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Category - Sailing Ships

Wooden stick and string boats, antique boats from mid century, modern sailing ships. Twenty-one different models.

Dana 15"
The Dana is a typical fishing cutter from North Zealand in Denmark. Around the turn of the century, many boats of this type sailed in along the Danish coast. During the 1920's many of the cutters were fitted with engines, which enabled an even quicker landing of the catch.

Kit includes plastic hull, fittings set, laser cut wooden strips, sails, rigging thread, plan and manual.

Plastic hull.

Length: 15-3/8" (39cm)
Height: 13-3/8" (34cm)
Beam: 3-5/16" (10cm)
Scale: 1:60

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$69.95
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
BL200
Cutty Sark
A tea clipper launched in 1869. Length 85.34 m, breadth 10,97 m, draught 6,4 m and displacement of 2,133 tons. The most famous of all tea clippers, the Cutty Sark is today preserved for posterity at a dry dock in Greenwich. Built to transport tea from China, she was designed by Hercules Linton, whose ambition it was to outstrip the Thermopylae, the fastest ship of the times.

Height: 26-3/8" (67cm)
Length: 43-5/16" (110cm)
Beam: 5-15/16" (15cm)
Scale: 1:75

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$299.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
BL564
Bluenose
The schooner Bluenose has a very special place in the history of navigation and yachting. Built to fish off the Newfoundland coast, the ship soon turned out to be such a fast sailer that she won all the great classical regattas along the USA's Eastern coast. She was built in Nova Scotia in 1921, and shipwrecked near Haiti in 1946. A true copy - Bluneose II - was launched in 1964.

Height: 26-3/8" (67cm)
Length: 29-15/16" (76cm)
Beam: 5-1/2" (14cm)
Scale: 1:65

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$180.00
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BL576
Colin Archer - Beginner
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!

Wooden hull.
Length: 18-11/16" (47.5cm)
Height: 19-11/16" (50cm)
Beam: 4-15/16" (12.5cm)
Scale 1:40

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Recommended Paints: BB01, BB05, BB11, BB14, BB15, BB16, BB17, BB20, BB35, BB36, BB40 thinner/cleaner. To purchase the required paints, click here.
$139.95
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
BL606
HMS Diana
The Diana kit was designed from original Admiralty plans and contains:
CNC cut timber throughout; brass 18 and 9 pound cannons; double plank on bulkhead construction; black and natural hemp for rigging; 2,300 1:64 scale copper plates; full size plans; comprehensive instruction manual and drawings.

HMS Diana, the second built in the Artois class was designed by Sir John Henslow. She was built by Randall & Brent of Rotherhithe, one of the largest merchant builders in the country. After eleven months building the hull, Diana was launched on the 3rd of March 1794. She was then towed to the Royal Dockyard at Deptford where she was fitted out. This included masts, rigging, anchors, coppering of her bottom, ordnance and stores. On the 12th of June 1794 Diana was ready to receive her full crew and spent the next 6 1/2 weeks working up at the Nore. The total cost of building and fitting out the Diana was £23,000. Diana had a very long and active career in which most of her time was spent in patrol, convoy and blockade duties. The highlight of her career was in August 1795 when on patrol duty accompanied by her sister ship Seahorse and the frigate Unicorn, they captured the Dutch East Indiaman Cromhout, another merchant ship and her escort. From the Cromhout alone the ship shared nearly £47,000 prize money. On the 30th of May 1814 Britain and France signed a peace treaty. On the 7th of March 1815 after a large repair and re-coppering Diana was sold to the Dutch Navy for £36,796. On the 27th August 1816 Diana was one of 6 Frigates in the Dutch squadron that combined with the British fleet under Sir Edward Pellow (Lord Exmouth), himself a distinguished Frigate captain, and took part in the famous bombardment of Algiers. On the 16th of January 1839, after an incredible 45 year service, Diana was accidentally destroyed by fire in dry-dock at Willemsoord. The model kit of Diana is depicted not as built, but after her first refit at Portsmouth in June 1796 where she was given solid quarter deck bulwarks, carronades to replace the 9lb carriage guns and a dolphin striker on the bowsprit. Diana measured 173ft from figurehead to stern, her breadth was 39ft 3 1/2” and was almost 1000 tons burthen. Main armament was twenty eight 18lb carriage guns on the gun deck, with secondary armament consisting of ten 9lb guns on the top deck along with eight 32lb carronades. There is no doubt that this configuration constantly changed throughout her career and at the end of her time in the British Navy she had fourteen carronades on her top deck.

