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Mess Deck: General Section => Chit-Chat => Topic started by: DickyD on February 01, 2012, 12:42:40 PM

Title: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: DickyD on February 01, 2012, 12:42:40 PM
Where have all the model boats and model boat builds gone ?

Its getting to the stage where the Model Boats forum is nearly more interesting than this one unless you are more interested in banking than boats.

Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: nhp651 on February 01, 2012, 12:47:52 PM
I'm gonna send you a wooden spoon for your next birthday pressy, Dicky

just to stir the pot a little more. {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: DickyD on February 01, 2012, 01:50:56 PM
(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/DickyD_photos/Smileys/image0055-Copy.gif)
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on February 01, 2012, 01:52:57 PM
Moaning rather than modelling,
Bitching rather than building,
Groaning rather than glueing,
Gripeing rather than getting on with something,
Sounds like one of our workshop nights!
 Surely misery makes the world go round, without the overly judgmental, how would us lesser beings now what we were and were not doing right?
Anyway, its Mayhem for me, just the right level of sarcasm mixed with knowledge, ask the right question and you are guaranteed at least half a dozen replies, the trick is using you twaddle filter to sort out what is good and what is not....
Long may It continue :-))
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: john s 2 on February 01, 2012, 03:05:21 PM
I think that a lot of the lads are frustrated  with the way things are at present. Although many posts are not boat related it does give us a chance to have our say. John.
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: DickyD on February 01, 2012, 03:20:11 PM
I think that a lot of the lads are frustrated  with the way things are at present. Although many posts are not boat related it does give us a chance to have our say. John.

See Neil its not just me.

I could say a lot about the running of the NHS but I would rather not bore any one.

I could carry on with my no smoking campaign, I dont think so.

I could go on about the reason for cruise liners running aground, done to death by others.

Or I could ramble on about the "xxxxx" running our banks and how they are robbing us, nothing new there, has been going on for years.

How about model boats, that would be novel. (http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/DickyD_photos/Smileys/indexphp-3.gif)
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: ACTion on February 01, 2012, 03:45:28 PM
There's lots of threads currently running, Richard. Only one is about banking and it's on a non-boat related board. You neither have to read it nor contribute if it doesn't interest you. For me it's a welcome respite from soldering and packing P80's. Believe it or not it is possible to have just too much 'model boats' in a day..................  8)
Captain Fluxite
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: Artistmike on February 01, 2012, 03:58:18 PM
Where have all the model boats and model boat builds gone ? Its getting to the stage where the Model Boats forum is nearly more interesting than this one unless you are more interested in banking than boats.

Token Boat build picture as your daily fix  :-))

(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s253/Artistmike/Sea-Scout-10.jpg)
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: DickyD on February 01, 2012, 04:08:37 PM
Thats more like it Mike, excellent.

Capt Fluxite
Quote
"Only one is about banking and it's on a non-boat related board."
My point precisely, too many non-boat related board postings that go on and on and on.
Now be a good bloke and go back to earning a crust.

(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/DickyD_photos/Smileys/school28.gif)
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: Circlip on February 01, 2012, 04:08:53 PM
Seas cout

  Regards   Ian.
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: DickyD on February 01, 2012, 04:12:52 PM
Seas cout

  Regards   Ian.

What is a seas cout Ian ?

(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/DickyD_photos/Smileys/cid_BE4CABC4-6A0D-400B-A679-3971FA5EAC31.gif)
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: Norseman on February 01, 2012, 04:14:42 PM
without the overly judgmental, how would us lesser beings now what we were and were not doing right?

There is a K in know  {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)

Dave
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: boatmadman on February 01, 2012, 04:17:33 PM
Another one just for Dicky
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: Circlip on February 01, 2012, 04:18:14 PM
A K it originally produced by Hair-O- K its

   Doh!

   Looks like new "Vintage" offering.
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: Colin Bishop on February 01, 2012, 04:27:24 PM
Quote
Its getting to the stage where the Model Boats forum is nearly more interesting than this one unless you are more interested in banking than boats.

Yes Richard, we do attempt to stay on subject rather than acting as a GOM's Day Centre.  :}

Some lovely pics of a twin engine Imara steam plant posted today....

Colin
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: Artistmike on February 01, 2012, 04:28:01 PM
A K it originally produced by Hair-O- K its
   Doh!
   Looks like new "Vintage" offering.

