Relative newcomer to the world of model boats...
Hi all. My name's Andy, I live in the beautiful High Peak area of Derbyshire UK, I'm just shy of retirement and into model railways in a big (small actually, N gauge) way.
About 12 months ago I decided to take a break from railways and rebuild a Sea Commander that I built when I was about 16 that'd been sitting on various shelves for many years (No.9 in the picture below)
. Since then the bug has really bitten and I have amassed a fleet of 12 boats of varying scales and sizes - 10 of which I have built myself, including 2 paddle steamers, 3 ferries, 3 cabin cruisers, a Spanish style salt lake paddle tug and even a Civil War Confederate ironclad. Most of them for one reason or another are non-operational (not intentionally) but at least three of them do work using 2,4 and 6 channel radios.
All my builds with the exception of an Aeronaut Diva and the aforementioned Sea Commander are scratch builds.
Some of them:[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
I'm currently working on Hull 13, a scratch build 1/144 scale working model of a Royal Navy Roberts Class monitor C1944 (31"). I'm at the hull frame stage but sort of stalled because it's too damned cold in the garage.
Thanks for reading.