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    HMS Repulse
    Just started a Refit Blog on HMS Repulse. Following a phone call from a distant friend I have acquired the above for a song price and will be undertaking a total and 100% refit. Tremendous amount of work to do In every area. Repulse will be in dry dock for the foreseeable future with work in hand. Keep you posted. Bill.
    HMS Victorious
    HMS Victorious....Circa 1941. Based on a Fleetscale hull.Scale 1/128. I started her some 5 years ago and it really has been a long job because of other projects which I prioritised.Thus it has been an on and off project.Still a lot to do in most areaโ€™s,so she is a long way off being finished with a lot of errors to rectify and modify. Front lift goes up and down. Rear turrets all turn. Has a water steam smoke effect boiler. Working bilge pump,plus more. I also want to get the lifting crane to rotate, any ideas anyone, space is not at a premium? Started on the Island only recently. Had a trimming sail just prior to lockdown.She weighs a ton ๐Ÿค” This lockdown has boosted work much to the wifeโ€™s annoyance ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Will try to keep on top of this project now. Regards Bill
    HMS Bluebell.
    Built over 30 years ago and still going strong after many Atlantic convoys and refits Bluebell is still one of my favourite boats. Still sailed on a regular basis. My sons,who used her as a build project all those years ago still enjoy her as well. My sons wrote to the Flower Class Corvette Association were made Lifetime Members and given the tie and lapel badge.
    U47
    Built some 9 years ago, and still continues to serve well and turns heads at the pond. The dive tank has always given me problems and am looking to either repair or purchase a new one when funds allow.
    (Naval Ship) Schnellboat
    Hi. Not scratch built,and not quite finished yet but from the italeri 1.35 Plastic kit.Sails really well, and has a good turning circle even using the three rudders provided with the kit.I have fitted all three shafts but only connected two at this time.Centre shaft is running free but I am able to connect a third motor if I wish. Customised to suit my likes and NOT exactly to real time paint scheme. Front and rear guns rotate on separate servo systems from a six channel Futaba system.Also has an engine noise generator coupled in with forward/reverse. Really nice addition to the fleet on the water. On a separate note the video clip is of a smoke generator just fitted to my Corvett and not connected to the Schnellboot.Just a tester. (Motor: MFA Torpedo 400 x 2) (ESC: Mtroniks Viper) (8/10)
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Amethyst
    26 days ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Hi Norm.
    I watched the film again this evening and managed to capture some pics.
    Hope they are of some help.
    Regards Bill.
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    29 days ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Colin.
    Who is a lucky boy then.
    You must be like a dog with two tails.
    Not a type I use myself but having had a quick look at the type it looks great.
    Enjoy .
    Regards Bill.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Amethyst
    1 month ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Hi Norm.
    I attach some pictures of the type of main guns fitted to HMS Amethyst namely the Mk XV1 QF 4 inch.
    They are not taken on Amethyst but from other vessels.
    Some time ago I posted a section in response to your first blog on her and if you can get hold of a copy of the film on the Yangtze incident the film shows the guns in action.
    Sorry if you have already seen the attached pictures.
    Regards Bill.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Holding screws for hull gluing
    1 month ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    ChrisF.
    I concur
    We all use different methods depending on conditions and circumstances.
    What works for one may not work for another but we alll achieve a common goalโ€ฆ..that of a functioning personal build.
    Regards Bill.
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    ๐Ÿ“ HMS Amethyst
    3 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Morning Gdaynorm.
    There are numerous picture of HMS Amethyst on the net from various sources and easily obtainable.
    I am sure you have done your research so forgive me if I am teaching Granny here but the actual HMS Amethyst was used in the making of the film The Yangtze incident which tells the story of that fateful mission when she was set upon in 1949 in China.
    During the film the special effect film makers accidentally blew a hole in her side and flooded the engine room.She was then unserviceable and took no further part in the film.
    HMS Magpie took over the part of Amethyst (HMS Magpie was commanded by HRH Prince Phillip (but not at the time of the making of the film)
    HMS Magpie was a sister ship of the same class and modifications as Amethyst to the best of my knowledge.

    The film Yangtze incident is readily available to buy on EBay and other sources and if purchased would give you a real set of pictures to work from if you were able to stop and freeze the film as needed.

