Welcome to Southern Cross Models, please feel free to explore the website and we hope you enjoy your time browsing our products.
NOVEMBER 2022 UPDATE;
Production will cease on the 23RD OF DECEMBER 2022, due to our home property and workshop going on sale in early January 2023. We will be moving and setting up workshop at our new location in 2023, and completing those orders for our last few customers that are on our books, to be up to date. Once we are ready for production again, We will only be operating this business at a part time level, which may be 1-3 years away.
We are truly sorry to those who have waited so patiently for so long for the "COMING SOON" ships listed, as well as Submarines. The last four years have been very difficult for us due to drought, bush fires, floods and extreme weather. Also, Covid induced problems with materials shortages and massive shipping cost increases, as well as health issues of both of us. The time that we are closed to production will be used for recuperation, re-establishment of a new workshop, and overcoming some of the problems related to workshop deficiencies that we have struggled with in the past, to improve "ORDER THROUGH TO SHIPMENT" timing.
When we are in production again, we intend to have all the "COMING SOON" hulls available plus a few new surprise hulls.
PLEASE NOTE; Despite closing production, we generally keep all hulls destroyer size and smaller in stock. So after December the 23rd please feel free to ask of stock hull availability. Cruisers or bigger we manufacture only when ordered, but there are a few big ships in stock, too. Please dont hesitate to contact us with any questions. If we have not replied to an email previously at this extremely busy time, then please send your email again and we will get back to you.
Specialising in the 72nd scale Radio Control model ship market, the ship hulls on this site have been painstakingly researched and built using the latest research available. These ships range from the Early Dreadnought era (1905) through to the Missile armed ships of Today. Worldwide, this scale of model is growing in popularity, as many of the aircraft that operated from some of them are available in this scale. This scale also allows for a greater level of detail than smaller scales, it also makes smaller vessels such as Destroyers and Corvettes easier to install RC gear with the larger access.
The demand for 1:72nd scale ships is too great for me to create a range in other scales, so please dont ask me for another scale of hull, there are other manufacturers doing other scales that may fulfill your needs such as "FLEETSCALE" and "THE SCALE SHIPYARD". We aim to provide you, the valued customer, with quality handmade Naval and Civilian model ship hulls for that next project that you have always wanted.
My own model of HMAS HOBART(1944)