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vintagent

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Riva compass disc, etc.
« on: June 21, 2010, 06:28:27 PM »

Hi, I have just found a large artwork in black and white for a Riva compass disc, which I photoed down to 1/12th scale when I made my models.
I realise that the Vietnamese do the models for tuppence ha'p'nny these days but they ain't great on the instrumentation, so if anyone thinks it useful, I'll put it up on here.

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Vintagent
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vintagent

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Re: Riva compass disc, etc.
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2010, 05:33:05 PM »

Good grief, has the cheap and nasty Chinese stuff spoiled it that much much?

Oh well, back in the folder, no skin off my nose.

Vintagent
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Drkomen86

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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2010, 07:30:54 PM »

can you just post it anyway?
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vintagent

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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2010, 07:56:29 PM »

A bit of interest always helps!

Vintagent
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Drkomen86

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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2010, 08:46:41 AM »

Well are you going to post thos pics or are you waiting for someone to beg you?
I ask, do you realy have them??
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Re: Riva compass disc, etc.
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2010, 09:14:21 AM »

Patience lads `n lasses, I know for a fact that Vintagent is going through a house-move with all the chaos that entails. Bet he cant remember where he put it now ! {-)
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vintagent

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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2010, 10:31:03 AM »

Thanks for the support, Arrow.
Normally, you'd be right, but in the case of the Riva disc, It's on my workbench.

If I put it on photobucket, would that be OK?  Or is there a facility on here for such things?

It's not a photo, it's a piece of artwork which you can photocopy down to the right size.
I also found some gauges from my model of Miss Britain III which I'll put on at the same time.

I was a bit put off by the lack of interest, that's all.  I'll try to get them on today.
I just wish there was more interest in the old sports boats.  I have enough stuff to do some drawings of them over the winter but without more interest, it would hardly be worth my time.
A pity.
I could do Miss Britain III, a slipper launch, an Albatross Sports, a Riva Aquarama Special, a Whippet, Darby One design, Singer Cadet and possibly a Miss England.

Regards,
Vintagent
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Re: Riva compass disc, etc.
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2010, 01:39:25 PM »

Vintagent,

I am building a River Aquarama from scratch it is 40" long,
would love to see what you have.........

Roy
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vintagent

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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2010, 02:47:06 PM »

Hi Roy, so that would be 1/8th scale then?

Nice.

I have a LOT of photos and works drawings.
Mine was 1/12th scale, my favourite.
The Miss America X was 1/8th.  5ft-3" long!

I'll start scanning soon.

Regards,
Vintagent
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Trucker Willy

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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2010, 03:51:24 PM »

Hi,

Here again my instruments prepared for my Riviera.



Here, the switch with appropriate functional indicator





After my vacation I open a separate thread from the conversion of my Riviera from Vietnam, China
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triumphjon

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« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2010, 04:00:47 PM »

those instruments look good , have you scratch built them ?  i also biuld 1/12th scale , classic boats , prefering to make fairey marine craft . almost finished a hunt 18 , & ive just bought two hulls  one a spear , the other will be a spearfish looking to go brushless & contrarotating twin motors/shafts & include as much of the internal details as possible !  no pics yet just gathering parts . jon
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vintagent

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« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2010, 04:31:48 PM »

Nice to see some activity in the sports boat boat world, guys.

But what's a Riviera?  is it one of these new Riva lookalikes?
Neat switches and gauges, Willy.

triumphjon, have you heard of the Fairey Cinderella?  Discovered one on the CMBA forum yesterday.
Neat little speedboat.

Keep it coming guys.

Regards,
Vintagent
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Trucker Willy

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« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2010, 05:07:51 PM »

""But what's a Riviera?"

For example, this is a Chris Craft Riviera

http://www.classicboat.com/classic-boats-18-riviera-16g.htm

This is my model 1:10




Separate building report follows  :-))
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vintagent

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« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2010, 07:51:01 PM »

Hi Willy, did you use plans?
Because your deck planking is very different from the pictures.
Just wondering.

Regards,
Vintagent
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Trucker Willy

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« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2010, 08:22:59 PM »

It is difficult to get a real picture by picture. In Natura looks very good

Mahogany and Ash
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vintagent

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« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2010, 11:17:18 AM »

Willy, looks good.
I used steamed Pear veneer for my "woodies".  Looks like mahogany in scale with just a little staining of the sanding sealer before varnish.
Regards,
Vintagent
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triumphjon

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« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2010, 05:52:44 PM »

sorry vintage , havent found the cinderella yet ! wil look out for it . do think that i may have enuogh to keep me busy for a while as ive two hulls that will become a fairey spear  & a spearfish , a larger hull to build a sword and my freind has just bought a 1/24th vosper ferocity patrol launch that hed like me to help him with ! !  im sure this hobby is infectious ? jon
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vintagent

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« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2010, 10:35:35 PM »

Jon, I'll see if I can pinch the picture off the website and send you.

Vinatgent
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triumphjon

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« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2010, 09:40:20 PM »

that would be good thank you .
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vintagent

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« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2010, 03:57:26 PM »

jon, I think I sent these to the wrong person!!
Heat, maybe or one of those senior moments I keep hearing about from the oldies<G>
Here for anyone to have a look at is a very simple Fairey, the Cinderella.
Courtesy of the CMBA webite forum.

Regards,
Vintagent
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« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2010, 04:38:48 PM »

Hi,

Here again my instruments prepared for my Riviera.



Here, the switch with appropriate functional indicator





After my vacation I open a separate thread from the conversion of my Riviera from Vietnam, China

Those look rather good, I may have to copy them for my Vietnamese Aquarama.  One day ill RC it
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vintagent

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« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2010, 08:21:30 PM »

VietNam?? China??  Nah, make one. I have the plans!

Regards,
Vintagent
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BigDutch

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« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2010, 01:14:23 PM »

Riva instrument artwork! Does this mean I can count on you for the Ditchburn instrument faces????
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triumphjon

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« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2010, 07:10:19 PM »

sorrry vintage , ive not received photos ! ive managed to get the new shafts in one of my spears , the second hull is being cleaned up inside . change this week as brother-in - law has just dropped his ferocity down for shafts & rudder fabrication  and fitting !  jon
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