Elizabethan Galleon First Step

$67.00

Scale: 1:135 Length: 28 cm Width: 10 cm Height: 26 cm

Description

Elizabethan Galleon First Step (AM600/02) Scale: 1:135 Length: 28 cm Width: 10 cm Height: 26 cm

Galleons were large, multi-decked sailing ships first used as armed cargo carriers by European states from the 16th to 18th centuries during the age of sail and were the principal vessels drafted for use as warships until the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the mid-1600s.[3] Galleons generally carried three or more masts with a lateen fore-and-aft rig on the rear masts, were carvel built with a prominent squared off raised stern, and used square-rigged sail plans on their fore-mast and main-masts.

Such ships were the mainstay of maritime commerce into the early 19th century, and were often drafted into use as auxiliary naval war vessels—indeed, were the mainstay of contending fleets through most of the 150 years of the Age of Exploration—before the Anglo-Dutch wars brought purpose-built ship-rigged warships, ships of the line, that thereafter dominated war at sea during the remainder of the age of sail.

The Elizabethan Galleon First Step model, together with all the others making up the First Step series, does not require any previous model maker experience and no special tools are needed. Your imagination will suggest you how to embellish it with all Amati accessories or you could add your own decorations on bulwarks and decks.

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Additional information

Weight 5 lbs

Brand

Amati

Amati’s historic ship kits include wooden sailing ships, historic vessels, various boats, and historic subjects from across the world. Their kits are considered among the finest, and we carry their full range of kits, tools, and fittings. All Amati kits feature a wide range of metal parts, etched brass, and high quality wooden strips and dowels, and laser-cut framework for precise fitting.
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