Model Boat Mayhem

Mess Deck: General Section => Model Boating => Topic started by: plastic on August 24, 2014, 05:29:02 PM

Title: Giant models
Post by: plastic on August 24, 2014, 05:29:02 PM
I’ve always fancied building a model that was large enough to get into.

I’m thinking of something a bit like a small canoe-sized boat where my body is low enough in the hull so that I become the majority of the ballast.

I weigh around 85kg so the lighter the construction of the model, the smaller the overall size would be.

85kg is approximately 85 litres displacement. It would need to be 400mm wide to accommodate my hips
Assuming a minimum of 100mm draught, then a length of just over 2m should do it.

I suspect that it could fit into a large car……   :-)

Has anyone on here done this?
 
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: david48 on August 24, 2014, 06:09:34 PM
Yes at Scarbrough, thy have displayes at Peasholme Park there might be a Utube somewhere .its a good display ,thy are on through the summer ---or thy did it's been a few years since I was there .
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: radiojoe on August 24, 2014, 06:11:52 PM
Yes they still do it at Peasholm Park in Scarborough there is a naval battle enactment a few times a month during the summer, each ship is controlled by a man lying inside with the superstructure placed over him, they also control the pyrotechnics, the photos make the ships look small but they are 8 to 9 foot long, I've seen it twice over the years while staying near there, it's done very well.  :-))

Joe.
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: plastic on August 24, 2014, 06:18:07 PM
Awesome!

That's the type of thing!

I was thinking of a boat design that was 'all hull' to save on weight & complexity - maybe HMS Warrior - there's not a lot of superstructure and it is a fairly simple hull shape
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: radiojoe on August 24, 2014, 06:18:38 PM
I should add, it's only the larger ships that have a man in them, the smaller destroyers etc. Are standard RC but still carry pyrotechnics

Joe
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: plastic on August 24, 2014, 06:28:28 PM
It's difficult to judge the size of the boats - need to see them with some context like people near them.
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: radiojoe on August 24, 2014, 06:29:31 PM
The last time I was there, a good few years ago, I was standing near the "Docks" where they get the boats ready I expressed my interest in model boats to one of the guys and he was kind enough to show me the set up, not at all comfortable he lays on his back with a joystick in each hand at his sides the superstructure is lowered over him and has a periscope built in the structure so he can see forward.
Joe
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: plastic on August 24, 2014, 06:34:48 PM
Yes - That's what I'm thinking of. A bit of padding would make it comfortable enough - I'm thinking of 12v battery & motor - the battery between my knees and the motor under my shoulders. As you say, a periscope or little cctv camera for viewing.

I guess it would be like laying in a floating coffin.

HMS Warrior @ 1/48 scale more-or-less fits the bill.
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: mrturbo553 on August 24, 2014, 06:49:41 PM
http://www.peasholmpark.com/about/naval-warfare.html
Hope it helps
Aid

Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: plastic on August 24, 2014, 06:54:37 PM
Wow - the cross section showing the person inside - those boats must be huge!

I'm thinking much smaller - practically as small as possible, a bit like a canoe.

Does anyone have photos of the insides of this style of boat?
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: TheLongBuild on August 24, 2014, 06:57:02 PM
How about These.

Seen at Ellesmere Port.

Both of these Have Human Crew, on the paddle boat you looked through the bridge area.

Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: plastic on August 24, 2014, 07:02:20 PM
Now that aircraft carrier is impressive!

Way too big though - at that size, I could live aboard!  {-)

The paddle boat looks more like the sort of thing - very nice.


Has anyone seen a Minuet yacht? They're about 6' long and can fit into an estate car.

http://www.sksa-ltd.com/dam/minuet.htm
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: radiojoe on August 24, 2014, 07:16:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/embed/pfl9D8x5MN8?rel=0&autoplay=1

Not sure if it will work but give it a go.  ;)

Joe
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: Corposant on August 24, 2014, 07:51:21 PM
Hi Plastic,

If you make one, make sure you can cope with a capsize!

