HMVS Ceberus, 1:200, PaperShipwright

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by fluthecrank, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. fluthecrank

    fluthecrank Member

    Hi folks,

    during my vacation there was a little time for modeling.
    I built the download model HMVS Cerberus from PaperShipwright.
    A very accurate design, looks realy good and fits well.
    Just have a look:


    The railings are lasercut, the rigg made of fishing line or twine.........


    best regards FLU
  2. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

    That's beautiful FLU! Very nice job!:cool:
    Even on vacation, you can squeeze in a little modeling time, eh!?!
    I know, when I am modeling, that's time away from the whole world for me.
    There is nothing more enjoyable than that!

    I am curious, how did you transport the ship during your vacation?
    You certainly took good care of it along the way!
    Again, a great job FLU!:thumb:

  3. paperbeam

    paperbeam Member

    Wonderful model!:thumb:

    I read a bit about this monitor-style ship and according to the official website, it was actually launched in 1868 and is still afloat without being restored...

    HMVS Cerberus - Home Page.

    Like all monitors, it looks like they forgot the rest of the hull!:mrgreen:


    N and Z scale Old West paper models (free samples) at: paperbeam - virtual paper models
  4. dansls1

    dansls1 Member

    Great job as always!
  5. fluthecrank

    fluthecrank Member

    thanks my friends.....

    Hi folks,

    thank´s for the kind words......... The transportation of the model is not a problem because my caravan is still on the same place during my vacation......for the back journey I used a metal box from cookies........

    thanks for the link to the cerberus HP, sadly it´s to late to improve the model with these intersting pics .............

    best regards FLU
  6. charliec

    charliec Active Member

    Would that it were true - the Cereberus (aka HMAS Platypus) was sunk in about 3 metres of water in the 1920s to form a breakwater in Port Philip Bay. The hull has been deteriorating over the years and there is real concern it may collapse.
    There is a partial restoration project underway but the main problem is raising the $6.5M to at least preserve the upper parts of the hull.


  7. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Paper?? Come on. I don't believe it.
  8. fluthecrank

    fluthecrank Member

    not 1:200, it´s 1:250

    Sorry guys,

    but I think the scales are not mine......:oops::oops::oops:the model is 1:250 !!

    best FLU
  9. Gregory Shoda

    Gregory Shoda Member


    Very nicely done. I've built one, but I had lots of trouble myself. Yours is a lot better.
  10. paperbeam

    paperbeam Member

    Charlie - In the picture it still looked afloat, but I should have read a bit further down on the website...wall1

    It looks like about 75% of it is still above water though...:rolleyes:

    Mind you, I've seen horribly rusted old classic cars, etc. that have been magically restored to their former glory so who knows? I hope they can pull it off as the ship is entirely unique.


    N and Z scale Old West models (free samples) at:paperbeam - virtual paper models
  11. gippolot

    gippolot Member

    Really nice model FLU. :thumb:

    Every year the Half Moon Bay Surf Life Saving Club has an ocean swim around the hulk. Five years ago we could dive off of it. Illegally of course, as it is a health hazard, and it was in very poor condition then.

    Now it is far worse, doesn't look much better than a nasty rusted mess. The photo on the website is a few years old now I fear. A truly sad loss.


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