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HMS Bulldog
« on: May 04, 2007, 05:31:26 PM »

Its my birthday in a few weeks time and I am thinking of a new boat. At Ally Pally this year I saw a model of HMS Bulldog on the Mayhem 'lake' - fell in love with it straight away, there are two choices for me - Deans Marine @ 605mm, or Metcalf Mouldings @ 1220mm, has anyone built either? or recommendations for either. The prices are very similar, although the Deans looks like a full kit, and Metcalf just a hull, plan and sheet. I must admit I like the sound of the Metcalf - any thoughts?

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Re: HMS Bulldog
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2007, 09:51:10 PM »

I think sirma has this corvette too  ???
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Re: HMS Bulldog
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2007, 09:59:33 PM »

We don't but, we do most of the fittings for either scale.
 I hope this helps.
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Re: HMS Bulldog
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2007, 10:01:14 PM »

 hull and fittings  ;)

http://www.sirmarmodelships.com/showship.asp?ID=6

i personaly think the deans ship is a bit to small.
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Re: HMS Bulldog
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2007, 10:03:50 PM »

BULL DOG, JAN! NOT Bluebell???? NUMPTY!
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Re: HMS Bulldog
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2007, 10:05:33 PM »

 ;) OOPS

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Re: HMS Bulldog
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2007, 10:06:49 PM »

Thats, OK then, Jan,  ;D :D ::)
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Re: HMS Bulldog
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2007, 10:08:02 PM »

but its a flower class corvette or not???  :o
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Re: HMS Bulldog
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2007, 10:12:23 PM »

From Deans siite,
"Name ship of the class of four, this coastal waters hydrographic survey ship was constructed by Brook Marine and launched in 1968."
Post-dates the wartime Flower class by twenty-odd years.
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Re: HMS Bulldog
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2007, 10:17:32 PM »

Was on the wrong tail, HMS Bulldog was this vessel...  ;)
 
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Re: HMS Bulldog
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2007, 10:18:40 PM »

C'mon, Jan?? Can anyone tell me of a Flower called "Bulldog"?
 Malcolm is correct, have a look on the internet and search for RN dog class survey ships, survey ships, coastal or anything like that?
 I can tell service craft or warships is not your thing?
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Re: HMS Bulldog
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2007, 11:12:39 PM »

I had a book about german submarines and i remember there was a vessel named Bulldog, a sub hunter, sinking around 17 subs...   
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Re: HMS Bulldog
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2007, 11:18:59 PM »

Still got nowt to do with the question asked, nothing to do with a modern RN survey ship, If I was going to model it, I would do the 1/48th version, it will sail in almost anything, whereas the 1/96th one is easily swamped by passing RTR toy boats.
 Staying on subject, I would go for the Metcalf one to be honest mate! Scale/ size, wise anyway
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Re: HMS Bulldog
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2007, 11:19:59 PM »

The ship in that book was a Black Swan sloop, HMS Starling (U66), and was sinking 11 german subs. My brain was playing tricks on me ;)

Sorry for going ot but as i mentioned it befor... i was on the wrong tail :D
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Re: HMS Bulldog
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2007, 11:21:37 PM »

Must be Jan :o
 Try and get some "most" needed rest!
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Re: HMS Bulldog
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2007, 12:58:20 AM »

i agree with psships with the bigger bulldog, as i have the 1/48 scale bulldog and my  friend as deans 1/96 you can only sail the 96 scale one in certain water conditions,  i guess it depends on the space you have and where you are going to sail the model.
regards Al
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Re: HMS Bulldog
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2007, 06:29:43 AM »

Thanks Paul & Al, Iwill go for the Metcalf Mouldings Bulldog, I will be in touch with Sirma once I have the hull.

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Re: HMS Bulldog
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2007, 08:29:08 AM »

IDEA! You could make HMS Helca, Bulldogs sister ship (I think), here's a picture of her during the Falklands War a different livery than the standard HMS Bulldog
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Re: HMS Bulldog
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2007, 08:57:41 AM »

Hi Tom, the Hecla was a totally different class of survey ship, there were also four of those, Hecla, Hydra, Herald and the fourth one escapes my memory, the Buldog's sister's were, Beagle, Fox and Fawn.
 I hope this helps.
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Re: HMS Bulldog
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2007, 09:17:24 AM »


I have several pictures of the Metcalf Mouldings Bulldog if wanted....
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Re: HMS Bulldog
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2007, 10:04:28 AM »

Yes please Martin. I have only seen the one model at Ally Pally, and a couple on the Metcalf site.

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Re: HMS Bulldog
« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2007, 10:51:58 AM »

Good Morning Martin,

I would also like to see those photos of HMS Bulldog.

Clive :)
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Re: HMS Bulldog
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Re: HMS Bulldog
« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2007, 04:32:41 PM »

Martin - what a set of fabulous pics. I could kick myself for even mentioning Bulldog, I bet by the time I order from Metcalf, there will be a six months waiting list, perhaps I can claim commission!
Its everything that I remember, such a perfectly proportioned boat, I just want this awkward Bank Holiday to be over, so that I can have a chat with Metcalf Mouldings, and get my order in.
Thanks again Martin. (and Paul)

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Re: HMS Bulldog
« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2007, 05:53:18 PM »

How about doing her as a yacht, as she is now;
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