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Norwich MBC Submariners joint Model Boat weekend - 27/28th July

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    Bernie's HMS Stoic..

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:15 pm

    This is Bernie Wood's HMS Stoic at Plumpton Model Show, I think in 1987.

    The boat won a Silver Medal at the Model Engineer Exhibition that same year.


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    Post  tattooed on Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:42 pm

    amazing video rich makes you think what bernie would be building now
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:35 pm

    I've often thought that Andy...he was a very clever man, he could turn his hand to practically anything. When you think back to when he built Stoic, there were no aftermarket add ons available, all that detailing was made in his little workshop. I can remember him swearing and cursing like a Liverpool docker when something wasn't going right, his wife Anita would risk life and limb to deliver a cuppa, which normally calmed him down...a cuppa and a smoke, and he'd be back to it, and nine times out of ten, he'd solve the problem there and then.

    He was truly one of a kind, there will never be another one like him. He is sorely missed...
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    Post  tattooed on Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:43 pm

    it's like what we were talking about rich people like yourself (old School) had to go and make what you needed and if it didn't work then it was back to the drawing board till it did work where nowadays the youngsters just go out and buy it off the shelf
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:08 pm

    That's very true, Andy...it was totally different back when I started building model subs, you had the choice of a Darnell kit, a Darnell kit, or a Darnell kit. There were others in the States and Europe...32nd Parallel, De Boer etc, but they were so horrendously expensive to get into the country, that put them out of reach of 99.9% of modellers. So, you bought a Darnell kit and made everything you needed...or if you couldn't make it, you asked someone very nicely to make it for you (much like you make stuff for me nowadays).

    I do think it was much more fun back then though, the shows we attended seemed much better and far less commercial than they are now, and the atmosphere was much more relaxed than the shows today....and bigger.

    Oh well...shame we can't turn back time.

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