The M.V. Fairwind was built in 1989. This model represents the ship as original constructed.
She was later modified and the bridge raised in 1993 and was re-named the M.V. Celtic Commander and operated by the Charles Willie company of Cardif .
Her main engine type is the MAK 8M 453 with an output of 2650Kw and a top speed of 13 knots. She is a multi-purpose vessel designed to suit the carriage of containers and project or bulk cargoes. She is equipped with both bow and stern thrusters of 500kW avoiding the use of tugs and her length and draft permit entry into a number of the smaller ports and berths. The vessel is currently employed on time-charter carrying containers between ports in the East Med and the Black Sea.
Details of the kit
Scale 1/76 Length 1.01mt Beam 165mm Sailing weight
A 1/76 SCALE RAILWAY MODEL
The model is based on a glassfibre hull with plating, freeing ports, bulwarks and port detail moulded into the hull. Computer generated plastic, printed in 6 colours is used for the decks and superstructure to give quick and crisp assembly.
A full set of fittings in cast light alloy and plastic give the finishing touch to the model adding the vital clutter that is so much part of this attractive little merchant ships appeal.
To add the final finishing touch a sheet of brass etchings supplying such details as Stanchions, 2 types, ladders and stairways, intake grills and platforms to add that museum quality finish.
As in all of the Deans kits a set of running gear is included, consisting of the propshaft, tiller and full instructions keyed to a FULL SIZE FULL COLOUR plan with embedded drtials pictures to assist in the construction of the model.
Painting instructions are part of the construction notes with tips for using the latest car spray ACRYLIC paint which gives a fast and hard wearing finish.