1/300 Polish Freighter Olza
Reviewed by Timothy Dike
Here's a paper model that would be an excellent beginning ship model to try out. It is one of the simplest kits I have reviewed so far. This one is a two page kit in 1/300 scale.
The pages of the kit are illustrated below, they are printed on heavy card stock. The kit is a waterline style kit, with no lower hull. Assembly should be pretty straighforward as this is a faily small ship and not overly complicated in design.
It looks like you can construct the entire ship out of paper, but I would use wooden dowel for the masts. I think that might be what is intended by the instructions, but they are in Polish only.
Paper Ship Model Hints:

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 2,00 EUR an affordable price to try out paper modeling. Check out the e-papermodels.com website for even more ships and detailing accessories to enhance your kit.

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