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Looking for a patternmaker

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:12 pm
by RogerP
Hello to all from 'way downunder',

I’m looking for someone to help me make masters for 1/144th scale ‘little ships’, in particular initially a Fairmile B class ML (Motor Launch) patrol boat from WW2. This will (I’m quietly optimistic) lead to other craft such as MGBs, MTBs, PTs plus quite a number of others.
I would be prefer someone Melbourne or Central Victoria based to make visiting easy, but if need be I’m happy to work with anyone from interstate or overseas. He (or she) would need to have a good interest in the subjects and scratchbuilding skills in helping to create accurate models and fairly importantly have the time available.
I have numerous fittings, weapons etc already done or in progress, so it’s only basically the hull and any deck structures that need doing.
My caster suggests a hollow hull (initially these boats will be waterline, but I guess full hull is possible) to save resin (cost) and weight (again cost of postage of the finished model), a separate deck and the charthouse/bridge/coachroof areas perhaps separate pieces. This last item to be worked out with my caster.
Please get in touch by e-mail giving me your e-mail and phone number (preferred).

Roger Pearson. Bendigo, Australia.

Re: Looking for a patternmaker

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:02 pm
by Pioneer
Hello Roger
Have you tried contacting Les Brown? He is seriously involved with small resin cast ships in the minor scales and also the author of The Small Warship Group newsletter

His e-mail address is at the bottom of the linked address - he may know of a UK based pattern maker.

Re: Looking for a patternmaker

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:44 pm
by RogerP
Hi Ted,

Yes I know Les and have been getting his newsletters for quite some time. He is not really in a position, healthwise to do pattern-making as he is selling a lot of his kits. I may put a notice in 'Escort' if I don't receive any other reponses.

Thanks for the suggestion though.