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terryn

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  1. I think whatever they are they are not a fixture. I can't find them on any other pictures and I'd put my money on fenders. This picture is from a book I bought in Uruguay of two chaps in deckchairs exactly where they are in your photo.
  2. Jase Mike McCabe of Starling Models (who is a member of this site) is probably your best contact in the UK. Terry
  3. Jase A Polish Company AJM Models have produced an A Class in 1/700. I've got it in my head that they plan a 1/350 as well but not sure where I got that idea from. https://starling-models.co.uk/en/royal-navy-1919-1945/976-hms-ardent-hms-acasta.html Terry
  4. Spad I knew I'd seen one somewhere https://www.blueridgemodel.com/uss-wolverine Terry
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    My Last Ship

    Bob I was recently in the Falkland Islands where many St Helenan's work. There was much discussion about the problems with the new airport and how much they were going to miss their ship. Apparently she will continue to sail from South Africa until the airport is safe to use. Theres life in the old gal yet Terry
  6. Will I was going to recommend the Shapeways set. I have the 1/500 version to use on my old Frog kit and ver nice it is to. Terry
  7. Hikawa Maru Whilst in Japan I was able to visit Hikawa Maru which is now a Museum Ship in Yokohama. She was also an NYK Line ship and looks very similar to this ship but with a single funnel. She was used as a hospital ship in WW II which is why she survived (her two sisters were both sunk) and in 60's and 70's she was used as a school ship. For those of us lacking Bob's skill's she is available as a kit in both 1/700 and 1/350 by Hasagawa. I have the 1/350 in my sister's loft awaiting my retirement. Terry
  8. Will From memory you're correct and there is very little external difference between the Whitby Class and the original Rothesay Class. The funnel is one thing to watch out for but some Whitby's also got the later raked funnel after a while. However the Whitby's never had the Helicopter conversion. Personally I prefer the original ships pre-conversion. They were very low with minimal superstructure to help them survive a nuclear attack. However the later ship may be easier to model as they have solid rather than lattice masts. Once again from memory one way of telling them apart is that the Rothesay Class had a diesel generator in the bow. The exhaust stain being the giveaway. One of my favourite classes of ship. Terry
  9. Bob I see from Wikipedia that she started out as an Escort Carrier. An interesting project for you perhaps. A before and after. Terry
  10. Bob Thanks for your reply. I'll take my plans to my local print shop. Still can't make up my mind which model to build yet, or to which scale....... more procrastinating..... Terry
  11. Bob Lovely model as usual. She is a well know ship and is on the front cover of two of my books and the back of another so I recognised her immediately. I've had the inkling of a plan for a while to scratch build some small coastal ships including Duchess of Hamilton, Queen Mary and Waverley. I have plans for each from one of the model boats magazines but they are all very large being for radio control models so I have the problem of reducing them. What plans did you use, did you find them in one of your collection of professional journals? I was one of the lucky 100 who got hold of your Miniature Shipbuilder Book as well as your CD's. A lot of good info in there. All I need to do is stop procrastinating and get building. There are a still a few of us out there interested in these ships. I'm assuming you've seen Ray S's model of the coaster SS Ophir.
  12. Shipbuilder Good to see you back in the saddle and nice to see that pen again. Impressed that you wrote for the the Telegraph. Was that the Daily Telegraph or some other publication. Terry
  13. Thanks Graham. He must be a splendid chap as he has the same book as me and had the same idea to check the bow as well. I've met Fake John Bull and hopefully will see him again at another Ship Model show next weekend. I will have a chat to him about this. Terry
  14. Also that dam bow. I spent ages looking at pictures on the interweb trying to decide if the bow was too upright. I'm more of a destroyer man so don't have many Aircraft Carrier books. Then I found "British Warships of the Second World War by John Roberts". It is full of original drawings including some "as fitted" for the Ark Royal. The bow is slightly too upright but maybe a little sanding will put it right. As the bow is multi piece it's difficult to be sure. I'd be interested to see Graham's list of other problems. I generally save my rivet counting for 1/350 British Destroyers and of course Spitfires so I may well just leave it alone especially for my first build.
  15. Mike No problem for me as I'm living in Japan Below is a photo of the Aoshima photo etch set for the kit. Note four sets of Swordfish wings two of which are folded.
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