Convoy Models – New Models from a variety of manufacturers in 1/1250 & 1/1200 scales

Models by Arrowhead, Clydeside, Dave Hampson, Figurehead, MB, Minic, Neptun, Oceanic, Trident & Wirral (WMS & HM)

All models listed on these pages can be obtained directly from Tim Hudson by mail, or at the ‘Ship Shows’ and other events that he visits (or even by calling personally). Prices listed are in GBP Sterling, and exclude a contribution towards postage & packing. I regret I am not able to Payment may be made by a number of means: BACS (or similar), cash, PayPal or a personal cheque drawn in GBP on a UK bank. If paying by PayPal 5% may be added to cover charges. Regrettably I’m not able to accept payment by Credit or Debit Card, and, sorry – I can’t give Credit. Due to increasing delays within the banking system BACS is preferred. This page was last updated on the 15th April, 2024. Items in stock at  the moment are shown by a bold (X).

For further details contact Tim Hudson: convoy [at] photrek.co.uk  or on direct telephone 01522 524672 (Overseas dialling: 00 44 1522 524672)

Second-hand & pre-loved models from Convoy Models

Lincoln Mini- Ship Show 2024

Items in stock at  the moment are shown by a bold (X).

‘Arrowhead Models’ – “Grand Fleet’’ (Kits in 1/1200 scale)

This was a new range of 1/1200 scale kits of RN ships of the First World War period and also modern Destroyers & Frigates. Despite being described as ‘of Navis/Neptun quality’ the range was withdrawn in late 2021 – some models are still available

HMS Iron Duke (WW1 Battleship)  £28.00 (X)
HMS Warspite (WWI Battleship)  £30.00 (X)
HMS King George V (WWI – Battleship) £28.00 (X)
HMS Queen Mary (WWI – Battlecruiser) £28.00
HMS Inflexible (WWI – Battlecruiser) £xx.xx
HMS Lion (Battlecruiser) £28.00 (X)

HMS Warrior (Armoured Cruiser) £20.00
HMS Chatham (Cruiser) £20.00 (X)
HMS Castor (Cruiser WWI to mid 1930s) (Awaited?)
HMS Caroline (Cruiser) £20.00 (X)
HMS Mary Rose (‘M’ class Destroyer) £9.00 (X)
HMS Vega (‘V’ & ‘W’ class Destroyer 1918) £12.00 (X)

‘E’ class Submarine – pack of 2 £5.00 (X)
‘H’ class Submarine – pack of 2 £5.00 (X)
‘K’ class Submarine  – pack of 1 £4.00 (X)
‘M’ class Submarine (with 12″ gun) – pack of  1 £4.00 (X)
M15 class Monitor £5.00 (X)
M33 class Monitor £5.00 (X)

‘Arrowhead Models’ – Modern Royal Navy (Kits in 1/1250 scale)

Type 23 Frigate – based on HMS Argyll: fitted with Sea Ceptor & ‘Kryten’ turret £20.00 (X)
Type 26 Frigate (‘City’ class) – in process
Type 31 Frigate – in process
Type 45 Destroyer (As updated) – in process

‘Clydeside Models’ kits in 1/1200 from this ‘classic’ range with new items being added. I regret to report the death, in June, 2020 of Bill Gilpin – it is possible that the range may be restarted in the future – further info to be added (or contact TJH direct). TJH 30/11/2021
Update: Following lengthy discussions with the gentleman who has purchased the name & materials it appears that little can be done to salvage the range: a great pity. Photograph’s exist of Bill’s workbench before his death – the feeling is that the contents went as ‘waste’ and are lost. A great pity. TJH 21/10/2023

Royal Navy (& RAN):
HMS Aphis (River Gunboat – 1942 [Med. Fleet]) £5.50 (X)A
HMS Audacity (Escort Carrier – 1941) £18.00 (X)A
‘Bangor’ class M/S see IJN W101 below
HMAS Bendigo (‘Bathurst’ class minesweeper – 1942) £5.50 (X)A
HMS Exeter (Heavy cruiser – as at Battle of the Java Sea – 1942) In process – awaited £18.00 (X)A
HMS Ladybird (River Gunboat – 1942 [Med. Fleet]) £5.50 (X)A
HMAS Perth (Cruiser – as at Battle of the Java Sea – 1942) £18.00 In process – awaited (X)A
HMS Rattlesnake (Fleet Minesweeper – 1941) £5.50 (X)A
HMS Sandpiper (River Gunboat – 1939 [Yangtze River ]) £5.50 (X)A
Vosper 72’6″ MTB (1941)(pack of 4) £3.60 (X)A

