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geoffrey hicklin28/09/2012 08:20:04
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hi i have asked before and i ask again i have also asked lots of model clubs but had no joy. i have a model boat kit and it is tamar class lifeboat scale 1:16 L 1000mm beam 320mm and its by slipway. so is there anyone out there who would build it for me please . and i will pay to have it done .so someone please help me thank you. geoff

Bob Abell28/09/2012 09:01:07
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You got a reply, the last time you posted your request, from Paul T


Paul T28/09/2012 13:13:53
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As far as I remember I only asked what the scale was.


Playing devils advocate.

The problem with asking someone else to build the Tamar is making sure that they have the knowledge, experience and necessary skill to actually do the work.

Plenty of people can talk a good job but how many have actually built a Model Slipway kit before.



Edited By Paul T on 28/09/2012 13:41:51

Len Ochiltree28/09/2012 14:20:30
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Hi Geoff,

I am not offering but, are you aware of how long it would take to build it, several Months of dedicated work, and that would add up to a sizeable labour charge.

Had you a price in mind?.



ashley needham28/09/2012 15:16:07
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Len, good point, probly actually cheaper to buy one on e-bay, as and when...


Kimosubby Shipyards28/09/2012 17:24:47
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Hi guys,

have you been following Gareth's Shemarah build, he's not finished yet, and his has taken 2 years so far.

A Tamar to good quality must take a good couple of years too.



Paul T28/09/2012 17:43:37
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Between 250 > 300 hours

geoffrey hicklin28/09/2012 18:11:09
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time and cost is not the problem it getting someone to do it . as its like asking the queen to lend me a ten pound note

Colin Bishop28/09/2012 18:22:25
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Building models for other people on a non professional basis is not very popular I'm afraid as it is difficult to make sufficient money. Using Paul's estimate above of 250 hours work at say £10 an hour which is a low rate as it is fairly skilled work means you would be paying £2,500, maybe more, for a kit that originally cost £370.


geoffrey hicklin28/09/2012 20:25:36
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never mind sorry i asked.

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