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1/35 RAM SBS Fast Boat - Vietnam
« on: March 15, 2020, 09:51:47 pm »
OK, I'm running well behind here. Real Life stuff & trying to finish off a build before I start this one have held me back, & it still may be another 3-to-7 days before I get right into it.

So, this is going to be a SpecOps team insertion & support boat operated in Vietnam by the Royal Australian Marines Special Boat Service from 1967 until the withdrawal of Australian main force units in 1978, when they were handed over to the Republic of Viet Nam Navy (RVNN).

(Same timeline as my Fire Support Boat, Riverine.)

Starting point below (with some change elements already marked);

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Re: 1/35 RAM SBS Fast Boat - Vietnam
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2020, 02:43:15 am »
Oooh, this looks good.
Need that popcorn emoticon.
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Re: 1/35 RAM SBS Fast Boat - Vietnam
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2020, 07:15:25 am »
Always loved that box art  :wub: :wub:

And looking at the sprues reminds me that I'd completely forgotten those "trestles" Airfix always provided in their ship kits  :thumbsup:
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Re: 1/35 RAM SBS Fast Boat - Vietnam
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2020, 11:42:42 pm »
OK, slow going on this build, mostly because I'm also struggling to paint some figures, for a different build, which is going .... badly.

Anyway, here are some pic's of where I'm at:










And one with the FSBR for a quick size comparison:




Thanks for watching! :thumbsup:
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Re: 1/35 RAM SBS Fast Boat - Vietnam
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2020, 02:12:31 am »
I have a pair of boots in a very similar state.

Nice start.
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Re: 1/35 RAM SBS Fast Boat - Vietnam
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2020, 09:34:56 am »
I have a pair of boots in a very similar state.

Ditto.  ;D
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Re: 1/35 RAM SBS Fast Boat - Vietnam
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2020, 09:39:54 am »
 :thumbsup:
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