Imperial Russian Steam Yacht "Livadia" from Walden Models

Discussion in 'Kit Announcements' started by swiftsword, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. swiftsword

    swiftsword Member


    this is my design of the 1881 Russian Imperial Steam Yacht "Livadia", built on the "Turbot" design of Vice-Admiral Popov. Some of you may already by familiar with the model from my thread in our sister forum. Scale is 1:250. The model is very detailed and can easily be scaled up. There are eleven boats, which are also very detailed. The kit will become available some time in May. A set of laser cut detail parts will be available, including railings, companionways, benches etc.

    Please visit my website, for release information, or post questions to this thread.
















  2. Alcides

    Alcides Member

    WOW :-o Really an impresive model. What detail !!!

    Very good pictures, too.
  3. BARX2

    BARX2 Member

    Gorgeous model!
  4. paperbeam

    paperbeam Member

    A Real Work of Beauty Oliver!

    What scale is it in?

    I like all your designs as they're so unique, finely detailed and from unusual eras...

    You are a true master!:D

  5. swiftsword

    swiftsword Member

    @ Paperbeam - it's 1:250. The kit is detailed enough to handle scaling up, though. I expect it'll be good for at least 1:200, if not larger.


  6. Clashster

    Clashster Member

    Wow! What a model and what a subject! This may have to go onto my "gotta have" list! BTW, glad to see the site back up!

  7. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

    I'm definitely going to have to get this beauty! Excellent design work, Oliver!

  8. eatcrow2

    eatcrow2 Member

    Just an amazing piece of work.....
  9. cdcoyle

    cdcoyle Member

    Whoa, Oliver! Nice work!
  10. Kaz

    Kaz Member

    An absolute stunner!
    Well excecuted.
  11. rmks2000

    rmks2000 Member

    Incredible! I recently purchased the Ross Winans yacht and am impressed with the design quality.
  12. DrBill

    DrBill Member

    Double that -- Incredible! Now I have to sign up for e-mail notification....
  13. cjwalas

    cjwalas Member

    Another wonderful choice of subject and a truly impressive model! I love your intriguing choices!
  14. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    Its fake - at least it has to be, its not possible to build that well ;)

    You did a great job there! Right down to the pully systems on the life boats and the handrails are magnificent! The rigging, the deckchairs etc etc etc, I better stop or i will just name every part of the model :)
  15. barry

    barry Active Member

    Leaves you breathless ................. wish I had a quarter of that talent

  16. GT5500

    GT5500 Member

    I would never even attempt to build that! it took me nearly a day to build the runabout boat you offered as freebie! Great job by the way.
  17. swiftsword

    swiftsword Member

    Oh, don't say that! The difficulty level isn't outrageous, and the parts count is going to be fairly low. The runabout was probably the hardest bit on the whole ship, so if you've done that, the rest of the ship will be a piece of cake.

    Of course, I do recommend tweezers, sufficient lighting and a magnifier :D

    It took me a year to design and build this model, but if you were to sit down with the complete kit and start building, it'll probably only take you a few weeks. I should also mention that I have next to *no* free time, so that tends to stretch my builds :D


  18. chapuzas100

    chapuzas100 Member

    I do not have words to express what I have felt when seeing the photos .
    It is simply I N C R E D I B L E .


    The model is going to be on sale?
  19. swiftsword

    swiftsword Member

    Yes, on my website It'll take me about another month to put the kit together.


  20. Gil

    Gil Active Member

    Volga Boat Song Here...,

    Very nice work Oliver,

    It would be interesting to learn the operations of this craft. It must have been fairly unwieldly in any type of current but with three boilers it looks to be capable of muscling its way through. A very unusual and well executed subject. Congratulations!


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