Click to enlarge

STARTER KIT Thonier Armor

Included Cement · Brush · Main paints

Tuning fishing has long been practiced both in the Mediterranean (for red tuna weighing up to 900 kg) and the Atlantic (for white albacore tuna weighing 15 kg). Such fishing required solid vessels able to handle ocean conditions yet also advance rapidly. Prior to becoming a true industry, inadequate craft with a tonnage of only 15 to 20 tons were used. Eventually, new ships were built, with a tonnage of 50 to 60 tons, carrying a lot of sail, and calling for a crew of fifteen.


Because it's important to us!

At Heller, we are constantly working to produce our products as sustainable as possible. In recent years, we have therefore taken many measures to increase resource efficiency as much as possible.

Recycled plastic

Since 2023, we have been producing all Heller model kits with recycled plastic. This gives existing plastic a new life in a great kit while maintaining the same quality.

No bags and film

Instead of packing our sprues in plastic bags, we use tissue paper to transport all components in a clean, protected and environmentally friendly way. Thanks to our seal closure, we do not need shrink film. This also significantly increases the recyclability of our packaging.

Oldies but Goldies

We are proud of our large archive of injection moulds. That is why we rework, repair and improve existing moulds instead of throwing them away. Great models are preserved and at the same time a lot of energy and material is saved. That's why we proudly display the year of manufacture of our moulds and the year of the last general overhaul clearly on every product box.

Model Kits Starter Kit Plastic Shipping Sailing Ship France Navy Civil 20th Century

More from category France