The tools, paints, brushes, glue and clamps you need. The world's oldest hobby. And, remember, if you make a mistake or lose a part we have your back... We want you to finish your model and be back for more. 20 pages of photographic instructions, plan sheet and decorative strips come with this kit.Our kits have been the standard in excellence since 1948. And for this reason we prefer that you start with a relatively simple model that can be completed in a short time. Many modelers over-reach and start with models that are beyond their experience level. Models like our USS Constitution or USF Confederacy are magnificent but complex and require skills that can be quickly learned on a model kit like our longboat offered here. But let's be clear...
The longboat is not a simplified child's kit. On the contrary, designed for adult modelers with its 20 pages of photos, detailed instructions, tiny scale dead-eyes, blocks, and perfectly proportioned basswood (not balsa) laser cut framing and planking you will be building a real longboat... And you'll not do it overnight.
Expect to spend about 30 hours and more to get it right. This is serious modeling for serious modelers and a big step forward after plastic kit modeling.
By the way, there are no plastic parts in our kits... All the tools you need are included in this offer with the special wood-cased MT9001 hobby tool set, designed by us for the shipmodeler... More than what you need for the Longboat. Founded in 1948 and part of the Model Expo Inc. Family of fine wood and metal kits since 1987.
We have long set the standards for quality, historical accuracy and superb plans and instructions designed to delight modelers everywhere. Longboats were kept fully provisioned at all times in case of an emergency. Longboats were carvel built with the planks meeting flush at the seams rather than overlapping. A full bow, high sides and fine aft lines made it fairly seaworthy in heavy winds and steep waves.The interior was fitted with thwarts to accommodate eight to ten oarsmen. Many longboats were equipped with a removable mast and sails to allow for more extended voyages. A ships gun could also be mounted in the bow.
The kit uses the finest laser cut basswood for false keel, ribs, locker, floorboards and thwarts. Other materials include brass strips, belaying pins, eyebolts and nails, wooden blocks and deadeyes, black and tan rigging line plus cast metal anchor. Pre-printed side friezes and stern decorations are included as well.
Two sheets of plans and a 20-page illustrated instruction book address every detail of construction. Scale 1/4 = 1 ft.Prototype model, plans and instructions by Chuck Passaro. Our Remarkable replacement parts policy. We want you to finish your model.
Should you break or lose or even mess up a part we have your back. Simply send us the part number. Everything you need to finish your model is under our roof. The item "MODEL SHIPWAYS WOOD-PLANKED LONGBOAT KIT WithTOOLS, PAINTS, & GLUE, ONLY $99.99" is in sale since Monday, July 10, 2017. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Boats, Ships\Wooden".The seller is "modelexpo33020" and is located in Miami, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.