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SS Shengking 1/96 scale model information
« 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? :-))


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Re: SS Shengking 1/96 scale model information
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2019, 09:13:08 PM »

Hi yes is the answer pm sent to you.

Stan.
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Re: SS Shengking 1/96 scale model information
« Reply #2 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!!
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Re: SS Shengking 1/96 scale model information
« Reply #3 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 :-))
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Re: SS Shengking 1/96 scale model information
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2019, 07:22:24 PM »

Stan is truly, The Man :-))
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