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Winter Project Sale

Looking for a winter project? Here is a great chance to pickup a quality kit at a discount! All kits on this page are on sale with reduced shipping! Add a kit to your shopping cart and use the shipping calculator to view your shipping charge. Make sure to enter your zip code.

Sir Kay Minesweeper
A GRP hull with molded external detail forms the basis of the model plus styrene funnel, carley float, and boat moldings. Superstructure and deck are of CNC cut ply with a printed deck overlay. Complete with all necessary rod, dowel, wire etc. and a comprehensive cast white metal fittings pack allow the builder to create their own masterpiece.

One of eight vessels named after the Knights of the Round Table and which were to be known as the Round Table Class of minesweeper. Based on a well proven hull design of a trawler 'The Star of Orkney' built by Hall Russell of Aberdeen. Our kit is based on one built by Hall Russell & Co. Ltd. and given the pennant no T241. All eight of the Round Table Class minesweepers survived the war and were sold out of service and conserved to conventional steam trawlers. Every inch of this model is stamped with realism and is a feast of detail.

Scale:1:48
Length: 36-3/4" (933mm)
Beam: 6-1/2" (165mm)
Regular price: $499.00
Sale price: $479.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
CAL7011
Northlight
This is a representative model of a typical small coaster from the Western Isles of Scotland, known to all ship lovers as a 'Clyde Puffer'. The fiberglass hull carries full external detail, riveting, strakes etc.

Kit contains:
All necessary moldings, printed overlays, CNC cut wood parts, drawings and diagrams for assembly. There are over 200 white metal fittings and it is in their authenticity and feel that the charm of this finished model shows. Awarded a gold medal at the Nuremburg Toy Fair of 1984 it was a first for any British kit manufacturer and a first for any marine model kit from around the world. This kit also fills a corner for the static modeller looking for a cased model that is a little different. Crew member figures are included.

Scale: 1:32
Length: 26" (660mm)
Beam: 7" (178mm)
$429.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
CAL7001
Timrix
The Timrix was constructed as the “Ellie” by Cochranes of Selby.
Whilst still on the slips she passed ownership to Metcalf Motor Coatsterd Ltd and was completed and launched as the Nellie M in March 1972. The Nellis M was designed as a bulk cargo and container carrier and was launched by the elder daughter of the founder of the firm.
She was then sold to an Irish company possibly Arklow and was sunk by I.R.A. action in the late 1970s.
The ship was raised and refurbished. during her spell in the shipyard she was lengthened by approx 7 meters and changed into a two hatch vessel. A later refit in the early 90s saw the number two hatch raised.
She was sold out of the Rix Company service in 1998 and was replaced with a more modern ship which is a sister to three others in the Rix fleet.
The Timrix was powered by a 1160 bhp Allen type 8pbcs 12-D engine propulsion engine which gave a one way speed on trials of 16 knots and a mean speed of 12.9 knots. The ship has a dead-weight of 1160 tons. 
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/75
Length: 965mm (38")
Beam: 153mm (6")
The model is based on a glassfibre hull with full plating, freeing ports, bulwarks and port detail moulded into the hull. Computer generated plastic, printed in 6 colours is used for the decks and superstructure to give quick and crisp assembly.
A full set of fittings in cast light alloy and plastic give the finishing touch to the model adding the vital clutter that is so much part of this attractive little merchant ships appeal.
As in all of the Deans kits a set of running gear is included, consisting of the propshaft, tiller and full instructions keyed to a FULL SIZE plan to assist in the construction of the model.
Painting instructions are part of the construction notes with tips for using the latest car spray ACRYLIC paint which gives a fast and hard wearing finish.
Regular price: $515.00
Sale price: $495.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN187
Melanie II Tramp Steamer
Melanie 11 is a model of one of a type of ship known as a TRAMP, or more correctly a Three Island type. Built in vast numbers at the beginning of the 1900's, this class of ship is still in service today. The engines were installed in the center section, along with most of the accommodation. This was to assist with the stability of the vessel. When first built, most of the type had an open bridge on an exposed platform. This was later modified to the raised enclosed type shown on the model which came in to service during the 1920's. Many were lost in both wars since they made up the bulk of the convoys. During W.W.11 large numbers of obsolete weapons were pressed into use to defensively arm merchant ships. The main purpose of the gun aft was to open fire on a U boat and force them to dive??, while the ship made its escape, virtually useless! This made the ships justifiable targets for the U boats and was thought to be one of the contributory factors that brought about the "unrestricted sinking" style of warfare.

