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    22 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Guys,
    This may come as a bit of a shock to you but i am going to do another build log.
    It may also be a DOUBLE SHOCK as this boat will be made from WOOD. yes you did read this right WOOD,!! and not my usual Ice cream tubs,Yogurt pots and Margarine tubs.
    The last wooden boat i made must of been about 35 to 40 years ago
    So this will be fun.
    I would imagine there will be a few words spoken that will not be printable LOL!!

    As you know i have had big trouble getting motivated with my model making for some time now and that coupled with a few medical and other problems has seen very little modelling activity from me.

    I have been approached by a friend to make this model for him.

    I know i still have to complete HMS Cottesmore and the Submarine U552 but somehow i just can’t get in to the small detail work at the moment.

    So i hope by making something that will not be complicated and not have lots of bits that could brake off will motivate me and take my mined off of all the other things that are happening at the moment.

    I am using the β€˜Flying Christina II’ kit from HAKits as a base.
    The plan is just to make something that is functional and pleasing to the eye.
    She will not be modelled on any particular boat so some modifications will be done.
    I would like to get a few bits and bobs working but without getting overly complicated.
    Hopefully this will also help me to get my MOJO back.

    Martin555.
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    3 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks for the photos Doug.
    The boat a definitely a lot smaller than i thought when you compare it with a person standing along side it.

    Martin555.
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    4 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thank's Geoff,
    Normally me and wood don't get on.

    Martin555.
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    15 hours ago by Scratchbuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Martin.
    Great News.
    Looking forward to all the updates and comments.
    As always you will give the project your total enthusiasm and personal touch.
    Here is hoping that all is well.
    Be in touch soon.
    Regards Bill.
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    15 hours ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Martin,
    Re "I would be interested in seeing a photo of the 200 series tender."
    There's a goodly bunch here-
    http://www.rafboats.co.uk/st375mk1.html
    Couple of examples attached.
    Happy building πŸ‘πŸ˜‰
    Doug 😎
    http://www.rafboats.co.uk/st375mk1.html
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    15 hours ago by mistyoptic ( Midshipman)
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    Glad to hear this Martin and glad your friend has chosen an HAKits for you to build, as you know I am a great advocate of these kits.
    I am sure you will find this all very much to your liking and will give you a good basis for you to rediscover your woodworking skills.
    |Best wishes
    Geoff.
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    16 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Peter here is a photo of the kit prototype.

    Martin555.
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    17 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks for the information JB.
    I have shown my friend some photos but he wants it to look a little different altho i do have a bit of free licence.

    I must admit there is not a lot of photos on the Flying Christine II about.

    I would be interested in seeing a photo of the 200 series tender.

    Martin555.
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    17 hours ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Funny you should chose this model Martin, as I was looking at the Guernsey Ambulance boats about 6 months ago, and was thinking of using my Jaguar hull plans to build one (Christines 1 and 2 are/were ex 200 series flying boat tenders) Here are a couple of pics which might be of interest. Christine 1 was written off in an accident (hence Christine 2 - with purpose built cabin etc) Christine 3 is a totally different modern boat. Christine II was in danger of being scrapped after finishing her duty, not sure if she's been saved (you probably have this info)

    JB
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    17 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Peter,
    I will have to see if i can find a photo.

    Martin555.
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    17 hours ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Great news Martin. I think most members are waiting with anticipation to see how these β€˜minor changes’ will look. Do you have a picture of the base kit?
    Peter.😊
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    18 hours ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Cut with a chainsaw, measured with a tape, shaped with an axe,- Precision wooden boat building Martin😁 This tug started as a 12"x12"x36" piece of driftwood found on a beach, and was made pretty much using the afore mentioned technology (still have the blisters to prove it😁)

    YOU CAN DO ITπŸ‘ almost like using marg tubs😁

    JB
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    18 hours ago by redpmg ( Captain)
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    It may not be your favourite material Martin - but I am sure you will make a great job of it as usual . Looking forward to the build blog
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    20 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Colin,
    I have been studying to find out what wood is and how i use it.
    Also my mind is starting to make noises as the cogs have started turning.

    Martin555.
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    20 hours ago by Colin H ( Vice Admiral)
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    Well Martin I think it's great , and I expect it will be a little different as your imagination can run riot and put some fun into it.
    Cheers Colin.
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    20 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Jb,
    When it is finished It will probably look as if it was made with an AXE.LOL!

    Rick,
    RE :- Bells and whistles.
    I will have to see how the mood takes me.

    Martin555.
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    20 hours ago by Newby7 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Come on MOJO Martin needs a new MOJO. Good on you to take up a new project. A few bells and whistles wouldn't hurt ether.
    Rick
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    20 hours ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Go for it Martin,😊 a good excuse to get your whittlin' axe out. Austin Powers will be pleased.😁

    Just thought of something,- Austin Martin, ??? has a ring to it😁

    JB
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