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Model Shipways Elsie Fishing Schooner 1:64

Part No:
MS2005
Brand:
Model Shipways
Price: 129.00

Approx: 126.85 / US$140.83 Tax Free









Model Shipways Elsie Fishing Schooner 1:64 Scale Solid Hull Kit MS2005
Built in 1910 at the Arthur D. Story shipyard in Essex, Massachusetts, the Elsie was designed with a semi-knockabout schooner rig, reflecting the influence of the safer, but costlier, knockabout schooners. She was outfitted with power after her 1921 race with the Canadian schooner Bluenose. Under Canadian ownership in 1935, her seams opened at the stem rabbet and she foundered in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Our kit is based on surveys by naval architect and historian, Howard Chapelle, plus photographs and contemporary descriptions of the original vessel. Instruction book concentrates on modeling techniques for 1/8 scale, with emphasis on rigging and its simplification for this small scale.

Historically accurate and perfectly scaled
All basswood and metal construction
Machine carved hull reduces building time
Basswood strips for planking the deck
True-to-scale wood, brass and Britannia metal fittings
Detailed plans and clear assembly instructions

Note .. kit does not include walnut display base and brass pedestals as shown in photo. These can be purchased separately from Model Shipways.

BRIEF HISTORY
During the early 19th century, many Baltimore clippers were granted privateering licenses by the US government. Since all commerce was subject to the legalized banditry of privateers, only a fast, well handled ship could be reasonably sure of reaching its destination. Privateers like the Dapper Tom depended on their sailing abilities and fire power to prey on foreign shipping and to escape the British men-of-war patrolling the high seas.

KIT FEATURES
Historically accurate and perfectly scaled
Machine carved basswood hull reduces building time
Eight cast metal cannon replicate the original 9-pounders
True-to-scale wood, brass and Britannia metal fittings
Detailed plans and clear assembly instructions

Previous modeling experience helpful but not necessary. Solid hull construction is much easier than plank-on-bulkhead.

MODEL SPECIFICATIONS
Length: 24"
Hull Width: 3-7/8"
Height: 18"
Scale: 1:76

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