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Hello again,

I'm curious about the SOC-R boat featured in the movie 'Act of Valor'. I've partly done a 1/144th scale one in card, doing it this way initially as it allows the possibility to re-scale to whatever scale one chooses.

My question -- "Are you interested in a 1/144th scale resin kit?" Please 'pm' me with your contact details and if possible someone might like to 'ave-a-go' at making the master suitable for casting? I would envisage we would attempt at including figures, crew and SEALS. Perhaps some parts in brass etch?
Cheers,
Roger.

"Roger's Little Ships".
Modelling Allied Light Coastal Forces and Riverine Craft.

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Hello everyone,

Below is my latest customer build, it being the RAN's Fairmile B class ML 825 in of course 1/144th scale. It will be painted a dark green overall and will have crew figures.
ML 825 MP 02.JPG
Cheers,
Roger.

"Roger's Little Ships".
Modelling Allied Light Coastal Forces and Riverine Craft.

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Roger,

That looks great, will look forward to seeing it painted.

BD99

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Hello Everyone,

Below is the response from one of my customers who bought a Fairmile B kit off me --

"The kit just arrived at about the same time that you emailed. I've been looking over it and my first thought is it's amazing. It looks like there's an incredible amount of work that went into everything. The hull, deck and bridge look like they'll fit together perfectly. The photoetch fret is very nice. The small parts have impressive detail. I'm really thrilled with everything. There's a lot in the instructions and I've read through them once but I feel I'll have to re-read them to get a clear idea of the build sequence. I appreciate all the reference photos which I'm sure I'll be referring to a lot.
Thanks very much for all your work on this. I'll let you know how it goes".
Cheers,
Roger.

"Roger's Little Ships".
Modelling Allied Light Coastal Forces and Riverine Craft.

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Another great "little ship'!
Just a question though, isn't there a funnel missing?

I will order one from just have to decide on which one!
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Very observant Peter,

Yes '825' had her funnel removed, not sure why and I'm not certain how many other Aussie ML's were funnel-less.

Are you interested in a kit or a made-up model?
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RogerP wrote:Hello again,

I'm curious about the SOC-R boat featured in the movie 'Act of Valor'. I've partly done a 1/144th scale one in card, doing it this way initially as it allows the possibility to re-scale to whatever scale one chooses.

My question -- "Are you interested in a 1/144th scale resin kit?" Please 'pm' me with your contact details and if possible someone might like to 'ave-a-go' at making the master suitable for casting? I would envisage we would attempt at including figures, crew and SEALS. Perhaps some parts in brass etch?
Roger, THAT would be a dream come TRUE!!! I would be more than willing to buy a couple!!!

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Thanks 'MattP',

Your interest is duly noted.
Cheers,
Roger.

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OK everybody, here's a loooong overdue catchup.
Since my previous posts I have finished the following 'little ships' ---
ML 825-14.JPG
The above shot shows my ML 825, the only Aussie Fairmile B to down a Japanese 'Zero' in a one-on-one duel.
ML 825  11.JPG
This one shows ML 825 either at the end of WW2 or immediately post war. The differences are the US type radar atop the mast and some extra cowl air vents on the foredeck.
Cheers,
Roger.

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Modelling Allied Light Coastal Forces and Riverine Craft.

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The piccy below shows the very first 1/144th scale model I built, it's rescaled from the original 1/250 scale kit from Coastal Forces in Paper. All these early models are largely card with resin fittings and brass etch railings.
The model below is a 72' HDML, designed for harbour defence but ended up being a 'jack of all trades' like the Fairmile B.
HDML 1285-16.JPG
Cheers,
Roger.

"Roger's Little Ships".
Modelling Allied Light Coastal Forces and Riverine Craft.

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