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Re: Robbe Schuetze Build ( it's a Warship! )
« Reply #75 on: April 04, 2007, 03:26:23 pm »

 Looks great Richard !
        What type of paint and varnish did you use !
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Re: Robbe Schuetze Build ( it's a Warship! )
« Reply #76 on: April 04, 2007, 03:37:48 pm »

Thanks Roy.

Bill, I'm not sure mate. I did it as their dimensions.
They do show two of their 6v batteries and I used one 6v lead acid.
The waterline is more or less parallel to the deck now, whereas before it was lower at the bows.
I have also moved the battery back about three inches up to the motors.
I have yet to try it again.

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Re: Robbe Schuetze Build ( it's a Warship! )
« Reply #77 on: April 04, 2007, 03:48:32 pm »

Looks great Richard !
        What type of paint and varnish did you use !

Hi rats
I used a plastic primer [grey and red] that I bought from Amazon. Similar to plasticote but cheaper.
See   http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?board=32.0
The smaller items are painted with Tamiya Acrylics.
The varnish is a matt acrylic fast drying one from my local paint merchant. Cant remember the make off hand.

Richard ;)
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Re: Robbe Schuetze Build ( it's a Warship! )
« Reply #78 on: April 08, 2007, 03:24:48 pm »

Maiden voyage day today. Went to Setley Pond in the New Forest.
Found that on putting her in the water she had a slight list to starboard. This was cured using a Stanley Knife on the battery housing and moving the battery slightly to port,
The waterline was about right.
When running she is absolutely silent, no whines from anywhere.
The prop shafts I was having trouble with were no problem.
The motors only got very slightly warm.
Seemed to run at scale speed.
Ran for approx. 3 hours and still plenty of life in the battery.
Also kept all the water on the outside.

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« Reply #79 on: April 08, 2007, 06:56:50 pm »

hey there mate - she looks very impressive on the water there.  So, when you have finished the restoration job on your next model - how are you going to persuade the better half that you need another model to build.  ;D ;D ;D 

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Re: Robbe Schuetze Build ( it's a Warship! )
« Reply #80 on: April 08, 2007, 07:07:38 pm »

Hi Richard,

Looks very good on the water.

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Re: Robbe Schuetze Build ( it's a Warship! )
« Reply #81 on: April 08, 2007, 08:38:30 pm »

Wicked Richard, maiden voyage for yours and mine was running a dream today aswell  ;D

be good to get them together eventually buddy will be a sight on a lake ;)

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Re: Robbe Schuetze Build ( it's a Warship! )
« Reply #82 on: April 08, 2007, 09:11:47 pm »

hey there mate - she looks very impressive on the water there.  So, when you have finished the restoration job on your next model - how are you going to persuade the better half that you need another model to build.  ;D ;D ;D 

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Already working on it John.
Hows your washing??

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« Reply #83 on: April 08, 2007, 09:31:56 pm »

Thanks mate for rubbing salt in the wound - the better half has spent most of the night looking at washing machines - if I catch the b***er who invented hot and cold fill - I will show them where the hot water pipe goes.

the deary beloved washing mashine spat its dummy out yesterday and tried to self destruct - ever seen a washer full of water trying to do a 1400 rev spin - doesnt half do some damage to the floor in the kitchen  :'(

aye mate, but your model is looking good, very good 10 out of 10 for that one mate.

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Re: Robbe Schuetze Build ( it's a Warship! )
« Reply #84 on: April 08, 2007, 11:32:47 pm »

She does look good Richard, glad to see you dont spend ALL your time on here  :)

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« Reply #85 on: April 09, 2007, 09:27:10 pm »

WOW!!!!!! she looks really nice on the water Richard I would love to have a go she looks fast. I hope my Ark looks half as good as that.

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Re: Robbe Schuetze Build ( it's a Warship! )
« Reply #86 on: April 15, 2007, 03:32:52 pm »

At long last got the ballast right.
Couple more photos and one for the sub boys. ;D

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Re: Robbe Schuetze Build ( it's a Warship! )
« Reply #87 on: April 15, 2007, 04:08:11 pm »

Looking good again Richard, had mine on the water today.
As a result of taking the 6volt battery out and now running 2x 7.2volt buggy packs she wobbled about a bit but will have that sorted tonight when i ballast her properly in the bath.

(see you next sunday)

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« Reply #88 on: April 15, 2007, 04:41:08 pm »

Dicky, your model looks really smart 10/10 for that mate.  What lake do you sail at? as it looks lovely there?

Did you depth charge the sub by any chance.  Is that why its coming up to surrender.

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Re: Robbe Schuetze Build ( it's a Warship! )
« Reply #89 on: April 15, 2007, 09:25:40 pm »

Hi John
I sail at Setley Pond in the New Forest. The photo was taken on Thursday afternoon. There were only the two of us sailing.
Before I started I checked with the chap with the sub what crystal he was using and he insisted it was different to mine.
After about ten minutes sailing my boat circled twice in the middle of the pond and stopped on its own. After a lot of swearing and worrying about what was wrong with it ,it turned out the other chap was using the same crystals and was testing the uboat on land. He then put his controls in the neutral position hijacked my boat and stopped the motors .
Other than that I had a great afternoon.
Check this out, its the boat club I belong to.
   http://www.photobox.co.uk/public/customer.html?customer=1022634


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Re: Robbe Schuetze Build ( it's a Warship! )
« Reply #90 on: June 03, 2007, 06:00:15 pm »

I have at long last found some crew at roughly 1:40 scale.
50 plastic soldiers from Toys-R- Us, price 99p.
Now all I've got to do is chop a few arms, legs and heads off and rearrange them an then make the finished articles look like German sailors ???
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« Reply #91 on: June 05, 2007, 05:38:07 pm »

At long last a crew for the scheutze ;D
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« Reply #92 on: June 05, 2007, 05:47:59 pm »

That looks like a German male-only DISCO  :)

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« Reply #93 on: June 05, 2007, 05:49:47 pm »

Sorry couldn't get the music on here ::)
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« Reply #94 on: June 05, 2007, 07:05:04 pm »

So not the Village people

Der Sailor Boys  :)

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Re: Robbe Schuetze build
« Reply #95 on: June 05, 2007, 08:31:53 pm »

Them aint dancing legs, thems sea legs.
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« Reply #96 on: June 05, 2007, 10:35:42 pm »

I hope I NEVER look like the one in the centre then.  :)

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Re: Robbe Schuetze build
« Reply #97 on: June 06, 2007, 08:43:23 am »

Modelled on you Bob ;D
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« Reply #98 on: June 06, 2007, 06:01:46 pm »

The crews on board ready for the weekend. ;D
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« Reply #99 on: June 06, 2007, 10:36:53 pm »

Ahhhh, a booze cruise then  :)

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