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Dave Milbourn30/04/2016 09:15:58
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Ladies and gentlemen
Meet "Maid of Balamory". More photos in my Huntress album.
Dave M

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Colin Bishop30/04/2016 10:01:37
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Excellent Job Dave, really nice, it could almost be full size and will look it on the pond. I love the tip up seats to access the cabin etc. Very ingenious.

I was looking at the Huntress in Portsmouth Dockyard a week ago and was struck by how wide the boat is compared to its length, the cockpit is huge. It's so much more attractive that the modern white plastic bathtubs that are all you see today.

Colin

Dave Milbourn30/04/2016 10:31:30
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Colin

One of my correspondents used to be a marine surveyor and told me that he's always thought of the Faireys as 'Powerboat Porn' - with the Huntress as the centrefold! I have to confess that after the smooth curves of an H31 I didn't like the Huntress with her sharp corners and big fat transom, but as I went through building #1 she just grew on me. Those slimy Sunseekers and their ilk are just not in the same league.

Here's a video of the restored "Dawn Huntress" doing her thing as the sun goes down over the River Tyne. Turn up the speakers LOUD! **LINK**

Dave M

Bob Abell30/04/2016 12:02:57
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Another lovely looking model, Dave

She is as pretty as a picture!..........Credits due, where credits due, without a doubt

Bob

Dave Milbourn30/04/2016 12:35:04
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That's very kind of you to say so, Bob. Thank you very much! Seems I'm running out of Faireys to build, although I've never done an H28...;o)

Dave M

Martin Field 130/04/2016 12:53:23
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Dave,

have you done an Albacore yet?

I admire your taste in boats though.

That one in the link sounds like a cross twixt a lorry and a Lancaster!

Lovely model.

Martin

Dave Milbourn30/04/2016 14:20:30
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Thanks, Martin, but my days of flying model hairyplanes are long gone. It's that cursed third dimension that caught me out every time.
DM

Martin Field 130/04/2016 14:32:42
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Dave, it's my day for being misunderstood. The Albacore was a nice sailing dinghy. What I actually meant was the Atalanta. A lovely reverse sheer round decked sailing cruiser.

Or the Faun, a Sea Urchin with an outboard<G> I would never suggest aircraft to a confirmed boaty type, never fear.

Martin

Dave Milbourn30/04/2016 15:46:20
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Oops! 'Fraid you did, dude! This is the Fairey Albacore I immediately thought of **LINK**

I'll go looky-looky for the wet things.

DM

Martin Field 130/04/2016 23:21:40
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Well, I knew it was something hot-moulded!<G>

Martin

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