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Martin [Admin]

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HydraFibre Models...
« on: January 21, 2018, 03:15:00 PM »


From the Archives ....

HydraFibre Models

























































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Re: HydraFibre Models...
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2018, 03:19:22 PM »


I built to HydraFibre boats, great on the water!



















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Re: HydraFibre Models...
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2020, 05:39:49 PM »

Does anyone know if these are the same maker as the Stratos Interceptor by any chance?
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Re: HydraFibre Models...
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2020, 06:26:17 PM »


Yes, I believe so .... both business' long gone.
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Re: HydraFibre Models...
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2020, 10:25:16 PM »

Thanks Martin,


I was guessing they looked like they shared the same mould.


I don’t know if  HydraFibre made them or if Stratos was a later owner of the moulds and manufactured them independently.


Enjoy your weekend!


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Re: HydraFibre Models...
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2020, 10:51:01 PM »

There is an eBay seller constantly listing mouldings, or copies of the first boat in pic one of this thread and essentlially, the yellow hulled boat in subsequent pics if it helps though not too sure that seller knows what he's listing.
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Re: HydraFibre Models...
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2020, 02:40:42 AM »

Was this Jetfoil by the same company?
Anyone ever build this up?

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Re: HydraFibre Models...
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2020, 03:06:03 AM »

...the bottom of your pic has a statement "Aires Hydrafibre". I seem to remember some links but not sure
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Re: HydraFibre Models...
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2020, 09:35:07 AM »

I made a cheeky offer for a “new and boxed” Stratos Interceptor last night......and it was accepted!


When it arrives I  will take some pictures to add to this thread.


Stay safe!


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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2020, 11:15:46 AM »

Found this showing more of the range of semi kits from Hydrafibre Models. I've still got the Dark Class hull somewhere.


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Re: HydraFibre Models...
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2020, 12:52:01 PM »

I made a cheeky offer for a “new and boxed” Stratos Interceptor last night......and it was accepted!
When it arrives I  will take some pictures to add to this thread.
Stay safe!
Bob.

  :-))  It's be the first HydraFibre  build in probably 20 years!
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Re: HydraFibre Models...
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2020, 06:42:41 PM »

HI well i bought a type 21 frigate hull in 1/64 scale off him an an a lot of the white metal fitting in 1994 as the hull turned up on the day my mum died an on that day i dint feel like up to opening it but it was a very good hull but the bridge in GRP was a little on the thick side an to save weight i had to cut it thinner
I still have all the papers show in his hulls an there was also a type 12 Leander class also in 1/64 scale an some fast electric hull also on the papers
 
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Re: HydraFibre Models...
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2020, 10:44:25 PM »

There is an eBay seller constantly listing mouldings, or copies of the first boat in pic one of this thread and essentlially, the yellow hulled boat in subsequent pics if it helps though not too sure that seller knows what he's listing.


I have seen these on eBay offered with a pre-joined hull and deck with a rubber joining strip covering the flange joint.


You are right, it looks exactly the same and also looks to be nicely finished and only available in white (black rubber jointing strip).


It also looks like remarkably good value too and with a deep vee hull it reasonably claims (IMHO) good rough weather handling too. 


I may take another look at this model as it does look very interesting and probably is a copy - or have the original moulds be acquired and are back in production again....?
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