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longshanks last won the day on May 23 2016

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  1. longshanks

    Le Saint Louis AIRFIX.

    Speed of work is not important We are more interested in learning how you put together your work You did Kev
  2. longshanks

    Le Saint Louis AIRFIX.

    For those that don't realise, tis is 1/144 and was produced by Airfix in 1973. Airfix / 1973 you just know the quality wasn't there. Which makes this all the more stunning! Excellent job Marc, one to be very proud of. Wish you would post Work in Progress of your next build Kev
  3. longshanks

    Savoia Marchetti SM.79 Lebanese Style

    Only for gloves and a scarf . . . You've taken it to a whole new level Kev
  4. longshanks

    Landing Ship Medium

    Great diorama Kev
  5. longshanks

    Tug S.A. Everard

    You're welcome Stuart, don't forget this is your first scratch build and what you've achieved is remarkable. It's finding the balance between copying the original and enjoying your modelling. You mentioned at the beginning this was a learning curve for your next build and that's how it should be for any build be it kit or scratch. We all loose sight of the fact that were posting our creations on the big screen. I use a 15" laptop and my dinghy shows at three times actual size. Whereas a model should be viewed at a distance. I saw a formula once for the ratio between scale and viewing distance, of course I can't find it now. So ends today's sermon and soap box chopped up for fire wood Keep up the good work Kev
  6. longshanks

    Vosper MTB Airfix 1/72

    Good progress always good to see another in to the Coastal Forces fold Kev
  7. longshanks

    Tug S.A. Everard

    I guess it's really up to you and your feelings. Lets not forget you're modelling and having fun On a subject like this there are no kits therefore no rivet counters. Having said that the TIDs were not 'fitted' with anchors. From what I can find out an anchor was carried on deck and a small davit (removable) used to lift it outboard. Last point I would make from a professional perspective. These boats operated in the River Thames with currents up to 8 knots. There is no way I would want to be out there on a boat that could not be restrained if the engine failled . The windlass would be seldom used and it's likely they were protected from the elements with a canvas cover HTH Kev
  8. longshanks

    Savoia Marchetti SM.79 Lebanese Style

    Must be like knitting with wet spaghetti Kev
  9. longshanks

    Tug S.A. Everard

    Stuart You were asking about pictures of the windlass a while back. Came across these today and thought they might help. They are from a TID tug built during WWII at 70 foot long I thought they would be the size style you're looking for HTH Kev
  10. Circles are harder . . . . . Kev
  11. longshanks

    Landing Ship Medium

    Looking good, how would you rate those figures? Kev
  12. longshanks

    MGB658 Scratch built

    As per instructions of @robgizlu who wants to make me into a tank modeller . . . I've added various oil washes, splotches of many hues and assorted plant life plus rope fender The observant amongst you will spot a plant growing out of the damaged area Enjoy Kev
  13. I thought you well John hit the nail on the head If you're thinking about matching deck colour. Your apparatus was probably a later edition, different colour or even still in factory finish. Were talking D Day anything to get the job done. Keep up the great work, light is on at the end of the tunnel Kev
  14. longshanks

    Savoia Marchetti SM.79 Lebanese Style

    Cracking bit of scratch building I would point out though if you got it right in the first place you'd save us a lot of time and effort Kev
  15. Lovely bit of Gizmology that looks right !! Nailed it buddy My one suggestion would be a gauge. As you say the wire is run from a fixed point and some means of measuring the distance would be required. Looking at your machine I'm thinking a small dial attached to the smaller wheel. Reason behind this is that the larger drum rotation rate would change as the wire unwound. The diameter between a full drum and half drum being different. Probably talking through my lower regions, just my thoughts. Having said that it looks grand as it is . . . Kev PS Don't forget the deck reinforcing plate