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Merit HMS Ark Royal

Merit HMS Ark Royal

Merit HMS Ark Royal 696mm 1:350 scale.

Length 696.4mm
Beam 82.4mm
Total parts 550+
Hull split in two parts
One piece deck
Flight includes Swordfish x 5, Fulmar Mk 1 x 4, Blackburn Skua x 4
3 sheets of ectched brass
Transfers.
illustrated assembly instructions.

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Landing Craft Support Vessel

Landing Craft Support Vessel

Landing Craft Support Vessel: This is a plan for a semi-scale Landing Craft Support vessel of WW2, drawn to a scale of 1:35, designed by Glynn Guest as a radio controlled model. This model is recommended for those with little of no experience of building from a plan as full-size templates are also included on the drawings.

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Trumpeter Type VII C U-Boat 1:48 scale 1398mm

Trumpeter Type VII C U-Boat  1:48 scale  1398mm

Trumpeter Type VII C U-Boat 1:48 scale 1398mm

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Stuffing box for 6mm dia propshaft tube

Stuffing box for 6mm dia propshaft tube

Stuffing box for 6mm dia propshaft tube. Come with grease syringe and fixing screws

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Officers and Rating, “looking” (3)

Officers and Rating, looking (3)

Officers and Rating, “looking” (3)

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Sailors in duffle coats (separate heads) (3)

Sailors in duffle coats (separate heads) (3)

Sailors in duffle coats (separate heads) (3)

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Orange Liferaft Float 30mm x33mm x11mm

Orange Liferaft Float 30mm x33mm x11mm

Orange Liferaft Float 30mm x33mm x11mm

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Orange Liferaft Float 50mm x32mm x11mm

Orange Liferaft Float 50mm x32mm x11mm

Orange Liferaft Float 50mm x32mm x11mm

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Union Castle Cargo Liner

Union Castle Cargo Liner

Union Castle Cargo Liner: This model is based on a pair of fast cargo liners built for the Union-Castle Line in the mid-1960’s. It is to an approximate scale of 1:156 which gives it a length of 116cm (45.5 inches) and a weight of 5.3 kg (11.5 pounds). Construction is from Balsawood, Lite Ply and conventional Plywood.

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Model Marine Steam by Stan Bray Model Marine Steam by Stan Bray
Ref: K456
Model Marine Steam by Stan Bray This book provides all the information any ship modeller interested in powering a model boat using live steam will need. It offers both the basic theory covering the steam power plant and fully detailed drawings for the construction of simple and advanced steam engines, boilers and ancillary equipment.

There has been a huge growth in interest in live steam-powered model boats in recent years but modellers have endured a dearth of practical construction drawings for suitable steam plants. Here, the author covers many types of engine from simple oscillating cylinder types to piston and poppet valve engines and the application of radio control to the management of the boiler and engine.


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Period Ship Kit Builders Manual by Keith Julier Period Ship Kit Builders Manual by Keith Julier
Ref: K286
Period Ship Kit Builders Manual by keith Julier
This is a practical manual for marine model makers who choose to build their historic model ships using a kit. Beginners and intermediate modellers are particularly catered for, but older hands will also find much of interest.

From the moment the first thought is given about making a model ship, this book takes the builder through all the various stages of the project, from kit selection through construction and rigging. It also highlights the pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Much of the myth and mystery is taken out from what many consider to be a tricky subject, and the language and terminology is simple and explanatory throughout. 100 photographs support important steps in the text and these will provide the model maker with the encouragement to go on and enjoy the construction of a wide range of period ship models.


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Scale Model Tugs by Tom Gorman Scale Model Tugs by Tom Gorman
Ref: K556
Scale Model Tugs by Tom Gorman: A practical illustrated guide to making scale model tug boats, offering information and guidance in line with the very latest developments in tug technology and design, and modern advances in model building.

The first six chapters are devoted to tugs in general, arranged by the duties for which each type of tug is designed. Subsequent chapters cover the details of scale modelling.Tugs in general; Harbour tugs; Coastal tugs; Estuary tugs and tenders; Ocean-going and salvage tugs; Small tugs, drive gear and towing; Building tugs from scratch; Kits; Mixing kits and scratch building; Hand tools and power tools; Painting and finishing scale models; Selecting and installing drive equipment (steam and electric); Radio control equipment; Preparing models for exhibition and competition.


