Model Boat Mayhem

Sales, Wants & TRADERS => Bargain Basement ! ( Ebay, Aldi, Lidl, etc.... ) => Topic started by: Martin [Admin] on January 09, 2022, 08:48:56 pm

Title: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 09, 2022, 08:48:56 pm
 
Aero-naut 3082/00 Motor Yacht boat Victoria
 
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/203786369030?hash=item2f729d3806:g:IDwAAOSwAfth2xJN
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/IDwAAOSwAfth2xJN/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen on EBAY - Worth a Look?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 09, 2022, 09:09:36 pm
 
Not seen this kit before - Sir Francis Chichester's Gypsy Moth IV, Pond Yacht Kit

 ( His 1967 voyage is a Great read on Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gipsy_Moth_IV )


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/324975875054?hash=item4baa1253ee:g:uisAAOSwPHhh1DpS
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/uisAAOSwPHhh1DpS/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 02, 2022, 01:16:05 pm

Revell 05171 HMS Dreadnought Plastic Model kit 1:350 - £50

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Revell-RV05171-05171-Dreadnought-Plastic/dp/B083YRMRYY




(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2022/02/02/Screenshot-2022-02-02-130825.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/fOkem)



(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2022/02/02/Screenshot-2022-02-02-130837.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/fvBzo)


(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2022/02/02/Screenshot-2022-02-02-130925.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/fvJww)
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 02, 2022, 01:17:16 pm
 
Fleet build for Mayhem @ Wicksteed 2022 ?! ......  :-)
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: SteamboatPhil on February 03, 2022, 09:08:30 pm
I will have a go....if I can find one  :-))
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: gingyer on February 04, 2022, 12:53:42 pm

Fleet build for Mayhem @ Wicksteed 2022 ?! ......  :-)


are you meaning a 1/350 RC fleet?


you could get some from both sides and a mini battle going  %)
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: essex2visuvesi on February 04, 2022, 08:29:01 pm
Gives me some motivation to get my Tirpitz finished
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: tonyH on February 05, 2022, 04:22:06 pm
Or a bit different for the same price from e-models!
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: Colin Bishop on February 05, 2022, 06:03:32 pm
It must have been amazing seeing these contraptions in the flesh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ygXLnRAm-A&t=762s

However, the French pre dreadnoughts and armoured cruisers were rather top heavy and a small model would be pretty unstable at that size.

Colin
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: gingyer on February 05, 2022, 06:13:59 pm
I have this sitting ready to build....


(https://www.emodels.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/9a671f44f6a4285b43f9265fed685e51/t/r/trm05365.jpg)
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: tonyH on February 05, 2022, 07:45:15 pm
Hi Colin,
At that scale there's unlikely to be any significant difference with any of them. Don't forget that some of us have practiced with the 1/144 Flowers! Dreadnought, Szent Istvan (ala Gingyer) are both about 1.1lbs at 1/350 while Danton or Voltaire are marginally less but being 10% shorter could be more stable being slightly wider but with the same (1.5mm less to be honest) draft as Szent Istvan. Hopefully, should something go ahead, nothing like this should happen to anyone! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeiNcf7JtCM
 :embarrassed: Cheers  Tony
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: tonyH on February 05, 2022, 07:48:41 pm
Hi Gingyer, so you're dragging in the poor old Austro-Hungarian Empire? Does that give me permission to include Les Francaises?
 %) Tony
She's a lovely ship whatever flag she flies :-))
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: gingyer on February 06, 2022, 07:54:22 am
I don’t see why the french ships won’t be there.


Maybe if we start a thread in the mayhem section others maybe interested
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: tonyH on February 06, 2022, 12:10:52 pm
I'd check the likely weight of the kit first. Gross displacement at 1:350 is about 18-20oz so by the time you take out  the hardware and a bit of ballast you'd need to see how much you've actually got to play with! I know with the 1:144 Flower that, for example, I took the casing off the Rx. and carved a rather large hole in the underside of the bridge construction. But it worked, so an 18-20" Battleship could be "Interesting".
 :-))

Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: Colin Bishop on February 06, 2022, 12:18:57 pm
Back in the 70's there were articles in Model Boats with conversions of the Airfix liners although they were not R/C. I have actually got a stash of these old liner kits which I might build as R/C versions some day.

