1850 -1870 - 1:16 Scale by Model Expo Plank-on-Frame Kit. From 1720 to 1920 nearly 60,000 whaleboats were consumed by the American whaling industry. With a useful life of no more than three years, whaleboats were discarded on the spot throughout the coastal U.
Remarkably, only a dozen or two have survived to become part of today's museum collections. In 1916, the Dartmouth Historical Society commissioned the building of a half sized model of the bark LAGODA.Local whaleboat builder Joshua Delano was retained to build the seven half-sized model whaleboats needed for the project. Delano built these models according to the design of the full-sized boats he had built for the whaling industry for more than forty years. Made a thorough study of Delano s half-sized boats in order to produce this kit of a uniquely American working craft. You'll follow the original plank-on-frame method of construction in building your Model Expo kit. Hull planks, oar and paddle blades, tubs, casks and rudder are accurately laser cut basswood. Authentic scale whaling gear gives this kit remarkable detail. Photo-etched copper fittings include harpoon, lance and cutting spade heads, knife blades, oarlocks and mast hinge hardware. Authentic plank-on-frame construction duplicates original construction techniques.
Cast Britannia compass bowl and bomb lance gun. Sailcloth & three diameters rigging line. Six sheets of precise, highly detailed plans 150-page illustrated instruction book. Our Model Expo New Bedford Whaleboat kit is supported by a superb set (6 sheets) of plans and a 150 page instruction book by Erik A. The book, To Build a Whaleboat, gives you step-by-step building instructions, design and technical data.Display base is not included. Length 24" / Height 4-5/8". Scale 3/4 = 1 ft (1:16).
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Should you break or lose a part during construction, we will replace it free of charge. If you have any questions about accessories or other items, just ask! The item "Model Shipways NEW BEDFORD WHALEBOAT MS2033 116 SCALE Wooden Model Ship Kit" is in sale since Friday, March 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Boats, Ships\Wooden". The seller is "modelexpo33020" and is located in Miami, Florida.This item can be shipped worldwide.