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Manufacturer - Dean's Marine

Dean's Marine kits are some of the more rare boat kits you will find. A huge selection of kits from work boats, trawlers, fishing boats, war ships and river steamers. Most kits come with a fiberglass hull and everything you need to create a static model, most can be radio controlled if the builder desires.

Patrol Boat, River - "Canned Heat"
This is the fiberglass hull version.

In 1965 a river patrol force was formed to control the rivers of Vietnam designated “Game Warden” and was controlled by the U.S. Navy. They had no craft suitable for the work, and the press of time precluded the normal design processes.
Approaches were made to the commercial market, and a craft was found that generally matched the requirements.
In 1965 the firm of United boat builders of Bellingham, Washington, started the first of the MK1 PBRs with an order for 160 of these craft. The craft was a 9.5 meter fiber glass boat powered by two water jets and were capable of 25 knots.
In 1967 a further order for 80 boats was placed with modifications reflecting operational experience, these were designated MK11 (the subject of our kit). When the craft were in service, with weapons and extra weight, plus water absorption into the hull they were well over 1000 kgs overweight, hence the bows down attitude at rest. The craft served throughout the Vietnam war, and many were retained by the Vietnamese forces after the departure of the American forces.

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/24
Length: 16-15/16" (430mm)
Beam: 5-11/16" (145mm)
Sailing weight: 2kgs

A departure from the norm with this new addition to the fast launch range of kits that makes a excellent companion for the Swift boat in our range.
The kit of this well known fast craft is based on a one piece vacformed hull. To speed assembly the deck, wheelhouse, motor mount, and nicads tray are also vacformed in styrene.
As with all the Deans range of kits, a complete set of fittings is included, plus all the weapons carried by these heavily armed fast craft. A full size plan, and comprehensive instruction book aid assembly, and to add the finishing touch a complete set of decals in precut waterproof vinyl and self adhesive crests.
Due to the light weight of the model, the on the water performance with 6 volts and the recommended motor is outstanding, and with its short waterline length and the forward propeller and shaft set up, fast torque turns are possible, if nerve racking.
This model is also available with a lightweight glass fiber hull moulding at extra cost, for modelers well used to working in this medium and wishing to fit one of the small jet units available on the market.
Add $70.00 to above price for fiberglass hull.

Patrol Boat River Photos (click to enlarge):
$249.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN118
City of Ely
Built by Joshua Henry Ironworks, Sunnyvale, California.
In 1940, Great Britain stood alone, fighting the Axis Powers, and after nine months of war had already lost one million tons of shipping that had been sent to the bottom of the Atlantic by German U boats. The U boats were sinking ships faster than the British yards could build them.
In September 1940, a British Merchant Ship-building Mission, headed by a representative of J. L. Thompson & Sons of Sunderland, was sent to the U.S.A. with the sole motive of ordering ships to be built there. To speed up possible production, they brought with them the Thompson designed "Dorrington Court" plans, and so it was, with slight modifications that the Liberty Ships came to be built.
A total of 2,700 ships were constructed and whilst "built by the mile and chopped of by the yard" they are credited with saving not only Great Britain, but in the Allied cause, the whole world from disaster. The model shown is of a standard armed cargo ship serving with the United States Navy.

The Model
Includes:
-One piece detailed fiber glass hull
-Printed or laser plastic for decks and superstructure
-Metal and resin fittings
-Prop shafts, prop tubes, motor mounts, rudders
-Full size plans
-Decals as required
THE CITY OF ELY REPRESENTS THE CIVILIAN VERSION OF THESE FAMOUS SHIPS

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 1.384m (54.5")
Beam: 185mm ( 7.3")
$770.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN101
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.
$560.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN102
Hudson Sound
This ship is the third addition to our growing range of MERCHANT vessels and is thought by many to be one of the most attractive ships to grace the North Sea. With the full co-operation of the owners, the HUDSON STEAMSHIP CO., we have modelled this version of one of their colliers that ran to the Thames until the 1960's supplying the huge demand for coal to feed the power stations of the London area. In between this task she ran many sea voyages from London to the ports of North Africa,Finland and Canada. She was eventually sold to a Panamanian Company. This hard working and proud little ship is still giving good service and was last seen transitting the Panama Canal resplendant in a lilac and black color scheme.

Specifications:
Scale: 1:96
Length: 990mm (39")
Beam: 139mm (5.5")


This attractive model with a length of 39" and beam of 5.5" makes into a super detailed replica of the ship, with all of its cluttered appearance. It has lots of carrying capacity for the largest nicads to please those who like a long sail together with plenty of room inside for adding smoke, sound, lights etc. Three trays of fittings come with the kit to add all the detail including cast metal fittings for the 8 massive coaling winches. All this is on our standard plated fiberglass hull, with prop, prop shaft with fitted oiler, a comprehensive set of instructions and FULL SIZE PLANS included.
$625.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN103
Hudson River Coal Carrier
This model of the HUDSON RIVER has been added to a range of ships from this famous company to make a collection in the same livery. With the assistance of the Hudson Steamship Co we introduce the second of their fleet and although she looks similar to the Hudson Sound she is a considerably larger and more modern vessel. She was built by the Ailsa Shipbuilding Co, at Troon and was completed in 1949 on a gross tonnage of 3,128 tons and capable of a cruising speed of 11 knots. The Hudson River had the reputation of being the last of the large coal burning colliers on the English coast. In the late 1960's she was converted to oil burning as good quality bunkering coal was becoming hard to obtain. The noticeable lack of derricks was part of her design since coal in that period was unloaded by dockside grabs and this gave them clearance. For those who wish to modify the kit, the derricks were refitted in her later life when she went on to normal cargo traffic.

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 1.09m
Beam: 146mm
The model of this fine lined and graceful merchant ship is based on a plated and detailed fiberglass hull with all freeing ports molded in. Decks and the superstructure are in printed 1mm plastic for ease of construction. For those difficult items a sheet of vac-formings in .75mm plastic is included to construct items such as ships boats, funnel and hatch covers. When constructed the completed model captures all the grace of the prototype which is thought by many to be one of the most elegant of merchant ships. Full size plans and instruction book included also.
$600.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN104
Robert E Peary
Built by Joshua Henry Ironworks, Sunnyvale, California.
In 1940, Great Britain stood alone, fighting the Axis Powers, and after nine months of war had already lost one million tons of shipping that had been sent to the bottom of the Atlantic by German U boats. The U boats were sinking ships faster than the British yards could build them.
In September 1940, a British Merchant Ship-building Mission, headed by a representative of J. L. Thompson & Sons of Sunderland, was sent to the U.S.A. with the sole motive of ordering ships to be built there. To speed up possible production, they brought with them the Thompson designed "Dorrington Court" plans, and so it was, with slight modifications that the Liberty Ships came to be built.
A total of 2,700 ships were constructed and whilst "built by the mile and chopped of by the yard" they are credited with saving not only Great Britain, but in the Allied cause, the whole world from disaster. The model shown is of a standard armed cargo ship serving with the United States Navy.

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 1384m (54.5")
Beam: 185mm (7.3")

The large one piece fiberglass hull of this model, with its belt detail, gives a vast amount of space, with plenty of access through the 5 holds. It makes an ideal model for those who wish to add working features such as lights ,sound ,smoke, and even music. It will all go into this cavernous hull.
As in all the kits in our range many fittings of cast metal and plastic, the boats, ventilator cowls and funnel are supplied as vacuum formed plastic moldings. A large battery will fit into the midships section, giving a long running time and this model steers very well for its size. She is fitted with the "split rudder" as in the prototype.
A full size plan is included in the kit, along with a set of comprehensive instructions, stainless steel prop shaft, prop tube, and rudder.
$785.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN106
Britannia
The origins of Britannia can be followed back to 1938 when it was agreed that the current yacht Victoria and Albet 111 was due for replacement. The Admiralty prepared a set of outline drawings for tender. The start of WW11 postponed the project until 1952 when the idea was revived and subsequently ordered from John Browns shipyard on the Clyde due to their expertise in constructing top class ships such as the Queens and the Coronia. The design specifications for the ship are impressive for she had to be capable of continuous operations in the Arctic and Tropical waters. She is capable of a continuous sea speed of 21 knots and has a range of 2,000 miles at full speed on a displacement of 4,715 tons. Two Steam turbines on each shaft provide a total of 12,000 h.p and in full speed burn 117 tons of fuel a day. Electrical power is provided by three 500 KW steam turbo generators and a single 270 KW diesel for harbor duties. The ships company comprises twenty one officers and 256 men and when on Royal duties a twenty six piece Royal Marine band.

Within her design the utmost care has been taken in fine details, a few examples are, the funnel has been carefully shaped and fitted with internal filters plus the exhaust gas speed has been uprated to ensure that no soot falls on the decks. A flange is fitted around the top edge of the funnel to trap water and this is piped down inside to prevent the top of the funnel becoming stained. The funnel also acts as a derrick post for the two booms, To preserve the lines the eye plates hinge back into the casing when not in use and cover plates are fitted. Other fine points are the freeing ports/ bulwark doors are open at sea as required but can be closed when not in use to preserve the unbroken line of the bulwarks. The front of the bridge has been designed in a wind tunnel to prevent any strong wind eddies forming. Denny brown active fin stabilizers were a new feature at the time, the twin fins can reduce a roll of twenty degrees to six degrees at a speed of 17 knots. The ships engines are staggered at 10 r.p.m difference to help reduce vibrations Britannia, as can be expected is constructed to lloyds 100A1 standard following naval practice the platform deck is watertight throughout and the lower hull is divided by fifteen watertight bulkheads.

To produce the immaculate finish on the hull the steel above the waterline is riveted but worked flush. Below the waterline the plate are lapped and the forward edges are faired with composition to reduce drag.

The ship is designed to convert to a hospital ship in times of crisis, she can accommodate 200 patients within the spaces occupied by the Royal apartments.
She was named and launched by Her Majesty The Queen on the 16th April 1953 as the previous ship of this name was King George V11s racing yacht which was scuttled on his death in 1936. The fate of Britannia at the present time is undecided although the Queen has expressed the wish that some future role be found for the ship rather than see her broken up.

Specifications:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 1.3m ( 51.2")
Beam: 178mm (7")


The model of Britannia is based on a fiber glass hull with bulwarks, portholes, proptube exits and bilge keels molded into the hull. The construction of the superstructure is from computer generated printed plastic in 1mm and .5m. To finish the assembly, vacuum formed pieces are provided for the funnel and all ships boats for those who wish to add lots of detail. Also included as an option are a complete set of the ships motor boat hulls with all detail molded into the castings to give two options for the model.
To add the finishing touch, all fittings are included cast in light alloy or plastic.
Brass etchings are supplied for the Ships stanchions and ladders.
Prop tubes fitted with oiling tubes and stainless steel shafts are included together with a comprehensive instruction book to aid assembly with sketches and pictures to assist in the construction. All part numbers are keyed to the FULL SIZE PLAN included in the kit. Full details are supplied for the fitting of motors, nicads, and radio equipment.
$950.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN110
Wacht Am Rein
In 1848 around 25 tugs were operational on the river Rhein. These were all side wheelers with a draught of around two meters. Because of the shallows in the middle Rhein it was impossible to use ships of a deeper draught. Rhein tugs were therefore lengthened to create more space for longer steam boilers, bigger engines, bunker and crew accommodation.
About 1880 the first propeller driven tugs appeared on the Rhein which developed more speed and needed less crew.
The "Wacht am Rhein VIII" was built in 1893 as a Rhein tug by the P. Boele Shipyard at Slikkerveer in Holland. She was a tug powered by a coal fired boiler,a compound engine developing 300 IHP and was designed specially for the middle part of the river Rhein which has lots of bends and very strong currents. Her hull design is long and narrow to suit these conditions.
The steering and control gear is behind the funnel giving very little view forward but with a much better view of the ships which she tows. In 1894 the ship was taken into service under the name "Wacht am Rhein VIII" by J Huttner in Wesel-Buderich. This company was established at an outstanding location on a bend of the Rhein where in addition to towage they ran a hotel-restuarant. To date (1993) this hotel-restaurant was still managed by the Huttner family although the shipping operation was sold off many years ago.
Around the turn of the century the ship came under the control of the Johann Knipscheer Shipping Company who were the first firm who dared to attempt to tow a ship upstream to Basel on the Swiss border. The ship was renamed Direktor Johann Knipscheer. In 1919 she was renamed "Speculant". Between 1924 and 1957 a number of major alterations were made to her power plant and superstructure.
Today: In 1972 she was renamed Pieter Boele, after her original builder and in 1987 handed over to the Prins Hendrik Maritime Museum in Dordrecht where she has been kept in service by volunteer enthusiasts.

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/35
Length: 965mm (38")
Beam: 180mm ( 7.1")

The model is based on a fiberglass hull with full plating, freeing ports, bulwarks and port detail molded into the hull. Computer generated plastic printed in 6 colors is used for the decks and superstructure to give quick and crisp assembly.
Vacuum formed plastic moldings supply the ships boat hull, engine casings, skylight
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 the "TUG" appeal. As in all of the Deans kits a set of running gear is included, consisting of the prop shaft, 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.
$515.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN111
HMS Grenville Fleet Destroyer
The Grenville was ordered on the 12th June 1941 with 7 others of a class all with names beginning with the letter "U" ie: ULSTER and when launched she was the leader of the 7th emergency flotilla. In 1943 Grenville in company with other destroyers took part in night sweeps up and down the French coast. On the night of the 3/4th October, Grenville and the 4 other ships encountered 5 German R class destroyers who had laid a trap for them. A battle commenced with heavy damage and casualties suffered by both sides. Grenville was hit and stopped. The rest of her war was spent in the Bay of Biscay, where she had a very active career. The full story, told by her captain, is to be found in the book "DESTROYER CAPTAIN" by Roger Hill. In our opinion this is one of the finest true sea stories that we have ever read and for the modeller it is a must.
During the 1950's Grenville with the rest of her sisters were converted to type 15 Frigates. She was scrapped by Romanet Ltd of Rochester Kent, and the No X draught mark was removed and presented to DEANS MARINE.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 1.15m (59")
Beam: 114mm (4.5")
The plated glass fibre hull is the base for this kit. Deck support beams are from balsa and hardwood, main decks and super structure are in 1mm plastic for quick assembly and vac-formings for the funnel, boats and turrets etc. Brass etchings for all stanchions, ladders, are included in this kit along with a full set of fittings in vacast plastic and light cast alloy. To complete this model both propshafts in stainless steel, proptubes, rudder, ect are included along with recommendations for motors, nicads, and speed controllers.
$610.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN113
USS Kidd
This kit is typical of the Fletcher class destroyers built by various yards for the U.S. NAVY between 1940 and 1944. In two major versions, this model is one of the later and more numerous type with a heavy A/A weapons fit. She is one of the most powerful and successful types of destroyers ever constructed in the second world war. The Fletcher class was the U.S. Navy's most important fleet destroyer of W.W.11, and served with particular distinction in the Pacific Theatre where its long range and excellent weapons fit proved invaluable. The type was retained in service after the war, and some were released for export from the 1950's. They were sent to many navies, from South America to the Far East. These ships were so well constructed that some are still in service to this day and will only be withdrawn for lack of spares
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 1.16m (45.7")
Beam: 133mm (5.2")
This kit contains a one piece glass fibre hull, all decks and superstructure in 1mm printed plastic sheet, along with photographic exploded views of construction notes. To finish off the model to a very high standard and to add the noticable "clutter" of the ship over 200 fittings cast in light alloy and light weight plastic are provided. This gives a highly detailed model. All other fittings as per the kits in our range.
$700.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN114
Christiaan Brunings
The first of a new range of model ships to be added to the DEANS range for Steam power. The S.S. CHRISTIAAN BRUNINGS is a museum steam ship preserved in running order at the VEREENIGING NEDERLANDSCH HISTORISCH SCHEEPVAARTMUSUEM where she is kept in full working order providing trips to the public during summer season. She was constructed of steel in 1900 as tender and pilot boat to the Dutch Icebreakers and to this end she is fitted as a coastal Icebreaker in her own right.
Details of the kit:
Length: 1.04m (41")
Beam 226mm (8.9")
This kit of a preserved steam ship is the first of a new range of model designed to be powered by a STEAM ENGINE or standard electric motor, instructions for both units are included.
Plated glassfibre hull; Detailed glassfibre superstructure. Computer generated printed parts. Full set of metal fittings. FULL SIZE PLAN and instructions. Full set of vacformings, propshaft, prop and tiller.
$615.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN116
Compass Rose Flower Class
The Flower class corvette from Deans Marine represents a radical approach to kitting a successful attempt to produce a 1/96 scale warship at a price that will be acceptable to many, and a good start into the world of 1/8" scale working models.
A glassfibre hull construction is featured which means that with limited exceptions only one type of adhesive is required (I used Humbrol liquid poly, plus 5 minute epoxy for sealing prop and rudder tube into place and fixing some of the larger cast fittings) such comparatively inexpensive materials results in a kit costing half as much as a good r/c system.

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 673mm (26.5")
Beam 114mm (4.5")

As noted above from a kit review in a leading marine modelling magazine, this kit, the first in a starter range consists of a one piece fiberglass hull with full plating detail.
Decks and superstructure are in 1mm and .5mm printed plastic sheet.
To add the required detail to the model without adding to top weight the kit includes over 100 items in cast light alloy or plastic, together with vacformings for the gun cab, funnel, boats etc. All stanchions, ladders, etc are in etched brass. Propeller, rudder and tiller are also included together with our recommendations for the motor, coupling and nicads etc.
$435.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN119
Dreadnaught
H.M.S. Dreadnought was the first all big gun battleship to be built. She was laid down at Portsmouth Dockyard in 1906 and was commissioned into the Royal Navy one year later, a building record that has never been equaled. 
In addition to her uniform main armament of ten 12 inch guns, another major innovation in her design was the use of steam turbines for propulsion, giving her a five knot speed advantage over contemporary battleships. 
Her uniform main armament meant she was the first ship which could actually take advantage of the great effective range of large naval guns. By firing her guns in groups, aimed from a central control, it was possible to correct the guns' aim by spotting the fall of the shells and correcting the aim accordingly. 
Dreadnought had a quiet war, her only notable achievement being the sinking of U 29 by ramming in 1915, the only occasion when a submarine fell victim to a battleship. She was scrapped in 1923
Details of the kit:
Scale 1/96 
Length: 1.65m (65")
Beam: 265mm (10.4")
The model illustrated shows the ship in her early years, with the original bridge layout
The kit is based on the ship as in 1917
The hull is a one piece fiberglass moulding up to the deck line and including the raised focastle to ease construction. All plating and surface detail is moulded into the hull. The deck is 4mm marine plywood with the main deck and foredeck C.N.C.
CUT. The deck planking is printed on .6mm marine plywood ready to lay, plus instrctions for laying individual planks for the modeller wishing to add his own touch.
The main turrets are also fiberglass mouldings. The 12 inch gun barrels are Acrylic castings. Ships boats, funnells, D.C. towers etc are all vacformings, with optional extras available for precast ships boats as acrylic cast items.
Almost all other fittings requiring detail and strength, such as the 12 pounder guns, hatches etc, are cast in light alloy.
$1,575.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN120
Pieter Bole
In 1848 around 25 tugs were operational on the river Rhein. These were all side wheelers with a draught of around two meters. Because of the shallows in the middle Rhein it was impossible to use ships of a deeper draught. Rhein tugs were therefore lengthened to create more space for longer steam boilers, bigger engines, bunker and crew accommodation.
About 1880 the first propeller driven tugs appeared on the Rhein which developed more speed and needed less crew.
The "Wacht am Rhein VII" was built in 1893 as a Rhein tug by the P. Boele Shipyard at Slikkerveer in Holland. She was a tug powered by a coal fired boiler, a compound engine developing 300 IHP and was designed specially for the middle part of the river Rhein which has lots of bends and very strong currents. Her hull design is long and narrow to suit these conditions.
The steering and control gear is behind the funnel giving very little view forward but with a much better view of the ships which she tows. In 1894 the ship was taken into service under the name "Wacht am Rhein VIII" by J Huttner in Wesel-Buderich. This company was established at an outstanding location on a bend of the Rhein where in addition to towage they ran a hotel-restuarant. To date (1993) this hotel-restaurant was still managed by the Huttner family although the shipping operation was sold off many years ago.
Around the turn of the century the ship came under the control of the Johann Knipscheer Shipping Company who were the first firm who dared to attempt to tow a ship upstream to Basel on the Swiss border. The ship was renamed Direktor Johann Knipscheer. In 1919 she was renamed "Speculant". Between 1924 and 1957 a number of major alterations were made to her power plant and superstructure.
Today: In 1972 she was renamed Pieter Boele, after her original builder and in 1987 handed over to the Prins Hendrik Maritime Museum in Dordrecht where she has been kept in service by volunteer enthusiasts.

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/35
Length: 965mm (38")
Beam: 180mm (7.1")

Includes:
-One piece detailed fiber glass hull
-Printed or laser plastic for decks and superstructure -Metal and resin fittings
-Prop shafts, prop tubes, motor mounts, rudders
-Full size plans
-Decals as required
$525.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN122
Kelly
H.M.S. KELLY was launched on the 25th October 1938 and began her short but active career when handed over to Captain, Lord Louis Mountbatten Royal Navy on 23rd August 1939. In May of the following year she was torpedoed by a German "E" Boat, nearly tearing her in half. For 91 hours, whilst under tow, she and her consorts fended off the unwelcome attentions of both "E" Boats and enemy bombers. Although many said she could never be repaired the work was completed and on re-commissioning she was ordered to the Mediteranian. During the evacuation of Crete in 1942 whilst in the company of H.M.S. Kashmir she was attacked and hit in the boiler room by a bomb that passed down the funnel. Still under way and with full helm she turned on her beam ends and sank.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 1.13m (44.5")
Beam: 114mm (4.5")
The model kit of this famous destroyer is based on a moulded glass fiber hull with full plating detail, ports, etc. As in most of the kits, superstructure and decks are in 1mm and .5mm plastic. To finish the model to the high detailed standard of all the Deans range, the main weapons, close range weapons and numerous small highly detailed fittings are cast in light alloy or vac-cast plastic. This is to save top weight and to give outstanding performance of this type of model on the water. This model is capable of being thrown around the lake at a scale speed in excess of 30 knots. To add the finishing touch and to give a near showcase model all complicated items such as gun turrets, funnel, boats etc are in vacformed plastic, brass etchings for stanchions, ladders etc giving a strong model to take the odd knocks and bumps.
$610.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN125
Emden Kit
1908 Commissioned 20/7/1909
Builder Kaiserliche Werf Danzig
Full Size Dimensions:
Length: 389ft
Beam: 44ft
Dispacement: 3650 tons
Machinery: Vertical 3 cylinder
Boilers: Schulz-Thorneycroft
Output: 16,171 b.h.p.
Max Speed: 25 knots.


