Most wooden boat kits require skill and patience to assemble. The easiest are usually those supplied with either a solid or plastic (ABS) hull so the masts and rig are the hardest part. Harder but the most usual form of construction for the hull is plank on frame and that requires the most patience and skill. Always a great value hobby, some models can literally take months to complete.
Building model ships is an absorbing hobby, but it can be even more enjoyable if the correct tools are used. There are some specific tools necessary to do the job, such as a good hand drill with a selection of miniature drill bits, something in the region of 0.5mm and 2mm as a general rule. Small files and wood rasps are very usefull, not just for cleaning up the decorative fittings, but also taking off any waste wood when releasing frames from laser cut sheets. A small pin hammer is a must, and can be used in conjunction with the Amati pin pusher, this clever little device saves on injured digits by allowing you to guide a tack gently into the frame with precision. Obviously a good selection of modelling knives is crucial, and the Expo metal shaft handles allow for a variety of cutting blades to be fitted, not to mention specialist chisels & gouges. Curved blades are best for making straight cuts, whilst a straight blade allows for intricate cuts. Miniature needle nosed pliers allow for manipulating small fittings as would a good set of tweezers. Vices and clamps are effectively a third hand, and a good magnifyer is also important, preferably one that's suspended on a free standing base. Fortunatly Antics supply a fantastic range of modellers tools from Expo. Some are some very specific tools for period ship building , plank benders for example reduce the risk of frustrating splitting or breaking of the often wafer thin planking strips , and the Amati Loom-a-line is an excellent rigging frame for building vessels with difficult to rig ratlines. see our page for more info. hints and tips
Remember! If on examination you feel you would prefer another model, you are free to return any item for a full refund, providing of course that it hasn't been started.
Parrot AR.Drone Power Edition Quadcopter PF721003
The advanced ready-to-fly Wi-Fi controlled quadricopeter AR.Drone 2.0 Power Edition represents the latest development of Parrot's world renowned high tech quadricopter, that is easily controlled using a smartphone or tablet. The attractive Power Edition packaging includes two high density 1,500mAh lithium polymer batteries to provide 36 minutes of flying time, plus four sets of different colour propellers and a circlip removal tool, to change the appearance of the distinctive black Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 indoor and outdoor hulls as desired. Featuring a high definition camera with a video recording facility, plus flight data sharing, a patented piloting mode, and an innovative pressure sensor for increased stability at any altitude. Parrot?s outstanding AR.Drone 2.0 Power Edition offers just about every possible option on the enthusiast's wish list, and can even perform 360 degree flips on command. AR.Drone 2.0 Power Edition Features: ?Quadricopter remotely controlled your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Android Device ?Take photos and record video in high definition during flight ?Share your videos and photos directly to YouTube and Picasa ?Interchangeable hulls designed for both indoor and outdoor use ?Fly and battle with other Drone users via a self-generated Wi-Fi network ?AR.FreeFlight app provides intuitive controls (free download from App Store in iTunes) ?Single- and multiplayer augmented reality games available from the App Store
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