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Billing Boats Calypso Research Vessel

Part No:
B560

Price: 390.00 (Including VAT at 20%)
Euros: 432.90(Inc VAT) / US Dollars: US$414.70(Tax Free)




Billing Boats Calypso
The Calypso was built in the USA in 1942 as a minesweeper. She was bought in 1950 by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and after extensive changes and modifications has become a fully equipped ocean research vessel, complete with observation chamber in the stern, oval diving bell, Galaezzi diving chamber, inflatable boat for shallow waters, helicopter and much other submarine equipment. Length 42 m, tonnage 360 tons, speed 12 knots.

ABS Hull
Scale 1:45
Length 94cm
Beam 17cm
Height: 33cm

The Calypso was built in the USA in 1942 as a minesweeper. She was bought in 1950 by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and after extensive changes and modifications has become a fully equipped ocean research vessel, complete with observation chamber in the stern, oval diving bell, Galaezzi diving chamber, inflatable boat for shallow waters, helicopter and much other submarine equipment. Length 42 m, tonnage 360 tons, speed 12 knots.

Scale 1:45
Length 94cm
Beam 17cm
Height: 33cm

The Billing Boats kit of the Calypso features: ABS Hull, wooden superstructure and decks, hull and deck fittings in wood, brass and/or plastic, ramin masts, rigging cord in various sizes, Propshafts, rudders and propellers. Includes full size plan sheets and an instruction manual with English Text.

Billing Boats Level: Expert

Billing Boat Paint Colours recommended for this model:
BCA001 White
BCA010 Matt Lemon
BCA011 Black
BCA012 Pale Grey
BCA015 Silver
BCA017 Clear Poly Varnish
BCA020 Satin Brown
BCA030 Dark Admiralty Grey
BCA035 Signal Red

Billing Boats of Denmark manufacture an outstanding range of high quality static and radio controlled model boats.

Using the latest Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) techniques, most kits contain laser cut wooden parts for precise accuracy and extensive fittings sets containing brass and or injection moulded plastics, resulting in models of great detail that are truly pleasurable to build.

In addition to ABS hulls, Billing Boats take pride in producing lovely plank on frame models, including the recent wooden version of the Andrea Gail (of the Perfect Storm). Also the gorgeous Evelyn fishing boat is a lovely build, built inverted and using its own hull frames as a self locking jig to secure the bulwarks. It is marks of quality such as these that have ensured that Billing Boats have remained leaders in model boat manufacture.

Exciting new technologies enable entire ships to be created in 3D computer form, in order to be sectioned into parts for laser cutting, from the new USS Constitution, HMS Victory, or HMS Warrior to the fantastic Fairmont Alpine salvage tug and finally the soon to be released RMS Titanic in 1/144 scale. Subjects such as these highly complex vessels were not possible just a few years ago. Rest assured, however, that whilst these ships are complex, the models are highly accurate and fit together perfectly.

Choose from a range of sailing yachts, racing boats, speed boats, sports boats, clipper ships, galleons, yawls, schooners, steam launches, fishing boats, research boats, fishing trawlers, tugs and frigates.

Whichever way you look at it, there is a Billing Boats model boat that is just right for you.

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