1/400 Edmund Fitzgerald
Card Model by JSC

Reviewed by Timothy Dike
Here's a paper model that should appeal to fans of the Great Lakes ships. This is the famous Edmond Fitzgerald, the oar carrier that was lost on November 10, 1975 during one of the worst storms in recent history.
The kit is done in waterline style and should be a pretty straighforward build. The pages of the kit are illustrated below, they are printed on heavy card stock. All external parts are printed in color so no painting is necessary. The instructions are in Polish but are numbered and it looks like the assembly should go pretty easy.

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I have heard many paper modelers say that it is best to laminate these pages onto heavier card to make them even more rigid. There is nothing to stop you from laminating it to styrene for the ultimate plastic scratchbuild.

The beauty of this type of model is that you can use a copier to reduce or enlarge the pages to produce most any scale of ship that you like. In fact I would recommend that if this is your first ship that you begin working with a copy of the ship. As a devoted 1/700 waterline modeler I find myself computing the how much I will have to reduce this kit to get to my scale!

     This kit is priced at 3.95 EUR a pretty good price . Check out the e-papermodels.com website for even more ships and detailing accessories to enhance your kit.

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