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 914mm (36")
Beam: 127mm ( 5")

Plated fiberglass hull with loading doors and porthole detail molded into the hull. Decks are of 1mm plastic on a plywood sub-deck to give lots of strength for this small but heavy model, with lots of carrying power. The prototype is fitted with sound and smoke generators and brings the model to "life" for this attractive model. Plenty of cast metal fittings. Vacforms for the boats, funnel and all hold covers are included. The superstructure is of 1mm plastic. A FULL SIZE PLAN is the basis for the instructions along with a comprehensive instruction book.
Regular price: $560.00
Sale price: $520.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN102
Medea
THE SALE KIT HAS BEEN PURCHASED, IF YOU ARE STILL INTERESTED IN THIS KIT PLEASE GIVE US A CALL FOR DELIVERY DETAILS.

Named after a woman in Greek Mythology the Medea has a history as interesting as her namesake. She was completed in 1904 in 51 days a record time or those days. Build on a steel hull and fitted out with exotic timbers inside. She was the last word in luxury and was used by her owner a Mr Macallister Hall a British army officer for social and hunting trips around the Isles and Lochs of Scotland
Her engine was a 254 HP compound reciprocating, giving her a top speed of 10 knots. She was converted to oil in 1964.
During WW1 she was purchased by the French navy and armed with a 75mm gun and depth charges and an observation balloon she was operated as a convoy escort. After the war she returned to UK and was used in the Mediterranean by members of parliament. During WW11 she was taken up by the Royal Navy and stationed in the Thames as a barrage balloon vessel She later was stationed in Scotland and used by the Norwegian navy as an accommodation vessel for Norwegian Commando officers. By 1946 she was cruising on the south coats of the U.K. In the 1950 - 60s Medea became a charter yacht and finally sold to Swedish owners in 1969. She then was purchased by Paul Whittier who restored her to he 1904 condition and donated her to the San Diego Maritime museum in 1973
After a long and interesting history serving in Three navies under six national flags she is still afloat and steaming in the San Diego Maritime Museum, giving VIP trips approx. twice a month.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/48
Length: 870mm (34.3")
Beam: 125mm (4.9")
This model is based on a glass-fibre hull with rubbing strip and port detail, The main and boat deck is from 1mm plastic with pre-printed deck planking, The funnel, ships boat and ventilator cowls, are supplied as vacforming in 1mm styrene, and to complete the model a full set of detailed fittings in cast metal and plastic are included in the kit.
Also included is a comprehensive instruction book and two full size plans, As in all the Deans kits propshaft, prop and rudder is included.
And new item in the kit range is the use of computer cut "wood" paneling for fine details such as doors and paneling to give the correct "timber" effect and relief detail to door panels and paneling, and to remove the arduous task of cutting, sanding and staining very unscale woodwork.
$345.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN179
Julie M II
THE SALE KIT HAS BEEN PURCHASED, IF YOU ARE STILL INTERESTED IN THIS KIT PLEASE GIVE US A CALL FOR DELIVERY DETAILS.

This craft is a model of the type of general service craft built around the turn of the century by William Denny & Co.

Modified to suit individual tastes and functions, these type of craft were the forerunners of the first torpedo boats, often fitted with a Spar Torpedo, or later a single tube fitted on the bows. When made obsolete these craft were used in many ports and harbors worldwide for general duties, such as mail and picket boats. They were the most common on the far eats stations, were the art of spit and polish or keeping things "tiddley" was brought to a fine art.
Coal; fired with reciprocating engines of assorted power, these craft generally had a top speed of 13-14 knots.

The hull lines were carried on for many years as the design was copied for many steam yachts and launches.

When sold out of general service many were snapped up as private launches.

We have been told that this small river steam launch was constructed by Denny Bros for use in the rivers of Siam as a postal and service craft for the Royal family at that time. She lasted from the turn of the century, when she was shipped out to Siam in sections and reassembled.

She popped up again during the 1920s, and again in the 1960,s during the troubles. We have been informed that she was "borrowed" by the Special Forces for clandestine operations, at which time the wheelhouse was plated with sheet steel, and a purloined 20mm Cannon mounted in the bows. She has since vanished from the scene, and there are certain problems with trying to trace any more of her history.

Details of the kit

Scale:1/35
Length: 30" (762mm)
Beam: 4-3/4" (120mm)
Sailing weight: 4.4lbs (2kgs)

This kit is based on a fiberglass hull with port & plating molded into the surface of the hull. The deck is laser cut & engraved with planking detail from 1.5mm birch faced plywood, the Main cabin, hatch and funnel are vac-formed in 1mm styrene Hi Impact plastic sheet for "one Glue" assembly. A full set of fittings in cast alloy & resin is included in the kit with set of decals and name plates, Prop shaft and prop, rudder & tiller are included in the kit along with a full size plan and a comprehensive set of instructions plus a c/d of pictures of the build from the original model.
$249.95
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN206
Mt. Washington
The Dumas kit of The Mount Washington includes everything needed to bring the original grandeur back to life. An ABS plastic hull and a birch plywood die cut superstructure provide the basic shape, while embossed plastic, cabin detail, cast metal fittings, and full color decals add the touches that make the model complete. Our step by step instructions will help you transform your kit into an historic model that will be sure to find a place in the history of your family.

