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Billings 1/40 US Coast Guard kit B100

This 44-foot Coast Guard is a very seaworthy lifeboat, designed to carry out search and rescue assignments in poor weather and water conditions. With a skilled and experienced crew, this vessel can carry out the most demanding of rescue operations. The vessel is self-stabilizing. Built in 1961 at the Coast Guard shipyard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, USA.

The Billing Boats kit of the US Coastguard features: ABS hull and superstructure with plastic fittings, mast in ramin, rigging cord. Includes Full size plan sheets and an instruction manual with English Text. Level: Beginner.
This kit is designed for static display use but with some modelling skill it can be converted to R/C operation.

Scale 1:40, Length: 363mm.
Skill Level 1


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Billings 1/40 Waveny Class Lifeboat B101

Built at the Coast Guard shipyard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, USA. After minor adjustments the vessel is now doing duty in British coastal waters for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. This former 44-foot Coast Guard is a very seaworthy lifeboat, designed to carry out search and rescue assignments in poor weather and water conditions. With a skilled and experienced crew, this vessel can carry out the most demanding of rescue operations.

The Billing Boats kit of the Waveny Class Lifeboat features: ABS hull and superstructure with plastic fittings, mast in ramin, rigging cord. Includes Full size plan sheets and an instruction manual with English Text. Level: Beginner.
This kit is designed for static display use but with some modelling skill it can be converted to R/C operation.


Scale 1:40, Length: 363mm.
Skill Level 1


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Billings 1/35 HMS Renown Armed Steam Pinnace B604

Billings 1/35 HMS Renown Armed Steam Pinnace B604
Beginner level plank on frame model with laser cut plywood keel and frames. Full-size plans and illustrated step-by-step instructions are included along with hull and deck fittings.
This ship is a 50-foot steam pinnace from around the middle of the 19th Century. These boats had a small forecastle, a room for the crew, a boiler room and a cabin. Above the crews' quarters was a conical steel base with a permanent universal ring, on which a 3-lb quick-firing cannon or maxim machine gun could be mounted.
Length 450mm 17 in, Width 95mm 3 in, Height 140mm 5 in
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Billings 1/30 Norden Danish Coaster Wooden Construction Model B603

Billings 1/30 Norden Danish Coaster Wooden Construction Model B603
Beginner level plank-on-frame kit for the 'Norden', a typical coaster used along the western coast of Denmark. Originally designed by local boat builders in the villages of Klitm ller and Vorup around 1930, the design has remained unchanged, except that the type now is a few feet longer and has a closed wheel house.
Length 345mm 13 in, Width 115mm 4 in, Height 280mm 11in
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Billings 1/20 US Coast Guard B586

Advanced Beginner kit with pre-formed ABS plastic hull plus laser cut wood deck and superstructure sections. This is an excellent kit for modellers looking to build their first radio controlled model boat.
Radio gear is not supplied but this is a simple kit with a hull designed to take motor, servos and batteries.

An American designed coast guard cutter and lifeboat, this design was adapted by the RNLI as the Waveny class lifeboat.

Length 730mm 28 in, Width 220mm 8 in, Height 470mm 18 in


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Billings 1/60 Dana Fishing Cutter Complete Kit B200

Billings B200 1/60 Scale Dana Fishing Boat

Dimensions - Length 390mm Width 100mm Height 340mm.

Kit includes one piece plastic hull and display stand.



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Billings 1/60 Andrea Gail Perfect Storm B608

Billings 1/60 Andrea Gail Perfect Storm B608
The Andrea Gail, an un-inspected commercial fishing vessel departed Gloucester Harbour, Massachusetts on September 20th 1991 with six crew members on board. The crew intended to fish for swordfish in the area of the Grand Banks, off Newfoundland, Canada. The vessel and six crew members were never seen again and presumed lost at sea in very bad weather, referred to as the 'Perfect Storm' by a meteorologist and made famous by Sebastian Junger's book that was later turned into a Hollywood movie.

The kit includes parts to construct a traditional plank on frame hull with lasercut strengthening parts producing a traditional style of construction. Also supplied are a range of high quality plastic and metal fittings. The instruction booklet is very detailed, detailing each step of construction. The model is designed to accept radio control, although further items will be required to enable this.

Scale 1:60, Length: 360mm.
Skill Level 4


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Billings 1/72 RCMP St Roche Police Patrol Boat Kit B605

The St. Roch, a vessel built in North Vancouver in 1928 specifically for sailing in Arctic waters. It was the first ship to sail through the North-West Passage from the Pacific to the Atlantic. In the summer of 1944 the St. Roch sailed from Halifax to Vancouver, thereby becoming the first ship to complete the journey in both directions.

