A 1/144th scale resin and 3d printed kit with etch metal parts. This is a kit of the 86ft long WWI Royal Navy Ocean Class Steam Drifter design that was produced from 1917 at various boat yards around the coast of Great Britain. Made from wood and steel , it was based on a herring drifter design from the Aberdeen shipyard of A.Hall & Co. Ltd., then modified as required. 62 boats were built for the RN, with a further 63 being finished as fishing boats. After the war, they were sold off to fishermen, with a few even being requisitioned again for WWII. Their seaworthy design and with crews retrained to catch submarines rather then herring, they became good mine and sub hunters, as well as harbour defence and boom vessels.
This kit can be assembled as either a Royal Navy or as the herring fishing version, using alternative parts provided.
The kit includes cast resin upper and lower hull, split along the waterline, and a resin deckhouse. 3d printed parts are provided for the hatchways, funnel, hold covers, winch, depth charges, rowing boat, Paravane mine devices, 2lb gun and the fishing version sail.
The etch includes railings, gun platform, mast step, deck covers and the fishing version duckboards and pondboards.
Now featuring MasterModel tapered brass masts
The boat will fit with N-Gauge model railways also.
For experienced builders only. Kit contains parts for 1 boat model in 2 alternate versions.
|Product Code||NUK 6|