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    πŸ“· drifter/trawler
    3 years ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Model of a traditional fishing boat in The Ivy cafe on Weymouth Harbour.

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    3 years ago by Baggie ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    What a lovely old boat... very fine.

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    πŸ“· Kiwi\
    3 years ago by Gascoigne ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Sailing well in the sun and sparkling waters. A NZ Scow scratch built from plans. Unusual trading schooner based on those from the Great Lakes, USA.Actual vessel now restored as an example of an early NZ coastal trader.

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    3 years ago by Baggie ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looks so sleek and smooth.... lovely
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    πŸ“· "Westbourne"
    3 years ago by ads90 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Westbourne is a Port of London Authority steam Tug from the Caldercraft Mini-Fleet Range - it is 1:48 scale. This model was discontinued a few years ago but I did manage to purchase a brand new boxed one via ebay a couple of years ago.

    During her time Westbourne was hired by the Royal Navy as a rescue tug. She saw service with them between October 1916 and July 1919 in the HM Dockyard. Prior to that she was on general towing service duties on the Thames.
    She can be found mentioned in β€œSHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY, 1914-1919 - by TYPE & CLASS
    Section 3. SUPPORT and HARBOUR VESSELS”

    Following the first world war β€˜Westbourne’ was one of three tugs attached to the Port of London Authority (PLA) Dredging Service, they were the "Westbourne", "Thorney" and "Brent", they were all fitted with a drag and under running gear.In 1940 during the Battle of Britain. β€˜Westbourne’ and many other tugs were used in assisting the berthing of these large ships that entered the Thames.
    The photos show from box to construction plus her on the water.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: "Westbourne"
    1 year ago by tmrober ( Recruit)
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    I am trying to source a copy of the instruction booklet for the caldercraft westbourne tug model. I wonder whether anyone has one available.
    Cheers
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    3 years ago by Dave M ( Vice Admiral)
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    Nicely finished model of this now discontinued kit.
    I like the details about the tug and her career, sadly our river scenes no longer feature the tugs that were an essential part of the docks and shipping of the time.

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    πŸ’¬ "Westbourne"
    3 years ago by Baggie ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Superb looking vessel....Uber she sails well too

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    πŸ“· John B
    3 years ago by tugnut ( Able Seaman)
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    This is my latest build she is all scratch built.
    She is based on a Robert Allen tug built in Cyprus.
    She has two 800 motors on belt drive with 70 mm props.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: John B
    15 days ago by tugnut ( Able Seaman)
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    Hi not got a vid, but have lots of pictures on the lake πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: John B
    16 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Actually I knew it was Andy πŸ˜‰
    Just another example of my usual pathetic attempt at humour😁
    Wonder if John has since made a vid of her Sea Trials?
    Or is she just 'TOOO Nice' to risk in the wet stuff πŸ€”
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: John B
    16 days ago by T33CNO ( Midshipman)
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    I think it’s actually John’s name πŸ˜‚
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    πŸ’¬ Re: John B
    16 days ago by T33CNO ( Midshipman)
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    A real gem πŸ€—
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    πŸ’¬ John B
    3 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Heartily agree Dave, a magnificent job tugnut, well done πŸ‘
    Thinks! Named after the sloop in the old Lonnie Donegan song!? πŸ˜‰

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    3 years ago by Dave M ( Vice Admiral)
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    Great to see a scratch built model. The bridge area must be very difficult to make and this model has captured the look.
    That drive system should give a massive bollard pull.
    Congratulations on a fine scale model.

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    3 years ago by Baggie ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well done you... a great build. Looks fantastic. Envious!

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    πŸ“· Chickerell Steam Fair
    3 years ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Small lake/large pond at Chickerell Steam Fair 30/6/18 until 1/7/18 this year.

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    πŸ’¬ Chickerell Steam Fair
    3 years ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Selwyn, not down to Chickerell till middle of August, sailed with Weymouth club a few years ago

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    πŸ“· Moonlight
    3 years ago by Gascoigne ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    This free sailing pond yacht has remained a treasured model from childhood. it β€œescaped” one holiday and sailed out across the bay at Tenby. it was retrieved a mile out to sea by persuading local boatman to pick it up. Hull carved and hollowed from wood. Must be well over 100 years old now. Sails well without rudder fitted.

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    3 years ago by Baggie ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    It really looks treasured and, as usual with your work, very well maintained.
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    πŸ“· Annie
    3 years ago by alan20 ( Master Seaman)
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    Speed line kit completed a year ago. Sails well and is fun to handle. Has done many hours on the water and is still in good shape considering the conditions I have subjected it to.😎

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    πŸ’¬ Annie
    3 years ago by Baggie ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great looking vessel pictured on a lovely day too - great combination!

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    3 years ago by alan20 ( Master Seaman)
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    I don't recall exact time. it was over two years ago that I got the kit but I do recollect having to wait a little.
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    3 years ago by Little-Charlie ( Master Seaman)
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    How long did it take for Speedline to post this kit to you? have waited nearly four weeks for mine and still no sign!!!!!

