XEBEC - HISTORIC SCALE WOOD MODEL SHIP KIT BY AMATI MODEL
XEBEC Wood Model Ship Kit AM1427 $279.99
Historic Scale Wooden Model Ship Kit by Amati Ship Models
Length 28" Height 19-1/4" Scale 1:60 Advanced Level
Plank on Bulkhead Construction
XEBEC - ARMED VESSEL 1753
Used by Barbary pirates, xebecs were equipped with both sails and oars. They featured a distinctive hull with overhanging bow and stern. The lateen rig allowed it to sail close hauled to the wind, giving it an advantage in pursuit or escape. The oars allowed the xebec to approach vessels that were becalmed.
Sea-going Mediterranean peoples used xebecs as corsairs and built them with a narrow floor to achieve a higher speed than their victims, but with a considerable beam that enable them to carry an extensive sail plan. They carried a crew of 300 - 400 men and mounted 16 - 40 guns.
Amatiís kit features laser cut keel and frames, wooden masts and spars, cloth sails and flags. Fittings are wood and metal. Armament consists of 14 metal cannon and 6 swivel guns. Construction plans show great detail, but step-by-step instructions are not included.
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
Xebec Paint Set AM1427PS (9 bottles)
Xebec Display Kit AM1427DP
these are high quality ship model kits, they may not be suitable for
some one not familiar with building foreign model ship kits.
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