See also The Portsmouth Model Boat Display Team (Unbuiltnautilus).

Mike
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: cos918 on August 24, 2014, 08:32:48 PM
Hello
1:65 Emma Masker very very big
http://translate.google.com.au/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.modelbouwforum.nl%2Fforums%2Fbouwverslagen-schepen%2F176829-emma-maersk-1-65-a.html


http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1850042


john
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: Arrow5 on August 24, 2014, 10:34:32 PM
The model of HMS Invincible is 32ft long.   It was a Royal Navy recruiting stage prop that was being replaced by more modern techniques, video, IT graphics etc and so on.  Converted from a waterline model that was carried around the UK to shows and events  on an articulated truck for over 30 years.   A full hull was added and is now carried on launching  trailer pulled by a Ford Transit van.  It has to be considered as a man carrying powered craft.  Powered by a 5 h.p.  Mercury 2stroke it has been timed by GPS at 7kts.  Could be for sale , PM me if interested.    There is a Manned Model Ships International  Yahoo group with some ideas.  Canoe size rather limits a model`s sea-worthyness
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: Arrow5 on August 24, 2014, 10:47:42 PM
Stability of converted canoes is the major problem. These Dutch fun boat that you wear rather than sit in have a better draft and look a bit more solid in the water.
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: pugwash on August 24, 2014, 11:16:27 PM
The model of HMS Invincible is 32ft long.   It was a Royal Navy recruiting stage prop that was being replaced by more modern techniques, video, IT graphics etc and so on.  Converted from a waterline model that was carried around the UK to shows and events  on an articulated truck for over 30 years.   A full hull was added and is now carried on launching  trailer pulled by a Ford Transit van.  It has to be considered as a man carrying powered craft.  Powered by a 5 h.p.  Mercury 2stroke it has been timed by GPS at 7kts.  Could be for sale , PM me if interested.    There is a Manned Model Ships International  Yahoo group with some ideas.  Canoe size rather limits a model`s sea-worthyness
Looks like just the thing for the new navy of Scotland if they vote for independence
Geoff
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: plastic on August 25, 2014, 09:15:52 AM
Thanks for all the replies guys.

I'm thinking something as small as possible mainly for transportation reasons. HMS Invincible is awesome, but where would I put it? Everything becomes difficult as size increases. You have storage problems, manual handling problems, sailing waters need vehicle access which limits where you can use it and they also cost an absolute fortune to build!

Most of the boats in the pics are going to be a problem to handle out of the water - mainly because of size & weight.

That's the reason that I'm thinking of something like HMS Warrior - if you look at the ship, you have a simple, straight hull with a flat deck. It has very little detail on the deck and practically no superstructure. The masts/funnels can be demountable and the materials & technology for them are cheap & light.

A tanker or freighter would be on the cards for the same reasons.

I would probably be looking to make the hull from carved blue-foam board sandwiched in fibreglass/carbon fibre.

I would hope the finished boat would be similar in weight to a canoe and able to be moved on a trolley from the car to the water by one person (like the Minuet yachts).

The theory is that my body weight would be the ballast to get down to the waterline - like a canoe.

Anything too big/heavy won't be practical for me to build as I can't store it - I'd like something that can go on a shelf or hang in the garage - not something the size of a car!


Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: rickles23 on August 25, 2014, 10:07:00 AM
Hi,

Check your local Maritime laws as in some countries the ship would need to be registered.

Regards
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: plastic on August 25, 2014, 12:22:27 PM
Hi,

Check your local Maritime laws as in some countries the ship would need to be registered.

