|Gary Cooper 3||13/11/2018 15:33:17|
|15 forum posts||Hi I'm new to scratch building and I'm attempting a RN Brave Borderer. I'm looking for some photos or onfo on hull construction my plan are very minimal any help would be much appreciated.|
|Dave Milbourn||13/11/2018 17:16:56|
3995 forum posts
This thread from 'The Other Forum' is written by an acknowledged expert in scratch-building and the boat is similar to HMS BB. I'm no longer a member of Mayhem so I don't know if that's why I can't see any photos. They may have fallen victim to Photobucket's infamous grab for dollars a while back, but John W E (aka Bluebird) also looks into this forum and he might be able to clarify that. **LINK**
|Tony Hadley||13/11/2018 22:14:16|
897 forum posts
I've scanned and attached the magazine item which accompanied the plan (MM609) from September 1960 Model Maker magazine. There are a few basic notes on building in the second page, obviously things have moved on since this article. To enlarge, click on the photograph and then enlarge.
There is information on the full sized craft at the British Military Powerboat site -
|Ray Wood 2||13/11/2018 22:23:29|
1917 forum posts
That's a proper MTB just has the classic look Spitfire on the water !!
|harry smith 1||14/11/2018 07:59:57|
|1022 forum posts|
I have a PDF copy of the Precedent Perkasa build booklet which shows all the frames.
PM your email address and I can send them to you.
|John W E||14/11/2018 16:59:02|
263 forum posts
hi there as has been said by our own DM I did a write up and build of the high speed launch and thankfully I did not use pukey bucket to save me photos - but they are still on the forum on the build. What I have been spending a bit of time researching on THAT particular forum and Dave should have remembered as Dave supplied the motors and electronics for this particular boat. The guy from the land down under (Martin 13 did a build of a 1/16 scale - Brave Borderer) and its a lovely model and good build. Here is a link but - to see the photographs you have to be a member of Mayhem
You have to look for HMS Brave Borderer 1:16 build by Martin 13 Downunder.
Edited By John W E on 14/11/2018 17:01:02
|John W E||14/11/2018 17:03:14|
263 forum posts
this is the proper link to the build referred to by me above - I knew I could do it - put the proper link in. Its amazing what a bit of reading can do.
Edited By John W E on 14/11/2018 17:04:10
|Gary Cooper 3||15/11/2018 10:12:39|
|15 forum posts||So I've cut out and sanded the bulkheads going to cut keel today not sure if I need to cut slot in transom for keel any advise? And how's the best way to bend the balsa strips 3/8 sq strips ☺|
|Ray Wood 2||15/11/2018 10:25:36|
1917 forum posts
I would make it up with 3/16"x 3/16" x 4nr laminated as they bend easier I assume your doing the chine stringer?
|Gary Cooper 3||15/11/2018 11:04:04|
|15 forum posts||Hi Ray thanks for the advise yes I'm going to attempt the stringers and keel. I've just looked at some of your master pieces my god I've a lot to learn lol I'm not going to post any pictures yet lol I feel overwhelmed now looking at your boats ☺|
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