They said it was a Titanic !   <:( ...................  :P ....... O0
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: Patrick Henry on February 01, 2012, 04:40:22 PM
I changed the aerial on my transmitter today...does that count as building something?

(http://s14.postimage.org/ec9bl64gd/01022012392.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ec9bl64gd/)




Rich
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: wibplus on February 01, 2012, 05:16:46 PM
I'm building a reputation for not building very much, if that helps ??  ok2   :-)
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: DickyD on February 01, 2012, 05:18:45 PM
Ian, very nice, I am following your build its as good as your others. :-))

Colin, not sure what a GOM is.  {:-{

Ian (http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/DickyD_photos/Smileys/eye_chart_out_of_focus_md_wht.gif)

Rich, it doesn't matter mate, its just nice to hear you have actually finished something. {-)

Wibplus, we noticed. ;)
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: MikeA on February 01, 2012, 05:24:11 PM
Token Boat build picture as your daily fix  :-))

(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s253/Artistmike/Sea-Scout-10.jpg)

what boat is this does it have a build thread??
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: DickyD on February 01, 2012, 05:33:42 PM
what boat is this does it have a build thread??
As yet this is only the second photo of this build put on the forum.

This is what I am on about,

Come on Artistmike lets see your build, loads of photos please. :-))
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: sentry on February 01, 2012, 06:00:10 PM
I totally agree with DickyD we want more more boats  I need my fix or i,ed have to go to bed and read the wife's womans own.
                                         regards Howard.
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: DickyD on February 01, 2012, 06:08:13 PM
Nice one Howard, I find it hard to believe that the builds on here at present are the only ones being carried out by Mayhemmers.(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/DickyD_photos/Smileys/thinking1.gif)
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: Flash22 on February 01, 2012, 06:23:32 PM
i have 2 i'm rebuilding  at tho mo, its taking lots of time so far i have removed 2kg of body filler and 2.160kg of lead out the back of the multi/fsrv, the fast electric needs the prep work done for paint and the servo and motor mount bonded in before the the primer and guide coat go on once thats flatted on with the top coat
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: Artistmike on February 01, 2012, 06:44:16 PM
As yet this is only the second photo of this build put on the forum.
This is what I am on about,
Come on Artistmike lets see your build, loads of photos please. :-))

Erm .... {:-{   ... OK chaps, it's a fair cop ! Actually I was waiting for someone far more experienced than me to do a build log of this one but as there doesn't appear to be one in the offing, I'll give it a go....  :embarrassed:

I've taken a few photos and I'll get something up, hopefully tomorrow , for your edification....  :D
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: DickyD on February 01, 2012, 06:51:23 PM
Nice one Mike.  :-))

Flash22, wheres the build and photos ?  {:-{
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: gribeauval on February 01, 2012, 07:01:52 PM
Just a little taster to keep your habit going Dicky. ;)



Mike

Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: MikeA on February 01, 2012, 07:06:10 PM
Erm .... {:-{   ... OK chaps, it's a fair cop ! Actually I was waiting for someone far more experienced than me to do a build log of this one but as there doesn't appear to be one in the offing, I'll give it a go....  :embarrassed:

I've taken a few photos and I'll get something up, hopefully tomorrow , for your edification....  :D

actually fella its usually the guys with less experience that make the more interesting build threads. When someone who knows what theyre doing make one, people can only say "hmm very nice and thats great keep up the good work"

im for one am interested in your build artistmike as it looks like something i could realistically attempt myself.
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: Welsh Wizard on February 01, 2012, 08:18:04 PM
Well I went out to the shed tonight had a clear up ready to start again building theses things we float on water does that count Dicky


Dave
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: Patternmaker on February 01, 2012, 08:59:43 PM
I have posted a total of 259 photos on my build of Wide A Wake Launch, started in May 2010
Total views 8,114 replies 229  which I hope has inspired some new members to post their builds, I have received many messages from new members who have posted their builds with very little or no response and feel reluctant to post again.
I must admit there are times when I wondered if its worth the time and trouble to post on MBM.

I also post on RC Groups, Build log of Wide A Wake which I started in July 2010 total views 13,203 replies 289.
The interest and response I get from the US and Europe is far more enthusiastic.
 
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: The long Build on February 01, 2012, 09:08:43 PM
Rc is just ever so slightly a bigger forum.

From your figures

MBM 1 reply every 35 views

Rc 1 reply every 45 views..

