From 1720 to 1920 nearly 60,000 whaleboats were consumed by the American whaling industry. With a useful life of no more than three years, whaleboats were discarded on the spot throughout the coastal U. Remarkably, only a dozen or two have survived to become part of today's museum collections.
You'll follow the original plank-on-frame method of construction in building your Model Expo kit. Hull planks, oar and paddle blades, tubs, casks and rudder are accurately laser cut basswood. Authentic scale whaling gear gives this kit remarkable detail. Photo-etched copper fittings include harpoon, lance and cutting spade heads, knife blades, oarlocks and mast hinge hardware.Authentic plank-on-frame construction duplicates original construction techniques. Cast Britannia compass bowl and bomb lance gun. Sailcloth & three diameters rigging line. Six sheets of precise, highly detailed plans. Our Model Shipways New Bedord Whaleboat kit is supported by a superb set (6 sheets) of plans and a 150 page instruction book by Erik A. The book, To Build a Whaleboat, gives you step-by-step building instructions, design and technical data. Display base and pedestals not included. MS2033 Length 24" / Height 4-5/8" / Scale 3/4 = 1 ft (1:16).
We are ModelExpo, hobby specialists who have been serving modelers worldwide since 1976. We manufacture our Model Shipways products - along with our other brands - in Miami, FL. Model Shipways has manufactured kits since 1946 and is world-renown for its supreme accurate depictions of historic vessels from the golden age of sail and more, ranging in skill level from beginner to expert. Our kits have been designed by leading naval architects and historical authorities to a fanatical level of detail, enabling the builder to achieve museum-quality replicas.Fully illustrated instruction manuals and actual size plan sheets will assure you a smooth and successful build. And you can always reach us for advice. Our master modelers will be glad to help. We've got you covered! We will replace it with no cost and no questions asked, whenever you need!