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Bluenose
Wooden Model Kit
by Billing Boats

Bluenose Wooden Model Kit by Billing Boats - click to enlarge
Bluenose Wooden Model Kit by Billing Boats
Item# BILLB2576
$180.00
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 Webpage.

1/75 Scale, L: 29.875", H: 26.4", W: 5.5"
For static display model use only.
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For new or limited experience wood modelers, we strongly recommend the technique book Ship Modeling Simplified.

Please note: The manufacturer of this wood kit is based in Denmark. Although complete plans and instructions are included, the limited English instructions provided require critical thinking and some modification as needed. This is not a build by numbers kit, and is not for everyone. Additional technique books, and or access to the advice of an experienced wood modeler or wood model club is recommended.


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

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Accessories

Skill level
This skill level is for those who have tried to build a model ship before, or perhaps one of plastic. This model has a simple construction, though you will meet a number of 'challenges' on the way!
Billing Boats


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