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Models By Design
A recently formed company manufacturing model boats that evolved from an enthusiastic hobby into a busy company producing a large range of scale huls and plans .Also acouple of model boat kits
Hulls are moulded in high quality marine resin

These Are semi Kits wich means they will tend to be just hull and plan so these tend to be aimed for the Intermediate Builder

These Models are to Order and can take upto 3 to 4 weeks
The Afric Star
The Afric Star
Ref: 4924
Blue Star Line Passenger/Cargo ship.

This large and popular model is of one of the Blue Star line fleet, the hull features the "bulbous" bow as found on this and many other modern merchant ships. The bow shape along with the length and beam make this hull an excellent all weather performer on the water, owing to its large size, and the large superstructure (which can easily be made removable, giving excellent hull access) it has plenty of room for electric power or even a steam plant.



The hull features the main side loading doors, panama ports and top trim line, it is supplied complete with large and well detailed plan by Nexus, this makes it suitable for builders of all experience. When built it looks really impressive on the water.

Measurements

Scale: 96th scale
Hull: 61 inch
Beam: 8.5 inch


Price:80.40 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Atlantic Conveyor
Atlantic Conveyor
Ref: 4925

The ATLANTIC CONVEYOR and her sister ship Atlantic Causeway were taken up from trade at an early stage of the Falklands War, they were to act as emergency aircraft transports and carriers when at the Falklands, whilst on convoy to the Islands they were attacked with Exocet missiles and the ATLANTIC CONVEYOR was sunk with a large loss of life. She thus became the first British merchant vessel to be lost to enemy action since WWII.



With the full assistance of the Cunard Steamship Co, we have produced a fully detailed scale hull of this fast container ship, the hull features distinctive bulbous bow, full waterline, side ACL logos, side loading doors, anchor recesses, panama ports and all other hull cut outs. The hull is ideal for R/C. and electric power and makes an impressive and stable on the water model capable of sailing in rough conditions.

The plans are truly superbly detailed, being drawn for us by MARBETH DESIGNS, at N gauge the use of model railway containers make an ideal deck cargo and Matchbox harrier kits will complete a Falklands version, This is a big, beautiful hull with masses of interesting detail, yet thanks to the highly detailed plans easy to build by beginner or expert alike.


Scale: 144th scale
Hull: 58.1 inch
Beam: 7.3/8 inch
Draft:


Price:82.80 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Azteca fast petrol craft
Azteca fast petrol craft
Ref: 4926
Vosper Thorneycroft Patrol Boat Design.

The AZTECA class was specifically designed to meet exacting multi-role requirements. The AZTECA class heralded a new era in the development of fast patrol craft, with a beam 30% greater than earlier patrol boat designs of the same length. Their excellent sea keeping design was proved by a trans Atlantic delivery voyage undertaken in severe weather conditions on delivery of one unit to the Mexican Navy in early 1976.

Our hull follows the full size design, round bilge aft with moulded knuckle forward, where-as the full size was made from welded steel our model hull is superbly moulded in GRP. The full size vessels were powered by Paxman diesels of either 3,600bhp or 4,800bhp, both set-ups giving speeds in excess of 30knots, this performance can be equally achieved using 540 type motors to power our hull.

The model is comparatively easy to build, however appearance on the water is attractive, with a removable superstructure, interior access is good and the hull will take quite bad weather conditions, making her a good regatta model a little bit out of the ordinary.


Price:70.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Balmoral Ferry 1949
Balmoral Ferry 1949
Ref: 4927

Twin Screw Diesel Motor Vessel

M.S.BALMORAL was built at Thorneycrofts in Southampton and was launched on the 27th June 1949 for Red Funnel Steamers (Southampton, Isle of Wight & South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Co.,Ltd.) as a passenger and car ferry to operate from Southampton to the Isle of Wight. Her design is said to have been influenced by the recently completed motor yacht built for Lord & Lady Docker, what ever the truth the resultant design of the BALMORAL makes for one of the most beautiful vessels of her period. Now owned by the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society she is a familiar sight around the coast giving pleasure cruises and excursions.

The full-size plan shows the BALMORAL as originally built with after car deck, but she is easily modified to her present design. Fitted with R/C and twin screw electric propulsion she looks and performs really nicely on the water.

Measurements

Scale: 50th scale
Hull: 48 inch
Beam: 6.5 inch
Draft:





Price:70.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Celia Jane Thames Sailing Barge
Celia Jane Thames Sailing Barge
Ref: 4929



The Thames Sailing Barge CELIA JANE was first published as a large plans feature in the Model Boats magazine, she has now been developed into a comprehensive HULL, PLANS

The CELIA JANE was a large Coastal type barge originating from around the turn of the century, although not fitted with a bowsprit she most certainly was at one stage fitted with one, as a model she makes a really wonderful sight on the water, the prototype sailed well and was fun to use, with our package listed below she is not too difficult or time consuming to make and indeed could be tackled by the more ambitious beginner.


