About the model
A superbly detailed model which lends itself to so much extra detailing you may never want to finish it.
Due to the nature of the subject there is lots of scope for weathering. These ships served long and under harsh conditions, and when completed the model looks so real you can almost smell the salt air! A fantastic nostalgic subject that will be the pride of place in any fleet.
Prototype history (click)
An Armed Drifter of the First and Second World War periods. literally hundreds of these Steel or Wooden vessels were taken into The Royal Navy Auxiliary Service and converted in yards around the country. Given light armaments and manned by a mixture of raw hostilities only ratings and experienced fishermen they carried out many duties, as Tenders, Harbour Defence, Minesweeping etc. Ours is of a Steel Minesweeper and is from the yard drawings of Alexander Hall of Aberdeen.
Model specifications (click)
Length: 43 inches (1092 mm)
Beam: 9 inches (229 mm)
Displacement: 16 to 18lbs
Suitable for static display, free running or 2 plus function radio control
What's in the kit (click)
- GRP Moulded hull, superstructure and ships boats complete with super b surface detail
- Printed wood
- Over 800 white metal fittings
- All necessary wood, cordage, tube etc
- Full size drawing & instruction book
- Propshaft & propeller
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