Boats and other models
Please click the thumbnail to view full size. All models are built to 1:96 scale (1/8" = 1ft) unless otherwise stated
RNLI 14 metre (47') self righting lifeboat.
Scratch built at a scale of 1" = 1ft. (1:12) the model is powered with a 6v 7ah gel cell, she has digital proportional radio control for steering, fwd and rev speeds, water cooling for the twin electric drive motors, working Nav, Masthead, Searchlights, Claxon and motorized surface scan radar. The crewman on the bow has a fire hose connected to a car windshield washer pump that douses unsuspecting lakeside children, and the guy on the aft deck is animated and waves his cap at the damp spectators whilst the boat retreats to deeper water......... Fun for all the family !
These guys have been 'surgically' altered from cast resin 'Babylon 5' figures found in a dollar store. Each is just under 6" tall. They have been dressed in scratch made oilskins and associated safety wear.
San Francisco Municipal Railway, Powell & Mason Sts. Cable Car.
This project started as a result of a visit to the Cable Car museum in San Francisco, and our desire to immortalize one of these wonderful carriages. This example is in our personal collection, however, a very limited number will be made available for sale with custom livery and personalized advertising for discerning collectors.
EMD GP15-1 Railroad switcher in CSX livery, scratch built from photos ONLY. scale 1:24 (1/2" = 1 foot)
American railroad rolling stock has always been a source of fascination to us at KDM. they epitomize form following function. In our eyes their rugged appearance has a beauty all of it's own and was a perfect subject to immortalized in a static display model. This is the first such model from KDM, but certainly not the last.
HMS Devonshire, Royal Navy Guided Missile destroyer. (circa 1960)
Devonshire was scratch built from plans at a scale of 1/8" = 1ft (1:96) giving her an LOA of 63" with a Beam of 5½". She is radio controlled with twin electric motors, the three main radars and helicopter are all independently animated. This model was featured on the cover and inside the January 2000 issue of 'Scale Ship Modeler'
HMS Iveston, 'Ton' class minesweeper for the British Royal Navy.
Modeled at a scale of ¼" = 1ft (1:48) gives her an LOA of 38½". She has twin electric drive motors controlled via a two channel Futaba R/C system.
'The fleet' (Albeit differing scales)
GWR 4-6-0 Pendennis Castle 5079
GWR Tank engine WIP
Ben's & Sam's creations
During three recent visits from England, between visiting parks, restaurants and our pool, our Nephews, Ben and Sam built the models below. The parts were drawn in Corel and cut from matt board, 8th ply and acrylic sheet on the laser, then assembled with minimum input from us with white glue. They drew and applied their own designs over a period of a. few days, the results are spectacular I'm sure you'll agree. Both have amazing talents and a future with KDM if they choose....
Ben & Sam's 'Hogwarts Castle'