Here is a list of all the postings Kevin Bellman has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Motor Yacht|
If you fancy something traditional how about 'Bluebird of Chelsea'
Hull and plan available here.
Plus there have been build articles in the mags over the years.
|Thread: converting italeri 1/35 schnellboot s-100 to r/c|
Its available from http://www.whiteensignmodels.com/cgi-bin/sh000001.pl?REFPAGE=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2ewhiteensignmodels%2ecom%2fcgi%2dbin%2fss000001%2epl%3fRANDOM%3dNETQUOTEVAR%253ARANDOM%26PAGE%3dSEARCH%26SS%3dpaint%26TB%3dA%26PR%3d%2d1%26GB%3dA%26SX%3d0&WD=schnellboot&PN=Online_Catalogue_Kriegsmarine_Colours_50%2ehtml%23aKM_2010#aKM_2010
Wow thats a mouthful!
Schnellbootweiss Ref: KM 10
|Thread: PT 596 R/C conversion|
I suggest you give SHG a call. I belive they do a complete conversion set i.e. props, shafts, rudders etc.
Tel No 01785 840308
|Thread: ship's guns|
Hi Gordon which mark are you interested in, or for what type of craft?
Some help available here.
|Thread: PT596 Iterali RC conversion|
Keep the info/pics coming - most interesting.
I've got an Elco stashed in the loft for a future project
|Thread: Which Timber Should I Use|
Have I miss understood your post? Deck planks 7' x 2.5ft and 5' x 1.5ft sounds a bit strange to me.
I would have thought width of plank to be in the order of 5 to 7 inches. Lengths probably would have been variable, using up what was available in wartime.
Possible Reference colour
extract from Richard Potter timber - http://www.fortimber.demon.co.uk/hrd_wood.htm
Colour sample http://www.sykestimber.co.uk/timber/jelutong.html
Having said all that I agree with Colin it all seems to end up as per pic of HMS Belfast due to weathering.
|Thread: Thicknessing wood|
I have a friend who has a full size planer/thicknesser. I found that by putting a sheet of 10mm MDF on the bed of the planer and sliding my stock wood over it was able to go down to 1mm thick.
Put a lip on the front/underside of the MDF to stop it going through.
How about Rigging Cord Natural Hemp 0.10mm x 20mtr available from
|Thread: Travelling to UK End June-August|
Midway between Bovington & Portsmouth is a brilliant model shop specialising in model boats. Good stock levels plus friendly and knowledgeable staff. No connection just a satisfied customer.
|Thread: Scillonian III - May 2008|
Might be worth contacting the local clubs
Penzance - Maurice Bishop, (Secretary), Tel: 01736 360870
Hayle MBC - Steven Moulton (Secretary) 01209 717670
Camborne Pond Hoppers MBC - Godfrey Copeland 01209 711620
Falmouth MBC - Eddie Kincaid - email 'Kincaideddy@aol.com '
|Thread: Tupolev G5 torpedo boat 1:72|
Some information on above boat on a prior posting
|Thread: Italeri PT596 kit|
Some links that may be helpful -
|Thread: SLR camera platform (Help please!!)|
Colin, thanks for sorting the links.
Having chambers that you can flood seems like over engineering to me - just add weight, lead being the ideal material. No chance that the lead will leak !!
Some thoughts for you.
1. Boat drifting with wind - problem wind does not scale down, surface water moves more quickly. Does your craft have a shallow draft? You need to get some depth to bite into the water, perhaps fit a keel, even to the extremes of a yacht type.
2. Control - fit more powerful pumps, seen these on ebay Pump
15 litres a minute on 12volt!
3. Control of pumps - just seen this on Model Boat Mayhem may help Pump Control
Hope its some help
Edited By Colin Bishop on 24/10/2009 21:12:21
Edited By Colin Bishop on 24/10/2009 21:13:45
|Thread: Scale Boats - How do you sail yours?|
I am most definately with you on this - I can think of nothing more boring than sailing a boat up and down an empty stretch of water!
I'm lucky living in the South West as SWAMBC http://www.swambc.webeden.co.uk/ run a series of scale steering events over the year.
In addition Newquay(Crealy) and Exeter clubs are able to leave there courses out all year so you can practise or just play.
I cant see speed events catching on for scale MTBs etc,. Catch a buoy wrong, flip the boat over and there go all your fittings!!!
|Thread: Weymouth 2009|
Anyone know which traders are attending this year
|Thread: converting italeri 1/35 schnellboot s-100 to r/c|
How have you arranged access into the boat?
Looking forward to seeing more pics
|Thread: Paint Colour|
I would suggest contacting White Ensign Model http://www.whiteensignmodels.com/acatalog/index.html?http%3A//www.whiteensignmodels.com/acatalog/catalogbody.html&CatalogBody
They do a full range of navy colours. Where there has been confusion with Ref nos I have emailed them and they replied within a couple of days with an answer.
If your after information on Gaff rigs I would recomend getting ' The Gaff rig handbook ' by John Leather. Available at amazon for £19. Great read and very informative
|Thread: fairmile d|
Have a look at White Ensign Models, they do colour matched paints
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