SANTA MARIA - MODEL SHIP KIT BY AMATI MODELS

SANTA MARIA  AM1409  $219.99 
Historic Scale Wooden Model Ship Kit by Amati Model
Length 21-1/2"   Height 19"   Scale 1:65   Intermediate Level
Wood Plank on Bulkhead Construction

SANTA MARIA - Flagship of The Columbus Fleet

(display board & pedestals not included WITH kit)

The Santa Maria was a Nao, and the flagship of the Columbus fleet. It was a merchant ship, between 200-600 tons. The boat's length was 75 feet with a wide beam, 25 feet. This allowed it to carry more people and cargo. She had a deep draft, 6 feet. The vessel had three masts, a mainmast, a foremast, and a mizzenmast. Five sails altogether were attached to these masts. Each mast carried one large sail. The foresail and mainsail were square; the sail on the mizzen was a triangular sail known as a lateen mizzen. The ship had a smaller topsail on the mainmast above the mainsail and on the foremast above the foresail. In addition, the ship carried a small square sail, a spritsail, on the bowsprit. Each sail was attached to a long wooden pole, a yard, which spread the sail out across the top and held it open. The Santa Maria also had a crow's nest on the mainmast. It had a raised stern. There was a forecastle in the bow of the ship. Most of the force used to drive this ship came from the largest mainsail. The other sails were used for trimming.

Though many sailors believed that the Santa Maria was a fine ship for her day, Columbus was not so impressed. He did not think it was a ship fit for discovery. Because of the deep draft, the vessel was not suited for sailing near reefs and shallow island waters. In fact, the craft ran aground off Hispaniola and had to be abandoned.

Amati presents a superlative Santa Maria ship model. Kit features plank-on-bulkhead construction with pre-cut frames and keel. Fittings re realistically reproduced in cast metal, brass and hardwoods. Sailcloth, rigging line, brightly colored flags and pennants are all supplied. Each ship is armed with machine turned brass cannon - six for the Santa Maria. Kit is complete with detailed plans and instructions.
 


The paint sets for these kits are historically accurate colors that have been specially formulated for model ships. They are high quality acrylic based paints that can be thinned with water, thinner or alcohol. They clean up easily with water, making them ideal for airbrush use. Brushed or sprayed, paints dry flat with good grain structure and a smooth finish. The colors contained in each paint set are based on the colors shown in the picture of the model. 1 oz. bottles
 

Santa Maria Paint Set (5 bottles) AM1409PS   $24.95  

Santa Maria Display Kit   AM1409DP   $39.97  

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