Details of the kit
Scale 1/96
Length 1.14m (44.9")
Beam 240mm (5.5")


The plated fiberglass hull is the base for this model, along with the superstructure from computer printed 1mm plastic for the main assembly and a sheet of .5mm printed plastic adding the final sharpness to this elegant model. To add all the detail over 100 fittings cast in light alloy or plastic are included in the kit. Vacuum formed plastic moldings take care of all the larger and more complex parts such as the many ships boats, funnels, vents and funnel bases. The many stanchions on this model are cast in light alloy to give the correct pattern of spacing, with 2 gauges of brass wire for the stanchion wires. Brass etched ladders add the finest detail and delicate touch to this model, one of the classics among warships. A comprehensive instruction book is included in the kit keyed to TWO FULL SIZE PLANS.
As in all the kits in the range, a full set of running gear is included in the kit. To add to the classic look of this ship the color scheme east India station is included along with tips in the instructions for the use of the modern ACRYLIC car spray paints that are giving such outstanding results.
$660.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN127
Narvick Kit
This class of ships was ordered by the German navy after the outbreak of W.W.11 on the 19/9/39. They differed from the previous class, the Z23/30 in only minor details and the fitting of larger funnel caps. The type 36 class, they were a well thought out and successful design. They did not join the fleet until 1942, all were completed with quad 20mm aft. and were soon fitted with the same weapon forward. As the war progressed, all the ships in the class were altered in their weapons fit since damage repairs and modifications were locally carried out.
Z37 and her sisters received little mods during their wartime careers. She had a fairly uneventful time, until she was attached to the 8th flotilla and sailed for western France in March 1943 where she was stationed until lost. She was rammed and damaged by Z32 on 30/1/44 and towed into Bordeaux, where the guns were landed for shore defence and the ship was gutted by fire. Z37 was constructed at the Germania yard, Kiel, and was launched on the 24/2/41 on a displ of 2637 tons, her engines produced 70,000 s.h.p. with a speed of 36 knots.
As in all the kits in the range, a FULL SIZE PLAN together with propshafts in stainless steel, proptubes in hard brass with replaceable bearings, rudder and tiller are included in this comprehensive kit.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 1.32m (52")
Beam: 127mm (5")
This addition to the DEANS range of models is probably the most requested kit ever made, a magnificent partner to the growing range of British ships. Considered by many to be one of the finest and most elegant warships ever to grace the seas, this model captures the fine lines and superb sea keeping qualities of the prototype. Based on a one piece glass fibre hull we have captured the rakish lines and the semi-tunnel underwater section of the original, making this model one of the more complex hulls to come from our workshops. Superstructure and decks in 1mm plastic, lots of cast alloy and cast plastic fittings to add the busy appearance of the full size craft, plus the DEANS trademark of quality, stanchions and ladders in brass etchings. The comprehensive instructions are in exploded view format and, a new addition, laser scanned photos to bring a high definition to the instructions and assist in constructing this classic model of a powerful W.W.11 destroyer.
$725.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN128
Bulldog
Name ship of the class of four this coastal waters hydro graphic survey ship was constructed by Brook Marine and launched in 1968.
Bulldog was built by a yacht builder, she is said to be fitted out more like a luxury yacht than a serving navel craft. Considered by many to be one of the prettiest ships in the Royal Navy, they are seen in coastal waters and at many small harbors on flag showing.
On a displacement of 1088 tons and with a speed of 15 knots, these small and powerful survey craft are renowned for there sea keeping abilities, staying at sea in the short and rough coastal waters which is their domain.

Details of the kit
Scale 1/96
Length 605mm (23.8")
Beam 125mm (4.9")

Includes:
-One piece detailed fiber glass hull
-Printed or laser plastic for decks and superstructure -Metal and resin fittings
-Prop shafts, prop tubes, motor mounts, rudders
-Full size plans
-Decals as required
$299.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN131
Mohawk
Tribal class or "F" class destroyers 1905 1908 programme. One of the policies of the first sea lord in 1904 was the production of an ocean going destroyer which should have the following capabilities:
A. Steam at 33 knots for 8 hrs in a moderate sea
B. Burn oil fuel
C. Carry 2 x 12.lb guns
D. Carry 7 days provisions "later 4 days"
This was something of a revolution in ship design requirements for those days, being 7.5 knots faster than any previous design particularly when the then novel turbines had yet to be built and tested (only 8 types were in service). Tenders were at last taken up and building of the new "F" class began, divided into 3 separate groups. With no fewer than 7 different yards involved it is hardly surprising that few of the ships looked the same. The 3 groups are:


The class was completed at an average cost of £137,000. On trials with a displacement of 1,000 tons a speed of 33 knots was achieved. The complement was 5 officers and 56 men.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 901mm (35.5")
Beam: 89mm (3.5")
The models are based on the period after the original ships' sea trials, when a number of modifications were carried out. To this end all ships were changed – up gunned to 2 x 4inch guns forward funnels lengthened so that fumes cleared the bridge, turtle decks removed to a standard fo/castle. This gave the ships the classic destroyer outline. The base of these models is a one piece vacformed or moulded fibreglass hull with all superstructures and decks in 1mm plastic, for one glue construction.
These models are designed with the beginner in mind and as a good starter to the world of warship modelling. They embody all the excitement of the building and driving of a warship without the task of constructing a full fleet model. The simple structure on the decks of these ships makes for very quick construction and with all funnels and boats in vacformings, allied with a full set of fittings in cast light alloy and cast plastic makes for an attractive model.
These ships have all the performance of their bigger sisters and have one of the most outstanding sea keeping qualities of all the models in the range. As the choice of motor and couplings is very important in the construction of these ships they can be supplied with the kit on request.

Includes:
-One piece detailed fiber glass hull
-Printed or laser plastic for decks and superstructure -Metal and resin fittings
-Prop shafts, prop tubes, motor mounts, rudders
-Full size plans
-Decals as required
$525.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN132
Bronnington
The "Ton" or Coniston class of minesweepers were constructed as minesweepers for the R.N and other navies between 1951 and 1959 making them one of the most numerous class of ships to serve in the R.N.
All were constructed with timber hulls and were powered by 2 Mirrles Blackstone diesels of 2500 hp or later ships were constructed with 2 Deltic diesels of 3500 hp. on two shafts giving 15 knots Max speed.
Weapons fit varied but was normally 1 x 40mm and 2 x 20mm. Mine hunters normally carried 1 x 40mm.
The Bronington (ex Green Beetle ) was constructed by Cook Welton & Gemmel at Hull and Beverly. She was laid down in 1951 and launched in 1954.
She was renamed H.M.S. Humber and was stationed with the 10th M.S.S. R.N.R In 1958 she was commissioned as Bronington and sent to the 100th M.S.S.
In 1965 he was converted to a mine hunter at Rosyth (as she is modeled by us) and stationed with the 1st M.C.M.S. In 1974 she was refitted at Gibraltar and then stationed at Rosyth with the 1st M.C.M.S.
The Lt the Prince of Wales was in command from 9/2/76 until she was visited by H.M. the Queen and Prince Philip whilst at the Tower Pier in London.
Between 1980 and 1984 she was serving with the 2nd M.C.M.S and with STANAVFORCHAN.

Details of the kit:
Scale 1/96
Length 465mm (18.3")
Beam 86mm (3.4")

Includes:
-One piece detailed fiber glass hull
-Printed or laser plastic for decks and superstructure -Metal and resin fittings
-Prop shafts, prop tubes, motor mounts, rudders
-Full size plans
-Decals as required
$299.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN133
Magnificent
In 1895 the first of the Majestic class battleships came into service. This started a naval revolution as startling as the one that followed the launching of the DREADNOUGHT. For the first time 4 new sets of design's were put together in one ship making them what is now known as a PREDREADNOUGHT. The four new technologies were, high velocity main weapons, quick firing 6" mid caliber guns. face hardened armor, and telescopic gun sights. The MAJESTICS were the first capital ships whose main weapons were effective in rough seas due to their high free board and good sea-keeping qualities. The visual impact of these ships at that time cannot be imagined, but they must have been the same as the "star wars" weapons of today, and they made the British fleet supreme the world over.

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 1.65m (65")
Beam: 265mm (10.4")
The most complicated and detailed model in the Deans fleet and truly the PRIDE OF THE FLEET. Some of the major features of this model are the one piece fiberglass hull with all plating detail and armor belt, plus all case-mates, hatches portholes, anchor bed plates, and the massive ram bow all molded into the hull; one piece fiberglass molded superstructure with deck planking and gun port detail engraved into the molding. Full size plan in 2 parts with photo exploded instruction book to ease assembly of this massive model. Over 400 cast metal fittings & 100 plus cast plastic items add the detail to this model, decks from marine ply and 1mm plastic, and 62 vac-formings for boats, turrets etc.

Magnificent Photos: (click to enlarge)
Model by Bill Griffith
$1,350.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN134
Skirmisher
The Scout class of cruiser came from Vickers yard in 1905 and had a ram bow, three funnels, and a turtle back focastle. The four, triple expansion engines developed 17,500 h.p. giving a speed of 25 knots. The class were small fast cruisers referred to as scouts. They arose from the need for a fast ship to perform a scouting role in the North Sea to keep an eye on the increasing activity of the German navy in that area, Coupled to this role was the requirement for a flotilla leader to the smaller seagoing destroyers. These ships had to have the ability to work with their brood, but still provide for the captain and his staff. Whilst lightly armed compared with a third class cruiser they had a high speed which enabled them to scout in the knowledge that they could outrun any serious oppositon. A total of 15 "Scouts" were completed between 1905 and 1913 all with differences in construction. Skirmisher can be considered typical of the class.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 1.14m (44.9")
Beam: 140mm (5.5")
The plated fibreglass hull is the base for this model along with the superstructure from computer printed 1mm plastic for the main assembly. A sheet of .5mm printed plastic adds the final sharpness to this elegant model. To complete the detail over 450 light alloy and cast plastic fittings are included. Vacformed plastic mouldings take care of all the larger and more complex parts such as the many ships boats, funnels, vents and funnel bases. The many stanchions on this model are cast in light alloy to give the correct pattern of spacing, with 2 gauges of brass wire for the stanchion wires. Brass ladders add the finest detail and delicate touch to this model, one of the classics amongst warships
Although a large model by small ship standards the handling and sea-keeping qualities are outstanding. A comprehensive instruction book is included in the kit keyed to a FULL SIZE PLAN and large format exploded view. As in all the kits in the range, a full set of running gear is included. To add to the classic look of the ships of this era 2 colour schemes are included in the instructions. Black hulled Victorian livery gives a great presence and for an alternative scheme the China station livery is included, along with the standard Atlantic fleet grey. Tips are also given in the instructions for the use of the modern ACRYLIC car spray paints that are giving such outstanding results.
$615.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN139
Dufresne
Said to be one of the finest pleasure craft ever built in New Zealand. She is the 65ft twin screw motor yacht, Dufresne, designed by Laurent Giles and partners of England for Mr Jack Butland of Auckland, and built by M.C. Carter Ltd.

Laurent Giles is noted not only for the excellence of his designs, but also for the very distinctive character and good looks of his boats. Dunfresne is no exception, and the workmanship of her New Zealand builders matches the high standard of her design.
Mr Butland and Mr Carter went to England to discuss both design and construction methods with Jack Giles in November, 1964, and found that they had not yet used glued construction to the extent that we have in the U.K. Max Carter took with him photos of some of the local boats built by the methods he wanted to use, and Mr Giles was most impressed with them and keen to see so much laminating used in the proposed boat.
He was, however, a little taken aback at the idea of building such a large boat upside down. The hull design was left entirely up to Laurent Giles except for a suggestion that she could have more beam. This was increased by 18in at the deck but the bottom shape, which had been tank tested,and was not altered.
Building started on May 19,1965 and she was launched on October 1, 1966. One of the first jobs and the biggest laminated member was the stem. Construction is unconventional, there are no floors in the boat other than at the main bulkheads. These are replaced by 2 3/4 x 3/4 ribs from gunwale to gunwale dinghy fashion, at varying centers according to positions but averaging about 2ft spacing. Ordinary spotted gum timbers were fitted at 7in centers with multiple light stringers of 2 3/4 by by 3/4, running force and aft.
Planking is two diagonals of 1/4in, and one fore and after outer skin of 9/16in, all Epilogued and through fastened. It was estimated that in 1965, half a ton of nails and over �1000 worth of glue were used. The complete hull was sheathed in dynel before being turned over. The whole construction is unusually light for a boat of this size but undoubtedly very strong.
Dufresne`s probable top speed is 15 knots at 3,000 rpm and 13 knots cruising speed at 2,500. The hull is of a round bilge high speed displacement type and an unusual feature is the knuckle built into the topsides for`ard. The fast displacement hull needs a fine entry and the knuckle allows this while still gaining plenty of reserve buoyancy very quickly. It also gives the effect of a big flare without excessive width on the decks, and makes the boat relatively steady and dry in a seaway.
Mr Butland has named his boat after the famous Frenchman Marion du Fresne (pronounced du Frain), who came to N.Z. in 1772 in his ship Marquis de Castries, in company with Lieut. Crozet commanding the Mascarin.
They spent several months in the Bay of Islands carrying out repairs and du Fresne was the first person to survey the area. He also attempted to claim New Zealand for France and called it France Australe, although he knew Captain Cook (1769) had already claimed it for Great Britain.
History books record different versions of the events leading up to his violent death. Some say it was revenge for the cruelty of another Frenchman, others that Marion du Fresne and his crew were the friendly with the Maoris until they inadvertently desecrated some sacred tribal ground. However, it is a fact that du Fresne and about 20 of his crew were enticed ashore, killed and eaten in the Bay of Island.

