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  1. After some R&D it follows that a) The 35ft Admiral's barge is this type: (Source: http://www.bmpt.org.uk/other_boats_history/target/index2.htm) b) I couldn't spot the 35ft Fast Motor Boat but rather some type I do not recognize Top-right shows the admirals barge, the other three are of the unknown (to me) type but appear to be around 35ft. Hull type and strakes at the transom between the two types seem identical?
  2. I spotted this little fellow aboard Ark Royal in 1939 (pic emailed to Ex-F). Pic of the Ark shows this boat has a dark hull, so either blue or green, not hull colour. HIS MAJESTY THE KING VISITS THE FLEET IN NORTHERN WATERS. AUGUST 1941, ON BOARD SHIPS OF THE HOME FLEET.. © IWM (A 4716) IWM Non Commercial License Looks like (but is in fact not) the RAF seaplane tender (of which there are plenty pics and actual boats around). I really need a book on the subject
  3. The Kagero version might well be correct; in fact all the boats in that document seem to actually exist (in contrast to most publications; have to check my references on the 35ft barge though). I've recently written to Seaforth if they are planning to release the Lambert collection on ship's boats as well so I'm a bit in "boat mode" at the moment. (They are interested but in flux). A reference on these small craft would be a most welcome addition to my library... (even though I have most of Lambert's drawings already). I also decided with my Hood model to cheat, so no covers on any hawser or boat...
  4. Do you have pics showing the 35ft Admiral's barge? For HMS Hood this barge is also a modified standard 35ft fast motor boat that is very similar to Vosper's Royal barge. I'm curious if they carried the same version. For Hood I only have a handful of pics showing parts of the barge... (Cannot upload pics so this will have to do)
  5. Excellent! I already owned the WEM version and a) a pdf is most convenient b) the update on the colours is most welcome and c) great job on digitizing all the patterns!
  6. Proper screw stoppers... will hold the main cables perfectly...
  7. Very nice to see that while Trumpeter and so on completely get the boats wrong and here the seaplane tender is done right (modified standard 35ft fast motor boat) Four lovely shots at the IWM: https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205157066 (and so on from there)
  8. Small plate with 6 eyelets made today and added the mooring swivel, the mess at the end of the red arrow. The swivel itself was hell (built in July) so I hope something is left after painting!
  9. I have to admit that the real ship took less time to build... I try to not think about that too much...
  10. The wife claimed the hobby table this morning (during my week off!) so I did some updating of work done the beginning of this year from my bloglet.... copying the blog post whole: new post So last Christmas was going to be a week of modeling that should have ended with the forecastle deck painted, but I spent a bit too much time adding all the deck details, the aft breakwater and remodeling all the vents around B-barbette: they just didn't look quite right. This work was completed a few months ago (I'm currently finalizing the section in front of the breakwaters). Copying from an earlier post: the breakwaters were first drawn in Rhino in 3D; much easier to get part sizes rather than doing my own math. There are a few interesting details on the aft breakwater. A portable plate can be taken out of the breakwater and stored against the breakwater itself (A). Making a single piece breakwater is much easier, but I like this detail. Also, images of HMS Hood at sea show that these plates were not always fitted. A small cleat is visible at (B). Not so well visible is a small vent that starts in front of the breakwater, but ends up behind it (C); Ian Johnston's Clydebank's Battlecruisers shows this particular vent more clearly. And at (D) a small footplate for an awning stanchion is present. I made the small vent piping a bit over-scale so that I could add a nicely detailed mushroom vent. The barbette was fully stripped of detail, puttied and repopulated with vents. The location in the deck for the steam winches was nearly forgotten... The deck edge details are a combination of awning stanchion foot plates, gutters, tie-downs and railing stanchions; this required a lot of pre-drilling with a 0.25mm drill along the entire length of the hull. Working with small drills is possible if you have a steady hand, but when you drill through the flare of the hull you (or: I) typically loose a drill... if it breaks and you cannot reach it you have to carve it from the model. Fortunately I found a good address to buy large quantities of small drills at a good price, going to as small as 0.1mm (edit: they since moved the drills to a new website and increased prices... a lot). The cleats and awning foot plates (PE detail) are a plate with a rectangular hole (for aligning the parts automatically) plus a detail part with a small pin fitted into the deck. The small hole in the awning footplate didn't have enough margin in the design and the parts didn't fit, so, all the footplates needed to be drilled in and the parts soldered at the correct angle which was took time. In hindsight having the parts re-etched would have been a better decision. The cleat footplate had most of the top half etched away and didn't have this problem and was easier to make.
  11. Next in line for production is Blake's screw stopper, a small chain to tightly hold the anchors in place. In order to make sure that the anchor is really secured a rather large bottle screw is used. This part is about 0.7 by 3.5mm for the model and today I just felt like experimenting a bit. I do not have a milling machine but I hoped my drill press with a reamer would do the job; and it did! Took a bit of time to get the settings right (and I may have damaged the clamp a bit). To have the grooves on opposite sides I just turned the tube by (hopefully) about 180 degrees and start over if the part didn't work out. When the part did work out it was added to a 0.3mm drill with two 0.5mm tubes and soldered into place. The chamfered edges are just a bit of CA (Magic sculpt wouldn't adhere to such a small part).
  12. The cable holder dimensions were estimated from photographs. I set the number of spokes in the holder to six, fitting both the links and having a good distance between the two ends of the chain coming of the holder. The round parts were either lathed or made from disc. The spokes were added using a small template to get a consistent spacing.
  13. Manual of Seamanship: yellow-pine wooden cross and copper globes (both the globes and the cross typically not painted as far as I can tell). There's a pair of calcium lights that ignite on contact with water, kept upright but lead weights. One globe has a recess containing a spirit ration and a whistle.
  14. No confirmation if the boats & launches will be included though, but it did spark a reaction from the publisher when I asked about it. I do hope so; I have many drawings by Lambert but not all. We'll see.
  15. My volume arrived yesterday. The subtitle is a bit misleading as this volume also contains drawings of e.g., octuple pompoms, 4.5" between-deck guns up-launchers and so on (admittedly, in the appendix). No matter, this is a great volume to have and worth the price for the appendix alone! I feverishly hope there will be a volume III containing and the ship boats, barges, whalers, launches, dinghy's, cutters, rafts, floats and other smaller craft. Edit: third volume planned for a July 2020 release...
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