Airfix A50044 1:144 Scale WASA Gift Set Classic Ship Gift Set inc Paints Glue and Brushes less than half price - £12.60 delivered @ Amazon + £2 MP3 Credit - HotUKDeals
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Airfix A50044 1:144 Scale WASA Gift Set Classic Ship Gift Set inc Paints Glue and Brushes less than half price - £12.60 delivered @ Amazon + £2 MP3 Credit

£12.60 @ Amazon
The Wasa (Vasa) sank within one nautical mile of the start of her maiden voyage in 1628 before she even left the Stockholm archipelago. She was raised in 1961 and is permanent display in the city. Thi… Read More
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The Wasa (Vasa) sank within one nautical mile of the start of her maiden voyage in 1628 before she even left the Stockholm archipelago. She was raised in 1961 and is permanent display in the city. This set comes with 10 Humbrol Acrylic Paints, Precision Poly and Paint Brushes to complete the model.
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Model Scale - 1:120 Number of Parts - 106 Requires Painting - Yes Dimensions (mm) - L395 x W355 The Wasa (Vasa) sank within one nautical mile of the start of her maiden voyage in 1628 before she even left the Stockholm archipelago. She was raised in 1961 and is permanent display in the city. This set also includes 12 Humbrol Acrylic Paints, Humbrol Precision Poly and Paint Brushes.
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#1
Good price for a kit this size and complexity ;-)
#2
Hot :thumbsup: - just bought it - guess I must be slightly drunk.
My brother never finished his kit when we were kids - so it'll be good to see how it looks finished :lol:
#3
It's worth noting on all these deals saying £2 MP3 credit that you only get 1 credit per account , NOT 1 credit for every purchase of £10 or more on any account .

Also this is only 7" long , not that big at all for a model ship , unless Amazon have the dimensions wrong .
#4
Arrr. This be a good deal me hearties.
#5
Tallyho
It's worth noting on all these deals saying £2 MP3 credit that you only get 1 credit per account , NOT 1 credit for every purchase of £10 or more on any account .

Also this is only 7" long , not that big at all for a model ship , unless Amazon have the dimensions wrong .


Valid comment on the MP3 Credit.

Amazon do have both versions of the dimensions they give wrong; Wasa was around 230 feet including bowsprit the model is in 1:144 scale so is considerably longer than 7" (170mm) - around 20" (500mm) :thumbsup:

P.S. Mine shipped this morning :) Arr!
#6
The rigging and tackle blocks will drive you mental.
Good luck
#7
Yep i remember doing the Victory as a kid. A right bitch to get all the rigging correct lol !

PS this is how mine turned out :whistling:

http://go2marine.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/wasa.jpg
#8
Hmm, description is a bit off? Checked the airfix site:

Plastic scale model kit
1:144 Scale
Skill level: 4 (where 1 is for the beginner and 4 is for the more experienced modeller)
Dimensions: length 170mm x width 170mm
Number of parts: 229
Requires painting: yes

Doesnt seem very big? but still hot cos its half price :)
#9
timod
Hmm, description is a bit off? Checked the airfix site:

Plastic scale model kit
1:144 Scale
Skill level: 4 (where 1 is for the beginner and 4 is for the more experienced modeller)
Dimensions: length 170mm x width 170mm
Number of parts: 229
Requires painting: yes

Doesnt seem very big? but still hot cos its half price :)


As I've already explained a 230 foot ship at 1:144 scale will be around 20" (500mm) long overall.

The Airfix site also is either wrong on the dimensions or the scale - as the scale is plastered all over the box we know this isn't 170mm long! :lol:

P.S. Squelds - that's a fantastic looking model - (I certainly won't be posting pictures of my attempt ;-))

Care to give any tips on the painting and rigging?

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