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Title: This or this????
Post by: Mark47 on February 20, 2009, 11:17:12 PM
I want to build a kit next (don't mind if there is some construction involved). All I want is something stable, good looking and can handle rough water.


But I want input on the next two links

US coast guard, on it need's paint, battery and remote.

www.pegasusmodels.co.uk/detail.asp?main=Boats&sub1=Boat+Kits&ID=990744

Or this? Paint, all electrics.

http://www.modelslipway.com/  The Trent boat.

All your info needed!
Title: Re: This or this????
Post by: saxon on February 21, 2009, 08:17:11 PM
Hi Mark ,The Trent is a nice build . I enjoyed it and there is a good bit of construction if that is what your looking for . But not so sure you will want to put it into rough water
after you put a lot of hard work into it !  Good luck with whatever you pick .  :-))


John
Title: Re: This or this????
Post by: Mark47 on February 24, 2009, 05:27:55 PM
Hi Mark ,The Trent is a nice build . I enjoyed it and there is a good bit of construction if that is what your looking for . But not so sure you will want to put it into rough water
after you put a lot of hard work into it !  Good luck with whatever you pick .  :-))


John


Hi John,

Are you saying it's brittle?
Title: Re: This or this????
Post by: Mark47 on February 24, 2009, 05:28:56 PM
Hi Mark ,The Trent is a nice build . I enjoyed it and there is a good bit of construction if that is what your looking for . But not so sure you will want to put it into rough water
after you put a lot of hard work into it !  Good luck with whatever you pick .  :-))


John


Hi John,

Are you saying it's brittle?

I've ordered a Trent as there was not much feed back.
Title: Re: This or this????
Post by: saxon on February 24, 2009, 06:44:39 PM
No not saying it's brittle at all . It has a good strong hull and the wheelhouse if built correctly is strong too . What i mean is that once you put many hours work into completing this model you won't feel like risking it in rough water .  Leave that sort of thing to the full scale Trent thats what they are built for . Enjoy your built

regards John
Title: Re: This or this????
Post by: Mark47 on February 24, 2009, 07:05:32 PM
No not saying it's brittle at all . It has a good strong hull and the wheelhouse if built correctly is strong too . What i mean is that once you put many hours work into completing this model you won't feel like risking it in rough water .  Leave that sort of thing to the full scale Trent thats what they are built for . Enjoy your built

regards John

Oh? OK. I've never built a kit before. It's always been hull & plans so not really sure what to expect. I am thinking of changing to brass stantions, just for the strength.

this model you won't feel like risking it in rough water

Ah, you've never met me {-) {-) {-). When I've built lifeboats, this is exactly what I use them for. Rough water. :-))
Title: Re: This or this????
Post by: saxon on February 24, 2009, 07:56:24 PM
Ah.   I just stick to the full size ones for rough water . I see what you are thinking of with the brass stantions and here comes the but ! But on the Trent kit i think the weak point would be where the kick boards that the stantions fasten to meet the deck . it will all come clear when you get the kit . All said i enjoyed building it . Have a slipway Maggie M on the go at the moment
. Its a nice kit too .

regards john
Title: Re: This or this????
Post by: Mark47 on February 24, 2009, 08:19:33 PM
Ah.   I just stick to the full size ones for rough water . I see what you are thinking of with the brass stantions and here comes the but ! But on the Trent kit i think the weak point would be where the kick boards that the stantions fasten to meet the deck . it will all come clear when you get the kit . All said i enjoyed building it . Have a slipway Maggie M on the go at the moment
. Its a nice kit too .

regards john

I thought that myself. Thinking of using some spare brass sheeting I have for the kick boards. ;)
Title: Re: This or this????
Post by: saxon on February 24, 2009, 09:37:03 PM
You will have a good base to work from but as you know when you beef one part up it has a knock on effect with other parts . Sounds like a nice project keep us up to date
with how your doing . I'M not up to speed with the photo thing yet . I'll have to change that . I have enjoyed this forum since i have joined some really good tips and everyone wants to help .

John