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by RogerP
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 144
Replies: 2
Views: 1840

Re: ML 144

Thankyou David.
by RogerP
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 144
Replies: 0
Views: 1497

MGB 144

Hello everyone, I hope we all have a great 2018.
I am seeking info/photo's on the above British Power Boat 71'6" MGB.
by RogerP
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 144
Replies: 2
Views: 1840

ML 144

Hello everyone and I hope we all have a great 2018.
I am seeking info/photo's on the above b class ML.
by RogerP
Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: HDML 1321
Replies: 5
Views: 2976

Re: HDML 1321

Thanks John,

Words of encouragement are helpfull too.
by RogerP
Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:12 am
Forum: Forum & Web Site Feedback
Topic: Web Site
Replies: 6
Views: 4000

Re: Web Site

The posts by 'kkk' are very obviously spam and need to be deleted ASAP.
by RogerP
Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:08 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: HDML 1321
Replies: 5
Views: 2976

Re: HDML 1321

Thanks Brian, below is the story behind your post and the reasons why this very important part of Aussie military history. The missing words in your post are 'crowd funding'. This ‘little ship’ must be saved, WHY? This remarkable vessel, HDML 1321 performed sterling work with the coastwatcher networ...
by RogerP
Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: New Vosper MTB model
Replies: 5
Views: 7777

Re: New Vosper MTB model

Greetings all from 'way downunder', I thought now is the right time to update you to the excellent range of 1/72nd scale models under the ‘Coastal Craft’ label. These kits are produced in the UK since 2013 and are available direct. I have two (as yet unbuilt) kits, the Vosper ‘234’ boat and MGB 77 a...
by RogerP
Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: Roger's Little Ships
Replies: 7
Views: 5146

Re: Roger's Little Ships

Hello again, It appears I've been a bit of a dill and not posted a piccy of the very first model I finished, the HDML 1285. I should remind you too that these models are all 1/144th scale so are a little small perhaps but I'm really happy with the way they are looking. HDML 1285-16.JPG Still to come...
by RogerP
Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: Roger's Little Ships
Replies: 7
Views: 5146

Re: Roger's Little Ships

Hello everyone,

I've been a tad remiss in keeping you up-to-date with progress on models I've completed, so here are a couple more.

Below is my Vosper MTB 234.
MTB 234-9.JPG
Then we have the Fairmile A class ML 103.
ML 103-10.JPG
by RogerP
Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: Mystery Vosper??
Replies: 5
Views: 3925

Re: Mystery Vosper??

Thanks 'Admin', Interesting response which is certainly food for thought. It's tricky re the radar given we can't see the top of the mast but it looks to me like there could be an extension? but of course not sure. That's interesting too re the torpedo tube removal on most of 24th Flotilla's boats, ...
by RogerP
Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: Mystery Vosper??
Replies: 5
Views: 3925

Mystery Vosper??

Hello everyone, The photo below shows a Vosper MTB somewhere in the Adriatic area during WW2 and that is all the info I have, so I'm asking does anyone know which MTB this is and perhaps when the photo was taken? I got the photo off the PT Dockyard website and no Dave does not have any info at all. ...
by RogerP
Fri May 17, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: Looking for John Elsy, modeller.
Replies: 1
Views: 3223

Looking for John Elsy, modeller.

Hello from way ‘downunder’, I am trying to re-establish contact with John Elsy, the builder of the attached model of Fairmile B class ML 268, one of the ill-fated motor launches from Op Chariot, the raid on St Nazaire, 28 March 1942. I too am building a model of another of the ‘Chariot’ ML’s, mine b...
by RogerP
Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 269
Replies: 19
Views: 10722

Re: ML 269

Hello Terry, I've just forwarded this thread onto Ken Joyce and I'm positive he'll get in touch if he hasn't already done so. Nice photo's of '269' as well, one day I plan to do a model of '269'. All the models I've done/doing of Fairmile B's have all been quite different, especially weapons fits an...
by RogerP
Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: Roger's Little Ships
Replies: 7
Views: 5146

Re: Roger's Little Ships

Hello Everyone from 'way downunder', Well after quite some time I have finally completed the first resin model (actually she wanted three) for a customer in Western Australia. The 'little ship' in question being the RN's Fairmile B class ML 357 which my customer's late father was the radio telegraph...
by RogerP
Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: New Vosper MTB model
Replies: 5
Views: 7777

Re: New Vosper MTB model

Hello Everyone from Oz, Following on from the Vosper last year I wish to pass on the following on behalf of Coastal Craft models in the UK --- Following on from their Vosper MTB in 1/72nd scale, Coastal Craft plan to release the British Power Boat Co. 71’6” MGB at the Telford Model Show next month. ...
by RogerP
Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 351 and 357
Replies: 2
Views: 2347

Re: ML 351 and 357

Hi Michael, Have sent you a 'pm' as I have a friend here in Oz who's late father was on 357 from Nov 43 to Oct 45, plus I know of a chap in Sydney who also served on her for a time. You might also like to know that '357' is still afloat in the UK. Cheers, Roger. "Roger's Little Ships". Modelling All...
by RogerP
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 220 1st ML Flotilla
Replies: 10
Views: 6199

