Books & Bits
just some of the comments that people have e-mailed over the last year
or two. I haven't just chosen the complimentary ones, and I haven't edited
much either, apart from adding the occasional full stop & capital
letter, they're all pretty much as received. If you want to add your own
comments or some constructive criticism about the KM website or anything
else that you think is relevant, why not send a short contribution of
your own today?
Troy Gilbert - Greystanes, New South Wales, Australia - 22.04.14.
I received the Steam Yacht Tender hull safe and Sound today, and I'm very happy with it. I'd like to thank you for your quick communication and invaluable help, and above all an excellent product.
Geoff Barker - Center Moriches, New York, USA - 19.04.14.
The Boston Blenheim trawler hull was delivered yesterday morning, only about 24 hours after carriers DHL collected it from you, pretty good seeing as they flew it across the Atlantic, so I'm very impressed, many thanks for a really great model.
Christophe Baude - Chevrilly-Larue, France - 08.14.14.
Please excuse the delay, but I would like to congratulate you on your Island Class OPV hull, a lovely shape and beautifully moulded, the scale plans are very clear, I'm pleased that I purchased this hull from you.
David Sharpe - Hellesdon, Norwich, Norfolk - 24.02.14.
The Fairmile D hull arrived safely this morning, and very nice it is too, an excellent job!
Peter Hughes - Chelmsford, Essex - 17.02.14.
The two Venta Thames Barge hulls have just been delivered, and I'm very impressed with the quality. I've already built one Venta on your hull, and will be recommending your business to all my colleagues.
Gilles Corbillé - Ormes, France - 15.02.14.
I have received the two Yarta steam yacht hulls in good condition, and I'm very impressed with the quality of your products, much better than I've had from some other suppliers in the past.
Bob Campbell - Llansantffraid, Powys, Wales - 17.01.14.
Just as I was sending my last e-mail to ask how my order was progressing, when the doorbell rang and there was my Clyde Puffer hull, a fine moulding, absolutely first rate, thanks very much for everything.
Steve Charnley - Three Bridges, Crawley, Sussex - 30.11.13.
My apologies for not confirming the safe arrival of my Inga IV hull sooner, but it's a truly magnificent moulding, work started on the model yesterday with the stand, thanks very much for your help.
Ted Hooker - North Hykeham, Leicestershire - 23.11.13
I have received my Port of London tug hull safe and sound, and I have only one comment to make, SIMPLY THE BEST!
Chris Lythe - Scotton, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire - 23.11.13.
Mr RAF Crash Tender hull arrived safely today, and I have to tell you how pleased I am, it's a very fine job indeed, thanks very much.
Uwe Wehde - Hamburg, Germany - 08.11.13.
The three Clyde Puffer hulls were received in excellent order this morning, very impressed with the quality of the hulls and scale drawings. Now my two colleagues and I are really looking forward to starting work, thanks for prompt, efficient and always helpful service.
Philippe Larue - La Varenne, St Hilaire, France - 20.11.13.
I received the Steam Yacht Tender hull this morning, all is good, it's a beautiful hull, thanks very much for your help.
Michael Rosner Palm - Lynge, Denmark - 16.09.13.
I just received my Steam Picket boat hull, it looks great, very nice workmanship. It has been a good experience to deal with you, many thanks from a satisfied customer in Denmark.
Finn Bjørneng - Oslo, Norway - 03.09.13.
I just got the Yarta steam yacht hull today in perfect condition, really wonderful craftsmanship, I'm looking forward to building my sidewheel steamer on that beautiful hull.
Jim Parry - Chesterfield, Derbyshire - 02.09.13.
The African Queen hull moulding arrived safe and sound today, I'm highly delighted with it, a first class job!
Sean Hovells - Copnor, Portsmouth, Hampshire - 28.07.13.
Thank you for the lovely Aurora 40" hull, my dad is very impressed with her. It arrived just after 11 this morning, great service all round.
Allen MacDonald - Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland - 25.07.13.
The German Schnellboot hull has just arrived, a first class job, will send you pics of the sea trials.
Richard Chesney - Egham, Surrey - 25.06.13.
The INGA IV hull received in good nick yesterday, many thanks, now all I have to do is build it!
Dave Allen - Sutton Park, Hull, East Yorkshire - 20.05.13.
Hi Robin, the Flying Eagle hull arrived in great condition this morning many thanks, usual high standard we have come to expect from you.
Joseph Dembiec - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - 11.04.13.
Received the two steamboat hulls yesterday, they were well packed, the carton had got a few knocks but both hulls are undamaged, excellent workmanship!! Thanks for all your help, can't wait to get started!!
Renato Mariotti - Saronno, Lombardy, Italy - 25.03.13.
I just received the Steam Yacht Tender hull, it is fantastic, and your scale plans are excecellent also. I will do good publicity with the members of my model boat club, your products are very good, a great pleasure to do this business with you,thank you so very much for all your assistance.
Sean Hovells - Copnor, Portsmouth, Hampshire - 25.02.13.
The latest Aurora hull arrived safely this morning, very pleased with it, thanks a lot.
Steve Holman - Sutton, Surrey - 19.01.13.
Have just received my Fairmile D hull, and it's a work of art, I used to be in the fibreglass business, and it's a lovely moulding, I'll keep you posted on the build.
Anthony Burgoyne - Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland - 18.02.13.
The Director paddle tug hull arrived safely yesterday, no damage at all, very impressed with the moulding quality and the packing, even the address printing was beautifully done!
Allan Tazzyman - Chania, Crete, Greece - 30.01.13.
The Inga IV hull has just arrived in the Greek Islands, and is being lovingly examined in dry dock. This hull is beautiful, thatk you very much, when it's complete and on the water, I'll send photos.
Robin Beavis - Basingstoke, Hampshire - 29.01.13.
The Grand Banks schooner hull came this morning, beautiful hull, and well worth waiting for, superb finish inside and out. I've bought hulls from various suppliers in the past, but this beats the lot by a mile, I won't hesitate to recommend you to all my modelling friends.
Bill Jones - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - 16.01.13.
The two steam yacht hulls I ordered arrived yesterday afternoon in perfect condition, I can't wait to get started on them!
Alan Hogg - Alvaston, Derby - 27.11.12.
The One Metre yacht deck moulding arrived today. I've checked it against my hull and it's spot-on, only very light trimming required. Can't thank you enough, I'll send some photos when I get to the fitting out stage..
Paul Metherell - Preston, Lancashire - 19.11.12
Just collected the Cigarette 36' hull from the sorting office, I'm very impressed with the shape and finish, expect to receive a pic of it streaking across Preston Docks very soon, I'll be in touch.
Brian Longfield - Gwandalan, New South Wales, Australia - 08.11.12
Just to let you know that the Endeavour trawler hull arrived safely today, I like the shape and moulding quality very much, thanks for the speedy service.
Steve James - Bentley, Doncaster, South Yorkshire - 07.11.12
My Endeavour trawler hull has arrived safely, very impressed with the quality of the hull & drawings.
Robin Davies - Foulkesmill, County Wexford, Irish Republic - 29.10.12
I've just collected the Steam Yacht hull, a very nice moulding indeed. My steam engine will fit the hull perfectly, so it should all work out very well.
Peter Dacosta - Upton, Wirral, Merseyside - 15.10.12
I received the Lloydsman tug hull today, brilliant job, I am very happy with it. Speed of completion and delivery was also ace, thanks a lot..
Alf Vike - Vikebukt, More & Romsdal, Norway - 12.10.12
Just wanted to tell you that the Salvageman hull arrived safely. It's a very fine hull, excellent quality, so I am looking forward to building all the decks and superstructure.
Richard Rosales - Burlingame, San Francisco, California, USA - 14.09.12
Hi Robin, just wanted to let you know that the African Queen hull arrived safely. It looks very good, and the plans are really great, they will help a lot! Hope I can do it justice, I will send you pics when it's finished, though that will probably take me several months.
Norman Ferguson - Bowral, New South Wales, Australia - 20.08.12
The Thames Steam Launch hull has arrived, no problems and it looks great, thank you very much!
Sheila Long - Bean, Dartford, Kent - 16.07.12
Thank you so much for sending my recent order, the Salvageman tug hull arrived today, and my husband is really pleased with it. He says it's excellent quality, and now he's a very happy man!
Robert Schotman - Zoetermeer, Netherlands - 09.07.12
I received the African Queen hull yesterday in good order. The shape is very good, and the quality excellent. I am looking forward to completing the interior and steam engine, I am very pleased with it indeed.
