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Old Feb 10, 2009, 09:35 PM
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1/24 scale Schnellboot question

anyone interested in having a 1/24 scale schnellboot being developed for production or know of a 1/24 scale schnellboot in production.
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Old Feb 11, 2009, 10:25 AM
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http://www.geocities.com/mosquitoboat/

They were considering a 1/20th kit I believe……… you may want to email them and ask about the status of this considering the economy.
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Old Feb 11, 2009, 11:43 AM
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Metcalf Moldings from the UK offers a fiberglass 1/24 scale schnellboot type s-38 hull.
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Old Feb 11, 2009, 12:24 PM
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Thanks for the information has anyone built one of these monsters yet, and how much would it cost to buy a complete kit.
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Old Feb 11, 2009, 06:53 PM
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Thanks for the information has anyone built one of these monsters yet, and how much would it cost to buy a complete kit.
Well today I came across some who said they can produce a 1/24 scale Schnellboot S-38 Type for at least
$200.00 less then what it is being sold for now, the supplier is out of England, and he also said he will suppy supperstructure and deck, so if you want to see this kit come out may be we should let him know, he said if he can get 10 paid orders he will produce the kit.

There is a S-38 kit selling in the USA for $1650.00 USD and it dose not come with superstructure or deck from what I hear.
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Old Feb 12, 2009, 07:19 AM
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$1650.00, without deck or superstructure doesn't sound like much of a kit---.

Pricey yes, but what DOES it come with, a promise---?
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Old Feb 12, 2009, 07:52 AM
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Are you referring to the Shaefer S-80 offered by Hasse Modelbau?

http://www.hassemodell.de/bausatz/s80.html

If so, that's not a hull but a complete kit that makes a mighty fine model of the open bridge S-boot as you can see from the following pics. Based at today's exchange after deducting VAT its under $1025 FOB der Vaterland.
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Old Feb 12, 2009, 11:13 AM
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$1650.00, without deck or superstructure doesn't sound like much of a kit---.

Pricey yes, but what DOES it come with, a promise---?

I agree as for the promise well I don't know-----
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Old Feb 12, 2009, 11:14 AM
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Are you referring to the Shaefer S-80 offered by Hasse Modelbau?

http://www.hassemodell.de/bausatz/s80.html

If so, that's not a hull but a complete kit that makes a mighty fine model of the open bridge S-boot as you can see from the following pics. Based at today's exchange after deducting VAT its under $1025 FOB der Vaterland.
Herrmill I sent you a PM with some answers
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Old Feb 12, 2009, 02:05 PM
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John Drain's site PT Boat has a Schnellboat section. He had worked up a great looking laser cut framed boat, but doesn't look like he has had much activity for a while. Maybe some combination of his work plus something would be possible.
I have always thought that a bigger S Boat would be lots of fun. It would be a great addition to my 1:24 scale 110' Island Class USCG cutter that I have never started.

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Old Feb 13, 2009, 12:16 PM
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John Drain's site PT Boat has a Schnellboat section. He had worked up a great looking laser cut framed boat, but doesn't look like he has had much activity for a while. Maybe some combination of his work plus something would be possible.
I have always thought that a bigger S Boat would be lots of fun. It would be a great addition to my 1:24 scale 110' Island Class USCG cutter that I have never started.

Dave
Dose not seem as if that boat is going to see the market
but I could be wrong,
I sent e-mail to him requesting info and price and have heard nothing back from him.
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Old Feb 13, 2009, 12:39 PM
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Seer, the manufacturer has stated that he needs to sell at least 10 of those kits to make it worth his while.

This is a sensible call on his part, as it will just about cover the costs for the tooling, and perhaps he can eke out a modest initial profit---.

However, if his sales are down after the first ten, then all he'll have done is add to his collection of seldom-used molds---.
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Old Feb 13, 2009, 01:13 PM
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Seer, the manufacturer has stated that he needs to sell at least 10 of those kits to make it worth his while.

This is a sensible call on his part, as it will just about cover the costs for the tooling, and perhaps he can eke out a modest initial profit---.

However, if his sales are down after the first ten, then all he'll have done is add to his collection of seldom-used molds---.
Hi kapitan

sent you a PM explaining things.
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Digging up an old thread here. Did anyone ever find a decent 1/24 schnellboot kit? None of the links in this thread are working anymore.
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 12:59 AM
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Digging up an old thread here. Did anyone ever find a decent 1/24 schnellboot kit? None of the links in this thread are working anymore.
Hasse had two types; http://www.hassemodell.de/S80.html & http://www.hassemodell.de/S38.html but they have posted that all of their fiberglass work is being taken over by Steinhagen; http://www.steinhagen-modelltechnik.de/index.htm

Looks like that might be the place to start...
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