Scale: 1:64
Length: 46-7/16" (1180mm)
Beam: 16-15/16" (430mm)
Height: 33" (838mm)

Difficulty Level:
Intermediate/Advanced Kit: These kits are generally aimed at modellers with previous experience and knowledge of the model style/construction techniques.
$749.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
CC9000
HMS Snake
Kit includes:
18 cast carronade; double plank on bulkhead hull; walnut CNC parts; 900 copper plates; black and natural hemp for rigging; full size plans and comprehensive instruction book.

The Snake kit has been designed with the novice / intermediate builder in mind and is ideal as a first or second model for the introduction to plank on frame building. The Snake class were ship rigged sloops. This class was very business like with a flush deck and nine cannons or carronades each side, they were very fast and seaworthy. As originally built Snake had a full ordinance of 32 pounder carronades. Carronades replaced the carriage guns because at close quarters the short range carronades proved devastating to their opponents. Class dimensions were: length 100’; breadth 30’6”; displacement 382 tons with a crew of 121.

Scale: 1:64
Length: 35-13/16" (910mm)
Beam: 13-3/4" (350mm)
Height: 24" (610mm)

Difficulty Level:
Beginner/Intermediate Kit: These kits are suitable for a confident beginner or anyone who has previous model building experience.
$359.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
CC9002
HMS Agamemnon
Kit includes:
Double plank on bulkhead hull, Brass cannons, four sheets of detailed brass etched parts. CNC cut Walnut and Ply components. Black and Natural rigging hemp. Fully detailed full size plans and a comprehensive construction manual.

H.M.S. Agamemnon, a 64 gun ship of the line, was designed by the famous Naval Architect Sir Thomas Slade. Sir Thomas also drafted the plans for H.M.S. Victory. Built by Henry Adams at Bucklers Hard she was launched in 1781 after four years of building. Agamemnon became one of the most famous vessels of the Royal Navy. Nelson, who referred to her as his favourite ship, commanded her between 1793 and 1796. It was in Agamemnon that Nelson lost the sight of his right eye during the siege of Calvi in 1794. He also met Lady Hamilton while on a diplomatic visit to Naples in 1793. Agamemnon was at the centre of events through three of the most turbulent decades of British Naval history. Fighting battles at Saints, Copenhagen and Trafalgar. She later served in the West Indies participating in the battle of Santo Domingo, and then in South American waters, until she was wrecked in Maldonado Bay off the coast of Uruguay in 1809. Divers are now excavating the wreck after her recent discovery.

Scale: 1:64
Length: 51-3/16" (1300mm)
Beam: 9-1/16" (485mm)
Height: 37-3/16" (944mm)

Difficulty Level:
Advanced Kit: These kit should generally not be attempted unless you have previously built one or two models of a similar style.
Regular price: $999.00
Sale price: $895.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
CC9003
Mary Rose
The Mary Rose kit has been designed with the full co-operation of the Mary Rose Trust, making the kit the only model based on the most up to date research and information. The kit is, therefore, the most accurate of its type on a Tudor Warship. CNC cut bulkheads and keel from birch ply; Kit components CNC cut in walnut and walnut ply; Double plank on frame construction in lime and walnut; Tanganyika deck planking; Rigging thread and all rigging blocks; Brass etched and white metal cast fittings; 8 sheets of full size plans; Comprehensive construction manual, including ‘The history of the Mary Rose’ by David Vine BSC. Curator of the Mary Rose Museum.

Faced with the ever present threat of the French Navy, as well as a strong, potentially hostile, Scottish fleet, Henry VIII embarked on a program of naval building, including the Mary Rose and the Peter Pomegranate. From a technological point of view, these ships were a radical departure from those of his father (Henry VII). They were carvel rather than clinker built and equipped with heavy guns mounted near the waterline. The introduction of the carvel hull also facilitated the construction of watertight gun-ports. The Mary Rose is believed to have been named after the King's favourite sister, Mary, and the Tudor emblem, the Rose. The Mary Rose is thought to have been constructed in 1510 at Portsmouth but, while the loss of the Mary Rose is well documented, the construction of the ship is not. There are however a few documents that provide important clues as to where and when she was built.

1) There is a warrant to John Dawtry, dated 29/1/1510, authorising £700 to be spent on materials for the construction of two ships, one of 400 and the other of 300 tons. Although neither ship is mentioned by name, they have been assumed to be the Mary Rose and the Peter Pomegranate respectively. These are also the only two large new ships recorded as being built in 1510. Since other records indicate that these two ships were constructed either simultaneously or very nearly so, it would appear likely that these are the ships in question.

