RS1 was built in 1893 for the Norwegian Society for Shipwreck Salvage at the Colin Archer shipyard in Rekkevig near Larvik, Norway. RS1 was later named Colin Archer after its designer and builder. The sharp sterned design of the vessel has given it world wide renown. Roughly 30 boats of this typewere built, most of them at the Colin Archer shipyard at Tollerodden in Larvik. Kit includes laser cut wooden hull and wooden strips, fittings set, sails, rigging thread, plan and manual. Scale model of a rescue ship.
All of the 600 Series Model Boat Kits (item numbers 600-609) include an easier way of building the hull. The hull is assembled in halves, on a table. This allows for easier assembly and is quite useful in learning plank-on-frame or plank-on-bulkhead construction! Once each half is done you join the two for a completed hull. Make sure you work each half in opposite directions so that when joined they marry up evenly!
Length: 18-11/16" (47.5cm)
Height: 19-11/16" (50cm)
Beam: 4-15/16" (12.5cm)
Scale 1:40View and Print Instructions
Recommended Paints: BB01, BB05, BB11, BB14, BB15, BB16, BB17, BB20, BB35, BB36, BB40 thinner/cleaner. (These are no longer offered by Harbor Models and are here just for color reference.)