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Courageous

RAF Air Sea Rescue Launch, 1944

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Recently completed is my interpretation of an RAF Air Sea Rescue Launch of 1944 using the Airfix kit.

Built mainly from the box with a few changes.

  • MG mounts replaced with scratch items.
  • Kit Mg's replaced with Coastal Craft offerings.
  • Retained the kit Oerlikon mount but the Oerlikon itself was replaced with a Coastal Craft item.
  • Aerials and rigging made from Uschi line.
  • Hull painted with Halford's black. Deck upwards was Colourcoats enamels.
  • Kit decals.
  • Most of the model was weathered with a wash and then 'knocked-back' to make it more subtle.
  • Sea base is insulation board, painted a dark blue/ grey from Halford's. Coated with layer of Liquitex Acrylic Pouring Medium and stippled with Valejo Acrylic Gel. The launch wash is made from 'teddy bear' filling.

 

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Work in Progress here:

See it in the flesh at SMW at the weekend.

 

Stuart

 

 

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Stuart - Cracking job - the best example I've seen of these wonderful boats.

Great finish on the Whaleback - super job on the cage aerials and the scramble nets and to cap it off you've captured the motion with the sea-scape and spray

One to be proud of - looking forwards to seeing this in the flesh - Saturday?

Rob

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6 hours ago, robgizlu said:

Cracking job

Much appreciated Rob but you'll have to take some credit as your own builds have shown me what can be done. And yes, it'll be at SMW.

 

Stuart

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That looks fantastic Stuart, pity I'm too far away to see it in person, some very inspirational stuff in it for mine one of these days.

Steve.

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And what a beauty she is too.

 

Excellent work there Stuart!

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Gidday Stuart, I think it is a very good build all round, but for me it is the spray that really sets it off. The teddy-bear's sacrifice wasn't in vain. Regards, Jeff.

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Brilliantly done Stuart :goodjob:

 

Regards

Richard

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Cheers guys. Got a lot of attention at the Nationals, so I'm well chuffed.

 

Stuart

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Hi Stuart, shame it was such a brief meeting I did come back a couple of times but you were prowling the halls .....

1 hour ago, Courageous said:

so I'm well chuffed.

 

and so you should be of both boats :clap2:

 

Kev

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Superb! Really like the base. Good effort.

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That looks very fine indeed Stuart. Bravo.

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Beautifully done Stuart,love the movement the base gives an impression of.

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Saw it in the flesh at Telford but hadn't caught this RFI yet.

 

Lovely job.

 

Terry

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27 minutes ago, Terry1954 said:

Saw it in the flesh at Telford but hadn't caught this RFI yet.

...how's your launch coming along Terry?

 

Stuart

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11 hours ago, Courageous said:

...how's your launch coming along Terry?

Yes, sort of!

 

Terry

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