Monthly Archives: December 2014

RC USS Hammann, 2 Carriers & Jaws Orca at Pond

Only in San Diego can December be this beautiful for R/C scale boating! This video covers December 13 & 27 at the San Diego Model Yacht Pond.

Here are the ships present in order of appearance:

December 13
1) SS Jeremiah O’Brien scratch built (1:96 scale) by Fred Frass, reworked by Mark Weber
2) Battle Tug kit bashed Lindberg hull (1:96 scale) by David Manley
3) Bristol Bay (Aquacraft RTR) customized by Mike Rivera and owned by John Ramirez
4) Atlantic Tugboat (Aquacraft RTR) customized by David Alvarez
5) C-Tractor kit bashed Dickie Toys tugboat (1:96 scale) by Mark Weber
6) RTR Wakeboarding boats brought by visiting kids

December 27
1) Orca from movie “Jaws”    scratch built by    Ken Wilson
2) Side Wheeler    scratch built by Brian Tripp
3) USS Tawasa ATF-92 scratch built (1:96 scale)    by David Manley
4) Helen Trawler Artesania Latina Kit built by David Alvarez
5) Coast Guard    built    by unknown, customized by David Alvarez
6) Neptune Cargo Ship Graupner kit built by Don & Ryan
7) USS White Plains (CVE-66) built (1:96 scale) by Jimmie Hawkin
8) USS Hammann (DD-412) built (1:96 scale) by Martin Bunch
9) C-Tractor kit bashed Dickie Toys tugboat (1:96 scale) by Mark Weber
10) HT-2879A RTR toy destroyer run by a guest
11) USS Copahee (CVE-12) aircraft carrier scratch built (1:96 scale) by David Manley
12) SS Jeremiah O’Brien scratch built (1:96 scale) by Fred Frass, reworked by Mark Weber
13) Atlantic Tugboat (Aquacraft RTR) customized by David Alvarez

Music: Michael von Frankfurt – Kreislauf

Come check out the scale model boats Saturday mornings at the San Diego Model Yacht Pond:
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USS Copahee RC WWII Carrier Video

Oh, the joys of vacation and catching up on some video editing. Here’s some video from November 29. I trimmed it down to focus on the 1:96 scale ships present.

  • USS Copahee (CVE-12) aircraft carrier scratch built (1:96 scale) by David Manley (Not shown in video, but this incredible R/C ship features a functional airplane elevator)
  • C-Tractor kit bashed Dickie Toys tugboat by Mark Weber
  • USS Nicholas (DD-449) built (1:96 scale) by Martin Bunch

Music featured in video:
“Parliament” by Cloudkicker

Gilligan’s Island SS Minnow RC Boats Video

Pardon the foggy look of this video.  My GoPro’s waterproof case had some condensation inside of it.

Date: November 22, 2014
Location:  San Diego Model Yacht Pond

Some of the Boats Present:

  • Bristol Bay kit bashed by Ken Wilson
  • SS Minnow of Gilligan’s Island TV Show built by David Alvarez
  • Seguin Tugboat Midwest kit 1:48 scale originally built by Ken Wilson, reworked by Mark Weber
  • Navy tug “Odin” Lindberg kit originally built by Lew Johnson, reworked by “Little Dave”
  • USS Monitor scratch built by Jeff Sparksworthy
  • Star 30 Sailboat restored by Brian Tripp
  • USS Jenkins (DD-447) built (1:96 scale) by Jimmie Hawkins
  • Fire Rescue 17 an Aquacraft RTR modded by David Alvarez

Come join us on a Saturday morning at the San Diego Model Yacht Pond:
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Music: Easy Jam from Kevin MacLeod.

November 2014 Newsletter

San Diego Argonauts Newsletter – November 2014 – Volume 55 Issue #10

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Task Force 96 Santee Lakes Run Photos & Videos

A number of the San Diego Argonauts Scale Boats guys also run with Task Force 96, which is a Scale Boat group that builds and runs incredible 1:96 or 1:100 scale models.  He had a great run on December 6, 2014 commemorating the anniversary of the December 7 attack on Pearl Harbor.Task Force 96 2014Photos: 2014_12_06–Task Force 96 Santee Lakes Run (Album 1 of 2) https://plus.google.com/photos/108653016568242154752/albums/6093829941546880977 2014_12_06–Task Force 96 Santee Lakes Run (Album 2 of 2) https://plus.google.com/photos/108653016568242154752/albums/6093867524550331601 Videos: