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Re: Matchbox 1/72nd H.M.S. Bluebell
« Reply #100 on: November 18, 2015, 07:17:06 PM »

You're welcome Chris  :-))  They arn't cheap but very good quality  ok2  Nice little order for Keith anyway between us  O0
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Re: Matchbox 1/72nd H.M.S. Bluebell
« Reply #101 on: November 19, 2015, 04:47:50 PM »

Little bit of progress, painted bow deck etc, now doing some of the superstructure  :-)) 
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Re: Matchbox 1/72nd H.M.S. Bluebell
« Reply #102 on: November 19, 2015, 09:13:18 PM »

That is coming along great Dan.
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Re: Matchbox 1/72nd H.M.S. Bluebell
« Reply #103 on: November 19, 2015, 09:59:46 PM »

Many thanks  :-))
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Re: Matchbox 1/72nd H.M.S. Bluebell
« Reply #104 on: November 21, 2015, 04:45:45 PM »

Bit more progress today, started on the funnel, fitted the smoke generator. Also fitted the frame ribs around the rear inner hull & made the coaming to hold the rear superstructure. Starting to look a bit more like a ship now  :embarrassed:
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Re: Matchbox 1/72nd H.M.S. Bluebell
« Reply #105 on: November 23, 2015, 05:12:35 AM »

Good idea on that rear superstructure Dan, I will have to follow you on that  :-)) .She's starting to look good :-)) :-))
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Re: Matchbox 1/72nd H.M.S. Bluebell
« Reply #106 on: November 24, 2015, 11:56:04 AM »

Yeah helps keep t all in place Chris, nice n solid  :-)) . Little bit more progress, tested the smoke generator, looks pretty good  :embarrassed:  Fitted some more railings to the main gun, deffo much better than the plastic rubbish provided  O0
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Re: Matchbox 1/72nd H.M.S. Bluebell
« Reply #107 on: November 28, 2015, 06:07:13 PM »

Looking good Dan, now that my stanchions have arrived I can get on a bit more and you are right they are very good.  The smoke generator is going well. I must do a bit more update on mine, keep up the good work :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Matchbox 1/72nd H.M.S. Bluebell
« Reply #108 on: December 13, 2015, 07:11:53 PM »

Quick update, been busy fitting the bridge & all the little fiddly fittings that goes with it  %%  Also fitted funnel section, starting to look like a ship now  :-)) :-))
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Re: Matchbox 1/72nd H.M.S. Bluebell
« Reply #109 on: December 13, 2015, 07:15:25 PM »

Your scratchbuilding work is making her much finer and crisper Dan. Lovely :-))
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Re: Matchbox 1/72nd H.M.S. Bluebell
« Reply #110 on: December 13, 2015, 09:22:24 PM »

Your scratchbuilding work is making her much finer and crisper Dan. Lovely :-))


Many thanks  :embarrassed:  Much appreciated  :-)) 
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Re: Matchbox 1/72nd H.M.S. Bluebell
« Reply #111 on: December 14, 2015, 01:49:24 PM »

Looking good :-)) :-)) :-))  it's amazing how much it starts to look like a ship now . Will try and get on with mine now. Did you paint the camouflage by hand. Keep up the good work.
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Re: Matchbox 1/72nd H.M.S. Bluebell
« Reply #112 on: December 14, 2015, 07:18:36 PM »

Looking good :-)) :-)) :-))  it's amazing how much it starts to look like a ship now . Will try and get on with mine now. Did you paint the camouflage by hand. Keep up the good work.
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Cheers Chris, I'm pleased with the results, No I used a brush  {-) {-) for the Camouflage why does it look that rough lol %% %%
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Re: Matchbox 1/72nd H.M.S. Bluebell
« Reply #113 on: December 15, 2015, 05:45:50 AM »

On the contrary my dear Watson it looks splendid.  O0
I am still thinking about doing mine in this way,  but stll can't make my mind up which way to go with it. %% .
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Re: Matchbox 1/72nd H.M.S. Bluebell
« Reply #114 on: December 18, 2015, 09:34:59 PM »


