View Full Version : 2 new models of the Our Lass II WY261

Davie Tait
6th June 2009, 15:19
Deans Marine have announced an almost ready to run 1/32nd version at 425

Model slipway have announced a full kit of her at 1/24th scale for 240-250 due out in September this year.

10th June 2009, 19:00
it beggers belief that two different companies can come up with a model each of the same vessel.
in this day and age would it not be more productive for them to develope different models to give the hobbyist a greater choice.
or is it just bloody mindedness in trying to "nick " customers from each other
business suicide if you ask me.

Davie Tait
10th June 2009, 19:41
The Deans Marine one is made in China Neil and will probably be turned out in another colour and name at some point. As for comparisons there will be a big difference in accuracy as Model Slipway have access to the plans and the Chinese model looks to be a generic hull shape especially below the water line probably modeled off photos of boats on the slip ( probably lifted from this site !!! )

10th June 2009, 22:20
fits in well with D M building down to a price and kissing goodbye to quality.:cool: :confused: :eek:

bill wood
11th June 2009, 09:01
Just spoken o the designer Ian Paton of SCM design. He has confirmed that Oor Lass has a double chine and not round bilge as the Deans model?

A sister ship has been ordered from Parkol


Davie Tait
11th June 2009, 15:04

Thats Lawrie holding the model and you can see the vast difference in detail between the Deans Marine one and the Model Slipway one.

Neil as for Deans driving down cost I still think a smaller scale model like the one they are advertising is a bit over priced at 425 even if it is almost ready to run

11th June 2009, 18:30
SO DO I DAVIE, especially when the poor sods who are building them are probably getting a quid a boat for every one finished............ohhhh slap my wrist.
there's nothing like building your own.
I've always loved the old Maggie M MBE, but that OUR LASS looks an absolute stunner.........anyone fancy having one built..........prices comparable with others on this site,..lol

12th June 2009, 20:16
I've just upset Dean's Marine on modelboatmayhem...... with regards to their model having a rounded bilge..............does anyone have a photo of Our Lass 11 up on the slip to show her hard chine bilges please, and then i can get them off my back. cheers for any help.

Davie Tait
12th June 2009, 20:26

I just read that Neil , there you go 2 photos showing the hard chine hull

12th June 2009, 20:53
Hiya Neil,
this site may be of interest, it shows construction, and like Davie's links, the hard chine.



12th June 2009, 21:16
Many thanks, Keith and also to you davie and the two gents who i have given credit to onthe mayhem site.
mr dean was a little vociferous to say the least.
neil.:cool: :cool: :cool:

23rd June 2009, 18:19
Did any of ever see their kit of steam trawler Royalist some years ago, compare the wheelhouse to actual.

23rd June 2009, 21:49
Sadly he doesn't seem to care.
And even more sadly, the hierarchy on Modelboat Mayhem don't seem to want to eliviate the problem at all.
A sad indictment on what one has to get used to these days.

so if that is the case, I suppose I don't anymore either.
Their loss..., my gain.....more modelling and TV time.

Davie Tait
16th November 2009, 20:19
The Model Slipway kit is now on full release guys , well worth the money

bill wood
18th November 2009, 17:08
Just wait till you see the hulls for Favonius PD at 1/33 and 1/25 scale.

The real boat is getting launched this Friday (Nov 20th) so hopefully there will be some photos posted