Sunday, February 27, 2011
A Retired Navy Man's Hobby
Ship Model: Admiral Graf Spee, built from scratch by: William Terra (ME - USA); Scale: 1:20
The model is built like a canoe using 1"/4" bass wood strips, then covered with fiberglass.
Estimated weight: 700 lbs
The beam is 52"
The length is about 30'
It can carry two people
The model is powered by a 15 hp outboard engine under rear gun turret.
It can sail 15 mph
Furthermore the model has a built-in music system.
While the Captain, William Terra,in the photos cruises the lakes of Maine he enjoys listening to Wagner.