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Old 03-11-2017, 09:29
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Dear Jim, and all followers of your excellent thread on the forum. Let me be very rude (or not!) and throw an oblique idea onto the table.
Next March is the 80th anniversary of the launch of HMS Belfast. And on the 26th December the same year it will be the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the Scharnhorst.
I would like to create, package, with Jim's help in unique labeling/packaging, a line of miniature bottles in presentation packs of the best Jamaican overproof rum. I wanted to do it in 7 Cl bottles but these would need to be specially made so its going to have to be the normal 5 Cl miniature size. (& Cl being one eighth of a pint and therefore equivalent to the standard RN tot)
My question is, what sort of enthusiasm do you all think we will get from this idea? the minimum order is 500 units but 2,000 is more common and the price is better.
I would hope to make the labels, with Jim's help, sufficiently "all-embracing" to be equally suitable for Cavalier to join in, and for smaller museums to take some.

Doubles all round, I will tell about price very soon as I progress, I need to square up the duty question with HMRC first. but Forum feedback essential.
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Well Tim, doesn't look like a lot of action on this. It might be better to post it on a more General Forum. RN Ships and crews maybe.
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On the Bridge
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Old 07-11-2017, 06:53
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super Jim, very atmospheric, I felt cold looking at it....
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Thanks Tim. A passing thought on the 'celebration Rum'. Probably cost too much, it would be nice to have the bottle shaped like a 20mm shell.
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Old 07-11-2017, 15:15
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great idea Jim, I will investigate with our Jamaican packagers, its a slim hope unless I order a big quantity because of the tooling to make the bottles.

but I have a fresh idea for you; as you know next March is the 80th anniversary of the launching of HMSB, I think we might look at a new book, similar to Arctic Echoes but with 4 chapters based on the career of the ship following her Battle Honours, Arctic, North Cape, Normandy, Korea. But following our format of paintings illustrating events with a line drawing on the reverse overprinted with veterans memories?

Don't take any action yet, I need the rest of the committee to agree with me this is a good idea. This time I want to go hard-back.

would you be up for this idea?

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Old 08-11-2017, 12:20
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great idea Jim, I will investigate with our Jamaican packagers, its a slim hope unless I order a big quantity because of the tooling to make the bottles.

but I have a fresh idea for you; as you know next March is the 80th anniversary of the launching of HMSB, I think we might look at a new book, similar to Arctic Echoes but with 4 chapters based on the career of the ship following her Battle Honours, Arctic, North Cape, Normandy, Korea. But following our format of paintings illustrating events with a line drawing on the reverse overprinted with veterans memories?

Don't take any action yet, I need the rest of the committee to agree with me this is a good idea. This time I want to go hard-back.

would you be up for this idea?

warmest wishes
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Hi Tim, sounds good to me, I have several paintings related to each of the various time slots and events. Good luck with the committee!.
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they met today, not heard back yet so load up with SAP and ring down for full revolutions....
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Meanwhile back in the 18th century.
' By the Deep Six'
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Meanwhile back in the 18th century.
' By the Deep Six'
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Lovely one Jim - reminds me of British Columbia coastal waters.
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Old 10-11-2017, 18:36
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Thanks Tim. I've done a few of the coast up the western coast of the US/Canada. I like the trees and Islets.
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Did this yesterday
21st November 1939. HMS Belfast preceded by HMS Afridi is towed by Tugs through the gate in the boom off inchkeith on her way to Rosyth after being mined off the May Island early in WW2
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Excellent Jim , and for a ship thats been mined..... she tows well.

Spoilt for choice as always Jim, your last three are all brilliant for differing reasons....... excellent paintings .....a pleasure to look at.... and all with a tale to tell and all depicting the many facets of naval life over the years ...WELL Done and thank you for sharing them with us
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Thanks Ivor. You know me, can't resist a good yarn.
Outwardly she didn't suffer a lot of damage and didn't take in a lot of water. However her back was broken and she spent a long time being repaired.
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Thanks Tim , yes I consider myself very fortunate to have been shown HMS Belfast by Tim ......a day that will be remembered for many many years , and for the meal we had with him and his preference for white Burgundy which Karen got light headed on
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happy to have you as a guest Ivor, yesterday we had a lunch with the Canadian Naval Attache and Captain Mike Matthews, President of HMS Belfast Association (just sent him the picture) to discuss the celebration in December of the hoisting of the Canadian flag to commemorate the Canadians onboard at North Cape, and in the Tribal destroyers with the convoys, and more widely the huge contribution of Canada to the Atlantic and Arctic campaigns, not to mention D-day where again Belfast was present alongside their men as they headed to the beaches. Naturally we enjoyed a bottle of White Burgundy to mark the occasion.
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Anothe potential Belfast pic Intercepting the 'Cap Norte' not sure, but I think it was the only time 'Prize Money' was awarded lm WW2.
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Was it Foggy Jim ?
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Won't be when I colour it in!.
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happy to have you as a guest Ivor, yesterday we had a lunch with the Canadian Naval Attache and Captain Mike Matthews, President of HMS Belfast Association (just sent him the picture) to discuss the celebration in December of the hoisting of the Canadian flag to commemorate the Canadians onboard at North Cape, and in the Tribal destroyers with the convoys, and more widely the huge contribution of Canada to the Atlantic and Arctic campaigns, not to mention D-day where again Belfast was present alongside their men as they headed to the beaches. Naturally we enjoyed a bottle of White Burgundy to mark the occasion.
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If your not careful one could think that you have a vested interest in these wine producers Tim , not that Karen would complain .....under your coaching she has developed a taste for this on special occasions
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that is looking excellent Jim, the two pictures in HMSB are actually very similar and seen from the opposite direction. This is a different way to look at the capture. the other put CN in the foreground with HMSB standing off and the cutter between.
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I've seen a photo of her being towed under the Forth Bridge, but she's almost in silhouette. I've also seen the painting of the capture, and thought I'd put a different 'slant' on it. I couldn't find any info on weather, sea state, or times so some artistic licence used. I also assumed she was in Home Fleet dark grey. Worked the 'Tow' on being mined at almost noon. Most of the afternoon to sort things out. Towed into Rosyth late afternoon.
Korea is a different story, not a lot of 'tell tale' landmarks to set the scene, especially in action. Have to have a good think about that.
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superb Jim, there are some good photos of Belfast in Korea on the HMSB thread but let me put a bundle together for you and send by PM. I believe I might have a few dits to go with some as well.
After Belfast was mined she was eventually towed to Plymouth by the ocean tug Krooman and on arrival berthed into the same dry dock that had just been vacated by Valiant who had completed her 2-year modernisation. Ironic as dad and "Admiral of the Western Isles" Roddy Macdonald who had been obliged to exit Belfast on the mining were posted straight into Valiant, they could have stayed onboard!. Life is full of these little circular coincidences..
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Thanks for that Tim , look forward to them. My original idea for the towing pic was to paint Krooman towing the targets with Belfast in the back ground with the 'plume' of the mines explosion. Had nothing saying whether P or S or both, probably both sides. Or where along the ships length. However it will keep for later.
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Here is the pencil drawing 'coloured in.
HMS Belfast lowering a boat to investigate the German Steamer 'Cap Norte' disguised as Swedish ship 'Ancona'
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Superb Jim, I can just spot dear old (young) dad sliding down the falls. I have a suspicion that the Germans had painted a Swedish Flag on CN's midships flanks, I will check for you....
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