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Old 1st March 2009, 00:14
KevinR KevinR is offline  
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Royal Yacht HMY Britannia

Fellow modellers may be interested in my 1:100 scale model of Britannia. It is entirely scratch-built from a crude set of drawings, and many photographs - some of which were kindly supplied by the then Commander of the ship after I wrote to him asking if he could help.
I still have the model, which has pride of place in my living-room!
Absolutely everything on the model is hand-made (I hate the term "scratch-built!) Handrail stanchions and props. were made as described in my other thread, and the whole model is up to exhibition standard (I reckon!)
Actually, I entered this model in the International Model EngineerExhibition in London in 1995 and managed to get the Bronze Medal.
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Old 1st March 2009, 03:09
sydney heads sydney heads is offline  
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Excellent piece of work Kevin! You have every right to be proud.
Have thought about this as a future project myself- but have two to build first!
Cheers John
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Old 1st March 2009, 10:36
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What a superb model of a beautiful very much missed ship.I never cease to be amazed at the talent there is around.Well done.
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Old 9th June 2010, 23:09
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Kevin R

What a good job you have done. I am just starting my very own Deans Marine 1.96 scale HMY Britannia, so if you can be of any help to me please let me know, especially the angle and positions of the propshafts.

Looking forward to hearing from you.


Mike M [doalittle]
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Old 9th June 2010, 23:17
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Not a patch on my "Airfix" model........LOL, looks so real, very well done mate.
Best Regards
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Old 18th July 2010, 23:00
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Forget the bronze, should have got Gold for an excellent job as that one. Well done.

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Old 19th July 2010, 04:56
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Kevin, A very well done Britannia! You should be very proud of that sort of accomplishment. Building from photos can be very intimidating.
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Old 20th July 2010, 19:39
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Beautiful job, Kevin, and a standard to aim to emulate. Well done.
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