OGS Explora is an oceanic research vessel owned by the Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e Geofisica Sperimentale – OGS. The ship offers the national and international scientific community a wide range of functionalities, being equipped with laboratories and scientific equipment that allow it to operate in the fields of geophysics, geology, marine biology, and oceanography.

The Papermodel (scale 1:144)
Paper: 160 gsm, 80 gsm
Lenght: 51.5 cm
Width:8.5 cm
Height: 15.4 cm
Number of parts: 165
Instruction: visual, photo (italian, english)
Difficulty: 3/5

Model Pictures and Photo Instructions available at this page.

Enthusiasts can find photos and interesting information about the original Explora and its sister Prospekta in this old document published by the builder Prakla-Seismos GmbH in Hannover: Geophysical Research Vessels PROSPEKTA and EXPLORA

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18 Responses to r/v OGS EXPLORA

  1. Peter Laatz says:

    Vielen Dank auch aus Deutschland von der Mittelelbe,
    wirklich ein tolles Modell.

  2. Paolo Ghidini says:

    Complimenti Pino,
    per uno che ci ha vissuto per anni sull’ Explora è stato emozionante vederla riprodotta così fedelmente con la carta.
    Proprio in questi giorni ho rivissuto il ricordo del crollo del Muro di Berlino mentre allora ero sull’ Explora in Antartide.
    Hai fatto un gran bel lavoro, particolari, proporzioni,colori…
    Ciao e a presto, Paolo

  3. Reinhard Wilkens says:

    Dieses Modell hat mich derart fasziniert das ich es auf M 1:100 vergrößert habe. Nun baue ich es aus Polystyrol und Holz schwimmfähig und mit RC Steuerung. Herzlichen Dank für diese wirklich tolle Vorlage.

    Questo modello mi ha affascinato tanto da averlo aumentato a M 1: 100. Ora lo costruisco da polistirolo e legno galleggiante e con controllo RC. Grazie mille per questo modello davvero eccezionale.

    This model has fascinated me so much that I have increased it to M 1: 100. Now I build it from polystyrene and wood floatable and with RC control. Thank you very much for this really great template.

  4. Romolo Costagliola says:

    Grazie da Australia!

  5. Christoph says:

    Hello Giuseppe,

    what a fine model.
    Thank you very much for making the ship available for download.

    Best wishes

  6. Hi Pino
    A lovely model of a very nice ship – thank you very much for posting.

  7. Thankyou so much! The paper construction with the threesided tubes look very interesting and I look forward to trying it. The instruction is also very clear and it all looks as if the building of your model will give quite a lot of pleasure.
    With the best wishes from Sweden

  8. Herbert says:

    once again a very nice model. Thanks a lot for this

  9. Frerichs says:

    Ahoi Giuseppe,

    many thanks for your very very very beautiful model. I´ll build the ship in 1:500.


  10. Un grand merci Giuseppe !

    Bravo et bonne journée, Michel

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