Welcome to my new Blog



Welcome to my Blog.
My Blog is mostly about my hobbies, ie Model boats,Cross Stitch, Gardening, Days out and about and Photography with pictures taken at and around our Model Boat club at Etherow Country Park, where I can be found quite a few days a week on the landing stage, you might recognize the hat and the dog rather than me. My models and other hobbies can be found in the tabs at the top above the header picture.
There will also be entries of days out with my long haired Chihuahua "Pepe", weather permitting of course.

Aziz Oil Rig Support Vessel

                                         






The model is fitted with two geared motors and independent 15 amps Mtroniks speed controllers, also a Graupner bow thruster. Power is one 6v-10amp battery , the receiver is a AR6200 and the  transmitter is  the Spektrum DX6i which we find very good

The hull was painted Red Oxide (from the car shop) then Plastikote Bright Red (B&Q) above the waterline; the superstructure was Toyota White (car shop).

30 lights run from a switched 2AA box bought from the Christmas display at the garden centre. The deck clutter is a mixture of container (from Model Slipway), small crates (Mac's Mouldings) and the rest scratch built. The crew figures were from George Turner Models.

The instruction booklet and plans were first class as were my other Model Slipway kits (Wyeforce and 10-hatch Coaster) which were my first ever ventures into model boat building with motors. Knowing that there is someone at the end of the phone to help and advise is a comfort.
Thank you Model Slipway, the only thing now is What Next !! from a great selection to choose from.
Peter Teal
This article published in the Model Slipway "Aziz" galley .
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I was awarded 1st for best kit build 2011 for this build!