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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 ...
Andrea Gail 1:60
September 20, 1991 sailed from the port of Gloucester, Massachusetts fishing boat Andrea Gail. With a crew of 6 men aimed at catching swordfish in the area shallows of the Grand Banks off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. Coincidentally, she got into a terrible storm type, what meteorologists called "Perfect Storm" (The Perfect Storm), to perfect a deadly trap from which there was no escape. The fictional story of the last days of the ship and its crew described in the book Seabastiana Junger Perfect Storm became a bestseller and was also very successful film adaptation directed by Wolfgang Petersen in 2000. Andrea Gail is intended for intermediate boat builders; It is designed as a non-floating table mockup.
Andrea Gail has a hull of a classic wooden structure made of laser-carved parts of the hull planking accompanied balsa blocks, wooden deck and superstructure. Kit includes all wooden and plastic parts needed to complete the model, dummy accessories (eg. Position lights, anchor, propeller etc.).