Regards

I don't think it would need to be on the Lloyd's Register.  :D
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: Arrow5 on August 25, 2014, 12:54:03 PM
If it is powered and manned you will need to get licence for places like Lake Windermere and most marinas.  Transport just like a sailing dinghy.    Some nice models in a French theme park for kids  (and people like us)   A very simple ply flat bottom submarine is (was ?) kitted by Kittywake Boats here in UK. Easily car top-able but I`d have reservations in these trigger happy days, very sinister and  "potential threat" looking. They also do a frigate and a King George V battleship a bit like the Peaseholme Park jobs. His full-size sailing yacht are superb.
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: warspite on August 25, 2014, 01:25:16 PM
If the paddle steamer is from the late North West Model Boat Club builder - that was made from breakfast cereal boxes - hundreds of them and it took up his whole front room - was shown on look northwest years ago - and reshown in a recent program.
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: Arrow5 on August 25, 2014, 01:45:32 PM
The builder was the late Bill Wilkinson from the NW, the tug is called "Cracker".    How about a simple Springer type push-boat ?    Slab sided , easy build , car roofable.  At least one has been done in the USA.   I started one a couple of years ago but health/finances/her have all postponed work, maybe next spring...for a Springer, very apt. {-)
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: rickles23 on August 25, 2014, 03:34:27 PM
Hi Plastic,

Several people in America got pulled up as they had no safety gear on board... :police:

Same here in Oz, if you are in a boat lifejackets and safety gear must be carried... <*<

Regards.. :-))

Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: Netleyned on August 25, 2014, 03:50:08 PM
Before spending anything on such a project,
find somewhere to use it with permission, access and
insurance.
Most lakes have bylaws that need addressing.
Canals need a licence and safety certificates.
I wont mention the sea as there are enough idiots
requiring rescue and You have too much sense to
be one of those

Ned
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: Arrow5 on August 25, 2014, 03:53:57 PM
It is only wise.  Flares even if inshore on a big lake or river.  Radio or at least a waterproof mobile phone.  Charts , compass, full-size anchor, ropes etc and the must have item for every sailor ...a good knife.  Knowing the rules of the road,flags, marker buoys and basic seamanship the list is endless.  Your life is a risk from the instant you step onboard till you are back on dry land. You cease to be a modeler and are now a sailor no matter what your vessel looks like.   The new(ish) 4 car ferry Cromarty Queen could be cuter than a tanker, fun with R/C vehicles perhap a Grey version with tanks (armour) O0
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: Jonty on August 25, 2014, 04:14:47 PM
  How about a structure like an army assault boat - solid hull bottom with collapsible canvas sides? Should reduce weight and storage space.
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: GAZOU on August 25, 2014, 05:55:24 PM
 :-))

http://www.portminiature-saintsavinien.fr/p/notre-flotille.html
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: plastic on August 25, 2014, 06:11:22 PM
While these boats are really nice, they're all way too big!

They are effectively cabin-cruiser sized boats that look a bit like a tug/ferry/paddle-steamer etc. 

They need large trailers and multi-person handling out of the water and a garage to keep them in.

I'm still looking for something as small as possible for use on little lakes without launching ramps. I'm not going across the Atlantic in it.

The Kittiwake boats are excellent but are still 24' long and big enough for 2 people!

I'd like to be around 8' if possible.
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: slug on August 25, 2014, 06:14:08 PM
gazou that is fantastic....I could play all day....tony
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: Arrow5 on August 25, 2014, 06:30:41 PM
8ft ? Sounds like a Springer right enough ;)
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: Mad Scientist on August 25, 2014, 10:56:43 PM
8 feet (approx. 2.5 m) sit-in kayak...you sit in it, and your upper body and head are (roughly) where a battleship might have its superstructure. Use lightweight materials to make the 'turrets', etc. Get an old trolling motor, controller and battery, and you have the 'makings' of a 'battleship' that can patrol your local lake for hours on end. :-))

If your head sticks up a bit too much, get an old full-face motorcycle helmet, and add a few bits to it to disguise your helmeted head as a gun director/fire control radar! %%