John Pottinger - Headswell, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland - 04.07.12
The Grand Banks schooner hull arrived, I'm pleased to say in perfect condition, I'm most impressed with the surface finish and the accurate trimming of the bulwarks. My plans for this are a freelance topsail schooner, it's a long-term project, but this hull will be a great starting point.
David Thomas - Marriottsville, Maryland, USA - 02.07.12
I arrived home last night and was pleased to find that the package of six hulls had beaten me to it, everything in perfect condition, and very carefully packed. Based on the shipping date on the manifest, they only took two days from the UK to US, really pleased and impressed with everything, thanks a lot.
Trevor Coveney - Sidemoor, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire - 11.06.12Thank you Robin, the Spirit IOM yacht hull & deck mouldings were received in excellent order this morning at 7.14am, which for a retired man is the middle of the night, thanks for the excellent service and lovely quality items.
Robin Searle - Hardington Moor, Yeovil, Somerset - 29.05.12
Hi Rob, I attach a pic of my model Fairmile D made from your hull, which I bought from you last November. It has been a great deal of fun to build using John Lambert's book and research on the net. I'm sure you must receive lots of similar pics, but thought you might like to see my results after your kindness when I visited you.
Thirlaway – Twyford, Reading, Berkshire - 05.05.12
The Dutch harbour tug arrived this morning and I must say it looks fantastic,
what a finish! The plan is excellent though the amount of detail is initially
a little daunting! Many thanks for your service.
Repisch –Herzogenaurach, Germany - 29.04.12
I received all well the Mascotte pilot cutter hull. The hull is of excellent
quality, and I was surprised to see how large it is. That will be a lot
of work for months to get it finished. When ever ready I will come back
with fotos to you.
Allison – Mars, Pennsylvania, USA - 24.04.12
The Fairmile B hull arrived in perfect condition, thank you very much
for the quick turnaround and careful shipment. I was happy to see your
'beginners' instructions in with it, as this will be my first fiberglass
hull build. Much appreciated. I will certainly recommend Kingston Mouldings
to any who inquire about my source for the hull.
Bradley – Kings Lynn, Norfolk - 18.04.12
The 46” RAF Crash Tender hull arrived a few minutes ago and I could
not wish for a better moulding. Once again, very many thanks.
Adair - Aintree, Liverpool - 16.04.12
Just to let you know I received my Tarpon hull this morning. I cannot
tell you how pleased I am with it. As regard faulty seconds, you can hardly
notice it. Thanks again for your prompt service.
Svennson – Assens, Fyn, Denmark - 11.04.12
I have today received the two hulls in good order. The two Lady Margaret
hulls received are wonderful and I am looking forward to receive the next
two, they are very beautiful. My friends who will build the one Lady M
and River Queen will visit me this afternoon, so it is very good timing.
I will send you some pictures during the building.
Fisher – Southway, Plymouth, Devon - 21.03.12
Hello Robin, Spirit IOM yacht hull & moulded deck arrived Friday,
all OK, very beautiful and strong. Tomorrow I'm going to start work on
it, I'll send you some photos when it will be finished.
Anselmi – Varese,Italy 21100 - 19.02.12
Hello Robin, Waveney lifeboat hull arrived Friday, all ok.
Very beautiful and strong. Tomorrow I'm going to start work on it, I'll
send you some photos when it will be finished.
Stratton – Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, 16.02.12
My Inga Motor yacht hull arrived today no damage. Nicely made with a return
in the Gunwale I’d been wondering how to fit a deck. Very nice,
I like it already, now I’m off to study the plans.
Killick – Port Kennedy, Perth, Australia -13.02.12
The Fairmile "D" arrived today. Thee hull is beautiful, and
should make a lovely model.
Loni – Ledbury, Herefordshire - 30.01.12
Hello, Robin - the Bantam canal tug & barge hulls arrived today -
very nice indeed - nicely laid up and finished. I'll send you a jpg of
the finished items – they’re next on the bench, but they'll
be a while.
Roden – Haughton, Stafford, Staffordshire - 19.01.12
Parcel containing the TID tug hull arrived this morning, Very impressed
with hull quality.
Binder – Wollaton, Nottingham - 14.01.12
Just a note to say how very pleased I am with the RAF Crash tender/fireboat
hull you made for me, some of the best glass work I have seen!
Many, many thanks.
Jay - Hereford - 29.12.11
Just a few lines to thank you so much for the Clyde Puffer Hull - dad
is absolutely delighted - he has already got it mounted on a wooden stand
ready to build - quite a project for him - but he couldn't be happier!
Many thanks for having it all ready in time for Christmas for him.
Allen Australia - 16.11.11
The Fairmile D hull was delivered today in perfect condition - it is a
superb moulding. No additional charges and no customs duty. Australian
Customs don't look at anything below $1000 in value as the cost of collection
generally exceeds the duty payable.
Leduc - Loge, Hazebrouck, France - 21.10.11
I have just received the River Queen Hull, a really great job it is wonderful
!!! Thank you very much for the quality and also the fast service.
Massey - Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire - 17.10.11
The Steam Yacht Tender hull arrived safely yesterday,design and quality
superb, I very much look forward to working on it. Thanks for all the
good advice on the best hull for my steam plant, very much appreciated.
Romer - La Treunais, Bourseul, France - 12.10.11
Good morning Robin! As usual, I received my Steam Yacht Tender hull quickly,
well packed and a fantastic job. Thanks again, I never miss any chance
to recommend Kingston Mouldings hulls to my modelling friends, until next
Hoberecht - Tukwila, Washington, USA - 26.09.11
The package arrived safely, and the RAF Crash Tender hull looks great,
Verrall - Waihi, Haurake, New Zealand - 23.09.11
Everything arrived in good condition thanks, both of your hulls are to
the usual high standard, I'm not so impressed with that third one from
that other supplier, but will try to make the best of it, probably be
OK in the end!
Cloke - Hanham Green, Bristol - 12.09.11
Hi Robin, many thanks for the Steam Yacht Tender hull just arrived, your
usual superb quality as expected.
Briggs - Kearsley, Bolton, Greater Manchester - 08.09.11
The Motor Trawler hull arrived today, brilliant quality as always, my
intention is to turn this one into a Japanese whaler, I'll send a pic
or two when it's done.
Verrall - Waihi, Haurake, New Zealand - 23.09.11
EverythingPackage arrived today, and the Vosper RAF Crash Tender hull
looks really great. Thank you!
Bertram - Hamburg, Germany - 02.09.11
The Island Class OPV hull has arrived, and it looks great, thanks for
the quick delivery.
Bronkhorst - Gaanderen, Netherlands - 24.08.11
I've received the Cigarette 36' hull yesterday, it's a very nice hull
indeed with perfect quality, I wish my own fibreglass work could be that
good! It definitely looks like a 36 cigarette wide body offshore hull.
I'm very happy with it. I plan to make a deck structure, take a mould
of that so that I can make more copies of the decking, in the future I
will order some more of these excellent hulls from you.
Collins - Baildon, Shipley, South Yorkshire - 23.08.11
Arrived at work this morning to find a very large box and some very interested
colleagues, the parcel containing my 46” RAF Crash Tender hull had
arrived on Saturday, and I'm very pleased with it. The drawings also look
great, I wasn't expecting three detailed sheets. Thanks very much for
your excellent service. If the big Perkasa you mentioned as a possibility
does eventually come about I would certainly be interested.
Romer - La Treunais, Bourseul, France - 12.08.11
Our Postman delivered the Thames Steam Launch hull & canopy this morning,
Sanders - Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire - 01.08.11
The hull and deck mouldings for the Spirit IOM yacht arrived safe this
morning, lovely mouldings, and thanks for your prompt service. I'll send
you pictures when complete.
Lomas - Brayton, Selby, Yorkshire - 29.07.11
The Inga IV motor sailer hull arrived OK, a lovely moulding and very pleased
with same, there was no great hurry just ordering my winter project in
Nightingale - Southampton, Hampshire - 25.07.11
Thank you for the Neptune 36' trawler yacht hull, which arrived yesterday
morning exactly as you forecast. Superb as usual.
Glazier - Bognor Regis, West Sussex - 21.07.11
Hi Robin pleased to let you know the Lloydsman tug hull arrived today
as promised, PERFECT !
Hartley - Cottingham, Hull, East Yorkshire - 21.07.11
Hello again Robin, the two 46" RAF Crash Tender hulls were delivered
ok no damage. They are absolutely smashing you could not have done them
any better, many thanks.
Hall - Boldmere, Sutton Coldfield - 16.07.11
Just a line to say the two TID tug hulls arrived safely today. They are
Geyer - Newmarket, Ontario, Canada - 16.07.11
Thank you! The MS open launch hull arrived today and it looks GREAT!!!
