The Wasa of 1638 was the most ornately decorated vessel of her time. Mantua’s kit also outshines all others in the quality and quantity of its ornamentation. Intricate bronze parts are cast one piece at a time in wax molds. You’ll find 64 cannon, figurehead, lanterns and hundreds of other authentically detailed decorations. Plank-on-bulkhead construction uses laser cut wooden parts for a perfect fit. Five and six millimeter plywood guarantees a sturdy hull. Double planking is done with individual limewood and walnut strips and eight diameters of walnut dowels provide the proper scale and size for masts and yards. Hardwood and brass fittings, silk flags, six diameters of cotton rigging and photo-etched brass nameplate are all supplied. Six double sided sheets of plans, instruction book and a large color poster (suitable for framing) assist in building your masterpiece – -a faithful replica of the original Wasa on view in the Stockholm Naval Museum.
Length 46 1/2″ / Scale 1:60.