In the early 50s worked Ejnar (Ed) Billing, a former RAF pilot during WWII, as an architect in the town of Esbjerg in Denmark. His wife was running a Hobby shop called Billing and showed there are proud built model of a Danish fishing boat. At that time there were no kits of boats, which you could make a boat. One day a Danish magazine saw this beautiful model in the shop window of the Hobby Shop and were very interested in buying 50 pieces of this fishing boat for a competition next summer. Billing was very keen on the idea, but it was a massive undertaking to create 50 models, so he came up with the idea to make the model as a kit, you could build a real ship exactly the same way.
Until 1958 the kits were produced under the name "VHT" (Vestjydsk Hobby Teknik), but this changed when Billings products became known outside Denmark. In August 1958, the Billing Boats logo and name reality, and the company became known throughout the world as the first and best manufacturer of wooden model ships.
The model boxes Billing Boats can be divided into those with a wooden hull and the model boxes with a plastic hull. The model building boxes with a plastic hull can by means of an RC extension set, after the construction, to be used as radio-controlled model.
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