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Francis Macnaughton

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  1. The only motorised Crusader I can recall in that era was the Article by Mike Purser in Airfix magazine in January 1983 to convert the Airfix 1/32nd one to radio control. Like Seahawk, I would suggest the Nichimo Charioteer is about the only other possibility.
  2. I suspect the best you are going to get is the pictures of the 1/76th S-13 version which are still on the Accurate Armour website which is the currently available kit at Dan Taylor's Modelworks site https://www.dantaylormodelworks.com/landing-craft-tank-mk-iv-11-p.asp I understood Dan was behind the masters of both versions so you might find he can provide more photos of the 1/35th one. I see there was an issue of Tamiya magazine which looks like it covered the start of a build: http://tamiyamodelmagazine.com/frames/BackIssues/Issue122.htm Otherwise it would be a question of looking through what photos of the original craft there are from sites like the Imperial War Museum.
  3. If you find you want to make the model even more interesting, you can always convert it to radio control ……….. https://www.wettringer-modellbauforum.de/forum/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=67186
  4. I would suggest trying to contact the Devonport Heritage centre: https://devonportnhc.wordpress.com/
  5. I found the Flames of War guide useful: https://www.flamesofwar.com/Default.aspx?tabid=110&art_id=444
  6. It is worth noting that the kit propellers are not very accurate especially the pitch is far too steep. Classic Warships used to offer a set of corrected white metal replacements but I don't know if there is another option nowadays.
  7. The Dan Taylor LCI (L) is an excellent model but is of the considerably larger steel US made type rather than the mainly wooden and smaller LCI(S) built in UK - also known as the Fairmile type H BBC2 had the two episodes of "D-Day The last heroes"with Dan Snow presenting (hopefully available on catch-up) showing earlier today and about 5 minutes before the end of the first and halfway through the second episode there are useful video clips of the LCI(S) squadron taking the Marines to Normandy. Dan is even discussing what is happening with two pensioners who were onboard the boats.
  8. John Just noticed where you are located. I understand that there is a 1/24th scale radio controlled model of an LCI(S) operated by a member of the Edinburgh Model Boat club that might be useful to see and get a better idea of the detail - I think they do displays at quite a few model shows. What sort of scale would you build in? If 1/72nd then Coastal craft models have quite a few useful fittings. http://www.coastalcraftmodelsuk.com/accessories.php
  9. John As far as I know there is no kit as such that is going to be much help in building a LCI(S) as this was a relatively rare type. There is a decent plan by John Lambert and a very simplified version to build in balsa wood for radio control but no dedicated kit as such. There is a specialist source of hulls that might do one: http://www.mtbhulls.co.uk/the-hulls
  10. Does your stay in UK last till the end of June Ian? https://www.plymoutharmedforcesday.co.uk/single-post/2018/01/10/Plymouth-Model-Show
  11. I see Starling models have now started stocking the Exeter set at a much better price than NNT
  12. When I did this kit a while back I found the shrouds and ratlines provided were a poor fit and not much use at all. Since then 3 sets of photo etch have become available to greatly enhance the kit including replacement ratlines which might be worth considering: https://www.scalewarship.com/store/index.php?route=product/category&path=82_186
  13. NNT in Germany was the nearest I could find a couple of months ago http://www.nntmodell.com/en/Ships/British-Heavy-Cruiser-HMS-Exeter-Photo-Etched-Parts-Set-incl-wood-deck.html?listtype=search&searchparam=exeter
  14. Part of a hoist for handling 8" shells when ammunitioning ship perhaps?
  15. What kit/set did you use to provide a driver? The space available in the cab is very small.
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