Here are some pictures of my current build. It's the Shreiber-Bogen Dampfschiff Sirius. The scale is 1:100, the model is about 2' long. The Sirius was a German Baltic freighter built in 1868. Unlike most of the ship models here, this one will have nary a cannon. I photographed the front of the parts book so you can see what the completed ship is supposed to look like. As was common in this era, the ship has auxiliary sail power. The sails are rather poor, dingy brown on one side and gray on the other. I plan to model her under bare poles or with sails furled. Those paper railings and ladders aren't going to cut it at this scale either. I have ordered, and promptly received photoetch railing (HO scale, but close enough), brass chains and lead ladders from Blue Jacket Ship Crafters in Maine.