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 on: Today at 03:57:47 PM 
Started by Rodgearing - Last Post by Fred Ellis
I just use my local auto paint factor, they do any colour in 1lt tin or 500ml aerosol, and if I ask nicely that could do then in matt.

 on: Today at 03:37:15 PM 
Started by john44 - Last Post by DavieTait
We have a new "twist" to the "BT" scam calls , your phone rings and if you have caller display you will see your OWN phone number... answer it and its a recorded message claiming to be from BT. Its been happening up here in the NE of Scotland for about a week and not had a reply from BT yet on just what the hell is going on.

We still do not know if these "spoofed" calls are costing us money either...

 on: Today at 03:30:22 PM 
Started by johnv - Last Post by chas
Hi John, the term 'better' doesn't mean much, unless you say what for. Eg, it's no good for most ship models, it's not much use for large heavy planing hulls.
   You must have realised that the 850 is not well thought of from the replies, so let's move on from there.
  No responsible person is going to tell you to go for that brushless motor unless they understand what it is going to be used in, and what you expect from it, there may be better options and possibly much less expensive ones.
  Example, my 1 meter long RTTL, performs extremely well with a 2826 1400 turnigy motor on 9.6 volts. But, it is unusually light weight, and my expectations mean that I want performance a little over scale speed, not silly fast. If I put the same motor in my old aerokits crash tender, a smaller but heavier model it wouldn't be as good..
   Be specific mate, we're trying to help you.
  Edit.  If it's all the numbers used for these things that bother you, just say so, we've all been there so we'll cut through all that to try and help.

 on: Today at 03:19:49 PM 
Started by Rodgearing - Last Post by Rodgearing
Thanks but Hycote are in spray cans I was after paint in tins.  Unless of course you know bettter

 on: Today at 03:18:11 PM 
Started by Rob47 - Last Post by Rob47

Hi all
Trying to help a fellow member post his images, sent all the steps that work for me.  However when he clicks on the green upload button, he gets a picture of Titanic and request username and log in.  I am sure that before you use the system you had to create a separate account to use the image uploader, as his normal log in does not work,  advice please so I can help him get on with it.


 on: Today at 03:10:38 PM 
Started by Capt Podge - Last Post by Capt Podge
Good to hear I'm not the only nervous modeller  {-) :embarrassed:
For the deck planking I'm going to have a few practice runs on scrap wood before committing to the model. Same goes for the staining / varnishing  :-))

 on: Today at 03:01:02 PM 
Started by Capt Podge - Last Post by ChrisF
Thanks Ray

Will do. Mine will be slightly smaller than your Huntsman 31 at 31" as opposed to yours at 34".

During my builds there's been a few stages where I've been a bit nervous e.g. sanding the keels and stringers to profiles and fitting the hull skins but they went fine but there is one stage that really fills me with trepidation and that's planking the deck which I'm going to do on a Swordsman. It's going to be a time consuming process! 


 on: Today at 02:36:12 PM 
Started by Capt Podge - Last Post by Capt Podge
Hi Chris, that's a neat looking job you're doing there.
Hope you will put some photos up when you get going with the 1/12 huntsman, it'll be a good one to see coming together  :-))


 on: Today at 02:31:22 PM 
Started by johnv - Last Post by johnv
Hi it's John V the motor I was going to buy is from Howes models it's a Mtroniks mx1s 600 brushless motor it's 59.99 to buy it's 1400 kv 7.2 V to 14 .8 V would it be better than a 850 mfa torpedo motor

 on: Today at 02:30:58 PM 
Started by Martin [Admin] - Last Post by Dave_S.
Hi Guys
I have a PDF copy of the Swordsman if that helps.


Thank you, it is mostly the shape of the hull i am after, not sure how much the Swordsman had in common with the Waverider - would be very useful if they were closely related. I'll probably be making the structure lighter to suit a modern electric motor rather than a shaky old diesel!

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