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Tony Hadley07/01/2021 14:19:59
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Your 'A' boat looks super Gareth, if only I had the space. Seem to remember these were kept in the club houses many years ago.

My builds during lockdown have been a selection of plastic kits. I was struggling to get to the lake before 'lockdown' and have enjoyed building these kits. Glasses, strong magnifiers, tweezers and the dreaded carpet monster are part of the course with these kits.

Firstly, I completed the 1992 Revell kit 'Nina' one of Christopher Columbus' ships. She must have looked superb with the lateen rig, this wasn't always used.

Second is my old Revell 'Benledi'. A Scottish cargo liner from the 1960s. A couple of pieces were missing and have been scratch built from sprue. Kit is still in progress.

Lastly, I am unsure whether to build the Revell 1956 kit HMS Bounty which is still on sale, or the 1992 kit of the Pinta.

Nina -

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Benledi -

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HMS Bounty -

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Pinta -

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Edited By Tony Hadley on 07/01/2021 14:26:37

Tim Cooper07/01/2021 17:04:25
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I am still working on my OSA 1, which I started at the start of lockdown 1. I did finish a Fairey Huntsman but not been able sail it yet.




Colin Bishop07/01/2021 17:12:33
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Huntsman looks good Tim. Is that the SLEC one?


Tim Cooper07/01/2021 18:05:26
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Yes. It's the DM kit. Just needs to have a name put on. Will be nice to try it out!

Also , I have a Italeri Schnellboat 1/35 , with guns that turn and are connected to sound and light effects sat on a stand waiting to get wet.

Perhaps this Summer or Autumn.


Richard Simpson07/01/2021 20:07:57
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Like the Benledi, Tony, Ben boats always had quite a futuristic look about them with beautiful shear lines and fantastic flared bows. Very much like Port Line and Blue Star ships and very typical of their time.

When we used to build ships!

timg08/01/2021 15:42:39
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The yachts look fantastic, and a good selection of other models , not to mention that work shop.

Pic of my 2nd yacht (aeronaut bella)




timg24/01/2021 23:10:04
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20210124_225708.jpgHi all

Just a quick update , a few bits to touch up with painting , some soldering for the lights and a couple of crew members / ropes on the deck and that will be it.



Peter Sykes04/02/2021 11:38:09
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Mine was.......

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Peter Sykes04/02/2021 11:40:18
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Posted by Tim Cooper on 07/01/2021 17:04:25:

I am still working on my OSA 1, which I started at the start of lockdown 1. I did finish a Fairey Huntsman but not been able sail it yet.




I do like that huntsman. You've made a cracking job of it. Reall first class.



timg27/02/2021 21:10:12
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Hi All

Another one finally finished today , Model Slipway kit of a Fleet Tender 1/24th scale . I have had it for more years than I care to remember , she sails really well as good all year round model.

20210227_141804.jpgI will have to make a better stand..


Edited By timg on 27/02/2021 21:17:28

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