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New Projects for 2019 ??

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Roger Clark22/03/2019 21:52:00
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" so have started on the James P. Woods tug. for the latter."

Hi Eddie, so that's 2 of us starting on this build, any more builders?



Edited By Roger Clark 1 on 22/03/2019 21:53:38

neil howard-pritchard22/03/2019 22:55:31
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banjoman, did your woodwork tutor never tell you not to leave your plane sole to table......and steel particles such as nails etc driven into the bench by 'orrible little kids before you, will scar the sole of the plane...……..and if using old boxwood planes, irreparable damage to the wooden soul...………

always leave a plane on its side...……… a woodwork teacher and tutor, for 25 years...….my absolute pet hate...………..except for sharpening chisels on a motorised grinder...…...argghhhh.

Banjoman26/03/2019 13:43:08
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No. On the contrary, we were specifically asked by the the chap running that course (and whose benches and planes it were) not to lay the planes on their sides, but to put them down on their soles.

His reasoning was that the risk of damage was higher if the planes lay on their sides, as that exposed the soles to dings from whatever else might be or be put on the bench, and which might be pushed against them by accident. He said that in his view the window for accidental damage with sole-to-table (essentially) only occurs during the short act of putting the plane down (and we were firmly asked to pay good attention when doing so), while resting a plane on its side leaves the sole exposed for the duration of the time it is left on the bench.

Given that it was all his stuff, we of course followed his instructions.


Edited By Banjoman on 26/03/2019 13:44:50

Ray Wood 218/04/2019 22:06:06
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Hi All,

It's a while since we kicked this thread off 😀 somebody out there in Model boat land must want to share their latest build ?

Regards Ray (looking forward to some boating this long weekend)

ashley needham19/04/2019 09:35:03
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Ray. Since starting your thread I have of course built the London, snap supplied.

project V is still continuing but another project has identified itself, “D”, which is unfortunately classified.

Several chaps at Bushy have projects on the go, I will try to get them to post.



Ray Wood 219/04/2019 10:02:17
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Well done Ashley,

London looks great , very atmospheric, I know your top secret projects are ongoing 😊 I'm going open book even on the stuff for future publication, as there are so few of us on this forum 😐 still keep up the good work .

Lovely looking weekend, happy boating all

Regards Ray

Roger Clark19/04/2019 10:10:48
250 forum posts
88 photos

Hi Ray,

I do have plans to start a HMS Crane and or HMS Kite but having difficulty finding the build episodes for the Kite that were In the April to ?August 2001, any thoughts?

Regards Roger

Tim Cooper19/04/2019 10:24:35
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Don't think I will be starting a new boat for a while. I am about 2/3 along with my Italeri S100 and have the hull and cabin ready for painting on a Fairey Huntsman.

I have started looking at the possibility of building an Eezebilt OSA 1(32" hull) and using the Dave Wooley article on OSA 2 to add some of the detail.


Ray Wood 219/04/2019 10:28:20
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Hi Roger,

What types of ships are they, I was rc flying alot back then, not taking mb's back in 2001

Regards Ray

Edited By Ray Wood 2 on 19/04/2019 10:29:19

Roger Clark19/04/2019 11:42:55
250 forum posts
88 photos

It's a flatiron gunboat

hms crane.jpg

Built in the 1870s, it was the first naval vessel type to not have sails but rely on steam with 2 reciprocating engines. Also had this 10" gun which was on a platform that could be raised and lowered. I've ordered the Saric kit for the 24" HMS Crane but strangely there is no documentation for a Crane in the Ant class, or any gunboat for that matter. They were all on the same lines though, 'bout 24 built.

I do want to build the HMS Kite as well though, with 36" length at 1/32nd scale it has a 10" beam! Reckon a steam plant with 2 hinjuns'll fit in there. wink

Regards Roger

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