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SLEC staat voor Sun Lane Engineering Company en was het geesteskind van John & Kath Roper.

Het werd voor het eerst opgericht in het midden van de jaren 70 en werd aanvankelijk gerund vanuit hun modelwinkel in Sun Lane Gravesend Kent. In de loop van de volgende jaren bouwde het bedrijf een groot assortiment populaire plastic modelleeraccessoires op die te vinden waren in modelwinkels door heel Europa en verschillende delen van de wereld.

In 1986 besloten de Roper’s met pensioen te gaan en werd SLEC aangeboden aan Balsacraft Ltd, een van de grootste fabrikanten van modelkits in Europa. Dit was volkomen logisch voor John Rudd, directeur van Balsacraft, aangezien hij het grootste deel van het SLEC-assortiment in zijn kits stopte. In 1987 werd SLEC onderdeel van Balsacraft Ltd. In 1996 ging John Rudd met pensioen en werd Balsacraft de productieafdeling van Ripmax Plc. De zaken gingen goed maar door de komst van de RTR kits uit het verre oosten was men toch genoodzaakt om de tent te sluiten.

In 2000 maakte SLEC Ltd een nieuwe start. De naam betekent nu absoluut niets, maar zoals het de afgelopen 25 jaar was geweest, is de naam bekend in de modellenwereld.

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Fairey SwordsmanThe Fairey Swordsman at 1/16 scale is the latest in the kits designed by Dave Milbourn. New Kit for 2019

CNC Laser and Router cut in Cieba plywood with Balsawood bow blocks to produce the double curved shape the kit also includes full 2 part coloured pictured instructions, Pulpit wire with Jig, Mahogany Handrails with mouldings, Clear acetate windscreen & windows, Special Rudder, Boat Stand, Laser Engraved decking, Swordsman & Dashboard Transfers, Vac-formed Parts.

Length: 25ins (635mm)
Beam: 8.5 ins (216mm)
HuntressCNC Laser and Router cut in Cieba plywood with Balsawood bow blocks to produce the double curved shape the kit also includes full 2 part coloured pictured instructions, Pulpit wire with Jig, Mahogany Handrails with mouldings, Clear acetate windscreen & windows, Special Rudder, Boat Stand, Laser Engraved decking, Etched Brass Working Seat Frame, Huntress Side & Dashboard Transfers, Vac-formed Seats & air intakes .

Length: 34ins (863mm)
Beam: 13ins (330mm)
KD PerkasaThis was the last kit to be designed by Dave Milbourn before his death in March 2021.

Perkasa is the most comprehensive boat kit we have ever produced.

It's manufactured from a range of Ply woods, Metals, Hardwoods, Plastics and 3D printed products, all CNC laser and router cut for easy assembly. Included are 35 different Deck fittings Kits from Ammunition Lockers, Brass hand rails to Bofors Guns. For ease of building three comprehensive coloured instruction books with pictures are included with a full size plan for deck fittings positions.

Scale : 1/40
Length : 30.50 ins (774mm)
Beam : 7.50ins (190mm)
Pilot BoatCNC Laser and Router cut in Birch plywood with Balsawood Bow block the kit includes full 2 part coloured Building Pictures & instructions Books, A3 Part Position Plan, Laser cut Clear acetate windows with Ply Doors & Frames, Boat Stand, Vac- formed Radar Dome, Bridge Roof Hand Rail Wire & fittings. 2 types of Life rafts and Mast. Pilot Adhesive Transfers.

Length: 34.50ins (870mm)
Beam: 10.50ins (267mm)
Pilot Boat Brass GuardPilot Boat Brass Guard Rail Kit

Includes white metal fittings & full instructions.
Fairey HuntsmanThis 1/16 scale classic model Kit of the Fairey Marine Huntsman 31 designed by Dave Milbourn.

CNC Laser and Router cut in Cieba plywood with Balsawood bow blocks to produce the double curved shape the kit also includes full 2 part coloured pictured instructions, Pulpit wire with Jig, Mahogany Handrails with mouldings, Clear acetate windscreen & windows, Boat Stand. Huntsman & Dashboard Transfers, Vac-formed Parts.
White Metal Fittings Pack Available Part No PR814A
Length : 23.5 ins (597mm)
Beam : 7.25 ins (184mm)
Fairey HuntsmanThis 1/8 scale classic model Kit of the Fairey Marine Huntsman 31.

CNC Laser and Router cut in Birch plywood with Balsawood bow blocks to produce the double curved shape the kit also includes full 2 part coloured pictured instructions, Pulpit wire with Jig, Mahogany Handrails with mouldings, Clear acetate windscreen & windows, Boat Stand. Huntsman & Dashboard Transfers, Vac-formed Parts.
White Metal Fittings Pack Available Part No PR816A
Length : 47 ins (1193mm)
Beam : 15.25 ins (387mm)
SportsmanSportsman 2 Big Game Fishing Boat Originally Designed by L J Rowell New Design

CNC Laser & Router cut from 1.5 & 4mm Plywood the kit includes all wood Parts with Laser cut lined Decking, Clear acetate windows, Flying Bridge Guard Rail Kit. Full Coloured building pictures & instructions. Boat Stand
Length : 33 ins (838mm)
Beam : 12ins (305mm)
River Police LaunchRiver Police Launch This boat was used by the Metropolitan Police on the River Thames in the 60s & 70s Re-Designed in 2018
Scale 1/11
CNC Laser & Router cut from 1.5 & 4mm Plywood the kit includes all wood Parts with clear acetate windows ,Full comprehensive instructions, Coloured Building Pictures Instructions, A3 Fittings Plan
Length : 26 ins (660mm)
Beam : 7.5 ins (190mm)
Crash TenderRAF Crash Tender

1/16" Scale 34.5"

This fine High Speed Vosper R.A.F. Crash Tender makes up into a magnificent model 34.5 in length with a beam of 10 in, thus providing a scale model of truly seaworthy proportions, ideal for radio control installation. Forward and central cabin tops lift off for access, as the rear cockpit floor. It is thus passable to have r/c installation and steering servo quite separate from the central cabin engine room.