    I wonโ€™t bore you with the technical facts of the ship as I am sure you have already researched her history.
    Hope this helps.
    Regards Bill
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Guestbook
    3 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Hello PaulT1.
    Welcome aboard.
    As an avid lover of the Flower Class corvette and a builder of many if you need any assistance from myself or all our members just ask away.
    We will help in any way.
    Regards Bill.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Only in Canada, eh! Pityโ€ฆ
    3 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Took the Dog out for a walk todayโ€ฆโ€ฆโ€ฆbit blustery!!!
    Regards Bill.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Balsa of choice and alternatives
    3 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Hello Roboboyo.
    Welcome.
    Like many others I use Balsa wood a great deal and agree with the comments made by other members.
    It is such a versatile and forgiving material BUT must be treated with respect when near water and treated with sealants accordingly.
    I am not sure if you take the Model Boats Magazine but by coincidence this month (March2022)features a great article on Balsa.
    It covers the different types and virtues of working with it.Well worth a read.
    If you donโ€™t get M B magazine you can purchase from Smiths or other high street dealers.
    Hope this helps and we are all here to help.
    Happy building.
    Regards Bill.
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    ๐Ÿ“ My schooner
    3 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Ron.
    Thanks.
    I did wonder.
    Nice Build ๐Ÿ‘
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    3 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Morning Ron.
    Nice to see that your workshop is about as tidy as mine ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    I am interested amongst other things what the model is in pic three to the right of Titanic with 73 on it?
    Regards Bill.
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    3 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Hi Chris.
    Try Cornwall Model Boats.
    Regards Bill.
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    4 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Hi Colin.
    Only just read your post.
    Very sorry to hear the sad news on all counts.
    As you say life is so fragile.
    Take care and stay safe.
    Regards Bill.
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    ๐Ÿ“ aquarama riva prop shaft supports.
    4 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Hi Jim.
    Can you post any close up pic please so we can have a good look.
    Regards Bill.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Batteries
    4 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Hi Tom.
    Not at all.
    Have sent you a PM.
    Regards Bill.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Batteries
    4 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Peter.
    I concur 100%.
    It is such a shame when things like this occur.
    It spoils the superb good nature of our site.
    Regards Bill.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: H.M.S. Saber fast patrol boat.
    4 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Hi Garth.
    Unless itโ€™s just me.It looks like your pictureโ€™s havenโ€™t loaded.
    Regards Bill.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Birthday celebration for Neyrs Today
    4 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Happy Birthday Nerys.
    Hope itโ€™s been a great day.๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ
    Regards Bill.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Water cooling
    4 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Maverick.
    Please would you mind NOT using the language you have used in your post beginning with P. I am no prude and It is mild in the adult world,but my Grandchildren read and enjoy this site.I do not want them to be subjected to it if you donโ€™t mind.
    Regards Bill.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Batteries
    4 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Ladies and Gents.
    One thousand,two thousand,three thousand โ€ฆ and take a deep breath !!!

    For various family reasons I havnโ€™t been able to interact and build much of late on the site,but I still read all the members posts.

    As an ex moderator please donโ€™t let personal frustrations be put into print at the expense of others.
    We are all different in every wayโ€ฆ.thank goodness!.
    I will not take sides but agree that this thread seems to be going round and round.
    A lot of people have offered very good and constructive information which I for one understand.

    Perhaps time to put this one to bed to stop anymore upset.
    We certainly donโ€™t want to loose valuable members and their building skills.

    Chill all.itโ€™s Friday night so have a ๐Ÿท๐Ÿท
    Regards Bill.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: My first Scale model
    4 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    First class build.
    It would be nice to see some interior pictures of your workings please.
    Regards Bill
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lack of email notifications
    4 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Hi Stephen and all.
    Receiving emails as per the norm here.
    Regards Bill.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Christmas Cards & Free Prize Draw
    5 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Hi Stephen.
    Many thanks.
    My prize arrived today,so thank you once again for all your efforts and to my gift donor.
    Have a good one.
    Regards Bill.๐Ÿท๐Ÿท๐Ÿท
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    ๐Ÿ“ Titanic
    5 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Morning.
    The whole ISSUE just gives you that SINKING feeling ๐Ÿ˜‚.
    Regards Bill.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Subs
    5 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Hi Pete.
    Many thanks and hope all is well with you.
    For some reason PayPal wonโ€™t play ball with me at the moment.
    Subs paid to Stephen by BACS instead.
    Job done.
    Regards Bill
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    ๐Ÿ“ Subs
    5 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Evening all.
    I have been trying to pay my subs for three days now thru PayPal but for some reason they have not been reaching Stephen.
    Anyone else been having problems?
    Regards Bill.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Christmas Cards & Free Prize Draw
    5 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Ladies and Gents.
    Happy New Year to you all.
    I concur with all the other comments re the quiz.
    A first class idea and something that has got a lot of people scratching their heads.
    Well done to Stephen for entertaining the idea and organizing the same.
    Must be time now to renew the club contributions to help Stephen with site running costs.
    I will do mine later!!๐Ÿ˜‰
    Happy New Year one and all.
    Regards
    Bill.๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Plans sought
    5 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Hi Mike.
    Good to hear from you.
    This unit was I must admit purchased from EBay.It is a water based one with nebuliser and voltage regulator.
    I however adapted the unit by removing the exhaust outlet and fitting my own copper 15mm fittings.The copper pipe passes up thru the superstructure and funnel.
    I attach a flyer from the builder.
    It is very effective.
    Somewhere I have a video which I will look out and post.
    I have subsequently built my own after buying all the components individually.
    Regards Bill.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Plans sought
    5 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Hi DonS.
    Nice project for you.
    I have the Fleetscale plans for HMS Victorious and The anotomy of the ship as I am building said Carrier.
    I am happy to try and copy any sections you may need.l attach a couple of pictures.
    Regards Bill.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Christmas Cards & Free Prize Draw
    5 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Evening All.
    May I take the opportunity to thank Stephen for all the time and effort in organising the Christmas Quiz.
    Well done and thank you.
    Have a good one each and all.
    Regards Bill
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    ๐Ÿ“ Merry Christmas
    5 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Well said Colin.
    Merry Christmas to all our members all over the globe.
    May if be safe,peaceful and enjoyable for you all.
    I haven't been on site much lately for personal reasons so thank you to those who have sent PMโ€™s.
    Take care and stay safe.
    Regards Bill.
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