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ashley needham09/06/2020 09:03:39
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Not that the bits have arrived yet so I can put the motor/shaft in, but...

after a small amount of retouching the black bits I may paint the bottom. It should be red-oxide, but I still have some gold Rustin's external acrylic paint left from the London, and it would add a bit of bling to the boat when out of the water.? Either that or gloss red perhaps, would look nice?

Unfortunately the two Humbrol tin lets of no 121, pale stone (that the big Titanic's decks were painted with) have dried up, so I will have to mix something up for the Mintanic decks, which is not a problem, but when later you have the need to do a bit of repainting it is almost impossible to recreate the same colour exactly. I don’t want to send off for one tinlet!

The gloss white on the top has dried nicely with no dust/flies or hairs on it...result.


ashley needham10/06/2020 18:25:09
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144 photos

Running gear fitted but not connected up yet.

Snaps show layout of said bits, close up of my silicone tube u/j replacement and lastly painting the underside gold.




Ray Wood 210/06/2020 18:47:41
1989 forum posts
709 photos

Hi Ashley,

I think you studding for holding that poor little motor in maybe On the small side ??? 😄😎⛵

Regards Ray

ashley needham10/06/2020 18:55:38
6591 forum posts
144 photos

Nah, its a 900 watt 3560Kv motor Ray....fist


(on 6s obviously)

Ray Wood 210/06/2020 18:59:42
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709 photos

Hi Ashley,

You have got me there 😄 what do all those numbers even mean ??I

Is it something to do with the periodic table 😉

Regards (keep it simple) Ray

Trevor Holloway10/06/2020 22:33:58
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Ray, I saw the boat today (at a safe distance).

The motor specifications can be translated as "enough oomph" for reasonable "whoosh" !

ashley needham11/06/2020 10:26:24
6591 forum posts
144 photos

Yes.the motor has a nice goldish colour and looked pretty, so I fitted it.

30mm prop fitted, 35mm will go if I need more  oomph assuming the pretty motor is capable of spinning one. Room for an 8 cell Nimh also, for extra ballast and extra oomph

Paint paint and more paint now. Lifeboat solution brainstormed yesterday, as usual the easiest methods are the best.

Need to find two suitable bent 5mm bamboo skewers for the masts. There is method in my madness.



Edited By ashley needham on 11/06/2020 10:34:19

ashley needham12/06/2020 20:46:57
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Whoops crossed threads....portholes on side not going well and am going with sticky black dots.

Snaps...progress so far, bits on very top not glued on, bits on fore/aft deck are glued on.

Internal layout shown, and proper Titanic also for good measure.

Flags, masts, lifeboats to be made, portholes and other windows to be done.

Test float in garden pond with battery on board...1/2" short of notional waterline.






ashley needham13/06/2020 18:52:55
6591 forum posts
144 photos

Well. Sides repainted to get rid of the offending dots.

Masts furnished with lookout position on fore-mast and flags. White Star line flag a bit big, union flag at front even bigger! but I fancied using one of my cocktail stick ones...

Union flag of course correct for the Mintanic, sailing as it will be in a circular cruise pattern in the U.K.

Funnels glued on and drilled underneath for reinforcing BBQ skewer pegs.

Everything connected up and tested, motor smooth and vibration free. Barbers poles inside hull are paper straws to hold the RX Aerial wire.

Good to go barring portholes and windows on bridge.


neil howard-pritchard13/06/2020 21:00:19
1484 forum posts
790 photos

looking great Ashly...… simple but so effective.

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