Model Boat Mayhem - Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length.
Pages: [1] 2 3   Go Down

Author Topic: Eldergarth  (Read 10036 times)

adamD98

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 386
  • Born free, forced to work!
  • Location: Billingham, Teesside
Eldergarth
« on: February 17, 2013, 03:53:49 PM »

Hi all,
 
Well after getting myself an Eldergarth, pre-built, I've sorted out some of the Wiring and given her a little sail this afternoon:


 
 The boat did well overall, but as you might be able to make out, sits quite low in the water at her bow, so I think I need to get a lighter 12v battery and then just trim where needed.
 
 Fully working, with Lights, working Winch, Bow Thruster and steerable korts as some of you will know.
 
The lights do work, but I only tested them quickly as I still need to set up the 6v system for them:

 
She shipped a bit of water earlier so something isn't quite watertight somewhere!  %)
 
I'll be taking it along to Ellesemere port, after which, she'll have a good revamp and repaint ready for better weather!
 
Comments welcomed  :-)
 
Logged
Cheers,

-Adam-

Norseman

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,486
  • Location: Huyton, Liverpool
Re: Eldergarth
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013, 07:45:02 PM »

I see you changed the deck colour - better  O0

Dave
Logged

adamD98

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 386
  • Born free, forced to work!
  • Location: Billingham, Teesside
Re: Eldergarth
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013, 08:18:16 PM »

Thanks Dave,
 
Do you mean the Fore or Aft deck?  :-)
Logged
Cheers,

-Adam-

Norseman

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,486
  • Location: Huyton, Liverpool
Re: Eldergarth
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2013, 11:51:41 AM »

It was just an afterthought  {-)

Dave
Logged

adamD98

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 386
  • Born free, forced to work!
  • Location: Billingham, Teesside
Re: Eldergarth
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2013, 12:16:02 PM »

 %% Oh dear - it's only Monday Dave!  {-)
Logged
Cheers,

-Adam-

Tuggy Gav

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 89
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Wirral
Re: Eldergarth
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2013, 04:03:01 PM »

Looks great in cory(rea's) colours! Will you be at the sat night sailing to show off the lights? You best be ready to have a tow when your there mate

Gav
Logged

adamD98

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 386
  • Born free, forced to work!
  • Location: Billingham, Teesside
Re: Eldergarth
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2013, 07:01:09 PM »

Hi Gav, apart from a quick paint job on the decks, it's stopping as it is for now.
 
 Yeah I'm stopping for the Night sail no bother  :-))  It's ready to tow - ropes and whatever else are ready!
Logged
Cheers,

-Adam-

Tuggy Gav

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 89
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Wirral
Re: Eldergarth
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2013, 07:09:31 PM »

I have just got myself into sanding the outer bulwarks of my tug putting new paint job on it and fitting loads of tyres so it looks like the actual tug
Logged

adamD98

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 386
  • Born free, forced to work!
  • Location: Billingham, Teesside
Re: Eldergarth
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2013, 07:14:12 PM »

Should look a cracker that - get some pics up  :-))
Logged
Cheers,

-Adam-

Tuggy Gav

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 89
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Wirral
Re: Eldergarth
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2013, 07:20:40 PM »







Hope this works
Logged

adamD98

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 386
  • Born free, forced to work!
  • Location: Billingham, Teesside
Re: Eldergarth
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2013, 08:44:57 PM »

Very nice mate.  :-))
Logged
Cheers,

-Adam-

Tuggy Gav

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 89
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Wirral
Re: Eldergarth
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2013, 09:09:41 PM »

Ta mate! Will look better in a week lol
Logged

scoobydoo2

  • Shipmate
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Durham
Re: Eldergarth
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2013, 10:16:49 PM »

Don't forget to get a 6v battery for those lights m8t or you will be drawing in light aircraft if you leave them on 12v  {-) {-) {-)
Logged

