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Nov 23, 2012, 08:26 AM
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Shell tankers - H class (UK) and K class (NL) multipurpose tankers

In the 1950’s, Shell ordered 46 ships with Dutch, British and Danish shipbuilders. These ships were almost identical and most had a long career. Thirty ships had their home port in London, the other 16 were registered in ‘s-Gravenhage.

Original drawings and many photo’s have resulted in this limited edition of 1:125 scale true copies of these tankers.
They are fixed to a polished wooden base for display, but can be loosened to be used as fully RTR equipped ship. Motor/servo/ESC etc. have been installed.

All models have been individually hand crafted, using polymer and 3D techniques, RIM - reaction injection moulding (RTM - resin transfer moulding) ,copper ,PE (photo-etching of copper) to make a detailed of the ship. The assembly is done in a specialized workshop by well qualified model makers.
The ships are bolted on a solid polished wooden base with acrylic cover for display and safe transport.

These unique collector's items are part of a project to have scale models built of famous post war merchant ships. In order to achieve a reasonable price level and still maintain exclusiveness, we have come to a limited number of 15 pieces. Since we are a non profit organisation, we can offer this model for only Euro 1639,00 + Euro 162,00 (display case) fully radio controlled -- excl. VAT
Decals for the various ship’s names are provided.

Dimensions incl. display -- 152 x 32,5 x 41 cms – 25 kgs
For info: email: [email protected]
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Nov 23, 2012, 02:29 PM
Mmm, tugs...
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It is interesting to see your mention of RIM molding... I've always thought this would be a great alternative to fiberglass for hulls, as interior detail (deck lips, bulkheads, mounts etc) can be included, at a fraction of the cost of the tooling for styrene injection molding.
Is it used for the hulls here?
Nov 24, 2012, 03:37 PM
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The hulls have been made of traditional reinforced fiberglass and is polished afterwards. The structure is copper and the thin parts are etched copper and others transfer resin moulded parts.
Nov 25, 2012, 08:03 AM
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Pat, Where is RIM molding used in industry? Automotive?
Nov 25, 2012, 09:30 AM
Mmm, tugs...
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You can read all about it, starting at and

Its advantage is low cost tooling, as the process runs at fairly low temps and pressures... doesn't need a huge tool-steel mold, as with styrene injection molding. You can mill a low-run tool from aluminum, wood, renwood, etc. Good for things like bumper covers, lawn tractor hoods, motorcycle fenders...

Still costs money... but could be appropriate for someone kitting a large model or RTR...


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