Billing Boats Calypso B560
The Calypso was built in the USA in 1942 as a minesweeper. She was bought in 1950 by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and after extensive changes and modifications has become a fully equipped ocean research vessel, complete with observation chamber in the stern, oval diving bell, Galaezzi diving chamber, inflatable boat for shallow waters, helicopter and much other submarine equipment. Length 42 m, tonnage 360 tons, speed 12 knots.
The Billing Boats kit of the Calypso features: ABS Hull, wooden superstructure and decks, hull and deck fittings in wood, brass and/or plastic, ramin masts, rigging cord in various sizes, Propshafts, rudders and propellers. Includes full size plan sheets and an instruction manual with English Text.
Billing Boats Level: Expert
Expert Range: The well-trained model builder will find many challenges and many hours of intensive occupation with these large and impressive models. These sets require lots of dexterity and a perfect technique. And you'll be on your own with a lot of the details in the models.
Billing Boat Paint Colours recommended for this model:
BCA010 Matt Lemon
BCA012 Pale Grey
BCA017 Clear Poly Varnish
BCA020 Satin Brown
BCA030 Dark Admiralty Grey
BCA035 Signal Red