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Franklin

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Foundation Franklin
« on: December 29, 2007, 11:32:20 PM »

Hello Everyone, I would like to share my latest project, Salvage Tug, Foundation Franklin. As you may know she began her life as H.M.S. Frisky. The model is 3/8" to one f.t and is scratch built. She is constructed of 1/32nd plywood and then covered with aluminum printers plate to simulate the iron plating of which she was built. Power is provided by a 12 volt Dumas motor driving a 5 to 1 reduction gear and 4" dia prop. She is about 90% completed and next i plan to build a tramp steamer to the same scale.


Glad to join your group
Franklin
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Colin Bishop

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Re: Foundation Franklin
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2007, 11:36:04 PM »

A very nice model. I have read Farley Mowat's book "The Grey Seas Under" about Foundation Franklin which made a great impression on me at the time.
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Re: Foundation Franklin
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2007, 11:37:08 PM »

very nice like the low angle photo them all way seam to make boat very impresave . john
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Ron1

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Re: Foundation Franklin
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2007, 12:06:01 AM »

Looking very nice,  O0

Here,s mine , built 20 years ago.
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Re: Foundation Franklin
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2007, 12:07:10 AM »

more
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Ron1

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Re: Foundation Franklin
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2007, 12:08:46 AM »

more still
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Ron1

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Re: Foundation Franklin
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2007, 12:10:10 AM »

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Ron1

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Re: Foundation Franklin
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2007, 12:35:54 AM »

Well Franklin, You must have one or two questions, I dont bite,  ;) ;)
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barryfoote

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Re: Foundation Franklin
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2007, 08:41:11 AM »

Franklin,
that looks a superb model and the low angle photography is excellent and adds to the realism.(Have you ever done any Pro photography?)

Barry
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Franklin

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Re: Foundation Franklin
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2007, 11:46:53 AM »

Hello Barry, No i haven't done any thing proffessionally but i try to place the model in a setting that looks realistic as well as photograph it as if i were the same scale as the model. That would make me about 2.25 inches high.

Thanks for the kind comments

Franklin
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Re: Foundation Franklin
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2009, 05:24:18 PM »

Bump!

I'm about to start a 1:32 FF, based on the wonderful Microglass hull.
Question to Those Who Have Already Done the Research: What reference info is available beyond the few photos found online, (and the drawings which are still in the mail to me)?

I understand that the drawing depict FF after her refit... not sure at what level of detail. But do we have any detail photos of deck equipment, structures, etc.?
During the war, she mounted a gun... anyone know where? And was she really painted all-black at that time?

All hints and tip are welcome!

Pat M.
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Re: Foundation Franklin
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2009, 05:27:27 PM »

More:

If one were interested in using commercial fittings here and there (1:32), does anyone have any recommendations for appropriate winches? (towing, anchor, cargo...).

Picture of me and the Microglass hull:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2444031
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Re: Foundation Franklin
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2009, 06:40:39 PM »

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Ron1

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Re: Foundation Franklin
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2009, 06:43:38 PM »

Here,s the picture your looking for, posted by one of the Canadian lads.
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Re: Foundation Franklin
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2009, 07:18:32 PM »

Thanks Ron! But might I suspect that this is BEFORE her refit by Foundation? (and of course, "the war" refers to the second one).

And thanks Mark for the MM link... nice stuff.
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