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  1. Gidday Chris, welcome aboard. Those models must be huge, particularly the Big E. Those that are complete can be displayed in the Maritime Ready For Inspection (RFI) section. Those still under construction can be displayed in the Maritime Work in progress (WIP) section. I'd certainly like to see them. My model ships are much more modest and basic, at 1/600 scale. Regards, Jeff.
  2. I didn't know that, so thank you. And thank you everyone for your interest, your responses and kind comments. Much appreciated. Regards, Jeff.
  3. Gidday @Mel57, welcome aboard. If you post a list of the ships you're interested it that would help. Regards, Jeff.
  4. Quite a few but not enough. (Others may dispute that though, and say "too many". 😁) Regards, Jeff.
  5. Gidday Andy, Onslow is looking very good. One minor point if I may - looking at photos of the actual ship, I'd be inclined to paint the anchors the same colour as the hull where they're carried, white in her case. Regards, Jeff.
  6. Gidday Colin, if you do HMS Ulysses I'll be very interested in following your build. As an aside, HMS Scylla had twin 4.5-inch, not 4.7s that were a different mount. Regards, Jeff.
  7. Gidday Zac, welcome aboard. I'm from the other side of the country, and am into basic model ships in 1/600 scale. Regards, Jeff.
  8. Gidday Jeff, an SLR? I remember those days, back when King Arthur was a boy. 🙂 I don't use an iphone, they're too complex for me. For photos I have a digital camera, an anniversary gift from SWMBO ten years ago. I stand away a bit then zoom in. More of the ship is in focus that way. That's some serious detail on the fantail/quarterdeck/blunt end. 😁 It's all very impressive. Regards, Jeff (the other Jeff).
  9. One of the great advantages of this and other modeling forums is the increase of knowledge one can gain. And that includes language. Bodgery. It's got a nice sound to it, I'll have to remember that one. Having never done a tanker, although I want to do SS Ohio one day, I speak in ignorance but I think I would too. Of course, I'm not doing the actual work! 😁 Regards, Jeff.
  10. But you'll know they're there. Yes, very nicely detailed. Regards, Jeff.
  11. That's terrific! But, errr, you missed a spot. 👉😖👈 OK, OK, I'll get my coat. 😁 Regards, Jeff.
  12. Actually no, but I imagine it would be a good read. I've read D.A. Rayner's, and one by a German U-boat commander, 'Iron Coffins' by Herbert Werner but not Roger Hill's. Maybe the library can get it in for me. There probably would be an article about the Hotspur conversion, the range of similar articles is quite extensive. Thanks Vlad. I'm glad someone has done the ship. I quite like doing conversions of Airfix kits but I guess it's not for everyone. Regards, Jeff.
  13. Gidday Jon, you don't hang about, do you? But then I've noticed that of you, occasionally. You're surging along with the camo scheme. And I love that "True Blue". Regards, Jeff.
  14. Thank you very much guys. And @Vlad, come to think of it, the only Sheffield models I can recall of late are Airfix Belfast conversions. Not saying there aren't some out there . . . I thought I'd have a go at another total scratch build of a ship I've not seen a kit of, particularly in 1/600. The German K class light cruiser DKM Karlsruhe. With scratch builds I'm working my way up in size and want to alternate between scratch builds and kits from the stash. I hope to start soon but I think the bench needs a bit of a clean up first. And don't worry, HMS Ledbury is not forgotten. Just the other day while rummaging through spares I put aside some twin 4-inch mounts for her. The reason I'm not doing her just yet is she is a probable candidate for a Mediterranean or Arctic GB, she served in both theatres AFAIK, the ill-fated PQ17 convoy and of course Pedestal. So, to quote Oddball in Kelly's Heroes - "Have a little faith, brother, have a little faith. Think positive waves and she'll be there." (Eventually). 😁 Thank you all again for your interest. Regards to all, Jeff.
  15. Thanks everyone for your comments and interest. The camo scheme looks brighter in the photos than it actually is, due to the camera flash. Regards, Jeff.
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