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Dec 23, 2002, 02:41 AM
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Here are a couple of boats I painted for DPI Leisure Sports of Redmond Washington for the 1999 Chicago Model Show that year.
The boats look better than the attached picture.
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Dec 23, 2002, 07:53 AM
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A couple of my other boats. billings Calypso this is the third I have built .
Dec 23, 2002, 07:56 AM
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Westeriff a Robbe kit
Dec 23, 2002, 03:31 PM
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Good loookin boats!
I have my eye on a Model Slipways RNLI Lifeboat. Maybe next year.
Jan 02, 2003, 04:57 PM
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Here's my WW2 R class destroyer - 35inches long, what I call cartoon scale. Looks the part but rusty paint job and faded colouring makes it appear more detailed than it really is. I used 18 figures (railway ones modified) on this model which add to the overall look.
Now sold, and I regret not keeping mine too!

Now building two working plastic kits of boats which I got for Christmas!

Jan 02, 2003, 08:38 PM
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Very nice Tony.
What was your power system?
Jan 03, 2003, 03:16 AM
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I used an old motor of around 280 size geared to two contrarotating cheapo props of about 3/4 inch diameter (home made hit and miss construction). 7.2v NiCd gave around 1.5hrs duration.
The props were tinplate three bladers bent to give the best performance - no hi-tech on my boats!
Speed controller was a bit complicated as I only had an aircraft controller - 100amps rating. A bit over the top for this use, and only worked in forward drive of course. Reverse was a polarity switch by servo and microswitches which gave full power and isolated the controller at the same time. The single rudder was not as effective as two would have been, but I was short of space.
The model is very simple in design, and of all balsa construction - 1/8 for the sides and deck, 3/8 for the bottom. An aircraft construction really. All deck houses etc were 1/16 balsa and assorted bits for such as anchor chain - you know the sort of thing. Handrails were large numbers of pins pushed in and two rows of sewing thread held in place by the final paint job.

Simple and effective, and great fun to use.

Jan 07, 2003, 01:07 AM
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Century Sea Maid

Vette "nice boats guy"
Tonyo thats a nice destroyer- Never saw the the boat side of ya!

This is my Sterling Century Sea Maid completed 1978.
Refit 1989 with electric. Real fast, jumps on step.
Jan 07, 2003, 01:16 AM
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Kapos Sea Maid Dos

I used acrylic paint in 1989 and these pics are 2 weeks old.
Seems to hold up well. quarter in plexiglass windshield.
Jan 07, 2003, 03:22 AM
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kapos45, I keep my 'vices' - like boats - under wraps - it doesn't do to admit you are not one of the 'specialists', as those who limit themselves to only one narrow interest seem a bit threatened when you build a variety of things. Some of my pals seem to want to keep up, but by then I'm back onto something else. 'Be a leader, not a follower, or just get out of my way' is my motto!

Meanwhile here's a photo of it before the detail stuff was added.

Jan 07, 2003, 05:40 AM
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Nice building skills here Gents. Skills to pay the bills.
Very impressive and Im not easily impressed.

Tony, my only vices are good beer and Hungarian women.
Specialist in both, want to race boats on Balaton lets go.
Good Motto, BTW, I find E zone can narrow your interest
so laid of for awhile. Nice to talk to ya though. Thanks for responding.

Motor in this Sea Maid I have no Idea, probably 280. Its water cooled as you can see. I used non electronic controller and 2 1700 sce packs. We were flying on water. Its a nice handling ship, gets right on step and takes waves and wakes with joy. great design. tre bilder (3 picture)

Please post your Boats guys.
Jan 08, 2003, 10:53 AM
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Here's some of my boats

First is a Harbor Tow Boat as seen on the Mississppi river.
Scratch built, 7 Channel radio.
The Captian (Port - Stern) has been known to pee on any boats coming within 2 feet.
Jan 08, 2003, 10:59 AM
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Some More

Here is my 1/96th USS Missouri (Just under 10 feet)
Scratch built, 4 motors, (port and starboard motors are controlled in pairs).
Jan 08, 2003, 11:00 AM
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Missouri again

Another view
Jan 08, 2003, 11:04 AM
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Whaleback Freighter

The first all steel ore carrier on the Great Lakes, built in the early 1900's. Called "Whalebacks", and "Pig Boats"
This is a scratch built model of the John Erickson, plans were from A J Fisher (now defunct) Boat is 7 feet long.
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