Colin
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 06, 2022, 12:49:43 pm
Or a bit different for the same price from e-models!

https://www.emodels.co.uk/hobbyboss-1-350-french-navy-battleship-voltaire-86504.html

https://www.emodels.co.uk/hobbyboss-1-350-french-navybattleship-danton-86503.html

 
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: SteamboatPhil on February 06, 2022, 08:06:32 pm
Well I am of to my local model shop, thanks for the heads up Martin......so 50 Km drive.....(well closer than the UK) French battleships invade Mayhem.  {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: big_bri on February 06, 2022, 11:28:50 pm
OK...I'll bite.
Kronprinz is on the way.  %)
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: tonyH on February 07, 2022, 12:06:26 pm
CAVEAT EMPTOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!If anyone is considering the Lutzow or Derfflinger by Takon and shown by both e-models and Hannants at 1/350. Please note that e-models have confirmed that they're 1/700! I'm awaiting an e-mail from Hannants confirming it.
Meanwhile, Hannants show Lord Nelson, Agamemnon, Seydlitz, plus a couple of early Chinese warships Ting Yuen and Chen Yuen, plus Tsarevitch from Russia and Mikasa from Japan. Also, for the really adventurous, Mclass and Kclass subs plus Surcouf!
Tony
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: raflaunches on February 07, 2022, 12:18:14 pm
CAVEAT EMPTOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!If anyone is considering the Lutzow or Derfflinger by Takon and shown by both e-models and Hannants at 1/350. Please note that e-models have confirmed that they're 1/700! I'm awaiting an e-mail from Hannants confirming it.
Meanwhile, Hannants show Lord Nelson, Agamemnon, Seydlitz, plus a couple of early Chinese warships Ting Yuen and Chen Yuen, plus Tsarevitch from Russia and Mikasa from Japan. Also, for the really adventurous, Mclass and Kclass subs plus Surcouf!
Tony



Also have to mention that apart from being 1/700 scale they are the 2013 edition of the Flyhawk kits minus the big etched brass sheet which has all the railings on. They are good kits but I was under the impression that they would be Takom’s own work.
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: tonyH on February 07, 2022, 04:50:40 pm
I've got the HobbyBoss Agamemnon on it's way. £49 including p/e stuff. About 15inches/1lb so worth trying. Slow and old like me!  :-))
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: gingyer on February 07, 2022, 08:41:30 pm
Sounds like a nice few ships then getting done…..
It’s going to be fun trying to get them working
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: tonyH on February 08, 2022, 09:13:38 am
Yup AND just think how much fun you can have playing in the bath {-)
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: tonyH on February 11, 2022, 11:46:12 am
Agamemnon arrived. Rather good kit with zero flash and some nice etch stuff.
Tony
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: raflaunches on February 11, 2022, 08:52:57 pm
Got mine today too!
Except I’ve gone for the Russian predreadnought Oriol by Zvezda.
Not a bad kit but has a few minor bits of flash. Plenty of access using the kit parts though. Got some prop shafts and props on the way too!
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: tonyH on February 12, 2022, 09:59:11 am
One large can of satin black spray coming up Nick %)
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: raflaunches on February 12, 2022, 10:06:12 am
Good thing I bought a load for another project O0
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 27, 2022, 04:06:45 pm
 
Robbe U47 RC Submarine Kits Part Built, plus Some Extras

(https://i.postimg.cc/pdmGvjDZ/Screenshot-2022-02-27-160509.jpg)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/175178647759?hash=item28c97608cf:g:ZNQAAOSweCpiG4P3


Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 14, 2022, 08:52:23 am
 
Not heard of this make / model before !


(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2022/03/14/MAYCRAFT-MERCURY-1.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/fSIKD)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/134052592203?hash=item1f36283a4b:g:-wcAAOSwWXhiLe1b



I have too many projects on the go, so it’s time for a clear-out of a few of them which I’m unlikely to finish. This extremely rare Maycraft Mercury dates back to 1962. Length is 38”, beam is a generous 11”.

The box is a mess but the kit is complete down to the glazing, metal window frames, rails and stanchions.

