This Colin Archer wooden ship model kit from Billing Boats offered at Premier Ship Models is a great miniature replica of the original ship built in 1893. This is an experienced model kit so previous experience is recommended. Even if the kit is made of simple construction, there are number of challenges during the building process.
If you are unable to build the kit yourself for any reason, Premier Ship Models can assemble the ship model for you and dispatch it as a ready-made model. If you prefer building a simpler model, have a look at our Colin Archer beginner’s kit from Billing Boats. The uniqueness of this model also lies in the possibility of transforming the model ship into a radio control boat after remote control installation.
Colin Archer wooden kit is one of our models from the Billing Boats range, characteristic for making high quality ship model kits. This Colin Archer ship model represents the quality of ship model making of Billing Boats. Billing Boats have a very long tradition of model making, established since 1958. One of the main features of this model kit is the plank on frame construction, keel and frame components made from laser cut plywood, wooden superstructure and decks, wooden hull and deck fittings, plastic or brass detailed ornaments and many more details. The kit can be built according to clear instructions and full size plans.
The original Colin Archer ship was named RS 1 and was built for the Norwegian Lifeboat Institution in 1893 at the Colin Archer shipyard in Rekkevig near Larvik, Norway. The RS 1 was later renamed to Colin Archer, after the famous designer and builder. This ship was used for many years as a prototype of a rescue lifeboat and is still afloat and in use as a floating museum.