Elegant, brand new Caldercraft wooden model ship kit the Mars

Elegant, brand new Caldercraft wooden model ship kit the Mars

Elegant, brand new Caldercraft wooden model ship kit the Mars
"Mars" was built in Holland in the late 1770's and commissioned as a Dutch Privateer. She was built with unusually sleek lines and as such she was one of the fastest vessels afloat at the time. She was, however, taken by the 38 gun heavy frigate "Artois" on 3rd December 1781. " "Mars was heavily armed for her size. She was 396 tons and carried a compliment of 120 officers and men. As originally built, she had 18 x 9 pounder cannon and 12 swivel guns. This was changed in 1792 to 18 x 6 pounders and 10 swivel guns, which is also the kit configuration.

After she was captured, she was fitted out for Royal Navy Service, presumably for escort and convoy duty. She must have been well liked as she served in the Royal Navy for 18 years after her capture. She was lost on 5th December 1799, when she foundered in a hurricane in the Indian Ocean. This kit includes double plank on bulkhead construction, with high quality birch ply used for all the major constructional parts.

Likewise, walnut has been employed for the majority of the non-metal fittings. The wood pack contains lime for the first planking, Walnut for the second planking and Tanganyka for the decks.

Ramin dowel is supplied for the masts and yards. The model is weaponized with scale 6pdr gun carriages, 18 Brass 6pdr guns, and 10 Brass swivel guns. The gundeck features Elm tree pumps, pre-cut wood grating kit, pre-cut capstan kit, pre-cut pin rails, wooden belaying pins.

Rigging thread is supplied in natural and black to rig the model as depicted in the photographs. Blocks, deadeyes, shroud cleats, trucks, stunsail yard brackets, crosstrees, trestle trees, mast caps, and an etched brass chainplate assemblies are just a few of the decorative flourishes that give this model a museum quality finish. This brand new kit comes with detailed English instructions, though the " Mars " is best for intermediate to advanced builders!

Our Ships and Kits Make Great Gifts and Projects! Add a map to your own listings. The item "Elegant, brand new Caldercraft wooden model ship kit the Mars" is in sale since Friday, January 19, 2018. 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.


Elegant, brand new Caldercraft wooden model ship kit the Mars