I am very pleased they put the sails on these Gift Shop Models. But they are very workmanlike. Another consistent Gift SHop Model problem is that they never taper the spars properly. Often they are not tapered at all.
Ship model, Defensively Equipped Merchant Ship, miniature., 1942.This model is one of 5 miniature model ships made by Robert Klippel when serving in the Royal Australian Navy during WW11. Klippel is now regarded as one of Australia's greatest sculptors, and these ship models are highly significant as examples of his earliest work.