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    Billing Calypso
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    ๐Ÿ“ Billing Calypso
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Picked this up at our first scale meet of the season early April, too much going on at the moment, but eventually managed to start this evening. The kit is over 20yrs old, was started and then put on "hold" by the previous owner. Hull is already assembled as was the observation chamber which was situated at the bow. As this "lends " itself to being lit internally, I have removed the brass observation windows plus the one on the bow and then attached some clear acetate on the back of them to make this forward area watertight. The observation chamber now glued in place, spraying to be carried out once this is dry and the "windows " can then be reinstated. Going to be a long job but looking forward to the build.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Billing Calypso
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Commodore)
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    Hi Doogle, congratulations on your choice of model, the Calypso ship is a very famous ship.

    I remember that a few years ago a model maker friend of ours built it using drawings and photos, without using a kit.
    He even made the small submarine (made by him with a 3D printer). He remote controls the winch that lowers him into the water and takes underwater shots.

    I inserted the links to his videos on Youtube.

    I will follow your work with great interest.


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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Billing Calypso
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ jumpugly ( Commander)
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    Two awesome posts D and H !!! Great kit and history. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Billing Calypso
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hhager2 ( Midshipman)
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    I bashed mine back to its original ship MSCO minesweeper Mine is msco 49 Lorikeet I spent 4 years on it for weekends. I worked over one weekend doing overhaul. I was helmsmanโ€™s and radar tech. My uncleโ€™s the navigator n signalman, my boss. I knew every inch of that ship here are done pics. Mainly the bow had to be changed and pilot house.


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