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cormorant

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Member No. 3630
Registered 27th Dec 2015
Last Online 16th Nov 2018
City Worcester
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 3
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 230
Photos Posted 132
Likes Received 271
Likes Given 127
267 Total Posts
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Worcester Model Boat Club
Since: 10th Mar 2017
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KD Perkasa
Type: Other
Pilot Boat by Aeronaut
Type: Working Vessel
Stormy Weather
Type: Yacht
Fleet Admiral!
Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
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Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
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Recent Posts
First Snow! by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days 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: 15 days ago
You're rambling again Doug, but thanks for the compliment re the planking. Steve

Pretend deck planking by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days 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: 19 days 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: 1 month 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: 1 month 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: 1 month 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: 1 month 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: 1 month 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: 1 month 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: 1 month 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: 2 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: 2 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: 2 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: 2 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: 2 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: 2 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: 2 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: 2 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

Looking for Vosper Gunboat from Republic of Singapore Navy by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
What an idiot!! (Me, not you Doug) Dementia rules, KO. Must stop drinking whisky. In answer to your question - not a clue! Going to bed for an early night. Cheers (I think) Steve

Looking for Vosper Gunboat from Republic of Singapore Navy by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Ah, the gun turret. The things you can do with half a ball cock! However, I would beg to differ with the pennant number. My information came from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence-class_patrol_craf... If you click on ref number 5 it shows the source here http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/photographs/record-deta...

Looking for Vosper Gunboat from Republic of Singapore Navy by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi I have recently completed RSS P72 Sovereignty, based on a Veron 54" hull giving 1/24 scale. Unfortunately the boat is not for sale, and I don't think the Veron hull is available. However, I have done a lot of research during my build, so if you do find anything part built I would be pleased to help.

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Glad I could be of help. Your ‘sinking’ reminds me of the time we used to ‘try’ and fly model aircraft. We always took a box of matches as one or the other crashed beyond repair. Saved the trouble of taking the bits home. Steve.

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Doug. Yes, my project is based on grp hull. The book contains loads more drawings including frame, armaments etc. I can send you more but it may be worth investing in the book?

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Doug Try these. They are in pdf but will need rescaling. As I said earlier, the book says they are 1/264, but don't take that for granted. Steve

Brooklyn Finally Completed! by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Very well done Ed! Looks like you made a superb job of her. Hope to see her on the water soon? Steve

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Doug Trying to be smart and relying on scale information from the book, I spent £40 to get a profile and deck plan at 1/96. Despite several visits to the printer, we couldn't get it right for various reasons. I then decided to examine the numerous sheets of A4 which came with the hull, to find that what I wanted was all there, it just needed stitching together! I can send you what I have in jpeg which will not be at 1/96. However, you know the correct length of the hull so can you upsize the drawings from that? Steve

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
No justice. I ended up buying a new shaft from ModelBoatBits for the very expensive price of £2.00. The damaged one was part of the running gear kit supplied by Deans for HMS Hood, which I bought at the same time. Sorry, I missed an m off the shaft. It should read 4mm. I'm sure your stuff will be ok.

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Yes, I hadn't looked at the dimensions before I sent you the link. I'm not a Dean's fan anyway, from past experience with a damaged propshaft. They refused to replace it until they had checked the damaged one to make sure I was not the cause. I felt a bit miffed as the 4m shaft was part of a £480 spend with them and they were quibbling over a couple of quid.

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
I'm building her as she was following her 1941 refit (with four funnels) and not her revised profile (two funnels) for the raid. However, I believe it was only the midships section that was changed so I will see what I can do. In the meantime, the reference book I have can be found here https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/search?index=books&linkCode=qs&k... The fibreglass hull was given to me by a friend, who had already built HMS Burnham and had no use for another hull. I've just been on to Deans website and found one at £75 ! http://deansmarine.co.uk/shop/product_info.php/cPath/26_33/p... What a great friend I have. Steve