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NickR

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Deans Marine Customs Launch Badger
« on: February 05, 2015, 03:26:26 PM »

This is my first post to this forum. I am contemplating purchasing a Badger kit, as I have already constructed a 34" version of the Guardsman/Seeker (actual name: Enterprise) Customs steam cutter. I am aware of the earlier H P Moore design and drawings but I can't find any decent pictures of the Deans model. Has anyone built this kit, do you have photos, and what do you think of the kit and its performance? Thanks, Nick
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Re: Deans Marine Customs Launch Badger
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2015, 11:21:17 AM »


Welcome to Mayhem, Nick.                :-))

You have come to the right place.  Sit down and have a look around.

It's your turn for the biscuits at tea time.

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Re: Deans Marine Customs Launch Badger
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2015, 11:31:59 AM »


I'm going over to Dean's Marine next week, I'll see if I can look around the showroom model for you.
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Re: Deans Marine Customs Launch Badger
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2015, 12:46:37 PM »

Thanks Martin,
looking at Mayhems gallery of photos of visits to Deans shop, there a 'Badger; on a display stand with some other similar boats, but it's just in a general view, with no detail visible. I am  interested in how it differs from the H P Moore drawings, which were based on sketches made of a real member of the class. 'Badger' is probably a generic name, and it is possible that the now preserved 'Diligence', on the Isle of Man, and featured on facebook, (just google it) is the original, as it appears almost identical except for a much higher bow bulwark. I like to get the general look and proportions of models about right, while accepting that compromises are inevitable.
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Re: Deans Marine Customs Launch Badger
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2015, 01:35:53 PM »

 
No problem.   :-)

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  .... accepting that compromises are inevitable

I think one of the 'compromises' is that the model is much smaller than the original.....!    %)




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Re: Deans Marine Customs Launch Badger
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2015, 03:09:13 PM »

Hiya Nick,
I you PM me your email address I can send you about a dozen pics of Ron's Badger that I took a few years back.
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Re: Deans Marine Customs Launch Badger
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2015, 03:18:51 PM »

Hi Nick


Contact Ron direct, he could send some photos, all you need is to get a word in edgewise!!!!! love you ron!!!!!


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Re: Deans Marine Customs Launch Badger
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2015, 07:13:06 PM »

Having actually worked on the Badger when my Next door neighbour used to own it,from what I can rember of her the model from Deans is correct....sorry before you ask I dont have pics of her and the neighbour has moved away
 
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Re: Deans Marine Customs Launch Badger
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2015, 12:52:15 AM »

Compared to the Deans Marine model, the wheelhouse looks lower on the Moore drawing - gives it more of a 'yachty' profile, IMHO.
A source for the H.P. Moore drawings: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Model-Boat-Plans-vintage-47-radio-Control-Custom-Launch-plans-article-/301491002034?pt=Radio_Control_Vehicles&hash=item4632439ab2

Hope this helps!

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Re: Deans Marine Customs Launch Badger
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2015, 09:12:56 AM »

Hi all, an attractive model I bought the MAP plans which is for a 48 inch model but never built it, bit too big for me.
regards Roy
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Re: Deans Marine Customs Launch Badger
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2015, 04:12:17 PM »

Hi Nick
Contact Ron direct, he could send some photos, all you need is to get a word in edgewise!!!!! love you ron!!!!!
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  Pics of the Badger, she was built from the original plans from HMCC, Full kit review in Model boat iss. 571
 The MAP model is based on a tug hull and is semi scale
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Re: Deans Marine Customs Launch Badger
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2015, 05:21:55 PM »

Thanks everyone for your contributions, especially mrlownotes, who most kindly sent me photos and scans of the Model Boat building review, and to Ron Dean for his photos and confirmation that the kit was designed from official drawings. I am a retired architect, so I love drawings! I now feel much more confident about embarking on this project.
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