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Offline highlander0108

Re: Airfix QE2
« Reply #20 on: Apr 09, 2013, 01:04 AM »
Well done!!  You've almost shamed me into starting my own Airfix model of QE2, which has been hanging around since she was retired and with me not having the enthusiasium to see it through!
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Offline jamesatmaisonverre

Re: Airfix QE2
« Reply #21 on: Apr 09, 2013, 10:55 AM »
Hi Lads,
Glad you like the kit. It took a while but that’s because I had other builds on as well. I am collecting as many ocean liners as possible. The QE2 was a special build for me because of my personal association with it. I am doing a display called the four queens. The QE2, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and QM2. I am up against a few challenges though most of which I have overcome. You can see the back of the Queen Elizabeth in the above picks. This model I found very difficult to get. I remember I had this model over ten years ago and it cost me £10. It ended up in the dump which I am ashamed of now but in hindsight I just did not have the modelling maturity to appreciate it. This time is cost me 4 times more on ebay but was well worth it in my view considering how hard it is to get this model now. The second obstacle is the Queen Mary. There is no good model of it out there so I am scratch building most of the revell kit which is working out well. For those interested, you can follow the progress at the following link.

http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=147366&p=0&e=0&sid=1cb982479b666b205b4df6ab77bde0bf

This is a slow build alright but will be fabulous when completed. I have to say my favourite ship is the Queen Elizabeth, such a shame it got destroyed. I will post the pictures of it when it is finished.
Highlander, you should definitely get cracking on your kit, it actually does not take that long to build. The hardest part is the bootline but after that your sailing. (excuse the pun).
I also built the 1:1200 qe2 qnd I have to say it took 3 days and what a model it is. I have decided to do another display of the revell 1:1200 series and QM” is the last one to be finished soon. You can view pics and review of the QE2 on the below link.
http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=144860&p=561030&hilit=1%3A1200+qe2#p561030
Alan I definite think QE2 wont be coming home unfortunately and will become a victim of the dubai pride. It china gets her, she is ruined. They will turn her into a floating Chinese restaurant. The Chinese are not exactly fans of the british conception, nostalgia and design. You only have to look at the rubbish that’s exported out of there from your local pound shop. Dubai are also going to try and make their losses back hence the 10 year lease and rent. It’s terrible when you consider how trashy and Americanised the Queen Mary has become even to the point of riding motor bikes on the ship. How disrespectful can you get. I hope she returns to the UK but I am not optimistic. Money always wins unfortunately. You only have to look at what it has done to the Titanic.

Offline jamesatmaisonverre

Re: Airfix QE2
« Reply #22 on: Apr 09, 2013, 12:09 PM »
Hey Rob,
Just noticed your builders model pics on flickr, hope you donet mind me using for my models.

Online skilly56

Rare Airfix QE2 Model
« Reply #23 on: Sep 05, 2014, 12:58 PM »
I didn't realise I had a 'quite rare one' in my cupboard :D

Had actually quite forgotten it was there until I saw this post - then I went and pulled it out again.

Just have to paint the funnel in the colours we know (and prefer), and glue the stabilizer fins in the correct way around (the hull moulding has the trailing edges set to the front end).

It will look good with my solid resin (Chinese made) Concorde above it.

Cheers

Skilly

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Re: Rare Airfix QE2 Model
« Reply #24 on: Sep 05, 2014, 01:47 PM »
Oh, Skilly, we absolutely must have photos when done and with the Concorde above.  Very exciting !

June   :)
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Re: Rare Airfix QE2 Model
« Reply #25 on: Sep 05, 2014, 07:01 PM »
Oh, Skilly, we absolutely must have photos when done and with the Concorde above.  Very exciting !

June   :)

Yes definately! :)
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Online skilly56

Re: Rare Airfix QE2 Model
« Reply #26 on: Sep 06, 2014, 03:13 AM »
If you could see my office you may understand why I say it could be a couple of years before my QE2 model gets assembled.
I have 3 sons - when younger, they all made models to hang on their bedroom ceilings. Then we renovated the house, so all the models came down from their ceilings and got shifted into my office (which is fairly large - think big rumpus room size), where they all got in the way of work!

So I strung some of them up to the ceiling, stuffed others in cabinets, draws, etc (there are over 50!) until such time as the boys all buy their own homes, which is now just starting to happen. Then they will get them back pronto!

However, the eldest lad now drives Boeing 777s for Air New Zealand, which means he is regularly in Shanghai, where he has found a place that sells 500 mm long solid resin models that weigh 2-3 kgs. These are only about 17 pounds each (NZ$35), but they look superb so he bought home a 777 painted up as one he flies regularly (painted for the All Blacks & World Cup), and has now said he will bring me a Concorde for Father's Day.

He's not silly - if he gives them to me for birthday's and Father's Days, he knows they will get looked after, and he will get them back when I snuff off!

So, at the moment I really don't have anywhere to show the QE2 model once I build it, so it has stayed in the cupboard - probably until I retire!.

Cheers
Skilly

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Re: Airfix QE2
« Reply #27 on: Sep 08, 2014, 05:51 PM »
Hi Skilly -

Thanks very much for telling us about your (son's) models and for posting the pictures.  They are great !  Wonderful collection !

June   :)
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Re: Airfix QE2
« Reply #29 on: Feb 25, 2020, 04:16 PM »
Thanks, Ian, for posting !  Great information here !   :)
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