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>> Home > Tags > swordsman

Sea Queen Frames by ChrisF Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Yes, copyright is a real hornet's nest. I remember reading an article in Building magazine many years ago on the subject of copyright where one large housebuilder tried to take another to court because it had copied one of its designs. But because the defendant had slightly altered the design it got away with it. So for example if I put my Swordsman drawings on Ebay, which were based on the kit drawings, I shouldn't have any problem as I have made a number of alterations. I won't be of course as I've only drawn enough for me to build my model, they are not full working drawings and I'm not interested in doing that. Where that guy on Ebay is at fault is that he is blatantly copying the original kit drawings with Aerokits on them rather than redrawing them - not that he has the wherewithal!

Sea Queen Frames by ChrisF Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Sorry a bit off the original topic but here's a picture of my Swordsman build underway, ready for skinning. I made quite a few modifications to the drawings because I wanted the aft cockpit version at a scale of 1:12 and added a spine and "fingers" to help with construction.

Sea Queen Frames by ChrisF Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Don - Unfortunately I didn't see your post until after you had ordered, so too late to warn you and I may have been wrong as regards those particular plans. Unfortunately I wasn't. Jacko - I see what you mean but drawn and printed are all one sentence so I read it as both were to a high standard and that is what you would reasonably expect. Even if the draughtsmanship wasn't the best (and I can draw to a very high standard on the drawing board and PC) they should at least be accurate, which they are anything but. The guy's just a chancer. Modelboatdevil - the plans I got were for the Swordsman. There are some original Philip Connelly plans for the Swordsman on Ebay at the moment, though they are somewhat yellowed and creased! I've never seen an example of the Aerokits Swordsman or Veron Huntsman 28 kits. What size are you looking to build to? Chris

Sea Queen Frames by modelboatdevil Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
I've had same feeling on my Fairey Swordsman plan I got from this guy, since not going to re-draw the frames myself, I rather prefer to look for a kit, but still in vain.

Friday's Child Fairey Huntsman 31 by CB90 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
They are a great looking craft, I am restoring one myself, please be aware that red paint may contain lead, so wear a mask while sanding. My restoration is of a old Fibre glass hull I intend to install twin rudders and motor shafts and go brushless, I am building the superstructure from scratch with some help from old plans. I want to have a swordsman type cabin.

H.M.S BRAVE BORDERER by nick Seaman   Posted: 4 months ago
A little anecdote to add to this build is that I was used to seeing both Swordsman and Boarderer in both Portsmouth and Portland whilst I was in the RN. (1960 "s} In fact we gave one of them a "lee" ie. got to windward of her in foul weather and helped her into Portland. She had some sort of mechanical problems. The stories one of them was moored on the smaller, walled wharf that they used away from the big one we on HMS Aurora used. As I said it was another rough night, most were in Portland . A yachtsman had crept during the night and tied up behind HMS Boarderer.( restricted area) Capt. told number one to go get the yachtsman to move his boat. Time was about 0400. Very tired yachty told no.1 to F off. No. 1 came back onboard and relaid to the skipper who went down reraised the yachty and got the same message! Skipper came back onboard and contacted the engine room and as it happened got a 'wet" start on the turbines. The loosely stowed sails on the yacht melted rather well!! Moral to the tale, Never tell a sailor to F off!! Bye the way both these boats had a top speed in good conditions , of in excess of 80 knots and in theory could circumnavigate uk in 12 hours. I remember that the always ran very flat on the water at planing speed. Regards, Nick.

Wanted Aerokits Fairey Swordsman and Vernon Huntsman kits by modelboatdevil Petty Officer   Posted: 6 months ago
Thanks, Canabus, I do already have plans for them.

Wanted Aerokits Fairey Swordsman and Vernon Huntsman kits by canabus Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Hi modelboatdevil I only have the plans for the swordsman and build instructions. Canabus

Wanted Aerokits Fairey Swordsman and Vernon Huntsman kits by modelboatdevil Petty Officer   Posted: 6 months ago
As title says, looking for the vintage Aerokits Fairey Swordsman and Vernon Fairey Huntsman kits. Gil

aerokits swordsman scale fittings by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Hi Martin, the one on the far left in the pic is made to the same recipe as formerly issued on RN ships! 😜 Pussers (Purser's) is the nickname the Jack Tars gave it. 😉 Having worked often in S. America Cuba Libre is my favourite way of 'lengthening' rum. Saúde! 👍 Cheers All, 'Down the hatch' 😁

aerokits swordsman scale fittings by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Bugger, thassa rum 'un, Doug! I thought Pusser's is what was issued to the Navy! That's always been the implication. So which rum WAS issued to the men in blue and white? Whilst I do like Pusser's and have a miniature ship's decanter with some in, I also very much like a Wood's with a splash of peppermint cordial, which lengthens the drink (I'm a tight sod), but doesn't change it's essential flavour, or texture. Martin

aerokits swordsman scale fittings by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
I'm a Bacardi Gold man myself. 😊 Stroh is virtually sold in brown paper bags here (South Bavaria)!!😲 There are miniatures of it at almost every supermarket checkout! Very good for getting watermarks out of furniture though😁

aerokits swordsman scale fittings by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 7 months ago
Talking of Rum, have you tried the austrian rum Stroh, I got some 70% proof....tastes like rum & butter toffees😋 Argh, break out the rum lads👍

aerokits swordsman scale fittings by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Which one?😲 "Pusser's Rum is a brand name of rum produced by Pusser's Rum Ltd. Nine years after the Royal Navy discontinued the daily rum ration in 1970, the company was founded to produce the rum from the original Royal Navy recipe, using a blend of five West Indian rums." Yum yum!😜 Name derived from the 'Purser' who would dish it out. Now the 'Logistics Officer' 😉 Splice the mainbrace chaps! 😉

aerokits swordsman scale fittings by oldterry Seaman   Posted: 7 months ago
Hi Canabus, Thanks for the modelboats site, interesting, may well subscribe. I would have replied sooner, just got back from the Lake District. I like `Ye` old terry, sounds like an old oak cask conditioned Rum, I can recommend PUSSARS, just off. Cheers