A perfectly scaled model of the Queen Mary II is among the highlights of the fourth annual Model Boat Exhibition.
The event, from September 25 to October 1, will feature upwards of 100 craft, highlighting a rich tradition of miniature boat building skills.
“We approached the Victorian model maker clubs and the response has been positive, said Darren Albutt, who together with renowned boat building father Gil have initiated the exhibition.
“There should be around boats including the Queen May 2, which is 3.6 metres [in length]. There will be all sorts of models from yachts, Navy ships and couta boats,” he said.
A water tank will also be set up to display radio-controlled craft.
The popular fundraiser is returning to the Queenscliffe Maratime Museum after a haiatus of several years.
“Dad put together the previous three model boat exhibitions in the 90’s and he thought one was well overdue,” Mr Albutt said.
Meantime the Museum has secured the Victorian rights to host the Australian National Maritime Museum’s (ANMM) acclaimed ‘War at Sea’ travelling exhibition.
It includes a stunning pictorial display detailing the history of the Australian Navy during World War I.
The exhibition features many rare artefacts from the collections of the ANMM, National Film and Sound Archives and the Australian War Memorial.
War at Sea will be officially opened by Commander Terry Makins, Shrine of Remembrance Governor and President of the Naval Commemoration Committee of Victoria President, on Sunday September 11 at 2pm. It will run until Friday November 30.