Imperial Japanese Navy
W101 (Minesweeper ex-HMS TAITAM (ex- PORTLAND)BANGOR class, captured on stocks @ Hong Kong. £5.50 (X)A

Royal Netherlands Navy
HNlMS De Ruyter (Cruiser – as at Battle of the Java Sea – 1942) In process – awaited £18.00 (X)A
HNlMS Java (Cruiser – as at Battle of the Java Sea – 1942) In process – awaited £18.00 (X)A


United States Navy
USS Pope (Destroyer – as at Battle of the Java Sea – 1942) In process – awaited £9.00 (X)A
USS San Pablo (Fictional River Gunboat from ‘The Sand Pebbles’ – 1926) £5.50 (X)A

Dave Hampson (DH) Models – these are the re-issued range of models originally created by Len Jordan & then run by WMS (Les & Alan Hodder). After a long break I am pleased to announce the arrival of the first few of these 1/1200 scale resin kits.

There are a number of ‘pre-production’ models shown – these were ‘early’ run items – saleable but, perhaps, short of instruction sheets, masts, etc.

L11 Dilwara (British India – 1936 [Trooper]) £14.00 (X)
L12 MV Albertville (Passenger-cargo Liner – 1951) [CMB]) As ‘Charlesville’ (L12) but boxed as Albertville. ‘Baudoinville’ of this class later became ‘Anselm’ (Booth Line) & ‘Iberia Star’ (Blue Star Line [L13]) Kit – complete (L12) £14.00 (X)
L17 Nestor (Blue Funnel – 1913) £14.00 (X)
L23 Hilary (Booth Line – 1931) £14.00 (X)
L24 Rajula (postwar) British-India – 1929 £14.00 – Awaited
L25 SS Excalibur (Cargo Liner – 1948: C3-S-A3 – ex USS Duchess [APA-98]) Kit – complete (L25) (Original stock) £14.00 (X)
L27 Canton (P&O Line – 1937) £14.00 (X)
L28 Waratah (Blue Anchor Line – 1908) £14.00 (X) (x2)
(plus one ‘pre-production’ @ £12.00) (X)
L40 Rohna, Rajula – as in 1930s British India Lines – 1926 £14.00 Awaited
Rohna – as troopship – see K12

Also: Len Jordan/WMS MV Albertville (Passenger-cargo Liner – 1951) [CMB]) As ‘Charlesville’ (L12) but boxed as Albertville. ‘Baudoinville’ of this class later became ‘Anselm’ (Booth Line) & ‘Iberia Star’ (Blue Star Line [L13]) Kit – complete (L12) £14.00 (X)
Len Jordan/WMS SS Excalibur (Cargo Liner – 1948: C3-S-A3 – ex USS Duchess [APA-98]) Kit – complete (L25) (Original stock) £14.00 (X)
Len Jordan/WMS 2 x L33 Camito (‘original’ stock in original boxes) @ £10.00 each (X)

M1 Agamemnon (Blue Funnel – 1929) £12.00 (X)
(plus one ‘pre-production’ @ £10.00) (X)
M2 Glenroy (Glen Line – 1938) £14.00 (X)
M7b Dardanus £10.00 (X)

M12 Tactician £11.00 (Picture is of the armed version of M12 I produced many years ago) (X)
(plus one ‘pre-production’ @ £9.00) (X)
M13 Ocean, Fort & Park £12.00 (X)
(plus one ‘pre-production’ @ £9.00) (X)
M26 Malabar (Brocklebank Line – 1938) £12.00 (X) (x2)

M34 Korea, Kina (East Asiatic Company [Denmark] – 1939) £9.00 (X)(‘pre-production’ model)
M46 Harbledown , Hardingham, Harborough, etc. (J & C Harrison – 1933) £12.00 (X)
M47 ‘Liberty’ ship (US WWII ‘Standard’) £12.00 (X)
M47A Armed Liberty Ship (1944) £14.00 (X)

