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Postby Cavalier » 15 Oct 2016 13:55

G'day all,
My name is Mark and whilst researching my father's Naval service I came up with the idea of building a model of the ship that he served on,being HMS Cavalier 1944-5.
The idea was to find a reasonable sized plastic kit to assemble,paint and put in a display case that dad could have in his room at the residential care facility.
As all I could find was the spider navy 1/1250 (Caesar) I decided to attempt a 1/72 scale model and so here I am.
I have sent off my membership application for the club after taking dad out to Bonython Park to see what it was all about.
Anyhow I have just received 4 plan sheets from Cornwall model boats and have had them blown up to 1/72 scale as they were 1/192.
I have no experience what so ever in either radio control or building a model ship this size,so I have a million questions that I won't ask on a first post,I'll leave it as an introduction for self.
Cheers,Mark.
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Re: newbie

Postby littoralcombat » 15 Oct 2016 14:20

Welcome aboard Mark!

You've come to the right place, I'm sure you will find there is a huge wealth of knowledge amongst the growing number of Members within this Club, many of whom are extremely helpful and generous with their advice.
Cavalier will make a fine model.

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Re: newbie

Postby BsHvyCgn9 » 15 Oct 2016 16:57

Welcome aboard mate!

One of our resident hull n parts producers Allan Pew (APSmodels) does a semi kit for that ship in 1946 and 1972 config's.

Send him a email thru the forum for price and availablity...

Cheers Bruce (B2) :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke:
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Re: newbie

Postby MichaelB » 16 Oct 2016 07:45

I think Al is on holidays in Qld right now.
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Re: newbie

Postby MikeJames » 16 Oct 2016 19:49

Holidays, I thought he was retired?
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Postby thunderchild » 16 Oct 2016 20:22

Good Day Mark

Fleet Scale do a nice "C" Class Hull. http://www.fleetscale.com/store/gb/51-h ... -destroyer

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Re: newbie

Postby MichaelB » 17 Oct 2016 15:42

He is having a holiday from those of us who keep asking him for hulls & fittings. Another description might be that he has gone model train hunting.
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Re: newbie

Postby MikeJames » 17 Oct 2016 15:46

I think I prefer the second excuse.
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Re: newbie

Postby RussF172 » 20 Oct 2016 17:20

He took a model with him I believe, but I also think he took some of his trains :D
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Re: newbie

Postby Cavalier » 20 Oct 2016 17:40

Cheers for the welcome guys,I do have a hull on order should arrive mid November.
Twiddling my thumbs till then,thinking I could at least make a stand as I have the plans and perhaps start some infrastructure.
Cheers,Mark.
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Re: newbie

Postby glenhowells » 21 Oct 2016 00:30

Hi Mark
Research you can never do enough research Finding info and photos of your project can take and will take up a lot of time. Twiddling thumbs don't get things done. You have some good model builders with the S.A. boys they should be able to help you greatly.

Cheers Glen

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