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alan cantwell

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New boat kit producer - Hughes Aircraft Kits
« on: November 12, 2019, 09:21:16 AM »

sorry, don’t know we’re to post this, i was having a look on the Large Model Association aircraft forum, and came across this, https://forum.largemodelassociation.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=9304

http://www.hakits.co.uk

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Re: Re: New boat kit producer - Hughes Aircraft Kits
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2019, 09:31:23 AM »

Looks interesting.
Awaiting their online shop which is 'coming soon'.
Thanks for sharing  :-)


Regards,
Ray.
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Re: Re: New boat kit producer - Hughes Aircraft Kits
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2019, 10:45:04 AM »

Pretty sure they're on eBay at the moment. I recognise them and I have one in my watch items (pilot boat if I recall). Not expensive, I just wondered about quality as not seen any builds yet. Look OK though.
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Re: Re: New boat kit producer - Hughes Aircraft Kits
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2020, 10:24:50 PM »

they are available here https://hakits.co.uk/?page_id=372
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Re: Re: New boat kit producer - Hughes Aircraft Kits
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2020, 02:06:08 AM »

It is really nice to see some entry level kits, at entry level prices.  :-))
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2020, 07:07:50 AM »

It is really nice to see some entry level kits, at entry level prices.  :-))
Yes your right it's been a long time coming, but although they are entry level by the looks of things they are well made so hopefully a small boat that someone can add their own fittings too and make them into quite a nice entry into model boating, unfortunately other than a couple of Artesania Latina offerings there is not much around that is a basic start into building model boats so this is a much needed addition.


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Re: Re: New boat kit producer - Hughes Aircraft Kits
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2020, 07:15:50 AM »

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Re: Re: New boat kit producer - Hughes Aircraft Kits
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2020, 08:13:52 AM »

Paul, the designer, is a friend of mine, I will point him this way,  this his range, pretty boats, that are not xpensive,
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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2020, 03:56:06 PM »

Paul, the designer, is a friend of mine, I will point him this way,  this his range, pretty boats, that are not xpensive,
Hi Alan,
Thanks that would be good, I will probably purchace at least one of the pilot boats maybe one of the others they are so reasonable it would be rude not too  :-))
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Re: Re: New boat kit producer - Hughes Aircraft Kits
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2020, 04:50:16 PM »

On the subject of affordable starter boats, also see this thread, and the link in the first post.
https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,64221.msg680457.html#msg680457
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Re: Re: New boat kit producer - Hughes Aircraft Kits
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2020, 07:32:40 PM »

I have both boat stands on there way to me in the post after buying them last night after seeing the post on here only gripe is he don't seam to combine postage.
                Regards Howard.
               
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Re: Re: New boat kit producer - Hughes Aircraft Kits
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2020, 05:15:40 PM »

The kits and accessories can be found on my website, you can email direct from there and i can work out a price for postage. I think it is now possible to combine postage from ebay, I'm abit long in the tooth and struggle with ebay.


I  have added a new kit to my range this week, Blakeney its based on a Norfolk day fishing boat. I hope to add a build thread but am struggling to upload photos to this site.
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Re: Re: New boat kit producer - Hughes Aircraft Kits
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2020, 05:48:55 PM »

Hi Guys,
I have bought both boat stands and I found them both of great quality and made of good ply and as for postage I told him I was not happy about paying twice and both coming one parcel he did not know time he could combine the postage so refunded me in full the next day so cant get more honest then that great seller great Item, I would buy again. if his boats are as good as this stands your onto a winner.
                    Regards Howard.
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Re: Re: New boat kit producer - Hughes Aircraft Kits
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2020, 11:38:53 PM »

The kits and accessories can be found on my website, you can email direct from there and i can work out a price for postage. I think it is now possible to combine postage from ebay, I'm abit long in the tooth and struggle with ebay.

I  have added a new kit to my range this week, Blakeney its based on a Norfolk day fishing boat. I hope to add a build thread but am struggling to upload photos to this site.

Hey Paul,

Welcome to the Mayhem!

Looking forward to my  Slipper launch!   :-))


... I'll probably purchase one of your boat stands shortly too.

 Martin - Admin



Hughes Aircraft Kits
- https://hakits.co.uk/?page_id=372

Proud to be Designed and Manufactured in the UK

Email Address: enquiries@hakits.co.uk


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Re: Re: New boat kit producer - Hughes Aircraft Kits
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2020, 08:28:02 AM »

Hi Guys,
I have bought both boat stands and I found them both of great quality and made of good ply
                    Regards Howard.


I bought a MEDIUM sized stand for a 30" long boat but found it a tad small. My fault because I had left it too long to buy the larger size before they were out of stock. Delivery was very quick and postage/packing was appropriately priced.
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Re: New boat kit producer - Hughes Aircraft Kits
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2020, 09:34:25 AM »

Hi


I ordered both set's of stands on Wednesday of last week via e-bay when I got back home on Saturday they were sitting on the door mat, not a bad service I would say.


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Re: New boat kit producer - Hughes Aircraft Kits
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2020, 01:18:14 PM »

Rescue launch, Police Boat looks just like Bobby  from MB 1977  :} , looks good on the water , what motor is in that.


Had mine for over 30 years..

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Re: New boat kit producer - Hughes Aircraft Kits
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2020, 05:34:37 PM »

I too made a Bobby when i was a kid. My kits are based on memories of models i built in my youth, I have redrawn them, modified and i think improved them. HAKits rescue launch is bigger than the bobby and the hull is modified from the original. It is powered by a 2205/35 1500kv motor with a 30amp esc and 2s 1800 lipo 35mm prop.
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Re: New boat kit producer - Hughes Aircraft Kits
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2020, 08:51:33 PM »

Hello Paul,


Is there any chance of some part built pics, or some without the top hamper fitted?  Some folk like me like to take something and re-design other parts ourself. It helps see what the construction is like as they look very feasible as a base-case hull for modifying and tinkering with ontop.


Thanks,


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Re: New boat kit producer - Hughes Aircraft Kits
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2020, 11:37:37 AM »

Hello Rich, Most of my models are a hard chine hull and basicly use the same technique, they have a flat bottom on the chine line and then formers on the top and botom to form the hull shape. I start with a plan and side view and draw the formers from there using construction lines. If you let me know what you have in mind i can draw something for you aslong as its simple. (I still havn't worked out how to post pictures  yet on this site)
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