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longshanks    4,018

Laying down the ground work for the next project

 

As above Italeri 1/35 72' 6" Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat released in 2011. I purchased this on release and have sat on it whilst I hopefully improved my skills, particularly  PE work.

 

A bit of change in scale from the last project  1/200 Clyde Puffer which can be seen sitting on the Vosper

P1080417 (Copy)

 

P1080420 (Copy)

 

The Griffen set is rather daunting. 20 pages of instructions and the brass work weighs in at 8oz (250gms).

 

P1080426 (Copy)

 

P1080428 (Copy)

 

Italeri PT boat conversion set

P1080421 (Copy)

 

Italeri Horse drawn 20mm Breda, not quite sure where the horse will fit in....

P1080424 (Copy)

 

Possible figures

P1080430 (Copy)

 

Reference books

P1080435 (Copy)

 

P1080437 (Copy)

 

P1080438 (Copy)

 

P1080439 (Copy)

 

Not forgetting some very nice resin Vickers M.G. donated by @Gremlin56 which I currently in the loft.

 

I think that's enough to wet your appetites, more details to follow

 

Kev

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beefy66    2,843

Well you had me interested just at the title now that I have seen all the extras   :wow::Tasty:

 

beefy

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Paul Bradley    1,434

:popcorn::popcorn:

 

This one deserves double popcorn. I have this kit and am anxious to see what you make of it before I dive in.....!

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longshanks    4,018
23 hours ago, beefy66 said:

Well you had me interested just at the title now that I have seen all the extras  

It's been a long time coming, like you I should be getting on with other things but...........

 

21 hours ago, Paul Bradley said:

am anxious to see what you make of it

Paul you might want to lay in extra stocks of pop corn this will not be OOB

 

7 hours ago, robgizlu said:

Yabba dabba Doo:clap2:

Thought this might interest you :winkgrin:

 

 

Found a couple more ref books

 

P1080441 (Copy)

 

P1080440 (Copy)

 

I noticed that in the Italeri PT Boat conversion kit I left of one of the sprues containing the 20mm Oerlikon. This gives me the option of upgrading MTB 77 with either an Oerlikon or Breda on the bow.

 

Original inspiration came from @Gremlin56 here http://www.modelshipwrights.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=features&file=view&artid=5253

 

Sorry  Julian couldn't find the group build :-(

 

I've been caressing plastic today ...

after 1/200 I feel I can stroll the decks on this one

 

Kev

 

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longshanks    4,018
19 hours ago, robgizlu said:

you know you want to use that Breda;)

 

Any particular reason for this lust for Bredas ?

 

Just to tempt you, courtesy of IWM

MTB 77 on the right in Malta

 

THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

 

Reloading the Breda ammo trays

 

WITH THE MTB'S ON PATROL IN THE MEDITERRANEAN. MARCH 1943.

 

Looks like he's sat amongst a load of petrol flimsies ...:analintruder:

 

Kev

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Modelholic    23

I'll be watching this! 

It's the only way I'll ever get near one of these in 1/35 (No room to display something this big!)

Always loved the MTB/MGB type boats.

Tom

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robgizlu    599
2 hours ago, longshanks said:

 

Any particular reason for this lust for Bredas ?

 

Just to tempt you, courtesy of IWM

MTB 77 on the right in Malta

 

THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

 

Reloading the Breda ammo trays

 

WITH THE MTB'S ON PATROL IN THE MEDITERRANEAN. MARCH 1943.

 

Looks like he's sat amongst a load of petrol flimsies ...:analintruder:

 

Kev

Hi Kev - "Lust for Bredas" sounds like an Iggy Pop line:giggle:

 

1) They look so innocuous 

2) Apparently they were left in their terrestrial colours - olive green and sand (interesting colour combos)

3) The Italeri kit is apparently very good

4)  You might want to be beat me to doing MTB 82!!!!!!

 

8ce9e13e-17fc-46d1-b263-d81c83cd1d79.jpg

 

;)

 

Rob

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18 hours ago, longshanks said:

 

Any particular reason for this lust for Bredas ?

 

Just to tempt you, courtesy of IWM

MTB 77 on the right in Malta

 

THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

 

Reloading the Breda ammo trays

 

WITH THE MTB'S ON PATROL IN THE MEDITERRANEAN. MARCH 1943.

 

Looks like he's sat amongst a load of petrol flimsies ...:analintruder:

 

Kev

I'm surprised he's not got a fag in his mouth!

 

Al

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longshanks    4,018
15 minutes ago, Al Gunthwaite said:

I'm surprised he's not got a fag in his mouth!

 

:rofl:

 

He probably put it down for the photo....

Health & Safety don't you know :rolleyes:

 

I'm curious as to what boat he's on.

If that's a torpedo tube it's going to be interesting firing or loading the torp.

The petrol cans would indicate long range/special forces

 

Anyone got any ideas?

 

Kev

 

PS Anyone got any ideas how to make folders within folders on flickr ?

