|Steven Kipping||16/10/2011 22:13:33|
|9 forum posts|
I'm now looking for a new home for my radio controlled model of the HMS Sheffield. This is no ordinary model though, as it's well over 12ft long. It's fully radio controlled and was built completely from scratch by my great Uncle Jack who has now passed on. Jack was a skilled engineer and had built many model boats before this one (I have 3 others of his for sale too, more detail on those to follow later).
Anyway I've made a video to introduce the model to you
and there are some pictures as well on my Flickr account
It's in need of a little cleaning up and some attention here and there where the detailing has taken some damage. Unfortunately there's no way I'm going to be able to do this model justice and get it back to it's glory days as I just don't have the time or skill. It seems a shame that this model is tucked away from public sight when it should be displayed at shows or used on boating lakes as it was built for. I have many fond memories of this beast being used on the local lake when I was a kid.
I'm looking for sensible offers for this unique model please. It comes supplied with all the blueprints that were made for it (Jack had to be security checked by the Navy before he could have copies) and plenty of research material to show how the real HMS Sheffield looked.
|neil howard-pritchard||16/10/2011 22:44:38|
1015 forum posts
I hope you don't mind but I have just put a link of your youtube video of the Sheffield on to Model boat mayhem.....I just find it stunning AND beautiful.........only wish I had room for it......WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MODEL, of a beautiful class of ship.
|Steven Kipping||16/10/2011 22:51:20|
|9 forum posts|
Hi Neil, no that's great thank you for reposting it. The more exposure it gets the better really. I want it to be seen by people and I want it to go to a good home too.
It does take up a fair amount of room that's for sure
It's always been something that I admired as a child and whenever I went to his house I wanted to see what he'd been up to. I think he enjoyed showing it as much as I enjoyed looking at it.
|Steven Kipping||31/01/2012 08:52:35|
|9 forum posts||Now sold|
Please login to post a reply.
Love Model Boats? Sign up to our emails for the latest news and special offers!
Make sure you never miss out on the latest news, product reviews and competitions with our free RSS feed
We welcome well written contributions from Website members on almost any aspect of Model Boating with a particular emphasis on practical hints, tips, experience and builds.
In order to maintain a consistent standard and format, all suggestions should first be sent to me by Personal Message for approval in principle. Only a very limited amount of time is available for editing contributions into a suitable format for placing on the website so it is important that the material is well presented, lucid and free from obvious spelling errors. I think it goes without saying that contributions should be illustrated by appropriate photos. I shall be happy to give advice on this.
The Member Contribution area offers space for short informative mini articles which would not normally find a place in Model Boats magazine. It is an opportunity for Website Members to freely share their expertise and experience but I am afraid that virtue is its own reward as there is no budget to offer more material recompense!
I look forward to receiving your suggestions.
Colin Bishop - Website Editor