In the early 50s Danish architect and former wartime RAF pilot Ejnar Billing exhibited a self-made model of a fishing boat in the window hobby store belonging to his wife. After the photo of the model appeared in a magazine, Mr. Billing overwhelmed in order to position dozens of pieces of the same model. Because it was not in his power so much to handle, it occurred to him that the boat will offer a kit - the first mass-produced kit with wooden frames with the keel, ribs and planking hull design mimicking the most real ship. This method of construction is quickly befriended by Mr billing models and began to conquer the world. In 1958, then founded the company bearing the family name still Billing Boats. Over the years, the design perfected and upgraded models in the '60s introduced the use of plastic moldings hulls, then embarked on CNC machines at the turn of the 80s and 90s in Billing Boats started to benefit from laser cutting parts. Today the company manages the third generation billing and floating RC models and mock-leafing table still represents the ultimate in marine modeling.
We are pleased to offer a series of kits Billing Boats from which you can build sophisticated exquisite detail leafing models and create a stylish complement your interior with salty smell of the sea and the call of faraway places ...
St. Roch 1:72
The supply ship of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police St. Roch sailed in 1940 from Vancouver on the Pacific coast to the exploratory voyage to the Arctic waters bathing the northern shores of Canada. Due to the heavy ice conditions had spent two winters frozen in ice before October 11, 1942, reached Halifax on the Atlantic coast. St. Roch thus became the first ship managed to sail through the Northwest passage from the Pacific to the Atlantic. In the summer of 1944, when the cruise did the opposite direction, he became the first vessel, which shattered the Northwest passage in both directions. A 1950 St. Roch became the first ship - even in stages - circumnavigate the whole of North America, as Halifax sailed through the Panama Canal to Vancouver.
St. Roch was built in 1928 in the shipyard Burrard Dry Dock Company in Vancouver; Now you can visit the Maritime Museum there. St. Roch is designed for intermediate boat builders; It is designed as a non-floating table mockup.
St. Roch has a classic wooden hull structure made of laser-carved parts of the hull planking, wooden deck and superstructure. Kit includes all wooden and plastic parts needed to complete the model, dummy accessories (eg. Position lights, anchor, propeller etc.).