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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:57 am 
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I spent from four years from 1988 to 1992 sailing on Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service Vessels

(RFAs RESOURCE, BLACK ROVER, OLNA, OLMEDA, SIR GALAHAD and ORANGELEAF)

I would be particularly interested in knowing if fellow board members have come across kit models, or models of any kind of RFA vessels on their travels.

I would be particluarly fond of modelling RFA Sir Galahad where I served for 6 months during the first Gulf War (Operation Granby, better known by the US pseudonyms Operation Desert Shield then Desert Storm), and RFA Orangeleaf where I served as Third Navigating Officer, during duties as West Indies Guardship (WIGS) Tanker along with HMS Cardiff (WIGS), and my first Vessel as a fully qualified Deck Officer.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 1:10 am 
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To the best of my knowledge no one has produced a kit (and I assume you are looking at the "standard scales " of 1/700 or 1/350) of any RFA.

I don't have a range of photos to hand,but here is my Sir Galahad with a bit of extra paint and vehicles,posed in a small,as yet unfinished diorama. As stated it is 1/1250th and everything you see is scratch built .

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n140 ... ompey1.jpg

There are some very poor examples of other RFA vessels in 1/1200 scale made ,made in resin and possibly white metal if this is what you are looking for.

This is my Regent model "razzing" the CVA-01 in a small diorama,again in 1/1250....

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n140 ... C_0373.jpg

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:45 pm 
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Hey all,

For those interested in Cold-War-era and modern RFA ships, the Shapeways vendor "Mini and Beyond" now offers a number of RFA vessels of different types:

1/700 RFA Resource

1/700 RFA Bayleaf

1/700 RFA Fort class

1/700 RFA Derwentdale (unloading version)

1/700 RFA Sir Galahad

1/700 RFA Sir Lancelot

1/700 RFA Argus

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:32 am 
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There are some resin kits in 1/700 by Atlantic Models:

RFA Mounts Bay LSD
http://mtminiatures.com/epages/48fae323-cc5c-4b59-a126-5de32103e21a.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/48fae323-cc5c-4b59-a126-5de32103e21a/Products/ATL3K

RFA Wave Knight
http://mtminiatures.com/epages/48fae323-cc5c-4b59-a126-5de32103e21a.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/48fae323-cc5c-4b59-a126-5de32103e21a/Products/ATL8K

RFA Wave Ruler
http://mtminiatures.com/epages/48fae323-cc5c-4b59-a126-5de32103e21a.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/48fae323-cc5c-4b59-a126-5de32103e21a/Products/ATL9K

RFA Black Rover
http://mtminiatures.com/epages/48fae323-cc5c-4b59-a126-5de32103e21a.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/48fae323-cc5c-4b59-a126-5de32103e21a/Products/ATL12K

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:29 am 
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Perhaps it is also possible to convert this model to the British Round Table class - I do not know, if this or the "Mini and Beyond" model would be the better starting point:

HMAS Tobruk, 1/700
https://www.shapeways.com/product/E28ZHJ922/hmas-tobruk?optionId=61270963

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