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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Sun May 27, 2012 4:41 pm

    I was sent this photograph earlier today from an ex AMS member, it shows Bernie Wood with his recently completed Darnell S class HMS Stoic.

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    Brings back memories, huh?



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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Mon May 28, 2012 2:58 pm

    Another, more detailed photo of the interior of Stoic's conning tower...I remember the swearing and cursing when Bernie was making all the tiny detail parts in that tower.


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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Tue May 29, 2012 8:53 am

    Another stack of old photos of Bernie's S class have recently emerged from the depths of time...enjoy them.

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    This was superb, cutting edge modelling back then...no etched brass, no real plans of the dive system...Bernie designed and made every piece and every fitting on that boat in his little workshop.
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Thu May 31, 2012 9:01 am

    Another photo I came across of Bernie and his boats...

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    The conning tower of Bernie's HMS Stoic
    Bernie in typical pose
    His Type V11c/41 with a much modified conning tower, originally built by Jim Ward.(I believe)


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    Post  profesorul Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:50 pm

    From my point of view,I have one question:
    - What's in the pictures "are man maid"?!,
    because I am stunned about the BEAUTY and complexity.

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:45 pm

    Bernie was one of the best sub modellers of his time, Marius...he very rarely bought an item, much preferring to build anything he needed in his little workshop at the back of his house.

    He wasn't an engineer by any means, but he could sit down with a pencil and a piece of paper, draw out what he needed, and then go and make it from almost any material.

    He taught me and a lot of others so much, we all owe him a huge debt of thanks for what he did for us.


    RIP Bernie Wood...a true sub guru.
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    Post  tattooed Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:46 pm

    makes you wonder what he would be up to now rich
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:34 pm

    If I know Bernie, he'd have had something radical on the go..that little workshop of his was an amazing place to enter. You couldn't move for stuff in there, you had to sort of shuffle into a free space (if you could find one) and then stand still. Anita (Bernie's wife) was scared to go in there, she would just bring the tea to the door and that was far as she'd go.
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    Post  Deep Diver (Fred) Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:14 pm

    OMG that bring back memorys, the number of times I had his boats in the back of my car, and Bernie a sleep as we went to and from a show, I still have his "Anita" Coster.
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    Post  acrowot (Geof) Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:26 pm

    Thanks richard for sharing those pictures of bernies s class submarine a total work of art I wish I could build half as good I would be well happy .
    The nice thing about the close up pictures is seeing the detail and I feel it gives great insperation to any one building one them selves.
    And I wish I could work out how to do the main paint job amazing
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