I'm still waiting for the bits to arrive to finish the Alby....
So in the meantime I've decided to have a go at another oddball. An Arctic icebreaker, designed to be the guardian of the Baffin Bay northern Canada/Greenland region.
Not actually a ship yet, more a university project by a bunch of Canadian students that I found on the web. I liked the design and the idea had some interesting build possibilities so I thought... Why not? Obviously with a few minor differences to minimise possible copyright infringement problems.
I know there's no rhyme or reason or logical connection between my boat builds, it just seems to be what I fancy doing at the time. You should see my plans file, it's about as random as it gets
Anyway. Teaser pics.
29⅜" long, 6⅓" wide, approximately 1/144 scale.
The original design specs for this vessel called for bow thrusters (£40 each, if I could find the right size) and twin steerable propeller pods (about £60 each, again if I could find the right size) so being the proverbial tightarse that I am, I thought bugger that
, It can have a single prop and a rudder like any normal boat. And it's a shedload cheaper. So far it's cost £20 for some laser fodder (1.5mm plywood)