Model Boat Mayhem

Please login or register.

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

Author Topic: Atlantic 75  (Read 3636 times)

colin-stevens

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 695
  • Location: Southwater
Atlantic 75
« on: August 26, 2007, 08:48:00 PM »

Next project started. no joy with the Tamar, beyond me. But the plans turned up for the Atlantic 75. Wanted to do it bigger than 1/12, so i would find ir easier to get the outboards to work,( thats the plan). Thought i was stufffed yet again, couldnt find any 54mm pipe, but a wonderfull chap known as Funtimefrankie has come up with the goods. cheers mate.
so trip to me local model shop to get some ideas on how to turn the rotation through 90 degrees. came up with bevel gears from a helicopter. result. spent the day chopping up fibre board.
Can any help with photos of the 75, looked at some on 24-7, helpfull but cant make out the shape of the outboards. got thplan but no real help with shape of the bits. mine is square at the moment.
i,m on a roll now so i,m sure once again someone can help
colin
Logged
grumpy old XXX

Faraday's Cage

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 332
  • Change is inevitable, except from a drinks machine
  • Location: Staffordshire
Re: Atlantic 75
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2007, 09:27:57 PM »

Logged

colin-stevens

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 695
  • Location: Southwater
Re: Atlantic 75
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2007, 09:29:27 PM »

thanks for that, got it.
colin
Logged
grumpy old XXX

colin-stevens

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 695
  • Location: Southwater
Re: Atlantic 75
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2007, 10:01:34 PM »

received some tubing from frank, so ii's all systems go.
done a bit of work on the outboards( one of them) and so here is a quick pic. crude at the moment, not shaped, and still one or two problems to sort out. just hope it is powerfull enough.
hope i am able to continue posting after this weekend.
colin
Logged
grumpy old XXX

gribeauval

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,077
  • Tidy Bench -Tidy Mind, Messy Bench - BUSY!!
  • Location: Wakefield West Yorkshire
Re: Atlantic 75
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2007, 10:23:00 PM »

Why not do the Atlantic 85 instead ? 8)
The engines are bigger, so more room for the motors/gears etc. ;)
Logged
True Lifeboat Nutter!!

colin-stevens

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 695
  • Location: Southwater
Re: Atlantic 75
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2007, 10:28:48 PM »

oh jeez, please dont give me more ideas ;D.
didnt see plans for the 85 in the RNLI plans service. and dont have enogh patience to sort it out.
any way, hows youre big build coming along?
colin
Logged
grumpy old XXX

gribeauval

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,077
  • Tidy Bench -Tidy Mind, Messy Bench - BUSY!!
  • Location: Wakefield West Yorkshire
Re: Atlantic 75
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2007, 10:39:02 PM »

oh jeez, please dont give me more ideas ;D.
didnt see plans for the 85 in the RNLI plans service. and dont have enogh patience to sort it out.
any way, hows youre big build coming along?
colin

Only posted that picture to wind you up mate!!!!!! That's the new Flamborough  A85 I went to see last Monday. ;)
The Monster Mersey is slowly progressing and it's now upside down to finish the planking.
Logged
True Lifeboat Nutter!!

colin-stevens

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 695
  • Location: Southwater
Re: Atlantic 75
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2007, 10:48:30 PM »

not sure you should be posting that on here. its meant to be a model site ;)
Logged
grumpy old XXX

gribeauval

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,077
  • Tidy Bench -Tidy Mind, Messy Bench - BUSY!!
  • Location: Wakefield West Yorkshire
Re: Atlantic 75
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2007, 11:11:45 PM »

not sure you should be posting that on here. its meant to be a model site ;)

It is a model! Just a dirty great big one!! ;D
Logged
True Lifeboat Nutter!!

