Patrick Camilleri

509 posts

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Still unable to get myself to continue my Oceanic build I decided to go for another out-of-the-box build.  This time the Cromwell.  

I was again surprised at how well the parts went together and the level of detail provided.  The only parts I decided to replace were the guards to the lights (Parts 31A ) as I felt they were over thick.  I replaced them with wire of a suitable diameter.  

The model has been primed and I hope to complete the paint job tomorrow and to finish it all off by the weekend.

This must be a record for me kit built in a week!

John Symmons

978 posts

Hi Patrick.

This must be a record for me kit built in a week!


Remember the days coming home and siting at the kitchen table all afternoon making your latest buy, if it was really complecated maybe finishing it off on a Sunday morning. Oh! Wonerfull days and glue covered fingers.


Remember we do this for fun                                John the Pom

Patrick Camilleri

509 posts

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You bet John.  I can still remember building the Bismark one Christmas Day.  I started it at 9:00am and was sailing it by the evening!  This was back in 1967 or so.  Here she is sinking the Suffolk!

I could never understand by my brother's Brownie camera pictures would always be blurred!!

Dad Paul B

387 posts

I never tried sailing my ships (Graf Spee, Ark Royal and several Novo Frigates). Top heavy as I recall.

As to the Brownie camera - a fixed focal length and limited depth of field meaning its ideal range was around 10 feet to infinity. No Macro options here.

Paul - Classic Jet Fan

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