Welcome to Strike Models!
Welcome to Strike Models! In case you’ve never heard of this hobby before, here’s a quick introduction. People build RC 1:144 models of ships from WWI and WWII, arm them with BBs and ball bearings, then go out for battles on a pond. The ships shoot each other, and they actually do sink but then are easily repaired and battling again in an hour. The hobby is popular in the US, Canada, and Australia, but currently limited in some other areas due to complex gun laws. We do sell and ship all over the world though, since some people like to just build their model and not partake in the shooting it up fun. People usually build battleships, battlecruisers, and cruisers. There are some destroyers built and a few subs, but they are more difficult to build because of their smaller size in this scale. We provide fiberglass hulls, ship kits, BB cannons, radios, and everything else you need for 1:144 scale models. We support Fast Gun, Treaty, and Big Gun styles of RC model warship combat.
Update: Eloise made made her first appearance on the poop deck in late September. We are currently getting out backlog of orders taken care of and getting production back up.
Strike Models just got two new molds finished up: the US Liberty ship and HMS Dreadnought. We’re going to start taking orders for these now and deliver later in January when the first batch come in. We will also have deck kits for them, though those will take a little longer (we need to have the first hulls here before we can draw up the kits).
As some of you may have heard, FedEx made a change to their ground shipping costs at the beginning of the year by subjecting all packages to dimensional weight instead of just ones above 3 cubic feet. Unfortunately, our light, bulky fiberglass hulls got caught in this transition, so we are needing to change the shipping costs of the kits.