Norwegian Gun Boat
Owner Steve R.
This is Bryan E’s British Power Boat M.T.B No 488 built in Hythe 1943. Model is 1/24th scale based on a Deans Marine Kit with twin motors on 7.2v. Pictures don’t do this model justice its absolutely fantastic with lots of detail and a real mover to boot when out on patrol.
This is Armando’s latest model of “Samwise”, a Liberty ship. It is based on a plan by Glynn Guest, the model was scratch-built to 1/144 scale. It took 15yrs to build (very much ‘off-and-on’), and, despite the plan being ‘stand-off scale’, it includes quite a bit of detailing. The hull is balsa-sheet, on ply frames, and it is coated in laminating resin. The deck is ply and the superstructure is of plasticard. The majority of fittings are constructed from plasticard and other bits and pieces. Everything is scratch-built with the exception of the six cowl vents. It has a single 550-type motor with home-made rudder. The 4-bladed brass prop was procured from the Prop Shop. It is painted in acrylics with weathering applied as enamels and pastels, everything being sealed with a couple of coats of satin varnish. The flags are from BECC. Displacement is 7lb, length 950cm.
Pictured is Bryan E’s 1/24th scale model of a British Power Boat Co. series “1” 63 ft. Air Sea Rescue Launch built circa 1939. It is a modified Deans Marine kit, powered by a water cooled Deans Kestrel motor on 7.2v. A very fast and impressive model.
Model warships cruising around at Over Canal Basin on a pleasant Sunday afternoon
Phil’s model of HMS Lion. this model had its maiden voyage on March 13th, it is 66in long, has 4 working propellors, and is very impressive, Phil had to research the design as no plans exist, so worked from old photographs. The real ship weighed 29,700 tons and had a speed of 28 knots, she was 700 feet long and burned 95o tons of coal a day. Main armament was 8 x 13.5in guns plus 16.x 4in guns and torpedo tubes, damaged at Jutland and finally scrapped in 1924. Phil’s Grandfather served on her which is why he decided to model her.
Peter B’s RAF Crash and Fire Tender, built of wood and fitted with a brushless motor
she looks superb on the water with a nice paint job.
On patrol – Ian’s armed Trawler and Ted’s Corvette
Bryan’s 54in Naval Motor Launch having completed sea trials and now ready for action
Bryan E’s British Power Boats MGB at speed
powered by brushless motors
Bryan and Ian’s Gunboats at Over
Davis E’s Picket Boat No 1, American Civil War period 1864 Spar Torpedo Boat, steam operated gas powered 36 in long. Original sank the ironclad CSS Albermarle in a daring attack under the captain Lt William Cushing, many of his crew were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Bryan’s Fairmile “C” at speed
Gordon’s Japanese PT Boat
Keith’s Perkasa at speed
Bryan’s Fairmile in black & white as in the 1940’s