Dean's Marine 1/24 Rescue Launch 128

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    Dean's Marine 1/24 Rescue Launch 128

    Post  David on Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:11 pm

    The model includes a fibre glass hull which is the best thing in the model.A vacform cabin, sheets of plastic to cut everything else from, six useless vacform ventilations and a few accesories cast in metal. A full scale plan which is only good to locate the parts. Some resin parts which are unsandable as they are polyester type and remain sticky and a few kebab sticks for the mast and all this for 240 euro




    You can also get a CD (12 stg) with a lot of small (70k) images to help you build the kit.

    This is the result with a bit of improved scratch built items.


















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    Re: Dean's Marine 1/24 Rescue Launch 128

    Post  Ray on Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:36 pm

    Not bad for 240 Ewri lol!

    Great build Dave I love you

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    Re: Dean's Marine 1/24 Rescue Launch 128

    Post  in nannu pec on Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:11 pm

    Nice Dave...bit expensive though 240 ewri lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

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    Re: Dean's Marine 1/24 Rescue Launch 128

    Post  David on Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:04 pm

    Its not for me it will be displayed at Lascaris War Rooms

    Links to today's Times of Malta http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20100825/local/cooperation-agreement-between-fwa-and-northolt-restoration-committee

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    almost ready

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    Re: Dean's Marine 1/24 Rescue Launch 128

    Post  in nannu pec on Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:17 pm

    Nice David...mela it's going to open again ? I wonder what happened to all the models I loaned them about 20 of them ....fortress...liberator and many others ???? If you go down there do me a favour and ask them about them for me please..I am quite curios ....
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    Re: Dean's Marine 1/24 Rescue Launch 128

    Post  alexbb on Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:06 pm

    you have turned the proverbial sow"s ear into a velvet purse here david

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    Re: Dean's Marine 1/24 Rescue Launch 128

    Post  Ray on Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:20 am

    alex wrote:you have turned the proverbial sow"s ear into a velvet purse here david

    May I second that pls? I love you

    Awesome job Dave cheers

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    Re: Dean's Marine 1/24 Rescue Launch 128

    Post  bcauchi on Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:04 am

    Prosit Dave brilliant job.

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    Re: Dean's Marine 1/24 Rescue Launch 128

    Post  iCocker on Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:42 am

    Looking great Dave! Pretty large scale as well and a hell of a job to update!

    Lou, regarding many models that were on display during the time that the War Rooms were open; seems they got lost. I was speaking with someone from FWA and seems that nothing remain tangeable, seems also the airfields have seen better days or lost! Apart neglect there is a big issue of humidity and water that destroyed everything ... pity! But at least now that WarRooms are under a good administration! Well done for FWA to embelish them ...


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    Re: Dean's Marine 1/24 Rescue Launch 128

    Post  William on Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:45 am

    Great job Dave Smile Very Happy

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    Re: Dean's Marine 1/24 Rescue Launch 128

    Post  in nannu pec on Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:44 am

    Lost my a*&^%$£e Ivan how can 20 or more aircraft models get lost !!!!! they were nicked mate !!!! typical Maltese way of life...nobody is looking so blinkin nick it !!!
    I will definetely have a word with these guys and tell them about my missing models...
    I hope this project won't be another white elephant Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
    Mhemx xtaghmel. ghux....but it really pi*&%$£es me off.....out of good heart I loaned them 20 or so American model aircraft for a small expo and hey presto they disappear....typical only in Malta Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad
    I don't know how many times i went down there to enquire about them and nobody knew what's what....
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    PS David sorry I hijacked your thread .....imma I am really cheesed off about this.....and if you are down there please tell them about it....a favour for me...

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    Re: Dean's Marine 1/24 Rescue Launch 128

    Post  David on Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:20 am

    Louis
    Have just been in contact with Mario Farrugia re models.
    The place seems to have been pillaged before FWA took over and the dioramas were recently discarded.No recall of any models apart from some broken loose ends.

    Pity

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    Re: Dean's Marine 1/24 Rescue Launch 128

    Post  J.Fenech on Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:20 pm

    Great work david, brilliant.