Specifications:
Scale: 1/24
Length: (32-1/2" (825mm)
Beam: 8" (203mm)
Sailing weight 3.8kgs

The Kit:
The kit is based on a detailed fiber glass hull with rubbing strip, bulwark scroll work, prop tube and rudder exits, moulded into the hull. The Deck is from printed plywood with lining for engraved planking. Vacformings in styrene form the complete cabin assembly and ships boat. Printed plastic supplies the construction for the wheelhouse cockpit. A full set of fittings is included in the kit with prop shafts, rudders, prop and tillers arms, plus decals and details to complete the wheelhouse To aid construction a comprehensive instruction book and full size plan is included. Printed plastic supplies the construction for the wheelhouse cockpit.
$459.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN141
Komet Kit
S.Y. KOMET was constructed at Bremer Vulcan a.g. Vegesack 543 and launched on the 6-4-11.
She was designed and built as a governors yacht for Deutsche Neu Gunea (German New Guinea).
She was stationed there until 11-10-14. when she was taken as a war prize by the Australian navy and taken into service as a packet boat. She was then renamed the UNA or OLA and used as a pilot vessel.
Legends suggest that she was later called the Captain Cook and based in Sydney Harbour and used as a cruise / tourist ship at the time, photos show her with a modified bridge front and bearing the PILOTS name on her hull side under the bridge, but these picture are dated 1949,.?
She was then sold in 1925 and traveled to England and named the AKUNA and used as a gentleman’s steam yacht until she was paid of in 1951. The ship was removed from the Lloyds register of shipping in 1957.
Komet was built of steel up to the boatdeck, the wheelhouse was of Mahogony, or steel and paneled in the same, He GRT was 977 tons.
Her power was from twin steam boilers powering twin triple expansion engines to two screws with a H.P of 1400 giving a top speed of 13 knots.
She carried a crew of 160 and was lightly armed with one 37 mm rapid fire cannon and one 8mm machine gun both on pedestal mountings.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/50
Length: 1.157m (45.5")
Beam: 212mm (8.3")
This model is based on a glass-fibre hull with full plating and port detail. The two main cabin assembly are also glass fibre detailed moulding to ease construction and make the model more suitable for the fitting of a stem plant if desired.
The main and boat decks are from 1/16th marine plywood with pre-printed deck planking.
The funnel, ships boats, ventilator cowls, and water tank 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 and to add the superfine detail to this elegant model, a full sheet of brass etched parts of over 300 components add the superfine detail to this model. Also included is a comprehensive instruction book and two full size plans. As in all the Deans kits propshafts, props and rudder are 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.
$1,050.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN145
Dante
This new addition to the Compact kit range is to the slightly larger scale of 1/72 to give more working room in the model and to make the kits more suitable for the railway modeler.
The details and construction methods used in the craft are the same as in all the kits in the Compact Kit range.
This craft is based on one of the ships used in the petro- chemical port of Euro-port in Holland.
The ships are constructed by the DELTA shipyard to a standard design and personalised by the buyers to suit there own needs.
This example of the type is designed as a fire-fighting and rescue ship. She is fitted with powerful water and foam monitors, the one on the top of the mast being telescopic.
She is also fitted with fast launch and recovery R.I.B.s in quick launch davits. On board she is also fitted with powerful suction pumps and a decompression chamber.
The ship has two powerful diesel engines driving twin screws and are capable of handling most disasters on the largest of ships in confined waters.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/72
Length: 320mm (12.6")
Beam: 115mm (4.5")

Includes:
-One piece detailed fiber glass hull
-Printed or laser plastic for decks and superstructure -Metal and resin fittings
-Prop shafts, prop tubes, motor mounts, rudders
-Full size plans
-Decals as required
$235.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN153
Rix Harrier
The Rix Harrier was constructed by the Yorkshire dry-dock company in 1979 as the Merchant ship WIB. She was renamed the Breydon Enterprise.
Her propulsion was by Holland Roe machinery.
In 1996 she was purchased by T & S Rix company of Hull and converted to a bunkering tanker for service in Hull docks.
She was re-engined with two caterpillar 1036 diesels driving podded propellors with a s.h.p. on each prop of 480 H.P. giving a service speed of 9 knots.
Auxillary power supply is by Cummins diesels.
She now has a deadweight of 1009 tons, gross tonnage is 572 and nett tonnage 0f 354 tons.
The Rix Harrier can be seen servicing larger ships in and around Hull docks, her and her near sister have been seen
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/50
Length: 915mm (36")
Beam: 195mm (7.7")
The model of the M.V RIX HARRIER is constructed on a glassfibre hull with bulwarks and freeing ports moulded into the hull.
The decks and superstructure are in 1mm & .5mm computer generated printed plastic.
Ships inflatable and assorted other fittings are cast in acrylic resin for extremely sharp and accurate detailing. The H.I.A.B. crane is a kit in its own right cats in plastic and white metal.
Cast metal stanchions, and deck fittings add the truly professional touch to this hard working merchant ship model.
The complicated deck piping is assembled from styrene plastic tube and completed with all the valves, wheels and vents in metal, and using a 3 colour printed layout on the tank deck.
Propeller tubes, fitted with oiling points and stainless steel shafts are included together with a comprehensive instruction book and a FULL SIZE plan. Full details are supplied for the fitting of motors, nicads and radio equipment.
$650.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN154
Ditmar Koel
The great estuary of the Elbe is renowned for its difficult navigation, and a posting to the Elbe 1 station requires some of the best pilots on the seas.
The pilot service is still of prime important despite technical advances over the years, and the Elbe 1 station has a long tradition.
Named after a legendary Captain of the Hamburg authorities in Hanseatic times. The first Pilot cutter of this name was launched in 1934 at the Stucken yard.
The ship is stationed in the Elbe estuary and Pilots are put aboard inbound vessels and taken of on outgoing vessels, in all but the very worst conditions. The ship has a large mess on the main deck, and a large dormitory below.
On a gross tonnage of 670 tons the Ditmar Koel is powered by 2 triple expansion steam engines developing 1,700 hp, this gives a speed of 13 knot.
The ship has a compliment of 31 crew and carries 44 pilots.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/45
Length: 1.21m (47.6:")
Beam: 229mm(9")
The model is based on a glassfibre hull with all details such as rubbing strips and freeing ports moulded into the hull.
The decks are from marine grade plywood with the Deans planking method. The superstructure is assembled from pre-printed plastic sheets and the complete fwd and aft assembly is removable for access.
Funnel, cowl vents and ships boats are vacformed in polystyrene to speed construction.
The kit is complete with a full set of fittings and all running gear. A comprehensive instruction book and a full size plan is included.
The instructions also will include details of fitting a live steam plant when the new twin cylinder, twin engine, plant reaches the market.
$750.00
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DEAN157
Banckert Kit
The choice of a model based on a Dutch ship may at first seem a little odd, but she was handed over to the Dutch Navy as the former H.M.S. QUILLIAM. She gives a pleasing model in its light and colourful Dutch scheme with all the graceful looks of one of the emergency class destroyers that are so familiar to the British modeller.
Details of the kit:
Scale 1/96
Length 1.15m (45.3")
Beam 114mm (4.5")
The model is based on the kit of the GRENVILLE from our range, but with the plans and fittings modified to fit this famous Dutch warship. As with all the models in the range, the hull is based on a light weight glass fibre hull with a plated finish. Weapons and small detailed fittings are cast in light alloy, larger items such as lockers, carley floats etc, are cast in vacast plastic for light weight to assist in giving the model its outstanding performance on the water. To add the finishing touches, etched brass is used for ladders, dial sights and stanchions. Custom made prop shafts and tubes are included along with the rudder, tiller, to make this a complete kit with its FULL SIZE PLAN and comprehensive instructions.
$600.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN158
Furie Kit
The last sea going steam tug of the Netherlands.
The FURIE was built in 1916 by G.H.Bodewen at Martenshoek as the "Bodewes 6" and sold to Holmen Bruke in Norrkoping Sweden when she was renamed "Holmen 3"
The ship changed hands again in 1969 to A Akerlund in Stockholm and was named "Holvick", she was used to tow timber rafts to the sawmills.
In 1976 she was purchased by AVRO television to play the leading part in the T.V. series "Hollands Glorie" after the book of the same name.
She changed hands again in 1977 to Handels Mij.
In 1978 she was purchased by the Foundation Hollands Glorie in Maassluis whose aim is to preserve the ship in her original condition. The ship is now in Maasluis and open to the public where she gives frequent trips on the river and is part of the Tug Museum in Maasluis.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/48 
Length: 698mm (27.5") 
Beam: 140mm (5.5")
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. 
Vacformed plastic mouldings supply the ships boat hulls, engine casings, skylights, motor mount and trays for the nicad batteries. 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 the "TUG" 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.
The sailing qualities of the Furie are excellent, as is the standard for all the kits in the range.
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.
$530.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN159
Amazon
Tribal class or "F" class destroyers 1905 1908 programme. One of the policies of the first sea lord in 1904 was the production of an ocean going destroyer which should have the following capabilities:-
A. Steam at 33 knots for 8 hrs in a moderate sea
B. Burn oil fuel
C. Carry 2 x 12.lb guns
D. Carry 7 days provisions "later 4 days"
This was something of a revolution in ship design requirements for those days, being 7.5 knots faster than any previous design particularly when the then novel turbines had yet to be built and tested (only 8 types were in service). Tenders were at last taken up and building of the new "F" class began, divided into 3 separate groups. With no fewer than 7 different yards involved it is hardly surprising that few of the ships looked the same.

The class was completed at an average cost of £137,000. On trials with a displacement of 1,000 tons a speed of 33 knots was achieved. The complement was 5 officers and 56 men.

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 901mm (35.5")
Beam: 89mm(3.5")


