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    HMT Resolve
    by cormorant πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ ( Lieutenant)
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    3 months ago
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    Resolve was a class of ocean going tug built for the Admiralty just after WW1. The model is built from the Caldercraft kit and I am really pleased with the way it has turned out. The many white metal parts are of good quality and as you can see, there is much detail, all included in the box.
    At the time of writing, the closest she has got to the water is for her hull only sea trials where she performed well.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hv5RNJXMm64
    The cardboard box you see contains the many white metal parts to give some idea of any extra ballast required.
    She is currently gathering dust in my garage whilst I impatiently await for some kind of normality to return.

    HMT Resolve
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    3 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Brilliant, superb job SteveπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    and I'm a CCR fan too 😊
    A tip/word to the wise-
    Lightly drape some cling film over her to keep the worst of the dust offπŸ˜‰
    Here's hoping for an early Sea Trial🀞
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    She is absolutely fantastic.
    A real joy to see thank you.
    Looking forward to see her in action.
    Well done.

    Martin555.
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    3 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Midshipman)
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    Steve.
    What a superb example of the boat building craft.
    I dread to think how many hours have gone into her.
    Is that sailor leaning on the stern in the white jersey the one I sent you a few months ago?
    Congratulations on a job well done.
    BillπŸ‘πŸ‘
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    3 months ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    What a lovely build Steve, she looks museum quality,
    would love to get the kit from CC, but at over £600, it will have to wait till the lottery pays😁

    Cheers, Pete
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    3 months ago by Alannicholls ( Leading Seaman)
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    Awesome job. Love the detail and admire the patience you must have had. πŸ˜€
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    1 month ago by cormorant ( Lieutenant)
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    At last, after months of enjoyable building, I was able to launch the finished model and as promised, a video of the day.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKVzGPVHqGQ&t=5s
    Many thanks to the photographer, Chris, aka Octman.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKVzGPVHqGQ&t=5s
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    His Majesty's Tug RESOLVE
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    1 month ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    After following your build log it is nice to finally see her on the water.

    Maybe a little more ballast is required though.

    Excellent job.
    Well done.

    Martin555.
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    1 month ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice one SteveπŸ‘
    and well done ChrisπŸ‘
    😎
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    1 month ago by cormorant ( Lieutenant)
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    Thanks Martin. The ballast is two 7.2v lead acid batteries which I only install prior to launch. This is due to the weight which I find difficult to manage at my age.
    I have considered adding more ballast, but the amount of extra weight, I feel, will be considerable, to displace the required amount of water.
    Might experiment with a launching trolley.
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    1 month ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Steve,

    She looks fantastic!
    I love her details!
    And she looks quite nice on the water!
    Also the smoke generators look great!

    Cheers, Ed
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    1 month ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Looking fantastic ,really Good video .
    Cheers MarkyπŸ‘
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    1 month ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Really enjoyed seeing her finally on the water Steve,
    and boy does she look goodπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘, how do you get the smoke units to pulse? it looks very effective.😊


    Cheers, Pete
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    1 month ago by cormorant ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Pete. Thank you. I must say, I am really pleased with the end result.
    As for the smokers (Graupner 6v units), I have just wired them up as per instructions.
    Steve
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    1 month ago by cormorant ( Lieutenant)
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    Thanks Bill. Yes, I meant to mention that when I introduced the video, sorry.
    He is just having a 'quiet moment' between watches, away from all the hustle on the bridge.

    Steve
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    1 month ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Steve,

    You've done a smashing job of it.
    On your Resolve!
    I saw the video of her Maiden Voyage!
    All I can say is Brilliant!!!πŸ‘

    Cheers, Ed
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    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant)
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    Brilliant!!! Nice job, she looks good underway.
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