RON TERLICH describes his model built from a Model Boats Free Plan
I decided to build it at 1:32 scale (fifty percent larger than the 1:48 plans provided) which I hoped would give me space for a good sized battery and the controls.
At this stage cut outs were made in the appropriate bulkheads to provide space for the batteries, controls and drive system. The keel was then glued into the bulkheads and the upper hull stiffening members were progressively bent and glued in place.
The deck was fitted and included a central cut out beneath the superstructure for access into the hull and then the bulwarks were fitted. Concurrently the superstructure was manufactured from 1.5mm plywood.
Fittings and painting
All deck furniture and equipment were made from scraps of wood, aluminium and copper wire, but some figures for the crew were purchased. I used a necklace chain for the anchor chain and handrail barriers. 3mm diodes were utilised to provide navigation and deck lighting. The tug was painted in the Clyde Shipping Company colours as indicated in the magazine article and plans.
The plan for Flying Dolphin is available from the MyHobbyStore Plans Service, number MM 2047, price £9.95 + p/p. It may also be that back issues of April 2010 MB are still available from www.myhobbystore.com or telephone: 0844 848 882 or from outside the UK: +44(0)1689 869896.
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