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Bill Dixon
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Hi all

Has anybody built a "British Coastal Tanker SHELL WELDER / Scale Model Kit 1/130"?
It has been available for a few years under a dozen or so different manufacturers.
I was curious how good it is. It is short, about 403mm and might fit in a module scene.
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I can't say that I have owned or built a copy of the model in question, but my interest is piqued, as it would go nicely for a shipping/pierside module, especially with the model being just under 160 scale feet long.
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AstroGoat760 wrote:I can't say that I have owned or built a copy of the model in question, but my interest is piqued, as it would go nicely for a shipping/pierside module, especially with the model being just under 160 scale feet long.
It got my interest as well.
It's short enough to fit on a single module scene. Not sure how wide it is so it might hang a bit off of the rear of the module. Then it is a tanker and we like tank cars so it would give us a good destination for them.
Definitely work looking into. As it has been released by a dozen or so companies, it should not be too hard to find. I did notice that there was an etched detail set released and a set of decals. They might be harder to find.
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Bill Dixon wrote:Hi all

Has anybody built a "British Coastal Tanker SHELL WELDER / Scale Model Kit 1/130"?
It has been available for a few years under a dozen or so different manufacturers.
I was curious how good it is. It is short, about 403mm and might fit in a module scene.
The kit was made by British Frog company. The molds were sold to USSR in 1970s and the kits were sold then under "Novo" brand. It seems that the molds are still in Russia and the kits are made by Ark Models.

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I think Helmut and Michael from the ICV-RR Group (AG-TT-USA) have used it in the harbor segment. The tanker was converted into a bulk carrier or general cargo vessel.
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Well, I managed to snag a copy of the "Shell Welder" model kit. Now I need to get the materials needed to complete the kit and to cut it down to the waterline as well.
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