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Airfix 1/72 RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat

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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.
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I intend to put it on a base in a very rough sea.
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This will be interesting Ken. I have read there are a few fit issues with. I have always fancied building one of these,

Cheers Andy

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Hi all here's the next update.
Do you think this water is ok not to steep?
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I won't get any more done for a week as I'm on hols.
 

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I'm sure that the crew would probably consider it a moderate sea, these boats were designed for worse and to be self righting when they capsize. Go for it!

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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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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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I heard a lot about fit issues too Ken, didn't experience any myself, some minor tweaking and fettling but that is about it. Really nice kit and you've done it proud!

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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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That's looking rather nice. May be tempted to try another one as I ruined my last one a few years ago. As for the sea state; I've been slamming on a '23 and seen those Severn class out and about so no worries there. It'll be a good tribute to the worthy volunteers of the RNLI.

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