I tend to look at every build regardless if it is what I am interested in as there is always something to learn , but may not respond unless i have a particular relavant comment to that build as not to clutter the thread. :-))
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: Timo2 on February 01, 2012, 09:12:14 PM
Hi Dicky

    Just a small one  :}

    In the river yard ( spare bedroom )  designed and build in the last 24 hours about to start fitting out ! has to Clyde Build   O0

  Timo2

Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: Norseman on February 01, 2012, 09:16:02 PM
Hi Patternmaker

Think how unmanageable a thread would be if everyone was posting up comments all the time.
If someone presses 'Notify' and follows a build then that is a compliment to the builder in itself.
You do great work Patternmaker and that has been said to me by others too - so your posts are
not going unappreciated. I like builds that are either excellent or by a modeller who wants to
meet and discuss problems because I learn from both.

Dave
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: Patternmaker on February 01, 2012, 09:34:10 PM
Rc is just ever so slightly a bigger forum.

From your figures

MBM 1 reply every 35 views

Rc 1 reply every 45 views..

I tend to look at every build regardless if it is what I am interested in as there is always something to learn , but may not respond unless i have a particular relavant comment to that build as not to clutter the thread. :-))



My main point is that new members are reluctant to post for the very reasons I said.

RC Groups covers all aspects of modelling the Model Boat section is much smaller than MBM


Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: RaaArtyGunner on February 01, 2012, 09:37:17 PM
See Neil its not just me.

 that would be novel. (http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/DickyD_photos/Smileys/indexphp-3.gif)

Dicky,

I would read your boat related novel as I am sure others would.   O0 O0 O0 {-) {-) {-)

Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: John W E on February 01, 2012, 09:56:33 PM
Hi I always thought that the main objective of this type of forum was to pass information on to all modellers who are new and not so new and to try and encourage new people to try out the model boat hobby.
I also believe there are several of us who share the same views and have in the past done lengthy builds of models from scratch and kits on this forum as to encourage others to have a go
I for one don't count the views nor the comments of the builds -but obviously i read the comments to learn from them
also i view other builds looking for different methods of doing things as apposed to the way i do things,  and yes we should ALL attempt to post a build on the forum as long as it has to do with model boats

aye
john
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: RaaArtyGunner on February 01, 2012, 10:12:44 PM
Have to agree with "Norseman" and "Pattermakers" comments.

There are boats out there and a lot of mayhemers for whatever reason, can't upload photos of their builds and put commentary to them. There is commentary to this effect on some builds after the poster has overcome their posting problems. No doubt different degrees of computer literacy and two fingered typing. (Me)

Others don't have the gift of the gab, whilst others don't feel inclined to list a "sows ear" among "silk purses" because of destructive commentary as opposed to constructive commentary.

It is the "non talented" learner battler that needs help and encouragement and if they want to stay in the wings good on them. At least they are staying.

The Statistics, number of views and post, etc mean nothing, you can make stats mean anything.

That the forum continues to exist and continues to grow and has variety and interest is most compelling.

Looked at other sites but no thanks this one is fine, it is also good to have a laugh once in a while.

Don't change anything it ain't broke, long may mayhem prosper.
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: Colin Bishop on February 01, 2012, 10:18:57 PM
I think John is right, view statistics are not really relevant, it's the quality of the views that matter - i.e. those people who are inspired to have a go themselves. Putting information on a Model Boat Forum is just something you do to try and support the hobby and people are welcome to use it or not as they wish.

Inevitably, on all Forums, there is a very large silent majority who read and take information but for whatever reason choose not to post themselves. That's the way things are.

Colin
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: DickyD on February 01, 2012, 11:48:43 PM
Just a little taster to keep your habit going Dicky. ;)

Mike

That seems to be up to your usual standard Mike, excellent.

Wheres the rest of it ? {:-{

Quote
Well I went out to the shed tonight had a clear up ready to start again building theses things we float on water does that count Dicky


Dave

Knew I could rely on you Dave :-))
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: DickyD on February 01, 2012, 11:57:37 PM
Hi Dicky

    Just a small one  :}

    In the river yard ( spare bedroom )  designed and build in the last 24 hours about to start fitting out ! has to Clyde Build   O0

