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Or to call it by its proper name, the British Powerboat Company 63ft Type 2. Bit of a mouthful that, we'll stick to whaleback shall we? I've always had a hankering for this kit ever since I built the Vosper MTB as a nipper and only just recently picked one up. So the kit is mostly standard, I didn't want to go too overboard with scratch building and aftermarket. The weapons were very questionable however, so I picked up a couple of sets of Vickers GO for the turrets and twin mounts on either side of the cockpit and I also found a 20mm Oerlikon and pedestal from UM models. I added some hinges to the ready ammunition boxes on deck and a couple of smaller parts from plastic stock, and made a new guide rail for the 20mm from fuse wire after I snapped the kit part twice. Rigging was done with 2lb fishing line and some dextrous knot tying, with a wee dab of superglue to keep it all in place. I may re-do the long aerials between the bow and stern if someone can tell me how to do those multi wire jobs they used, I can't for the life of me work out how to do it. And I've only just realised I've buggered up and put the deck decal the wrong way round. And it's all sealed in now, bugger!
I am building 1/72nd scale model hulls in glass-fibre for some WWI and most WWII and later CF types over the coming months. The two scales have been chosen to match the most popular scales of the model kits currently available from the likes of Italeri, Revell and Airfix etc. so that modellers can add their favourites to their existing fleets of PTs, HSLs, MTBs, MAS and E-Boats. In 1/72nd scale I have done; Fairmile B, Fairmile D with and without scallops, 72ft RN HDML and RAN 80ft version, Australian 80ft ambulance launch like Krawarree, USN WWI and WWII Subchasers, AMS/YMS/BYMS minesweeper, RN 80ft WWI Elco ML, USCG 83ft Wheeler, HAM class minesweeper, Camper & Nicholson long MGB, Ford Class SDB. The list of wartime boats is very long and will include; all RN long and short MTBs and MGBs (at least 20 different boats), RN SGB, MLs, all 4 MFV's, 105ft MMS, all RAF HSLs, 56ft and 60ft RAF GSP, hopefully some RAF STs and RSLs, most RASC vessels (I still need plans for several), USN PTs, USAAF 63 and 85ft AVRs, also a German R-Boat and an FLB-V and the Australian Halvorsen 62ft fast supply launch. Post-war hulls will include; RAF Vosper RTTL, RAF 63ft GSP, RAF 96ft Krogerwerft D-Boat, RN Brave, Dark and Gay class FPBs, Ton class minesweepers and also some foreign boats such as the Nasty Class PTF and possibly German Jaguar and Schutze Classes. I have also already done a few in 1/35th scale; Fairmiles B & D and the 72ft HDML. I intend to continue this project over an extended period and I welcome requests to move any favourites to the front of the queue. I have an album of some previous builds; http://www.flickr.com/photos/25721684@N00/sets/72157632269542118/ Regards, Christian.