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Derek C


A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder --Thomas Carlyle



Current Build


18th Century Whaling Vessel "Lagoda"



Finished Builds

Triton Cross Section by Derek C 1/48 

18th century longboat by Slideways - FINISHED - Model Shipways

18th century longboat by sideways from MS plans

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Thanks for the welcome. Jim and Mick.  You are right about FAA.  Fleet Air Arm . I was an Aircraft Handler, we did Fire Fighting, Aircraft movement ( flight deck and Ashore) and Air Trafic Control. Ships. Eagle, Ark Royal and Victorious (twice). Most of my time now is painting. 'Alert' makes a nice change now and again.

pic is Alert so far.



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Greetings Jim from another ex FAA. Virtually the same years as you. Hermes with 803 and Eagle with 800B. welcome to this excellent forum.


Previous Build: LA gun deck cross section.
Previous Build: Lancia Armata. Panart 1:16
Previous Build: HMS Pickle. Jotika Build.

HMS Triton cross section 1:32.

Shelved awaiting improved skills:

Chuck"s Cheerful.

Current build.

Tender Avos.

HM cutter Alert.




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Hi David, the Fleet Air Arm Is the Aviation part of the Royal Navy like the Aviation  Branch of the  US Navy.

 I don't do a lot of modelling these days, more research for my paintings 

. Building 'Alert' gives me a brake, and they say a change is as good as a rest.

Here is a painting of a model Armed Trawler ( not built by me) I believe it is available as a card model

'Home Guard' military class Trawler.



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11 hours ago, yamsterman said:

hi jim

i believe FAA is FLEET AIR ARM.



Acronyms mean different things in different places. FAA means Federal Aviation Administration over here. Back in the 70’s my ship pulled into Portsmouth  for Liberty. A bunch of our sailors where drinking as sailors do and bragging about being members of the IRA. It got REAL quiet and a bunch of the local folk were getting really pissed. One of the sailors asked what the problem was with being a member of the IRA and showed them his International Rodeo Association belt buckle never realizing that IRA in Britain was a totally different thing.


Jim Rogers


Damn the Torpedoes , Full speed ahead.   Adm David Farragut.

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Greetings from Belgium

Regards, Patrick


Finished :  Soleil Royal Heller 1/100   Wasa Billing Boats   Bounty Revell 1/110 plastic (semi scratch)   Pelican / Golden Hind  1/45 scratch

Current build :  Mary Rose 1/50 scratch

Gallery Revell Bounty  Pelican/Golden hind 1/45 scratch

To do Prins Willem Corel, Le Tonnant Corel, Yacht d'Oro Corel


Shore leave,  non ship models build logs :  

ADGZ M35 funkwagen 1/72    Einhets Pkw. Kfz.2 and 4 1/72   Autoblinda AB40 1/72   122mm A-19 & 152mm ML-20 & 12.8cm Pak.44 {K8 1/2} 1/72   10.5cm Howitzer 16 on Mark. VI(e)  Centurion Mk.1 conversion   M29 Weasel 1/72     SAM6 1/72    T26 Finland  T26 TN 1/72  Autoprotetto S37 1/72     Opel Blitz buses 1/72  Boxer and MAN trucks 1/72

Shore leave,  time consuming projects :

a new bathroom


Si vis pacem, para bellum

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Welcome to MSW Jim! Nice painting! I look forward to seeing more of your work, both the models and the paintings!

"A Smooth Sea NEVER made a Skilled Sailor"
- John George Hermanson 



Current Builds - Royal Louis - Mamoli

                    Royal Caroline - Panart

Completed - Wood - Le Soleil Royal - Sergal - Build Log & Gallery

                                           La Couronne - Corel - Build Log & Gallery

                                           Rattlesnake - Model Shipways, HMS Bounty - Constructo

                           Plastic - USS Constitution - Revel (twice), Cutty Sark.

Unfinished - Plastic - HMS Victory - Heller, Sea Witch.

Member : Nautical Research Guild



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