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MFV 237 WW2 Danlayer.

Postby brianc on Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:15 pm

Another build I have on the go at the moment is a small WW2 Dan layer.
This is a conversion of the Caldercraft Amaranth motor Fifie kit..
A couple of guys at the club are building different versions and I thought a Danlayer would be a unusual subject to model, so I will be loosely basing the build on the MFV Clan Mackay.
The conversion entails rebuilding the superstructure and converting the hatches and masts, it should be a straight forward build (I hope).
The original Clan Mackay...

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Progress so far......
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I'll post updates soon.
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Re: MFV 237 WW2 Danlayer.

Postby garym on Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:54 pm

Blimey nice work mate.....see what you mean about the cladding on the wherlhouse, very nice. Guess ill have to post mine up now......well whe i make my mind up on the SS, just not sure about it.
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Re: MFV 237 WW2 Danlayer.

Postby brianc on Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:30 pm

Thanks for the kind comments mate,Post up yours Gaz, be nice to see your version too mate fvjfo
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Re: MFV 237 WW2 Danlayer.

Postby Madrob on Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:05 pm

unusal subject....nice though
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Re: MFV 237 WW2 Danlayer.

Postby brianc on Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:23 pm

A little update...
The decks are glued down and sealed, also got the top coats of paint on.....
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Next job is fitting the bulwark capping rails and supports and the mooring bits, finish the main hatch and then its on to fitting out, might have this done by the weekend at this rate :D
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Re: MFV 237 WW2 Danlayer.

Postby brianc on Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:52 pm

A bit of progress made at the club last night. Bulwark supports and capping rail fitted, she's coming together nicely.
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Re: MFV 237 WW2 Danlayer.

Postby gingyer on Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:52 pm

Looking good mate
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Re: MFV 237 WW2 Danlayer.

Postby garym on Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:52 pm

That looks great mate......what colour did you go for on the ship side grey.....ill get stuck into mine after Dortmund....
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Re: MFV 237 WW2 Danlayer.

Postby brianc on Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:43 am

Thanks for the kind comments gents.....Just went with Light Weather work in the end mate, got some light admiralty grey, but it didn't look right.
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Re: MFV 237 WW2 Danlayer.

Postby brianc on Tue May 23, 2017 8:30 pm

Got the MFV finished, really enjoyed building this one and it will be the first of my new collection of boats.
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Tried some chain steering , hope it works ok!

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And the finished article..... just a few more little details to add , but she's basically finished. A nice conversion I think.

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Re: MFV 237 WW2 Danlayer.

Postby marinemole on Wed May 24, 2017 10:54 am

Impeccable as always!

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Re: MFV 237 WW2 Danlayer.

Postby garym on Tue May 30, 2017 6:35 am

Seen this in the flesh on Sunday........ wow, the workmanship is incredible and she sails like a dream. Fantastic build Brian.
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Re: MFV 237 WW2 Danlayer.

Postby brianc on Tue May 30, 2017 9:58 pm

Thank your your kind compliments Gents, I really did enjoy building this and when I put her in the water for the first time, she sailed like a dream, I didn't even have to ballast her.
Here is a pic of her with gingyer's HMT Sir Lancelot....

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