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    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisF
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    I got interested in the hobby getting on for 5 years ago as something to keep me occupied during the winter months.

    Soon after I bought a 47" Fairey Huntsman 31 off Ebay. It was a lovely model but I found it a bit cumbersome and so eventually sold it to a fellow club member. Before I sold it though I bought one of Dave Milbourn's prototypes off him that he'd used for producing the plans for his 1:12 scale Huntress. I found this to be a nice scale for the Fairey range of boats and set off on a mission to build a number of them all to the same scale. As well as scratch building them I produced my own drawings because they either weren't available at that scale or I wanted to modify them. A case in point being the Huntsman 28 where I wanted the whole superstructure to be removeable.

    As well as the classic Faireys; Huntsman 28, Huntsman 31 and Swordsman 33 I wanted to build the more unusual ones and those, as far as I'm aware have never been built. These are the River Cruiser 23 (using a modified Huntress hull) from a black and white photograph, a Huntress Long Cabin fitted with a stern-drive, a Fisherman 27 motor sailer and a 17 foot Faun lake and river cruiser. The first five are being built and the last two I've produced drawings for. Instead of concentrating on the first builds I kept starting others!

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: The Fairey Fleet
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisF ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Derek - yes, I became friends with Dave, a sad loss to the modelling fraternity.

    Chris
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    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Derek 151 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Chris,
    I assume you are aware that Dave Milbourn died some time last year I believe. I'm afraid I can't even remember what month.
    Derek.
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    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisF ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    These are the two prototypes of the Huntress that Dave built. I have the one on the left and Dave kept the other.



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