|Ship name||Rescue boat|
|Scale||1 : 32|
|Photos 1||Total views|
|Photos 2||Views of details|
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Colin Archer (1832 - 1921) was a Norwegian shipbuilder and naval architect who got famous for his seaworthy pilot and rescue boats. His preferred ship type was double-ender that had a sharp end or lifeboat stern, which with a moderate gaff rig showed great seaworthiness. The boats became called Colin Archer-type no matter who built them.
This Russian rescue boat of Colin Archer-type was built in 1902. It was named Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna (Великая княгиня Ксения Александровна). The ship is described in Russian journal "Gangut" No 3 of January 1991.
The model was built to the journal plans by a very experienced model maker. There are more pictures, several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions, and several closer views of hull, deck and rigging. Click images to enlarge!
This model of a rescue boat is a precise detailed piece of work, a masterpiece.
The ship model was built with sails like close to the wind on starboard
tack. The starboard side of the hull has no planking to show the frames and the
interior equipment. The hull lines and the sails are expertly presented.
The ship model is 1 : 32 scale. Length is 67 cm, width 18 cm, height 69 cm.
There is a display case for the model made of pine wood. The case is 77 cm long, 25 cm wide, 71 cm high.
The model looks best when set without a display case.
This model has already been sold. The pictures and the data are shown in the gallery of the ship models sold only to let enthusiasts and model makers enjoy the photos and maybe get ideas or some guidance, if someone builds such a model by himself.