Cheers Chris, I'm pleased with the results, No I used a brush  {-) {-) for the Camouflage why does it look that rough lol %% %%

If that's what you call rough Dan, then I desire to see your finest painting. I expect that this is better than the crew could do swinging from rope seats.
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Re: Matchbox 1/72nd H.M.S. Bluebell
« Reply #115 on: January 24, 2016, 04:24:58 PM »

 I am building the LE' Mave a Flower in Irish service so much easier for detail as the knowledge base for Irish Naval Service vessels is quite low even among the Irish. I re armed with guns from: http://www.coastalcraftmodelsuk.com/accessories.php?page=1 rather nice kits in themselves and not too expensive.
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Re: Matchbox 1/72nd H.M.S. Bluebell
« Reply #116 on: January 24, 2016, 05:23:16 PM »

Hi Dan , not heard from you for awhile, hope you are well. How's the boat building going, any more updates.
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Re: Matchbox 1/72nd H.M.S. Bluebell
« Reply #117 on: January 25, 2016, 07:39:33 PM »

I am building the LE' Mave a Flower in Irish service so much easier for detail as the knowledge base for Irish Naval Service vessels is quite low even among the Irish. I re armed with guns from: http://www.coastalcraftmodelsuk.com/accessories.php?page=1 rather nice kits in themselves and not too expensive.
Thanks for the link  :-))  looks like some nice stuff.
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Re: Matchbox 1/72nd H.M.S. Bluebell
« Reply #118 on: January 25, 2016, 07:42:19 PM »

Hi Dan , not heard from you for awhile, hope you are well. How's the boat building going, any more updates.
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Hi Chris, no not done any since Christmas, having a break  :embarrassed:  I've been building a 1/48th C47 in Ruskin Airlines livery, It was an old tv series in the 80's called Airline with Roy Marsden . Fancied a change Lol Hope your's is coming along ok. All the best Dan
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Re: Matchbox 1/72nd H.M.S. Bluebell
« Reply #119 on: January 25, 2016, 08:45:17 PM »

Looking really good.  Well done !
Quick question on the Graupner 6V smoke unit. How long does it smoke for from the initial oil distillate fill ?
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Re: Matchbox 1/72nd H.M.S. Bluebell
« Reply #120 on: January 25, 2016, 09:07:37 PM »

Hi sorry i cant remember as long time since i last used the one in my Calypso. Several.mins i think. Thanks for the comments btw :-)
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Re: Matchbox 1/72nd H.M.S. Bluebell
« Reply #121 on: March 14, 2016, 05:59:51 AM »

Hi Dan . Not heard from you for a long time,  are you still doing Bluebell,  miss your threads on her, how's the C47 I used to like that airline series as well.  Been trying to do more on mine, come back mate need to see where your at. :((
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Re: Matchbox 1/72nd H.M.S. Bluebell
« Reply #122 on: March 19, 2016, 09:43:58 AM »

Hi Chris, yes I'm still here :-)  Not done any to the Bluebell for a while, needed a break !! Been doing a few aircraft for a change :-) Finished the C47 & built another, now finishing off a Phantom, & will then resume Bluebell. Found a link that the Calypso will be restored , look in full scale ship section, great news !!!! hope yours is coming along nicely. All the best Dan
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Re: Matchbox 1/72nd H.M.S. Bluebell
« Reply #123 on: March 19, 2016, 10:07:00 AM »

Very nice, are they 1/72? I love the old Dakota and its nice to see it in civilian markings for a change  :-))    Have you looked at the latest pics of mine ? Have done a bit of work  :-)  let me know what you think of her now ?
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Re: Matchbox 1/72nd H.M.S. Bluebell
« Reply #124 on: March 19, 2016, 11:24:58 AM »

Very nice, are they 1/72? I love the old Dakota and its nice to see it in civilian markings for a change  :-))    Have you looked at the latest pics of mine ? Have done a bit of work  :-)  let me know what you think of her now ?
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No 1/48th so a decent size  :}  Just had a look at yours, pucker work  :-)) :-))  just finishing up this Phantom & I'll get back on her  :embarrassed:
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