Odessa 2018 (and, yes, it was a bit damp), and a bit more
June 30, 2018
April 12, 2017
QMS attended a presentation on the 12th. of March, at Quinte Plastic Modelers at Eastminster United Church on Bridge St. E. in Belleville. Guest lect...
QMS at QPM
March 15, 2020
From the Commodore: Here's a long story
April 11, 2020
I saw this Mega Blocks toy (these are *not* LEGO quality) years ago. I was fascinated by the articulated rowers...ankle, knee, waist, shoulder and elbow. And I have created some interesting models from toys in the past. So why not?
I bought two models to make it longer by having two centre sections. It was meant to be pushed over the floor so I had to build a hull which you can see here in dark green.
I had to add a rudder, too.
As expected the rowers don’t actually generate enough “pull” to move the craft - so I installed a very small prop. Painted hull colour it will be hard to see.
Here are a couple of pictures of the finished ship. Only four of the rowers are active because of the requirement for radio and rudder gear inside the hull.
The rowing mechanism isn’t very robust but I imagine it will only get the occasional trial in the pond.
It’s beyond a doubt the most annoying and frustrating project ever.