Grealy - Ipswich, Suffolk - 20.06.11
The two Schnellboot hulls arrived
safely today, I have only been able to give them a quick once-over, but
they look very fine to me, very impressive. These will be my autumn/winter
project, I'll let you know how I get on.
Franklin - Hereford, Herefordshire - 14.06.11
Just letting you know that a beautifully
packed parcel arrived today, thank you very much, and I wanted to tell
you how much my father enjoyed his present, the Dutch Harbour tug. He
was so pleased, all he wanted to do was get home so he could make a start
on it, he said the quality was the best he'd seen.
Shinton - Bicester, Oxfordshire - 04.06.11
Hi Robin, just wanted to tell
you that my Victorian steam launch hull & motor arrived today, an
absolutely beautiful quality moulding. Many thanks for a superb hull,
I'll be having more in the future. I used to drool over the Inga IV motor
sailer years ago, and now I see it on your list, so that will be the next
de Becker - Haillot, Belgium - 31.05.11
I received the Tarpon hull yesterday
evening, the hull is very nice and arrived without any damage, I thank
you very much for the fast delivery.
Wall - Oakville, Ontario, Canada - 30.05.11
WOW! I am very pleased and impressed
with the quality of your work, this Island Class OPV is so superior to
other hulls I have purchased in the past, you can count on some more business
from me when I'm ready to start on my next ship. The plans are also a
really good starting point to build this project, this is going to be
a lovely model when it's done.
Shane Tregear - Burpengary,
Queensland, Australia - 30.05.11
Robin, sorry I forgot to e-mail
you earlier, the two MiniSteam launch hulls you sent are just great, they
arrived last week in perfect order.
Hughes - Ettingshall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands - 14.05.11
Please send me an Endeavour inshore
trawler hull. I'm looking forward to receiving this, as having had five
of your hulls over the years, I know the quality of your work pretty well.
McDougald - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - 04.05.11
The Fairmile B hull arrived today,
really beautiful, very well packed, and it got here quite undamaged. Thank
you for your excellent service and truly outshanding workmanship!
Romer - Bourseul, France - 02.05.11
Hello Robin! Just received my
Thames steam launch today, very nice indeed, merci beaucoup!
Yunge-Bateman - Port McNeill, British Columbia, Canada - 01.05.11
The H.S. Class tug hull arrived
safely today, so I'm just about to enter my second childhood. It looks
as if it will be the perfect base for the Cervia I want to build, though
I expect it will take me a couple of years to complete. Also much appreciated,
the scale plan and valuable construction advice.
Tregear - Andover, Hampshire - 28.04.11
Many thanks for the Windermere
launch hull, promptly sent. The quality of the hull and scale plans are
exactly what I'd hoped for, very pleased indeed.
Emson - Culcheth, Warrington, Cheshire - 14.04.11
Just a quick line to say that
the Boston Blenheim trawler hull arrived yesterday, it looks great and
I'm really pleased with it. Now for the fun part, starting on the build!
Pearce - Petworth, West Sussex - 13.04.11
I've just spent most of the day
poring over my new Dutch tug hull & plans, now i can't wait to start
on the build.
Riddell - Dalton Heights, Seaham, Co. Durham - 04.04.11
The Lady Margaret launch hull
arrived yesterday, a really great product and exactly as described. Now
I've got many happy hours ahead, building my very own steam launch.
de Becker - Haillot, Belgium - 30.03.11
I have received the MiniSteam
Gunboat hull, I am really satisfied with the quality of your work, and
I congratulateyou on that. The communication was very good as well, so
everything really positive, thank you very much.
Fallows - Upper Heaton, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire - 19.03.11
Received my Windermere launch
hull, no drama, no damage, very nice work, for which many thanks. I really
cannot wait to get started, but will have to give myself a few weeks to
finish my current project, the tugboat Anteo.
Singeot - Sains, Bretagne, France - 18.02.11
Bonjour Robin! J'ai bien reçu les quatre bateaux et cela sans le
moindre éraflures, de vrais merveilles, bravo pour l'emballage!
(I received the four boats and without any scratches, real wonders, bravo
for the packaging!)
Garcia - Edinburg, Texas, USA, 21.02.11
The 42" Motor Trawler hull
arrived two days ago, I was out of town and unable to e-mail you. The
model is just BEAUTIFUL!!!! and the plans are very good as well.
Warnes - Gillingham, Beccles, Suffolk, 04.02.11
Clyde Puffer hull arrived today,
usual excellent quality, looking forward to planning the layout and build.
Talbot - Canals, Valencia, Spain, 20.01.11
Just to let you know that the
African Queen hull arrived today, rather faster than we expected given
the Spanish postal services. The hull is of exceptional quality, and will
give me many hours of building pleasure, thanks very much indeed for your
Anderson - Ballynahinch, County Down, Northern Ireland, 10.01.11
The 46" RAF Crash Tender
hull arrived safely, and I'm very impressed. The moulding is a lovely
piece of work, and the scale drawings and technical details are also first
class, well done and many thanks.
Noble - Coupar Angus, Perthshire, Scotland, 08.01.11
The French Pilot launch hull arrived
this afternoon, I see what you mean about that colour pigment, but that's
not a problem as the dark red colour is spot on, identical to the full-size
in fact. I'm so pleased, I'm really looking forward to starting work on
Wilson - West Heath, Birmingham, 04.12.10
The Lady Margaret hull has just
been delivered, in perfect condition, and the moulding is first class,
even better than I'd hoped for.
Pottinger - Headwell, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, 17.11.10
The HS Class steam tug hull you
sent me has just arrived, it's a superb moulding, many thanks indeed,
and I hope that all my building work on the rest of the model will be
to the same high standard.
Colaiacomo - Rome, Italy, 22.10.10
Just today I've received the Victorian
steam launch hull, it's really a masterpiece, and I'll be coming back
for my next model, Ciao da Roma!
Mellow - Eastern Green, Penzance, Cornwall, 13.10.10
Robin, have just received the
Yarta steam yacht hull, it's a wonderful moulding, and I'm delighted with
every aspect of it, thanks very much for all your help and advice over
Thion - Champ du Puits, Fragnes, France, 20.09.10
I receive today this morning my
Lady Margaret steam launch, well packed, no damage and no problems at
all, the hull is very good quality, gorgeous work, bravo, thank you very
Winnett - Pilgrims Hatch, Brentwood, Essex, 12.09.10
I've just had a good look at my
new Steam Yacht Tender hull, and I'm very pleased with it, you've done
a smashing job, as always.
Van Butzelaar - Noranda, Perth, Western Australia, 20.02.10
Just a short e-mail to let you
know that the Vorpostenboot armed trawler hull arrived safely today, and
that as always with your hulls, I'm delighted with the quality, once again
thanks for your advice and efforts.
Rayley - Little Gidding, Cambridgeshire, UK - 17.08.10
The Grand Banks Schooner hull
came today, and it's one of the best I've seen. Some of the fibreglass
hulls n the market are a bit rubbishy, as I'm sure you know, but I'll
certainly be back for more of yours in the future
Lyon - Rainhill, Merseyside, UK - 09.07.10
I received the big 46" RAF
Crash Tender hull yesterday, a lovely moulding and a beautiful jor, thanks
Limb - Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia. 26.06.10
I received my Clyde Puffer hull
a couple of days ago. I've seen quite a few fibreglass hulls in my 50
years of modelling, but can honestly say that your 'Inchcolm' is the best
I have seen. I've always built in traditional wood, but the hull you've
sent me has set me thinking about 'going plastic' for future builds.
O'Connor - Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland. 21.06.10
Received my Vosper MTB hull this
morning - fantastic! I have only ever purchased one GRP item before a
few years back from XXXXXX, and it is still on the shelf due to dubious
accuracy and quality. I am so glad I chose your product, largely on the
strength of positive mentions in magazine articles, like the recent German
armed trawler feature in model Boats. An excellent product, and very cleanly
moulded, and the plans are also better drawn and more accurate than I'm
Parkes - Hallow, Worcestershire, UK. 14.06.10
Thanks for keeping me up to date
on progress, the Neptune 36' hull arrived early this morning, and very
nice it is too. This will be my first attempt at a non-kit build, and
your hull looks like a perfect place to start from, thanks again for prompt,
friendly and helpful service.
Flederus - Amersfoort, Netherlands. 31.05.10
My Steam Yacht Tender hull has
arrived!!! In perfect condition!! Thanks very much for all your help and
friendly service, I will send you a few pictures when it sails for the
Jadeski - Highland, California, USA. 29.05.10
Just wanted to let you know that
the African Queen hull has arrived here in California. It looks great,
thanks also for the excellent scale plans and other helpful information.
