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Apr 15, 2019

Mistral ship battleship

Mistral ship scratch built scale 1:165

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Sep 09, 2018

Juyilanga - 28-footer Uniflite "Salty Dog"

Inspired by now defunct American manufacturer Uniflite, this boat is based upon 1970s-early 80s 28-footer model Salty Dog and is built on approximately

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Feb 23, 2018


I embarked on a 1/72nd scale version of her and developed some great methods to achieve more scale representation on super structure panels and pushed

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Feb 11, 2018

Powerskow Alaskan Salmon Tender

This model is based on an Alaskan Salmon Tender. It is completely scratch built except for the brass hardware and a few things that I purchased from Harbor

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Jun 11, 2017

Jaws Orca - modified hull from RC Cabin Cruiser

This is my first attempt at building a boat. I really liked the way RC cabin cruiser plan was designed in that it was simple and easy to put together.

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Jun 08, 2017

World War II American PT boat.

This is my first scratch built model, retired last year so I have some time on my hands! It is 1:32 scale built from the excellent plans supplied by Petter.

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Apr 03, 2017

Edmund Fitzgerald - Great Lakes Freighter

100% Scratch Built Model RC Ship INFO Name: S S Edmund Fitzgerald Type: Lake freighter Launched: June 7th 1958 Maiden Voyage: September 24th 1958 Out

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Jan 16, 2017

"Bugalú" Cabin Cruiser

Here's my most recent built fresh off the shipyard. By expanding in a local printing shop your plans for a beginners' cabin cruiser, I just completed this

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Dec 12, 2016

1:24 scale Elco 80' pt boat

I made a couple blunders on this but it's getting there. The life raft is a little small, rear turret is sitting a little high, otherwise not too bad.

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Dec 11, 2016

"Legal Limit" Express Cruiser

Original design Express Cruiser type boat. 19-inches long old home-made fiberglass hull built in UK in the 1970s and rescued from previous owner's garage.

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Dec 11, 2016

"Extra Vagancia" Sport Fisherman

This is my flotilla flagship. Scratch-built Inspired by 1970s Chris Craft 45 SF/Commander and Bertram 46 Convertible. Fiberglass 25-inches deep-vee hull

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Dec 10, 2016

"Triton" Springer Tug

Triton is a Springer Tug push boat. The model's hull and superstructure with an Indiana type command cabin was borrowed from an American very plain and

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Dec 10, 2016

"Banana Power" Runabout

This scratch-built boat was made following retro lines of runabouts from the mid 60s to mid 70s. Banana Power measures 21 inches and was built on an old

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Dec 10, 2016

"Bademenuss" Double Cabin Motor Yacht

Double cabin cruiser on approximately 1:18 scale inspired on 40 and 43 footer Uniflite, Viking, Hatteras and Chris Craft models built during the 70s and

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Oct 01, 2016

RC Cabin Cruiser designed by Petter Blix

I have built this boat for two reasons. No 1 is after a move to retire in Chiangmai, Thailand I found that I had a lot of spare time. No 2 is that I wanted

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Apr 03, 2015

Bertram 38 Convertible - inspired "Dirty Deeds"

Right after finishing up my previous vessel Berrinche, I embarked in this project in preparation to this boating season. I love old Bertram yachts and

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Mar 18, 2015

42 ft Chris Craft Corvette

This Sterling models 1955 Chris Craft Corvette was inspired by the time period it was made. A time when it felt good to be an American and the dream of

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Mar 01, 2015

Attaching Sole Plate on a Sailing Barge Kit

I am building my first model boat and have gone for Billing Boats' Will Everard Sailing Barge Kit. I have set out the keel and frames on the first half

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Mar 01, 2015

Gas Engine Gearbox

I am in the process of building a model of our local ferry boat. It will be powered by a 26cc petrol/gas engine, but I can't find any gearboxes for that

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Feb 21, 2013

Giant PT Boat Plan at 1:16 Scale

Looking for a giant pt boat plan? Look no further. Here is a simplified Elco 80-footer big enough for good-size gas engines.

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