The models are based on the period after the original ships' sea trials, when a number of modifications were carried out. To this end all ships were changed - up gunned to 2 x 4inch guns forward funnels lengthened so that fumes cleared the bridge, turtle decks removed to a standard fo/castle. This gave the ships the classic destroyer outline. The base of these models is a one piece vacformed or moulded fibreglass hull with all superstructures and decks in 1mm plastic, for one glue construction.
These models are designed with the beginner in mind and as a good starter to the world of warship modelling. They embody all the excitement of the building and driving of a warship without the task of constructing a full fleet model. The simple structure on the decks of these ships makes for very quick construction and with all funnels and boats in vacformings, allied with a full set of fittings in cast light alloy and cast plastic makes for an attractive model.
These ships have all the performance of their bigger sisters and have one of the most outstanding sea keeping qualities of all the models in the range. As the choice of motor and couplings is very important in the construction of these ships they can be supplied with the kit on request.
THIS MODEL IS BASED ON A PLATED GLASS FIBRE HULL
THE KIT IS IN SINGLE SCREW FORMAT AND RUNS ON 4 OR 5 1.2AH NICADS.
$540.00
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DEAN160
Amethyst
This modified Black Swan class frigate was launched on 7th May 1943 at the yard of Alex Stephens & Co, Linthouse. After a very active wartime career "Amethyst" was sent to the Far East as a guard ship for the British community in Shanghai. The action that made her a household name was an incident in the Yangse river in late 1949 where she was trapped almost 200 miles inland. In a heroic action she broke out and escaped to the sea. Amethyst was sold for scrapping at the Plymouth yard of Demmelweek and Reading. Members of the Amethyst association still meet at regular intervals.
Details of the kit:
Scale 1/96
Length: 958mm (37.7")
Beam: 114mm (4.5")
One of the oldest production kits in the Deans Marine range, Now brought up to date to the standard of the latest kits
The fibreglass hull in this is with full plating and port detail. Computer generated colour coded printed plastic forms the main superstructure along with the 1mm plastic deck. To complete the construction of the model all complex parts are vacformed in 1mm plastic for funnel, boats, turrets etc.
A complete set of fittings is included in the kit with all detail parts such as weapons, deck fittings, etc, cast in light alloy. Larger item such as lockers, floats, and gun bases are moulded as resine castings for light weight. The lattice mast, such a notable feature of this class of ship is assembled from etched brass in four parts for simple assembly. Ladders and stanchions are also in etched brass to give a final showcase finish. Propshafts in stainless steel are cased in brass proptubes with fitted oilers and replacable bearings along with rudder and tiller arm.
These, together with a comprehensive instruction book with digital prited picture / instructions and a FULL SIZE PLAN assist in the assembly of this impressive model.
One or our oldest kits and still a very popular ship. This kit has now been reworked and brought up to date of the standards of the latest kits. Glass fibre plated hull, brass etching for fine detail, up to date instructions and a C/d available with all the construction pictures of the prototype models.
$620.00
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DEAN161
Cossack
The re-armament race of the 1930's led to the major powers beginning construction of destroyers up to 2,000 tons. The British answer to these was the Super Destroyer of the "Tribal class" with 8 4.7" guns in twin mountings, thought by many to be the best looking of all destroyers ever built. The most famous of these was the
"COSSACK", due to the Altmark incident in the waters off the coast of Norway. This action made the Cossack a household name along with the famous cry of "THE NAVY'S HERE!"
Others in the class were the MAORI, ESKIMO, MASHONA, GURKHA, AFRIDI, TARTAR, SOMALI, BEDUOIN, ASHANTI, PUNJABI, MATABELE, AND THE ZULU. These ships displaced 1,870 tons with geared turbines on two shafts giving 44,000 shp and a top speed of 36.5 knots.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 1.2m
Beam: 127mm
Sailing weight: 4.4kgs
This model is constructed with a plated glass fibre hull, with all portholes and intakes moulded into the hull. To assist in the location of the running gear, the propshaft and rudder exits are marked on the hull. Decks and superstructure are in 1mm or .5mm plastic along with photo exploded views in the instructions to assist in construction. All details are added from the large range of cast alloy and cast plastic fittings included in the kit together with a full running gear set comprising stainless steel propshafts, hard brass proptubes with replaceable bearings, rudder and tiller. Stanchions and ladders are in etched brass to give that crisp finish. A full size plan keyed to a comprehensive instruction book assist in the construction of this classic model destroyer.
$630.00
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DEAN162
Daring
The "D" class destroyers weretypical of the whole series of successive classes from A to I built for the R.N. in the 1930's. In general these were economy designs and tended to be smaller and less well armed than destroyers of other major foreign powers. H.M.S. Daring was commanded by Lord Louis Mountbatten in 1934. She was torpedoed by a U boat on the 18th February 1940 off Duncansby Head Scotland.
Daring was launched by Thornycroft in 1932 on a Displ of 1.375 tons. Her main weapons were 4x 4.7" guns and 8 x 21in torpedo tubes, with geared turbines on 2 shafts giving 36,000 s.h.p. and a top speed of 36 knots. When placed along side the V & W in our range, this shows how the destroyers progressed in the 1920/30's.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96 
Length: 1.02m (40.2")
Beam: 107mm (4.2")
This model is based on a plated glass fibre hull, with the superstructure and decks in 1mm plastic. Vac-forms for the funnels, boats, etc, cast alloy main weapons and close range armament. To add the final crisp finish to the model, brass etchings are supplied for all stanchion, ladders etc. A full set of instructions, plus a FULL SIZE PLAN are included in this kit along with stainless steel propshafts, proptubes and rudder.
This kit makes into a superb model of this classic British destroyer and as with all the DEANS range, has superb on the water performance.
$620.00
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DEAN163
Fencer
During May 1944 the 12 Swordfish from HMS Fencer are credited with the sinking of three U-boats in two days
Swordfish LS369 was credited with sinking U-Boat 'U674' on 1st May 1944 whilst protecting Convoy RA59 sailing to the UK from Kola in Russia
Sailing from San Diego 2 July 1943, Croatan arrived at Norfolk 19 July. As the nucleus for a hunter-killer group, she sailed 5 August for antisubmarine operations in the Atlantic covering the movement of convoys. Her planes had two skirmishes with surfaced submarines and on 5 September initiated night flying operations from escort carriers. She returned to Norfolk 22 September.
From 17 October to 29 December 1943, Croatan made two voyages to Casablanca ferrying aircraft and plane crews for the North African operations. After another antisubmarine patrol from 14 January to 27 February 1944, she took part in tests with the Naval Research Laboratory at Annapolis. From 24 March to 11 May, Croatan made a most successful patrol. On 7 April, her planes marked out U-856, which was sunk by her escorts Champlin (DD-601) and Huse (DE-145) at 40d 18m N., 62d 22m W. On the night of 25-26 April, her four escorts joined in sinking U-488 at 17d 54m N., 38d 05m W. She was also successful in her patrol from 2 June to 22 July. On 10 June, Croatan's planes and escorts Frost (DE-144), Huse, and Inch (DE-146) attacked U-490 and remained in constant contact with it, forcing it to surface the next day. Sixty survivors, including the commanding officer, were rescued before the submarine sank from scuttling charges at 42d 47m N., 40d 08m W. Aircraft and escorts Frost and Inch combined again to sink U-154 on 3 July.
Following a brief overhaul and radar tests with the Naval Research Laboratory, Croatan put to sea again 20 August 1944. On 15 September, she aided survivors from Warrington (DD-383) who had foundered in a hurricane. Returning to Norfolk 1 October, Croatan next sailed for antisubmarine training at Guantanamo Bay and Bermuda, then proceeded to provide air cover for a high-speed east bound task force, returning to New York 4 February 1945. For the next month, she qualified pilots in carrier operations, then sailed from Norfolk 25 March to join a barrier line to intercept German submarines. On 16 April, her escorts, Frost and Stanton (DE-247) sank U-880 and U-1235 at 47d 53m N., 30d 26m W. Croatan returned by way of Argentia, Newfoundland to New York 14 May for overhaul.
From 15 September to 3 November 1945, Croatan qualified aviators at Quonset Point, then cleared Norfolk 23 November on the first of two transatlantic voyages to bring troops home from Le Havre, Franceon 16 June 1958. In August 1963, she carried 23 Lockheed F-104 Starfighter delivered to the Royal Norwegian Air Force 331 Squadron at Bodø, Norway. In October 1964, she served as an experimental ship under NASA control until May 1965. She was stricken for disposal 15 September 1970 and sold for scrap in 1971.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96 
Length: 1.62m (63.8")
Beam: 350mm (13.8")
Glass fibre detailed hull, Glass fibre detailed hull deck. 1mm Printed plastic details, Colour code printed superstructure.
Vacformed details, liferafts, gun cabs etc, Motor mount, Pre-printed self adhesive deck planking, Full metal fittings set
Cast resine fittings, Stainless steel Propshaft, propeller, 2 Full size full colour plans WITH EMBEDDED HI RESOLUTION COLOUR PHOTOS and full colour detailing of metal, plastic and resine parts. Digital instructions.
Pre- cut waterproof vinyl Decals set.
$1,550.00
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DEAN164
Guernsey
These small seaworthy ships were originally designed along trawler lines to protect the extensive British interests in the North Sea oil installations and to patrol the 200 miles fishery limits. They displace 925 tons with two Ruston diesel engines of 2190BHP each driving one variable pitch propeller giving a top speed of 17 knots
Weapons fit is a single 40mm bofors gun and light weapons. The normal compliment is 39 officers and men.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/72 
Length: 820mm (32.8")
Beam: 160mm (6.3")
The fiberglass hull in this kit is with full plating and port detail.
Computer generated printed plastic forms the main superstructure along with the 1mm plastic deck.
To complete the construction of the model all complex parts are vacformed in 1mm plastic for funnel, boats, turret etc.
A complete set of fittings are included in the kit with all detail parts such as weapons, deck fittings, etc, cast in light alloy.
Larger item such as lockers, floats, and gun bases are moulded in plastic castings for light weight.
Ladders and stanchions are also in etched brass to give a final showcase finish.
Propshaft in stainless steel are cased in a brass proptube with fitted an oiler and replaceable bearing along with rudder and tiller arm.
These, together with a comprehensive instruction book and a FULL SIZE PLAN assist in the assembly of this impressive model.
A colour chart and a set of precut decals for the pennant numbers are included in the kit to add the finishing touch to this most attractive addition to our warship range.
$600.00
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DEAN165
Hannibal
In 1895 the first of the Majestic class battleships came into service. This started a naval revolution as startling as the one that followed the launching of the DREADNOUGHT. For the first time 4 new sets of designs were put together in one ship making them what is now known as a PREDREADNOUGHT. The four new technologies were high velocity main weapons, quick firing 6" mid calibre guns. face hardened armour, and telescopic gunsights. The MAJESTICS were the first capital ships whose main weapons were effective in rough seas due to their high freeboard and good sea keeping qualities. The visual impact of these ships at that time cannot be imagined, but they must have been the same as the "star wars" weapons of today, and they made the British fleet supreme the world over.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 1.346m (53")
Beam: 266mm (10.5")
One of the most complicated and detailed model in the Deans fleet, and truly the PRIDE OF THE FLEET. Some of the major features of this model are the one piece fibreglass hull with all plating detail and armour belt, plus all casemates, hatches portholes, anchor bedplates, and the massive ram bow all moulded into the hull; one piece fibreglass moulded superstructure with deck planking and gun port detail engraved into the moulding. Full size plan in 2 parts with photo exploded instruction book to ease assembly of this massive model.
A large sheet of brass etchings with over 300 items, adds the final super-detail to the majestic model.
Over 400 cast metal fittings & 100 plus cast plastic items add the detail to this model, decks from marine ply, and 62 vacformings for boats, turrets etc.
$1,850.00
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DEAN166
Hardy
The original idea for Frigate design after World War 11 was that they should be of a single hull design that could be fitted out for various purposes. The type 14 which Hardy represents was the design for the minimum A/S frigate. She was built from prefabricated welded sections to allow for rapid assembly. Fitted with a single screw and powered by a Y100 single turbine gave a top speed of 28 knots on a modest output of 19,000 s.h.p. Much faster than wartime frigates of a simular size. The manoeuvrability of this hull design was outstanding and many are the stories of most of the crew breaking arms and legs. Without doubt, if they ever got their teeth into a submarine, with their 2 mortar MK 10's, the chances of it getting away would have been remote. Hardy was built at Yarrow and launched on the 25th November 1953.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 977mm (38.5")
Beam: 95mm (3.7")
A lightweight glassfibre hull is the base for this model and to ease construction the break of the fo/castle is a separate moulding. Decks and all superstructure are constructed from printed plastic sheets, and to finish the model a complete set of fittings in cast light alloy and cast plastic are included. The complicated lattice mast is an alloy casting, all stanchions, ladders etc are in brass etched format. Comprehensive instructions and a FULL SIZE PLAN are included to ease assembly.
$600.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN167
Javelin
Name ship of the class, the Javelin was one of the famous J.K.N. class destroyers that served with distinction through W.W.11 and it was this class of ship that suffered the highest losses through being sent in to the fiercest fighting. The three groups of this class were based on the "Intrepid" and "Tribal" classes and were the first single funnelled destroyers in the Royal Navy since the A class of 1895. Javelin was launched at the JOHN BROWN yard on 21st December 1938 with her original name of KASHMIR. Later re-named she served through the war making her one of the 2 of this class that survived, she was broken up on 17th June 1949.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 1.13m (44.5")
Beam: 114mm (4.5")
This model of the famous ship is based on a full plated glass fiber hull with ports and intakes moulded in. The decks and superstructures are in 1mm & .5mm printed plastic sheet. Vacforms supply the hard parts such as gun shields, funnel and the ships boats etc with over 600 cast metal and plastic fittings assisting in making up the classic destroyer. As in all of the kits in our range it includes a FULL SIZE PLAN to complement the comprehensive instructions. Brass etchings are supplied to assemble the complicated lattice mast, stanchions, ladders etc. The colour scheme supplied is for the ship in her pacific fleet scheme with its blue panel on the ships hull.
$615.00
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DEAN168
Loch Katrine
The ships of the Loch class of A/S frigates represent the final product of wartime design of frigates.
