Learn to build a fine wood boat and ship models. Start with an 1800's traditional fisherman's Dory at Skill Level 1. Included are 24 pages of instructions, tools, paint, and glue for your first build. Continue at Skill Level 2 with a fully planked historic Norwegian Pram. Finally, the Muscongus Bay Lobster Smack at Skill Level 3 will prepare you for any larger wood ship model you choose; even a 100 gun warship.
Dories were developed on the East Coast in the 1800’s and were descendants of the French settlers’ bateaux of the 17th and 18th centuries. They were used extensively for fishing and lobstering, since they were easy and inexpensive to build and maintain.
Skill Level I of the Shipwright Learning Series.
Historically accurate, highly detailed wood model
True plank-on-frame construction
Laser cut basswood parts for easy construction
Detailed plans and illustrated instruction manual
Wooden display base included
Clamps, tweezers, hobby knife, blades, saw blade, chisel blade, sandpaper, paint brushes, & glue.
Instructions and prototype model by David Antscherl
Scale: 1:24 (1/2”=1 foot)
Skill level 1
So many would-be modelers want to begin by building a huge 100-gun ship of the line. Most of those very expensive kits get started but never finished. The job is much too complex and the poor builder hasn’t acquired the skills needed.
For this second, intermediate kit, some previous knowledge is necessary in order to be successful. If you have already built the Model Expo Lowell dory kit, you are well prepared. If you haven’t, I strongly recommend you do so first, as you will learn valuable techniques, tips and methods that will come in very useful for this model. I’d hate for you to give up in frustration because you lack some basics first.
Model overall length 12 1/2", width 4", height 15 1/2" Baseboard: 3 1/2" by 7"
Skill Level II of the Shipwright Learning Series.
Muscongus Bay Lobster Smack
These boats were developed in the late 1800s for fishing and lobstering and were prevalent in Muscongus Bay, located on theEast Coast, north-east of Portland, Maine. They had sleek lines and were fast sailing with two wet tanks to hold their catch
• Skill Level III of the Shipwright Learning Series.
• Historically accurate, highly detailed wood model
• True plank-on-frame construction
• Laser cut basswood parts for easy construction
• Detailed plans and illustrated instruction manual
• Wooden display base included
• Sail material included
• Accurately sized fittings and rigging line.
• Includes 34 pg. Instruction booklet
Length: 14 1/2”
Width 3 3/4”
Scale: 1:24 (1/2”=1 foot)