What's on your workbench? - RC Groups
Thread Tools
Dec 20, 2005, 06:08 PM
Scratch Builder
himszy's Avatar

What's on your workbench?

So now that we are into the cold dark winter months, what's everyone up to? I'm just typing up a website and doing school work .

Post pictures if you can.....

Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Dec 20, 2005, 06:40 PM
CG Bob's Avatar
I thought you left for good in November. Did you miss all of our tough love?
Dec 20, 2005, 07:35 PM
Scratch Builder
himszy's Avatar
No I'm back, I wasn't leaving for good.

No offence, but lets try this thread on topic

Dec 20, 2005, 11:18 PM
CG Bob's Avatar
I have 5 different models in various stages of construction on my bench. Only one is a sub.
Dec 21, 2005, 12:21 AM
Registered User
Four boats under various stages of construction; one sub in drydock; and one helicopter under preflight, namely:
Titanic (1:100 scratch)
Dumas Lackawanna
Swampworks Bismarck
Caldercraft Volcano
Engel Gato
Align Trex SE

Dec 21, 2005, 12:37 AM
Registered User
bluesy's Avatar


sorry for the empty post.........no subs for me =======> only targets!!

Last edited by bluesy; Dec 21, 2005 at 12:39 AM. Reason: oops forgot it was a sub thread!!!
Dec 21, 2005, 01:45 AM
I`m refitting my ROG conversion Type VIIC,should be done after Christmas into January.Hope that everybody has a nice Christmas and happy New Year.
Dec 21, 2005, 04:21 AM
Paul Holman's Avatar
Type VIIc 42

Nearly finished, hopefully sail in the spring
Dec 21, 2005, 04:30 AM
Registered User
My Thor alfa is done. Just awaiting sea trials.

My type VII needs a repair job on the front hydroplane.

that's it!
Dec 21, 2005, 11:45 AM
Registered User
Hi everyone,

well, I'm at my first build in RC Submarines, and it is a 1/96 ThorDesigns Permit with scratch-built WTC using the RCABS and of the same type (although adapted to use all-axial compression on all the seals and very little use of a lathe) Dave Welch used for the Trumpeter Seawolf.
The hull/appendages are finished and the main hull is primed, while the I'm still fabricating the parts (end caps from poured urethane resin, flanges for the central tube section, propeller shaft bearing and simmerring holder) for the WTC.
At the moment I got done the PVC sections, the internal rails to support the equipment tray, and the equipment tray itself.
I'll post pictures as soon as possible!
Dec 21, 2005, 01:21 PM
Rick227's Avatar
Originally Posted by Paul Holman
Type VIIc 42

Nearly finished, hopefully sail in the spring
Damn Paul....shes a monster......can you give me some details on the boat....kit...etc.....
Dec 21, 2005, 02:37 PM
Is it me?
Akula971's Avatar
Well, I've so many models on the go just now. Really need to concentrate on one. For subs its a SWM Trenchant (really nice) which is my first foray into gas/compressed air. I have two Akulas, an old Edne boat and an Engel one, got a few hulls in the loft, an OTW XXIII, and Upholder, also an old engel IXD2. At the moment I'm mucking about with plastic models in the form of a 1/16th scale Pzkw V Tiger Ausf E. I want to get the Trenchant done, but what with so many family committments this season, I'm rarley in the house.
Dec 21, 2005, 03:09 PM
Registered User
bcliffe's Avatar

Glad to hear that the Trenchant arrived. I told you it was a great kit....

Dec 21, 2005, 06:37 PM
TK-208 'Typhoon' Driver
Wheelerdealer's Avatar
I am ashamed to report that I have sold my only 2 operational boats. On the bench is my Engel Typhoon and Trumpeter Kilo conversion (both nearing completion) . On the shelf is Revell Type VIIc conversion. On the way hopefully is a SWM Blueback (quick build) and Sheerline Trafalgar (I am going to take my time detailing this one).
Dec 22, 2005, 11:47 AM
Paul Holman's Avatar
Originally Posted by Rick227
Damn Paul....shes a monster......can you give me some details on the boat....kit...etc.....

You're not wrong!

This is the OTW Kit, complete with Brass etch deck, Accurate armour fittings &a Scratch built Tower conversion to house a Quad AA gun, salvaged from a Tamiya kit.

strictly speaking she doesnt represent a specific U boat, but is based on U1305, but not sure about the paint job, I just liked it!

She's just over 7 feet long & weighs a ton. I've fitted her with a Sheerline WTC, so power is from a 12v gell in the wet compartment.

I also have a torpedo system for her, but that wont be fitted until next year.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's on your workbench? Mars Flyer Alabama's Rocket City Renegades 2620 Aug 10, 2015 08:12 AM
WHat's on your building table? Tram Parkflyers 64 Dec 29, 2011 08:12 PM
Discussion What's on your building board this winter? Steve85 Scale Kit/Scratch Built 40 Feb 11, 2007 11:28 AM
What's on your backburner? Raymund Reyes Slope 31 May 21, 2004 02:34 AM
What's on your garage floor SPEED-E-FLYER Electric Plane Talk 32 Feb 08, 2004 09:06 PM