2) The case for the ship being built in Portsmouth relies on several documents in the State Papers. In 1510, money was sent to Brygandine for the repair of the Sovereign in Portsmouth dock and the making of the Regent. Money was also paid to him for the 'same' for the Mary Rose and the Peter Pomegranate, two new barks and two new row barges, during a period from 29/7/1510 to 20/9/1511. A further letter sent by Brygandine to Palshide concerns money received for the 'new making' of the Mary Rose and the Peter Pomegranate. While not directly stating that these two ships were built in Portsmouth, the coupling of the repair of the Sovereign in Portsmouth with the 'new making' of the Mary Rose is rather suggestive. Also, perhaps the strongest evidence for the Mary Rose being built in Portsmouth comes from John Duance's Accounts, produced in 1514. In these, there is a payment of £120 to Richard Brygandine for conveying the Mary Rose and Peter Pomegranate from Portsmouth to the Thames.

There are also a number of possible explanations for the sinking of the Mary Rose in the Solent on the 19th July 1545 but it is believed that the ship began to heel as soon as the sails were raised - either due to bad seamanship or poor ballasting - and water entered the ship through her lower gun ports, still open after firing. The Mary Rose lay on her starboard side at an angle of approximately 60 degrees. She had sunk through the soft upper sediments and had come to rest on the clay below. The hull acted as a silt trap for the Solent currents, and the surviving portion of the hull filled rapidly, leaving the port side to be eroded by marine organisms and mechanical degradation. Because of the way the ship sank, nearly the whole starboard side survived intact, excluding the bow and a portion of the aftercastle. Internally between half and one third of the orlop, main and upper decks, along with a fragment of the castle deck were intact, as were ancillary structures such as the companionways, stanchions and cabin partitioning. During the 17th and 18th centuries the entire site was covered with a layer of hard gray shelly clay, which minimized further erosion.

Scale: 1:80
Length: 28-15/16" (735mm)
Beam: 10-1/16" (255mm)
Height: 20-1/2" (520mm)

Difficulty Level:
Advanced Kit: These kit should generally not be attempted unless you have previously built one or two models of a similar style.
$409.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
CC9004
HM Brig Supply
Kit includes:
Double plank on bulkhead construction, fittings include: the Cannons, anchors, windows, blocks etc. Rigging thread in natural and black is included. The kit instructions take you step by step through the construction process. Full size plans with exploded diagrams of the various sub assemblies and comprehensive rigging drawings are provided to allow the first time builder to make a first class model.

H.M. Brig Supply was launched in 1759 as a Deptford yard transport. In 1786 she was converted to an armed tender. It is in her modified form that she wrote herself into history by arriving ahead of the first convict fleet in Australian waters. She was also the first to sail into Port Jackson. H.M. Brig Supply is now known as the ship from which Australia was founded.

The kit of H.M. Brig Supply has been designed with the Novice builder in mind. The kit is extremely prefabricated with all the wooden parts CNC cut for extreme accuracy to ensure a perfect fit.

Scale: 1:64
Length: 29-9/16" (675mm)
Beam: 9-13/16" (250mm)
Height: 20-1/2" (520mm)

Difficulty Level:
Beginner Kits: It should be realized that beginner kits are not necessarily 'simplified' models but can be extremely detailed. They are therefore deemed to be kits of a high enough standard that they can be completed with relative ease by a first time modeller.
$229.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
CC9005
HM Bark Endeavour
Kit includes:
CNC cut ply and walnut components throughout; double planking in lime and walnut; etched brass and turned brass fittings; cast decoration; rigging in black and natural; a set of four plank on frame ships boats; full set of detailed construction plans and instructions.

The Endeavour, made famous by Captain James Cook's first historical voyage in her in 1768-71, was originally the Collier Earl of Pembroke. She was chosen for Cook's voyage because of her strong construction. She was purchased by the Royal Navy at Whitby and then converted to an exploration ship at Deptford.

Scale: 1:64
Length: 28-9/16" (725mm)
Beam: 10-13/16" (275mm)
Height: 23-1/4" (590mm)

Difficulty Level:
Intermediate/Advanced Kit: These kit are generally aimed at modellers with previous experience and knowledge of the model style/construction techniques.
$290.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
CC9006
HMS Jalouse
Kit includes:
18 Brass 6pdr Guns; Walnut CNC cut parts; Double plank on bulkhead hull; Black and natural hemp for rigging; Full size plans and comprehensive instruction manual.

Kit depicts the ship as fitted out for Royal Navy service.

The French brig sloop La Jalouse was launched in Dunkirk in 1794. She is a typical large French brig used for convoy, raiding and escort duty. She was taken by the British vessel Vestal on 13th May 1797 and re-named Jalouse. She was then fitted out for duties in the Royal Navy. The only features that distinguished her as being of French origin were the 90° angle to the keel of the rudder post and the tops and crosstrees and trestletrees. After ten years in British service, she was broken up in 1807. Jalouse had a compliment of 121 officers and men. She carried 18 x 6 pounder guns, although the armament may well have been replaced by 18 x 32 pounder carronades sometime after her capture.

