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Title: Re: HMS Melvin
Post by: timg on February 25, 2017, 10:02:19 AM
Hi All,


Just a few pic's of a fantastic model down at East Park in Hull yesterday ,
Spud
Title: Re: HMS Melvin
Post by: petesubman on February 25, 2017, 11:54:49 AM
It seems  a long lost relative of Kaptain Bill Thomas has appeared at east park sailing..........a  boat well a 74  , regards Pete also thanks spud for that amazing picture of me.
Title: Re: HMS Melvin
Post by: Netleyned on February 25, 2017, 12:11:59 PM
Thought she was called HMS Melville, Pete  ;)


Ned
Title: Re: HMS Melville
Post by: timg on February 25, 2017, 12:34:09 PM
Hi Netleyned


That's my fault,  I will try to correct it


Thanks
Spud
Title: Re: HMS Melvin
Post by: Netleyned on February 25, 2017, 12:39:09 PM
That's ok Spud.
I knew her when she was Cleethorpes
Registered :-))
Been a tad too windy over here for her
just recently.
 Ned
Title: Re: HMS Melvin
Post by: Nemo on February 25, 2017, 06:51:50 PM
Superb model!

HMS Melville, 1817
Type: 3rd rate ; Armament 74
Launched : 17 Feb 1817 ; Disposal date or year : 1873
BM: 1768 tons

I have the ships entire service history if anyone wants to see it?
Title: Re: HMS Melvin
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on February 25, 2017, 07:25:38 PM
Always nice to see another square rigger, especially one of the Royal Navy's finest :-))


Takes a proud man to show off his waterproofs like that! Wear them with pride :}
Title: Re: HMS Melvin
Post by: dreadnought72 on February 25, 2017, 07:48:09 PM
 :-))  1/72nd or 1/64th?


False keel? How does she sail? Can she tack?


Andy
Title: Re: HMS Melvin
Post by: ballastanksian on February 25, 2017, 08:37:11 PM
She's a stunner. Did you need to use the waders Pete?
Title: Re: HMS Melville
Post by: petesubman on February 26, 2017, 12:03:16 AM
Yes had to use the waders for launch and recovery ,she sails beautifully and is a cedit to her builder,  she has a ballast keel and submarine drive a real pleasure to sail, the upper hull separates from lower, regards Pete
Title: Re: HMS Melville
Post by: petesubman on February 26, 2017, 12:21:54 PM
The model is 1/48th and built using harold underhill plans regards Pete