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Model Shipways MS1460 18th Century Armed Longboat 1:24 Scale - Laser Cut Wood, Metal & Photo-etched Brass Kit

Model Shipways MS1460 18th Century Armed Longboat 1:24 Scale - Laser Cut Wood, Metal & Photo-etched Brass Kit

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Part Number:MS1460
For beginners and experts alike. A true plank-frame armed captain's longboat in 1:24 scale measuring approximately 24" from bowsprit to tip of boom. 

Every wood detail in the original longboat has been captured in 9 sheets of laser-cut  basswood (no plywood) and over 60 basswood strips and dowels. 
Thirty-six cast Brittania metal (lead-free pewter) detail parts capture every iron fitting as well as the cannon and swivel guns. 

Brass split rings, rods, eyebolts, nails, parrels and  belaying pins are machined and polished. Thirty-four yards and five diameters of jewelry, no-stretch and easy to knot nylon rigging replicates the original. 

Twenty-two walnut blocks and deadeyes compliment the rigging lines. All the decorations you see along the bulwarks and transom of the longboat are neither decals nor painted; they are photo-etched brass and are included.

The 3 sheets of 34 x 44" plans are true to model size. 

The 48 page instruction booklet with over 130 color photos leave nothing to the imagination. It is the most comprehensive, step-by-step instruction manual ever created for a wood ship model. 

If you have never built a wood ship model before we urge you to start with the 18th Century Armed Longboat. This kit will give you all the skills you will need to move on to larger more complex ship models.

Note ... there is a paint set available to duplicate the paints and stains used in the prototype armed length in the photos you see here.  It is MS1460MS. The set contains 10 bottles of paints and stains. 

3 Stars
I have been building this longboat for some time now. Although it looks like a simple model, I would not recommend this model for the inexperienced modeler. Many considerations, such as removing the bevel caused by the laser cut where the frames join the keel must be addressed to insure proper alignment. Unfortunately the well drawn plans are larger than the model by half an inch. The rigging line provided is roughly twice the size it should be. The oarlocks should not be added to the cap rail until the end of the build because it is easy to break them if they are on in the middle of the build. Having said that, I made the changes to the building and materials as discussed and now will add the sails as the rigging implies.
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