Scale: 1:64
Length: 32-1/16" (815mm)
Beam: 12-3/16" (310mm)
Height: 23-5/8" (600mm)

Difficulty Level:
Intermediate Kits: These kits are suitable for modellers with previous experience, generally falling into the category of 'an excellent second or third model'.
$345.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
CC9007
HMS Mars
Kit includes:
18 Brass 6pdr Guns; 10 Brass swivel guns; Walnut CNC cut parts; Double plank on bulkhead hull; Black and natural hemp for rigging; Full size plans and comprehensive instruction manual.

Kit depicts the ship as fitted out for Royal Navy service.

Mars was built in Holland in the late 1770's and commissioned as a Dutch Privateer. She was built with unusually sleek lines and as such she was one of the fastest vessels afloat at the time. She was, however, taken by the 38 gun heavy frigate Artois on 3rd December 1781. Her captor reported that the Mars '…to be quite new and the completest Privateer he ever saw.' Mars was heavily armed for her size.

As originally built, she had 18 x 9 pounder cannon and 12 swivel guns. This was changed in 1792 to 18 x 6 pounders and 10 swivel guns, which is also the kit configuration. After she was captured, she was fitted out for Royal Navy Service, presumably for escort and convoy duty. She must have been well liked as she served in the Royal Navy for 18 years after her capture. She was lost on 5th December 1799, when she foundered in a hurricane in the Indian Ocean.

Scale: 1:64
Length: 31-1/8" (790mm)
Beam 12-3/16" (310mm)
Height: 23-1/4" (590mm)

Difficulty Level:
Intermediate Kits: These kits are suitable for modellers with previous experience, generally falling into the category of 'an excellent second or third model'.
$315.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
CC9009
Cutter Sherbourne
Kit includes:
8 3pdr Guns; 10 swivel guns; Walnut CNC cut parts; Double plank on bulkhead hull; Black & natural hemp for rigging; Full size plans and comprehensive instruction manual making this an ideal introduction to plank on bulkhead modelling.

Cutters evolved during the second quarter of the Eighteenth Century in Southeast England as swift channel vessels. They soon gained a deserved reputation for their speed, which was not unnoticed by smugglers who soon adopted the Cutter as their preferred smuggling craft. In turn, Cutters were employed by the British Customs Service to counter the smugglers. Cutters carried a large disproportional area of sail for their size and also served as advice yachts, packet boats and, during wartime, privateers.

The Sherbourne was built as a revenue vessel for the Customs Service. She was designed by Sir Thomas Slade, the designer of the famous Victory and was built and launched in 1763. After over 20 years of service, Sherbourne was sold in 1784 ~ a remarkably long career for such a small vessel.

Sherbourne was 54' 6" long, 19' wide and had a draught of 8' 11". She carried a compliment of 30 men and was 85 tonnes. Armament consisted of 8 x 3 pounder carriage guns and 10 swivel guns.

Scale: 1:64
Length: 19-11/16" (500mm)
Beam: 7-7/8" (200mm)
Height: 19-1/16" (485mm)

Difficulty Level:
Beginner Kit: It should be realized that beginner kits are not necessarily 'simplified' models but can be extremely detailed. They are therefore deemed to be kits of a high enough standard that they can be completed with relative ease by a first time modeller.
$120.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
CC9010
HM Yahct Chatman
Kit includes:
All necessary cast decoration; Walnut CNC cut parts; Double plank on bulkhead construction; Black & natural hemp for rigging; Photo etch brass detail, including window frames.

Full size plans and comprehensive building instructions aid to make a highly attractive model which wouldn't look out of place in anyone's home.

H.M. Chatham Yacht was launched in Chatham dockyard in 1741, for use as a pleasure craft for the more affluent members of Georgian society. Yachts were of Dutch origin and came to Denmark and Sweden as pleasure craft. They were introduced in Britain in 1660 when Charles II, on his return to England was presented the Yacht Mary. In the early days, the yacht was thought of as a pleasure and transport craft only. However, they these vessels found their way back into the merchant service as well as serving very successfully as fleet reconnaissance vessels. Also, as these vessels were very fast sailor, yachts were commissioned as dispatch vessels or packet yachts.

Chatham yacht was rebuilt in 1794, again at Chatham dockyard and was not broken up until 1867, after a very long life. This kit depicts H.M. Yacht Chatham as she was after this rebuild (1794).

Scale: 1:64
Length: 20-7/8" (530mm)
Beam: 7-7/8" (200mm)
Height: 18-1/2" (470mm)

Difficulty Level:
Beginner Kit: It should be realized that beginner kits are not necessarily 'simplified' models but can be extremely detailed. They are therefore deemed to be kits of a high enough standard that they can be completed with relative ease by a first time modeller.
$135.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
CC9011
Hm Mortar Vessel
Convulsion is a ketch rigged mortar boat.