Tom
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: plastic on August 26, 2014, 08:43:00 AM
8 feet (approx. 2.5 m) sit-in kayak...you sit in it, and your upper body and head are (roughly) where a battleship might have its superstructure. Use lightweight materials to make the 'turrets', etc. Get an old trolling motor, controller and battery, and you have the 'makings' of a 'battleship' that can patrol your local lake for hours on end. :-))

If your head sticks up a bit too much, get an old full-face motorcycle helmet, and add a few bits to it to disguise your helmeted head as a gun director/fire control radar! %%

Tom

This is what I'm thinking - but I'd design and make a purpose-built hull and I'd be laying down to reduce the height and increase stability. The whole thing would be transportable by one person and I could hang it in the garage.
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: mermod on August 26, 2014, 09:32:08 AM
I would like to build this but my wife might just kill me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIcGLjjOOb0

Phill
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: plastic on August 26, 2014, 09:42:37 AM
I would like to build this but my wife might just kill me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIcGLjjOOb0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIcGLjjOOb0)

Phill

Excellent!
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: Arrow5 on August 26, 2014, 10:00:38 AM
Another one from youtube that could be made int a semi-scale vintage period warship of your imagination.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4eR7CUwZn4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4eR7CUwZn4)    "Building a 16ft canoe & an 8FT duckboat"     
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: radiojoe on August 26, 2014, 10:17:52 AM
As Arrow5 said that shape of the hull would certainly lend it's self to one on the dreadnoughts with a bit of imagination.  %%
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: radiojoe on August 26, 2014, 10:31:56 AM
When I was chatting to one of the guys that put on the display at Peasholm Park, probably twenty odd years ago, I do remember him letting me in on a little secret when I mentioned the possibility of capsizing, all the manned boats have a pendulum keel, a small version of a racing yacht keel, which actually makes them quite stable,   ;)
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: Arrow5 on August 26, 2014, 12:26:00 PM
The Invincible model has a retractable drop keel like a sailing dinghy about 4sq.ft. and 30 odd pounds. The side area helps with the roll as does oversize bilge keels.  Another anecdote about the Peaseholme models was that they were powered by ex RAF electric motors, Spitfire retracts or similar. Dont know if that is true.
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: cos918 on August 30, 2014, 08:56:50 PM
If it is powered and manned you will need to get licence for places like Lake Windermere and most marinas.  Transport just like a sailing dinghy.    Some nice models in a French theme park for kids  (and people like us)   A very simple ply flat bottom submarine is (was ?) kitted by Kittywake Boats here in UK. Easily car top-able but I`d have reservations in these trigger happy days, very sinister and  "potential threat" looking. They also do a frigate and a King George V battleship a bit like the Peaseholme Park jobs. His full-size sailing yacht are superb.

Love the photo of the top ferry. Real shame its not in Silja livery with Finlandia on her bow

john
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: Mad Scientist on August 30, 2014, 09:45:56 PM
Here's an amazing place: http://www.portrevel.com/

Tom
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: Arrow5 on August 31, 2014, 09:35:59 AM
No need to go to France, we have our own model ship training establishment here in the UK. The Warsash Maritime Academy have a fleet of large manned models at a new (since 2011) location near Romsey, Hampshire to replace the lake on the Solent. www.mannedmodels.com (http://www.mannedmodels.com)   list the fleet and scale specs.  The tug is R/C.
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: Arrow5 on August 31, 2014, 09:40:33 AM
Love the photo of the top ferry. Real shame its not in Silja livery with Finlandia on her bow

john
                    John, we should start a manned ferry club  O0 ...just log on to www.justferries.de and take our pick.
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: Arrow5 on August 31, 2014, 02:08:56 PM
This is what I'm thinking - but I'd design and make a purpose-built hull and I'd be laying down to reduce the height and increase stability. The whole thing would be transportable by one person and I could hang it in the garage.
    Dont think this guy got it quite correct  %) :o
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: malcolmfrary on August 31, 2014, 05:04:05 PM
Quote
I guess it would be like laying in a floating coffin.
And there is the problem.  Getting into a craft like that is easy.  Getting out, another story.
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: derekwarner on September 01, 2014, 12:52:06 AM
 :o...this could be a combination for BB63 & the ski ramp on older British carriers  {-)...or the skippers bum is too big......Derek

