Billing Boats African Queen B588
Despite its modest size and apparance, 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 achived its fame 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, ofcourse, 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.
The Billing Boats kit of the African Queen features: Plan with detailed building instructions German, English, French, ABS plastic hull, decks from wood & plastic, plastic and wooden parts to finish the model, stern tube with shaft and propeller. All fittings included (e.g. position lights, anchors, life-belt, etc.)
Billing Boats Level: Advanced Beginner
Advanced Beginners Range: Once you've built a few models, you'll probably find the sets in this category well within reach. Some of the more detailed work on these models, however, is left up to you.
Billing Boats Paint Colours recommended for this model
BCA017 Clear Poly Varnish
BCA019 Matt Aircraft Blue
BCA030 Dark Admiralty Grey
BCA036 Mahogany Stain
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