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MTBs and 'Flowers' - Posted: 9 days ago by RNinMunich
Just ran across this (compared with most others from the era) incredibly sharp photo, (right click the photo then left click 'Show photo' and then'+' and you'll see what I mean by sharp!!😉) apparently (allegedly?) a
'Vosper 70ft Motor Torpedo Boat V-252 at Greenock in January 1942. In the background is the Flower class Corvette HMCS Trillium(K172)'
(Which makes me wonder if OUR Trillium served on her!?)
+ 2 others! Research continues, I have an interest in both types 😉
Cheers Doug 😎

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MTB - Posted: 1 month ago by SelwynWilliams
For Sale in Weymouth Weldmar shop for £195, supposed to be in full working order

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Response by RNinMunich on the 19th Jan 2018
Brave Swordsman P1012 with torps unshipped.
And Brave Borderer P1011 on trials fully equipped 😎
Response by RHBaker on the 19th Jan 2018
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.
Response by RNinMunich on the 19th Jan 2018
Hi Rowen, we're not splitting hairs! Together we are getting to the roots👍
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 😉
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. 😉
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 😎
Vosper MTB385 - Posted: 2 months ago by reilly4
Scratchbuilt WW2 1/24 Scale Vosper 73' Type 1 MTB. Built in 2016, in company with a friend's 1/24 scale BPB MGB.
The Vosper hull is built from balsawood and fibreglass. The upper deck and superstructure is from balsawood. The weapons and fittings are from brass, aluminium and plastic. The 20mm and gunner can rotate.

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robbe japanese torpedo boat - Posted: 2 months ago by nutrunner
this boat was bought in kit form in 1975 i got it 3/4 quarters made as a xmas present and have just about finished it

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Response by Dave M on the 19th Jan 2018
Bought one of these years ago. Another project I really need to progress. Seeing the built item confirms that it does make into a realistic model
USS READY PGM-87 - Posted: 3 months ago by rustypiston
The USS READY was an Asheville class gunboat that saw service in the USN during the Vietnam period of the 1970's. Four of the boats were outfitted with RIM missiles and served with the US 6th fleet until decommissioned in the late 1970's. The 51" model is a Dumas kit from the 80's and like other Dumas offerings rather basic. I didn't use the kit's metal fittings but replaced them with scratch built items. To make my boat a little different I built the missile launchers that the READY carried. It's just finished so I hope to have it "underway" next spring.

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Response by RNinMunich on the 6th Dec 2017
Very nice job rusty, Hat's off to you sir! 👍👍👍
and such a pleasure to see in-focus close ups for a change 😉
Put her in your 'Boat Harbour' with some info on the drive set up please.
Cheers Doug 😎
Response by Dave M on the 6th Dec 2017
Lots of good fine detail really brings this model to life. Can't wait to see some pics of her underway
Response by reilly4 on the 26th Dec 2017
Excellent detail. A magnificent model. The real one could do 50knots so we look forward to the model underway.
HMS Sussex - Posted: 5 months ago by davidhgreatbatch
HMS Sussex sailing on the Warwickshire Avon at Defford before being displayed in the Flybridge at Defford Quay Marina

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Response by billyoung on the 9th Dec 2017
Stunning model , superior workmanship
Response by circle43nautical on the 20th Dec 2017
Response by admiral on the 30th Dec 2017
well done! I have built other ships which were part of Force H, Gib.
Illustrious, Duke of York, Sheffield, 1/48 scale, RC.
pt 109 - Posted: 6 months ago by basilsdad
a 30"scratch built pt. boat, I built hull from .8mm ply using a resized eezebilt 20" plan.
the deck fittings were copied as best as I could from photos and drawings found on line. powered by 2- 2200kv brushless out runner motors through 2 20 amp speed controllers. twin contra rotating props twin rudders fast and light a pleasure to build


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Response by circle43nautical on the 20th Dec 2017
PT Boat 673 - Posted: 8 months ago by wcolombo
PT Boat scale 1/20 length 1.22 m, Motorization one brushless motor and two 550 14 v motors , fiberglass hull, superstructure in acrylic laser cut, details in resin and 3D print.

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Response by AllenA on the 18th Jun 2017
Magnificent beast wcolombo. Any chance of a video?👍
Response by billyoung on the 9th Dec 2017
Beautiful execution. Crisp perfection.
Response by circle43nautical on the 10th Dec 2017
Constellation - Posted: 8 months ago by Jerry Todd
1:36 scale scratch built RC sailing model
Not all naval ships are gray or even steel.

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Response by Jerry Todd on the 19th Jun 2017
Tried it - it does exactly the same thing this does
Response by Dave M on the 19th Jun 2017
Hi JTodd
Perhaps I should have explained better when I pointed you in that direction.
The intention of the Build Blog is to allow you to post details and Pics as you build so our members can share your experience. It works fine if used in this way and there are plenty of Build Blogs in support of this.
You can easily add to your build blog and give each addition a title relevant to the build, plus any written comments and pics, this then allows others to follow your progress.
Stephen is possibly on holiday but will be able to advise you on his return.
If the weather over your side of the pond is anything like the UK your Constellation has possibly been in the doldrums, our Schooners on my sailing lake certainly have!
I look forward to many more posts showing your models and building skills.
Response by circle43nautical on the 10th Dec 2017
BRAVO ZULU! Very fine replica sir. As small boy, I invested many hours in the basement on Dad's workbench to construct the Revell plastic kit of USS CONSTITUTION. I remember the detail of that model and subsequent plastic & wooden builds, so I can fathom the painstaking effort it involved to create this work of art. Thank you.
Sovremennyj Clas - Posted: 9 months ago by Inkoust
Russian rocket cruiser, TRUMPETER kit in 1: 200 scale. Micro-servo, 2-series 200 series, 2200 mA LiPol battery. Riding only on calm water.

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Response by Inkoust on the 18th May 2017
Thank you, here are the very same flat motors to buy very cheaply
Response by RNinMunich on the 18th May 2017
Help!! Do they have a site in English, or German geht auch!? 😎
Response by circle43nautical on the 20th Dec 2017

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