Model Boat Mayhem

Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Working Vessels => Topic started by: hama on August 01, 2011, 04:41:47 PM

Title: Small passenger vessel.
Post by: hama on August 01, 2011, 04:41:47 PM
Hello!
This is a model of m/s Sologa that I started to build in -91, and she ain't finished yet!
The original was built in -78 together with her sister "Vindoga", they go by the nickname "the boxes". Rumour says that it was the designers son that wanted the funnel to be that big. The model was built plank on frame using original plans, the funnel was made out of a flashlight. I still wonder how I managed to build the crane as it's soldered in brass and I'm no good at that.
She's been on the shelf for 5-6 years and I wanted to bring her back to life again. One funny thing that I've mentioned before is that I sailed her as a model a few years before I worked on her as captain.
All the best!
Hama.
Title: Re: Small passenger vessel.
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 01, 2011, 06:08:30 PM
What a strangely realistic look model!

 Nice one Hama    :-))
Title: Re: Small passenger vessel.
Post by: hama on August 01, 2011, 08:21:23 PM
Thanks Martin!
Just to prove I didn't make up the design myself, some pictures of the real thing. In my thread "Follow me" in Real ships section there are some pictures of how they look today after some modifications some years ago.
All the best!
Hama.
Edit: Pic 1 by Micke Asklander, Pic 2 by Christer Samuelsson both found on www.skargardsbatar.se (http://www.skargardsbatar.se)
Title: Re: Small passenger vessel.
Post by: Sven on August 04, 2011, 06:45:38 PM
very good Hama,

thanks for the pics of your nice model.

Sven
Title: Re: Small passenger vessel.
Post by: cos918 on August 04, 2011, 09:39:27 PM
Hi Hama
very nice model you have made there

John
Title: Re: Small passenger vessel.
Post by: hama on August 06, 2011, 10:55:27 PM
Thanks both of you!
Hama