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Richard G

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  1. Hi Geoff, I think you will find it was never there, HMS Faulknor was a flotilla leader and as such didn't display a pennant number. She was the leader of the 8th Destroyer Flotilla made up of the "F" class destroyers, Bet wishes Richard
  2. Wow, good job on such a poor starting point, it's stunning, I think they were the best looking carriers of the war and fingers crossed for a decent kit of them. Funnily enough I worked with your brother about fifteen years back when he was a commander, small world isn't it Richard
  3. Sadly I don't know of any, White Ensign would have been the best hope for one. Maybe Pete Hall at Atlantic Models will do one in the future, I hope so as they are historically important and offer up plenty of options . Richard
  4. davepb, Starling and Gloworm are both available in resin from Atlantic Models, I have both and very nice they are. For myself I would say HMS Renown, HMS Sheffield, any Dido class cruisers and any carrier serving in the British Pacific Fleet. Richard
  5. Very nice clean build, as Overpin said it could be on the box.
  6. Count me in, plenty of nautical stuff in the stash.
  7. Looks great, a very nice crisp finish. The Portland class are good looking ships and you have really done her justice. Richard
  8. Glad to help Bill, look forward to the pictures. Richard
  9. I've received my Flyhawk HMS Hermes and on the side of the box is a picture of HMS Kelly 1940, and HMS Legion 1941. Legion was armed with 4 twin 4inch mounts rather than the 3x4.7 inch twin mounts she was due to receive and served with HMS Penelope as part of the Force "K" based out of Malta. Penelope as mentioned previously is also being released by Flyhawk. Richard
  10. Hi Bil, The link I have attached is a link to a database for the US Navy in WWII. The second link is for heavy cruisers, go to the Indianapolis and click on the 7D and that will give you the pattern and gives the colours. http://www.shipcamouflage.com/camouflage_database.htm http://www.shipcamouflage.com/usn_ca.htm Hope this helps. Richard
  11. Nice work there. It's good to see a classic old kit built, as you say it might not be 100% accurate and the (very) old kit is a bit clunky but so what, if he enjoyed it then that's all that counts. What's up next?
  12. Nice work Phoebe, that's a great first build, mine was an Airfix Spitfire Mk1 as well but it didn't look that good. Richard
  13. Bob, Another beautiful model, I always look forward to your work appearing here. I love all ships apart from the modern floating boxes that seem to be the norm these days. Your models hark back to an age long gone when ships looked like ships and the "Red Duster" would be seen in every port. Richard
  14. I really really hope they enjoy those nine month deployments.
  15. Given that the tanker PFI was pretty much rammed through by the Treasury against the wishes of MOD I wouldn't bet on it. Anything outside what the MOD needed at the time in question would have been deemed an extravagance, and back then we didn't need a boom.