Allan - Tile Hill, Coventry, Warwickshire, UK. 27.05.10
Many thanks, the Grand Banks schooner
hull arrived this morning safe and sound, as always, super quality.
Vallis - Littleborough, Lancashire, UK. 15.05.10
Just got my Vosper RAF Crash Tender
Fireboat hull, it's really good, much crisper than most other mouldings
Pottinger - Headwell, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. 11.05.10
The Grand Banks schooner hull
arrived today, an excellent quality moulding, really good surface finish,
neatly trimmed and nicely moulded, many thanks for everything.
Allan - Sutton Park, Hull, UK. 30.04.10
Hi Robin, just letting you know
that the Flying Eagle tug hull arrived well packed and in perfect condition,
well up to the high standard we have come to expect from you, thanks for
the prompt and friendly service.
Young - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. 29.04.10
Just a quick note to say that
the Eskgarth and MS Tugboat hulls arrived yesterday safe and sound. I
gave them both a through examination, and they are fantastic hulls indeed.
You are a fine craftsman Robin, now I've just put your Salvageman tug
on my list of projects for the future.
Smith - Teralba, New South Wales, Australia. 24.04.10
The River Queen and Lady Margaret
hulls have arrived safely down under, first class quality, I'm very pleased
Le Page - Castel, Guernsey, Channel Istands, UK. 17.03.10
Just a note to say that the Brede
lifeboat hull & cabin mouldings arrived safe and well. The package
reached me in mint condition, your moulding and lay-up is very, very good,
I'm most impressed. Thanks very much, I'll be in touch for more stuff
in the future.
Fulford - Tonbridge, Kent, UK. 24.02.10
The parcel with the MiniSteam
hull was received safely this morning, and I'm very pleased with both
hull and plan. Let's hope I can eventually fit all the oily steam bits
into the hull successfully.
Francalanci - Firenze, Italy. 24.02.10
Today, I received the Lady Margaret
steam launch hull, very nice indeed, and thanks for your quick service.
When I have it completed, I'll send you a picture.
Texeira – Milnerton Ridge, Western Cape, South Africa. 17.02.10
Hello, the Boston Blenheim trawler
hull has arrived safely, and all is fine, very good indeed, I'm very pleased
Powell – Eaton Socon, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, UK. 09.02.10
The Brave Borderer arrived safely,
well packed with a nicely drawn plan and a beautifully moulded hull. As
much as I would like to build it for myself, it's for my son's birthday
this weekend, but I will get the pleasure of helping him build the model.
I must order a hull for myself when I can clear the building board, that
RAF Crash Tender looks very nice.
Cooper – St. Leonards, Tring, Hertfordshire, UK. 04.02.10
Pleased to confirm safe delivery
the Pilot Launch hull and electric motor, very pleased with the quality
of the moulding.
Garcia - Edinburg, Texas, USA. 20.01.10
Robin, the Vospostenboot hull
has just been delivered, very well packaged and in fine condition, I love
it. Thank you so much for everything, and I will be ordering some more
hulls from your range very soon.
Allen - Tile Hill, Coventry, Warwickshire. 14.01.10
The Bantam tug hull arrived safely
today, many thanks. I have built with many fibreglass hulls over the years
from many suppliers, and I must say that the quality of your hulls are
light years ahead, the plans are great as well, thanks again for the brilliant
service, as well as the quality of your products.
McCarthy - Great Sutton, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. 08.01.10
The Endeavour trawler hull arrived
this morning, thrilled to bits, a very nice piece of work.
Brooks - Ashton Fields, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, UK. 29.12.09
Unpacked my Grand Banks schooner
hull on Christmas Day, a 'surprise'present. Excellent quality, well finished
edges and an informative drawing, I'm very pleased with it..
Noble - Coupar Angus, Perthshire, Scotland. 22.12.09
The River Queen open launch hull
arrived today, it looks fantastic, thank you!
Alden - Perranporth, Cornwall. 20.12.09
Yours are the best of all the
ones I've had by a long way, very pleased indeed with the last few, and
now I'd like to order four more from your range.
Tatman - Bedford, Bedfordshire, UK. 16.12.09
I've just collected the Salvageman
tug hull from my local sorting office, I was out when the postman tried
to deliver it, thanks once again for a superbly moulded hull.
Perchiazzi - Valenzano, Bari, Italy. 24.11.09
Hello Robin, today I received
the two hulls, and they are very good,I am most satisfied with them.
Alden - Perranporth, Cornwall. 19.11.09
Two very elegant and finely crafted
hulls arrived today, and once again I'm very pleased with them..
Withey - Spondon, Derby, UK. 12.11.09
Thank you very much for the Lloydsman
tug hull which I received this morning, as usual it shows a very high
standard of workmanship.
Alden - Perranporth, Cornwall. 31.10.09
Hulls all arrived safely this
morning and I'm exceptionally pleased with them. I bought a kit from XXXXX
XXXXXX just before I ordered the hulls from you, and the quality of the
mouldings almost put me off buying fibreglass hulls altogether, I'm very
glad now that it didn't!
Harrison - Poulton-Le-Fylde, Lancashire. 17.10.09
Hi Robin, pleased to be able to
let you know that the Clyde Puffer hull has arrived safely, and the hull,
plans and information supplied are all first class, now I'm really looking
forward to the building process.
Hrabar - Vanvouver, British Columbia, Canada. 26.09.09
Thank you so much, the Lady Margaret
and African Queen hulls have just been delivered, and the workmanship
looks great, they are beautifully made, and they'll make fantastic looking
Jacobson - Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset. 11.09.09
Thanks very much for the quick
service on the African Queen hull, and thanks also for being so patient
and helpful answering all my pre-order questions. Now I have the hull,
I couldn't be happier with it, just about the best fibreglass moulding
I've ever seen, thanks a lot, I'll certainly be back for more soon!
Hughes - Ettingshall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands. 18.08.09
Very pleased with all the hulls
you've sent me, four to date, all beautifully made and a pleasure to work
Johns - Dawley Bank, Telford, Shropshire, UK. 01.07.09
Very pleased indeed with the River
Steam Launch hull, a really beautiful job.
Harvey - Armthorpe, Doncaster, South Yorkshire. 24.06.09
Just want to let you know that
I've received my Clyde Puffer hull today, and I'm very pleased with the
hull quality and the standard of finish, also the detailed plan that came
with it. I hope to be ordering another hull from you in the not too distant
Dacey - Brixton, London SW2. 23.06.09
The German Schnellboot hull arrived
OK, I am very impressed with the quality of the hull and the service provided,
thanks very much.
Izzard - Ducklington, Witney, Oxfordshire. 15.06.09.
Many thanks for the RAF Crash
Tender hull & plan that arrived this afternoon. I am very pleased
with the quality of them both, nothing now preventing me from getting
on with the job!
Withey - Spondon, Derby. 08.06.09.
Thank you for the Vosper MTB 523
hull which arrived today, the hull looks really good. Some years ago before
retiring, I worked in the GRP business with British Rail, so I know a
quality moulding when I see one.
Prohens Somella - Santiago-Vitacura, Chile, South America. 19.05.09.
This morning the African Queen
hull arrived in perfect condition, it is really a wonderful model, I'm
Krause - Surfside, Florida, USA. 07.05.09..
Thanks, I've just received my
MiniSteam open launch hull, amazed by the quality of your craftsmanship!
Brown - Canvey Island, Essex. UK. 30.04.09..
The Windermere open steam launch
hull arrived today, what a superb moulding, thank you very much. I'll
try to remember to send you photos of the finished launch.
Reiher - Perrysburg, Ohio, USA. 22.04.09.
The Grand Banks schooner hull
reached me today, it's an excellent piece of craftsmanship. I'll soon
need another hull for the steam launch I want to build, let me know what
would be the most suitable design for my requirements, and I'll place
an order, thanks again for your excellent and fast service.
Mela - Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland. 21.04.09.
The Steam Yacht Tender hull came
today! It took two weeks from UK to Helsinki, but the hull is very fine,
I'm very satisfied with it, thank you!
Chambers - Blackley, Salford, Greater Manchester, UK. 08.04.09.
The Fairmile D MTB hull arrived safely today, and I couldn't be happier
with it. It's a superb moulding and it looks super accurate, exactly like
I remember when I served on the real thing!
Valk - Daly City, California, USA. 03.04.09.
