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Title: offshore supply vessel
Post by: dan on July 22, 2008, 09:45:05 PM
hi,
I'm looking to buy a kit of a off shore supply vessel or similar, anyone know if there are kits available apart form the aziz.
cheers,
Dan
Title: Re: offshore supply vessel
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 22, 2008, 09:51:36 PM

Robbe Happy Hunter!   O0


OK, it not an offshore vessel but what a great looking vessel !    :)
Title: Re: offshore supply vessel
Post by: dan on July 22, 2008, 09:54:11 PM
thanks alot  O0 does anyone have a link to where i can purchase one or get relevent information
Title: Re: offshore supply vessel
Post by: polobeer on July 22, 2008, 09:58:09 PM
Hello Dan,

HFM Marine kits make one (smaller scale than the "Aziz") which can be made up as one of three variants I believe. In fact there's one for sale on Ebay right now; see link below:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Oil-rig-support-vessel_W0QQitemZ170240487737QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item170240487737&_trksid=p3286.m14.l1318#ebayphotohosting

All the best
Simon  O0
Title: Re: offshore supply vessel
Post by: DickyD on July 22, 2008, 10:00:15 PM
Check out the Traders Directory here  http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/index.htm   O0
Title: Re: offshore supply vessel
Post by: cos918 on July 22, 2008, 10:00:28 PM
happy hunter is made by robbe try gee dee models.
then there is the HFM oil rig supply vessel

john

http://www.geedee-modelshop.com/detail.asp?fldLowStocks=2&ProductID=6350

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=170240487737&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=007
Title: Re: offshore supply vessel
Post by: dan on July 22, 2008, 10:15:05 PM
thanks guys, however i hate to be annoying but i have a maximum budget of 250 so the happy hunters a little bit to expensive
Title: Re: offshore supply vessel
Post by: polobeer on July 22, 2008, 10:18:57 PM
The HFM kit retails for less than 70 (several shops supply the HFM range).

Simon
Title: Re: offshore supply vessel
Post by: cos918 on July 22, 2008, 10:31:16 PM
hi dan with a budget of 250 you can go a long way on Ebay. I have seen several bargins .And then there the boats that get 0 bid and get relisted and still get 0 bids. Keep a regular eye and you will find some thing nice. I know you said you dont want aziz but there was one on there for 200 never sold was relisted and sold for 147 see link bargin.

john

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=190236804192&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:VRI

Title: Re: offshore supply vessel
Post by: Tug-Kenny on July 23, 2008, 11:27:13 AM

The Aziz on Ebay sold for 147. ......  :o

The total cost of mine including the kit and all the extras and the labour time must exceed 700 by now  ::) 

Once they are built, they do not hold much value.  SWMBO thinks I'm mad, but is still pleased I'm out of her way all day. !!

Ken


Title: Re: offshore supply vessel
Post by: SteamboatPhil on July 23, 2008, 05:14:15 PM
May not hold much value, but they hold a lot of water----sorry Kenny couldn't resist !!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: offshore supply vessel
Post by: catengineman on July 23, 2008, 05:36:47 PM
Ouch!
May not hold much value, but they hold a lot of water----sorry Kenny couldn't resist !!!!!!!!!

Oh well hope you have many happy sailing days
R,
Title: Re: offshore supply vessel
Post by: hama on July 24, 2008, 09:04:04 PM
Hi there Dan!
If you are a little short on money, the HFM-kit is great. You make it into what ever you like, I made a Maersk vessel. You have to make all the detailing yourself as nothing is included in the kit. Other than that I like the Salvirile from Tian Jie, looks super to me.
Hama
Title: Re: offshore supply vessel
Post by: John W E on July 24, 2008, 09:59:49 PM
Dan, have you ever thought of building from a Plan; as there's plenty of choice of plans available - ranging from easy ..... up to ..... pretty difficult; with a budget of 250 quid - you could build a good model with that from a plan.   Some plans; I believe; are available from Hobbies (Old Model boats service) there are either fibre glass/styrene hulls available to go along with the plans.

just as good as any kit.

aye
john e
bluebird
Title: Re: offshore supply vessel
Post by: dan on July 24, 2008, 10:03:53 PM
cheers guys, great help O0
Title: Re: offshore supply vessel
Post by: boatmadman on July 25, 2008, 08:25:43 AM
Bluebird,

Do you know the  website for those plans?

Ian
Title: Re: offshore supply vessel
Post by: Garabaldy on July 25, 2008, 12:54:34 PM
Hi boatmadman,

Im fairly new to this boat building thing.

I bought the wimpey seahunter from models by design http://www.modelsbydesign.co.uk/model_boats.aspx.  The hull comes with a plan and a material pack consisting of several sheets of plasticard and some strips of plasticard all for around 120.  Highly recommended and they have a few vessels you may be interested in.

There is also kingston mouldings and they have a few vessels which you may also like. 
Title: Re: offshore supply vessel
Post by: John W E on July 25, 2008, 02:06:20 PM
http://www.myhobbystore.com/ProductDetails/mcs/productID/2058/groupID/4/categoryID/88/v/3a435f74-cf7e-4fce-81a5-834603c40cf2

Try this link  O0 My Hobbies store which deals with the plans and hulls is becoming more difficult to find stuff and more complicated to use - or is it me? being an awkward sod


aye
john e

bluebird
Title: Re: offshore supply vessel
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 25, 2008, 04:28:43 PM
Hi there Dan!
If you are a little short on money, the HFM-kit is great. You make it into what ever you like, I made a Maersk vessel. You have to make all the detailing yourself as nothing is included in the kit. Other than that I like the Salvirile from Tian Jie, looks super to me.
Hama

One on flaeBay at the moment...     Item number: 170240487737   

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Oil-rig-support-vessel_W0QQitemZ170240487737QQihZ007QQcategoryZ140971QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Oil-rig-support-vessel_W0QQitemZ170240487737QQihZ007QQcategoryZ140971QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)