DIANA - Historic Wood Scale Model Ship Kit From OcCre Models

DIANA  Wood Model Ship Kit  OC14001  $439.99
Historic Scale Wooden Model Ship, Boat Kit by OcCre Models
Length 30-1/2"   Height 25"   Scale 1:85   Advanced Level
Plank-On-Bulkhead Construction


DIANA - 18th Century Spanish Frigate by OcCre

DIANA - The frigate was the 18th century equivalent of the cruiser, used for a wide variety of roles from fleet reconnaissance to patrolling the sea lanes. Launched in 1794, the 38-gun Diana was typical of the Spanish frigates of the period. Her career spanned virtually all the French Revolutionary and Napoleon Wars. In 1815 Diana was sold to the Dutch Navy, which she continued to serve until a fire destroyed her in 1839.

The Diana kit by OcCre is an accurate scale representation of this historic vessel. Construction is single plank-on-bulkhead. All wooden parts are laser cut for ease of assembly. The fittings package consists of hundreds of parts too numerous to mention. Cannon barrels, bell, rudder hinges, eyebolts, rings are brass. Figurehead, bell tower and bell, helm, anchors, two ship’s boats, belaying pins, and waist railing newel posts are cleanly cast white metal. Gilded metal is used for gun carriages, gun ports and frames. Four diameters of rigging form the lines and pre-sewn cloth sails are ready to rig. Seven sheets of plans, clearly written English instructions and over 100 photos of every step of construction make building the Diana a pleasure.

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

 Diana Paint Set (7 bottles) OC14001PS