MS Finnmarken Norwegian Coastal Passenger Steamer – Modell-Tech wooden ship kit by Turk Model
MS Finnmarken was built in 1956 as a coastal passenger steamer for the Hurtigruten coastal express route in northwestern Norway. She was the first ship of the “new line” of Hurtigruten ships with a superstructure at the stern (stern loader). The M/S Finnmarken appeared as a prototype of a series of Hurtigruten ships which were put into service at the end of the 1950s and in the first half of the 60s. Furthermore, the M/S Ragnvald Jarl was built according to the same drawings as Finnmarken. They were sister ships, although they sailed for different shipping companies. Since 1993 the M/S Finnmarken is decommissioned and part of the Hurtigruten Museum in Stokmarknes. For the development of the kit of the M/S Finnmarken original drawings of the Hamburg shipyard Blohm & Voss could be used, from which it was built and delivered in 1956.
This kit from Modell-Tech is accurately reproduced at 1:60 scale, and has a wonderfully beautiful hull and comes with full decor! This is a plank-on-bulkhead wooden model ship kit featuring a single-planked hull.
The superstructures can be opened to see the furnishings of the salons. In addition, the model inclused LEDs to illuminate the ship both internally and externally. The kit is designed for RC operation, but also makes an inspiring and impressive display model.
Decals include the lettering for the sister ships M/S Finnmarken, M/S Ragnvald Jarl and M/S Sjøkurs with the NRK logos “Summer Boat”. Illustrated building instructions with text passages and parts list in English are not provided in the box, but can easily be downloaded at any time using the following links:
Four decks and all cabines inside details
3D printed detailed resin accessories
LED cabin lighting
RC Remote control ready
Please Note: Photos shown on the water are of the actual ship. Photos of the model interior are CAD renderings.
Length 53″ (1350mm)
Height 19.1″ (485mm)
Width 8.3″ (212mm)