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    πŸ“· Bella Ragazza
    3 years ago by Penfold63 ( Master Seaman)
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    So here’s another partially built Riva Aquarama, my second project and Plan B after Ciao Bambina ran into stringer difficulties. I started this one on 14 April 2016, and had only 16 days, none of which meant full time working on the boat but merely an hour or two available some evenings and at weekends, to finish this before a friendly β€œBoat Race” at Coate Water in Swindon with a few friends. Not much in the way of rules for the event, just bring along an RC boat. I didn’t get it finished in time, and since the event, which is the last picture in the post, I have only been able to spend a few more hours, mostly spent planking small mahogany strips over the hull and fore deck. I will be moving this Project 2 forward in between phases of work on the Sea Commander (Scrumpy 3), which is a kit build and is going well after around 6 hours work so far.

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    πŸ“· Ciao Bambina
    3 years ago by Penfold63 ( Master Seaman)
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    So here’s my partly completed Riva Aquarama, to be named Ciao Bambina, a scratch build from plans, with laser cut marine ply as the base structure. I started her in April 2016 and got to the stage of balsa wood stringers as per the plans and got into a real pickle, breaking pretty much every strip and gave up after six days of struggle. I then focused on Plan B, which was Project 2, a smaller Riva Aquarama, and again a scratch build, for an event planned with friends at the end of April 2016. I’ll come back to Ciao Bambina once I have completed my Sea Commander and the smaller Riva I think. The stringers will be made with laminated 3mm strips Okichi or similar, which is the way the Sea Commander has been done, so I have learned something from the experience. Balsa doesn’t really work on a big stringer! I will update as I progress the project.

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    πŸ’¬ Ciao Bambina
    3 years ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Have you tried soaking balsa in boiling water and pre forming it to shape ? (bend around pegs on a board) works well for hard wood as well. Shape, allow to dry, check and repeat as necessary. Be gentle with it and if the curve is tight, do it in stages.

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    πŸ“· Albion plus others
    3 years ago by Baggie ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Boating pond at Aldeburgh frozen today.... but at least the statue of the dog was warm!

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    🎬 RSS Sovereignty
    3 years ago by cormorant ( Lieutenant)
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    Whilst putting the finishing touches to my latest project I came across a morse code sound clip.
    Using my Shockwave2 sound system, I synced it to an LED on the bridge.
    Trouble is, I do not read morse.
    Can any of you signallers tell me if this message makes sense?
    Thank you.

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    3 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I suspected as much! 😲
    I can design naval COMMS systemsπŸ˜‰, but I can't read the codes they use πŸ€” I thought an Old Sea Dog could decode it.
    BRAVO ZULU THAT MAN πŸ‘

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    3 years ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Doug,

    I've already analyzed it.
    It's just gibberish. a bunch of T's E's and I believe numbers!
    If I recall correctly....

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    3 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Steve,
    your question has been lurking at the back of my mind since you posted it!
    Tried to download the vid and separate the sound track but the 'toob' wouldn't let me 😭
    Can you post or mail me the sound clip alone? Then I'll stuff it into a sound (wave) analyser and see if we can at least identify the dots and dashes πŸ˜‰ Doug 😎

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    πŸ“· SRN3
    3 years ago by Gascoigne ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    A challenging project 10 years ago. Scratch built model of theSRN3 built under licence by the US for use in the Mekong delta against the VC in Vietnam. Very light construction with liteply.
    Two ESPs control brushed and brushless motors for lift and propulsion. Motor tube ball-raced at each end with a 9x6 pusher prop. Realistic performance and sounds like a turbo prop. Tricky to control in anything stronger than a light breeze. Best on water.

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    πŸ“· Excelsior
    3 years ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Photos of LT472 Excelsior in Weymouth Harbour in 2016, compare with its modelon this site

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    3 years ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I was given a copy of Dunkirk for Christmas but not got around to viewing it. You might spot some modern buildings and modern boats in the background at Weymouth.

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    3 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Selwyn, I just bought the BluRay of 'Dunkirk', I'll keep an eye out for her!πŸ€“
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    3 years ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I was going to do a day sail on her in Weymouth Bay but came down with a bug before I could. Quite reasonable terms too. Crew were very friendly. Not sure if they were in Weymouth for part of the Dunkirk film filmed in Weymouth Harbour, we had three such old trawlers and drifters anchored in the centre of the harbour. Great sight.

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    3 years ago by Gascoigne ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Excelsior has a very active life giving youngsters a taste of the sea with the Trust and does get about around Britain even taking part in the odd Tall Ships events. Been aboard with my camera at her home base in Lowestoft but but not sailed on her yet.

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    πŸ“· Excelsior
    3 years ago by Gascoigne ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Here is the last of the Lowestoft sailing trawlers. Model built using working drawings kindly supplied by the Sailing Trust. Model about 12 years old. I got a little carried away on detail! As expected she sails and handles well as all the old work sailors do.
    Drop keel and rudder extension added when sailing. I was intrigued to discover that the deck winch was steam powered,no doubt to help with taking in the trawl net.