Our beautifully moulded one piece GRP hull is moulded to the top of the bulwark level and has the side rubbing strips, bow & stern posts all moulded in, very little work is required to get the hull ready for work.



There is a very comprehensive set of drawings to go with this pack, these make for easy and straightforward construction of the model.

This is a re-mastered drawing showing full-size side elevation, section along centreline of hull and, full-size drawings for Anchor windlass, Main mast box, Brail winch, Leeboards, Stayfall tackle, Rudder mechanism. Section through Wheelhouse and front view. Full-size drawing for Sprit and Topmast. (With all metalwork shown).

This manual has been written to specifically aid the building of the model, it goes through step by step the suggested construction sequence for making the model, it includes how to make and rig the model, making the sails (including shrinking, dying etc) what threads to use. How to paint the model and fit Radio Control if required, it includes a list of other suppliers for what fittings are available. And a list of model and full-size barge sailing associations.

The above package allows for a really detailed model to be made at 1:24 scale many commercial fittings are available, fitted with two channel RC her performance on the water is really excellent, she makes up into a beautiful model ideal for scale sailing regattas and model barge racing.

DRG. No.5 , DRG.No.4 , DRG.No.3 , DRG No.2 , DRG. No.1 , DRAWINGS. Hull.

Scale: 24th scale
Hull: 50 inch
Beam: 11.5 inch
Draft:


Price:140.40 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Clan Ross Clan Line Passenger Cargo Liner.
Clan Ross Clan Line Passenger Cargo Liner.
Ref: 4931

Our model of the CLAN ROSS is of a Clan Line passenger/cargo liner built be Greenock Shipbuilding Co, (later Scott Lithgow) at Port Glasgow in 1954. One of a large series of ships, CLAN ROSS traded under Clan Lines colours until 1965 when she was transferred to the Clan & Union Castle Line. She was eventually disposed of to Chinese interests in 1972. Very typical of many ships of her day CLAN ROSS was an attractive and well balanced vessel of the traditional three island design, with graceful lines, lots of cargo handling gear and large distinctively capped funnel. Two later ships Clan MacIndoe and Clan MacIlwrath had the whole superstructure moved right aft giving a totally different outline.

Our beautifully moulded large hull features portholes, hull trimline and waterline detail moulded in to assist builders. Supplied complete with very detailed plans drawn for us by MARBETH DESIGNS, this superb hull is ideal for R/C and can be powered with electric motor or a steam plant, with a hull of such high volume there is room for many extra features can be fitted such as electric lights, engine sound, horn, anchors etc.


CLAN ROSS is an excellent subject for the merchant ship lover, the basic hull is of course perfect for conversion to other Clan Line ships, or even liners and merchant vessels of other lines.

Scale: 96th scale
Hull: 61.75 inch
Beam: 8.5 inch
Draft:


Price:86.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Clyde Puffer
Clyde Puffer
Ref: 4932


This is a large scale hull of a well known type of Scottish coastal craft, made even more famous by the books about Para Handy and of course the recent television series staring Gregor Fisher.

Our hull has plate lines, rubbing strakes and washport positions all moulded in, with a slightly battered air about the hull this makes for a really attractive finished item. The hull is very capacious making it more than suitable for steam power or large electric power capable of carrying large batteries for long duration runs.

No plan is provided with the model, however Nexus do several puffer plans that can easily be enlarged to suit the hull, at such a large scale the making of fittings is fairly easy and a highly detailed model can be made, as no two puffers were ever the same personal detailing can be used to great effect.

Scale: 20th scale
Hull: 46 inch
Beam: 12 inch
Draft:


Price:90.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Consitucion Class Fast Gun Boat.
Consitucion Class Fast Gun Boat.
Ref: 4933

Known as the CONSITUCION class these high speed boats are split into two groups. Fast gun boats and fast missile boats. Built on the standard Vosper 37metre hull and powered by twin MTU diesels these twin screw boats are capable of speeds of 31knots with a range of 1,350 nautical miles at 16knots. The sister ships to the CONSITUCION class are P13 Independencia, P15 Patria Missile boats, P12 Federacion, P14 Libertad & P16 Victoria.

Our model bull has bow chine line and waterline moulded-in and comes with a very complete set of plans by MARBETH DESIGNS, details are included for both types of craft, ideally suited for R/C. and twin screw electric power, a good looking model on the water capable of rough weather sailing.


Scale: 32nd scale
Hull: 46 inch
Beam: 9 inch
Draft:


Price:78.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Cygnus Cyclone 26 1:10th
Cygnus Cyclone 26 1:10th
Ref: 4934

This kit comprises of six quality GRP mouldings hull, deck, wheelhouse two deck hatchs and ring deck.

All avaliable in pre coloured GRP.

