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Polish Rescue Boat R-33

Polish Rescue Boat R-33 Scale Model Plans are quite detailed. Most of the equipment on deck are clearly placed. R-33 is a simple and beautiful boat.

Polish Rescue Boat R-33 model plans

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Mistral Type Motor Boat

Mistral Motor Boat Scale Model Plans

mistral motor yacht plans

Mistral plans are perfect for scale model hobby! The plans are quiet clear and good for building. There are also some information in Polish. There are actually two sets of plans. One is perfect for RC model building. Even the frames are aligned in the sheet to consume minimum wood plate. just lay them down on wood and cut your frames, enjoy your hobby.  Mistral is popular in scale model makers. Mr. Satya Brata Maharana from India built RC Mistral from these plans. As far as i know, he also built Lilka pilot boat. Here is a video of his Mistral.

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Strongbow Paddle Steamer Tugboat

Strongbow paddle steamer tugboat plans

If you are looking for paddle steamer tugboat scale model plans, now you are at the right spot. Strongbow is a beautiful tugboat. The plans also include details of the paddles, and it is a nice challenge to build all working paddle models. You can easily get the mechanic from the plans.

This boat is very suitable for rc model building and would be easier to include radio control features than a propeller equipped ship.

strongbow paddle steamer scale model plans

I searched for a real photo of the ship but couldn’t find it. There are pictures of previously built scale models which may also help as a tutorial. You can find some by clicking here. You can also give a shot for the steam engine :)

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SteamBoat Scale Model Plans

SteamBoat Scale Model Plans DampfPinasse


Here is a scale model hobby plan for a steamboat around 1900’s. Plans are in German. The plan includes also RC circuit diagrams, which may help for RC model builders. A common mistake for model ship building is assuming that the small boats are easy to build. It is actually about the details. For example the planking may not be that important if you are gonna paint the hull. But if it is just going to be lacquered, mistakes will be visible.

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Clyde Puffer Lochinvar

Lochinvar Clyde Puffer Plans.

There are so many things to say about Clyde puffers, but one thing is sure. They are “cute”, even people who are not interested in maritime or modelling like them at the first sight.

There are many sources where you can find photos, details and information about these small cargo ships, but i couldn’t find any photos of a puffer called Lochinvar. Maybe someone just named the plan like this. Lochinvar is a lake in Scotland, maybe she was running in it…

The Clyde puffers were barge like steamboats hauling goods between west coast  islands of Scotland. They have one mast with a derrick, which can also support a sail rarely used. They have flat bottoms and this enables them to beach and unload cargo when there’s no pier. They got their fame after BBC shoot short series based on Neil Munro’s stories about the puffer Vital Spark and her captain Para Handy. Here you go with an episode. Hi yaaa hooo ya ho :)

This is just a single piece plan, and not so detailed. But still enough to build a scale model, with reference of pictures which you can find by clicking here. 

You can click on the image to wiev in full size and download the plan.



Kümo 500 Heringsdorf Coaster Plans

Heringsdorf – Kümo 500 Coaster Ship Free Scale Model Plans

Free coaster scale model blue prints merchant ship


Heringsdorf coaster is a good set if you want to build a scale model of a cargo ship which is not so hard and confusing. This scale model blueprint also has some challenges but in general, the ship is simple and the blueprints help you a lot to build her model.  And somehow, i like coasters a lot. The plans are quite detailed and drawn for scale modelling. This helps at the curvy parts of the ship. I also included some photos of the 16 sister ships, which may help as a reference while you are building the model.

Lets take a look at the history of these ships which were a series of coasters known as “Kümo 500″ . Kümo means “Coaster” in German. Ich bin schocoladen pudding. As far as i could figure out through some research and translation, these series were built between 1955 – 1957 . Heringsdorf was the last one in the series of 16 sister ships. The others were Wolgast, Greifswald, Anklam, Warnemünde, Wustrow, Sassnitz , Kühlungsborn,(The ships up to now were the first part, the second part listed after this are slightly different) Graal Müritz, Ahrenshoop, Wieck, Zingst, Barhöft, Peenemünde and Koserow. These ships are imortent because they are the first serie of ships built by East German shipyards. They were used mainly  in coastal trade in North and Baltic Sea. Kümo 500 name is probably coming from the capacity of these coasters.  They have two hatches, two electric cranes each able to lift 3 tons.

Some specifications about the ships:

Length: 49.90 m
Beam: 8.20 m
Side height: 3.75 m
Capacity: 500 t
Speed: 9.5 kn
Crew: 11 men

Click here to download the plans of the ship for free


Granit Anchor Handling Tug Plans

Granit Offshore Supply Vessel – Anchor Handling Tug Plans

Free model ship plans keep coming! This time, a tough girl “Granit”, an offshore supply vessel, anchor handling tug. It would be so nice as RC model. The plans are quite detailed. The scanning is not so good but i’ll be posting the plan in one piece later. Plans of the ship includes lines plan, rigging plan, general arrangement plan and some detailed drawings of the equipment on deck.

Free Model Ship Plans for Granit Anchor Handling Tug

Some specifications about Granit:

Vessel type:Anchor Handling Vessel
Gross tonnage:1,313 tons
Summer DWT:999 tons
Length:64 m
Beam:14 m
Draught:5.2 m

You can see pictures of Granit by clicking here. Shipspotting.com is a great helper for scale model builders. Of course, if the ships they want to build have photos in the database.

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Klimek Tugboat Plans

Free Model Tugboat Plans for Klimek Tugboat

Klimek Tugboat Plans are perfect for model ship building hobby. They are specially prepared for model building. There are some drawings that ease your way especially on the curvy shapes of the gunwale. It is not so easy to find blueprints which aims to build scaled models.


These free model ship plans include detailed drawings of the Tugboat Klimek and some information in Polish. The plans include detailed drawings of all the deck equipment. There also some example pictures from previous built models. And i recommend you guys to check the previous built models of Klimek Tugboat here. You’ll notice that the plans were downloaded from freeshipplans.com earlier… :)

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