tanker and cargo ship models

11th June 2007, 23:11
is there any models of these vessels out there?

12th June 2007, 03:07
There are actually hundreds, you need to be a bit more specific in your requirements.

What scale?
What period?
What materials?
Static or R/C?


12th June 2007, 22:28
any scale, fairly modern, any media and static!
really looking for a VLCC if one exists!

12th June 2007, 22:33
i think it was revell who used to do one of the "british sovereign". hardly vlcc but at least a tanker.
i made it when i was about 14 years old.
i good search around the internet may prove fruitfull (amazing what ebay can offer up)

best regards.........


12th June 2007, 22:39
Try here, and click on the 'Tanker' tab:


12th June 2007, 23:03
i have to say you are a man of many talents jim!

13th June 2007, 10:09
Nordica, if you fancy building LARGE, and I mean lllaaaarrrrggggggeeeeee, Metcalf Mouldings will produce you a hull to special order in grp of the Tanker "Prestige" which split in two a few years back and sank off Spain. It is to 1:100 scale and measures about 8' in length. they can be contacted on 01920 438686.

13th June 2007, 11:18
I take it their website doesn't show the full range then?
I've been thinking about ordering their Waverley hull for some time and having a bash at it.

13th June 2007, 19:31
Hi james. no, the tanker is a one off. and are so large that they are only produced to special order, but don't know what the price is,sorry.

14th June 2007, 18:45
Not Gonna Be Cheap Is It, Prob Around The £1500-£2000 Price Range Cos They Are Bloody Massive!

Jim MacIntyre
15th June 2007, 02:42
try the following web-site
they have quite a variety including a VLCC. Expect they will be a bit pricey since they use brass for the construction. I assume they would build one without the hole in the hull....
Jim mac

Jim MacIntyre
15th June 2007, 02:46
I recall contacting them some years ago about the 'Queen of Bermuda' model listed in their liners section. I believe the price would have been around USD2,300,
Jim Mac

Jim MacIntyre
15th June 2007, 02:52
I take it their website doesn't show the full range then?
I've been thinking about ordering their Waverley hull for some time and having a bash at it.

If you do go for the Waverley hull from Metcalf would appreciate hearing your comments. I'm trying to decide whether to continue with a scratchbuilt 1/84 scale Waverley or switching to the molded hull in a larger scale.(I think the Metcalf one is about 1/56)
Jim MacIntyre

15th June 2007, 10:19
What attracts me to it is that the Paddleboxes are already moulded on, as opposed to their Talisman model which is bare hull.
Scale is 1:48, so nice and simple to get hold of fittings etc.

15th June 2007, 10:53
Also, with the Metcalf hull you can buy the ready made to fit paddle set from Graupner ( made for their "Glasgow" paddle tug ) which fit in very nicely to the paddle boxes. these sets are regularly seen on ebay

28th June 2007, 19:18
No tanker here but a fair range of cargo ships (and tugs + cruise ships)
in 1/100 and 1/50.


Very interesting range, good quality hulls.

If you want a complete model (painted, ready for R/C integration or display) I have a coaster in 1/100 and a tanker in 1/200 from my partner's production line. very nice models. Interested pls pm me.

29th June 2007, 20:22
oh to be able to speak and understand german language Valery. there are some lovely models on that site, especially the large Titanic and the more diminutive Norwiegian Fjiord steamer. does he actually sell the plans and hulls for these ships.cheers,neil.