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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #75 on: January 25, 2015, 05:51:40 PM »

There must be something online where you can go and obtain a map. Otherwise print out a google map of the area and manipulate it perhaps?

Don't think you can get Google charts yet %%

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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #76 on: January 25, 2015, 06:50:53 PM »

Hi Longshanks
Here's a chart off Corsica, only a thumbnail but may be big enough for what you want.   {-) I used a thumbnail chart of the western approaches that is now laying on the chart table of HMS Enigma.  %%
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #77 on: January 25, 2015, 07:03:32 PM »

Any Good?
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #78 on: January 25, 2015, 07:25:41 PM »

Don't forget that metric charts were not around when these vessels were.
The black and white charts are what the ships would have.

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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #79 on: January 25, 2015, 08:07:59 PM »

If the one you want is in colour then just set it to Monotone and size it right.

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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #80 on: January 25, 2015, 08:09:33 PM »

Admiralty chart for Northern and Eastern Corsican ports;




set to print in b&w?
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #81 on: January 25, 2015, 08:32:24 PM »

A metric chart in black and white is still metric.
Not feet and fathoms.

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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #82 on: January 25, 2015, 08:38:58 PM »

Quite right, although once printed to 1/72nd scale not noticeable.
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #83 on: January 25, 2015, 10:50:04 PM »

Don't you just love the 'Mayhem'

A throw away remark this afternoon about charts .  .  .   .
and this evening I have a collection of port and general area, awesome!

I used the imperial black & white charts but I'm quite happy to convert the metric ones to black & white.
I believe the full size charts are A0 = 841 x 1189mm / 72 = 12 x 16
I suspect the Fairmile boats were using half size A2 = 420 x 594 / 72 = 6 x 8mm , I think I'll be able to get away with that  ok2

Thanks again for your support

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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #84 on: January 26, 2015, 06:49:41 AM »

22 parts to a 1/72nd Airfix Spitfire, excluding transfers? oopps, decals I mean.
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #85 on: January 27, 2015, 04:41:11 PM »

I was struggling to make the angled frames for the front of the chartroom, so I thought I'd try laminating them. Used 1.09 x .56 plus 1.09 x 0.28mm

Hope these pics show my method. first but joined the first layer


Then overlaid second layer making sure it covered the joint






I'm pleased with the results and its surprising how strong they are








Thanks for looking

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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #86 on: January 27, 2015, 05:08:29 PM »

That looks spot-on  :-)  the chartroom windows can make or break a dogboat build
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #87 on: January 27, 2015, 06:39:39 PM »

With all that detail it actually looks larger than it is, until you look at the steel rule, lovely work  :-))
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #88 on: January 27, 2015, 07:32:36 PM »

They will be much stronger than simple butt joints, which will be a good thing for when moving the boat about.
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #89 on: January 28, 2015, 09:40:04 PM »

Thanks guys,

I need your help I have a problem  O0

Looking at the front of the chartroom, the dimensions of which were taken off plans I noticed that it differed some what from the pic of 658



As you can see the centre front lower panel is not as high as I have portrayed. The question for the more knowledgeable / sharp eyed amongst you.
Is the joint between the top and bottom panels level or is the centre panel slightly higher leaving the joint at the sides to angle down slightly?

I've got it wrong once it would be good to get it right second time around, I would appreciate your views . . .

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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #90 on: January 28, 2015, 09:43:59 PM »

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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #91 on: January 28, 2015, 10:08:04 PM »

Thanks Christian  :-))

Not much doubt there . . .

Is that one of the Air Sea Rescue boats?

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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #92 on: January 28, 2015, 10:20:50 PM »

That's right, known as LRRCs, (Long Range Rescue Craft).
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #93 on: January 29, 2015, 08:22:30 AM »

Hi Christian,

Have you any more photos of the LRRC.
I am using your hull to make boat 040.

I will be starting a thread on Mayhem soon.

Sorry to intrude Longshanks.

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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #94 on: January 29, 2015, 08:29:42 AM »

Sorry Longshanks forgot to  say a very nice build.

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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #95 on: January 29, 2015, 07:54:59 PM »

Your welcome Graham, I seem to remember you made a fine 1/24 Fairmile D

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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #96 on: January 30, 2015, 03:59:52 PM »

Mk 2 or Oh bu**er should have checked all my references  :((



Re constructive surgery commences




Building up, looks a mess now but should clean up OK




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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #97 on: January 30, 2015, 04:23:09 PM »

Filler and paint who's going to know, well apart from all of us that is.  %% %% {-) {-)
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #98 on: January 30, 2015, 08:56:21 PM »

Is blackmail allowed on the MBM forum? {:-{
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #99 on: January 30, 2015, 10:16:16 PM »

Lol  :-))
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