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JR22/05/2008 11:18:00
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Looks almost like an arun lifeboat hull and superstructure
neil howard-pritchard22/05/2008 14:11:00
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not a lot to see from that angle, any more pics from profile/
JR23/05/2008 11:59:00
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there are more pics on the gallery including a side view which is what my suggestion is based on
neil howard-pritchard23/05/2008 12:20:00
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bit of a hybrid really, of some artistic liscence.

What it isn't is an Arun, either the production lifeboat, or the prototype 52-01.

The prototype 01 had a different shaped hull and stern, and the production boat had side wells abeam for casualty removal from the sea.

I thought it could be the Lauchlin designed Brede class but has a totally wrong superstructure for that boat and the hull doesn't look right, and although the superstructure is a little like the cancelled FCB2 the hull is somewhat wrong for that( I think). sorry to be doom and gloom but I don't think it's a lifeboat model at all.

mick23/05/2008 18:14:00
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you could probably  make one of the  overseas  lifeboats ie a french or Germany or Swedish lifeboat

or pilot boat  just check  around  and get some pics off  the net  thats what i would  do nice project

hope this helps would look better than an ordinary  work-boat or pleasure craft  

Paul T23/05/2008 18:47:00
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Here is a nice pair of pictures of FCB 2 , the unidentifed model has all the looks and style of this boat but the after deck on the model is a little to long, however with small additions the model would make a first rate copy of this little known RNLI craft.
http://www.modelboats.co.uk/sites/2/images/member_albums/1859/Dunge-7.jpg





http://www.modelboats.co.uk/sites/2/images/member_albums/1859/afloat.jpg



http://www.modelboats.co.uk/sites/2/images/member_albums/1859/60ab_1.jpg



mick24/05/2008 11:31:00
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to the fat controller

great subject and it would look good  as you said with mods  it would look great and i always

like

something different good choice as usual  mick 

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