They were designed to be mass produced in sections at dispersed sites and transported to an assembly point at a slipway.
She was constructed at H. ROBB & Co in Lieth, laid down in 1943 and launched 21/8/44
Welding and riveting were used to speed production and a team of 60 men could build a ship of this class.
With a single 4” gun on the focastle for surface action, the main weapons were beyond doubt the twin squid anti-submarine mortars, along with the high mounted rapid firing twin 20mm guns for anti-personnel work.
Only 28 Loch class ships were completed as Loch class frigates and a further 19 finished as the Bay class.
To speed construction curved structures were eliminated in the design and a noticeable result of this was the deck sheer was reduced to three straight lines
As completed the ships displaced 1435 tons. The power was supplied by four cylinder, triple expansion engines (yes that is correct) of 5,500 ihp driving two shafts giving a speed of 19.5 knots.
Weapons fit was a single 4” mkv, a quad 2pdr, and 4 x twin 20mm Oerlikons. Two 3 barrel squid mortars were fitted forward and two D/C mortars fitted to the quarter deck with a single D/C rail aft.
Following the end of hostilities many ships were laid up or sold. The LOCH KATRINE was transferred to New Zealand in 1949 and renamed the H.M.N.Z.S ROTOITI.
She was broken up in Hong Kong in 1962.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 985mm (38.8")
Beam: 122mm (4.8")
The fibreglass hull in this kit is with full plating and port detail.
Computer generated printed plastic forms the main superstructure along with the 1mm plastic deck.
To complete the construction of the model all complex parts are vacformed in 1mm plastic for funnel, boats, turret etc.
A complete set of fittings are included in the kit with all detail parts such as weapons, deck fittings, etc, cast in light alloy.
Larger item such as lockers, floats, and gun bases are moulded in plastic castings for light weight.
The lattice mast, such a notable feature of this class of ship is assembled from etched brass in four parts for simple assembly.
Ladders and stanchions are also in etched brass to give a final showcase finish.
Propshafts in stainless steel are cased in brass proptubes with fitted oilers and replaceable bearings along with rudder and tiller arm.
These, together with a comprehensive instruction book and a FULL SIZE PLAN assist in the assembly of this impressive model.
A colour chart and a set of precut decals for the pennant number are included in the kit to add the finishing touch to this most attractive addition to our warship range.
$695.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN169
Marvel
Algerine Minesweeper
These ships were built between 1942 and 1945 and were fitted with magnectic acoustic, and mechanical sweeping equipment. It would seem that this class of ship developed from the Halcyon class of minesweeper of the 1930's still retaining some of their general appearance. These ships, having been built in the U.K. and Canada, later served in the Canadian and most Western Alliance Navys.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 762mm (30")
Beam: 120mm (4.7")
The model is based on a plated fibre glass hull. All decks and superstructure are in 1mm printed plastic sheet format with turret, funnel, boats etc in vacformed plastic. Weapons and fine detail fittings are in cast in light alloy, and all larger items are cast in lightweight plastic. Stanchions and ladders for that extra fine detail are in etched brass. Propshafts and tubes are included in this kit along with the rudder and tiller arm. THE FULL SIZE PLAN is from the D McGregor range. With its twin screws and twin motors and short length/beam ratio this makes into one of the busiest little models in our range and she has all the outstanding handling qualities of her bigger and full size sister. The close range weapons fit on this model are 4 40mm bofors guns. The kit contains a comprehensive set of instructions.
$600.00
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DEAN171
Morecambre Bay
The Morcambe Bay was constructed by W Pickersgill in Sunderland and laid down on the 30/4/44 and launched on 1/1/44.
On a displacement of 2530 tons at full load she was powered by 2 x Admiralty three drum boilers driving four cylinder, triple expansion (yes that is correct) giving a total of 5.5oohp with a top speed of 19.5 knots. The ship carried a compliment of 157 men. In 1944 as the war moved to the Pacific, it was noted that a escort ship with a heavy A/A firepower was required to accompany the British fleet. A quick cure was to modify some of the Loch class frigates then under construction.
Accordingly 26 of the class were designated A/A frigates and called the Bay class.
The hull, superstucture, engines and basic layout of the new class remained unchanged.
The major changes were to the ships weapons, which consisted of two twin 4" A/A mountings and two twin 40mm bofors.
Fire control for the 4" guns was by Mkv director with a 285 radar, The 40mm s were directed by a simple tacymetric director on each mounting. For Anti_Sub use a Hedgehog mortar was mounted on thebfo/castle, whilst on the quarter deck was the usual outfit of rails and mortars.
Of the 26 vessels only 19 were completed as Bays, Six ships were completed to different designs such as survey vessels and despach vessels, one was cancelled.
The excellent seakeeping qualities of the hulls were ably demonstrated on several occasions when ships of the class rode out Typhoons which were a common hazard in the Far East.
By the mid 1950 the usefulness against modern aircraft was in decline, so in 1956 the first of the class went to the breakers.
Several ships were sold abroad.
Mounts Bay and Morcambe Bay were sold to the Portuguese Navy after a refit at Thorneycrofts yard. as the Vaso da Gama and the Dom Francesco de Almeida. She was scrapped on the 7/9/70.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 985mm (38.8")
Beam: 122mm (4.8")
The fiberglass hull in this kit is with full plating and port detail.
Computer generated printed plastic forms the main superstructure along with the 1mm plastic deck.
To complete the construction of the model all complex parts are vacformed in 1mm plastic for funnel, boats, turret etc.
A complete set of fittings are included in the kit with all detail parts such as weapons, deck fittings, etc, cast in light alloy.
Larger item such as lockers, floats, and gun bases are moulded in plastic castings for light weight.
The lattice mast, such a notable feature of this class of ship is assembled from etched brass in four parts for simple assembly.
Ladders and stanchions are also in etched brass to give a final showcase finish.
Propshafts in stainless steel are cased in brass proptubes with fitted oilers and replaceable bearings along with rudder and tiller arm.
These, together with a comprehensive instruction book and a FULL SIZE PLAN assist in the assembly of this impressive model.
A colour chart and a set of precut decals for the pennant number are included in the kit to add the finishing touch to this most attractive addition to our warship range.
$675.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN172
Nubian
The frigates of the Tribal class were constructed to perform three functions, Air Direction, Anti-Aircraft and Anti-Submarine duties. For this reason they were classed as general purpose frigates. When launched they were quite an advanced vessel as they included many "firsts" in their design. The TRIBALS were the first ships to be fitted to carry a helicopter, having a hangar between the aft 4.5" gun and the mortar mk10. They were the first ships to be fitted with the seacat missile system and, most novel at the time, the engines comprised a steam turbine propulsion system (COSAG) and a gas turbine which could be used for additional boost and to get away from a cold start. The single shaft is powered from the combined steam and gas turbines, the former developing 12,500 shp, and the latter developing 7,500 shp. This indicated a top speed of 28 knots. All engine control rooms were air conditioned as was the rest of the ship.. The weapon fit of the class was 2 x 4.5" guns 2 x 4 seacat launch pads (or 2 x 4mm bofors) 1 x 3 barrel mortar mk 10. Some ships were later fitted with 2 x 20mm oerlikons as "junk bashers". 2 x 8 barrelled 3" decoy rocket launchers are also fitted port and starboard.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 1.1m (43.3")
Beam: 141mm (5.6")
This was the first kit in the range to have MOD 11.This was the decision by DEANS MARINE to scrap all of the kits in the range that are left behind in the development process. The model is then remade as a totally new kit based on a new hull and fittings that bring it up to the standards of the later kits in the range that have had the advantage of the latest construction methods. As in all of our products lots of brass etchings are included for stanchions, ladders The enormous lattice mast and the bedstead radar that was such a notable feature of these ships. The brass etching makes this a simple construction job. The Mod 11 programme will be carried out on all kits in the range throughout the life of the model. Although this is a large model for a frigate she sails and steers well, being capable of almost "on the spot turns".
$615.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN173
Sentinel
The Sentinel class of cruiser came from Vickers yard in 1905, had a ram bow, three funnels, and a turtle back fo/castle. The four, triple expansion engines developed 17,500 h .p. giving a speed of 25 knots. The ships of this class were small fast cruisers referred to as scouts. They arose from the need for a fast ship to perform a scouting role in the North Sea and keep an eye on the increasing activity by the German navy in that area. Coupled with this role was the requirement for a flotilla leader to the small seagoing destroyers. These ships had to have the ability to work with their brood, but to still provide for the captain and his staff. Whilst lightly armed, compared with a third class cruiser they had a high speed which enabled them to "scout" in the knowledge that they could outrun any serious opposition. A total of 15 scouts were completed between 1905 and 1913 all with differences in construction.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 1.14m (44.9")
Beam: 140mm (5.5")
The plated fibreglass hull is the base for this model, along with the superstructure from computer printed 1mm plastic for the main assembly and a sheet of .5mm printed plastic adding the final sharpness to this elegant model. To add all the detail over 450 fittings cast in light alloy or plastic are included in the kit. Vacformed plastic mouldings take care of all the larger and more complex parts such as the many ships boats, funnels, vents and funnel bases. The many stanchions on this model are cast in light alloy to give the correct pattern of spacing, with 2 gauges of brass wire for the stanchion wires. Brass etched ladders add the finest detail and delicate touch to this model, one of the classics amongst warships. Although a large model by small ship standards the handling and sea-keeping qualities are outstanding.
A comprehensive instruction book is included in the kit keyed to a FULL SIZE PLAN and large format exploded view. As in all the kits in the range, a full set of running gear is included in the kit. To add to the classic look of the ships of this era 2 colour schemes are included in the instructions. The black hulled victorian livery gives a great presence and for an alternative scheme the colour of China station are included along with the standard Atlantic fleet grey. Tips are also in the instructions for the use of the modern ACRYLIC car spray paints that are giving such outstanding results.
$615.00
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DEAN174
Vanquisher
This class of destroyer is most probably the best known and the most successful to serve in the Royal Navy. They were the most numerous and longest serving class of ships ever built. The Vanquisher was completed at J. Brown & Co on the Clydebank in 1917 on a displ, of 1,090 tons with engines of 27,000 s.h.p. to give a maximum speed of 34 knots. Vanquisher served in the Royal Navy throughout the second world war when she was converted to a long range escort. Almost totally worn out after her long and strenuous service she was sold for scrapping in March 1947. Thought by many to be the best looking of all the British destroyers constructed, these ships were the most coveted command of many a naval officer. The classic lines of these ships can be seen in a larger size in all following British ships in the A to I class, of which the Daring is an example.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 1.03m (40.6")
Beam: 95mm (3.7")
This model captures the attractive and dainty looks of this class of ships. The plated fibreglass hull with its slender lines gives a good start to the model. All deck and superstructure parts are in printed 1mm & .5mm plastic sheet, with vac-formings used for the boats, funnels, gun shields and in the mounts of the triple t/tubes carried in this class of ship. To complement the kit over 400 fittings in cast light alloy and cast plastic give the clutter and detail to enable a working model of showcase standard to be produced.
$600.00
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DEAN175
Zula
The frigates of the Tribal class were constructed to perform three functions, Air Direction, Anti-Aircraft and Anti-Submarine duties. For this reason they were classed as general purpose frigates. When launched they were quite an advanced vessel as they included many "firsts" in their design. The TRIBALS were the first ships to be fitted to carry a helicopter, having a hangar between the aft 4.5" gun and the mortar mk10. They were the first ships to be fitted with the seacat missile system and, most novel at the time, the engines comprised a steam turbine propulsion system (COSAG) and a gas turbine which could be used for additional boost and to get away from a cold start. The single shaft is powered from the combined steam and gas turbines, the former developing 12,500 shp, and the latter developing 7,500 shp. This indicated a top speed of 28 knots. All engine control rooms were air conditioned as was the rest of the ship.. The weapon fit of the class was 2 x 4.5" guns 2 x 4 seacat launch pads (or 2 x 4mm bofors) 1 x 3 barrel mortar mk 10. Some ships were later fitted with 2 x 20mm oerlikons as "junk bashers". 2 x 8 barrelled 3" decoy rocket launchers are also fitted port and starboard.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 1.1m (43.3")
Beam: 141mm (5.6")
This was the first kit in the range to have MOD 11.This was the decision by DEANS MARINE to scrap all of the kits in the range that are left behind in the development process. The model is then remade as a totally new kit based on a new hull and fittings that bring it up to the standards of the later kits in the range that have had the advantage of the latest construction methods. As in all of our products lots of brass etchings are included for stanchions, ladders. The enormous lattice mast and the bedstead radar that was such a notable feature of these ships. The brass etching makes this a simple construction job. The Mod 11 programme will be carried out on all kits in the range throughout the life of the model. Although this is a large model for a frigate she sails and steers well, being capable of almost "on the spot" turns.
$625.00
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DEAN176
Sisapon
This 1/96 scale addition to the Compact kit range is the H.M.S. ROYAL MARINE in her outfit after her service in WW11.
She was converted to a working trawler a fairly major conversion as she was stripped down to her bare hull and rebuilt, after which she was based in Fleetwood for a number of years.
She was later modified again (slightly) and served the rest of her days in Hull
The military class of Naval Trawlers were constructed by Cook Welton & Gemmel ltd of Beverly who launched 75 Trawlers to Royal navy designs based on commercial ships.
The Royal Marine was ordered on 20-3-43 as part of the 43 Trawler programme.
These ships had a displacement of 750 tons and were powered by one shaft steam reciprocating engine of 1.100 i,h,p giving a top speed of 11 knots.
Their Weatherly qualities always of the highest order, often resulted in their being the only form of escort operative in bad weather and they could keep the seas when even destroyers were compelled to seek shelter.
Royal Marine survived the war and was sold out of navy service to become the SISAPON in 1946.
She was converted to a deep water trawler with diesel engines for Icelandic fishing.

