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J.beazley

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Concept model boats
« on: December 12, 2007, 08:49:34 PM »

Right heres a good one for you lot, in MMI this month theres a review of the DSEI and the warships of the future.

Now who builds these models and what happens to them after the shows ????
looking into where these models appear from and vanish too i havent found anything but all resources suggest they are ALL working models  O0 Where do they hide them ???

Now i really like the look of VT new fast attack craft (page 65 top left pic in MMI)

Jay
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Re: Concept model boats
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2007, 09:17:44 PM »

They do the same at yarrow's(BAe Scotstoun)
They have a BIG store room full of the models
some of these will never see the light of day again :'(

They used to be made by in house model makers but now
the are contracted out. They are not working models an
very sparingly detailed usualy. Sometimes they make hulls
for water tank testing these can be used for making RC
models

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Re: Concept model boats
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2007, 01:32:49 PM »

Could some of these models be made into working boats then or are they made solid???

it would be interesting to find out more as if like you say they never see daylight again, its a real shame that they cant be made useful by some of us lot.

Jay

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Re: Concept model boats
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2007, 02:00:38 PM »

Roughly on the same subject, I was looking at a 15' long model of the HMS Vangaurd on the net the other day, a builders model, would these builders models be able to float?

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Re: Concept model boats
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2007, 03:13:50 PM »

Hi Mr Andy
               There is only 1 limit to a model size  ??? the car it has to go in  ;D

Regards Rob.

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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2007, 04:21:40 PM »

Could some of these models be made into working boats then or are they made solid???

Most are solid when they are made But a few are hollow
The test tank models are hollow

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Re: Concept model boats
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2007, 04:24:59 PM »

Mr Andy ...go ahead, just buy a Transit van too O0
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Re: Concept model boats
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2007, 04:26:59 PM »

Then why not get the 7.5 tonne Cargo or the like ?

Just think of ALL the models you could fit into one high top with a tail lift.

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Re: Concept model boats
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2007, 01:01:05 AM »

As ssomebody has said these ship builders models are often solid.

But at 15' I doubt it. And it is too big to go in the baordroom or in a sales office.

You do need to contact the seller and try to find out the nature of the model and the purpose the model was built for, e.g. test tank or display.
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