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Feb 10, 2005, 12:42 AM
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Your fleet

The "winter project" thread got me to thinking about our "fleets'. How many ships are in your fleet? What are they and how big are they? My current operating fleet is 20 models, ranging in size from 14" to 51". I've got two boats on the building ways; both in 1/96th scale - USCGC HAMILTON Class 378' WHEC and WWII BALAO class fleet sub. Some are posted in my gallery.

1/8 th Scale
Dumas Chris Craft Barrel Back TEDDY BEAR, 28" long

1/10th Scale
Dean's Marine DUKW - CG 31318, 38" long
Crackerbox runabout BLACKJACK P21, 20" long - scratchbuilt

1/16th Scale
Catboat, 19", converted from Laughing Whale static kit
MISSY BEAR, an east coast bass boat, 21" form a Laughing Whale kit

1/24th Scale
Tug FINBACK, 25" a Laughing Whale kit, built this in 1981
Tug YOOPER, 20" Freedom Song Boatworks kit PRESTON

1/32nd Scale
USCGC POINT KNOLL, (WPB 82367), 30" form a Micro Glass f/g hull
USS PT 188, 30' - scratchbuilt
USA-COE Tug WHITEFISH BAY, 16.5", Microglass hull
USN YTL, 16.5", another Micro Glass hull

1/48th Scale
USCGC TAMAROA (WMEC 166) 51", built on a Scale Shipyard hull
USCGC ILLINI (WYTM 64), 27', converted a Scale Shipyard CAROL MORAN kit
HELEN MORAN, 25" - Scale Shipyard tug INTENT kit

1/72nd Scale
USS SKIPJCK (SSN 585) 42", Scale Shipyard hull

1/96th Scale
USCGC CHEROKEE (WMEC 165) 25", Scale Shipyard hull
USCGC DUTCH HARBOR (WTCB 114) 17.5", Scale Shipyard hull for a Baltic Sea icebreaking tug
NEPTUNE, 28", Scale Shipyard hull for MOHAWK T-ATF
SOCONY 12 tugboat, 14", Scale SHipyard hull
USS BARB (SSN 596) 35", Thor Design PERMIT Class kit
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Feb 10, 2005, 04:27 AM
Crazy frenchie
AntoineL's Avatar
Hi all

Here is my list :

1/6th scale :

- Donald Campbell's Bluebird K7 (not a kit)

1/32nd scale :

- Russian project 865 LOSOS class spy sub (Baymo kit)
- German type VIIC (OTW kit)

1/96th scale :

- USS Scorpion (SSN 589) Skipjack class (D&E)

- USS Skipjack (SSN 585) Skipjack class (D&E, thanks Dave )
- USS Tucson (SSN 770) Los Angeles flight III class (Thordesign)
- USS dont-know-yet (SSN ???) Permit class (Thresher, sorry Dave... ) (Thordesign)
Feb 10, 2005, 09:51 AM
Mmm, tugs...
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The real question- how many are done, and how many still on the slipways?
(I know Bob gets his DONE.)

Pat M

EDIT: Oops, that site is gone. Here's a new partial list:
Last edited by patmat2350; Nov 15, 2009 at 08:16 AM.
Feb 10, 2005, 10:04 AM
Mmm, tugs...
patmat2350's Avatar
And the other question is- How many are you bringing to the Regatta???
BTW, we have sponsors, and sponsors bring some neat prizes!

Pat M
Feb 10, 2005, 03:40 PM
Star Line Hydro-Jet Ferry
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Pat, I'm trying to figure out if Im going to that regatta. The 16th is the Fawn Island Boatnerd Gathering, so you know how it is As for my fleet: I'm afraid its not so big, but it will be someday. Tug Lindy B represents the first boat in my fictional Great Lakes Shipping Company, Southern Towing Company. I have a Revell Fireboat Conversion in the works and also the Armco, a Lakes Freighter. I plan to either get the Rangeley or Jersey City Tug, to have a nice easy build before I get into the Scratchbuilding "nitty-gritty" work again.

