Oil Rig Models

ian d.cameron
5th November 2008, 22:41
Not exactly Ships, but does anyone out there know of any outlet in the UK that sells Kits for making Oil Rig. Jack Up or Platform.
Thanks
Ian

Don Matheson
5th November 2008, 22:54
Ian I think Revell did a plastic kit of a Conoco Platform but that is the only one I have ever seen or heard of. Lot of nice commercial models about but very expensive as you know.
How about scratchbuilding one, only take a few years if you do a four legged Jack Up.
Don

ian d.cameron
5th November 2008, 23:27
Cheers Don
It was a friend who asked me. told him I ain't got a clue, but I know somewhere that expert naurtical model makers hang out and I'll se what advice they come up with.
Cheers again Don
Ian

jerome morris
6th November 2008, 15:10
Ian, Thanks for calling us "expert nautical model makers". It definitely adds an air of credibility to this line of work.

stein
6th November 2008, 15:33
There's a cardboard model kit out there, with lasercut parts to be had as an extra, of the Bredford Dolphin. To be had here: http://www.moduni.com/product_info.php/products_id/6135094 but googling "Bredford Dolphin model" will get you other sellers. On the page linked to there's an enlargable picture of the finished model in the lower left corner of the ad for this model.
The Revell North Cormorant plastic kit seems to be out of production and sold out, but can be had at Ebay. Regards, Stein.

ian d.cameron
6th November 2008, 22:04
Thanks for that Stein
Iíll pass all the info on when I see my friend. I though there might have been some kind of Meccano type kit, never thought of plastic.
Jerome when I see the craftsmanship on offer on SN, how else could I describe you?

rickles23
14th November 2008, 13:07
Try Ebay, in particular the USA.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Revell-North-Cormorant-Oil-Rig_W0QQitemZ120330315053QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Def aultDomain_0?hash=item120330315053&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318
Regards