Maycraft were not around for long but produced superior kits using quality materials and accurately cut components – this was reflected in the price – the Mercury was about twice the price of an Aerokits Sea Commander or 34”crash tender.

The superstructure part of the plan is missing but this should not be an issue. All parts are accurately cut and numbered and the instructions are excellent. The one piece cabin is straightforward and is built around a deep coaming.

As can be seen, the hull is ready for skinning. The Enya 35 will be left in place. The toothed pulley has a 1 way bearing fitted as I intended to have on-board start via an MFA geared motor, hence the lack of a groove in the flywheel. On reflection I think an electric motor would be the better option.

 
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: sabre on March 14, 2022, 03:14:10 pm
There was an r/c plane by the name of Mercury Matador way way back in time but they had a different logo. 
https://rclibrary.co.uk/title_details.asp?ID=2042


there'd be a fb page too for Mercury Models too.
https://en-gb.facebook.com/groups/946205489211296/
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: Circlip on March 15, 2022, 08:53:58 am
No, Mercury models a totally different animal. Seem to remember Maycraft doing a grey boat kit, Same era as 'Feltra'. Not on Dodgys site - - yet.


  Regards  Ian.


 Just found this :- http://www.vintagemodelworks.co.uk/?page_id=9 (http://www.vintagemodelworks.co.uk/?page_id=9)


 Luv the optimistic cover picture.
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: Circlip on March 15, 2022, 07:22:05 pm
Yep, Maycraft Meteor and there's one for sale ont Teebay berthed I Grimsby.


  Regards  Ian.


   https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184473009574?hash=item2af372bda6:g:m~0AAOSwWttfeGhc (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184473009574?hash=item2af372bda6:g:m~0AAOSwWttfeGhc)
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 28, 2022, 09:13:32 pm

Five [expensive!]  Billing Boats kits all part built - starting £200
  :o

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/294886373971?hash=item44a898fa53:g:U7sAAOSw4xBiP1D4
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 01, 2022, 11:03:30 pm
 
Robbe U47 RC Submarine 1/40 model boat Kit unstarted - £285

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/304423373386?hash=item46e10c0a4a:g:4uQAAOSwthpiR0zM


(https://i.postimg.cc/nsGtyb0Q/U47-ad.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nsGtyb0Q)

(https://i.postimg.cc/xJjSYx4p/U47-ab-cr.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xJjSYx4p)

Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: RST on April 01, 2022, 11:53:50 pm
Nice pilot 40 listed at the moment though worth checking condition as one pic is timestamped 2012:


Looks a nice rendition.



https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224909163165?_trkparms=amclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20180816085401%26meid%3D90067683490140239378dff5ef472a0d%26pid%3D100970%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D11%26sd%3D294880959303%26itm%3D224909163165%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057%26brand%3DUnbranded&_trksid=p2380057.c100970.m5481&_trkparms=pageci%3Ace72c699-b20d-11ec-8e39-36877e50c5fc%7Cparentrq%3Ae7508f5c17f0a7650d5b9c68fff96007%7Ciid%3A1
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 21, 2022, 11:25:22 am
 
ROBBE F14 MARINE MODULAR TRANSMITTER AND RECIEVER: 
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224949102055?hash=item346002e5e7:g:xisAAOSwIVpiYSME

(https://i.postimg.cc/y3Ydqs3f/F14-1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/y3Ydqs3f)         (https://i.postimg.cc/phBT1prh/F14-2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/phBT1prh)




ROBBE F14 MODULAR TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224948675782?hash=item345ffc64c6:g:Yu0AAOSwjyBiYD1H


(https://i.postimg.cc/dZMBnN7t/F14-3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dZMBnN7t)
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 30, 2022, 04:18:13 pm
 
eBay - Radio controlled model tug boat

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/mQAAAOSwuhBiZD4R/s-l1600.jpg)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/HpcAAOSwIBtiZD4v/s-l1600.jpg)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/334416071649?hash=item4ddcc04be1:g:mQAAAOSwuhBiZD4R
Title: Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 20, 2022, 01:19:30 pm
 
Radio controlled ships and boats (job lot) - £850

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/195066304750?hash=item2d6adb98ee:g:m7sAAOSwsaFihkKb