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Title: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: Gra on July 19, 2010, 11:46:02 AM
Some help if possible please.
My understanding is that the dark scheme was  a B15 panel on the hull side,same colour as deck.Remainder of Hull side white.
Warship Perspectives volume three by Alan Raven indicates the side colours were B15, G45 and white.
Any comments would be appreciated.

Gra
Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: John @ WEM on July 23, 2010, 02:17:47 PM
Official RN camo documents in my possession are consistent with Raven. If you have a photo of the boat in question that you can post here, I'll have a look.
Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: Gra on July 24, 2010, 08:38:42 AM
Hi John,
Thanks for comment i have no photo but will follow Raven info for hull sides based on your comment. I am building 1/24 scale early boat,no torpedo scallops.
Almost ready to start painting.Waiting for weather to get a little warmer.

Gra
Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: Mark47 on July 29, 2010, 11:16:12 PM
Hi John,
Thanks for comment i have no photo but will follow Raven info for hull sides based on your comment. I am building 1/24 scale early boat,no torpedo scallops.
Almost ready to start painting.Waiting for weather to get a little warmer.

Gra

I would love to see loads of photos of her.

I'm planning on building boat 629 early. O0
Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: Gra on July 30, 2010, 07:01:40 AM
Hi Mark
Have started to undercoat hull,will take some time to get right.
Will try to post some photos when hull is painted.

Gra
Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: Mark47 on July 30, 2010, 09:54:04 PM
Hi Mark
Have started to undercoat hull,will take some time to get right.
Will try to post some photos when hull is painted.

Gra

I'm looking forward to it. O0

Mark
Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: poddy on July 30, 2010, 10:00:42 PM
I'm looking forward to your pics too Gra. My D is up for a tart-up this winter.
Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: Gra on July 31, 2010, 09:56:21 AM
Hi Poddy and Mark

Your putting the pressure on i hope i can deliver.Can you tell me what brand of paint you used on your yet to be tarted up D.
I have painted some fittings with a mix of Humbrol 23&65 for G45 and 96&109 for B15.

Gra
Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: poddy on July 31, 2010, 11:03:52 AM
I didn't paint mine Gra, however, I did ask that question. It was painted with White Ensign paints. I note that one of the replies here is from the proprietor. I'm no expert on the subject but to my untrained eye, the colours and surface finish are convincing. I will use their G45 and B15 for my refit.
Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: Gra on May 27, 2011, 08:41:01 AM
Hi Poddy and Mark,

Its been some time but almost finished.
White Ensign G45 side panel.

Graham
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Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: john44 on May 27, 2011, 10:25:24 AM
Hi Gra,
what a nice boat, is it plank on frame or GRP, if it is GRP where did you get the hull from?
 as most ready made hulls nowadays have the torpedo scallops in.
What drive are you using 2 or 4 motors?

I am going to build one, but I am spoilt for choice from the MTB to the MGB versions.
I have the Lampbert plans and the book, It is hard to choose.

Please keep the photo,s coming (close ups would be nice). :-)) :-))

john
Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: Roadrunner on May 27, 2011, 10:43:25 AM
nice model but its missing its teeth  :D

Photo's courtesy of 6705russell

(http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=30510.0;attach=95122;image)

(http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=30510.0;attach=95125;image)


Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: Gra on May 28, 2011, 08:45:23 AM
Hi John,
Hull is a Deans Marine Kit.But the fittings are junk and went into the rubbish bin.
Deck is ply and fittings are scratch built.Two years to build so far.
I am using four motors,two Graupner speed 600 ecos and two 545 motors that i had.
Some photos following.Will try to get you some close ups next week.

Graham
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Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: Gra on May 28, 2011, 08:48:29 AM

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Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: Gra on May 28, 2011, 08:51:44 AM

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Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: Gra on May 28, 2011, 08:54:41 AM

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Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: Gra on May 28, 2011, 08:57:13 AM

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Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: Gra on May 28, 2011, 08:59:44 AM

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Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: Gra on May 28, 2011, 09:02:41 AM

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Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: DickyD on May 28, 2011, 09:42:34 AM
Very nice, lovely build, glad you ignored the pointless comment about teeth. :-))
Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: Gra on May 29, 2011, 10:20:57 AM
Thanks very much Richard.

Gra
Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: Mark47 on June 03, 2011, 06:12:01 AM
I like that a lot!

I'm working on a railway layout with my son just now. I would love to get into my "Dog" build, but there always seems to be something need done before it. :((

All the best,

Mark
Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: Gra on June 04, 2011, 07:19:26 AM
Hi John,

Some close ups as promised.

Graham
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Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: Gra on June 04, 2011, 07:21:57 AM

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Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: Gra on June 04, 2011, 07:24:53 AM

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Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: Gra on June 04, 2011, 07:27:02 AM

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Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: pugwash on June 04, 2011, 07:28:02 AM
Excellent.

Geoff
Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: Gra on June 04, 2011, 07:29:27 AM
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Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: Gra on June 04, 2011, 07:31:47 AM

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Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: Gra on June 04, 2011, 07:33:58 AM

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Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: Gra on June 04, 2011, 07:37:05 AM

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Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: Gra on June 04, 2011, 07:39:33 AM

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Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: john44 on June 25, 2012, 01:07:24 PM
Brilliant. :-))

john
Title: Re: Fairmile D Dark Scheme.
Post by: tassie48 on June 25, 2012, 11:15:03 PM
First class build fairmile d is a great vessel i rate this very high well done