The Billing Boats kit of the St Roch features: This kit features: plank on frame construction, laser cut plywood keel and frame components, wooden superstructure and decks, hull and deck fittings in brass and/or plastic, Mast and spars, rigging cord in various sizes. The instruction booklet is very detailed, taking you through every step of construction.

Scale 1:72, Length: 470mm.
Skill Level 2


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Billings 1/50 St Canute Steam Tug Boat Wooden Construction kit B700

The steam tug St.Canute was built in 1931 at the Frederikshavn Shipyard in Denmark and sailed for many years as a tugboat and icebreaker in the Odense harbour under its original name St. Knud. St.Canute was preserved at the Exeter ship museum until the collection was disbanded after the museum's closure.

The kit includes all parts to costruct a traditional plank on frame hull, and laser cut wooden parts for strengthening, offering a very traditional style of construction. Also supplied are a range of high quality plastic and metal fittings. The instruction booklet is very detailed, taking you through every step of construction. The model is designed to be radio controlled, although further items will be required to enable this.

Scale 1:50, Length: 560mm.
Skill Level 3


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Billings 1/30 Andrea Gail Perfect Storm B726

This 1/30 scale kit is expected to be re-introduced in 2015. Pricing will be advised when the production date is available. As a guide only, when last available this kit was priced at 250, so the new release can be expected to be more than this.

The Andrea Gail, an un-inspected commercial fishing vessel departed Gloucester Harbour, Massachusetts, September 20, 1991 with six crewmembers on board. The crew intended to make a fishing trip for swordfish in the area of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, Canada. The vessel and six crewmembers remain missing and are presumed lost at sea in a major storm, referred to as the 'Perfect Storm' by a meteorologist and made famous by Sebastian Junger?s book, later adapted into the Hollywood movie.

Kit includes laser cut wooden hull and wooden strips, rudder, fittings set, rigging thread, plan and manual.

  • Height: 550mm
  • Length: 720mm
  • Width: 210mm
  • Scale: 1/30
  • Laser cut
Skill Level 2
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Billings 1/33 Smit Nederland Wooden Tug Model B528C

The Smit Nederland was built in 1979 at the BV Scheepswerft & Machinefebriek "De Merwede" in Hardinzveld, Holland. With a length of 28.4m, the vessel is driven by two "Stork Werkspoor" diesel engines, whose 1000 rpm yield 1800 HP. Top speed is 12 knots; the acting radius is 2,250 miles. A special detail of this ship is the propellors, which are equipped with reversible blades in jet streams, and two basin rudders which ensure good manoeuvrability.

The kit includes ABS pre-formed hull, and laser cut wooden parts for strengthening, offering a very simple style of hull construction. Also supplied are a range of high quality plastic and metal fittings. The instruction booklet is very detailed, taking you through every step of construction. The model is designed to be radio controlled, although further items will be required to enable this.

Scale 1:33, Length: 870mm.
Skill Level 3


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Billings 1/40 Colin Archer Sailing Vessel B606

The RS 1 was built in 1893 for Shipwreck Salvage at the Colin Archer Shipyard in Rekkevig , Norway. The ship was later named the Colin Archer after its designer and builder.

The kit includes laser cut frames for keel & bulkheads, and exotic wood strip for hull planking. Also included is the wooden deck planking, masts and spars,? metal? and wooden fittings, and pre-sewn sail material and? silk flag. The instruction booklet is very detailed, taking you through every step of construction.

Scale 1:40, Length: 470mm.
Skill Level 2


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Billings 1/100 Bluenose 2 Wooden Racing Schooner kit B600

The schooner Bluenose has a very special place in the history of navigation and yachting. Built to fish off the Newfoundland coast, the ship soon turned out to be such a fast sailer that she won all the great classical regattas along the USA's Eastern coast. She was built in Nova Scotia in l929, and shipwrecked near Haiti in 1946. A true copy - Bluneose II - was launched in l964.

The kit includes laser cut frames for keel & bulkheads, and exotic wood strip for hull planking. Also included is the wooden deck planking, masts and spars,? metal? and wooden fittings, and pre-sewn sail material and? silk flag. The instruction booklet is very detailed, taking you through every step of construction.

