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Model Shipways 18th Century Longboat Kit w/Tools, Paints, Brushes, Glue & Clamps, 1/48 Scale

Item #: 88054
Model Shipways
List Price $140.94
Our Price $109.95
List Price $140.94
Our Price $109.95

This item has been discontinued
Model Shipways 18th Century Longboat Kit w/Tools, Paints, Brushes, Glue, & Clamps, 1/48 Scale

The all-inclusive Longboat kit is a way of introducing wood and metal ship modeling which is the world's oldest hobby. The kit has clear instructions and has everything necessary for a successful build. The longboat is slightly challenging, historically accurate, and a true plank-on-frame model.

Twenty pages of color, step-by-step, photo instructions eliminate guesswork and is the perfect introduction to wood ship modeling. Precision milled and laser cut basswood plus cast metal and brass fittings replicate those of the original craft. Display stand is included.

The longboat was the largest boat aboard an 18th century ship. The longboat was an 18th century ship’s principal lifeboat and it was also used for coming and going to the ship to transport supplies and take empty water casks ashore to be filled with fresh water. 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. Many longboats were equipped with a removable mast and sails to allow for more extended voyages. A gun could also be mounted in the bow of the longboat.

This kit was designed by master ship modeler Chuck Passaro and 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 and nails, wooden blocks and deadeyes, black and tan rigging line plus cast metal anchor. Pre-printed side friezes and stern decorations are included as well.

Two sheets of plans and a 20-page illustrated instruction manual address every detail of construction.

Model Shipways no. MS1457TL

Dimensions: 11-3/4 inches long x 10 inches high

Kit features:

  • Model without the intricacies of rigging.

  • Double plank-on-frame construction

  • Laser cut wooden parts for easy building

  • True-to-scale cast metal, brass and hardwood fittings 

  • Two sheets of detailed plans

  • Illustrated step-by-step instruction manual

  • Includes wooden display base 

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals, including Wood Dust which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to: www.p65warnings.ca.gov

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