It has been quite a while since I built a papermodel ship. The last one I made, I believe, was the Sikinami patrol boat which came out a little funky since I printed in on US letter paper and it was intended for A4
This time, I chose to build another patrol boat, but from a different part of the world. In this case, Australia, a country surrounded with water, so it’s Navy must be on it’s toes.
The subject of this building is the Armidale class patrol boat, of which the Australian Navy has 12. They are manned by a crew of 21 and have a range of 3,000 nm. Not very large, but perfect for paper modeling.
This model has just two pages of parts, none of which appear too small, which indicates that this is not a highly detailed model. However, there are 11 pages of instructions with it, so maybe this will be more complicated than it needs to be? Well, you will just have to check back on my progress!
You can download the Armidale over here (there is also a submarine model available on the same page).
17MAY2010 – model is no longer available at the site above, looking for alternative download. Sorry y’all!
25nov2011 – Thorsten pointed out the download is available again. You can grab it here (PDF).