Author Topic: Airfix 1/72 RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat  (Read 1628 times)

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Airfix 1/72 RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat
« on: September 04, 2017, 12:37:40 AM »
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.

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Re: Airfix 1/72 RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2017, 02:30:04 AM »
​​​​​​​hi all here is the next update




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Re: Airfix 1/72 RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 04:45:49 AM »
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.

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Re: Airfix 1/72 RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2017, 08:06:37 AM »
I've seen images/film of these or similar boats ploughing through seas just like that.

Try not to have her facing the wave too square-on at this stage. The trick, so I'm told, to getting over big waves is to go up the face at an angle, then to kick the rudder over to take the crest square-on & ride straight down the back of the wave. Then you kick the rudder over to go up the next wave face at an angle, repeating the process.

I was told this by a Norwegian freighter captain when I was in my mid-teens, as he was doing the above with a 30,000-tonne cargo ship in the seas at the edge of a cyclone. (He admitted that she wasn't as spritely as the corvette he had been XO of in his national service days.)
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Re: Airfix 1/72 RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2017, 07:02:55 AM »
Looks feasible.

Here on the US West Coast, about mid-California northwards and all along the B.C.
Coast up to Alaska, we have some of the roughest waters in the world. So images of the USCG boats in the surf are
common.


USCG 47' out of Tillamook Bay, Oregon


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Re: Airfix 1/72 RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2017, 06:47:02 PM »
Thanks guys.

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Re: Airfix 1/72 RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2017, 05:09:59 AM »
very cool.  Look forward to seeing it finished

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Re: Airfix 1/72 RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2017, 03:05:42 AM »
Hi all here's the next update, I've heard lots of people say this is a bad fitting kit but I have to say it seems spot on to me (so far anyway) just a trial fit of the top cabin nothing fixed yet I'm toying with the idea of making it removable to show the detailed interior.





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Re: Airfix 1/72 RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2017, 02:19:19 AM »
I've got to say for pocket money prices this is a really detailed kit I'm really enjoying it, I must have the one good fitting kit airfix made of it because I've got to say so far it's been a perfect fit no problems at all I wonder if there is a bigger than 1/72 model of this kit.

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Re: Airfix 1/72 RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2017, 09:39:56 AM »
Eeyeuw! Orange! :o

You did a great job getting that looking good! :smiley:

Great build all 'round, so far. 8)
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Re: Airfix 1/72 RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2017, 03:19:54 AM »
 Hi all here is the next update.





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Re: Airfix 1/72 RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2017, 04:10:32 PM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Airfix 1/72 RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2017, 03:12:48 AM »
Here is the next update, glued on the base just waiting to add the water effects.





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Re: Airfix 1/72 RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2017, 01:41:58 AM »
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.






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Re: Airfix 1/72 RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2017, 01:53:11 AM »
Looking damn fine!! :smiley:
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