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Here is a rather uncommon kit made by Constructo from Spain, at the scale of 1/20. It is a diorama rather than a boat in the proper sense of the term.




Constructo produced two of these special diorama kits: the one that we are reviewing today and another one depicting another motor powered boat sitting on a pier, in a small fishing village of southern Spain.


The kit is made at the scale of 1/20 which is regrettable in a way for us Anglo-American lovers of standard scales such as 1:24th.

Unfortunately, both kits are no longer available and can only be found on the secondary or used market.




The kit is complete and comes with a very heavy base made of MDF, back walls, all woods parts and a lot of metal parts with two figures in white metal.








The instructions are very detailed and written in at least 6 different languages for the European and world market.










This is a picture provided by Constructo of what the final fishing boat would look like if it was finished.




However, before it gets completed in that lovely shipyard, here are a few close-ups provided by Constructo to show the amount of details that went into the kit.










I hope you enjoyed this unusual kit from our Spanish friends.



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Those are awesome, I particularly like that first one, lots of details.  I had no idea that these kits ever existed.  I hope that you are building it and this isn't just a look at the kit!

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I've always liked the looks of that diorama.  I hope you have fun building it.



Every build is a learning experience.


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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 


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Hello Yves - nice find!

My curiosity made me do a search for both of the kits you've shown, but with little success.  I couldn't find any supplier in the UK or the EU selling them as new items.  There were a few mentions of the kits on some auction sites, but they were all old listings.  I couldn't even find them mentioned on Constructo's own web site.

So I'm guessing these are no longer being made by Constructo.  Disappointing ...


Will this 'review' eventually be a full-blown build log?  I hope so.  I'll keep an eye open for progress.

The kit that you are seeing on these pictures was purchased on the Costa Brava (Cataluna) about 10 or 12 years ago. Constructo stopped producing them a long time ago.



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