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sjbatche

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More Armidales
« on: October 27, 2010, 12:45:59 PM »

After looking at the recent posts of Armidale Class Patrol Boats by Peter and Laszlo it has encouraged me to post the progress of my Armidale builds.

I have one R/C Armidale (HMAS Wollongong) in 1/72nd scale that has been running well for the last couple of years.

I also have four other Armidale models under construction in various scales. The smallest is at 1/350th scale and this will be a resin model. The next is at 1/150th scale and I am building this as a static desk top model for my office. Another 1/72nd scale model is starting to take shape and this will make a great running companion to Wollongong. The largest is at 1/50th scale and as Peter has demonstrated this will be a much better functional model than the smaller 1/72nd scale model.

Steve.







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Peter Fitness

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Re: More Armidales
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2010, 11:06:06 PM »

Very nice, Steve  :-)). I didn't go the f/g hull route as I've had no experience working with that medium, other than its use as a reinforcement for wooden hulls.

I assume the bottom picture shows Armidale with her older cousins, an Attack class and a Fremantle class? If so, it shows the relative sizes of the 3 classes.

Peter.
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brianB6

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Re: More Armidales
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2010, 01:10:04 AM »

Hi Steve
Is the 1:50 fibreglass hull your own mould or from Allan Pew?
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Re: More Armidales
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2010, 06:22:45 AM »

Brian, as far as I'm aware, Allan Pew only makes a 1/72 hull, although he did tell me that he was considering a 1/50 version in the future. I used his 1/72 drawing scaled up to 1/50 for my model.

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sjbatche

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Re: More Armidales
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2010, 08:47:18 AM »

Peter

Your correct, the other two models in the photo are the Attack Class and the Fremantle Class Patrol Boats. All in 1/72nd scale, the Attack is not a functional model but the Fremantle and the Armidale both run reasonably well. They are relatively small so are really only suitable for sheltered waters.


Brian

I construct all my own hulls. A couple of photos below show my Armidale moulds and the hulls that I make. I have also spent several years coming up with a set of drawings for the Armidales.









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Ticonderoga

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Re: More Armidales
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2010, 01:02:22 AM »

Hi Steve,

Do you have plans for the attack Class?

Andrew
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Re: More Armidales
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2010, 05:04:50 AM »

Plans for the Attack class and Fremantle class are available from the Naval Historical Society. Website is  www.navyhistory.org.au

Also worth checking their other plans.



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sjbatche

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Re: More Armidales
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2010, 12:08:02 PM »

Andrew

I have started a set of drawings for the Attack Class Patrol Boats but they are not complete. I built my model some years ago using the Navy Model Makers drawings which are now available from the Naval Historical Society.
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sjbatche

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Re: More Armidales
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2011, 09:46:34 AM »

I was able to spend a bit of time working on my own 1:50th scale Armidale Patrol Boat over the christmas break. I now have three at similar stages of construction.







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Re: More Armidales
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2011, 06:34:44 PM »

Nice work  :-))
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Re: More Armidales
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2011, 09:47:35 PM »

They're coming along very nicely, Steve  :-))

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Re: More Armidales
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2011, 08:57:27 AM »

Looking good Steve, cant wait till I'm well enough to get on with mine. :-))
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