Thanks for the info, Kenneth. Maybe if I see one of these Airfix ship kits at a local show for a reasonable price I'll pick it up. The HMS Victory or Vasa would be a nice addition. We are planning a trip to Sweden in the not so distant future, and I'd like to get to the Vasamuseet while we're in Stockholm.
Other that the warped hull, how is the rest of the kit? I've been wanting to try one of these Airfix kits for a while. How are they in general? As for your display idea, considering that how she sank on her maiden voyage in 1628, I'd say that's fitting as well.
You know, I'm not sure if he is or he isn't. He used to sell on eBay as ausikid or ausikid40 or something like that. There is a guy out of Canada that has a resin W-Series for sale for $100: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-1-25-scale-Resin-Ford-W900-Cab-over-/201413239200?hash=item2ee52a21a0
As of now, no one has issued a resin 1971-73 W-Series cab. Someone on the board had one in the works, or at least the planning stages; but I don't know whatever happened to that. The Back Yard Shed out of Australia offers the 1974-77 W-Series cab (hexagonal grill) which you might be able to back date. I have never seen one of The Back Yard Shed cabs in person, but I have heard that they are of "questionable: quality. Good luck with your project.