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Fairmile D 1/24 Scale Build by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 hours ago
Hi Sakibian, Reilly built the Fairmile MTB, NOT the Schnellboot, as far as I know 😉 Although I do agree that it is a stunning model, as is Reilly's MTB. Great detail and realism. Hat off Reilly 👍👍👍 G'night 'Up Over' and G'mornin 'Down Under'. 😎

Fairmile D 1/24 Scale Build by reilly4 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 hours ago
The E-boat was built and belongs to a friend of mine - Graham Smithwick. It is a fibreglass hull and he has had it for a long time. There are plenty of resources on E-boats. This is a very good one. I have also included some photos of his E-boat before the newer camouflage.

Fairmile D 1/24 Scale Build by Sakibian Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 21 hours ago
The schnellboote looks stunning! Where did you get the criss section design? Would love to build one of them

MTB741 Fairmile D by Joburg-sailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Don't know how I could have missed this one! Brilliant detail. Something I am trying to emulate.

Help! identifying a small ferry by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Well have done some research and discovered this a representation of Mv Fairmile but without any of the forward superstructure forward of the aft passenger cabin. The livery seems to be inspired from the local life boat. So rather nice boat I will restore and use but no pattern to follow.

MTB741 Fairmile D by jbkiwi Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Fantastic detail, great job, looks the part.

MTB741 Fairmile D by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Awesome! Esp. for a Scratch build 👍👍👍 Really looks the part.

MTB741 Fairmile D by reilly4 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Newer photos of my 1/24 Scale scratchbuilt Fairmile D at Albert Park Lake in Melbourne, Australia. The conditions were good for realistic photos.

MGBs in Weymouth 1943 by reilly4 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
There is an old British war movie 'Appointment with Venus', about the rescue of a prize cow. It features a Fairmile D in some great scenes. If one is building a Fairmile D then the boats in this movie will provide inspiration.

FAIRMILE "B" by RHBaker Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
Does anybody know if any Fairmile "B"s were operated by the R.A.F. as Air/ Sea rescue launches? Found several "D"s but not "B"s.

MGBs in Weymouth 1943 by reilly4 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
They look like Fairmile D's.

MTB741 Fairmile D by reilly4 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 months ago
[Score: 9/10] 58"/9000g MTB741 Fairmile D Capable of 9mph and a runtime of 65mins Twin Propellors (2 Blade S Type 40mm) Direct Drive to a Graupner 700BB 12V (2 Blade S Type) Powered by NiMH (12v) 9Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through MTroniks 30A Tio x 2 (10Amps) ESC - Comments: 1/24 Scale. Scratchbuilt from John Lambert Drgs & photos. It took 3.5 years. Plywood bulkheads, pine stringers & balsawood planking, then fibreglassed. Superstructure balsawood. Guns scratchbuilt from tinplate and brass. There are 2 motors and drive trains powered by 2 x 9cell NiMH D cells x 9Ah. 6 pdr guns rotate. 20mm oerlikon rotates and elevates. Radio is Futaba 2.4 GHz

Fairmile D 1/24 Scale Build by reilly4 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 months ago
I have scratch-built a Fairmile D in 1/24 scale. if you look through my posts/videos you will see it. I used the Lambert-Ross Allied Coastal Forces book for the plan that I scaled up. Perhaps I should enter it in my boat harbour. Anatomy of a Ship is also a good source of information. I built mine from Balsawood/Pine and fibreglassed it. Attached are a few photos. Watch the videos. They may inspire you. I have previously posted these links under videos.

Fairmile D 1/24 Scale Build by Smiffy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months ago
Further to the above post I have just received this book which I bought on Ebay - superb scale detail of lots of dog boats including colour references etc and MGB 658 is one of the boats featured. Also apologies to the memory of L.C. Reynolds (‘Elsie’ as we knew him at school, and I bet he knew it too!) as I forgot to mention his OBE. Smiffy

Fairmile D 1/24 Scale Build by Smiffy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 11 months ago
Hi Andy I am interested to read about your plans for a dog boat as I am thinking of doing the same (when my Thames steam launch is eventually finished....!). One reason that I am considering this is that my headmaster, when I was at Maidenhead Grammar School in the 1960's, was a former skipper of MGB 658 and I am lucky enough have autographed copies of two of his books. "Motor Gunboat 658" is a fascinating read if you haven't already come across it, as is "Dog Boats at War" with plenty of useful information and photographs - just two of the books by Len Reynolds DSC. (He rose from Navigating Officer to Captain during the war in the Mediterranean theatre and served on MGB 658 from its commissioning in 1943 to the war's end.) Apologies by the way if you already know all this! Two questions if you don't mind - are you going to do a complete scratchbuild from plans or complete a fibreglass hull, and which/whose plans are you using? This may help my own decisions later on. I have seen that there are plenty of the appropriate weapons in 1/24th scale on the Deans website which should make life easier with the fiddly bits! Very best wishes with the build. Smiffy