The Steam Yacht Tender arrived
yesterday, all safe and sound, and in perfect condition, amazed it got
here so fast. I congratulate you on the quality of your work, you're an
excellent craftsman, and I'm super pleased with it. I have another model
to finish before I can start building it, but will send you photos of
the finished boat when I'm done.
Smith - North Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. 13.03.09
The Grand Banks schooner hull
arrived safely today, all intact and it looks great, thanks very much..
Hillers - Warren, Ohio, USA. 12.03.09
My new African Queen moored yesterday
in Ohio, nothing damaged, outstanding quality of the hull moulding. Finally
a good home for my 20 year old Metafot steam engine, many thanks from
a very satisfied customer.
Henning - Chichester, West Sussex, UK. 07.03.09
Thanks for the Windermere steam
launch hull, which arrived safely today. Quite simply, just about the
best moulding I've ever seen, and thanks also for being so helpful answering
all my queries while I was making up my mind, I'll be back!
Perchiazzi - Valenzano, Bari, Italy. 05.03.09
I received yesterday the Lloydsman
tug and TID tug hulls, very good packed and they are beautiful. I'm very
satisfied and I thank you, I look forward to the next time!
de Saussure - Luce, France. 25.02.09
Bonjour Robin, I thank you for
the gorgeous Lady Margaret hull, perfect work!! Very nice finish !!
Athanasiou - Flushing, New York, USA. 27.01.09
I received my Bantam tug hull
yesterday, I am extremely pleased with the quality of your GRP molding
techniques, the hull is first rate, and I'll send you photos when the
model is completed.
Forsyth - Urquhart, Elgin, Moray, Scotland. 19.12.08
Just writing to let you know that
the TID tug hull arrived here safe and sound this morning, excellent quality,
and I'm very pleased with it, thanks a lot.
Riches - Kings Lynn, Norfolk, 08.12.08
The Motor Trawler hull has just
arrived, that is very good service. I am very impressed with your workmanship,
and the finish is excellent, this will keep me busy for quite some time,
and thanks for keeping me up to date with progress.
Gauntlett - Beauville, Garonne, Franc. 08.11.08
Good news at last, the two Thames
barge Venta hulls arrived today in perfect condition. Thanks for a great
job, I'm looking forward to getting started.
Van Butzelaar - Noranda, Perth, Western Australia. 27.10.08
Just a short note to say that
the Duncan steam launch hull arrived this morning, and that I am delighted
with its quality. Once again, thanks for all your efforts, regards Bill.
Gilder - Hvidovre, Copenhagen, Denmark. 15.10.08
I have just received a really
beautiful Lady Margaret steam launch hull from you, I'm really looking
forward to building my model on this hull over the coming winter.
Tatman - Bedford, Bedfordshire, UK. 28.08.08
The Spirit II hull arrived safely
this morning. I'm very pleased with your product, even though it was considered
a slight second. Thanks very much for the prompt service, I'll certainly
be in touch again when I attempt my next boat project.
Domleo - Thames Ditton, Surrey, UK. 21.08.08
Thank you for the safe delivery
of my Clyde Puffer hull, it's a lovely piece of work and so neatly finished,
I've been marvelling at the uniform thickness and the neatly finished
Brigden - St Pauls Cray, Orpington, Kent, UK. 28.07.08
Just a line to let you know that
I'm very pleased with the 42" TID tug hull that arrived safe and
Nightingale - Southampton, Hampshire, UK. 23.07.08
The Eskgarth tug hull arrived
safely, beautifully made, thanks very much.
Blackman - Dwr Cwmwdig, Berea, St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales. 19.07.08
The Fairmile B and Vosper MTB
hulls arrived this morning, a pair of beauties and well up to your usual
Caughey - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA. 09.06.08
I just took delivery of the African
Queen hull I ordered from you, and I can't begin to tell you how impressed
I am with this beautiful hull. Your craftsmanship and attention to detail
are simply outstanding, keep up the excellent work!
Atkinson - Studholme, Carlisle, Cumbria, UK. 20.05.08
Thanks for a top quality hull
and the usual quick and friendly service. I think this must be something
like the tenth hull I've had from you over the years, and I expect I'll
be back for yet another before too long
Morrow - Gaillardou, Prayssas, France. 17.05.08
The Lady Margaret hull arrived
in perfect condition this morning, beautifully finished, many thanks,
Ferrigno - Limehouse, London E14, UK. 07.05.08
The Thames sailing barge and Pilot
launch hulls arrived safely yesterday, they are fantastic!
Wilson - Great Sankey, Warrington, Cheshire, U. 25.04.08
Received the TID tug hull today,
and I am simply delighted.
Anderson-Hicks - Markington, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK. 12.04.08
I've had a few hulls from you
over the years, and the quality of your mouldings is second to none, but
your latest African Queen hull is without a doubt the best yet, I can't
wait to get it built and steaming on the water. Congratulations on the
recent write up in Model Boats magazine by the way.
Kitterman - Holland, Michigan, USA. 07.04.08
The Grand Banks schooner hull
arrived today in perfect shape, the box wasn't even dented. The hull looks
great Robin, very nicely done, thanks a lot.
Catchpole - Carlton-Colville, Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK. 12.03.08
Thanks for all your efforts with
this one Robin, the Spirit IOM hull and deck mouldings are excellent,
and I can't wait to start building. I'll send you some pics when the yacht
Betney - Swiss Cottage, London, UK. 01.03.08
Robin, the African Queen hull
arrived safely this morning, and she's beautiful, you have captured the
hull lines and strakes exactly. Work is underway, and I'll send you a
picture when she's finished, all the best, Steve.
Smith - Norton Stockton, Cleveland, UK. 05.02.08
A slightly delayed e-mail to tell
you I received the Vosper 523 hull & motors in fine condition. This
is without doubt the best quality GRP hull I've seen, no faults or blemishes
of any kind.
Barton - Massey, Auckland, New Zealand. 04.02.08
The Clyde Puffer hull arrived
yesterday and it is just great. I have had many hulls from the UK in the
past, but this one surpasses all of them. Now to gather material for the
construction, thanks again.
Skantzourakis - Kokkini Hani, Crete, Greece. 25.01.08
The Inga IV yacht hull arrived
today safe and sound, I'm very inpressed, you have done a great job.
Starr - Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. 23.01.08
We got the H.S. Class tug hull
and it's just great, thank you so much!
Pettey - Clevedon, Somerset, UK. 16.01.08
Many thanks for the Mascotte construction
manual, it is absolutely superb, just what I needed
Jankowski - Pierrefronds, Quebec, Canada. 09.01.08
Freddy Walker just brought me
your superb hull molding for the 'Duncan' Thames steam launch, this will
be my first GRP hull project, and your beautiful molding should make my
work much easier. Thank you getting the hull made so quickly, and also
for your construction information, this will make the work easy for me.
Briggs - Kearsley, Bolton, Lancashire, UK. 05.11.07
Just to let you know that the
Motor Trawler hull arrived this morning. Hubby delighted with it, but
I told him it was for Christmas, and had to be wrapped up to go under
the tree, thanks very much indeed, Pauline..
Carruthers, Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire, UK. 30.10.07
Received the RAF Crash Tender
hull today thank you. It's first class, the best hull I have bought anywhere.
Now I'm giving some thought to my next one, which will probably be your
steam launch Yarta.
Tripp - Chula Vista, San Diego, California, USA. 30.10.07
Hi Robin, The Yarta hull arrived yesterday, it made the long trip over
to California in perfect condidion. I'm very pleased with the quality
of your work, the photos on the website just don't show how well made
your hulls are, so now all I have to do is built all the rest of the model.
Margetts - Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK. 25.10.07
I received the Lloydsman hull yesterday, I'm very pleased with it, and
also the good scale drawings and the well-written information sheet. Thanks
again for such an excellent moulding, and I like your website very much.
Brandt - Wiesbaden, Rheinlandpfalz, Germany. 12.09.07
This was a very good quality boat
hull, and your mail order service from UK is much faster than some German
senders that I have used before, I like very much the English designs
that you have to offer in your model ranges.
Watts - Godmanchester, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. 10.09.07
This is the third hull I've had
from you, and all have been just about the best mouldings I've seen. also
there's more useful info on model boat building on your website than I've
ever found in a book or magazine, so thanks for that too.
Davies - Bedale, Northallerton, North Yorkshire. 26.08.07
I don't have too much time for
modelbuilding, I've always been more of a sailer than a builder, so thanks
for turning out such good hulls and saving me so much time, starting with
your hulls means that the hardest part is all done for me.
Charles - Nantes, France. 17.08.07
Merci Beaucoup! I always enjoy
to deal with you, and your hulls and service are always the very best.