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The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships by Nepean Longridge The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships by Nepean Longridge
Ref: K641
The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships by Nepean Longridge: One of the first and most important works covering the construction of a 1:48 scale model of H.M.S Victory (now in the Science Museum in London. Although the author started to write this book before the last war, his techniques and methods are still as valid today, and like Harold Underhill's, Plank on Frame Models series, should be on any modellers bookshelf. Packed with lots of superb drawings and some photographs, this book reads as an instruction manual for modeller's building the Victory.


Price: 40.00 / US$49.60 /US$66.00 (Tax Free)


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Ship Modelling Solutions by Brian King Ship Modelling Solutions by Brian King
Ref: K471
Ship Modelling Solutions by Brian King

Brian King has earned an international reputation for the quality of his models built using skills initially learnt during the course of a 5-year craft apprenticeship where he acquired the basic practical skills in both wood and metal work.

These allied to a natural talent have been the source of his mostly very complicated models of large battleships. He is particularly interested in warships of the late Victorian era, which he thinks has largely been ignored by ship modellers hitherto. He is a great exponent of the art of metal etching about which, with Azien Watkin, he has written two books. This book is a compilation of articles contributed by Brian to Model Boats magazine over a period of years in which this master modeller has passed on many gems to wouldbe builders of ship modellers. <pP

A lifetime of modelling experience is contained within these pages, there are few modellers who will not benefit from the opportunity to read and learn.


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Warships and Warship Modelling  by Wololey & Clarke Warships and Warship Modelling by Wololey & Clarke
Ref: K401
Warships and Warship Modelling by Wololey & Clarke Warships & Warship Modelling offers an overview of the design, development and classification of modern warship types and studies the constructors’ original models, explaining why and how they were made and how they can inspire the working modelmaker.


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The Glassfibre Handbook by R.H Waring. The Glassfibre Handbook by R.H Waring.
Ref: K201
The Glassfibre Handbook by R.H Waring. The majority of readers will be concerned only with hand lay-up methods of pro-ducing glassfibre laminates and mouldings (and repair work using GRP), and in casting methods. The practical descrip-tions on how-to-do-it are thus confined to these two basic techniques. Other methods used in commercial productions are described only briefly to complete a picture of the full scope of working with glassfibre and other reinforcement materials.
Each chapter is complete in itself, so to use the book as a practical guide simply turn to the subject which is of immediate interest which will normally contain all the information necessary to get working on a particular project. It is recommended, however, that Chapters 3, 4, 5 and 6 are worth reading first to give a good back-ground knowledge about the materials involved, and also Chapter 8 for detailing necessary tools and equipment. Chapter 7 will also be a most useful reference for estimating the quantities of materials required for any job (although for simple repair work you can usually buy the necessary materials in the form of a kit). If you need more information on the detail design of glassfibre projects, then use Chapter 9 as a guide.
The more technical aspects of glassfibre laminate properties, etc., are covered in the Appendix section. This again has been divided into short, individual sections so that you can go straight to the sort of information you require. Equally you can ignore them. You can produce quite satisfactory glassfibre work without get-ting involved in technicalities at all. But this further information is there should you need it.


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Secrets of Ships in Bottles by Peter Thorne: Secrets of Ships in Bottles by Peter Thorne:
Ref: K193
Secrets of Ships in Bottles by Peter Thorne: Putting a ship into a bottle is probably one of the most fascinating models it is possible to make and has intrigued people down the centuries. Secrets of Ships in Bottles, originally published in 1960, explains, in easy-to-follow instructions, the methods and procedures involved. Now completely updated with new chapters to include making a model of the famous Kon-Tiki raft sailed by Thor Heyerdahl, the book is fully illustrated with photographs and line drawings by the author, artist and illustrator Peter Thorne.

We have a great maritime history in this country so you can make other variations to the ships shown in this book - perhaps a five-masted schooner or a single-masted cutter which is our national rig. Also included in the book is a detailed description and drawings showing you how to carve and French polish a ‘dolphin-like’ fish - an ideal gift for an admiring beholder perhaps!
Peter Thorne has worked with various mediums but has found wood to be one of the most satisfying and rewarding. Not only will you get pleasure from making your own ship-in-a-bottle model or wood carving, but also a great sense of achievement. If you get really hooked you will want to make both!


