Today, I received a “shipwreck” of the Amerigo Vespucci …
For those who don’t know the Amerigo Vespucci, check out this wikipedia link
Actual image of the Amerigo Vespucci, docked in Venice (Italy)
A few years ago, Deagostini published a building kit of the Amerigo Vespucci in scale 1/84. This building kit consists of 120 different booklets and packages with pieces. Every week one package/booklet was delivered to customers, at a price of allmost 7 euro per package, and this for 120 weeks long.(Bringing up the total to more then 840 euro), I managed to get the whole thing for free !!!
The box with all parts and the 120 booklets, completely dry/dustfree/in perfect condition. The previous owner did handle everything with care 🙂
The lower piece was already “finished”, it looks OK if you see it like this …
The reason why I call it a “shipwreck”, will be noticable in the next serie of pictures. It will take a lot of sanding/filling/repairing, sanding/filling/repairing, and some more sanding/filling/repairing, to make it look like a “real” ship. Ooh well, if you take into account that it did cost me the incredible amount of 0 euro (YES ! zero euro), and the fact that building the lower piece would also take a lot of hours of building and sanding/filling, it’s a real bargain 🙂 And afterall, this gives me the ability to give the lower piece a personal touch of myself 🙂
Don’t expect me to start on this ship next week 🙂 First, I need to finish my 1/35th diorama of the “cargo dock”. Next, Christel ordered a box of C-rails, (worth a price of about 1300 euro) for my birthday in april, so I can finally start building my new modelrailroad layout after finishing the dio 🙂 I think I will start (re-)building this masterpiece of art, at the winter of 2014-2015 … And I hope one day, it will look as beautiful as the next picture 🙂
To be continued …
My name is Autrl, I am from Romania.
Did you finish the model kit ?
I am interested in construction plans.
What do you say about that ?
Thank you and have a nice day !
Due to health issues, the kit is still in the state as on the pictures, I did not do anything about it (yet).
It will probably take several more years before I start on it.
What do you mean with construction plans ?
I can’t share them, because they came in several magazines (more then 100 !), accompanied by the building pieces, and they are copyrighted.
(besides this, I really can’t scan a few thousand pages …)
There is a company who still sells this kit, with construction plans:
Hi Kris !
Unfortunately DeAgostini is no longer built it.
Instead, Occre from Spain does, but they have a very weird policy regarding masts, spars, sails and rigging.
There are not detailed plans as DeAgostini or Hachette.
You have to work from some 1/1 plans and close up photos !
Recently, I bought Gorch Fock from Occre but I receved the plans from a good person from Germany.
I think you are from Belgium.
I have a very good friend living in Roeselare.
Do I have any chance to have those plans ?
Would you write on email ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) ?
Best wishes !
I will send you an email before the end of the week 🙂
(To busy with work currently)