Fairey Huntsman 31: This is a two sheet plan for the classic Fairey 1960's powerboat drawn to a scale of 1:16 and designed by David Milbourn as a radio controlled, brushless motor driven, highly detailed performance model. A fully illustrated supporting article was published in the Model Boats 2016 January and February issues.
This project is recommended for those with some experience of building a wooden-hulled model using these highly detailed and comprehensive CAD drawn plans. Model length at 1:16 scale is 24 inches (590mm).
This issue we have the second part of the Fairey Huntsman full-build article, the plan being featured in the recent January 2015 issue and available from MyHobbyStore. We are pleased to include this month, instead of the usual Ship Gallery, a Photo Feature Gallery for a Lesro Sportsman, this r/c model having been started by Les' Rowell the designer just before his untimely death in 1992, and now completed by his grandson John Long 23 years later, it having languished in a loft during the intervening years.
Included in this issue are full photographic reports from the 2015 International Model Boat Show held at Leamington Spa this last November and Scale Model World organised by the International Plastic Modellers Society at Telford at the same time. This latter event has much of interest to model boating enthusiasts, not least because of the huge and fantastically detailed 1:200 scale Trumpeter plastic kits of famous warships, including HMS Nelson and soon to be released HMS Hood, models that readily lend themselves to radio control conversion and that were on display or being previewed.
Apart from this, we have the usual regulars including a look by John Parker at the once well-known Marinecraft kits marketed by Model Aerodrome Ltd, once a leading UK chain of model shops. So together with the usual regular columns, I hope there is something here for everyone in these pages
Semi-scale model of a vertically and horizontally rotating fire-fighting canon. Can be made fully functional. Consists of injection-moulded plastic parts and metal tubes, which makes assembly very easy. Suitable for many models.80mm high with 90mm reach
4mm Ribbed Rubber Bumper Sheet 300mm x75mm x 2.5mm. As used as bow fenders and areas on hull sides where protection is needed. The sheet has 4.0mm wide rib running vertically along the 75mm width One sheet per pack