She was built in 1804 at Rotherhithe and commissioned for shore bombardment duties. She was over 60ft long and had a displacement of 76 tonnes. She was armed with one 10 inch mortar and four 18 pounder carronades.

10" Mortar, four (4) 18 Pdr. Corronades. Walnut CNC Cut Parts, Double Plank on Bulkhead Construction with Black and Natural Hemp for Rigging.

Full Size Plans with Comprehensive Instruction Manual make this an attractive and unusual vessel ideal as an introduction to Plank on Bulkhead Modeling.

Scale: 1:64
Length: 20-7/8" (530mm)
Beam: 7-7/8" (200mm)
Height: 18-1/2" (470)

This kit is deemed a "beginner".
Beginner Kits: It should be realized that beginner kits are not necessarily 'simplified' models but can be extremely detailed. They are therefore deemed to be kits of a high enough standard that they can be completed with relative ease by a first time modeler.
Regular price: $195.00
Sale price: $175.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
CC9012
HMS Victory
Launched on May 18th 2003, exactly 198 years after Nelson first hoisted his flag onboard Victory, the kit includes:

Double plank on bulkhead construction in lime and walnut, complete with pre-cut gunport strips ~ no more need to tediously mark on and cut out the gunports yourself; 5 different sizes of turned brass cannons; Carronades; 8 sheets of brass etched components; 3 different profiled brass rails; CNC cut walnut and ply components, profiled where necessary; All new scale turned wood belaying pins, support pillars and staircase balusters; All necessary blocks and black / natural hemp for rigging; All 4 ships boats in authentic plank on bulkhead construction; All new scale copper plates.

18 sheets of fully detailed actual size plans and a comprehensive, full colour, step-by-step instruction manual including constructional photos of the prototype. All this enables you to build the most authentic model of H.M.S. Victory as she appeared at Trafalgar.

As well as this, the kit also includes the timber work to produce the model to the current specifications as she stands in Portsmouth, for example timberheads, capping and hammock cranes for the forecastle.

After more than two years of extensive research and development, using information and sources previously unavailable, this is the most historically accurate, highly detailed kit of Victory in her Trafalgar condition available. Our model is very different to other manufacturers, and the amendments are the result of our own research verified by Mr. Peter Goodwin, and further research provided by Mr. Goodwin. Mr. Goodwin is the Keeper and Curator of H.M.S. Victory in Portsmouth and is currently heading the project, researching Victory's true Trafalgar configuration. It was the intention of the Navy to restore Victory to this configuration by the 2005 bicentennial celebrations. Unfortunately, due to insurance and financial difficulties this was not possible.

Forever associated with Nelson's last battle, H.M.S. Victory is one of the most famous ships of all time, and is now preserved as a major part of the Royal Naval Museum in Portsmouth. The ship's survival is particularly appropriate since Victory is not only an example of the ultimate sailing warship ~ the three decker First Rate ~ but she was also the most popular and successful 100-Gun ship of the period. Forty years old by the time of Trafalgar (1805), she had been the flagship of half a dozen Admirals, and was to continue in active service until 1812.

This was not the first ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name Victory, there were in fact four predecessors:

1. The first Victory was built in 1559. In 1586, she was rebuilt to 800 tons and carried 34 guns with a crew of 750. At the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588, she was the flagship of Sir John Hawkins. 2. Phineas Pett designed the second Victory. She was built at Deptford and launched in 1620. Rebuilt in 1666 to 1029 tons and carried 42 guns and a crew of 500. 3. The Royal James of 1675 was renamed the third Victory in 1691. She was rebuilt in 1695 to 1486 tons and carried 100 guns and a crew of 754. 4. The fourth Victory suffered a tragic fate. Launched in 1737, she was of 1920 tons, carried 100 guns and had a crew of 900. She was lost during a gale while off the Casquets in October 1744. Her whole crew perished with her ~ this tragedy caused the name Victory to be deleted, temporarily, from the Admiralty's list of ship names.

This, the fifth Victory, was one of twelve ships ordered by the Navy Board on June 6th 1759 ~ more than 40 years before the battle of Trafalgar for which she is famed. Designed by Sir Thomas Slade, construction began at Chatham Dockyard on July 23rd 1759, the 'marvelous year' (Annus Mirabilis). This, the year of victories, marked the turning point of the 'seven years war' for Britain. These facts may well have played a significant part in the naming of the vessel and the name Victory being restored to the Admiralty list of ships.

