Colin Archer 1:40

Detailed elaborate model of a Norwegian rescue cutter from 1893 with a wooden plank hull with a length of 475 mm of the Danish company Billing Boats. 1:40 scale scattered kit for beginners to intermediate builders.

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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 ...



Colin Archer 1:40

Norwegian rescue cutter no. 1 RS1 Colin Archer was built in 1893 for the "Norwegian Society for rescuing shipwrecks" in the shipyard in Rekkevigu near Larvik. The name carried around designer and builder Colin Archer, overall, was built on 30 ships of this type, which for many years done a great job in stormy waters along the Norwegian coast. Originally a pure sailing cutter Colin Archer after 40 years of rescue services auxiliary engine got a new owner with him across the Atlantic to the United States. In 1954 it was damaged in a severe storm in North Carolina, and when a Norwegian enthusiasts in 1960 appeared on the Potomac River, it was the mere wreck. The following year Colin transported aboard a cargo ship back to Norway, where he later went through several owners. In 1972 it was donated to the Norwegian Maritime Museum in Oslo; Since 1973 takes care of him, "club Colin Archer cutter" who carried out the repair in working condition and participates with him regattas historic vessels in Northern Europe. The cutter is designed for beginning to intermediate boat builders; It is designed as a non-floating table mockup.

Colin Archer 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. The lights, anchor, sail, propeller etc.).

Scale 1:40
Length [mm] 475
Width [mm] 125
Height [mm] 500
Building intensity S1, S2

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