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Brian O

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P258 - HMS Leeds Castle
« on: July 26, 2011, 09:18:32 PM »




Hi I'm new to MBM, and new to model boat building. I've acquired a type 42 and it needs some cosmetic repairs. At the moment I have to replace the deck rails around the heli platform.
Can any member tell me were I can buy these bits as ebay seems not to have any.
Cheers for now Brian 0
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Re: P258 - HMS Leeds Castle
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2011, 09:43:42 PM »

Welcome the the madhouse, er, forum! I'm sure someone much more knowledgable will give you a lead on the parts, but I can tell you that's not a Type 42 (that's a destroyer class) and not a frigate either. What you have is what looks like a very nice model of P258 - HMS Leeds Castle. A Castle class patrol vessel (hence the P prefix).
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Brian O

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Re: P258 - HMS Leeds Castle
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2011, 09:53:43 PM »

Thanks Andy now you know how much I know lol
So from now on a patrol boat it shall be
regards Brian
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Re: P258 - HMS Leeds Castle
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2011, 10:26:05 PM »

Brian,
How long is she as there are 2 scales of these hulls produced.

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Re: P258 - HMS Leeds Castle
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2011, 08:37:13 AM »

Thanks Andy now you know how much I know lol
So from now on a patrol boat it shall be
regards Brian

If you look into what HMS Leeds Castle and her sister ship HMS Dumbarton Castle did during the Falklands War, then I think 'patrol boat' does not do them justice. Fishery Protection vessels is what they were built as, however, their role as despatch vessels/mail ships etc kept them very busy during 1982.
Nice model, good luck making it your own..
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Brian O

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Re: P258 - HMS Leeds Castle
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2011, 10:49:01 AM »

thanks for the reply Bob, she is 45'' long
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Brian O

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Re: P258 - HMS Leeds Castle
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2011, 10:54:02 AM »

Thanks for the comments Unbuiltnautilus most appreciated. It is supprising what tasks these vessels undertake.
Much obliged Brian
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Re: P258 - HMS Leeds Castle
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2011, 11:11:22 AM »

Brian,
That sounds like the 1/72 scale hull.

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Brian O

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Re: P258 - HMS Leeds Castle
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2011, 09:51:49 PM »

Thanks Bob having the scale is a big help
Regards Brian
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Brian O

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Re: P258 - HMS Leeds Castle
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2011, 09:53:24 PM »

Thanks John I'm sure those links will be most useful.
Regards Brian
 
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