M53 ‘Victory’ ship (unarmed) £14.00 (X)
M56 Avristan (Strick Line – 1942) £14.00 (X) (As ‘Meadowbank’)
M64 Crofter, Forester (T & J Harrison – 1951) £14.00 (X)
M72 Wairangi, Waiwera (Shaw Savill – 1946) £14.00 (X) (x2)
M84 Rudd Bank (minus masts) £9.00 (‘pre-production’ model )(X)

M110 Silver Palm (Silver Line – 1929) £12.00 (X)
M122 Glenmoor (Moor Line/ Runciman – 1953/4) £14.00 (X)

K1 Armed Liberty Ship (1944 – with deck cargo) £14.00 (X)
K2 ‘Inventor’ (Harrison Line freighter with deck cargo of landing craft -1944) £14.00 (X)
K5 Armed ‘Victory’ Ship (VCS-2-AP2 – 1944) £14.00 (X) (x2)
K11 HMS Hilary (LSH(L) – 1944) £14.00 (X) (x2)
K12  SS Rohna – troopship (Based on L40) British India Line – 1942  £13.00 Awaited
K13 Empire Magpie £10.00 (X)
K14 Empire Grace, Empire Hope £10.00 (X)
K15 Darlington Court (with deck cargo of aircraft) £9.00 (X)
K16 ‘Rapana’ (MAC ship with 1 x Swordfish – 1944) £14.00 (X)

T1 San Demetrio £9.00 (X)
T3 US T2 tanker (Civil version) £12.00 (X)
(plus one ‘pre-production’ @ £9.00) (X)

Figurehead Models (1/1250 scale)

RN ‘Hunt’ class Destroyer (Type 1) CB71 Kit £10.00 (X)
USS John C Butler (Destroyer Escort – 1944) CU71 Kit £12.50 (X)

KM T25-36 (Torpedo Boat – 1944) CG33a Kit £12.50 (X)

John’s Miniature Ships – a range of 3D printed warships & freighters to 1/1200 scale. (Unfortunately John has had to suspend production for a while – hopefully we’ll see the range back in production in the not-too-distant future). A few models are still in stock and are shown below.

Royal Navy – World War II

HMS Emerald (Cruiser – 1939) RN323 £20.00 (X)
HMS Enterprise (Cruiser – 1939 [twin 6″ guns]) RN324 £20.00 (X)
HMS Adventure (Cruiser – Minelayer – as built: 1930) RN330a £20.00 (X)
HMS Adventure (Cruiser – Minelayer – as modified: 1942) RN330b £20.00

RN ‘O’/’P’ class (Destroyer- 1943) RN505 £8.00
RN ‘O’ class (Destroyer – Minelayer – 1943) RN505e £8.00 (X)

RN ‘Hunt’ Type 1 (Destroyer – 1941) RN603a £6.00 (X)
RN ‘Hunt’ Type 2 (Destroyer – 1942) RN603b £6.00 (X)
RN ‘Hunt’ Type 3 (Destroyer – 1942) RN603c £6.00 (X)

RN ‘Castle’ class (Corvette – 1944) RN604 £6.00 (X) (x2)
RN ‘Banff’ class (Cutter – 1941 [ex-USCG]) RN602 £6.00

HMS Empire Halberd (Landing Ship Infantry [Large]- 1944) RN401 £20.00 (X)
HMS Queen Emma (Landing Ship Infantry [Medium] – 1943) RN402 £20.00 (X)

Polish Navy – World War II
Destroyers ‘Grom’ as built & ‘Blyskawica’ (with twin 4″) @ £8.00 apiece – in stock (X)

Merchant ships
SS Athenia/ Letitia (Passenger liner – 1922) MV101 (Slight second) £20.00 (X)
(The ‘Athenia ‘ was lost in September 1939. ‘Letitia’ served as an Armed Merchant Cruiser, and then successively as a troopship and a hospital ship. She ended her career as an Emigrant ship on the New Zealand run)
US T2 tanker (WWII onwards – unarmed) MV201 £12.00 (X)
US ‘Liberty’ ship (WWII – armed) MV301 £12.00 (X)
Canadian ‘Fort’ type (WWII – armed) MV302 £12.00 (X)

Hansa

Hansa USS Boise (Cruiser – 1939) Professionally painted: never removed from box? (S129M) £32.00 (X)

‘MB’ Models (Kits in 1/1250 scale)

Models produced by long-term UK collector & modeller Martin Brown.

