1/72 Airfix Vosper MTB
My 1/72 Airfix Vosper MTB.
All I have replaced is the steps on the rear. Cut the solid ones off and made new ones from thin copper wire, also made a ring on the bow for the anchor rope as well as made a coiled anchor rope, but wire on the side rail and put antennas and mast stays on. The wire on the side rails has since been removed and replaced with 0.30mm rigging thread which looks straighter and about the right thickness.
Portholes were done using white glue to make their glass.
The model was painted using a brush and Vallejo Model Color paints.
Made a new boat number decal as the kit only supplys the numbers 385 – 389.
The rest of the kit is straight OOB – pic of original boat posted as this is what I used for a reference.
This has been done as 382 which was a Vosper 73ft type 1 MTB and was based with the 31st Flotilla at Folkstone:
Builder: Vosper (Portchester).
31st MTB Flotilla. Sold (1947).
07. 08. 1944 -(10. 1945)
T/Lt. J.F. Russell-Smith, RNVR
01. 07. 1944 -(10. 1945)
T/S.Lt. J.F. Crewdson, RNVR
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