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Armidale Class Patrol Boat

1/50 scale model of HMAS Bundaberg

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Peter Fitness17/06/2010 23:49:12
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Thanks, David. If she handles a chop like HMAS Larrakia is doing in this photo, I'll be very happy. Larrakia is the second in the class, after Armidale.
 
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David Wooley18/06/2010 15:21:43
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Hi Peter   Looking at the shape of the hull   this reminds me of the   Irish OPVs  Roisin and Niamh  . Alan  Pew  does a nice hull of these in 1:72 .
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Peter Fitness18/06/2010 23:44:41
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Hi Dave, I did know about Alan's 1/72 hull which he built as a commission for the RAN as a display model. I contacted him about frames, but he was not willing to pass these on as he has future plans to produce a 1/50 scale model, which is fair enough. He had to plot the frames himself, as did I, because the manufacturer, Austal, would not give this information.
 
He also commented that he felt the bigger model would be much better as a radio controlled boat, because of the relatively shallow draft.
 
Peter. 
Bob Abell19/06/2010 10:32:04
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It looks a real....Goer!...............The nose looks fast and sharp!
 
Nice model, well done Peter"
 
Bob
David Young 319/06/2010 12:22:48
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There's you saying that you're not a pro,with a job like that Peter,you could have fooled me.
 
Beautifully crisp clean lines,a wonderful job so far.
 
David.
 

David Wooley19/06/2010 14:18:43
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Hi Peter  How do the Armidales compare to the old Fremantles . The information I have says   they are home ported at Dampier?  Look forward to  more of your photos , really interesting  project. Thanks for posting
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Peter Fitness19/06/2010 23:30:16
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Thank you for the kind remarks Bob and David Y.
 
Dave W, the Fremantles were a smaller boat at 42 metres compared to the Armidales at 56.8 metres. The Armidales had a longer range of 3000nm compared to 2360, but the Freos were faster at 30 kts compared to 25kts.
 
According to the Navy web site, 4 boats are based at Cairns, and the remainder at Darwin with 2 of the Darwin boats on detachment to Dampier.
 
Peter. 
 
Peter Fitness10/07/2010 23:29:20
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Some more progress has been made, with more detail added including the circular antenna and its mast, 2 of the radomes are on and some of the hand railings have been fitted. I'm waiting for some brass rod to arrive from the USA before I can complete the railings. The 2 RIBs and their davits are next on the list. I've also fitted the 2 big whip style aerials on the forward superstructure.
 
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David Meier10/07/2010 23:46:40
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It is looking great Peter. I cant wait to see a photo of it on the water at full speed. What are you powering it with? Have you gone brushless?
 
David.
nevins10/07/2010 23:52:43
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This model is exactly the type of ship style I am in love with.  Could you point me in the direction of a set of plans for this and if they are 1/72 thats even better.

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