Rattlesnake US Privateer Kit: 1/64 Scale, Plank-on-Bulkhead Construction


  • Authentic plank-on-bulkhead construction
  • High-quality basswood planking strips
  • Four sizes each of gray running rigging and black standing rigging
  • True-to-scale Britannia metal, brass and wood fittings
  • Detailed plans and 48 page instruction manual


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Model Shipways #MS2028 Rattlesnake US Privateer Ship Kit, 1/64

Item #: 88046
$252.95

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Rattlesnake US Privateer Kit: 1/64 Scale, Plank-on-Bulkhead Construction


  • Authentic plank-on-bulkhead construction
  • High-quality basswood planking strips
  • Four sizes each of gray running rigging and black standing rigging
  • True-to-scale Britannia metal, brass and wood fittings
  • Detailed plans and 48 page instruction manual


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The privateer Rattlesnake was built at Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1780. Despite her moderate size of 89 feet on deck, she was fast and weatherly. She sailed with 85 men and carried twenty 6-pound cannons. She captured over a million dollars in value of British goods on her first cruise, establishing a reputation as a formidable vessel. The British ordered her captured at any cost. She was seized by the 44-gun H.M.S. Assurance in 1783, sent to England and taken into the Royal Navy. She was sold out of service in 1786.

The Rattlesnake kit features plank-on-bulkhead construction with laser cut basswood components and lead-free Britannia metal castings. Brass fittings include eyebolts, and rings, wire and strip material. The kit details include four sizes of rigging each of gray running and black standing, 110 wooden deadeyes and over 200 blocks.

Four sheets of plans (two by George F. Campbell outlining hull details and rig plan, plus two by Ben Lankford showing plank-on-bulkhead hull construction) and a comprehensive 48 page illustrated instruction book guide you to a memorable Rattlesnake model. (Display base & brass pedestals not included.)

Model Shipways no. MS2028

Dimensions: 28 inches long x 5 inches wide x 18 inches high

Difficulty Level: Entry - Intermediate Level
 

Kit features:
 
  • Authentic plank-on-bulkhead construction
     
  • High quality basswood planking strips
     
  • Four sizes each of gray running and black standing rigging
     
  • True-to-scale Britannia metal, brass and wood fittings
     
  • Detailed plans and 48 page instruction manual


     

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