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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:38 AM

GMorrison
Thanks, Rob. It's on a slow boat from China, I guess.

 

Thats funny! I hope it's not going anywhere near China mate, they don't love Aussies very much. Apparently we've upset them and they think we're no better than the Americans... LOL!

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Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:28 AM

Thank you all very much folks. I am now going to follow up on all of these suggestions.

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Posted by Steve P on Monday, February 22, 2021 7:01 PM

Down towards the bottom there's the pages for a basic paper model of the movie San Pablo.

http://www.papermodelers.com/forum/design-threads/4282-uss-san-pablo-sand-pebbels-6.html

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Posted by Steve P on Monday, February 22, 2021 6:57 PM

http://www.imaco.com.hk/cgi-bin/prod.pl/iscale/192

Haven't seen any reviews of their kits, but they do have some.

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, February 20, 2021 10:24 AM

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, February 20, 2021 9:43 AM

Thanks, Rob. It's on a slow boat from China, I guess.

I looked into Combrig, the one that immediately came up was USS Helena.

If you haven't built a resin kit before, Combrig is a good source. As is Iron Shipwright.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by Dodgy on Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:03 PM

Ta Bill. I will follow these up. Having read the Sand Pebbles several times, (and seen the movie twice), this would be a great build. I also love Douglas Reeman's various descriptions of this period. Incidently, I posted your book a couple of weeks ago.

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Posted by Dodgy on Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:50 PM

Thanks Ed. I'll check that out.

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:57 PM

I'm working from memory, but I'm pretty sure Combrig and Iron Shipwright sell quite a few, a lot of Spanish boats that were repurposed for that. Like the fictional San Pablo.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Thursday, February 18, 2021 5:29 PM

Iron Shipwright sells a resin & brass Panay in 1:192 scale

Panay (steelnavy.com)

Loose Cannon made one in 1:700 scale

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Gun boats
Posted by Dodgy on Thursday, February 18, 2021 5:19 PM

Hi ship modelers. I would like to ask a question if I may. Do any of you know if there are kits available of U.S. or R.N. gunboats from the era of the China Station? These unique vessels fascinate me and I would love to build one. Thanks for your time.

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