Here is a list of all the postings Robin Buckland 2 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: TV Series - Tugs|
Hi Bob, Tony,
No, I'm not a member of that club I'm afraid. I was available to accept the invite from the Star Tugs team to be able to go and see them at the time, and to write up an anniversary feature on behalf of Paul for the magazine. Hope you enjoyed the feature though.
|Thread: New Aquacraft 1/72 USS Fletcher...|
The suggested selling price (SSP) is £849.99, so a touch less.
He came out of one of the sheds to help...
Heavy enough I think, no water ballast.
As for two sheds, way to go.
More details to follow, but I though some might be interested in this new ready built model of the USS Fletcher in 1/72 from Aquacraft. Motors already fitted, your choice for adding radio gear of your choice. I figured that me holding it would give a good idea of how big the model is.
Hi Dave (Wooley), This one hasn't been released yet so I would only guess it was either their New York or the Revell New York you may have seen at Telford (both in 1/350) as I'm not aware of the San Antonio kits being in production yet. Either way they are excellent. I did see the piece on the Green Bay, very useful. Best of luck with your 1/144 build.
What's due here any time via Revell /Hobbico is a (pre-built and not cheap), 1/72 USS Fletcher designed for fitting with R/C gear. That will be big.
Hi Dave (P), such is life.
Though not yet in the shops as I write this, Bronco have sent me some pictures of their test Shot of their 1/350 San Antonio assembled. Thanks to Bronco for sending them through. Certainly looks good, see what you think.
|Thread: A surviving LCP(L)...|
That looks very nicely done Bob.
Thanks for the note but no worries, I smiled too.
Talking of photoshop though, this is another 1/76 model I built back in 2008. Also by Milicast, the much larger LCI(L), and which is about 2ft in length. Thanks to photo editing, it 'put to sea'.
Thank you. They are all to 1/76 scale. The LCP (L)itself is about 5 1/2 inches long.
Just to add to this, here is a photo of the Milicast Model of the LCP(L) that I have done,
Along with a group picture of it with their LCA and LCM1
The San Diego itself is still not released as far as I know, though I do have Revell's New York which I need to get started, another of the same class. It is one of two or three large scale ships I have on hand and will certainly share on the forum when I can get to them.
Thanks for that. Unfortunately some things come along that you can't plan for.
Just a note to say that for personal reasons I am going to be unable to continue to help Paul and Colin with the website so must bow out for now. Best of luck to Colin in resuming his full role on the site and happy boating to all.
|Thread: A surviving LCP(L)...|
These were unarmoured, and in as in this case unarmed, save for a pintle mounted Lewis gun. So no, no protective shields. Some US built versions did have two .30 mounted in forward gun positions, but this is not one of those. The other Higgins boats you can see in the photos had two .30 cal positions which you can see plated over, near the back.
As for photos, have a look at this link which shows them well.
With D-Day in mind, and thoughts of Landing Craft, I thought others might be interested to see these photos of a couple of surviving Landing Craft to be found in Normandy.
|Thread: Fred's Big Toephy!|
We always like to be able to feature club event reports, and as an example this one was in our April issue, also bringing with it the memories of the serious flooding we had around the country at that time.
|Thread: Brighton Modelworld 2014...|
As a bit of a taster for our June 2014 issue, Colin visited the Brighton Modelworld show, and this is the report from his visit.
|Thread: Treasure in the attic|
That's a super find, thanks for sharing it. As you have said, amazing what can be lurking in peoples attics and which are so often discarded by people who don't know what they have at hand.
|Thread: D-Day 70th anniversary event 2014|
Sorry for my delay in replying to your query. From the looks of the example in your photo it seems to be approximately 1/32, as those look like Britain's figures. If anyone has the old Airfix 1/32 ready made Cromwell that would be one solution, but for a bit more detail then the Tamiya range do a good variety such as the Cromwell which is not too expensive and easy enough to build. An alternative might be a Sherman or a Jeep, which are also available in the Tamiya range as well as from Italeri. For figures, then the 1/32 soft plastic Airfix ones are well priced though not ready painted like the old Britains figures, which are another option.
Hope that helps, and best of luck with the event
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