Jump to content

Fram by Tadeusz43 - scale 1:100 polar exploration ship

Recommended Posts


Construction of the polar ship Fram model is part of a larger project POLAR.
I am going to build model ships Farm, Maud and Gjøa all in scale 1:100
The construction will be conducted at the same time starting from the hull through the equipment and rigging.
Hulls of ships Fram and Maud will be built as POB  for bulkheads was used birch plywood 4 mm thick

planks was lime strips 2x5 mm ,.

The smallest Gjøa will have a hull constructed as “bread and butter” material used HDF board.

Original construction drawings of all ships I have got from Norwegian Maritime Museum ( contact person Mr Per Gisle Galåen   Per.Gisle.Galaen@marmuseum.no )but not all of them were sufficient information to build models, there was a lack of equipment drawings and plans of the deck.

The best are the drawings of the ship Gjøa because it plans for modeling also instruction is included but in Norwegian only.

With the help of our colleague Igorsky and additional shipment from  NMM was possible to complete the necessary documentation for the ship Fram but for Maud will be necessary partial improvisation

on area of deck arrangement and equipment.

I collect also all available photos of this ships from my archive and the net.

Drawings was scanned and scale was reduced up to required 1:100 in computer .


Bulkheads assembled


Planking beginning








Inserts for exposition stands



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Fantastic project you have taken on.  Looks like you are well on your way, looks very good.



Piet, The Flying Dutchman.


"Your greatest asset is not the quantity of your friends , rather the quality of your friends."  (old Chinese proverb)


Current Builds: Hr. Ms. Java 1925-1942

                       VOC Ship Surabaya


Planned Builds: Young America Diorama - scale 1:3000


Future Builds: KPM ship "MS Musi."  Zuiderzee Botter - scale 1:25. VOC Jacht in a 6" lamp,  Buginese fishing Prauw.  Hr. Ms. Java - Royal Navy Netherlands Cruiser.


Completed Builds:   Hr. Ms. O16 Submarine

                             Hr. Ms. O19 - Submarine Royal Navy Netherlands

                             Ship Yard Diorama with Topsail schooner -

                             Friendship Sloop Gwenfra

                           Muscongus Bay Lobster Smack    

                             Golden Hind - Cutte Sark (both not in this forum)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

What an interesting project. 



Every build is a learning experience.


Current build:  SS_ Mariefred


Completed builds:  US Coast Guard Pequot   Friendship-sloop,  Schooner Lettie-G.-Howard,   Spray,   Grand-Banks-dory

                                                a gaff rigged yawl,  HOGA (YT-146),  Int'l Dragon Class II,   Two Edwardian Launches 


In the Gallery:   Catboat,   International-Dragon-Class,   Spray

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...
  • 3 months later...



That looks great, good progress - can you show us a little bit mot of the how vou gozt from he plans drawing to the bulkheads shap you used at the end?


It's important for me due to the open hatches, stairhouses and skylights you can look inside the ship.


I'm looking for further progress and sending best wishes from Berlin,

Give :pirate41:


Moony a.k.a. Jan


"S/S Warkworth"- 1875  (Scale 1/48)

One of the 1st modern iron-built Steam Colliers by Swan & Co. Newcastle on Tyne



While you're being creative, nothing is wrong.

There's no such thing as a mistake, and any

drivel may lead to the breakthrough.  

John Cleese 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

beautiful model Tadeusz,


I like the selfmade metal parts, next to the making of the hull....




Current builds

Steamship Ergenstrasse


"Mississippi Lady"  sternwheel steamer 1:30 kit build fun boat as Xmas present

"Zeesboot"  heritage wooden fishing small craft around 1870, POB  clinker scratch build scale 1:24

Pilot Schooner # 5 ELBE

Chebec "Eagle of Algier" 1753--scale 1:48-POB-(scratchbuild) 

"SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse" four stacker passenger liner of 1897, 1:144 (scratchbuild)
"HMS Pegasus" , 16 gun sloop, Swan-Class 1776-1777 scale 1:64 from Amati plan  (scratch build)Pilot schooner #5 Elbe

"Pamir" 4-mast barque, P-liner, 1:96  (scratchbuild)

"Gorch Fock 2" German Navy cadet training 3-mast barque, 1:95 (scratchbuild) 

"Heinrich Kayser" heritage Merchant Steamship, 1:96 (scratchbuild) 

"Bohuslän" , heritage ,live Swedish museum passenger steamer (Billings kit), 1:50 

"Lorbas", river tug, steam driven for RC, fictive design (scratchbuild), scale appr. 1:32

under restoration / restoration finished 

"Hjejlen" steam paddlewheeler, 1861, Billings Boats rare old kit, scale 1:50

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 years later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...