Model Boat Mayhem

Mess Deck: General Section => Model Boating => Topic started by: Wilf007 on May 15, 2020, 08:11:08 PM

Title: Appeal for Model Builder to Build 1/96 USS Kidd
Post by: Wilf007 on May 15, 2020, 08:11:08 PM
Hi


Looking to commission a model builder to build a 1/96 scale USS Kidd anyone willing to take up ?


Look forward to response


Allan
Title: Re: Appeal for Model Builder to Build 1/96 USS Kidd
Post by: Liverbudgie2 on May 15, 2020, 08:50:34 PM
Only if you have 5k+ in readies available.


LB
Title: Re: Appeal for Model Builder to Build 1/96 USS Kidd
Post by: Wilf007 on May 16, 2020, 12:20:10 AM
If anybody could point in in the right direction this would be great, As unfortunately my father due to illness is unable to complete the ship, and my skills fall far short of the mark !
Title: Re: Appeal for Model Builder to Build 1/96 USS Kidd
Post by: Railbob on May 16, 2020, 05:42:47 PM
Hi


Looking to commission a model builder to build a 1/96 scale USS Kidd anyone willing to take up ?


Look forward to response


Allan
Is it the Deansmarine Kidd? If so what about asking Deansmarine if they could complete it for you or if they know someone who could?
Title: Re: Appeal for Model Builder to Build 1/96 USS Kidd
Post by: Wilf007 on May 16, 2020, 06:10:31 PM
Hi yes, it is a Deans kit, I was advised by a reliable source to try this Forum first, as they are unavailable at this time to do the build. I am still trying to get through to Deans Marine to ask this question. I expect he is very busy !! with all the kits people will have bought
Title: Re: Appeal for Model Builder to Build 1/96 USS Kidd
Post by: radiojoe on May 16, 2020, 08:04:18 PM

Hi Wilf,  This question has come up in the past and I don't think the response was that good then, the trouble is these models are large and highly detailed, and take hundreds of hours to complete even if it's just a static model, I've built several Deans warships and all have taken 500 hundred hours plus, even if someone did it for say half the minimum wage it's still more than the model is worth, of course when you are building for yourself as a hobby/pastime you don't count the hours taken but building as a commission it becomes a whole new mind set.  You may find someone who will take it on for the fun of it but I would doubt it,  I do wish you luck.


Joe
Title: Re: Appeal for Model Builder to Build 1/96 USS Kidd
Post by: Wilf007 on May 16, 2020, 09:51:51 PM
Hi Joe


appreciate the honesty


Allan
Title: Re: Appeal for Model Builder to Build 1/96 USS Kidd
Post by: Wilf007 on May 16, 2020, 09:54:12 PM


Hi Quick question you may be able to help with, A reliable source mentioned that there was a site in the US where you cn actually purchase the Fletcher Class Superstructure, have you heard of the site ?


Allan
Title: Re: Appeal for Model Builder to Build 1/96 USS Kidd
Post by: gingyer on May 16, 2020, 10:24:15 PM
It sounds like CNC models
http://www.cnc-models.com/ (http://www.cnc-models.com/)


But these are flat pack as well
Title: Re: Appeal for Model Builder to Build 1/96 USS Kidd
Post by: justboatonic on May 17, 2020, 03:33:26 PM
Really wish I could be more help, maybe you could try a local boat club in the North East and see if they could help out?

The problem you have is anyone doing the build for you, will either want paying or will throw it together quickly.
This is 1\72 scale and up on EBay now https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AQUACRAFT-FLETCHER-CLASS-DESTROYER/202987958254?hash=item2f43066fee:g:sIEAAOSwDM9euTZg
Title: Re: Appeal for Model Builder to Build 1/96 USS Kidd
Post by: Andy M on May 18, 2020, 04:30:21 PM
Are you still looking for a builder or did you buy the ebay one?
Title: Re: Appeal for Model Builder to Build 1/96 USS Kidd
Post by: chas on May 18, 2020, 04:55:11 PM
        Premier ship models advertise a bespoke service including  restoration, and commissioning services, they advertise in Model Boats magazine every month. It must be worth giving them a call, won't be cheap, they're professional  model makers. It can't hurt to call them.


https://premiershipmodels.co.uk/product-category/model-boat-kits/ (https://premiershipmodels.co.uk/product-category/model-boat-kits/)


Chas







Title: Re: Appeal for Model Builder to Build 1/96 USS Kidd
Post by: RST on May 19, 2020, 01:07:34 AM
....Are Premier Ship Models even located in the western hemisphere?  Are they not based out Asia direction?  They hide their address well apart from a London tel number.  No obvious UK registered address or vat number on the UK part of website which is a bit suspicious.

There is a company just south of me here in Inverness that does commissions, but I can't find the details at the moment, perhaps they stopped now.  Same thing though, they won't be cheap compared to hobby prices.

Rich
Title: Re: Appeal for Model Builder to Build 1/96 USS Kidd
Post by: Andy M on May 20, 2020, 01:47:07 PM
I think he may have bought the ebay one, he never got back to me after messaging him. I could be wrong tho.
Title: Re: Appeal for Model Builder to Build 1/96 USS Kidd
Post by: david5 on May 21, 2020, 02:49:35 PM
I have a model of USS Kidd I built years ago, it was a deans kit, with SIRMAR fittings, he could have that at a very reasonable price.
David5
Title: Re: Appeal for Model Builder to Build 1/96 USS Kidd
Post by: Wilf007 on May 23, 2020, 04:54:10 PM
Hi


All sorry for the delay in updates. I was able to purchase the Aquacraft ship, which now solves all my problems !I appreciate all the help and advice, and I hope I can rely on this further as I now intend to makes some upgrades to the ships fittings to bring them ore in line with the original. I have attached two screen shots as an example of why I want to upgrade. I will let you decide which looks better. So any ways that I can improve the deck fittings for the ship would be appreciated


Allan
Title: Re: Appeal for Model Builder to Build 1/96 USS Kidd
Post by: Wilf007 on May 23, 2020, 04:55:18 PM
Second shot,
Title: Re: Appeal for Model Builder to Build 1/96 USS Kidd
Post by: chas on May 23, 2020, 11:45:17 PM



To answer rst about premier ship models, they are a London company, dealing with corporate and private work. According to Mr Google and Mr YouTube.



Title: Re: Appeal for Model Builder to Build 1/96 USS Kidd
Post by: marinaru_ro on May 27, 2020, 08:25:03 AM
Hi Allan.
I have wrote you a PM


George