Roger's Little Ships

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Re: Roger's Little Ships

Postby RogerP » Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:56

I'm going to post these one at a time.
This next one is Vosper MTB 234 commanded by LT. Peter Dickens, great grandson of novelist Charles Dickens.
MTB 234-16.JPG
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Re: Roger's Little Ships

Postby RogerP » Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:07

Now we have the Fairmile A class ML 103 of which only 12 were built.
ML 103-10.JPG
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Re: Roger's Little Ships

Postby RogerP » Mon Jul 03, 2017 0:01

OK, here we go for a couple more. This next one is MGB 314, a Fairmile C class and the HQ ship for Op Chariot, the raid on St Nazaire. I have also created specific figures for the noteworthy people who were on board going 'up the estuary' so to speak.
MGB 314-5.JPG


The figures represent --
top row are the Naval Force HQ party, middle row are the Military (Army) Force HQ party and the bottom row are eight specific crew members.
MGB 314 figures 001.JPG
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Re: Roger's Little Ships

Postby RogerP » Mon Jul 03, 2017 0:06

Next we have a total scratchbuild of the WW1 ML 531. Same deal as previous, mostly a card model with resin figures and fittings and brass etch railings.
ML 531-14.JPG
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Re: Roger's Little Ships

Postby RogerP » Mon Jul 03, 2017 0:21

Now we come to what my future plans are. Below are piccies showing the two Fairmile B class kits to be released, hopefully sometime in this millennium, certainly before I become old n grey......................oh bugger!!!!! too late, I'm 66 with a lovely head of grey hair.
ML 145 below is a generic early war ship mounting a 3pdr up front, a Holman Projector amidships and a single 20mm Oerlikon aft.
ML 145-14.JPG


ML 306 below is one of the surviving ML's from St Nazaire with her claim to fame being she carried the only Army commando to be awarded a Victoria Cross in a naval action. SGT Tom Durrant RE was awarded the VC on the recommendation of the captain of the German destroyer he took on with a Lewis gun. Sadly it was a posthumous award and he is buried along with 55 other 'legends of St Nazaire' in the cemetery at La Baule, near St Nazaire.
ML 306-5.JPG
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Re: Roger's Little Ships

Postby smeg1959 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:13

Roger, you are keeping this particular area of the forum humming along beautifully. Did you get to present your maritime marvels at the recent Expo?
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Re: Roger's Little Ships

Postby ajmm » Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:07

Those really are beautiful little things, Roger. Hugely impressed - I'm sure they're even more so in the flesh.
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Re: Roger's Little Ships

Postby RogerP » Mon Jul 03, 2017 23:40

Thanks Gents for your very kind words. Yes I must admit they do look good 'in the flesh'. My plan is to display at Expo next year, 2018 which will be three years since my award winning (a mild case of blowing my own trumpet) display in 2015.
All I need do now is FINISH some more models and yes I'm working on that. I hope to have the following finished ---

HDML 1321 RAN,
PT 103, the first of the 80' Elco's,
My model of ML 306 of St Nazaire fame,
SC 648 USN,
ML 357, RN Fairmile B seeing action in the Aegean,
SC 95, a USN Sub Chaser from WW1,
MTB 794, an RN Fairmile D class,
HMVS Cerberus,
HMS Pamela, a Chindwin Flotilla gunboat,
RAG Boat from the first Indo-China war,
HMS Grey Goose, a Steam Gunboat,
HMAS Kuru, a requisitioned craft involved in runs to Timor,
HMAS Alatna and AH 2831, both 'Halvorsen 62 footers' to name a few.
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Re: Roger's Little Ships

Postby TonyG2 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:22

Wow those are spectacular! And they are mainly rescaled commercial paper/card models? Doubly impressive.

I have done quite a bit of card modelling but that has been mainly SF models. Those have mainly been pc game files that have been extracted and converted into printable models using a program called Pepakura.

Here's one I made earlier (a lot earlier, my god its been 10 years)

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Somewhere stashed away I have a set of plans for a RN Type 21 (Amazon) Class frigate in 1/144. It is designed as a full hull model for radio control fans and is mainly balsa with card. I keep debating whether to have a go one day but I still haven't built the Revell Flower Class or Fletcher class models (and wouldn't know where to put them when they are done).

But when it comes to patrol boats, I would really like to see a 1/144 model of the Armidale Class, made "famous" by the TV series Sea Patrol

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The RAN website did have a printable paper model of the Armidale but it was a bit crude to say the least. I managed to buy a full hull professionally finished display model of the ship in 1/250 scale and have a 1/700 resin kit to work on when I summon up the guts to tackle its brass etched parts....
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