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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #50 on: August 04, 2010, 08:23:53 PM »

Dicky,  She looks lovely,  but my wife wants to know how you can finish it so nicely and so quickly
By my reckoning it took you about a month - thats the length on time it has taken me to wire up
to boat, and 18months since I started.
One question where did you get the figures on the decks.

Geoff
I do it quick because I dont work Geoff.

The figures came from Deans  http://www.deansmarine.co.uk/shop/product_info.php/cPath/5_15/products_id/231
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #51 on: August 04, 2010, 11:20:20 PM »

I'm retired as well, but I seem to have less time for myself than I did when I was working.
Thanks for the info on the figures - 2 packs ordered this evening
Whats the next project now?

Geoff
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #52 on: August 05, 2010, 08:08:03 AM »

I'm retired as well, but I seem to have less time for myself than I did when I was working.
Thanks for the info on the figures - 2 packs ordered this evening
Whats the next project now?

Geoff
Geoff I should also have said I have severe emphysema and cant do much of anything else.

Have no idea what I am going to do next.
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #53 on: August 07, 2010, 06:39:36 PM »

try a submarine mate!!! Just a simple one like a revell gato or u boat!!! That will help to challange you! Surface runner!!!
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #54 on: August 07, 2010, 08:07:41 PM »

try a submarine mate!!! Just a simple one like a revell gato or u boat!!! That will help to challange you! Surface runner!!!
Could possibly be doing something from Oz Pete. :-))
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #55 on: August 07, 2010, 08:34:12 PM »

Dicky, sorry I haven't replied - I must have missed your comment on the 5th.  Yes I knew you were not
well but I did not know what was wrong. You have to be very careful I suppose with the painting side of
modelling and filing and sanding.  I have just been looking at your SRCMBC web at your list of boats,
you could always have a change of direction and do something like HMS Victory all the rigging would keep
you busy for ages or drive you mad.  Also, you know the Hampshire area dont you, as we are renting a cottage
up the Meon valley (I havent been back since I left training at HMS Mercury  in 1963) but what I wanted to know
was which of the Museums in Pompey are the best to visit . I have heard the Explosion museum is very good
plus the RN musuem. SWMBO has promised me as many days as I need for the visits so I want to make sure
I dont miss anything nautical and worth seeing.  Any comments would be helpful.

Geoff
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #56 on: August 07, 2010, 08:36:12 PM »

Geoff,
I think the Explosions museum is only open on weekends as funding has been cut.
Might be worth a look on the website though.

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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #57 on: August 07, 2010, 09:35:36 PM »

Hi Shipmate - I think Sheila has already checked the museum website and it gave the opening hours
through the week - just in case website has not been updated will give them a ring as I had heard it was cutting
back or possibly closing altogether.

Geoff
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #58 on: August 08, 2010, 10:35:40 AM »

Apart from the Historic Dockyard at Pompey  http://www.historicdockyard.co.uk/

the Submarine Mueum at Gosport is well worth a visit.  http://www.rnsubmus.co.uk/
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #59 on: August 08, 2010, 11:13:36 AM »

Thanks Dicky we are going to try to fit them all in. She has mentioned visiting some relative in Kent on the
way home and my first thought was "Chatham Historic dockyard" but I shall have to lead up to that very
gently or she might try some of her surgical skills on me without anaesthetic.
  Have you decided on the next build yet.

Geoff
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #60 on: August 08, 2010, 06:58:39 PM »

Thanks Dicky we are going to try to fit them all in. She has mentioned visiting some relative in Kent on the
way home and my first thought was "Chatham Historic dockyard" but I shall have to lead up to that very
gently or she might try some of her surgical skills on me without anaesthetic.
  Have you decided on the next build yet.

Geoff

Possibly Geoff, it could have an Australian background.

If you are down my way pop in for a cuppa.
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #61 on: August 08, 2010, 08:33:38 PM »

Well you will have plenty to pick from if you are thinking past and present. I've  just had a look,
loads from us over the years plus U.S. and now German.
Thanks for the offer - if we are planning to get over towards the New forest I will pm you before
we come south - First week in September we are leaving here.

Geoff
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #62 on: September 06, 2010, 06:16:47 PM »

great too see the boat finisheed, I cannot believe that was the same boat you bought off me, let alone that you have finished her!!!!
Next question.....how much to buy her back LOL!
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #63 on: September 06, 2010, 07:20:32 PM »

Nice to see you are on the ball Pete, I finished her a month ago. %)
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #64 on: September 07, 2010, 01:09:58 PM »

been busy at work mate! So busy that I have not even got my Steam boat put together properly yet!!!!
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build maiden voyage.
« Reply #65 on: September 12, 2010, 12:52:17 PM »

At long last we had the maiden voyage.

With two 7.2v battery packs side by side in front of the motors she didnt need any more ballast.

Even though it was fairly windy she sailed well.













 
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #66 on: September 12, 2010, 02:07:54 PM »

Hello Richard, she's a stunner! really looks superb on the water. How long and heavy is she?  was it a complex build - there's so much detail it really does look great, I like it a lot.  :-))

         Hope your feeling a little better than the last time we spoke and that the good lady's knee is well on the mend.

                                              Kind regards, Tony.
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #67 on: September 12, 2010, 02:16:01 PM »

Thanks Tony she's 1.13 metres long and weighs 3.1 kgs.

Not to complex but instructions and drawing were vague, fotunately I had the build CD whiich was a great help.

Wife has had the knee op and is almost back to normal thanks.
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #68 on: September 12, 2010, 02:39:24 PM »

Dicky, you finally got your nice day and she really looks great on the water, you
must be very pleased with her.

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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #69 on: September 12, 2010, 08:46:38 PM »

Thanks Geoff.

Pleased I am. :-))
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #70 on: September 12, 2010, 09:08:08 PM »

So what next then, Christmas is a long way off?

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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #71 on: September 12, 2010, 09:10:23 PM »

Another fantastic build! And quick too! Even if I didnt have to work and have all that 'spare' time, I'd never get a build done so quick.

 Deffo gets a  :-)) from me.
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #72 on: September 30, 2010, 04:39:53 PM »

Better photographs.





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