A paper kit, possibly ? I'll certainly keep an eye out for that, probably via eB*y. If there is a paper kit, that'll most likely be the place to find one....
And luckily, paper has become my favorite medium in which to build.
And cost to do a kit in paper is sooo much cheaper. God, I used to spend hundreds on 1:700 ships. Research material, kit, photo etch, proper paints for the subject.
With paper kits, you avoid much cost. That is, if you're ok with a lack of directions in English. Most times, you fly by the seat of yer pants, working exclusively off of diagrams.... which aren't always as thorough as you'd like them to be.
Come to think of it, it's much like the Japanese, Chinese and other manufacturers that I did in plastic & resin...not much different, eh ? 😎
i think i have seen a paper model and there is definitely a 1/1250metal model
Hello all- To your knowledge, has anyone ever produced a model kit for the Ward Line's SS MORRO CASTLE ? In any scale or format ? (Plastic, resin or paper) I believe that no model manufacturer ever has, although I'd like to be proven wrong.
I'd appreciate any info that you'd might provide regarding a possible kit out there....
The outright disaster of this ship is truly horrific. This ship (if you're not familiar with the story...) was a handsome vessel that plied weekly from NYC to Havana, Cuba. It caught fire off the coast of New Jersey in 1934 near Long Beach Island or Barnegat area, some 8 miles from the coast. This fire took 137 people's lives. The vessel, after being towed, broke loose from a coast guard vessel & ocean tug, and drifted loose to beach itself directly at Convention Hall in Asbury Park, NJ.
Allegations were made against the chief radio officer regarding an intentionally set fire , some years later. It was never proven. There are several books on the subject, and it truly makes for fascinating reading, if you dig reading great maritime stories...this tragedy makes for excellent reading. Too many things transpired on Sept. 8th, 1934 to mention here. It ranks up there with the great maritime tales of all time, but is overlooked too often in that regard. It shouldn't be that way, but is. Right up there with SMS Emden, Bismarck, Titanic and so on. An unbelievable sea tale, truly.
I've looked around quite a bit to find a model kit, but again, seems to be overlooked. This time by the model building community... As far as I know, anyway. If there is no kit out there of this handsome liner ? God, that should be corrected. I lack the skill of a true scratch builder. I've done a bit of scratch when representing other configurations/retro fitting of ships given the era that a kit represents versus the configuration I'd wished to represent, but on a small scale. But nothing like what would be required building from shipyard plans/outboard profiles and so on. I just lack that sort of ability. Admittedly....
Again, if anyone has input here, it would be greatly appreciated!!