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Aquacraft Fletcher Artr
« on: October 18, 2014, 11:47:53 am »

Anyone seen one of these in the flesh probably made by the same people as Graupner
http://www.militarymodelling.com/news/article/uss-fletcher-in-1-72/18868
 
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Re: Aquacraft Fletcher Artr
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2014, 05:23:56 pm »

Yup, got one on the shelf, damaged in transit, needing a bit of TLC...but good detailing, nice 10mm coaming round all the hatches, magnetic hatch over the tiller flat, same detailing as the Graupner stuff, so probably from the same factory in the far east..I would buy one...more so if it was a Tribal Class but hey ho :-)
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Re: Aquacraft Fletcher Artr
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2014, 06:47:12 pm »

Thanks  what is the access like beneath. In the manual  dont look as if there is much access wise for  maybe rotating guns
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Re: Aquacraft Fletcher Artr
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2014, 10:19:43 am »

Front two guns inaccessible as the forward superstructure is fixed ( except on our broken one! ), and no access to the aft turret either. Only the two mounted on the rear superstructure are easily accessible.
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Re: Aquacraft Fletcher Artr
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2014, 03:58:55 pm »

Hmmm! could have sworn I replied to that . Well I suppose 2 guns are better than none. Could you not get  replacement if it was damaged in transport thats another worry  though at least  its still an ongoing firm. Just watched some very good Videos of them  quite a boat.
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Re: Aquacraft Fletcher Artr
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2014, 09:43:57 am »

We got it at a reduced price cos clever pants here said he could fix it!

Am currently being a clever pants and fixing it :-))
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Re: Aquacraft Fletcher Artr
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2014, 12:19:46 pm »

 {-)  I like it  {-)   take it  you think its a good un.  Still dithering whether to go for the Hood
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Re: Aquacraft Fletcher Artr
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2014, 02:00:27 pm »

well they are fine models, but I dont like their wooden decks. They are a thin laminate and seem to be taped down. I would treat the decks to a good three or four thin varnish coats before heading 'out to sea'.
Fletchers got 'steel' decks, so no wood to deal with.
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Re: Aquacraft Fletcher Artr
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2014, 07:17:48 pm »

Yes I did  read that was a prob with them   ah well thats the trouble with not building oneself  :((
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