The USV project stalled a while because of some of the materials I used, but here it is, done.
When I saw the Mikro Mir model of the Ukrainian Maritime Drone, I knew I had to have one to build in a seaborne diorama. I’ve not built any other boats, but this company’s kits could tempt me to try a few.
I also bought their model of the Turtle submersible, so I got one of the first naval innovations of the modern era, and one of the latest.
Find out more about Mikro Mir and its range at http://mikro-mir.com/en/
A video of the full build of the hull is also available.
I really should be posting all my YouTube videos here, shouldn’t I?
I promise I will do better in the future. Here’s a recent one, where I give a base to an odd old kit of a guy in a kayak.
The ChuanYu range of 1:200 remote control ready ships have been popular on the Spinneyworld store, but this is the first time I’ve had a chance to look at one properly. So I did an unboxing video.
A build series will follow when I have enough space to work on it.
My “Oh wow!” moment of the morning was finding a seller on eBay offering remote control models of Donald Campbell’s last Bluebird boat. They’re available in 1:6th and 1:10th scale.
The South Manchester Model Boat Club get their boats out on Platt Fields boating lake on Sunday mornings. It would be mean to turn up with one of these and blast it around the island.