Airfix 1/72 R.A.F. rescue launch – BoB group build
This is my contribution to the B o B group build ,it was an enjoyable build and has inspired me to have a go at another boat at some point, probably the Airfix Vosper if I see one at Telford,anyhow the kit went together well and the detail was very good for such an ancient kit ,I remember this on the shelf when I was kid 40 odd years ago, it was a real learning experience for me ,I don’t like using trendy “buzz words” so I’m not going to say learning curve -hang on I just said it ,Bollocks, there is lots to think about when painting boats as they are much more complicated shapes when compared to aircraft so the kit had to be built up and painted in little sub sections and assembled already painted .
If I’m honest the kit is not entirely faithful to the instructions ,I wanted to build 130 because of the interesting yellow deck but the large A/A gun in the stern (that’s the blunt end) and the canvas bags packed around the cabin are really for the later all over grey vessel however I wanted to pack in as much detail and interest into the kit as possible so I used a bit of licence.
I had go at the rigging as well and it turned out OK I think but the complicated radio array was beyond me so it was abandoned.Hope you like it guys .
P.S. I should mention that the nasty kit supplied stands are temporary !!
A big thank you to my mate Seamus for taking on the job of managing the second iModeller group build and also to everyone who took up the challenge.
Cheers guys, Neil.
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