Built in 1963, the Bluenose II is the last of the Tall Schooners. She's an exact replica of the original Bluenose, a Canadian fishing schooner that outraced New England's fastest fishing vessels in the Twenties and Thirties, landed record catches of fish, and even ran rum during Prohibition!Bluenose Links:
The Bluenose II Webpage.
Artesania Latina kit features traditional plank-on-bulkhead construction with double-planked hull. Wooden parts, including the keel section and frames, are pre-cut and ready for assembly, Anchor chains, eye-bolts, and belaying pins, rudder hinges are all made of brass, as are the hundreds of pin nails you'll use to fasten the planking. Also included are blocks and deadeyes of walnut and boxwood, rigging, and pre cut (ready to install) cloth sails. Display stand and pedestals are not included.
Link: You Tube Video: Unboxing the Bluenose II kit.
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Ship Modeling Simplified.
Please note: The manufacturer of this wood kit is based in Spain.
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
Required Items: (not included)
CA glue, Wood glue, Sanding paper, Hobby knife, Razor Saw, Ruler, Paint, Wood clamps.
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