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Nightmoss
10-15-2013, 21:06
I should be working on my miniatures, but I've been enjoyably distracted by RC sailing ship videos on YouTube. The Royal William was built by a gentleman from Vancouver who recently had it sold at auction for $16,000. He no longer builds ships as age has limited his ability to do so (the back story on these RC builders is often as interesting as their creations).


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS83Ciy_FUs

Perhaps the most impressive of all his constructions is a 13 foot long HMS Victory. Built more than 19 years ago. It was sold to some company or person in Japan. Couldn't find any videos, but these pictures are awesome and a great lead up to Trafalgar Day in just under one week.

http://pete-coleman.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=113&t=1334

Found some other great stuff to share while we wait our smaller ships, but I'll save that for later.

Cheers!

Naharaht
10-22-2013, 14:04
That is a beautiful model.

RichardPF
10-22-2013, 14:20
I just wanted to make sure that everyone was aware of this model company:

http://www.modelsailingships.com/

I came very close to pulling the trigger on their HMS Surprise model (it is over 100 pounds and 9' long) a few months ago.

Moideeb
10-22-2013, 14:40
I just wanted to make sure that everyone was aware of this model company:

http://www.modelsailingships.com/

I came very close to pulling the trigger on their HMS Surprise model (it is over 100 pounds and 9' long) a few months ago.

I really want one, but I think if I ever spent this much on a model ship my wife would be slightly less than impressed!!

Nightmoss
10-22-2013, 14:57
I really want one, but I think if I ever spent this much on a model ship my wife would be slightly less than impressed!!

Well, if you went with the brig or schooner the price is significantly less? :wink:

RichardPF
10-22-2013, 16:41
I really want one, but I think if I ever spent this much on a model ship my wife would be slightly less than impressed!!

You can also buy it in stages with only a slight increase in cost.
That reduces the "Individual VISA bill impact effect"

7eat51
10-22-2013, 21:19
I really want one, but I think if I ever spent this much on a model ship my wife would be slightly less than impressed!!

I think I would be walking the plank.

I can't imagine the final cost to Europe after shipping and taxes.

DeRuyter
10-23-2013, 12:06
Well, if you went with the brig or schooner the price is significantly less? :wink:

Looks like the they are about $1500 less for the whole kit. Interestingly they will assemble part or all of the ship for you, however you must inquire for the price. :shock: If you must ask you can't afford it! :moneygone:


Beautiful RC ship models - but as I have sailed on the real thing myself, I would spend the money on something like this:

http://www.flagshipniagara.org/about-us/sailing-opportunities/

or for a more international sail:

http://barkeuropa.com/

If you have 49 days and 5300 euro to spare you can sail around Cape Horn!

Actually many ships offer sail training in exchange for just your hard work! :fixit:

Eric