A detailed modification of the SC&H 1/24 scale R/C Brig Grasshopper.
Grasshopper and Syren were similar enough Cruizer class designs that I decided to add prototypical rigging detail, a re-designed R/C mechanism and build the kit as an "approximation" of Syren.
Album is a variety of pics from past sailing.
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There appear to be steering-boards on both sides. Are these to help control the drift? And what about the spiked bow? This is a beautiful model of a very interesting vessel.
These are Portuguese fishing boats. My understanding is that they used bottom trawls, dragged to windward as the boat drifted to leeward. The strange suit of sails could be adjusted to control the direction of drift relative to the wind.
My thoughts too. What sort of vessel is this and from what part of the world?
Well executed model of a very unusual vessel. Was this a fishing boat or very early warship with that wicked looking bow?
Thanks. I really wanted this model to tell a story, and a contemplative Shackleton figure seemed to be a good addition.