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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #100 on: February 03, 2015, 02:31:17 PM »

On to Mark 3 of the chartroom windows  <:(

I decided the chartroom windows weren't deep enough and the corners needed a larger radius plus the centre roof line wasn't high enough.

Planted a 1mm strip on the top to gain height and give me room to recut the windows (in situ a job I wasn't looking forward to).
Last one! Thought I'd take a picture in case it went in the bin . . . . .


The finished item






Well pleased, now its on with the roof

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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #101 on: February 03, 2015, 02:46:46 PM »

The windows look fantastic. Perseverence well and truly paid off.
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #102 on: February 03, 2015, 04:08:32 PM »

Looks super  :-))
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #103 on: February 03, 2015, 07:09:52 PM »

I hate radiused corners as they are so finicky. Too much and you and up with mouse ears, or too little, and you have corniced corners. An excellent recovery!
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #104 on: February 03, 2015, 08:52:32 PM »

Hi,

Looks great but are you sure that D boats had doors on both sides of the wheelhouse?

I thought they only had one, on the starboard side?

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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #105 on: February 03, 2015, 11:02:33 PM »

Thanks for the comments guys

Sandy, Thanks for your input. I'm working from two sets of plans and both show door on stbd side only but......

You can see from the pennant number that its not a reversed negative, these boats were built in numerous shipyards and I guess there were variations.

It could also be a ' Med ' modification if you look at the pic in the start of this build the boat behind also had a door on the port side.
Another local mod was the removal of the twin 0.5" gun tubs replaced by a 20mm Oerlikon. One of the boats, the number escapes me had twin Oerlikons either side of the chartroom.

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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #106 on: February 04, 2015, 01:01:23 PM »

Crikey finished the chartroom roof already










Does make life easier when you don't build it three times.

I need to pick the brains of the 'Old Seafarers', swing that lamp  ;)
When I was at sea I seem to remember we had a barometer that was long and thin on gimbals and set in a box on the wall. Am I imaging things, can't seem to find any pics?

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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #107 on: February 04, 2015, 01:42:38 PM »

similar to these  Kevin?
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #108 on: February 04, 2015, 02:01:30 PM »

Clever the way you have braced the roof so you can leave it unbonded until after painting to make the window glazing easier  :-)
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #109 on: February 04, 2015, 05:33:15 PM »

Nice going Longshanks, certainly looks like the photo now.  :-))
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #110 on: February 04, 2015, 06:20:23 PM »

Interesting.

675 had a door on the port side as well and she was used in home waters for carrying Chariots.

Looking good  :-))

Thanks for the comments guys

Sandy, Thanks for your input. I'm working from two sets of plans and both show door on stbd side only but......

You can see from the pennant number that its not a reversed negative, these boats were built in numerous shipyards and I guess there were variations.

It could also be a ' Med ' modification if you look at the pic in the start of this build the boat behind also had a door on the port side.
Another local mod was the removal of the twin 0.5" gun tubs replaced by a 20mm Oerlikon. One of the boats, the number escapes me had twin Oerlikons either side of the chartroom.

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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #111 on: February 04, 2015, 09:49:50 PM »

There were variations in every vessel  of a class it seems so do not worry. Also, equipment supplies probably dictated what went in a particular ship as well, so any of the barometers would be viable. Marshall ney and Marshall Soult (Big gun Monitors) each had a different Diesel engine though built at the same time. Ney had a MAN Diesel and Soult a Vickers engine. 
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #112 on: February 04, 2015, 11:49:55 PM »

Thanks Guys,

Mick the second picture looks something like it but . . . . not as I recall. Age is a terrible thing  :((

Christian, well spotted! Plus I still want to add some interior detail.

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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #113 on: February 09, 2015, 05:00:28 PM »

Well I've spent three days detailing the wheelhouse, amazing how long the little bits take




Charts courtesy of Mayhem. One is metric and one imperial  ok2






and of course lights


and before anyone asks the parralel rules, dividers, urn & lights do not work, do you think I'm daft? Please don't fell obliged to answer that question  <*<

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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #114 on: February 09, 2015, 06:47:34 PM »

Ho come on Longshanks, you mean there's no tea in that urn shame on you  {-) {-)  joking aside that is really delightful detailing work, well done mate  :-))
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #115 on: February 09, 2015, 08:41:36 PM »

Yes, the attention to detail is praise worthy. I think you would win an award if you entered that boat into a competition. I was thinking that you had ommitted biscuits by the Urn and Mug!
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #116 on: February 10, 2015, 12:22:20 PM »

Thanks Guys,

Look again, blue and white enamel mug just in front of boiler  %)
Could do with making some more but at 1mm dia by 1.4mm high the handle was a right bu***r

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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #117 on: February 10, 2015, 09:25:35 PM »

I bet, definitly tweezer time for that job!
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #118 on: February 13, 2015, 10:42:33 PM »

I thought for a bit of light relief I would put together the Great Little Ships 20mm Oerlikon :hmmm:

The detail is fantastic, barrels not even cleaned up


Three pieces of etch make up the carrige each side






Two pieces to make up the shield




Happy Days




Then a BIG black cloud covers the sun! I think you'll agree the above parts are rather tasty but some one put a lump of white metal in from another kit.
The deformed object is supposed to be a magazine, you even get etched front and back plates - shame they don't fit . . . .
The piece on the right is my progress so far in making the correct shape


Can you spot the difference ?  ok2
I guess I'll try and make a master and cast some replacements, so 'after market' for 'after market'
Ok rant over, normal service will be resumed after a dispose of a rather nice bottle of red . . . .

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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #119 on: February 14, 2015, 06:48:27 PM »

Metal or resin casts?

Those Oerlikon barrels are very crisp, but cannot for the life of me understand how the magazine body is so poor? It just does not make sense unless the barrel was made by one person who forgot to make the magazine, and the comissionee thought he would make it to save time, but is not the best plastic whittler?:O)

Still, the etched ends are a delight.
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #120 on: February 14, 2015, 07:11:33 PM »

That's going to look rather nice when finished, it's quite refreshing when we get good quality fittings at the smaller scales, it has to be said there is some tat about.  :-))
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #121 on: February 14, 2015, 10:01:59 PM »

With reference to the Med boats and their weapons, remember reading a good book on them called Flag 4, in the book it was stated that a lot of the boats ditched their issued weapons and fitted captured Italian guns when they could, but as previously mentioned used their initiative to beg steal better weapon systems.
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #122 on: February 15, 2015, 05:59:46 PM »

That is one excellent book! I can reccomend Sand on the sea as well to do with the LRDG and/or SBS with their caiques in the Agean doing stirling stuff.

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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #123 on: March 01, 2015, 10:11:50 PM »

Finaly found the time/patience to make a bit more progress

Been struggling with soldering up hand rails on the searchlight platform.
As good as I'm going to get






Followed by splinter padding, anyone know what they were stuffed with?












Still need to lace up the corners but need to  find something thin enough! Bear in mind the loops are formed from 0.15 wire . ..



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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #124 on: March 02, 2015, 05:00:02 AM »

Kapoc?
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