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Twelve of my scratchbuilt models
« on: January 23, 2013, 09:45:47 AM »

Having just joined U-tube, I have put twelve of my scratchbuilt steam and motor ships models on it.     Note:    None of them are for sale, in fact the only one I still have is the Rhodesia Star, that was my first ship in 1961!    Neither do I take private commissions!
Bob
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Re: Twelve of my scratchbuilt models
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2013, 11:47:42 AM »

Nice ships, I do like the Rhodesia Star but then I am baised as I was born in Rhodesia - I have plans to build a model of HMS Bulawayo (town I was born in) so a Rhodesia Star would go well with it

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Re: Twelve of my scratchbuilt models
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2013, 12:37:33 PM »

Wayne,
Rhodesia Star is one of our permanent collection as she was my first ship in 1961.   London - Australia and back to Liverpool, so we never went near Southern Africa, but I did spend many years on the passenger ship run to the Cape aboard Union-Castle, Safmarine and St. Helena Line passenger liners.
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Re: Twelve of my scratchbuilt models
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2013, 01:49:48 AM »

Saw your SS Rhodesia Star article Mayhem - excellent!   I wish to build 1/96 RC model of this ship.  Can you assist, please, with sourcing these plans?
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Re: Twelve of my scratchbuilt models
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2013, 07:23:00 AM »

Dick,
When you log into Mayhem, click on "Your Models" on the left hand side.    Scroll down to "Bob - Miniature Scratchbuilding,"   with a picture of a miniature battleship.   Open it up and you will find basic plans of Rhodesia Star in it.     That is the only plan I have.    The ship was a standard C3 design, completed in the USA in 1943 and they built loads of them.
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Re: Twelve of my scratchbuilt models
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2013, 08:52:58 PM »

thanks, Bob. Do you have the l.o.a. and width of the full-size ship, please?
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Re: Twelve of my scratchbuilt models
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2013, 09:28:40 PM »

Dick,
Rhodesia Star.
Completed in 1943 by the Seattle, Tacoma SB Corp, USA as Escort Class aircraft carrier USS Estero.    Became HMS Premier, lease/lend to Royal Navy.    After war, converted back to her original intended design as a C3 class cargo ship with 12 passengers.
Gross tonnage 8,467.   Length 492 feet overall.   Beam 69 feet 6 inches.   Summer draught 29 feet 5 inches.

If you look on Google, there are lots and lots of photographs of her.     Several years after I left, they ruined her looks to a great extent by sticking  a thin black stove-pipe type extension in top of funnel.     

In later life, she became Hongkong Knight.

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