Model Boat Mayhem

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Title: What model related present did you get for Xmas?
Post by: Brian60 on December 25, 2013, 08:12:13 pm
I got a hardback book worth according to Ebay 4000 :o :o :o   you have to laugh at the value yanks put on stuff!

Sailing Trawlers by J Edgar March- I've bid on copies of this for the last year with no luck alway outbid, the last I tried ended on 91

As luck would have it I was on amazon and saw it there used, obviously! for 36- so a bargain and even better my wife bought if as a pressie for me- she did blanch at the cover price of 135shillings (who remembers those!) So as its been out of print since 1970 its not too much of a markup from 6.75/135shillings all things considered.

Over to you guys---

Brian.
Title: Re: What model related present did you get for Xmas?
Post by: Neil on December 25, 2013, 10:35:49 pm
nearest thing I got to anything boat related was a bottle of beer called "Bombardier"........think that was the name of a sailing vessel in Nelson's navy {-)
Title: Re: What model related present did you get for Xmas?
Post by: McGherkin on December 26, 2013, 12:29:37 am
Does money that will soon be squandered on model boat bits count? If so, I have christmas to thank for a pair of Hawk 60 amp ESCs, with a programming card, and a pair of Raboesch 40mm 5 blade brass props  O0
Title: Re: What model related present did you get for Xmas?
Post by: tugs62 on December 26, 2013, 09:07:30 am
i got a airbrush and compressor off santa so i can make a mess now  {-) {-)
Title: Re: What model related present did you get for Xmas?
Post by: Steven.T on December 26, 2013, 09:16:20 am
A suspicously long flat box, which was from my Grandad. Turns out it's the balsa wood to start building HMS Tean, the one that was in Model Boats mag not long ago!


Also my Grandad gave my little brother his RNLI baby severn, unfortunatley the main board seems faulty, so I'm sticking proper running gear in for him  :-))


Hope you all had a great day, I couldn't move after my dinner!
Cheers,
Steven
Title: Re: What model related present did you get for Xmas?
Post by: Neil on December 26, 2013, 10:41:45 am
it's wonderful to see a granddad taking an interest in your modelling hobby and encouraging you........mine started me off in 1959 and I have never given the hobby up for another....he captured my imagination true and proper...............well done to grandads!! O0 O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: What model related present did you get for Xmas?
Post by: essex2visuvesi on December 26, 2013, 10:51:15 am
the Revell cutaway submarine, paints and an Ipad Air :D
Title: Re: What model related present did you get for Xmas?
Post by: redsquirrel on December 26, 2013, 11:00:08 am
it's wonderful to see a granddad taking an interest in your modelling hobby and encouraging you........mine started me off in 1959 and I have never given the hobby up for another....he captured my imagination true and proper...............well done to grandads!! O0 O0 O0 O0

not only grandads,
my uncle and aunt bought me a dumas us coastguard 41' model to build,first instruction was to make a list of everything needed for them to buy to complete it !!!!! and they mean everything!!!
i was truely dumbstruck ;)
Title: Re: What model related present did you get for Xmas?
Post by: timgarrod on December 26, 2013, 11:13:42 am
Futaba F16c Transmitter,  :-) . Just need a battery pack for it
Title: Re: What model related present did you get for Xmas?
Post by: Tug-Kenny RIP on December 26, 2013, 11:21:48 am

Just remember that the higher the  mAhrs the battery then the longer you can stand on the dock side.   :} :} :}


Ken


Title: Re: What model related present did you get for Xmas?
Post by: cos918 on December 26, 2013, 11:33:25 am
I got Athena of Viking line

john
Title: Re: What model related present did you get for Xmas?
Post by: raflaunches on December 26, 2013, 12:21:44 pm
Various books about real ships- The Gathering Storm The War at Sea- Sept 1939-April 1940
                                               Secret Flotillas Volume 2
                                                The War of the Motor Gun Boats
The new Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk I (early) (I've already stuck most of it together!) :D


And lastly the most un-expected present from my Mum and Dad, a pocket watch and chain.
I really like pocket watches but never expected to get one-  a really nice, fantastic X-mas present! :-))
Thanks Mum and Dad.

Title: Re: What model related present did you get for Xmas?
Post by: Stan on December 26, 2013, 12:35:34 pm
Got this early 1/200 scale Missouri from trumpeter. Great kit also got some 1/200 Kingfisher aircraft yesterday. All I need now is the Pontos brass deluxe upgrade kit and all the running gear to convert to r/c operation. Need to save my pennies to get these items unless santa comes very early in 2014.

