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    HMS Bluebell.
    by Scratchbuilder ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    5 months ago
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    Built over 30 years ago and still going strong after many Atlantic convoys and refits Bluebell is still one of my favourite boats.
    Still sailed on a regular basis.
    My sons,who used her as a build project all those years ago still enjoy her as well.
    My sons wrote to the Flower Class Corvette Association were made Lifetime Members and given the tie and lapel badge.


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    5 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice.
    You have done a great job.
    Well done.
    I have a Matchbox 1/72 flower kit in the loft that i keep saying i will get around to making.
    Maybe later LOL!!

    Martin555.
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    5 months ago by billmcl61 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Scratchbuilder, That is indeed a nice boat and I love the story that goes with it.

    Hi Martin,
    An interesting thought, I'm sure many of us are in the same boat (oops) it might be a good time for us all to dig them out and have a group build, and see what we come up with, it would be fun to see how each other progress and get some new ideas.
    My hull is on top of the fridge full of bits and pieces and nothing else is done ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Bill
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    5 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    30 years old. Looks great and when a boat is done right it will last. Nice work!
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    5 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    " it might be a good time for us all to dig them out and have a group build,"
    Oh no!๐Ÿ˜ฎ Another challenge Bill?
    I have one of the first Revell series kits (30+ years old just after they bought the tooling etc from Matchbox) on the top shelf of my workshop.
    I opened the box back then, saw the curious method of building the large wobbly hull and thought 'Oh s....ugar! How am I ever gonna build that straight?' and there it stopped!
    Around that time my career in naval COMMS took off so the kit stayed in the cellar 'til my last move.
    I also have a more recent kit, the so called Technik kit, with a few LEDs and a motor, which I stupidly bought on impulse two years ago. Musta been p****d!๐Ÿ™„
    If it's a 'speed build' challenge you're thinking of I certainly won't win that, but I might have a chance in the 'make it work' stakes๐Ÿ˜
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS Anyone want to buy the earlier kit?
    Make me an offer I can't refuse๐Ÿ˜ฎ - Cross my palm with silver ...... ๐Ÿ˜
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    5 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thanks All.
    Still have the original Matchbox,box, (never throw anything out because you can guarantee you will need it the day after the bin men,(sorry,recycling operatives) have been.
    So the other box is still awaiting an order from the builders but I have promised my sons that when the Grandsons are ready then they can help me build it like their Dadโ€™s did.
    Always up for a challenge Doug,and,YES,I will get around to putting HMS Victorious on a build blog and in my harbour before I get put on a charge ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.I am trying to get all the pictures together from various files and folders.
    Happy Days
    Regards.
    Bill
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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "I will get around to putting HMS Victorious on a build blog and in my harbour before I get put on a charge ๐Ÿ˜‚"
    Looking forward to that Chief๐Ÿ‘
    Start with the Harbour, so we can at least see what the finished article looks like.
    What scale is she?
    I only have the 1:600 (38cm) Airfix version, post 1958 modernisation - angled flight deck etc.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    4 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Doug.
    HMS Victorious.
    Not yet finished,but am about to post some pictures in a new Harbour.
    Regards Bill.
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    1 month ago by ToraDog ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Incredible weathering job. I wish I had the talent and eye to achieve like results.
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