  Timo2


Very nice Timo2 this is what is needed, more build logs. :-))
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: Peter Fitness on February 02, 2012, 12:50:25 AM
Modelling is very much in limbo for me at the moment - for one thing we are 1000km from home, in the central highlands of Queensland (temp in the mid to high 30s Celsius). We are with our daughter and son-in-law and their new baby girl, our 9th grandchild, helping until our daughter has fully recovered from a Caesarean delivery. We will be leaving for home on Monday, then we have to start packing for the big move back to our farm, and I'm not looking forward to all that packing :((

However, once we are settled, I will be in my 40' x 20' shed and on to a long postponed build of a Severn class life boat. I'm looking forward to having so much more space than my current 10' x 10' shed provides, although with all that room I'll probably spend even more time looking for tools that I've absent-mindedly misplaced :embarrassed:. I have also got some other projects in mind, including a refit of my Armidale class patrol boat to try and keep up with the high standard of the outstanding builds of others on the forum, including Glen, Brian and Richard.

Peter.
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: tt1 on February 02, 2012, 12:52:31 AM
Will start to post a "slow!" build log of 'Alice Upjohn' tomorrow just for you Dicky. (Norseman was astute enough to suggest the "slow" bit! lol).  - Don't blame me though if it bores you Rich or if you learn now't (as is most probable)  O0 {-) {-) {-)

                           Take care and regards, Tony.  :-))

Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: DickyD on February 02, 2012, 01:02:33 AM
Peter, no way do you have to keep up with me, my wife is a clever photographer.

Tony, I shall await your build with anticipation, same as your Skype call. ;)
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: Patternmaker on February 02, 2012, 08:48:33 AM
When you have taken the time and trouble to post over 250 pictures and answered over 100 questions on a topic I think the number of views and replies do matter, the replies that clog topics is all the unnecessary off topic sniping and abusive remarks which does not reflect the spirit of MBM and is not setting a very good example for newer members, another reason for them not wanting to get involved.
As with most forums they tend to get clicky, personally I couldn't care less what people think of me but when its in black and white, that's a different kettle of fish.

Statistics of members are very interesting, comparison of topics started to number of posts, there are also a very small number of members who use MBM solely for sales without contributing anything else, so as Dicky says lets have some more boats.

Mick
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: LarryW on February 02, 2012, 10:07:17 AM

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   Hi, 
        Here  are few loved ones , neglected ones and new ones, where does all the time go? must do some back tracking ...Larry.... %% %% :-))
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: DickyD on February 02, 2012, 11:22:25 AM
You have a workroom like mine Larry [over crowded]

How many of your builds did you post on the forum  ? {:-{
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: LarryW on February 02, 2012, 11:48:48 AM

Hi Dicky d  ,
               All of them,  i think my weak link is any thing with cloth and string ,  in other words yachts..... {-)    Larry...
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: Dreadstar on February 02, 2012, 12:35:27 PM
Sorry MrD,but the Midas is more or less finished now,and unlike so many others on here,I don't have another boat awaiting construction. I'm fast running out of space here,as the Midas is my 10th boat,which when added to my 30+ R/C cars;2 helicopters;2 planes and a tank,leaves me very little room for anything else at the moment. {:-{
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: DickyD on February 02, 2012, 12:47:40 PM
Sorry MrD,but the Midas is more or less finished now,and unlike so many others on here,I don't have another boat awaiting construction. I'm fast running out of space here,as the Midas is my 10th boat,which when added to my 30+ R/C cars;2 helicopters;2 planes and a tank,leaves me very little room for anything else at the moment. {:-{

Not good enough Mr D, I'm on my 19th boat with 1 waiting and I have 2 R/C cars and 3 R/C tanks, must take up as much room as yours.(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/DickyD_photos/Smileys/thinking1.gif)
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: John W E on February 02, 2012, 12:55:19 PM
Hi Dicky looking at this topic has made me look at some unfinished projects which i have started and not fully completed them (OK that's all of my models hahaha) plus the bathroom.  One of them is a scratch built twin cylinder steam engine built in about 1977 by me, and at the time I used to run it on steam using NOW WAIT FOR IT AND NOT FORTHE FAINT HEARTED my wife's pressure cooker! The boiler for the engine was never competed due to house moves and so on but the idea was to build the HMS Kent from the Victorian times and fit the engine and boiler in there, as you can see the engine is in bad state.  It needs a lot of work doing to it to bring it back to life - I think when the weather warms up hopefully I will beable to get to the work shop outside and spend time rebuilding it with a newboiler.