 
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: seathug on September 05, 2014, 08:38:34 PM
Why dont you Just get those small plastic canoe
And shaped it like a boat put on a motor and you have a small lightweight  boat {-)
Title: Re: Model Boats that you can fit inside.
Post by: seathug on September 06, 2014, 09:54:14 PM
Plywood electric boat: http://youtu.be/CIcGLjjOOb0

Now this is cool
His selling the plans of this boat
Looks like a tugboat to me hahah
Title: Giant models
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 18, 2014, 11:18:45 PM
 
The 22ft model of the Titanic shown below is the work of Kevin Cassidy.

http://www.solarnavigator.net/solar_titanic.htm (http://www.solarnavigator.net/solar_titanic.htm)


(http://www.solarnavigator.net/boats/boats_images/titanic_model_solar_powered_ship_stow_massachusetts_kevin_cassidy.jpg)



Title: Re: Kevin Cassidy 22ft model of the Titanic
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 18, 2014, 11:30:21 PM

Stan Fraser, 47, spent 12 years building his 1:10 100ftv scale model and yesterday opened it to the public, 100 years on from the vessel’s ill-fated maiden voyage.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2128193/Titanic-fans-1-10-scale-replica-doomed-liner-opens-public-garden--sunk-council-planners.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2128193/Titanic-fans-1-10-scale-replica-doomed-liner-opens-public-garden--sunk-council-planners.html)


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/04/11/article-2128193-128BC782000005DC-587_634x423.jpg)


Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 18, 2014, 11:34:31 PM
 
Humongous Model Planes

http://keiththomsonbooks.com/blog/2014/4/23/more-humongous-models (http://keiththomsonbooks.com/blog/2014/4/23/more-humongous-models)


(http://static.squarespace.com/static/513a4f5ae4b0c1b51a663865/t/5357fe11e4b02b217856c889/1398275602596/?format=750w)
Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 18, 2014, 11:35:36 PM
 
Sailing on Paper Boat

http://www.2dayblog.com/2007/08/28/sailing-on-paper-boat/

(http://www.2dayblog.com/images/2007/august/sail_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 08, 2015, 05:28:31 PM
 
I was sure this was on here, somewhere... can't find it now so here it is again!

FRANCE: MAN BUILDS HUGE REPLICA OF CRUISE SHIP: Majesty of the Seas

(http://bateau-francois.voila.net/5a/fr020.jpg)

Dimension du navire
33.5m de long
4.95 m de large
6.60 m de haut (avec cheminee)
4.60 m de haut (sans cheminee)
102 tonnes

http://tinyurl.com/lpoukxu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Majesty_of_the_Seas_%28mini%29
http://bateau-francois.voila.net/1a/index.htm

http://youtu.be/5ennsYjEldY
http://youtu.be/IYcIVLUc9kY
http://youtu.be/mkBirhoKnzY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRYVMOuR35s

(http://www.viadecouvertes.fr/wp-content/uploads/01-05-GD1.jpg)

(http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CAgQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fluvialnet.com%2Fmurmures-actualites-francois-zanella-met-en-vente-sa-gigantesque-maquette-de-paquebot%2F8792&ei=nof8VPeDJMTeONO9gfAG&psig=AFQjCNH3HJ7Tzh82o3bIoJX7bFvjX-UuoQ&ust=1425922334687060)

(http://www.enattendantmieux.org/lorraine/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/DSC09732.jpg)





Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on March 08, 2015, 07:06:34 PM
Arrow 5 has his Invincible,...  :-)) http://wmunderway.8m.com/gallery6/gallery6.htm

______________


And launched last year, the Stephen Tieken's, Emma Maersk at 1:65
Photos by MarcoB and Stephan Tieken.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSiI9YjHz_0#t=10
 :-)
Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: carlmt on March 08, 2015, 08:19:42 PM
Quote
FRANCE: MAN BUILDS HUGE REPLICA OF CRUISE SHIP: Majesty of the Seas

I have thought of doing something similar with one of my ferry designs...........but the missus gives me 'THAT' look when I mention it  %)
Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: Arrow5 on March 08, 2015, 09:10:37 PM
Something a bit more modest then ?
Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: Arrow5 on March 08, 2015, 09:19:37 PM
I think my next jaunt to foreign parts will have to include a certain theme park in the land of the Gaul.  Carl, take the lady on a romantic trip to France ok2
Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: w3bby on March 09, 2015, 08:51:03 AM
Commercial models (http://www.warsashacademy.co.uk/facilities/ship-handling-centre/the-fleet/the-fleet.aspx)

We have had inquiries about setting up such a centre on our boating pond....  {:-{
Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: U-33 on March 09, 2015, 09:03:09 AM
And I thought U-117 was a big boat...  :embarrassed:


Rich
Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: GAZOU on March 09, 2015, 09:25:13 AM
Arrow5
if you come in Gaul maybe will have we FINALLY the luck to see us ................

W3bby
 an activity of big rented boats gives a lot of money. Gazouland was organized in this place
Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: Arrow5 on March 09, 2015, 10:41:08 AM
www.portrevel.com is Frances answer to the Warsash training centre who now have a new lake away from the Solent .    Gazou, agreed we must stop zigging while the other zags  O0{-) {-)
Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: Arrow5 on March 09, 2015, 10:45:43 AM
U33, Glasgow Richmond club acquired a very large submarine, not manned but bigger than yours.     Silence at the back there ....! <*<   Don't know what happened to it. Guys ????
Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: w3bby on March 09, 2015, 11:50:34 AM
W3bby
 an activity of big rented boats gives a lot of money. Gazouland was organized in this place

Unfortunately not "our" lake so the income for us is 0... The only saving grace is that it might save the pond for boating as Malmö/Köpenhamn are developing the area.
Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: GAZOU on March 09, 2015, 12:47:08 PM
w3bby

The cash is the strongest, everywhere.
The big boats bring a lot of money.
They hunted(chased away) the reduced modéles
Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 09, 2018, 02:29:21 PM
 
Facebook:   GIANT SCALE BOAT MODELING   -  https://www.facebook.com/groups/230659471000112/
Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 24, 2020, 06:12:20 AM

I was sure this was on here, somewhere... can't find it now so here it is again!

FRANCE: MAN BUILDS HUGE REPLICA OF CRUISE SHIP: Majesty of the Seas

(http://bateau-francois.voila.net/5a/fr020.jpg)

Dimension du navire
33.5m de long
4.95 m de large
6.60 m de haut (avec cheminee)
4.60 m de haut (sans cheminee)
102 tonnes

http://tinyurl.com/lpoukxu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Majesty_of_the_Seas_%28mini%29
http://bateau-francois.voila.net/1a/index.htm

http://youtu.be/5ennsYjEldY
http://youtu.be/IYcIVLUc9kY
http://youtu.be/mkBirhoKnzY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRYVMOuR35s

(http://www.viadecouvertes.fr/wp-content/uploads/01-05-GD1.jpg)

(http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CAgQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fluvialnet.com%2Fmurmures-actualites-francois-zanella-met-en-vente-sa-gigantesque-maquette-de-paquebot%2F8792&ei=nof8VPeDJMTeONO9gfAG&psig=AFQjCNH3HJ7Tzh82o3bIoJX7bFvjX-UuoQ&ust=1425922334687060)

