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  1. Finally got around to starting this It was tricky to work out where the demarcation is on the hull but here s my effort
  2. I started the design of this boat this morning for a friend, it will be finished probably tomorrow. Once printed it will be 60 mm long, but can be declined in different sizes. Here is the model on the plan which is almost generic for the time. The boat is covered here, not with a boat cover, but with removable sheet metal plates. The material is more durable and waterproof. This is not the final model because there are still some details to be rectified and added, pulleys etc..
  3. This is one of those builds that I really wanted to do as it brought back many memories of my time as a young kid rushing down to my local lifeboat station to watch them launch the boat down a steep ramp. The sight of the bow hitting the water and the large spray of water being thrown up was something else to a young lad. My local station was at Newhaven (Sussex) and that is why I used this name. Alas, the one I used to watch was not the robust Severn Class but I just wanted to have something to display. This kit is the new model as I read so much negative stuff about the old Airfix kit and so I decided to be patient and wait for it to come out. I had no major problems overall but the hull was a bit tricky to do. In the end I chose to glue the hull parts in stages and this seemed to work for me. I hope you enjoy viewing the pictures and thanks for taking an interest. A video can be found HERE and I will post some WIP pictures that show the internal work.
  4. Junkers Ju 88A/C Life Boat (7468) 1:72 CMK by Special Hobby There is a large group of modellers who like to open up all areas of their models and add extra detail and this set for the life raft container in the rear fuselage of the Ju 88 will appeal to them. This set from CMK is suitable for the Revell kits. The set arrives in the usual yellow-themed CMK blister pack, with the instructions sandwiched between the resin parts and the header card. Inside are three resin parts on two casting blocks, consisting of the housing. the raft and the access door. The casting is up to the usual high standards from CMK/Special Hobby with minimal clean up being needed. The housing is very thin and car will be needed if you want to remove the casting block, though as this will be inside the fuselage there is not real need. Conclusion Detail is excellent, with some work this will give your model a little extra realism on top of that already provided. Review sample courtesy of
  5. Having put it off for quite some time, recently I decided to start attacking my 1/76 Mersey-class lifeboat. £18 is a bit of a steal for a 3D printed kit of this size, so I was quite happy when it arrived. Unfortunately, the more I look at it the more inaccuracies I find to correct - most notable of which is that the hull is quite considerably too shallow. There are also some significant errors around the cabin windows and flying bridge, as well as an incorrect hatch. The deck is also too low and the stern profile seems too flat. That being said, there aren't too many options out there for an all-weather lifeboat (especially if you want something smaller than a Severn) so I decided to see what could be done with it. I'll also be building a Shannon too at some point so we'll see how they compare. Work so far has mostly consisted of trying to smooth off the very 'stepped print and removing some of the more crude detailing. The deck height is slowly getting there, though still a few layers to go at the bow before smoothing it all off. I tried shaping the stern to match the curved profile of the actual vessels & think it looks better though not perfect, but having run out of material to shape it'll have to do. I've also cut away the inaccurate parts from the rear. Again, it won't be perfect as I'm not convinced the window spacing is 100% but hopefully it'll look better. I think the cabin may be too tall already but I'm going to have to add a mm or 2 to the roof to get the proportions right relative to the windows. The front cabin windows also need reducing in height as they should match the sides. In all honesty, if I was to make another of these I think I'd use the hull and build the deck and cabin from scratch, but too late now!
  6. At 0900 Hrs on New Years Day, 771 Squadron at RNAS Culdrose stood down from its Search and Rescue commitment and handed over to Bristows. Three days earlier on the 29th December three local lifeboats (Penlee, Lizard and Falmouth) gathered at Kilcobben Cove on the Lizard for one final joint exercise with 771 Squadron. The event was publicised on the local radio and via social media and a small crowd turned out to witness the exercise. The Squadron is due to stand down at the end of March 2016. And finally here is 'Coastguard 924' working up at Newquay earlier in December.
  7. Hi Everyone, Here is my 5th completed model for 2015, the Airfix 1:72 scale RNLI Severn class lifeboat, 17-36 Ivan Ellen. The Ivan Ellen is the replacement for the Solomon Browne, which was lost on December 19th 1981 trying to save the crew of the coaster Union Star. This is the 2nd Airfix lifeboat I have built. I used the following colours for this build : Humbrol 18 Orange (spray & enamel), Revell Gunship Grey, Revell Fiery Red, Revell Night Blue, Revell/Tamiya Black, Humbrol 34 White. Here are the photos. I will be presenting the model to its intended recipient on April 18th, so I will know whether she likes it. I will let you know. All the best, Rick
  8. Hi Everyone, Here is another project for 2015, this one has a deadline as it is another commission build for my step mum's birthday in April. She is from Cornwall originally and has heard about the Penlee lifeboat tragedy in 1981. She has always liked my previous lifeboat build, which is the current Penlee Severn class lifeboat and so I agreed to build another one for her birthday. I will be getting a display case for the lifeboat as soon as it is completed. Thanks to cmatthewbacon for sending me the kit, I will be donating to the RNLI as soon as the build is completed. We agreed this in lieu of any payment for the kit. Anyway here are the photos of the kit as I have primed it. First update will be following soon as I really have to get a start on this build. I'm hoping to improve on the way I built my previous lifeboat. Rick
  9. Hi Everyone, I'm planning on doing a Severn class lifeboat as my step mum's 65th birthday present, possibly with a sea base. But I am especially interested if there are any aftermarket parts I.e. etch parts that can be got for it ? I am also thinking about including some crew members and am just wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of a set which might work ? Thanks in advance, Rick
  10. Hi Everyone, Here is one of my birthday presents. I am working on this project whilst working on the Enterprise E and USS Ronald Reagan CVN-76. This is the Airfix 1:72 scale of the RNLI Severn class lifeboat, which when completed is 23.6cm from bow to stern and 7.8 cm wide and composed of 189 parts. It has a skill level of 2 The photo below shows the first 4 stages of the build completed. I will be painting the deck colour tonight. More photos tomorrow.
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