Scale: 1:72
Length: 54-1/2" (1385mm)
Beam: 20-11/16" (525mm)
Height: 37" (940mm)

Difficulty Level:
Advanced Kit: These kit should generally not be attempted unless you have previously built one or two models of a similar style.
$1,199.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
CC9014
HM Bomb Vessel Granado
Kit includes:
Double plank on bulkhead construction in lime and walnut, complete with pre-cut gunport strip ~ no need to tediously mark on and cut the gunports yourself; 10 turned brass 4pdr cannons complete with wooden carriages; 12 turned brass 0.5pdr swivel guns; 1x13" and 1x10" brass mortars; highly detailed brass etched components; profiled brass rails; precision CNC cut and profiled walnut and ply components; all required blocks, black and natural hemp for rigging; 9 fully detailed actual scale plans and two comprehensive step by step colour instruction manuals including technical drawings and constructional photos of the prototype.

Twelve bomb vessels, including Granado (the sixth), were built at the outbreak of the War of Jenkins's Ear in 1739. Granado was ordered on September 14th 1741 and the keel was laid on November 18th 1741. Although it is uncertain who designed the Granado, it is commonly attributed to Thomas Slade, the naval Surveyor who oversaw the construction of the ship at Ipswich. Thomas Slade also went on to design famous ships such as H.M.S. Victory. Granado was unusual in that she was designed to be used as either a sloop or a bomb vessel, being constructed with a conventional square stern. Launched on June 22nd 1742, Granado was taken to Harwich, fitted out and put in commission as a sloop. An Admiralty Order on July 15th 1745 was issued 'to fit her (Granado) as a bomb' but this order was reversed on July 17th 1745 and Granado remained as a sloop. It was not until 1756 that Granado was fitted for the first time as a bomb vessel from an Admiralty Order on July 26th 1756. Between the launch of Granado on June 22nd 1742 and her fitting as a bomb vessel July 26th 1756 a number of changes had been made to Granado's configuration as compared to the original Admiralty plans the most noticeable of these are as follows:

1. Two extra 4pdr carriage guns were added (Admiralty order of June 20th 1745) bringing the total 4pdr carriage guns to 10. 2. Two bow chaser gun ports were added allowing accommodation of the extra guns either under the forecastle as bow chasers or at the fifth gunports. 3. The mortars as shown in the Admiralty plans are two 13 inch mortars however when fitted as a bomb vessel this was actually changed to 1 x 13inch and 1 x 10inch mortar. This is confirmed by the provisions list on March 30th 1757 which details 50 large and 50 small shells.

Granado remained as a bomb vessel until the Admiralty Order to fit her as a sloop on March 20th 1760. It was during this period as a bomb vessel that Granado was involved in her most active role. On January 22nd 1759 Granado and the squadron under command of Commodore John Moore anchored off Basse Terre. The following morning the citadel and batteries of Basse Terre were bombarded. By January 24th troops had occupied the forts of Basse Terre and Fort Royal, the town had been devastated by fire caused by the carcasses discharged from the bomb vessels. On February 7th, the fleet moved to attack Fort Louis at the entrance to Cul de Sac Bay. The attack began the following day and by February 15 the bombardment ceased with the capture of the Fort.

Granado was again converted to a bomb vessel in August 1761 and she remained as such until she was sold on August 30th 1763 for £575. During this period Granado was involved in the action of capturing Morro Castle and El Morro in the West Indies and the capitulation of Havana on August 13th 1762.

Scale: 1:64
Length: 30-15/16" (785mm)
Beam: 13-3/8" (340mm)
Height: 23-1/4" (590mm)

Difficulty Level:
Intermediate Kit: These kit are suitable for modellers with previous experience, generally falling into the category of 'an excellent second or third model'.
$339.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
CC9015
HM Brig Badger
The kit depicts Badger after re-fitting for Royal Navy service during Nelsons time in charge, December 8 1778 - June 19 1779.

Kit includes:
Double plank on bulkhead construction in lime and walnut; all decking in high quality Tanganyika strip; 12 x 4pdr turned brass cannon, fully rigged and complete with walnut carriage assemblies; 2 x 0.5pdr turned brass swivel guns; highly detailed brass etched components; ship's stove; authentic turned brass ship's wheel assembly; authentic ship's boats in high quality resin with walnut components and brass fittings including oars, grapnels and boat hooks; precision CNC cut and profiled walnut and ply components; all required blocks, black & natural hemp to rig the model as shown; high quality birch dowel for the masting; fully detailed actual scale plan sheets and two comprehensive step by step color instruction manuals including technical drawings and constructional photos of the prototype.

Badger (Ex-Pitt) is believed to have been a prize captured during the War of American Independence (1775 - 1783). She is shown on Navy Lists from 1776 and remained in service until sold in 1783. Brigs were generally used for convoy duties, carrying dispatches, inshore reconnaissance and upholding trade agreements and Badger was no exception. Brigs differed from standard ship rigged men-of-war in so much as they were square-rigged on two masts and the bowsprit only. Although relatively swift and manoeuvrable brigs were very cramped and uncomfortable as they tended to be considerably wet in heavy seas. In 1778, while serving on board the 50-Gun Ship Bristol, Nelson was promoted by Admiral Parker to the position of Commander and, on 8th December 1778, he was appointed to Badger. Nelson actually entered into Badger on 31st December 1778, superseding Captain Everitt.

