Coastal Forces in Paper

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Horst, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. Horst

    Horst New Member

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    A few days ago I started a website with some models of british coastal forces. Please take a look at

    cfp.muerell.de

    Horst
  2. cgutzmer

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    Welcome to the fold!

    Nice first post - a brand new store! :) Would you like it added to the WIKI? :D
    Chris
  3. Clashster

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    Very cool site! Good luck with it and welcome!

    Chris
  4. barry

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    Really top class models to be a nuisance my eyes are not that good any chance of a bigger picture or 2 please.

    regards

    barry
  5. Horst

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    Barry
    the pictures in the gallery are visible in original size (click "Original-Bild zeigen").

    Horst
  6. Dragos

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    Very nice models indeed! :thumb:
  7. RogerP

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    Greetings Horst from 'way downunder',
    Your models look very nice indeed. I too plan on doing a range of Coastal Forces (Allied only, mainly RN & RAN) models using card models as a basis in 350 and 144 scales, detailing them with brass/resin parts and also having crew figures. These will be already made, painted and mounted on some form of base as they will be waterline. The first model I'm 'playing' with at present is a 144 scale RAN Fairmile B class ML 825.
    I plan to order two of your models soon and NO I can assure you I will NOT make them to resell. I wish you well in this venture and perhaps we can work together on some projects. If you wish to respond personally my e-mail address is: debrogerp@hotmail.com.

    Cheers,
    Roger Pearson.
    Bendigo, Australia.
    +61 3 5447 8693.
  8. OldSalt

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    They look excellent! I am eagerly awaiting receipt of my order. The models are small enough that I may actually finish them.
  9. OldSalt

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    Wow! I ordered them all online while I was vacationing in France. Received the order (back in the USA) today in excellent condition. Initial evaluation - Paper Shipwright quality (in other words, pretty d--- fine) and spiral-bound. I'll try to get a first impressions review posted in the next couple days.
  10. Horst

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    Fairmile C Motor Gunboat

    Hello,
    CFP has just released a new model, the Fairmile C Motor Gunboat. More information at

    cfp.muerell.de

    Regards
    Horst

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  11. B-Manic

    B-Manic Peripheral Visionary

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    Thanks Horst - any chance of a Canadian Type B or D coming out of your shipyard?
  12. Horst

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    B-Manic,
    the Fairmile Bs will come next year in four Royal Navy versions. Perhaps I will also offer a Canadian version.

    Horst
  13. B-Manic

    B-Manic Peripheral Visionary

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    Thanks, I await patiently - really I can wait really I can . . .

    Seriously your models look great and I have heard great things about them, keep up the good work. If you do a Canadian version there are a couple of Canadian Naval Associations and Historical Societies that may be convinced to add a link to your site on thiers.
  14. Horst

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    New: Armament Carrier Mortar (1943)

    Hello,
    CFP has released a new card model kit, the British armament carrier MORTAR, one of a class of 5 freighters ordered by the Admiralty. Mortar was built by James Pollock, Sons & Co., Faversham, Kent, delivered Dec. 1943.

    She was designed to the lines of a small coastal freighter, which were well known trading along the British coast. After the war Mortar served on the Clyde and was sold in 1973.

    More information: cfp.muerell.de

    Best regards
    Horst

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  15. I have a soft spot for coastal ships. I don't know why since most people like the heavy warships. I think they have more character. I love your models and your site. They are worth every penny of what you are asking. Unfortunately for someone like me I can't afford the exchange rate. (U.S. $). so I will have to just sit in the peanut gallery and watch you guys build them. so please share your build I am anxious to see them. And no this is not a sympathy post. Just a reality check. If you ever post a freeby I will be first in line.
  16. RogerP

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    Greetings all from OZ,:wave::twisted:

    The attached pics show my very early and basic ‘tinkerings’ with the excellent card model kits produced by “Coastal Forces in Paper”, owned by Horst Muerell of Germany. His models are printed in 1:250 scale, but I am changing the scale to predominantly 1:144th with some also in the larger 1:72nd scale. By tinkering I mean, changing the scale in the first place, then experimenting with card thicknesses to ascertain a suitable thickness for the different types and sizes of parts.

    The attached photo’s depict the following: As I haven't done this before I HOPE ?? the captions match the photo's.


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    Shows all five models I’ve been ‘tinkering’ with in both 144th and 72nd scales. Some figures can be seen (my models WILL have visible crew figures) and they will also feature some of the excellent available guns in both scales from White Ensign Models and maybe Great Little Ships.


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    Shows HDML 1285 in 144th scale. The original kit’s parts page under the model is at 1:250 scale so you can see the size difference. WEM’s 20mm single Oerlikon is sitting on the aft coach roof.



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    This shot is of the Fairmile A class minelayer ML 103 and is sitting on a photo from the excellent Lambert & Ross book “Allied Coastal Forces” vol 1.

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    Now we get to the larger ‘experiments’ with both of these models being of the St Nazaire HQ ‘little ship’ MGB 314 using CFinP’s kit of MGB 328. The smaller model is to 144th scale shown resting on the 250th scale parts page while the much larger model is to 72nd scale with the mast being scratch-built from photo’s and diagrams in the afore-mentioned book.

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    Is the HDML 1285 kit enlarged to 72nd scale resting on a photo of the RAN’s HDML 1347 which my model will be based on.

    I am VERY excited about the forthcoming Fairmile Bs and will do one in 72nd scale as the Aussie ML 825, the only RAN 'B' to down a Japanese 'Zero' in a one-on-one duel.

    Cheers,:wave::thumb:
    Roger Pearson.
    Bendigo, Australia.
  17. OhioMike

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    They all seem to be water line models, are any they offer full hull? Thanks. Mike
  18. RogerP

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    No Mike, they are ALL waterline only. Having said that, there is no reason why the lower hull couldn't be added in some ???? way.

    Rog in OZ.
  19. Horst

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    Free download: Admiralty Motor Fishing Vessel

    Hello,
    I'm happy to announce that there is now a free download model available at CFP. It's an Admiralty 61.5ft Motor Fishing Vessel, which can be built in different versions as a fleet tender or a civilian fishing vessel.

    The model is designed to be printed on coloured paper. The photos show two versions, the fleet tender is printed on light grey paper, the fishing boat on light yellow paper. Please visit my website for details:

    Coastal Forces in Paper

    Regards
    Horst

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  20. B-Manic

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    Thanks Horst. Another great model. Any further thoughts on doing a RCN Fairmile D ?