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Warship

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H.M.S. Iveston
« on: April 09, 2006, 05:58:26 PM »

Hi, this is now my model of H.M.S. Iveston, a Minehunter of the 2nd Mine Countermeasures Squadron, based at H.M. Naval base Portsmouth.

It was originally built by Mike Hill of the Kingsbury Model Boat Club, who has been forced to sell it through ill health. I have assured Mike that it is at least, still in good hands and he will still be able to see her performing at our club lake.

It is completely scratchbuilt and is to the scale of 1/48. It runs on two 777 motors powered by a 6 volt 10 amp gel cell, with additional 6 volt 3.5 amp battery for the many working features that this model posseses.
Including Independent motor control with rudder movement, operated with a movable cam and four micro switches, this feature can be switched over for normal running.
Working, work lights, navigation lights and flashing signal lamps.
Anchors raise and lower
Moving Bofor gun
Rotating Radar Scanner
Crane 1is the On/Off Switch
Crane 2/3 swing outwards
Rear Cranes 4/5 lift Paravanes fro racks, swing outwards, lower into water, then raise and swing back inboard, to lower Paravanes back in racks.















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Presently building Aircraft Carrier H.M.S. Victorious in 1/96 scale.

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Re: H.M.S. Iveston
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2006, 03:58:38 PM »

Warship.  sorry to hear about Mike Hill.

what a model, she is fantastic  I am toying with the Idea of building one not for a while
as im building a lifeboat at the moment, my first attempt at semi scratch.
so at the end of that I will know if to look for a kit or not.  mine if started will be of
the Curzon, ton class which was based at shorham sussex  use to go and look at her when I was a kid 
if mine looks half as good i will be more than happy.  seeing her as strirred up some memorys.
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Re: H.M.S. Iveston
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2006, 05:53:19 PM »

MCAI
? ? ? ? ?Thank you for your comment's, yes she is a lovely model and all credit to Mike who built her. He has put a lot of work into her electrics and it's not for the feint hearted. Luckily, Mike who is a bit of an electronics expert, has set the model up for me to run on my Futuba AEX 6 boat memory transmitter and everything is working great. Something I was not capable of doing myself, as electonics are not my pet subject regarding model boats.
Funily enough, as you mentioned that you would like to build one. Sirmar do two models of the Ton Class in 1/48 scale, one as a Minesweeper and the other as a Minehunter, like the Iveston, either model, complete with the hull, drawings and all fittings to complete, works out at just over ?300. Check out their site for all the details.
http://www.sirmarmodelships.com/

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Re: H.M.S. Iveston
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2006, 01:50:18 PM »

Hello Warship

just looking at the photo's again and again.  will go to the site you listed as soon as I have finished
being Envious .

Thanks for the info
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Re: H.M.S. Iveston
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2006, 02:03:38 PM »

Me  again Warship

just back from the web site.  complete kit totals tp ?370.46
looks like im going to have to sure on this, plus do as the wife ask's for a good 18 months
not looking to good on that score alone.


Cheers for now happy sailing
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Re: H.M.S. Iveston
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2006, 04:59:51 PM »

WARSHIP me again  im going to haunt you .

see you are thinking of going to the Black Park  warship day. and you said you might bring
the sweeper could it be the One you show on this Forum.

know the bad news Im a member of that club. dont let that put you off.
bit of a map should you make it,  thought it might help.



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Re: H.M.S. Iveston
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2006, 07:11:23 PM »

what wonderful model...i served on one just like her....she was called Maxton...perhaps the best days of my life

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