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Liverpool Twin - Lifeboat
« on: July 19, 2021, 07:38:51 pm »


               Is anyone building Dave Metcalf`s Liverpool Twin 1/12 scale Lifeboat,
               If so how is the kit going.

                 Bryan.
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Re: Liverpool Twin - Lifeboat
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2021, 01:57:46 pm »

RNLI RC LIFEBOATS on Facebook have lots of info on this model.


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Re: Liverpool Twin - Lifeboat
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2021, 02:27:34 pm »

Hi
Yes I am building it. I am normally a warship scratch builder but  l have built the Rother lifeboat also by Dave Metcalf .
The Liverpool is not too bad although I have found a few problems with incorrect measurements and part numbering in the instructions . The under deck cut out for the cabin is not in the correct place and I had to modify the opening .Fitting the deck beams was also a bit frustrating they needed a lot of work to get a decent fit. I fitted two MFA 400 motors and they seemed to give a nice scale performance on the water. Be prepared to do a lot of wood staining and varnishing too . The cabin was a bit of a challenge as I decided to plank it with mahogany planking instead of the dolls house paper supplied but it looks good especially after 14 coats of clear varnish.
I have just finished Making up the buoyancy boxes , the port side ones needed work as the bottom panels were too long and had to be cut back.
Have had to put build to one side at moment due to completing warship commission build .
David
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