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Display Models


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77 files, last one added on 20 Jul 2010

Working Models


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79 files, last one added on 2 Sep 2011

Pre-Owned Models


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Examples of models various types.
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Clyde Puffer841 viewsThe Clyde Puffers have been immortalised; some might say sentimentalised, in the Para Handy Tales. In reality, the pufferman's life was a hard one, sailing all the year round, in all weathers, around the west coast of Scotland.
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HMS Victory235 viewsThe result is a quite stunning replica, which will grace your home, and is very likely to appreciate in value as the years go by.
(model by Frank Hasted)
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HMS Cossack605 viewsWarships carry a lot of detail. Even if time is saved by basing the model on a kit (this is from the Deans Marine example), good research and knowledge of the prototype is essential. We can claim expertise in the Royal navy, 1939-45, and have a good research library.
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Shamrock V (J Class)238 viewsDesigned by Charles Nicholson, she was planked in mahogany over galvanised steel frames. This was an unusual form of construction for a J. Apart from the American "Whirlwind", all had metal hulls. Her lines are very graceful. She is noticeably narrower than most J boats, a feature which our model faithfully reproduces. This makes her a little tender in strong winds, but very slippery indeed in light airs. On one occasion, she won a race by shooting straight for the line over a distance of three miles, her skipper relying on her ability to carry her way through the light fluky breeze and patches of calm.
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Anna329 viewsThis steam launch model was modified from the basic kit, according to our client's instructions, to provide improved access, fuel pre-heat, and improved engine contol. She exemplifies the creative teamwork that our bespoke service offers, between the client's specifications and our craftsman's service.
This particular client owns a number of steam launch models, ranging from the small and pretty, as here, to the large and magnificent. He says that while he greatly enjoys the sight of a big and spectacular model on the pond, he probably gets the most fun from this little boat, because she is so easy to carry, and such a simple pleasure to sail.
(model by John Davies)
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Small Colin Archer; deck detail277 viewsEven on a small display model, we try to get the detail right. It's surprising how many models show the sails hoisted and the lines coming down to a pin rail or cleat and cut off there. Imagine you're on the real boat. You go to lower a sail. You cast off the rope; the end vanishes up the mast...... that's why pin rails, as here, have the bights of the ropes coiled down and hanging from them.
(Model by John Davies)
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238 viewsCutty Sark; detail. Every detail of her intricate rig is faithfully reproduced.
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Clyde Puffer756 viewsI know from personal experience just what sort of weather the Minch can kick up, and just how rapidly a perfectly sunny day can turn into a mass of low, grey, wind-driven clouds and flying spray. Add to this the delights of working cargo on an open beach, with no harbour faciltites, digging down through a hold full of coal and using the ship's own derrick to load it into carts which had driven out to the ship at low tide, working hard to shift as much cargo as possible before the tide came up again, and you will see that the life was not an easy one.