This model is based on a type of Seine Net Trawler traditionally used particularly around the North coast of Scotland. This trawler is not based on a specific ship, but a type of ship.
TRADITION was one of the last and largest of the Siene Net Trawlers built of timber in the traditional method by traditional craftsmen, with a superstructure made of steel or aluminium and painted to give an effect of timer, often called “scrumbling”. She was fully modern in machinery and electronics.
This type of vessel served their owners well and many are still in service today, thirty or forty years after first being launched. With the reduction of the fishing fleets in the late 90’s due to EEC Regulations the majority of these craft were scrapped, not because they were inefficient but due to their need for skilled craftsmen for repairs and maintenance. With the loss of these skills this type of vessel became more and more expensive to maintain.
Details of the kit
Scale 1/24 Length 870mm Beam 245mm
The model is based on a glassfibre hull with fender strips and detail moulded into the hull.
Deck is from 3mm marine grade plywood, laser cut and finished off with 7mm laser cut boxwood planks. Computer generated plastic, printed in 6 colours is used for the 1.5mm H.I.P. plastic superstructure to give quick and crisp assembly.
A full set of fittings in cast light alloy and resin give the finishing touch to the model adding the vital clutter that is so much part of this attractive siene net trawler.
As in all of the Deans kits a set of running gear is included, consisting of the propshaft, tiller. Full instructions keyed to a FULL SIZE plan with embedded colour pictures to assist in the construction of the model. Painting instructions are part of the construction notes with tips for using the latest car spray ACRYLIC paint which gives a fast and hard wearing finish.
Pre-printed cast vinyl “wood” panels, Chome plating strip are included in the kit along with a set of waterside decals for the final finish.