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Of all the model boat discipline’s that you’ve not yet tried, which would you most like to have a go at?

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Q: Of all the model boat disciplines that you’ve not yet tried, which would you most like to have a go at?

Scale (non military)  
7%

 
 

Scale (warships)  
11%

 
 

Scale sailing boats  
7%

 
 

Scale sailing ships  
7%

 
 

Powerboats (elec)  
0%

 
 

Powerboats (i.c.)  
2%

 
 

Steam powered models  
24%

 
 

Submarines  
20%

 
 

Yacht racing  
2%

 
 

Plank-on-frame  
7%

 
 

Waterline dioramas  
0%

 
 

Trad' wooden boats  
2%

 
 

Trad' wooden yachts  
4%

 
 

Plastic kits to R/C  
7%

 
 

(45 votes)


Graham Ashby 109/01/2018 13:16:15
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A new year, a new poll! Well, why not? If you can take a minute to tick a box we'd love to know your model boating ambitions for 2018 and beyond.

Edited By Graham Ashby on 09/01/2018 13:30:41

Colin Bishop09/01/2018 17:22:51
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Scale sail for me but they do take up a lot of storage space.

Colin

Ray Wood 209/01/2018 17:25:36
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Gas Turbine powered Hydroplane, Graham will you lend me yours ??

Regards Ray

ashley needham09/01/2018 17:47:57
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I was given a Mantua POF Victory by the chaps when I left work. I am summoning up the wherewithal to tackle it....

​Ashley

Graham Ashby 109/01/2018 20:53:18
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Posted by Ray Wood 2 on 09/01/2018 17:25:36:

Gas Turbine powered Hydroplane, Graham will you lend me yours ??

Regards Ray

Ha! You can hire it Ray, but only if you promise not to get it wet wink

Graham Ashby 109/01/2018 21:07:27
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I'm caught between scale sail, submarines, traditional wooden yachts and steam, although a trad' wooden yacht is probably more realistic for this year. It's certainly a dilemma.

Ashley, I've always fancied a POF static build. Even having the unbuilt kit would be nice but I just know that if I buy one it'll sit in its box for years making me feel guilty. As a result I've decided to leave it in the shop a little longer.

Banjoman10/01/2018 07:19:09
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While I have at some point or other touched upon at least some aspect of most (except submarines or powerboats) of the categories listed (another that might have been included is ship in a bottle), one that is definitely on my bucket list, is a scratch-built, true plank-on-frame (as opposed to the plank-on-bulkhead technique used in most kits) static merchant sailing ship, based on the methods and techniques described by Harold A. Underhill in his 1958 classic Plank on Frame Models and Scale Masting & Rigging.

Mattias

Edited By Banjoman on 10/01/2018 07:19:56

Ray Wood 210/01/2018 09:31:55
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Hi Mattias

Yes you've have nailed it "The Final Frontier" in proper modelling is planks on fabricated frames with tree nail fastenings, I also have the Harold Underhill books, and made the mistake of buying second hand his drawings for a 73 Gun Ship of the Line circa 1812, 6 sheets of beautifully detailed drawings !! Actually wished at the time I hadn't !! we are beginners with our efforts so far

One day I'll have a go !!

Regards Ray

Tim Cooper10/01/2018 09:55:08
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Some kind of sailing boat or ship but I will never have the storage space.

At the present I don't have time for much at all as we have a 9 week Black lab / Golden Retreiver cross. Adorable but hard work, at least he will grow up faster than the kids!

Tim

Tony Hadley10/01/2018 16:33:45
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A scale sail would be interesting. Either the Mary J. Ward (Schooner) or Ruby B. (Cutter rigged pilot boat), by Victor model products look interesting kits to build. They are expensive and the cost of shipping from the USA are off-putting.

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