The renown was a 50-foot steam pinnace from around the middle of the 19th century. These boats had a small forecastle, room for the crew, a boiler room, and a cabin.Above the crews' quarters was a conical steel base with a permanent universal ring, on which a 3lb. Quick-firing cannon or maxim machine gun could be mounted. These naval launches began in the form of sailing pinnaces, before evolving into the steam-powered variant of HMS Renown. They were built by the hundreds for the British navy all the way through to the late 1960s.
They remained steam-powered up to WWII, and were largely diesels post-war. This premium kit includes a precision-cut wooden hull, fittings set, detailed building plans, and numerous fittings for a museum quality finish. All of the 600 Series Model Boat Kits (item numbers 600-609) include an easier way of building the hull. The hull is assembled in halves, on a table. This allows for easier assembly and is quite useful in learning plank-on-frame or plank-on-bulkhead construction!
Once each half is done you join the two for a completed hull. Make sure you work each half in opposite directions so that when joined they marry up evenly!
This brand new kit comes with detailed instructions. The "Renown" is great for builders of any skill level but best for those of intermediate. Add a map to your own listings. The item "Genuine, finely crafted wooden model ship kit by Billing Boats the Renown" is in sale since Sunday, March 11, 2018.This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Boats, Ships\Other Boat, Ship Models & Kits". The seller is "ageofsail" and is located in San Lorenzo, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.