Badger is affectionately remembered as the first command for a young Lieutenant Nelson. Although Nelson had captained both an unnamed sloop in November 1777 and the Schooner Little Lucy until early 1778, these were not official commands. As custom dictates, Nelson was referred to as Captain while in charge of these ships but he was not in 'command'. This is due to the fact that Nelson, although he had passed his Lieutenant’s exam in April 1777, was still a non-commissioned officer (second-lieutenant) and was deemed only to have control or charge of the ship but not command per se. According to the most technical definition of the word, the only persons able to exercise command in a military are commissioned officers. This is because commissioned officers derive authority directly from a sovereign power and, as such, hold a commission charging them with the duties and responsibilities of their specific office or position. While in control of both the unnamed sloop and the Schooner Little Lucy, command remained with Captain William Locker of the 32-Gun Frigate Lowestoffe - the ship which Nelson was tending. Nelson was promoted to the commissioned officer status of Lieutenant on 31st December 1778, when he was commissioned to Badger, thus Badger became his first command.

Scale: 1:64
Length: 23-5/8" (600mm)
Beam: 9-7/16" (240mm)
Height: 20-7/8" (530mm)

Difficulty Level:
Beginner Kit: It should be realized that beginner kits are not necessarily 'simplified' models but can be extremely detailed. They are therefore deemed to be kits of a high enough standard that they can be completed with relative ease by a first time modeller.
$279.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
CC9017
HM Schooner Pickle
Kit includes:
Double plank on bulkhead construction in lime and walnut; all decking in high quality Tanganyika strip; 6 x 12pdr turned brass carronades, fully rigged and complete with walnut carriage assemblies; detailed brass etched components; over 500 copper plates; ship's boats in high quality resin with walnut components and brass fittings including oars, grapnels and boat hooks; precision CNC cut and profiled walnut and ply components; brass nameplate; all required blocks, black & natural hemp to rig the model as shown; high quality birch dowel for the masting; fully detailed actual scale plans and two comprehensive step by step colour instruction manuals including constructional photos of the prototype and technical drawings.

Forever associated with Admiral Nelson’s final and most historic victory, the Battle of Trafalgar 1805, Pickle was chosen to carry the News of Nelson’s victory and death back to England.

Commanded by Lieutenant John Richards Lapenotiere, Pickle was not directly involved in the Battle of Trafalgar but was permanently busy rescuing both friend and foe from a watery death. By 6pm the muster list for Pickle showed a total of 160 prisoners taken on board, the majority of these coming from the burning French Achille. Given the size of Pickle and the fact that she had a crew of just 40 it is remarkable that Lapenotiere was not only able to rescue so many but that they were then able to prevent the prisoners from taking Pickle as their own. After the battle, with Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood now in command, every ship, including Pickle, was required to maintain the blockade of Cadiz.

Between the 22 and 25 of October, Lapenotiere continued rescuing seaman and prisoners and began offloading them to other ships, including Dreadnought, Euryalus, Revenge and Victory, all the while battling to survive the storm that was blowing in from the south west. On the morning of the 26 October 1805, Lapenotiere was signalled to come aboard Euryalus where he received written orders from Collingwood to sail for Plymouth with the dispatches. Knowing that the bearer of dispatches would receive a promotion, it was customary to choose a favoured officer for the task and Collingwood’s choice of Lapenotiere is often attributed to an act of gratitude. It is said that, while Lapenotiere was a passenger onboard a ship also conveying Lord Collingwood, an order was given on deck to the man at the wheel. Lapenotiere, realising that if the order were obeyed the ship would be on the rocks, immediately gave another order and saved the ship. Collingwood thanked Lapenotiere saying “If ever I have the opportunity I will do you a service.” It is also said that on receipt of his orders Collingwood reminded Lapenotiere of this promise saying “Now take these dispatches to England; you will receive £500 and your commander’s commission. Now I have kept my word.”

Unfortunately no evidence of either of these events exists and Collingwood’s choice of Lapenotiere is better explained by the fact that Pickle was probably the only ship that Collingwood could afford to spare given his current circumstance. This is also backed up by Collingwood’s letter to William Marsden stating “dispatches containing the account of the Action of the 21st Inst, and detailing the proceedings of the Fleet to the 24th will be delivered to you by Lieut Lapenotiere, commanding the Pickle Schooner … having no means of speedier, or safer Conveyance with me at present.”

