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AFRIC STAR
Blue Star Line Cargo ship

Afric Star of Blue Star line fleet was built in Middlesbrough, England by the Smith's Dock Company Ltd.  Construction of the ship completed in 1975.  She measured 155.81' long' and was powered by a 9-cylinder B&W diesel engine that could propel the ship up to 24 knots.  Afric Star was an "A"-Class fully refrigerated five hatch cargo ship, fitted with banana doors.

   




This Afric Star model features:

- Scratch built from official plans

- Hollow hull construction , hollow hull construction (very important), weighing less than 10 lbs  (A solid hull of this model would be over 40 lbs and feel like a toy rather than an art piece.)

- The hollow superstructure is comprised of
hundred of individual thin pieces of wood glued together, not several solid pieces stacking on top one another.

- Windows are cutouts (not black decals), thanks to the hollow structures.

-  No computer-printed paper deck.

- >95% of parts are wood and metal
.
 

37.5" L x 10" T x 5 W   $1,900   S & H is $90   SOLD OUT and DISCONTINUED

 

"Dear Sir,

I would like to congratulate you on the model of the Afric Star.  I sailed as Chief Engineer on her along with her sister vessels, serving 32 years with the Blue Star Line.  Only one fault and that is the colour of the funnel, the top black band should be divided by a white band. Other than that First Class.  Visit Blue Star line on the web at http://www.bluestarline.org/

Best regards
Anthony Gough"