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HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« on: May 14, 2010, 07:19:48 am »

I will be trying to make a start on my Brave Borderer soon, she is 1/24 scale and a superb fibre glass moulding that is one of four pulled from the plug.  Next job is to source the fittings from various suppliers, does anyone know where to get 1/24 scale torpedos and racks?

Thanks

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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2010, 12:55:58 am »

yeh, percison control, does nearly all the fittings for it, gun, etc, all that you are looking for. :-))
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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2010, 09:56:22 am »

Thanks for that  :-))

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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2010, 12:00:47 pm »

Phoniex
I presume you mean Precision Controls.
I have some of their stuff from a while ago and it is not that good.
Try John Haynes, his gun kits are very good. Also look at HSL mouldings.
Cheers
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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2010, 12:58:51 am »

Hi Russ, that is a superb hull. It certainly looks 'spot on', especially the bow profile and chine lines. Even the knuckle has been moulded on the gunwales.  :-) I hope you will post pictures of the build. The Brave class was for many, the ultimate coastal craft, and it's great to see a 1:24 scale moulding of this quality. Stern pictures of BB are few but I found this one which may be useful in the future. She's moored inbord of a German Ferocity class.

http://www.schnellboot.net/de/bundesmarine-deutsche-marine/schnellboote/typ-153-brave-borderer-pfeil-strahl/004.jpg
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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2010, 12:00:29 am »

Hello from Canada,Russel do you have a compleat URL for Precision Controls and John haynes please ? would sure help

Many thanks Pat
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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2010, 08:44:21 am »

Work as started to progress now, i will post some pictures soon.  Does anyone know what RAL colour would of been for the Brave?  Very few pictures/information on the internet....

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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2010, 09:25:18 am »

Russ by the late 50s early 60s the colour admiralty was using for most warships was BS 381C 676 Light Weatherworks Grey.
I got a 500mll tin from White Ensign Models for my destroyer of that period.  It only comes in gloss but they recommend  for use
with airbrushes a 50/50 mix with a good quality white spirit and it ends up a good silk finish. I used mine about 55% paint and found that
perfect for spraying. If you look at my build blog you will see the finish which I think is pretty good especially as its the first time I had
used my airbrush.
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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2010, 09:35:30 am »

Thanks for that Geoff, i will be able to get that BS number mixed...

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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2010, 10:06:45 am »

Hi how are you going to power this boat, the mouldings look great by the way.

Peter

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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2010, 11:26:16 am »

Thanks Peter

Power will be three brushless motors, undecided on type or size at the minute, any ideas/configurations?

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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2010, 09:13:26 am »

A little more work as been done, shafts/rudders fitted and the working trim tab made, next step is to make the linkages for the rudders and the trim tab along with fitting the brushless motors - 200w rated. 

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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2010, 10:10:08 am »

when you try to work out the links you may find the top ones going through the hull may need to be able to pivot as we as allow the rod through, you may find it easier to have it spring loaded open with a stop and use a cable ( fishing trace wire) or look at the other boat that was built recently and the problem s he had and how he sorted it

its looking a lot better now by the way

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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2010, 10:50:49 am »

Thanks Peter, i was having a dabble  with a couple of set-ups last night, a bit of a trial and error job...

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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2010, 11:29:18 am »

6705russell......was the inboard central ...."no 3 engine" only installed & designed for emergency use?.....which equated to the total shaft HP transmitted when needed O0 ......Derek
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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2010, 04:42:04 pm »

I like the design and shape of the transom flap, any chance of posting up a drawing of the one you have chosen to use as id like to use this style on my perkasa, failing that, kindly "pm" me with an image/copy.

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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2010, 06:31:28 pm »

how are you operating the tabs ? im looking to make some for a huntsman , my only difference being i need a pair rather than one long one !
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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2010, 08:22:12 pm »

hi ya there Rus nice build - have you had a chance to look at MartinDoonUnder's build of his BB - he has an operating rear trim tabs.  This might give you some ideas.  Just out of curiosity, have your prop shafts got to go further back into the hull or are the P support brackets in the wrong place ie. too far back?
As you probably know, the prop boss should mate up against the face of the P bracket.  There should be very little gap between prop and bracket (if any).
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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2010, 08:44:38 pm »

Unfotunately because the p brackets are the wrong size I couldn't move them much further aft, the props would hit the hull.  I have been looking at Martins build of the Borderer, fantastic work and will be operating the trim tab very much the same..

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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2010, 08:48:30 pm »

Looking good Russ, forgot to text you back yesterday, sorry. See you soon, Dave.  :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2010, 08:54:45 pm »

I like the design and shape of the transom flap, any chance of posting up a drawing of the one you have chosen to use as id like to use this style on my perkasa, failing that, kindly "pm" me with an image/copy.

many thanks in advance.

I will drop you a copy of my sketch on a pm..

Thanks

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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2010, 08:55:34 pm »

Looking good Russ, forgot to text you back yesterday, sorry. See you soon, Dave.  :-)) :-)) :-))

Thanks Dave, catch up soon.  :-))

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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2010, 01:30:29 pm »

Managed to fit the motors this morning, 1100kv brushless from Giant Cod, first time i have used this supplier and so far so good. 


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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2010, 05:38:26 pm »

Very nice Russ, shame the lakes frozen over!  {:-{  You can have my old bath to run it in when I rip it out?!  {-) See you soon, Dave.  :-))
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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2010, 08:42:32 pm »

Yeh i could do with a new test tank  :-)

Lower half of the hull now sprayed, give it a couple of days before i mask off and spray the upper half...

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