The RS1 was built in 1893 for the Norwegian Society for Shipwreck Salvage at the Colin Archer shipyard in Rekkevig, Norway. The RS1 was later named Colin Archer, after its designer and builder. The sharp-sterned design of the vessel has given it world-wide recognition as a sturdy and reliable rescue vessel. Roughly 30 boats of this type were built, most of them at the Colin Archer shipyard at Tollerodden, also in Norway. This kit features a plank-on-frame construction, laser cut plywood keel and frame components, wooden superstructure and decks, rigging cord in various sizes, and hull/ deck fittings in brass and/or plastic for a museum quality finish.
This brand new kit comes with detailed English instructions, though the Colin Archer. Is best for intermediate to advanced builders! All of the 600 Series Model Boat Kits (item numbers 600-609) include an easier way of building the hull. The hull is assembled in halves, on a table. This allows for easier assembly and is quite useful in learning plank-on-frame or plank-on-bulkhead construction!Once each half is done you join the two for a completed hull. Make sure you work each half in opposite directions so that when joined they marry up evenly! Recommended paints for construction: BB01, BB03, BB05, BB07, BB09, BB11, BB13, BB14, BB17, BB36, BB40 thinner/cleaner.
Our Ships and Kits Make Great Gifts and Projects! Add a map to your own listings. The item "Beautiful, brand new wooden model ship kit by Billing Boats the Colin Archer" is in sale since Monday, April 03, 2017.
This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Boats, Ships\Other Boat, Ship Models & Kits". The seller is "ageofsail" and is located in San Lorenzo, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.