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P r o f e s s i o n a l b u i l d e r o f s a i l i n g s h i p m o d e l s
Certificate of Сandidate-Master of sports of Ukraine
My name is Olha and I turned my hobby into a profession. By profession I am a road and airfield engineer and worked in this field for 10 years. After immigrating to the USA, I decided to turn my beloved hobby, shipmodeling, into a business. The keel of my first ship model was laid down in 2010. I made a lot of mistakes on it due to inexperience and lack of reference literature, but it taught me a lot. This model showed me that this is what I want to do professionally. My models have won championships and numerous medals. I am experienced in researching and developing model-ship drawings.
It was thanks to ship-modeling that I met my husband, Dr. Kroum Batchvarov, a well-known ship archaeologist. Now we collaborate in producing high-quality, historically accurate ship models.
H.M.S. VICTORY - 1765 (Scale 1:84)
H.M.A.V. Bounty - 1787 (Scale 1:45)
Ukrainian Championship - 2019
Ukrainian Championship - 2016
Ukrainian Championship - 2015
Documentation of the 17th Cent Model
Reconstruction of the Cossack boat
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