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Re: PSV Lowland Prowler 1:70 Build
« Reply #45 on: January 12, 2014, 09:15:09 »
Cool, pics are back- here's one of my two hulls in a very sad state. This is 20 years of storage (neglect) a 8 year old son and friends tampering! My son is now 23 and knows better. I kept one and sent the other to the scrapyard known as the council tip, only after I stripped it of anything useful.

Its been shipped to Spain now and awaits my finishing a scale sailing smack before going into drydock for a rebuild!

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Re: PSV Lowland Prowler 1:70 Build
« Reply #46 on: January 12, 2014, 11:45:32 »
Looks like good projects.
I will.be looking forward to seeing your progress.
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Re: PSV Lowland Prowler 1:70 Build
« Reply #47 on: October 10, 2018, 10:32:44 »
Ok, I started this post as being possibly one of longest projects going and now.....after a 4 year break due to personal circumstances....Iíve finally managed to get back on it. Feeling like I missed this hobby!

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Re: PSV Lowland Prowler 1:70 Build
« Reply #48 on: October 10, 2018, 13:41:51 »
Hi CT

Welcome back - we need you.

Any recent pics, so we can see where you are picking up from?

Des.

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Re: PSV Lowland Prowler 1:70 Build
« Reply #49 on: October 10, 2018, 15:01:49 »
Hi again CT

I've just gone back and re-read through this thread - nice looking build;  it's good to see some of those older boats - they just look nicer than the more modern, giant size things with X-bows.

If you were prowling around the North Sea in those days, you may have seen one or more of the boats on which I worked during construction - Smit Lloyds 31-34, Cook Shore, Bass Shore / Bass Tide.

Des.

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Re: PSV Lowland Prowler 1:70 Build
« Reply #50 on: October 10, 2018, 20:16:33 »
As they say Capt. T Ė good things take time.

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Re: PSV Lowland Prowler 1:70 Build
« Reply #51 on: October 11, 2018, 00:53:40 »
Hi CT

Welcome back - we need you.

Any recent pics, so we can see where you are picking up from?

Des.

Thanks Des, itís good to be back after such a long break!

Not much progress to report. Iíve been working on the lifeboat davits recently. Will be sure to get some pics up soon though.

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Re: PSV Lowland Prowler 1:70 Build
« Reply #52 on: October 11, 2018, 00:58:07 »
Hi again CT

I've just gone back and re-read through this thread - nice looking build;  it's good to see some of those older boats - they just look nicer than the more modern, giant size things with X-bows.

If you were prowling around the North Sea in those days, you may have seen one or more of the boats on which I worked during construction - Smit Lloyds 31-34, Cook Shore, Bass Shore / Bass Tide.

Des.

LOL...it wasnít that old when I started the build! My North Sea days were a long time ago...I remember seeing a couple of Bass boats but couldnít tell you which ones. Moved onto Dive Support and then harbour tugs in the late 90ís.

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Re: PSV Lowland Prowler 1:70 Build
« Reply #53 on: November 14, 2018, 06:08:47 »
Iíve been working away at various elements over the past month. The lifeboat davits were quite fiddly...well Iím finding most of it that way with 1:70. Main structure made with styrene, brass sheaves and securing pins, small scale chain and light led cable for wires.
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Re: PSV Lowland Prowler 1:70 Build
« Reply #54 on: November 14, 2018, 06:13:40 »
Stbd davit assembled

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Re: PSV Lowland Prowler 1:70 Build
« Reply #55 on: November 14, 2018, 06:19:18 »
Picture 1 - main mast, secondary mast for NUC & RAM lights and ďDGĒ for funnel logos (David Grimes...was owner of vessel.

Picture 2 - includes foremast
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Re: PSV Lowland Prowler 1:70 Build
« Reply #56 on: November 14, 2018, 06:25:54 »
Picture 1 - various deck fittings secured to focsle

Picture 2 - anchor chain painted up. Stbd anchor will be actioned by winch inside hull. Port anchor will be static.
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Re: PSV Lowland Prowler 1:70 Build
« Reply #57 on: November 14, 2018, 06:36:02 »
Nearly all the led lighting is housed inside the removable superstructure which is electrically connected to the control system in the hull through a multi pin plug/socket. A lot of the bridge and monkey island wiring is hidden in a void space between...again its fiddly wiring ensuring all connections and insulation good before monkey island deck is fixed down!