Model Boat Mayhem

Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => Detail Work, Rigging, Fittings, Figures Etc. => Topic started by: JMB on August 27, 2009, 01:04:05 PM

Title: Where can I buy model figures/ accessories for my boats?
Post by: JMB on August 27, 2009, 01:04:05 PM
I have a 1930's motor sailor that would benefit from a couple of models, preferably sitting in the approprate clothes for that period.  My OH has a french fishing boat that he would like some lobster pots for. I have been told of a shop called hobbys? in suffolk but cannot find the website. Any help please?
Title: Re: Where can I buy model figures/ accessories for my boats?
Post by: Mark47 on August 27, 2009, 02:00:42 PM
Don't know if this is what you are looking for, probably not as its in Norfolk.

http://www.alwayshobbies.com/

If you give us the scale you need we will be able to help a bit more.

Title: Re: Where can I buy model figures/ accessories for my boats?
Post by: craftysod on August 27, 2009, 02:42:31 PM
modelling timbers for fish lobster pots or george turner
Title: Re: Where can I buy model figures/ accessories for my boats?
Post by: Bunkerbarge on August 27, 2009, 02:49:56 PM
This guy does a large selection of model boat accessories in cast resin in a range of different scales.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1-12-boat-ship-G-scale-tank-truck-Fire-Extinguisher_W0QQitemZ260379117215QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_ToysGames_RadioControlled_JN?hash=item3c9fce069f&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
Title: Re: Where can I buy model figures/ accessories for my boats?
Post by: DickyD on August 27, 2009, 05:13:08 PM
Macs Mouldings dont do figures but do most other things.

http://www.macsmouldings.co.uk/

George Turner does Lobster pots etc

http://www.georgeturnermodels.com/index.php?page=shopping&shop_cat_id=6

George Turner does figures.

http://www.georgeturnermodels.com/index.php?page=shopping&shop_cat_id=5
Title: Re: Where can I buy model figures/ accessories for my boats?
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on August 27, 2009, 06:55:04 PM
Rich at RCgroups does custom figures...  :-)

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1050367
Title: Re: Where can I buy model figures/ accessories for my boats?
Post by: JMB on August 28, 2009, 07:40:25 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions, the boat is 42" long so I am thinking 1:24 or 1:32. I will give george Turner a ring as several people have said he is very good.
Title: Re: Where can I buy model figures/ accessories for my boats?
Post by: Nordsee on November 22, 2009, 08:31:23 PM
Depends on how big your boats are, but for larger scales, try Dolls House Shops, The are in 1\12th, 1\24th and 1\16th scales, and there are a bewildering assortment of things to choose from. worth a look.
Title: Re: Where can I buy model figures/ accessories for my boats?
Post by: DickyD on November 22, 2009, 08:44:09 PM
My 1:32 crew from George Turner

(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/DickyD_photos/Al%20Khubar/DSCF0144.jpg)