 

aye

john
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: CJ on February 02, 2012, 01:15:54 PM
To risk getting shot down in flames  <:(, I have received lots of expert advice since joining for which I thank you all, just to offer my view however I haven't felt the inclination to post pics cos I can't see a simple " your boats" section!!  :(( Now please feel free to correct !

I have briefed the masterclass, boat builds, warships etc, etc.....but I am not building from scratch, a few rennovations, lick of paint upgrades and chatting with likewise individuals all help the day go by and new friends along the way ! But maybe a simple "This is my boat" or in some cases "This is my fleet" may attract some of us less involved mayhemers to post up some pics....

Now in anticipation of being corrected - If someone would like to point me in the direction, I will post some pics up tonight !!!


CJ  :}
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: Flash22 on February 02, 2012, 01:28:48 PM
Mr D here you go the start of my rebuild


http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=35182.0

no doubt like many others, we only have limted funds for our hobbys at the last count i had.............

Cars

Hyper 7 1/8 buggy
3 vintage tamiya's
Tamiya gravel hound
Ansmann hot rod
Tamiya sand scorcher
Thunder Tiger TS4n

Boats

Club 500
Fsrv rebuild (current project)
Fast electric rebuild (current Project)
.46 hovercraft
Brushless hovercraft

I also have other intrests inc cars ,target shooting, audio, computers and many more
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: DickyD on February 02, 2012, 02:14:58 PM
To risk getting shot down in flames  <:(, I have received lots of expert advice since joining for which I thank you all, just to offer my view however I haven't felt the inclination to post pics cos I can't see a simple " your boats" section!!  :(( Now please feel free to correct !

I have briefed the masterclass, boat builds, warships etc, etc.....but I am not building from scratch, a few rennovations, lick of paint upgrades and chatting with likewise individuals all help the day go by and new friends along the way ! But maybe a simple "This is my boat" or in some cases "This is my fleet" may attract some of us less involved mayhemers to post up some pics....

Now in anticipation of being corrected - If someone would like to point me in the direction, I will post some pics up tonight !!!

CJ  :}


CJ  :}

Your Fairmile could have been posted under " Dry Dock and Shipyard: Builds Blogs, Rebuilds, Upgrades, Modifications & Research Questions "

subsection " Warships Navy Military:

Not that difficult really  ;)

Military vessels of every kind...ancient or new! "|
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: CJ on February 02, 2012, 02:29:10 PM
DickyD,

Thanks -  :embarrassed: yeah got that, thought I would post it there and it could be moved if need be !!!

 :}

Brain works better when not at work !!!  {-)

CJ

Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: DickyD on February 02, 2012, 02:43:05 PM
DickyD,

Thanks -  :embarrassed: yeah got that, thought I would post it there and it could be moved if need be !!!

 :}

Brain works better when not at work !!!  {-)

CJ


Know what you mean CJ havent worked for eight years, brains a lot better, the rest is a mess. :-))
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: wibplus on February 05, 2012, 06:19:13 PM


Wibplus, we noticed. ;)

