All donations are securely managed through PayPal. Amounts donated are not published online.
Many thanks for your kind support.
Model Boats Website Team
October 2018: 5 people September 2018: 13 people August 2018: 5 people July 2018: 8 people June 2018: 8 people May 2018: 7 people April 2018: 24 people March 2018: 13 people February 2018: 8 people January 2018: 9 people
This is Brian Clewes Hovercraft on a frozen Boundary Park Lake in Cheshire UK. Our resident cob swan and his wife were sat on the ice probably hoping we had brought some feed. They don't bother us and we leave them alone. I should have filmed them taking off later, not an easy task on ice for one of our largest birds. The hovercraft has two brushless motors and uses a LiPo.
Hi Ed It's our resident Cob. Quite friendly really and is often around when we sail. There is a track alongside the lake and people walk dogs. The swans normally rest on the grass bank and get fed but don't like dogs so I suspect they felt safer on the ice. Thanks Donnieboy, I will let Brian know,
This truly stunning piece was created by Barry Sharman of Southampton International Plastic Modellers’ Society (IPMS UK). A replica of the HMCS Agassiz with a mind boggling level of detail not only on the outside but also on the inside visible through cut out sections of the hull. Barry invited me to see the other side of the model and was amazed to see several crew members restoring that side. Spectacular and no wonder it was protected by a glass case that Barry kindly removed so I could film it without chance of picking up any reflections.
Absolutely, Modelling par excellence👍 Just think of the planning that must have gone into this! Building such detail deck for deck from the keel up 😲 Never mind the superb weathering, just back from several N Atlantic crossings!? And where the heck did he get all the interior detail from ????? Fabulous, just great shame that she'll never float 🤔
When you say leaks from the jet drive, is it not seal able yourself. I know you shouldn't need to being a new boat but is it just a bad seal that can be rectified with sealant ? I like the look of the boat it rides the water well at speed. But it does seem to sit very low in the water at slow speeds.
I guess it could be sealed up. The opening to the jet drives is small. You can't get your hands in! The opening which is under the 50 cal.on her stern. is meant more for working on the jet drives! To grease if you will! You could maybe spray some kind of sealer! But why have to fix a brand new boat! I was told I had gotten a leaky boat. As for her sitting low. It's just the design of the thing! As the jet drive pump water. the boat digs into the water! Don't get me wrong it's a great looking boat! I sent mine back, the wife wants me to get another one!
its a"pibber" this is the boat martin sheen used in the film "apocalypse now", first job for me would be get that cardboard flag off and find a silk one that will move in the wind!
good fun looking boat though, and the jet drives mean iy could operate in shallow water👍
Mobile Marine Skimmer - Posted: 9 months ago by Dave M
Mobile Marine do a Skimmer hulls that you can use to build your own skimmer. This is the larger version and they also do a smaller version. I have used a 2208 brushless with a chopped down 10" prop, cheap 10amp ESC and 11.1v 2200Ma Lipo. Good when the weed gets too bad!
HMS Illustrious 1942 - Pathe News - Posted: 9 months ago by RNinMunich
Found on Pinterest ... Stirring stuff - 'Stiff upper lip chaps' 😉 Bit late for Norm's model 🤔 but interesting.
RSS Sovereignty - Posted: 9 months ago by cormorant
Whilst putting the finishing touches to my latest project I came across a morse code sound clip. Using my Shockwave2 sound system, I synced it to an LED on the bridge. Trouble is, I do not read morse. Can any of you signallers tell me if this message makes sense? Thank you.
Hi Steve, your question has been lurking at the back of my mind since you posted it! Tried to download the vid and separate the sound track but the 'toob' wouldn't let me 😭 Can you post or mail me the sound clip alone? Then I'll stuff it into a sound (wave) analyser and see if we can at least identify the dots and dashes 😉 Doug 😎