of our customers' own design models on Kingston Mouldings hulls.
Kingston Mouldings customers use their own imagination to come up with something
a little different, using one of our standard hulls as a basis, but departing
in varying degrees from the original design. Some of the models shown here
are no more than the own-design products of customers’ fertile imaginations,
and they are not intended to represent any single full-size vessel with any
degree of accuracy. Some others however are very close to scale replicas,
for which the Kingston Mouldings hull was a close enough approximation of
the original ship or boat to make a convincing scale model.
beautifully constructed freelance tug was built on an Eskgarth hull, and it
was a prizewinner at the 2000 IMS model show that was held in London earlier
inventive customer in Japan built this steam powered launch, using a small
Saito steam plant and one of our Victorian steam launch hulls as a starting
smart modern cruiser, built on a Kingston Mouldings French Pilot launch hull.
across a calm lake in British Columbia Canada, this open steam powered
launch uses a fairly standard Royal Navy steam picket boat hull, as indeed
did many full size steam launches of that era.
interesting own design tug model, built on one of our Eskgarth hulls, one
of the most popular starting points in the Kingston Mouldings range for freelance
another freelance design built on the Eskgarth hull, this time cut-down and
slightly modified in other ways, to represent a typical inland waterways craft.
exact scale model of a Dorset Police launch based here in Poole. Built
on a slightly modified Brede lifeboat hull, exactly the same as the real
thing, which is one of the standard Lochin 33 commercial designs.
This is a very close to scale motor sailer, photographed while still under
construction. It is being built by the owner of the full size boat on a hull
that began life as one of our Lady Margaret steam launches.
And now for something completely different, the hull is a fairly standard
example of the Dutch Harbour tug, and the upperworks are entirely constructed
from Lego components.
Another replica of a real boat, in this case a handsome own design 1930s motor
cruiser, built on a shortened steam picket boat hull. Quite remarkably, both
the model and the full size original were made almost entirely from scratch
by the same man.
very close to scale inland waterways tug, constructed on a slightly modified
Dutch Harbour tug hull, and performing icebreaking duties on the club lake
A very close to scale prize winning model of a WW2 RAF Rescue Launch, that
was built on a standard Vosper 523 MTB hull.