Stan
Title: Re: What model related present did you get for Xmas?
Post by: Howard on December 26, 2013, 01:11:03 pm
Sorry guys if this is,nt boat related but  just been told 10 mins ago am going to be a Grandad for the first time so you,ll understand when I say its better then a boat and best Christmas present I could of got.
                            Regards, Howard.
Title: Re: What model related present did you get for Xmas?
Post by: timgarrod on December 26, 2013, 01:21:42 pm
Congrates  Howard :-))
Title: Re: What model related present did you get for Xmas?
Post by: tigertiger on December 26, 2013, 01:27:10 pm
Sorry guys if this is,nt boat related but  just been told 10 mins ago am going to be a Grandad for the first time so you,ll understand when I say its better then a boat and best Christmas present I could of got.
                            Regards, Howard.


Congratulations

And just think of all the model boats he is going to NEED.
Title: Re: What model related present did you get for Xmas?
Post by: tigertiger on December 26, 2013, 01:29:57 pm
I got a hardback book worth according to Ebay 4000 :o :o :o   you have to laugh at the value yanks put on stuff!


You have to laugh at the naughty people who would scan the book and then put it up on ebay in the US and squander their ill gotten gains on model boats. :-X
Very naughty.
Title: Re: What model related present did you get for Xmas?
Post by: Klunk on December 26, 2013, 01:41:42 pm
2 books on paper aeroplanes, and no I have no idea why! Perhaps my family want me to stay at home!
Title: Re: What model related present did you get for Xmas?
Post by: grasshopper on December 26, 2013, 02:37:55 pm
Sorry guys if this is,nt boat related but  just been told 10 mins ago am going to be a Grandad for the first time so you,ll understand when I say its better then a boat and best Christmas present I could of got.
                            Regards, Howard.


Congratulations on the sprog.... doesn't matter if it's a boy or girl - anything with the merest hint of being for our grandchild I'm allowed to buy, irrespective of budget or reason. my grandson already has some fantastic stuff for when he's older, might be worn out and dusty by then though.
Title: Re: What model related present did you get for Xmas?
Post by: U-33 on December 26, 2013, 02:49:16 pm
I bought Santa a sub kit.


He didn't want it, so he gave it back to me for my Christmas pressie....nice of him.




Rich
Title: Re: What model related present did you get for Xmas?
Post by: baloo on December 26, 2013, 05:14:20 pm
I brought a Watson lifeboat off of a friend (minus the fittings-they did come with the kit but he lost them !)it is now finished I named it  "INBHEAR MOR -ARKLOW LIFEBOAT and the wife brought me the book (from Arklow lifeboat station) "To the banks and beyond" lots of history about the Inbhear mor lifeboat.
Title: Re: What model related present did you get for Xmas?
Post by: Netleyned on December 26, 2013, 05:44:04 pm
A & B sails and a rig kit from my lovely SWIMBO
to upgrade my DF65.


Ned
Title: Re: What model related present did you get for Xmas?
Post by: redsquirrel on December 26, 2013, 07:08:27 pm
Sorry guys if this is,nt boat related but  just been told 10 mins ago am going to be a Grandad for the first time so you,ll understand when I say its better then a boat and best Christmas present I could of got.
                            Regards, Howard.

will it be sails or motors for the christening?
 
congrats either way :-))
Title: Re: What model related present did you get for Xmas?
Post by: john44 on December 27, 2013, 09:21:03 am
I got a Watts Up meter, should be very useful.

john
Title: Re: What model related present did you get for Xmas?
Post by: Guy Bagley on December 27, 2013, 09:33:08 am
i bought my son 4 action men to put through the bandsaw for xmas.... he's very happy..... we have arms and legs all over the place now.....


(they will be going on his next boat.... )
Title: Re: What model related present did you get for Xmas?
Post by: Neil on December 31, 2013, 11:12:46 am
well, for the first time in a long while, I was in the right place at the right time......just picked up an untouched Mountfleet models Sealight Puffer off Ebay on a Buy it Now for a snip of 160 quid postage included.......now that's what I call a new year bargain,lol
Title: Re: What model related present did you get for Xmas?
Post by: Netleyned on December 31, 2013, 02:56:37 pm
Well done mate :-))
Just try and remember Puffers were not VW Orange
and Oxford Blue :}

Rustoleum may help :}

Ned
Title: Re: What model related present did you get for Xmas?
Post by: Nordsee on December 31, 2013, 04:40:25 pm
Congrates  Howard :-))
That is going to make a BIG difference to your life! Give him/her a model boat as a Christening present!
Title: Re: What model related present did you get for Xmas?
Post by: Neil on December 31, 2013, 07:44:06 pm
Well done mate :-))
Just try and remember Puffers were not VW Orange
and Oxford Blue :}

Rustoleum may help :}

Ned

aww....can't I even paint the funnel orange and blue {:-{ {:-{ {:-{ {:-{