Ainslie, Newport, Shropshire, UK. 10.07.07
Your Fairmile D hull is absolutely
superb, even better than the Fairmile B I had from you last year, I'll
send you a photo of the pair of them sailing together as soon as the latest
one takes to the water.
Nesseth, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. 03.07.07
Great service, just like the last
time I ordered from you, and the steam launch hull is a real beauty. I
just wish you made steam engines as well, then I wouldn't have to keep
searching eBay for them, looking forward to the next time we do business.
And you have one of the best websites by the way, every time I go to it
I find something new, it's a real service to modellers, I keep recommending
your site to my friends.
Hooker, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne & Wear, UK. 20.06.07
Just a line to let you know my
Clyde Puffer Inchcolm hull arrived safely this morning, it's everything
I expected, a superb moulding and beautifully finished.
Butler, Metheringham, Lincoln, UK. 04.06.07
Had the Pilot
Launch out on the lake yesterday for it's maiden voyage, and it performed
very well. I've had a lot of favourable comments from my club mates and
have been pleased to tell them that yours is the best quality hull that
I have ever purchased.
Allan, Inverness, Scotland, UK. 02.05.07
The Motor Trawler
hull arrived early Saturday morning, well packed and very nicely finished,
Watts, Dunstone, Yealmpton, Plymouth, Devon, UK. 25.04.07
The Grand Banks
schooner hull arrived today and is most satisfactory, I cannot wait to
start work on it.
Hyatt, Rustington, West Sussex, UK. 04.05.07
Just to let you
know that the River Queen hull I ordered arrived today, safe and sound,
very nice indeed and I am well pleased, thanks very much.
Astall, Bexleyheath, Kent, UK. 26.03.07
received the Vosper hull this morning, and I have to say 1st class, one
of the best I've ever purchased.
McMillion, Peoria, Illinois, USA. 27.02.07
I received the
Perkasa hull today, and it's the finest molded hull I've ever purchased.
I appreciate your great service, and will buy from you again in the future,
but right now the fun begins with the Perkasa, thanks again, Dave.
Frank Butler, Metheringham,
Lincoln, UK. 18.01.07
Just to say thank
you very much for the Pilot Launch hull that arrived this morning. It
is an excellent moulding, and I'm absolutely delighted with it. I just
hope I can build a model that does it justice.
Biener, Middletown, California, USA. 09.01.07
It arrived in
just one week, and Robin, this Lady Margaret hull is absolutely flawless.
Over the years I've built several boats using fiberglass hulls, and none
has even come close to matching the quality I found when I unpacked this
one. Absolute pefection, thank you!
Spielberger, Bergen, New York, USA. 12.11.06
The latest three
hulls arrived in perfect condition, and your molding efforts were flawless,
as they always are. It was a real pleasure doing business with you again.
Heath, Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, UK. 01.11.06
Just to let you know that everything has arrived safely, and
that I am extremely happy with the Tarpon hull. Can't believe it was even
a slight second. I can only say you must have very high standards, it's
been a pleasure doing business with you.
Gibson, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, UK. 12.10.06
Just received my 34" Crash Tender hull, craftsmanship at
it's very best, many thanks
Pannell, Northampton. 11.09.06
The German Schnellboot S9 hull arrived this morning. On opening
the carton, I was delighted with the quality, it surpasses all other GRP
mouldings I've had from other sources. Lovely workmanship, it really will
be a shame to paint it, and I couldn't be more pleased. Thanks for the
Large, Crosby, Liverpool, Merseyside. 09.08.06
The Thames Barge hull arrived safe & sound, lost for words
really, just perfect. I just hope I can do it justice when I start building,
many thanks for your excellent work.
Bowkett, Marnhull, Dorchester, Dorset. 28.07.06
Just wanted to say thank you for the Vorpostenboot German WW2
armed trawler hull, it's a superb moulding, and your service was very
good indeed. Having had other hulls, yours knock them into a cocked hat,
none come anywhere your quality.
Large, Crosby, Liverpool, Merseyside. 19.07.06
The Venta Thames barge hull & plans arrived safe and sound,
just lost for words, better than I ever expected, perfect. I just hope
I can do it justice when I start building, can't wait to get all the timber
and begin work. Again, many thanks for your excellent work and really
Hellicar, Orpington, Kent. 24.07.06
As promised, a pic of my finished Vosper RAF crash tender, as
you can see, a good looker and a really great performer. As usual, very
pleased with both your excellent products and your service.
Vaughan Williams, Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
Nice to be dealing with you again, excellent service, and the
quality is as good as ever. Really like your latest website, one of the
very best I've seen in the UK model trade.
Dulon, Ile-de-Noirmoutier, Nantes, France. 30.06.06
Superbe! Superlatif! Thank you so much for the best quality and
the very best and most friendly service, I tell all my friends about you,
I come to you again soon for my next model!
Nice to see you again the other day, when I dropped in to pick
up my latest two hulls. Well up to the usual high standard of course,
especially that superb Fairmile D. I don't know how many I've had from
you over the last few years, but we must be well into double figures by
Spurring, Wymondham, Norfolk. 07.06.06
The yacht hull arrived safely, and it's great, much better than
many others I've seen. Thanks also for being so patient with my beginner's
questions, now I've had a better look at your excellent site, I've discovered
that I could have found the answers to most of what I asked you on the
website, lots and lots of really useful practical modelling information.
Thrapston, Northamptonshire. 12.05.06
Just had to let you know how impressed I was with my River Queen
hull, just about the best fibreglass moulding I've ever seen. The quality
inspires me to do a good job on the rest of the model, I'll send you a
pic when the boat makes it to the water.
Maylander, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. 03.05.06
Thanks for the truly excellent service, the two beautiful steam
launch hulls arrived today, real well packaged, and they're just great.
I really appreciate the thoughtful way you answered all my dumb questions
before I ordered, not many suppliers go the extra mile like that, and
it's much appreciated, I'll be back!
Fernandez, Seville, Spain. 27.04.06
Hello, this is Antonio from Seville, The H.S. Class steam tugboat
hull has arrived today at last, everything is quite perfect, though the
post was slow. Thanks for everything, and greetings from a modeller in
Seville. "Ole", Antonio.
Laurie, Martham, Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk. 21.03.06
Thanks for the Sun XXI Hull received yesterday, I am very pleased with
it, and the quality of your work. Thanks also for the Bargain Box extras
and the excellent plan. I’m delighted, it’s a pleasure doing
business with you.
Wells, Pleasant Hill, California, USA. 11.03.06
Just a quick note to let you know that the beautiful RAF Crash Tender
hull arrived today, the workmanship seems to me to be of the highest quality.
Did you make a special effort for me? This will be the first time I have
built a boat with a GRP hull, so the construction notes are much appreciated.
Marien, B-9400 Ninove, Belgium. 07.03.06
Sorry for a slow reply, but I have been out of the office for a while.
I have received the Mascotte pilot cutter hull in perfect shape. I would
like to tell you how enthusiastic I am about such a fine piece of work,
it's really nice and well made.
Costello, Cabinteely, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland. 24.02.06
Just had to tell you how pleased I am with the Windermere steam launch
hull, your workmanship is superb, and it’s the best design and moulding
quality I’ve seen in 40 years of modelling. Also, that’s an
excellent website you have, and I’ve looked at quite a few recently.
Everything is clear and colourful, and pages all print out easily without
unnecessary background colour, very well done!
Richard Traister, Pasadena, California, USA. 05.02.06
I’ve had a number of looks at your new website since seeing you
at the Warwick Show, mostly a quick search for bits and pieces of information
I needed. I went through the whole thing again today, I don't know what
kind of feedback you've received, but I think you've done a great job,
and it’s a great service, to the serious modeller and to our hobby
generally. It's clean, comprehensible, and it seems anything you want
is just a click away.
Martin Feldman, Owls Head, Maine, USA. 05.02.06
Jusy a word to say that I like your website’s new look, it’s
all tasteful, lean and clear, you can’t ask for more than that,
I think it has great appeal. We just has our annual model engineering
and steamboat show in Pennsylvania, a great success as usual, thanks to
the efforts of Stefan & Donna Siegel, I had my Thames steam launch
Duncan on the water, and it continues to do you proud.
Jens Bostelmann, Pullach, Bayern, Germany. 30.01.06
Just had a look at your new website, it’s much better than the last
one, and you get all the information a lot easier, well done. Thanks for
sending the Grand Banks schooner hull and plans to me so quickly!
