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Gambier Bay
« on: January 22, 2008, 10:16:22 pm »

If you have a look at this link you will see something of the history of Stans Gambier Bay model and the developement that has gone into it.

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Modellers/Stan_Reffin/Gambier_Bay.htm

As with most models of this complexity it has taken him a number of years but the level of detail in this RC model is quite amazing.  Each aircraft is a model in it's own right and the tower itself is an example of soldering most of us could only dream of.  The tractor is also superb and every single gun is a miniature masterpiece of resin and white metal. The model also incorporates a working lift and many accurate navigation and aircraft handling lights that also need to be seen to be believed.

Anyway here are a few of the latest pictures:

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Re: Gambier Bay
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2008, 05:30:37 pm »

 Totally Blown away,

Regards Rob

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Re: Gambier Bay
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2008, 05:29:17 pm »

Excellent stan can't wait to see her i'll do my best on the sub and try not to let you down. by the way she needs a jeep  ;)
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Re: Gambier Bay
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2008, 11:59:04 am »

Any modellers wishing to get the aircraft, tractor, guns etc that feature on Stans super carrier may like to e-mail me for my lists of fittings which now is in excess of 700 , on : johnrhaynes.shipmodels@virgin.net
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Re: Gambier Bay
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2008, 02:11:15 am »

Another couple of shots of Stan's Gambier Bay now that she is displaying a superb disruptive camoflage pattern.
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Re: Gambier Bay
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2008, 05:49:18 pm »

YEP!
       Still got my vote. O0

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Re: Gambier Bay
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2008, 10:09:41 am »

  O0   First class disruptive camoflage pattern paint job.  Your model certainly reflects the many hundreds of hours that you have spent on it. 

PS  Your workshop looks as tidy as mine!!
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Gambier Bay in the Paint Shop
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2008, 10:38:05 pm »

A couple of more shots of Stan's Gambier Bay as she now sports a superb disruptive pattern on both sides.
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Re: Gambier Bay in the Paint Shop
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2008, 08:40:41 am »

Looks absolutly fantastic!  O0
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Re: Gambier Bay in the Paint Shop
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2008, 05:29:49 pm »

I was lucky enough to get a couple more shots of her this morning on the side of thge pond.

If you want to see this model in all it's glory it will be at Harrogate next weekend with all the flight deck details on.  Just for now though have a look at the level of detail Stan has managed to achieve with this model.
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Re: Gambier Bay in the Paint Shop
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2008, 06:41:00 pm »


All that brilliant work and look at the terrible paint job!

....... what?.... It's meant to look like that?!?!?!  :o            YEAH! RIGHT!!!    ::)

 As my mate Bradders would say " Ones appendage is a whole herring
that has been split from tail to head, gutted, salted, and cold smoked!"  ;)

Seriously though, bit good ain't it!    O0
  "You da man Stan!
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Gambier Bay at Harrogate
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2008, 07:56:54 am »

A couple more shots of Stan's carrier the Gambier Bay with his Fletcher class destroyer next to it shot at Harrogate in May.  The two vessels are actually displaying different camoflage patterns which are interesting to compare on the two ships side by side.  The amount of time required to mask and paint such a pattern is considerable and to be able to get it correct without generating large builds of overspray requires a lot of carefull planning and preparation.

Both superb models.

The last one is of course the man himself, I'm afraid the shutter speed isn't fast enough on my camera to catch his mouth closed!!
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Re: Gambier Bay at Harrogate
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2009, 11:24:07 pm »

Just thought I'd put all the shots of Stan's Gambier Bay together on here.
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Re: Gambier Bay at Harrogate
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2009, 11:26:27 pm »

..and the latest ones:
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Re: Gambier Bay at Harrogate
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2009, 10:31:05 pm »

Fantastic. Inspiration to us all.

Keep up the good work Stan  :-))

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Re: Gambier Bay in the Paint Shop
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2009, 05:48:23 pm »

Updated photo....
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Re: Gambier Bay
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2009, 11:17:41 pm »

Final shots of this superb model with all the aircraft in place and completed except for a couple more figures.
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