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    Volunteer builder needed

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    david f
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    Volunteer builder needed

    Post  david f on Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:50 pm

    Hi All,

    I have been passed the following email:

    (Please contact me initially and I will put you in touch.)

    David

    Malcolm C has asked me if I might know someone who can put together a model of a WWI 'T' Class Submarine which is to go to Bordeaux to be part of the Displays at the Frankton Souvenir Museum - recognising the part played by HMS TUNA in delivering the Cockle Shell Heroes to the River Gironde in 1942 as their part in Operation Frankton.

    I understand that the Model has already been bought - from modelsbydesign_boats.aspx - it is a model of a Group 3 'T' Class on a design by John Darnell of Leaveston. The model cost some £245.

    The kit includes the hull, the casing, the conning tower, rudder and hydroplanes, the gun shield and a drawing.

    If there is someone that you know who would be willing to put the model together - ideally without charge - Malcolm and the rest of the Frankton Souvenir team would be eternally grateful. If yes - I will find out where the model is and arrange get it up to Barrow. How to get the completed model across to France is something Malcolm can sort out with the Royal Marines Association and the SBS Association
    Further information has come to light that they want little replica canoes, a gun barrel extension and a couple of other things to mimic Tuna's modifications for the mission. They want the sub ready to display in France by March 2013.
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    Deep Diver (Fred)
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    Re: Volunteer builder needed

    Post  Deep Diver (Fred) on Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:24 pm

    This could be some job, as the boat used was not a MK3, so a lot of had work for some one.
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    david f
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    Re: Volunteer builder needed

    Post  david f on Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:09 am

    Yes indeed. We keep on coming across this one with the T class. (The last time was a model of HMS Thetis for a museum.)

    Well a nice thing to do for some one and they will need to a good job because it is museum standard.
    (Volunteers are rewarded in Heaven!)

    David

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    Re: Volunteer builder needed

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:12 am

    Bit out of my league, I think...
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    Re: Volunteer builder needed

    Post  tattooed on Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:18 pm

    Richard(Admin) wrote:Bit out of my league, I think...

    how do you work that one out then Rich we've all seen your work and it's to a very high standard

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    Re: Volunteer builder needed

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:51 pm

    Just think mate...an absolute shed load of research would be needed, the boat would need a complete alteration, there's a time limit on the build...and they want it done free of charge? Yea...right.
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    Re: Volunteer builder needed

    Post  tattooed on Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:20 pm

    you'll get your reward in heaven and we'll all be behind you wishing you all the best mate
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    Re: Volunteer builder needed

    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:49 pm

    I don't think the hull they have bought is the best starting point,by the time you finish cutting it up and altering it,perhaps it would have been better to have bought a sheet or two of .8 ply and a decent set of drawings.
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    david f
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    Re: Volunteer builder needed

    Post  david f on Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:12 am

    Yes, I promised to post it up but it did seem unlikely that anyone would want to take it on.

    David

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