Length: 44-1/2"
Beam: 12"
Scale: 1/48
Regular price: $485.00
Sale price: $440.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DUM1235
HMS Diana
The Diana kit was designed from original Admiralty plans and contains:
CNC cut timber throughout; brass 18 and 9 pound cannons; double plank on bulkhead construction; black and natural hemp for rigging; 2,300 1:64 scale copper plates; full size plans; comprehensive instruction manual and drawings.

HMS Diana, the second built in the Artois class was designed by Sir John Henslow. She was built by Randall & Brent of Rotherhithe, one of the largest merchant builders in the country. After eleven months building the hull, Diana was launched on the 3rd of March 1794. She was then towed to the Royal Dockyard at Deptford where she was fitted out. This included masts, rigging, anchors, coppering of her bottom, ordnance and stores. On the 12th of June 1794 Diana was ready to receive her full crew and spent the next 6 1/2 weeks working up at the Nore. The total cost of building and fitting out the Diana was 23,000. Diana had a very long and active career in which most of her time was spent in patrol, convoy and blockade duties. The highlight of her career was in August 1795 when on patrol duty accompanied by her sister ship Seahorse and the frigate Unicorn, they captured the Dutch East Indiaman Cromhout, another merchant ship and her escort. From the Cromhout alone the ship shared nearly 47,000 prize money. On the 30th of May 1814 Britain and France signed a peace treaty. On the 7th of March 1815 after a large repair and re-coppering Diana was sold to the Dutch Navy for 36,796. On the 27th August 1816 Diana was one of 6 Frigates in the Dutch squadron that combined with the British fleet under Sir Edward Pellow (Lord Exmouth), himself a distinguished Frigate captain, and took part in the famous bombardment of Algiers. On the 16th of January 1839, after an incredible 45 year service, Diana was accidentally destroyed by fire in dry-dock at Willemsoord. The model kit of Diana is depicted not as built, but after her first refit at Portsmouth in June 1796 where she was given solid quarter deck bulwarks, carronades to replace the 9lb carriage guns and a dolphin striker on the bowsprit. Diana measured 173ft from figurehead to stern, her breadth was 39ft 3 1/2 and was almost 1000 tons burthen. Main armament was twenty eight 18lb carriage guns on the gun deck, with secondary armament consisting of ten 9lb guns on the top deck along with eight 32lb carronades. There is no doubt that this configuration constantly changed throughout her career and at the end of her time in the British Navy she had fourteen carronades on her top deck.

Scale: 1:64
Length: 46-7/16" (1180mm)
Beam: 16-15/16" (430mm)
Height: 33" (838mm)

Difficulty Level:
Intermediate/Advanced Kit: These kits are generally aimed at modellers with previous experience and knowledge of the model style/construction techniques.
$749.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
CC9000
Imara - Single Screw
Although impossible to describe in detail the features of a model with over 1,400 parts the the following are the most outstanding. Hull, main and rear deck-house and funnel are molded in GRP with all rivet and plating detail faithfully reproduced. All decks, wheelhouse etc. are CNC cut from high quality Birch ply. Deck overlays are pre-printed with planking detail. Almost 800 fittings manufactured in high grade alloy of superb quality, with many unique features too numerous to list. It even includes the pantry, sink, jugs, cups, saucers, plates, tables and chairs for the saloon. Lifeboats are moulded in styrene with separate interior moldings and all furniture included.

Typical of many of the period 'Imara' was a twin screw harbour tug, built to a Crown Colonies contract for delivery to Dares-Salaam. Thereafter she had a colorful history, ultimately entering Royal Naval service where she was renamed 'Perseverance'.

A comprehensive instruction book including a detailed history of the full sized vessel and two highly detailed construction drawings. Single and twin screw versions of the hull are available. The twin twin screw version is true to scale, and the single screw version allows for easy installation of a steam plant, both versions look superb on the water.

Scale: 1:32
Length: 43-1/2" (1105mm)
Beam: 11-1/2" (292mm)
Regular price: $699.00
Sale price: $640.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
CAL7012
Imara Harbor Tug - Twin Screw
Although impossible to describe in detail the features of a model with over 1,400 parts the the following are the most outstanding. Hull, main and rear deckhouse and funnel are moulded in GRP with all rivet and plating detail faithfully reproduced. All decks, wheelhouse etc. are CNC cut from high quality Birch ply. Deck overlays are pre-printed with planking detail. Almost 800 fittings manufactured in high grade alloy of superb quality, with many unique features too numerous to list. It even includes the pantry, sink, jugs, cups, saucers, plates, tables and chairs for the saloon. Lifeboats are moulded in styrene with separate interior moldings and all furniture included.

