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FAIRMILE B in MOUNTBATTEN PINK
« on: May 06, 2006, 06:25:29 pm »

Hi there All

Well, here she is, my latest build....hate to tell you all this but I didnt even get a smile from the Judges at the Harrogate Show.   Maybe they are in shock at the authentic colour of her, she is painted in Mountbatten Pink - see what you think  ;D  she was painted in this colour for the St Nazaire Raid  - in March 1942.   She never returned from the Raid though.

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Re: FAIRMILE B in MOUNTBATTEN PINK
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2006, 07:39:19 pm »

Well finished boat, shame about the colour though it just don't seem right. (even though it might be so)
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Re: FAIRMILE B in MOUNTBATTEN PINK
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2006, 08:44:16 pm »

Its the right colour alright,nice boat John.

I.ve a hundred pictures of this boat being built if any person wants a look let me know throu Bluebird sorry no text available

(in a wisper) judges should ave went to specsavers !!!? :P

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Re: FAIRMILE B in MOUNTBATTEN PINK
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2006, 09:56:19 pm »

Hi All,

Regarding the colour - Mountbatten Pink on this vessel, James Dorrian, the author and John Lambert, draftsman, - plus a gentleman by the name of Bill Harlow in Australia who actually served on the Fairmiles during WWII, furnished me with sufficient evidence to leave me in no doubt of the colour of this vessel during the Raid.

Even though, like many hardened 'grey boys', I doubted this colour scheme - but when it was proven to me through documentation and etc., it was only when I began to accept the colour of her.? :)? Can you imagine the Royal Naval battleships and smaller vessels painted in this colour, because they were at one time - but only for a short period.

....and for the eagle eyes, the only thing bought on this model are: anchor chain, port lights and props - and lettering.? ;)

Couple more pics of her - and that's the end of me gripe.

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ps..... I will thank John Lambert, James Dorrian on this forum for their help....and Bill Harlow too.

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Re: FAIRMILE B in MOUNTBATTEN PINK
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2006, 10:57:08 pm »

Hey Bluebird, great looking model.  Fascinating about the colour scheme: I'd never have guessed.  Do you remember that film, can't think of the name, about a submarine, US, WWII, painted pink.  Think it starred Cary Grant.  Anyway, I digress!  Lovely looking model and I envy you!  I have a type D and would (in an ideal world!) love to build a type A, B and C too!  Congratulations on a lovely looking boat.

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Re: FAIRMILE B in MOUNTBATTEN PINK
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2006, 11:08:54 pm »

Well, here she is, my latest build....hate to tell you all this but I didnt even get a smile from the Judges at the Harrogate Show.


Well Bluebird, thats nothing unusual for judges, most know very little.

I took my HMS BRYONY to the Model Engineers in London, did not get a commended, which is the lowet of the low in awards, I was told by 2 judges, It looked to much like the ship, is this not what we strive for. ron h
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Re: FAIRMILE B in MOUNTBATTEN PINK
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2006, 11:16:35 pm »

I don't like your gnomes Bluebird, but is the hull a proper plank-on-frame?
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2006, 11:32:21 pm »

Amno, HOW-WAY matey, you know Ive never bought a hull in me life, I am still saving for one of Kingston Mouldings Hulls  ;D  its double diagonally built plank on frame mine and if you would like to see all the stages, if you email Seaspray - you can see all the stages of the build.? Its not a rip off from Kingston mouldings.? ;D ;D ;D

Careful about the gnomes mind, they came from moulds!!! and my wife bites!!! as bad as your dawgs.? ;D ;D ;D

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Re: FAIRMILE B in MOUNTBATTEN PINK
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2006, 12:36:25 am »

come the revolution the judges will be first against the wall. crying shame.
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Re: FAIRMILE B in MOUNTBATTEN PINK
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2006, 07:08:20 pm »

You know why it didn't win, it isn't finished in gloss paint, you scratch built all of your fittings and didn't buy any from sirmar( not knocking sirmar before anyone jumps down my neck) and it wasn't big enough as bigger models have more detail even though they had the wrong fittings on. A kit won over a totally scratch built windermere stream launch. Won't know a good model if I had smacked them over the head with it.

Anyway good to see all the lads from Kirklees putting on a good stand and Stan Reffin's 1/16 DUKW ( which didn't gat a look in).

Never mind

Still a good show

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Re: FAIRMILE B in MOUNTBATTEN PINK
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2006, 09:16:51 pm »

It looked good to me. there where quite a lot of kits there.? Peter
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Re: FAIRMILE B in MOUNTBATTEN PINK
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2006, 09:33:58 pm »

next time hand paint it in the thickesst gloss varnish, badly, preferably with dust on it, put some modern weaponry on it, a few figures with pink faces and a furry dice. youll win. oh, dont forget to leave any wood grain showing. even if its meant to be steel.
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Re: FAIRMILE B in MOUNTBATTEN PINK
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2006, 09:35:39 pm »

Hi there HS93 - it is very kind of you taking this picture. ?Look at the Windermere Steam Launch - that steam is scratch built from top to bottom and it was place just 3rd. ? Makes one wonder what the Judges actually see. ?When I first put my model on the bench and looked at the steam launch - I was sure that the steam launch would win because she is a beautiful model. ? ?Dont mind losing to such a high standard as that.

Next year I am going to get a plank of wood, knock some nails in it, tie string round for hand rails, buy some fittings - paint it bright glossy red and hay ho - you never know.

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Re: FAIRMILE B in MOUNTBATTEN PINK
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2006, 09:39:59 pm »

great minds think alike
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Re: FAIRMILE B in MOUNTBATTEN PINK
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2006, 09:41:31 pm »

Hi Colin

We cannot have two planks the same - it might confuse the judges and they might be forced to pick a good plank  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: FAIRMILE B in MOUNTBATTEN PINK
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2006, 07:58:11 pm »

Nah, i'tl be easy for them. they would relate to a plank of wood.
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Re: FAIRMILE B in MOUNTBATTEN PINK
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2006, 09:00:45 pm »

Hi there Colin and all

After much deliberation and I have sweated all day making this, this model is a genuine semi-scratch semi-kit and a sure winner  ;D

Wonder what the Judges will make of her  ;D

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Re: FAIRMILE B in MOUNTBATTEN PINK
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2006, 09:04:18 pm »

Can you imagine being one of those judges and reading this thread

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ahh you really make me "xxxxx" myself john what a great model scale glossy ahh got to go tears are runnin down my face
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Re: FAIRMILE B in MOUNTBATTEN PINK
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2006, 09:17:48 pm »

Not a winner the prop needs to be a 3 blader ;D
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« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2006, 09:19:34 pm »

And you need to paint it glossy
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« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2006, 09:23:29 pm »

are the fittings scratch or are they bought :D
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Re: FAIRMILE B in MOUNTBATTEN PINK
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2006, 09:55:15 pm »

By the way does anybody have a photo of the winner?
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« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2006, 09:59:55 pm »

Her is first if I remember right



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« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2006, 10:01:01 pm »

Second

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« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2006, 10:08:20 pm »

Third
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