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MS1457 - 18th Century Longboat

MS1457 - 18th Century Longboat
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MS1457 - 18th Century Longboat
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  • Model: TAS083500

True plank on frame ship kit. Designed for the advanced modeller, these kits follow true plank on frame construction just as the real boats were built.

  The longboat is not an overnight build. In fact, expect to invest at least 30 hours to do it right. We have replicated every plank and beam as well as the metal parts and the rig. There is nothing amateurish or "beginner" about this kit. We leave nothing to be figured out but take you step by step through the building process.

The longboat was the largest boat aboard an 18th century ship.
Longboats were kept fully provisioned at all times in case of an emergency. Longboats were carvel built with the planks meeting flush at the seams rather than overlapping. A full bow, high sides and fine aft lines made it fairly seaworthy in heavy winds and steep waves. The interior was fitted with thwarts to accommodate eight to ten oarsmen. A ships gun could also be mounted in the bow.
Our longboat is a true plank-on-frame model, built much like the real longboats of the 18th century. The kit uses the finest laser cut basswood for false keel, ribs, locker, floorboards and thwarts. Other materials include brass strips, belaying pins, eyebolts & nails, wooden blocks & deadeyes, black & tan rigging line and cast metal anchor. Pre-printed side friezes and stern decorations are also included.

included are 2 sheets of plans & a 20-page illustrated instruction manual address every detail.

Length 11-3/4" Height 10" - Scale 1/4 = 1 ft.

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