‘Cold War’ Royal Navy
‘Ton’ class (Coastal Minesweeper)  £3.50 Kit x 2 (X)

Royal Navy ‘inter-war’ and later Submarines
HMS/M M3 – Minelayer Kit £2.50 (X)
RN ‘H’ class submarine Kit £2.50  (X)
HMS/M K26 – steam powered Kit £3.00 x 2 (X)
HMS/M L 52 Kit £3.00 (X)

Royal Navy Submarines – 1945 onwards
HMS/M Excalibur – 1958 Kit £3.00 (X)

‘Minic’ Models – new series (1/1200 scale)

P800 USS Nimitz CVN £23.00  (X)
P622 City of Durban ‘Box Boat’ – container ship £22.00  (X)
P912 Post Panamax Crane – green £4.00 (X) ‘uncarded’ in yellow £3.50
(X)
S854 Tanker Wharf Set Contains 1 x M855 Tanker Wharf Berth, 1 x M854 Tanker Wharf Straight, 1 x  plastic loading / discharge header and 4 x plastic pipelines. £9.00 (X)
S670 Steam Tugs 2 x ‘classic’ steam tugs – red funnels £5.00 (X)
P672 Diesel Tugs 2 x ‘generic’ diesel tugs – red funnels £5.00 (X)
S692 Rescue Launch & Revenue cutter Modern  craft based on prototypes used in Hong Kong £4.00 (X)
S695 Pilot Boats 2 x modern style Pilot boats £5.00 (X)

S696 Lightships 2 x lightships (‘Greenwich’ & ‘Calshot Spit’) – helipad fitted. £5.00 (X)

Mountford (1/1200 scale)

HMS Girdle Ness (Trials ship – c1960) In original box (MM-N416M) £25.00 (X)

Navis (1/1250 scale)

HMS Arethusa (Light Cruiser – 1914) (NM143) £17.00 (X)

Neptun (1/1250 scale)

HMS Uganda (Cruiser – 1943) (N1140a) £45.00 (X)

USS Grigg (Attack Transport [APA 110] – 1945) (N1392c) £45.00 (X)
USS Avocet (Minesweeper – Pearl Harbour, 1941) (N1384) £11.00 (X)

‘Oceanic’ Models (1/1250 scale)

RFA  Oakol – Coastal tanker (1947) OC34 Kit £7.00 (X)

Pierhead Models (1/1250 scale)

SS Mona’s Queen (Isle of Man ferry – 1934) A near mint model (PHF11M) £40.00 (X)
HMS ‘The Ramsey’ (Armed Boarding Vessel – 1915) A near mint model (PHF18wM) £30.00 (X)

SMY Models (1/1250 scale)

USS Delta Queen (Paddle Ferry – 1944 [San Francisco]) Near mint (SMY25M) £22.00 (X)

‘Trident’ Models (1/1250 scale)

Examples of a large range of models produced in Austria and issued as ‘Trident’ & ‘Trident Alpha’ and now out of production. Some are ‘New’ (& are shown as such), others are ‘Second-hand’ (and are shown as such).

ROYAL NAVY
Mulberry Harbour Units – Normandy 1944
Phoenix B1 – in towed position (T 1267) £3.00 (X)
Phoenix B2 KIT – (TZ 1235) £2.00 (X)
Phoenix C1 – in towed position (T 1269) £3.00 (X)
Pluto Drums A selection of full & empty drums; towing & dried out KIT (TZ 1045) £2.00 (X)

RN Landing Craft:
LCT5 – dried out on beach – unpainted (TA 19032) £3.00 (X)

AUSTRIA-HUNGARY

SMS Leitha (T1112) (River Gunboat Danube [Danube] – 1914) £2.50 (X)
SMS Bodrog (T1115) (River Gunboat [Danube] – 1914) £2.50 (X)
SMS Temes (T1122) (River Gunboat [Danube] – 1918) £2.50 (X)

SMS Tulln (T1138) (Supply ship [Danube] – 1916) £2.50
SMS Erzherzog Franz Ferdinand (T1135) (Paddle hospital ship [Danube] – 1917 ) £3.00 (X)

