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1:72 scale Australian Cape Class Patrol Boat
« on: March 18, 2016, 02:39:40 AM »

Eight Cape Class Patrol Boats have recently been constructed for Australian Customs and Border Protection with another two about to be built. I find these to be quite a good looking ship with their bright colour scheme (see the first photo).

These ships sparked my interest early on and I started to collect information with the intent of one day building a model. So now I have started construction and the photos below detail my progress so far. I am working on a set of drawings as I go with the information that I have available. The model will be scratch built from plastic on a fibreglass hull.
 
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Re: 1:72 scale Australian Cape Class Patrol Boat
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2016, 02:54:36 AM »

The next lot of photos show construction of a mould and then the fiberglass hull.

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Re: 1:72 scale Australian Cape Class Patrol Boat
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2016, 02:58:25 AM »

Once a hull had been built I could start on the rest of the construction.

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Re: 1:72 scale Australian Cape Class Patrol Boat
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2016, 08:45:28 AM »

Excellent Fibreglass work :-))

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Re: 1:72 scale Australian Cape Class Patrol Boat
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2016, 09:07:25 AM »

Brilliant work very nice hull. I'll hang around watch progress.

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Re: 1:72 scale Australian Cape Class Patrol Boat
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2016, 09:46:11 AM »

Impresive will follow with interest  Bill..
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Re: 1:72 scale Australian Cape Class Patrol Boat
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2016, 09:56:34 AM »

That does look a neat boat, can see why you want to model it. Impressive progress i must say.
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Re: 1:72 scale Australian Cape Class Patrol Boat
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2016, 02:13:21 PM »

Great looking model you have there  :-)) :-)
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Re: 1:72 scale Australian Cape Class Patrol Boat
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2016, 09:21:05 AM »

Slow progress on this model recently as I have too many other projects on the go at once. A few pictures to show what has been happening.

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Re: 1:72 scale Australian Cape Class Patrol Boat
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2016, 09:54:43 AM »

Looking good :-))
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Re: 1:72 scale Australian Cape Class Patrol Boat
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2016, 03:50:35 PM »

Nice model.  :}
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Re: 1:72 scale Australian Cape Class Patrol Boat
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2016, 11:08:27 AM »

Nice work. I do like the look of the Cape Class. It's like a Beefed up Armidale.
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Re: 1:72 scale Australian Cape Class Patrol Boat
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2016, 07:54:10 PM »

Beautiful job. She looks 100 knots sitting still! :-))


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Re: 1:72 scale Australian Cape Class Patrol Boat
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2016, 11:39:15 PM »

That will be a head-turner when its finished. O0

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Re: 1:72 scale Australian Cape Class Patrol Boat
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2017, 09:22:02 PM »


It has been slow going on this model or the last few months but now I have finally given it a coat of paint.



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Re: 1:72 scale Australian Cape Class Patrol Boat
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2017, 09:35:07 PM »

That looks great Steve. You can certainly see the family resemblance between the Armidale and Cape.


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Re: 1:72 scale Australian Cape Class Patrol Boat
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2017, 09:42:39 PM »

Amazing work  :-))
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Re: 1:72 scale Australian Cape Class Patrol Boat
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2017, 11:05:43 PM »

that looks great  :o
I saw a company called hacker brought out a kit of this but I wasn't too impressed
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Re: 1:72 scale Australian Cape Class Patrol Boat
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2018, 07:38:39 AM »


After a bit of a break I have finally done a little more on my Cape Class Patrol Boat. In the last few weeks I have fitted all the running gear and had the model on the water a couple of times. I am really happy with the performance and look of this model.


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Re: 1:72 scale Australian Cape Class Patrol Boat
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2018, 08:02:36 AM »

Great looking boat :-))

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Re: 1:72 scale Australian Cape Class Patrol Boat
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2018, 07:35:19 PM »

Fabulous work.

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Re: 1:72 scale Australian Cape Class Patrol Boat
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2018, 12:56:30 AM »

Lovely model Steve :-))


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