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 ...
Roar Ege 1:25
Roar Ege is an exact replica of a ship from the 11th century highlighted in 1962 from the bottom of the Gulf, which is the Danish port of Roskilde. At the same place they were found the wrecks of the other four vessels, all loaded with boulders, so apparently were deliberately sunk to block access to the port. The original ship was carefully restored and is now exhibited in a specially built hall in Roskilde. In the years 1982-1984 was built an exact replica called the Roar Ege with consistent use of indigenous technologies and materials - eg. planks for plating were cut by soaking, but were obtained by splitting trunks - respecting the natural wood structure yielded a material with higher strength and flexibility. The result was a beautiful boat with excellent nautical properties. The draft Roar Ege was a freighter able to carry 4-5 tons of cargo with a crew of 4-5 men needed to operate the sails and rudder. Apparently served the inhabitants of a large estate for transporting goods to market or coastal shipping in the waters around Denmark and the Baltic. Roar Ege is intended for experienced boat builders; It is designed as a non-floating table mockup.
Roar Ege has a classic wooden hull structure made of laser-carved parts with planking plating. Kit includes all wooden, plastic and metal parts needed to complete the model, dummy accessories, sail etc.