Wednesday, 19 October 2016

TRAWLER READY TO SET SAIL

Revell kit complete and moored at harbour.


Here are some images of my completed North Sea fishing trawler, built over several weeks from a 1:140 scale Revell plastic kit. Quite a few detail additions have been installed, mostly scratch built from plastic, along with a set of fishing nets and super-fine rigging to the masts. The piece-de-resistance, is a set of excellent pre-painted Presier 'N' gauge trawler crew figures, which finish off the deck and harbour scene perfectly.

You can see how I improved the trawler kit and built the harbour diorama (including the water), in the latest issue of Model Rail magazine (MR228), that goes on sale tomorrow.



5 comments:

  1. Awesome, good effort. What about the crew and how were the 'white horses' (waves made, please?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Duncan. The crew are from a pack of N gauge Preiser figures (branded as a trawler crew) and the water consists of shaped polystyrene and Deluxe Materials' Making Waves. The process is demonstrated in the latest issue of Model Rail mag.

      Delete
  2. The trawler looks great but for one thing, that I might be wrong about.

    I'm not sure I've ever seen a trawler floating as high as that. If empty I suspect the bows would be high, but it would still be down at the stern. Take a look at http://www.fleetwood-fishing-industry.co.uk/category/st-andrews-sfc/ for some examples.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi James. I was limited by the depth of the polystyrene which formed the 'sea'. I could've done with another inch!

      Delete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...