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robgizlu

Fairmile B ML196 Landing Craft Control

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And without prior planning, it is fitting that this build has finally finished to be presented in the week of the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

ML196's role being to guide Landing craft along narrow mine-cleared corridors.

I dedicate it to all those lost during Operation Overlord and Operation Neptune.

Build Log here ML196 Fairmile B - Landing Craft Control

Thanks for all the huge encouragement and support!

 

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Thanks for looking

Rob

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Masterpiece! 

Truely something to be proud of!

Congratulations.

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:wow:

Most excellent indeed. Give yourself a pat on the back, well done. :goodjob:

Now, get on with the next and don't take so long :whip:.

 

Stuart

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A truly inspiring piece of scratch building at its finest

 

I am in awe of your abilities :mike:

 

All we need to do now is find a D-Day Museum to display it in

 

It's been a pleasure for us to follow

 

Kev

 

 

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Superb!

 

Mike.B)

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A beautiful model, Rob.  Terrific attention to detail.

 

You've set a standard that most of us can only dream of achieving.  Great job! :clap2:

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1 hour ago, JohnWS said:

You've set a standard that most of us can only dream of achieving.  Great job! :clap2:

I second that sentiment absolutely stunning build what more can I say  :goodjob:

 

apart from I must get my backside into gear on my own build :rage:

 

beefy

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Thanks all - I appreciate the comments coming from such an excellent bunch of modellers

Rob

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Superb!

I've been looking in on your build thread and have learnt so much.

Have you spliced the eye in that rope on the quarterdeck?

To my eye it looks like the Oerlikon safety rails are too tall. Can the barrels actually touch them?

Tom

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Really nice work Rob, as ever.  It's the kind of model I spend a lot of time looking at in person just discovering more and more details.

 

Matt

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Quite wonderful Rob, modelling taken to another level of precision and innovation. Something to be incredibly proud of. Your timing certainly is impeccable.  :) 

Steve.

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Beautiful work, a truly stunning finish!

 

Was a treat to watch it coming together, she's something special!

 

Well done!

 

Geoff 

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Thanks again Fellas - I appreciate

 

On 6/7/2019 at 8:46 AM, Modelholic said:

Superb!

I've been looking in on your build thread and have learnt so much.

Have you spliced the eye in that rope on the quarterdeck?

To my eye it looks like the Oerlikon safety rails are too tall. Can the barrels actually touch them?

Tom

Tom - definitely not spliced (I have difficulty doing that on a full sized rope:blush:).

Its just super-glued together and gently clamped.

The height of the safety rails is as per Lambert (replicated by Mark Smith in his Coastal craft histories)

The barrels would just about touch (ish)

 

Rob

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Absolutely superb Rob! A really great build thread that was a lesson in superb maritime scratch building. It has turned out to be one of the best builds of its kind I have seen. I've learnt much from the WIP and continue to apply these lessons to my much more modest build/rebuild of the Airfix Vosper, which is still bubbling away in the background. I hope to see this fine model in the flesh one day!

 

An inspirational build, well done indeed.

 

Terry

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Lurked on your build, and it was worth it just for the skills and learning alone!

 

You really made a superb job of it!!

 

  :mike:

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That's superb and as you say, finished with perfect timing

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Blown away Rob, now that is an awesome build buddy, I can't say anymore bud but stunning :D

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A stunning result after all those months of work, looks beautiful.

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