Model Shipways 1:48 Armed Virginia Sloop Wooden Model Kit #MS2160. Additional Option to add Matching Paint Kit (See description below). Model Expo Armed Virginia Sloop 1:48 Scale by Model Expo Plank-on-Bulkhead Kit Privateers were privately owned vessels whose owners were commissioned by the government to carry on naval warfare.
Privateering is not considered piracy, which is performed without government authorization. During the 18th century, many small single masted ships were armed and used for privateering.These Chesapeake-built vessels were fast and easily maneuverable with a graceful sheer and a low freeboard. They evolved from the Bermuda sloops of c. 1740 and the trim, sharp Virginia schooners found in Steel s Naval Architecture of 1805. THE KIT: Model Expo kit is based on a drawing found by nautical historian Howard I.
Chapelle in European archives and reconstructed by John F. Millar, author of Early American Ships. The Armed Virginia Sloop from Model Expo has all the accuracy and detail seasoned modelers crave, yet it's easy enough for a novice to build. Double plank-on-bulkhead construction uses laser cut basswood and walnut parts and planking strips. Britannia metal castings and a host of brass, copper and wooden parts duplicate deck hardware and accessories.
Six cannon and eight swivel guns serve as armament. Beech mast, yards and boom, over 200 yards of rigging line in four diameters, plus a variety of walnut deadeyes and blocks assure scale accuracy. Hardwood stock for launching ways is also included.
Seven sheets of meticulously drawn plans and a 40 page step-by-step instruction manual help you create a true museum quality replica of Model Expo' Armed Virginia Sloop. Display base and pedestals are not included. Model Expo' Armed Virginia Sloop Kit Features.High quality basswood planking strips. True-to-scale Britannia metal, brass and hardwood fittings. Six Britannia metal cannon & eight swivel guns. Over 130 yards of rigging line in four diameters. Seven sheets of detailed plans and 40 page step-by-step instruction manual. Length 31" / Height 22". Width (across lower yard) 8-1/4.
Scale 1/4 = 1 ft (1:48). Also Available as Additional Options in this listing - See details here. ARMED VIRGINIA SLOOP PAINT SET, 8 BOTTLES.Set of Eight 1 oz. Bottles of Model Expo paints: Includes: 2/MS4839 Primer; 1 each/MS4830 Hull/Spar Black, MS4806 Antique Gold Trim, MS4829 Yellow Ochre, MS4803 Hull Tallow, MS4802 Bulwarks Gun Carriage Red, MS4828 Iron/Cannon Black.
Model Expo Paint Set No. MS2160MS Model Expo Historic Marine Colors Paint. Researched and developed by Naval Architect and Master Modeler, Ben Lankford and produced by Model Expo, our full range of historically accurate colors has been specially formulated for model ships! High quality acrylic based paints can be thinned with water, thinner or alcohol, and 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.
If you have any questions about accessories or other items, just ask! The item "Model Shipways 148 Armed Virginia Sloop Wooden Model Kit MS2160 ON SALE" is in sale since Saturday, January 06, 2018. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Military\Sea". The seller is "modelexpo33020" and is located in Miami, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.