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: 1:40 Scale crew figures|
Found some 1:40 scale figures - only problem they are British seaman, possible to convert?
Cant help with plans but 'Kingston Mouldings' have just released a F/G hull unfortunately the size is 361/2 x 10 1/2".
Robin would certainly have built this with steam in mind.
Suggest you check out his site, there is quite a bit of info on steam on there.
Hope it helps
|Thread: servo traval|
I'm afraid I dont have the answer but one gizmo that might help is the new P96 ServoMorph from
Action R/C Electronics quote " can stretch a standard servo to rotate nearly 180' "
Just a thought
Latest update on Italeri 1/35 scale S-100 Schnellboot (E-boat)
Check out the 'Download'
Last heard release in November
|Thread: E boats Camouflage|
Try this link, probably the best E-boat (Schnellboot) site for reference material. Includes section on paint schemes.
Dry brushing is a technique used extensively by military modelers I'm sure Vinnie can give you directions!
The technique is used is to dip the brush in the paint and then wipe it off ! ! A good indication of weather (!) you have it right is to draw the brush across your finger tip - it should bring out your fingerprint perfectly. You can then apply to the model, do not expect a dramatic change - you can build up gradually to get the perfect result.
A perfect illustration is to brush the edge of a metal surface with aluminium colour (silver is too bright). Thus representing where the paint has worn from perhaps foot traffic.
Another technique used is washes. To do this you need a drop of black/grey/brown (depending on the effect desired). Add large amounts of thinner until youre looking at tinted thinners. This is then painted liberaly across the surface - the colour collects on the corners / edges leaving a stain.
From experience I would use oil based paints (humbrol). The reason being if you have sealed / varnished the surface and youre not happy with the effect it can be washed off with thinners. I find acrylics dry too quickly.
Dont try and do it all at once - build it up in layers.
Hope this has been some help
|Thread: Tupolev G5|
Hi Stuart / Chuck,
Came across this article today reference both the G5 & BK1125 as 1/35 kits plus a reference book.
Hope its some help
|Thread: Li - Poly batteries|
Couple of sites for you that will help improve your knowledge
This is a very good site for info on all battery types.
This takes you direct to safety info on LiPo & LiIon cells
Model Power sell batteries and I'm sure would be happy to advise if you had a project in mind
Your living in the past mate
The quality of the Italeri '80' Elco' is something Airfix only dreamed about,
27.5" long hull. Superb moulding. Etched brass fittings. Turned alloy barrels. Reference book. All for around £60. Plus a matching 10 figure set shortly to be released. Show me another boat kit of similar value for money !
The schnellboot will be 39.5" long and I'm sure of the same quality. Price - Italeri are not saying - could well be speculation.
|Thread: Adding figures to model boats.|
Not sure what the differences are but Airfix do a WWII bofors @ 1/76
At £5 it might be worth seeing if you could modify it.
Following links to various prop shops!
Or try http://www.westbourne-models.com/erol.html#424X0 . They list scale props but I've always found them helpful when ringing them with a problem.
Hope these help
|Thread: flowerclass corvette|
Couple of links for you which should solve most of your querys.
First is a photo tour of HMCS Sackville the last remaining corvette
Second is a form devoted to corvettes
Last is a source of paints matched to era
Finally did you mean David J Parkins for aftermarket sets
Seen results of some of his sets seem goor quality,
Hope this some help, post some pics when you've made progress. One of those projects I mean to get round to
|Thread: Italeri Elco 80' PT Boat 596|
I would suggest a liitle patience. Italeri are releasing figures for the Elco in the near future - listed on the following site Link
They are also listing figures for the forth coming schnellboot. No release date on them though! I belive once they are listed on Hannants site you can place an order, there by getting them as soon as they are released.
I've heard that there has been some figures for PT596 released under the name 'warrior'. Not able to find them myself.
The LCT set you mentioned I have and they seem more like 1/32 scale to me i.e. a triffle large.
Hope this helps
|Thread: Can anybody tell...|
I think its a kit that was made by Deans Marine and is now withdrawn. ry an email to Deans marine , it might be in the process of being reworked or perhaps sold on to another supplier.
|Thread: Tupolev G5|
Found those pics I refered to. I have posted these in my gallery.
In the second pic there is a reference book titled 'Soviet Naval Power. G5 Class MTB by Przemyslaw Budzson.
Might be worth seeing if you can get a copy perhaps from the libary
Got to say some of your methods sound a bit dodgy re H&S. I have in the past seen comments on this forum about the level of common sense being a variable among our readers!
I recently had to make up the masts, spars etc for a 1/16th scale pilot cutter and I dont have a lathe.
Checking as many references as possible the following seemed the best suggestions.
First dowel available from major outlets will be prone to warping and splitting.
Try and find a piece of well seasoned close grained wood. Mine came from a cupboard built 50 years ago. Cut down to the square measurement of the mast and leave it over long. Find the centre on each end and draw the required diameter with a compass. Clamp to worktop and plane/rasp/sand the corners off, keeping an eye on your end diameters. You now have a tapering eight sided piece of wood. Repeat the process with the newly formed eight corners and you should now be close enough to sand to final shape.
I must admit I didnt think I could do it but was really chuffed with the results. I reckon I made the next one in less time than its taken me to write this. Give it a try.
I apologise if I have put anyone's nose out of joint with my earlier comments but a good few years ago I did something stupid with a piece of wood in a drill and finished up with a large splinter 1/16" from my eye. Fingers mend eyes dont.
|Thread: Where can I buy...|
On past experience, Westbourne models will be able to advise on all your requirements. radio, motors etc.
Try Westbourne Models, very helpful staff. No connection just a happy customer.
|Thread: Italeri PT596 kit|
One of the model boat mags did an article on the conversion a few months back. Cant remeber which one but i will try and find it in the next couple of days and let you know
|Hi Sergio, Checked out your album, very nice and certainly a bit differnt. Never seen anything like this. What are the dimensions of the boat. Regards Kevin|
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