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PostPosted: Fri 09 May 2008 11:36 am 
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Just finished as "Arctic corsair" (but I think that shape is not authentic 100%)
Same Revell's kit in different colors is known as "Volga" - Russian spy ship.

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Very nice build and rigging. How big is the actual model? It's one of those funny scales that Revell seem to have in abundance for nautical items, so I always find it difficult to judge without a reference standard.

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PostPosted: Fri 09 May 2008 12:50 pm 
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How old is this kit  :?:  I'm sure I remember my uncle building one of these (or something like it) when I was a nipper  :roll:

Good job BTW  :wink:

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'List of ship kits' says it's about 375mm/14 3/4" long.

I'm pretty sure that one of the variations Revell has used the moulds for was in the very first Revell catalogue I go back in 1969 (from an advert in the Hornet comic). Them were the days  :D

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Oustanding job on the build. Makes me want to do civil ships, looking at the amazing outcome of your work. :thumb:

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PostPosted: Tue 15 Jan 2013 10:53 am 
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You are certainly digging up and commenting I some old threads. Sadly in many cases the people who posted them are no longer active on here to see them and respond to you. As a suggestion have a look and see if the people whose work you are commenting on,are actually active still on the forum - but just posting elsewhere.... then you might have more response.


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I overlooked this thread when originally posting my models on ATF. I have one photo of it in my portfolio, so here are a few more:
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Nice build :thumb:
Reminded me of this :arrow:
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How old is this kit  :?:  I'm sure I remember my uncle building one of these (or something like it) when I was a nipper

I'm talking early 60s :think:

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Very nice trawler. :thumb:

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Ratch wrote:
Nice build :thumb:
Reminded me of this :arrow:
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How old is this kit  :?:  I'm sure I remember my uncle building one of these (or something like it) when I was a nipper

I'm talking early 60s :think:


1970 according to my files. It was first announced at the 1970 trade fair as Kandahar. The American issue was as a "Russian Spy Trawler", though it is definitely a Humber built vessel.


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PostPosted: Sat 13 Apr 2013 12:08 pm 
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Not the same one then Richard, thanks for the info :cheers:

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Thanks for the comments :)
I have no reference to when I purchased this model :shrug: ( all my models are now digitally photographed and referenced since joining the Airfix Tribute Forum!). It was built within the last 10 years. Googling produced a picture of the box art . That much I do remember!
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PostPosted: Sun 05 May 2013 00:26 am 
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Nice job Robert, I had this for years in its "Russian Spy Trawler" guise until it was accidentally crushed beyond repair, was going to rebuild it with micro RC gear.

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I have built this kit with 2 ch micro rc, its a bit tight and hard to trim. But nice once its done.


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Dean THAT is one nice model!

Ratch, acording to Scalemates.com is the model listet as a initial release, new tool from 1970.
Could it be a Heller kit you are remembering? They had an ex Pyro trawler in the '60.
It was 1:200 and was a good lookalike.

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That's superb Dean :notworthy: , you can almost smell the ocean :nod:

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Nicely done Bernard!!!! :clapping:

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Hi all,

I got the latest reissue of this kit, as M/V Ross Jackal, as a review sample earlier this year.

For writing the preview, I looked for information on the ship´s identity, and saw the previous guises the kit was marketed in.

It seems that with this identification Revell finally acknowledges the identity of the original vessel, after starting with the Soviet Spy Trawler story. It looked very much like a Ross Cat from Grimsby to me, so as we spent our summer vacation in the UK this year, I made sure we visited the National Fishing Heritage Centre and toured the M/V Ross Tiger moored there.

I can but recommend you to visit the museum and the vessel if you´re in the vicinity, it is very much worth it and gives a good insight in the hard and perilous lives of the fishermen. John, our guide on the Ross Tiger, did a great job of bringing to life how it was to live and work aboard this vessel, as he did more than 50 years ago. I very much enjoyed his lively and colourful account, but was saddened to hear that the vessel´s future looks rather bleak for lack of funding.

So, take what might be your last chance to see the last of 700 Grimsby trawlers and get a bit of an insight into what it took to get hold of the fishy part of your fish and chips.

Best regards

Frank

PS: I´ll sure build this vessel, too, and hope I´ll make a half-decent job as compared to the magnificently detailed and weathered model that Dean C Reynolds built.

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