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Bryan Young

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RFA "Gold Ranger"
« on: March 03, 2007, 12:26:05 pm »

This is "the big one". Just under 8ft long and 120lb. Other boats know to keep out of its way now.
This class was built during 1941 (5 of them). I chose "Gold" because she was shorter than the others and (just) fitted the
trailer. Again, the whole top lifts off to make placing the batteries and ballast easier. I don't know if you can pick it out on the photos but as an "anti-aircraft" device, the funnel is offset to port, the mainmast central and the foremast offset to starboard. Quite a difficult build this one, which would not have been possible without the superb service  got from the archives of Dundee Council. I'll try to put a few more detailed photos on the next note. It looks like I am taking over the column...but some of you asked to see the ships. Bear with me, only 4 more ships to go!
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Bunkerbarge

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Re: RFA "Gold Ranger"
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2007, 04:41:53 pm »

Absolutely beautiful.

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Re: RFA "Gold Ranger"
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2007, 07:43:52 pm »

Gobsmacked :o

What a truly beautiful model
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Re: RFA "Gold Ranger"
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2007, 09:13:41 pm »

VERY NICE model mate!
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Re: RFA "Gold Ranger"
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2015, 11:54:05 am »

Found them Bryan!
Very nice work Sir!
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Re: RFA "Gold Ranger"
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2015, 01:14:09 pm »

It is really nice to see an RFA vessel, these seem to be completely ignored by the model manufacturers, even plans are difficult to get hold of! Great model.
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Re: RFA "Gold Ranger"
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2015, 09:34:40 pm »

You have a gorgeous ship there! The detail is top notch and the plating adds character.
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Re: RFA "Gold Ranger"
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2015, 11:33:38 am »

Up to your usual immaculate standards, Bryan

Mike

ps Is my rice pudd dish still intact ?   {-) :-))
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