    Louis, sorry to hear about your models.

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    Re: Dean's Marine 1/24 Rescue Launch 128

    Post  Ray on Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:26 pm

    J.Fenech wrote:Great work david, brilliant.


    Louis, sorry to hear about your models.

    JF why Sad ? Kien qisu ha break Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad

    Bruv, my heart is also sad coz models are part of our souls and you have every right to feel the way you are feeling HONESTLY I love you

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    Re: Dean's Marine 1/24 Rescue Launch 128

    Post  J.Fenech on Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:43 pm

    Ray wrote:
    J.Fenech wrote:Great work david, brilliant.


    Louis, sorry to hear about your models.

    JF why Sad ? Kien qisu ha break Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad

    Bruv, my heart is also sad coz models are part of our souls and you have every right to feel the way you are feeling HONESTLY I love you

    cause when I read what had happened, my blood pressure and pulse rate spiked through the roof Mad Mad Mad How can 20 models get lost??? As Ray said before, my heart is with you brother.

    p.s. sorry david for wandering off topic

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    Re: Dean's Marine 1/24 Rescue Launch 128

    Post  bcauchi on Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:14 pm

    That is really nice Dave. It is exactly like the one i had detailed and painted. It was scratchbuilt by Frederick Galea, actually there were two identical boats, both built to be driven by radio control so they are pretty large, about 2 ft. long. One is at the Aviaiton Museum, in the model room, here are some pics. We both had the same idea and painted the windows light grey. I was a bit disappointed with them afterwards and i think i should have used a darker colour. here are some pics.



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    Re: Dean's Marine 1/24 Rescue Launch 128

    Post  David on Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:54 pm

    Yes your version is also very detailed in fact had to keep it as a benchmark. I chose a different version of armament in the case of the forward turret which had been replaced by an open scarf ring.

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    Re: Dean's Marine 1/24 Rescue Launch 128

    Post  Ray on Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:28 pm

    Great job Brian....never knew that it was your paintjob Evil or Very Mad

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    Re: Dean's Marine 1/24 Rescue Launch 128

    Post  iCocker on Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:40 pm

    Great job as well Brian, the rigging is very intricate ... how come both of you has chosen the same 128? Is there a story behind that boat?


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    Re: Dean's Marine 1/24 Rescue Launch 128

    Post  J.Fenech on Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:00 pm

    iCocker wrote:Great job as well Brian, the rigging is very intricate ... how come both of you has chosen the same 128? Is there a story behind that boat?



    The fact the HSL 128 picked out of the sea 110 survivors is a just enough story by itself, and it holds the first place of pick ups followed by HSL 107 with 85 pick ups. It has also picked up Carmelo Borg Pisani on 20/05/1942, stranded at the bottom of Dingli Cliffs, after being dropped there by the italian vessel MTSM214

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    Re: Dean's Marine 1/24 Rescue Launch 128

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:55 am

    As Joe rightly pointed out, that was the most famous of the boats operating from Malta. It was the most successful and its skipper, George Head, who up to a few years ago when I painted my model was still active (he lives in Canada)can be considered to be the 'ace of aces' of rescues carried out from here. When i had some difficulty with the details on the boat, Frederick wrote to him and he answered straight away and also sent us more photos. So the version at the museum is quite accurate. Yours has nicer detail Dave. the sheer size of mine demands way more detail so things are a bit crude but compared to how it was when it was given to me for painting, it is by far greatly improved.

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    Re: Dean's Marine 1/24 Rescue Launch 128

    Post  David on Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:57 am

    This one is also quite large at 81cm its 1/24th scale

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    Re: Dean's Marine 1/24 Rescue Launch 128

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:29 pm

    It was a really nice looking boat, sleek and fast and well armed. It also would look cool with the sandbag protection. It would also look beautiful in a diorama with a pilot in the water being picked up. If it could be done nicely, it would also look brilliant with a spitfire flying overhead to act as escort. They were escorted many times whenever enemy pilots were downed because they would be attacked.

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