Inc :

Window Set & Rudder









Scale: 10th
Hull: 32 inch
Beam: 15 inch
Draft: Fast planning hull


Price:180.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Cygnus GM 33  1:12th
Cygnus GM 33 1:12th
Ref: 4935

This kit comprises of five quality GRP moulding hull ,deck, wheelhouse, wheelhouse roof and deck hatch.All of the GRP work is pre-coloured.


There is also an accessorie set Inc
Pre-cut Teak capping
Shaft
Net Drum kit
Windows




Scale: 12th
Hull: 33 inch
Beam: 14 inch
Draft: 6 inch




Option
Accessories Pack For Cygnus GM 33 90.00
Cygnus GM 33 Hull & Mouldings 150.00


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Cygnus GM33  1:16th
Cygnus GM33 1:16th
Ref: 4936
Cygnus GM33 1:16


This is a Cygnus GM 33 aft wheelhouse 16th scale fishing boat. The kit comprises of five quaility pre coloured GRP moulding hull, deck, wheelhouse, wheelhouse roof and capping.










Scale: 16th
Hull: 24.5 inch
Beam: 10.25 inch
Draft: 4.5 inch


Accessories Kit inc :
rudder
Shaft
Windows
Net drum kit
Trawl winch kit
A Frame gantry kit


Options
Cygnus GM33 1:16th 120.00
Accessories Pack 90.00


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Cygnus 38 1:12th Or 1:16th
Cygnus 38 1:12th Or 1:16th
Ref: 4937
Single screw scale model of the 38ft. Cygnus Marine coastal fishing vessel, (illustration as above) designed by Percy Mitchell. Hull shape is of a typical displacement west country fisher. Most harbours in the UK will have some of these brightly coloured fishing vessels in them. On full-size boats hulls are normally blue, decks grey, superstructures white and masts/gantries yellow. Mouldings set comprises: Hull, deck, deck hatch, wheelhouse, wheelhouse roof. . Copy off original kit drawing. . A small model that is quite capable of taking rough water and is eminently suitable for model regatta work.

All the above makes for a complete scale kit to make the model to museum standards, when fitted with individual motor controls the on the water performance is very realistic and looks good.


Cygnus GM38 1:16
Scale: 16th scale
Hull: 28.1/2 inch
Beam: 10.1/2 inch

Cygnus GM38 1:12
Scale: 1:12 scale
Hull: 33"
Beam:

There is an Accessorie Pack for the 1:16th version Inc's:

Trawl Winch
Net drum
Gantry kit
Window set
Draft:


Scale
Cygnus 38 1:12th 150.00
Cygnus 38 1:16th 139.99
Cygnus 38 1:16th Accessorie Kit 70.00


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Cygnus GM40 1:14th
Cygnus GM40 1:14th
Ref: 4938

This kit comprises of four quaility GRP mouldings hull, deck, wheelhouse and wheelhouse roof.

All of the GRP work is done in pre-colour


Pre-cut teak capping
Windows
Prop
Shaft
Rudder


option
Accessorie Kit 105.00
Cygnus Gm40 1:14th Hull 150.00


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Cygnus Revenge 38 Fast Fishing Boat 1:12th
Cygnus Revenge 38 Fast Fishing Boat 1:12th
Ref: 4939
Cygnus Revenge 38 fast fishing boat

Hull and Cabin Mouldings


Scale: 1:12
Hull: 38inch
Beam:
Draft:


Price:150.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Cygnus SF33 1:12th
Cygnus SF33 1:12th
Ref: 4940

This kit comprises of five quality GRP mouldings hull, deck, wheelhouse, wheelhouse roof and a deck hatch.

All GRP work is done in pre coloured














Accessories Kit

Net Drum Kit
Trawl winch
Teck capping
Windows



Scale: 12th
Hull: 33 inch
Beam: 14 inch
Draft: 6 inch


Options
Cygnus SF33 1:12th 150.00
Accessorie Kit 109.99


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Cygnus SF33 1:16
Cygnus SF33 1:16
Ref: 4941

This kit comprises of 6 quality GRP mouldings hull, deck, deck hatch, wheelhouse, wheelhouse roof and capping.


All in pre-coloured GRP













Scale: 1/16th
Hull: 24.5 inch
Beam: 10.5 inch
Draft: 4.5 inch


Price:120.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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E Phyllis II  American Harbour Tug. 1:24th
E Phyllis II American Harbour Tug. 1:24th
Ref: 4942


A large model of a typical American harbour tug, the hull includes a moulded in rubbing strake. with full-size detailled plan showing all details and construction hints, the hull is ideal for R/C. electric power, she will however take a steam plant and boiler, access with a removable superstructure is excellent. A full yet simple deck layout and superstructure make this model very easy to build, she is therefore more than ideal for the first time scale builder.


Scale: 24th scale
Hull: 43 inch
Beam: 10 inch
Draft:


Price:80.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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