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JohnV's PBR
« on: June 24, 2019, 08:48:18 PM »

At request by John V I have taken a photo gallery of his excellent 1/10th scale PBR at the Northampton & District MBC Open Day.
Enjoy.




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Re: JohnV's PBR
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2019, 10:40:25 PM »

That's a very atmospheric looking model you have there John V., and well populated - nice one.  :-)


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Re: JohnV's PBR
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2019, 11:09:05 PM »

Hi it's John V thanks for that Ray I scratch built it .It must have took me over two years to build .A lot of detail gone in to it .looks real on the water .cheers for kind comment .John V
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Re: JohnV's PBR
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2019, 03:57:58 PM »

Very nice John  ta for the heads up my scale is fine bar at a distance
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Re: JohnV's PBR
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2019, 01:36:03 PM »

Nice one John, excellent detail.


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Re: JohnV's PBR
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2019, 06:11:38 PM »

Looks great John, look forward to seeing it in the flesh!  :-))  here thes video i mentioned:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSf2-sp814c
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Re: JohnV's PBR
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2019, 08:21:53 PM »

Hi it's John V glad you like my pbr pibber took a lot of building being 1/10 scale but your Dukw looks great I must have built four or five Dukw over the years .a very hard build to do .getting everything right .you have done very well ..Just testing different Jet drives .at the moment to see how thay perform..the trouble with Jet drive's you get what you pay for . Cheers tom catch you later John V

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Re: JohnV's PBR
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2019, 03:21:21 PM »

Was tempted by this John but no Jets only the Motor. Had to ask to find that out though  it is there  between the lines in his write up
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/REMOTE-CONTROL-LIFEBOAT-BOAT-COAST-GUARD-BOAT-ICE-TUG-ETC/153566177497?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1
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Re: JohnV's PBR
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2019, 04:42:38 PM »

Hi Jaymac it's John V it looks like there's no Jet drives .he is converted it to  prop and it's only one servo for ruder as you know for Jet drives you need two servos one to turn nozel the outher for revervce buckets it's been changed two single prop.the outher picks are what it use to look like cheers John V
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Re: JohnV's PBR
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2019, 06:51:43 PM »

Hi John  the original  was jets as I said  the only clue  that says it is not As Is  is the mention it goes well when jets are fitted. Was only when I asked for clarification he said  there is nowt but the motor and he had removed the jets for another project. there are some good Vids of others models on utube
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Re: JohnV's PBR
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2019, 09:37:32 PM »

Hi Jay it's John V thay look a nice boat it's a pity he changed that one .the add is deceving .so I don't think I would pay the money for that one .the thing is I am testing different Jet drives at the moment for model boats .and yes thay are good in nice clear water .what I am finding is thay are good hovers for everything else .and can soon block up .and a nightmare to clean cheers John V
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Re: JohnV's PBR
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2019, 10:30:47 PM »

Touch wood only had one blockage duck chick feathers  only one motor  luckily
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Re: JohnV's PBR
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2019, 10:45:02 PM »

Hi Jay it's John V that's why I put my pbr on prop .because I find it all depends on the water you are sailing on the worst thing is weed fishing line string .like you said feather's it's just your luck really .but cleaning the grill can be a problem .but we keep trying.its much easier with a propeller to untangle . depends on where you are sailing cheers John V you can't win them all
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Re: JohnV's PBR
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2019, 07:32:33 AM »

Hi it's John V just to say my pbr pibber is sailing to Ron Dean's open day hope to see you all there cheers John V
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Re: JohnV's PBR
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2019, 08:31:28 AM »

Hi John was that your on the cover of latest Model boats
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Re: JohnV's PBR
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2019, 09:25:19 AM »

Hi Jaymac it's John V don't know if it looks like picks on hear it must be .I will keep a look out cheers for that John V
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Re: JohnV's PBR
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2019, 10:43:25 AM »


Hi John


Hope you are well. The photo on the cover of MB was ta ken at Hooton Park so unless you've been travelling it's not yours.  8)


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Re: JohnV's PBR
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2019, 12:23:48 PM »

Pity it was referred to as a river(n?)ine boat not even spelt correctly
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Re: JohnV's PBR
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2019, 08:23:47 PM »

Hi it's John V just been told the pics were taken at Hooton park never sailed my pbr there so it's not mine .I hope it's cleaner than mine cheers John V
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Re: JohnV's PBR
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2019, 10:25:09 PM »

Good looking boat there, John, some excellent detail. Look forward to seeing it in September!


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Re: JohnV's PBR
« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2019, 12:54:07 PM »

Hi John V  Just watched Apocalypse Now Redux
Interesting scene  water skiing in the Pibbers  jetstream would make an interesting  model project
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y6SYpgCViI



There is also an actual  short film   in the column next to it
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Re: JohnV's PBR
« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2019, 04:33:10 PM »

Hi Jaymac it's John V I love flim it's the one I got a lot of my detail from .must have seen it twenty times I have a pcf swift boat coming up for sale soon if you know anybody interested cheers for catch up John V
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Re: JohnV's PBR
« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2019, 07:15:42 PM »

What scale John
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Re: JohnV's PBR
« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2019, 07:30:45 PM »

Hi Jaymac it's John V it's a  caldercraft pcf swift it's on u tube under RC model pbr and pcf .it's 1/16 scale cheers John V
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Re: JohnV's PBR
« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2019, 03:57:15 PM »

Hi JohnV  that the same scale as my pibber albeit its a smaller boat . I See you Pibber in the latest model boats also an interesting article about HMS Waterwitch First armoured gunboat to be driven by water jet  1886
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