Although impossible to describe in detail the features of a model with over 1,400 parts the the following are the most outstanding. Hull, main and rear deck house and funnel are molded in GRP with all rivet and plating detail faithfully reproduced. All decks, wheelhouse etc. are CNC cut from high quality Birch ply. Deck overlays are pre-printed with planking detail. Almost 800 fittings manufactured in high grade alloy of superb quality, with many unique features too numerous to list. It even includes the pantry, sink, jugs, cups, saucers, plates, tables and chairs for the saloon. Lifeboats are molded in styrene with separate interior moldings and all furniture included.
Typical of many of the period 'Imara' was a twin screw harbor tug, built to a Crown Colonies contract for delivery to Dares-Salaam. Thereafter she had a colorful history, ultimately entering Royal Naval service where she was renamed 'Perseverance'.
A comprehensive instruction book including a detailed history of the full sized vessel and two highly detailed construction drawings. Single and twin screw versions of the hull are available. The twin twin screw version is true to scale, and the single screw version allows for easy installation of a steam plant, both versions look superb on the water.
Length: 43-1/2" (1105mm)
Beam: 11-1/2" (292mm)
Imara Twin Screw Photos: (click to enlarge)
Model by Robert Brown