This model is the Sunflower in 1/700 scale by Arii. The kit is extensively modified in order to look like a modern cruise-ship, particularly those in the Costa Crociere fleet. I gave her the name "Costa Elena". Unfortunately there are very few cruise-ship kits in the market, so I had two options. The first was to scratch-build and the second was to convert. I chose the second one because of lack of time. The photos were taken with a digital camera, which I used for the first time.

Costa Elena overhead 2YC.JPG (76457 bytes) Costa Elena overhead 4YC.JPG (75685 bytes) Costa Elena overhead 5YC.JPG (77576 bytes) Costa Elena overhead 6YC.JPG (76924 bytes)
Costa Elena stern overheadYC.JPG (87679 bytes) Costa Elena amidshipsYC.JPG (90088 bytes) Costa Elena bridge overheadYC.JPG (83904 bytes)
Costa Elena Bridge portYC.JPG (85252 bytes) Costa Elena poolYC.JPG (81107 bytes) Costa Elena 2YC.JPG (53503 bytes)
Costa Elena overhead angleYC.JPG (86809 bytes) Costa Elena rafts close upYC.JPG (104814 bytes) Costa Elena stern portYC.JPG (82251 bytes)

Yannis Carystinos

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