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    Restoraation of 24 ft HMS Prince of Wales model
    Evening all. Although retired, I am a volunteer at Fort Perch Rock, a Napoleonic fort sitting on the Mersey Estuary at New Brighton. One of the exibits is a 24ft long model of HMS Prince of Wales. It is in need of some tlc to bring it back to a suitable condition for display once more. A bit of a task, apart from quite a few minor repairs it is needs a damned good clean. I have attached some photos to illustrate the size of the task. If anyone lives near Wirral and is willing to help I will be working on the task on Tuesdays, all assistance will be greatfully recieved.
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    I think I will jump on the "latest greatest" train and go with a 3s setup. Its only money right? ๐Ÿค” Thanks for the info. Dave
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    Springer #1 (Zipp kits - Scale: 1/18)
    Looking for a fun boat? Take a look at the Springer type tugs. Zipp Kits is one manufacture that makes the Springer easy to build and inexpensive. You can easily scratch build on yourself. I bought four of these. At 18 inches long they are small and "turn on a dime" and can be quite quirky like trying to ride a wild horse - a lot of fun. You can build them in almost any style (above the deck) from looking like a real truckable pushboat (like this model) to something completely zany. Let you imagination run its course. If you follow the regulations/specifications, these boats are meant to be "one-design" that is from the deck down there as rules and dimensions that apply so the boats can compete in water sports and racing. This one is base on a real pushboat that I found on the internet. The cabin can rise up thanks to some old inkjet printer parts I save a while back.
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