Tuggy Gav

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 89
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Wirral
Re: Eldergarth
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2013, 10:45:32 PM »

Hahaha if he puts them on at Ellesmere Port the planes for Liverpool airport will try and land on the canal
Logged

adamD98

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 386
  • Born free, forced to work!
  • Location: Billingham, Teesside
Re: Eldergarth
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2013, 10:18:54 AM »

...is that why we say "Plane sailing" .....  %) %% :o
 
...I'll get me coat!
Logged
Cheers,

-Adam-

Tuggy Gav

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 89
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Wirral
Re: Eldergarth
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2013, 10:35:23 AM »

Hahahahahaha taxi is waiting hahahahahah
Logged

adamD98

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 386
  • Born free, forced to work!
  • Location: Billingham, Teesside
Re: Eldergarth
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2013, 08:55:04 PM »

Re-painted the Afterdeck green again - but a better shade this time - tidied it up and it already looks a lot better. Just need to give the Forward Decks a good re-paint now and it'll look rather nice me thinks.
 Red or Green for the forward decks? I think Red forward, Green Aft.
 
Leaving the Superstructure as it is - it looks like a working boat as the white paint has ever so slightly dulled. Question - is there a supplier who can do an "R" big enough for the logo? Or is it a plasticard job?
 
 Either the above or I'm thinking I may go my own way with the colour scheme...thoughts?
Logged
Cheers,

-Adam-

Norseman

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,486
  • Location: Huyton, Liverpool
Re: Eldergarth
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2013, 08:57:50 PM »

Do your thing Do your thing
Sorry had that song running in my head
Please no booty shaking %)

Dave
Logged

adamD98

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 386
  • Born free, forced to work!
  • Location: Billingham, Teesside
Re: Eldergarth
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2013, 09:11:26 PM »

Dave there will be no Booty shaking in this thread  %)   {-)  Just the subtle tones of Fleetwood Mac and some Blues/Rock guitar riffs from many legends like Dave Gilmour for example - that should get me through these boat builds!
Logged
Cheers,

-Adam-

adamD98

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 386
  • Born free, forced to work!
  • Location: Billingham, Teesside
Re: Eldergarth
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2013, 08:03:09 PM »

Eldergarth enjoyed her outing at Ellesmere  :-))
 




 
Thanks guys - had a fantastic time  :-))
 
... infact, I had such a good time i'm looking at a new Tug build and a possible Tow to go with! (but what tug, and what tow?)
Logged
Cheers,

-Adam-

Tuggy Gav

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 89
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Wirral
Re: Eldergarth
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2013, 08:32:40 PM »

Defo not my norton Hahahahaha
Logged

adamD98

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 386
  • Born free, forced to work!
  • Location: Billingham, Teesside
Re: Eldergarth
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2013, 08:38:31 PM »

 ok2  Ok Gav - not your Norton ..... (yet)  {-)
 
 No I'm fancying a new build, or something that may be for sale for a decent price! Something along the lines of Svitzer's Ormesby Cross etc
Logged
Cheers,

-Adam-

scoobydoo2

  • Shipmate
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Durham
Re: Eldergarth
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2013, 08:53:19 PM »

Got to agree with adam it was a brilliant day & with the added bonus of buying a new tug  :-)) :-)) :-)) .
Chris.
Logged

Tuggy Gav

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 89
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Wirral
Re: Eldergarth
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2013, 08:57:39 PM »

Yet haha  :-)) am guna get a mmb asd hull maybe build a svitzer nari or make it as a smit tug maybe
Logged

adamD98

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 386
  • Born free, forced to work!
  • Location: Billingham, Teesside
Re: Eldergarth
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2013, 09:00:50 PM »

Wondered when you might mention your new Tug Chris -  :-))  It's a nice looking tug mind.
 
 Go for it Gav - do a Smit tug, don't see a lot around lately. Nice colour scheme I think.
Logged
Cheers,

-Adam-
Pages: [1] 2 3   Go Up