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IPSC 2017

The London Final 2017 – Australia wins! The seven finalists of the competition in London (16th May 2017) were Owen David Thomas Torrey, from Canada (“To wage war with peace”), Marcelo Martin del Campo Tena from Mexico (“The Demon on our Doorstep”) Junaid Hameed from England and Wales (“ Spoils

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Civilian ships built from scratch section 4

Models made from plastic, wood etc Mersey Spirit, OMS Pollux, Forth Sentinel, Harry McGill, Lara 1       Lady Martine, Mozah     Rajula, Dilwara, Automedon, Ajax, Centaur     City of Simla, City of Hereford, City of Durban, City of Perth     Silvio 1947, Silvio 1967, Napier

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Warships built from scratch – section 5

Planned and built by Steve Jones Budapest, Kaiserin und Konigen Maria Theresia, Admiral Spaun       USN LC Assault, LC Tank, LS medium, LST mark 3, LSI, IJN LCT, LCP, LCP – Daihatsu       Hamburg, Braunschweig, Brandenberg, Sachsen ,Augsberg     Berlin, Rohn, Elbe      

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Building Dutch cruiser Tromp 1:1200 scale – part 2

Ships built from scratch Spotlight platforms The spotlight platform has two vertical pillars to support the deck with the funnel as a third support. The pre-painted supports are inserted into the holes made in the deck, then cut to height. The platform made from thin plastic is then glued to

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Building Dutch cruiser Tromp 1:1200 scale – part 1

Building a model from scratch Planning The planning process begins with the selection of the ship to be constructed. Ideally we look for clear photographs and drawings, particularly plans and elevations. It may well be that the plans and photographs are of different dates, however the basic hull shape and

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Warships built from scratch – section 4

Planned and built by Steve Jones Nurnberg, Emden, Leipzig, Karlsruhe         Gioberti, Grecale, Felgore, Dardo, Alvise Da Mosto     Carlo Mirabello, Leoni, Sella, Sauro, Turbine     Attilio Regolo, Guiseppe Garibaldi, Eugenia de Savoia, Raimondo Montecuccoli   Conti di Cavour, Trento, Bolzano, Giovanni delle Bande Nere

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