Modelshipsahoy Prinz Eugen Hull

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  1. buttsakauf

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    Got the hull with a busted bow and a regular one. Also snagged a PT 103 class (Elco 80) hull in 1:24 scale. The hulls are pretty solid. A little thinner than the strike models Tennessee hull I have. Gelcoat seems to be a little wavy. Still seems pretty strong. Dimensions are good. We will see. Here are some pictures.
     
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    Ralph Coles used to make a PE hull but those aren't from his mold because he always rimmed the edges smooth. Any idea who made them?
     
  3. buttsakauf

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    A fella from New Baltimore, Michigan. His ebay ID is modelshipsahoy. Yes, the edges are rough but the correct deck height is apparent. Not bad for the price.
     
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    I should contact him and get my sales commissions!:laugh:
     
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  5. modelshipsahoy

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    We build a variety of fiberglass boat models. The combat hulls are a great change of pace from go fast power boats.

    We are going to be making a lot more rc combat model hulls. We have a 1/144 CL Brooklyn mold getting built this weekend. Beyond that a Baltimore and then Iowa both also 1/144 scale.

    Our website is under construction, but usable
    Modelshipsahoy.com

    Thanks for your interest
    Tim & Dori
     
  6. NickMyers

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    How did you get in to combat hulls?
     
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    All part of loving building models. We’ve been doing it our whole lives.
     
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    Nearly all of the detail pieces of the Prinz Eugen are rough molded. Turrets, guns, (main; 88’s; AA); scout plane/catapult, smokestack/recovery float; torpedo launchers; superstructure etc.

    Not really ready for prime time, so we made the Hull available ahead of the rest of the ship.
     
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    Nice, we can always use another hull designer and maker.

    What technique are you using for the plugs? Very interested in your work....
     
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    We use a variety of materials depending on the shape we are working to create. Wood; foam; bondo and fiberglass mainly.

    Tim & Dori
    Modelshipsahoy.com
     
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    I get the finders fee....:)
     
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    what is the plug in your avatar? the PE?
     
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    It’s not all about the money Will.... or we would charge a lot more.

    In the avatar are 1/144 Brooklyn and 1/24 PT 109 deck getting tooling gel any day now along with a sweet power cat; 60” PT 109 hull; Vintage Shovel Nose Hydroplane; and a 43” Stealth V-Hull

    Tim & Dori
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    ...If I got paid for being a smart a$$ Bill Gates Would be my butler!:laugh:...Welcome to the forum...
     
  15. NickMyers

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    Not asking why, asking how.
    Ie, did you see it in another forum, know someone involved, etc.
    i ask for two reasons -one is I am always curious how new folk find us, and two is that its odd as hell that you're making hulls, selling them as for rc combat, but doing so on ebay without, as far as I've seen, any direct announcement to any of the main battling groups.
    We're super niche so to know about us usually means knowing where to find us as well.
     
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    Well... our business model spans all branches of rc modeling via fiberglass. Love fiberglass. When I was 14, my dad bought me a Hobie Cat because I wanted to race. After a few races, I crashed it. Dad said “when you fix it, you can use it again”. So it began.

    Combat models are just a part of our grand plan to take over the world. I’m a former commando... ok that’s a stretch... but I have gone commando.

    Tim
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  17. buttsakauf

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    Specifically, I think Nick wonders how you came across model warship combat. It isn’t super common for anyone in the other model boat markets to even know we exist much less market products to us.
     
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    We have several captains that make hulls and other items for the hobby, and we welcome anybody to jump in and help.

    Normally the captains are very well known in the hobby as it takes some interest in battling and seeing how things are done before somebody just jumps in selling hulls etc.... Simply put it is strange for somebody who has never battled to be making and selling 144 scale hulls and other items for our hobby. Not saying it could not happen, but very very rare.
     
  19. djranier

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    Also we try to not produce a hull that someone else is making, there are many available to make that have not been produced, yet the first couple you have made are copies that are already for sale by others.

    What would really be welcomed is coming out with new hulls that no one else makes, to add diversity to the hobby.
     
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  20. Kevin P.

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    I’d vote for Kongo now that strike doesn’t make them anymore
     
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