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DARLEK1

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Re: 105 FOOT "MICKEY MOUSE" MINE SWEEPER
« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2009, 07:21:58 pm »

Thanks again for the kind comments guys, the model is a Sirmar semi kit, the crew figures are also Sirmar figures, the model is to 1/48th scale. I have converted some of the white metal figures into resin for the smaller models in 1/48th as the white metal ones are too heavy for the small size.

 Paul... :-)
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desron48

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Re: 105 FOOT "MICKEY MOUSE" MINE SWEEPER
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2009, 08:30:37 am »

hey paul......in the states we say it's been mickey moused ......when the work has been done by untrained workers......to get the job done........mickey moused......joe
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K225

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Re: 105 FOOT "MICKEY MOUSE" MINE SWEEPER
« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2009, 07:12:52 pm »

Looks great Paul, stll pluging away at my1:48 Corvette could only hope it will be as nice. In the movie Corvette K225 the destroyer captain refres to the Flowers as "Donald Ducks". So we could get the Mickey Mouse minesweepers and Donald Duck escorts together!!

Steve M
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DARLEK1

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Re: 105 FOOT "MICKEY MOUSE" MINE SWEEPER
« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2009, 11:19:21 pm »

Cheers mate, then we could call the Destroyers Goofies perhaps?

 That would be fun.

 Paul... :-))
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tassie48

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Re: 105 FOOT "MICKEY MOUSE" MINE SWEEPER
« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2010, 04:21:19 am »

Paul great job and such a fine looking ship and different to boot great model on the water and in the best scale 1/48 well done tassie48.
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DARLEK1

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Re: 105 FOOT "MICKEY MOUSE" MINE SWEEPER
« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2010, 09:48:30 am »

Hi Tassie, thank you for the comment.
 Paul...
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Jimmy James

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Re: 105 FOOT "MICKEY MOUSE" MINE SWEEPER
« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2010, 08:15:49 pm »

I believe the slang Micky Mouse Boats was given to these vessels with typical Navy levity by the crews of the Fleet Sweepers because of the MM (Motor Minesweeper) and the fact that the wheelhouse looked like it came out of a M Mouse cartoon
Freebooter %) :-))
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DARLEK1

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Re: 105 FOOT "MICKEY MOUSE" MINE SWEEPER
« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2010, 08:22:59 pm »

Hi Jimmy, yes I had also heard that recently, the resemblance thing.
 Paul... :-)
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sentry

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Re: 105 FOOT "MICKEY MOUSE" MINE SWEEPER
« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2010, 09:17:30 pm »

As voiced by other a great boat Paul and a inspiration to us all Regards Sentry.
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Bunkerbarge

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Re: 105 FOOT "MICKEY MOUSE" MINE SWEEPER
« Reply #34 on: April 06, 2010, 09:54:14 pm »

I think it's an absolute cracker Paul, not only as a build but also as an example of what can be done with one of your kits.  It would look superb with my trio of 1/48th scale navy tugs but as usual more ideas than time!!

Maybe one day, for the retirement fund!:D
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DARLEK1

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Re: 105 FOOT "MICKEY MOUSE" MINE SWEEPER
« Reply #35 on: April 06, 2010, 09:57:28 pm »

I am selling mine Richard complete with radio and batteries if interested, I was looking for the pictures earlier now I have photo shop and will post it soon for sale on here.
 Paul... :-)
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DARLEK1

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Re: 105 FOOT "MICKEY MOUSE" MINE SWEEPER
« Reply #36 on: April 07, 2010, 04:15:22 pm »

105 foot minesweeper now sold pending payment.
 Paul...
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