Paddle Steamer Skibladner Ship Model – GN

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CS0008P - GN

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About the Paddle Steamer Skibladner

The Skibladner is a paddle steamer, which operates on the Lake of Mjøsa in Norway. She was launched in 1856, and is currently the oldest steamship to exist. She was originally designed to transport passengers between the train stations in Eidsvoll to the towns of Hamar, Gjøvik, and Lillehammer which are located along the lake. During her career, she sank twice, in 1937 and in 1967. She was brought back to the surface and underwent extensive repairs each time.

In 2005, it was decided that the Skibladner would be preserved by the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage. This marked the first time that a Norwegian vessel has been listed. Today, she still operates along the same route, but for the purpose of providing scenic and culinary tours during the summer.


Making of the Paddle Steamer Skibladner Ship Model

The construction process begins with extensive research and planning, to ensure that the ship model is replicated as accurately as possible. The ship model is then scratch-built by master craftsmen, using her original plan and photographs.

The making of this model requires hundreds of hours of work before completion and undergoes a stringent quality control process before leaving the workshop. The team of master craftsmen make use of their skills and expertise to build the hulls and bridges exclusively out of hand picked hardwoods, in order to create the structure of the ship model. The plank-on-frame technique is then employed to follow the unique curve of each ships hull. In order to create a smooth finish, the model ship is sanded and varnished, before the painting begins. An undercoat layer is added, to create a smooth and even surface. The paint is then selected and matched to the colour of the original ship. The details on this ship have been replicated using polished brass and metal finishes. Each of these processes are executed in sync with the customer’s customisation requirement or matched perfectly with the ship’s original layout. The ship model is then packaged carefully, to ensure that ensure for a smooth and safe transit to our clients.

The Skibladner model ship has been constructed in detail and is mounted on a solid wooden base with brass name plate. This model would make a stunning addition for any space.

This model is not a kit and is ready for display.


About the Manufacturer

At Premier Ship Models, we are committed to building quality partnerships. With more than twenty years of experience, our manufacturers are specialised in the production of luxury hand-crafted model boat and ships. What originally began as an artisanal family workshop, now produces an extensive range of highly sought-after collectibles; Including classic speedboat models, historic tall-ship models, cruise ship models, moderns yacht models and battleship models. These ship models are carefully hand crafted and made from the highest quality hardwoods, sourced from local exotic wood resources.

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