Scale 1:100, Length: 520mm.
Skill Level 2


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Billings 1/67 Will Everard Wooden Boat Kit B601

Billings 1/67 Will Everard Wooden Boat Kit B601
The 280-ton sailing barge 'Will Everard' was built for F.T. Everard & Sons in Great Yarmouth in 1925/6. The ship is owned today by P & O Containers Ltd. In 1982, Northern Europe's most beautiful captain, according to the press, took command of the ship - 24-year-old Sue Harrison, who had obtained her Master's Certificate in 1979.
A great beginner level plank on frame kit with laser cut plywood keel and frames, plus sheet plywood decks. Ramin masts, rigging string and deck fittings are supplied, along with full sized plans and illustrated instructions.

Scale 1:67, Length: 580mm.

Skill Level 2

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Billings 1/50 Marie Jeanne Tuna Sailing Fishing Boat B580

A nice little kit for the advanced beginner, with a plank-on-frame style construction. The Dundee, a late 19th Century Tuna sailing fishing boat of 50-60 tons. Tuna fishing requires robust, seaworthy and relatively fastsailing vessels.

The kit includes laser cut frames for keel & bulkheads, and exotic wood strip for hull planking. Also included is the wooden deck planking, masts and spars, metal and wooden fittings, and pre-sewn sail material. The instruction booklet is very detailed, taking you through every step of construction.

Scale 1:50, Length: 570mm.
Skill Level 2


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Billings 1/50 Captain Bligh's Bounty Wooden Boat Kit B492C

Billings 1/50 Captain Bligh's Bounty Wooden Boat Kit B492C
An armed merchant vessel launched in 1787. The mutiny of the Bounty is perhaps the most well-known of all mutinies at sea. Together with loyal crew members, Captain Bligh was set to sea in an open boat about 30 miles from Tofua.

This kit features: plank on frame construction, laser cut plywood keel and frame components, wooden superstructure and decks, hull and deck fittings in wood, brass and plastic, mast and spars, rigging cord in various sizes and printed sails. Includes Full size plan sheets and the instruction booklet is very detailed, taking you through every step of construction.

Scale 1:50, Length: 780mm.
Skill Level 3


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Billings 1/75 Cutty Sark Tea Clipper Complete Wooden Ship Kit B564C

Billings 1/75 Cutty Sark Tea Clipper Complete Wooden Ship Kit B564C
The most famous of all tea clippers, the Cutty Sark is today preserved for posterity at a dry dock in Greenwich. Built to transport tea from China, she was designed by Hercules Linton, whose ambition it was to outstrip the Termopylae, the fastest ship of the times.

The kit includes laser cut frames for keel & bulkheads, and exotic wood strip for hull planking. Also included is the wooden deck planking, masts and spars,? metal? and wooden fittings, and pre-sewn sail material and? silk flag. The instruction booklet is very detailed, taking you through every step of construction.

Scale 1:75, Length: 1100mm.
Skill Level 4.


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Billings 1/75 Norske Love Wooden Ship Kit B437C

A three-masted warship launched in 1765. Length 48.93 m, breadth 9.70 m, draught 5.07 m, displacement 1,076 tons, with a crew of 402. The Norske L ve was originally named after the Norwegian/Danish coat-of-arms, and was renamed the resund in 1772. The vessel was used as a guardboat in the resund and other coastal waters around Denmark. The ship was deleted from the naval register in 1798.

This kit features: plank on frame construction, laser cut plywood keel and frame components, wooden superstructure and decks, hull and deck fittings in wood, brass and plastic, mast and spars, rigging cord in various sizes and printed sails. Includes Full size plan sheets and the instruction booklet is very detailed, taking you through every step of construction.

Scale 1:75, Length: 1010mm.
Skill Level 4


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Billings Building Slip Lasercut B397

A building slip for models up to 90 cm long.The notched keel support is screwed to the baseplate. Two guide blocks, one permanent and one adjustable to match all sizes, secure the positioning of the keel. A wooden rod ensures that the foundation is stable. The middle piece (square) slides back and forth and is useful in positioning the frames at right angles.
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Billings 1/60 Rainbow Fishing Cutter 201

This shrimp cutter is a typical cutter from the 1960's used for catching shrimp off the German, Dutch and Danish coasts. The equipment on board includes the necessary shrimp netting and cookers for immediate preparation of the catch.