(http://www.enattendantmieux.org/lorraine/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/DSC09732.jpg)
Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 24, 2020, 06:14:58 AM
 

FRANCE: MAN ( Francois Zanella ) BUILDS HUGE REPLICA OF CRUISE SHIP: Majesty of the Seas

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/446170095397821/photos/pcb.1114502591897898/1114501911897966/?type=3&theater

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Majesty_of_the_Seas_(mini)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9A0y6AxgWg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAt9syEFgmE

https://youtu.be/1bamyej69vQ

Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: plastic on May 24, 2020, 11:45:43 AM
Hold my beer.   :-))
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNLQ3f5JXmg
Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: Andy M on May 25, 2020, 12:41:25 AM
Does this count? Its more than twice the size of the 'real' one ( vic smeed's starlet?)
Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: RST on May 26, 2020, 12:53:44 AM
Quote
FRANCE: MAN ( Francois Zanella ) BUILDS HUGE REPLICA OF CRUISE SHIP: Majesty of the Seas

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/446170095397821/photos/pcb.1114502591897898/1114501911897966/?type=3&theater (https://www.facebook.com/446170095397821/photos/pcb.1114502591897898/1114501911897966/?type=3&theater)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Majesty_of_the_Seas_(mini (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Majesty_of_the_Seas_(mini))

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9A0y6AxgWg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9A0y6AxgWg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAt9syEFgmE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAt9syEFgmE)

https://youtu.be/1bamyej69vQ (https://youtu.be/1bamyej69vQ)

Presumably thats registered as a full-scale boat.  Working in France and knowing just how Vogon their system is on just about everything I imgine the paperwork for that is just huge unless it's just declared as a private yacht! (knowing the French also I imagine they just built it anyway and not stop until they got caught, then worry about it after!)
Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: plastic on May 27, 2020, 06:30:18 AM
I knew I wasn't dreaming about these boats....

Minuet yachts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3QE01xWrAQ
Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: tugboyben on May 27, 2020, 07:53:28 AM
This On ebay


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/model-boats/303579519978?hash=item46aebfdbea:g:OxYAAOSwfHZezfaR (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/model-boats/303579519978?hash=item46aebfdbea:g:OxYAAOSwfHZezfaR)




Jason
Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: Andy M on May 30, 2020, 12:56:27 PM
It was after seeing the minuet yachts that I decided to build my big starlet. I wanted a wood build.
Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: dreadnought72 on May 31, 2020, 12:05:57 AM
Does this count? Its more than twice the size of the 'real' one ( vic smeed's starlet?)


Balmaha?


I'm aiming to park my 1:1 scale boat there, once Nicola lets me. :)


Andy
Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: rickles23 on May 31, 2020, 10:16:05 AM
That large model on Ebay states that the seller may not post to Australia.

I wonder why.

Regards
Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: tsenecal on May 31, 2020, 04:44:03 PM
That large model on Ebay states that the seller may not post to Australia.

I wonder why.

Regards

because that is where you live...  Ebay is stating that, not the seller.  when i look at it, the listing says "may not post to United States"...  basically the seller will only ship within United Kingdom.
Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: rickles23 on May 31, 2020, 05:09:02 PM

The ship is an 11 feet model.

Some people have no sense of humour.

Regards

Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: TheLongBuild on May 31, 2020, 05:20:55 PM
because that is where you live...  Ebay is stating that, not the seller.  when i look at it, the listing says "may not post to United States"...  basically the seller will only ship within United Kingdom.



 %) I do think Rickles was being sarcastic
Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: Andy M on June 01, 2020, 11:50:33 AM
Andy, you are correct, it is Balmaha, I lived there for many years and only started building man size boats once I had moved away. I did build quite a few rc boats while I was there.
Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: derekwarner on June 02, 2020, 03:56:43 AM
The landform & water including the boat marina wharf moorings etc in image #70 is also very similar to our Hawkesbury River location North of  Sydney in New South Wales......Derek


Courtesy of Google/Wiki..........




