These 1:76 scale narrowboats were built as a "labour of love". The models are entirely handbuilt and the hulls are carved from solid plastic. These boats are highly detailed and perhaps the hardest job involved hand painting the lettering and "rose and castle" decoration.
The boats carry fictitious names but are finished in traditional working boat style.
Adobe Photoshop allowed me to "launch" a boat into our local canal, the Peak Forest. In the photo below "Gazelle" approaches Bang's footbridge in Furness Vale.