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cormorant

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Member No. 3630
Registered 27th Dec 2015
Last Online 19th Jan 2019
City Worcester
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 3
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 241
Photos Posted 141
Likes Received 292
Likes Given 136
278 Total Posts
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KD Perkasa
Type: Other
Pilot Boat by Aeronaut
Type: Working Vessel
Stormy Weather
Type: Yacht
Fleet Admiral!
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Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
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Video Response 3 36
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Blog Response 3 39
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Recent Posts
Motor Anti-Submarine Boat MA/SB by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
My latest project, a 1/24 scale MA/SB is currently taking shape. The vessel is based upon the 63ft BPBCo launch and I understand some had planked decks. There is nothing I like better than planking a deck but I can find no reference to MA/SBs having anything other than metal decks. My recommended reference book is Caostal Craft History Vol.2 which only tells me that planked decks were usually varnished whilst metal decks were usually painted grey. Can anyone assist please? Steve

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Hi Doug, A bit picky there, but understandable as it's a very little known fact that all gun crews of flush deckers were trained in the art of gate vaulting as you can see in this tutorial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrjiw52GmZI

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
I used to buy the Airfix kits, mainly model aircraft, for 2 bob each. They came in a plastic bag with the plans attached to the outside. Attached to my bedroom ceiling with strands of cotton the English fighters shot down many a German which billowed cotton wool painted red and black. After gun deck now populated (excuse the snow effect which is dust caused by fettling my MA/SB hull)

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Hi Doug Captain on the bridge! I've got some more with tin hats on which I will put on the after gun deck.

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
You may be right about the crew, Doug. I may well swallow my pride and invest in the Deans set. Happy New Year to you. Steve

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
Hi Doug I decided to go without a crew. She's finished and launched. Thanks for your help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUIELBDRNUA Steve

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks Doug. I've been thinking about crew but 1/96 scale seems few and far between - the only lot I've found so far is by Deans. Any suggestions? Steve

Aeronaut Pilot Boat by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Peter It seems so long ago and I can't remember exactly how I did it. However, I used canopy glue (which dries clear) to stick the glazing to the window opening as centrally as I could. Any gaps were successfully covered by the metal trim, which I fitted before the canopy glue dried so I could reposition the glazing if required. Sorry I can't be any more specific but the end result was 'gapless'. Steve

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Almost complete. More rigging and detail required but should soon be ready for sea.

Aeronaut Pilot Boat by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Jotika Ltd are the main UK distributor for Aeronaut. http://www.jotika-ltd.com/Pages/1024768/Distributors_Front.h... I have just spoken to the MD, John and he can supply any parts you need. His phone number is 01905 776073. Hope this helps.

Aeronaut Pilot Boat by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
I hope you enjoy the build Ron, I know I did. The most difficult part for me was skinning the hull. You need to be very careful and precise when lining them up. Best of luck! Steve

First Snow! by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
She looks fantastic Ed, you must be very pleased! I don't know when we will see snow here this winter, if at all. Steve

Pretend deck planking by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
You're rambling again Doug, but thanks for the compliment re the planking. Steve

Pretend deck planking by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
May be too late, but have you thought about real planking? This was my first attempt following advice on various youtube videos and studying pictures of the full sized boat. Planks supplied by Jotika. They have various sizes and woods and worked out to quantity when I gave them the deck measurements. I used cyano to glue to a plastic deck and sealed with a proprietory outdoor satin varnish. I found it very satisfying and was pleased with the end result. Ps. Please excuse the black dots of fly sht. on the deck in the first picture. Steve

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Latest developments aboard Campbeltown. Not at all happy with my construction of depth charge racks especially as they are photo etched, but they will blend in when I have put in more detailing and weathering.

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
"I'm the First Lieutenant around here and don't you forget it!"

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Thanks for the tips Doug. Just had a look at the gun shield and it does look a bit ragged so I will tidy it up and elongate. "Hands to stations for leaving harbour. Special sea dutymen close up!" Steve

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Doug. Still a long way to go, but not too bad? Steve. BTW Talking of films, The Bedford Incident was quite tense when Richard Widmark nearly started WWIII https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bedford_Incident

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Doug Keeping late hours again I see! The Gift Horse, yes, I have seen it, but not for years. Not as good as one of my favourite films, The Cruel Sea, but still a good watch. However, I see the full version is on YouTube, so being the cheapskate that I am you have encouraged me to give it another viewing. Once again, thanks for the advice. Cheers Steve

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Doug Thanks for the info. Pity, though. I was looking forward to the exercise. What about Semtex? Steve

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Thanks Doug. I thought it was some form of textured not slip surface which I was going to represent with very thin plasti card edged within brass wire. If slippery when wet, what was its purpose? Steve.

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Doug So glad I went for Western Approaches colours (thanks for the suggestion).First couple of coats applied and I think it's starting to look pretty good, but as you know, I good at blowing my own trumpet. Got to decide where to put the coticene - I'm told that it is where there is any footfall. Any thoughts? Sorry about the quality of the picture. Steve

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Doug I had settled on the two greys that you suggested in the first place, but your Western Approaches colours are far more interesting. I used to be undecided, but now I'm not so sure! Steve

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Doug I've sorted my two greys for deck and upper works, thanks very much for your help. Scratch built prop guard -unfinished and unpainted- attached. Cheers Steve

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Just had a look at the colours you suggest on the Colour Coats chart and they would fit the bill. Looking at the Life Colour charts I can't see anything that's close. My ideal would be acrylics and I see you have a conversion chart for Tamiya, which I believe are acrylic. Can you convert M23 and RN06 please? Thanks. Steve

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Doug Just had a look at Life Colour which on first sight would suit me better with the acrylic paints. Here is my first attempt at scratch building. Nothing glued down yet as I have still got plenty to do before I can put the deck in place. The funnels are cigar tubes and I have a smoker in 2 and 4. I decided to lash out on 3D printed main armament but I still need to make the gun shields. Thanks for your help and advice so far and best of luck with your 1/350 - hope you will keep me updated on progress. Cheers Steve

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Thanks very much Doug. Certainly gives me a lot to go on. I'm building her to RN spec prior to conversion for St Nazaire raid. I am looking to do 'cammo' pattern and also have my first go at weathering. I will send you some pics soon. Cheers Steve

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Doug My build progresses well and I need to start painting. I am unsure on what shade of grey to use. On previous warships I have used mid sea grey, but it looks to be a bit too dark. All the photos I have got are in black and white which doesn't help. Any thoughts? Steve

Sticking and Spraying by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Good to see someone else is using Halfords shake and rattle. I often use it as a primer/filler and a top coat. Excellent results.

Where's Figtree gone!? by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
On a slightly different note Doug, what is that you are eating? I think it's either a brandy snap full of cream or a bratwurst in a roll? Steve