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Airfix 1/72 scale Severn Class Lifeboat
"Rescue Station Stornoway"

by Derek Derks


"Rescue Station Stornoway"


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Airfix's 1/72 scale Severn Class Lifeboat is available online from Squadron for only $29.93!

Description

 

The 1/72 scale Severn Class Lifeboat from Airfix was a pleasure to construct assisted by its excellent instructions. These are especially helpful for the interior.  

The majority of the time was consumed with the extensive color scheme. All colors used were from Tamiya. The model was completely constructed, without the mast, before it received its first layer of Tamiya matt white. Five coats of orange took were required get the correct coverage. The lifeboat was placed full hull in the water.

 

 

The rescue station itself was constructed entirely from Evergreen plastic. I used a real rescue station photograph as an example.

The floating raft is able to move on the incoming and outgoing tide. The gangway from the helipad to the raft moves on a rail system to stay lined up.

The raft has its own water supply and a small power station to keep the ship batteries in good order. This also takes care of the ventilation system on board the ship. The “Stornoway” is connected to the water and electricity point.

 

 

The water was made from two-part epoxy resin.

The sailors are from Preiser, while the pilot is from Airfix

I would like to thank the management of Airfix for bringing this model on the model market. It was excellent to build.

For more information on the real lifeboat search: Severn Class Lifeboat on Google.

 

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  • Airfix Seern Class Lifeboat by Derek Derks: Image
  • Airfix Seern Class Lifeboat by Derek Derks: Image
  • Airfix Seern Class Lifeboat by Derek Derks: Image
  • Airfix Seern Class Lifeboat by Derek Derks: Image
  • Airfix Seern Class Lifeboat by Derek Derks: Image
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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2009 by Derek Derks
Page Created 15 June, 2009
Last Updated 16 June, 2009

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