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PDH    36

Kev, you may want to amend the title of this thread....you are missing a p!!

 

P

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longshanks    4,018

:rofl:

 

Thanks P

 

Looks like it pee'd off

I would amend it if someone could tell me how to get in and edit it

 

Kev

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Mike    10,672

As the topic starter, you can go in and edit your first post.  As Admin, I can just long-click in the title and change it (which I have).  Not sure if you can do that as the topic starter, but if you can it's a bit more convenient :)

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Ripaman    845

This is going to be a very interesting project Kev, will pull up a chair and also have double pop corn :thumbsup:

 

Regards

Richard

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Just got back to base after jollies and looked at some of my references...you might want to reconsider crew figures if you're modelling MTB77.  I can't find a duffle coat on any picture of a Med based boat (but happy to be proven wrong).

 

It could be so easy to get carried away with this but I think the Mini Art British tank and armoured car crews and tank riders, with a bit of judicious filing and Hornet Heads, might be a good starting point:

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MT35069

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MT35078

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MT35071

http://www.historexagents.com/#HBH/8

 

Al

 

 

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longshanks    4,018

Hi Al

Hope you enjoyed your Jollies!

 

Thanks for the heads up. Those Mini Art figures would certainly lend themselves to conversion....

Duly saved to favourites

 

As to duffle coats, I lived in Cyprus as a child and I can remember snow laying on the beach in January.

 

I must admit the figures I posted above were what I have in the stash.

 

At the moment everything is a blank canvas, the only bit I've decided upon is that it is going to be cut away on one side to reveal the scratch built interior. Inspiration coming from British Motor Torpedo Boat 1939 - 45 by Angus Konstam Illustrated by  Tony Bryan

 

Vosper (Copy)

So anyone with any internal pics of accommodation i.e. mess room, wardroom, galley & radio room would be gratefully received. I do have plenty of the engine room.

 

It will probably be a Med boat so that I can avoid the issue of what colour is G45

 

All suggestions (at least polite ones ) welcome, were in for a long haul here

 

Kev

 

 

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Murdo    671
2 hours ago, longshanks said:

the only bit I've decided upon is that it is going to be cut away on one side to reveal the scratch built interior. Inspiration coming from British Motor Torpedo Boat 1939 - 45 by Angus Konstam Illustrated by  Tony Bryan

 

Vosper (Copy)

 

 

Kev

 

 

 

 

Ooooooooooooh!

 

:wub:

 

 

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Gremlin56    5,938
On 9/11/2017 at 8:54 PM, longshanks said:

It's been a long time coming, like you I should be getting on with other things but...........

 

Paul you might want to lay in extra stocks of pop corn this will not be OOB

 

Thought this might interest you :winkgrin:

 

 

Found a couple more ref books

 

P1080441 (Copy)

 

P1080440 (Copy)

 

I noticed that in the Italeri PT Boat conversion kit I left of one of the sprues containing the 20mm Oerlikon. This gives me the option of upgrading MTB 77 with either an Oerlikon or Breda on the bow.

 

Original inspiration came from @Gremlin56 here http://www.modelshipwrights.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=features&file=view&artid=5253

 

Sorry  Julian couldn't find the group build :-(

 

I've been caressing plastic today ...

after 1/200 I feel I can stroll the decks on this one

 

Kev

 

 

The Channel Adversaries thread is here:

http://www.modelshipwrights.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=211104

 

Took a quick look and it should be test of anyone's sanity.

 

Looking forward to your take on the  Vosper, great selection of goodies you have collected too. Not going to go for 234 are you? One f the best color schemes I have seen on a Vosper IMHO.

 

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longshanks    4,018
2 hours ago, Gremlin56 said:

Took a quick look and it should be test of anyone's sanity.

Or give them a good idea on how to get the best out of the Italeri Vosper...

 

2 hours ago, Gremlin56 said:

Not going to go for 234 are you?

No, probably one of the Med boats. Breda on the front for a change? Or I've seen a pic with 5/6 Breda 20mm canons... they did remove the torpedo tubes.

 

Kev

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Grey Beema    781

This is gong to be great, I don't really do ships but this looks interesting - I know nothing of the coastal waters War..  Mind if I just sit quietly to one side here?

 

 

Saw this kit on the way down into my LHS..  Now you've got me thinking..  Not cheap, but it looks an exciting kit...

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longshanks    4,018
16 minutes ago, Grey Beema said:

Now you've got me thinking..

Go on you know you want toooooooo :winkgrin:

 

Way different from your usual wingy things.

 

Easy build by all accounts.

19 minutes ago, Grey Beema said:

I know nothing of the coastal waters War..  

Stick with me and you're going to know this Vosper inside out

 

Kev

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Shar2    2,854

Great project. I'm currently building the same kit as Claude Holloway's MTB 242. Have the same Griffon etched sets and Breda.

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longshanks    4,018
2 hours ago, Shar2 said:

I'm currently building the same kit as Claude Holloway's MTB 242.

Nice one

 

So lets see some pics :winkgrin:

 

Kev

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