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Colin Bishop16/05/2009 18:36:26
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Paul has been nagging me to put some pictures of my own models up so here they are. It's not a complete collection as I still have a lot of old prints to go through. I think he wondered if I actually did build models...
 
 
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Peter Fitness17/05/2009 00:04:27
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Beautiful work, Colin, I'm extremely impressed and very envious. You must have been a child prodigy when you built the early ones.
 
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Barry Foote18/05/2009 08:05:24
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Beautiful models Colin.....Thanks for showing us..
Tony Burton28/10/2009 16:11:04
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Colin
I just noticed 2 pics o f  "Brenda" on your model pics, which incidently are fantastic. Do you have any more pics or  a build system for the model. I have just got started on the hull for the same ship. I have also just sent for the plans of the RAF seaplane tender
Tony
 
Tony Burton28/10/2009 16:14:59
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Edited By Tony Burton on 28/10/2009 16:18:06

Colin Bishop28/10/2009 16:22:53
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Tony,
 
I started this model many years ago before I took a break to do some full size sailing. Consequently it just sat around for years although I'm determined to try and finish it this winter. All the running gear, motors and R/C are up and running and essentially I just need to add the fittings to the topsides. How hard can it be?!
 
The basic construction is a plywood framework with balsa planking finished off with gummed paper strip. Co incidentally I recently found some photos of some of the early build stages which I will put up as an Album. It may not be until after the weekend though as we are just off for a short break tomorrow morning.
 
I was able to find out very little other information about the ship other than what was in the original Model Boats article although I did exchange some correspondence with one of her former captains. I'm very happy to share any of this with you.
 
I was attracted to the ship because of her graceful appearance - there doesn't seem to be a straight line in her which does makes for some interesting modelling!
 
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Tony Burton28/10/2009 16:34:26
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Thanks for that colin.
I also think its a beautiful ship and can`t wait to get stuck into it . I did manage to get some pictures of her from glasgow university but they are in black white and dont show much of the superstructure. The covered in sides on the ship were originally open with just pillers up so it must have been refitted later on. I can send copies of the pics if they would be any good to you. I have bult the hull to deck level and have used lime planks. I would appreciate any help you can offer me
 
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Tony Burton18/11/2009 21:25:20
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Can anyone tell when the info about the Scottish Fishing Protection vessel " BRENDA" was in Model Boats. Hope you can help.
 
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Colin Bishop18/11/2009 22:41:33
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The article on Brenda was in the October 1977 issue although, to be honest, apart from the plan, there wasn't a great deal of use to the model maker as most of the text was background about the Scottish Fishery Protection Service. The illustrations were not very clear either and added nothing to what is already on the plan. I can't find my copy at the moment. if I do I will scan the relevant pages in. But they won't be very helpful.
 
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Edited By Colin Bishop on 18/11/2009 22:41:54

Tony Burton19/11/2009 09:30:32
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Thanks Colin.
You did say you might be able to post some more pics of your early build of Brenda. Sorry to be a pain
 
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