evadam | 2017 December
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December, 2017

  • My very last post this year is about three small ships in my shipyard. “Pionier/Njord” is almost ready (still anchors and other small stuff is needed). “Bug/Lola” is waiting on quarterdeck assembling. The brand new “Boxer/Leopold” tug is quickly put together, just minutes ago. The fourth ship will be presented in the first post next year ;)

  • 27 December 2017

    The hull must be shaped, lots of small elements are missing, but the overal silouette of this tiny coaster is looking quite nice. Under the brigde I placed the element with the windows, which is prepared for English and Greek variant. Standing beside “Lola” my “Pionier I” vel “Njord” looks old fashioned. You may notice the resin figure I have sculpted and painted [...]

  • 22 December 2017

    Surfing in the net I found a bounch of quite interesting pictures from Westerbroek. “Achilleos” and “Suffolk Coast” are my favourites.  This link is also fascinating.

  • Before the II WW small shipyard in Westerbroek near Groningen was specialized in building coastal vessels. Poland ordered in 1938 three such ships. Only one was completed before the outbreak of the war and named “Bug” (named aftere the river in eastern Poland). Two sisters ships – “Lola” and “Westerbroek” stayed in Nederland and soon were captured by Wehrmacht. After adaptation both became [...]

  • Working simultaneously on a couple of ships, I’ve just finished the set of windlass and bitts.

  • 18 December 2017

    Bowmore is a small town on Islay in Scotland, famous for it’s destillery. Many visitors don’t realize that in II WW in this small port Coastal Command had it’s base with famous Sunderland planes. Visiting Bowmore this year, I found an information about the hudge storm, which stroke this place in march 1943. My last picture was taken from the small wooden cottage [...]

  • 16 December 2017

    Today I want to present the ship I am modelling. A deap Sea Tug built in La Rochelle as “Le Boxeur”, than sold to Antwerp harbour and renamed “Leopold”, finally bought by Polish Navy in early 30ties. She was armed with two machine guns and served as auxillary vessel untill the end of Polish Campaign. Sunk by the crew in Hel to block [...]

  • 15 December 2017

    My “Pionier I” with the brand new funnel,  life-boats and windows on the bridge is starting to look like a pre war ship. There is lot of work with the hull and other parts. Tommorow I’ll drill the bull eyes in places marked by the pencil, than I’ll paint all elemets with thin coat of Surfacer 1200, in order to find any mistakes. [...]

  • 11 December 2017

    Main parts are ready to assemble the prototype. Now it’s time for final touches and preparing the photo-etched parts. So far, I am very pleased that model looks really nice. I cannot wait to paint and wash the tiny ribbings on boards and the stern.

  • While “Pionier I” is milling I would like to show you my next Scottish inspitarion. A tiny and beautiful “Glasgow Puffer” spotted in Inveraray. Lots of them supplied smal ports in Western Scottland. Oryginally the funnel was placed in front of the weelhouse. The most famous ship of this class was “Vital Spark”. Here is the link for the nice sea shanty (low [...]

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