Admirable replacement

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by DN, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. rickstef

    rickstef Guest

    Hey Roman,

    Here is what I would like to see your take on:

    a wooden row boat.

    not any of what others have suggest, a good old fashioned Row boat, that is what i would like to see

    1:10 or so in scale, even mirror the planking method

    Rick
  2. Gil

    Gil Active Member

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    Rick,

    Wow! That's exactly what I was thinking! Felt it would be a little too retrograde to all the other suggested entries...., mustn't forget a good set of realistic looking oars to go along with it.

    Gil
  3. Maurice

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    Impeccable good taste Roman. 8)
    As escort ships they were the pick of the bunch in form and function but too expensive and complex to be built in greater quantity in wartime.
    There's a thumbnail profile from incredibly detailed plans at
    http://www.john-lambert-plans.com/encom/index.htm
    But wouldn't the Slater be simpler than the Gearing which in turn would be simpler than the Black Swan?
    Still I can't see anyone objecting to a commercial model - er - just to fill in after the Hood of course. :D

    Cheers
    Maurice


    (Don't panic Barry - I can back you with drawings. :wink: )

    BTW HMS Amethyst caused a bit of a stir getting caught up the Yangtse in 1949. (The end of the line for the river gunboat.)
    http://www.geocities.com/rnships/amethyst.htm
    etc.
    etc..
  4. Leif Oh

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    Can I just second Rick's suggestion (and Gil's seconding) of a 1/10 rowing boat?

    Always wanted to do that, down to the last bit of planking and laminated oars. Have been looking for wooden models of such a boat, but haven't found it. Lots of ready-built arts & crafts models around here, at exorbitant prices, but I'd like to do it myself, and what better than a paper model.

    Planking could easily (well, anyway...) be replicated by backing up on 1-2 mm card. Would be LOTS of fun and very satisfying to build.

    What a nice present - for next years holidays, of course.

    Leif
  5. George

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  6. Ron

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    Hi Roman

    I don't know if it's a bit too complicated for a freebie but as a noteable
    destroyer this one might have some merit. I have always been fond of the HMCS Haida (Tribal class destroyer) which server the Canadian navy between 1943 and 1963. Now she's been removed from Toronto's harbor
    to Hamilton, Ontario for a complete restoration.

    http://69.90.109.200/~dde215/hhistory.html
    http://hmcshaida.ca/

    I think this ship is the last surviving of the 27 built for Canadians, Australians and British

    All the best :)

    Ron
  7. Ken Horne

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    Hi again,

    In my avoidance of continuing on with my JSC HMS Lion, I've been reading ALOT of novels by CS Forrester and the like. Just finished "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat. The main character is the HMS Compass Rose, a fictitious early Corvette. Smaller than a destroyer, it might make a great freebee. Heck I'd even buy one :lol:

    The more I read, the more the Battle of the Atlantic interests me. All those convoys, escorts, subs... Perhaps not as romantic or easy to look at as Jutland or Midway, this battle lasted years.

    A Corvette model would be nice. So would a transport. That being said, I have the Wilhelmshavener John Brown Liberty Ship waiting to be built. Aw what the heck... I already have more models than time :lol:

    Take care all,

    Kenny
  8. Gecko23

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    Well, http://www.modelexpo-online.com/ carries just about every wooden ship model in existance, including a dinghy and whaleboat, but in 1/12. I subscribe to their catalog, and they have particularly nice clearance sales every great once in a while.
  9. Ashrunner

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    One word... Wind Class Icebreaker ... well, make that three words. 8v)

    Preferably the Westwind from the early '80s time period.
  10. cecil_severs

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    I might as well put in my vote for a model. Because there are no other models of them I'd like to see a Haven class hospital ship. My father served aboard the USS Tranquility so it's also a personal request.

    Cecil
  11. cecil_severs

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    I might as well put in my vote for a model. Because there are no other models of them I'd like to see a Haven class hospital ship. My father served aboard the USS Tranquility so it's also a personal request.

    Cecil
  12. nathanp

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    PC1/14 Typhoon class is my vote

    I would love to see any on Roman's short list, but my favorite would be the Typhoon class patrol boat. My 2nd pick would be the PGM hydrofoil.

    Any of these in 1/72 would be great, but that might be too big for a freebe.

    Please pick something that's not available in plastic if you can.

    Thanks for the great models Roman.

    Nathan
  13. DN

    DN Member

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    Once again thanks for all your suggestions.
    I would like to use this post as an occasion to apologize if I didn't answer same e-mails in last couple of days. I'm going trough some hardware up-date right now, which in my case :oops: always ends up in lost e-mails, address books and other catastrophes.