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    Which to build?
    by Spock66 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Ygagnon
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    Hy find attach a print screen of my message.
    Is there an error, please advise
    Yves GAGNON
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    Not sure what you mean Ygagnon๐Ÿค”
    Which vessel and what pics?
    Where did you post them - which thread and when?
    I can't even find such a post in your Profile history!
    Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
    Ygagnon
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    A few days ago I posted the history of the vessel with a lot of pictures and I haven't seen yet. What youl be the reason for that.
    Yves GAGNON
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    Morning Andy.
    Keep at it my friend.
    Re trying some turning.I was taught to use a lathe when at school a million years ago,but let it all drop on going into my chosen career.
    About 15 years ago I decided that the satisfaction of making rather than buying was going to be a plan where possible.
    I looked on EBay and bought a simple lathe for a relatively small amount of cash and retaught myself.
    Never turned back.(Excuse the pun๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚)
    I turn most of my gun barrels and prop shafts rudder tubes etc where I can.
    Re Outlets for warships. Have you tried Fleetscale (Westward Mouldings)
    Check out their online site.
    That are a stones throw from you being based in Gunnislake Tel 01822 832120.
    I donโ€™t think they are generally open to the public but I have been there in the past (Living in Exeter)and they were very helpful.I dealt with Justin.
    Not sure if they are open at this time with Covid.19 going on.
    Hope that helps and keep it up.
    Regards Bill.
    Ps...I have just replied to your PM re the other boat ๐Ÿ‘
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    Spock66
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    Commodore-H,
    Thanks for the encouragement and ideas. Being a crip limits funds so I have to do bits at a time, but I like the idea of trying some basic turning.
    I'll dig out some photo files I took when I was building HMCS Regina and post them up.
    All the more kudos for teaching yourself and that's the way I love to do things.
    Andy
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    Commodore-H
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    You do some really excellent work. Probably better than many people can do even with three hands.

    Turning metal is he really easy, that is something I know you could manage. Just mount a piece of metal in the lathe and crank the carriage back and fourth, in and out till the parts you need appear. You can get what you need on ebay. Besides the basic lathe you need lots of small bits so look for a deal that includes many extras. I just played and taught myself. There are many helpful videos on YouTube.

    I have built one model that has a firing gun. It uses black powder, ( I am sure magicians flash powder would work even better). Powder is ignited with a glow plug, wad is just a bit of paper towel. Barrel is also spring mounted so it recoils when fired. The effect is good because not only is there a bang but a flash and smoke as well. You do need to be careful with this thing because there is accident potential. The same model has firing exocet missiles which use a small firework we call bottle rockets. In truth I never fired the rockets off the model because when they ignite they produce a big scorch mark.

    I am a big fan of Flower Class Corvettes. They are on my list of ships to build. I would prefer to build it in a 1:32 scale. As far as I know there is only one remaining in the world, HMCS Sackville which is in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I was lucky enough to visit the real ship many years ago. I have lots of pictures. I would like to be able to make the hedgehog mortar fire.

    I also like animation on my models. There are lots of features that could be included on many models. I have seen people incorporate a flag the can be raised and lowered, searchlight that can be trained even saw a guy build a tug that could throw a heaving line with a mousetrap looking gadget. Then there was a salvage vessel that could lower a diver into the water with a crane. Really fun part was the the diver was full of Alka Seltzer so he bubbled when submerged. My last boat has an operating water monitor that can also be trained. Sound affects, smoke, there are lots of things you can add to a model like an schnelboote.

    I would like to see the mechanisms you used to make some of operating features on your corvette. Can you please include some pictures in a post?
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    The sure way to succeed is, just try one more time
    Ygagnon
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    I have a model that I started in 1982 and I will finish it this year. Most of my outdoor or indoor project are finish and with Covid19 it limits my friends and travel. There is a lot of things to do that I have never done before. Model making what ever scale is a learning curve. We are never to old to learn what ever our limits are.
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    Yves GAGNON
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    Absolutely Pete ๐Ÿ‘
    That's the way I was thinking.

    @ Mr Spock,
    'Fascinating!' ๐Ÿ˜
    Very sorry to hear of your circumstances, but your strength of will, character and tenacity are truly inspiring๐Ÿ‘
    Don't want to pry but we have no idea of your budget or if size is an important factor (handling / lake access?) or even if static or full RC!!
    Pete is dead right; since you seem to have a penchant for warships I was also going to recommend that you have a look at the Deans range of kits, and semi kits if you want to scratch build more yourself.
    If you want a full kit with enormous potential for 'making things work' I can heartily recommend Deans full kit for HMS Manxman.
    http://deansmarine.co.uk/shop/product_info.php/products_id/4...
    She was a fast cruiser/minelayer which played a valiant part in the battles for Malta and survived until 1972 in various roles.
    I bought the kit a few years ago just before I retired. Not built yet but I've checked out the kit, down to the last of several hundred parts, and instantly recognised the potential for 'making things work'. At 1/96 and 134cm LoA there's plenty of space for 'make it work stuff'๐Ÿ˜‰ And she's a manageable scale at 1/96.
    I admit, I'm biased a little๐Ÿ˜Œ I've had a soft spot for this brave ship since I built my first of several Airfix 600 scale versions as a little laddie๐Ÿ˜ and read up on her chequered history.
    If you can - GO FOR IT. I'm sure you won't be disappointed and she'll keep you busy for a good while๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š
    All the best, let us know what you decide. Blog it Man๐Ÿ‘
    Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS I was intrigued to note that you have already made a torpedo launching system.
    Would love to see some detail of that cos it's been buzzing round my brain for a while as well!!
    PPS During my research on Manxman I have sometimes seen Manxman referred to as "The last ship in the Royal Navy which actually looked like a warship!"
    I have several photos of the original if you're interested.
    http://deansmarine.co.uk/shop/product_info.php/products_id/478
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
    Rookysailor
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    You are a young age Mr Spock (aka Vulcan) especially to be stuck in a wheelchair, but your build on the 1/72 corvette sounds amazing, I was quite happy just to have an Aldis lamp working, I have the Italeri Schnellboot also, but not yet built, as for your request, have you thought of building a WWII warship plenty of them at DEANS MARINE website, and it does allow you to improve on the kit, and to make the model your own with as many extras as you can find, hope this helps a little.๐Ÿ˜Š

    http://deansmarine.co.uk/shop/index.php/cPath/10_31

    Cheers, Pete
    http://deansmarine.co.uk/shop/index.php/cPath/10_31
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    billmcl61
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    Hi Sprock66,

    Even with your limitations (which haven't held you back sir) you are an inspiration, while I have my own health problems I am still able bodied, but I suffer from a terrible dose of prevarication. I have both of these models in my sizeable stash but haven't yet got past putting the hulls together. Your story will help me to get myself motivated and hopefully get one finished - any one will do ๐Ÿ˜Š.
    After the impressive job you made on your Flower, I'm certain that you can do a lot of great things with the Schnellboot, just go for it, I hope you do a build log - it would be interesting to hear how you get on. And thank you for the masking tape trick with the small pieces.

    All the best
    Bill
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