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Old 05-05-2009, 04:59
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Looks realy good Ivor, is she steam or is that a smoke ganerator?
I an making a Gay class M.T.B/M.G.B. SEE PICS


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Thanks Jim
I'm afraid I'm not that clever to make a ship with steam powered engines nor do I have the finance to build it ...sadly.
She is all electric powered and runs on a 7.5 sla battery with an all up weight of about 12 Kilo.[26lb],and has a 6amp amplifier so you can hear her from the other side of the lake
She has twin engines , ESC, electronic Asdic sounds, destroyer whistle, ships bells, Navigation lights... and twin fan assisted smoke generators leading to all three Funnels,and can nearly keep up with the othes's MTB's but not quite.......
She makes a very realistic bow wave but being like a Destroyer turning can be "interesting" as she sits quite low in the water.and our lake is exposed so you can get a proportionaly force 8 gale wave to plow into.........

I see like me your model has a crew ...its great being the captain of a ship where no one answers back ...ever..

Nice model ....how long to build so far ?
I mustadmit to getting mine in the water before it was finished to see how she was ballasted and with all the extras how she sat in the water...but about another month should see her finished ...I Hope
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I started the model last summer, and just do it when I get fed up painting. The guns are attached using 'press studs' so they can be swapped around, all the rest of the superstructure was just placed on for the photo I also designed card models of coastal forces boats, but they real nead 'tweeking' to finnish them.I see there is a german guy selling the same type of models on the net.
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netpics 5 009.jpg 1/72 scale, 'c' type Fairemile M.G.B,WITH 1/2
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netpics 5 013.jpg White ensign 'Flower class' ondeck.
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Jim

the word" busy bee" comes to mind......

I find flat plastic sheet with which you have to then build the superstructure enough of a challenge , and the weeks and weeks of hard work getting it all together....... enough to cope with.

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Old 05-05-2009, 19:11
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The above photos, the models are paper card, the Dark class boat guns, bridge etc are plastic.
I have almost finished the 100 years of Naval Aviation, so I might even get another painting done tomorrow, depending on the needs of the patient.
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One hundred years ago tomorrow,7th of May 1909 ,the Admiralty allotted 35,00 for the developement of an Airship. This can be said to be the start of British Naval Aviation.

The M.O.D.have organised various events to celebrate the occasion.(however I have'nt seen any of these events advertised as taking place in Scotland, which has a rich history in Naval Aviation) So perhaps this, my small contribution can go a little way to remember all the people who took part in Naval flying north of the border.

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Old 06-05-2009, 18:01
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Well done Jim ,

that did make me chuckle and brought back a few memories of FLA aircraft.

some of which are still in Duxford Museum just down the road as stated previously .

I think you should get complimentary tickets based on that effort.......
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Thanks Ivor ,is that tickets for the beer tent?
When I first joined there were some interesting a/c around, at R.N.A.S.BRAMCOTE I remember a piston engined Wyvern, sitting out side a hanger. At CULDROSE we used the swallow tailed predecessor of the Scimitar for towing around on my driving course. Comming back from weekend leave in the 60's,there sitting out side the 'factory' AT ARBROATH in bits was a WALRUS and while at R.A.F.SHAWBURY, on my Air Traffic Control course I found the remains of some HORNETS. at the fire dump, alas all made into pots and pans now.

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Happy 100th Birthday BRITISH NAVAL AVIATION!
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Absolutely Jim. I was watching the test match this afternoon and saw I think it was 12 helicopters fly past Lords obviously as part of the celebrations...
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When I first joined there were some interesting a/c around, at R.N.A.S.BRAMCOTE I remember a piston engined Wyvern, sitting out side a hanger. At CULDROSE we used the swallow tailed predecessor of the Scimitar for towing around on my driving course. Comming back from weekend leave in the 60's,there sitting out side the 'factory' AT ARBROATH in bits was a WALRUS and while at R.A.F.SHAWBURY, on my Air Traffic Control course I found the remains of some HORNETS. at the fire dump, alas all made into pots and pans now.

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Here is one for Ton class and Ivor the Diver.This might work with other classes of ship as well.

poster 011.jpg I hope there was'nt a ship called Myton!
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Would love to know the story behind the drawing of Myton (The closest name was Maryton)
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No story Rik just an idea, and the name Myton, Yourton. Anyton,I didnt want to use a specific name, you never know it might cause offence.
At the moment I'm doing another, this time a Ham, thought I might call it H.M.S. BYLTHAM crewed by Scots!
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Excellent pic Jim, like the added touch of the dive bombing Gannet!!!!
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Jim, could we use the drawing to put in our Magazine 'Ton Talk' ?

