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Colin Bevan11/07/2007 11:02:00
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Hi
I have just read Damien Feger's suberb article on his "Tribute to Hornblower" (August 2007). I think the addition of model figures can enhance a model boat so much, giving a real idea of scale. Can anyone give me an address or web site for "Imperial Gallery" figures. Also can you recommend a book on making scale figures using the copper wire method mentioned by Damien. Many Thanks, Colin.
Kevin Bellman01/08/2007 22:21:00
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Hi Colin,

Imperial Galleries web site
http://www.hardwick85.freeserve.co.uk/Index.htm

You may also find Historex useful - they mainly deal in figures. I'm sure if you rang them they could recomend a book on figure modeling.

http://www.historexagents.com/shop/hxshop.php

Regards Kevin
Graham Pollard02/08/2007 07:13:00
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Hello out there,

Can anyone suggest a site, shop, supplier or manufacturer of 1/200th scale (poss n gauge) WWII German Naval figures that would compliment my next project. Any pointers would be appreciated. Thanks, Graham
Kevin Bellman02/08/2007 22:25:00
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Hi Graham,
Possible links below

1. Preiser railway figures
http://www.ontracks.co.uk/index.php?page=catalogue&cat=1020&toplevel=1
Note you need both the above lines for the address.

2.1/3 way down page listing 1/200 accessories Naval figures set of 100
http://www.freetimehobbies.com/photo-etch-gold-metal-masters.html

3. Link for free time hobbies, they have various etch stuff @ 1/200.
http://www.freetimehobbies.com/

Hope the above will be of use,

Regards Kevin
Graham Pollard12/08/2007 20:31:00
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Hi Kevin,

looked at site http://www.freetimehobbies.com/photo-etch-gold-metal-masters.html Things looked promising so I e-mailed them and they tell me that the 100 naval figures are 1/700 scale and not 1/200th. However they have suggested another link http://www.freetimehobbies.com/ab1shcr.html
which are 1/200th scale figures and made by Aber

Thanks for the response
Regards, Graham
Robin Burnham06/12/2007 10:30:00
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can anybody tell me where I can obtain plans to build a footy sailing boat

thanks

Len Ochiltree06/12/2007 16:55:00
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Hi Robin,

The model Yachting Association is in to Footy racing email chairman-07@mya-uk.org.uk 

Or you could try Richard Webb who also makes a kit,his address escapes me at the present.

Len

Tony Hadley08/12/2007 12:12:00
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Hi Robin,

The Footy yacht is available from George Turner models (www.georgeturnermodels.com)

Tony.

Andy Hustler01/07/2008 13:46:00
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Can any one help me???? I'm looking for 2 single barreled bofors,late 60's orearly 70's design if there is such a thing !!.Scale at approx1/72 to go on my leander class frigate.

thanks

Andy

Kevin Bellman01/07/2008 23:03:00
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Hi Andy,

Not sure what the differences are but Airfix do a WWII bofors @ 1/76

http://www.airfix.com/airfix-products/military-vehicles/field-gun-sets/a02314-bofors-gun--tractor-a02314/

At £5 it might be worth seeing if you could modify it.

 Regards

Kevin

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