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Associated19/04/2016 07:32:10
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got a Thames river police kit so made a start putting it together last night , using pva wood glue as instructed so can only do small stages at a time while glue drys . Has anyone built one of these before ? I believe it's a aerokit but correct me if I'm wrong ?

How do you upload pictures on here ? Done it before but forgotten how ! Upload pictures to a album on the photo section but how do I get from there to a thread ?

Matt

Dave Milbourn19/04/2016 08:21:13
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**LINK**

Associated19/04/2016 09:01:57
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Thanks Dave I have Sussed it now .

Tony Hadley19/04/2016 09:55:20
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Matt, here is some information on the original -

The photograph shows the full sized Police Launch at Waterloo in 1940.

Phil Smith (Veron's designer) based the model on a 1:12 scale model held in the NMM. The link shows the model.

**LINK**

police launch @ waterloo 1940.jpg

I built one some years ago, which I was never happy with. The model suffered heavy damage whilst stored in the shed during a cold winter and I scrapped it. Will have a look for some photographs to post.

Does your model have the roof mounted air horns supplied? The original ones as supplied in the 1950s/60s//70s Veron kit are still available and are in Reade Models range of fittings.

Associated19/04/2016 10:00:22
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Seems a good quality kit but time will tell , no it has not got any horns . I will add pictures as I go if your interested? Yes post some pictures please .

Dodgy Geezer19/04/2016 14:34:31
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Posted by Associated on 19/04/2016 07:32:10:

got a Thames river police kit so made a start putting it together last night , using pva wood glue as instructed so can only do small stages at a time while glue drys . Has anyone built one of these before ? I believe it's a aerokit but correct me if I'm wrong ?

How do you upload pictures on here ? Done it before but forgotten how ! Upload pictures to a album on the photo section but how do I get from there to a thread ?

Matt

 

 

If it's one of these, it's Veron : **LINK**

If it's one of these, it's Aerokits: **LINK**

I think the original Veron kit was balsa - the Aerokits would have been ply.  I understand that both are ply now...

 

 

Edited By Dodgy Geezer on 19/04/2016 14:36:04

Associated19/04/2016 15:04:31
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It's a aerokit but not that boat listed .

Dodgy Geezer20/04/2016 07:01:27
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That's odd. I don't know of any other aerokits police launch. Where did you get it from?
Associated20/04/2016 07:17:06
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I got this one given to me from a friend who's late father was going to build it .

Dodgy Geezer20/04/2016 08:35:34
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Are you sure that it's a 'Police Launch', then? Here is a list with pictures of most of the Aerokits range - which one does it look like? **LINK**

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