The Polaris Beginner’s Model by OcCre
If you are thinking about starting naval modelling, Polaris is the model for you.
Taking into account the general techniques for assembling a naval model, OcCre designed a simple and attractive model. To make building even easier, they’ve created a series of video tutorials on their YouTube channel. With these videos providing step-by-step, detailed assembly instructions, you’re sure to come out with a beautiful model. Through this build, you will practice and learn the assembly and model-building techniques used in naval modelling. These techniques are the same as those used for any ship, regardless of its type or size. These include working the materials, building and planking a hull, mast making, rigging and sails, varnishing and finishing wood and metal, and lots more.
As always, OcCre will be by your side to answer any questions or need regarding the building and assembly of their models.
The name Polaris corresponds to the “Pole Star”, the guiding star used by navigators. The Polaris ship aims to be a guide to get started in naval modeling.
HEIGHT 446 mm
WIDTH 124 mm
LENGTH 580 mm
SECOND PLANK Yes
Wooden Model Ship Kit –
This is basically a model of an early American pilot boat, but OcCre calls it the Polaris. Almost exactly like the Artesania Latina Swift, which is a great kit. This kit makes a great beginning ship model kit, though it would also be a great kits for an experienced ship modeler that wants to make something relatively quick and simple.
I love that OcCre has created a whole series of Youtube videos showing every step of the build, paralleling the kits instructions. I can’t imagine a more complete approach to learning to build a wooden ship model kit. Build this kit and you’ll quickly be ready to build something more complicated!