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The Ship Model Builders Handbook by Tom Gorman The Ship Model Builders Handbook by Tom Gorman
Ref: K065
The Ship Model Builders Handbook by Tom Gorman The Ship Model Builders Handbook is a compilation of photographs and data relative to the visible fittings, machinery and superstructures that may be found on the small merchant ship, tug, fishing vessel etc. The range is limited to vessels of an overall length of approximately 250 feet (76 metres). The content applies mainly to powered vessels although some of the fittings would have been found on earlier vessels where design has passed down virtually unchanged. Many model ship builders never have the opportunity to visit working ships of today and often live many miles from the sea and seaports so that the information here will be of immense value.
Amongst the information provided is data relative to modelling including the construction of the hull, superstructures, the sources of specific fittings and material and some information relative to the rules of the sea and shipbuilding. Many of the working ships of yesteryear, particularly the steam driven ships, have great appeal to the modeller and often the lack of pertinent information prevents the builder from producing an accurate model. It is to these modellers that the data included is directed.
The book has been compiled from photographs and information collected by the author over many years and upon data and pictures collected during his association with a large ship owning company based in Kingston upon Hull in recent years. The opportunities to visit ships in the docks at Hull and Grimsby have not been wasted and every chance to take photographs has been seized. Much information has been gleaned from experts in the field of fishing, oilrig support and pilotage, as well as the day to day running of cargo ships and is collated here in the form of a valuable reference source for all ship model builders.
The author, Tom Gorman, has himself found the photographs of great assistance when building models for his clients and the selection included has been chosen with care to provide as much aid as possible to others. In many cases the information is supplemented by the inclusion of dimensions of certain fittings and thus even the most experienced modeller should find this volume of value.


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The Period Ship Handbook. Vol One. By keith Julier The Period Ship Handbook. Vol One. By keith Julier
Ref: K018
The NEW Period Ship Handbook. Vol One. By keith Julier Here, at last , is a book that helps the beginner and the more experienced alike, to overcome some of the real and mythical problems of period model ship construction. Using a number of commercially available kits as a basis for discussion, the book sets out to provide detailed, step by step , procedures for making each model. Aimed squarely at the kit, rather than scratch, builder this book is highly recommended and should be the first book to start your collection. Models covered include, Caldercarft Victory, HMS Agamemnon , HMS Mars, Endeavour Victory Models Lady Nelson, Amati J class Endeavour and Bounty, Panart Victory's Launch


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The Period Ship Handbook Vol Three by Keith Julier The Period Ship Handbook Vol Three by Keith Julier
Ref: K005
The Period Ship Handbook Vol Three by Keith Julier: The third book in Keith Julier’s ‘Period Ship Handbook’ series. From the simple to the sophisticated, a look at the making of ten, static model sailing ships, one being suggested as a suitable transitional venture from kit to scratch building. Chapters dedicated to the building of each vessel lead the modelmaker through the various phases of construction advising on both the methods and procedures required to build models up to exhibition standard. The range of subjects extends to Corel’s models of The Bellona, Unicorn, Victory Centre section; Mamoli’s Portsmouth, Panart’s San Felipe, Amati’s H.M.S. Bounty, Model Shipways Pride of Baltimore II and a scratch built model of the American whaling Brig, Viola. A later chapter summarises rigging terminology and modelling techniques, that part of the building process that unjustifiably deters many from delving into the most satisfying hobby of static model sailing ships.


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Radio Control In Model Boats by John Cundell Radio Control In Model Boats by John Cundell
Ref: 8766
Radio Control In Model Boats by John Cundell Radio controlled model boating began to establish itself as a popular hobby in the 1950's and there was great excitement, even incredulity, among onlookers when they realised that a model was responding to commands sent from a radio transmitter. Nowadays a bystander is more surprised if a model does not have a radio! In the interim, the equipment used has made great strides, to the point where the customer simply has to plug in the batteries, switch on and it all works: no technical knowledge whatsoever is needed. However, guidance is needed to install the radio in the model and learn how to use it to its best advantage.

John Cundell is an author of many years’ experience at club, national and international level. In his capacity as editor of Model Boats magazine he is very aware of the sort of questions likely to be asked by the less experienced and, perhaps more importantly, knows the problem areas likely to be encountered by the unsuspecting newcomer.

Radio Control in Model Boats, first published in 1986, is a totally practical book and this revised edition brings you right up-to-date. If you follow carefully the simple procedures which arc clearly explained, you will undoubtedly be on the road to success in this fascinating hobby.


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