Just for you Richard to show that I sometimes pick up the glue and pliers......  ok2
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: wibplus on February 05, 2012, 06:22:40 PM
...and this is what I am currently up to. (Smit Rotterdam waiting in the wings too).
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: DickyD on February 05, 2012, 06:32:46 PM
Very nice, thanks for those. :-))
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: irishcarguy on February 06, 2012, 06:49:57 AM
Hi Richard, & all interested mayhemer's, I joined this forum after doing a check of what is available out there on the web. I have to say I am not in the least disappointed with the forum or its content. Do I partake of all aspects of the forum, the short answer is no, but I do try not to have a closed mind on anything, as it is my way of learning.  When I follow a thread on a battleship, in which I have very little interest I still learn modeling techniques that I would miss otherwise. I also like to hear the comments & opinions of other members on current issues, it gives me another perspective on that person, it also makes me stop & think a little. After all what has the sinking of a cruise ship got to do with what props I use on my Smit Nederland you well might ask. From it I did however learn a lot about the expected protocols of being a Captain & many other issues that transpired because of the interest & comments expressed by our members, I am I hope a little bit wiser now on nautical issues. Our economy is at present in a poor state,There is nothing wrong with those of us that wish to do so discussing it in Chit Chat, that is what that thread is for after all. The poor economy indirectly affects the hobby in that people including our members have less discretionary income to spend on their hobby & so the number of builds drop & in some cases we lose our local suppliers. These days government action & inaction affects us on a daily basis, it is nice to be reminded sometimes of that fact. I have found on here some Very helpful people,Neil, ( NHP651), John, (Oldiron),Colin Bishop, Norseman, Bryan Young, & last but not least Dave from ACTion. There are many others that have helped me along the way, don't be upset that I missed you , you know who you are, Martin included. I really want to put pictures on here but as yet have failed. I have half built my Smit Nederland, I would like to show you my work area & where I live. I want to put pictures of the Fairmount Alpine kit & my assessment of it on here. When I was in Maui (Hawaii) I took boat pictures & Lahaina harbour & of some cruise ships also that I would like to share.(Martin says no beach candy pictures) I am also in the process of ordering the Speedline Tamar kit, thanks to Neil's lifeboat thread. As you can see Dicky the forum meets more criteria than just building threads, it needs a strong social side to keep interest up as well, long may it survive. A final note to Neil, if you want some cash to buy the stir spoon for Dicky let me know, I would be happy to contribute.LoL. Mick B.
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: Arrow5 on February 06, 2012, 08:32:41 AM
Mick , you broke the first rule  PICTURES >>:-(   We want to see Maui and it`s harbour, dusky maidens in crass skirts (I meant that ! )   Oh yes did you find any fellow modellers there ?
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: Norseman on February 06, 2012, 06:22:05 PM
I agree with a lot of what Mick said (except I really don't deserve to be alongside the experiened guys he put me with) and Chit Chat
helps you make friends and feel comfortable with posting up things. I try to say hello to newbies (I am one) and point to things they
might like (Midori showed us a nice ferry - I posted up some ferry links). I'll try and research images for anyone who says they can't find
something. Soon I'll have a build log going and I expect people to look in and comment because they 'Know' me on here - I take part.
On here I can chat to Mick in Canada about global warming, to all our upside down friends about anything, people like Umi, Neil, HS93
for 'how to'. Mayhem is a door to a world of generally very nice people. And let's not forget people like Krafty Kid too - the Youngsters.
Mayhem is a great site and there is room for everything .............. but I agree the more modelling threads posted the better it becomes.

'Search' is poor though

Dave ................ a satisfied customer - no refunds on Lingerie allowed
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: Norseman on February 06, 2012, 06:25:00 PM
Hey I missed out Duncan (Arrow5) a helpful chap.
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: RaaArtyGunner on February 06, 2012, 09:24:57 PM
I agree with a lot of what Mick said (except I really don't deserve to be alongside the experiened guys he put me with) and Chit Chat
helps you make friends and feel comfortable with posting up things. I try to say hello to newbies (I am one) and point to things they
might like (Midori showed us a nice ferry - I posted up some ferry links). I'll try and research images for anyone who says they can't find
something. Soon I'll have a build log going and I expect people to look in and comment because they 'Know' me on here - I take part.
On here I can chat to Mick in Canada about global warming, to all our upside down friends about anything, people like Umi, Neil, HS93
for 'how to'. Mayhem is a door to a world of generally very nice people. And let's not forget people like Krafty Kid too - the Youngsters.
Mayhem is a great site and there is room for everything .............. but I agree the more modelling threads posted the better it becomes.

'Search' is poor though

Dave ................ a satisfied customer - no refunds on Lingerie allowed



Dave,

Try not standing  on your head, then you won't be upside down, we found the blood then doesn't rush to your head.  O0 O0 O0 {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: nhp651 on February 06, 2012, 09:37:05 PM
Dave,

Try not standing  on your head, then you won't be upside down, we found the blood then doesn't rush to your head.  O0 O0 O0 {-) {-) {-)

It's not the standing onyer head that I mind so much.....it's the drinking of the middi's of grog that I spilt so much of drinking upside down..took me two years to master the art, then I had to come home as my visa ran out, lol
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: Timo2 on February 12, 2012, 12:57:16 PM
Hi All

   Special for " DickyD "   Designed and build on the Clyde the latest   Paddle Boat  ( Maybe a pocket Tug ? )

  1 = small sheet  ( postcard size ) plas-card   ,   2 =  off cuttings of printers foam Board , 3  = 1 small servo, 2 Std. servos ,  & the Hot glue Gun ,

   Timo2

   Pond Trials to day about 14.00 hours       O0
Title: Re: MODEL BOATS OR NOT ?
Post by: RaaArtyGunner on February 15, 2012, 06:08:32 AM
Maybe not strictly as per thread title but they are nautical plastic kits O0 O0