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Guardsman by Vic Smeed

Wooden hull version of plan MM1330

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Tony Hadley03/02/2013 08:32:54
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Hi Bob,

You are quite right, one of the bulkheads is slightly out of square and a (couple of) temporary aligning piece(s) at the top would allow this to be corrected. It would add stability as well. Thanks for the help and advice.

This hull is going to need a lot of sanding to shape.


LARRY WHETTON03/02/2013 10:13:24
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Hi Tony,

Guardsman coming on well,

mine is now ready for launch with will be at half term, with grandsons Fireboat at the same time,

posted a picture of build stage up to the final addon scracht build bit I/E lights life boys rigging and deck winch, and a bit of weathering.....

also a picture of the the real boat the only one i could fine ...cheers LARRY..pilot boat gaurdsman


ARTHUR COLLETT04/02/2013 13:08:36
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Nice balancing trick on that small vise. Looks great


LARRY WHETTON05/02/2013 13:21:04
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Thank you Arther,

pictures of completed , and a strange model on slipway , being built for grandson ,

will be fitted with floats , so we can fly on the flooded fields . cheers Larry..

Tony Hadley05/02/2013 14:14:40
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Your Guardsman looks excellent. Looking forward to seeing the sailing photographs soon.

What drive are you using? rerop/motor/batteries etc.


LARRY WHETTON05/02/2013 15:28:26
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Hello Tony,

Thank you forkind words,

detials are 400 speed motor,15amp esc, 30mm nylon prop. 9vlt x2 3cell sticks of 3.6vlts

from emergancy lighting as used in hotels, they fit ether side of hull held in with foam sponge ,

new build now started , Bustler tug model maker plan , have a velem copy ,

and F/G HULL car boot purchase.....nice little build will have plenty of rivetts,

cheers Larry..p2050007.jpg


Edited By LARRY WHETTON on 05/02/2013 15:52:33

Bob Abell06/02/2013 05:12:32
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Hello Tony

This is the Louis Heloise photo I was referring to in your PM

LH page 1

The ribs were open at the top and very wibbly wobbly!

So I glued temporary cross beams,marked the centre line on each crossbeam and aligned all the ribs with a flexible central guide.

Worthy of the Eureka Moments thread?


Rod smart06/02/2013 17:54:50
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Larry is the Plane in kit build,which one ? Rod

Edited By Rod smart on 06/02/2013 17:55:23

LARRY WHETTON07/02/2013 10:50:07
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Hi Rod,

The plane is a plan build , of Chatterbox a plan of Vic Smeed. for single chanal

the price of the plan was 3 shillings, i am fitting a 2 chanal and elecric motor ,esc...

and will have floats , i can back to my early roots , forgot how nice a uncovered air frame looks..

cheers Larry...

Rod smart07/02/2013 17:08:05
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As soon as the weather picks up I will start on the Tigermoth.What would it look like with floots?

Yes I hear you saying Larry "what about the Jenny".Well I put filler on the hull, then if it's warm I will catalyes some resin and get om with me boat. the Boat you seem an ace on the wear finish.Last time I did that was when a mate and I built up British and German Tanks with mods made with plaster card.(60s)


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