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Andrew Vary30/10/2007 13:16:00
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 Hello,

I am looking for information on old Veron model boat kits. Specifically I have an old Veron Caribbean Coaster kit that I am going to build. The kit is missing some of the hull parts. The plywood piece that forms the stem is missing. Does anyone have this kit? I would also like general information on Veron kits. Any searches that I do bring up very little info on them. When did they go out of business? Were they a division of Kiel-Kraft? Anyone have pictures of a build Veron Caribbean Coaster?

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Andrew 

  

Jeremy Caterham01/02/2008 19:18:00
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Hi Andrew, I built a Veron Carbbean Coaster years ago. I would like to build another. If you are interested in selling your kit I would be very interested. Regards Jeremy Caterham
Andrew Vary01/02/2008 19:52:00
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Hello Jeremy,

 At this time I have already started to assemble the kit. I am not interested in selling it at this time. Do you know any other information about the kit? What age would the kit be?

Thank you,

Andrew 

Jeremy Caterham01/02/2008 20:14:00
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That was quick ! I am just 65 and must have built mine about 38 years ago at least. I have lived in many parts of the world and the box and a few bits, maybe even the plans have always moved with me. Presently I am in Germany and I have lot of stuff in storage in the UK, but I am hoping to get it out later this year. Whatever I find when I unpack, the box the model etc I will send you pics. I was in a model shop in Dorking last year and had a chat to the owner, who was about my generation, about Veron, Keil-Kraft etc. I shall be there again later this month so will try and get some specific details for you. I am just starting to build a 1:20 model of a traditional English fishing boat. Good luck with the model Jeremy
Andrew Vary01/02/2008 21:31:00
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Jeremy,

 Thanks for the response. I found the kit on e-bay. I also have a very large collection of model boats. I live in Canada. I was in Kiel last week for work. I enjoyed visiting Germany.(I even found a hobby shop)  I would appriceate any information you can send me. I have had to fabricate some of the hull pieces as they were missing from the kit. I think most of the deck and house pieces are there. I am always looking for interesting models of commercial cargo vessels, tugs and fishing boats.

Your  English fishing boat sounds like a neat project.

Regards,

Andrew

Tony Hadley03/02/2008 09:43:00
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Andrew,

Veron's designer Phil Smith is still selling the Veron range of aircraft and boat plans, that were originally marketed as kits. In this forum I have a posting about the Police Launch, which I have recently bought the plans for from Phil.

Phil Smith, can be contacted at:-  32, Verwood Crescent, Southbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset. BH6 4JE.

Good Luck with this project,

Tony

Andrew Vary03/02/2008 16:21:00
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Tony,

 Thanks for the information. I may contact Phil and see if he can give me further information about the kit. I am moving forward with the project.

Regards,

Andrew 

captainslog08/02/2008 11:40:00
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hi I'm keith I know nothing about the kit your building at the moment , but I hope someone can help me.I bought a veron vosper rttl complete kit from a junk shop for £8.00!!!! Bargain i say.Problem I had i couldn't sell it as the hull shell was already built so the value as a complete kit unbuilt was greatly reduced . Everything was there from prop to ply to tissue paper. So I've built it. I will be fitting a 27 meg sky leader also brand new in box but will need to change nicads.Has anyone got any idea of what the crew would have been dressed like circa 1939-1945? Scale of this boat is approx 32nd. I will soon have photos available so will post here when ready
mick08/02/2008 19:58:00
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hiya keith

the figures you want from caldercraft or mountfield models they do 1/32 scale figures w w 2

or convert 8th army airfix multipose figures they have officer and crew with tin hats on  

hope this helps mick  

captainslog18/02/2008 12:20:00
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thanks mick, but what uniforms were worn?Was it RAF battle dress or some form of naval uniform ? Ive nearly completed the boat and i wonder if you would know the approx age of it?that would be nice to know.Will post some photos soon on my forum

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