|This is my build of the Revell Spy Trawler ‘Volga’ in 1/142 scale. The kit dates back about 45 years now, and for its age is very nice! It turned into an enjoyable, low-
pressure job, very relaxing to do. Kind of fun to build something that doesn’t have guns- although there’s nothing WRONG with guns, of course. This kit has also been
sold as “Kandahar” and “North Sea Fishing Trawler.” It looks like a pretty generic deepwater fishing trawler. I didn’t do much to modify it, but a fishing trawler has to
have nets, right? None are supplied with the kit, so I used some old nylon stocking to simulate the net. NOTE TO GENTLEMEN- If you go out and buy new nylon
stockings, you are viewed as getting a slightly naughty gift for your wife/girlfriend, tee hee. If you ask your wife/girlfriend for some used nylon hose, you’re immediately
labeled a pervert. Be warned.
Since this a generic vessel, I could play with the paint scheme a bit. Low-maintenance black for the upper hull, and green antifouling paint below (don’t you get tired of
red?). I considered white for the superstructure, but decided to go with grey instead. It has four cylindrical-looking devices scattered about the upper decks that in the
instructions are labeled ‘electronics pod,’ but to me they just look like the automatically deployable life rafts common to many vessels, so I decided to go with that and
painted them high-visibility red.