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Bluenose Fishing Schooner Wood Model Ship Kit - Small - by Amati

Bluenose Fishing Schooner Wood Model Ship Kit  - Small - by Amati - click to enlarge
Item# MS1447
$145.00
Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days
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Product Description

Fishermen have always been proud of the superiority of their craft. Since the middle of the 19th century, owners of fishing schooners have engaged in keen rivalry to prove their mettle by racing for the Thomas Lipton trophy. Over the years, this contest turned into a Canadian-American rivalry.

The Bluenose, of Halifax, carried a sailors' nickname for the men and boats hailing from Nova Scotia. She was the outstanding champion on the Canadian side.

In 1923, the Bluenose raced with the Columbia, a fishing schooner out of Gloucester, Mass. The contest ended in a dispute because the Canadian schooner finished first, but was disqualified for fouling the Columbia and then for cutting inside a buoy. The Columbia was awarded the victory. The Bluenose came back to demonstrate her prowess in subsequent years and became the pride of all Canadians.

The schooner Bluenose was built in Nova Scotia in 1921 to fish the rough waters off the coast of Newfoundland. A salt banker type, she stayed out until her holds were full of fish, using salt to preserve her catch. During prohibition, she was used as a rum runner. The Bluenose was lost off Haiti in 1946.

Bluenose Links:
The Bluenose II Preservation Trust Webpage.

Plank-on-bulkhead kit uses laser-cut basswood for keel, stern reinforcements, hull supports and other components. Thin, flexible basswood strips are used for hull and deck planking. Trim pieces are beautiful dark walnut. Fittings consist of true-to-scale Britannia metal, brass and hardwood parts. Two diameters rigging line, cotton sailcloth and colorful Canadian flag add life-like authenticity. Detailed plans and step-by-step illustrated instruction manual take you from start to finish.

Length 19-1/2" / Height 17" / Scale 1:100
For static display model use only.


For new or limited experience wood modelers, we strongly recommend the technique book Ship Modeling Simplified.

This is not a build by numbers kit, and is not for everyone.


Required Items: (not included)
CA glue, Wood Glue, Sanding paper, Hobby knife, Razor Saw, Ruler, Paint, Wood clamps.

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Accessories

• Bluenose Kit Small Paint Set
$20.00
Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days
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