Russ Lloyd is building a RC-scale chaser model, of submarine chaser SC 299.
His notes on the project:
The deck houses that you see in these photos are merely door skin quickly cut out and painted; they are just a temporary substitute for the more accurate deckhouses I am building for it. There is one photo with the scale deck house on board. I have been taking the model to the San Diego model yacht basin for many years in an uncompleted state. (It is possible that I may never fully complete the model). It runs just fine. The hull is fiberglass and was in a past life produced by a company called Dynamic Models (DM has been out of business for a number of years). The model is 1/24 scale, so it is a full 55 inches long.
All fittings are hand fabricated. I do not have a lathe to make my life easier. It's amazing what you can do with telescopic brass tubing. I also fabricated some of the eyebolts on the depth charge deck crane and the anchor deck crane or hoist from solid brass rod using a drill chuck, file, and dremel motor tool. Patterns were made for the ventilators, parts cut from copper foil, and soldered together. The deck gun base is made from an old hose nozzle; the remainder of the gun is primarily telescopic brass tubing.
I am using and Ace Nautical Commander radio and speed control. The electric motor is an old German made 12V hectoperm with gear reduction. I haven’t found a need to ballast the hull with anything other than a 12V battery, it sits at the waterline, and moves through the water quite well.
Thanks to Russ Lloyd for submitting the images to The Subchaser Archives.