HDML 1392 12" model

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cdsc123
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HDML 1392 12" model

Postby cdsc123 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:55 pm

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I was honoured to have been asked to make a model of HDML 1392 as a 90th birthday gift for her First Lieutenant whilst at D-Day with the 149th ML Flotilla, TSLt J M B Lloyd RNVR by members of his family. I used one of the 12" (i.e. 1/72nd scale) GRP hulls which I produce for modellers, and set it upon a nice teak base with 2 brass plinths to support it. I had hoped to use a timber from the original vessel which is presently in service with Blue Star Cruises as Sarinda, but I did not have the time to procure this. Working from a sized general arrangement drawing I fitted a cambered deck and built the superstructure from plastic sheets and strips, added all the detailing and finished her in the appropriate colourscheme as per a photo of her which I was lucky to be furnished with. I also made a display case to protect the model from dust etc. I was very pleased to hear it was well received.
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johnk
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Re: HDML 1392 12" model

Postby johnk » Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:44 pm

Hi there,

Just wanted to say what a fantastic model and gift there, well done,

Johnk

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Re: HDML 1392 12" model

Postby Pioneer » Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:24 am

Hello 'Johnk'

Not sure if you are aware but images of further superb models by Christian can be seen on Flickr - Here

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Re: HDML 1392 12" model

Postby johnk » Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:11 am

Hi there,

Many thanks, indeed I know Christian and can see, is a great modeller there, all the best,

Johnk

Tazz Talbot
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Re: HDML 1392 12" model

Postby Tazz Talbot » Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:11 pm

Hi there

Can you tell me please where this model is now ?

SMDEVON
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Re: HDML 1392 12" model

Postby SMDEVON » Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:35 am

John Lloyd (for whom this lovely model was made) was my father's No. 1 during WW2. John was a charming man and kept in touch with dad (Dennis Frederick Merritt - known on board as Freddy) and introduced him to the CFVA. He also spoke a tribute at dad's funeral. Not to be forgotten.

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Re: HDML 1392 12" model

Postby SMDEVON » Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:55 am

The model of HDML 1392 is now in the Coastal Forces Museum at Gosport. It's labelled as item 13 in a cabinet that holds info and memorabilia about Operation Neptune. (I could send you a photo of the cabinet but cannot see a way of doing this here...)

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Re: HDML 1392 12" model

Postby Admin » Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:15 pm

I could send you a photo of the cabinet but cannot see a way of doing this here.
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Re: HDML 1392 12" model

Postby SMDEVON » Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:57 am

Hi there

Can you tell me please where this model is now ?
The model is in the Coastal Forces Museum in Gosport (opened late Sept 2021). Photo attached showing the display case, which is
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