Agree there chap! All pocket money went up in Airfix series increments and was spent every week on said products.I'm beginning to see that now, what with your story and 4(t) I think I can hear Kate Bush in the background. I remember Tom Baker being told that his Doctor Who cheered up one lad in a children's home, meant more to the lad than he could have imagined. Seems like Airfix did the same.
Coming on nicely.
no figures in the kit, but I've a matchbox full of figures left over from the SRN4 Hovercraft build.Of course, I'm making the presumption that, at 1:140 scale, there'll be crew figures in the kit.
I think it gives a good overview of what state a hard-worked working vessel would be in. The ship of today gives a false impression because it is kept clean and shiny for the tourists.That's an amazing shot of her bow, not seen that before, thanks for posting it, it seems she was well thought of even back then to get a decent picture of her.
Looks really good. Interesting to see you call it a sprite - I always thought it was "bowsprit".the Sprite mast with it's standing black rigging tied up with the Dolphin striker.
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the mast stays in place. These were steel cable in their day, able to brace the masts against the forces of nature.
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first piece of sail in, the Spanker.
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