Built in the Colonies in 1775, the two-mastered schooner Independence fought for freedom during the American Revolution. Kit by Artesania Latina features pre-cut wooden parts and double planked hull. A rich fittings package includes boxwood blocks and deadeyes, brass rings, belaying pins and rudder hinges, cast metal anchors, cleats, lanterns and stern ornamentation. Four diameters of rigging, cotton sailcloth, three double sided plans and photo-illustrated assembly instructions complete the kit. You'll arm you model with six miniature brass cannon and eight carronades.
Length: 29 1/2"
Height: 23 3/4"
Link: You Tube Video: Unboxing the Independence kit.
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 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.Model Ship building Links: Model Ship World Forum
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