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Happy Hunter with Fitting Set

Happy Hunter with Fitting Set

569.99

The Happy Hunter is a scale reproduction of a Dutch ocean-going ...
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Dolly Harbour Launch 1:20

Dolly Harbour Launch 1:20

135.95

This type of ship is used universally in many ports of ...
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Mini Hobby Hammer (1 3/4oz/50g)

Mini Hobby Hammer (1 3/4oz/50g)

4.03

Ideal for smaller pins, nails and tacks. Length 190mm, weight 1 ...
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Ball Pein Hammer (4oz/112g)

Ball Pein Hammer (4oz/112g)

8.51

A miniature scaled down version of the traditional ball pein hammer. ...
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Ball Pein Hammer (2oz/56g)

Ball Pein Hammer (2oz/56g)

7.13

A miniature scaled down version of the traditional ball pein hammer. ...
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Ball Pein Hammer (1oz/28g)

Ball Pein Hammer (1oz/28g)

5.46

Aminiature scaled down version of the traditional ball pein hammer. Used ...
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5 in 1 Angle Tool & Gauge (100mm)

5 in 1 Angle Tool & Gauge (100mm)

11.35

Versatile measuring tool - metric/imperial Performs five separate & ...
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3 Assorted Grade 25mm Spare Sanding Belts

3 Assorted Grade 25mm Spare Sanding Belts

7.13

The 3 sanding bands (Coarse, Medium, and Fine) are for use ...
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Universal Joint - Red

Universal Joint - Red

2.54

Modular type universal joint, requires inserts to complete. Old Part No. ...
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1022 White Wood Filler

1022 White Wood Filler

4.90

White wood filler, very light, quick drying and sands easily, specially ...
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Microsnips (Rigging Snips)

Microsnips (Rigging Snips)

4.70

Versatile Japanese style scissors. Very fine surgically sharp blades gives a ...
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Plain Coupling Insert 4mm

Plain Coupling Insert 4mm

2.29

4mm Plain Insert, Includes grub screw Old Part No. C8007
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Rigging Thread 0.50mm Black (10m)

Rigging Thread 0.50mm Black (10m)

1.88

Sold in packs of 10m, this thread is available in black ...
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Admiralty Glues Medium Superglue 20g Professional

Admiralty Glues Medium Superglue 20g Professional

4.80

Caldercraft Admiralty Glues Professional Cyanoacrylate (superglue) is an industrial strength, industrial ...
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Block Single Walnut 3mm

Block Single Walnut 3mm

0.11

3mm Single block. Walnut. Sold Individually, these single blocks measure ...
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BB5 Tan - 22ml Acrylic Billing Boats Paint

BB5 Tan - 22ml Acrylic Billing Boats Paint

2.99

Sold in 22ml bottles, Billing Paints Tan
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Explanation of Kit Difficulty Ratings:


Unfortunately, determining how 'difficult' a kit is to build is, by nature, subjective. While one modeller may build a large complex kit such as HMS Victory as their first model and make an extremely good job of it, most modellers would not attempt such a kit without first building 2 or 3 smaller models.
The idea of a beginner kit is one from which the modeller can learn the basic skills required with the minimum possible outlay and still enjoy the experience.

Before looking at the difficulty ratings we offer the following important advice - above almost everything else, choose a kit which interests you. Each of the models you build should be models that you would be proud to display/take to the local pond. Please do not fall into the trap of building a model purely because you see it as a stepping stone to building the model you really want. If you are not enthusiastic about the model you are building, you are far less likely to complete it.
Remember, if you are unsure or you just want some advice or guidance we are more than happy to help, please see our contacts page for full contact details.

The following difficulty ratings are intended as a guide only and are determined after assessing the kit materials, completeness, time required to build the model, ease of construction and quality of plans/instruction manuals.



Beginner Kits: It should be realised that beginner kits are not necessarily 'simplified' models but can be extremely detailed. They are therefore deemed to be kits of a high enough standard that they can be completed with relative ease by a first time modeller.


Beginner/Intermediate Kits: These kits are suitable for a confident beginner or anyone who has previous model building experience.


Intermediate Kits: These kits are suitable for modellers with previous experience, generally falling into the category of 'an excellent second or third model'.


Intermediate/Advanced Kits: These kits are generally aimed at modellers with previous experience and knowledge of the model style/construction techniques.


Advanced Kits: These kits should generally not be attempted unless you have previously built one or two models of a similar style