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Mess Deck: General Section => Model Boating => Topic started by: raflaunches on July 21, 2019, 08:17:23 PM

Title: SS Shengking 1/96 scale model information
Post by: raflaunches on July 21, 2019, 08:17:23 PM
Hi everyone


A quick question regarding the fore mentioned ship above. I bought it off eBay a little while back and I thought it was a wooden hull but when it arrived much to my surprise itís a GRP hull. I will say that it didnít say it was either just my interpretation of the pictures provided!
Plans that came with it are by J Pottinger and are very good quality showing some great detail. Whilst many of you will be saying why I bought it being a civvie boat but Iíve done some research in to the real Shengking and she was commandeered by the RAF during WW2! So Iíve got a connection!


My question is: did anyone make a GRP hull of the SS Shengking in 1/96 scale? I donít want to upset any true scratch builder of GRP hulls but itís a bit too good unless someone knew what they were doing for it not be of manufactured origin. I canít find any reference to a hull being available... any ideas? :-))


(https://i.ibb.co/2Mz9vmm/1-C06-FFB2-329-B-47-A7-B2-D6-4-E5-D9922-A5-FF.jpg) (https://ibb.co/2Mz9vmm) (https://i.ibb.co/h8GDqGM/B2-F954-D2-9-B3-A-4-FDF-A07-B-6517-F889-C6-CA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/h8GDqGM) (https://i.ibb.co/WfxZcmV/040-F2-E69-457-A-4-BE7-B3-D7-9-DC57-CB3680-D.jpg) (https://ibb.co/WfxZcmV) (https://i.ibb.co/B3jnfsv/563-D9478-0919-4666-BC10-09-CFB31933-A5.jpg) (https://ibb.co/B3jnfsv) (https://i.ibb.co/fQqJ9DW/45-D994-B5-796-A-441-B-BEBC-E8-B6-C4128-EE9.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fQqJ9DW)
Title: Re: SS Shengking 1/96 scale model information
Post by: Stan on July 21, 2019, 09:13:08 PM
Hi yes is the answer pm sent to you.

Stan.
Title: Re: SS Shengking 1/96 scale model information
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on July 22, 2019, 07:12:43 PM
I am going to throw a hat at ABCO, who moved the moulds onto Models by Design, who don't list it anymore...Well, that's what I think happened anyway!!
Title: Re: SS Shengking 1/96 scale model information
Post by: raflaunches on July 22, 2019, 07:17:04 PM
Hi unbuiltnautilus


You are correct, just had a nice chat with Stan. The moulds are now held by Mountfleet Models, and were roughly produced at the same time as the Clan Ross hull.


Thanks Stan for the chat :-))
Title: Re: SS Shengking 1/96 scale model information
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on July 22, 2019, 07:22:24 PM
Stan is truly, The Man :-))