Cheers, Jeff G.
Last edited by Jeff G; Feb 10, 2005 at 06:09 PM.
Feb 10, 2005, 05:40 PM
no wings any more, just dust!
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My fleet is as follows,

Cargo ship "MV Gemini", (Graupner Neptun),
Sailing yacht "Rafale Atlantique"
harbour berthing tug "Southampton"
Motor yacht "Espirit D'Atlantique" (Robbe Najade - modified slightly)
Feb 12, 2005, 05:10 PM
Senior Member
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I have some of my boats here:

Feb 14, 2005, 12:55 AM
Mostly harmless
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Well...having just come to this hobby, I do not have a fabulous fleet of completed models. Yet!

I have plans for a 78' tug which I will build in 1/32 scale. Unfortunately or fortunately (depending how you look at it) I only have the plans.

I have also ordered some plans from Floataboat in Melbourne for the paddleboat Emmylou (also 1/32 scale)


Finally my dream is to build the type VIIc from OTWDesigns (also 1/32 scale...see a trend here?)

So I will document my attempt at the can't be much harder than a 1:1 size, can it?

Feb 14, 2005, 12:02 PM
Great Lakes Guy
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Jeff Churill

I don't know how you do it Bob....LOL

Here's my fleet. All RC 1/87 Scale

Edmund Fitzgerald

Belle River

Last edited by Jeff_Churill; Feb 14, 2005 at 12:09 PM.
Feb 14, 2005, 02:47 PM
Sea Dragon-Lover
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Well, if finished is part of the qualifications for being part of a fleet, then in 14 years, I have no boats.
My combat ships are shot up and rebuilt every year.
The INS Scirocco was built in 1988, and has been running that cycle since its completion.
The INS Attillo Regolo was built in 1990, and saw a spotty battle record till sold last year.
The IJN T103 LST built in 2002 is mostly finished, but I want to improve the gun system.
The Washington State Ferry boat got too heavy for its own displacement. It really needs a new over scaled hull and displacement.
The LA Fireboat #2 is my current project slated for completion, but is just waiting for time and attention.
We won't discuss the number of hulls sitting around here...

I guess I have no really finished boats and no fleet. Something always needs changing out, or attention.

Last edited by Umi_Ryuzuki; Feb 14, 2005 at 03:02 PM.
Feb 14, 2005, 03:24 PM
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Umi --

I would like to know how you built the cage mast on the battleship in the second photo, if it is one of your fleet. I have a set of 1/96 plans for the Battleship New York, but the cage masts have always held me back [among other things :-)] from doing a pre-war version of her.

Pete G
Feb 14, 2005, 07:06 PM
Sea Dragon-Lover
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Well The Battleship Oregon in the background is not mine.
However, cage masts are built around two sized rings or discs. The wires are run a bit tall, then you twist the top disc 90 degrees, and then add the opposing wires at the opposite 90 degree offset. That was how the Oregon's mast was done, and this mast on the Wyoming(below)

I will also include a jpg of some scale modeling instructions from "Building Warship Models by P.C. Coker III". It starts out with wire, and weaves the rest with thread. There is no reason the entire mast can not be fine wire.

Feb 14, 2005, 08:10 PM
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We won't discuss the number of hulls sitting around here...
I purposely left out the hulls, kits, and parts cut out for scratchbuilds that are sitting on shelves in the backroom waiting for someday.

I don't know how you do it Bob
Over a long time - the oldest boat in my fleet was built in 1981. I built my first r/c boat in 1975 - some of my earlier works (4 or 5) didn't survive the first few moves/transfers of military career.
Feb 16, 2005, 01:03 AM
Dragon Slayer
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I have two R/C units a scratch built witch I built to look like a 1964 Owens, (top right). And a cranberry Isle lobsteryacht, (bottom left). All my other boats are static, this photo only shows some of them.
Just added this tug to the fleet.
Last edited by ropanach; Jul 05, 2005 at 04:44 AM. Reason: add another boat
Feb 16, 2005, 07:01 AM
Custom Course Wrecker..

How many in your Fleet?

I, too, have only just started in this hobby having been a model railroader for 30 some odd years. I only have one boat at the present, and bought it 85% completed off of E-Bay. James Keith is a Dumas Mr.Darby.
I just ordered a Dauntless off Tower Hobbies, and this will be my first attempt to build a wooden boat model. I hope to have it completed by the Regatta, Pat , to bring it too. My partner needs somethign to run , so I think she'll get the Dauntless.

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