John Ragsdale, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. 29.01.06
Your new web site is great! Congratulations on a excellent job. Just wanted
to let you know that the River Queen hull arrived safely today. It's a
beautiful piece of work and having seen a few other GRP hulls, it’s
much sturdier than I imagined it would be. Thanks again for all your help.
I'll send you a picture of the finished product.
John Elsy, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear. 18.01.06
Yes, I have been on your new website, and I’ve been browsing with
great interest - well done. It is very informative and to me you have
got the balance just right, it’s really useful for the newcomer
to the hobby as well as the more experienced modeller. I will keep on
checking your website, It’s really easy to find your way around.
Mike Gardiner, Holton Heath, Poole, Dorset. 15.01.06
Well, a year and a bit later, MTB 778 is now finished, completed as a
late war (circa 1944) Fairmile D. Thanks again for an excellent hull,
which was the perfect reference point to start from. I do like the new-look
website, even easier to find your way around with a refreshing layout
and look, well done.
Marshall, Erskine, Ayrshire, Scotland. 23.12.05
The Spirit IOM hull arrived yesterday and it’s brilliant, I’ve
just wrapped it up ready for Xmas. My 9 year old is going to set about
building his first real model, and hopefully he will do a good job and
have all of his fingers at the end. If he manages it I will email you
a picture for your web site. It may encourage more kids to give it a try.
Thanks for your time and effort.
Tonge, Mayfield, New South Wales, Australia. 30.11.05
The Salvageman/Anglian Prince hull arrived yesterday, much quicker than
I expected. It's beautiful, just great, and I’m really looking forward
to working on it over the next few weeks/months/years!
McDaid, Bentley, Walsall, West Midlands. 23.11.05
The parcel arrived safely. Very pleased when I opened it and saw the Tarpon
hull, just what I wanted. Thanks for prompt service was a pleasure doing
business with you.
Walker, Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada. 14.11.05
Thanks very much for the Steam Yacht Tender hull, all arived safely, it’s
always a pleasure to deal with you.
Colby, Marfleet, Hull, Yorkshire. 03.09.05
Thought I would add a comment. I discovered your website and I was going
to do something for the wife, so I said 'Five minutes'. I was that impressed
I've been sitting here reading through all of it for two hours, and wife
has gone to bed in a right huff, so cheers, great site.
Jim Olden, Racine, West Virginia, US. 12.08.05
Your website is just great! I can’t believe all the good stuff on
real modelling, excellent for the ever shrinking number of us ‘old-timers’
who still get a kick out of shaping parts for ourselves and sticking bits
of wood together. I’m going to contact some friends to see if we
can get an order for a few hulls together, it’s more economical
this way with the mailing costs. I’ll be ordering from you in the
Gurtner, Arau CH-5000, Switzerland. 28.07.05
The two RAF Crash Tender hulls arrived yesterday, six days, that's pretty
fast delivery from England to Switzerland. Couldn't wait to look at the
hulls, and that's what I call top quality, well packed and everything
straight & true and the finish is perfect. The hull lines are beautiful,
thanks again for the great work and equally great service.
Doug Chen, Glenbrook 2773, New South Wales, Australia. 08.07.05
Have just received the 1904 Windermere hull, and am very impressed indeed.
I've decided that my Cheddar Puffin would be a bit of a squeeze though,
so have decided to put electric power in that one. I'd now like to order
something a bit larger from you for my Puffin, a Lady Margaret steam launch
Jean-Francois Floch, 44000 Nantes, France. 06.07.05
Thank you for a well considered and constructed web site. The two hulls
I ordered have just arrived in Nantes, they are superb mouldings with
excellent shape and definition, now it's my turn to work on them! Merci
Chen, Glenbrook 2773, New South Wales, Australia. 20.06.05
Thank you very much for your very, very fast response to my e-mail enquiry,
I have never ever received any reply that so quick from anybody. Information
on your website is very clear and has been most helpful to me, as I am
a beginner in model boat construction. After reading through your articles,
now I have a little confidence in trying to build a boat from scratch
so to speak. I would like to purchase the 1904 Windermere hull.
Mike G, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK. 14.05.05
Thank you for a well considered and constructed web site. Informative
and easy to navigate but mostly a pleasure to browse through the intelligent
'conversational' style. Congratulations! Yes please, I would like to see
more practical info on model construction ... but that's mostly because
I'm a newcomer to scratch building and have got a lot to learn! I really
am impressed! A nice web site AND you respond to e-mails - and quickly,
too! Thanks again!
& Judy Legg, SVS Steam Engines, Shipston-on-Stour. 07.05.05
Greetings from the entire staff and management of SVS International. Congratulations
on your Web site, we found it very easy to use, interesting and informative.
Feldman, Owls Head, Maine, USA. 10.04.05
The website continues to be an excellent, informative, comfortably navigable,
resource. I really like the photographs of original vessels, such as 'Director',
that you have included.
love those cairns.
Bowering, Gillingham, Kent, UK. 29.03.05
I've signed the Guestbook on your website, but would like to add here
that I wish some of the other model suppliers would take as much time
and effort over their sites as you obviously have.
one ! Thanks for all the effort with your site, it was WELL worth it!
Ford, Withington, Manchester, UK. 10.03.05
Thanks for a really informative and well constructed web site, after some
of the other model sites I’ve looked at, it’s a pleasure to
browse through a site that makes a real effort to do more than just sell
a product. An excellent site, just filled with the sort of information
I needed as a relative beginner, and you respond to e-mail queries quickly
Smith, Precision Controls, Bideford, Devon UK. 25.02.05
I thought you would like to know, I have done a list of fittings to go
with your Fairmile B hull after many requests, keep up the good work.
your Fairmile D hull is a masterpiece.
Walker, Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada. 14.01.05
Apologies for not contacting you sooner, it was a great pleasure meeting
you at the Warwick show late last year. I've sorted out my Puffin steam
engine, and am now looking for a hull for it to go play in! At the show,
I decided that you are the best hull moulder, can't say very much for
some of your 'competitors' whose work I saw though.
Martyn Worsley, Gooseberry Hill, Perth, West Australia. 21.12.04
The Fairmile D hull arrived in good shape. I consider your hull moulding
to be a first class quality item. The shape is perfect, the work of a
master craftsman, and I look forward to sending you a photo of the completed
project in due course.
Peter Dolan, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. 17.12.04
The Clyde Puffer hull has just arrived, and the standard for the superstructure
has been set, a lovely piece of work, thanks a lot. Will send you a photograph
at the end of construction.
John Lambert, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, UK. 20.11.04
I had a look at your site this morning, excellent & easy to use, keep
up the good work !
Irwin, Nundah, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. 01.11.04
The RAF Crash Tender hull turned up safely this afternoon, all OK, looks
very good indeed, and I can't wait to start work on it. I'll keep you
posted on progress.
Harry Bevan, Hadlow, Nr. Tonbridge, Kent, UK. 28.09.04
Hi Robin, thanks for your fast reply, don't think I've ever had one that
fast! The Clyde Puffer hull arrived yesterday, very impressed with quality
of the hull & plan, speed of delivery and service. I will certainly
look to you for any further items, many thanks, Harry.
Reg Brewster, Hellesdon, Norwich, Norfolk, UK. 05.09.04
The RAF Crash Tender hull has just arrived, and I must say it's the most
beautiful I have seen for a long while. Please don't forget to let me
know if you eventually bring out a 46" version as well. I liked your
website, very straightforward
Christer Jälltoft, Ängelholm, Sweden. 02.09.04
Thanks very much, the RAF Crash Tender hull arrived today, very nicely
packed, and the hull is really very nice! Now I'm just waiting for news
of the larger 1/12th scale version.
Stewart Rae, Corby, Northamptonshire, UK. 15.08.04
The RAF Crash Tender hull arrived yesterday. It's a beautifully moulded
hull, I just hope I can finish it off to the same high standard, this
is going to make a good Autumn/Winter project, many thanks.
PS - Nice & well thought out packaging.
Allen, Porthcawl, Bridgend, South Glamorgan, UK. 02.08.04
I am very interested in your Bristol Channel pilot cutter. I bought a
Vosper MTB 523 hull from you some time ago, and having seen similar hulls
produced by other companies, would like to say that your hull was a superb
moulding, requiring hardly any extra work before painting. Also, your
website was also very helpful with all the useful information it contains.
Phil Townsend, Northfleet, Kent, UK. 26.07.04
The Venta Thames barge hull & keel set arrived on Saturday morning
just as you predicted. I can only say that the hull and drawings surpassed
my expectations by 100%, and I am well on the way to completing up to
deck level. Once again thank you for an excellent service.
