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John W E11/05/2021 15:25:03
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John W E11/05/2021 15:25:30
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Edited By John W E on 11/05/2021 15:27:41

Dave Cooper 611/05/2021 17:09:07
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Posted by Philip Hughes 1 on 11/05/2021 09:53:04:

thanks for tips guys - I'll be sure to feedback how this goes. Nice tip about the bulb - can I ask what bulb you used - looks good on the pictures @Dave Cooper 6

I think it was a rear stop /tail from a VW Golf Estate. We had to get a spare set to go touring around Europe. I think mine maybe a little 'over-scale' though. I sized the gunner from the wheel-house door and then the turret from the gunner, plus some photos on the internet.

My Dad was a skipper of one of these during WW2. From his memories (and stories) plus, some modeller's licence I finished the boat from where the boys left off. It planes quite nicely as it has a shallow 'V' just before a step, approx. 1/3 back from the bows. Aft of this is flat bottom.

Dave Cooper 611/05/2021 23:12:50
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This isn't the 'proper' scale shape for the bow and step, but, it's how I did it.... the 'V' section (forward of the step) is in fact a 'double-hull'.

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Dave Cooper 611/05/2021 23:15:07
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The step (as viewed from aft) :

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