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    Kingfisher (Slipper Launch)
    8 Photos ยท 19 Likes ยท 12 Comments
    Boat Length
    36" (91.44 cm)
    Boat Weight
    1kg (35 oz)
    Motor Type
    Brushed
    Drive Type
    Direct
    Props
    Single
    Battery Type
    NiMH
    Prop Type
    3 Blade
    Prop Size
    30mm
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG
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    I had a wish for some sort of nostalgic type of classic motor boat, had considered the beautiful Riva variants but settled for the Thames Slipper Launch the kit suited my pocket at the time and I had often admired the ones I had seen.
    The kit ended up a present and was started at the beginning of 2022.
    The kit looked and turned out to be straightforward with the laser cut parts very well made and easy to release. The build took about 3 months and had some changes from the instructions including planked deck, wooden seats and change of windscreen plus lots of pretty bits.
    There is a Build Blog of this model on this Site.
    In my view it is good value kit, not difficult to build and it looks lovely on the water or as a display model.

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    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
    โœง 28 Views ยท 3 Likes
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    I have found some photos of Kingfisher on the water which would look lots better if she had a crew which I still haven't
    got.
    all the best ChrisG
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    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Sorry I have no still photos of her cruising but I am trying to work out how to post a short and not very good video of her on this website.
    I am sure it is possible but I need help, please.
    Regards ChrisG
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    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TerryH ( Midshipman)
    โœง 44 Views ยท 1 Like
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    I sailed mine 3 times in the summer now just on display till next year
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    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
    โœง 51 Views ยท 3 Likes
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    I had no idea this is THE kit. I saw it some time ago. Yours looks waaaaaay better. Those original chairs are absolutely horrid.
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    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง PhilH ( Warrant Officer)
    โœง 51 Views ยท 1 Like
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    Hi very beautiful boat I have been looking at these myself you have made a well built model๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    โœง 54 Views ยท 2 Likes
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    You've done a magnificent job on her. I have the same kit stashed away so this might inspire me to make a start.
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    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง flaxbybuck ( Captain)
    โœง 51 Views ยท 1 Like
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    What a lovely looking boat, and so beautifully finished. Any pics of her on the water yet ? ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
    โœง 52 Views ยท 1 Like
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    Lovely, any pics ๐Ÿ“ธ on the water?
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    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
    โœง 62 Views ยท 3 Likes
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    That is a beautiful boat! Nice job.
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    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง quattroo ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
    โœง 59 Views ยท 1 Like
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    i do like that pretty little thing ๐Ÿ‘
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    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
    โœง 64 Views ยท 1 Like
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    Hello Andy
    Try Ebay I just typed Slipper Launch Boat Kit and up it came I think it is now a little cheaper ยฃ60 + 6 p&p.
    I think a reasonable price for what it is.
    Glad you like mine.
    Regards ChrisG
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    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
    โœง 65 Views ยท 2 Likes
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    That is beautiful. I keep thinking of making one of this kind as I always had a soft spot for them.
    Problem is I can't find anything cheap. Do you have any recommendation or know someone who might have one in their stash?

    Can't wait to see it in action, sir.



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