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Plan with detailed building instructions, ABS plastic hull, deck made from wood & plastic, stern tube with shaft and propeller. All fittings included.
Please note this model comes with a dummy steam engine and will need electric motors etc if you wish to make it radio controlled.
Despite its modest size and appearance, the African Queen is one of the vessels, which has become most vividly engraved on the minds of many people throughout the world.
The African Queen achieved its frame as one of the main characters in a film of the same name. The movie also featured Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, who in the filmed version of C.S. Forrester's work play a British missionary and an alcoholic engineer living in Tanzania during World War 1. While sailing on one of the many jungle rivers, the couple become involved in a number of emotional incidents ending, of course, in romance. As the movie closes, the couple - totally exhausted and in a perilous storm - are driven into Lake Victoria, where the African Queen hits the German Warship 'Königin Luise', causing it to explode and sink. The ship used for the on location shooting in Uganda was built in about 1910. After a stormy life, the boat was brought to Florida, where its present owner, Mr. Jim Hendrich, uses the renovated ship as a pleasure craft.
Model Makers Glue Pack contains:
Deluxe Materials Speed Bond 112g
Deluxe Materials Roket Max Thick Cyano (Super glue)
Hobbies Planking Tool Set Contains:
Plank Bending Tool with Blade
2 x 50mm Nylon Grip Clamps
2 x 75mm Nylon Grip Clamps
Pen Grip Pin Pusher
7.5mm Brass Pins for Pin Pusher (Pack of 100)
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Plans, Fretsaw Blades, Flags, Decals and Vinyl Lettering
Orders Up To £100
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Maximum Postage (Wood Packs, Panels and Flammable Goods)
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We also deliver all over the world. For information regarding overseas orders please see Postage for further details.
So why buy from Hobbies?
Hobbies have built a reputation for providing first class goods and excellent service, with over 125 years of experience supplying model makers, machinists, craftsman & enthusiasts alike. We pride ourselves on our worldwide reputation for high quality customer service and we are always happy to provide help and support, from advice with choosing what product to buy to after sales support, such as guidance with the building process of a model kit. Our customer support and service is comprehensive, and we won’t disappear after you have made a purchase. Not convinced? Then just ask one of our many thousands of satisfied customers, both here in the UK and overseas.
We believe model making is not just a pastime, but also an experience to share with friends, siblings, children and grandchildren. Hobbies stock a diverse range of hobby kits and accessories, from Revell kits to dolls houses, model boat kits to balsa aircraft. Whatever your age or experience level, you’ll be able to find something to pique your interest at Hobbies.
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