Risawoleska is back!
Dear Friends and Customers,
We cleaned up the basement, my wife sorted iron for four weeks, we created new working space, revied all the old molds and disposed of them for the most part, developed and made new mold mold-boxes and finally made good molds.
In between we spent some wonderful days near Manchester with our friend Vitor, before we had a wonderful sea voyage with the "Marco Polo" to the Baltic.
So for the moment I send only as impression from the currently well-running production a few lousy pictures.
In principle, I do not announce any models for bad experiences that do not yet have castings.
But since most of the new forms are promising, today I just send pictures of the already white sprayed samples of these models - in the order of their putative arrivel.
In this case, we plan the first two models listed here for delivery before Christmas:
Ri-0075 "Kong Olav" in its original condition 1968 (The structurally identical sister ship Ri-0075 "Prinsesse Margrethe") appears at the same time.
Ri-0400 "Sassnitz" in original condition 1959
Ri-0269 "Gullfoss" 1950-1974 (The “Gullfoss” is again such a heart ship - my friends call such a thing "risawolesk" ...)
Ri-0223/0224/0225 "Del Norte" / "Del Sud" / "Del Mar" / (Other heart-ships - in my opinion the best and most exciting design of George Sharp.
The ships are identical. Only for the "Del Mar" I have a late photo, which shows a different color scheme, which we will offer under the number Ri-0225a.
For early orders our dealers and us are looking forward.
Furthermore, there are already many casts of these ships: “Australis” (a great model!), “Pilsudski”, “Victoria” (Lloyd Triestino 1931 – another breath-taking-beautiful model), “Western Flyer”, “Bruvik”, “Prinsessan Birgitta” 1974, “Selma Dan” and a conversion version of Michael Kelms' German Liberty as Swiss "Alpina ".
Again not successful was the fourth form of the "Saga Rose", whose original model I will now rework from scratch.
The very nice, but a bit too finely built model of Lars Langbehn the "Margrete Læsø" runs quite well, but unfortunately there are a few uncleanlinesses.
I will also revise this beautiful master model once again. It's too nicely built to compromise.
Also new masters are available. So now I have another ship, in which I am in love for a long time. The "Stefan Batory" is the former Dutch "Maasdam" and is - although many want to see it differently - the last ship to offer a transatlantic regular service.
The "Stefan Batory" is a great example of how a modest and successful appearance could be given to a rather staid combined vessel with just a few structural alterations.
In addition, the "Stefan Batory" fit perfectly after the conversion in the avant-garde modern Polish merchant fleet, which deserves much more attention in my eyes anyway.
Also, we have now commissioned a 3-D designwork on the computer, which is an excellently drawn master model of the "Dubigon-sisters" of the type "Svea Corona". We want to produce this model in the next year in at least not less than 8 (!) Versions. We are looking forward.
Furthermore, we let ourselves be persuaded by an unbelievable number of customer requests to commission the original model of the "Spitsbergen" as a 3-D model.
Let's put it this way: The whole "charm" of the ship is perfectly reproduced in the master.
There is much more to report but I'll catch up with that in a more detailed email.
For Kassel we made 10 extremely elaborate hand modifications of our "Kapella" to the Greek "Nissos Chios".
Here I gladly accept pre-orders.
Kind regards from München