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Kingston Mouldings
Kingston Mouldings
Hull Length:710mm (28") Beam:265mm (10.5")


These two semi-scale models are mainly intended for less experienced modellers, and those who just want a simple model for everyday sailing with a cheap 545 or similar electric motor. Santa Barbara is a modern fast cruiser, and P-28 is a typical example of a lightly armed patrol or coastguard boat. The hulls are all moulded with an outward flange around the top edge. This removes the need for a wood strip or inwale, and it makes fitting the flat plywood deck considerably easier as well as stronger. The plan shows all construction detail for making the deck and superstructure from ply or plastic sheet, and all these parts are drawn full-size. Model shops can supply many cheap moulded ready made plastic fittings such as vents, bollards, handrails and anchor winches etc. that are suitable for these models if you don’t want to make them yourself. The P-28 patrol launch in the photo has been built almost exactly according to the plan, but has been attractively painted to represent an American Army river gunboat from the Vietnam War period.