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Airfix 1/72 RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat

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Airfix 1/72 RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat
Posted by kpnuts on Sunday, September 03, 2017 11:50 AM
Hi all I decided to give this one a go, it's actually a very nice kit and at 12.99 cheap.
Here's the box instruction booklet and my start on it.
I intend to put it on a base in a very rough sea.
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, September 03, 2017 11:59 AM

Not somthing you see often, looking forward to more of this.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, September 04, 2017 8:31 AM

Now See !

 There is an alternative to warships . I love doing these . I also have Airfix's old black hulled P.T. boat type rescue boat . I think they are great and Revell O G." Hermann Marwede" as well .

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Posted by kpnuts on Thursday, September 07, 2017 3:57 PM

Hi all here's the next update.

Do you think this water is ok not to steep?

I won't get any more done for a week as I'm on hols.

 

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Posted by Bish on Friday, September 08, 2017 4:13 AM

I like that a lot. I think the water is fine. 17-24 is based in Aberdeen and thats some pretty rough water up there.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

fox
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Posted by fox on Friday, September 08, 2017 4:47 PM

Those types of ships go out in some really rough seas. That looks like a good start. 

Jim  Captain

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 9:37 AM

Hi ;

 Absolutely perfect .That will certainly speak to the duties these vessels perform ! T.B.

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Posted by kpnuts on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 2:22 PM
Hi all here's the next update, I've heard lots of people say this is a bad fitting kit but I have to say it seems spot on to me (so far anyway) just a trial fit of the top cabin nothing fixed yet I'm toying with the idea of making it removable to show the detailed interior.
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Posted by kpnuts on Thursday, September 21, 2017 1:58 PM

I've got to say for pocket money prices this is a really detailed kit I'm really enjoying it, I must have the one good fitting kit airfix made of it because I've got to say so far it's been a perfect fit no problems at all I wonder if there is a bigger than 1/72 model of this kit.

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Posted by steve5 on Thursday, September 21, 2017 3:40 PM

didn't know you were back in this forum ken , glad to see you here , this should look great .

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, September 22, 2017 12:56 PM

HI;

   I would recommend doing the interior if you so choose . BUT , Remove the wheel-house top as well . There's a potload of detail up there . T.B.

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Posted by kpnuts on Friday, September 22, 2017 2:33 PM
Hi all here is the next update.
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Posted by steve5 on Friday, September 22, 2017 5:41 PM

nice ken , TB was right their is a bit of detail in there .

steve

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, September 24, 2017 11:39 AM

Oh My !

 Now that's what I talking about .Awesome ! . Now you want to get the top of the wave right ? Go to Wally World or Meirs and go to the fabric dept . Get some of the finest lace you can .

 Now fold some over in a thin fold and glue it at the boat's bottom and across the base  , leaving a rough edge sticking up . Now do this four times more With the folds being slightly wider and higher . Now on that backside ( away from the boat ) , Start building the wave top curl . Put Gesso on it . A very , very thin coat .

 When you have this all in place. Take a metal comb and carefully pull the netting apart with the wet Gesso on it . If you want and you can get one ,Take a large Peanut butter Jar or Jelly jar ( plastic ) Empty and curl the wet Gesso over it , with the netting of course .

 As you apply the Gesso make sure it is rough and stringy . Then start adding more Gesso , Stinging it from the Netting . You should then have a good wave started .Now raid the first aid box for cotton . After you've painted this to your liking  then start addding Pulled cotton spume taking some right over the side lowest in the water .

    At the stern , Bury it in spume and foam created from the same stuff , with the foam really boiling at the stern . Water splashing everywhere . But  with the boat visible through it . Think Wet , Wet , WET ! ! !

 I hope this helps you . T.B.     Some nice work on that interior . Is that all with the kit or did you do some miniature engineering ? If so , Great Job  ! ! !   

 

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Posted by kpnuts on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 2:25 PM
Here is the next update, glued on the base just waiting to add the water effects.
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Posted by kpnuts on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 1:15 PM
Hi all well I've started the water, obviously needs to be a lot bigger on the spray I envisage it going well over the bow and probably double the ammount coming from the front then lots of connon wool for the masses of foam.
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Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 3:59 PM

that look's incredible ken , adding the spray , will make it look very realistic , great job mate .

steve5

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, September 28, 2017 2:28 AM

Now that is looking really impessive.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, September 28, 2017 8:43 AM

Hey !

 Very good use of silicone ! I like where this is headed . Your overburden of water should start at the highest part of the spray you already have .The bow should be just coming clear of it ! So that would be about a quarter ways aft of the bow . T.B.

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Posted by kpnuts on Thursday, September 28, 2017 2:20 PM
Hi all well I've added more waves (run out of sealant now) still not sure I have enough waves yet, will live with it for a while I can always add more, it will look more realistic when I've added the foam and spray but I can't add that till I've finished the model.
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Posted by kpnuts on Sunday, October 08, 2017 11:12 AM
Hi all well here is where it is now. I love the little lifeboat on the deck and have added the grab ropes to it, I drilled little holes in the side then inserted bits of telephone wire which I then draped the ropes over then glued them in place after which I cut the wire off. After adding the inner parts at the rear of the cabin it would no longer fit on the deck properly after a lot of head scratching I found that the front edge of the added inner bits was fouling with the cabin wall (in hind sight I should have added that wall to the removable cabin) so I've had to shave a tiny bit of try it shave a bit more off and continue in that fashion till it finally fitted.         Still loads to do on this, it really is a great little kit I would put it up there with one of my favourites up with the likes of the Heller 1/8 traction avant or even the big 1/6 scale tamiya bike kits, it's a really great kit and well worth the money.
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Posted by Marcus McBean on Sunday, October 08, 2017 11:26 AM

She is really turning into a wonderful build.  Need a couple of figures that look like they are hanging on for dear life.

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Posted by kpnuts on Sunday, October 08, 2017 12:06 PM

That's a good idea it's a shame they don't include some in the kit actually. My excuse though is in seas like that they're probably hanging onto something in the cabin so you wouldn't see them.

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Posted by kpnuts on Sunday, October 22, 2017 10:19 AM
Hi all soon be ready for the fine spray and completion I've added a thin coat of clear resin to the fore deck to show the wetness of it.
Got more of the safety railing on (I'm really enjoying this little kit everything has been a great fit and the detail is really great for such a cheap kit I hope someone brings out a PE set for this kit, it definitely deserves one.
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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, October 23, 2017 9:56 AM

Well Now;

     I do like what you've done . I am not sure , BUT ! I think the boat helmsman and commander would be on the fly bridge in safety gear and hooked on so's the  waves wouldn't wash them overboard . 

     Other than that , I do believe you are on the right track . And I do really like where you are headed .  T.B.

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Posted by kpnuts on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 2:43 PM
Hi all well its finished and i really enjoyed this little kit, it's well worth the money.
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Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 2:51 PM

great job ken , love the spray effect . got to ask though , what's with the fly spray ?

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Posted by kpnuts on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 12:39 AM

Thanks mate. We get a lot of hornets here.

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Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 1:42 AM

haha , thought I was going to learn some new technique . still a great job mate .

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