If so I'd need a name to accredit to.
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Help your self Mik, my name is Jim Rae. The first Ton I fell in love with was KILLIEKRANKIE, Forth R.N.V.R. I was in the Sea Cadets along side where she was berthed.
I don't mind you using the other Ton pics as well.

ps watch out for HMS BYLTHAM tomorrow.

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Attachment 45587 I hope there was'nt a ship called Myton!


Jim you are brilliant .......my sides are aching with laughing so much !

You are obviously a bit of a character ....which is something we have in common .....great sense of humour is one thing but to be able to transfer that to a picture is such a gift

Very grateful to you

Hows the good Lady doing ?

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I must admit I like a laugh, I think my greatest accolade was to have a cartoon I did torn up!. I was in the fire section at the construction of the oil terminal at Sullom Voe in the Shetlands. and we operated from the security hut at the gate to the accomodation village,until our station was built.
I was sitting doodling one day and did a cartoon fireman, hung about with all sorts of equipment. The duty security guy said "thats good ,could you do one of a security man," no prob. .....They all thought it as great, How ever the next morning there was an envelope on our desk addressed to me, inside was the original drawing torn up, it seemed that the head of security did'nt like 'the long nose, prying eyes and gym shoes for a quick getaway. He never ever said anything to me, but I was really chuffed, when you see some of the things the polititions have to put up with

ps all quiet on the sick bay front, comming along nicely

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Good New's Jim

I hope it continues to repair itself , and again my thanks.......I to like to have a laugh...when I was a teenager my elder brother used to bring his girlfriends home and I used to wind him up by chatting them up ....and he used to get very angry with me .
one Saturday lunch time me and my brothers and sisters were eating our lunch when my elder brother came through the door with a gun in his hand [a starting pistol] shouting I've had enough of you ...you little swine..and fired off three shots at me ......and I dipped my fingers in the tomato sauce and quickly wiped it on my T shirt and gasped and fell under the table.....He blew the smoke down the barrel and walked out.......
Mother and sisters were screaming and crying until they heard me giggling under the table and then they also laughed ....all went well until Dad got home........my brother stayed away at an aunties house for safety and I was the focus of the retribution that followed......my dad lacked a sense of humour sadly .....and I had trouble walking in a straight line for a few days..
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Here is an other cartoon,HMS BYLTHAM, could be named after a sandwich popular at Scottish funerals!

poster 015.jpg "I say chaps, I'm pulling this target not pushing it,don't y'know"!!!!!!!
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That,s a great picture Jim, it takes me back to our torpedo recovery days on the ARLINGHAM .
I should think RIK will have to say sumt about that one,I hope you dont mind me printing it out , i ,ll be putting it with my other ARLINGHAM piccy,s .....it is just ace...

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Attachment 45693 "I say chaps, I'm pulling this target not pushing it,don't you know"!!!!!!!

I'm still sniggering over the last one Jim, .......I pity the pilot judging by their aim.......in reality how were the targets towed Jim ?
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Ivorthediver .

I think they were towed by a ruddy long wire rope ,.......

Note... the rating on the float anit got no life jacket on , brave sod .

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Re Target towing , there were various setups but basicly a winch powered by a small prop in the slip stream with a tube wich contained the sleeve. TT meteor had a winch operator in the back, they also had an emergency release, they could wind the sleeve back into the tube or fly over the airfield and release the sleeve.

Life Jackets,were they in the R.N.'s inventory in the sixties?.
When on the Ark in the 60's in Singapore some of us from the Flight Deck party had an MFV for an over night Banyan, we rigged up a plywood air conditioning door with a tow rope for waterski-ing.

I was first to go and it worked well considering we were only doing about 6 kts, I got about 15min then fell off, the board porpoised and must have dug in to the bottom and stuck, rope snapped.... end of my water ski-ing career and not very popular with the lads

Thats where I got the Idea for the float.

Tomorrow its HMS FAIRY PRINCESS!!!!.

PS I hope you got the name. In english HMS BOILED HAM.
PPS I have no objections to you printing.
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