Kit includes plastic hull, fittings set, laser cut wooden strips, sails, rigging thread, plan and manual


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Billings 1/50 Mini Oseberg Viking Longboat Kit B302

Billings 1/50 Mini Oseberg Viking Longboat Kit B302
This Billings B302 is a Mini replica of Billings 1:25 scale Oseberg. Wooden hull, Beginner level 1:50 scale. Kit includes laser cut wooden strips and pieces, fittings set, sail, rigging thread, plan and manual. Kit contents: CNC laser-cut wood components, that join perfectly using any type of wood adhesive (pva or aliphatic) Wooden hull Scale 1:50 Length 24cm Beam 12cm Height: 15cm
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Billings 1/75 Icebreaker Elbjorn Boat Kit B536

Billings 1/75 Icebreaker Elbjorn Boat Kit B536
In the period 1954 - 1996 M/S Elbj?rn was an active part of the Danish icebreaker service. The career as icebreaker ended abruptly on February 12th, 1996, when a DC dynamo exploded. Elbj?rn could proceed to port under its own power, but it was clear that its icebreaker days were over. Today, Elbj?rn at Aalborg?s waterfront, where the ship operatesas a restaurant and museum ship.
36cm Tall
69cm Long
16.5cm Wide
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Billings 1/75 HMS Victory Wooden Ship Kit B498

Billings 1/75 HMS Victory Wooden Ship Kit B498
The model is a beautiful double planked plank on frame lasercut wooden ship, with brass cannons, wooden blocks and a beautiful bronze cast figurehead. This Victory Kit is the largest kit on the market.
Length 1340mm Height 890mm
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Billings 1/100 USS Constitution Frigate Kit B508

Kit Features:

  • Double Planked do-it-yourself Lasercut Wooden Boatkit
  • Scale 1:100
  • Parts in wood and brass
  • Full step by step instruction and plans

Specifications:

  • Height: 670mm
  • Length: 910mm
  • Width: 270mm
  • Scale: 1/100th
  • Laser cut

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Billings 1/144th RMS Titanic B510

 


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Billings 1/100 HMS Warrior with Fittings Wooden Ship Kit B512

The model is a beautiful double-planked ?plank-on-frame? lasercut wooden ship, with brass canons, wooden blocks, bras etching and a beautiful cast figurehead. The model is a replica of the actual ship in Portsmouth.

Length: 147 cm (including bowsprit)
Height: 67,3 cm
Width:  38,8 cm


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Billings Jacques-Yves Cousteau's Calypso Kit B560

The Calypso was built in the USA in 1942 as a minesweeper. She was bought in 1950 by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and after extensive changes and modifications has become a fully equipped ocean research vessel, complete with observation chamber in the stern, oval diving bell, Galaezzi diving chamber, inflatable boat for shallow waters, helicopter and much other submarine equipment. Length 42 m, tonnage 360 tons, speed 12 knots

Experience Level- The Expert


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Billings Bluenose Wooden Ship Model B576

The schooner Bluenose has a very special place in the history of navigation and yachting. Built to fish off the Newfoundland coast, the ship soon turned out to be such a fast sailer that she won all the great classical regattas along the USA's Eastern coast. She was built in Nova Scotia in l921, and shipwrecked near Haiti in 1946. A true copy - Bluneose II - was launched in l964.

Experience Level- Advanced Beginner


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Billings 1/12 African Queen complete kit B588

This is the ship which gave its name to the movie starring Katherine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart. The story takes place during World War I. The African Queen attacks the German warship "K nigin Luise" on Lake Victoria in Africa, after a long and dangerous trip down the tributaries to the lake. The Billing Boats model has a plastic hull and imitation steam engine.

Experience Level- Advanced Beginner


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Billings Zwarte Zee Ocean Going Tug Boat Kit B592

The Zwarte Zee was built in 1963 at J. & K. Smit's Scheepswerven N.V. in Kinderdijk, Holland. Length 77.50 m, breadth 12.35 m, draught 6.90 m and gross tonnage 1,539 tons. Driven by two Smit-M.A.N. turbo diesel engines yielding 9,000 HP. These machines drive a single propeller shaft through Vulcan fluid clutches and reduction gears. When a fast manoeuver is necessary, one of the engines can drive forwards, the other reverse. Speed 18 knots.

Experience Level- The Experienced


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Billings 1/75 Sir Winston Churchill Wooden Boat Kit with Fittings B706

This schooner was built in 1965 at the Richard Dunston Ltd. (Hessle, Yorks), for the Sail Training Association in Bosham. The 'Sir Winston Churchill' is equipped with a 240bhp engine to assist with manoeuvering in harbour and has a total sail area of 817sqm. The regular crew consists of 11 men, including 8 officers, and up to 44 trainees can be accommodated.

The kit includes all parts to construct a traditional plank on frame hull, with laser cut wooden parts for strengthening purposes Plastic and meal fittings of a high quality are provided and the instruction booklet is very detailed, dealing with every step of construction.

Scale 1:75, Length: 635mm.
Skill Level 3


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