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awvs

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Recommendation for tanker or container ship?
« on: November 25, 2008, 02:58:58 PM »

In a month or so I will finish my "Amsterdam." For my next project I am looking for a nice kit of a tanker or container ship. Deans Marine offers the "Liz Terkol." She looks great but I don't like the very narrow beam. Do you guys know of another good looking merchant kit or did built the "Liz Terkol"?


Thanks for your time.
Wilhelm
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dan

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Re: Recommendation for tanker or container ship?
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2008, 05:03:34 PM »

hi wilhelm,

have you tryed the model slipway, they do a nice model tanker?
 www.modelslipway.com

cheers, dan
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awvs

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Re: Recommendation for tanker or container ship?
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2008, 05:33:56 PM »

Hi Dan
and thanks for the hint. Yes, the 10 hatch coaster looks nice and got a wide beam. I do have to take this one in consideration.
Best
Wilhelm
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Re: Recommendation for tanker or container ship?
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2008, 06:10:02 PM »

Models by design also offer a range of hulls if you feel like creating something to your liking.

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awvs

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Re: Recommendation for tanker or container ship?
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2008, 06:40:26 PM »

Thanks Jay,
I just visited their website and this is also something I should take into consideration. Great hints, thanks guys!

Cheers
Wilhelm

If only shipping to Canada would be cheaper.
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nhp651

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Re: Recommendation for tanker or container ship?
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2008, 08:33:23 AM »

How big do you want to go, and do you fancy building from hull only?
'Cos I know where there might be moulds for a 9' monster of a tanker that split in two off Spain about 6 years ago.pm me if you are interested.neil. :-))
The ship in question was the bulk oil tanker "Prestige" of 70000 and I built the plug to 1:100 scale.........a whopper :} %)
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awvs

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Re: Recommendation for tanker or container ship?
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2008, 01:11:22 PM »

Hi Neil,
thanks for the offer but I wouldn't know how to move the hull in my hobby room and ........my wife would kill me. I am married for 40 years and learned my lessons. A 4 to 4 1/2 foot model is the max.
Again, thanks for the offer.

Best
Wilhelm
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ian kennedy

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Re: Recommendation for tanker or container ship?
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2008, 01:36:52 PM »

Hi,

Have you looked at the caldercraft branneran swedish tanker kit?

old model now but still stands up well against some newer kits

Ian
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nhp651

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Re: Recommendation for tanker or container ship?
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2008, 03:53:43 PM »

no problems wilhelm.
it would take three people to lift it when ballasted. %% :embarrassed: %)
neil. :-))
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Re: Recommendation for tanker or container ship?
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2008, 04:08:11 PM »

have you looked a graupner Sidney star. Ghost on here has built it.

john

https://shop.graupner.de/webuerp/servlet/AI?ARTN=2071
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awvs

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Re: Recommendation for tanker or container ship?
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2008, 09:48:40 PM »

Hi,

Have you looked at the caldercraft branneran swedish tanker kit?

old model now but still stands up well against some newer kits

Ian

Hi Ian, this one is really nice and I like the size. Thanks guys for all your help.

Regards
Wilhelm
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awvs

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Re: Recommendation for tanker or container ship?
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2008, 09:53:31 PM »

have you looked a graupner Sidney star. Ghost on here has built it.

john

https://shop.graupner.de/webuerp/servlet/AI?ARTN=2071

Hi John, another good one. I thought you guys make my choice easier but instead I don't know which one to pick.   :-) :-) :-)

Cheers
Wilhelm
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awvs

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Re: Recommendation for tanker or container ship?
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2008, 11:58:14 PM »

said link http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=178.msg1641#msg1641
Hi Ghost in the shell,
thanks for the link. Your boat looks great. If I decide to go with the Graupner Sidney Star I would make similar changes like you did.
Great build.
Thanks again.

Best
Wilhelm
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Re: Recommendation for tanker or container ship?
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2008, 10:51:38 PM »

Wil, i have seen them sailing as intended and they dont sail too bad, just i wanted to reduce wind loading on the hull. added to that, Graupner say use 2x 10ah batteries, I use just 1 and it will sail for longer than the Tx can transmit.

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Paularai

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Re: Recommendation for tanker or container ship?
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2008, 08:48:08 PM »

Deans Marine Trein Maersk sure looks nice!
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awvs

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Re: Recommendation for tanker or container ship?
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2008, 05:17:20 PM »

Deans Marine Trein Maersk sure looks nice!

Thanks Paularai, it sure looks nice but it is very expensive. As a matter of fact, I don't want to spend so much money. The "Brannaren" by Calder Craft or the "10 hatch Coaster" by Model Slipway look pretty good too. I also considered the "Gry Maritha" but apparently it is no longer in production. I tried to find one here in Canada but no luck.
Thanks anyway for your hint.
Season's greetings
Wilhelm
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Paularai

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Re: Recommendation for tanker or container ship?
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2008, 04:27:15 PM »

Your welcome

I have seen very nice container models on www.modellbauwerft.com , again expensive and I have been waiting some time for the kit of the ferry Superfast VII ordered in August!
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colin-d

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Re: Recommendation for tanker or container ship?
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2008, 05:52:42 PM »

Hello Awvs,

i have built the Lis Terkol, and came second in the German scale championships with it... i think she sails very well
my build can be seen on the Deansmarine Forum:

http://www.deansmarine.co.uk/forum1/index.php?topic=51.0

mind you, one needs to login to see the Photo's

a report about the kit was also published in a German Magazine, i am not to sure if it would be translated and published in English speaking mags??
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awvs

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Re: Recommendation for tanker or container ship?
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2008, 06:59:45 PM »

Hello Colin-d
and thanks for the information. I logged into the deans marine website and I have to congratulate you on a very, very nice Liz Terkol. No wonder you came in second in the scale championships. Maybe I should have a second look at the model. Decisions,decisions......

Season's greetings

Wilhelm

(btw, I don't have any problems with the German language)
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colin-d

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Re: Recommendation for tanker or container ship?
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2008, 07:07:33 PM »

if you do decide on the Lis, then i have a load more photo's, and your quite welcome to ask questions.
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hopeitfloats

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Re: Recommendation for tanker or container ship?
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2009, 09:59:58 AM »

how is the ship search/build coming along wilhelm
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awvs

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Re: Recommendation for tanker or container ship?
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2009, 04:00:21 PM »

Hi Hopeitfloats,

thanks for thinking about the project. Sorry, the plan for building a nice tanker went down with the economy. I am looking to find something more affordable. In the meantime I am building some electronic gadgets for my current fleet.

Have a great day and a better one tomorrow.

Wilhelm
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