Rick's Tobruk and LCH.
Some stats, 1:72 scale, length 1.7m, mass 18kg. This model is operated by two 10-channel transmitters: one for “at-sea” operations using nine channels and the other for “in-harbour” operations using seven channels.
2 Newspapers articles on Rick's and his models https://www.sunshinevalleygazette.com.au/blog/hmas-tobruk-rides-the-waves-again
Rick's Sea Cloud
Here are the stats of my model ....
It took almost 11 years to complete.
Length is 2.1 metres
Beam is 32cm
Hull draft is 15cm
Total draft including a keel which lowers/raises is 35cm
Height of main mast above deck is 112cm
Total weight is 36 kgs
She has a total of 98 grain of wheat lights all over, with two rotating radars.
The build story has appeared in the October 2006 issue of Marine Modelling International, and also in the Windling World magazine from NZ, a few years ago, which was produced by my late mate Mark Steele. She was only sailed four times, and now displayed in a 2.4 X 1.5 metre cabinet in my garage.
Jason's USS Tennessee BB43.
Together with her own Tug and a Collier cargo ...
This is my Radio Controlled 1/48 scale Battleship, USS Tennessee BB43. She is 12ft / 4m long and I am still adding things to it. I had to build its own trailer to transport and store. She is launched and retrieved the same as a normal boat and I built her own WWII dock to park it when on the water.
The working search lights are surefire tactical torch heads, which puts a good solid beam of light across the water. Besides the navigation lights she also has superstructure illumination lights together with working street lamps on the dock. All four motors are water cooled with cooling fans throughout the ship and directed out the funnel. She is close to 100% scale as I added things like a bow thruster etc. All of the other actions you can see in the movie.
She is made from Timber, sheet metal, white metal, fibreglass, bits of my kids toys, anything that I could lay my hands on really.
I hope you enjoy watching as much as I have enjoyed building her.
Day on the SCMBC lake. Full of surprises.
Triple 'S' MBG RC Submarines Queensland Sub Regatta 2015.
The 5th National Model Submarine Regatta held in Canberra by the ACT Model Boat Club Easter 2010
RC Scale and Sail. August 2015. This was filmed at the Sunshine Coast Model Boat Club and the Triple "S" Model Boat Group, both in QLD, Australia.