NEW BEDFORD WHALEBOAT - WOOD MODEL BOAT KIT BY MODEL SHIPWAYS

NEW BEDFORD WHALEBOAT  Wood Model Ship Kit  MS2033  $159.99 
Historic Scale Wooden Model Boat Kit by Model Shipways
Length 24"   Height 4-5/8"  Scale 1:16   Advanced Level
Plank on Frame Wood Hull Construction

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NEW BEDFORD WHALEBOAT 1850 - 1870
 

NEW BEDFORD WHALEBOAT - 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.S. and around the world. Remarkably, only a dozen or two have survived to become part of today's museum collections.

In 1916, the Dartmouth Historical Society commissioned the building of a half sized model of the bark LAGODA. Local whaleboat builder Joshua Delano was retained to build the seven half-sized model whaleboats needed for the project. Delano built these models according to the design of the full-sized boats he had built for the whaling industry for more than forty years.

Whaling historian Erik A.R. Ronnberg, Jr. made a thorough study of Delano’s half-sized boats in order to produce this kit of a uniquely American working craft the New Bedford Whaleboat.

In building the New Bedford Whaleboat you'll follow the original plank-on-frame method of construction in building your Model Shipways 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.
 

KIT FEATURES

•  • Authentic plank-on-frame construction duplicates original construction techniques
   • Laser cut basswood components
   • Photo-etched copper fittings include harpoon, lance and cutting spade heads, knife blades,
     
oarlocks and mast hinge hardware  
   • Cast Britannia compass bowl and bomb lance gun
   • Sailcloth & three diameters rigging line
   • Six sheets of precise, highly detailed plans
   • 150-page illustrated instruction book
 

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.R. Ronnberg, Jr. The book, To Build a Whaleboat, gives you step-by-step building instructions, design and technical data. (Display base and pedestals not included.)
 


The paint sets for these kits are historically accurate colors that have been specially formulated for model ships. They are high quality acrylic based paints that can be thinned with water, thinner or alcohol. They clean up easily with water, making them ideal for airbrush use. Brushed or sprayed, paints dry flat with good grain structure and a smooth finish. The colors contained in each paint set are based on the colors shown in the picture of the model. 1 oz. bottles
 

  New Bedford Whaleboat Paint Set (6 bottles) MS2033PS   

$29.94   

  New Bedford Whaleboat Display Kit  MS2033DP   

$37.59   

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