Historic 19th century steamboat paddlewheeler wood kit is
exceptionally realistic. The hull is solid pine, and many other wooden parts are pre-cut
birch. The superstructure is a modeler's delight with its pilot house, cabins, machine
turned smokestacks and boilers. A sheet of photo-etched brass parts gives your model
eye-catching precision and detail. White metal windows, doors paddlewheels, lifeboats
and anchors are included, and there's a generous supply of brass and copper fittings.
Deck and cabin walls are planed in walnut and basswood. Six giant sheets of plans plus
an instruction manual. (Display base and pedestals are not
Intermediate Skill Level
Length: 23-1/2", Height: 11", Scale: 1:150For 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 Italy.
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
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