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Dave Milbourn17/09/2015 17:14:37
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I was talking to my friend Scott Pett of the Fairey Owners Club and he remarked that there's not a plan or a kit of the Huntress available. I took that as a challenge.....

huntress 01.jpg

More photos in the Album. Model is 1/12 scale but only 23" long. Turnigy brushless motor with Hawk 30A ESC and Hitec 2G4 radio. Only waiting for the anchor chain and Red Ensign to arrive and she's ready for the water.

Dave M

Paul T17/09/2015 17:57:00
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Hello Dave

Very nicely built with superb attention to detail.

Its up to your usual high standards and I wouldn't have expected anything else.



Colin Bishop17/09/2015 17:58:18
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Lovely job Dave - will you build me a full size one now.....?


Dave Milbourn17/09/2015 18:06:59
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Lovely job Dave - will you build me a full size one now.....?

You're next in the queue - after Liz's H31. Fingers crossed for the inaugural soaking of H23 - hopefully Sunday.


Many thanks for your kind words. We does us best-est (but that wheel was a real swine!).

Dave M

mike farrell17/09/2015 20:19:33
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Hi Dave .Elaine and I were impressed with your Sea Mist which we saw at Haydock ,so much she asked me to build one for her .Your current model surpasses that by a fair bit Nice model well executed winkMichael

Dave Milbourn17/09/2015 23:12:42
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Thanks, Mike. Sea Spray was built mainly to prove Paul's drawings. If I'd kept the model then I would have put some detail on it, but it served its purpose. I think Paul includes the photos of my build along with the plans.

My little1/16 scale Huntsman 31 is promised to be the subject of a Model Boats feature plan and article in the near future, but I haven't even sent the piccies of H23 to Himself The Editor yet. We don't too many Faireys in the garden all at once, do we?

Dave M

Banjoman18/09/2015 06:50:16
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A truly lovely model in every way! Beautiful lines, marvelous build quality and just generally a sight for sore eyes!


Tony Hadley18/09/2015 08:38:55
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A superb model Dave, will be nice to see the on-the-water photographs at a future date.

Noted the use of Hitec 2G4 radio, out of interest Hitec's new Flash 8 mid-range radio is reviewed in RCME, October edition.

ashley needham18/09/2015 08:47:15
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DM. As usual very nice as we expect.

Not sure what the life ring is doing there though???? wink


Dave Milbourn18/09/2015 09:42:20
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Don't ask me, m'duck - I just made a model of the real thing (well, almost................I changed a few minor bits and pieces) **LINK**


I shall keep an eye out for that review. I do like Hitec radio (I don't have any other type these days).

Dave M

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