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1/96 scale Draft Marks RN SSBN
« on: March 09, 2009, 03:45:55 PM »

I'm after a set of Draft marks as the title suggests, thanks

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Re: 1/96 scale Draft Marks RN SSBN
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2009, 07:55:33 PM »

Hi,
try

www.model-dockyard.com

Look under becc flags / transfers then waterline markings.

Tel 01872 261755

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Re: 1/96 scale Draft Marks RN SSBN
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2009, 09:45:35 AM »

Cheers, sorry to be picky but I need Red!

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Re: 1/96 scale Draft Marks RN SSBN
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2009, 07:47:26 PM »

Like these ??
On This, ??

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Re: 1/96 scale Draft Marks RN SSBN
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2009, 09:09:45 PM »

Yep, that's the ones - where does that one live - bloody things are as elusive as the real ones!

Have you any more pictures?

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Re: 1/96 scale Draft Marks RN SSBN
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2009, 07:10:00 PM »

 Yep loads more pics if your interested.

She is Vanguard, I scratch built her in 1998 and she appeared on the front cover of model boats in April that year with a six page centre spread, she has a scratch built 120mm Acrylic dive module with a RCABS system.
The markings were a pig to find in fact they were non existant, so I made my own from something called letraset you used to be able to buy sheets of numbers and letters in various scales and colours, try a good artists / craft supplier or stationers, they do them but i think the stock is limited though. :-))

Hear are a few more pics. :}
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Re: 1/96 scale Draft Marks RN SSBN
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2009, 09:28:56 PM »

Nice Work, I notice you fitted a standard Prop - I have the advantage of the Propulsor from OTW.

I've gone with a water pump system - also home made. Do you still sail her?

I'll probably finish up making the draft marks. - More Pictures the better, V Boats are as rare as hens teeth!

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Re: 1/96 scale Draft Marks RN SSBN
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2009, 09:57:24 PM »

Hi,

The prop is actually a 10 bladed prop shop special that runs in a cone, unfortunately when I built her you could not get any info on that part of the boat, it was still top secret stuff but I get a hell of a lot of thrust out of that prop and it doesn't get clogged either..

I sail her regularly and she still performs well, needs a bit of a re-paint now, I have admired the ally propulser on you build,,,,,,may have to get one of those thingy's.

They are rare which is good as not every one has a V boat, They are instantly recognisable though to anyone who knows and I have had people come up to me whilst sailing telling me they served on one which is great.

May you always surface the right way Up ! :-))

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Re: 1/96 scale Draft Marks RN SSBN
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2009, 09:21:14 AM »

I'm actually building Vanguard because my son's currently serving on her - so I have to get it right!

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Re: 1/96 scale Draft Marks RN SSBN
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2009, 09:39:59 AM »

The propulsor is still top secret stuff, so modellers have to give it a best guess. Paul, if you have access to a colour printer, you can buy sheets that enable you to make you own dry transfers- http://www.craftycomputerpaper.co.uk/products-Dry-rub-off-decal-paper_159.htm

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Re: 1/96 scale Draft Marks RN SSBN
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2009, 10:48:27 AM »

THat'll do nicely, I'll get some of the clear stuff & see how I get on, I did think up making Decals like the old kit ones, there are companies who sell that stuff as well, but in the past they've always come out a bit pale on anything but white backgrounds.
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