Dear friends and customers,
I am pleased to announce that we deliver today the Ri-0460c AROSA SKY with a black hull. The AROSA SKY was completed as French LA MARSEILLAISE in 1946 - a model we produced many years ago as number Ri-0460 as well as the ship as BIANCA C. after the resale to Costa Crociere in 1959.
As at each rebuild major modifications were necessary, we have had to make three different moulds.
The AROSA SKY had two different color scemes even though she sailed only two years (1957-1959) when she registered for the Panama-based but Swiss-based AROSA Line. At first she had a black hull (which is extremely good for the look this ship), which was later painted white again.
Especially nice is the green-white boot-topping.
Since the other two models of this ship were already white, we have decided to offer the present models basically only with black hull.
The white hull variant we will be either available in Kassel next year or only offer on special request of the customer - which, however, must be received by the end of this month with us.
Recently we have had delivered the versions of the Ri-0374 HELGOLAND as Ri-0374e ATLANTIS which I was concerned about, because it was clear that this would be a very elaborate and difficult to cast model.
Since the conversions were too extensive to work with the old form, we made a new form here.
My premonitions proved to be right and so we can only offer the model in relatively small numbers.
Since we have already offered this ship in some other variants, I suspect that we will get along with it.
Nevertheless, it certainly makes sense to order quickly.
The selling price will be about 82.00 euros.
Now my wife paints the original version of this ship, the mighty Ri-0374 HELGOLAND, which was so far only available as a pre-production model.
Just in time for the two small cruises that NORDSTJERNEN will offer again this year, we have finally completed another small edition of this model, which shows the ship in the condition of Vestland Classic with the legendary three rings of the BDS.
It represents the state of 2013-2018 and the price in the sale is 69.00 euros.
For travelers on the ship, there will be the opportunity to purchase one of 9 models that I made there for sale in a small showcase with water diorama.
After that, my wife will finish more castings of the Ri-0153 BROEN and Ri-0702 Kapella so we can process the open reorders.
During this time I will try to finish most of the original models (see slideshow) and shape them.
A new additions to the long list of masters is the models of the Ri-0400 SASSNITZ from 1959, such as - after revision and conversion, a former sextant model of VIKING SONG as BRAEMAR / ANNA KARENINA and REGINA BALTICA under the number 705ff up to their last year purpose at Balearia Eurolineas Maritimas in 2017.
Please have a look at the slideshow on our website every now and then. There are always pictures of the work progress set.
For a construction of the model, I am still looking for the General Arrangement Plans of the 1960 built by the Kiel Howaldtwerken Norwegian JARITA, which was sold in 1967 to Ugland Management Co. A / S in Norway and renamed SAAB.
From 1972 she was named BARENTS SEA for Yick Fung Shipping & Enterprises Co. Ltd., Mogadisco, Somalia.
The ship was scrapped in 1986.
Explanation: The syllable SA in Ri-SA-woleska stands for the Swedish automaker SAAB.
Kind regards from München