I decided make a ship model about the shuttle ferry because she my favorite fast ferry. I love panorama in bow and stern. There opens wonderful view on sea, it makes mighty atosphere. Furniture of the ship not shining as on luxury cruise ships but has calm colors. Calm tones makes difference feeling onboard.
I have model of my favorite Silja Europa and the second favorite the Prinsendam is in progress now. Purpose is remember and keep these specials near me. Why not have model of favorite shuttle ferry?? Thinking for this question did me decide build model of the Superstar.
The model not big, circa 50 cm long. She 47 cm, has opened aft doors.
She is built out of hard cardboard, paper is sticked on for paint windows and portholes with orange stripes on green background. Hull is painted with usual color pencils and covered with tape. Rqailings are done off drawing paper.
The model ship the Superstar has been Poseidon(2008), Silja Serenade(2008-2010) and Niimi(2010-2011) and Superstar(2011-....). The model has memory in. I had built movie ship the Poseidon off cardboard. Idea cam while I was putting together model of Queen Mary 2 on attic. There was one big box. It inspired me to try build a model off it. So I did. I drew plans of poseidon and took ship shape from QM2 hull. These two has similar hull shape. The Poseidon was about 10 cm shorter than 1/400 scald model kit QM2. Side details and keel went wrong but I hadn't lost inspiration and try again and it cam out finally. I drew ship details on cardboard and cut out them. Windows and portholes were drew on. Palconyes were also drew on. Finally stick together and paint it with acrylkic colors. All was allright until I took the model in pieces. Can't remember why.
Poseidon is ship from same named movie Poseidon. The movie tells about a adventure going off ship what went under water, keel on water and decks in. Was happy new year party onboard while cam tsunami. Big wave towed the ship and it tilted hardly until decks went in water and keel rised up. Passengers went in panic. They stood in air pubble in big room. Some grew members and passengers tecided go out the ship. It was long and dangerous way. Someone had to dead. The Poseidon was in hard pressure and windows went off and water cam in. Lots of things burned and blowed up. Water cam in fast. Only 5 people managed in room of bow thrusters. They blowed off propellers and jumped off. Ship was just turning and sinking. The movie ends well, one helicopter picked up survivors.
I like the ship and it inspired me build a model about the ship. I am sad I haven't photos about the model from Poseidon time. But, memory remains with pictures in head.
These photos are mine.
Superstar is about 15-20 cm longer than Niimi was.
Some photos about my cardboard ferry