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womble
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PostSubject: River class HMS Forth   River class HMS Forth EmptyMon Apr 04, 2022 4:30 pm

Help needed. I have just completed a scratch built model of HMS Protector (our current ice patrol ship).
When I started over two years ago I envisioned that it might be the last model I would build – I started my first detailed scratch built Ton class minesweeper in 1956. However having been given a 3D printer for my eightieth, part way through the build, i have enjoyed the work and decided I would try another. Searching for this next model gave me the desire to build HMS Forth, a river class OPV that is on long term secondment to the Falklands. It of much the same l.o.l. hence, at the same scale, I could run them both at the same time (from one transmitter). I currently run a 1:45 ton class with a 1:32 Gay class patrol boat, doesn’t look too stupid but not ideal.
Problem. There are plenty of photos of river class ships on the net, from which I can scale the superstructure, but I have not been able to find any of the hull, which looks as if it has an interesting shape above and below the waterline.
Any source ideas would be welcome.
Tony
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PostSubject: Re: River class HMS Forth   River class HMS Forth EmptyFri Apr 15, 2022 9:13 am

I've had a search about as it's an attractive looking build and come up short however it's a BAE systems build try them they have a public relations department who may be willing to help. I  may do a Vosper built boat if I do decide to carry on with Boats after the next build and they gave me loads of info on that.
And welcome to the forum it's not a busier as some but more friendlier.
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PostSubject: Re: River class HMS Forth   River class HMS Forth EmptyTue Apr 19, 2022 7:06 pm

Thanks for the thought. However I have found from long experience that if I can't find a person or title to send to, nothing ever comes back. A waste of a stamp and time whether I post or e-mail. Hope you do well with another Vosper boat. My father worked for Vosper's from 1947 to 1981, mainly installing the engines etc. I have modelled a few. Most recent is HMS Gay Bombardier (would have put image here but can't make sense of how to post an image - keep getting "message too long"). The model suffered the same fault as the original ship. Early trials, the speed controllers burnt out! Had to fit a laptop fan to cool the motor room.
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PostSubject: Re: River class HMS Forth   River class HMS Forth EmptyThu Apr 21, 2022 8:53 pm

You could try Model Boat Mayhem there's a lot of warship builders on there I can't help you further with that though I'm banned in afraid.
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