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David_l_perry

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Advice on what Kit / manufacturer to try out next....
« on: January 24, 2016, 09:28:11 PM »

I am about halfway through my third Model Slipway RC kit (Loyal Moderator) and am now thinking about what to have a go at next.


Initially I was going to get another Model Slipway Kit as I am very impressed with the kit contents and component quality.


But, I am now looking at trying something different and having a crack at a Warship of some variety as I have never done one.


I was looking at some of the Deans Marine kits and they look like the sort of thing I am after, but really I could do with some ideas on alternatives and any feedback on Deans Marine stuff.


I want to find something that is similar in content to the Model slipway stuff, ie, good GRP hull, and all the plastic / fitting to complete the kit (other than electrics paint obviously)


No preference on type of boat at this time - but probably some sort of destroyer.  Only thing I am looking for is something around 800-1200mm long and kit price between 200-300 as a starting point


Any and all advice appreciated


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Re: Advice on what Kit / manufacturer to try out next....
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2016, 09:43:46 PM »

I'm afraid to say you cannot really rate the slipway models the same as deans.
The Slipway models are a lot better, the deans can be made into a good model
But it will take a lot more work than what slipway models do.
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Re: Advice on what Kit / manufacturer to try out next....
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2016, 12:10:14 AM »

Agreed. Deans are very good for the price, I would be very happy to start another one anytime. The downside is they need more work, especially on the fittings. But, I like modeling, so that doesn't bother me.
 I suggest you choose a model you like and enjoy the build, whatever the make.
        My last one was the Emden, it takes work, but builds into a wonderfull model to see and sail.


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Re: Advice on what Kit / manufacturer to try out next....
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2016, 06:29:20 AM »

For something different try speedlines  LCM3,  or converting one of the italieri 1/35th scale boats. Loads of photo etch for uprated detailing etc
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Re: Advice on what Kit / manufacturer to try out next....
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2016, 12:37:46 PM »

The deans marine HMS Cossack keeps grabbing my attention.   Good size and looks to be enough detail to keep me happy. 

The LCM is an interesting idea, and one I actually hav full plans for as a scratch build for my 1:16th tanks.  Thats one I would be happy to try as a scratch build as its a failry simple structure.   I actually just found all the motors, props and shafts I previously bought for the project - another time for that one. 

I assume there must be a few other manufacturers worth looking at ?  Its a shame model slipway dont do any  ok2
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