Date Added: 04 February 2009
Vladislav Babkin has completed another award winning, museum quality copetition model with his ship in bottle "Oleg." . This bottle is the Silver medal award winner in the 2008 Russian World Cup Ship Modeling Championship in St. Petersburg, Russia. The gold medal award was also a ship made by Vladislav, who took the bronze medal as well. This award winning bottle is a model of a 1860 screw-type 57-gun frigate. It is a very interesting vessel. Except for the developed harness it had the machine (engine) and the screw which could be cleaned in the case during a sailing. It made it possible to make long ocean navigations without the charge of coal, and the engine could be utilized during a fight or to pursue the enemy. For a time it was a modern vessel with powerful guns and armament and a strong hull. This model contains many fine details on the deck and it is much more complex in manufacturing than some of his previous models. The ship's masthead is a figure of a two headed eagle. A lifeboat hands from the stern from davits. Materials for model included: the underwater part of the case is made of copper, the screw from a brass, guns are turned from a steel wire, a deck from a wood, boards from a cardboard, masts and yards from a bamboo, sails from parachute silk. The sizes of model height of 63 mm, the general length of 105 mm, width of hull without anchors of 20 mm. The sizes of a bottle: length of 225 mm, width of 100 mm, thickness of a neck of 22 mm. The silver medal certificate is shown in the 4th picture.
|Type:||1860 Screw-type 57-gun frigate||Maker's Name:||Babkin, Vladislav|
|Category:||Sailing Ships||Made Where:||Moscow region, Russia|
|Bottle Size:||225 mm x 100 mm||Year Made:||2008|
|Bottle Type:||Vodka Bottle|