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Offline HS93

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Another of my Model Boats
« on: December 07, 2008, 08:22:33 PM »
This is anothere boat I am building , I like to use what i think the best type of material for the job and tend not to stick to normal practice. the boat is a Fire Float mk11 used by the RAF from 1952 for servicing Princess flying boats . they where sold off in 1958. there where two boats built, they where a topic modeld by lots of modelers as there was a popular kit in the 60s . this was great when everyone used small IC s to power but they are a but on the heavey side.

I had built a few over the years and when a fiberglass bare hull became avalable I decided to build a light weight boat, I asked the chap who does the hulls to keep it light for me and I have used Light ply for the internals with as much removed as I was happy with . (I tend to be a belt and braces person) It also had to have good speed so I have gone down the route of 2.5 to 1 belt drive and brushless motors. I have used a very thin fiberglas sheet 0.005mm to cover the decks and plasticard for the superstucture. I have made most of the fittings out of brass , but it is a bit lighter that the lead/tin normally used. the boat is ready for paint now so ill post some more when finnished.
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Re: Another of my Model Boats
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2008, 08:25:57 PM »
This is the fiberglass material I used and the fun holding it down its the one on the right
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Re: Another of my Model Boats
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2008, 08:36:49 PM »
and the last few pictures show the decks befor covering, I should be able to get a half decent finnish on the outside now with out the problem of the grain liffting and paint peel. the plasticard was cut on my mill with a router cutter and I was able to rebate the back of the windows so it looks correct for depth
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Re: Another of my Model Boats
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2008, 08:37:54 PM »
and a few fittings
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Re: Another of my Model Boats
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2008, 08:53:21 PM »
last few picture , this is befor I finnished the tow hook, this boat is 1/16 scale 34" and I have built a 1/24th  scale 24" boat recently built hear are a few pictures.
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Re: Another of my Model Boats
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2008, 08:55:01 PM »
Last few 1/24 boat

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Re: Another of my Model Boats
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2008, 09:33:34 PM »
Very nice Peter!   :dremel:

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Re: Another of my Model Boats
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2008, 01:11:15 AM »
Peter,

Another display of wonderful scratch building.

It all looks so easy when you show it in a series of piccies, but I know just how much work has gone into it.

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Re: Another of my Model Boats
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2008, 06:30:06 AM »
Brilliant Peter, thanks for taking the time to share the pictures.

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Re: Another of my Model Boats
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2008, 10:02:54 AM »
Ya, what Rick said plus  :jaw:

That is some nice work on details. I can appreciate that. My first hobby is model railroading so I know what it takes to detail a model. Has to be more fun in a larger scale though. :)
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Re: Another of my Model Boats
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2008, 09:26:15 PM »
I keep coming back to view these... Nice stuff.


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