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 on: Yesterday at 04:37:22 AM 
Started by colinj20 - Last Post by Klunk
dave m. it's a personal choice on choc blocks. I have never had a problem with them.  where as the bullet connectors I've had loads of problems with bad connections, fragile metal after time and bad soldering, connectors that I cannot disconnect after water has got in the boat and I haven't realised or forgotten about. same reason I dont use the specified esc. now, as a rule I also use an online power distribution board with attached in line fuses as well.

 on: September 21, 2019, 09:57:50 PM 
Started by mrlownotes - Last Post by Welsh Wizard!
Hi There,
MRW have their own website type model radio workshop into google and it will come up I have purchased a few of these sound units and switch unit etc... over the years they all really work well.
Mike Ridley is a really helpful guy and you can contact him directly on the site by email and Iím sure he will return your email answering all of your questions, hope this helps out
Dave. :-))

 on: September 21, 2019, 09:01:39 PM 
Started by Bentley - Last Post by Bentley
I am finally completing a scratch built, 1/72 RC model of HMS Exeter begun years ago. Size selected was due to availability of Airfix Walrus models. Some rigging & weathering remains. Brand new to this site but have seen some pictures on the web of the superb 1/96 scale Exeter in the past. Member access to this site and more photoís brings up the need for some potential structural changes. Here are some questions:
1. Morskie profile has errors when compared to pictures, but appears generally accurate:
      a- Did Exeter have salute guns during the battle?
      b- Bridge access down to conning tower internals shows central stairway (vs. two separate stairs)?
      c- Was there deck access from the searchlight/signal platform per recent 1/350 scale model issue?
2. Are N322 the most accurate signal flags?

 on: September 21, 2019, 08:52:28 PM 
Started by norry - Last Post by norry
...Hi Guys...

Its looking like SKEANDHU will be going onto the Bring & Buy stall at the Blackpool show in October...

...Best Regards...Norry...

 on: September 21, 2019, 08:47:54 PM 
Started by Terence Gregory - Last Post by SailorGreg
Looks like a nice model, and I do love big models.  What motor(s) do you use?

 on: September 21, 2019, 08:10:04 PM 
Started by David Boreham - Last Post by David Boreham
Martin, wow, beautiful Boat.  Annoyingly you donít even get a profile in the drawings.  I need to build the stand first.  I havenít bought the engine yet, so much to do.  I think I may take the detail back a little.  I use rail aerosol paints for the Hull so we shall see.  Thanks for the photograph.

 on: September 21, 2019, 07:51:12 PM 
Started by dlancast - Last Post by dlancast
It most definitly takes an aquired skill level.  Without proper support underneath, paper will wrinkle or buckle.  I tried to pre-shape the hull panels and that helped some.  Precision cutting and alignment is key, no room for error.  I am painting the hull below the waterline and have added support strakes along the hull, which was the case on the real ship.  Pictures coming as its actually starting to look somewhat better and I'm getting happier  ok2 .  Have to admit, this is the best bang for the buck and is keeping me involved. Something I discovered too late was that my main deck should have been doubled to 1mm, the instructions did not state that, so I didn't do it.  One must read the instructions very carefully, study the concepts, consider added supports and the fact that they have designed in the added thickness of doubled paper.  Its quite a puzzle and I know I'm going to do another.  Also, I will be using PE to inhance the details, such as railing.  regards, Dennis

 on: September 21, 2019, 07:42:57 PM 
Started by David Boreham - Last Post by Martin [Admin]


 on: September 21, 2019, 07:40:43 PM 
Started by David Boreham - Last Post by Martin [Admin]

I think it's designed that way so after 15 coats of paint ( ok2) you still get rivet detail.....

 on: September 21, 2019, 07:36:29 PM 
Started by dlancast - Last Post by TailUK
Card models seem especially popular in the Eastern Europe and Germany.  A lot of the really good models come out the Germany.  In Russia and Eastern Europe books of card models were sold at news stands.  It's possible that in austere times they were the only affordable option for model builders. 

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