GERMANY

KM Birago (T1156) (River Gunboat [Danube] – 1938) £3.00 (X)
KM Greif (T967) (Seaplane Tender – 1937) £5.00 (X)
KM Gunther Pluschow (T970) (Seaplane tender – 1940) £5.00
KM Helgoland (ex-Krischan I) (T973) (Seaplane tender – 1940) £5.00
KM Krischan II (T971) (Seaplane tender – 1935) £5.00 (X)
KM Krischan III (T988) (Seaplane tender – 1935) £5.00
FGS Sauerland (T992) (Supply Ship – 1960) £5.00 (X)
FGS Siegerland (T996) (Supply Ship – 1960) £3.50 (X)

ITALY

Pietro de Christofaro (TA10165) (Frigate – 1972) £12.00 (X)

NETHERLANDS

HNlMS Hadda (T10168) (Submarine Chaser – 1970) £2.50 (X)

NORWAY

HNorMS Tjeld (TA10123) (Motor Torpedo Boat – 1961) £2.00 (X)

POLAND

ORP Gryf (TA10169) (Training Ship, 1969: ex German ‘Hansa’ class freighter of WWII) £10.00 (X)

SOVIET UNION
Petya (TA10156) (‘Petya’ class Light Frigate – 1978. VDS fitted) £10.00 (X)
Petya II (T10176) (‘Petya II’ class Light Frigate – 1967) £10.00 (X)
Yurka (TA10158) (Yurka class Minesweeper – 1973) £4.00 (X)
MP 10 (Ta 10049) (Landing Craft – 1958) £2.50 (X)
Bakhmut (TA10208) (Submarine Support Ship – 1974) £11.00 (X)
Kodor (T969) (Seaplane Tender – 1946 [ex-German ‘Gunther Pluschow’]) £5.00 (X)
Berijew Be-10 Mallow (TAZ 19021) (Flying boat – 1961) Kit £2.50 (X)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

USS Barracuda (TA10191)(SSK – 1962) £2.50 (X)
USS Banner (TA10195) (Coastal Freighter – 1963) £3.50 (X)
USS Valcour (TA10154) (Station Ship – Persian Gulf – 1965 – ex AVP) £9.00 (X)
USS Towhee (TA10172) (Survey Ship – 1968) £7.00 (X)
LCT5 – dried out on beach – unpainted (TA 19032) £3.00 (X)

MERCHANT SHIPS

MV Dunstan (T1780) (GB Freighter [Booth Line] on US C1-M-AV-1 hull – 1954) (Intended to be cargo ship AK-217 ‘Tulare’ but completed as ‘Coastal Challenger’) £10.00 (X)

Wirral Miniature Ships (‘WMS’ & ‘Hein Muck’)

WMS19 MT Abida Shell Tankers (Nederland) – 1958 £12.00 (1/1200 scale resin kit)
HM403W MV Aquarama American Ferry – 1955 £13.00

HM303W SS Letitia (Troopship – 1942) £32.00 (X)(Illustration is of civil version)
WMS SS Sarpedon (Passenger-cargo Liner – 1923) Mint – never removed from packaging. Painted by Les Hodder (WMS34M) £35.00 (X) (Picture is of WMS35 – WWII config)

PA0019 Large Shallow Oil Tank – £2.50 (X)

All models listed on this pages can be obtained directly from Tim Hudson by mail, or at the ‘Ship Shows’ and other events that he visits (or even by calling personally). Prices listed are in GBP Sterling, and exclude a contribution towards postage. Payment may be made by a number of means: Paypal, cash, BACS (or similar), or a personal cheque drawn in GBP on a UK bank. Regrettably I’m not able to accept payment by Credit or Debit Card.

For further details contact Tim Hudson: convoy [at] photrek.co.uk  or on direct telephone 01522 524672 (Overseas dialling: 00 44 1522 524672)

Convoy models – the Kelso collection of 1/1250 ships
Convoy Models – secondhand & pre-loved models
DH/Wirral/Len Jordan models – Liners (L) series
DH/Wirral/Len Jordan models – Freighters (M) series
DH/Wirral/Len Jordan models – Armed Merchantmen (K) & Tankers (T)

1/1250 scale ‘discussion boards’:
Steelnavy (US) & Dockside (UK)