The Vintage Model Boat range are now being produced by SLEC Ltd. All our kits come with all parts cut by CNC router or laser, plus all the necessary strip wood is included, along with building instructions and plan. Window overlays and screens included.

This kit has been modernized to make construction easy, full building instructions are included and comes with window overlays and screen. This kit has been designed for the discerning modeler that has previously built boats or model aircraft. The kit parts are cut using our laser cutting technology, that not only gives very accurate and precise cut parts, that fit together without any sanding but also details like planking on the decks and the cabin roof . The model can be powered by a 7.2 volts standard buggy battery pack or ic power of 2.5 - 3.5cc engines which is not in the kit, we have not included any running fittings as we feel a lot of modelers will have or would like to choose for themselves.
ArrowArrow Designed by L J Rowell for Aerokits back in the 60s.
CNC Router cut from 1.5 & 3mm Plywood the kit includes all wood Parts with clear acetate windows ,full size plan and instructions.
Length : 25.75 ins (654mm)
Beam : 7.33 ins (186mm)
Bob- A-BoutBob-A-Bout or Footy Class Designed by Brett Mc Cormack as a cheaper introduction to sailing a model yacht. Easy to build from
CNC Laser cut plywood and includes Rigging, Rudder, Model Stand, Rigging Plan, instructions and white metal balance weight.
Length: 12ins (305mm)
Beam: 4.25ins (108mm)
Fast Patrol LaunchFast Patrol Launch Designed by L J Rowell for Aerokits back in the 60s.
Laser cut from 1.5 & 3mm Plywood the kit includes all wood Parts with clear acetate windows ,Plan & Instructions.
Length : 20 ins (508mm)
Beam : 6.75 ins (171mm)
Mr TomMr Tom Designed by L J Rowell for Aerokits back in the 60s.
Laser cut from 1.5 & 3mm Plywood the kit includes all wood Parts with clear acetate windows , Building Pictures with Instructions, . Laser lined Decking.
Length : 16 ins (406mm)
Beam : 5.25 ins (133mm)
Sea BreezeSea Breeze Motor Launch Designed by L J Rowell for Aerokits back in the 60s.
Laser cut from 1.5 & 3mm Plywood the kit includes all wood Parts with clear acetate windows , Instructions with Pictures.
Length : 23.5 ins (597mm)
Beam : 8 ins (203mm)
Sea HornetSea Hornet Motor Launch Designed by L J Rowell for Aerokits back in the 60s.
Laser cut from 1.5 & 3mm Plywood the kit includes all wood Parts with clear acetate windows ,Plan, Instructions, Laser lined Decking.
Length : 25.25 ins (641mm)
Beam : 8 ins (203mm)
Sea NymphSea Nymph Motor Launch Designed by L J Rowell for Aerokits back in the 60s.
Laser cut from 1.5 & 3mm Plywood the kit includes all wood Parts with clear acetate windows , Instructions with Pictures.
Length : 18 ins (457mm)
Beam : 6.5 ins (165mm)
Sea RoverSea Rover Designed by L J Rowell for Aerokits back in the 60s.
Laser cut from 1.5 & 3mm Plywood the kit includes all wood Parts with clear acetate windows ,full size plan and instructions.
Length : 29.5 ins (749mm)
Beam : 9.75 ins (247mm)
Sea ScoutSea Scout Cabin Cruiser Designed by L J Rowell for Aerokits back in the 60s.
Laser cut from 1.5 & 3mm Plywood the kit includes all wood Parts with clear acetate windows ,full size plan and Instructions with Pictures.
Length : 24.25 ins (616mm)
Beam : 8.25 ins (209mm)
Sea UrchinSea Urchin Motor Launch Designed by L J Rowell for Aerokits back in the 60s.
Laser cut from 1.5 & 3mm Plywood the kit includes all wood Parts with clear acetate windows , Instructions, Plan, Wooden Rudder. Laser lined Decking.
Length : 16 ins (406mm)
Beam : 6.75 ins (171mm)
WavemasterWavemaster 25 Designed by L J Rowell for Aerokits back in the 60s.
Laser cut from 1.5 & 3mm Plywood the kit includes all wood Parts with clear acetate windows ,full size plan and instructions.
Length : 25 ins (635mm)
Beam : 8 ins (203mm)
WavemasterWavemaster 34 Designed by L J Rowell for Aerokits back in the 60s.
Laser cut from 1.5 & 3mm Plywood the kit includes all wood Parts with clear acetate windows ,full size plan and instructions.
Length : 34 ins (864mm)
Beam : 8.5 ins (216mm)
Samurai KitSamurai Kit Designed By Dave Milbourn
This kit has been developed to suit the beginner to model boats on a limited budget . It uses simple 2-channel radio control gear a widely-available Brushless motors and Li-Po battery pack which might be used for a R/C car or Buggy. The model itself is based on a typical "Deep Vee" offshore power cruiser, and has a fine performance in both smooth and rough conditions. Construction is all-wood, using accurately cut CNC router plywood. Also supplied in the kit Pre-cut clear plastic cockpit screen, Black self adhesive window decals, Pulpit brass wire, Boat stand, Servo to rudder connection accessories, Vac-formed cockpit seats.
Length : 24.5 ins ( 622mm)
Beam : 8 ins (203m