smoke system in her .

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    ๐Ÿ“ Gry Maritha
    4 years ago by topperles ( Master Seaman)
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    This boat looks the biz when its going full tilt , The bow wave looks awesome !!! Twin motors independently controlled ,turning circles pretty good for her size . Saying that , I do need to transport her by a sack cart ....lol

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    ๐Ÿ“ Another crash tender
    4 years ago by topperles ( Master Seaman)
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    Built this in early 70's . I couldn't at that time afford rc or an engine so it was a display model until around 2000.
    Now, one of 18...............I'm going to have to stop , or get a bigger house ......

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    ๐Ÿ“ sylvia ann
    4 years ago by topperles ( Master Seaman)
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    Scratch built, old as the hills . this bloke was throwing it out so I claimed it. Motor still works . just wants an overall to make her ship shape again .

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    ๐Ÿ“ Billings "Maria" HF 31
    4 years ago by topperles ( Master Seaman)
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    One of 18 boats I have ,( see other postings ). Originally sold as a display boat but I want to make it rc.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Al Khubar
    4 years ago by topperles ( Master Seaman)
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    This is the first post Iv put on any site so ......here goes.
    I have 18 boats ..................Yes 18 , and Im still married lol !
    Love this boat , just going through a re fit , power wise etc,
    just was not powerful enough. and too clean .
    so decided to try my hand at weathering .
    a bit daunting building something "pristine '' ish
    then trying to make it better by roughing it up .

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