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Paul T08/05/2020 14:19:24
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Dear All

As most of you will know I don't build many plastic kits but this one is different,

Firstly it wasn't started by me as I received the kit part built as shown in the photos.

The kit was started by a very skilled model builder called Cliff Robinson who has sadly now passed away, some of you from the Warrington area might remember him as he was an avid model builder and attended many shows.

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This will be a 'slow burner' winter project but will hopefully emerge fully built in April next year.

If I can match the skill level during the completion then I hope to enter it in some shows under Cliffs name, and if it wins any prizes then Cliffs widow, Carol, will have something else to remember him by.

Paul

Edited By Paul T on 08/05/2020 14:20:37

Bob Abell08/05/2020 14:24:02
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That`s a nice idea, Paul

Bob

Tim Cooper08/05/2020 14:46:24
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Paul

I always like taking mine for a sail. No problems, a relaxing time. Smoke generator (oil sort) looks good when there is a nip in the air. I even fitted a Morse signal gizmo from Action.

Tim

Paul T08/05/2020 15:00:45
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Hello Captain Bob

We all reach a point in our lives where we realise that a single act of kindness brings its own rewards. I have to say that Cliffs skill level is amazing, even though its just a plastic kit he has gone the extra mile on every little detail and shows exactly what can be done with an off the shelf kit.

I will be proud to finish off this kit.

Hi Tim

I am looking forward to taking this little ship to New Brighton and getting some great photos, the smoke generator is a good idea as is the Morse gizmo.

Paul

ashley needham09/05/2020 08:18:45
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Echo Bob..nice idea Paul, good luck with it. ashley

Ray Wood 209/05/2020 09:00:25
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Good show Paul,

They are great kits, and a lot of bits !!

Great shame Matchbox didn't follow it up with a destroyer at he same scale 1/72nd.

Regards Ray

Tim Cooper09/05/2020 09:55:46
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Ray

I think that at the time Matchbox produced the Snowberry it was at the limits of the moulding capability. As it is the one I built the hull came in four pieces. How long would a destroyer hull need to be?

Tim

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