Vliestroom and her sister ships MV Nieuwe Diep and
Schuitengaat were built by Damen Shipyards in 1987-90 for the Dutch
Ministry of Transport and Waterways. The folding main mast and
cantilevering radar masts together with the low draught flat-bottomed hull
allow for a very versatile craft, which can encounter low bridges and
shallow waters in and around Holland. This unusual and distinctive model
is based on Vliestroom, built in 1987, operating out of Hellevoetsluis.
Kit Contents: The kit contains the usual high quality
glassfibre hull, with running gear (brass propellers included). A bow thruster
tube. Cnc-milled and printed styrene plastic parts for the deck,
superstructure and detailed wheelhouse interior. Also included are the
cranes, resin-cast dinghy, vacuum-formed buoys, etched brass components
for the fine details, brass handrail stanchions, cast metal fittings,
decals, wire, rod etc. to build the model as illustrated (flag is not
provided). Step-by-step assembly drawings make this model an enjoyable and
relaxing project for model makers with average building skills. The large
deck crane which elevates and swivels will without a doubt be a challenge
for the more experienced model maker wishing to radio control it.
|Kit Price: £269
(geared or direct drive motors available)
Not supplied: the flag, paints,
model filler and adhesives. Tools and equipment.
Required for R/C Operation: 2
or 4 channel RC, speed control, motors, couplings, battery and charger.