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Old Sep 09, 2014, 03:56 PM
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Vosper 1/16th scale crash tender

I've chosen this model as my next project because it will be fun to run and because there will be the challenge of making working fire monitors. The Lesro kit comes with laser cut parts and sheeting for the hull, with the running gear and accessories supplied as extras to match the model. I always pefer to work with wooden boats so that was another plus point for me.

The supplied monitors are non-working castings so will have to be ditched. As the Graupner alternatives are no longer available and would anyway not be to scale, I will try to fabricate these from scratch. I would like, if possible to make them rotate, probably using servos rather than geared motors.

This will be my seventh model for which I have published a build log (4 boats, 1 hovercraft and, most recently a Hawker Hunter edf plane) and I would hope, as with these to receive help and advice along the way. All contributions gratefully received .

Anyway to kick things off, below are a photo of a finished model as I hope mine will look like and some of the basic hull construction. The next steps are to sheet the lower half and then to install the main working parts prior to sheeting the sides.
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Old Sep 09, 2014, 04:11 PM
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Great start .

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Old Sep 09, 2014, 05:59 PM
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You may be able to buy just the rotating fire monitor unit that goes on the Aquacraft Rescue 17. Might be a good fit for this boat? Check Tower.
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Old Sep 09, 2014, 07:27 PM
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Nice start I will follow along .
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Old Sep 09, 2014, 08:18 PM
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Me too !

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Old Sep 10, 2014, 11:35 AM
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I look forward to your usual excellent standard, like others I will look on.

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Old Sep 12, 2014, 01:28 PM
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Bottom skins now on. The running gear and other hardware has to be fitted before adding the side skins.

I will try to skin the prow section with triangular pieces running the full height of the hull. If this doesn't work, I will try high density (blue) polystyrene, carved and sanded to shape and strengthened with resin coated fibreglass cloth.

Thanks for the heads-up on the Aquacraft fire monitors . They will be underscale but can probably be modified. The turntable servos will be very useful. Prices in the USA for modelling gear are much lower than here in the UK and the postage costs are very reasonable.
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Old Sep 12, 2014, 01:41 PM
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Prices in the USA for modelling gear are much lower than here in the UK and the postage costs are very reasonable.
Take advantage of That !
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