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    3 years ago by Gascoigne ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Joe,
    In answer to your queries, Hull was built in the bread and butter system using deal sealed inside and out with coats of yacht varnish and painted using acrylic. Subsequent models of Wherries and Chinese Junks were plank on frame using 1/8” balsa strips sealed with resin,varnish inside and out, with again acrylic paint.
    Balsa easier to work with to gain experience - reasonable effectiveness both in carvel and clinker planking.
    All the best and good sailing.
    Gascoigne

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    3 years ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Hello,
    Just spotted your boat, I love the gaff-rigged working craft. Built one, a Falmouth fishing boat, and I plan to do more. Your boat is very impressive, nice quality workmanship and attention to detail.

    If you don't mind I am curious about a couple of things. is it plank on plank? Did you fiberglass over the hull or just paint. What kind of wood do you use for planking.

    I to, work from old drawings plans with lines and offsets.

    Great work!
    Regards, Joe

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    3 years ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    I'm mostly into tugboats but this model you have is beautiful.
    It's also great to be carried away on detail.Good job.

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    3 years ago by Baggie ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Another fine example of your work.... all your boats look superb and I know from my own experience of them how well they sail and look on the water.

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    πŸ“· MTB
    3 years ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    For Sale in Weymouth Weldmar shop for Β£195, supposed to be in full working order

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    3 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Rowen, we're not splitting hairs! Together we are getting to the rootsπŸ‘
    I had also noticed the slight differences in superstructure; especially the aft part and the bridge top/screen. But I noticed these variations also in the Danish and other variants. Didn't want to overload the post with these as I thought it was long enough already😲
    Seems some variations were introduced depending on the base variant it was ordered as MTB or MGB (most of which still had at least two torpedoes!). Since the Brave class were apparently very expensive to produce (which is why only two were built not the planned six?) the later variants were based on a cheaper export version, 'Felicity' type I think they were called. They were a little smaller but with similar performance and firepower to the Braves, some with two Perseus turbines instead of two but most with three as in the Braves, and cheaper to build with wood on alu frames instead of all metal. Usually classed as FPBs or FACs depending on armament.
    Summary; The Perkasa was not a generic class but a specific four ship class for the RMN. Basis for the hulls and superstructure design was the same as the Braves and Felicity but some 'poetic license' was taken with subsequent export order with variations even within classes.
    Comparing available (to me) pics again I now tend to agree with you that the rounded bridge of the model is more like the Perkasa class than the box-like bridge of Swordsman. 😲
    BTW: in 1971 the RMN Perkasas were upgraded with SS12 missiles so there's another interesting variant for the aficionados πŸ˜‰
    Credentials: was not in the RAF (but Dad was!), but I worked with the RMN and the Surabaya shipyard (and various other bidders) on the design of the COMMS systems for the replacements for the Perkasa class and then their replacements, up to the current NGPV-2 (New Generation Patrol Vessel-Batch 2). interesting work and people. Also did some work on their new frigates and an auxiliary in the nineties.
    One thing I always did before embarking on such projects was to research the background of the navy involved, operational area and requirements and also the potential shipyard partners. Part of establishing confidence and rapport. πŸ˜‰
    Anyway - whatever; model-wise - if it looks right it probably is right! Main thing is fun planning, building and above all sailing, exchanges like this help us all a lot I believe.
    All the best Doug 😎

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    3 years ago by RHBaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Doug,
    Hate to split hairs, but am researching a Brave Borderer for my next project. in doing so can advise that although the BB and the Brave Swordsman were sister ships, they had different superstructures. Have no idea why.
    The Perkasa was different again, it resembles the BB but it has an enclosed wheel house in front of what looks like a BB superstructure. This extended portion can be seen on the pictures.
    Sorry, as R.A.F in Canada, to disagree with you!
    Enjoyed the rest of your post though, it helped explain some of the export derivatives of the Brave class which I could not otherwise pin down.
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    3 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Brave Swordsman P1012 with torps unshipped.
    And Brave Borderer P1011 on trials fully equipped 😎

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    3 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Not quite RH! But similar heritage.
    Brave Swordsman P1012 was one of two Brave class, the other being Brave Borderer P1011 (see photo taken on the Rhine river). Both were built between 1958 - 1960.
    The Danes ordered 6 (SΓΈlΓΈven-class) to a similar design, 4 being built under license in Denmark. Replaced ca 1990 by the 'Flying Fish' class.
    The Royal Malaysian Navy ordered 4 boats in 1964 which became the Perkasa class, ca 6 years after the Braves. Class ship being KD Perkasa P150.
    The other 3 were KD Handalan P151, KD Gempita P152, KD Pendekar P153. They were delivered in 1967 some 7 years after the Braves were delivered.
    The Perkasa design was based on the SΓΈlΓΈven-class which itself was based on the Brave class. So the model (to my mind) is Brave Swordsman.
    With 3 Perseus gas turbines the Braves were at the time the fastest naval ships in the world at 52 knots. The SΓΈlΓΈvens and Perkasas used the same set up.
    Cheers Doug 😎
    PS The Braves could be equipped as MTB or MGB with two 40mm. Borderer in the pic seems to be in that configuration.

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    A model of a Vosper Perkasa, not Brave Swordsman.

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