The Aziz was built in 1983 for the United Arab Emirates. It is a fine example of an Anchor Handling Tug / Supply Vessel used for offshore oil drilling. The model is over 43 inches long (over 3 1/2 feet) and will be driven in the boat pond in Central Park, hopefully by this summer.
The above picture shows what the model should look like when completed.
Other views can be seen at www.modelslipway.com/aziz.htm
3/18/05 - I must say that there are two great decisions I made in making this model. First was buying a kit from Model Slipway - the quality is fantastic and anytime I have had any difficutly (due to my inexperience) all I had to do was pick up the phone to get advise from the folks there.
My second great decision was to buy the kit from Gold Coast Hobby in Glen Head. When you buy a model from them you are buying not only the model but help and guidance from Charlie, the owner and a very experienced model maker. Here too, all I had to do was pick up the phone and call.