New Deans Marine Shipment

If you’ve been looking for Deans Marine kits on our website, you probably noticed that we’ve been out of stock on a number of the more popular products. But, we recently received a new shipment from Deans Marine. So, if you’ve been waiting for your ship to come in, check out the new stock!

Christiaan Bruning – RC Ready kit from Deans Marine

For those of you not familiar with this line of kits from the UK, the company makes a line of very fine kits designed for RC operation. They featured fiberglass hulls and details in plastic, wood, cast alloy, resin, and photo etched brass.

There’s a wide range of subjects including harbor tugs, trawlers, warships and such. But, one of the more interesting offerings are their large, modern merchant ships.

Merchant Ship Muirneag

They offer several, mostly in 1/96 or 1/100 scales. The models are large and ready for RC operation, but they also make really interesting static displays. Their Fairwind kit, is 1/76-scale, very close to railroad modelers’ HO scale, which would make for a really interesting addition to a port side railroad layout.

1/76-scale M.V. Fairwind

The Deans Marine also produces a line of Compact kits, which is made up of smaller vessels, mostly at the same scale as the big ships. These kits are also design for RC operation, but their smaller sizes make them a bit handier to take to the water, with most models being under 20″ long.

Here’s just a small selection of the Deans Marine kits we carry. Get ready for Summer and check out the full line at Ages of Sail.

New Deans Marine Shipment

We just received a new shipment of kits from Deans Marine kits from the U.K.  We’ve updated our inventory and now have most of the kits back in stock. Here are some examples of these fine kits:

 

For those of you who are not familiar with this line of kits, here’s a text clip from the Deans Marine website:

All of the models in the Deans Marine range are designed to be working radio controlled scale models to constant scales i.e. warships to 1/96-1/100, launches to 1/24. service craft 1/48.  Each model is tried and tested on the water for sea keeping and handling.
Hulls are of lightweight fibreglass. Decks and superstructures are constructed from computer printed, 6 colour coded plastic.
The kits are complete with fittings cast in lightweight alloy for the fine detail, with larger items cast in plastic to save weight but retaining all the detail required.
To complement this, fragile items such as stanchions, ladders, dial sights and lattice masts are in etched brass. All kits are complete with rudder, tiller arm and lock bolt, prop tubes and stainless steel shafts.  Our Kits contain a full size plan or plans, instruction book with suggested motors, couplings etc.

We carry more than two dozen different Deans Marine kits. A few of these have yet to be added to our website including the Z37 Narvik, Kristina Motorlogger, Mercandian President, Zulu, Dufresne, Pieter Boele, Medea, and the M15 Monitor. Look for these on our website in the next couple weeks.

Deans Marine kits are designed for RC operation, but also make great display models.

Check them out at Ages of Sail.