Re: ML 220 1st ML Flotilla

Yes Brian,

I wish to echo Andy in saying a big thankyou for your info.
by RogerP
Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:27 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 220 1st ML Flotilla
Replies: 10
Views: 6199

Re: ML 220 1st ML Flotilla

Thanks 'cdsc123', Nice photo of '220', thankyou for sharing it with us. According to 'Allied Coastal Forces vol I' by John Lambert & Al Ross the only info about her post war is "ML2220; RNVR 12.47; sold 20.8.56" so your little snippet of info could add to that and who knows what other info may come ...
by RogerP
Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 220 1st ML Flotilla
Replies: 10
Views: 6199

Re: ML 220 1st ML Flotilla

Andy,

Have responded to your 'pm' and will scan and send the info I have on ML 220.

Cheers,
Roger.
by RogerP
Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 220 1st ML Flotilla
Replies: 10
Views: 6199

Re: ML 220 1st ML Flotilla

Hello 'Bradl3y', I have some info on ML 220 while Ray Worledge was her CO, taken from "Fairmile Ships of the Royal Australian Navy, vol I". It seems to be reasonably comprehensive covering six pages which I could either scan and e-mail or photocopy and post, whichever you prefer. If interested send ...
by RogerP
Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: Roger's Little Ships
Replies: 7
Views: 5146

Re: Roger's Little Ships

Hello Everyone, OK, at this stage this is the order of preference so I will most likely be releasing one resin model (kit) at a time in the following order (perhaps): 1. Vosper MTB. The more common wider (19’3”, 1941-2ish) version as opposed to the much narrower (14’9”, 1939-40ish) type. As far as I...
by RogerP
Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: Commercially available kits
Replies: 3
Views: 3078

Re: Commercially available kits

Hello 'Jaime', At this stage I think it unlikely a 1/72nd plastic Fairmile B ML would ever be produced, I say unlikely but I guess we should say it could be possible if enough people pestered the model companies. You may have seen my posts re the card models I've been 'tinkering' with mainly at this...
by RogerP
Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: New Vosper MTB model
Replies: 5
Views: 7777

Re: New Vosper MTB model

Hello again, Just realised I haven’t actually stated my opinion which is – I’m very impressed indeed, I love it. It’s a great looking kit, plenty of scope for extra detailing and with some crew figures will look very impressive. I’m positive once other purchasers start building this fine model, buil...
by RogerP
Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: New Vosper MTB model
Replies: 5
Views: 7777

Re: New Vosper MTB model

1/72 Vosper MTB kit – an ‘inbox look’. I wish to give you my opinion on the first kit to be released by Coastal Craft Models of the UK. It is the Vosper MTB, is largely a resin kit and is to 1/72nd scale. This is mainly a first glance into the kit soon after receiving it from the UK. As far as I kno...
by RogerP
Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: New Vosper MTB model
Replies: 5
Views: 7777

New Vosper MTB model

Hello to all, While some of us keen modellers await the release of Italeri's Vosper MTB in 1/35th scale, a 1/72nd version was recently released at the Telford (UK) show. The kit was released by 'Coastal Craft' models, consists of resin and brass etch parts and retails for 85GBP. While some might thi...
by RogerP
Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: Roger's Little Ships
Replies: 7
Views: 5146

Re: Roger's Little Ships

Hi Julie, Thankyou for your response, yes I must admit the Vosper is probably my preference. So far I've had a few replies for a PT Boat, but all different types which makes choosing just a tad tricky. May I ask, do you have a special connection with a particular Vosper MTB? Not sure is this forum c...
by RogerP
Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: Roger's Little Ships
Replies: 7
Views: 5146

Roger's Little Ships

Hello from way 'downunder', With the help of a modelling friend we have created a 1/144th scale model of a Fairmile B class ML in resin. Fairmile B master 1.jpg We are seriously considering doing another model in the same scale, so I ask -- what should we do? A Vosper MTB OR A US Elco 80' PT Boat?
by RogerP
Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML Identification ??
Replies: 16
Views: 10552

Re: ML Identification ??

Hello Colin, John Lambert's (and Al Ross) book 'Allied Coastal Forces of WW2, vol 1' states that ML 544 was built in Looe, completed Oct 42 but no mention of being an RML. I'm certain more knowledgeable people (Brian Holmes for one) will provide more accurate info. Photo's would be a great help of c...
by RogerP
Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 357 / MGB 357
Replies: 9
Views: 6660

Re: ML 357 / MGB 357

Hi Peter, You have no doubt heard from Delia Palmer re Roy Ellis, a stoker from 357. Apologies if I'm repeating myself here, so many things going round n round n round in my head at present. I have also tracked down David Moore here in Oz (Sydney) who as young SubLT, RANVR served on 357 from 7 Jan t...
by RogerP
Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: HMS Belfast
Replies: 1
Views: 2363

Re: HMS Belfast

Great pics 'Pioneer', worked just fine out 'ere in the colonies (OZ).

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