The Hawkesbury River, is a semi–mature tide dominated drowned valley estuary located to the west and north of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The Hawkesbury River and its associated main tributary, the Nepean River, almost encircles the metropolitan region of Sydney. Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawkesbury_River)


Area (https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHBF_en-GBAU861AU861&sxsrf=ALeKk02q-ISwNodtVfxcxmMTAVdPlPCavg:1591066284656&q=hawkesbury+river+area&stick=H4sIAAAAAAAAAOPgE-LUz9U3MDZNKs_QUshOttJPT81PL0osyKjUT8pPqYzPT4svTyxJLbJKLEpNXMQqmpFYnp1anFRaVKlQlFmWWqQAEgcATuYXYEcAAAA&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjo0tflj-LpAhUczTgGHZzOAnwQ6BMoADAhegQIDhAC): 114.5 km²


2nd source (https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHBF_en-GBAU861AU861&sxsrf=ALeKk02q-ISwNodtVfxcxmMTAVdPlPCavg:1591066284656&q=hawkesbury+river+2nd+source&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjo0tflj-LpAhUczTgGHZzOAnwQ6BMoADAiegQIDRAC): Grose River (https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHBF_en-GBAU861AU861&sxsrf=ALeKk02q-ISwNodtVfxcxmMTAVdPlPCavg:1591066284656&q=Grose+River&stick=H4sIAAAAAAAAAONgVuLSz9U3KE5PKzJIWsTK7V6UX5yqEJRZlloEAE0pgFEcAAAA&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjo0tflj-LpAhUczTgGHZzOAnwQmxMoATAiegQIDRAD)


Basin size (https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHBF_en-GBAU861AU861&sxsrf=ALeKk02q-ISwNodtVfxcxmMTAVdPlPCavg:1591066284656&q=hawkesbury+river+basin+size&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjo0tflj-LpAhUczTgGHZzOAnwQ6BMoADAjegQIDBAC): 21,624.1 km2 (8,349.1 sq mi)


Mouth (https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHBF_en-GBAU861AU861&sxsrf=ALeKk02q-ISwNodtVfxcxmMTAVdPlPCavg:1591066284656&q=hawkesbury+river+mouth&stick=H4sIAAAAAAAAAOPgE-LUz9U3MDZNKs_QksxOttJPT81PL0osyKjUL8osSy2yys0vLclYxCqWkVienVqcVFpUqQCWUABLAABCLtffQQAAAA&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjo0tflj-LpAhUczTgGHZzOAnwQ6BMoADAkegQICxAC): Broken Bay (https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHBF_en-GBAU861AU861&sxsrf=ALeKk02q-ISwNodtVfxcxmMTAVdPlPCavg:1591066284656&q=Broken+Bay&stick=H4sIAAAAAAAAAOPgE-LUz9U3MDZNKs9QAjONStLTzbUks5Ot9NNT89OLEgsyKvWLMstSi6xy80tLMhaxcjkV5Wen5ik4JVbuYGUEAKahh11DAAAA&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjo0tflj-LpAhUczTgGHZzOAnwQmxMoATAkegQICxAD)
Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: Andy M on June 02, 2020, 02:38:05 PM
Balmaha bay on Loch Lomond, the Highland boundary fault is on left in this photo
Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: dreadnought72 on June 03, 2020, 12:24:34 PM
 :-))  I'll be basing my Wayfarer there this year...once I'm allowed.  <:(


Andy
Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: Andy M on June 03, 2020, 12:46:29 PM
How long have you had your wayfarer? I seem to remember you put a photo on a while ago but couldnt find it again. Andy
Title: Re: Giant models
Post by: Andy M on June 03, 2020, 02:50:58 PM
Andy, I found this interesting article you may be interested in
https://www.hartleyboats.com/index.asp?p=class-detail&cid=10