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Display, Working and Pre-Owned Models.

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Display Models


77 files, last one added on 20 Jul 2010

Working Models


79 files, last one added on 2 Sep 2011

Pre-Owned Models


6 files, last one added on 1 Jan 2008

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Examples of models – various types.
Trent class lifeboat (miniature)307 viewsNot quite as detailed as some of the larger and more detailed lifeboat models, but not nearly so expensive, either, nor is she so demanding of display space.
HMS Hurworth 3141 viewsThere isn't a 1/96th scale kit for a Type 2 Hunt, but we built one, extensively modifying the Deans Type 3 and using a good many of John Haynes' splendid fittings. Here is a midships detail picture, centred on the complex 2 pdr quad mounting.
(Model by John Davies, featured in “Marine Modelling”, November 2012)
Enterprise (J Class)188 viewsAs well as having a superb boat, Harold Vanderbilt, the owner and skipper of "Enterprise", used the best American management methods. His professional crew was well paid and well treated. The ship was run by an afterguard consisting of Vanderbilt as skipper and helmsman, an assistant helmsman, a navigator, and two specialists for the setting of the rigging and the sails. Each man had his job to do, to ensure the whole team functioned smoothly.
The selection trials to choose the defender were closely fought. "Whirlwind" proved a failure, but both "Yankee" and "Weetamoe" came close to beating "Enterprise". After the selection series, the Americas Cup contest of 1930 proved an anticlimax. "Shamrock V" never looked like winning even one race.
"Robert Hastie" (research pic)166 viewsAll our models are fully researched. During this project, we took over two hundred photographs of the real boat, which was also building at the time. A couple of pictures are included here out of interest, showing details of the forrard and after hatch structures.
(models by John Davies and Frank Hasted)

Clinker Punt.242 viewsBuilt all in wood, she is a fascinating miniature.
Trawler (miniature)265 viewsWe built this pretty little display model of a deepwater trawler from scratch, for a member of the family which had owned her. She was sent to Hawaii as a present for a relative.
The client had to set a tight limit on budget, so we weren't able to go to town on the detail as we might have liked to. She is a pleasant little model, and if nothing else, she illustrates the variety of commissions which we are willing and able to undertake.
(model by Frank Hasted)
Waveney class lifeboat (miniature)379 viewsPerhaps not quite a true scale model, but a very apealingh miniature, which makes a pleasant bookshelf model, not too demanding of display space.
Fishguard lifeboat (2)816 viewsAnother fine model, again based on the Model Slipway's 1/16th kit, but this time embellished with today's livery; the go-faster stripes and a set of specially commissioned transfers. This model has a rotating radar aerial, lights, sound, and other built-in goodies.