Modelis hand built by marine artist Alexander Scherbak from thoroughly and expertly
selected hardwoods, with steel and brass wire parts. Wheelhouse is carved from real mahogany and naturally finished. Monkey
island is curved from white holly wood and naturally finished.
wood was stained before several layers of primer and paint to insure long life of the miniature. Quality of the model not
just reflected in visual result, but built in construction and finishing techniques. Model
comes in cardboard box.
SIZE:Scale 1:600. Length of the model –
10 3/8" (26.5 cm).
This project was initiated by request from the group
of collectors who purchased model of ocean liner Awatea.
Sarpedon was the first ship in the class of 4 passenger cargo steamers comissioned
by Blue Funnel Line for Far East service from Liverpool. Built in 1923 by Cammel Laird Birkenhead. She survided
the war and was broken up in 1953.
She was one of the best looking British ocean liners of her time.