Eian Massey, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK. 10.07.04
Website superb, especially as I am thinking about building my first steam
powered model, your info pages have given me the confidence to proceed,
so many thanks for the Inchcolm Clyde Puffer hull received this week.
Your plans with notes on the original vessel are the nicest set of plans
I have seen to date, and I'd like to order an additional set to put on
my office wall. I am now looking forward to commencing the build.
Stoneham, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, UK. 11.06.04
Many thanks for my TID & Salvageman tug hulls which arrived today,
you evidently sorted out that production problem you told me about. Both
hulls look splendid, and will keep me busy for some time to come.
Naylor, Scunthorpe, South Humberside, UK. 27.04.04
Thanks for letting me know, the slight delay in sending the Dutch harbour
tug order was no problem. At least your hulls are worth waiting for!
Wright, Barry, South Glamorgan, UK. 19.04.04
Thank you for your prompt attention, I received my Dutch harbour tug &
plans this morning. It's a lovely moulding, I just hope my eventual finish
of this model will be as good as your start!
Strange, Malvern Link, Malvern, Worcs, UK. 29.03.04
Thank you for the motor trawler Boston Fury hull that arrived safely this
morning. I am very pleased indeed, it's beautifully moulded, and to me
certainly nicely captures the shape I associate with these vessels. Over
the years I have bought a number of hulls, and all have been pretty reasonable,
but yours is the best finished that I have seen.
Farebrother, Northampton, UK. 18.03.04
I am returning to modelling after about 40 years, my previous experience
was limited and very 3rd rate. Your web site is an inspiration and the
most informative of any I have come across on any subject. I expect to
be using your products, thank you.
Edwardi, Sea Isle City, New Jersey 08243, USA. 15.03.04
Hope everything is fine again with you after your recent problems. Just
received the latest four hulls today, they look great and the workmanship
is the very best.
Beasley, Hall Green, Birmingham, UK. 28.02.04
I have checked out the upgrade web site and agree it really is superb
now, much improved to my mind. Pleased to see that the Guestbook comments
are now available to view, and the biggest plus has to be the addition
of more pics of completed models alongside the descriptions. ( couldn't
see the one you mentioned a while ago with knickers on the line)
up the good work Robin, teach the big boys how to do it !!
Chamberlain, Crawley, Sussex, UK. 27.02.04
With the old Graupner Wiesel Zobel Class FPB kit of the 1980s no longer
around, and having admired the lines but not wanting to make my own hull,
I wondered what could be done. Although the commercial appeal would obviously
be fairly limited, I persuaded Robin to make a more accurate version of
the hull from museum plans and photos, but at his own pace. It has been
well worth the (long!) wait for a truly excellent job.
Matthews, Coventry, Warwickshire, UK. 16.02.04
I’d like to congratulate you on a first class website, you seem
to have covered boat modelling using GRP hulls very comprehensively. I
will add you to our own website contact links if that is OK with you.
Lodge, New Egypt, New Jersey 08533, USA. 01.02.04
Just wanted to inform you that we received the Schnellboot and Vosper
MTB hulls. They arrived in perfect condition and are of fine manufacture
& high quality. The accompanying building tips are also great. I hope
in the future to use some of the component vendors listed on your site,
but such outfitting of the vessels will be some time off yet.... It was
a pleasure doing business with you. All the best to you & yours, especially
those terrific terriers!
Burnett, Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, UK. 28.01.04
As I’ve been working away from home I have only just opened the
package and inspected the Perkasa hull. I am absolutely delighted with
the quality, price, and delivery. I have purchased a 'Kingston' hull before
from Westbourne so this should come as no surprise.
Scoonie Hobbies, Kirkaldy, Fife, Scotlan. 18.01.04
Many thanks for the inclusion in your suppliers list. Absolutely super!
I've asked the chap who runs our web-site to put in a link from our site
to yours. Re Barry's (Westbourne) smoky desk, we put a fan into the back
shop/office which has turned the place into a wind tunnel which we've
offered to British Aircraft Corp.
Stevens, Horstead, Norwich, UK. 12.01.04
I received the Spirit One Metre hull this morning very well packaged and
in good condition, I must congratulate you on an excellent product, Thank
Stank, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA. 08.01.04
Yes, the website is marvellous, packed with good informative material,
the whole section on Steam Power is fantastic, I know I could spend hours
there. The many photographs are nice and the layout is good for navigating
around. I like the frame on the left edge listing all the sub-groups and
their contents. You and your friend have put together something really
Siegel, Fogelsville, Pennsylvania, USA. 26,12.03
Yes I really like the new look of your web site, and many thanks for including
my Yarta-based Medea model on it! Said model has earned quite a few "Best
in Show" awards, as well as a second place in the Toledo, Ohio USA
R/C show last April for model pleasure boats.
Coleman, Ludgersall, Andover, Hampshire, UK. 23.12.03
I am most impressed with your website, your hints and tips will help all
model makers, expert or novice. I like the look of your river launch,
so you will be hearing from me. At the moment I’m working in Iraq
and my boat building is on hold at the moment, but when I’m back
in England full time, I will be ordering a hull from you.
Weatherstone, Shoreham by Sea, W Sussex, UK. 25.11.03
Have just sent an order for a Tarpon hull after viewing your site at length,
lots of useful info. After being out of model boats for a few decades,
I found your site to be the easiest, most informative and useful of the
many I've viewed around the world, many thanks JW.
Burtwell, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 22.10.03
Howdy again from Calgary, Canada. Back in 1990 you kindly sent me a Neptune
trawler yacht hull, and I was pleased to find a picture of my finished
model on your website, taken at Bowness Park in Calgary, by golly I'm
world famous !!!!
purchased a Director paddle tug from you, and both boats are still going
strong. After 5 years of building a Garden Railway (G gauge), I am building
from scratch a "Tyne" lifeboat (Cromer) but the hull is tricky.
I think your website is great, love your Cairns, we had one when our kids
were growing up and they still remember what great pet he was!!!
the best, Bill.
Matthews, Coventry, UK. 05.10.03
A very informative and well planned site You do us modellers proud. Congratulations.
I must link you to our club site.
Shanks, Westbourne Model Centre, Bournemouth, UK. 18.09.03
Very good indeed, I even had a look for myself !! I think this web site
building is addictive, it’s a good job that you have a small range
of products compared to our website, or you would never have the time
to 'make' anything.
Shaw, Anlaby, Hull, UK. 09.09.03
I have just received the two hulls that you sent me, and I must say that
these are without a doubt the best fibreglass ship hulls I have had the
pleasure of owning, we can’t wait to get started on building the
Fairmile “D” and MTB 66.
Thompson, Ballynahinch, Co.Down, N. Ireland, UK. 25.08.03
Until recently I knew nothing about radio controlled model boats, let
alone building one. Your Web site is an excellent starting place, filling
many of the gaps left by magazines and other Web sites. I look forward
to building my first boat and will certainly be back for info and parts.
All the best with future developments.
Ingram, Australia. 18.08.03
I am not a modeller of any description, but felt I had to drop you an
e-mail and congratulate you on a very interesting website. I felt it deserved
a comment of appreciation from a non-modelling member of the public. You
have covered each and every item in a very clear manner which I found
totally absorbing from start to finish. Normally advertising overshadows
similar site articles but not so with yours. I was thoroughly entranced
by your explanations of each subject.
done and good luck, John Ingram.
Freckleton, Webheath, Redditch, Worcestershire, UK. 05.08.03
What a great site you have made, a wealth of information for the novice
and expert alike, well done and all the very best, Noel.
Coldicott, Red Hill, Worcester, UK. 05.07.03
I was surprised how quickly the Director paddle tug moulding arrived after
you warned me you were out of stock and there would be a delay. If that
is what you call a delay, then I would be happy to refer anyone in a hurry
to you. It’s been a pleasure doing business, I hope to do so again.
Bostelmann, Munich 81479, Germany. 12.02.03
Thanks Robin, perfect German! Where did you learn this ? Great service
also, MS Tugboat hull arrived today, perfect quality :-) Do you mould
this hulls by yourself ? It is incredible how smooth and perfect they
are. I ordered a hull from Xxxxxxx Mouldings a year ago, but their hulls
are far away from your quality. The inside often looks like "Sauerkraut"
and you have to fill and sand the hull several times.
Grüsse aus dem verschneiten München, Jens.
Williams, USA. 07.02.03
Excellent site. Love your work.
Schneider, Viersen 41752, Germany. 06.02.03
Hello Robin Whitmarsh, today the Clyde Puffer package was delivered by
post. The quality of the hull is very, very good! I am most contented
with your good work.
and best regards from Viersen,