Dear friends and customers,
I apologise for a long period of silence.
There are a lot of reasons I do not want to go into, but despite a very beautiful sea voyage on the old Nordstjernen from 1956 (to be delivered by us in the current version next year), most of them were not very positive.
First of all these current models, we will make the presentation of the first two models to be delivered.
First in the selection the two models currently to be announced must be a riddle: Why do some clumsy-looking early style freighters with the characteristics of Rhine-Sea motor ships of the Götterflotte appear in the Risawoleska Series?
The reason is simple, as a favour for a sadly deceased collector friend who died in February this year.
This man, linked with the family with the DG Neptune Company, travelled in 1936 at the age of six with the Iris and Ceres from Königsberg to Cologne and back. This sparkeda life devoted to ships with a big impact on our collection, because Adalbert Buldmann was the man who had collected most of the documentation for ships that appeared in the Hansa-Series.
He was a very special friend I will never forget him.
He did not live long enough to see the miniatures finally appear, but in our last conversation by phone, I was still able to please him with the news that the master model was ready.
As is so often the case, even though I am not particularly emotionally attached to a ship, I am very satisfied with the result.
But look for yourself. The edition is in the expectation that interest will be modest, so it is certainly sensible to let us know quickly which of the models you may be interested in:
Each costs 72,00 Euro.
The three Greek models were actually thought as Kassel specials models.
Now that the pre-series is complete, I'm glad that I failed to finish them in time for Kassel, because I find them too beautiful to make in a very small edition.
The Ri-0704 represents the former Viking-Line APOLLO after its career in Canada and later resale to Greece in 1978 at Kefalliniki Sa as AINOS.
It is once again incredible how colour can change the character of a ship.
Typical conversions were the stairs at the stern, presumably because in most Mediterranean countries the ships are moored at the stern.
The model costs 74,00 €.
As wee we have cast many models and today we can present news for the next two months.
It will be the following ships which are now actually cast and intended for the near future:
Ri-0315 ff ECUADOR MARU,
Ri-0332 ff NORDLYS (1994)
Ri-0374 ff HELGOLAND (1972)
Ri-0374e ATLANTIS (Zst. 2000)
Ri-0022i NORDSTJERNEN (In 2015-1017 state – overhauled master)
We have also cast Ri-0096 BRUVIK as company-sister of the NORDSTJERNEN at Vestland Classic Cruises.
Unfortunately, I have only a few good castings. I would be glad if you send me your orders for this ship at once, so I know if it is worth making a new form.
With kind regards from Munich,