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 619mm (24.4")
Beam: 102mm (4")

Includes:
-One piece detailed fiber glass hull
-Printed or laser plastic for decks and superstructure -Metal and resin fittings
-Prop shafts, prop tubes, motor mounts, rudders
-Full size plans
-Decals as required
$275.00
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DEAN177
Medea
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
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DEAN179
Whaleback
The design of these Air Sea Rescue launches was an adaptation of a Motor Gun Boat being developed by British Power Boats for the Royal Navy, (see the M.G.B. in our range ).
These craft were the first to be fitted with aircraft type turrets from the start. After experience in the Channel these vessels earned a great reputation amongst their crew members. The racy lines of the craft added a touch of glamour when the outline of the type was used for the arm badge worn by the crews.
Although the Whalebacks saw service around the coasts of Britain, some of the type were sent to the Med and to the coasts of India.
During the Dieppe raid when some of the craft were attacked and sunk with loss of life they were more heavily armed with a 20mm machine cannon on the stern (see the B.P.C.63ft)

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/24
Length: 812mm (32")
Beam: 215mm (8.5")

The 2 models in this range of craft are based on a lightweight fiberglass hull capturing the racy lines of the prototype. The deck is of 1/8" resin bonded marine plywood fitted to the top of the rubbing strip which is molded into the hull for easy construction.
The complete superstructure molding, along with the carly float, battery box, are all in vacuum formed plastic to speed construction. The gun turrets are formed in clear acrylic along with a full set of weapons and fittings to complement the FULL SIZE PLAN and instructions.
$400.00
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DEAN180
Mastif
This new addition to the Compact kit range is to the slightly larger scale of 1/72 to give more working room in the model and to make the kits more suitable for the railway modeler.
The details and construction methods used in the craft are the same as in all the kits in the Compact Kit range.
The craft is based on one of the tugs used by the Dutch navy in Den Helder dockyard, The tugs are constructed by the DELTA shipyard for the Navy.
The ships are called the “Linge” Regge Hunze Rotbe and the Gowe.
The one this model is based on a craft called the “GOWE”
The ship has two powerful diesel engines driving twin screws and are capable of handling the largets of ships in confined waters
She is based on a standard private design and many have been constructed and sold for private service.
The color scheme shown on this model is fictional as the variations and colors used in the full size craft are to numerous to mention.

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/72
Length: 320mm (12.6")
Beam: 115mm (4.5)

Includes:
-One piece detailed fiber glass hull
-Printed or laser plastic for decks and superstructure -Metal and resin fittings
-Prop shafts, prop tubes, motor mounts, rudders
-Full size plans
-Decals as required
$235.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN181
Trilight
This new addition to the Compact kit range is to the slightly larger scale of 1/72 to give more working room in the model and to make the kits more suitable for the railway modeler.
The details and construction methods used in the craft are the same as in all the kits in the Compact Kit range.
The little "Puffer" is most probably one of the best known small craft in the U.K.
Built in huge numbers in every variation possible, some are still in steam today.
For a small, "cute" little model that is fun to sail in everything from the garden pond upwards the little Trilight has simplicity and charm in abundance.

Details of the kit
Scale 1/72
Length 269mm (10.6")
Beam 70mm (2.8")

Includes:
-One piece detailed fiber glass hull
-Printed or laser plastic for decks and superstructure -Metal and resin fittings
-Prop shafts, prop tubes, motor mounts, rudders
-Full size plans
-Decals as required
$220.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN182
Tobruk
The startling contrast between this simple little ship and the four GM corvettes now being built in Italy (1980) vividly demonstrates the change of stance of the Libyan Navy in less than a decade.
This ship is classed as a MK1 B and is a repeat of the 1A class of ships that were constructed for Ghana.
The weapons fit are impressive for such a small craft, consisting of one DP 4” gun, four 40mm single bofors in powered mounting and 5 x 2” rocket flare launchers.
Being the first ship of any size built for the Libyan navy, she was built to a very simple specification and also included in the design was state accommodation for her to serve as a presidential yacht.
To this end she carries a crew 0f 5 officers and 58 men.
The Tobruk is fitted with lower power engines than the latter i,e, two Paxman Ventura 16 YJCM diesels with an output of 3,800 HP on two shafts giving a top speed 18 knots.
Her displacement is 500 tons full load with a draught of 13ft.
As far as is known she still serves this function, and is still afloat and active. She was later refitted with two modern 40mm in single mountings with radar control.

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 560mm (22")
Beam: 95mm (3.7")

Includes:
-One piece detailed fiber glass hull
-Printed or laser plastic for decks and superstructure -Metal and resin fittings
-Prop shafts, prop tubes, motor mounts, rudders
-Full size plans
-Decals as required
$299.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN183
Royal Marine
The military classes of Naval Trawlers were constructed by Cook Welton & Gemmel ltd of Beverly who launched 75 Trawlers to Royal navy designs based on commercial ships. The Royal Marine was ordered on 20-3-43 as part of the 43 Trawler program.
These ships had a displacement of 750 tons and were powered by one shaft steam reciprocating engine of 1.100 i,h,p giving a top speed of 11 knots.
Heavy demands were made on the Trawlers during the war years for A/S and M/S work in the opening stages of the war and they preceded far a field, even to providing the A/s screen for some of the ocean convoys.
Their Weatherly qualities always of the highest order, often resulted in their being the only form of escort operative in bad weather and they could keep the seas when even destroyers were compelled to seek shelter.
She was armed with a single 4" gun plus 4 x 20mm A.A guns. With a complement of 40.
Royal Marine survived the war and was sold out of navy service to become the SISAPON in 1946.
She was converted to a deep water trawler with diesel engines for Icelandic fishing.

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 619mm (24.4")
Beam: 102mm (4")

Includes:
-One piece detailed fiber glass hull
-Printed or laser plastic for decks and superstructure -Metal and resin fittings
-Prop shafts, prop tubes, motor mounts, rudders
-Full size plans
-Decals as required
$299.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN184
Redshanks
Known as ”Raised Quarter Deck” coastal steamer, these small ships were larger versions of the famous "puffer" Bridge and engines were aft and the leaving a well deck forward protected by bulwarks.
By far the most popular size of these vessels was between 120- 150 feet. This type of ship was used by most of the coastal sea traffic and in all of the main fleets engaged in short coastal voyages of the era.
Constructed in 1920, the Redshanks is representative of the type many served until the late 1960s, and a few survive to this day.
The oldest still surviving member of this class of ship is the Robin, which is now based in London at Canary Wharf and will be part of the New London Museum
The kit is based on a ship that sailed from the Port of Ponders Bridge, near Ramsey, Cambridgeshire.
She served the East Coast ports with general cargo and coastal passengers from the Humber to the docks of London until the late 1940,s when she was sold out of service.
She was powered by compound machinery giving top speed of 9 knots on a tonnage of 287 tons gross
No records are available of her subsequent fate, but she is believed to have been converted to a sand dredger with a priestman grab crane mounted forward.

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 403mm (15.9")
Beam: 69mm (2.7")

Includes:
-One piece detailed fiber glass hull
-Printed or laser plastic for decks and superstructure -Metal and resin fittings
-Prop shafts, prop tubes, motor mounts, rudders
-Full size plans
-Decals as required
$260.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN185
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.
$515.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN187
Muirneag
The latest addition to the merchant ship fleet and one of the most up to date additions and the most colourfull.
The MUIRNEAG has just, in 2003, been introduced to the Caledonian Macbrayne fleet for service on there famous Highlands ferry service.
She was built in 1982 at the Frederikshaven werf in Denmark as a class FV 610 256 TEU RO/RO ship.
Her power is supplied by a MaK 12M453AK diesel engine giving output of 5000 hk driving a single VP propeller giving a service speed of 15 knots. To aid close confine handling she is also fitted with a 2000 HK$ bow thruster unit.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/100
Length: 1.11m (43.7")
Beam: 205mm (8.1")
One of the most up to date vessels to be added to the Deans Marine merchant fleet with probably one of the most complicated and detailed glass fibre moulding to come from our workshops.
The hull is moulded up to the bridge deck level and includes all port and rubbing strip detail. The bulwarks around the main car deck are part of this moulding.
The bridge structure is of computer generated 1mm printed plastic. All fittings, including the multi purpose hydraulic winches are provided in the kit along with a full set of running gear for single shaft and twin rudders. Instructions are also included for the fitting of a bow thruster unit for those drivers that require extreme manouvering power as per the prototype ship.
These, together with a comprehensive instruction book and a FULL SIZE PLAN assist in the assembly of this impressive model.
$625.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN188
Fairwind
The M.V. Fairwind was built in 1989. This model represents the ship as original constructed.
She was later modified and the bridge raised in 1993 and was re-named the M.V. Celtic Commander and operated by the Charles Willie company of Cardif . 
Her main engine type is the MAK 8M 453 with an output of 2650Kw and a top speed of 13 knots. She is a multi-purpose vessel designed to suit the carriage of containers and project or bulk cargoes. She is equipped with both bow and stern thrusters of 500kW avoiding the use of tugs and her length and draft permit entry into a number of the smaller ports and berths. The vessel is currently employed on time-charter carrying containers between ports in the East Med and the Black Sea.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/76  
Length: 1.01m (39.8")  
Beam: 165mm (6.5")
A 1/76 SCALE RAILWAY MODEL
The model is based on a glassfibre hull with 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.
To add the final finishing touch a sheet of brass etchings supplying such details as Stanchions, 2 types, ladders and stairways, intake grills and platforms to add that museum quality finish.
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 FULL COLOUR plan with embedded drtials pictures 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.
$635.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN189
Maersk Anglia
The ship was constructed in Japan in 1977 by the Iskikanigima Harima shipyard and named the "Saint Remy". She had a L.o.a. of 122.95m beam of 18.5m and a draught of 4.8m. Her displacement is 6994.65 tons and she has a capacity to carry 86 forty foot trailers.
The main engines are two single acting, air cooled, turbo charged non reversing diesels, each with an output of 3,600 b.h.p.. The two four bladed, variable pitch propellers provide a service speed of 14 knots.
On purchase by a company in Norway she was renamed "Admiral Caribe" when for six years she sailed the west coast of the U.S.A. to Europe route. In 1983 she was sold to a French company and renamed the "Admiral Nigeria" under this name she plied the North Africa to Europe route.
She was again sold in 1983 the MAERSK shipping co and renamed the Duke of Anglia then around 1990 her name was again changed to the MAERSK ANGLIA. At present she is under contract to the Ford Motor Company and runs between Dagenham and Zeebrugge.
Deans Marine wish to express sincere thanks to the MAERSK shipping co. the captain and crew of the MAERSK ANGLIA and the FORD motor co. for all their kind assistance in supplying the help and information for the design of this model.
It was whilst at Zeebrugge she was to play the vital role of coordinating ship for the rescue aboard the "Herald of Free Enterprise" using the ships boats, the Mate, 2nd Engineer and seamen took part in the early rescue attempts. The mate was later awarded the M.B.E.

