SRN4 Hovercraft British Rail

Tim Marlow

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This is turning into a nice build of an interesting subject. I’m enjoying this Colin.
 

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I know its a bit sad but I like quickbuild kits!!!
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Colin

As Tim said an interesting build but not an easy one by the looks of it. Keep up the great work.

Andrew
 

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Stage 6 complete the roof
So I have now completed the roof to the best of my ability including the control cabin point of note for anyone building this the control cabin does not line up at the bottom you line it up at the top this because on the main roof there is a stepped up area will fills in the misalignment at the bottom
All the engine pylons and propellers subject to touching up the tips if required all that leaves to do now is the lifeboat canisters and the anchors decals and a final touch up where needed hopefully without making it worse sometimes it’s best to leave as is
I want to add more detail to the canisters to represent the metal fastenings which wrap around the circumference of the canister and a longitudinal one from end to end I have an idea which I will try out which does not involve trying to paint a tiny 1/2mm wide strip of paint around each canister twice a feat which is beyond me A01F53F5-9A4E-400C-8A70-EED39DEB3B46.jpegBA1FA0F6-68AB-4809-B930-ADBB979ED8FA.jpegF8C9C1E0-2C90-4AB8-B3FE-E98A3C4DE006.jpegF79C4F1A-9F79-4C94-A85D-D8FFEA1807AA.jpegCA68E76B-6C87-441E-BD48-A273ADC3D0BF.jpeg19BDA3D7-2AF8-402B-B1D4-3E7CD2703F2C.jpeg
 

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Looking sweet Colin.
 

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Stage 7 completed the model

So we have reached the final stage in this build namely finishing off and recalling
Added the lifeboat canisters and added extra detail by wrapping paper flower wire around the canisters to represent the metal banding I couldn’t do the longitudinal ones so gave up with those after adding the ladders to the upper deck all that was left to do was the recalling 2 of which totally disintegrated one of the engine pylon which I managed to salvage half of it and both the Seaspeed’s you’ll see one is missing from the clear side the other I made up a replacement using a drawing program on the pc and printing it out on white paper which was then trimmed as close to lettering as I could get the clear side one proved impossible represent without it looking awful so I left it out
The other thing is their is 1 handrail missing from the painted side no idea where that went or whether it was in the original box and finally the roof fit disastrous would be an understatement but as this is a cutaway type model I’ve just placed it on the top of hull as is no point trying to force it into place it has a longitudinal warp so it’s higher in the middle than at the ends which would place both parts the hull and the roof under a lot of pressure
All that leaves are the cars to be added and I might scratch build an observation booth for the car deck although I can’t seem to determine was this only added to the series 400 stretched versions which this not
Anyway I hope you like it as I always it’s not perfect but it’s the best I can manage given my skill set


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