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Tug-Kenny

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HMS Illustrious
« on: June 09, 2010, 10:54:27 AM »


Thanks to Dicky D's recommendation, I have bought this Airfix Kit of the Aircraft carrier, HMS Illustrious.

My shop had them on offer for 42 so I couldn't refuse.  I show the contents of the box below after examining them.

The ship is 20 inches long, so for me, I can put it in my pocket. Should make into a nice little ship if done carefully with magnifying glasses. My original thought was to use it as a master for an enlarged scratch build, but looking at the parts I should think this was a job for life. 

We'll see how it goes.   8)

Ken


first batch .........


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Re: HMS Illustrious
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2010, 10:55:54 AM »

Second batch.

I shall of course not be using the glue supplied, but the ever faithful 'Plastic weld'. You do get a section of paints with as well, so it should all be there.  and NO, I won't be motorising it as it might sink. (don't want to increase my reputation eh !!)

ken


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Re: HMS Illustrious
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2010, 05:10:19 PM »

Thats a nice looking kit.

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Re: HMS Illustrious
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2010, 11:33:54 AM »

Hi Ken,
I also have this kit, and will be building it in the not too distance future.
However i will be motorising it  O0
i will be following thread closely. let us know if there are any problems with the kit
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Re: HMS Illustrious
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2010, 07:13:07 PM »


I started her today, Dan.    A lot of Grey bits.   :}

Let me get ahead a bit and I'll start a blog.

Ken




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Re: HMS Illustrious
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2010, 08:40:42 PM »


Blog now completed in the Warships department. 

Total build time a few hours each day. (didn't want to rush it !!)

Lovely to put together. Well manufactured piece of gear. 

     (ideal for a Hospital bed as you want for nothing except cutters, file and glue)      :}

Ken

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Re: HMS Illustrious
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2010, 11:17:07 PM »

I believe White Ensign has an etched brass set out for this kit, priced at 54.00, its got everything to super detail it including the railings, i still haven't got mine, even though i have been wanting one for the last year and a half, but as things are at the moment i thing its over priced, never mind the etched set, don't know maybe its me, but i think model kits are getting too dear.
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Re: HMS Illustrious
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2010, 06:53:20 PM »

There,s still bargains to be had on ebay,..last week a Tamiya 1/350 Bismarck went for 21,its just a case of being on at the right time,just the other day I got a MFA tracker,..American coastguard,complete with all Rc gear for 102 the kit alone is nearer 150 then there,s the 2 x torpedo 800,s, 2x prop shafts,props,extra fittings kit,battery,+ 2ch tx and rx, its 48in long x 13in
and alsol ast week one that i missed by a whisker,an Italeri S100 with 3 x Propshop propellers,these alone were 39,the whole kit went for 47

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