colin-stevens

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 695
  • Location: Southwater
Re: Atlantic 75
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2007, 04:56:10 PM »

ah, but when is a model not a model, little grasshopper? ;D
Logged
grumpy old XXX

gribeauval

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,077
  • Tidy Bench -Tidy Mind, Messy Bench - BUSY!!
  • Location: Wakefield West Yorkshire
Re: Atlantic 75
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2007, 07:33:05 PM »

As long as the scale is less than 12 inches to the Foot then as far as I am concerned it's a model  ;).
Logged
True Lifeboat Nutter!!

colin-stevens

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 695
  • Location: Southwater
Re: Atlantic 75
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2007, 07:42:32 PM »

cant wait to see the detail you are going to put on her. O0
Logged
grumpy old XXX

colin-stevens

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 695
  • Location: Southwater
Re: Atlantic 75
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2007, 04:18:33 PM »

has any one one scratch built either the 21 or 75?
if so how the hell did you mark out the tubes?
just started drawing out the elevations and  have realized that it is going to be more fun than i realized.
why do i do this to myself?
colin
Logged
grumpy old XXX

gribeauval

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,077
  • Tidy Bench -Tidy Mind, Messy Bench - BUSY!!
  • Location: Wakefield West Yorkshire
Re: Atlantic 75
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2007, 07:58:23 PM »

I cheated and took an Action Man boat (first picture) , stripped it down (second picture), just used the bottom hull and pipe insulation for the tubes (third picture), added a false deck and glued the pipe insulation on top (fourth and fifth pictures), after painting I had a representation of the current RNLI inshore Lifeboat (picture six).  ;)

Best of luck!!!!   Mike
Logged
True Lifeboat Nutter!!

colin-stevens

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 695
  • Location: Southwater
Re: Atlantic 75
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2007, 10:36:59 AM »

Clever. but i think at 1/10th it wouldnt looc right, but it may be food for thought, given me another idea
Ta
colin
Logged
grumpy old XXX

tonyH

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,372
  • Model Boat Mayhem Forum is the Best!
  • Location: Suffolk, England
Re: Atlantic 75
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2007, 10:56:08 AM »

Mike,

What did you paint the pipe insulation with?

I used it for my USCG launch and found that whatever I used came off fairly easily. I ended up cleaning the insulation with thinners, then giving it a light sand, then a coat of etch primer, then several coats of Plasticote and the finish is still very tender.

Tony
Logged

gribeauval

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,077
  • Tidy Bench -Tidy Mind, Messy Bench - BUSY!!
  • Location: Wakefield West Yorkshire
Re: Atlantic 75
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2007, 02:58:19 PM »

Mike,

What did you paint the pipe insulation with?

I used it for my USCG launch and found that whatever I used came off fairly easily. I ended up cleaning the insulation with thinners, then giving it a light sand, then a coat of etch primer, then several coats of Plasticote and the finish is still very tender.

Tony

Ordinary Dulux water-based paint from the colour mixer range and then water based satin varnish on top. Not managed to flake off the paint yet (fingers crossed)!!!!!! It seems to flex with the insulation. ;)

Mike
Logged
True Lifeboat Nutter!!

tonyH

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,372
  • Model Boat Mayhem Forum is the Best!
  • Location: Suffolk, England
Re: Atlantic 75
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2007, 01:10:25 PM »

Thanks Mike,

Obviously simplest is best!

Tony
Logged

Guy Bagley

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,222
  • Location: thames valley
Re: Atlantic 75
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2007, 02:18:43 PM »

i have access to an atlantic 85 all weekend, anyone interested/ need pictures ?- i ithink i will photograph from plenty of angles anyway - especially  it as its here in our  car park !

will forward the pictures to martin at a later date !- but if anyone wants any details  photographing let me know....
Logged
all in all its just another brick in the wall......

Guy Bagley

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,222
  • Location: thames valley
Re: Atlantic 75
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2007, 10:10:05 AM »

took about 50 or so shots of it, will forward to martin in the next few days, then maybe he can post them or send them on to anyone who requests them.....
Logged
all in all its just another brick in the wall......
Pages: [1]   Go Up