1/4" = 1′ scale plans philip eisnors model of the schooner "bluenose" may be perhaps the most accurate representation of the "bluenose" as she was in 1921 when she was launched and ready for the fishing grounds (entrants of the iftc were required to be working vessels). he spent many years in researching this project.. We toned back our initial excitement a little and decided on building a 1/65 scale bluenose from billing boats. the kit was on sale at the time so i pulled the trigger and ordered it. that was the start of me having no life for the following 8 weeks.. The young naval architect, william roue was employed to design the boat.work began immediately and the bluenose was launched march 26, 1921, a schooner of 285 tons. in the autumn of 1921, the bluenose won the second running of the international fishermans trophy..