By the time I retire I'm sure the EU will have banned model making altogether!
However I am having trouble tracking down a supplier for the scale. Hope you had a great Christmas and now are the proud owner of lots of anchor patterned socks!
I am currently working on a 'fictionary' hovercraft de inspired by the Swedish Navy stealth Ship the Visby Class Corvette - See link below do you know any one who has built one. I have used source material from Chris's article and Bell SK5 plan from MB's online shop and various photos from all over the web and things are proceeding well if a harmouth slowly.
Any way here's a quick update :- Since my last e-mail I have been busy knocking out hovercraft des which my father has been putting together, now he has retired he has plenty of time to do my bidding! The de is based on Wemotec electric ducted fan units EDFeach have an internal diameter of about 70mm to give you an idea of scale, the hull will be about mm W x mm L and given the SRN 6's performance should run very well on Tarmac, Water, Ice, Grass and Sand.
Will Lockwood P. Martin Great site!!!!!!!!!!! On the subject of the Visby Class Corvette, have you come across any one who might know or possibly even have scaled drawings of the craft - I have contacted Kockums directly but as yet no joy I would love to build one to go with my Sabre. I am great my father would not object if I forwarded some pics While the pervious scale models used air rudders as control mayhem, direction and thrust of this model craft or "Sabre" as I have named it, will be entirely from the two large EDF units controlled through a "V" tail mixer which can be used to mix channel outputs - typically used erotic personals bayview idaho model aircraft Please find attached some 3D computer images illustrating the concept.