Pompey News: "Navy Launches Its Own Toy Type 45 Destroyer""

admiralscruff

Lantern Swinger
#3
Airfix have jumped on the Type 45 bandwagon. they be releasing a kit of their own next year. I might get that, I am into modelmaking, especially model ships
 
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Seeing the new Airfix model Type 45 reminded me of this thread, so I thought I would revive it, just in case any Rum Rationers are doing any last-minute shopping for something similar for a youngster, as the Airfix model is far too complex for a little one.

The standard price for this is around £50, but it seems to be available via Amazon for £28.99.

(Edited to say that the price via Amazon has increased since my original post).

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Character-Building-Armed-Forces-Destroyer/dp/B0055RDD7A

It would make a lovely Christmas gift for someone small.
 
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witsend

MIA
Book Reviewer
#9
There was a TV show (Sky?) a few years back which was about model building. They had a large project on the go (Aircraft carrier?) which they would work on and visit other model makers who built all sorts of stuff.

Good show which I think funnily enough was called 'models (which attracted me in the first place).
 
#12
Hmmm, I'm expecting the arrival of my first grandchild in January and been told it's going to be a boy, wonder if I'd get away with getting him-to-be that :)
 

exJenny

War Hero
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#16
Hmmm, I'm expecting the arrival of my first grandchild in January and been told it's going to be a boy, wonder if I'd get away with getting him-to-be that :)
You can buy one and put it through BOST with my little man then when your LM is old enough you can have what's left back!!
 

Seaweed

War Hero
Book Reviewer
#18
This thread has reminded me of toy ships I had when I was very small - and a hands-on lesson in physics when the metal submarine failed to surface in the garden pond.
 
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#20
WreckerL, Congratulations - that's lovely news, you must be very excited!

He might also like something like this:

HappyLand Submarine - baby imaginative play - Mothercare

Mothercare have a cute little T-Shirt which would fit him, too:

Mothercare Submarine T-Shirt - tops & t-shirts - Mothercare
Those do appeal as the father-to-be was a wafu but I don't want to give wifey any more ideas. Herself and Mum-to-be are already off to Exeter next week on a buggy/pushchair/moses basket etc shopping spree.

God knows how much that lot is going to cost me :(

Still, next year should be interesting, I've already been told he's too young for the scalextric I've prepped ready for use :)
 

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