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Airfix 1/144 BHC SRN4 Hovercraft
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This is a great looking project. You did an amazing job on the base. Can't wait to see more of this one.

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Thank you for all of the encouragement guys.

Now, after looking at some pics of the SRN4s on Google Images I realised the kit is supplied with the skirts "inflated" for want of a better word, so I decided some drastic surgery was needed. It was neither an easy or a pretty job, but suffice to say, after filler is applied to the gaps that are now apparent, the hovercraft will sit a lot lower to the ground (so the departing cars will not have to come down the ramp at 45 degrees!!)

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You're not fazed by a challenge are you Al. :grin:

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Looks great, Al. I should think an N gauge building of some sort would fit the bill.

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Rushed to finish this - the build of the Hovercraft was atrocious - the poorest fitting kit I have ever built I think. Close up photos show up all the blemishes and paintwork that isn't finished - but I'm hoping most people will just glance from a distance. At least I had fun doing the baseboard and the little people to try to bring the scene to life.

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Great work Al, that looks great the little people really add to the scene. Bravo.

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Brews wrote:
It must have been an experience travelling on these.

It was!

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It must have been an experience travelling on these.

It was!


I travelled to Calais on one in 1978 and my stomach still hasn't settled down yet!

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Looks good to me ... of course I'm an ocean away :lol:

Seriously, I think the water coming up onto the ramp and against the dock is just wonderfully done !!!

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Don't know about poor fit or blemishes but the model looked mightily impressive when I saw it today. Even Mrs Dazzled commented on it.

I've never travelled on one but, late in it's career, I was pretty close when one "took off" at Dover. It was amazingly graceful for such a large machine.

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Looks wonderful, Al - the water is very well done.

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Absolutely superb and a total inspiration to my own dual SRN4 diarama that I am presently building -this is on the forum in the ships and boats modelling section now


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