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For Sale - Worth a Look?
« on: January 09, 2022, 08:48:56 pm »

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Re: Seen on EBAY - Worth a Look?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2022, 09:09:36 pm »

 
Not seen this kit before - Sir Francis Chichester's Gypsy Moth IV, Pond Yacht Kit

 ( His 1967 voyage is a Great read on Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gipsy_Moth_IV )



https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/324975875054?hash=item4baa1253ee:g:uisAAOSwPHhh1DpS
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Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2022, 01:16:05 pm »


Revell 05171 HMS Dreadnought Plastic Model kit 1:350 - £50

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Revell-RV05171-05171-Dreadnought-Plastic/dp/B083YRMRYY











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Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2022, 01:17:16 pm »

 
Fleet build for Mayhem @ Wicksteed 2022 ?!
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2022, 09:08:30 pm »

I will have a go....if I can find one  :-))
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2022, 12:53:42 pm »


Fleet build for Mayhem @ Wicksteed 2022 ?!
......  :-)


are you meaning a 1/350 RC fleet?


you could get some from both sides and a mini battle going  %)
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2022, 08:29:01 pm »

Gives me some motivation to get my Tirpitz finished
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Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2022, 04:22:06 pm »

Or a bit different for the same price from e-models!
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2022, 06:03:32 pm »

It must have been amazing seeing these contraptions in the flesh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ygXLnRAm-A&t=762s

However, the French pre dreadnoughts and armoured cruisers were rather top heavy and a small model would be pretty unstable at that size.

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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2022, 06:13:59 pm »

I have this sitting ready to build....


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Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2022, 07:45:15 pm »

Hi Colin,
At that scale there's unlikely to be any significant difference with any of them. Don't forget that some of us have practiced with the 1/144 Flowers! Dreadnought, Szent Istvan (ala Gingyer) are both about 1.1lbs at 1/350 while Danton or Voltaire are marginally less but being 10% shorter could be more stable being slightly wider but with the same (1.5mm less to be honest) draft as Szent Istvan. Hopefully, should something go ahead, nothing like this should happen to anyone! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeiNcf7JtCM
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Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2022, 07:48:41 pm »

Hi Gingyer, so you're dragging in the poor old Austro-Hungarian Empire? Does that give me permission to include Les Francaises?
 %) Tony
She's a lovely ship whatever flag she flies :-))
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Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2022, 07:54:22 am »

I donít see why the french ships wonít be there.


Maybe if we start a thread in the mayhem section others maybe interested
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Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2022, 12:10:52 pm »

I'd check the likely weight of the kit first. Gross displacement at 1:350 is about 18-20oz so by the time you take out  the hardware and a bit of ballast you'd need to see how much you've actually got to play with! I know with the 1:144 Flower that, for example, I took the casing off the Rx. and carved a rather large hole in the underside of the bridge construction. But it worked, so an 18-20" Battleship could be "Interesting".
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Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2022, 12:18:57 pm »

Back in the 70's there were articles in Model Boats with conversions of the Airfix liners although they were not R/C. I have actually got a stash of these old liner kits which I might build as R/C versions some day.

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Re: For Sale - Worth a Look?
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2022, 08:06:32 pm »

Well I am of to my local model shop, thanks for the heads up Martin......so 50 Km drive.....(well closer than the UK) French battleships invade Mayhem.  {-) {-) {-) {-)
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« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2022, 11:28:50 pm »

OK...I'll bite.
Kronprinz is on the way.  %)
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« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2022, 12:06:26 pm »

CAVEAT EMPTOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!If anyone is considering the Lutzow or Derfflinger by Takon and shown by both e-models and Hannants at 1/350. Please note that e-models have confirmed that they're 1/700! I'm awaiting an e-mail from Hannants confirming it.
Meanwhile, Hannants show Lord Nelson, Agamemnon, Seydlitz, plus a couple of early Chinese warships Ting Yuen and Chen Yuen, plus Tsarevitch from Russia and Mikasa from Japan. Also, for the really adventurous, Mclass and Kclass subs plus Surcouf!
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« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2022, 12:18:14 pm »

CAVEAT EMPTOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!If anyone is considering the Lutzow or Derfflinger by Takon and shown by both e-models and Hannants at 1/350. Please note that e-models have confirmed that they're 1/700! I'm awaiting an e-mail from Hannants confirming it.
Meanwhile, Hannants show Lord Nelson, Agamemnon, Seydlitz, plus a couple of early Chinese warships Ting Yuen and Chen Yuen, plus Tsarevitch from Russia and Mikasa from Japan. Also, for the really adventurous, Mclass and Kclass subs plus Surcouf!
Tony



Also have to mention that apart from being 1/700 scale they are the 2013 edition of the Flyhawk kits minus the big etched brass sheet which has all the railings on. They are good kits but I was under the impression that they would be Takomís own work.
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« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2022, 04:50:40 pm »

I've got the HobbyBoss Agamemnon on it's way. £49 including p/e stuff. About 15inches/1lb so worth trying. Slow and old like me!  :-))
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« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2022, 08:41:30 pm »

Sounds like a nice few ships then getting doneÖ..
Itís going to be fun trying to get them working
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« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2022, 09:13:38 am »

Yup AND just think how much fun you can have playing in the bath {-)
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« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2022, 11:46:12 am »

Agamemnon arrived. Rather good kit with zero flash and some nice etch stuff.
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« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2022, 08:52:57 pm »

Got mine today too!
Except Iíve gone for the Russian predreadnought Oriol by Zvezda.
Not a bad kit but has a few minor bits of flash. Plenty of access using the kit parts though. Got some prop shafts and props on the way too!
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