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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #100 on: February 27, 2012, 09:22:55 am »

Hi Dicky,

 

 The tug is coming along canny but just one problem those egg cups on the cabin roof are upside down {-) {-) - but I see you have the rudders on the rightway this time  {-)

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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #101 on: February 27, 2012, 09:45:46 am »

Watch out for those men in white coats John.
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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #102 on: March 04, 2012, 08:16:24 pm »

Had a fairly good weekend and have more or less finished the Armidale.

Now all I have to do is hope that Steve doesnt change his mind and is still going to do my RHIBS for me.

I shall now put it on ice until I get the RHIBS and then I will finish it completely.

Up till then I will get on with my USS Arizona.







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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #103 on: March 04, 2012, 09:44:56 pm »

When is the official launch date?
Make sure you get plenty of photos.
BECC produce the U.S.Pennent numbers to finish her off!  O0
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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #104 on: March 04, 2012, 11:36:38 pm »

Congratulations, Richard.
She looks a beauty.
You have worked your magic  once more.
Regards
Richard  :-))
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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #105 on: March 05, 2012, 08:13:41 am »

Brian I will give her her maiden voyage once the RHIBs are in place.

Thanks for the comments Richard.
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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #106 on: March 05, 2012, 10:33:51 am »

Another really nice model Rich', lovely shape - looks quite long, how long is it?
       Number 19 - your quite getting the hang of making model boats now aren't you!  {-) {-) {-)
                                   
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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #107 on: March 05, 2012, 11:04:25 am »

Just over a metre Tony.

My Arizona build [ No 20 ] is on the forum now. :-))
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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #108 on: March 05, 2012, 11:24:48 am »


Congratulations from us in Newport.   :-))    How heavy is she, now she's finished.?


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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #109 on: March 05, 2012, 11:27:35 am »

Look forward to the Arizona Rich', as you know I've bought the kit and all the running gear but I think some of the fine detailing especially the etch parts are beyond me, may well pass it on.  Had a look at the etch kit that can be bought as an extra on Saturday at Ellesmere - not a prayer! they are SO delicate and tiny I could hardly see 'em, I'd have absolutely no chance - too clumsy, have to stay with the larger scales I think! O0 {-) {-)

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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #110 on: March 05, 2012, 12:28:45 pm »

Congratulations from us in Newport.   :-))    How heavy is she, now she's finished.?


ken


Have no idea Ken, never thought about weighing it, my wife can carry it though. 
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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #111 on: March 05, 2012, 01:19:44 pm »

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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #112 on: March 06, 2012, 04:48:17 am »

You've done a great job as usual, Richard, she looks great :-)) I'm looking forward to seeing shots of her in action.

As the full size boats are 56.8 metres long, I would have thought that overall length in 1/72 scale would be just under 80cm? My 1/50 scale Armidale came out at 1.136 metres.

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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #113 on: March 06, 2012, 09:59:45 am »

Have faith Richard

I will get the RHIBs done for you. I am slowly making progress with the one that I will use to make a mould from.

Some photos below of where things are up to.










All the best


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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #114 on: March 06, 2012, 10:35:23 am »

If they are as good as the last lot of parts you sent I will wait in anticipation Steve.

Peter, an old moment, hadn't got the energy to go upstairs and measure it.
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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #115 on: March 06, 2012, 09:16:30 pm »

Peter, an old moment.
I get lots of those, Richard. :-)

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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #116 on: March 06, 2012, 09:36:01 pm »

It's lucky that Steve moved to Canberra or you might be waiting even longer.  :embarrassed:
Our news reports this morning all cover the floods in Wagga and surrounding areas.   Because of the flat nature of the countryside, they are expected to last for at least a week before moving on to devestate other areas.   
Floods, after a decade of drought.  <:(
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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #117 on: March 06, 2012, 09:48:52 pm »

It's lucky that Steve moved to Canberra or you might be waiting even longer.  :embarrassed:
Our news reports this morning all cover the floods in Wagga and surrounding areas.   Because of the flat nature of the countryside, they are expected to last for at least a week before moving on to devestate other areas.   
Floods, after a decade of drought.  <:(
We are in the middle of a drought in the South of England at the moment, they've just brought in a hosepipe ban, in the middle of winter.
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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #118 on: April 26, 2012, 08:27:55 pm »

Well my RHIBs have turned up from Steve in Oz, He made a great job of them and they are excellent.



Now all I need is for some nice person in Oz to send me photos of the interior of a RHIB, seating etc. so I  can complete the build.
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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #119 on: April 26, 2012, 11:56:05 pm »

Your wish is my command, O busy one!  %%
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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #120 on: April 27, 2012, 12:02:13 am »

Thanks Brian   :-))
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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #121 on: April 30, 2012, 11:17:32 am »

Thanks to Steve and Brian in Oz I have been able to get on with the RHIBs.

These are very fiddly at this scale and what you see in the photos is just over a days F ing and B ing.

Still they arent turning out too bad really.

Watch this space.



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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #122 on: April 30, 2012, 11:56:42 pm »

Going well!  O0
Much quicker than my davits.  {:-{
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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #123 on: May 02, 2012, 02:01:25 pm »

I have now finished the  RHIBs and davits.

Have just received the new battery from The Component Shop, so I can try out the new motors I have put in her.





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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #124 on: May 02, 2012, 07:07:48 pm »

Woooo is that the new 1/72.5 scale kit from the Ozzie Tamiya collection? {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)  You have made a canny job of that kit my mate.

We will make a scratch builder of you yet mate, %) you have made a good job of it.  :-))   Have you decided what you are going to build next?

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