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    Matchbox 1/72.HMS Bluebell. Out of Reserve for 2020
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    Scratchbuilder
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    Hi guys.
    Will do.
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    Martin555
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    Hi Bill,
    I agree a build log would be good.

    Martin555.
    If it looks right it probably is.
    MouldBuilder
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    ๐Ÿ“ Matchbox 1/72.HMS Bluebell. Out of Reserve for 2020
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    Would love to see this Carrier as a build log. Very interesting.๐Ÿ‘
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    I promise I will finish a boat project before I start another......Maybe.
    RNinMunich
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    "I have the model (work in progress). My plans show the shield / bracket for the running light in two configurations. Your model's configuration is that for HMCS SNOWBERRY or USS SAUCY. HMS BLUEBELL (yours) shows running light brackets 90 deg from your build."
    I agree Royal (er Your Highness๐Ÿ˜)
    I too have kits for the Flower class 1/72.
    One original 1st issue Revell version bought ca 30 years ago.
    And one Revell Technik version bought recently.
    Not really worth the extra cost for a small motor for the radar, a handful of LEDs and a battery box and switch๐Ÿค”
    The old kit makes HMCS SNOWBERRY or USS SAUCY.
    Pic on the box shows the nav lights at 90ยฐ as you say Royal, obviously wrong as the pic of the real SNOWBERRY shows.
    The newer kit makes HMCS SNOWBERRY or CAMPANULA.
    Curiously the box art shows the nav lamps upside down, i.e. open to the top.
    Also wrong, as pics of the original ship show.

    Attached pic of the original Matchbox paint scheme for BLUEBELL show the lamps fitted as you have them Bill๐Ÿ‘ Even if the box artwork is different!
    Also attached is a pic of the real BLUEBELL underway on the Tyne.
    Looking at that 'ya pays yer spondulix and takes yer choice'. A tricky perspective ๐Ÿค”
    All good fun eh chaps? ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Happy pondering.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    RNinMunich
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    Thanks Bill๐Ÿ‘
    Look forward to further info - but maybe in a separate thread or Blog.
    Up to you - it's your thread anyway๐Ÿ˜
    The mechanism looks vaguely familiar to me.
    Servo with a long lever pushing the brass rod up?
    Transverse rods running in guide grooves on the side walls.
    Ingenious ๐Ÿ‘
    Have you by chance already posted some info on your Victorious build here some time ago?
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    Scratchbuilder
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    Hi Doug.
    Many thanks.
    The box is the lift.
    Attaching some pics of said lift.
    Will update you more.
    Regards Bill
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    RNinMunich
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    Hi Bill,
    If the port nav lamp is A over T then so must the stbd lamp be!
    Actually both look dead right to me, see attached pic of HMCS Snowberry.
    Shows both lamps attached as you have them.
    Presumably so mounted to minimise the chances of being seen at night from an enemy spotter/recon plane!?
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    BTW On Pinterest I've seen several models with the lamp brackets upside down and back to front; i.e. green to port, red to stbd. Presumably the builders thought that the instructions were wrong and they should be fitted as normal.
    Why they in the process also reversed the colours is beyond me!
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    Scratchbuilder
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    Hi Martin.
    Will take some more and post on here.
    Just going to post some of the lift arrangement for Doug.
    Regards Bill.
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    Coming on well Bill. Lots of gizmos I see๐Ÿ‘
    Ships boats look great, models in themselves
    How long have you been at it?๐Ÿ˜ (Ooh er!๐Ÿ˜ฎ)
    I take it the box up front is for the Fwd aircraft lift.
    Be interested in your lift mechanism cos I'm planning two Colossus class carriers.
    One 'as built' as HMS Vengeance and one as she was rebuilt, angled flight deck etc, for the Brazilian Navy as NAeL Minas Gerais.
    I worked on her refit in Rio in the nineties. Good fun๐Ÿ˜Š
    How about a Build Blog for Victorious?
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
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    Hi Bill,
    Very nice, do you have anymore photo's of you'r HMS Victorious ?

    Martin555.
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