Dear friends and customers,
Thank you very much for appreciating the latest models delivered.
However, we have not been idle.
Above all, my wife and I have completed the Friendship model of the "VIKING XPRS".
It was not easy for me to define a condition of that ship that would allow us to use it as well for the old colour scheme such as colour version today as a Kassel special model.
So, regularly FRS-100 comes in the state of 2011-2014.
A few rest models we finish as said before in the state of 2014-2017 for Kassel.
These models are only available there.
The same applies to a - albeit much earlier - company sister of the "VIKING XPRS", the Ri-0702 "Kapella". In normal series soon the Ri-0702a "Kapella" with the extension of the cardroom/bridge-complex "women's house" - in addition female crew members - will be available.
A special series for Kassel, however, will be Ri-0702c "Nissos Chios".
In hindsight, the ten models that we produced of this have probably not been worth the effort.
It was so much extra manual work in that it even surpassed our hand rebuilds of the Ri-0140c and Ri-0140ca "England" in the charter colors of the Norwegian BDS.
Unfortunately I only realized in the course of the conversion how many decals were drawn, how many parts had to be produced and glued on.
This results in a high, but as typically too low price.
The same can be said about the "England". Personally, I think the ship has never looked better than the colors of the Norwegian BDS, which operated her in 1974 and 1975 in traffic between Newcastle and Bergen.
Since the version with the black stripe on the side is only documented by a postcard, I only made three models of it. Another handful exists without this stripe - a painting that is proved by photos.
Here I have the elaborate chimney brand strips made by hand. Also, additional boats and a body extension needed to be installed. Finally, I glazed the promenades again. The last model I did something alike was the Kassel model of the "Isefjord" in Stena colors.
Here, too, I ask for your understanding that the model will only be available at our stand in Kassel.
Now let's look at the production of delta liners.
If I still get the right parts for a colleague, I hope to be able to present at least one pre-production model of the 1931 Lloyd Triestino "Victoria" in Kassel.
It's an early model number (0077) and that indicates how long I've been dreaming to build this ship.
My wife and I hope to see you in large numbers on 25.05.2019 in Philipp Scheidemannhaus in Kassel.