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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #450 on: June 11, 2016, 04:09:11 PM »

Arr Thank e cap'n, (curved finger touching forelock).

Bit more done to mezzanine deck still got the hold downs to do, when I worked in the dockyard I noted the RHIB's would often be changed due to minor bits of damage and very often were replaced with one's of a different colour, I thought I would do the same on Brock.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #451 on: June 11, 2016, 10:46:21 PM »

And dsepite their muted tones they do add colour to your model as do the floats.

Lovely Joe:O)
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #452 on: June 14, 2016, 01:27:56 PM »

Just out of interest Joe, what did you do in the Yard? I'm an ex Devonport Boy myself (20 yrs), Fitter and Turner by Trade, before coming to Oz. I did go to HMS Sultan a few times on courses, staying at B&B's in Southsea. Dockyard Club was our usual haunt, 78 pence for a pint of Harp Lager if I remember correctly....Happy Days! :}
 
Excellent work, as usual, please keep posting.
 
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #453 on: June 14, 2016, 02:11:47 PM »

Looking really good Joe  :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #454 on: June 14, 2016, 05:14:36 PM »

Nige, I'm a Carpenter and Joiner by trade and worked for VT before they were taken over by BAE in Portsmouth Dockyard where I was when I retired, prior to that I was with Camper and Nicholson yachts ltd for sixteen years .  :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #455 on: June 14, 2016, 05:45:33 PM »

prior to that I was with Camper and Nicholson yachts ltd for sixteen years .  :-))


Very nice yachts Joe  :-))
[size=78%]don't suppose they had an employees purchase scheme [/size] ok2
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #456 on: June 14, 2016, 06:44:36 PM »

 {-)
As they say Colin, "a boat is a hole in the water you pour money into"  I prefer the one's you can carry home and put on a shelf.  %%
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #457 on: June 14, 2016, 08:12:31 PM »

Didn't Camper aand Nicholson build MTsBs during the war? Perhaps it was something else.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #458 on: June 14, 2016, 10:43:48 PM »

They did indeed Ian, MTB's,  MGB's,  armed fishing boats, landing craft and even commando canoes.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #459 on: June 14, 2016, 11:04:39 PM »

{-)
As they say Colin, "a boat is a hole in the water you pour money into"  I prefer the one's you can carry home and put on a shelf.  %%


Are you related to my wife by any chance Joe  ;)  only she has a similar saying.
Must admit it is easier when you can carry them home and put them in .the shed.


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #460 on: June 15, 2016, 04:11:59 PM »

It was a saying we often used at C&N, at that time it cost 68 per foot per year just to get a berth on our Marina, but I guess if you can afford a, say 40 footer your not going to worry about 7.50 per day.

My task today was to get the radar fitted and working, I made the radar yesterday and painted it, and after a far bit of fiddling and improvisation I did just that,
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #461 on: June 16, 2016, 03:43:41 PM »

fitted the anchors and some name plates, have to say not the best name plates in the world, but passable if you don't get too close, I've now fitted all the deck gear/fittings that I made over the last few months, so now I'll start making the rest of her gear and fittings.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #462 on: June 16, 2016, 06:00:14 PM »

looking brilliant Joe and a fast build as well. Have started thinking about next winters project yet?


I have enjoyed my sailing at the very cheap end of the hobby lol


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #463 on: June 16, 2016, 06:25:33 PM »

Thanks Colin,  there are still a lot of items to make for Brock, so will take a few more months to finish her, this will be my last warship build, I now have built ten boats, six of them are large warships, I simply have no room to keep any more, so as for next winter, I enjoyed scratch building my small Diva sport boat so I may do something like that or another Springer .  ;)
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #464 on: June 16, 2016, 06:36:34 PM »

Gosport winters must be very short if its just a Diva or Springer {-) {-)


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #465 on: June 16, 2016, 07:01:33 PM »

Well we are in the deep south Ned  %%  {-)
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #466 on: June 16, 2016, 07:25:16 PM »

Awesome work Joe.  "If you don't look too close"  _   I would be happy to look closely for hours.   :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #467 on: June 16, 2016, 08:56:30 PM »

Hm, I think that the Radar drive is going to cause you lots of trouble as it looks fearfully complicated! I like that system very much. I assume it is made from readily available components from people like Squires or Bonds etc.

Lovely work Joe. I am very sad that Brock may be your last intense build as I really enjoy reading your blogs, but I respect your rational and will relish the remaining posts of this project <:(
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #468 on: June 18, 2016, 01:50:17 PM »

made a start on the rest of the deck items, the first three items are quite large so decided to make three instead of moulding them it's fun making them and they are a lot lighter, I'll make small batches of six to eight then paint and fit to boat, the more I study the drawings the more items I find.
We have a SWA exhibition next Saturday at the D DAY Museum Portsmouth, I think Brock is far enough advanced to display as an inbuild exhibit and I'll take HMS Coventry as well, I'm cutting back the number of boats I take to shows, getting large models up and down two flights of stairs at home is only part of the deal.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #469 on: June 18, 2016, 05:40:38 PM »

 
I'm cutting back the number of boats I take to shows, getting large models up and down two flights of stairs at home is only part of the deal.

 <:( <:( <:( <:( That is very sad to hear Joe. Have you no garage that you can put them in? Obviosuly in good stout damp proof boxes so the spiders and other creepy crawlies cannot pooh on them.

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #470 on: June 18, 2016, 10:46:32 PM »

A logical suggestion Ian, but for me exhibitions are just a small part of the hobby, I like to see my completed ships around my workshop and choose one to sail now and then, if I stored them in boxes I'd probably only see them three or four times a year, I just have to face it at 71 I just can't do as much as I used to
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #471 on: June 19, 2016, 05:45:02 PM »

Excellent point Joe. We all get something diffferent out of our hobby.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #472 on: June 28, 2016, 04:48:47 PM »

Got a couple more deck items on before the exhibition at the D-Day Museum Portsmouth, the combination of a very wet day and free admission to the Museum for that day meant quite a lot of visitors.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #473 on: June 28, 2016, 06:44:59 PM »

A splendid job Joe.  I can't wait to see her in the [plastic] flesh!

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #474 on: June 28, 2016, 07:43:05 PM »

Thanks Greg, I hope to try her out at the lake next meeting, 8 July weather permitting.  :-))
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