Model Scale is 1" to 1 foot, giving an overall length of 27" with a Beam of 9" that is nicely moulded on the supplied on piece GRP hull which also features the fender belting moulded in. Our model of the "River Star" has a single screw prop and features a modified type of balanced "Fish Tail" rudder.
KIT DETAILS AND FEATURES
- Supplied with five precision cut CNC styrene sheets for all deck parts, saloon and wheelhouse and one accurately printed styrene sheet for the wheelhouse window frames.
- Vacuum formed funnel & funnel cap.
- Brass Propeller shaft, prop, rudder, tube and tiller arm.
- Nearly 100 precision cast white metal fittings.
- Brass rod for railings.
- D rubber for fendering.
- Clear glazing for windows.
- Dowel for mast.
NB : the model requires a 545 Type Propulsion Motor, a battery type of your choice and a 2 Channel R/C System in order to finish it as a working model.
The Model is supplied with a full-size scale drawing and easy to follow fully illustrated construction manual.
This model, from our range of full kits, is, we believe, one of the most unusual subjects ever to have been chosen to kit. It is a two berth 'tug yacht', based on a much modified design from the board of one of the most innovative boat designers in the world, Jay Benford.
This talented American designer specialises in 'live aboard' and dual purpose designs of real original thought. This small 27ft sea-worthy vessel is designed to operate as a coaster, as well as on all the rivers throughout the USA (such as the mighty Mississippi) right up through to the great lakes.
Easily handled by a couple, designed for extended cruising and also capable of towing small cargoes (such as pontoon accommodation) she is a small capable multi-role vessel of colourful, robust appearance.
Concise, easy to follow fully illustrated construction manual plus full-size scale detailed construction drawings make for great ease of construction. We feel this to be a model that is eminently suited to the beginner to model boating, indeed one of the reasons for picking the "RIVER STAR" was the designed ease of construction.
Having said that, this is a scale kit and is equally suited to the experienced builder, she is both manoeuvrable, stable and colourful on the water, with her high bulwarks she will also take heavier water in her stride. Ideal for just sailing around the lake or regatta work she lends herself much to further detailing and personalising.
Price : £264.00
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