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/100
Length: 1.24m (48.8")
Beam: 203mm (8")

One of the most spectacular vessels to be added to the Deans Marine merchant fleet with probably the most complicated and detailed glass fibre moulding to come from our workshops. The hull is moulded up to the bridge deck level and includes all port and rubbing strip detail. The bulwarks are part of this moulding.
The bridge structure is of computer generated 1mm printed plastic.
All fittings, including the four massive multi purpose hydraulic winches that are provided in the kit along with a full set of running gear. These, together with a comprehensive instruction book and a FULL SIZE PLAN assist in the assembly of this impressive model.
$725.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN190
Liz Terkol
This addition the Merchant ship fleet is an example of the feeder class of specialist tankers operated by the STOL Nielsen Organisation.
Stolt Lis Terkol is one of a group of nine sister vessels designed to carry IMO Class 2 Chemicals.
The cargo space is divided in thirteen tanks and two slop tanks. The hull is double skinned over the tank area and heavy fuel oil is carried in the engine room wing tanks and in the forepeak. Each Cargo tank has its own deep well pump and can discharge through a seperate pipe or though a common loading / discharge system. Cargo can be heated up to 65C by thermal heated oil exchangers.
Stolt Lis Terkol is powered by a Krupp MAK pm453C of 3000kw engine turning a CP propeller giving a service speed of 13.4 knots, also driving a shaft generator though a power take off shaft. Maneuvering is assisted by a Brunvoll 326kw electric bow thruster. Her normal crew compliment is 10 all in single cabins.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/100
Length: 905mm (35.6")
Beam: 150mm (5.9")
The model of the STOL LIS TERKOL is constructed on a glassfibre hull with bulwarks and freeing ports moulded into the hull.
The decks and superstructure are in 1mm & .5mm computer generated printed plastic.
The large freefall lifeboat and assorted other fittings are cast in acrylic resin for extremely sharp and accurate detailing. The H.I.A.B. crane is a kit in its own right cast in plastic and white metal.
Etched brass details supply stanchions, walkways and deck fittings add the truly professional touch to this hard working merchant ship model.
The complicated deck piping is assembled from styrene plastic tube and completed with all the valves, wheels and vents in metal, and using a 3 colour printed layout on the tank deck that lifts off as a complete unit for vast amounts of access to the hull.
Propeller tube, fitted with oiling point and stainless steel shaft and cast rudder are included together with a comprehensive instruction book and a FULL SIZE plan. Full details are supplied for the fitting of motors, nicads and radio equipment.
$650.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN191
Hudson Gate
Built by Joshua Henry Ironworks, Sunnyvale, California.
In 1940, Great Britain stood alone, fighting the Axis Powers, and after nine months of war had already lost one million tons of shipping that had been sent to the bottom of the Atlantic by German U boats. The U boats were sinking ships faster than the British yards could build them.
In September 1940, a British Merchant Ship-building Mission, headed by a representative of J. L. Thompson & Sons of Sunderland, was sent to the U.S.A. with the sole motive of ordering ships to be built there. To speed up possible production, they brought with them the Thompson designed "Dorrington Court" plans, and so it was, with slight modifications that the Liberty Ships came to be built.
A total of 2,700 ships were constructed and whilst "built by the mile and chopped of by the yard" they are credited with saving not only Great Britain, but in the Allied cause, the whole world from disaster. The model shown is of a standard armed cargo ship serving with the United States Navy.

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96 
Length: 1.384m (54.5")
Beam: 185mm (7.3")

Includes:
-One piece detailed fiber glass hull
-Printed or laser plastic for decks and superstructure -Metal and resin fittings
-Prop shafts, prop tubes, motor mounts, rudders
-Full size plans
-Decals as required
$725.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN192
Hudson Firth
Built by the Ailsa Shipbuilding co, Troon, Launched 1949
In the post war rebuilding period, a series of 4,500 ton colliers was built between 1946-1956 with an average length between PP of 320 feet.
The first vessel delivered was the HUDSON STRAIT, completed in 1946 for the Hudson Steam ship co followed by her sister the HUDSON FIRTH in 1949
She was designed as a collier to supply the London power stations. and did sterling work for many years in this trade.
When the decline in the coal trade became evident the Hudson Steamship Co refitted her with oil burning engines and cargo handling gear for mixed freight trade.
Far and wide she did roam in her new work, she is recorded in place such as Canada. South Africa, and many ports on the Atlantic seaboard.
She passed to Panamanian owners in 1967 who traded her for a further five years, and after her last cargo was discharged at Birkenhead, she departed for the breakers yard of W.H. Arnott Young at Dalmuir on the Clyde.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 1.09m (42.9")
Beam: 146mm (5.7")
This attractive model makes into a super detailed replica of the ship, with all of its cluttered appearance.
It has lots of carrying capacity for the largest nicads to please those who like a long sail together with plenty of room inside for adding smoke, sound, lights etc.
Three trays of fittings come with the kit to add all the detail including cast metal fittings for the 10 massive cargo winches. Anchor windlass and mooring windlass.
All this is on our standard plated glassfibre hull with prop and propshaft with fitted oiler, a comprehensive set of instructions and a FULL SIZE PLAN included.
$640.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN193
Celestine
M.V. Celestine is owned and by NOVOMAR SA, LUXEMBOURG and chartered to the COBELFRET FERRIES NV company. She is managed by EUROSHIP services, Purfleet U.K. She Launched in 1996 at the KAWASAKI HEAVY INDUSTRIES LTD based in SAKAIDE SHIPYARD Hull no 1465 delivered to the owners on 4th October 1996. She is a roll-on-roll off vehicle carrier of 23,986 GRT, on a length of 162.5 metres. She is powered by two MAN B&W 7L40/54 diesels of 6.690 shp each, giving a service speed of 18.5 knots. She a constructed to carry 654 cars and 157 trailers.
At present the class of ships run from Purfleet to Zeebrugge, and between Immingham and Zeebrugge
The Celestine is one of 6 in the class all being nearly identical, other ships in the class are the CELESTINE - VALENTINE - CLEMENTINE - MELUSINE - CELANDINE - VICTORINE
At the present time (2002) the Celestine is under charter to the MOD and has been renamed SEA CRUSADER for the duration of the charter.
Details of the kit:
Scale 1/100
Length 1.62m (63.8")
Beam 240mm (9.4")
This model ship kit is the second ship in our range of modern Ro-RO ferries and one of the largest and most complex to be added to our range.
This kit is based on a 65" x 10" x 9.5" internal depth moulded glass fibre hull with all prop, rudder and fairlead detail moulded into the hull.
For the first time in our range of kits, and to allow for the size and weight of this model the car deck and main hold deck is in 1.5mm high impact plastic sheet included in the kit When Bonded to the 9mm square ramin deck beams this gives a hull\ deck combination of immense strength without the normal large number of bulkheads and multitude of deck beams associated with a model of this size and weight. The main superstructure is in printed 1mm plastic as is the funnel casings.
A full set of detailed cast alloy fittings is included using some of the latest moulding technology to give detail to an outstanding degree. To compliment this large items such as the lifeboats and the massive main winches are finely detailed cast metal and plastic fittings finished off with the fine detailed brass etchings.
To compliment the kit and to add superfine detail and complete sheet of brass etchings approx 152" x 12" is crammed full of incredible detail from the huge side openings in the hull, all the deck stanchions of three different types, the complicated masts, we even have the windscreen wipers at 1/96 scale.
Ships inflatable liferafts and assorted other fittings are cast in acrylic resin for extremely sharp and accurate detailing. Cast metal stanchions, and deck fittings add the truly professional touch to this hard working merchant ship model.
Propeller tubes, fitted with oiling points and stainless steel shafts are included
Full details are supplied for the fitting of motors, nicads and radio equipment.
Should the modeller wish to add variations to his ship, we have included detail and variations of the other ships in the class along with colour schemes.
Two full size plans are included in the kit to aid construction plus a comprehensive instruction book using some of the latest digital imaging to provide picture and sketches to aid construction.
The Celestine model is of massive proportions but still has outstanding sailing qualities as in all of the Deans fleet especially when fitted with the recommended motors and bow thruster.
Deans Marine wish to express there appreciation to the COBELFRET NV company and EUROSHIP SERVICES and the Captain and crew of the M.V. VELENTINE for the invaluable help and assistance the have given and without this project would not have been possible.
$1,525.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN194
Yarra Harbor Tug
Yarra is a standard 90ft twin screw berthing tug. She was built by Carrington slipways ltd Tomago N.S.W, Australia. She was designed by Barnes & Fleck Pty Ltd Naval architects. Between 1972 & 1980 14 of these small powerful berthing tugs were constructed for service on the Australian coast. They specialize in assisting berthing operations of large bulk carriers, hence they are claimed to be the two most powerful engines in the smallest hull. There are many variations in the basic design, some with no drop in the bulwarks, different superstructure etc as they are modified at the design stage to fit various purposes.



The Model
The model is based on a fiberglass hull with fender strips, freeing ports, and port detail molded into the hull. The main superstructure is also a detailed fiberglass molding with ladder recesses part of the molding.
Computer generated plastic for the main deck and superstructure is LASER CUT from 1.5mm HIPs plastic sheet for fast assembly, also included is plastic printed in 6 colors and is used for fine detail and finishing on the superstructure to give quick and crisp assembly.
A full set of fittings in cast light alloy and resin give the finishing touch to the model adding the vital clutter that is so much part of this attractive and powerful tug with so much appeal.
A full set of water slide decals for the color full markings and computer cut cast vinyl name decals.
As in all of the Deans kits a set of running gear is included, consisting of the props hafts, cast metal props and Shrouded propeller ducts and tiller arms.
A full instructions keyed to a FULL SIZE plan with embedded color pictures to assist in the construction of the model, plus a c/d of approx 200 pictures of the build of the first kit. Painting instructions are part of the construction notes with tips for using car spray ACRYLIC paint which gives a fast and hard wearing finish.

Scale: 1/48
Length: 22-3/4" (580mm)
Beam: 7-1/4" (185mm)
$445.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN201
Snow Goose
The Full Size
This model was constructed and designed from a few pictures taken 35 years ago of this classic broads cruiser when on holiday on the Broads at that time. How time flies?
I was most taken with her looks and style while she was moored next to us one weekend, and she has stuck in my mind since that time. As there are no known plans of her that are available, this kit represents a style and type of the craft of that era seen on the Norfolk Broads. We claim no accuracy of the model, but the name was real and we feel that this model captures the look and style of the original craft, and even now, she has a look and style of her own.
SNOW GOOSE Landamores Broads Cruiser -
The Landamores Elanco 37 Classic Broads Cruiser. Built in 1960s, the Elanco 37 was, at that time, the largest hire cruiser one could rent on the Norfolk Broads. 'Snow Goose' is famous on the Broads as she is one of very few surviving examples.

The Model
This kit is based on a glass fibre hull with rubbing strip and moulded into the surface of the hull. The construction of the deck is light weight glass fibre moulding with pre-cut mahogany and Obeche planks for the decking, The deck planking is supplied cut to width in Mahogany and Obeche.
Main cabin, fore cabin, motor mounting, etc, are in vacformed Hi impact plastic. A full set of fittings in cast alloy, resine & brass etch is included in the kit, along with a full size plan and a comprehensive set of instructions.

SCALE: 1/24
LENGTH: 29-1/8" (740mm)
BEAM: 6-1/4" (160mm)
$299.99
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN202
Julie M II
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