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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #75 on: January 20, 2011, 01:00:09 pm »

Think I'd give CMB a call, they don't usually take long to deliver the goods. Thought a cheese scanner was something Wallace and Gromit would use? :)
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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #76 on: January 20, 2011, 02:49:59 pm »

I rung them yesterday Dave, apparently they are clearing the Christmas backlog still, not to worry because they were delivered today!   :-))
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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #77 on: January 20, 2011, 03:00:13 pm »

Ned

Thanks for that picture, i had been scouring the net trying to get a close up to make the radar, i will crack on and make one a little nearer the mark..

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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #78 on: January 20, 2011, 03:21:12 pm »

Russ, useful site for  British radars is the RN museum of radar and communications - bit of a rigmorole negotiating the site
but can be well worth it - I will have to make a type 960 for my next build and it was the only place where I could get a
clear picture.
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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #79 on: January 20, 2011, 04:20:03 pm »

Are we going to see a cruiser Geoff?
I cant see you doing an early Cathedral

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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #80 on: January 20, 2011, 04:40:20 pm »

Hi Ned - My first ship in March 1963 -  HMS Leopard prior to the 965 being fitted.
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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #81 on: January 20, 2011, 04:56:06 pm »

I forgot the Cats had them
Feb 63 we brought Eskimo to Pompey for the first time after the long sea passage from Cowes
where I stood by her being built.
The Tribals had the AKE fitted from new but with a single lattice mast it looked like a toy wind up key


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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #82 on: January 20, 2011, 05:36:43 pm »

Ned Feb 63, up at Mercury clearing the remains of the snow before going on draft April 63 in Las Palmas and
en-route to Simonstown took us 10 weeks to get there as we were flagshowing at every major (and some minor)
ports along the way. It was just 6 months of runs ashore until we had a bad collision with the SAS Pietermaritburg
and one of the lads was killed and we had to come back about 3 months early - when we did the repairs on the hull
she got the enclosed mast and 965 fitted. I left december and went up to the commcen at Fort Southwick.
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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #83 on: January 25, 2011, 08:37:05 pm »

Found these photos on ships nostalgia, thought they were interesting. Want to see her on the water, Dave.  :-))













NB: Images copied to a different host server ( with less 'racy' images! ) - Admin

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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #84 on: January 25, 2011, 08:41:13 pm »

Thanks matey, if the sun shines this weekend I should be in a position to bring her down...

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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #85 on: January 25, 2011, 09:21:21 pm »

Not much done over the last few days, stanchions/railings finished though....

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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #86 on: February 21, 2011, 08:03:48 pm »

Couple of pictures taken on Sunday, unfortunately my battery died before I could take any of her on the water.  {:-{ I'll get her next time. Looking very good Russ, see you soon, Dave.  :-)) :-))
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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #87 on: February 21, 2011, 08:33:04 pm »

Thanks Dave, she is set up now and should stay on the water instead of taking off... :-))
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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #88 on: February 27, 2011, 06:46:25 am »

She is a mighty fine looking boat Russ, well done :-)) :-))

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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #89 on: March 23, 2011, 08:19:37 pm »

Some pictures of her on the water today, looking good Russ, Dave.  :-))
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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #90 on: March 23, 2011, 08:39:37 pm »

She produces a very realistic bow wave....... :-)) ....Derek
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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #91 on: March 23, 2011, 09:55:21 pm »

Very nice boat & it was only running on 6 volts to.

Looking good Russ

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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #92 on: March 24, 2011, 07:04:14 pm »

6705 russell,
What an absolutely beautiful build of this model. I am currently starting to build the Perkasa 1/24 scale and this gives me something to aim for. Also your excellent photos answer many questions especially with powering the vessel. Thank you for your  very informative and excellent postings.
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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #93 on: October 08, 2014, 09:44:12 pm »

Really interested where you got the moulding from: I can't find a source of Brave class hull & superstructure, only the slightly different Perkasa variant.
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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #94 on: October 08, 2014, 10:13:07 pm »

She looks sweet! The curl of the bow waves is ever so realistic, very clean wave form.
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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #96 on: October 09, 2014, 06:55:07 pm »

Hi Willrob,

I believe Kingston Mouldings still produce the Brave Class Model, top quality mouldings from here too.

http://www.kingstonmouldings.co.uk/pdhmsbrave.htm

I have details for the steering gear arrangement for the full size craft if anyone goes ahead and builds another model, and feels it would be of use, just send a PM.

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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #97 on: October 09, 2014, 10:55:00 pm »

Thanks guys.  I've been 'lent' a completed but neglected Precedent 1/24 Perkasa (1250mm) and it got me thinking, could it be converted to a Brave class boat (patriotism & all that). Hence the enquiry about the superstructure / bridge moulding... 

On reflection, I think it's more sensible and rational to simply put the Perkasa through a modest refit to get it shipshape again.  Aside from the aesthetics, the running and electrical gear is fairly 'vintage'. The radio is 2 channel Acoms from - I reckon - about 1990 and there is interesting 'growth' on the servos and general rat's nest of bell wiring inside the hull.  Think it is time to start again there. 

There's a single shaft and I can't get any life out of the motor, which is wired to run from two 6V sealed lead acid batteries in series. The motor is about the diameter of a coke can (and about half the length) but other than that no distinguishing marks. 

What replacement would be good for this hull? I'd like the boat to plane properly but not stand on it's transom & try to fly...  Brushed or brushless? There doesn't seem to be a lot of difference in price between  a decent (850 size?) brushed motor plus ESC and a brushless motor / esc but I may be comparing apples and pears!  What size brushless outrunner (Kv / watts) would you go for?  Presumably don't want it to run at ridiculous RPM so low Kv is best?  Batteries? I have a 4000 mAh 3s (11.1 volt) LiPo battery from my big motor glider.  Would that be suitable? 

I've read that a 50mm prop (3 bladed?) would be about the right size for this ship.  Do you agree?  Is a water cooled motor / ESC a good idea or an unnecessary complication?  How & where does one install the water inlet; does the system operate by simple positive 'ram' effect through the water?

Sorry for all the questions & thanks in advance for any answers.  All advice gratefully received!


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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
« Reply #98 on: February 08, 2015, 04:46:22 pm »

Hi russel, have you tried  battlecrafts.co.uk for your 1/24 fittings
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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 1/24 scale
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