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Airfix 1/72 RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat
kpnuts
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 04:34 AM GMT+7
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.
Harry_at_BFM
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 07:55 AM GMT+7
Good kit.

Love the Ferrari red hull.
kpnuts
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Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017 - 06:28 AM GMT+7
​​​​​​​hi all here is the next update



kpnuts
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 08:43 AM GMT+7
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.
Cosimodo
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Posted: Friday, September 08, 2017 - 06:28 PM GMT+7
The seascape looks pretty good. I sure they launched in wild weather so the waves would have been mountainous.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Saturday, September 09, 2017 - 01:37 AM GMT+7
good luck, its looking great! I have this kit in the stash, and I have built one previously. I didnt finish it because it was such a challenge to get all the parts together and lined up straight. I spent a rediculous amount of time sanding the seams on the hull
kpnuts
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Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017 - 07:17 AM GMT+7
Hi all here is the next update.




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Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017 - 08:46 AM GMT+7
kpnuts
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Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 07:11 AM GMT+7
Here is the next update, glued on the base just waiting to add the water effects.




kpnuts
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Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 05:38 AM GMT+7
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.





kpnuts
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Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 07:09 AM GMT+7
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.




kpnuts
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 03:50 AM GMT+7
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.







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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 07:24 AM GMT+7
I like your ocean!
kpnuts
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 02:52 AM GMT+7
Thanks Tim.
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.


kpnuts
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 07:26 AM GMT+7
Hi all well its finished and i really enjoyed this little kit, it's well worth the money.




Cosimodo
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 06:35 PM GMT+7
Great action scene Ken. The lifeboat ploughing its way throyughj some heavy seas. You need a couple of seamen hanging for dear life to add to the drama

cheers
Michael