📝 Matchbox 1/72.HMS Bluebell. Out of Reserve for 2020
Having been laid up for a very long time I have decided to bring out of reserve HMS Bluebell for the spring 2020 amongst other projects to finish.
Originally built with my then very young boys in 1979 from the original Matchbox kit she was fitted with an old Taycol Target motor and no R/C (couldn’t afford it then)
Over the years she has given valiant service and a lot of the weathering is genuine muck and grime from the ponds.
Just fitted a new motor as the Taycol was on its last legs but in itself will now become a refurbishment project and a Viper Speed controller.
I may try and squeeze in a smoke generator at some point.
The front turret rotates as well.
Like me the radio control is getting on in years but still works a dream with the original rechargeable batteries which still hold their charge.
We still love this boat and hopefully she will sail on for years to come.
Happy Days 👍
Ps, sorry the Port running light is on upside down.