A miniuature of the wool clipper Wairoa, at 32 feet to 1 inch (1:384). I gave up large models years ago, for the convenience of small ones that I can hold in my hand. This is a recent model of an iron-hulled sailing ship. The masts, spars and rigging are 100% metal. The hull is wood, plated with paper plates. The Wairoa carried general cargo out to Australia and New Zealand, and returned with wool. The ports did not conceal guns, they were just painted on as decoration. Collectors cannot get enough of these models, so I stopped taking privatate commissions years ago. I only build what I feel like building these days, thus keeping it in the realms of "hobby" rather than "business!"
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