6 days ago
Highlights of the international shipmodelling days in hamburg 2018, part iii:
last weekend we had several very good functional rc models at the museum. this colorful beauty in probably one of the best we saw. it is the latest work of the highly talented gabriele glücks: the dredger josef möbius custom made in a scale of 1:125. to make this very detailed model, glücks had access to the original builing plans and even visited the real ship, that she documented in over 600 pictures.
the josef möbius is a dredger, a vessel made to excavate sediments from the bottom of harbors, fluvial waterways and coastal lines, to keep them navigable and secure for ships. she was built in 1974 in normandie, france, under the name françois l'évêque. she changed names in 1992 to kai hong and in 1999 to tina, until she was finally named josef möbius in 2002. she was on duty until 2016, when she was moored in the harbor of emden. if our data is still accurate, she has not move since.