Typical of many of the period 'Imara' was a twin screw harbour tug, built to a Crown Colonies contract for delivery to Dares-Salaam. Thereafter she had a colorful history, ultimately entering Royal Naval service where she was renamed 'Perseverance'.

A comprehensive instruction book including a detailed history of the full sized vessel and two highly detailed construction drawings. Single and twin screw versions of the hull are available. The twin twin screw version is true to scale, and the single screw version allows for easy installation of a steam plant, both versions look superb on the water.

Scale: 1:32
Length: 43-1/2" (1105mm)
Beam: 11-1/2" (292mm)
Regular price: $749.00
Sale price: $699.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
CAL7012T
Tamar Class Lifeboat
The Tamar class is the result of several years of research and development by the RNLI to produce the next generation of slipway-launched lifeboat. It is virtually unsinkable and if it capsizes in the stormy seas around the British Isles, it will right itself within a few seconds. The Tamar will gradually replace the Tyne class. The lifeboat includes the computerized Systems and Information Management System (SIMS) that enables crew to control many of the lifeboat's functions remotely from the safety of their seats. Other features include advanced ergonomics that reduce the impact on the crew as the lifeboat crashes through waves, and a powered Y-class boat stored behind a transom door to allow immediate deployment. The Y-boat is accessed by lifting a section of the rear deck, then launched and recovered on to a ramp provided by the lowered transom door.

The kit contains all the required parts to build the model:
  • Two glassfibre mouldings: the hull and the deck
  • Prop-shafts, propellers, brass rudders; a bow-thruster tube
  • Cnc-cut and printed styrene for the construction of the cabin with detailed interior
  • A set of fittings and stanchions manufactured from high grade cast alloy
  • Three large frets of etched brass components including detailed window frames, instrumentation, interior detail etc.
  • Pre-formed mast arches from brass tube
  • Vac-formed styrene radar, bow fender, liferaft boxes, liferings, filler bays and hose reel
  • A vac-formed styrene kit for the Y-class boat with Lettering and Numbers
  • Self-adhesive Lifeboats lettering and RNLI flags
  • Over 70 construction drawings and main plans


The Y-boat compartment under the rear deck is an optional fitment with a choice of building the deck door as a one-piece removable unit or with folding sections. The transom door can be represented by a score in the GRP or drawn in with a permanent marker pen. The more experienced model maker will no doubt wish to build a working transom door however no details are given in the kit. We have ensured that the steering gear is below the Y-boat deck level should the modeller wish to house the Y-boat below decks.

Specifications:
Scale: 1:16
Length: 39-3/8" (1000mm)
Beam: 12-19/32" (320mm)

Tamar Photos: (click to enlarge)
$599.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
SLIP129
Our Lass II Trawler
Our Lass II is a 21.5m twin-rig trawler launched in 2007 at Whitby for local owners Locker Trawlers Ltd. Built by Parkol Marine Engineering the vessel has been designed for catching whitefish in the Norwegian and EU Sectors of the North Sea. Many of this type of trawlers are being built however all have slight design differences and/or colors.

The kit contains all the required parts to build the model:
  • A highly detailed one-piece fiberglass hull; prop-shaft, brass propeller, brass rudder assembly, resin-cast Kort nozzle; a bow thruster tube
  • CNC-cut and printed styrene parts for the construction of the decks, wheelhouse and interior arrangement, the trawl gantry and crane with power-block
  • ABS sections for the construction of the cod-end lifting gantry
  • A set of fittings from high grade casting alloy.
  • Metal kits for the winches
  • Vacuum-formed liferaft canisters and radar
  • Self-adhesive vinyl decals including banners and flags for Our Lass II
  • All the necessary wooden dowel for mast, wire for railing, chain etc.
  • Over 100 step-by-step assembly drawings and main plans


Specifications:
Scale: 1:24
Length: 35.4"
Beam: 11.8"
Prop Shaft: 4mm

Optional Running Gear Packages
12 Volt Propulsion Pack
Includes:
ONE(1) 6:1 Geared Motors
ONE(1) 6mm X 4mm Couplers
ONE(1) VIP25
SLIP04
$99.95
6 Volt Propulsion Pack
Includes:
ONE(1) 2.5:1 Geared Motors
ONE(1) 6mm X 4mm Couplers
ONE(1) VIP25
SLIP05
$99.95


Our Lass Photos: (click to enlarge)
Regular price: $539.00
Sale price: $499.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
SLIP130