At noon the same day, Lapenotiere and Pickle departed for England but his voyage was to be challenging to say the least. For the next seven days Pickle battled through stormy seas and, with her pumps blocked, the crew were reduced to forming a human chain in order to bale with buckets. On October 31st, with continuing gale force winds Lapenotiere ordered four of his 12 pounder carronades to be thrown overboard in an attempt to keep the schooner from being swallowed by the sea. November 2nd brought weather of the opposite extreme, but still no rest for the crew. With calm seas and no wind the sweeps had to be employed just to keep Pickle heading toward England.

On 4th November 1805 Pickle finally reached Falmouth were Lapenotiere landed at shore in Pickle’s boat. From this point Lapenotiere set off on his now famous post chaise using at least 21 changes of horses to travel more than 270 miles in 37 hours and costing £46.19s.1d, more than six months wages for a Lieutenant. Lapenotiere reached his goal of the Admiralty at around 1am on the 6th November and announced to William Marsden, First Secretary to the Admiralty, “Sir, we have gained a great victory, but we have lost Lord Nelson.”

Scale: 1:64
Length: 22-1/4" (565mm)
Beam: 7-1/16" (180mm)
Height: 18-1/8" (460mm)

Difficulty Level:
Beginner Kit: It should be realized that beginner kits are not necessarily 'simplified' models but can be extremely detailed. They are therefore deemed to be kits of a high enough standard that they can be completed with relative ease by a first time modeller.
Regular price: $199.95
Sale price: $159.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
CC9018
Snow Goose
The Full Size
This model was constructed and designed from a few pictures taken 35 years ago of this classic broads cruiser when on holiday on the Broads at that time. How time flies?
I was most taken with her looks and style while she was moored next to us one weekend, and she has stuck in my mind since that time. As there are no known plans of her that are available, this kit represents a style and type of the craft of that era seen on the Norfolk Broads. We claim no accuracy of the model, but the name was real and we feel that this model captures the look and style of the original craft, and even now, she has a look and style of her own.
SNOW GOOSE Landamores Broads Cruiser -
The Landamores Elanco 37 Classic Broads Cruiser. Built in 1960s, the Elanco 37 was, at that time, the largest hire cruiser one could rent on the Norfolk Broads. 'Snow Goose' is famous on the Broads as she is one of very few surviving examples.

The Model
This kit is based on a glass fibre hull with rubbing strip and moulded into the surface of the hull. The construction of the deck is light weight glass fibre moulding with pre-cut mahogany and Obeche planks for the decking, The deck planking is supplied cut to width in Mahogany and Obeche.
Main cabin, fore cabin, motor mounting, etc, are in vacformed Hi impact plastic. A full set of fittings in cast alloy, resine & brass etch is included in the kit, along with a full size plan and a comprehensive set of instructions.

SCALE: 1/24
LENGTH: 29-1/8" (740mm)
BEAM: 6-1/4" (160mm)
$299.99
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
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Julie M II
This craft is a model of the type of general service craft built around the turn of the century by William Denny & Co.

Modified to suit individual tastes and functions, these type of craft were the forerunners of the first torpedo boats, often fitted with a Spar Torpedo, or later a single tube fitted on the bows. When made obsolete these craft were used in many ports and harbors worldwide for general duties, such as mail and picket boats. They were the most common on the far eats stations, were the art of spit and polish or keeping things "tiddley" was brought to a fine art.
Coal; fired with reciprocating engines of assorted power, these craft generally had a top speed of 13-14 knots.

The hull lines were carried on for many years as the design was copied for many steam yachts and launches.

When sold out of general service many were snapped up as private launches.

We have been told that this small river steam launch was constructed by Denny Bros for use in the rivers of Siam as a postal and service craft for the Royal family at that time. She lasted from the turn of the century, when she was shipped out to Siam in sections and reassembled.

She popped up again during the 1920s, and again in the 1960,s during the troubles. We have been informed that she was "borrowed" by the Special Forces for clandestine operations, at which time the wheelhouse was plated with sheet steel, and a purloined 20mm Cannon mounted in the bows. She has since vanished from the scene, and there are certain problems with trying to trace any more of her history.

Details of the kit

Scale:1/35
Length: 30" (762mm)
Beam: 4-3/4" (120mm)
Sailing weight: 4.4lbs (2kgs)

This kit is based on a fiberglass hull with port & plating molded into the surface of the hull. The deck is laser cut & engraved with planking detail from 1.5mm birch faced plywood, the Main cabin, hatch and funnel are vac-formed in 1mm styrene Hi Impact plastic sheet for "one Glue" assembly. A full set of fittings in cast alloy & resin is included in the kit with set of decals and name plates, Prop shaft and prop, rudder & tiller are included in the kit along with a full size plan and a comprehensive set of instructions plus a c/d of pictures of the build from the original model.
$249.95
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
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