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Billing Boats HMS Renown

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Billing Boats

Price: 91.00

Approx: 87.96 / US$92.51 Tax Free

Billing Boats HMS Reknown
In the mid 1800's, the Royal Navy began to equip its larger men-of-war with so-called steam barges or steam pinnaces. After experiments with a number of different types, 30, 40, 50 and 56 ft boats became most widely used. By the end of the century, the first motor pinnaces were ready for duty. When the First World War broke our, however, steam boats returned to the scene. The 50 ft pinnace for 'HMS Renown' dates from this period. As many as 4 of these boats other man-of-war. The boats had a small forepeak, a crew compartment, a boiler room and a cabin. Above the crews' quarters was a conical steel base with a permanent universal ring, on which a 3-lb quick-firing cannon or maxim machine gun could be mounted.

This type of boat was used for a variety of tasks; ranking officers between boats, or to patrol the mouths of harbours for the protection of ships anchored therein hence the name 'picket boats'.

Scale: 1:35
Length: 45cm
Beam: 9.5cm
Height: 14cm

This kit features: plank on frame construction, laser cut plywood keel and frame components, wooden superstructure and decks, hull and deck fittings in brass and/or plastic. Includes Full size plan sheets and an instruction manual with English Text.

Billing Boats Level: Beginner

Billing BoatsPaint Colours recommended for this model:
BCA001 White
BCA002 Duck Egg Blue
BCA005 Tan
BCA007 Sea Blue
BCA011 Black
BCA015 Silver
BCA016 Gold
BCA017 Clear Poly Varnish
BCA018 Mediterranean Blue
BCA030 Dark Admiralty Grey
BCA035 Signal Red
BCA036 Mahogany Stain
BCA039 Primer Base Coat

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