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Billing Boats St Roch 1/72 Model Kit

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Purchased for husband, who has done several of these kits in the past, but not yet started this one. Very pleased to be able to purchase one, as not many overseas sites that deliver to New Zealand.

Description

The St. Roch was built at the Burrard Dry Dock in North Vancouver in 1928, intended for sailing in Arctic waters.

It was the first ship to sail through the North-West Passage from the Pacific to the Atlantic.

In the summer of 1944 the St. Roch sailed from Halifax to Vancouver, thereby becoming the first ship to complete the journey in both directions.

Note: Best suited to advanced beginner model builders

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Billing Boats History

In the early 50s Mr. Ejnar (Ed) Billing, a former RAF pilot during WWII, was working as an Architect in the town of Esbjerg in Denmark. His wife was running a Hobby shop called Vestjydsk Hobby and Mr. Billing was proudly displaying his build up model of a Danish Fishing Boat. At that time there were no actual modelboat kits around, from which you could make a boat. One day a Danish magazine saw this beautiful model in the window of the Hobby Shop and were very interested in buying 50 “build ups” of this Fishing Boat for a competition the upcoming summer. Mr. Billing was very keen on the idea, but it was a huge undertaking making 50 models, so he came up with the idea to make the model as a kit, exactly the same way you would build a real ship. This was when the concept “plank-on-frame” was invented by Mr. Billing, which is now used by all modelboat manufacturers around the world. Up until 1958 the kits were produced under the name “VHT” Vestjydsk Hobby Teknik, but this changed as Mr. Billings products became known outside Denmark. August 1958 the Billing Boats logo and name was a reality, and the company started to be known around the world as the first and the finest manufacturer of model boats.

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Re-released on
December 13th, 2013
Manufacturer code:
01-00-0605
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Scale
1/72
Box Dimensions (mm)
580x385x70
UPC
5708964006056
Product ID
20860729

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