Advice for Novices and Newcomers
HINT : JOIN YOUR LOCAL CLUB ! We can help you chose the right model or project.
|Buy a ready to run model|
The sailboat is probably the most common type of ready-to-run model we have in our club. For those with no model building experince, a ready-to-run sailboat or runabout is a great choice. There are a fair number of RTR models available and c lub members can advise you on which models will provide good long term service.
|Buy a kit based on a plastic or vacuum formed hull|
|The kits from "Vac-U-Tug"
are good examples|
of this type of construction.
Another solid chocie is the "Liberty" tug from
|Buy a professionally molded fiberglass hull|
|Starting with a nice fiberglass hull, you add your own scratch-built superstructure. Some hulls with come with plans for the superstructure, some do not.|
|Add electric motors to a plastic model|
|This popular option has an almost "cult" following the in the world of RC modeling. But for the true newcomer, the Lindberg PT-109 is probably your best bet for a successful project.|
|Buy a complete plank on frame kit|
|It is highly recommened that you have
extensive modeling experience if are comtemplating a plank on frame
There is a large selection of plank on frame kits on the market, most of which can be found listed on the LoyallHanna Dockyard web site.
|Scratch build a model entirely from plans|
| I have seen
several first-timers build
some fanatastic models from scratch. But these folks were
highly experienced RC aircraft or scale railroading modelers long before attempted
their first model ship. |
But if scratch building is your calling,
check out the extensive listing of plans available through Taubman
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