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Ferry Boat Helgoland 1963

This highly detailed model of this well known German ferry boat is closing another gap in German seafaring history in 1/250 scale. The beautiful shaped hull and the elegant superstructure make sure that this model will be an eye-catcher in every display.

Scale: 1:250
Designer: Tobias Achenbach
Skill Level: difficult
Parts: 1518
Length: 368 mm (14.49 inch)
Instruction: German, English, French, Spanish, Illustrations
Format: DIN A4
Sheets: 12
Item no.: 3343
Edition: 1st Edition 2019

The model highlights:

  • fine detailed life boats
  • detailed crane
  • true-to-detail life saving equipment
  • benches
  • true-to-scale hull shape
  • realistic colouring
  • detailed capstan

The ferry boat Helgoland is truly one of the most elegant ships of her kind. Building this model is a true pleasure and the level of detail is simply superb. The complex hull demands precise preforming of the hull sides. But the precise design allows an absolute true-to-life result. The consistent level of details ensures a build with no tedium and plenty of fun.

Technical data:

  • launch: 09/03/1963 at Howaldtswerke AG, Hamburg as number 943
  • commissioning: 24/05/1963 at HADAG, Hamburg
  • length: 91.52 m
  • width: 14.53 m
  • draught: 4.26 m
  • displacement: BRT 2,746
  • engines: 2 × KHD RBV12M350 diesel engine
  • power: 6,000 hp
  • speed: 19 kn max speed, 15 kn cuising speed
  • passengers: 1,500 in ferry service, 92 in cruise service

HMV Lasercut Sets are especially designed for a particular HMV model as an additional but optional detail set. The laser cut parts replace parts of the original kit with more filigree and already cut out versions. Sometimes additional parts are included as well. Building your model with a Lasercut Set is easier and more detailed at the same time. But the Lasercut Set is not necessarily needed to build the model.

The material we use is high quality and already coloured paper. Thus it is not necessary to paint the laser cut parts. We recommend though to colour white parts before using them, as during the laser process burn marks might occur.

Lasercut Set
Item no.: 4343
Parts: 681

  • complete railing set
  • bulwark stays
  • parts for the cranes
  • davits
  • handrail
  • parts for masts
  • grating
  • parts of the anchor winch
  • achor chain
  • life belts
  • ladders
  • anchor
  • antennas

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