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  2. I finished this a few years back using the Airfix kit and augmenting weapons with Coastal Craft offerings. I came across Kev's (Longshanks) build during the build which was an added inspiration. I should have replaced the stern steps with wire and shusshhhh - don't tell anyone but the mast is in the wrong place ......... (You live and learn) Thanks for looking Rob
  3. Vosper 73' MTB Type 1 (Airfix 1/72)

    Shame on you by my calculations on the model / boat you are max 2mm out of position. Plus A you've got to know the boat and B it's only apparent from pics exactly fore and aft. So lets keep mum about this no one knows but us. If any rivet counters should comment we call always hang them from the mast ...... only so they can get a better view of course I don't recall seeing your pics posted on here (?) but then have the memory of a goldfish Kev
  4. Today
  5. Vosper 73' MTB Type 1 (Airfix 1/72)

    I am impressed.
  6. Vosper 73' MTB Type 1 (Airfix 1/72)

    Thanks for being gentle I deliberated a longtime and without plans it was really hard to discern from original pics - there was a 50 : 50 chance.......... Rob
  7. Hobby Boss HMS Agamemnon

    Here's a link to a pic of the deck in the Hobby Boss lord Nelson : http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10451820/40/4 And another to the Agamemnon's deck : https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/HB86509 Hopefully you should be able to do a comparison
  8. Yesterday
  9. MTB 385 Vosper Type 1 73'

    Thanks Guys Kev
  10. Vosper 73' MTB Type 1 (Airfix 1/72)

    Cheers Rob I think we will put it down to a field harbour modification ..... Kev
  11. Danton, Hobby Boss, 1:350

    Some work done. I've added missing keels, there still two bilge ones left, but these are kit parts, so should't be a problem. Thanks for watching Mick
  12. MTB 385 Vosper Type 1 73'

    That is one amazing looking MTB there๐Ÿ–’๐Ÿ–’๐Ÿ–’
  13. MTB 385 Vosper Type 1 73'

    Definitely not. Inspirational then Kev and still inspirational now. Superb Rob
  14. Absolutely Love it - Kudos +++ for that carving. What a super model! Rob
  15. Vosper 73' MTB Type 1 (Airfix 1/72)

    Kev - I remember finding your Blog when I was doing mine. Loved it then and love it now. Rather embarrassingly I put my mast "inside" the wheelhouse. I think you have the right call Rob
  16. HMS Fife by Kevin - Fleetscale - 1/72

    good evening sounds silly but i didn't think I had achieved much over the weekend, but I put the forecastle in sorted out how the forward superstructe is going to fit more work on the funnel, finished the positioning of the portholes and doors in the forward section and some practising on the lighting the two holes are lined with pen tops the smaller hole towards the base with have a light fitted bulkhead lights - from fleetscale - i sanded the middle out one forcastle with the rough shape of the forward bulkhead to go in
  17. Dean good evening the yellow ochre that has been used on countless HMS Victory's is not the colour the ship was painted in at Trafalgar (that also includes my 1/72 Caldercraft version, recently the Real ship has had futher tests done and revealved it was a lot lighter, (even quoted as towards Pink) although i am working in wood the colour that i painted mine in is an acrylic and produced by admiralty paints
  18. Hobby Boss HMS Agamemnon

    Difficult to say without seeing the Aggy kit, as some of the deck houses and equipment could be different, but then, knowing Hobbyboss, it will be exactly the same. I've got the deck for Lord Nelson and it is very nice.
  19. Vosper 73' MTB Type 1 (Airfix 1/72)

    Go for it... Feel free to PM me if I can be of any help Your welcome I believe this series of boats were fitted with the phosphor bronze Mk 47ii trifungulated hinges ....... of course I could be wrong and it might be a plain brass oversight Kev
  20. Hi, I'm a new boy here. I'm planning to build one of these myself, so I'd appreciate advice. My main motivation is that I recently finished Dr John Sugden's mighty Nelson biography and realised to my shame that I'd never done a Victory. I'm planning to use Humbrol 74 'Linen' for the side bands as it's a pale yellow/ochre. What does anyone else think of this, please? Also, the plank moulding detail is huge! It would be in scale for a ploughed field better than a carvel built hull. How does one apply masking tape to get the side bands? Is it necessary to fill the 'furrows' before painting?
  21. Hobby Boss HMS Agamemnon

    Mrs Martian is getting me this kit for Christmas and I was wondering if the Shipyard wooden deck for the Hobby Boss kit of her sister ship HMS Lord Nelson would be likely to fit? Martian
  22. Heh, I just bought this set from you at Telford. Really nice set, and nice talking to you there.
  23. I'll try to remember to have a look on his PC when I next visit my mum.
  24. The answer to the "Best Kit" is a very tough question to answer as there are so many subjective aspects to it, price, complexity, accuracy, buildability, completeness (includes PE) etc. I would agree that the Academy ships are really nice and very reasonably priced, and offer a good starting point. I would however, disagree that all Tamiya kits are from the 70's. It is true that the original Tamiya kits that date from the 70s, (KGV, PoW, Bismarck, etc) are a little rough in detail, but in the last 10 years or so Tamiya has released some kits that are top notch and are the best compromise for ease of build and accuracy as well as really nifty ways to provide a waterline or full hull option. I am thinking of the Japanese cruisers, Mikuma, Mogami, Chikuma, Tone, destroyer Yukikaze or the NEW MOULD Yamato (kit #78025) with the hardest part being finding them. They are not easy kits to find but great to build. I would also look at some of Hasegawa's kits in addition to the Nagato, the new Junyo, the Gambier Bay or the Agano. Full disclosure, I have a Nagato kit for sale right now if you are interested.
  25. Vosper 73' MTB Type 1 (Airfix 1/72)

    A great build (and thanks for several modelling tips). I do have a question. The amidships companionway is modelled open. Don't the two airvents stop it from shutting?
  26. What is this?

    I will have a look tomorrow when I go to the dock estate to the supermarket for a bit of shopping. The Ebay listing said that whoever purchased it would have to pay about ยฃ900 dock dues for the next three months. Maybe they will take it away, as the engines work OK. The listing had a link to Utube showing them test runnng both engines. It looks a bit scruffy, but I think that is only superficial as some new planking has been put in the hull (pictured in listing), and the inside looks reasonable. I would have thought it would be worth a lot more than what it sold for, but dock dues are a big big expense! Bob
  27. Vosper 73' MTB Type 1 (Airfix 1/72)

    I have always loved the MTB's with it's variations and spin-offs since I was a boy but alas the first and last I built was way back then. So being suitably inspired by MTB modellers on BM, I decided to track down these lovely boats whilst at the Nationals and I didn't see anything on a club table?! I was very impressed with Coastal Crafts shining examples, yum-yum but couldn't make that leap as yet. So, I tracked down an old Airfix MTB and hopefully I'll get building that sometime soon. Stuart
  28. What is this?

    I wondeer what the new owners are going to do with it, restoration to original possibly... Stuart
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