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2021 Builds during lockdowns

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neil howard-pritchard10/03/2021 22:47:31
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Posted by Richard Simpson on 10/03/2021 10:20:54:

Sorry to blaspheme on your own thread but orange lifeboats do absolutely nothing for me.

The one with sails however, that is an entirely different story. Beautiful model and so much more character about it.

the Shannon pair i built together, Richard, one for a friend who doesnt build but shows to raise money for the RNLI, and mine was a present from a friend in canada who bought it for me as a way of helping him through depression............the two on the the one astern of the other is a restoration which turned into a rebuild, again for my friend who shows but doesnt buil;d..........and the one in front.....the Tyne is a lifeboat i served on for a very short period of time asa trainee in the mid 1980s before my new wife decided after only 7 months of married "bliss" we were moving out of fleetwood to be neared to her mother but i am enjoying that one where as the orange other boats i found a way of keeping busy...........the rib i enjoyed as i could work on it on a board on a chair whilst watching TV................AND THE BEAUTIFUL motor sailor, is my kind of build........using old techniques and lovely timbers that bring it to life................and my next one is my 1950's CLASSIC Liverpool lifeboat with all wood interiors, before a 61' classic 1924 61' Barnett class thats my building more orange ones, lol.

Edited By neil howard-pritchard on 10/03/2021 22:51:15

Edited By Colin Bishop on 04/04/2021 10:06:40

Andrew Waters20/03/2021 23:57:52
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Another lockdown build started a couple of days ago.

Billing Boats Hoga. A static display model that I'm building for RC.

neil howard-pritchard22/03/2021 00:49:59
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Posted by timg on 27/02/2021 21:10:12:

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

i've seen a few Mediators and Moderators named in the kits, but not a Watcher before. my old metal work teacher was an RNVR Lieutenant Commander during the 1970/80/90's and sailed on the Watcher and Moderater, and would invite myself and another model boat maker down into the "ward room".......a small spare space for a few noggins when ever he and his ships came into Fleetwood on a courtesy call.........we never seemed to be able to manage to leave the ship sober, lol.

Philby23/03/2021 14:09:59
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These are the two kits that I am working on at the present

My first boat builds both from kits



timg23/03/2021 20:10:26
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Hi Phil

Great start on both of your models , nice handy size

Keep posting updates pls


timg23/03/2021 20:22:43
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Hi Neil

The good old days lol , I bet you wouldn't get away with it nowadays..

The kit comes with a choice of names

Watcher, Helper, Supporter, Volunteer, Mediator, Moderator, Chancellor and Proctor and the ships numbers to suit. A good selection really.


Philby23/03/2021 22:44:57
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Hi Tim

Thank you for the compliment

It is the first time that I have built boats and still lots more to do on them

But a good learning curve


Colin Bishop02/04/2021 13:13:47
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Finally finished my Christmas present kit from Navarino models - an Aegean fishing boat.

Review should appear in the magazine in due course.


greek fishing boat album.jpg


Edited By Colin Bishop on 04/04/2021 10:07:24

Eddie Lancaster03/04/2021 15:26:24
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Hi. Colin, I do like the beauty in the simplicity of this boat, but you do have both the inside and outside to get right.

A lovely build.


Edited By Colin Bishop on 04/04/2021 10:07:51

Andrew Waters03/04/2021 19:00:57
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Posted by Andrew Waters on 20/03/2021 23:57:52:

Another lockdown build started a couple of days ago.

Billing Boats Hoga. A static display model that I'm building for RC.

Progressing well

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