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PJG1412
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PostSubject: HMS ADVENTURE   Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:19 pm

During the war my father was on the Adventure which
was a Minelayer cruiser. I wanted to build a model of her so I have bought the
Reville kit Fletcher class destroyer which I believe I could adapt to the cruiser shape. The photos I have, are mainly waterline views so I am
having to guess the what the decks are. She operated in camouflage mode, so again I have to guess the colours. The bridge shape seems to be square, but I decided to leave the American shape. Also I am intending to RC if possible, but she hasn't got much of a hull depth, and with a tripod mast she could be top heavy, this is still to be tested. I have included torpedo tubes to fill a space, I am sure these were not part of the arms. The second funnel did have a diesel funnel attached, this was removed when she had her diesel engines removed about 1941.
The service record
of the ship from when Father joined her in 1940: 1 aircraft shot down, stood by as a blockade runner scuttled
herself. Her main job was laying mines in the Northern seas around Britain, so
she operated generally alone. She took a load of mines to Russia at one stage, also served
as decoy on convoys, have no more info on this one, still searching !! She was
converted to repair ship for D-Day patching up landing craft etc. Because she
carried 360 mines she was heavy on top so the guns weight had to be reduced.
Also she was the first RN ship with diesel engines along with steam, top speed
27 knots, pretty fast for a 1924 model. Photos attached, and any advice etc is
welcome especially info.
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PostSubject: Re: HMS ADVENTURE   Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:22 pm

Did you spot the mistake ? I didn't until I saw the photos together, I put the funnels the wrong way round, the thin one should have been first (marker pen) lucky enough I was able to change them round. geek

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PostSubject: Re: HMS ADVENTURE   Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:05 pm

Launched the Adventure this afternoon, but she started taking in water, back to the table. Time to order the prop etc.



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PostSubject: Re: HMS ADVENTURE   Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:32 pm

Nice model PJG..........looks well on the water............enjoy her.

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PostSubject: Re: HMS ADVENTURE   Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:46 pm

Hi - nice - did you give any more thought to the RC question?

I'll check back later - wife is forcing me to go out - I have just got

an eye infection overnight and look like a very large Raccoon affraid

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PostSubject: Re: HMS ADVENTURE   Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:07 pm

Hi Dave Yes the RC is coming along, not too much room though, ESC still to be looked at. The servo is the biggest prob, as not much room above the prop shaft, the wire touches the deck.

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PostSubject: Re: HMS ADVENTURE   Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:00 pm

Pete, would putting the servo on it's side give you more room?
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