LONGBOAT - HISTORIC SCALE WOOD MODEL SHIP KIT BY MODEL SHIPWAYS

 

LONGBOAT  Wood Model Ship Kit  MS1457  $119.99 
Historic Scale Wooden Model Ship Kit by Model Shipways
Length 11-3/4"   Height 10"  Scale 1/4" = 1ft   Advanced Level
Plank On Frame Wood Hull Construction

18th CENTURY 26 FT. LONGBOAT

LONGBOAT 18th Century - The longboat was the largest boat aboard an 18th century ship. The ship’s principal lifeboat, it was also used for coming and going to the ship to transport supplies and take empty water casks ashore to be filled with fresh water. Longboats were kept fully provisioned at all times in case of an emergency. Longboats were carvel built with the planks meeting flush at the seams rather than overlapping. A full bow, high sides and fine aft lines made it fairly seaworthy in heavy winds and steep waves. The interior was fitted with thwarts to accommodate eight to ten oarsmen. Many longboats were equipped with a removable mast and sails to allow for more extended voyages. A ship’s gun could also be mounted in the bow.

Designed by master ship modeler Chuck Passaro, our longboat is a true plank-on-frame model, built much like the real longboats of the 18th century. The kit uses the finest laser cut basswood for false keel, ribs, locker, floorboards and thwarts. Other materials include brass strips, belaying pins, eyebolts and nails, wooden blocks and deadeyes, black and tan rigging line plus cast metal anchor. Pre-printed side friezes and stern decorations are included as well. Two sheets of plans and a 20-page illustrated instruction manual address every detail of construction.
 


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
 

Longboat Paint Set (4 bottles) MS14571PS

$19.96   

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