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  2. longshanks

    Colne Bay Smack 'Peace'

    Looking like a boat now and a fine one to boot Kev
  3. Nice to see another build of this classic Airfix kit, and she looks particularly good in that camoflage scheme!
  4. Today
  5. Terry1954

    Colne Bay Smack 'Peace'

    Its great to see some wooden model boat construction. This one looks superb. I'll follow along closely! May even tempt me to resume work on the Talhoer Spanish Fishing Vessel I acquired some years ago. Got to the hull planking part and put it on the shelf for a while - almost 20 years I think! Thanks for sharing Terry
  6. seadog

    Colne Bay Smack 'Peace'

    Thanks for the compliments gentlemen. Now...treenails, trennels, whatever. Very useful and I need some rather smaller than I was doing. Much below this and they're hard to handle Necessary though, for things like the channels - Just relying on glue is risky with bits like this. I've made the bowsprit - realised that I needed it mounted to sort out the spacing etc of the bitts. The pins were turned down from toothpicks using my drill and a bit of sandpaper held down on the edge of the table...The square fid is about a mm square - squaring out the hole was done with a square needle file - managed to break the tip off....great. The blurry item in the foreground needs a sheave....more later. And I finally got around to putting on the rails - I think that the guy in overalls might be slightly overscale... More soon.
  7. Michael M

    Danton, Hobby Boss, 1:350

    Some underwater growth....
  8. Bow getting the head timbers right took quite a while to make a fairly decent representation,
  9. dickrd

    Grey and teak shade gradation on battleships

    Your best bet for colour in 1946 is probably her builders model which can be seen here: http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=42436.0 Not 1946 but some very good views of the area in question on Vanguard here:
  10. I know my dad did a deployment of the Falklands on a type 23 but I don’t remember if it was on Lancaster or Westminster. Will have to see if mum remembers. The winches must be a defect in the instructions. The kit includes the veste davits but instruction are for the crane and include the winches. Another inconsistency I think I’ve found is on the sponson all the way aft on the port side. The kit has three life rafts two on one rack and one on an another but the reference pictures I’ve seen have four on two racks. That said I’m wondering if I should fit shortened sponsons as per @Paul E‘s build?
  11. Stern and galleries the depth is made up from a few layers in a sandwich, and with the white paint and the photo etch it seams to come alive
  12. More bits for you, Yes I mean the The Lynx HMA8, I think the HAS 3 Lynx did have the shaped rotors by 1996, I am sure I remember seeing the spares stacked in the hangar. But you need to ask one of the Wafu's for confirmation on that. I am not sure whether Westminster was deployed to the Falklands or not but the fitting of the DLF1 sponsons were applied to those ships first. Although it ended up as a universal addon and applied during Assisted Maintenance Periods. Somerset got them fitted almost immediately after coming out of build along with the Inmarsat dome fitted on the front of the funnel and the 1008 radar antenna on the bridge roof. I highly suspect Westminster was fitted with the DLF sponsons around that time period as all the Type 23s had to undergo a work package to make them compliant with IMO regulations and the sponson addition ended being wrapped up in that. Having said that I did spend a bit of time on Montrose in the autumn of 1995 and she didn't have the sponsons or the IMO compliant equipment fitted at that point in time. A quick comment on your model. The winches fitted by the boat chocks are not needed. They relate to the later Veste Davits and not the Crane Davits that were fitted in 1996. Other than that I do like the extra detail though it really does enhance the model. You are doing a cracking job. I am enjoying following this build.
  13. Yesterday
  14. longshanks

    1/72 RAF ASR Launch

    Cracking job, a perfect cherry on the top Kev
  15. Courageous

    1/72 RAF ASR Launch

    Cheers John. Now I've learnt this 'knitting' skill, it'll be useful for the next ASRL that hopefully isn't going to be too far away. Stuart
  16. JohnWS

    1/72 RAF ASR Launch

    Awesome looking net(s), Stuart. All that work really paid off and you've set a new benchmark. John
  17. Courageous

    1/72 RAF ASR Launch

    Cheers Terry but errr...no but saying that, I found it strangely therapeutic. I've never done a sea base before so the next stage is a bit nerve racking. I say sea base, more like a harbour and this is my aim: http://c8.alamy.com/comp/M9WRMD/two-surrendered-german-schnellboote-e-boats-arriving-at-hms-hornet-the-light-coastal-forces-base-at-gosport-hampshire-uk-to-be-taken-over-by-the-royal-navy-M9WRMD.jpg Just replace the Schnellboote with my ASRL. Stuart
  18. KRK4m

    Grey and teak shade gradation on battleships

    Roma locuta, causa finita :) Thank you very much indeed, Jamie Cheers Michael
  19. Terry1954

    1/72 RAF ASR Launch

    Absolutely brilliant Stuart. Ever thought of taking up rug making? Terry
  20. Courageous

    1/72 RAF ASR Launch

    And here we are: After a few evenings of 'sowing rope' we have the completed net albeit twice the size that's needed. Just prior to cutting the threads and cutting the net in half, I applied a bit of CA to all outer knots, this is not the time for anything to unravel! So far, so good. Now to roll them up. And here they are all rolled up and ready for attaching to launch. Et voila ! Next stop, the base. Stuart
  21. Courageous

    HMS Spartan, Swiftsure SSN 1/350

    Good recovery, looking well smart. Stuart
  22. Terry1954

    HMS Ark Royal 1977 1/700

    I stand corrected, she did indeed operate HAS2's............ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Westland_Sea_King_HAS2,_UK_-_Navy_AN1339876.jpg Thanks for the heads up Crisp and as you were Chris! Terry
  23. Ex-FAAWAFU

    HMS Ark Royal 1977 1/700

    I’ll have to check, but I’m almost certain that 824 operated HAS2s from Ark, as well as HAS1s. If so, you’re fine - the “barn door” ice & FOD guard came in with the mark 2
  24. Terry1954

    HMS Ark Royal 1977 1/700

    Those Sea Kings really look the part now Chris. I'm not sure if I am seeing the picture clearly, but they also appear to have later intake guards - the square block bit. I'm not sure thats correct for HAS 1's on the old Ark, pre 1980?. Not not picking, just saying, and it may just be the picture quality. Others will know better than me, but of you have the radome correct, might as well fix the intakes? I'm sure @Ex-FAAWAFU will be able to advise correctly? Terry
  25. Terry1954

    1/72 RAF ASR Launch

    Your perseverance with that netting is admirable Stuart! That will really set the model off. Keep weaving! Terry
  26. I can only agree with everyone, absolutely stunning modelling. Marine modelling in this scale offers incredible opportunities for detail, and you have shown what can be done, so very well. Love it! Terry
  27. kpnuts

    Tamiya 1/350th Bismark

    Hi all made a start on the damage, there is a load to add but I think it's an ok start. I'm afraid no more modelling for a week as off on hols.
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